St. Patrick's Day Inspiration

Hello and welcome back! I'm sneaking in on St. Patrick's Day weekend to share a duo of green inspired cards. I saw this amazing St. Patrick's Day mantel with the lucky letters across it. I knew right away that I wanted to make a card using my retired Little Letters Alphabet Dies.

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I decided to cut each letter of the word lucky from different greens including Pistachio Pudding (also pulled from retirement!), Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and Cucumber Crush. For the first card, I covered the top of the letters, sponged Versamark ink over the bottom of the letters and then heat embossed them in gold. The word "you" was die cut from Gold Glimmer Paper. The middle portion of the greeting was stamped with the Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set onto strips of Vellum Cardstock, which were wrapped around to the back of the panel.

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The background of the panel has a Pistachio Pudding watercolor wash and some Cucumber Crush speckles using my Aqua Painter. It's layered onto Cucumber Crush cardstock. This was adhered with dimensionals, and some Mint Macaron and gold ribbons are the finishing touch. You can see the shine and sparkle much better from this angle.

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For this card, I cut the lucky from the same colors and cut it a second time from Gold Foil Sheets. I trimmed the lower portion from the gold, and glued them to the green letters. The word friend was cut from the Gold Foil Sheets also.

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I really love that Labeler Alphabet. It's so easy to make whatever custom greeting you want or need.

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Well, that is all for today. Thanks to all my friends out there who take the time to check out my creations and comment on my posts. I appreciate you!

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International Blog Hop - All Things Thanks

Hello and welcome back! Hello and welcome back! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please vote for my project. You can do that here. Our theme this month is using the All Things Thanks set. I made a simple set of thank you cards to share today. Everyone could use some more thank you cards, right? For this batch I let the pretty paper and coloring do all the work for me.

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TGIFC98-Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome back! It's time for the next TGIFC#98 Challenge based on this cute sketch.

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I love this whole Cool Treats Suite with the Cool Treats Stamp Set, Frozen Treats Framelits Dies and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. I haven't made too many creations with it yet, so it's about time I used it. Honestly I just stared at all of the cute dies for awhile, and tried to figure out which ones I wanted to use. (I feel a big card set coming on, so check back next week!)

Birthday Card featuring the Cool Treats Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for #TGIFC98.

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OSAT Blog Hop - Birthday Bash

Hello and welcome back! It's time for this month's One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop. This month's theme is birthday bash. Everyone can use more cards and other items to help celebrate birthdays, right?

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I decided to ink up a set that I've had sitting around for a while called Sweet Cupcake. I picked a sweet spring color combination, and made a card and small gift box.

Birthday Card and Gift Box featuring the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for OSAT Blog Hop Mar '17

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Oh So Succulent Projects

Hello and welcome back! Today I'm sharing a couple of additional projects made with the Oh So Succulent stamp set. When I first received this set, I spent some time looking through the main catalog for items to use as containers for the plant images. This was one of my favorite projects using my favorite container discovery! To start, I stamped the plant image with black ink onto a Petite Cafe Gift Bag. Next, I cut banners from Sahara Sand Cardstock and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (the gold polka-dots), and a piece of the white Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon from the Combo Pack. I stamped the plants in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Shimmer White Cardstock. Next, I inked the solid plant image with Mint Macaron with some Bermuda Bay in the center (from a marker), spritzed with water and then stamped over the outlines. I hand-trimmed the plants since I didn't have the die set when I made this sample.

Gift Pacakaging featuring the Oh So Succulent stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Marisa Gunn

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TGIFC96 - Designer Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back this morning with the next TGIF Challenge 96. This week it's #96, a designer challenge with the talented Bibi Cameron as our inspiration!

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I just loved her card trio that was highlighted in the graphic below, so I took my inspiration directly from that set.

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I copied her lovely card layouts, but I used butterflies instead of flowers for my main images. I stamped the butterflies in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Gray.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

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Fancy Friday - Think Pink!

Hello and welcome back! It's time for another Fancy Friday Blog Hop with my fancy friends. You'll love all of the wonderful ideas you see on this hop, so be sure to circle all the way around. We also have a Pinterest board that you can follow. You might have just arrived from Connie's blog, and I'm sure her project was beautiful!

This month for Fancy Friday, we're all crushing on pink! We started with the inspiring graphic below. I loved the cupcakes, and pulled the birthday theme from the balloons. It also made me wish I had some donut stamps!

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