Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #526 - Be Mine


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  This challenge has two shades of blue plus white.  I know that signals snowflakes, but I went another direction.  I made a valentine using this week's colors.


From the moment the Pretty Pink Posh Floral Hearts stamp and die set hit my mailbox, I've been itching to use it.  Today is the day and I love it!  I added the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags stamp set.

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #44 - Bugs and Kisses


Happy Tuesday!

I am sending this card over for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge..  The challenge this time is a called Happy Little Critters.  I randomly stamped my critters from the Bugs and Kisses stamp set.  It was relaxing coloring all those little guys!  And I think this will be a fun valentine card for one of my grandchildren!


If you love Lawn Fawn, you can play along with this challenge too.  Be sure to look at all the beautiful projects from the design team.  You can't help but be inspired!

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sending Warmest Wishes


Happy Monday!

Lunch with my friend Jalayne is often dangerous...like when she showed me The Ton's newest release.  We BOTH had to have this set.  It is called Special Day Lanterns.  It took me a bit to get the layers correct, but it was so worth it.  I love all the dimension!

Next I am going to experiment with some copper and gold embossing powders.  I think those colors will make some outstanding lanterns!  So stay tuned!

Have a crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hooray - February Birthdays are the Best


Hello Sunday Friends!

I thought I'd share an older Concord & 9th Turnabout stamp and die set paired with a brand new one.

Here are the two I used:



All Seasons Turnabout Stamp and Die Bundle


I love when new and old sets go together so well.  I have some very special February birthdays to celebrate each year and I already know who will get this fun card!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Your Kindness Brings So Much Color to my Life


Happy Saturday!

I've been enjoying all of the newest Turnabout stamp sets from Concord & 9th, so I thought I'd show some love to one of the older sets too.  This one is the Crafty Turnabout and it is one of my favorites.

I grabbed bright ink and card stock colors from Gina K. Designs and started stamping away.  I absolutely love how easy it is to make backgrounds with these stamps!

Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, January 11, 2019

Concord & 9th Feature Friday - Birthday Basics and Marbled Turnabout Stamp Sets


Hello Friday Friends!

All month long I have the honor of guest designing for Concord & 9th.  So every Friday I'll be featuring one or two of the sets that were released on January 9th.  I can't remember ever being as excited about a January as I am this year!

First up is the Birthday Basics Turnabout stamp and die bundle.



I made three projects with this set in bright colors to share today.  You can see how versatile the bundle is.  You could make so many different styles of celebratory cards with this one set.





Next is the Marbled Turnabout stamp set.  Can you even imagine how many backgrounds you could make with just this one Turnabout stamp?
 


 Once I started making backgrounds with this stamp set, I just couldn't stop!  Here are three of the projects I made to share with you today:





You can shop the entire new release by clicking right here if you would like.  You will have hours of fun creating with these fantastic Turnabout stamps sets!

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #525 - You Inspire Me


Happy Thursday!

Here is my project for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  I was totally surprised by this week's colors, but I love the black, brown and white combination!


I paired up the Crafty Turnabout stamps and dies from Concord & 9th with the Little Letterboard dies from the Stamp Market.  I did make the letterboard a bit smaller than the original so more of the background could show.  But I will use it again in its intended size soon.

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Guest Designing for Concord & 9th - Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit


Happy Wednesday!

And for me it is a SUPER happy day because I get to be a guest designer with one of my favorite companies during the month of January.  Thank you Concord & 9th for such a wonderful treat.

Being the innovative company they are, they have come up with a brand new kit to perfect our stamping with Turnabout stamps.  No more sharpies and no more Xs.  It's true!!  Take a look at this marvelous kit.  It is called the Everyday Bouquet Turnabout Toolkit.  The 6x6 Turnabout Jig makes lining up your stamps a breeze.  Plus you get a stamp and die set, temporary adhesive, an adhesive remover and a set of white cards and envelopes.



You are going to totally flip over this kit.  It is a game changer!!

I made one set of note cards and two other cards to share with you today  I didn't do any fancy techniques on these cards.  I just used what was in the kit plus beautiful ink and card stock colors to make my cards.  I hope you will find some inspiration in them.




There are so many beautiful sets in this month's release.  Everything is a Turnabout in celebration of the new kit.  And it's all available right now at Concord & 9th.  You can shop the release right here if you would like.

Have a marvelous day and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge - You are Amazing


Happy Tuesday!

My friend Cat is hosting the current Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge.  You can read all about it right here. The name of her challenge is My Sentiments Exactly.  No other stamped image, no pattern paper, just a sentiment.  You can enter YOUR project right here and be in the running for one of three $25 gift cards.


You have until the end of January to submit your project.  Give it a try!  You could be a winner!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy Birthday


Hello Monday Friends!

And happy second birthday to our precious little granddaughter Illy.  We celebrated her day yesterday with family and friends.  But today is the actual day.

Here she is with two of her favorite cuddly gifts:



We love you Illy and always will!

Have a craft-tastic day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Sunday, January 6, 2019

You Make Life Sweeter


Happy Sunday!

Is it too soon to start making Valentines?  I hope not because I have plenty to make!

I'll be back tomorrow with more!

Susie

Saturday, January 5, 2019

I Treasure Our Friendship


Hello Saturday Friends!

I hope you have had a good week.  I can't believe it's the weekend already!

I made this ink blended panel a while ago and just now made it into a card.  The stencil was made from a Gina K. Designs die that I picked up at her store.  I don't see it on the website, so it may have been a limited edition.

Stencils made from dies are awesome because they are just paper and you toss them when you are done.  No need to run to the sink to clean them off.  Once I blended my colors I sprayed the panel very generously with a glitter spray and in real life it really sparkles!

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and the patterned paper is from My Favorite Things.  I rarely use patterned paper any more, but I knew this color would be perfect.

Have a wonderful crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, January 4, 2019

Congratulations on Your New Kitten


Happy Friday!

This is a card I've been saving for a while.  It uses two Wreath Builder sets from Gina K. Designs - Reasons to Celebrate and Mandala Maker.  I think it is so much fun to mix up sets like this.  It makes the possibilities endless!  Don't you think so?

I hope you have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thinking of You


Happy Thursday!

This is the time of year when no one really knows what day of the week it is!  Christmas and the first week of the year all seem like Saturdays to me!

I used the Pinkfresh Studio Folk Mandala stamp and die set again the today.  One of the stamps makes the outline and the other fills in the color.  I added just a bit of shading to the images with Copic markers.  I also love having the die that cuts the mandala out perfectly, making this a quick and easy card.

Have a creative day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #524 - You Matter to Me


Happy Wednesday

Here is my project for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.  What fun colors to work with this week!!


I've had this Happy Hugs stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio since before Christmas, but never could fit it in while making all my holiday cards.  But now....I'm ready.  And this image was perfect for this week's colors.  I love the combination of the yellow, green and black.

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Feathers are Reminders That Angels are Always Near


I thought this was the perfect card to ring in 2019.  I am just going to leave this here with you,  I know my angels are always near, but I love when I can feel them closest.

I think it's a good way to start 2019.  So welcome to the new year and all the adventure it holds.

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, December 31, 2018

Thank You - You Made My Day


As we close out 2018, I just want to tell all of you that you made my day EVERY day this year.  

And I am looking forward to seeing you again every day in 2019.

Happy New Year's Eve!

Susie

Sunday, December 30, 2018

If I had a Flower For Every Time I Thought Of You


To my sweet crafty friends...this is exactly how I feel about you!

Happy Sunday and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Keep Going - Keep Growing


Happy Saturday!

Did you ever notice how easy it is to overlook the smaller stamps in a set?  I rarely think to use them as a background, but it works almost every time!

This small leaves stamp is from the Whimsical Wildflowers stamp set from Gina K. Designs.  You can buy this as a set with dies (shown below) or just the stamp set itself.


I didn't use the tiniest images from this set, but still in comparison, just this one image is pretty small!  I absolutely love the simplicity of this card and plan to use this set again really soon!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, December 28, 2018

Warm Winter Wishes


Happy Friday!

I've been saving this card until after Christmas since now it is time to focus on winter for a while.

I used the Gina K. Designs Holiday Wreath Builder stamp set to make my shaker card.  I wanted a lot of dimension, so I ended up cutting out the focal image by hand.

Here is a look at the set:


To soften the look I incorporated some pink into the design.  I also needed tons of sparkle, so silver Stickles to the rescue!

I hope you are staying warm and cozy as you head toward 2019.

I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, December 27, 2018

With Sympathy


Hello Thursday Friends,

Sadly, even at Christmastime we can have a need for sympathy cards.  I sent this to a sweet friend who lost her father during this holiday season.

My thoughts and prayers go out to her....as well as anyone suffering sadness or loss right now.

I'll see you again tomorrow.  God bless each of you.

Susie

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Blessed is the Season...


Hello Wednesday Friends!

We've all survived Christmas and now it's time to concentrate on winter and the upcoming new year.  I actually LOVE January as it feels like a fresh new start!

I hope you enjoy this card from Gina K. Designs.  I think it looks bright and shiny just like 2019 will be!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Saturday, December 22, 2018

*Peace*Love*Joy*


Happy Saturday!

Just a few more days of Christmas cards and I had to squeeze this one in!

I randomly stamped the images and then colored parts of them.  I added snowflakes and a sentiment and that was pretty much it.  This set is called Santa's Reindeer and is from WPlus9.  I think it is a super fun set!  I love the retro look!!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, December 21, 2018

Peace, Love, and Holiday


Happy Friday before Christmas!

Once again, I am in the VW bug phase of holiday card making.  I think this is about the cutest set ever made!  I have put it away for now because I used it so many times this season!

I used the Flora and Fauna Driving to the Holidays stamp set and used a masking technique for my pink circle. I also added some snow to the scene as well as other stamped and die cut images.

Make today wonderful and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie