Thursday, September 18, 2014

DOstamper STARS #099

Happy Thursday.  Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  Today we are featuring a  Color My World challenge.  These colors are perfect for autumn.  I love how these 2014-16 in-colors can be combined in so many ways.
I finally got the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and just had to play with it.  The layout for my card isn't new, but it is new to me.  I think I first saw a version of this card during the Stampin' Up Annual Event in July.  This really is a great stamp set for layering and creating a collage effect.

Hope you like my card today.  Thanks for stopping by!!

All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss
Other:  Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Elegant Butterfly Punch

Thursday, September 11, 2014

DOstamper STARS #098

Hello. Welcome to another DOstamper STARS Thursday challenge.  Today is September 11.  It is the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil and is a good time to remember those we lost on that day as well as all who serve to defend and protect our freedom. 

This image is from Eye Candy Creative Studio.  Here is a link to a free Memory of 911 subway art template:

I have chosen to create 2 thank you cards today.  These would be perfect to send to a hero serving overseas as well as those local heros who are the first to respond on a daily basis. 

My cards today feature pieces from the recent Paper Pumpkin (PP) kits.  The first card is using DSP from the June Pinwheel PP kit.  I cut the pinwheels apart and pieced the triangles back together to form a square.  The star is cut from Smoky Slate cardstock using the Stars Framelits. 

The sentiment is from the July Wish Big PP kit.

The second card is from the August Seriously Amazing PP kit.  I changed up the background DSP to the small red square pattern from the Maritime DPS collection.  The other paper is an extra piece I had from cutting down the pinwheels for Card One.  I embossed the die cut layer using the Lucky Stars TIEF.

I hope you enjoyed these cards today.  Stop by my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

Stamps:  July Wish Big PP Kit, Be the Star
Paper:  June Pinwheel PP Kit, August Seriously Amazing PP Kit, Night of Navy, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Maritime DSP
Ink:  Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Other:  Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars TIEF

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DOstamper STARS #097

Back again for a card share.  Today I am featuring my card for the Thursday DOstamper STARS challenge.

Here is my card.  I didn't realize it when I was making my card, but it looks like I not only used the sketch for my layout, but also for the colors of my card.  I love the Confetti Celebration DSP.  It has some really great images and the scale is perfect for card making.  I used my 1 3/4" circle punch for round elements of the sketch.  The sentiment is from a Dozen Thoughts - a great all-around greeting set. 

I snuck in a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to complete my card. 

Hope you like my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration.
Robyn Rasset: Get Your Santa On card
Miriam Bollinger: Lots of Thanks card
Dawn Olchefske:  Ornamental Pines card
Sharon Bennett: Flower Shop Birthday card
All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Confetti Celebration DSP
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black
Other:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DOstamper STARS #096

Hello.  Welcome back to another DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge.  Today we are featuring a Color My World Challenge.

Crushed Curry is one of those colors that I want to love, but am still not sure about.  The only 2 sheets of Crushed Curry cardstock I own were in a pack of Regals 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock that I bought about a year ago when I became a demonstrator.  I like that is it a deeper yellow color, but it is just a bit brighter than I prefer. Today's card didn't really make a dent in my supply :)

Here is my card for today.  It is not a new layout, but this is my take on it.  The word bubbles and sentiments are from the Just Sayin' stamp set.  I stamped the images using Stazon Jet Black ink.  I cut the Real Red and Crushed Curry images with the matching framelits.

The paper is from the Flashback DSP collection.  It some great patterns and images.  Hope you like my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Check out my fellow STARS:
  • Mackenzie Fuchs: Holiday Home Halloween card
  • Robyn Rasset: Mingle All the Way Thanksgiving card
  • Miriam Bollinger: Letterpress Winter Thank You card
  • Dawn Olchefske:  Santa Stache card
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Just Sayin'
    Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Flashback DSP
    Ink:  Stazon Jet Black
    Other:  Word Bubbles Framelits

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014


    Just stopping by with a quick card share.  It is based on the sketch challenge at the Creative Card Challenge.
    I changed up the sketch a bit.  The orientation of my card is portrait.  The sentiment is stamped in a circle vs. an oval.  I think it still captures the essence of the sketch.  After choosing one focal paper for the background, the rest of the elements on the card can be created using scraps.  In fact, the Hello Honey banner was a piece I got from cutting down the Lost Lagoon triangle paper.  Perfect.

    This would be a great card to send a quick hello to anyone.

    Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by.
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  Hi There
    Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Moonlight DSP
    Ink:  Stazon Jet Black
    Other:  None

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    End of August already?!?

    For my card share today I am featuring a card based on this fabulous fall photo from Better Homes and Gardens.  And yes, it is for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge.  Of course today isn't Thursday - not really sure what happened to the past few days (weeks - yikes)!

    Last Sunday, I don't think the high in Green Bay, WI even hit 70 degrees.  The normal high for this time of the year should be at least 10 degrees warmer.  My husband I and took the kids for a bike ride and with the breeze, I was wishing I had something to cover my ears.  And, yes, it felt like fall to me.  I love autumn.  I love the way the leaves change color and there is a crispness in the air - however, not in August.

    Anyway, here is my card.  I used a lot of the elements in the photo.  I stamped the Lost Lagoon background layer with the World Map stamp.  Then I dusted off my Truly Grateful stamp set (haven't used it since last fall and was so happy it was carried over to the 2014-15 annual catalog).  The images are stamped with Sahara Sand, Hello Honey and Cajun Craze. 
    I added some Early Espresso Baker's Twine and some of the Neutrals Candy Dots.  That completes my card for today.

    Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for my more inspiration.

    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps:  World Map, Truly Grateful
    Paper:  Lost Lagoon, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand
    Other:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Neutrals Candy Dots 

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    DOstamper STARS #092

    Happy Thursday this last day of July 2014.  This week is a Home Sweet Home challenge featuring this lovely bedroom grouping from Beach House Linens.

    When I first saw this photo, I thought beach, seashells, ocean theme.  Well, that was just not happening for me this week.  Then I switched to a color inspiration and this is the card I came up with.  I combined Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  I used the Bloom For You flower stamp (with coordinating punches) and the Work of Art stamp set for the stripes and sentiment.


    I cut the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and added a bow tied with Melon Mambo 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon and Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (I know - not Daffodil Delight, but close enough for me).

    Hope you enjoyed my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by. 

    Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration:
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.

    Stamps: Bloom for You, Work of Art
    Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight
    Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Jet Black Stazon
    Other:  Fun Flower Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Melon Mambo 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Jewels Basic Rhinestones,