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,

    Monday, July 28, 2014

    All Things Nautical

    Hello stampers.  Welcome to my blog.  Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Seize the Sketch.

    This card combines elements from 3 different stamp sets that all have a nautical/sea theme - By the Tide, Wetlands and The Open Sea.  I chose a palette of browns (Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso), which wasn't really my intent - it just worked out that way.

    On the lower Crumb Cake panel, I used the Hardwood (luv it!) background stamp inked with Chocolate Chip ink.  I have tried using many different combinations of papers and ink with that stamp and they all look great.
    Hope you have enjoyed this card.  Thanks for stopping by.
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps: By the Tide, The Open Sea, Wetlands, Hardwood
    Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Chocolate Chip
    Other:  5/8" Natural Chevron Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    By the Soft Sky Tide

    Hello.  For my card share today, I am using the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
    I can't believe it is the end of July already.  It feels like summer just started here in Wisconsin, but I am already thinking about the kids going back to school and the start of autumn.  My card features the By the Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up.  The images are beach/sea related.  Stamping these great images can make summer last all year long.
    I paired Soft Sky with Early Espresso cardstock - I love that combination.  The images are stamped in Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky ink.
    I didn't quite follow the sketch, but I love the way this card turned out.  Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by. 
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps: By the Tide, Work of Art, Good Greetings
    Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
    Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Early Espresso
    Other:  Linen Thread

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Sketch Pad Zoo - DSC #091

    Happy Thursday!!  Time for another DOstamper STARS Challenge.  Today we have a Sketch Pad challenge.
    I used the Flashback DSP for my color inspiration.  I really like that DSP collection.  I especially like the Vanilla/Black grid sheets - just the right scale for cardmaking.

    When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of the Zoo Babies stamp set.  I stamped several of the animals on various sized circles.  I offset the stamped images on their layering circles punched from coordinating colored cardstock.

    Hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by.  Visit my fellow STARS for more inspiration
    All items Stampin' Up unless noted.
    Stamps: Zoo Babies, Just Saying
    Paper:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Flashback DSP
    Ink:  Real Red, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Jet Black Stazon
    Other:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Word Bubbles Framelits