58th Anniversary Card, Terps Theme

58 anniversary stump

My parents are celebrating their 58th anniversary this coming weekend. WOW. I decided to make this card a University of Maryland Terrapin theme. Why, you ask? Well, neither of them attended Maryland, neither did I, neither did my sibling. My Dad has been a Maryland fan since the 1970′s (I don’t remember him following college sports prior to that, perhaps they were more commonly televised beginning in the 1970′s?). When the Colts left Baltimore in 1984, my parents got University of Maryland football season tickets to replace their Colts season tickets. Thirty years have gone by, and after this past fall season, they decided to not renew their Terps season tickets.

I think it is to protest the University of Maryland moving from the ACC to the Big Ten. ;-)  Not really…although, the conference change presents the perfect break away point. A changing of the guard.

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Supplies: Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun (retired), inks – Copic E53, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.

Thinking of You Note Card – CC474

cc474 thinking of you

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC474) is Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, and Very Vanilla. With dessert option of NO STAMPING.

I knew immediately what supplies I was using – a new die, Stem Silhouettes 4 from Taylored Expressions, and a tag die from Lawn Fawn.

I cut three of the stems out of cream cardstock, and colored them with markers and a blender pen. I cut two tags – one of vellum paper, one of Pistachio Pudding, and adhered the vellum one behind the Pistachio one. I wrote the sentiment with a Copic Multiliner, and glued the stems around the sentiment. The tag is mounted on an embossed cream panel, then to a note card.

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Supplies: Paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding, vellum paper, inks – Copic Multiliner, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Pretty in Pink (retired), Regal Rose (retired), embossing folder – Provo Craft, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Taylored Expressions (stem), organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.

Mother’s Day Tulips Card – PPA199

ppa199 mothers day

I am trying to work on a custom 50th birthday card, but the current Pals Paper Arts (PPA199) color challenge was swirling in my head. The colors are Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, and So Saffron.

Tulips and butterflies worked for me! There is a touch of clear Wink of Stella on the butterfly wings, a slight shimmer that I could not capture with my camera. This stamp set is retired, but one that I will never give up. I just find it so versatile.

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Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, inks – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Wink of Stella clear, die – Stampin’ Up!, washi tape – Stampin’ Up!, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

Blue Anniversary Card

23rd anniversary 2014

We celebrated an anniversary over the weekend.

And the weather was beautiful all weekend (thought spring would never really get here!).

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Shimmering White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (shell charm), Provo Craft (number circles), Spellbinders (rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, brad – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc.

Thinking of You Card – PTI Make it Monday #159

pti make it monday 159 thinking

Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #159 challenge is titled “No Sew Quilted Cards”.

I had received an order of PTI cardstock on Monday, and in the box was this cute postcard (or sample of designer paper):

pti postcard 4 2014

I cut up the postcard to use for this challenge (and even stamped flowers on some squares), and added a few squares of Stampin’ Up! cardstock.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink postcard, Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay (for the flowers on the lined part of the postcard), VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.

Taylored Expressions Sunshiny Day Stamp Set

te sunshiny day

Last week, during Taylored Expressions’ April release countdown, I won a random contest on the blog, and the prize was this new Sunshiny Day stamp set. It is very whimsical, and I can’t wait to have time to get all of the stamps inky.

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Supplies: Stamps – Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E57, YG23, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequin – Doodlebug Design Inc, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gingham ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).

Baby Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#57

ric57 baby

Back again for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#57). I had plenty of ideas for this one, but struggled with execution. Finally, I pulled out a background stamp and that helped me tremendously. These sequins (from Doodlebug Design Inc.) just arrived yesterday, and I could.not.wait. to get them onto a project.

Here is the inspiration look from Markus Lupfer’s Fall 2014 collection. (funny, I see it as a SUMMER dress, the “Fall” label is throwing me!) I would have owned this dress in my 20′s! Now, I might look like I was trying too hard to hold onto youth.

markus lupfer ric57

This is the first post that was done entirely on the new computer, from photo editing to post. I had hoped I would have been able to get the computers swapped out more quickly, but, alas, I am having back issues and can’t sit for long or move the equipment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, inks – Palette Noir Black, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), sequins – Doodlebug, DYMO label maker.


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