Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bling and new clay

This card just evolved. I wanted to use the coral stamp from By the Tide as a background. I decided some hand dyed chrystals would be nice on the coral and then kept adding them to the card on the side strip.
I really like the new clay. The flower for this card was sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe and then it just had to have some bling too.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My M&T for stamp club

Each month I get together with a group of demo's for a stamp club. We started to get together before we were all demos and have continued for several years now. Half of us make projects and half of us bring food. 
This month it is my turn to bring one of the projects and I decided to give everyone a choice between two similar designs. Hope everyone enjoys.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Creations

I enjoy this transition season of SU! because I take the opportunity to look at what I have left over from the past year and how I can blend it with the pre order items I have received. 
These two cards are examples of those mergers. Strawberry Slush card stock is going to be a go to color for me this year and it blends well with items from the Spring mini. (I think am going to save this card for my Mom,)

This card was made with pieces from a card club card that I didn't finish at the event. I redesigned the card a bit and used the new Cantaloupe card stock as my background.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Old and New continued

SU! is introducing a new neutral color - Smokey Slate. 
I am not a big fan of white and vanilla base cards, it's just my personal thing, but I do like a soft background and this color does the trick.
I used it for this first card and one of the things I like about it is that it highlights the bit of slate in the dsp's I used for accents. I also used the new clay with a non SU! mold for the center of the design and sponged Coastal Cabana over it after it dried.

I am sorry the Feeling Sentimental stamp set was only available for SAB. It is one of my favorites and I will continue to use it because I like how flexible it is for creating masculine and feminine cards. 
It sounds like I am in a bit of a "current only" rebellion, but I am enjoying myself.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush

This color combo is so fresh and on trend right now, and I just like how it looks. We have had sunshine in the Northwest the past few days, so I was inspired to make a card that fit the weather. This is the outcome of that effort.

Although the bottle caps haven't been carried forward I stocked up on them and plan to keep using them because they are fun and add a nice touch to cards. So you will see them from time to time as the months go by. 

I used a stamp from Mosaic Madness on the ribbon with Strawberry Slush and just a garnish of Crisp Cantaloupe with the You Make Me Smile from the A Round Array stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 6, 2013

In Colors

I am going to enjoy the new In Colors for months to come. They remind me of the house colors in the Caribbean and that brings a smile to my face. 
These cards are a combination of something old, something new, and something not SU!
Hope they bring smiles to your face, too.