Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sneak Peek at Painted Harvest

I am having FUN with my new stamp set called Painted Harvest. It will be available for the general public on Sept. 1. This is a lovely set for autumn and I can't wait for you to see it!

I was curious about sunflowers, so I googled it! They come in a variety of colors. So I picked six of them and attempted to replicate the colors. I think I came pretty close!

These are all 3" x 3" notes. I varied the colors of browns and layering to go with the colors in the flowers. Each layer is 1/4" smaller than the one below it. I masked off the sunflower to stamp the leaves to look like they are behind the flower.

The sunflower and leaf stamps are two-step stamps, which I love for the 3-D effect it gives. The stamps are also stippled, so the coloring varies within the stamp - kind of a watercolor look.

Here they are, one by one ~

This flower is stamped first with Crushed Curry, then Cajun Craze over the top. The cardstock is Cajun Craze and Soft Suede under Whisper White, and the text + flower center are Soft Suede. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz.

This one is Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso with Wild Wasabi leaves.

This one is Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso cardstocks, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler sunflower, Wild Wasabi leaves, and Early Espresso text and flower center.

This has a Pumpkin Pie base with a Soft Suede layer, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie sunflower, Pear Pizzazz leaves, and Suede center and text.

This very normal sunflower has So Saffron and Crushed Curry with Soft Suede in the center and text, and Pear Pizzazz leaves. The cardstock layers are Curry and Suede.

This one was a surprise! Yes there really is a sunflower with Pink Pirouette and Berry Burst petals! I layered Berry Burst and Chocolate Chip cardstocks, stamped Chocolate Chip in the flower center and text, and stamped Wild Wasabi leaves.

On the inside, I stamped these little acorns and seeds in all of the cards.

So ~ which one is your favorite? I would love to know! Here is the collection again, with labels. Leave me a comment and tell me which one you like the best!

Look for this set in the 2017 Holiday Catalog on September 1st. I'm pretty sure you are going to love it as much as I do!

Check back on Friday to see how I package these cards up to create a little gift for someone ~

Have a grateful day!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Better Together for FMS300

I have a super simple card for you today...simple, yet beautiful with Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. My inspiration for the design is the sketch on Freshly Made Sketches:

I used Wisteria Wonder Cardstock for my base and layered two prints from Delightful Daisy DSP on Night of Navy, creating skinny layers behind each.

The sentiment is found in the Better Together stamp set. I layered it on three Layering Circle Framelits and popped it up with Dimensionals.

The texture on the base card is from the Garden Trellis Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The sentiment on the inside is also from Better Together, and the little flower stamp and leaves are from Blooms & Wishes. I stamped them with Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky.

Would you like the dimensions? 
     Card Base:  11" x 4-1/4", scored at 5-1/2" for a top-fold card
     DSP:  Coral ~ 5" x 2-1/8", Daisy print ~ 4-1/2" x 1-3/4"
     Night of Navy:  5-1/8" x 2-1/4" and 4-5/8" x 1-7/8"
     Ovals:  White ~ approx. 2-3/4" x 1-7/8", Wisteria Wonder ~ approx. 3" x 2" scalloped, Night of   Navy~ approx 3" x 2-1/8"

Simple and simply beautiful, don't you think? I love these products! You can see everything I used in the Product List below, and to shop for any of them just click on the picture.

Have a wonderful week!


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Friday, August 11, 2017

Fun Fold Friday and Tic Tac Toe Challenge #10

Holy cow, there's a lot going on in this card! If you saw yesterday's post, you saw my original dragonfly card and read that I was missing one element to enter it into the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Well, I remedied that today and created a similar card with the Fun Fold element. (If you missed yesterday's post, see it HERE.)

I chose the diagonal (green, fun fold, insect or bug) strip and made this fun card using a fold/cut that I saw on Linda Heller's Stamping School. The top left section of the card is cut away and the back is glued to a Tranquil Tide base that measures 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". Washi Tape adorns the side that doesn't open, and my eclectic dragonfly occupies the right side.

Here's a look at the inside. I eliminated the Timeless Texture stamp behind the sentiment (from yesterday's card). I thought it was busy enough with the Washi Tape!

Pop on over to and see the projects that have been posted. Use them for inspiration, take a look at the options on the board, and create one of your own! You can enter it in the challenge and may even win a "team pick" shout out! How fun!

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