Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Dahlia Congratulations

I just can't stop trying different inks and embossing powders on this Concord and 9th Turnabout Dahlia !
This time I used two Wow gold and silver sparkle embossing powders and two Ranger gold and platinum embossing powders.  I also added  black beads from Art Impressions.
The celebrate die is from Tim Holtz.  It is cut in Stampin Up black glimmer paper.

Husky Birthday

I have been waiting and waiting for someone to come out with a Husky stamp.  Thank you Newton's Nook!
One of my granddogs is a Husky.  The Newton's Nook Husky is featured on this birthday card.  She is in the Winter Woofs set making a snowman.  I eliminated the snowman and put birthday packages from the Newton's Nook Christmas Cuddles set in its place.

Background paper is from Stampin Up.  Sentiment  is from i.o.  The frame is a die by i.o.

All images are stamped in Memento and colored with Copics.

Some sparkle is added with Spica and Stickles.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Some time ago Jennifer McGuire did a product release video for Concord and 9th.
This Turnabout Dahlia stamp was in that video.  I ordered it immediately but the holidays got in the way of my playing with it.  So FINALLY I put some ink on that stamp and went about following Jennifer's lead.  I used colors I had on hand.  (I did order the Hero Arts Satin Pearl Embossing Powder that Jennifer used and I'm so happy to have it.  It is beautiful!)

The Turnabout stamp is explained well by Jennifer and also on the Concord and 9th website.
It's easy to use and incredibly addictive.  I still have a long list of different inks, embossing powders and papers I want to try with this stamp.  I also have put the matching die at the top of my Wish List.

The photos do not do justice to the shine and texture that the various inks and embossing powders give to these cards.  They are not sparkly.  They are shiny.

After the holiday creative block, this stamp was just what I needed to get my mojo back.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Barn Door Card

This is a brand new set from Stampin Up.  The barn door slides!
All products from Stampin Up
Stampin Up has a great youtube video that explains how to assemble this card.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Bow/Bo Tag

We call our  granddaughter Bo.  It is her middle name.
I just had to try to make a tag for her with this layered bow stamp from Altenew.
I used Altenew's beautiful ink pads.

It was fun to try.

Christmas Baking Tag and Card

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Christmas

I know I say this a lot but THIS is my new favorite stamp set.  It's from Neat and Tangled.  The animals have such cut personalities.  I love their little faces.  Most of the images can be used year-round,  not just for the holidays.
Background paper is from Bella Blvd.
Stickles and Glossy Accents give it some sparkle.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Hanukkah Bear Tag

12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist
Day 11 Carolyn Peeler and Angie Backman

The linkup has closed for this challenge.  However I wanted to share this Hanukkah card.
The background plaid is from a Concord and 9th background stamp that I love.  It has a separate narrow line that can be added to the plaid.  That is where you see the heat embossed silver.
Sunny Studio makes the bear stamp set.