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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bubbling Over

OK, have you ever found something on Pinterest that you really liked?  And then couldn't find it again?  Yeah, that's what happened to me...😕

I was pretty sure I copied this card from someone, but I can't find the original post to give credit.  So I'm going to show you anyway, and if you know who did the original, please let me know so I can give them a shout out.

The first think I liked is the background.  The Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (FREE Sale-a-Bration item until the end of March)is gorgeous by itself, but add a little color, and POP!  I sponged this with Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist.  What a yummy color combo!

Next comes the pretty Bermuda Bay-striped strip.  That's the FREE Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (also Sale-a-Bration).

Then the Lemon Lime Twist Swirly Scribbles die cut - just adds so much with a little embellishment.

And finally, there's those darn bottles--so cute when you stamp, cut, and add the labels.  Mine are Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral, with Lemon Lime Twist labels.  And can you see the little drips at the tops of the bottles?  How fun!  The Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes add the final touch to make it real.

The Bubble Over stamp set with coordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog, starting June 1st.  But you won't be able to save 10% on the bundle at that time, so if you like this set, get it now!  Why pay more than you need to?  😉  You're welcome!

Don't forget, Sale-a-Bration comes to an end on March 31st!  The Bubble Over Bundle with some cardstock and Dimensionals will get you to the $50 qualifying purchase, and you can get the Bubbles & Fizz OR the Springtime Foils DSP FREE!  Woohoo!  That's worth celebrating! Product List

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Finding Inspiration

It's often surprising where you can find inspiration for your cards.  I found mine in a bookstore.  Yep, I was in a bookstore on a Friday night, listening to some music (its was during the Davis Art About, where merchants open their doors to artists and musicians) and as I wandered, I happened to see a painting on display.  I mentioned to my husband, "I can make one of those" and snapped a photo:

It instantly reminded me of the wonderful Waterfront stamp set, currently offered in the Occasions Catalog.

So I came home and started playing...and when I showed it to my husband, he started laughing--in a good way.  What do you think?

I was pretty thrilled with my effort!

I started with the small panel.  I wasn't sure how it would come together, but after I saw it, I decided I really needed to make it into a card.  It was pretty easy to line up the outer edges and re-stamp them.

The mountains and island in the distance were stamped with Perfect Plum.  The water is Pool Party and the trees are Garden Green.  The sky was a bit of a challenge, using only the stamps (it would have been easier to do a watercolor wash), but adding some So Saffron and stamped-off Melon Mambo to a Soft Sky base satisfied me.

So what do you think?  Did I capture the feeling of my inspiration?  I think so...won't you leave me a comment and let me know?

Don't forget - Sale-a-Bration is coming to a close.  Less than two weeks left to catch some of those fabulous FREE offerings.

Do you need inspiration?  Why not check out these cards, previously presented; click on the link to read about them.  Then place your qualifying order and pick up some of those goodies!

Amazing You

Springtime Foils

Celebrate You Thinlits Dies

Party Pandas

Party Pandas

Eclectic Expressions and Springtime Foils

Springtime Foils

Springtime Foils

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Friday, March 16, 2018

More Springtime Foils Coloring Fun

I shared a spring card the other day, where I sponged color over the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper, a FREE Sale-a-Bration offering.  And I liked it so much, I decided to play with a few other colors:

Wowsers!  Isn't that gorgeous?  This fabulous paper is so pretty with all the patterns and foiled designs.  Then add some color, and POP!  Magic!

I used the same layout as the card from the other day, but this time used Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist to make a fun birthday card.  Let's take a closer look:

I sponged the colors over the DSP until all the white was gone.  The silver stripes were unaffected by the coloring, and shine brightly.  The strip of DSP is attached to a layer of Lemon Lime Twist, and then adhered to the card base of Bermuda Bay.

The sentiment is from another FREE Sale-a-Bration offering, Eclectic Expressions.  Stamped in Bermuda Bay and trimmed with the Triple Banner Punch, I also adhered a strip of Lemon Lime Twist under the words.  The banner is then added to a layer of Lemon Lime for some extra color.

Stars were cut from Silver Foil sheets, and the final embellishment are the Bermuda Bay Blends-colored Rhinestones.  It all makes a sparkly, special birthday card!

All products can be purchased here, or click on the photo below and head to my on-line store.

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