I'm happily back today with a brand new card for a brand new theme challenge from the fine stampers at TGIF Challenges. I was so excited to delve into a new creative challenge so here we go! Enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by! If you can leave a comment and share your stamping journey, I'd love to hear from you. And, if you'd like to use me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to earn your business.
Using the side of your pencil, lay down a swath of color one after the other on a watercolor paper panel. I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Real Red. Squeeze some water into the tip of an aqua painter brush and apply to your penciled colors. I colored one color at a time and then blended to my liking.
Well, it's been quite some time since I last posted for you, but there is a reason for my recent silence.
I lost a very dear friend to brain cancer right after Christmas this year, and the reason I'm sharing this with you is because she was the person who taught me how to set up this blog and begin the blogging journey that I've been on for the past 3 years.
Her name was Glynis, and she blogged for years about all sorts of topics in her life. She was a creative and hilarious lady and a devoted friend, the likes of which is very hard to find in this life.
She was patient, caring and and so very intelligent, and she willingly shared her gifts and time with so many people around her, including many orphans in several African countries through her work with a non-profit organization here in Oklahoma.
So, to honor my friend, today I will begin year number 4 of Quick And Easy Stamping, and as I share my creations with you, I pray you receive the benefits that Glynis and I envisioned through the birth of my blog; building creative confidence through quick and easy stamping.
Be brave and bold and step out into your creative experience. I hope I can be a small part of your journey as you share in mine.
Well, after a bit of an absence, I'm back today with a fun group of gorgeous Stampin' Up! card samples from paper crafters all around the blogosphere! I can't get over the amount of talent which surrounds us! Thanks to each person for sharing that talent with all of us. Remember, if you haven't begun your hand stamped holiday cards, it's not too late.
Today's card was inspired by the new sketch challenge over at the Create With Connie and Mary Blog. I immediately knew I wanted to use the new Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle for my card, and keep the design really simple to allow the new Cable Knit embossing folder to shine. I also wanted this card to be easily mass produced and mailed. ;-) I hope you enjoy!
Back today with a clean and simple take on The Paper Players sketch challenge from Nance Leedy. It's a fantastic sketch with such a wide variety of possibilites! Take a look and try it out for yourself!
Here is the sketch from Nance:
And here is my card:
I used the newly released set called Paisleys & Posies from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.
Well, it's been a busy time of life for us and my stamping offerings have been non-exsistent. I hope to share with you a little more consistently in the next few months.
In the Stampin' Up! world a new holiday catalog is going to be released on Sept. 1, and my card offering for you today is from the new catty. It's based on the inspiration sketch from Paper Pal Arts.
I used the soon-to-be-released designer series paper called Petals & Paisleys, along with the new stamp set, Paisleys & Posies. I love the new Mint Macaron taffeta ribbon paired with the paper as well. Swoon!
I hope you enjoy it and take some time to use this sketch for your own inspiration as well.