Sunday, January 25, 2015

More Butterflies!

As you can probably tell from many of this month's posts, I am really enjoying the new Butterfly Basics and the coordinating Butterflies Thinlits dies.  I have also played a bit more with making sparkly watercolor paper.  These papers were created using the wet on wet technique using Stampin' Up! reinkers as my watercolor medium.  Made it so easy to coordinate with my inks and paper colors!


I really like how these turned out and they really are very sparkly in real life.  I used stamps from the Butterfly Basics set and the sentiments are from my stamp stash.  The top card uses a white card base and Old Olive for the image backing.  The bottom card uses a Marina Mist card base and the butterfly was cut from Island Indigo and spritzed with glimmer spray too.  The ferns on both are from the Butterfly Basics set and were stamped in Pistachio Pudding on the top card and Basic Black on the bottom.

I'm processing the pictures from the Rocky Mountain Inky Fingers and Front Range Stampers meetings to share with you this week.  I can't say it often enough - these gals really rock the creativity!

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

What's on My Needles - 1/24/15

I have yet to finish off the scarf I was making for myself, but will show you a picture once I do.  Instead, I started on a scarf for Julian - one of the twins.  Isabella (the other twin) and Justice the big boy who just turned 6, got theirs already.  I will try to get them to model them one of these days and get some pictures.  I started a different one for Julian, but just didn't like the feel of the yarn.  These kids need something nice and soft, as well as warm around their necks in our cold climate.  Here's what I have done so far on Julian's:

It is difficult to see because of the tweedy color of the yarn, but it is done in a basket weave pattern that has resulted and a very soft and cushy fabric that I think will be perfect for around his neck.

Am still on the prowl for a good pattern to start for my mother's birthday.  I want a nice short cape like shawl and there are just too many good ones out there.  If you have a specific recommendation, I would love to hear it.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Playing with Blue!

I'm making some (more) note card sets with boxes and was playing a bit with two of my favorite blues from Stampin' Up! - Marina Mist and Pacific Point.  Maybe its the nautical names, but I really love these two colors.  I paired them up with the new Painted Petals set and my all time favorite background, Something Lacy.


The top one is Pacific Point ink on Pacific Point paper and the flower is stamped in Marina Mist and mounted on Marina Mist.  The bottom one is just the opposite.  I'm liking the bottom one better for note cards, but the top one really packs a punch!  I will probably do several of each to include in the note card boxes.  The sentiment is from Mother's Love, also new in the Occasions mini catalog.

Thursday was DH's 71st birthday.  Here is the card I made for him:


I was inspired by THIS card that I found on Pinterest.  The card base is Sahara Sand and I used Naturals Ivory for the stamped layer and the tags.  I used The Open Sea and By the Tide and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.  The ribbon is some retired SU Not Quite Navy ribbon that I love because it looks like denim and goes with so much.

We are preparing for our Florida/Georgia trip and I will try to post while we are on the road and show you what new and exciting spots we find on our way.  I am going to schedule some posts as well for while we are gone so that we don't miss any Freebie Mondays!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! - 1/20/15-1/26/15

Every Tuesday Stampin' Up! announces the weekly deals for the coming week.  This is a great way to stock up on some of your favorite items without breaking the bank.  If you have any questions about any of these items, just shoot me an email (address in the sidebar) or leave me a comment and I will get back to you.


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