“Crazy About You” gift set in Bermuda Bay

I’m back after a long hiatus and can’t wait to get back into the swing of things in the blogging world. I live in rural Arkansas and have been having lots of trouble with our ISP and that makes it hard to blog with no ISP and spotty cell service. I guess that’s the price I pay to get away from the rat  race. 


Today I want to share a trio of cards I made for a good friend using the Crazy about You stamp set by Stampin’ Up. I bought this set because of the sentiments that come with it but I wanted to find more uses for the artwork. The sentiments I used are from the Trust God stamp set. The color palette feels so fresh and springy with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Wild Wasabi. I used the splatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set to give the cards a little texture. The Wild Wasabi makes me think of the tender green leaves that are just exploding on the trees around my house right now. Everything seems to be green or yellow at the moment. Can you say pollen? Ugh 

 
I hope you enjoyed today’s trio and thanks for looking.  

 

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Gotta Love “Everything Eleanor”!

 Everything Eleanor & Trust God stamp sets 
Good morning everyone! I hope you are having an incredible weekend, maybe doing something exciting or relaxing on the couch. I have worked most of this weekend but finally got a chance for some papercrafting therapy. I don’t know why cutting, coloring and gluing relaxes me, but it does. I guess that’s why I have never pursued digital scrapbooking. I tell myself card making and scrapbooking is cheaper than therapy, right? 

 I have been exploring challenges out in the blogging world and have really enjoyed them. It helps to get the mojo flowing and definitely makes me think outside the box. I was really excited to be chosen as a runner up in last weeks Water Cooler Wednesday Challenge. Congratulations to Lynn for winning with a beautiful Ombré sleigh ride card.

 Todays card was inspired by the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. I really struggled with Rita’s sketch at first but then I started looking around my desk and found a scrap of Everyday Chic designer series paper. That set the base color for my card. I used a basic black card base and cut a piece of Whisper White paper into the banner shape as shown on the sketch. I started browsing through my stamps to looks for something new or something I hadn’t used in a while and came across the Everything Eleanor stamp set. It is such a lovely feminine set that I bought at one of my first Stampin Up parties. I used the solid mat stamp to stamp a background on the whisper white banner in Pink Pirouette.  I then used the Trust God stamp set to stamp the sentiment using the new archival Basic Black ink. The live simply sentiment fit pefectly on the banner. I then cut a piece of Pink Pirouette ribbon and tied a small knot and adhered it to the front of the card over the everyday chic paper. I cut a smaller banner from the Pink Piroutte ribbon and adhered it under the larger banner. I like the way it came together. Clean and simple which tends to be the way I like to create.