Saturday, June 1, 2019

We Create Basics Blog Hop

Welcome! I hope you enjoy this hopefully not so very Basics Blog Hop. Mine is pretty basic. It was harder than I thought to use the limited color selection with my very limited stamp selection right now.

The front of this sympathy card started out as the inside of the card but I changed my mind on where the sentiments should go so I flipped it around and framed it. I feel like I should have put a little black around the middle frame but then it was too late and I wasn't going to start over.

Here's the inside

Now let's see what Tanya has done with Well Said. Click below to hop on over.


Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Happy Tails
  • Ink/Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Punches: The punch that goes with Happy Tails...
  •  Big Shot: The new Rectangles and the Trees
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" 


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We Create In Color 2018-2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to our hop this month! We really appreciate you hopping by for a peek at our creations.

I am really pleased with how this card set turned out. Simple stamping and punching with two colors or less. I used scraps for all of the Whisper White. The larger pieces were folded cards gone wrong.

This set is retiring, so if you love it order it right away and be sure to include the matching punch. 

Citrus Card Set

Grapefruit Card: I used Lovely Lipstick stamped off for the inside color and the phrases. They are cut out with the various circle punches. See Below.

Lemon Card: The layout was inspired by the sample in the catalog. I only copied one little section of the pictured card. 

Lime Card: Well, I wanted to used the third set of phrases so lime card it is! I punched out a circle and cut it in half with scissors.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Check out what Tanya has done by clicking below. Be sure to hop all the way back to me!


Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Lemon Zest
  • Ink/Cardstock: Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover
  • Punches: Lemon Builder, 1-3/4" Circle, 1-1/2" Circle
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" 


Monday, April 1, 2019

We Create In Color 2017-2019 Blog Hop

Welcome to April! Thank you for joining us this month as we showcase the 2017-2019 In Color Collection. We always appreciate your visit and love your comments!

For the card below I used every color you see above except for Tranquil Tide. The center of the flowers are Powder Pink and the rest of the flower has different shades of Berry Burst and Fresh Fig.

The flowers were colored in with the Aquapainter using the ink from the lids of the pad. Then I masked the flowers and stamped with the inkpad directly on to the Whisper White to fill in between the flowers. The sentiment is embossed in black on vellum.

Now hop on over to Tanya to see what she has done with Winter Woods.


Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Beautiful Day
  • Ink/Cardstock: Momento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Vellum, Black Emboss, Versamark
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Vellum: 4-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" (Blank white)

Friday, March 1, 2019

We Create Subtles Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to March! This month we are showcasing the Subtles Collection and it was a little trickier than I had expected. My brain hasn't moved the colors around since the recent reorganization.

For this card I started by stamping and coloring the floral spray. Then I added the decorative cut out where I stamped the sentiment. Still too plain so I added the gold thread. Next up, the background. I only have a few to choose from so I am happy that this one was a carry over from the Holiday Catalog. I love it and I think it's a keeper. Lastly, I added Basic Pearls to the center of the flowers.

Here's a close up. Pretty sloppy but it works. Water coloring isn't meant to be perfect so don't stress when you leave white areas. You're doing it right.

Next up is Tanya. She will be using Flowering Desert. Click below:


Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Wonderful Romance
  • Ink/Cardstock: Momento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls. Located with the Basic Jewels on pg 197.
  • Big Shot: Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Wonderful Floral Framelits
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Impressed Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" (Blank white)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cards in the Mail: Hello Cupcake

I wanted to share my Cards in the Mail swap since it was so much work and I actually had a lot of fun making it. The new Call Me Cupcake Thinlit Dies are available starting tomorrow. Be sure to add them to your order if you pick Hello Cupcake as your Sale-A-Bration Freebie.

You can't see it but there is an overlay of clear plastic (I forget what it's called) over the cupcake.

Here's the inside.


I made eight of these. Sometimes I don't realize what I am getting myself into...

Here's a tip: If you just need the top knob then cut one and move it down just a little each time so that you are not wasting a bunch of paper. Don't forget to pre-stamp it.

Thanks for visiting!