Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Dino in Pink

Hello again!  Our next door neighbor's daughter turns two today, so I made a card to give her at her birthday party Saturday.  I really love the images in Little Buddy Birthday, and decided the dinosaur would be fun to color in pink.


Dino and her little piece of cake were stamped twice in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White card stock.  One was cut with a Circles Collection framelit, the other fussy cut after coloring and popped up on top of the circle images with dimensionals.  The body was colored with Pink Pirouette Blendability markers, the spots with Melon Mambo classic ink and a blender pen.


The heart was punched from Silver Glimmer paper and also colored with a Pink Pirouette Blendability marker.  I pulled out an old retired stamp set, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and stamped it all over the pink square behind the main image.


Originally Dino was stamped holding a balloon on a string but I was struggling to figure out where to put the sentiment. Then the idea of using the Word Bubble framelit formulated, and I ditched the balloon in its favor.  While Dino is saying happy birthday to the recipient, she definitely looks like she's eyeing the cake.  So like a two year old hee hee!

I used an older sketch from Mojo Monday for my card design - here's the link:  http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2014/12/mojo-monday-376.html

That's it for today (this is my second post).  Once again, I wish everyone a very Happy New Year and look forward to lots of stamping in 2015!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Little Buddy Birthday, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer paper, Welcome Neighbor dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo.  Blendability markers:  Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Skin Tone Assortment
Other:  Word Bubble, Circles Collection and Starburst framelits, Large Oval and Heart to Heart punches, Large Polka Dot embossing folder, White Organza ribbon, Paper Snips

Butterfly Collage




Welcome back!  I broke out my new Butterfly Basics and Butterflies Thinlits (Occasions catalogue sneak peek - available January 5th) to make a collage for the current challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.



The wide open palette of this sketch was perfect for the largest of the 3 butterfly thinlits, but due to its size, the card had to be expanded to 5" x 7".


The butterfly was cut from Strawberry Slush card stock then sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch to add some sparkle. While it dried, some of the images from the stamp set were stamped on a slightly smaller panel and finished off with a strip of Blackberry Bliss that was cut with a Scallop Border punch.


All in all a very simple card and one that will mail well.  Because my card making tends toward multiple layers with lots of designer paper, it's a refreshing exercise in restraint for me to make a CAS card.

Thanks for dropping by!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Be sure to use the link above to look at all the great inspiration, or even better, join in because the challenge is open for at least another week!

Happy New Year, all!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Strawberry Slush
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Other:  Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spray, Scallop Border punch, Butterflies Thinlits

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Moon Lake Greetings & Wishes

Hi there, welcome back!  Hope you've had a great weekend!  I have another sneak peek to share with you, using the new Moon Lake stamp set that will be available in the Occasions catalogue beginning January 6.  I actually made two identical cards with different sentiments.


The first card was made for a co-worker who is taking a new position in a different area of the bank.  The boat and tree image is one of three in the Moon Lake stamp set.  It was stamped with retired Early Espresso Craft ink on watercolor paper, then colored with an Aquapainter.  Because I was in a bit of a hurry I stuck fairly close to the example in the catalogue for colors, but I have a lot more ideas for this stamp.  The sentiment was from the retired Hostess set, Express Yourself.



This second card is for an out of state relative who has a birthday on the 31st (fingers crossed it gets there in time!).  There was not sufficient room on the card for the birthday greeting from the Wetlands stamp set, so it was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla, punched out with a Large Oval punch and then layered on a piece of Early Espresso also punched with the same punch.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you have a great week ahead, including a very Happy New Year!  I may be back before then, but otherwise I'll see you in 2015!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Moon Lake, Wetlands, Express Yourself, Hardwood
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso card stock and Core'dinations card stock, Soft Sky, SU Watercolor
Ink:  Soft Sky, So Saffron, Pear Pizazz, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso Craft, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake
Other:  Antique Brads, Aquapainter, Woodgrain embossing folder, Large Scallop punch

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dude!

Yup, a second post.  Gorgeous Grunge is always such a great stamp set to use for a masculine card, so it was easy to decide what to use for my great nephew's birthday earlier this month.


I had lots of fun "grunging" up this card.  The bottom half was created by using the Houndstooth embossing folder on Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock, then distressed with the Stampin' Sanding Block.  The top portion is a piece of retired Well Worn dsp.


The tag was made with a Banner framelit, then stamped with various Gorgeous Grunge stamps, distressed with the Cutter Kit (as most of the card was), then topped with a sentiment created with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp.  The rotary stamp is a hoot - make your own sentiments, anyone?

As always, I appreciate your visit and comments!  I'll be back tomorrow with another card made with one of the new stamp sets from the Occasions catalogue.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Stampin' Up and Core'dinations card stock, Crumb Cake, Well Worn dsp
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Other:  Chalk Talk and Banner framelits, Hemp Twine, Early Espresso Satin Waffle Weave ribbon, Houndstooth embossing folder, Cutter Kit, Stampin' Sanding Block, Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Lotus Thank You

Welcome back again!  Can you believe it's almost 2015?  Every year during the holidays I think about how grateful I am for all the wonderful things in my life - dear family and friends, good health, a roof over our heads and food on the table.  Very thankful indeed!

Today I am sharing my thanks with a card I made for a wonderful friend at work.  She does so much for everyone around her and does it with grace and kindness.  I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my card design.


Looking at this layout with the circle at the apex of the two cross pieces, I thought the new Lotus Blossom stamp set (free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase) would work perfectly.  I found some lovely scraps of Venetian Romance to use with this sweet image.


As you can see, I rotated the sketch 45 degrees so I could place the sentiment on the bottom right of the card.  The fun part of the Lotus Blossom stamp set is that it takes three stamps to make the final image, but Stampin' Up has provided a little help with arrows that guide your stamping so you can layer them accurately.  The first two stamps were with full strength Island Indigo ink; the third stamp was inked then stamped off to produce the lighter areas.  I do have to say it took me a few tries to really get them all to line up perfectly.  But I think it would be easier if two colors were used rather than just one.  I'll have to try out that theory on the next card I make with this set.


Sequins with rhinestones placed in the middle added a little bit of sparkle, with the large one meant to draw the eye to the sentiment.  I do have to apologize about the photos - I'm not quite sure why the green turned out a bit more lime like than pistachio - it didn't appear that way after photo editing or when saved to my jump drive afterwards.  I have no idea why they appear much more yellowish-green when saved to Blogger......

Thank you so much for your visit!  I hope you'll take the time to use the link above to visit the FMS blog and maybe even play along - there's still time!  I'll be back very soon with a couple more posts (a backlog of cards I was unable to post earlier this month).

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Lotus Blossom
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, island Indigo, Venetian Romance dsp
Ink:  Island Indigo
Other:  Scallop Circle Punch, Circles Collection framelit, Frosted Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.  Fancy Fan embossing folder.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Mix of Old and New

Hi there and Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you are having a joyful holiday, able to spend time with the people that mean the most to you!  I know it's been more than 2 weeks since I've last posted, but heightened work demands coupled with Christmas preparation didn't allow enough time for me to create something new to share...until today.  My husband and I celebrated Christmas with my daughter and her family yesterday (a few pics to share below), so today we are enjoying a quiet day at home.

I received my Occasions and Sale-A-Bration pre-order a while ago and have been itching to play with some of the fabulous new products.  Today I will share a sneak peek of a stamp set called Crazy About You and a new thinlet from the new Hello You thinklets.  I used the current Mojo Monday sketch as the basis for my card layout.  ETA:  I'm also entering this in the Way To Use It challenge at Splitcoast Stampers, where the challenge this week is to use a Thank You stamp or die.  Here's the link to Splitcoast Stampers:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/



When I saw this I knew I would use one of the flowers from Crazy for You would work perfectly for this card.  Some retired designer paper directed the color choices of Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla.


The flower was stamped four times in Melon Mambo, with the bottom layer punched out by the new Flower Medallion punch and subsequent layers fussy cut for layering.  This is a really easy image to hand cut, so it did not take long to construct.


The new Hello You Thinlets are so fun, I really love the large word format.  The thinlet actually spells out the work "thanks" but after I cut it out of Pretty in Pink three times and glued together in layers to make it more substantial, the "s" was snipped off.


One of my co-workers assisted our entire work group, really putting in lots of extra effort, so I made this card for her.  I hope she likes it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to use the link above to check out the great inspiration at Mojo Monday, plus there's still time to join in if you are able.

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Crazy about You, P. S. I Love You
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Lap of Luxury dsp
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Other:  Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Flower Medallion and Bird Builder punches,  Hello You Thinlet, Distress Dots embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Paper Snips.




The remainder of the blog are photos from our Christmas Eve visit yesterday.  A disclaimer about the photos - they were taken with my phone, so the quality is so-so.  I tried to improve them with an editing program but I could only do so much.

Yesterday Kevin and I joined Jess and Tyson, along with our grandchildren Alyson, Jordyn and Collin, Collin's girlfriend Raven and their month-old daughter, Camille (yes, we are great grandparents!  Ha!).  Here's a picture of "Grandma Jessie" and Camille.



Camille is the best baby!  I held her for more than two hours and she was just content to snooze away.  Here she is catching a couple winks with her mom, Raven.  So sweet!




Here are Kevin and new daddy, Collin.





Alyson and Jordyn also posed for a picture for their snap-happy Meima!  Aly has a new shirt on that she received for Christmas - a perfect color with her pretty blue eyes.


Jordy is looking pretty dapper in his new fedora.  His "auntie" Co Co really knows how to pick cool presents!



It was a fun time yesterday.  It's incredible to me how the years continue to fly by, and now our oldest grandson is a dad himself.  Life is wonderful!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

White Christmas CASE

Hello again!  Tonight I have a card to share that is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of a card Joanne James made for a recent sketch at Freshly Made Sketches  (http://blog.thecraftyowl.co.uk/post/2014/12/01/Im-Dreaming-of-a-White-Christmas-Snowman-Card).  I was so enamored with her take on the sketch that I just had to duplicate it - with my own spin, of course.  I needed a relatively clean and simple card that I could easily make multiples to send for Christmas and this one really fit the bill.


The base of Soft Sky was topped with a slightly smaller panel of the same card stock.  The panel is topped with a piece of Cherry Cobbler, then the main focal image, leaving just a small amount of Cherry Cobbler showing at the top and the bottom.  I made a mask of the snowman, stamped the trees in Memento Tuxedo Black over the mask, then stamped the snowman in place.  A Pumpkin Pie marker was used to color his nose and a Cherry Cobbler marker to color the stripes on the hat and neck scarf.


Joanne had the super idea of using the White Chalk marker to color the snowman and add "snow" to the trees and ground, so I gladly borrowed it.  After it dried (which was much, much quicker than using Craft Whisper White), I added a bit of Dazzling Details to the trees and the star for a little bit of sparkle.

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please be sure to use the link above to see Joanne's original version and give her some love for her great creation!  Have a great week!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  White Christmas
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black: Cherry Cobbler: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler and White Chalk markers
Other:  Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Stampin' Up Journaling marker

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tic Tac ... Tree for The Paper Players







Hi there and welcome back!  Today I decided to participate in the current challenge at The Paper Players, where Jaydee has provided us with a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge.  As it ended up, my card matches up with both a diagonal and vertical row


I dug through my retired Christmas stamp sets, my mind fixed on using the big, beautiful tree from Christmas Lodge. First, the tree image was stamped in Versamark and Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla card stock, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  


Although the Kraft card stock and dsp suggest a more rustic card, I really like dressing it up with Glimmer paper.  In this case, a strip along side the main image, a star atop the tree and little red ornaments adorning the boughs.  The beautiful sentiment from the same stamp set was first inked with Encore Gold, then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.


That's it for this evening.  I hope you have a great week ahead.  Be sure to use the link above to check out all the great inspiration and join in the challenge.  Thanks so much for visiting and I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Red and Gold Glimmer paper, Under the Tree designer series paper
Ink:  Versamark, Garden Green, Encore Gold
Other:  Stampin' Emboss Gold and Clear embossing powders, Confetti Stars punch, 1/8" Hand Held punch, Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen ribbon

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Christmas Present Tags

Hello again and welcome back!  Several weeks ago I made some Christmas tags that I thought I would share with you today.  They were made with four different stamp sets.

The first one was made with the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree punch.  Can I just say that I love this one?


I started by first punching the Tree Punch through a piece of  Under the Tree dsp, then cutting it with a Starburst framelit. That ensured I could center the punched out portion in the circle.  The tree from Festival of Trees was then stamped in Mossy Meadow on a Whisper White tag punched at the top with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine top the tag.  Finally, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was used to create the tree "ornaments".


All is Calm Designer Washi Tape decorates these two tags...the colors of Pool Party, Silver, Pear Pizazz and Lost Lagoon are so gorgeous together and create some fun designs.  The tag on the left bears a snowflake from Best of Snow heat embossed with Pewter embossing powder, and topped with Pear Pizazz Seam Binding ribbon that was tied off with a small piece of 1/8" Silver ribbon.  Stamps from Cheerful Tags were used on the other tag, with a bit of Silver Dazzling Diamonds added to the middle of the little snow flake.  Pool Party Baker's Twine was attached at the top.

The two final tags were made with a single stamp that I purchased from last year's Holiday Catalogue but never used.


Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow inks were used to stamp and color these tags, with Dazzling Details added to the berries.  Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin ribbon and retired Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin ribbon were added to the tops and wrapped with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Well, that's it for tonight.  Earlier we enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner and now we're keeping with the other holiday tradition by watching football (Go Seahawks!).  Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow, but I'm hoping for a quiet day (many, many people have the day off).  Take care and thanks for visiting!

Hugs,

Stef

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cozy Christmas

Welcome back!  I made this card late today and decided to go ahead and share tonight.  It's for Mojo Monday, where Julee has another great sketch.  I always love her sketches but his week it's my favorite kind, Tall and Skinny.


I started with a card base of Kraft that is 3.5" x 6" and added strips of Under the Table dsp.  The main image began with a rectangle of Confetti Cream where one of the houses from Holiday Home and "snow" from White Christmas were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with a Blender pen and reinkers.  The tree was stamped next to the house in Garden Green.


It is difficult to tell from the photos, but the "snow" and the trim around the door and the lower floor windows were colored with Craft Whisper White ink.  The sentiment was first stamped in Encore Gold then heat embossed in gold embossing powder, carrying on the gold theme from the Baker's Twine and Gold Foil card stock underlying the main image.

 
As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Hugs,

Stef



Product details:
Stamps:  Holiday Home, White Christmas
Paper:  Confetti Cream,  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil Kraft, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Garden Green, Craft Whisper White
Other:  Confetti Star punch, Blender Pen, Gold Baker's Twine, Stampin' Emboss Gold embossing powder

Two cards for Paper Players

Hello and welcome back!  Today I have two cards to share that were made with this weeks sketch challenge at Paper Players.


I thought this was a great sketch for a quick, clean and simple Christmas card.  The focal point is perfect for the cute skater image from For the Birds stamp set.



I colored this first image with reinkers and a Blender pen.  I added a bit of Silver Dazzling Details to the pom pom on top of the hat to add to the sparkle provided by the Red and Silver Glimmer paper.  Everything was adhered to a base of Under the Table dsp.


This next card has a few differences from the first.  I used Blendability markers to color the bird image rather than ink, and added a cute wood snowflake from the Many Merry Stars Simply Created kit.  I decided I could afford to use one more on a card versus on a star from the kit (there are 21 wood stars included in the kit in 3 different sizes).  This card also uses Under the Table dsp, just a different color and design.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit!  I hope you'll leave a comment as well - I always love to hear from you. For those in the US, I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow, filled with good food and great company!  Be sure to use the link above to visit the Paper Players and check out all the super inspiration, plus there is still time to join in if you want to play along.

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  For the Birds
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Red and Silver Glimmer paper, Under the Table dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Silver Encore
Other:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Smoky Slate Blendability markers, Cherry Cobbler and Silver Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler and Silver Baker's Twine, Snowflake punch (non-SU), Many Merry Stars Simply Created kit (wood Snowflake), Regals buttons.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Christmas cards

Hello again!  Tonight I have two cards to share, both made with the White Christmas stamp set in the current Holiday catalogue.  The first card uses the sketch from Pals Paper Arts.


Looking through my stash of Christmas dsp, I came across a pretty piece with white snowflakes against a Baja Breeze background and decided it would be complementary to a little snowy scene with the White Christmas stamp set.  The scene was stamped on Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black, with the sky and star sponged first, then a blender pen was used to color the tree and the star.  I also used a retired SU Journaling pen to extend the snowy landscape behind the bear.


I started with So Saffron on and around the star.  I deliberately left kind of a halo effect around the tree to indicate the light shining down on Madam Bear from the star.  Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy were used to sponge the sky.



A piece of retired striped grosgrain ribbon was adhered across the bottom of the image, then topped with a sentiment from Endless Wishes.  Basic Rhinestones add a big of sparkle.


























My next card uses more traditional Christmas colors.  I wanted to utilize the Merry Christmas banner as my sentiment, so that dictated the scene set up.  The base is Kraft, with a strip of Under the Table dsp under the main image.


For this card, the sky was lightly sponged with a sponge dauber in Soft Sky ink.  The birds and the snowman's scarf and hat were colored in Real Red with a blender pen.  The birds were snipped out and adhered to the trees with Glue Dots. Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle was applied along the ground and around the bottom of the trees.


Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine was threaded through a Silver Basic Metal Button and then glued to a piece of Garden Green card stock cut out with a Hearts A Flutter banner framelit. Overall, a very simple card.  Both cards ended up being flat enough for mailing without additional postage.  Yippee!

Well, if you lasted through this long post, thank you!  Be sure to use the link above to visit Pal Paper Arts, plus there is a bit of time left to join in if you are able.  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I hope you have a great week ahead, including a very Happy Thanksgiving to my visitors from the US.

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Card 1
Stamps:  White Christmas, Endless Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Snow Festival dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Other:  1" circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punches, Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Blender Pen, Stampin' Up Journaling pen


Card 2
Stamps:  White Christmas
Paper:  Kraft, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Other:  Hearts A Flutter framelit, Silver Basic Metal Button, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Blender Pen, Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Festival Greetings

Good evening!  A quick post to share the card made for this week's challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.


I have a lot of Christmas cards yet to make, so I used the sketch to add to my stash.  I'm so far behind, I'm making at least two of everything in hopes of putting a quicker dent in number we need this year.


I decided to turn the card 45 degrees.  I pulled out some scraps of Snow Festival dsp from last years Holiday catalogue and made the trees to match.  Both trees were heat embossed on card stock then punched with the matching Tree punch.


Thanks for visiting and as always, I love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  Back tomorrow with another card I made today (yup, it was a productive day today!).

Hugs,

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Festival of Trees, Greetings of the Season (ret.)
Paper:  Whisper White, island Indigo, Snow Festival dsp (ret.)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark
Other:  Stampin' Emboss Pool Party and Pewter embossing powders, Tree and Corner Rounder punches, Frosted Sequins, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Coastal Cabana Blendability maker

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Bearing Gifts

Here it is, Sunday night again already!  The weekend always flies by, it seems.  But a good thing about Sundays is Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  This week she has created a super flexible sketch that I used to make a couple more Christmas cards.


I pulled out the darling Bearing Gifts stamp, inked it up with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped it on Whisper White card stock.  A blender pen and reinkers were used to color the image.


The card was assembled with a Kraft card based topped with a piece of Under the Tree dsp and wrapped with three strands of Gold Bakers Twine.  The flags were cut from Brushed Gold scraps and attached to the Mossy Meadow mat under the main image.  The stars were punched from Gold Glimmer paper with the Confetti Stars punch.  After taking the time to color the image, this card went together very quickly.  So much so, I made a second card that is just slightly different.



For this card, I used some retired Gold Elastic Cord, plus the card stock for the mat and flag were changed up.  I discovered that I really love Soft Sky and Mossy Meadow together, along with Cherry Cobbler.  They especially marry well in the colored image.  Because the main image is so engaging (and large) I didn't feel the need for a lot of additional embellishment, making it perfect for mailing.

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Please be sure to use the link above to visit Karen's blog and check out all the great inspiration.  I hope you have a great week ahead!

Hugs.

Stef


Product details:
Stamps:  Bearing Gifts
Paper:  Kraft, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Brushed Gold, Gold Glimmer, Under the Tree dsp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip
Other:  Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Elastic Cord, Confetti Stars punch