Saturday, April 18, 2015

Power Poppy's Potted Primroses for Birthday!

Yay I'm so excited! Power Poppy is in the house!
New Birthday present, albeit early.. Power Poppy's Potted Primrose come take a look!

Power Poppy Potted Primroses

Oh it's so hard to pick just one stamp set when you're looking through the Power Poppy Shop! But this little cutie is just one I had to have right away so I'm calling it an early Birthday gift!

I must say I don't have good luck with growing primroses. They come potted and already blossomed at the grocery store, I bring them to the kitchen counter and watch them expire immediately! The blossoms dehydrate and the leaves turn yellow then brown. It's not like I don't give it water! I'll plant it outside to see if it comes up in the spring next year, maybe they're happier outside in the dirt! 

I colored the large Primrose stamp with Copic Markers. A close look above you'll see where I dropped a marker right out of my hand while removing the cap. Grr! So I ended up paper snipping the image to apply to my card but plenty happy with that  look too. 

Squee! Just look at this cute little plant! When Marcella makes a stamp it just puts a smile to my face her botanical images are the best! Rather than stamp this image in black and white for the inside panel I opted to give it some color. I couldn't resist, I just want to stamp these little plants onto everything now! :)

I can't wait to color more Primroses! At least this way I can look at them in bloom longer than on my kitchen counter! For those that like to keep track of color charts I'll jot down the recipe below. Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: SU! Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black embossing powder
Copic:  Foliage-YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17 
Flower:  Center-Y06, YG06
Flower: Petals-B63, B66, B69
Pot: YR14, YR18, E23
Embellishment: SU! Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Doily

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

He is Risen indeed! Happy Easter! 

Celebrating His Indescribable Gift

Christ our Lord is Risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say! Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high! Alleluia! 

Sing ye heav'ns and earth, reply! Alleluia!

To all my pen pals, bloggers, friends and family, Happy Easter from the Willeys!

paper: SU Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
stamps: SU Indescribable Gift, Mama Elephant Happy Everything
ink: Copic R21, R25, R27, R29 B36, B66, Y06, E23, E25, E27, E29
embellishment: SU Gumball Green stitched satin ribon, Spring Flowers embossing folder, Crystal Effects, CTMH button 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch for Retirement

Hello Stampers!
By special request my husband asked for a Retirement card.

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

I knew one of my latest  new stamps should make for a clean & simple greeting card. I wasn't in the mood for Spring colors go figure but not knowing the recipient I went for a neutral color pallet. 

One of my goals was to use up some Designer Paper. One piece is layered on the front and inside greeting panel. I selected this yellow to compliment  the Hello Honey roses in this pretty bouquet. This is such a cute set! With so many accompanying greetings it's going to be a great go-to stamp for many occasions!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

Indescribable Gift

What a beautiful apple blossom this stamp is from Stampin' Up! Versatile enough to use for greetings cards other than Easter, I'm coloring it today as I have need for a Sympathy card.


Stampin' Up! He is Risen

Plant life must be my favorite go-to stamp. I don't often reach for critters or people although I own them both. Botanicals are so versatile it's the perfect stamp for all occasion cards which I enjoy building! I stamped this apple blossom in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in a few new Peach hues of Copic Sketch Markers. 

Aren't they a gorgeous pallet! I used a few more earth tones and B00 for the background but this pile purchased specifically for this stamp set. I usually decide on the cards entire color scheme based on the stamp. Since my blossoms are peach and the leaves green, I reached for card materials in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. 

I would prefer my seam binding ribbon a paler shade, it's Old Olive and the closest I could get to Pistachio Pudding. Many of you know I'm fussy but I'm going to let this slide! One blossom above is stamped and colored a second time to add dimension and the baby blossoms and flower centers all have a coat of Crystal Effects, such a pretty touch I really like that detail. 

Off to the mail. I'm sorry to hear my friend's Dad has passed. She's in my prayers and I hope this card will let her know I'm thinking of her. Thanks for stopping by your friendship too is important to me!


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Just Rite Lilac Blossoms

Happy Spring!
It's time for some purple in our lives! And pink, and greens!  A little less white stuff falling from the sky is just in order! This week I'll be dropping in at The Artful Eye with some Springy card additions for my vendor rack. I hope the locals and visitors to town enjoyed browsing this past Month and found something from Patti's Stamping Studio!

Just Rite  Lilac Blossoms

I've not had this Lilac long from Just Rite Papercraft, a pretty lilac stamp was missing in my arsenal for Springtime stamping perfect for Mother's Day, Anniversary, Wedding possibly and Happy Birthday! A few of the Violet Copic Markers colors ink up this stamp so nicely I can about smell the blossom now! 

Copic: V12, V15, V17 Y06, YG17, YG09

My white panel is extra pretty trimmed with the Stampin' Up! Large Scallop Edgelit. What a sharp contrast against the Perfect Plum card base. I love purple & green together and left the colored image without extra embellishments short of the black embossed sentiment. 

Aren't these two blossoms precious! And look at those fonts in the greetings! Very romantic,  a keeper for sure, I'm happy to have it! Blessings to you all, enjoy the day!


Monday, March 16, 2015

Savvy Stamps Deer Head Die

Savvy Stamps Deer Head Die,a whole lot of trend going on!

I picked up this handsome deer head silhouette die last Fall for Holiday greeting cards. I knew Id'e pull this out again he's just too handsome to resist! 

I love this die in Basic Black paired with a trendy stripe paper in Coastal Cabana and Whisper White. With minimal embellishments like black enamel candy dots and some white twine we're all finished for a CAS (clean and simple) greeting card! 

Mama Elephant Happy Everything stamp set provides the greeting that's white heat embossed on black card stock. Makes for a trendy Dymo Label look don't you think? I love it and there's lots of builder sentiments in this set have a look!

I keep the matching "happy" die right inside the back side of this packaging  just in case I want to use it! 
And that's it! I'm adding it to the pile for The Artful Eye, I'll check in on my card rack again soon, hopefully it's empty to support this habit of mine! Wink!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

Giving a Tilted Sketch a try with my new Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch!

This tilted sketch has everything all askew! Rather than utilizing a die to provide a focal point of stamping today I've given the tilted sketch a try! 

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

Since my card base is the same color pallet as this polka dot designer paper in Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana, I've had to first mat the A2 card in Whisper White. 

Now don't go ahead and glue anything down!! Cut yourself some patterned paper and a piece of white card stock the same size as this original mat. Mine here 4 x 5 1/4

I rested the designer paper on top of the white mat and connected the bottom left corners but tilted the polka dot paper right off the page of the bottom white layer. Hold firmly in your hand, turn over and trim the excess designer paper hanging off of the white bottom layer. I now glue these two together. Do not adhere these to the card base at this point!

Now rest your top white card stock in the left corner of the designer paper exposing as much pretty paper as you like. Realize the size of your stamped image! Hold firmly in your hand, turn over and trim off the excess white card stock overhanging the rest. 

Attach one more time this layer with your favorite adhesive and stamp your image! 

Thanks a Bunch stamp set is a build a flower set but not a layered flower that requires multiple ink just to color the flower. This builds quickly! I first stamped the green stems and foliage in the corner of my paper and then stamped the roses. There are separate greenery , sticks and berries that fill in the bouquet quick and easily if you prefer to add them.

I decided to attach a hang tag with a Birthday greeting to each card. We have a Coastal Cabana and a Strawberry Slush version of this card. 

I love the multiple sentiments here and the font couldn't be more beautiful! I'm finding this a quick set for clean and simple cards. Give the tilted sketch a try with a few of your pretty papers and see how quickly this look comes together!

Thanks for dropping by,