Friday, August 26, 2016

Fast Friday Layout

Today's Fast Friday Layout legit took me 15 minutes to put together!  I started with a sketch that I based my design on.  Once I had an idea of what the layout would look like, it came together very quickly.  Knowing I was going to use the Touches of Texture stamp set, I knew I wanted DSP that had flowers on it.   It  looks like it took longer than that because of all the layering.

I was again able to use just one piece of DSP for the layout.  The outer and inner pieces are the two sides of one sheet of DSP.  I simply cut out the smaller square and mounted it on Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.  The photos are mounted on Very Vanilla as well.   The two side strips are from some scraps from the same DSP collection.  I stamped the flowers in the corners in Basic Black for a pop of bold.

Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Everyday Enchantment
Stamp set:  Touches by Texture
Ink:  Basic Black

I've enjoyed these past six weeks of themed projects.  My classes will be resuming tomorrow so I'll be  back to my usual postings.  I hope to "see" you back here next week when I'll  be posting some of the projects from tomorrow's class.

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday Layout

Today's Throwback Thursday project is a Christmas layout from 1998!  All the items used for this layout, except for the cardstock, is retired.

I like to get the most out of my paper, and I like to mix patterns so I tend to use papers that all come from one DSP pack because they all coordinate and there's no need to hunt for papers that look good together.  Also, since SU DSP is double sided, I can use one piece of paper and still get mixed patterns.  The two patterns on this layout are from one piece of paper and that's all I used!

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
DSP: Merry Moments
Stamp Set: Merry  Little Christmas
Punches:  Scalloped Edge, Tag, Project Life Corner Rounder

Do you tend to scrap in collections???

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Washi Wednesday with Touches of Texture

Welcome to Washi  Wednesday.  This card is so simple, I feel guilty posting it!  Not really, but it truly  did come together effortlessly, but it doesn't look it!

I stamped the flower using Black Archival ink and colored the flowers and leaves in using Rose Red, Perfect Plum and Garden Green.  I wanted  a bit more flash, so I went over the flowers with Wink of  Stella.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Black from the Better Together set.  Finally, I wrapped some black and white baker's twine towards the bottom.  I mounted it on a piece of Basic  Black and attached it to the card front.  The final step was to attach two small strips of  Washi Tape from the Everyday Chic collection.  That's it -- end result an simple, elegant card.

Cardstock:  Whisper White Thick, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Touches of  Texture, Better Together
Ink:  Black Archival
Markers:  Garden Green, Perfect Plum, Rose Red
Washi:  Everyday  Chic
Other:  Black and White Baker's Twine

Sometimes less really is more!

Check back tomorrow for a Throwback Thursday project.

Happy  Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Technique Tuesday - Collage Stamping

Today's technique is Collage Stamping.  Basically, you make a collage background and and then add a focal point.  I decided to use all the stamps from the Touches of Texture for both the collage and the focal point.   I like that this set had images and not just splatters -- can you see the dragonfy and the three different flowers in the background? The sentiment is from the Better Together set.  Although I stamped it in Black Archival ink, it doesn't "pop" as much as I would have liked.

Cardstock:  Blushing Bride,  Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Touches of  Texture, Better Together
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate, Basic  Black Archival

Give it a try -- it's quick and a great way to make your own background.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Masculine Monday with Touches of Texture

So, it's Masculine Monday, and this week's stamp set is Touches of Texture.  How do you take a floral stamp set and use it for a masculine card?  Like this:

I used the large background splatter stamp to make the card front, and I also used the small image to make the line above the mug. I stamped it three times to make the line.

The beer mug and the sentiment are from the mixed drinks set.  I thought the bottom right was missing something, so I added three candy dots.

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Touches of Texture, Mixed Drinks
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze
Framelits:  Banners
Other:  Candy Dots

What do you think??

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Monthly ATC Cards

It's the 20th of the moth, and that means it's time for Monthly ATCs.  These are ATCs I made for a swap over at

This one is for the Birds & Bees & Flowers & Trees category.

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White
Stamp Set:  Jar of Love
Thinlits:  Everyday Jars
Ink:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Smokey Slate
Stampin Write Marker: Crushed Curry
Other:  Rhinestones

This one was made for the Stamped category.

Cardstock:  Rose Red, Whisper White
Stamp  Set: Touches of Txture
Ink:  Rose Red, Garden Green
Other: Pearls (non SU)

This one was made for the month's birthday girls.  This stamp set is a multi-step set, and I just love the end result!

Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Stamp Set:Sweet Cupcake
Framelits: Cupcake Cutouts
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Tip Top  Taupe
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Seam Binding

ATCs are are miniature works of art measuring just 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Sometimes it's a challenge to create on such a small canvas, but I've truly enjoy it.  I've been trading these ATCs for many, many years and have managed to fill MANY binders!!

Give them a try . . . I'm sure you will agree!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fast Friday Layout - The Newest Addition

Today's layout is a super quick layout of my husband's newest Harley.  He got his first Harley forty years ago, and his latest last  year.  This layout is very simple, just like my husband!   LOL

The bottom layer is Basic Black, and the second layer is Tangelo Twist, cut down to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2.  The DSP is from Everyday Chic.  The two tiny strips of Tangelo Twist that were cut from the 12 x 12 paper wee used as an accent on the page.  I made faux stitches on them using a black gel pen.  The picture is mounted on Whisper White and Basic Black. The  accent piece is a scrap also from the Everyday Chic DSP and mounted on Tangelo Twist and Basic Black.  The journaling is stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White from the One Wild Ride set and punched out using the coordinating Best Badge Punch  The date is stamped in the lower right corner in Tangelo Twist using the Project Life Date It set.  

Quick and simple!

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
DSP:  Everyday Chic
Stamp Set:  One Wild Ride, Project Life Date It
Ink:  Basic Black, Tangelo Twist
Punch:  Best Badge

Have a great weekend -- make some time to be creative!

Happy Stampin'!