Wednesday, September 14, 2016

My Favorite Season - Pals September Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


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Kraft Rope Trim with Red Mini Jingle Bells



My favorite season, without any question is Christmas! I created a homespun (comfy, cozy) Christmas card. The background was painted using Stampin' Up! watercolor paper, five ink pad colors, a paint brush and water. Water droplets were flecked on, using my fingers. This is so relaxing and fun to see it come to life. The edges were sponged with a variety of brown colors. The pine branches and pinecones were stamped around the outer edges, then spritzed with water. Noel was stamped in Early Espresso ink, then added Wink of Stella (clear) on top, for a bit of S-P-A-R-K-L-E. A pretty, red plaid paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack was used on the left edge and the envelope flap. The bow and pine spray were die cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits, sponged a bit. A bow was tied around the top layer with the new Kraft Rope Trim. Red mini jingle bells (they are so cute!) were added to the rope strands. This layer was popped up with Dimensionals on an Early Espresso card base.  

I have been known to play Christmas music year 'round! It is a time when our family gathers to spend time together. It involves lots of food (and more time on the Elliptical!). Most importantly, a time to celebrate Christ's birth. I hope you like my homespun card, please leave me a comment!
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines #142049
Cardstock: Watercolor Paper #122959, Early Espresso #119686, Wild Wasabi #108641, 
     Cherry Cobbler #119685, Very Vanilla #101650 (inside)
DSP: Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack #141991
Inks: Soft Sky #131181, Crumb Cake #126975, Marina Mist #126962, Night of Navy #126970, 
     Wisteria Wonder #122936, Garden Green #126973, Early Espresso #126974, Wild Wasabi #126959, 
     Soft Suede #126978, Whisper White Craft Ink #101731
Thinlits: Pretty Pines Thinlits #141851
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rhinestone #119246, Kraft Rope Trim #141996, 
     Mini Jingle Bells #142002, Wink of Stella – Clear #141897
Envelope: Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683, 
     Stampin’ Spritzer #126185, Stamping Sponges #141337
Miscellaneous: Silver – Black Velvet #8 Round Watercolor Brush (Jerry’s Artarama)
To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ready To Pop

Today, I made a cute treat for my daughter. She is expecting her first child soon. This is the first time for me to use the Popcorn Box Thinlits. I was thrilled! I used Tip Top Taupe and Very Vanilla, what a classic color combination. The sentiment was in Mint Macaron. All the colors she is using in her baby nursery. I filled this with Salt Water Taffy (one of her favorites)! It fit perfectly! This is such a cute box that you could make for most any theme or occasion. Please leave me a comment!



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Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Ready to Pop #141513
Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe #138336, Very Vanilla #101650
Inks: Mint Macaron #138326
Framelits / Thinlits: Popcorn Box Thinlits #141473, Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Very Vanilla ½” Lace Trim #141672
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683

To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.





Monday, September 12, 2016

Detailed Floral Box & Card

Today, I made a sweet little box and card using the Detailed Floral Thinlits die. This die is so beautiful, all you need is a sentiment. I used Tempting Turquoise on Whisper White with a Tangerine Tango sentiment. Wow, these colors pop! The open box holds three Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, yummy!

Small 3" x 3" card



Open Box



Open Box, inset





































Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Jar of Love (card sentiment) #141587, Mixed Borders (box sentiment) #141932,  Papillon Potpourri #123759
Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Tempting Turquoise #102067
Inks: Tangerine Tango #111834
Framelits/Thinlits: Detailed Floral Thinlits #141482, Tags & Labels Framelits #138282
Punches: Bitty Butterfly #129406, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch #134363
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Precision Base Plate #139684, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579, Die Brush #140603
Embellishments: Gusseted Cellophane Bags #141704, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Ribbon: Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262, Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Other: Tombow Glue #110755

To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bella & Friends

For today's card, I used the Bella & Friends stamp set. This is just a cute, cute set. Maybe I am smitten because my sweet dog's name is Bella. Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment.




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My Bella! She is such a sweetheart!


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Bella & Friends #141870
Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Garden Green #102584, Soft Suede #115318
DSP: Fruit Stand DSP #141660
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black #132708, Soft Suede #126978, Pear Pizzazz #131180, 
     Smoky Slate #131179, Real Red #126949, Garden Green #126973, Soft Sky #131181, 
     Old Olive #126953, Daffodil Delight #126944, Cucumber Crush #138324, Crumb Cake #126975
Framelits: Layering Ovals #141706, Banners #132173
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Linen Thread #104199, Wink of Stella – Clear #141897
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683, 
     Stamping Sponges #141337, Blender Pens #102845, Aqua Painter #103954
Isopropyl Alcohol (Walgreens) for Aqua Painter
To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.







Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cut It Out! - Pals August Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
I created a Birthday, Stair-Step Card using Framelits, Thinlits, and Punches.  But I used one thinlit die in a different way than what you normally see on cards.  The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits created the candles using the long curved die.  Using the curved pieces creates movement in the candles.  The flames were made from the smallest leaf die.  I cut two per candle, stacking them on top of each other, for more dimension.  I know Ms. J will love her birthday card!  Please leave me a comment below!


Candles and Balloons


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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine



Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Endless Birthday Wishes #140273, Brushwork Alphabet #141772, 
     Birthday Blossoms (sentiment) #139471
Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925, Mint Macaron #138337, Silver Foil Sheets #132178
DSP: A Little Foxy DSP Stack #141637
Inks: Calypso Coral #126983, Smoky Slate #131179, Tangerine Tango #111834, 
     Daffodil Delight #126944, Mint Macaron #138326
Framelits/Thinlits: Layering Ovals Framelits #141706, 
     Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (candles and flames) #141497
Punches: Balloon Bouquet #140609, Owl Builder Punch (hearts) #118074
Tools: Big Shot #113439, Stampin’ Trimmer #126889, Bone Folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579
Embellishments: Linen Thread #104199, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear #141897
Other: Tombow Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430, Mini Glue Dots #103683, Blender Pens #102845
Transparency Sheets (Staples) cut into 1/8” strips to hold balloons


To order supplies from me, go to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/.