Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Painted Harvest - Gather

For today's card, I used the beautiful stamp set, Painted Harvest. This set is a 2-step stamp set, so that automatically gives you an added dimension of color. Along with the Sunflower, it has two beautiful leaves (one has a coordinating punch, yay!) and several nice sentiments. I love those sets that have a variety of uses.
I love Sunflowers and had an unexpected surprise this year in one of my flower pots! We have a lot of Finches in our area and each year I plant Zinnias for them, that I start from seed. I have a large window in my studio and have all my plantings on the patio below, so I have a great view!
We feed the birds Black-oil Sunflower seeds. A bird must have dropped some of the Sunflower Seeds into my Zinnia flower pot. It was fun watching these Sunflowers grow to more than 5' tall. The male and female Goldfinch pluck the petals on the Zinnia's and Sunflowers and spend hours in my flower garden. Truly, a blessing!
This is one of my top five favorite stamp sets/bundles from the new Holiday catalog! Give it a try, you will love this set, too! Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Touches of Nature Elements (wooden leaf)
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, Stamping Sponges
Envelope: Whisper White

Happy 100th Birthday

A lady at my Dad's church just turned 100 years young! He wanted to give her a special card to celebrate her very special day.
I reached for the Beautiful Bouquet Framelits and Large Numbers Framelits,  along with the Bundle of Love DSP to make this card. I hope she had a very special day and all her wishes came true. And, as we say in the south, "Bless her heart!" Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!



The Inside



Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Number of Years (BIRTHDAY and th), Celebrate Today (HAPPY)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil
DSP: Bundle of Love
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, VersaMark
Framelits: Beautiful Bouquet, Large Numbers
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Gold 1/8” Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Silver-Black Velvet #2 Round Watercolor Brush, Embossing Tray (retired)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Penned & Painted Watercolor

If you love floral stamps, this set is for you! You can create so many different looks with these stamps. It is considered a 2-step set but it actually has 3 steps, if you choose. It has a light, a shadow and an outline. The light or the outline can be used individually for a different look. This set is one of my favorites from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Sadly, it will be retiring at the end of this month. If you want to order this set before it is gone, here is the link to my online store,  https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141938.


For this card, I used the Ticket Tear Border Punch in Gold Foil. This is a new punch and will be available when the new catalog goes live, June 1. Shimmery White card stock was used, it is wonderful for watercoloring! I inked up the stamp and spritzed it with water using my Stampin' Spritzer. It is important to let each layer dry thoroughly, after stamping. I then used a Silver - Black Velvet Watercolor Brush with Marina Mist ink to watercolor the background.
To order supplies, click this link to my online store, https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/default.aspx.
Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!!!

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Penned & Painted, Birthday Blossoms (sentiment)
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets
Inks: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi,
     Marina Mist, VersaMark
Punches: Ticket Tear Border
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy,
     Embossing Tray (retired)
Other: Tombow Glue, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Blender Pens
Non Stampin' Up! Supplies: Silver - Black Velvet #2 Round Watercolor Brush

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Watercolor Wings

I love Butterflies and this spring have added a Butterfly Box (hibernation box) to my garden. It is more of an ornamental statement but love the idea of a Butterfly Box.
I wish you could see this card in person, it shimmers! I stamped the background first and then stamped the Butterfly. I watercolored the butterfly a beautiful blue, which consists of Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. I embossed the edges with gold embossing powder and applied Wink of Stella shimmer. It is just gorgeous!
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you.


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Falling Flowers, Watercolor Wings
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Shimmery White, Very Vanilla
Inks: Sahara Sand, StazOn Black, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, 
     Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Ribbon: ¼” Natural Ribbon - Gold Trim
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Spritzer, 
     Stamping Sponges
Other: Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder, 
     Wink-of-Stella (clear), Embossing Buddy, Embossing Tray (retired), 
     Silver Black Velvet, Round #4 watercolor brush

If you don't have a current Demonstrator, I would love to be your Demonstrator. Here is a link to my online store, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlysouthern/. Have a great day!



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Brick Wall Birthday

The Brick Wall TIEF is such fun! So excited to get a chance to play with this embossing folder. One of my favorite techniques is sponging colors, it adds depth to your project. This embossing folder showcases that technique. I added some pretty flowers to the brick wall from the Wild About Flowers stamp set. The finishing touches are the Pool Party/Gold Baker's Twine (Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit) and a gold foil Dragonfly! Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment!



Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Wild about Flowers, Cottage Greetings (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Garden Green,
     Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Framelits/Thinlits: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (cut one small)
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall TIEF
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen
Embellishments: Pool Party/Gold Baker’s Twine (Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit)
Other: Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Home Sweet Home


I love quaint cottages surrounded by flowers! I created this little yellow cottage with its white window boxes filled with flowers, using the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. The cottage has a white arched door and white arched windows, topped with a shaker tile roof. I plan to fill this little cottage with treats (what else but Lemon Drop candy!). I left the two top panels (roof) open to access the treats and glued shut the bottom. The front door has a Rhinestone door knob and the door does open!!! The Sweet Home stamp set and matching Home Sweet Home Thinlits are a carryover for next year's catalog! Yay! Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment.


Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Sweet Home
Cardstock: So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride,
     Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Garden Green
Inks: Flirty Flamingo
Thinlits: Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies
Punches: Tree Builder (Flowers and Leaves), Handheld 1/8” Circle Punch (Flower Centers)
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips
Embellishments: Rhinestone (front door knob)
Other: Tombow Glue, Glue Dots