Friday, May 27, 2022

Just You Today With Flowering Fields

 


I wanted to use use more of the gorgeous DSP called flowering Fields before it retires at the end of June. I used one print cut into three panels placed on a piece of Evening Evergreen card stock and then a Sweet Sorbet base. I wrapped some windowpane ribbon in Evening Evergreen around and tied before attaching. I stamped the sentiment from the Flowering Tulips in Sweet Sorbet ink on white card stock then cut it out with a Sweet Sorbet circle from the Stylish Shapes dies. 
Have a wonderful holiday wekeend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Flowering Tulips
Ink: Sweet Sorbet
Paper: Sweet Sorbet, Basic White, Evening Evergreen and Flowering Fields DSP
Stylish Shapes dies, Evening Evergreen windowpane ribbon

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Smooshing Technique Just For You


Here is another wonderful design by Emma Goddard from the UK as part of the Brian and Emma's super awesome fun time card kits for last month. It features the smooshing technique for the background. Emma had done hers with just the Basic Gray color ink but I had to add Crushed Curry ink, too.  I then took a piece of clear acetate and added the one color of ink straight from the ink pad and then sprayed it once with water. I then smooshed around on a large clear block before laying the  acetate piece on my white background card stock. I cleaned the acetate and did the same thing with the second color of ink.  The other elelements cut in the kit were from the Ranunculus dies in white, and silver foil. I did some blending with the Curry ink on the detailed floral die. I stamped the sentiment from Celebrating You set in Basic Gray and hand snipped the strip of white card stock. A few of the Basic Gray matte dots finished it off. 
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy



 

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Gifts With Cup Of Tea

 



I posted this 4 1/4" square card a few weeks ago and here is when I used it to give a friend with a candle as a gift in a gift bag I decorated to match. I bought the gift bag in bulk on Amazon and used the Fresh Freesia gingham DSP called Pansy Petals which is now retired to add to the front of the bag. I also tied a little Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon to the handle. I cut the tea cup from the Teacup dies in Night Of Navy for the solid one and Fresh Freesia card stock for the detailed one. After layering those together, I stamped the leaves from the Cup Of Tea set in Granny Apple Green and cut them with the same die set. I added a pastel pearl to the cup to finish it off. 
Hope you have a lovely Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy
 



Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Thinking Of Teacups

 



I love the Poppy Parade with the new in color Starry Sky. Here I grabbed some soon to retire designer paper for my Poppy Parade polka dot cup called Flowering Fields DSP.  I cut the cup from the paper with the Teacup dies as I also did for the other cup I stamped in Starry Sky ink and the stems in Old Olive ink along with the flowers in Poppy Parade ink all on white card stock. I added them to the panel of Basic White card stock I stamped with the sentiment from Season Of Chic set (love the font) in Starry Sky ink on the bottom before layering on the Tea Boutique card & envelope in Starry Sky.  I finished it off with some Starry Sky matte dots. 
I have sent this to my mom to wish her a Happy Memorial Day as she loves red, white and blue together!
Have a awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Cup Of Tea and Season Of Chic
Ink: Old Olive, Poppy Parade, and Starry Sky 
Paper: Basic White, Flowering Fields DSP, Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes
Teacup dies, in color matte dots- Starry Sky





Monday, May 23, 2022

In Every Way

 



I had some lovely flowers I colored from the Happiness Abounds set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on white card stock colored with the Stampin Blends in Polished Pink and Sweet Sorbet that were just waiting to pop on a teacup after I cut them with the matching Blossoming Happiness dies.
 I also had several leaves from the same set I colored with Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends markers. I pulled out another Tea Boutique card & envelope in Sweet Sorbet and added the piece of Basic Black and Basic White card stocks. I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sorbet ink from the Happiness Abounds set on the bottom. I also cut some vellum from the Forever Flourishing dies to give more texture/volume. Last, all I had to do was stamp my tea cup from Cup Of Tea set in Memento Black on white card stock and cut it out with the Teacup dies and add some black matte dots. 
Hope you have a beautiful Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Cup Of Tea and Happiness Abounds
Ink: Sweet Sobet and Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Granny Apple Green, Sweet Sorbet and Light Polished Pink
Paper: Teq Boutique Cards & Envelopes, Basic White, Basic Black, vellum
Teacup dies, Blossoming Happiness dies, black matte dots, Forever Flourishing dies











Friday, May 20, 2022

Best Wishes With A Teacup

 



I sat down last weekend and stamped a lot of these flowers and leaves from the Happiness Abounds set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock so I could binge watch stuff and colr them with my Stampin Blends markers. I then cut them all out along with lots flowers and leaves from the designer paper with the matching dies called Blossoming Happiness. It makes it great now when I sit down like to make this card and I could grab three of the same flowers along with a few leaves ready for me to add to my teacup. I cut the teacup in Orchid Oasis card stock-both a solid one and a detailed one to overlay from the Teacup dies. I placed the cup on a white piece of card stock I had stamped with the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in black ink. I had colored my leaves in Granny Apple Green and my flowers with a mix of light Polished pink and light Flirty Flamingo blends. I popped them on my cup and added the Orchid Oasis matte dot. Then I used a Orchid Oasis card base from the Tea Boutique cards & envelopes set part of the Tea Boutique suite. You can see the matching envelope in the second photo. 

Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Happiness Abounds
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink and Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Basic White, Orchid Oasis
Tea Boutique cards & envelopes, Teacup dies, Blossoming Happiness dies, in color matte dots-Orchid Oasis




Thursday, May 19, 2022

FF0109 and GDP343 A Happiness Birthday

 






I am playing along with the theme challenge over at global-design-project.com and the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com today with flowers, hive, bees and embossing. I really liked Sharon's layout so I cut the flowers and leaves with the Happiness Blossoming dies from the beautiful designer paper called Hues Of Happiness. I picked the two shades of blue to mix together and then added them all on the white piece of card stock ran through with the Hive 3D embossing folder. I added the background to a piece of Pool Party card stock and a Night Of Navy base.  I stamped the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds set in Night Of Navy ink on a white strip of card stock. I finished it off with a few bee trinkets I had left after they retired. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Happiness Abounds
Ink: Night Of Navy
Paper: Night Of Navy, Pool Party, Basic White, and Hues Of Happiness DSP
Hive 3D embossing folder, bee trinkets-retired, Happiness Blossoming dies   



Wednesday, May 18, 2022

PP591 A Father's Day Lighthouse

 




I knew when I saw house in Laurie's theme challenge over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com that there was no other for me but a lighthouse! I decided to take the chance to make it a Father's Day card for my dad using the sentiment from He's All That set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink stamped on white card stock and cut out with the label die in the Lighthouse dies. I then cut the lighthouse pieces from Basic Black and Basic White card stock. I cut the solid and the small top peiece in black and the over lay detailed part in white. I cut a small piece of Crushed Curry card stock to go behind the top for light. 
As for the background, you can my photo of the "stencil" I used cut from the Basic Borders dies in white card stock by my friend Brian King at stampwithbrian.com as part of a kit he offered. I used my blending brush to add Tahitian Tide ink on moving the stencil down several times to make clouds. I added the strip of Tahitian Tide card stock for water and put all on a Basic Black base. My finishing touch was to add black matte dots to the sentiment label. 
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

FYI- Brian King is offering another Brian & Emma's super-awesome fun time card kit now thru May 24th. Do not wait but rush to order. I loved mine last month and I have more cards to share next week from it. See Brian's post to order here

Stamp set: He's All That
Ink: Tahitian tide and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Tahitian Tide, Crushed Curry, Basic White, and Basic Black
Basic Border dies for stencil, black matte dots, All That dies, Lighthouse dies, blending brush






Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A Classic Birthday

 


I made this card for my step dad's birthday this week with the He's All That bundle plus the New Horizons DSP. I also got to use my new Deckled Rectangles dies as well cutting a white and Night Of Navy. I cut a strip of white and added the strip of DSP and placed them onto the Night of Navy base. 
I cut the detailed argyle pieces in navy from the All That dies and glued them down the side for texture. I then stamped the image in Night Of Navy ink on white card stock and cut with the AllThat dies. 
Super simple!
Have a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: He's All That
Ink: Night Of Navy
Paper: Basic White, Night Of Navy, and New Horizons DSP
All That dies, Deckled Rectangles dies

Monday, May 16, 2022

Lighthouse Love

 


I finally got to play this past week with my fav new bundle in the new annual catalog called Lighthouse Point. I used a Coastal Cabana base plus a another piece in the same color ran through with the Timeworn Type embossing folder for my background. I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the twice in Pool Party ink for the sky and with another stamp used Coastal Cabana ink for the water. I then grabbed the light house stamp and used Smoky Slate ink stamped on a piece of white card stock and two stepped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the stripes. I cut it out with the matching dies called Lighthouse dies. I also stamped the light in Crushed Curry and cut it, too. I stamped the sentiment on white in Black ink and cut it with the same dies. I pulled the bird stamp from the Waves Og Inspiration set to stamp in Black ink and finished it off with some gray matte dots.  
Really love how it turned out. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a blessed Monday! 
Windy

Stamp sets: Lighthouse Point and Waves Of Inspiration
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Smoky Slate
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Basic White 
Timeworn Type embossing folder, classic matte dots, Lighthouse dies


Friday, May 13, 2022

GDP342 Wonderful Blossoms




I had some fun with my Stampin Blends markers today as I used them for the sketch challenge over at global-design-project.com   I grabbed a piece of white card stock for my background and used 4 dark blends to make the stripes. In order from left to right, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia.  I layered it on a Blackberry Bliss base. 
I cut the stitched circle from the new Stylish Shapes dies in white card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Happiness Abounds set in Blackberry Bliss ink. I then stamped the roses in Memento Tuxedo Black from the same set along with the leaves on a piece of white card stock. After coloring them with my Stampin Blends markers in Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia plus Granny Apple Green, I cut them with tbe matching Blossoming Happiness dies. I finished it off with some Fresh Freesia gems. 

Hope you have a beautiful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Happiness Abounds
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blackberry Bliss
Stampin Blends markers- Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia
Paper: Basic White and Blackberry Bliss
Blossoming Happiness dies, Stylish Shapes dies, in color gems-Fresh Freesia





Thursday, May 12, 2022

PP590 A Thank You Teacup

 



My first play with the Cup Of Tea bundle I wanted to make a cute little square card for a friend and Joanne's color combo for thepaperplayers.blogspot.com was perfect. I started with a 4 1/4" square base in Basic White card stock. I added the just retired Fresh Freesia gingham print from Pansy Petals DSP for the background. I stamped the tea cup in Night Of Navy ink on a white card stock piece and then stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green plus the mini flowers in Fresh Freesia ink. I cut these out with the matching Teacup dies. I also stamped the little tea bag in Freesia ink and cut it with those dies then added it with a piece of white twine to the cup. I popped it all on the background and placed a few rhinestones on the flowers and by the cup. I stamped the sentiment in Navy ink on a piece of white card stock and cut it out with the All That dies. Love this little oval die! 
It turned out so cute!
Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Cup Of Tea
Ink: Night Of Navy, Fresh Freesia, and Granny Apple Green 
Paper: Basic White and Pansy Petals DSP-retired
Teacup dies, All That dies, white twine, rhinestones 






Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Starry Night & Tahitian Tide For The Pals Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is New 2022-2024 In Colors. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.




I love to water color an image as well as a background. Here I decide to water color a panel for the background with the new Starry Night ink color and my water painter. I wet the water color paper and added the ink at the top and then added more water for it to run down and make its design. 
When dry, I added it to the Basic White strip and the background in Starry Night card stock embossed with the Fern 3D embossing folder. All was added to a white base.
 I stamped the large stem from the Nature's Print set in Starry Night ink and then colored it in with my Tahitian Tide Stampin Blend marker. I then cut it out with the matching dies called Natural Prints dies along with some other stems in white and Starry night card stock.
 I stamped the sentiment from the set in Tahitian Tide ink on a white label cut from the same dies. I finished it off with some Classic white matte dots. 
Starry Night and Tahitian Tide are just two of the wonderful new in colors around for 2 years. I have not decied on a fav but love making new color combos with all of them.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on June 8th. Our theme will be “CASE the Catalog” when our Design Team creates a project found in the new Annual Catalog and CASE it with their own creative twist.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  17. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  18. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  19. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

  1. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!
Windy

Stamp set: Nature's Prints
Ink: Starry Night  and Tahitian Tide
Stampin Blends marker- Tahitian Tide
Paper: Basic White, water color paper, Starry Night 
Natural Prints dies, water painter, Classic matte dots in white and Fern 3D embossing folder

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

New Horizons With Prints

 


I love playing with the Nature's Prints bundle and though it is gorgoeus in the blue hues featured in the annual catalog and with the Sun Prints DSP, I am enjoying finding new shades to create with this bundle. 
Here, I decided on my own color combo to make it bright. I grabbed Polished Pink, Mango Melody and the new Parakeet Party. I also used a piece of New Horizon DSP for the background which I layered on a strip of white card stock and a Polished Pink base. 
I then stamped the images in my three colors and cut a few white and Mango Melody card stock pieces with the matching dies called Natural Prints dies. I then stamped the sentiment in Polished Pink ink from the set on white card stock and cut it out with the label die from the same die set. I added the stems/images cut out behind my sentiment and popped on some matte white dots to finished it off. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a bright day today!
Windy

Stamp set: Nature's Prints
Ink: Polished Pink, Mango Melody, and Parakeet Party
Paper: Basic White, Poilshed Pink, Mango Melody, New Horizons DSP
Natural Prints dies, Classic matte dots in white

Monday, May 9, 2022

Happiness Abounds Birthday

 


I am in love with these whole Hues Of Happiness suite. You get a lovely stamp set called Happiness Abounds with great images for coloring as well as awesome dies called Blossoming Happiness dies plus the designer paper is gorgeous. You can use the dies to cut out images in the designer paper which I have done here.
 I cut four flowers plus leaves all from the designer paper called Hues Of Happiness and popped them up on a piece of white card stock I cut with the detailed die in the die set. I added this to the piece of DSP and a white base. I love how the colors of the DSP show through. 
Before adding the white to the rest of the card I did stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink from the Happiness Abounds set. I finished up with a few Gorgeous Grape pastel pearls. 
I could make this card all day!
Hope you have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Happiness Abounds
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Hues Of Happiness DSP, Basic White
Blossoming Happiness dies, pastel pearls



Friday, May 6, 2022

FF0108 A Perfect Birthday

 



I am playing along with the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com picking birthday, gingham, twine and pastels (colors) for this card with the lovely Blessings of Home bundle. I started with a piece of Pale Papaya card stock for the base and added a strip of Pansy Petals DSP in same color gingham with white twine ran around. I then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black and used the color to stamp the large floral image. I color the image with Stampin Blends markers in Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. I cut it out with the matching Flowers Of Home dies. I finished it off with a white twine bow and some in color gems in Pale Papaya for bling. 
Hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day weekend!
Mine with be busy with celebrating my daughter's graduation with her master's in writing! Yay!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

 








Thursday, May 5, 2022

GDP341 Seas Of Happiness

 



This color challnge over at global-design-project.com this week gave me another chance to pull out the adored Seas The Day bundle and combine it with the Oceanfront and Paradise Palms sets. I cut the white panel then stamped the water in Pool Party ink with the stamp from Oceanfront used for water one way and the turned it upside down and stamped it again.
 I then stamped the plant in the same color from the Seas The Day set. I used another piece of white card stock to stamped two jellies in Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral and three starfishes in those same colors. I cut them out with the matching Seas dies to pop up in my ocean.
 I stamped the sun from Paradise Plams set in Pale Papaya ink on white card stock and cut it out with the matching dies called Palms dies. I stamped the sentiment from Seas The Day in Coral ink in the top left.
 I layered it with a piece of Pale Papaya card stock ran through the Timeworn Type embossing folder for some texture before being added to the Calyspo Coral base. 
I finished it off with a few clear polished dots. 
Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Oceanfront, Seas The Day, and Paradise Palms
Ink: Pale Papaya, Pool Party and Calypso Coral
Paper: Calyspo Coral, Pale Papaya, Basic White
Sea dies, Palms dies, Timeworn Type 3d embossing folder, polished dots






Wednesday, May 4, 2022

PP589 Stay Wonderful

 



I wanted to combine the new in color called Starry Night with Daffodil Delight and white since I first saw it. Jaydee's fun theme challenge over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com this week is the the perfect chance as I pulled out the Honeybee Home bundle plus my Hive 3D embossing folder. I used the Starry Night card stock for the base and added a piece of Basic White before my strip of Daffodil Delight ran through the Hive 3D embossing folder was added to the top. I cut a circle of Starry Night from the Layering Circles dies and ran some white glittered organdy ribbon around with a bow before popping the circle on. 
I stamped the sentiment in Starry Night ink from the Honeybee Home set and punched it out with the Double Oval punch. I used the extra scalloped edge white oval behind. I then stamped the bees and flowers in Starry Night on white cards tock and cut them with the Honeybee Blooms dies. I colored a little on the bees with the dark Daffoldil Delight Stampin Blends marker. I also colored the flowers and leaves with the Pool Party and Parakeet Party Stampin Blends markers.
 I cut a few stems in Daffodil Delight card stock and one in Pool Party card stock from the same dies. 
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Honeybee Home
Ink: Starry Night
Stampin Blends markers- Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Parakeet Party
Paper: Daffoldil Delight, Starry Night and Basic White
Layering Circles dies, Honeybee Blooms dies, Double Oval punch, Hive 3D embossing folder, white glittered organdy ribbon






Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Two For Tuesday Technique

 First, Happy New Annual Catalog day!

The SU! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog starts today May 3rd, 2022

Click on my shop now button on the right to see the catalog and order today!

Happy Stamping!





Hi, I have been out of town and now back with a Two For Tuesday for you! The first card was designed by my sweet friend Brian King at stampwithbrian.com  He designed it and then cut all the pieces for me to make along with other cards for a kit called Super-Awesome Fun Time card kit and this one has a baby wipe technique. This tech uses a wet baby wipe waded up and dipped in one or more colors of ink pads to create a background. I used the new Parakeet Party and Flirty Flamingo inks on a panel of white card stock. I then stamped the dragonflies from the Crane Of Fortune set in Parakeet Party ink and the sentiment from the same set in Soft Suede ink on the white background. I then layered it with a piece of Parakeet Party card stock and a Flirty Flamingo base. I stamped the crane on white card stock in Flirty ink and cut it with the matching dies called Good Fortune dies. A few rhinestones finish it off. 
Be looking for Brian's next kit middle of this month on his blog stampwithbrian.com   It was super-awesome and I will be sharing more cards with you soon. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Crane Of Fortune
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Parakeet Party, and Soft Suede
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Parakeet Party, and Basic White
rhinestones, Good Fortune dies, baby wipe