Saturday, July 25, 2020

DOstamperSTARS Sketch Challenge #DOswts343





Welcome to day 4,832 of quarantine 2020. I hope you are having a lovely weekend wherever you are! Today I'm just tickled pink to be participating in a DOstampingStars blog hop. Today we were issued a sketch challenge by our fearless leader, and I do think sketch challenges are my favorite! Sketch's make card design so easy! Simply pick your favorite stamp set, and 2-3 coordinating colors and go to town!

 

My card uses Timeless Tropical, and my colors are Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green. I used Stampin' Blends markers to color the Hibiscus flower before I die cut them, and added a little bit of Daffodil Delight to the center.

 

 

 



 






DOstamperSTARS Sketch Challenge #DOswts343


Welcome to day 4,832 of quarantine 2020. I hope you are having a lovely weekend wherever you are! Today I'm just tickled pink to be participating in a DOstampingStars blog hop. Today we were issued a sketch challenge by our fearless leader, and I do think sketch challenges are my favorite! Sketch's make card design so easy! Simply pick your favorite stamp set, and 2-3 coordinating colors and go to town!

My card uses Timeless Tropical, and my colors are Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green. I used Stampin' Blends markers to color the Hibiscus flower before I die cut them, and added a little bit of Daffodil Delight to the center. 


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

July 2020 VIP Rewards Announcement

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

DOSWTS 341




Happy Day! It's another Saturday and another sketch challenge. I'm playing along today using the Playful Pets suite. We LOVE animals in our family, especially our dog Lucy so it was a no-brainer when I saw this set in the catalog. 



Didn't I do a great job coloring the dog and cat in the card? Just kidding, I used dies from the set to cut the images directly from the DSP. Pretty cool right? I also used one of the dies to cut the paw imprint out of the top square!

Much like the dog and kitty on my card, our pets are good buddies. The other day I caught them napping on the couch together.

Prim with a new bow.






These little accessories are perfect. The black and white twine fits easily through the hoop on the charms, or you could make earrings or a charm bracelet!



Lucy is not amused. :)




Saturday, June 13, 2020

Whale of a Time Card CASE - DOswts340

#DOswts340



This week the DOstamper Stars are CASE'ing the brand new catalog. CASE = Copy And Share Everything. In other words, feel free to copy.  Easy peasy! No thinking involved, just pick my favorite card and GO!

The new Whale of a Time Suite was a no brainer for me. If it's got ocean colors or sea creatures, you'll find it at the top of my list. And a matching punch? Duh. Check out my closeup of the pretty sequins, some of them are shell shaped. 

INSTRUCTIONS
I selected the card on page 94 of the catalog.
2. The card base is in Pretty Peacock, cut at a standard A2 card size. 
3. I layered a panel from the Whale of a Time 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (4 x 5.25)
4. Stamp some highlights on your whale in Pretty Peacock.
5. Punch and assemble your whale using the Whale Punch. I used Pretty Peacock and Pool Party cardstock here.
6.  Cut a 2 x 3 piece of  Calypso Coral, snipping out a bit to make a tail. Cut a 1x3 piece of Terracotta Tile, and emboss the sentiment in white.
7. Use adhesive to attach some sequins.

We visited the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Monday. Have you ever seen the the movie Dolphin Tale or Dolphin Tale 2, about Winter the dolphin who lost his tail in a boating accident? Winter lives at the CMA, which is a working marine hospital. They take care of animals who are ill or injured, and return many to the wild after their recovery is over. Some, like Mavis the Turtle (below) or Winter, must stay at the CMA for the rest of their lives because of their injury.  Seeing the turtles and other sea animals really reminded me of the beautiful images in this new suite, especially in the DSP.


My version of the card on page 94. A few minor differences, forgot to add the ribbon and left off the random vellum circle because it wasn't doing anything for me. Also, I couldn't find my vellum. 

Winter the dolphin (below) practicing social distancing and getting a snack from the trainers.