Tuesday, July 25, 2017

STAMPlorations inspiration #145

Time for another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team where we all feature stamps from one of our talented stamp designers. Today it's our fearless leader's turn.

Today we're using Shery's Shery Russ Designs stamps. From now until July 31st all of Shery's stamps are 10% off in the STAMPlorations store! Faith Expressions is 20% off this week. Remember you can use the code STAMPGIRLMARIA for an extra 20% off anything you order too! If you missed the 4th Birthday celebration, you should check out all the new goodies in the store - stamps, dies and stencils!

In my series of cards stamping on patterned paper (like here, here and here) I chose to use a feather stamp and went in search of a fitting PP. Found one in a Heidi Swapp 6x6 pack.


I thought the "life is beautiful" phrase on the PP worked well with the artsy feathers. I heat embossed them in teal cuz there are little splodges of teal in the corners of the PP ;) And keeping with the feather theme, I added my sentiment on a die cut feather. This works well as it creates a trio of images on the card pleasing to the eye.



Wanna see more feathers? Here is a another project using Shery's feathers with a different technique. And another with some different feathers. Guess I like feathers, eh?

Don't forget to leave comments on the July inspiration posts. One random commenter will be chosen each month to win a $10 GC to the store. Here's the lineup.

I'm going over to:
Danipeuss - Quick and Easy (cuz it was!)

Monday, July 24, 2017

anniversary a la clean up my desk

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you got to see them all! Cuz today's is the last :)

Meet my card. This was really a get-into-the-anniversary-mode freebie. Cuz I just picked up scraps from this card off my desk and voila. I do prefer the original better, the colors, wispy die cuts... but this one's already on its way too!


Digi Papers are from The Lily Pad Herbology.

Cut my panels with Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles, hearts with Sizzix Hearts, blooms with Simply Graphic and sentiment with CUTplorations Hugs. Oh and there's a portion of that vellum cut with MFT Peek a Boo Polka Dots.

If you've been following my series of anniversary cards, did you have a favorite?

Hope your week is off to a great start. I'm starting my packing list for summer vacay in MI :)


Sunday, July 23, 2017

anniversary a la ... wine

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you get to see them all. Tomorrow's is the last :)

Meet my card. My girlfriend who requested the anniversary cards actually suggested a card with "wine" as a theme. But she didn't end up taking this one :(

That's OK. I'm not sure why, but I'm not so keen on it either.


I heat embossed Stampendous Wine Labels gold and then watercolored about three layers over it with Gansai Tambi blues and a touch of purple. Not really happy with the watercoloring. Hm. I was envisioning elegant, regal blue, paired with lovely gold embossing. I got this :) Your thoughts?

Cut my panel with CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles.  Added a Hero Arts Best Wishes sentiment on vellum.

I'm joining the fun at:
Happy Little Stampers - July Watercolor with plenty of the optional twist of blue this time
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Saturday, July 22, 2017

anniversary a la altenew

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you get to see them all.

Today's was actually inspired by scrapbook layouts I've seen where strips of PP are used behind the main photo. Love that look when there's lotsa white space maintained. I lost some of the white space cuz my canvas isn't 12x12. And I used a floral image rather than a photo. But I used, count 'em, 12 snippets from my stash!!!!

Here's my card. And BTW,  it's one of the ones my girlfriend selected, the only non-CAS design she chose!


Stamped the butterfly from Altenew Wild Hibiscus onto my cardbase and then a bloom onto white CS which I fussy cut. Arranged my snippets and adhered or stitched them down. Heat embossed a sentiment from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages onto a black snippet and then popped up the bloom.

Since I had a snippet of debossed and gold inked white CS in there, I decided some gold splatters would tie in nicely!



I'm joining the fun at:
Snippets Playground - self-explanatory I think
Altenew - July challenge (chose red, pink and green snippets)


A Blog Named Hero - Florals (and my sentiment is HA)

Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Friday, July 21, 2017

anniversary a la lil inker designs

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you get to see them all.

Today's was inspired by a brilliant anniversary stamp set It's Today Right? from Lil Inker. I'd love to hear about anniversary sets you have, especially funny ones. Please leave me a comment if you have one to suggest.

Here's my card. And BTW,  it's one of the ones my girlfriend selected, another CAS design!


White cardstock. Black ink. A tiny red heart over the happy couple. And I put the "has it been that long?" sentiment on the inside.

Only a couple more variations on anniversary to go, I promise.

I'm joining the challenges at:
CASology - Diamond (it might be a stretch but there's surely a diamond on her finger!)
Double D - B/W with a pop of color
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

anniversary a la moi

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you get to see them all.

Today's was inspired by me! The gal who requested the card is the wife of the guy who got one of these birthday cards. So I figured a card similar to the one she'd liked so much couldn't hurt. (Yep, it's one of the ones she selected!)

Here's my card.


I used STAMPlorations Parfumerie and Newyweds extras from The Bee's Knees line along with a sentiment from The Birds and the BloomsAdded some red and blue hearts from Winnie and Walter So Tweet.

Hope you're enjoying all these variations on anniversary. I'm joining the challenges at:

Cards and More Shop -  Anything Goes with Summer (red white and blue are definitely maritime summer colors for me!)

Challenge up your Life - Colors

Let's Create and Craft -  Red, white and blue
Double D - B/W with a pop of color

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

anniversary a la miriam p.

Had a request for an anniversary card. So I made one , a couple, many. And you get to see them all.

Today's was inspired by this cool card Miriam P. made. Don't have those stamps (they went directly to my wishlist), but I tried my best to mimic her design with what I have, using the front and back sides of the stamps.

Here's my card.


Studio Calico Houseplants stamp 
Simon Says Stamp  Sending and Wishing stamp
Altenew green inks

Thanks for looking. I'm hooking up at:
Daring Cardmakers - If you go down to the woods today



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