Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sorry It's Been A While...

I've been unable to update for a couple of weeks due to some upheaval in my personal life, but that's all settled now....so you have me back!

I've been working on quite a few things recently, so I'm about to bombard you with a bunch of projects.

This birthday card is probably my favorite that I've done in a long time. It uses Stampin' Up! paper in Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The inks are Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate. Stamp Sets are Flower Shop, Secret Garden, and Sincere Salutations. I also used the Decorative Label Punch for the front greeting. The inside of the card is a sentiment from the Fiskars Make A Wish Quotes set. For some reason, I just love the color combo!

Next up...

This card features Stampin' Up! Whisper White paper, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive inks, and the Secret Garden Stamp sets. The sentiments are both from other sets that I had lying around.

I masked a  portion of the card and then just randomly stamped some flowers and leaves in each ink. I then used a scoring tool to add some interest above and below the stamped portion.

I made this card using old cardstock I had lying around in black and white and a yellow that nearly matched the Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin' Up!. I also used Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo inks. Again, I used the Secret Garden Stamp Set for the flowers and added a small flower from my stash. The sentiment is from the See Ya Later set by Stampin' Up!.

Each of these cards was made with random cardstock from my stash, but I made them at the same time with the same idea in mind. I wanted a simple card that would lay flat in an envelope. Inks featured are Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive (card 1); Real Red, Old Olive (card 2), Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand (card 3), and Chocolate Chip for each of the sentiments. Again, I used the Secret Garden Stamp set for the images (Geez, I must like that one!). Card 2 has a flower in the top right corner that I used the coordinating die cut set to cut out. Basically, I made an oopsy and needed to cover some ink...! I kind of like it there though.

That's all for now! I hope to back in the  next couple of days with a smaller post (don't want to go too overboard!).


  1. Oh, dear, what you must think of my long-winded posts! Some of them go on for hours! I came over to thank you, Rachel, for following me! It's a pleasure to meet you and return the flavor! I'm sorry it has taken me a few days to get to you. Tomorrow's post will introduce you to my other reader's in my New Friends Corner.

    I see you are quite new to blogging, so welcome to Blogland! You will find it a very addicting (in a good way), friendly, and supportive place once people start finding you. I think your cards are superb! Truly. (I don't say it if I don't mean it!) I see you are following a few CAS challenges and joining in is a very good way to help people find you and create friendships. I'd love to have you join in my NBUS challenge!

    Also visiting other blogs and leaving comments starts the ball rolling, too. I find it's best to click on the name of the person who leaves you a comment (which will take you to the person's blog) and leave them a comment, rather than doing a reply to a comment on your own post, because that person probably won't return to see if you've said anything.

    I hope that made sense. I have a tendency to take people under my wing, so excuse me if I sound too "teachy!" If you WOULD like help, lol, feel free to email me any questions! darnell dot knauss at gmail dot com (written out to avoid spammers).

    Thanks again! I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Darnell is such a sweetheart, isn't she?! So helpful. Your cards are great. Hope to see more from you. I would love it if you visited my blog as well. :)

  3. Welcome to the ever expanding world of the card making blogs. Everything Darnell says is true. You have a great design style.