Friday, July 20, 2018

A Few Friends Celebrating A Birthday....


Who wouldn't love having a bunch of fun animals come wish them a happy birthday?  Certainly, I would love it!  This card was inspired by a card made by Joy Smelt, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in South Australia.  I just love these animals - they are so adorable!  I colored the animals using markers and use the Darling Label stamp set and punch for the sentiment.  Since I did not want a bunch of the frogs (on the branch) showing up, I punched my holes for the rhino and giraffe inserts and then stamped the branches, strategically placing the frog either off the cardstock or in the center of the hole.  I did keep the one little frog in the bottom left corner. 

Colors used on this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede and Whisper White. 

I used the Detailed with Love stamp set for the sentiment and cut the animals from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper using my ScanNCut.  

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Love What You Do....


 Did you take advantage of one of the Love What You Do bundles that were offered back in May?  Even if you didn't you can still get all of the products.  I used the Love What You Do, Swirly Frames and Treat Time stamp sets to make this card as well as the Share What You Love designer series paper. 

The flowers are stamped using Memento Ink for the outline and Berry Burst for the inside.  I stamped off once so it wasn't so intense but achieved some deeper color where the stamps overlapped.  The leaves were stamped in Old Olive.




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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Lazy Days of Summer.... Or Not!

 Are you enjoying the lazy days of summer?  What does that really mean because I can tell you that mine is definitely not the lazy days!  The last two weeks of May, I was in Montana and came home for three days before leaving for a two week trip to Alaska.  Home for a couple weeks and then to Bodega Bay for a couple weeks.  Heading home tomorrow and in two weeks, I will be heading back to Montana to assist in packing our daughter and her boyfriend up to move to the Sacramento area.  All that to explain why you will see intermittent gaps in my blog posts.

For today, here is a card that we made recently at class.  We used markers in Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green and Mossy Meadow on the bonsai with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede on the trunk.  The pot is colored using Poppy Parade.  We used the direct to stamp technique.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  The other thing that I wanted to showcase is the new Subtle embossing folder.  In the catalog, it is very difficult to see the pattern so I wanted to use it so you can see how pretty it really is.  I sponged the embossing so that it shows even better.

The sentiment on the inside is from the Kindness & Compassion stamp set and the Botanical Tags Thinlits.

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 5 in the Series....

This unique idea using the Tailored Tag punch was case'd from a talented stamper whose name I cannot locate.  I would love to give credit to her so if this is seen by her, please contact me and I will edit my post to include your name.  I thought it was such a great idea!  Just stamp onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White.  Then begin punching at the bottom of the card stock following the edges of the punch.  I used White Craft ink to stamp some clouds on the Pool Party card as well.  The ribbon is retired but I wanted to share this clever card with you anyway!

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday Using Bella & Friends....

Today I thought I would show you a simple fold card that is quick and easy to do.  It uses the Bella & Friends stamp set which has the cutest little puppies - you just have to love them!  Check out the video for measurements and how to make this card.

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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 4 in the Series....

This card was case'd from Sheran Rigg.  I love the monochromatic look although it actually is using four different colors - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and, yes, Wisteria Wonder (retired)!  The mountains that are furthest back are actually stamped with Wisteria Wonder.  I used an AquaPainter and Smoky Slate ink for a wash on the sky.

On the inside, I masked off the left side and the bottom using a couple of pieces of washi tape.  Once I finished stamping, I carefully removed the washi tape to give a clean border.

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Where Did the Phrase About Having Nine Lives Come From?


What inspires you to create a card?  Are you the type that just looks at an image and immediately can picture exactly what you want to do with it?  Do the sentiments speak to you instead?  In this case, the reference to "nine lives" spoke to me and I figured this card needed nine kittens!  However, nine kittens would not fit on the card unless I bunched them together.  Perfect!  All I need is some Post-Its to mask off and line them up.  And how fortuitous that five kittens fit perfectly across a 4" piece of card stock?  Did Stampin' Up! plan that?  Hmmm.........

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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