Faith Possible

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A simple design, but crafted with a lot of love, and a whole bunch of prayers said for the recipient while I made it. With faith, all things are possible, and sometimes holding onto that knowledge is all we have to get us through.

This sentiment that will never get old is part of the Ribbon of Courage set designed by Patty Bennett for reaching her million-dollar-sales with Stampin’ Up!  I love this set–every single aspect of it, and will use it … likely a million times…and hope SU sells a million of them.  One can never have too much encouragement or too many good thoughts sent their way.


Faith3Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ UP!):

  • Stamps: Ribbon of Courage
  • Ink:  Stazon Black
  • Paper:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Whisper White Cardstocks
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Layering Ovals Framelits; Curvy Trio Corner Punch (retired); Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (retired)
  • Embellishments: Pretty little Pool Party bow from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit; Island Indigo Candy Dots (retired); and a sminch of Whisper White Baker’s Twine.

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Fab Friday Sunshine

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This simple sketch (#111 from Fab Friday) FabFri111 (1)inspired something far less simple by the time I’d finished it.  Lots of layers going on here, some serious die-cutting activity, a tad of bling…and just a smidge of actual stamping on this one. Using some more of this scrumptious paper– which gives me my much-loved very-vintage look, with no work on my part whatsoever. So I get to stay true to the clean lines of the sketch, but still accomplish my “messy” style. Win!


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Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ UP!):

  • Stamps: Sunshine Sayings; Jar of Love (that tiny little heart stamped behind the bling)
  • Ink: Early Espresso
  • Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack; Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron Cardstocks
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Layering Ovals Framelits; Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (retired)
  • Embellishments: Some lovely baker’s twine from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit; Metallic Enamel Shapes

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Sunshine and comfort for CAS#220

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CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #220 CAS-sketch 220provided a lovely sketch to showcase some paper I’ve been hoarding  keeping in my stash awhile, but decided it was time to crank out some cards with now. I kept the fundamental placement of elements for the sketch, but took some liberties and changed the sentiment panel shape. And I just now realized that, while I kept the corner elements from the design, I didn’t keep them as the trio of dots the designer intended/wanted to see.

But I had those die-cut elements I really wanted to use to provide a pop of color here! Hopefully, I’m forgiven, since I truly was inspired by the sketch. The ribbon that coordinates with this paper has also been hoarded in my stash awhile, and it has that same lovely scallop shape as the sketch. The combination of the subtle comfort of the neutral elements with the small bright pop of sunshine-y colors gave me just the feeling I wanted for this card intended for a friend who could use a bit of both–comfort AND sunshine–right now.


Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ UP!):

  • Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches (retired)CAS#220-2
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral; Peekaboo Peach; Soft Suede
  • Paper:  Something Borrowed DSP; Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral Cardstock
  • Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits; Stitched Shapes Framelits; Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; Scallop Border Punch (retired)
  • Embellishments: Just that one line of retired Sahara Sand Lace. (This was a very clean and simple card for me!)

 


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