Sunday, July 31, 2011

More In Color Creations

Hello and happy Sunday!

I made these cards a few days ago but haven't had time to post them until tonight.  I love this hostess-exclusive set from the 2011-2012 SU! Idea Book & Catalog called Simply Soft.

Make sure you don't toss your old SU! IB&Cs because they're not just catalogs.  They have hundreds of ideas for projects that you can use over and over.  Just substitute different stamps like I did here.  I used a design from last year's catalog with a stamp set from this year's!

This card uses Pool Party as the scallop accent and flower color.  It's such a gorgeous shade of blue.

This one uses Calypso Coral.  It's a bright and warm pinkish-orange.  Beautiful.  Like I said, I LOVE the new In Colors.

You can see above how I used that same flower image to make the background for the card base. Perfectly coordinated!

And to give these simple cards a little something extra, I added Crystal Effects to the flower petals.  I love how I can just squeeze a tiny bit of this on any project to take it to the next level.

Thanks for joining me at the table today!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In Color Birthday

I seriously need some photography practice.  The colors are SO much prettier IRL!

I was able to carve out a little time today to make a birthday card for a friend.  I wish I could give credit for the inspiration to this card.  I can't. But if it's you, thank you.  I loved your card!  On the original card, the artist used a paper doily behind the butterflies.  I didn't have a paper doily nor did I have a doily stamp so I used my ever favorite Medallion Stamp from SU! and embossed it in white on the card base.  Yes, it looks a little yellow-y in the photo.  The embossing powder I have isn't a white white, it's a winter white which is a little off cast.  I like it anyway.  Just adds to the dimension of the card.

I then used SU!s new In Colors for the butterflies.  Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder.  These are my most favorite In Colors ever.  I usually only like one or two In Colors, but with this group I love them all!

I need to make some more birthday cards soon and when I do, I'll share. :)

Thanks for joining me at the table today!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gone but not forgotten

I'm sorry I haven't been crafty lately.  I have lots of ideas swirling in my head but I've been lucky enough to have been having lots and LOTS of quality family time this summer and I've LOVED every minute it!  I'll be back soon before all those ideas fade away with the Summer sun.  I hope you're having a wonderful Summer too!

Thanks for joining me at the table today!