Apr 16 2012

Peace Within – PPA91

I'm SO excited!  My cabinets are HERE and they are installing them over the next few days!!!  WOOHOO!!!  It's about time, feels like I've waited FOREVER!  Next, they come out on Wednesday to measure for the countertops and make a template, then that should get installed next week.  Yeah…I can start putting my studio back together after the water damage occurred from the sump pump failure on New Year's Day!  I'm in LOVE with what they have done so far!  Happy, happy!!!


I had lots of time to play today since I had to hang around the house, so I worked on several challenges!  This one at The Paper Players featured a Clean & Simple Watercoloring Challenge!



Peace Within is one of those sets that I purchased to work on my watercoloring skills.  It is one of the stamp sets that is being retired.  I figure I'll be featuring a lot of the sets that will retire over the next six weeks, just so I can use them a couple more times!  I love the little kitty sitting in the chair.  I colored her the same as my little Bleach!



I stamped the Peace Within image in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla cardstock.  I used Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers and my AquaPainter to color in the image.  Then highlighted the areas with my White Gel Pen.  It is layered on Early Espresso cardstock. 


The base card is Early Espresso and I layered on Cajun Craze.  I took Well Worn Designer Paper and cut it with the largest Label Framelit, then cut that in half so I could put one on top and one on the bottom.  I used Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon and tied it around to make a knot.  Finally, I stamped the greeting from Peace Within with Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla and punched with the Large Oval, then layered on the Early Espresso Scallop Oval punch.


I'm happy how it turned out!



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Apr 23 2010

Stamping 411 – Peace Within


I haven't used Stampin' Up!'s Peace Within stamp set for a long while, so I pulled it out today to use with the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge!  I don't always enjoy coloring, but today I was in the mood! 


I started by stamping the basket of flowers image in Basic Brown on Whisper White and watercolored with my AquaPainter and Watercolor Crayons.  I don't use those as much as I should either!  I layered it on Regal Rose.   In the empty corner, I used my Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack to make a punched design.


I ran the background Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions Folder that will be in the Summer Mini.  LOVE the texture it makes!  I wrapped some Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon around it and placed it on the Regal Rose base card.  I added the punched Jewelry Tag stamped with Tiny Tags stamp set and Linen Thread.  Pretty simple card…but then the sketch was simple!


I hope you try out the sketch and link with Mr. Linky over on Stamping 411.  We'd love to see what you do with it!  I know I'm always anxious to see what the other design Operators have done with the sketch!



Aug 11 2009

Peace Within swap card


Good morning!  I am feeling a LOT perkier today.  I slept well again last night and have sort of caught up on emails, orders, etc.  I need to finish getting ready for my Technique Class tonight…my studio definately needs cleaned up…it is a mess from working on swaps before I left!

Here is a design that I made for Sherrill Graff’s swap cards a couple months ago.  She hired me to make 20 cards for her to take to Convention.  I decided to use one of my favorite new sets, Peace Within.

I started with a base card of Dusty Durango (othewise known as Brent Steele if you were at Convention!  lol!)  Then I took a layer of Always Artichoke and ran it thru the Big Shot with my Texturz Plate.  I added a layer of Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper matted on Crushed Curry cardstock.  For the focal piece, I stamped the basket image from Peace Within with Stazon Black on Shimmer White cardstock, then watercolored with my Stampin’ Up! markers and AquaPainter.  I distressed the edges with my Distressing Tool, then layered it on Dusty Durango cardstock.  I added the greeting stamped with Dusty Durango on Shimmer White, then punched with the large Oval Punch and layered on the Scallop Oval punch from Always Artichoke cardstock.  Finally, I added 1/2 a Modern Tag punched from Crushed Curry with Gold Mini Brad to the front.

I’m happy with how it turned out!

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Jul 17 2009

Bloggers’ Challenge – A Stitch in Time


This was a fun Bloggers’ Challenge!  Our topic was "A Stitch in Time".  Now…I have a Janone Sewing, brand new, still in box, that has been sitting in my craft area for at least a year!  A week or so ago when I saw this upcoming theme…I thought…I’ll get it out and use it finally!  Well…sadly to say, I didn’t want to spend the time filling the bobbin and getting it ready, so I didn’t use it.  I have too many swaps and things I’m doing to get ready for Convention.  So…I went back to my old standard…Faux Stitching!

This set, Peace Within, is still sitting out on my desk!  I just have been loving to color lately.  In fact, I’ve been looking around at my other sets to see what else I could color…not many that have a lot of detail!  Guess I need to go shopping thru my catalog and find some more!

I started with a small square of Shimmer White cardstock and stamped the basket and bird image with Basic Black ink.  I used various Stampin’ Up! Markers to color in the image.  Instead of layering the Old Olive and new In Color, Rich Razzleberry, right behind the image, I decided to offset the layers for a little interest.  The pattern paper is from Cottage Wall Designer Paper package and from where I drew my color inspiration.  I layered it on Rich Razzleberry.  All those elements were added to Kraft cardstock where I pierced a zig zag row of holes down the left hand side.  I connected the holes with "thread" by drawing a line between the holes with my Rich Razzleberry marker.  (I’m SO happy Stampin’ Up! came out with matching In Color markers!!!)  I added a band of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon next to the faux stitching.  Then I stamped a message from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched it with the Modern Tag Punch and added one of the flowers from the Trio Flower Punch with two Old Olive mini brads.  Finally, all of it was added to the base of the card in Rich Razzleberry!  I LOVE it! 

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Jul 13 2009

Peace Within


Thank you everyone for your congratulations!  I am still floating on Cloud 9 today!

This minute I saw this new Peace Within stamp set in the new catalog, I had to have it.  First, it has a kitty cat that looks like my Bleach and second, it has an Adirondack chair that I love to sit in by the beach!  Then, it also has a basket of wildflowers!  Now…normally, I am not a big fan of coloring, a little goes a long way.  No patience, I guess.  But…lately, I’ve been on a coloring kick!  I even completed 20 cards for a design assignment that had watercoloring on them!

I knew I wanted to make a square card for the LateNight Stampers Design Team Challenge this week (unusual shaped cards).  The base card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 of Melon Mambo cardstock, then I layered 5×5 layer of Pretty in Pink.  The chair image is stamped on Shimmer White with Black Stazon ink and watercolored with Stampin’ Markers and my AquaPainter.  Then it is layered on Close to Cocoa and Melon Mambo cardstock.  The designer paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade package and ties the two pink colors together.  I punched a hole so I could wrap the Pretty in Pink Striped Ribbon around the upper left corner.  The greeting is from Peace Within stamp set, too, and stamped with Black Stazon on Shimmer White and punched with the Large Oval punch.  That is layered on the Scallop Oval punch and finally layered on the Curly Label punch.  I added two small 1/2 pearls from the Pretties Kit to the bottom right corner.

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