2/26/2024

Watercolor Bird's Eye View

Happy Monday evening! I have a fun card for the color challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers. I love the bright fun colors Barbara gave us.

I've been wanting to use this bird for quite some time and I'm glad I got a chance to this week. These colors really work well as watercolor. The Shaded Spruce became very blue when combined with mostly water in the background. And the Berry Burst could easily be tamed down to a light pink with more water.

I dug up this old DSP; it took me awhile. I had small samples in a notebook I keep of patterned paper. But trying to find the actual paper was a whole other adventure!

I used my label maker for the sentiment. A few years ago I realized that using black tape in my label maker mimics white embossing but is cleaner and faster. A bit more restrictive in what can be done, but worth the trade off.

I also entered  this in the Triple B - Birds, Butterflies & Blooms Challenge.

The Spring Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is now out and Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of February. With Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product!


AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!

*Before tax and shipping

Use this Host Code 3YX6MYAK when shopping with me in February. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!

 

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2/20/2024

Tuesday Sketch Challenge

Michal has a great CAS sketch for us this week at CAS Colours & Sketches. It went so fast I made two cards that show the versatility of the sketch. They look totally different.

This is the card I submitted for the DT. It really did not take long - somewhere between 5-10 minutes. I did have to make it twice because I learned something key in putting this together - glue your strips on before stamping the sentiment. It's a WHOLE lot easier to center the sentiment between the strips than it is to try and get the strips centered above and below the sentiment and be equidistant from the top and bottom of the card. I also used strips longer than the card and trimmed them once glued down. I'm sure we've all had pieces we thought we cut the same size but were that millimeter off from the card front; this prevents that from happening.

The second card (which I actually made first) uses the dies from Darling Details. I love this edge die! Unfortunately I had very few current 1/4" ribbons that fit through the edge so I used this Petal Pink ribbon. While the card is pretty I feel it would be better with a floral rather than solid background but that would take it out of being CAS. So I left it as is and will insert a different paper later.

The sentiment set I used is from the Annual Catalog and is called Biggest Wish. It comes with Thanks, Birthday, Happy, Hello and Friend in both the big, bold font and the script font so you can mix and match. The more I play with this set and the sketch the more I like both. The striped card can go to anyone while the pink card is feminine. I can see that by just changing the paper and colors you can get a totally different look!

The Spring Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is now out and Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of February. With Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product!


AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!

*Before tax and shipping

Use this Host Code 3YX6MYAK when shopping with me in February. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!

I am also entering this in the Word Power Challenge.

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2/19/2024

Sneak Peek and De-Stash Give Away

I have a sneak peek of an online exclusive coming to Stampin' Up! March 5. There are a LOT of new products that will be available and this Latte Love is one of them. If you are a coffee lover this product suite is a must have.

I was looking at some challenges and when I saw this week's Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches I knew what I wanted to make!


The sketch of course made this super easy, it was just a matter of picking out colors and papers. The DSP is from the product Suite as are the ribbon and enamel dots. The only things on the card not in the suite are the Real Red and Pecan Pie cardstock (I don't have Kraft), the ink and embossing powder.

Although this Suite is not yet available there are plenty of great products in the new Spring Mini Catalog! I urge you to check it out.

Sale-A-Bration is also going on through the end of February. With Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product!


AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!

*Before tax and shipping

Use this Host Code 3YX6MYAK when shopping with me in February. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!

Products used (Stampin' Up!):

  • Product Suite: Latte Love - includes stamps, dies, 12 x 12 DSP, ribbon and enamel dots
  • Cardstock: Pecan Pie, Real Red
  • Ink: Pecan Pie, Versamark
  • Accessories: White Embossing Powder

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2/15/2024

Little Dreamers Baby Card

I'm going to a baby shower this weekend for my niece and wanted a special card for her little one. She knows she's having a girl which made it nice when choosing colors and a gift!

This set, Little Dreamers, is especially adorable if you like cute animals. I happen to love them and love coloring them so it really appeals to me!

I used a combo of Stampin' Blends and Copic markers to color the elephant. I find that sometimes the Blends don't have light enough colors for me so I need to add the Copics.

I'm entering this in The Paper Players color challenge PP676 - Bubble Bath, Berry Burst, Smoky Slate and White. All perfect for a sweet baby card!

I punched out a few hearts using the Country Bouquet punch to add to the "love" theme. I tried using a Berry Burst Glimmer paper for some of the punched hearts but they seemed a bit over the top for a baby card. While I often like to add a little sparkle, for some reason I decided it wasn't the right thing for THIS particular card.

Something I like to do, especially when I'm not mailing the card, is stamping an envelope. It doesn't take long and adds a lot. I usually use the image and stamp it only partially on the corner of the envelope. Here I added a few hearts from the Country Bouquet stamp set.

Challenges entered:

The Spring Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is now out and Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of February. With Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product! And right now the DSP I used - Delightfully Eclectic is available as a Sale-A-Bration FREE item with a $50 purchase.


AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!

*Before tax and shipping

Use this Host Code 3YX6MYAK when shopping with me in February. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!

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Throwback Thursday - Everybunny

Today's card uses one of my favorite Easter sets - Everybunny from Stampin' Up! I didn't have it in mind when I created the board for this week's Tic Tac Toe Challenge but I enjoyed pulling it our for another go.

Although I know I should be using current stamps and dies available at Stampin' Up! I just can't all the time. For multiple reasons, including there are sets that I have that I love and won't part with. And I'm sure most of you also have older sets that you love. It's always great to get them out to use one more time.

Holiday sets in particular are like this for me. There are only so many themes for most holidays so I tend to keep the ones I love and get rid of the rest (which I  am doing with my de-stash give-away!) This set will not be going anywhere - sorry.

Occasionally, I will be pulling out some older sets to show you how to add new life to them. Sometimes all it takes is a new layout or patterned paper or embossing folder or sentiment. This card would have been better served with a new sentiment - I find the script font a little dated - but I did not have a current Easter sentiment that fit. All in all, I don't think it looks too dated with the embossing folder in the background. Embossed backgrounds seem to be everywhere now. And when I say "old" I mean something that is more than five years old. This set is from the 2011-2012 catalog. Things change in the paper crafting world but not that fast!

My advice - don't use a 10 year old stamp, 10 year old patterned paper, 10 year old color combos, 10 year old layouts at the same time. Pick one and update the rest. Your 10 year old whatever will look totally updated! See this post where I used an even older stamp (from 1996) and updated it.

The Spring Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! is now out and Sale-A-Bration is going on through the end of February. With Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with every $50* you spend! If you spend $100 you will earn TWO free-with-$50 products or one free-with-$100 product!


AND I am having my own personal de-stash giveaway! I am cleaning out years of stamps, dies and DSP! For every $50* you spend with me I will send you a retired stamp set or die set from my stash ($100 earns a bundle while available!) Some of my sets are lightly used, but many are brand new! Spend at least $200 and I will also include some retired DSP. This is while supplies last so act now!

*Before tax and shipping

Use this Host Code 3YX6MYAK when shopping with me in February. If you spend $150 do not use the Host Code so YOU get the Host Benefits! Just please make sure you are shopping with Jeanne Knobbe in order to qualify for my de-stash give away!

I am also entering this in the Can You Handle the Pressure embossing folder challenge. A fun challenge to actually USE our embossing folders!

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