Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Princess Birthday!

Today  I am sharing a card I made for my sweet little niece who is celebrating her 3rd birthday very soon and I will actually be there! Yippee! I am so excited to see my family in Kansas City this weekend!  Here's a Snow White card that I CASED from a pin I saved on one of my boards called: Punch Art.

I made this into an easel card.  Colors are: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Ballet Blue, Daffodil Delight and Real Red.  So much fun to get out my retired colors for this card! 
Supplies I used to create the dress:
Dress Up Framelits: blue dress part; 
1 3/4" circle punch: folded in at sides about 1/4" to make the collar;
3/4" circle punch: light blue sleeves;
1/2" circle punch: yellow part of sleeve;
Circle framelits: the 2 layers inside the dress);
Oval Framelits: cut the 3rd smallest one in half;
Scallop circle punch: for slip under dress, 
Cupcake Builder punch: 3 red circles on dress; 
Butterflies Thinlits: I used the "poke out stuff" of the detail butterfly to make the 3 red shapes in the sleeves. ha!

Hope you are having a princess kind of day! Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

SSC#111: Missing You

It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! I must tell you that I had way too much fun creating my card for this weeks challenge.  Every time I look  my card I can't help but giggle.  :)

Although I am not trying to hurry along the cold wintery days, I have to say that I am excited to send this to my daughter  who is in her first year of college.  And believe me, I do miss her!  Right now our home is full of talk centered around fantasy football and hunting.   I can only contribute so much to these topics!  :)

The colors I used for this weeks color challenge are: Tip Top Taupe, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  Here's the inspirational picture we are working with this week:

I love the challenge Holly Enderson, the creator of Sunday Stamps! put together for this week.  So fun, yet challenging since we are working with neutral colors. Want to expand your creativity? Then head on over to  Sunday Stamps!  and check out the design teams creations and then join in on the fun!

Supplies I used for this card:
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Please note, that the Positively Chevron stamp, and All is Calm washi tape are retired Stampin' UP! items, but are listed for your inforamation.  Thanks for stopping by.  I  hope you decide to join the fun!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Trick or Treat!

I love the Happy Haunting DSP from the Holiday Catalog! It has big, bold images that are very easy to work with.  Plus it looks fabulous dressed up as a treat box using the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies.

I used the Witches' Night stamp set with the coordinating Lots of Labels Framelits to cut and layer this very scary treat box.  And to make the "trick or treat" sign really pop, I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and  punched out the "31" using my 3/4" circle punch, and then fussy cut the black bird.  Both were adhered using dimensionals.  

To finish off my creation, I added black rhinestones and a piece of Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon (retired).  Here's another one using the oppostive colors/placement. 

So much fun to make! Can't wait to hand this out to friends and family!  And I would LOVE to send you these 2 adorable treat boxs to you !
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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Merry Wonderland

I have another Wonderland card creation to share with you today.  I have actually made about 8 different cards using this amazing set!  Today I am sharing a "Merry" creation that also spotlights the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.  This ide set is the perfect size, has a perfect font and has the pefect words for Christmas!

So many fun items used for this Merry card!  The tree image was stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  A second set of trees was stamped in white craft ink without being embossed.  I used the Softly Falling textured 6 x 6 embossing folder on the main white panel and added some retired silver washi tape.  The edges were distressed using my fingernail and adhered to a piece of  Stacked with Love DSP from the retired 2015 Occasions catalog.  This paper is on the Clearnance Rack right now!  

And how about that "Merry"?  Isn't it just scrumptious?  I cut 2 out in white cardstock and glued them to a Silver Foil die cut one.  And to finish the card off, I added some red pearls, a Red Foil snowflake and Silver Cording Trim.

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I hope you have a Merry Wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

SSC#110: Let It Snow.

I know its only September, so I shouldn't be saying "let it snow" especially here in Minnesota!  Note to Mother Nature: I was just kidding! Please keep this beautiful weather here. :)

This card was made for this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!. I was very excited to use the very versatile Happy Scenes stamp set from the Holiday catalog (page11).  This set is perfect for all the upcoming holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  And I love that it has plenty of matching phrases to choose from.  I love the font, and the size is just perfect for card making.  How about that snow? Pretty adorable if you ask me.

I stamped the pine trees with Archival Basic Black ink and colored the trees with my Aqua painter and Mossy Meadow ink refill. Super quick and easy to do. I masked off one of the "let it snow" phrases before stamping on the white card stock and then repeated the masking to ink only one "let it snow" for the winter scene. I love photopolymer- no stampa-ma-jig needed for perfect placement!

The Silver Glimmer paper snowflake is from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set.  The DSP I used is from Merry Moments paper stack. I love that there are 24 sheets each of 2 double-sided designs. Perfect for mass producing those Christmas cards!

Here's this weeks fun sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!  The design team has some wonderful creations to inspire you.  Head on over and play along with us!  

Card supplies:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Please head over to Sunday Stamps! and join us!  Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Holiday Catalog: Winter Wonderland

Have you seen the Winter Wonderland collection in the Holiday Catalog?
Stampin' UP! has put together a fabulous winter set accented in metallic gold and black.  I love the richness and woodsy feel this collection brings.  Here's a card showing you what I mean:

The beautiful tall trees were stamped in Versamark ink directly onto the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP and were then embossed in white.  This was layered onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock and then adhered to a white cardstock base.  The deer antlers were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed in gold and fussy cut out.  The sentiment embossed in gold on Pool Party brings the richness of the black and white down a bit for an over all soft woodsy feel.  And to finish the card off,  I added a few gold sequins and a piece of Gold Cording Trim

Here's the supplies for creating this card.
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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thankful Forest Friends

Hello, crafty friends. I am excited to share a project I made using the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and matching DSP called Into the Woods. I love the bright and cheerful colors in this paper- they are perfect for fall creations.  Here's my thankful for you card creation:

After I finished the card, I decided that a matching treat box was in order so I got out the NEW Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die and created this:

I used the Brick Wall embossing folder on a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock for the side piece on the front of the card, and also on the Early Espresso box itself.  Both were first inked up in their matching ink color (Crushed Curry and Early Espresso) before running it through the Big Shot.

The sentiments were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and colored using retired Blendabilites and Copic markers.  The cute bear was stamped in Soft Suede and the little fox was stamped in Tangerine Tango. 

To finish off the card and box,  I added some Gold Cording and gold sequins and a few leaves that were die cute from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set.  Such a fun die set!  How fun will it be to give a card and matching treat box?! 

Here they are together:

And here are the supplies I used.
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I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

SSC#109: Garden in Bloom

Hello, and Happy Sunday! This week at Sunday Stamps! we have a color challenge for you to play along with.  Here's the sketch:

And here's what I made using the following Stampin' UP! colors: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron.

I used the awesome stamp set called Garden in Bloom. You can find it on page 119 of the annual catalog.  I also used the Brick Wall 6 x6 embossing folder.  Such a fun folder! For this card I gently inked up one side of the folder with Crushed Curry ink and ran it thru my Big Shot. I then sponged a little bit on the edges of the "bricks" themselves.  A tone on tone effect looks perfect together. 

How about that cute bee?  Love it!  I also used another stamp set. Do you know what it is and where it is?  It's kind of a  trick question.  I used the Watercolor Wash background stamp set.  It works very well with the Garden In Bloom set because they both have the watercolor look. :)  I stamped it using So Saffron ink. It gives the main white panel a very soft, subtle look. Love it! 

Here's the supplies I used:
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I hope you have enjoyed my card for this weeks challenge, and I hope you will hop on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and join us! We look forward to seeing what you create for this weeks challenge!  Till then, happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Brewing Up Something Sweet for the Holiday Catalog!

Hello!  The Holiday Catalog is live today! Yippee!!  I love soooo many things inside of this catalog, and can't wait to share my creations with you!  (Click the image below to to see ALL the new goodies inside!)  Need a catalog? Let me know, and I will get one off to you!


So to get this party started, I am sharing one of my top favorite Halloween creations I have made using the Sweet Haunting stamp set (page47), the Witches Night stamp set (the cob webs) (page 7) and the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies set (page 11).  Here it is:

I first stamped the bottles of potion using the NEW Archival Basic Black pad (page 19) and colored them using my retired Blendabilites.  I then masked the middle "poison" bottle and sponged in Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink. Lastly, I sponged Smoky Slate ink into the cob webs.  The "deadly" potion laying on its side was hand cut and added to the front using Dimensionals.
Here are 2 more views.  The window and the "sign" are also adhered with Dimensionals.  I think the sponging I did to the sign makes it look real.  What do you think?  :)

Please let me know if you need a Holiday catalog, and I will send one out to you!  And don't forget to check out the new Weekly Deals for this week.  Bright Candy Dots and Rhinestones Jewels are on sale! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sprinkles of Life in Autumn

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing one of the cards we made last Saturday at my Sprinkles of Life stamp class.  Stampers brought their Sprinkles of  Life stamp set and matching Tree Builder punch to class.  They made 4 cards and recived a 5th additional premade card.  Each card was separately themed, and we used most all of the images in the stamp set.  Stampers went home with a cupcake birthday gift card, a thinking of you clouds card, a "thanks a bunch" basket of flowers, a summer tree/flower scene birthday card, and this Autumn/Thanksgiving card.

Supplies for this project:
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Sprinkles of Life is one of my top stamp sets from the annual catalog.  Such a fun, and easy stamp set to work with that allows you to create an assortment of cards and projects with a matching punch! How awesome is that?!  Love it!

And the excitment continues with the Holiday Catalog going live tomorrow! Yippee!  See you tomorrow with a Holiday Catalog share!  Till then, happy stamping!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Treat Box

Hello! Here's a quick share for you this morning.  A simple treat box made using the NEW Square Pillow Thinlits Dies which will be available for purchase from the Holiday Mini Catalog on September 1, 2015.

I embossed it using the Brick Wall embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Friendly Wishes stamp set.  
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Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Holiday Catalog preview: Death by Chocolate!

Hello, crafty friends. Today I am sharing a halloween treat bag I made using items from the annual catalog as well as the NEW and upcoming Holiday Catalog.
First, I created a bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits which can be found in the annual catalog on page 171.  It is one of my favorite thinlit sets.

To create the bag, I cut 2 "fronts" using Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  I then cut the zig zag top off each "side" (after the score line), and then scored that side piece 1/2" from the end. Here is a picture of one of the "fronts" cut and scored for you to see.

I, then stamped the Watercolor Wash background stamp using Pumpkin Pie ink. Next, I stamped the spider web image from the Witches' Night stamp set around the edges of one side of the die cut pieces (you could do both) with my NEW Archival Basic Black ink pad.  I, then stamped the tombstone image from the Sweet Hauntings stamp set onto white cardstock and sponged in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie ink randomly onto it. I then punched it out using the Note Tag punch and layered it onto a Lots of Labels Framelits (I cut the bottom off of the framelit).  I punched in holes and added ribbon to the top to close it. 

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate with.  I have more projects to share, so don't forget to check back. Till then, happy stamping!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Stamps! # 108: Happy Halloween!

Hello, crafty friends!  It's Sunday, and you know what that means.....yes-sir-ee, it's time for a NEW challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we have a sketch for you to play along with.
Here's the challenge:

And here's what I decided to create:

I just had to play with my new Halloween stamp set called: Witches' Night.  I am a sucker for Halloween, so this made my list rather easily.  I love how the two main images from this set coordinate with the Lot of Labels Framelits Dies.  I love vintage halloween things, so this will fit perfectly on dispaly in my house. :)   I also used the NEW embossing folder called: Softly Falling.  I love the new 6 X 6 size of the embossing folders!  It may be hard to see if the photo, but I also added some Gold Glitz Dazzling Details to match the Gold Metallic Thread.  And as ususal, I add some sequins from both the Metallic and Brights Assortment

You can order this stamp set and new embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog starting on September 1, 2015!

Well, now that you have seen my creation for this weeks challenge, head back over to Sunday Stamps! and see what the other design team members have created, and then please join us! We would love for you to play along! 

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Make and Take Project # 2

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I am sharing another project stampers made at my New Catalog Make and Take class.  Attendees got to play with the awesome stamp set called Watercolor Wings along with the coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits and Butterflies Thinlits Dies.
We used the new 2015-2017 In Colors: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe, along with the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack and a Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron or Tip Top Taupe In Color Blossom Accent for the center of the main butterfly.
These 3 colors are gorgeous together!  It is hard to see in my photo, but we also used a piece of 1" Dotted Lace Trim on the inside of the card.  It was an excellent project to show many of the new In Color goodies!

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

You are Remarkable

Hello, crafty friends! It's Sunday, and that means its time for another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps! Yippee! This week we are playing with a COLOR challenge.  Here's my card creation for Sunday Stamps! challenge #107:

And here's the inspirational photo for this week's challenge:

Such a pretty picture, don't you think?  As for me, I can never have too many flower stamps, and this beautiful flower comes from the SU stamp set called Remarkable You.  And it really is remarkable!  

Here's what I did:
I stamped the beautiful flower image in Versamark and embossed them in white onto watercolor paper.  I then watercolored the flowers using Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Real Red ink refills with my Aqua Painter. The stems were painted with Pear Pizzazz ink.  The flowers were fussy cut out and layered onto a circle shaped die cut piece of Vellum cardstock.  And as you can see, I once again used the beautiful embossing folder called Elegant Dots on my main panel. I love that embossing folder! 

Here are the supplies I used:

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I hope you enjoyed my card, AND I hope you head over to Sunday Stamps! and see what the other design team members have created.  We would love for you to join us!  Happy Stamping!