Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forest Friend Birthday

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my dad.  Now, this is not the direction I had planned to go, but none the less, this is what I came up with.  Hope he likes it. :)

I stamped the tree image from the Wonderland stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink directly onto the Woodland embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot using a piece of Very Vanilla carstock. I cut it down and layered it onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock that was embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder and this was then layered onto a piece of Into the Woods DSP. The card base is Tangelo Twist.  The cute bear is from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set.  The ballon was made using a circle punch combined with the Owl Builder punch.  The sentiment is from a hostess set from the annual catalog called Silhouettes & Script. 

I also outlined the embossed trees using my Mossy Meadow marker. The bear and sentiment were stamped using Soft Suede ink.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 Holiday Catalog Retiring Items

Hello, crafty friends. 

Stampin' UP! has announced the products that will be retiring from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  
Retiring Products

These items are available until January 4, 2016, or while supplies last.  So now is the time to make a purchase before one of your favorite items are gone!  
My favorite items from the 2015 Holiday Catalog that are retiring are:

Happy Scences stamp set (139821);
Sleigh Ride Edgelits (139670);
Wonderland stamp set (139752);
Woodland Embossing Folder (139673); and
Square Pillow Box Thinlits (139657).

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

HO HO HO: Sunday Stamps! #114

Greetings crafty friends! Today starts a NEW challenge at Sunday Stamps!.  Yippee!
Challenge #114 runs for 3 weeks in order to incorporate Thanksgiving weekend. Your creative project needs to be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2015.   What does that mean? It means there is plenty of time for you to join us! Here's the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!:

And here's what I made using the Cozy Christmas stamp set.

I went outside the box- well for me anyways, and decided to make a watercolor sky for Santa's sleigh. The colors I chose to work with are: Pool Party, Real Red and Silver.   

Here are the supplies:
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I first embossed the sleigh and snowflakes onto watercolor paper using versamark ink and embossed them with silver embossing powder (note: the snowflakes are from the Wonderland stamp set). I then water colored using Pool Party and Real Red ink refills and a wet paint brush.  After it dried, I layered it onto a piece of Home for Christmas DSP followed by a piece of Pool Party cardstock. The base of the card is Very Vanilla.  I really like Pool Party and Silver together.  Add a splash of red, and you have a festive card!

Okay, so now you have seen my creation, now its time to head on over to Sunday Stamps! and see what the other design team members have created and then join us. Remember, you have 3 weeks to submit your creation. We can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blue Christmas

Hello!  I know it's been a long time since I have posted! Life just can get so busy, can't it?

Today, I am sharing one of the projects  Hostess Club members got to make or recieve in the mail. It uses lots of goodies from the Holiday Catalog and I think club members really enjoyed it.

Doesn't gold embossed trees look fabulous dressed in blue?  More specifically dressed in Lost Lagoon? The In Color Lost Lagoon is such a pretty color blue.  I think it makes the trees from the Wonderland stamp set look rich and elegant.

And how about that wood Snowflake Element?  I have used them a lot on my Christmas card creations for this year.  I love them!  You can add so many different accents to them to match your card like color them with markers or copics, or ink them up with a sponge dauber or add pearls, rhinestones, or whatever little sparkle you can think of!  But for this card, I wanted the snowflake to stand out on its own so I just added a  White Perfect Accent. 

Here's the supplies I used to create this project:

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I hope you like my card for today.  Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Grateful for Sunday Stamps! #113

Hello, crafty friends.  Can you believe its already November 1st?!  I can hardly believe it. Time is just flying by! Hope you had a nice and safe Halloween celebration.  Now that its Sunday, it's the start of another NEW challenge at Sunday Stamps!. I am in love with the inspirational picture for this weeks color challenge!
Here's the challenge for this week:

And here's what I made:

I love brown and blue together and have a lot of that color in my home. I think it feels warm and homey.  For today's card, I chose to use Early Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Island Indigo and White.  
Do you like my blue grass in the window seal? I wanted to put something in it! Ha!  

Here are the supplies I used:

Wonderous Wreath stamp set (135047);
Wonderful Wreath Famelits (135851);
Brick Wall Texturized Embossing Folder (138288);
Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (139666);
Acorny Thank You stamp set (139718) - words;
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (139657) - leaves;
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787) - heart;
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (135315) - bow;
Tip Top Taupe ink (138325);
Island Indigo ink (126969);
Crushed Curry ink (131173);
Versamark (102283);
White Embossing Powder (109132);

Now you should head on over to Sunday Stamps! and join us! We would love for you to play along! Challenge deadline to join in is Friday, November 13, 2015. 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping! 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Festive Trees

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and matching Jingle All the Way stamp set.  There are so many fun ways to use these edgelits because you can move them to the left or right of a given width and acheive many different looks.

For instance, the panel of this card is 4 inches wide and I just adjusted the placement of the tree die in the front row to be centered on my 4 inch strip of cardstock.  After running it through my Big Shot, I just finished cutting the snow line with my scissors.  If you look closely to the tree on the right, you can see where the die ends.  I just took my scissors and cut over to where the die cut line ended.

And look at the trees! Instead of leaving them as plain cardstock, I  colored them to make festive trees.  So fun!


Jingle All the Way stamp set and Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies Bundle (140862);
Softly Falling Texturized Embossing Folder (139672);
Very Vanilla cardstock (101650);
Old Olive cardstock (100702);
Pool Party ink (126982);
Basic Pearls (119247);
Dimensionals (104430).

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!  

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cucumber Crush Christmas

Hello, crafty friends! Today's card share focuses on the color Cucumber Crush.  Such a pretty green and perfect for coloring the beautiful pine trees from the Happy Scenes stamp set.  This stamp set is so versatile. It has so many themes and great words for all the upcoming holidays.  Today I am sharing a Christmas scene:

As you can see, I added a single tree to the front of the card with dimensionals and centerd it.  I just cut the other trees off.  I also added some Dazzling Details to the snow on the trees and the edge of the snow on the front panel.  Silver accents Cucumber Crush just perfectly!

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Witches' Night Treat Box

Here's another treat box I made for Halloween using the Square Pillow Box Die set with the Witches' Night stamp set.  Super quick and easy to put together!  We don't get a lot of trick or treaters out where I live, but I will make a few these to add to my collection to hand out to special people.  See my previous post HERE using the other fun image in this set.

After die cutting the image using the Lots of Labels Framelits Die set, I sponged in Crushed Curry ink followed by Pumpkin Pie ink and then by Basic Black ink.  To make it pop a little more, I added some black rhinestones to the image itself.  

And did you notice that I used the Softly Falling textured embossing folder on the box?   I think it makes it look creepy...maybe like warts?! Ha! Or should I say Hee-hee-he!

Who wouldn't want to receive one of these?  So fun and easy!  Here's the supplies I used:
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jingle all the way for Sunday Stamps! #112

Happy Sunday! It's time for another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps! And this week we have a sketch for you to follow.  Here is Sunday Stamps! sketch challenge #112:

And here's what I decided to create using the Jingle All the Way stamp set and matching Sleigh Ride Edgelits.

Colors are: Pool Party, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. Other accessories from the Holiday catalog are: Merry Moments DSP stack (page 27), Softly Falling Embossing folder (page 24), Snowflake Elements (page 23), Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (page 9) and Linen Thread from the Annual catalog (page 159).  Need a copy of the Holiday catalog?  Contact me and I will send you one! 

Did you notice that I added another horse to the sleigh ride?  I actually had planned to use 3 horses but it looked a little overwhelming for this particular sketch so I will save that idea for another day!

Now its time to over to Sunday Stamps! and check out what the design team members have made and then join in the fun!  We look forward to seeing what you create!  Happy day and happy stamping!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Magical Season

Oh, how I LOVE the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catlaog! There are so many fun ways to use this folder!  For this card, I embossed a piece of Pool Party card stock with this new folder and then I carefully brayered over the branches using White craft ink followed by heat embossing with white embossing powder.  It looks so awesome embossed in white!
Next, I layered a piece of the gold speckled vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack (another awesome product) on top of it.  It gives it a 3D look of golden snowflakes falling from the sky.  So pretty in person!  And there are other cool designs in this vellum stack that will look just as beautiful.  Who doesn't like gold???  

I then added a focal point which is a sentiment from the Cozy Christmas stamp set and is adhered with Dimensionals.  To finish off the card, I added Gold Metallic Thread and the pop of a few gold sequins.

This card says it all in a sparkly and hip kind of way without a lot of difficulty!   Click HERE to shop. Have a happy day! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Merry Little Christmas

Home for Christmas...  Doesn't everyone love to be home for Christmas? I know I do and Stampin' UP!s Home for Christmas DSP will definitely make you feel like you are right at home-right back at home in the 70's that is!  Is that considered vintage now? Ugh!  Any hoot, here's a card I made using the Santa side.  This paper has so many fun sides to choose from that you don't need to add a lot of stamping to it.  Perfect for mass producing those Christmas cards this year!

 My design follows the sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink.  Here's the sketch challenge:
JAI #283

Add some sequins and some Silver Cording Trim, and this creation will take you back to your childhood past!

Here's the supplies I used:
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So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!

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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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!