Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nailed It for Sunday Stamps! #144

Welcome back to another new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a sketch and I decided to try out my new Nailed It Bundle.


How fun its this?  I just love this sentiment! This card will be a perfect Valentine for my husband. And who doesn't need more masculine stamp sets?  The Nailed It Bundle is a welcomed addition.

I used the Urban Underground Specialty DSP which is part of the Urban Underground Suite found on pages 46-48 of the Occasions catalog for the front panel of the card and also for the handles of the three saws.

Nailed It Card Supplies:
  • stamps: Nailed It (144735)
  • ink: Basic Black, Smokey Slate and Versamark
  • card stock: Thick Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo
  • accessories: Urban Underground Specialty DSP, Build It Framelits, Silver Embossing powder, Aqua Painter and Owl Builder punch.
Here's this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!:

You have until Friday, Janaury 27, 2107, to join in the challenge. We can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping!
January Host Code: U76WC42P


Place a $40 order (before shipping/handling) using this code and receive one of the following:
  •  a spool of Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog; or
  • 3 completed cards from my January Make and Take class. 
Details about my shopping rewards are HERE.

Orders of at least $50, also earn FREE Sale-a-bration items!
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Join me on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for my January Make and Take Class 
Cost: $12 or FREE with a $40 order using my January Host code.  
Class details HERE.
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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hey, Chick!

Today, I am sharing a fun or should I say funny card made using the Hey, Chick Sale-a-bration stamp set (SAB).  I wanted to challenge myself, so I found 2 fun challenges to play along with and created this:


Here's the challenges I followed:
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Here are the supplies I used to create my "Hey Chick card":
  • stamps: Hey Chick SAB (143328), Delicate Details SAB (143314), Sunburst Sayings 140725);
  • ink: Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black and White Craft ink.
  • card stock: Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, and Whisper White
  • accessories: Petal Burst embossing folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Aqua Painter, Gold Metallic Thread and rhinestones.

January Host Code: U76WC42P

Place a $40 order (before shipping/handling) using this code and receive one of the following:
  •  a spool of Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog; or
  • 3 completed cards from my January Make and Take class. 
Details about my shopping rewards are HERE.

Orders of at least $50, also earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too!
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Join me on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for my January Make and Take Class 
Cost: $12 or FREE with a $40 order using my January Host code.  
Class details HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams in Dazzling Diamonds

Hello, crafty friends. Happy Friday!  It is bitter cold here in MN, but I have a bitter sweet card to share with you showcasing another card I made using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle.


To create this card: I cut a piece of Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP down to: 3 1/2" by 4 3/4" and then die cut the dragonfly image from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the center.  This was then layered onto a piece of Whisper White card stock followed by a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  Next, I die cut a second dragonfly image onto a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and adhered it to the top of the DSP die cut area.  The card base is Watermelon Wonder.

And to make things really efficient (and beautiful),  I used the dragonfly image I had orginaly die cut out of the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP in the inside of the card- so there is no waste and everything matches perfectly.  :)

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle:

January Host Code: U76WC42P

Place a $40 order (before shipping/handling) using this code and receive one of the following:
  •  a spool of Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog; or
  • 3 completed cards from my January Make and Take class. 
Details about my shopping rewards are HERE.

Orders of at least $50, also earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too!
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Join me on Thursday, January 26, 2017 for my January Make and Take Class.  
Cost: $12 or FREE with a $40 order using my January Host code.  
Class details HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!




Monday, January 9, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams for a Wonderful Friend

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I am sharing a very fun card I made using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle from the 2017 Occasions catalog. This is a SNEAK PEAK of one of the many cards I have been making with this set for my upcoming classes.

There are so many different ways to stamp and die cut the dragonfly images in this set.  For this card, I stamped the dragonfly in Archival Basic Black ink onto Whisper White card stock and then colored it using various ink colors with my Blender Pen.  After it was die cut, I added a vellum layer using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies but I snipped off the body area so that I was left with just the wings.


Are you inspired?  Why not attend my January Make and Take Class on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  We will be making 3 beautiful projects using new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  
Can't make it or live out of town?  You can purchase the completed projects for just $12, or receive them for FREE with a qualifying order of $40 using my January Host Code: U76WC42P.  Details about my January class is HERE


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Love is in the Air for Sunday Stamps! #143

Hello, crafty friends! Happy New Year!  Can you believe 2016 has come and gone! ?  Where did it go and so fast??

Today, I am excited to share a SNEAK PEAK of an awesome NEW- must have bundle from the Occasions catalog called Lift Me Up.  The design follows the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!

The Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies bundle is so versatile!  It has awesome sentiments for these adorable balloons.  Birthdays, Graduation, Thinking of You and Thank You are just a few of the cards I see making with this set.   Add the Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as I have here, and you have a perfect Valentine card!  

Here's the new color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  You have until Friday, January 13, 2017, to join us!
To play along with this weeks challenge, choose a minimum of 3 colors that are similar to the color swatch provided in the picture above.  The colors I chose to use for this weeks challenge are: Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum, Blushing Bride and a hint of Soft Sky.

To create the background, I sponged the listed ink colors onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then dropped water droplets on to it using an old tooth brush.  To prevent the paper from curling, I quickly dried it with my Heat Tool.  Next, I embossed this "rainbow" of color panel using the new SNEAK PEAK Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder.  

Finally, I wanted the embossed petal hearts to really pop, so I brayered a little White craft ink over them making sure not to press too hard.  

LOVE IS IN THE AIR CARD SUPPLIES:

  • STAMPS: Lift Me Up* (144712)
  • INK: Archival Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugar Plum, Blushing Bride and Soft Sky.
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Sugarplum, and Blushing Bride.
  • ACCESSORIES: Up & Away Thinlits Dies*(144712),  Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder*(1422761), Soft Sky DSP Stack, Elegant Eggplant Solid Baker's Twine, Sweet Sugarplum Color Enamel Dots and Sponges.

(*= Available starting January 4, 2016.)

Thank you to all who signed up for my December grab bag give-away!  I hope the winners are enjoying their new goodies!  Can't wait to share my stamping ideas with you in 2017!  Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by today!






Thursday, December 29, 2016

Joy to the World demensions

Hello, crafty friends. I have been enjoying family time- but wanted to give the dimensions to the Joy to the World side Z fold card I made in my previous post as requested by a fellow stamper:
Thanks for the sweet comment, Rebecca. :)


Happy stamping!   


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Joy to the World.....

Joy to the World!  It's officially Christmas Eve.  May you find joy, peace and love during this busy holiday celebration!  Today's card is my favorite Christmas card I made this year using my favorite stamp set from the Holiday catalog.  Don't get me wrong, I have A LOT of favorites from the Holiday catalog, but the Wonder of Christmas just makes me happy inside and out. It's peaceful, beautiful and has fabulous words.  I love everything about it and it will be one of the Christmas sets I will keep for a long time.



JOY TO THE WORLD CARD SUPPLIES:

  • STAMPS: Wonder of Christmas (142136)
  • INK: Archival Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
  • PAPER: Whisper White and Mint Macaron
  • ACCESSORIES: Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Layering Squares and Layering Ovals Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Aqua Painter and Clear Wink of Stella.


I love Z fold cards.  They can really make a "wow" presentation.  This would be considered a side Z fold.
As the inside of the card says...." Christmas blessings to you and yours!"



Thursday, December 22, 2016

Glimmer Reindeer

Hello, crafty friends.  I have a quick post to share with you today.  It's a "flat" shaker card, in that, I used glue instead of dimensionals to adhere the vellum circle piece filled with sequins to the main panel.  This way I can still mail it without it requiring extra postage.  I sent a few of these out this year.

I used some retired products, but still wanted to share it with you. :)  Doesn't the reindeer from the Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Die set looks fabulous in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  





Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 (before shipping/tax)  using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

A tasty truck for Sunday Stamps #142

Hello, crafty friends we are only 1 short week away from Christmas!  Are you ready? HA!  I still have plenty to do, but I'm grateful to have all my kiddos home for Christmas break. Speaking of breaks, the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog is fast approaching, so I decided to take a break from last minute Christmas creations to play with the new Tasty Trucks SAB stamp set I earned for FREE with my Occasions catalog preorder.

This follows the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps:
I used some Melon Mambo DSP from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper, and some Crushed Curry DSP from the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper as my color pallet for this card.


TASTY TRUCK SUPPLIES:
  • STAMPS: Tasty Truck (143300)~ available January 4, 2017.
  • INK: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate and Soft Suede.
  • PAPER: Thick White and Crushed Curry Cardstock.
  • ACCESSORIES: Pop of Pink Specialty DSP, Festive Birthday DSP, Aqua Painter, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, Brights Sequin Assortment, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers' Twine, Clear Wink of Stella, and Dimensionals.


Here's the new sketch challenge at  Sunday Stamps! created by design team member Claire Broadwater. You can see all her lovely creations HERE. This weeks challenge closes on Friday, December 30, 2016.  We would love for you to join us!


So now its time to head on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created and then join us!

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 (before shipping/tax)  using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!

Happy stamping, and happy Sunday!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Joyful Christmas

Hello, crafty friends.  It's a joyful Christmas when you receive a handmade card in the mail. :)   Today, I wanted to share an awesome card I received from my dear friend, Janet- who loves to stamp as much as I do.
I just love her card!  You may not be able to see in the photo, but she added a little bit of red glitter to the doodles on each side, and then carefully outlined the word "joyful" with Clear Wink of Stella.  And if you add washi tape and sequins...count it as trendy and fabulous! Great card using the  Wonderful Cheer stamp set, Janet!

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Friday, and happy stamping!

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 (before shipping/tax)  using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Plaid Trees

Hello, crafty friends. I hope you are ahead of the game and have finished making and sending your beautiful handmade Christmas cards this year.  I bought the Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi tape from the End of the Year sale and put it too good use on some of my Christmas cards this year.  I made about 12 of these using all of the garden green sheets of DSP I had from the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.

Does this card look familar in any way???  Well, its a CASE of my Merry Christmouse card HERE. Why stress out and reinvent the wheel if the wheel isn't broken- or in this case if the card layout is good- right?  Super fun and easy to reproduce.:) I've been having a lot of fun with washi tape on my Christmas cards this year!


Crafty Creation Supplies:
  • STAMPS: Star of Light (142110)
  • INK: Versamark
  • PAPER: Garden Green, Whisper White
  • ACCESSORIES: Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Perfect Pines Framelits, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack, Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder.  

I hope you have enjoyed my card share for today. Thanks for stopping by!


Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 (before shipping/tax)  using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The light the shepherds saw that night...

Today, I'm sharing another card I made using the same technique (and colors) as my preview post HERE.  However, this time I used Crumb Cake for my main panel and only added embossed stars around the edges of the Crumb Cake cardstock to highlight the white die cut star I added to the center.

I made this card for Sunday Stamps! challenge #141 as well, but ended up posting the "Northern Lights" card for this weeks challenge.   So, this is my 2nd card for the challenge. :) 

I absolutely love the sentiments and the font in this set.  It's actually one of the main reasons why I purchased the set.  The beautiful starlight Thinlits is a bonus. 

STAMPING SUPPLIES:

  • STAMPS: Star of Light  Bundle (143508)
  • INK: Garden Green, Peakaboo Peach, Cherry Cobbler, and Versamark
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Vellum Cardstock.
  • ACCESSORIES:  Starlight Thinlits Die Bundle (143508), White embossing powder, sponge daubers, Garden Green Enamel Dot.
I hope you have enjoyed my card share for today. Thanks for stopping by!


Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Northern Lights for Sunday Stamps!

Hello, crafty friends!  We have a festive color challenge for you to play along with at Sunday Stamps! this week.
Such a fun picture! I love those little reindeer and of course that gingerbread man. So cute!  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice to play along.  Here's what I made using Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede and Real Red:

To create the background, I stamped the star images from the Star of Light stamp set randomly onto a 3 7/8" by 5 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock using Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  To create the "northern lights" effect, I sponged in all the different ink colors randomly using sponge daubers.  When I was finished adding ink, I used a paper towel to wipe the excess ink off  the embossed stars.

Stamping Supplies:

  • Stamps: Santa's Sleigh Bundle (143499), Star of Light (142110)
  • Paper: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede and Real Red.
  • Ink: Versamark, Peekaboo Peach, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, and Real Red.
  • Accessories: Santa's Sleigh Bundle (143499), White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, Rhinestone.

Now that you have seen my card, please head over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created and then join us!  You have until Friday, December 16, 2016, to join us.  Can't wait to see what you create with these festive colors!

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL

will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying
  Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!







Friday, December 2, 2016

First a mouse, now a moose!

Hello, crafty friends.  Today, I have another fun card to share using the adorable moose image from the Jolly Friends stamp set and matching Jolly Hat Builder punch bundle.

If you don't own this set yet, now is the time.  It's retiring and you can get it and the matching punch at a reduced price- while supplies last! See the stamp set HERE and the matching punch HERE.


Stamping Supplies:

  • Stamps: Jolly Friends (142112), Greetings from Santa (143269)
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red, Early Espresso, and White Craft ink;
  • Accessories: Jolly Hat Builder punch, Boho Chic Embossing folder, Aqua Painter, Brights Sequins Assortment, Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape.

Don't forget that all orders of at least $40 using the December Host Code: ED2DMVRL
will receive a set of Project Life Journaling Pens as my thank you gift.  See my online rewards page for more information.

Plus, register for my December Grab Bag Give Away HERE as my way of saying
  Merry Christmas to you- my customers and stamping friends!