Friday, May 26, 2017

For You

Hello, crafty friends.  Posting has been limited these past few weeks as I decided to finally do some long overdue painting in our home. And of course it took longer than I had hoped/planned for.  It may  have been because I tackled this project by myself while my husband was on a fishing trip, or that I am a bit older, or maybe a perfectionist...or maybe all of the above! :)

However, I have also been getting ready for my Open House next week on Thursday, June 1, 2017. I would love to see you stop by!  Come see what I have been creating and then make a cool project yourself! It's a FREE event and everyone is welcome!  See more details HERE.

Here's another new sneak peek project:

Have you ever used the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate?  This is a new product for me, and oh boy, is it fabulous!  Its gold on one side and silver on the other.  It comes in 3 different patterns and you get 2 of each pattern.  Here, I used the silver polka dots side.
I stamped the daisy from the Daisy Delight stamp set twice in Melon Mambo and added some Chocolate Chip ink to the petals using my  Aqua Painter.  The leaves were stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and hand cut out.  To finish off the flower, I added a new Clear Faceted Gem.  I also added a strip of DSP from the new Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.  Before I adhered it, I added a scalloped bottom using the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

And how about that adorable "for you" tag? I can't stop using it!  Not only does it match the new Wood Crate Framelits, it looks great with cards because the tag is the perfect size to tuck next to your pretty daisy flower. :)

Come see this and many more new cool items from the upcoming Stampin' UP! catalog at my Open House!

Happy stamping, and happy Memorial Weekend!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Stamps! #153

Hello, crafty friends!  It's time for another new challenge at Sunday Stamps! Thank you to those of you who played along with us last week - its so fun to see other creative stampers play along!

This week we have a color challenge for you to play along with. Remember, Sunday Stamps! does not state a specific color name- so that you can interpret the colors and inspirational picture based on what ink colors you have at home.  Just remember to use at least 3 colors when creating your project.

Here's this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!:



The colors I choose to use for this weeks color challenge are: Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Marina Mist.


I used a lot of new products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! annual catalog.

You will be able to start shopping from the new catalog on Thursday, June 1, 2017. Yippee!  But before you start shopping- why not stop by my Open House on June 1, 2017.  Details are HERE.

Card details:

  • Stamps: Colorful Seasons, Thoughtful Banners 
  • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White card base, Marina Mist and Tranquil Tide;
  • Ink: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Marina Mist.
  • Accessories: Fresh Florals DSPSeasonal Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Ticket Tear Border punch, Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Classic Label punch, Marina Mist Enamel Shapes, and White Perfect Accents.
You have until Friday, June 2, 2017, to join us.  Please head on over to Sunday Stamps! and see what the other design team members created for this weeks challenge.

Happy stamping!




Thursday, May 11, 2017

Berry Burst Eastern Beauty

Hello, crafty friends! Today, I am sharing a sneak peek of the new Eastern Beauty Bundle dressed in 3 new In Colors: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.



I made a water color wash using Powder Pink and Berry Burst on a piece of white card stock and heat set it with my Heat Tool, After it was dry, I randomly stamped the medallion star image using Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.


The Eastern Medallion Framelits are da boom! Super easy to work with and the possibilities are endless!  I used 2 of the framelits and paired them with the 1 1/4" and 1" circle punches for the center sentiment.


I added a few Dimensionals to the medallion for an added wow effect and a piece of the new 1/2" Fresh Fig Finely Woven Ribbon.  To finish it off, I used some new Glitter Enamel Dots and a Rhinestone jewel.


See this and many other project ideas using new products at my Catalog Open House.  Details are HERE.

Happy stamping!