Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Stamps! challenge #106

Hello, crafty friends! It's time once again for another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps!.  This week we have a  sketch for you.  Here it is:

And here's what I made using the stamp set from the June 2015 Paper Pumpkin card kit.  I used the Pretty Petals DSP Stack as my color inspiration.  Colors are: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

I stamped the large flower image directly onto Calypso Coral carstock and fussy cut them out. I then stamped the flower again on Blushing Bride cardstock and then punch the centers out using the 3/4" circle punch.  The sentiment is also from the paper pumpkin kit, and I just masked off the words and stamped them where I wanted them.

The leaves were die cut from the Flower Patch stamp set.  They are stamped in Old Olive and Basic Black.  

To finish off my card, I added some Basic Black Bakers Twine and a few black sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  

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So, now it's time for you to head on over to Sunday Stamps! and see what the other design team members have created and then join us! We would love to see what you create!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches # 196

Good afternoon, crafty friends!  Today I made a birthday card for a niece of mine who is turning 13 next week.  I followed the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches to create my card.  Here's the challenge:

And here's my card:

Colors are: Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Basic Black.  I used the Friendly Wishes stamp set along with the Everyday Chic designer series paper. 

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On the inside, I made a money pocket that says "Best" birthday wishes. :) I hope she likes it! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Garden in Bloom Birthday

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made using the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  Colors are: Tip Top Taupe, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso and White craft ink.
Tip: After stamping the flowers and leaves, I went back and sponged Delightful Dijon around the flower centers and Tip Top Taupe around the flowers and leaves themselves to give it an all around softer look. 

To finish off the card, I stamped 2 butterflies and fussy cut them out and added some 1" Dotted Lace Trim and gold sequins. 

Well, that's my share for today! Thanks for stopping by, and happy stamping!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Stamps! challenge # 105

Hello, and welcome back to you and to me!  It's time for another fun challenge at Sunday Stamps! and this week we are working with a color challenge.  Here's the inspirational picture:
A beautiful ribbon cake dressed in grays and white.  Such a fun picture that I took the challenge literally and made a gray and white cake.  Here it is:
I added a lot of fun details to this wedding card.  But before I explain what I did, can you guess where the flowers on the cake came from? If you said Garden in Bloom- you are correct!  

Here's what I did to create this card.  First, I ran a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock thru the very pretty Elegant Dots embossing folder. Next, I inked up my brayer with Versamark and gently rolled over the embossed card stock.  I then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.  Such a pretty effect.

For the cake, I stamped the pedestal from the Build a Birthday set in Basic Gray ink.  Each layer of the cake was stamped in White craft ink and then heat embossed with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.  The cake wasn't tall enough for my liking, so I added another layer to the top- cutting it down a bit after I heat embossed it.  I used dimensionals to adhere the cake to the embossed panel, and fussy cut white embossed flowers from the Garden in Bloom stamp set. I also added a few leaves from the Bird Builder punch.  The sentiment is from the Something to Say stamp set. Lastly, I added some Whisper White Bakers Twine and Pearl Basic Jewels.

Here are the supplies I used:
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The design team has some beautiful creations to share with you so head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check them out!  Then, join in on the fun! The deadline for you to play along is by 12 pm on 7/24/15.  Can't wait to see what you creat with this weeks challenge! Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Just Add Ink #268: The Best...

You're the Best, really!  I have been playing with the Friendly Wishes stamp set with the very fun EveryDay Chic DSP.  After I made a few cards on my own, I decided to find a sketch challenge to follow.  I found this great sketch challenge at Just Add Ink.  Here's their challenge:
This sketch has so many possiblilities. The design team has made some fabulous creations.  Be sure to check them out.

But before you head over there, here's what I made:

The Everyday Chic DSP is so much fun because you can color the paper any color or way YOU want to! I chose to color randomly using my retired Daffodil and Bermuda Bay Blendabilities.  You could also use markers, sponge daubers, a brayer, or Copics.  The paper is dark on one side, and light on the other so the possiblities are endless.  I really like this paper.

Here's the supplies I used:
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy 18th Birthday, Rebecca!

Hello, stamping friends! Today I am sharing the card and matching cake piece I made for my daughter's 18th birthday.  She is heading off to college in mid August, and I am going to miss her very much!

I used the awesome and must have Sprinkles of Life and Sweet Stack stamp sets along with the very fun Cutie Pie Thinlits Die set.    The colors I chose were: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party and a splash of Crumb Cake.  The sentiment and cupcake bottom are stamped in Soft Suede ink to match the layers in the cake piece below. I also double stamped the cupcake bottom in White Craft. The cup cake layers were embossed in white before punching them out.

This litterally was my first go at the Cuitie Pie Thinlits Die set, and I do recomend watching Stampin' UP!'s youtube video HERE.  It is very helpful and will help you not waste your paper! :)  My first attempt to assemble was incorrect and I had to rip it apart and try again! Maybe I was rushing because it is easy to assemble......

Here are the supplies I used:
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These were so much fun to put together!  Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get to stamp a latte!

Monday, June 22, 2015

You're a Peach

This afternoon, I had a few mintues to stamp and decided to join the color challenge at Stamping Royalty.  Here is their challenge:
I love these colors together and I will  need to send out thank you cards to our family who were just here helping us celebrate Rebecca's graduation. I decided I would make a quick card using these awesome colors together while getting my stamping fix.
Here's what I made using another Stampin' UP! Hostess set called Silhouettes & Script.  
As I said, my goal was to make a clean and simple card. 

Here's the supplies I used:

Stamps: Silhouettes & Script and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Sky and Lost Lagoon
Paper: Crumb Cake, and Whisper White
Accessories: Calypso Coral and Pool Party DSP, 2014 Holiday washi tape, Linen Thread, stapler and sequins.

Okay, I feel much better! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Stamps #104: Just For You

Hello, crafty friends! Today, I am sharing a card I made using the awesome Floral Wings hostess stamp set for the new Sunday Stamps! sketch challenge.  Stampin' UP! colors are Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  This stamp set coordinates with the Bold Butterfly Framelits as well as the Butterflies Thinlits.  So its definetly double the fun! :)  I also love that it is a two-step stamp set, and that I can put ANY of the flowers where ever I want them to be.  I used the single flower image stamp and a medium sized flower to fill in the green leafy vines. I also stamped the honeycomb image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set to soften it up a bit.  I see these two stamp sets working well together.

And here's where my card design came from- the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!:

And here are the goodies I used to create my card:
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The design team has some fabulous creations for you to see, so make sure you head over to Sunday Stamps! and check them out.  Remember Sunday Stamps! challenges run for 2 weeks, and we would love for you to join us.  Happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

Hello!   I hope you are enjoying the summer! I have to admit, that I am already getting tired of cutting the grass every 3 to 4 days due to all the rain we keep getting! I have been super busy, and I haven't had much time to stamp.  And I will admit, I am dying! Stamping is my therapy but graduation party duties have taken over my life right now.

Today's card is the anniversary card  I made for my husband.  It's our 25th Anniversary- but with so much going on right now, we will be celebrating it on a later date. Any hoot, here's the card I made for our anniversary.

I pulled out lots of retired goodies to make this.  Don't forget that today is the last day to sign up for 50% off the June and July Paper Pumpkin kit!  If you have never tried it before, this is a great opportunity to try it out!   Check it out HERE. Happy Stamping everyone!

Sunday, June 07, 2015

SSC103: Best Thoughts...

Good morning, and happy new Sunday Stamps challenge day! Yippee! It's time for another fun challenge and this time we are looking for crafty creations using  the following sketch:
Such a pretty sketch, don't you think? The Stampin' UP! colors I chose to create my card are: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and White. I also had to use a new stamp set from the 2015-2016 catty called: Best Thoughts.  You can purchase this very pretty Hostess stamp set for only $10 when you host a party or place an order of at least $150. 

Stampin' UP! supplies:
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So head on over to Sunday Stamps and see the other design team creations! There are FAB! And we can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

June and July Paper Pumpkin card kit special!

Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a video I made.  It's my very first don't laugh too hard.  It would have taken FOREVER to upload it in HD quality, so I chose the "standard" quality upload so that I could actually get up and on my blog.  So, don't worry, your eye sight is just fine.

I made this for my non-stamping friends so that they can see how awesome the special is for new subscribers of the Paper Pumpkin monthly card kit.  Stampin' UP!'s monthly card kit cost only $19.95 a month, but for this special, you can try it out at 50% off for 2 months!

So if you would like to try it out, click HERE  and enter "SAVE50" for the promotion code. Please pick me as your demonstrator. You have until June 10, 2015, to give it a try.

Thanks, and happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

New annual catalog is Live!

Good morning stamping friends! Today is the kick off of the NEW 2015-2016 annual Stampin' UP! Catalog! Hoot-hoot!  Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' UP! ? Well, now is a great time!  If you join Stampin' UP! between June 2, 2015, and June 30, 2015, not only will you get the Stampin' UP! starter kit  filled with items YOU pick out, but you will get to choose 2 additional stamp sets of your choice from the new catalog for FREE!  The starter kit costs only $99, and is worth over $175 in product when you include the 2 FREE stamps sets!  Hoot-hoot!
It's a great time to try it out! I would love to include you in my downline where you will have access to all my projects I am teaching/demonstrating at workshops and make and takes.  It's a perfect time to join!  You can learn more HERE!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #263- modified

Hello, stamping friends! I am back from Canada and I am sorry to say I did NOT outfish the boys. But, I did catch a Northern Pike, so that was quite fun. :)  I made time to stamp later today and I finally got a chance to take a picture of my creation to share with you.  I am playing in Just Add Ink's challenge which is to make a wedding themed project.
Here's what I made.

Of course I had to use SOME of the new goodies I purchased from my Sneak Peak order from the upcoming 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! catalog.  Colors are: Tip Top Taupe (NEW!), Delightful Dijon (NEW!), Gold and Very Vanilla.  I also used the NEW embossing folder called Boho Chic and Delightful Dijon Dotted Lace Trim- yummy!

Here's the rest of the items I used to create this fun card:
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Stamping is such a stress reliever!  Well, I hope you get to release some stress too! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Stamps! Challenge #102

Happy Sunday, and Happy Memorial weekend! We are up at our cabin and hopefully Rebecca and I will out fish the boys this weekend!  But of course we can not forget about a new challenge at Sunday Stamps! Today over at Sunday Stamps! we have a fun sketch challenge for you.  Here's the challenge:
And here's what I made using NEW Sneak Peak goodies from the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! catalog:

I used a brand new stamp set called Build a Birthday along with a new 6x6 sized designer series paper stack called: Cherry on Top.  Colors are: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  And don't you just love that Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trime? These Sneak Peak items will be available to order from the new Stampin' UP! catalog when it goes live on June 3, 2015.

Now that you have seen my creation, why don't you head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check out the other design team members samples....then join in on the fun! :)   Happy Memorial weekend, and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Another Hooray Its Your Day!

Here is another birthday gift/money card I made using the same set and pretty much the same layout. This one is slightly smaller than an A2 card, so that the flagged piece could hang over...which I found I liked. : )  I did add a new element from the upcoming 2015-2016 catalog: the Boho Chic embossing folder!

And this time I did take a picture of the inside.  I made a gift/money card pocket the same size as the inside card base and used my Oval punch to punch a little piece out for a pretty effect.  And the arrow is pointing to the gift. :)  

Then I made a few more of these.  The pretty striped paper is from the Birthday Bash Specialty collection from the Occasions catalog.

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There's nothing better than a handmade card filled with a little goody in it, don't you think? :)
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's All About You Today

Good morning, stampers!  I have a few cards to show you over the next couple of days that I have been working on for a friend.  She wanted  me to make her some gender neutral birthday cards to have on hand.  When I got home, I thought...and thought.  I guess I really never have made a gender neutral card, so it was going to be a challenge....  but challenges are fun, right?  So here's the first gender neutral card I made:

This is a square card.  I added a gift card/money holder on the inside using the same polka dot paper. I used the very fun and perhaps overlooked stamp set called Hooray Its Your Day from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It's a stamp set made for a card kit, but I just wanted the versatile stamp set.  The arrow is from the What's Up? stamp set - which is retiring, 
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I should have taken a picture of the inside for you, but I am not used to that!  What do you think of my gender neutral card?

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Just Add Ink #261

Good morning!  Today I am sharing a thank you card I needed (wanted) to make and decided to use the color/image challenge at Just Add Ink.  I used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set, and the sentiment is from the retiring stamp set called Too Kind.
Here's my card:
Yippee!, the talented stampers at Just Add Ink picked my card for this weeks challenge. Thank you!

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And here's the photo of the challenge from Just Add Ink:

And since today is Tuesday- don't forget about Stampin' UP!'s Weekly Deals.  
Check them out HERE!

Now I need to go and make a few more of these to send out.  Happy Stamping!