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 09, 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!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Make and Take Project # 1

Hello, crafty friends! Last weekend I had my New Catalog Make and Take class and I thought I would share a few of the projects we made.  Here is project No. 1:

This birthday gift set uses the famous and awesome and must have Ronald McDonald stamp set called Sprinkles of Life and matching Tree Builder punch.   We made a medium gift bag with an 11" x  7" piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock using the new Gift Bag punch board and a matching 3 x 3 card and envelope using the Envelope punch board.  There are many, many things I love about this project, but ideally I like it because the cute little card fits inside the bag, so its perfect for delivery!  How about that washi tape?  It's awesome for adding a pop of color and makes this project quick and easy to put together.  

Here's the links to the supplies for this project:
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CMCC#82 and RS#174 : Happy Birthday!

Hello, crafty friends! I have been busy getting reading for my Make and Take class happening on Satruday and as usual, I always want to create something after I have all my supplies packed in containers- which makes it difficult for me to find supplies AND remember to put them back!  So, hopefully I put everyting back in the right spot. :)

I played with 2 challenges this morning: Retro sketch #174 and Colour Me...! #82.  Here are their challenges:

And here's the card I made following the sketch and using the colors shown on the righthand side of the colour me challenge:

Colors are: Tip Top Taupe (love!), Wisteria Wonder and Blushing Bride.  

The sentiment is from the Hostess set: Happy Birthday Everyone, and the flowers are from Beautiful Bunch.  Love, love these colors together!  So, I guess I am "team  Tara"! The accents I used are: Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Blushing Bride Candy Dots, White Perfect Accents and some vanilla twine. 

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Well, I hope you enjoy my creation. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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!