Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 293 Oh Darling Sketch

It is a Paper Craft Crew Wednesday! It is also the Tucker Tribe's last day of school! They are out at Noon today! To say I am a bit excited is an understatement. I mean, it isn't like I am going to sleep in and eat all day. I still wake up to make coffee before Troy goes to work... No Coffee No Workie!

This week with the Paper Craft Crew, Pam has whipped up a sketch that I really had fun with. I am really starting to warm up to all the new goodies that I have from the up coming Annual Catalog, have you gotten your copy yet? If not let me know so I can be sure to send you one.

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So if you have been a loyal follower since the beginning of my blog you will know that at one point, Stampin' Up! didn't offer stitched dies, and I was of course a bit rogue back then. When I saw the Stitched All Around Bundle it was going to have a nice loving home in my stamp studio...but, do you ever OVER stimulated when a box of BRAND NEW goodies is delivered? That was me when my preorder got here, and now Stella has her groove back! Lets get to the card...

So when this card started, I was going to take the sketch pretty literally. I had ovals on the brain and wasn't quite sure how I was going to pull it all off with new goodies. While FaceTime crafting with another demonstrator (that is usually how I spend time in my craft room) I had my AHA moment! I quickly die cut the Basic Black card stock using the largest label like die from the Stitched All Around Bundle, then inked up my sentiment from the stamp set in this bundle with Versamark. I broke out the White Stampin' Emboss Powder and put my heat tool to work. This was set aside while I made some fun spatters using my Aqua Painter and Granny Apple Green on my Thick White Card Stock. This green is amazing, it is bright and vivid! When creating my layers I couldn't resist the small stitched heart in the dies of this bundle. I actually ended up cutting three of them from Melon Mambo card stock but only ended up using the one and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green stitched circle from the bundle as well. The poker chip looking stitched die in Melon Mambo was perfect. In my head the card need some sparkle or texture. The Gold Glimmer Paper banner was the perfect touch. I actually used the Banner Triple Punch and took the scrap and used it as well! Some black Faceted Gems from the upcoming Annual Catalog and this card was complete!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch! Have fun!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 151 ABC's and 123's Graduation Card

Happy Tuesday! I am back with the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team for a fun challenge to wind up the school year! The kids start summer at noon tomorrow, and although the bickering will be strong, I am ready for school to be DONE!

The Challenge this week is super fun and obviously left up to your interpretation. We want you to make a card with ABC's or 123's. If you need some inspiration you can take a peek by clicking the link below to see what our design team has come up with.

In the past, I would have posted that I would take graduation card orders. Last year I found that when I did that, I ran out of the creativity that I needed to make my own. So when the owner of the bakery and espresso bar that I sometimes hold classes at asked me, I told her yes but not to broadcast it. I have 4 cards to make for her, let me show you the first one!

So with the color revamp just over a week away, I can't wait for you all to get your hands on the new purples!!  This fun Gorgeous Grape based card is right up our Wray Eagle alley! Our school color is purple and the Gorgeous Grape is going to be an amazing color for anything school related! I have layered up Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape inks using the Amazing Congratulations stamp set and the Stamparatus! You will notice that I also layered these colors with the Playful Backgrounds stamp set. Once I had this done, I die cut the 2018 with the retiring Large Number Framelits (Which are still in stock!). The Basic Black card stock was perfect for this card to pop with the amazing eclipse technique. It needed a finishing sparkled so a mix of Metallic Sequins and Clear Faceted Gems were just the right touch!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see you play with the idea of  "ABC's & 123's"! Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 150 Fancy Fold Challenge

Tuesday, oh Tuesday! It just means that we have all survived Monday, right? This is the kids last FULL week of school! I can't believe that the year has flown by! One more field trip and two field days and we will be DONE!!!!

Stamp Ink Paper is back this week with a fun challenge I am sure that you all can participate in! We are designing and challenging you with Fancy Folds!

We are only weeks away from the launch of the new Annual Catalog, and let me tell you the new core colors are AMAZING!!!!! Let me show you what I have whipped up with some of the new goodies!

This fun Z Fold card was made using Melon Mambo and Mango Melody Card stock! This fun, bright color scheme is amazing with the Garden Impressions DSP! I stamped the oval sentiment in Melon Mambo ink is from the new Detailed with Love stamp set. I die cut it with the Layering Ovals then layered it onto a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. To give it a pop, I then added the ovals onto a Mango Melody Scalloped Oval and adhered it with Liquid Multipurpose Glue. A simple bow with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon was just the right touch!

I am so glad you stopped by today! I will be live on my Facebook page today with a quick tutorial on how this was made at 10 AM MDT!!!

I can't wait to see what you have folded for this weeks Stamp Ink Paper Challenge!!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

OSAT On The Red Carpet Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, welcome back to the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! It has been a real busy week for me with field trips, preps for dance recital, and meetings at school. I think that I am just about ready for summer myself! Do you have some awesome plans for the summer? So far, we have nothing major other than a few drop ins from out of town friends and there is always the pool!

This month with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop we are Rolling Out The Red carpet to new colors, new stamps and new product. However, there may be a few who hasn't received some of the new goodies so you may see something that is sparkly or glam! 

Anytime I get a preorder box I get a bit overstimulated. I mean, a box full of new stamps, dies and amazing new colors is a lot to get excited about. So let me show you the 2018-2020 In Colors! Say hello to Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call me Clover and Blueberry Bushel!!

Like I said above, I have been CRAZY busy with life in general and a bit overstimulated with all the NEW stuff! I chose to take a bit of what I would consider as an easier route. Although, I am showcasing all of the new In Colors and there may be a few new colors involved too. The card base, DSP, ink and 1/8" Grosgrain are all new In Colors. Lovely Lipstick is the nice red color and I chose to matte this card with Melon Mambo it was a great monochromatic choice and I can't wait to see what the colors look like sponged together. The Grapefruit Grove is the nice orange like color, this one I chose to matte with one of the new colors being added to our color collection Petal Pink. Pineapple Punch, I have really never been a yellow fan, but this yellow is so fresh and summery and actually matted up nicely with Crushed Curry. Call Me Clover, this rich green is going to be amazing come Christmas time and is a true green. I matted this with another color that will be making its debut in our color collection Granny Apple Green, with this monochromatic combo, you wouldn't have to pinch me on March 17th! Blueberry Bushel, is a true blue and what is not to love about that! I have matted it hear with another amazing new color Balmy Blue. The cards are all accented with our Clear Faceted Gems.

As my 3D item for the hop, I decided to use the 2018-2020 Color Collection DSP to wrap some Hershey Nuggets. They are sitting in a nice little Blueberry Bushel Tray in the 2 x 8 Cellophane Bag. I tied the Stitched All Around Tag with the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon at the top!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of our amazing hop team has created for you today! Have an amazing day!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creation Station Trees and Textures Blog Hop

It is Creation Station Sunday! We are having a beautiful weekend with AMAZING weather! Spent some time with the horses. The kids played a great game of hide and go seek as well as some fun jumping from hay bail to hay bail. We have big plans this evening and I have plenty of prep work to get done for a big surprise!

Today with I am the Creation Station Design Team and we are hopping with the theme "Trees and Textures", while you may not see Trees on my card, you will see Tree Rings and Wood. Showing you that you can make a card with layers and have visual texture, Let me show you what I have created!

My card design started with a nice background of Crumb Cake card stock. I gently stamped the Tree Rings background stamp with Crumb Cake ink so that the background was perfectly imperfect. Using the Share What You Love DSP, a large stitched oval from the Stitched Shaped Framelits from the wildflower pattern in this pack was perfect. The banners on the left were actually scraps I had and punched with the Banner Triple Punch and then layered underneath the oval. In my opinion a card ALWAYS needs a sentiment. The Share What You Love embellishment kit is absolutely delightful and had the amazing die cut label. Blackberry Bliss seemed perfect for the Thank You sentiment from the Love What You do stamp set. The Shimmery Pear Pizzazz ribbon was just the right touch with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. This was all layered onto a rich matte of Blackberry Bliss card stock and then added to a fresh card base of Pear Pizzazz!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I hope that you too are having an amazing weekend! Next on the hop is the oh so fabulous, lucky to call her my friend, Dena Rekow! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Dena Rekow

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing You are My Anchor Blog Hop

Happy Thursday and welcome to the April edition (even though its May) of the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! A few of our team had a conflict on our regular Thursday so we decided to help them out by moving the hop to today! 

I am so excited because this kit had so much in it! So the possibilities were endless. I was so excited to have been asked by Paper Pumpkin to provide a couple alternatives for this kit on the
Paper Pumpkin page. So unfortunately while possibilities may have been endless, my time is not lately and I wanted to show you what I made for Paper Pumpkin and I created a fun card for you to take a peak at... Let's get to the designs!

My AHOY accordion banner was designed for the Paper Pumpkin blog! Don't worry I asked permission before using it today! I used two of the striped note cards from the kit to create the accordion. To do this I actually used Liquid Multipurpose Glue. Once this was done, I actually used my big bite Crop A Dile to punch the holes at the top. Then I ran the Crumb Cake colored twine and ran it though the holes tying it off at both ends with the Calypso Coral die cut Anchors. To create the AHOY portion of this, I have used one of the Circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits with a few of the patterns of the patterns provided in the kits then added the Large Letter Framelits in Crumb Cake to each circle. I even stamped the sea gulls and added a few hearts to embellish.

I wanted to be sure that my card coordinated with my banner. I again have used the stripe and adhered it to a matte of Calypso Coral. Again, I have repurposed a note card from the kit. This time I used the gold foil accented white circle die cut from the kit because the stamps are Photopolymer I was able to bend the sentiment and stamp it in Island Indigo. A 1 3/4" Circle of the Anchor Pattern and added with Stampin' Dimensionals and then added the Calypso Coral Anchor and Crumb Cake Twine! 

So happy to share my creations with you today! Make sure you scroll down for a full list of our hop participants! You will want to be sure that you tour the whole hop!

Friday, April 27, 2018

TGIF 157 Tic Tac Toe Flowers, Pink and Pearls!

HAPPY FRIDAY!! We all made it, and this week we didn't blow away!!!

This week with TGIF Challenges we are playing and creating with a fabulous Tic Tac Toe! I quickly made my three in a row by going across the top!

I am so excited about this Share What You Love Suite and Bundle. This amazing DSP and Photopolymer stamp set will be released EARLY to you as customers TUESDAY!!!! The paper alone is amazing and it worked out perfect for this weeks challenge!

I made this great double gate fold card with a bit of a twist. When cutting my DSP for the card I somehow cut it at 5 1/4" instead of 5 1/2". So I made a nice Berry Burst Card Stock base at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" to adhere the double gate fold to. I stamped the Mint Macaron wash look on the inside with Crumb Cake flowers and Gold Stampin' Emboss Thank You sentiment from the Love What You do stamp set. Then with the belly band, I used coordinating DSP and Vellum Card Stock. The nice Very Vanilla stitched Circle was stamped in a coordinating manner and added three of the Share What You Love Artisan pearls! A lovely bow of Very Vanilla Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon was the perfect touch!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see how you make your Tic Tac Toe