Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing No Matter the Weather

Good Morning! I can't believe that it is Thursday already, it seems like with all that is going on that it has been a 3 week Monday and it all started when Joshua had his appendix removed. The kids and I have spent a lot of time out helping build pig pens. You know, Social Distancing... but the weather has been glorious, so we have been taking full advantage of it! We are officially on a "Stay At Home Order" here in Colorado and we are lucky in that Troy's job is deemed essential. At least he gets a break from the circus!

Today the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Team is hopping with the No Matter The Weather kit! This fabulous kit came with two amazing stamp sets with some amazing clouds and adorable rain boots!


My time in my craft room has bee split between pigs, refereeing sibling feuds and my normal household duties. I would be lying if I told you that this scenario isn't taking a toll on my mental health but the last few days of being outside have been great!

I have created two cards for you today using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and the Under The Umbrella bundle. Let me show you what I have created!

This card started with a Smoky Slate layer stamped with both cloud stamps from the kit in Basic Gray. I layered the boots back behind the Smoky Slate and they fit neatly on my scalloped rectangle of So Saffron Gingham. I made a nice little scene with the stamps from the kit and die cut it with the largest label in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and accented it with a die cut bunny that is in the kit.

This card uses one of the card fronts as a layer. I again used Basic Gray to created my clouds on the background with the Under My Umbrella bundle to go with my Calypso Coral rain boots that are layered over the grass! The stripe patterned DSP is actually from kit and inside the envelopes! A bit of twine was just the right touch! 

I can't wait for you to see what else my friends have made, you can click through my list below! 
Stay Healthy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Spot 103 Pick 3 Very Versailles

Good Tuesday! I hope today finds you in good health! We have spent a lot of time lately as a family outside. Taryn's endeavor of showing pigs for fair this year is coming to fruition! We are now the proud owner of two pigs! These are Taryn's 4-H project and yes she understands what happens once they run through the sale at fair.  

This week The Spot Design Team is creating with a color challenge! Blushing Bride, Grapefruit Grove, Rococo Rose, Early Espresso, Basic Gray and Soft Sea Foam! We really want you to pick 3 and go from there but I decided to use 4 and maybe a bit of gold! Let me show you what I have created!

This card started on Very Vanilla. With Soft Sea Foam stamped leaves and the script stamped in Early Espresso from the stamp set Very Versailles. I decided that it needed a bit of heat embossed Stampin' Emboss Gold Splatters. I stamped the medallion type stamp with Blushing Bride, and then I die cut it with one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and then layered it up with a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies that is stamped with Soft Sea Foam. A bit of Rococo Rose is stamped underneath. It is accented with some Gold Foil leaves and the Very Vanilla lace trim! This card was perfect to add the Gold Gilded gems. This is on a layer of Blushing Bride with an Early Espresso card base!

I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks colors! You only have until Saturday night to get those cards entered! The link is above! Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The Spot 102 Good Luck-Tags In Bloom

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Good Tuesday to you all! I hope that today finds you all well.  The kids are on spring break and we are still waiting on word about school closures. It is great that we live in a rural area of Colorado and at this point, our county and those surrounding it have had no confirmed cases. of COVID-19. My goal is to not blog about COVID-19 but to keep coming to you with card and paper crafting ideas, and will be introducing the class to go option as well!
This week with The Spot, we are designing with a theme! Since today is St Patrick's day we decided to create with a "Good Luck" Theme. You can get all of the details of the challenge above. I have finally inked up the Tags In Bloom and used my Scripty Embossing Folder.

I have to tell you that the stress level in my house has been high, between Josh's emergency appendectomy, spring break and the total state of our country... I am just stressed!!! It made my card making skills a bit absent to say the least! 

This card started with the flower like frame stamped in Memento Ink onto Whisper White card stock. I have used Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sea Foam blends to color this beauty. I then tested my fussy cutting skills and fussy cut it out. Next, I stamped the stitch like stamp with Soft Sea Foam ink. The Blackberry Bliss sentiment was perfect for the soft yet rich card. I was so excited to use the Label Me Lovely Punch with this! This is nicely layered over a strip of Champagne Foil and Whisper White card stock that has been embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I sponged a bit of Soft Sea Foam. A double bow of the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon and a few Champagne Rhinestone and this bad boy was done!

I can't wait to see you participate with this weeks challenge! 
Hope you have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Spot 100 Getting to Know You

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is doing well! Hopefully, I have escaped having whatever everyone in my house has had and shared. Thankfully all three kids went to school yesterday. Is it wrong for me to be ready for summer break already?! I am just ready for days at the pool, flip flops and a good thunderstorm or 2.

Today we start something new! A group of us have come together for a new creative challenge and we are calling it,
This Creative Challenge will be live every Tuesday! I am so excited because we have an amazing design team and I just can't wait to inspire all of you! For our first challenge we want you to get to know our styles! So we are calling it "Getting To Know You Designers Choice Challenge", we want to showcase our styles for you! You can click below to see our whole team and for full challenge details!

Now, If you have been following me for a while, you will know that I love my Subtles, wood, lace, coloring, flowers and of course heat embossing. I would consider my style is along the lines of a modern shabby chic. However we have more products that are not along this line, and I do try to showcase my creativity with more than just style. Let me show you what I have created for my "Getting To Know You Designers Choice" challenge!

This card started with our Stitched Lace Dies. I ran it through my die cutting machine with a piece of Whisper White before I used the Stitched Nested Label Dies to die cut it. I chose to use the Forever Blossoms Bundle. I have stamped the Memento Tuxedo Black before coloring with my Petal Pink and Soft Seafoam Stampin' Blends. I even added an extra flower and set of leaves so that my smaller Stitched Nested Label with my Gold Stampin' Embossed sentiment was balanced. After I adhered the flowers to the lace with the sentiment, I adhered this layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. A nice rich piece of wood DSP from the Pressed Petals DSP over the Tufted Embossed Soft Seafoam was definitely the right touch. I added a bit of the Metallic Pearls for a touch of bling. This is all nicely layered onto a card base of Petal Pink cardstock.

I am so excited about this new challenge and I can't for you to showcase YOUR style! The link up closes Sunday evening so you wont want to wait! 
Have a fabulous week!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

APPT Lovely Day February 2020 Blog Hop

Man, the last few weeks have been doozies! Between sick kids, large card class, sick husband and me just trying to keep up with all of this. Everyone returned to school yesterday so MAYBE I can get back to a routine.
A Paper Pumpkin Thing is back! We are hopping with the kit from February 2020, Lovely Day. This is an amazing kit, with flower die cuts, copper edged banners and dimensional words! The best thing about it is that is that it coordinates with Sale A Bration stamp set Happy Birthday to You. Did you also know that this stamp set has dies too????? They are called Birthday Dies! 

When I started creating my alternatives for this kit, I had full intentions of sending them in for Paper Pumpkins live. I am in the process of rearranging my craft room and Taryn was helping me on their day off this past Friday. Well, she spilled water on my samples... I thought she ruined them! She did ruin one... But I was able to salvage one. I just can't get enough of the flower stamp in this kit! So let me show you my two creations!

 It makes me giggle when I realize how I get stuck on certain colors that if you asked me about using I may gag. Just kidding, I won't gag! I have always been a lover of a nice buttery type yellow. When I was younger I worked in a paint and wallcovering store and often helped customers with colors. So Saffron is much like the yellows I would have recommended. It is funny how unused it has been in the past in my stamp room. This card started with the So Saffron layer. I stamped the large flower in So Saffron ink on opposite corners and set this aside. The scalloped rectangles are from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I cut two, one in Whisper White and one in Flirty Flamingo. The Flirty Flamingo one is also stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink with the small flower from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I have layered these onto the So Saffron layer and set aside while I colored the cake stamp from the Happy Birthday To You with my Stampin' Blends in coordinating colors. This is all layered onto a Mint Macaron mat and Flirty Flamingo card base. I have added the copper foil dimensional word embellishment from the kit with a few sequins to finish it off!

This second card started with the large flower stamp on Fluid 100 paper. I whipped out my Aqua Painters and Watercolor Pencils to color this beauty before using my Paper Snips to fussy cut it out. This is layered onto a piece of Pressed Petals DSP that I adhered over a Pearlized Doily onto my card front layer that I created with a card base from the kit. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on a strip of Whisper White that is layered over a piece of Copper Foil. A quick Copper Foil Sprig from the Birthday Dies was a perfect touch before adhering it onto my Pear Pizzazz card base!

I hope you found some inspiration today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of our team has created! You can click along the list below for inspiration! Have a fabulous day!

Monday, February 24, 2020

Kylie's International Highlights February Winners Blog Hop

It is an amazing Monday here in Colorado. We have rain, two kids at school and one home with a fever. Thankfully at this point Joshua and I have been spared from the cooties! HURRY! KNOCK ON WOOD!!! 
I am so excited to be hopping with Kylie's International Blog Highlights Winners Hop! A huge and speciaal shout out to Kylie Bertucci for this opportunity! It is my first time participating and I am so looking forward to it! We are hopping with a Thank You theme, and to be honest... I was stumped! How is it that I went into my craft room THIS MORNING and whipped up a card this morning without any problems?! I have combined the So Sentimental Bundle with the Dressed to Impress bundle and paired it up with the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper. Let me show you what I have created! 

This card started with the sentiment stamped in Basic Gray and die cut with the coordinating dies from the So Sentimental Bundle. I just love this sheet of the Best Dressed DSP. The florals in this pack are amazing and do NOT get enough credit. I decided to stamp the flowers from the Dressed to Impress Bundle using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I could use my Purple Posy and Petal Pink Stampin' Blends. I even added a bit of Old Olive on the leaves before die cutting with the coordinating dies. I had a strip of Petal Pink that had been embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder left over from another project and decided to add it as a little layer with a touch of Gold Foil that was die cut with the small stitched like tag from the Dressed to Impress Bundle. The flowers were added to my sentiment with glue dots and was the perfect accent. This was adhered to my card front with Stampin' Dimensionals over a bit of Linen Thread. I accented this with a few Gold Metallic Pearls. This is all layered onto a piece of Purple Posy card stock on a base of Basic Card stock.

I can't wait for you to see what the rest of the participants have created for you today! You can find a full list below! Happy Hopping!


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Third Thursday Coordinating Product or SAB 2nd Release

It seems so weird to hopping in the afternoon or even typing in the afternoon. Hope you all have had a great week. The Tucker house has been hit by sickness and Troy (my husband) was sick enough to volunteer to go to the doctors yesterday. He has a nasty upper respiratory infection that I think is residual from whatever cooties Taryn had last week! Needless to say, he has been home for two days. Hopefully to return to work tomorrow!  
This month with the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop Team we are featuring the new coordinating products and dies or the upcoming 2nd release of Sale A Bration products. I chose to design with the coordinating products with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set. Let me show you what I have made! 

This great card started with a layer of So Saffron card stock that is stamped with So Saffron ink using the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp. I have a bright piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock that is embossed using the Tufted Embossing Folder and a Whisper White strip with the sentiment stamped in Gray Granite. I have used my Stampin' Blends in Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Soft Seafoam, So Saffron and Gray Granite to color the cake before die cutting it with the coordinating Birthday Dies. Unfortunately, you can't tell that I used Clear Wink of Stella on this... It is there though! This is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to my card front. The mat of Flirty Flamingo was perfect to layer onto my card base of Soft Seafoam. A few Champagne Rhinestones was just the right touch!

I can't wait for you to see what Angie McKenzie has whipped up for you today! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!