Thursday, May 21, 2020

3rd Thursday May 2020 Sneak Peek Blog Hop

It has been a busy week at my house! I can't believe I have found the time to create! My craft room is a disaster along with the rest of my house! Such is life, and it will go on. 
Today I am hopping with the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop Team! As a team we had a choice between using retired goodies or giving a sneak peek. I chose the sneak peek because I know that we are all impatiently waiting to order all of the fun NEW stuff Stampin' Up! has to offer in the Annual Catalog! I have done a bit of a montage of new products with today's card! Let me show you what I have created!

Today's creation started with my Stampin' Blends colored Sunflower from the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. I have used the Mango Melody Combo Pack and the Dark So Saffron to create a Bumblebee like color to coordinate with my Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper. This is nicely layered over a piece of the wood pattern In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and accented with a Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon bow. My Crumb Cake Stamped Jar is adhered over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals and was the perfect place to add my sunflower. My sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set is stamped with Crumb Cake ink on a layer of Whisper White. An accent of In Good Taste Elements was just the right touch. I have layered this onto a Mossy Meadow mat with a card base of our new In Color Bumblebee.

I can't wait for you to see what Kimberly has created today! You can get to her by clicking the next button below. Have a great rest of your day!

Kimberly Morris

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A Quick Look at Tasteful Touches

Happy Wednesday! I actually had a bit of time to just play in my craft room yesterday. Should I have been cleaning my craft room? Yes! Should I have been cleaning the house? Also, Yes! It seems as though my hopes and dreams of any alone time are just that... Hopes and Dreams! At least until school starts in September! Between taking care of Pigs, Horses, Kids and Garden life is going to be crazy for a long while. We are settling into a new normal. Distance learning is OVER! 

When I saw the colors from the Global Design Project (you can get all of the information by clicking the graphic above) for this weeks challenge I couldn't wait to create SOMETHING. After using the Tasteful Touches last week it was on my work space clearly saying, "Pick me! Pick Me!". I have really been stuck using Petal Pink and this challenge provided an outlet for me to try something new. Now let me show you what I have created today!

When I started this card I placed my ink pads in front of me on my work place and just started stamping. The Soft Seafoam layer was first, it is stamped with the greenery like stamp on Soft Seafoam card stock. My old Paper Snips stick around so that I can distress the edges on card stock like I have done above. After distressing the edges of the Soft Seafoam layer, the sentiment was stamped with Versamark and sprinkled with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder to be heat embossed. The flower is stamped in Blushing Bride on Whisper White with the center accented with Champagne Shimmer Paint. I have adhered  loops of the Gold Bakers Twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack behind the flower. This is layered over a banner stamped with Pretty Peacock and is also distressed.  I wasn't sure what to do or layer all of this over. So I grabbed a Whisper White piece of card stock and put it in the new Greenery Embossing Folder at a bit of an angle so I could emboss the corners. After adhering the Soft Seafoam layer to the embossed Whisper White, I distressed the edges of the Pretty Peacock mat. There really wasn't a better card base color than Blushing Bride, add a few Gold Gilded Gems and this beauty was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration with this color scheme just click the link above! Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Spot 111 Square Card Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday... Have you ever had a day that no matter you tried to do or squeeze in, it couldn't get finished... That was my Monday! Pigs, Garden, Crafting and Bickering Kids took the day by storm. I had a couple quiet hours to get todays card done before the bottom fell out of the bag.

Today I am designing with The Spot Design Team! We have an amazing SQUARE card sketch! It is not a card or design layout I reach to but I had so much fun inking up the NEW Blossoms In Bloom Bundle! Let me show you what I have made!

My card started with a Flirty Flamingo stamped flower pattern from the Blossoms In Bloom stamp set. I used my Stamparatus and then the Layering Circles to die cut this. I have added a bit of Pear Pizzazz stamped leaves and Crushed Curry stamped centers. The Greenery Embossing Folder was just the right touch on my Whisper White Layer. I have added a sentiment with Gold Foil mat. A few Flirty Flamingo stamped flowers and this cutie was done!

I can't wait to see what you create with this challenge! Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

OSAT Manly May Blog Hop

Happy Thursday to all of you! The weather is finally cooperating with outdoor plans! So today the kids and I are going to get our plants in the garden! School is officially out for the summer. The remote learning scenario was not ideal for those who have children that are not self starters or shady internet. I am just glad its over... We go back to school in September, Josh will have been out of school for 6 months the day we return.

The One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop is live and we chose Manly May for this months theme... Masculine cards when you have no choice but to make it Masculine is a bit of a struggle for me. So I inked up my Clubhouse Bundle and got the Country Club DSP and whipped up this cutie. Let me show you what I have created today!

My card started with a rich base of Crushed Curry with a coordinating mat of Night of Navy. I made a band using the Golf Cart pattern that also has a mat of Night of Navy. I have colored the my stamped image from the Clubhouse stamp set using Stampin' Blends and a Stampin' Write marker. A bit of ribbon and banner for the sentiment seem to do the trick. I added some Garden Green grass to accent the Golf Ball.

I was STUMPED for my 3D project! So I decided to add some Crushed Curry Card Stock and more of the Country Club DSP to the Mini Pizza Box. This is perfect for a gift card for dad or the grad!

I am so excited that you stopped by today! I can't wait for you to see what my other friends on the hop today have created. You will find that link list below! Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Spot 110 Inspiration Challenge

Good Morning and happy Tuesday! We had a chilly day yesterday with cold wet weather and wind. It even snowed to the east of us! I am so glad that I hadn't planted all of my garden plants yet! I am sure my tomatoes and zucchini will thank me! I was told my peas will be okay because they are a cooler weather crop... who knew? The kids only have 2 official days left of school and I can't tell you how happy that makes me!

This week The Spot has an Inspiration Challenge for you. The thing I love the most about inspiration challenges is the freedom we have in creating. It is almost as good as doing a sketch! You can click the photo below to get all the details on the challenge.
Who is impatiently waiting for the new catalog??? Well my preorder came on Friday and I could not wait to ink up the Tasteful Touches stamp set! This set will make its debut in just a few weeks, it features amazing texture stamps, a feather (SQUEAL!) and a flower, in the bundle the dies are amazing labels of different styles and stitching... Enough about that! Wait, did I mention the 24 sheet pack of Designer Series Paper that has amazing wood and tile patterns...DROOL WORTHY! Let me show you what I have created today!

My card started with the Petal Pink layer,  I have stamped the feather with Petal Pink ink and embossed the layer with the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. I distressed the edges with an old pair of Paper Snips. My Soft Seafoam layer is stamped with Soft Seafoam ink using the greenery like stamp on my corners. To add a bit of visual texture I have heat embossed the square like pattern in gold. I accented this with the In Good Taste Elements. The Merry Merlot stamped sentiment is on one of the amazing labels in this bundle. It is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals over the wood pieces. A bit of Linen Thread was just what the card needed. This is nicely layered onto a mat of Merry Merlot card stock with a base of Soft Seafoam. 

I am so excited to see what this challenge inspires you to make! You can just click the link above to join in on the fun!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

The Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Floral - May 2020

Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. The sun is shining and I am going to spend my weekend cleaning out the craft room! The kids only have a few more days of distance learning and we are done!!! By the time they go back to school they will have been out of in school learning for 6 months! It has not been the easiest scenario. 
I am so excited to be hopping along with the Joy of Sets team today, it is something new for me and I appreciate Angie McKenzie for letting me hop along. This month we are hopping with our favorite florals! I chose to use a stamp set that has been released from Stampin' Up! called Ornate Style. I have paired it with the So Sentimental Bundle and Peaceful Poppies DSP to make this amazing card today. Let me show you what I have created.

My card started with a piece of Whisper White. I have stamped the large flower stamp from the Ornate Style and stamped it on the corners with Memento Tuxedo Black. I have colored the flowers with Stampin' Blends in So Saffron, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral. After finishing my coloring I die cut the rectangle with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. This is layered at an angle over an Old Olive stripe piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP. A bit of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon wrapped was the perfect touch with a nice double bow. Calypso Coral was exactly what I needed for a mat for this card. My sentiment from the So Sentimental Bundle is stamped with Old Olive ink and die cut with the coordinating die. To finish this card up, I have used a Mint Macaron card base and added a few of the Gilded Gems.

I can't wait for you to see what my other crafty friends have made for you today! Next on the hop is the amazing Angie McKenzie, you get to her blog by clicking the next below! Have an amazing weekend!

 Angie McKenzie
Angie McKenzie
May 2020 Blog Roll

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The Spot Not Yo Mommas Card Challenge

Happy Tuesday! I am enjoying a hot cup of coffee in silence while typing up my post this morning... sometimes I wake up early just so I can drink my coffee in silence. It is for everyones safety! The kids and I will be working on seed tapes today of carrots and radishes for the garden. I am hoping to plant some of the flowers I got from the nursery on Friday. For those of you who garden, do you follow the Farmer's Almanac? In Colorado there is also the theory of not planting things before Mother's Day... I tend to be a bit of a rule breaker anyway.

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This week The Spot Design Team is creating cards that are not so average. We are calling it the Not Yo' Momma's Card. You may see some fun folds or Unisex type cards and cards that are NOT for mom!!  I chose to make a fun fold. That isn't necessarily for mom but maybe for an amazing friend. Now I can't take credit for this amazing fold design. I tend to treasure or hoard cards from swaps... I usually keep my very favorites. I received a swap card from my demo friend in California Amy Combs at OnStage in Vegas, I hadn't pulled it out of the clear envelope until a couple of weeks ago, so she gets the credit for the design of this fold. Let me show you what I have created!

Adorable, right?! This card has a rich base of Early Espresso with a mat and accents of Mossy Meadow. I have used the Stampin' Blends Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Ivory to color the Magnolia. This was nicely accented with the Magnolia Lane DSP stripe and the Bird Ballad DSP. I even added a bit of the Pressed Petals DSP wood. The Stitched So Sweetly Dies are a go to and a favorite. To create my label I stamped the smaller magnolia in Petal Pink and sentiment from the To A Wild Rose in Early Espresso before die cutting. My label is accented with a bit of Striped Petal Pink and Lace Trim. A few Gold Glitter Enamel dots were an amazing touch. 

I will be making this fold live on Thursday... Stay Tuned for a time!

I can't wait to see what you make for this challenge!