Thursday, July 12, 2018

OSAT Creature Comforts Blog Hop

Okay, Okay! So you probably got here this morning and was like "Where is the words?? She didn't type anything" but my excuse is just that and legitimate! While attempting to type my post last night in my recliner with my lap top on my lap, I was falling asleep... Taryn even walked by and poked me!
Sad, but true... I have been all go lately. Between my business, company at the house (my mom will be here on the 21st), and trying to establish a team environment with the kids to get more chores done I am One Tired Mother Tucker or maybe I am just Tuckered out!
The One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop is back with the theme "Creature Comforts", now when Jenny Hall and I created the hop schedule we were trying to leave things up to interpretation... So the idea was animal themed cards or cards featuring an animal... So I must confess it was not a well thought out theme... Let me show you what I have made for you today!

Crafters Confession log #101... I lost my Flamingo Card!!! I can't find it! I looked everywhere and did everything short of throwing everything away on my counters! So, I was unable to get a picture with my two items together...

So I have had the Fabulous Flamingo set since I display stamped in San Diego! I must confess it was not a favorite... but it may have worked its way into my heart with this card. I am a frequent shopper of a store called Cheeky's. It is a boutique with sassy tea shirts, cute jewelry and they do lives in their VIP group which always leave me laughing. Anyhow, they have a T-Shirt with the sentiment I created above with the Make A Difference set.

ENOUGH TALKING!!! Lets get to the details!
The card started with a card base of Flirty Flamingo, with a bright matte of Coastal Cabana. My Thick Whisper White stamped layer is matted onto Granny Apple Green. I made the Flamingo using Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink and my amazing Stamparatus! My Coastal Cabana stamped Water is accented by some Granny Apple Green grass. The leaves at the top are also Granny Apple Green with a pop of Lemon Lime Twist. As stated above I created the sentiment using the Make A Difference stamp set using Coastal Cabana and Flirty Flamingo ink. It is tied on the left with the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. A few of the new Glitter Enamel Dots and this card was done!

For my project I needed to tied the two together even though I couldn't find the one! I chose to use the Tropical Escape DSP (which is on the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Sale). I made this fun little Chapstick favor with Granny Apple Green and the DSP. I stamped a quick tag to coordinate with Fabulous Flamingo Card and punched it with the Starburst Punch. It is matted onto a 2 1/4" Circle of Coastal Cabana. My Cute Ribbon is just the Whisper White Classic Weave, I have used my Light Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blend to color it before tying my Whisper White Bakers Twine bow around it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of my friends have come up with for this fun theme! You can follow along the hop by clicking along the list below!

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 158 Christmas In July

Happy Tuesday! I am back this with week with the Stamp Ink Paper design team with a Christmas in July challenge for you all to play along with!

It was really hard for to me to get into the HO HO HO spirit while making this card. I mean, it was 95 degrees out and somehow my mind just couldn't wrap itself around the idea of Christmas. After receiving the new Blended Seasons bundle (you guys will want to jump on this in August), I was bit overwhelmed... Let me show you what I came up with!

 It is a nice easy card that I chose to matte with what I call wonky layers!
The card starts with a Mint Macaron base and Crumb Cake Matte. I stamped the larger snowflake from the Colorful Seasons stamp set with Versamark and added the Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. Next I added some Mint Macaron smaller snowflakes. My lovely sentiment, bow and stitched die is from the Blended Seasons Bundle. No you didn't miss this in the catalog, it will released to you on August 1st as a limited time release and available while supplies last! So you won't want to miss out on this!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see all of your Christmas spirit!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Notes of Kindess meets Artisan Textures

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to an amazing start! At our house today it will be packed full of folding clothes, cleaning and I am sure the kids will throw some bickering in there.

This week I took the time to just create! After seeing the Fab Friday sketch yesterday, I decided to not just design a card for the sketch, but to also use the color challenge from Global Design Project as my launching point. I really don't get to play along with many other challenges, but in an effort to blog 5-7 days a week I decided to play along!

The Notes of Kindness kit is a fabulous all inclusive kit in the Annual Catalog. I don't often open a kit up and intend on using it as it is intended. The colors in this kit are some of my favorite but I wanted to try an "alternate" idea. Let me show you my card...

My card started with one of the die cuts from the Notes of Kindness Kit. The stamp set alone makes this kit one of my favorites. I inked up the large sentiment with Blackberry Bliss ink and stamped it on Whisper White card stock. Although the kit comes with a stitched square to be stamped on, I chose to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits for my stitched square. My nice piece of Grapefruit Grove DSP is from the Natures Poem DSP. I tied a nice bow with the 1/4" Copper Trim. I love a card to have some visual texture. The Artisan Textures stamp set has just the right pieces to do that. The spatter type was perfect with my Mint Macaron ink on opposite corners. Time to start finishing this up. I adhered the die cut with sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals over the DSP banner and Copper Trim. The Whisper White layer is matted on Blackberry Bliss card stock to help my sentiment pop. Without question Mint Macaron was going to be my card base! I added some of the Faceted Dots and this beauty was done!

Thank you so much for stopping in today! I have provided links to the challenges that I have entered below.

You can also find a full list of the products I have used below!
Have a great weekend!

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