Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Paper Craft Crew 213 Sketch Challenge

I am SOOOOO glad it is Wednesday! There is nothing like the feeling of having the week HALFWAY over! Or is that me being a pessimist?
My creativity is a little off with my lovely cold! I just love this weeks sketch for Paper Craft Crew! I think I may do it a few other ways now! I decided to do a lovely fall flower take on it I hope you will enjoy!





The card started with my 3 flowers from the set Grateful Bunch bundle that carried over from the Occasions catalog this spring! I stamped these in some nice regal colors Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry to give my card a nice Fall feeling. The DSP is from Serene Scenery and was the perfect combination with the base of Cherry Cobbler and matte of Tip Top Taupe! I made my loops with Linen Thread and used the Handheld Stapler to staple them onto the card. I adhered my flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals over my strip of Burlap Ribbon. My lovely sentiment is from a hostess set that is in the Annual Catalog that coordinates with the Bunch of Banners framelits!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you make for this weeks challenge!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper 67 Sketch Challenge

Good Tuesday morning!! How are things? Mr. Tucker starts his recovery process today for his shoulder! All in all I think things went really well! Although because of lack of sleep and stress the cold that is going around has grabbed on to me!
This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have a fun sketch that our design team went in a number of directions with! I just can't wait to show you my card!


This card has NO STAMPING! Yes you read that right! Have you seen the new Project Life Hello December 2016 kit? The cards and accessory kit are AMAZING!! I really needed a quick card for this challenge as I haven't been feeling well. This simply came together so easy! The base of the card is Emerald Envy with a lovely matter in Real Red. I trimmed one of the larger cards to 3.75 x 5" and simply adhered it to my Real Red! My sentiment is also from this set! I matted it onto the Silver Foil Paper. Before adding this to the rest of my card I used the Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon with a quick little knot on the left and then adhered the sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals. The accessory kit has come cute little dots I added for a little bit of sparkle! How is that for a quick and easy Christmas card!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper Craft Crew 212 Color Challenge

WOOHOO! It is Wednesday!! I can't believe we are already half way through the week! Who didn't love my Post it note holder yesterday?? I am not lying when I tell you that I cranked out about 6 more for craft fair season yesterday! I am going to do about 7 more... maybe they will get done today!
Back to today! 
This week with the Paper Craft Crew our design team had to create a card using 3 of the 4 colors below! I kind of had a hard time... but I pulled up my big girl panties and once I got started the card soared right onto my card stock!



So lets be real. When was the last time that you have seen me use Emerald Envy, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry together?? I am going to go with NEVER!!  I toyed with several ideas. One of them being a nautical theme, which is how I ended up using the Swirly Bird Bundle! The seemed perfect in Crushed Curry and Night of Navy on the Whisper White card stock. I fussy cut this with my Paper Snips and set this aside so I could work on the rest of the card. There really is so much that can be done with Swirly Bird, like my grass! I used the stamp for the larger leaf with my Emerald Envy ink. I wanted the idea of a flowery, grassy meadow and that stamp made my grass! The cute little Crushed Curry flower seemed perfect. I adhered 3 of these with Dimensionals and 2 with Mini Glue Dots. Once I had this part done in my mind I needed a little something more at the top. Well kites fly in the sky... what better than clouds! I know, I know they are not from the Swirly Bird Bundle and neither was the sentiment. They are from the Weather Together Bundle. There are two sizes and I chose the bigger of them to stamp with the Night of Navy Ink along with the sentiment. I decided I wanted a couple to pop up so I stamped a few more to run through the Big Shot and adhered them to the card with Dimensionals. I then added the kite and its Night of Navy string! Now I wasn't quite sure what I was going to put this card on color wise. The Night of Navy DSP was perfect with the Emerald Envy card base. To finish this lovely card up I added some rhinestones to the flowers and the center of the kite! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see your creations for this weeks challenge!

All items are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise notated!
Cardstock
  • Emerald Envy
  • Whisper White
Stampin' Classic Ink Pad
  • Crushed Curry
  • Night of Navy
  • Emerald Envy
Stamp Sets/Bundles
  • Swirly Bird Bundle
  • Weather Together Bundle
Paper/DSP
  • Regal Color Collection DSPGold Foil 
Embellishments/Trim
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Mini Staples
Tools/Adhesives
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  •  Big Shot
  • Magnetic Base
  • Stampin' Trimmer
  • Paper Snips
  • Various Clear Blocks

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper 66 Anything but a Card

Good Morning! Sorry I am a little late with my post! Had a little incident that included me slipping and possibly mildly spraining my ankle chasing a kid! Never a dull moment in this house! 
This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have fun challenge for you! We would like you to make ANYTHING but a card! You can see that our design team had all sorts of ideas but since I am getting ready for a craft fairs I figured I would master this great little Calendar/Post it note holder! Guess what it is even better?? I will give you quick instructions!!!

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I have been eyeing these easel card type things for a few years and just never have bit the bullet to do one! I started with a sheet of 8.5 x 11 Mint Macaron card stock and trimmed to 4.25 x 11. You will want to the other piece shortly so don't set it put it away just yet. I used my Stampin' Trimmer to do all my cutting and scoring. I then scored on the long side at 2.75 and 5.5 inches. You will want to fold this into a mountain like the pic above. For your card or calendar front you will want to cut it at 4.25 x 5.5 inch. So easy right??? I used the Petals & Paisleys DSP from the Holiday catalog with a lovely Very Vanilla matte. The ribbon for my bow is 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack that goes with the DSP. I finally had an opportunity to use my Gold Binder Clips to hold my little calendar on! The card front still needed something... so I used the Paisley Dies and cut out some quick Gold Foil pieces to finish the project off! You may recognize my gold pen... It was from a blog hop post the other day but it went so well with this!

Thank You! I have a full list of products below! Feel free to comment with questions! Have a great day!

All items on this card are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my store!
Cardstock
  • Mint Macaron
  • Very Vanilla
Paper/DSP
  • Petals & Paisleys
  • Gold Foil 
Embellishments/Trim
  • 3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack
  • Gold Binder Clips
  • Mini Staples
Tools
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  •  Big Shot
  • Magnetic Base
  • Stampin' Trimmer
  • Handheld Stapler
Adhesive
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Tear N Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots

All items are available on my store! Just click below!
My Store



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Stampin' Friends Fall Blog Hop



It is the third Thursday of the month and we all know what that means!!! It is the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! Stampin Friends is a Facebook group that has about 7000 members that like share all of our paper crafty creations! Did you get here by way of Cindy Waldroff?? If so, Welcome! I am so glad you are here!

Cindy Waldroff
This month we have these three lovely ladies hopping with us...
Make sure you tour the whole hop and say an extra special "Hello" to them!
This month we are hopping with a Back to School or Fall Theme! I kind of rode the middle of the line! However, I used the color challenge from The Paper Players this week as inspiration!



Last week on my posts I was on a bit of a shaker craze! This week Ive tried to ween myself from doing so many! Fall cards are so hard for me sometimes. It isn't necessarily the colors or even the papers... They are just HARD! Justin had told me about the color combo on The Paper Players and it tripped a trigger! Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz! What can be more fall like than that?!


My card is a rich base of Cajun Craze with a great contrasting matte of Pear Pizzazz. The Regal Collection DSP in Crushed Curry worked just right with the feel of this card! I took the apple pattern from the Fruit Stand DSP and adhered it to a Pear Pizzazz matte on top of the Crushed Curry and then tied a nice knot with 5/8 inch Burlap Ribbon on the left. The Banners for You set save my butt!!!! I wasn't sure how I was going to pull the three colors together. I stamped the three layer banner using Crushed Curry ink. The sentiment also from the Banners for You in the top and very bottom were stamped in Cajun Craze ink. The nice little decorate center of the banner was stamped using Pear Pizzazz. That one stamp set made it easy to tie all three of my colors together!!

Last fall I made this cute little pumpkin.This year it is suppose to be an apple! Isn't this darling?? I stumbled on the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and figured it was cute enough to do again!


Thank You so much for stopping to take a look! Don't forget our amazing giveaway! You must comment with #sfsepthop!! The great thing about this is that you if you comment on everyone's blog that is 15 entries into the giveaway!! 


Our next hopper is Kathie Rotti! She is amazingly creative and I can't for you to see what she has made for you this month! Just click next!
Kathie Rotti
     



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Paper Craft Crew 211 Sketch Challenge

Hey there and happy Wednesday! I will be glad when this week is over! It has been a humdinger and I keep telling myself that things will get better...

This week with Paper Craft Crew we have a fun little sketch that really had my juices flowing! I really could have gone in a lot of directions with this but this style kept speaking to me! Make sure you check out my product list, it will tell you everything I used!

Click here for full challenge details.



All I could think about was not your normal Christmas card. I mean how many Christmas cards do you see in Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Gold and Whisper White? I knew in my heart of hearts that I needed to use the Pop of Pink for this and it really came out jolly good! It started with a Melon Mambo base with Basic Black matter. The gold polka dot is from the Pop of Pink DSP as is all the papers used on this card! To resemble the star in the sketch I did a heat embossed gold tree using the Stampin' Emboss Gold powder onto the Basic Black Card stock. The tree is from the set Peaceful Pines. My fun Gold Foil sentiment is from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. For my loops under my banners I used the my favorite gold metallic thread! To finish this great card off I added 3 Basic Rhinestones around the tree!

Thank You so much for stopping in! I can't wait to see what ideas pop into your head for this
challenge!



All items on this card are Stampin' Up! and can be found in my store!
Cardstock
  • Melon Mambo
  • Basic Black
Stampin' Classic Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink (Used for Heat embossing)
Stamp Sets
  • Peaceful Pines
Paper/DSP
  • Pop of Pink DSP
  • Gold Foil 
Embellishments/Trim
  • Metallic Gold Thread
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Mini Staples
Tools
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  •  Big Shot
  • Magnetic Base
  • Stampin' Trimmer
  • Handheld Stapler

Don't forget to check out the clearance rack!! It has some fabulous goodies at rock bottom prices!!

Clearance Rack

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper 65 Monochromatic Challenge


Hey there and Happy Tuesday!! Can't believe we are almost half way through the month of September already! I am so ready to wear big sweaters and infinity scarfs! I know I will probably be kicking myself for typing that. Anyway, we are suppose to have a nice cool day today and I am planning on making Chicken and Dumplings!!

This week on the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge we have a great Monochromatic challenge for you! 
It is really fun to take one color and run with! Come take a look at mine...
Click Here 


Okay my goal this week is to NOT do a shaker...but when was the last time I did a really cute baby card?? I chose three colors for this monochromatic challenge Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride. Who knew that these three colors would work together as the Three Musketeers do. This cute baby card started with a base of Watermelon Wonder. I then matted the Flirty Flamingo DSP onto the Blushing Bride Card Stock and set this aside. The cute little baby themed stamps are from the set Something For Baby. When I purchased this set it came as a bundle with the Baby's First Framelits. The cute little buggy popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional is stamped in Flirty Flamingo Ink and then embellished with Basic Pearls and Clear Wink of Stella. I tucked the Blushing Bride onesie behind the buggy. The adorable flower and hanger were both stamped using Watermelon Wonder ink! I even popped the flower up using a Stampin' Dimensional and added a pearl center! I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with all the baby goodies. I had a pile of embellishments that I hadn't put away yet and the doilies screamed my name! I adhered the baby items with glue dots to the doily then tied a lovely Blushing Bride bow around the card front! Once I perfected the bow I adhered the doily! The great sentiment stamped in Flirty Flamingo was so perfect, it is from the Suite Sayings set!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you use for your monochromatic card!

All Items Used for this card are Stampin' Up! 
Cardstock
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Blushing Bride
  • Whisper White
Stampin' Classic Ink Pad
  • Watermelon Wonder
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Blushing Bride
Stamp Sets
  • Something For Baby
  • Suite Sayings
Paper/DSP
  • InColor DSP 2016-2018 
Embellishments/Trim
  • Blushing Bride 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Delicate White Doilies
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  •  Big Shot
  • Magnetic Base
  • Stampin' Trimmer