Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper Challenges 96 CAS Wedding

Tuesday! I swear the last few weeks of school just breeze right by! It will be summer before you and I both know it. Then comes the pool, thunderstorms (we had one last night) and grilling with friends!

Today I am designing with Stamp Ink Paper and we have a nice Clean And Simple Wedding Challenge that I know you will enjoy!


This Clean And Simple card was so nice to make. I received the Ribbon Of Courage set at OnStage San Diego. Patty Bennett did an amazing demonstration of the set and was kind enough to sign my copy! I heat embossed one of the sentiments from this set on a stitched circle. I popped this up over a Powder Pink stamped image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set onto Very Vanilla Card stock. I added a Fresh Fig dragon fly to off set the bottom corner. The card still needed something but I really didn't have any embellishments that coordinated well. My Bronze Sharpie was perfect to color over the Glitter Enamel Dots as shown below!



Thank You soooo much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you make with this Clean And Simple Challenge!


Monday, April 24, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop A Sara Thing Kit

Happy Monday! Surprised to see me on a Monday?? Did you all have a good weekend? It was a nice lazy weekend here although Taryn had a dance performance Saturday night. I spent all day yesterday trying to get warm... No, it wasn't cold. I just couldn't get warm!!!

Today I am introducing A Paper Pumpkin Thing . I will be honest, it was impromptu, and did not take months of planning. Pam Staples and I had one of those moments. You know the one where you look at each other (on FaceTime) and say "A-Ha"! We are calling this new blog hop A Paper Pumpkin Thing because well, that is what it is and it was perfect timing with the new "A Sara Thing" kit. We will be hopping each month with alternative designs for the kit! Fun Right?! For our first hop we have an amazing line up for you!
 You will want to make sure you go through the whole hop, because there just might be something in it for you!


If you got to my blog by way of Lydia! Welcome! I am so glad you are touring through the hop! My name is Andrea! Let me show you what I have made this month with  the "A Sara Thing" Kit.









Now that you have seen my creations let me give you some details. My fun "You Are The Best Teacher" Sticky Note Holder was made using Basic Black card stock for the base with some Lemon Lime Twist as an accent. I used the inside of a couple of the envelopes to come up with my papers and pocket. I accented the pocket with the acrylic flowers and leaves from the kit with a trim of the Pop Of Pink Washi Tape. The Teacher note actually comes out of the pocket, so if the teacher wanted to use it as a bookmark they could! I created this using the Scallop Tag Topper with a scrap piece of Melon Mambo card stock. I used the washi tape from the kit as "ribbon" through the top! 

My card was a little more simple to make. I used the resist pattern with my watercolor pencils that were in the kit. I added some of the adhesive leaves and an acrylic flower.  I fussy cut the "you" and adhered it to one of the banners provided with a strip of the stripe made into a banner! I adhered this onto my Lemon Lime Twist matte at an angle with some washi tape accents.

Fun stuff right? Feel free to comment with any questions! I am so glad you stopped by! If you find an alternative idea or way of using your My Paper Pumpkin Kit make sure you post it using the #APaperPumpkinThing so that we can all see it!

Now for the good stuff!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!!
 To be entered into a drawing for a FREE "A Sara Thing" Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must leave a comment on EVERY blog on the hop. Drawing closes on Saturday, April 29th at 9 PM EDT. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 1, 2017.

So go!! Tell all your friends! 

Next is my amazing friend Pam Staples! She has created something so cute from the kit! You won't want to miss it!
Pam Staples

If you get lost along the way, here is a full list of the hop!



Friday, April 21, 2017

TGIF Challenges 104 Polka Dot Challenge

Friday!!! Friday!!! Thank Goodness Its Friday!!! We are suppose to be getting some much needed rain today and I am sure that our farmers need it. 4 more weeks of school! Not that I am counting down or anything!

Today I am designing with TGIF Challenges with a fun Polka Dot challenge! What person does not love some polka dots!?





My fun card started with a base of Real Red card stock with a nice layer of the new wood DSP. I used the circle from the Wood Words set with Real Red ink. It has nice distressed look to it, as do all of the shapes in the set. I went ahead do a nice wood strip across my polka dots with a nice rustic strip of burlap ribbon and the new copper trim that tied on the little "Thank You" sentiment. The crumb cake stamped flowers on my nice stitched circle are layered onto a Real Red scalloped circle to coordinate with my Rooster and polka dots!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what polka dot perfection you come up with for this challenge!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stampin Friends Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday friends we are almost there!!! I can almost see the weekend on my tippy toes! I had a glorious evening arguing with my 9 year old arguing about homework and his lack of privileges to play on the XBox... I am standing my ground! It just may end up unplugged and hidden today!

It is the third Thursday of April which means it is time for Stampin Friends Blog Hop! If you got to me by way of Twila Davis, her creations are always amazing!!!

This month we are hopping with a Birthday or Celebration Theme! It was perfect timing because my creation below was made for my display at OnStage! So I really needed to whip up was my cute little Hershey Nugget purse. What girl doesn't want a purse filled with chocolate!?




My Card base is Melon Mambo with an amazing matte of Lemon Lime Twist. My adorable little tag is made using one of the new washi packs from the Annual Catalog as well as the Pop of Pink washi! The Stitched Square in Lemon Lime twist was perfect for the Daffodil Delight Candles, I also used the stitched squares on this to add a little more detail. The Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper was perfect underneath. My sentiment comes from the Cool Treats stamp set and was stamped using Melon Mambo Ink. A few sequins and some more Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon!

I made this cute little purse using the Scallop Tag Topper, 2 Hershey Nuggets a very small piece of DSP and Glimmer Enamel dot. I made the handle using Daffodil Delight cardstock. The Nuggets are wrapped in Lemon Lime Twist DSP! I gave you a bit of a closer look below!


Thank You so much for touring the hop! I am so glad that you stopped by! Next on the hop is the ever creative Barbara Welch!
You will find the links below!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 240 Sketch Challenge

I am not exactly sure where the week has gone! It seems like after the kids are on spring break time just flies by... especially after we went to San Diego!

I am finally going to share my Display Samples for Stampin' Up! OnStage Local San Diego with you! It was very convenient when I saw this weeks sketch and realized that this Super Duper treat bag "went" with the sketch. After all a sketch is left to A LOT of interpretation and this time I was definitely not literal!





So I obviously had the Eastern Palace DSP! You will notice in future posts that I tried really hard to make it look non "Eastern". It is a very versatile pack of DSP that can be used in wide assortment of projects including this Super Duper treat bag! This was made using the Mini Treat Bag Dies. I just love the Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Very Vanilla Combo. This would be great for a boys birthday party! The sentiment is stamped in the Dapper Denim ink twice! I fussy cut the whole sign first and then popped the "Super Duper" up with Stampin' Dimensionals after I fussy cut it too! A nice bow of the upcoming Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon was the perfect finishing touch!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I know the interpretation of the sketch is rather loose but it worked! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 95 Sketch Challenge

Good Morning!!! It is nice sunny morning here in Colorado! I already have a few of the windows open! Staying out of the craft room today if I can to try to get some much needed cleaning done around the house.

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have a fab little sketch for you to run wild with! I took the opportunity to use my new Berry Burst ink and Cardstock to make up this lovely card!







Friday, April 14, 2017

TGIF 103 Sketch Challenge

WOO!!! So glad that is Friday! There is something about a family vacation that leaves me needing another vacation. Kids are out of school today for Good Friday. We are going to get everything out of the suitcases, my Stampin' Up! OnStage goodies were the first to be unpacked. At least we know that I have my priorities right!

We have a lovely sketch today on TGIF Challenges! As you will see below I chose to you some new with something that is going to carry over!

Challenge Details Here




This simple yet elegant card started with a base of Berry Burst with a soft matte of Smoky Slate. My Whisper White Card Stock is stamped in the Berry Burst Ink. I accented the card with a few of the new Gold Faceted Gems! To represent the "banner" in the sketch I decided that the Happy Birthday Thinlit was perfect. This was cut twice out of card stock and then heat embossed twice with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder to coordinate with the gems!

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