Friday, March 16, 2018

TGIF Challenges 151 Inspiration Challenge

TGIF!!! We are on our way to Garden City, Kansas today for some indoor water park fun!! That is what us land locked people do this time of year for Spring Break!! Especially when the weather can't decide if it is going to snow, rain or let the wind blow!

TGIF is back this week for a beautiful inspiration challenge, I am sure that many of you will look at this and think "Flowers"... I took one look at this and went "Ooooo Colors!!!!"

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We are creeping in on our last couple weeks of Sale A Bration and I have finally found a fun way to use the Springtime Foil Specialty DSP with the Paisley and Posies Bundle, lets take a look!!

POW! It is bright and cheery much like the colors above in the bouquet of flowers. I sponged Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry onto the copper dot Springtime Foil paper! It has a nice ombre effect moving across the card. Once I had this sponged I wasn't quite sure what to put on this beautiful background, then it hit me! I haven't used this bundle in SOOOOOOO long! I inked up the various stamps in the colors used to sponge the background and even used a few dies with Copper Foil and arranged them on the diagonal. The card itself didn't need any bling because of the foil dots. Celebrate seemed appropriate for the fun colors, so it was die cut twice using Crushed Curry Card Stock. The card base of Pumpkin Pie and bright matte of Melon Mambo was just the right touch with this fun, bright card!

I can't wait to see what inspires you with our inspiration challenge this week! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stampin Friends Stamparatus Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Stamaparatus GIVEAWAY Blog Hop!!!! That is right we are hopping this month with no rules in order for YOU to have a chance to win your very own Stamparatus! 
This new stamping platform is amazing and is not like any other out there! The possibilities are endless and you will want to be sure that you follow the hop and giveaway guidelines in order to have a chance to WIN!!!!!!

 So with no rules I was kind of at loss, more often than not I usually have some sort of guidelines or rules! Not this hop, let me show you what I have made...

As I said above, I was at a bid of a loss as to what to create! I made my cute little accordion box with a cute little polka dot Scallop Tag Top wrap closure with a Pear Pizzazz shimmer ribbon. My cute little sticky notes will fit right inside and are on a base of Pear Pizzazz card stock with a coordinating piece of DSP! The card became easy once I made my project. The card base is a great base of Basic Black with a matte of Calypso Coral. The Pear Pizzazz layer is embossed with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. I used a thick strip of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP with some of the Sale A Bration Calypso Coral shimmer Ribbon. I die cut assorted sizes of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP using the Stitched Circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added a nice Hello from the Pop of Paradise Stamp set!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! Don't for get about the Stamparatus GIVEAWAY you can find the guidelines above! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of our amazing hoppers have created for you! You can find the list below!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 141 An Amazing Sketch

Happy Tuesday!!! Stamp Ink Paper Challenges is back with a sketch that our whole design team interpreted in many different ways!

The kids are on Spring Break and surprisingly, I was able to get not just todays card done, I got my card done for tomorrow too!!!

This sketch can be looked at and made in so many ways and I can't wait to show you how I worked it out...

The card started with my Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends colored flower from the Birthday Blooms Stamp set. The leaves are colored using the Old Olive Stampin' Blends as well, I then fussy cut the flower and bigger leaves using my Paper Snips. I stamped the image in the center on another piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock and on the edges too. These were also colored using the Stampin' Blends. The best part is something that couldn't be seen in this picture. The center of the flower is filled with Clear Wink Of Stella. My lovely Champagne Foil sentiment just set this card off! It is nicely layered onto the striped pieced of the Petal Passion DSP with a Basic Black Matte and Rich Razzleberry card base!

Thank You so much for stopping in today! I can't wait to see what you come up with for this sketch!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

OSAT March Happily Ever Efter Blog Hop

The One Stamp at A Time Blog hop is back on this fabulous second Thursday of the month! I can't wait to show you what our amazing team for this fun take on the "Happily Every After" Theme!!

I seriously spent almost 12 hours in my craft room yesterday... trying to come up with my designs. I think it is time to just spend the day cleaning the craft room. 

 I made this fun set using the Sweet Soiree DSP! The card is an amazing double gate fold. I used the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit to create the embellishments on the belly band with the lovely Metallic Trim Berry Burst Ribbon. There is absolutely NO STAMPS on this card. Fun and easy! 

My cute little box was made using the Ready Shreddy silver shredded paper inside of it. I wrapped a nice strip of the Sweet Soiree DSP and added a nice little flower embellishment.

What should have been quick, easy and painless! Thank You so much for stopping by. Make sure you tour the hop all the way through! Until the next time! Have a good day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 283 Happy Birthday Friend Sketch

It is Paper Craft Crew Wednesday! We are happily half through the week! It is Hump Day which means that the Paper Craft Crew is back with a brand new challenge! Luckily, I didn't blow away yesterday! Although, I think I am going to have to go rescue a few horse blankets.

I am designing today with the Paper Craft Crew design team! Pam has whipped up a versatile sketch for all of us to play along with... Come take a look.

This card started with a layer of Thick Whisper White card stock. I used my Large Aqua Painter to create the water colored Berry Burst splatters. A nice strip of Picture Perfect Party DSP to coordinate with the color of the splatters seemed to be the right direction. Once I had these core pieces of my project started I used the dies from the Lovely Friends Bundle to create a Gold Glimmer "Friend" oval. The back drop for this is a Layering Oval cut from one of the Soft Sayings card bases. I fussy cut the bows from the Picture Perfect Party DSP and layered them behind my oval. The Basic Black Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Eclectic Expressions Sale A Bration set. A little Lemon Lime Twist Washi and a strip of the Bermuda Bay mini chevron was just right. This was nicely layered onto a Lemon Lime Twist matte and a Basic Black card base!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what to see what you come up with!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 140 Four Legged Friends Challenge

Happy Tuesday! The wind here is crazy and we are on another High Wind Warning today! It is just nuts! It calmed down over night, but apparently it is suppose to be just as windy as yesterday!

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we are creating cards featuring our Four Legged Friends. After playing with my Stamparatus all weekend I knew exactly which stamp set that I was using! I can't wait to show you what I have come up with!

Let me start with the bunny! This fuzzy little bunny is from the stamp set called Sweet Little Something. This stamp set did not thrill me... but I won it at prize patrol, and it took me outside my comfort zone. The Stamparatus made this so easy to layer up. The colors I chose to use when layering were Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Sahara Sand. He looks so fuzzy even though he isn't. I kind of want to hug him!! The background was created using Eclectic Expressions Sale A Bration set, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo worked so well with my bunny. I even had the perfect strip of the wood grain from Coffee break DSP to use with my doily. The Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon worked great with my three little Glitter enamel dots. Oh my! I almost forgot the sentiment, its stamped nicely in Early Espresso ink. The bunny was fussy cut and then added with Stampin' Dimensionals!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait for you to see what the rest of my amazing design team has created for you!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

National Craft Month Blog Hop

It is a double hitter kind of day for me! I am back for my second post of the day! Man the wind is whipping!!! We are on a High Wind Watch through tomorrow afternoon and it really came out of no where, even though we knew it was coming...

This evening I hopping with my Stampin' Up! friends from all over the world to celebrate National Craft Month. I honestly celebrate this all year long and I am sure that man of you do too!

I have had this card made for a bit now. I honestly made it on a day where I didn't have any immediate pending deadlines... well that is because I am a professional procraftinator! Let us take a look at what I have whipped up for you!

Are you blinded by the Copper Foil and Copper Heat embossing on this card? This card is amazing in person. The heat embossed copper lace from Southern Serenade on the white washed Wood Texture DSP is just divine and was the perfect setting for my Beautiful Bouquet made of Wild Wasabi stems and Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Powder Pink flowers. This was accented with Copper Foil flowers and Soft Suede flower centers. The Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder was so cool to use by inking it with Sahara Sand ink before running it through the Big Shot to give it a nice distressed look and then die cut using an Oval from the Stitched Shapes and adhered it to a nice Vellum scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals die set.  My Stampin' Blends colored boots from Country Livin give the appearance that the boots are holding the bouquet. A nice simple bow of Linen Thread holds onto my Crumb Cake sentiment that is from the Wood Words stamp set. I made this cute banner with the Classic Label Punch.

Thank you so much for stopping in tonight!! I can't wait for you all to see the amazing talent on this hop! Happy Hopping!

Creation Station Bird Is The Word Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! The Creation Station Team is back with a fun Bird Is the Word theme! The feathers will be flying this hop with all the amazing creations! 

I had several ideas in my head when I looked at our theme. After a rough past week, all of those ideas went out the window. I even packed what I would to make something in this theme at my up-lines class!! I still didn't have anything whipped up and realized I hadn't blogged this... 

I added the Bird from the Petal Palette Bundle last night when I was in a panic about not having anything ready. I actually stamped it using Early Espresso ink and used my Blender Pens with the Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil. The base of this Pop Up tag card is Crumb Cake Card stock and was stamped using Soft Suede ink with the Tree Rings Background Stamp. I added a nice strip of the Wood Textures DSP to keep with a woodsy feel. I finally have Sheltering Tree...on my Very Vanilla I used Wild Wasabi ink for the green leaves and Soft Suede ink again for the trunk and sentiment. The tab at the top was made using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches. I used the lace trim and Linen Thread. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be posting a tutorial at some point today with how to make this pop tag card! Now onto Kathy! I can't wait for you to see what she has made... You can get to her by clicking the next button below!