Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 245 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Happy Paper Craft Crew Wednesday to you all! School is officially out at Noon today! My kids are excited, although the reality is that Joshua my middle kid starts summer school on Tuesday! We have a fun filled afternoon planned down by the horses and are looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow even though we have a hair appointment at 9!




This week the design team for Paper Craft Crew is challenging you to make a Tic Tac Toe! I just love these challenges. It was so fun making my card! I chose to make my three in a row by going diagonal Bright Colors-Favorite Stamp Set (they are all my favorite)-Ribbon. Let me show you what I have done...




TaDa!!!!!!!!! It does have a wow factor about it! This fabulous Paisley & Posie card has Bright colors! I used Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach And Island Indigo. The base of the card is Berry Burst card stock with a matte of Pool Party. I did a fun Pool Party Stitched Circle on a scallop of Island Indigo from the Layering circles dies. The die cuts from the Paiselys and Posies Bundle were cut from Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach and adhered using just a touch of Liquid Multi Purpose Glue. The Congrats sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes was so much fun! I cut it twice using Island Indigo and Lemon Lime Twist card stock then offset them just a hair. I heat embossed this twice using Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. The Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon was just the right touch to this fun card!

I can't wait to see how you are going to make your three in a row!
Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 100 Card Makers Choice

Happy Tuesday! Today is Stamp Ink Paper's 100th Challenge!! Kids just got on the bus for their last FULL day of school. Where does the time go? There are times where I really wish I could just press pause and enjoy them being young/little. I will have a 6th grader which earns me at least 20 new gray hairs and to think that Joshua will be in his LAST year of elementary school is mind boggling! Where does the time go? I kind of want to cry...



For our 100th challenge we have no rules!! It is truly a love hate relationship when we have these challenges... I chose to use one of the new hostess sets available June 1st!



Now... If you know me, you would say "Oh!! There is the Andrea I remember!!!". This style of card is something I would always fall back on although it seems like lately that I have gone completely rouge and not honored the Shabby Chic style that got me into my love of card making.

My card started with a base of the new in color Powder Pink with a rich matte of Soft Suede card stock. My Very Vanilla stamped layer is stamped using the new hostess set "Background Bits" which will be available on June 1st. There some soft script in Powder Pink, a nice rich border of Soft Suede and some fun Pear Pizzazz bursts all from that set. My Powder Pink stamped butterfly is from the returning Butterfly Basics set and was so lovely to use with this great hostess set.

Thank You so much for stopping in! I can't wait to see what you come up with... The possibilities are endless!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge 244

Been a bit of slacker when it comes to my blog lately... so much going on! BLAH! One week from today and the kids will be on break. Most moms would be excited, and although I am ready to be done with school, I am not sure that I am ready for summer break.

This week with the Paper Craft Crew we have fun sketch for you all to play along with! I am really loving the Wood Words Bundle that will be available to you on June 1st!

Click here for challenge details!



This fun card started with a base of Pool Party Card stock with a soft matte of Sahara Sand. My Whisper White layer is stamped with Pool Party ink with the flower cluster from the Wood Words stamp set. I added a Stitched Circle stamped with the same pattern layered onto a Sahara Sand Layering Circle with a couple of dimensionals. Almost like a triple time stamping effect. My cute little rooster was the perfect edition with my Linen Thread bow and wood trim. My sentiment was heat embossed with Stampin' Emboss White and was perfect for this card. I added some nice Glitter Enamel dots and I was done with this fun little card!




Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 99 Packaging Challenge

Happy Tuesday! The weather here has been so crazy with really gusty winds over night. It really rattles my nerves. Although I like getting great weather and cloud pictures, I would prefer the wind not shake my house and flip stuff over!


This week the design team for Stamp Ink Paper is challenging you do some Packaging! There are so may dies and ready to decorate packaging products out there for us to play with. I honestly started to do something entirely different but then I remembered that I had this super cute acetate boxes. Let me show you what I have done... 


This fun little acetate box is the Clear Tiny Treat Box. I decided to spruce this little cutie up using the Delightful Daisy DSP with the Daisy Delight Bundle! I used fringe scissors to create the "packing" inside of the box. I took 1.5" strip of the Delightful Daisy DSP and wrapped it around the box  so that it overlapped and adhered it with Tear N Tape so that it could easily slide off the box. I tied a doubled strand of Linen Thread in a lovely bow to make my cute little loops with my 5/8 Burlap Ribbon. I just can't get enough of this Daisy Delight Bundle. I stamped three onto the Watercolor Paper in Daffodil Delight and then used our Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie Watercolor Pencils to color in the Daisy. After I adhered the three together with Glue Dots, I added a Gold Faceted gem and a Stampin' Dimensional and popped it onto the top! Adorable right? 

I can't wait to see what you make with this fun challenge that will really get you thinking outside the box!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

OSAT Clean And Simple Blog Hop

 I am so glad this week is almost over!! I have been a bit stressed and under the weather with some recent happenings here at the home-front... I keep telling myself, "This too shall pass". It hasn't but I keep jumping back up and dusting myself off.


This month with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop were are hopping with Clean And Simple in mind! I was so excited to get my pre-order goodies to play with! I am so in love with the sentiments in the Lovely Friends Bundle that will be available to you on June 1st!



My rich colors in my creations today are Fresh Fig and Always Artichoke. They work really well together. The sentiment is stamped with the Fresh Fig ink with an Always Artichoke accent on the bottom corner. I used the dies to create the Gold Foil leaf and Flower. The flower was fun, it always hard to find the perfect color combo when layering inks but the Sweet Sugarplum was perfect with the Fresh Fig. I did a quick Gold Stampin' Emboss center and a nice border of Very Vanilla Lace Trim to finish this Clean And Simple card off. 

You will notice a nice little pillow box that was made with the Eastern Palace DSP with a coordinating Very Vanilla Lace Trim. I made this with the Pillow Box Punch Board, unfortunately it is not available from Stampin' Up! but was certainly Clean AND Simple!

I am so glad you stopped by! Make sure you click the next button below to get to Megan Thompson! And if you ever get lost along the way, we all have a full blog list at the bottom!

Megan Thompson

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 98 Kids Birthday

Happy Tuesday... So glad that summer is right around the corner. You can tell that the kids are ready too! Do any of your kids have a summer birthday? Wesley, my oldest is my June baby and will be turning 11 this year. It is a tough lump to swallow thinking about him being in 6th grade next year!

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we are creating Kid's Birthday cards! I couldn't wait to use the Lemon Lime twist with Basic Black! What kid doesn't like a little slime?! Let me show you my card...


This card was so fun to make with the new In Color Lemon Lime Twist! I knew exactly how it was going to all play out! The Happy Celebrations set  is so much fun and has my "slime" puddle stamp. It was perfect in the Lemon Lime Twist ink with the Basic Black Archival "Happy" stamped over the top. The "Birthday to You" was heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss powder on Basic Black Card Stock and trimmed to fit just below the "Happy". A couple Washi Tape accents at the top left with the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon and a few Glitter Enamel dots were just the right touch to finish this Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black and Whisper White card!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what you make up for your kiddo!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Creation Station Urban Underground, Men are our Muse

Welcome to the first Sunday of the month!! We have had a fabulous weekend! The weather has been amazing and we have done our first mowing of the year! Today marks the one year anniversary of the Tornado. We haven't had a single severe storm yet. I am sure you all are knocking on wood!


This month with the Creation Station Design Team we are hopping with the theme "Urban Underground, Men Are Our Muse". I had the perfect samples from OnStage that I hadn't shared yet. Although the sets are not new in the upcoming catalog, I was able to use some new embellishments and paper!


So both images were water colored with the Watercolor Pencils. The top card is a nice masculine color scheme of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  The Hardwood is stamped at an angle. It was perfect for the Night Of Navy Gingham ribbon that will be available on June 1st. A few stars from the Urban Underground embellishments and a fun sentiment made with the Labeler set made this card ready for any rodeo including OnStage!


This great card also Crumb Cake but this time we have Dapper Denim and Tranquil Tide. You may recognize this DSP. It is from the Eastern Palace DSP. This DSP is so versatile and can be carried away from its "Eastern Origins" depending on how you embellish it! I also colored this pick up with the Water Color Pencils. I actually used the Blender Pen for the grass so that I could use Tranquil Tide. The nice Crumb Cake ribbon will be available to you on June 1st. This was the perfect Father's Day card using the Thoughtful Banner set.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait for you to see what Kim Van Diepen has cooked up for you. I ALWAYS love her work! You can get to her by clicking next below... Or if you would like to see the Sara Levin you can get to her by clicking "Back"!


Sara Levin
Kim Van Diepen