Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stampin Friends Black, White and a Pop of Color Blog Hop

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I am so excited to be hopping this month with Stampin Friends! We have 3 amaing guest hoppers
This month we have three amazing guest blog hoppers. One in which is my personal friend So you will want to make sure to check them out too!

Bibiana Cameron
Maria Willis

Lana Staab

. I am a little excited to be hopping with such an amazing talent. If you would like to take a look at Bibi's work you can get to her by clicking the previous button below.

Bibi Cameron
Bibi Cameron
This month we are hopping with Black, White and a Pop of color. The struggle was real with this! I mean I immediately want to use the Pop of Pink DSP color scheme, but I felt like with Watermelon Wonder leaving in a few months it needed to come out to play! Not only did I use Watermelon Wonder, I also busted out Paisley & Posies, Pop of Paradise, and Suite Sayings...

It all came together once I got out of my own way... I used the black and white striped paper from the Pop of Pink DSP. I simply stamped the "medallion" like shapes from the Paisley & Posies bundle in Basic Black and Watermelon Wonder and die cut them with the coordinating framelits and arranged them around my oval. You will notice I did a couple shapes in Basic Black. They actually have Clear Wink of Stella on them. I wish the picture could catch this element that you can see in person. I accented this with a few sequins from the Metallic Sequin Mix to finish it up!

My amazing little treat bag was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board and a 6 x 10 Sheet of DSP so that I could make a small bag! Cute right? This cute gold polka dot ribbon is also from the Pop of Pink DSP. I made the great tag using the Cheerful Tag Thinlits. The gold heat embossed sentiment is from the Pop of Paradise set and layered onto a Watermelon Wonder scalloped circle from the Layering Circles dies. I add this onto the Fancy Acetate and the fun two sided doilies from the spring catalog! It fastens close with velcro! Some fun Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon with some left over Gold Bakers Twine was just the right accent!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Next on the hop you will find the always creative Barbara Welch! If for any reason you would like to see a full list of our hoppers it is just below the next button!

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Barbara Welch

Barbara Welch (NEXT)
Andrea Tracy-Tucker (You Are Here)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 86 Color Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I know it is Valentines day so as Super Mom I will be attending the kids elementary school activities this afternoon! Unlike the past few years I didn't do ANY hand made Valentine Trinkets for ANYONE! I just didn't have the time!

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have fun Spring like color challenge for you all to play along with to get you out of that "Valentine" mood! I Chose to use So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay with the Cool Treats Bundle! A total no-brainer right?

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My card started with a base of Peekaboo Peach with a matte of So Saffron. I knew that the Ice Cream from the Cool Treats set was going to be just what I want. It is stamped with So Saffron Ink and the swirls in Peekaboo Peach with some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder Heat set on there to look like real Ice Cream! My Yummy little cone was made with Sahara Sand I had handy as scrap. I actually used Clear Wink of Stella but I am not sure you can see it in the picture! I had adhered the cone with a couple Mini Glue Dots onto a Stitched Circle of DSP. I used the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP for this fun little project so I was able to sneak some of the amazing Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper onto my card! This won't be available until February 21st and is FREE when you purchase $50 or more in Stampin' Up! product! A nice doily and some gold metallic thread was just the right touch. My nice little twine bow came from the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit and of course my "Yum" sentiment... this actually came out of the Bakers Box die set!

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

OSAT All You Need is Love Blog Hop

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Yayyyy we are back! It is the second Thursday of the month! This is where myself and a whole bunch of One Stamp At A Time's member participate in a OOBER fabulous hop! I can't wait to show you this month's hop. It is oozing with creativity and a whole lot of love!

This month our theme is "All You Need is Love" and I can't wait to share the love with all of you while you tour this hop!

We all know that I really don't like hearts... It has nothing really to do with Valentines, I just don't like heart shaped anything. So when doing this theme it is honestly a struggle... but, I think I nailed it and I hope you enjoy!

My card started with Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP. This fun emboss resist paper can cater to whatever you like. I decided to sponge it using Sweet Sugarplum and Soft Sky inks. I just received the NEW Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper pack. This pack is amazing!!!! You get 4-6x6 sheets of 3 colors, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and the adorable color I used Sweet Sugarplum. I used the heart die from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut the heart out of the sponged paper, that way the glimmer paper would show through the heart! Cool right? Once this was all glued on with a fabulous ruched ribbon bow, I die cut the "love" sentiment out 3 times and adhered them all together before heat embossing them in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I added a few little sequins to give a final touch before attaching it to the Soft Sky Cardstock base.  

My fabulous little treat bag is a Glassine Bag. I simply folded it in half and adhered it to the back so that I had a smaller bag to work with. I made a cute little tag with my left over goodies that I used to make the card. I filled it with a "Fun Dip" Valentines for my special someone!

Thank you so, so much for stopping in today! I hope you are enjoying the hop! Next on the hop is Renee! I am sure she is going to dazzle you with her fabulous love themed designs! You can get to her by clicking the button below!
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Renee Ondrajka

If you get lost while touring the hop here is a list of all of the hoppers!

Megan Thompson
Rick Adkins
Pam Staples
Melissa Davies
Lori Mueller
Elizabeth Jeanne
Tina Rackley Riddle
Wendy Cranford
Maria Willis
Anna Smith
Sue Plote
Jennifer Hill
Wynne Grob
Kim Smith
Andrea Tracy-Tucker (You Are Here)
Renee Ondrajka
Kelly Acheson
Marisa Gunn
Jeanna Bohanon
Justin Krieger
Dena Rekow

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 229 Sketch Challenge

Happy Hump Day friends!!! I am so glad that it Wednesday! I am in the beginnings of a sinus something! I hate being stuffed up!!!

Today I am designing with the Paper Craft Crew and we have an awesome sketch for you all to play along with!

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 The card started with my Emboss Resist hearts from the Watercolor Words! To do this I sponged Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach and did my Heat Embossing with clear on Whisper White! I matted this layer with a nice a little piece Flirty Flamingo Card Stock! I layered this onto a piece of the Peekaboo Peach papers in the Playful Palette stack of DSP! My Clear Embossed Peekaboo Peach Heart was just the right accent with my "love" banner!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see how you interpret this sketch!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper 84 A Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Good Morning! Happy Tuesday! I am back with the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team and we have a fun Tic Tac Toe Challenge that LeAnne has designed for us today that I know you will want to play along with because it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy!!
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So I was a bit of an overachiever with my card today! I made 3 Tic-Tac-Toes... I can make 3 in a row from the top left going diagonal Blue, Circular Element and Ribbon, Diagonal from the top right Sequins, Circular Element and Die Cut, OR I can go straight across the bottom Die Cut, Yellow and Ribbon! I even took it a step further and made it a fun shaker card!
My card is matted with Peekaboo Peach with a bright base of Bermuda Bay to coordinate with the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack. My Very Vanilla layer is stamped with the Ferris Wheel from the Carousel Birthday set in Early Espresso ink. I used a Layering Circle to cut out the center for my "shaker" area. My Die Cut Cupcakes are in Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Peekaboo Peach with the tops popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals! My Sequin mix in the shaker is a mix of the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit and the Hello Lovely accessories pack with a few little vanilla colored seed beads! My nice little bow was also created from the Cupcakes & Carousels embellishment kit and was just the right touch with Bermuda Bay sentiment from the Cool Treats stamp set!

Thank You so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see how you make your three in a row!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 228 Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday! We are half way there folks! This week has been a bit busy with Troy being about 2 hours away on work until last night! Yesterday, I got to enjoy the Rural Ameritowne field trip with all of our 5th Grade students! It was a lot of fun!! However, it only left me a little bit of time to make up this cute card for today's Paper Craft Crew!
I always craft better in the morning, coffee is flowing, creativity is flowing, and the kids are at school! I must confess, I really haven't purchased any of the "Valentine" sets out of the Occasions Catalog! I have this weird aversion to hearts... maybe it is a phobia! 
This week with the Paper Craft Crew we have a EASY color challenge for you play along with. All you need to do is pick three of the four colors

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When I started to make this card! I kept coming to the back to the Smoky Slate hearts piece of the A Little Foxy DSP! So I matted this up on the Flirty Flamingo Card Stock with a base of Real Red!! A stitched circle of the wood grain to coordinate with hearts seemed like the perfect touch! My cute little hearts were created using the You're So Sweet stamp set with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits! I added some Silver Metallic Thread just to give it a little pizzazz!

Thank You so much for stopping in! I have a full list of the products used at the bottom!
I can't wait to see what you create for this fun color challenge!!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper #83 A Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday to all of you! So excited this morning! I found out yesterday afternoon that I had been chosen to be a Display Stamper for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Local Event in San Diego this April! It is an amazing honor to have been picked. I can't stop grinning! With this news I found my groove again! 

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have a fun sketch! I just love the way this Love Themed card turned out!
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My carded started with the Rich Razzleberry stamped Definitely Dahlia on Very Vanilla Stitched Circle. I chose Rich Razzleberry because it really is a color that I tend to neglect and it was time for me to show it the attention that it deserves! I honestly had to look at Pinterest to see what colors I could pair up with it! Pool Party seemed to be a popular one, so I spritzed it with a little water and ran it through my Big Shot with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! I rounded the corners of this and the Copper Foil with my Envelope Punch Board! I adhered the circle with Stampin' Dimensionals with a bit of the Metallic Copper Thread. My "Love" sentiment is from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I cut this out 3 times and then heat embossed it with the Copper Embossing Powder twice. A few sequins left over from the November Paper Pumpkin were just the right touch!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this weeks challenge!

I really love the way this card has turned out! So I have decided to also submit it to the TGIF Challenge for this week!