Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop Sept 2018

It isn't very often that I make two posts in the same day. However, I felt like today was an exception. I am loving this Home Décor SU Style Blog Hop! It is a great mix of talent showing even MORE ways to use our amazing Stampin' Up! Product!


This month I have gotten a bit festive again! This home décor project was rather easy. The great thing about these little 6 x 6 Wood frames that I found at Dollar General were a fun way to play with and showcase this DSP and Dies!


All you need for this project is your favorite Christmas DSP, 4" Paper Mache letters (I found mine at Hobby Lobby), 6" x 6" Wood Frame or Block, Modge Podge, Paper Snips and patience!!! I started by wrapping the letters in DSP. I chose to use Modge Podge because it dries to a hard clear finish. This is how I also adhered the Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler card stock to the wood. To embellish this piece I did not want to go OVER THE TOP. I chose a few elements from the Detailed Deer Thinlit Dies and brushed the Champagne Mist shimmer paint on them. My Reindeer looked a bit plain until I added the nice loopy Linen Thread bow!

Now onto the next! I can't wait for you to see what the amazing Rae Jean Holbrook has come up with for you! It will have you wanting a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte! You can get to her by clicking on the list below! Happy Tuesday!!!

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Stamp Ink Paper 168 Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Tuesday! So glad that Monday is over with! How do you manage children at two different places at staggering times without making numerous trips home? Wesley has football right after school until 545PM, and Taryn has dance/gymnastics until 630PM. Neither of which runs on time some days! It makes my distaste for Monday's even stronger!


This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have an awesome Tic Tac Toe for you all to play along with. I can't wait to show you what I have whipped up for the design team! I made two three-in-a-rows. I have gone diagonal from the bottom left to the top right and top right straight down.... enjoy!


This card started with my Painted Harvest Sunflower, stamped in So Saffron and Crushed Curry. I fussy cut this with ALOT OF PATIENCE!!!! The leaves are stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink and punched with the leaf punch. It is layered onto a Lovely Lipstick Buffalo Check stamped Stitched Square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits and layered it onto a Crumb Cake card stock square that I trimmed to matte. I have been looking for a way to use the Country Lane DSP. It has the nice wood like pattern and it was perfect for this card, it is layered onto a So Saffron matte. The sentiment from Friendly Expressions is heat embossed using the White Stampin' Emboss powder and embellished with a wood embellishment from the Frames Elements! This card wouldn't be complete without Linen Thread loops!!!!

Thank You so much for coming by today! I can't wait to see how you make your Tic Tac Toe!!!


Friday, September 14, 2018

TGIF Challenges 177 Rooted in Nature Sketch

Friday! I love you but at the same time I don't! Friday is my day for 7/8th Grade lunch duty and it is definitely not for the faint of heart! I am glad tomorrow is Saturday and that we can all sleep in!!!

TGIF Challenges is back this week with a fun sketch that I kind of twisted... I mean what would be a sketch without some self interpretation?! Let me show you my card!


This card starts with a Blackberry Bliss card base and is matted with Mint Macaron. The Natures Poem DSP made this card come together with ease. With some fun fussy cutting the wood slab and sentiment really brought this card to life. I really can't get enough the Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, and Grapefruit Grove color combination! It is accented with Soft Suede and the Copper Leaf Embellishments.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!! I can't wait for you all to play along with this sketch!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

OSAT I need A Hero Blog Hop

Phew!! I can't believe it is already the second Thursday of September, can you? The fact that it was 95 degrees yesterday sure doesn't help! I will admit to saying that I wanted snow more than 3 times in the last 48 hours. I know that it may bite me in the rear end saying out loud... you know, the SNOW word but I am good with it!

This months theme for the One Stamp At Time Blog Hop is "I Need A Hero".  A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Teachers are unsung heroes! I couldn't wait to play with the Picked For You stamp set to create today's creations. Let me show you what I have made!





This month I sort of started out backwards. The Mini Pizza Box is a fun go to but did you know that you can use a circle framelit of any size and it instantly turns into a holder. That is what I have done today! I have used one of the larger Layering Circle Dies to create a holder for my Apple Cinnamon flavored candle. I have wrapped this in a 6 x 8 Cello Bag and created a nice little tag using the Festive Farmhouse DSP to coordinate with the DSP on the box.

The card is of a nice base of Thick Whisper White, matted with Cherry Cobbler and a Pinewood Plank embossed piece of Gray Granite. I have stamped the Buffalo Check using Gray Granite on Thick Whisper White. I have layered this onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler. The largest stitched circle seamed to be the only size that would work. I managed to arch the sentiment.

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait for you to see what the amazing Jay Soriano has made for you! You can get to him by clicking on the link list below! I can't wait for you to tour the whole hop! Have a fabulous Thursday!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 306 Share What You Love Sketch

Wow!!! I can't believe it is Wednesday ALREADY!!! Wesley will have his first football home game tomorrow. I am so proud of his passion and perseverance. He is working hard at school and trying to keep on track. Meanwhile I am trying to keep on track with my Stampin' Up! Business, his football schedule, 3 kids homework, meals and LIFE! I am blessed that I am a person who USUALLY works well under pressure!


After a few glitches and I am sure a few naughty words said by Pam, Paper Craft Crew is live with an AMAZING sketch! In hind site, with the Holiday Catalog launching today I should have created with something from the NEW catalog but this card is too AMAZING not to share. Once again I am creating with relatively clean and simple esthetic! Enough chatter! Let me show you this card!


Let me just say I LOVE THIS CARD! It is simple, elegant and has nice elements of detail! The card started with the Love What You Do stamp set. I have done a No Line Water Coloring technique with flowers in this stamp set. I have used Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils, I have also snuck in the Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil from the Lots of Happy Card Kit! After I achieved the look I was going for with my Aquapainters, I used the large Stitched Shapes square to die cut this. A nice Gold heat embossed sentiment and Linen Thread bow was just the right touch. This is layered over a Tufted embossed piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock. I added some Gold Heat Embossed splatters to my Thick Very Vanilla before adding the sentiment and embossed piece. Once this was added it needed a few Iridescent Sequins!

I can't wait to see how you play with this weeks sketch!
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 166 Buttons, Brads and Sequins

Tuesday!!! All of the kids are back at school! Today I am back with the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team after a bit of a sabbatical! It is crazy how time can get away from you while the kids are out of school and now I am trying to get back into my good business habits again...

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This week with Stamp Ink Paper our challenge is cards with Buttons, Brads & Sequins! While I know that all three on a card could probably a bit much, so I picked one and ran with it! Let me show you what I have come up with.


Truth be told this card has been made for quite sometime or at least partially made! I started it, set it aside because I wasn't sure about it and then when cleaning over the weekend I thought to myself that it would be cute with a few Basic Adhesive Back Sequins! The Coastal Cabana leaves from the Petal Palette stamp set are on a nice piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock. I have used the Watercolor Pencils to color the cluster of flowers and adorable little bird that I stamped with Sahara Sand. The Tea Room Ribbon was a perfect touch for this card with the copper edges!  

It is amazing how much 3 little sequins can add to a card! I can't wait to see how you use Buttons, Brads or Sequins!! 

Have a great Tuesday!



Sunday, September 2, 2018

Creation Station Power of the Punch Blog Hop

Well it is September! Can you believe it?! It seems like once the kids are back in to the school grind time just goes by faster! I wish it would slow down... I miss them being babies!!! Have you had a Pumpkin Spice Latte yet? I am just not a Pumpkin Spice anything girl... I will stick to my high octane Americano's or Hazelnut Lattes!

I am back with the Creation Station Blog Hop this month with a great "Power of the Punch" theme! This was an amazing opportunity for me to showcase some of the new Holiday Catalog stuff! I can't wait to show you the Making Christmas Bright Bundle. I actually used it recently for a Holiday Catalog Swap I am in. Which is what gave me the idea for my projects today. Lets take a look!




Adorable right? This great projects came together so easily, but first let me show the swap card that was my inspiration!




This is my original card! I made about 34 of these to show case the new catalog! The Making Christmas Bright Bundle is a great bundle! The card started with a base of Shaded Spruce. I have embossed the Real Red Card Stock with the Polka Dot Basics folder. My squiggly star circle also from the Making Christmas Bright was stamped using Shaded Spruce ink and then die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits. I accented this card with the Silver Metallic edge ribbon. A nice little Daffodil Delight Light Bulb with Smoky Slate stamped base. This cutie was created using the Christmas Bulb Builder Bunch that comes in the bundle. 

The card below is ALMOST the same card... Let me show you how I have stepped this up a bit!


So for all intents and purposes this is the same card as above but I have stepped it up by adding a Daffodil Delight Matte, Banner edge to the DSP, A few sequins, Wink of Stella on the star and of course some Silver Metallic Thread and Basic Adhesive back sequins! Totally makes the card more cheerful!



I know you all have been waiting for the tutorial for this cute little chapstick holder for like two weeks! If you need to see it made you can find the video on my business page on Facebook! So here it goes!

  • Tag Base (Cardstock) 2" x 3 1/2"
  • DSP for Tag Base (optional) 1 7/8" x 3 3/8"
  • Round Corners on all corners if desired using the Detailed Trio Punch
  • Punch Tag type slot from the Detailed Trio Punch centered at the top.
  • For Box that holds Chapstick 2 3/4" X 3
  • Score 2 3/4" side at 5/8", 1 1/4", 1 7/8", 2 1/2" Make sure you smooth all the scored pieces. 
  • Score the 3" side at 5/8" 
  • Adhere box together using Liquid Multipurpose. 
  • Cut 3 strips of DSP 1/2 x 2 1/4" and adhere with Liquid Multipurpose.
  • Attach box to base with Liquid Multipurpose Glue and BOOM your done!
Let me know if you have questions! As I said if you can find my business page by clicking the Facebook icon on the right, you should be able to find the video tutorial too! Hope you have a marvelous long weekend! I can't wait for you to see Julies goodies! I am sure you are going to love them!  You can get to her by clicking the next button below! I can't wait for you see what else is on the hop! Happy Sunday!