Friday, October 13, 2017

TGIF 129 Sketch Challenge Feeling Elf like

TGIF!!! I know that we are all glad that it is Friday. TGIF Challenges is back this week with a fun sketch! Can you tell I am addicted to the markers yet? Stampin' Blends... AMAZING!

We all know that a sketch is totally up to how you visualize it... I knew exactly what was going to happen as soon as I messed with this cute little elf guy from the Festive Phrases stamp set in the Holiday Catalog with my Stampin' Blends markers and who doesn't like an elf!?

I did a nice layout of the Christmas Around The Worlds DSP, this is part of the Buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale. A nice border of Wood Textures DSP seemed to be the perfect contrast for this card. This was matted onto Smoky Slate with a nice Pool Party base. I die cut my colored image with a Stitched Oval and layered it onto a nice Gold Foil scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits. Before adhering this I added a nice doubled linen thread bow and some wrinkled up Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon to coordinate with the sketch. A few... well, okay 5 Glitter Enamel dots and this cutie patootie was done!

Phew! I can't wait to see what you all ink up for this weeks challenge! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 263 Sketch Challenge

Squeeee!!! Happy Wednesday! We are over the hump and well on our way to the weekend. I am back with the Paper Craft Crew this week with a fun sketch! We all know that a sketch is very much ones interpretation! I couldn't wait to bust out the brand new Stampin' Blends! These markers are amazing!!!

Okay, I really took a really whimsical approach to this sketch...

This card was really so much fun to make! I started with a base of Rich Razzleberry with a soft matte of Soft Sky. I stamped the images from Touches of Texture using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once I had them stamped I used the Stampin' Blends to color them in shades of Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party, with accents of Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. Some nice Gold Metallic Thread loops were a nice touch of sparkle with the Glitter Enamel Dots. The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and was the perfect touch to this stunning card!

Thank you so much for stopping in! I can't wait to see what you ink up for this weeks challenge!

Friday, October 6, 2017

TGIF Challenges 128 A Cuppa Fall

TGIF!!!! I am SOOOOOO glad that today is Friday! It has been one crazy week! We have our fall family pictures this weekend and I couldn't be more excited!

This week with TGIF Challenges we have a warm fall color scheme that you are all sure to enjoy! Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake!

This fabulous card was created for my Cards And A Cuppa class that I have at a local espresso bar and bakery. A nice rich base of Cherry Cobbler with a matte of Crumb Cake seemed to start this card off right. Behind the coffee cup I have stamped the Sunflower from Painted Harvest first in Cajun Craze and then in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I accented with the leaf punch using Gold Foil and Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla. My coffee cup was created with the cup stamp from Merry Cafe (I like it better than the one in the Coffee Cafe Bundle) using Crumb Cake ink with the sentiment being stamped in Crushed Curry. The lid was stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake. Before putting this onto my card I added a 1" strip of the Wood Textures DSP as well as a piece of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape. The solid Crushed Curry Bakers Twine was just the right touch before adhering my cup with Stampin' Dimensionals!!

So glad you stopped by to see this lovely card! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Creation Station Tricks of The Trade Blog Hop

I am back this Sunday with the Creation Station Team. WOW!!! Where did last month go??? Before we know it were are going to hustling and bustling to get that last minute Christmas present. It seems as though as soon as summer break is over the year just speeds right past us.

Did you get to by way of Jennifer? She always has something amazing waiting for us! If you didn't you can always click the back button below.

This month we are hopping with "Tricks of the Trade" and although my trick may not be all that fancy, it makes for a really pretty and easy Gift Card Holder! What I have done below is scored the bag at 3" from the bottom. I then put Tear N Tape on either side and fold this up towards the top of the bag to make a cute little pocket that will hold a gift card! Now lets get to my creation!

I really just can't get enough of this Year of Cheer Specialty DSP! The foils are amazing and so versatile. I have made a nice band using two of the papers from this pack and tied a quick bow with coordinating ribbon. My sentiment is from the set Add A Little Glitz and in the Smoky Slate ink. It really was just the right touch. I added a few of the stickers from the Eastern Elegance suite to add a little sparkle! You will notice I added a little Blushing Bride piece of cardstock so that you could see where you could put it.

This idea is so simple and elegant! I used mine for teachers last year!

Thank You so much for stopping by! Next on the hop is the fabulous Julie Beltramo! She is going knock your socks off!

Julie Beltramo

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing September Kit Hop

It is the last Thursday of the month and we ALL should what that means! It is time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing blog hop! If it is your first time joining us we are a group of super talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are showcasing alternative ways to use these amazingly fun kits!

This month our kit is called Layered Leaves, it came with numerous leave die cuts, embossed kraft pillow boxes with coordinating cards and envelopes. It truly is an amazing kit with lovely warm fall colors! Let me show you what I have made...

The fabulous Mini Pizza boxes are available in our Holiday Catalog and I just couldn't wait to wrap that gold foil gingham around one of them. It was totally perfect to layer up the leaves on top of this! So easy and cute! I stamped the sentiment using the Cajun Craze ink from the kit onto the tag and tied it around the leaves and box with Crushed Curry Bakers Twine... No joke! DONE!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait for you to see what the amazing Jennifer Hill has come up with! You can get to her by clicking the next button below!

Jennifer Hill

Friday, September 15, 2017

TGIF 125 Travel Inspiration Challenge

TGIF!!! I am soooo glad today is Friday!! I just have so much going on... This momma needs a break! 
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I am back today with TGIF Challenges Design Team with a How to Travel challenge! I couldn't wait to watercolor the pick up from Country Living.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

OSAT Throwback Thursday Blog Hop

Guess what day it is Throw Back Thursday!!! Myself and all of my One Stamp At A Time Blog Hoppin friends are throwing it back today! 

Did you get to me by way of the amazing Justin Krieger?? His style never ceases to amaze me. So this months hop is a "Throw Back Thursday" hop. Each of us had to choose a card from our past and bring it back using new or current products. There could be a few of us who chose to bust in to our vault of retired stuff but you will have to tour the whole hop to see!

My throwback is going back to March of  2016. I actually made the card below for this very hop! The theme was Spring Has Sprung and whipped up this beautiful Double Gate Fold card using our retired set Choose Happiness and a bit of the Sale-A-Bration DSP. I have linked the picture so if you want to take a peak at that hop as well just click the picture below!

One Stamp At A Time March 2016 Hop

Did I take too many pictures? I wanted to be sure I showed you all every detail. This Double Gate Fold card was made using the Coffee Break DSP, Early Espresso Card Stock and Crumb Cake Card Stock. The Coffee Cafe Bundle has an amazingly cute sentiment that fit right in the cup and was perfect in Early Espresso ink as well as the lid. I chose to use the cup stamp from the Merry Cafe in Old Olive ink. I put a cute little Copper Trim bow at the top before adhering the Copper Metallic Thread loops to the Polka Dot Basics embossed Lots of Label made using Crumb Cake Card Stock. You will notice this is on a nice little belly band to hold the card closed. When opened my Circle Tab Punch was perfect addition to the top so that you can pull the card right out of the pocket. You could even put a gift card or gift certificate in this pocket if you wanted to. The Old Olive sentiment on the inside is from the set Mixed Drinks but somehow seemed appropriate with the Sahara Sand Coffee Beans.

The cute little treat holder I will be sure to get a tutorial up of over the weekend. I simply adhered DSP to this cute little Hershey Nugget Holder before die cutting the coffee cup window out. I added an acetate window just for added protection. I used three Hershey Nuggets and wrapped them with more of the Coffee Break DSP and adhered them behind my coffee cup shaped window. Adorable right??

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait for you to see what Elizabeth has come up with for you! You can get to her by clicking the next button below or if you get lost there is a full list of all of our hoppers!
Elizabeth Jeanne

Elizabeth Jeanne
Jenny Hall
Kelly Acheson
Anna Smith
Rose Grunewald
Maria Willis
Melissa Davies
Jennifer Hill
Jessie Holton
Rick Adkins
Dena Rekow
Renee Ondrajka
Tina Riddle
Lori Mueller
Pam Staples
Jeanna Bohanon
Marisa Gunn
Justin Krieger
Andrea Tracy-Tucker