Thursday, November 7, 2019

OSAT Winter Festival Blog Hop

Happy Thursday!  I am back with One Stamp At A Time blog hop... I know that we are a bit early... but myself and a bunch of my Stampin' Up! friends are going to OnStage next week and I would have hated to interrupt their travels if anything on the hop had gone wrong!

Today we are hopping with the theme Winter Festival! I am up to my eyeballs in creating and assembling for a craft fair this weekend so I decided to give you guys a sneak peek!!





My creations today came together fairly simply. I made a set of 5 cards like the one above with the Night Before Christmas Designer Series Paper. It has a nice Stitched Circle of the DSP and a punched tree from the Perfectly Plaid Bundle in Old Olive. My Sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler, in fact I used my Stamparatus on this set of cards so that the sentiment was in the same place on each one. This is accented with a nice strip of Gold Foil and a Crumb Cake stamped pine cone.

The treat holder has a nice base of Sahara Sand. I stumbled on this tutorial last Christmas and decided that these would be great for the craft fair. Again I have used the Night Before Christmas DSP and the coordinating Memories and More cards. I have used the same Stitched Circle Die to cut the Santa seal and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals. This is nicely accented with the Gold Metallic edge Very Vanilla Ribbon!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today! I can't wait for you to see what my friends have created for you today!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Creation Station Girl Power Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! Can you believe we are already in November?? I can not! The family and I loaded up and went to Sterling yesterday. It is about a 90 mile drive and it was time for us to make a Walmart run. We met up with some friends for lunch before filling two carts. Stocked up on things on I knew were less expensive. I don't miss Walmart but yesterday was a much needed day away.


This month the Creation Station team is designing with the theme "Girl Power". My time management skills have not been great between getting ready for OnStage and a craft fair the week before. After getting home from Walmart, getting everything put away and making a meal for a friend who just got home from the hospital, I wasn't sure if I could come up with anything... So my design today is simple yet chic!


We all know that I can't get enough of feathers! I chose the sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. I chose to make a nice little purse (What girl doesn't love a good purse) and a nice and easy card. 

The card started with a base of Petal Pink with an earthy mat of Soft Suede that was perfect for the feather pattern. I have stamped the sentiment "You've Got This, Girl" in Coastal Cabana for a bit of a pop. It is die cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies and accented with some fussy cut feathers towards the bottom. A nice double strand Linen Thread bow was just the right touch.

The cute little purse is made from a 6 x 6 of DSP. The closure is made with piece of Petal Pink card stock and a bronze colored Designer Element. The handles are made with Soft Suede card stock to coordinate perfectly with card! You can fill this cute little purse with a small gift or treat!

I am so happy you came by today! I can't wait for you to see what the AMAZING Jeanna Bohanon has created for you today, just click the next button below to get to her blog! Have a fabulous Sunday!




Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Winter Woods Kit

Whew!!! Its the last Thursday of the month and we ALL know what that means right? It is Halloween! Well not only isn't Halloween, it is time for the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop! We are hopping with the October Kit, Winter Woods.

It has been a really cold few days here in on the Easter Plains. The kids had a snow day yesterday after we got about 6-8 inches overnight Tuesday-Wednesday. This morning we woke up to single digit temps and negative wind chills. Life has been a bit crazy and the next two weeks will be spent getting things ready for OnStage in Vegas and a craft fair the weekend.
When I opened this months kit, it was NOT my favorite. While I know there is market out there for cards like this kit, it just didn't say "I know what I am going to make!!" . Which is crazy, because if you saw the live on the Facebook Paper Pumpkin page, I made those two cards in less than 2 hours! I always work better under pressure... Let me show you the two alternatives for today!


This card started with a sponged background of Night of Navy and Pool Party ink. I heat embossed the large snowflakes from the kit with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. A nice strip of the Wrapped In Plaid Designer Series Paper was a great accent for this winter holiday card. The In The Woods Dies are great to coordinate with this kit. I chose to die cut a Shaded Spruce cardstock tree and heat emboss the falling snow. This layered onto a wood Stitched Nested Label from the Coming to Gather DSP and accented with Gold Metallic Pearls. This card has a rich mat of Shaded Spruce and a card base of Pool Party.

This card features something from the Paper Pumpkin live event. I decided that with this card that I wanted to show the Birch Background stamped trees on the Shimmer White die cuts. They are stamped with Early Espresso ink and then I used the Aqua Painter to move the ink around so it looked like real wood. I chose to fussy cut one set of tree trunks off.  I stamped the pine tree from the Winter Woods stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink and distressed the edges a bit with Early Espresso. This card also features a sponged background with Night of Navy and Pool Party inks and a heat embossed snow element at the top. A quick rectangle sentiment with a few loops of thread and this card was done!

Thank you so much for stopping in today! I can't wait for you to see what everyone else is making today! Make sure you click through the list below to tour the whole hop!





Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Stamp Ink Paper 203 Halloween

Happy Tuesday! Stamp Ink Paper is back with a fun Halloween challenge! When creating for this challenge I realized that ALL of my posts will be of the Halloween nature! It is a holiday that I feel is geared towards kids and I try not go all out by featuring ALL we have to offer Halloween! 




Today I am featuring the Harvest Hellos with the Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle! This great card was created using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends combo pack. I decided to use my snips to make it a bit more 3D like with Stampin' Dimensionals (I have a better picture for you below). Some adorable Shimmery Embossing Paste polka dots were the perfect background for this. My fun strip was created with Basic Gray ink and the Jack-O-Lantern face. It is matted with a bit of Granny Apple Green! My sentiment is from the Tags, Tags, Tags and was perfect for this fun little card!


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create for this fun challenge!

Friday, October 4, 2019

TGIF Challenge 232 Painted Harvest

Friday! Friday! I know that most of us can't wait until Friday, although it seems like lately my work whatever it may be is NEVER done! Wesley has his last football game of the season tomorrow and starts up basketball next week. I was silly to think that I would have a lull! 

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Today I am participating with the TGIF Design Team and this amazing color challenge that will definitely get you creating for fall! I inked up an old favorite Painted Harvest to play along with!


Somehow when I think of fall, I think of pumpkins and earthy toned flower arrangements that feature sunflowers and eucalyptus. Which is kind of the direction I was going when I created the card for today! My wood frame is created with Crumb Cake card stock and stamped with Early Espresso using the Birch background stamp. I made the frame with the Rectangle Stitched Dies. I stamped a bit of a background using the fern like stamps from Painted Harvest with Pretty Peacock and Crumb Cake inks. My Grapefruit Grove stamped sunflower is fussy cut and layered a few Linen Thread loops. I stamped the leaves in Pretty Peacock as well and distressed them a bit with Crumb Cake ink. This is nicely matted onto a layer of Pretty Peacock and is on a base of Crumb Cake!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create for this weeks challenge!



Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Bone Appetit

Happy Thursday to all of you! It is homecoming week here, so I have spent my mornings rushing around trying to figure which dress up day it is...
The A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog hop is live... It was so hard for me to use the kit when I had great plans to use it for Halloween party treats! Let me show you what I made using ONE box!


I used Pumpkin Pie DSP to accent our Stitched Shapes dies to create my cute stitched squares. In an effort to conserve my boxes I cut these twice out of one box. I even had enough for my cute little banner on my card. My card has a base of Pumpkin Pie with a mat of Gorgeous Grape. I used the 1" Circle Punch for my sentiment. A little Bakers Twine and this great card was done. The coordinating treat tag has the same elements. I used the Delicate Tag Topper to create the tag with the second stitched square!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to for you to see what my friends have created on the hop today! You can see each of the amazing creations by clicking along the link list below!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Stamp Ink Paper 202 We are Back!

Tuesday!!! This is sure to be the Mondayest Tuesday ever with the kids not having school yesterday! Wesley had a football game last night and we didn't get home until almost 7... Needless to say, no rest for the wicked.

Stamp Ink Paper has been on a bit of sabbatical the last few months but we are back and better than ever!


We are designing today with a Designer's Choice! What better way to get you all excited about this amazing card making challenge. I decided to reach into my stash and blog a card I had made when I decided to swap with our new annual catalog goodies. Lets take a look!


My card base is the lovely Rococo Rose with a mat of Terracotta Tile. I have die cut a piece of the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper with the Rectangle Stitched Dies and adhered it to a piece of Sahara Sand with a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper. This has a beautiful trim of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon with a small stamped strip of Sahara Sand that I tore the edge on to give it a bit of texture. The sentiment that is also from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink and is accented with the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots.

Now it is your turn! Get your favorite Stamps, Inks and Papers and create a card for this weeks challenge! I can't wait to see what you come up with!