Thursday, July 9, 2020

OSAT Pretty In Pink Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! Hope your week is treating you well! It was a scorcher here yesterday! Even by the time Troy was off of work around 5 PM, it was still 100 degrees (Fahrenheit). So the kids and I set up the slip n slide on the big hill. They played on that until almost 8! The weather was a bit questionable to the east of us and I wasn't sure if it was going to build up over the top of us. Dinner was pretty much set to go because it was a build your own salad night. 
This month The One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop Team is designing with the theme "Pretty in Pink". We are all using our favorites shades of pink from our Stampin' Up! palette and creating some amazing designs. I have paired the Cling Mount set So Much Love with our Stitched Triangle Dies and created today's design. Let me show you what I have created...

The pinks I have chosen today are Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride. There really isn't a pink I don't like and I didn't want to use Magenta Madness because I just used it two days ago! I have die cut a bunch of the Stitched Triangles, in different sizes and started staggering them across the card. You will notice I added some Gold Foil as an accent. Once I had a achieved my desired look, I added a strip of Gray Granite. I love this color paired up with a pink of any sort and it was perfect for this card. I stamped one of the flower stamps from the So Much Love in Memento Tuxedo Black so that I could use my Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. I snuck in a bit of Rococo Rose and colored the leaves in Soft Seafoam. When I fussy cut this, I got rid of some of the smaller flowers. I dotted the center with the Champagne Shimmer Paint and added a bit of Wink of Stella to the flower. This is adhered over the Whisper White strip that is stamped with Blushing Bride ink. I chose the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to accent my design. This is neatly layering onto a mat of Blushing Bride and on a bright base of Flirty Flamingo.

My little sanitizer holder is made from a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock with an accent of the DSP from the Brights DSP stack. I added a scrap of the Gold and White stripe from this past months Paper Pumpkin so that it would coordinate with the card. I tied a quick bow of Polka Dot Tulle at the top of the bottle.

I am so glad that you stopped by today! I can not WAIT for you to see what my 20 other friends have created for this hop! There is full list of all the blogs to tour below! 
Have an amazing day!

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Spot 118 Create Your Own DSP

Happy Tuesday! I am sorry I didn't blog last week, things got a little crazy with fires, a broken fridge and the kids! Have no fear I am back! We are only weeks away from fair. Taryn and Wesley will need to turn in record books soon!! We went fishing over the weekend and I got eaten alive by deer flies.  The kids had fun despite the heat. 

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Today I am designing with The Spot, we are creating our own DSP. If you don't know what DSP it is, it is Designer Series Paper. It is what those of us who are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators call it or those that are Stampin' Up! Savvy. I can't wait to show you my fun card that I have created with Ridiculously Awesome stamp set with some bright and cheerful colors! Lets take a look!

I had so much fun when creating this card! Who doesn't love the new In Color Magenta Madness?! It is a great pink that has allowed me to NOT USE Petal Pink! We all know how much I reach for the Subtles color family, but not with this card! I have put the Magenta Madness with Coastal Cabana, Mango Madness and Stazon Jet Black/Basic Black.  The Ridiculously Awesome stamp set was my favorite the minute I saw it! So many possibilities!!! I took the star stamp and created my Designer Series Paper by stamping it in all 4 colors. After I created my desired pattern, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut the patterned piece of Whisper White. I have also used the Stitched Rectangle Dies for the Magenta Madness In Color DSP and made a fun Coastal Cabana frame. I layered these up wonky style (That is my official name for it) and added a bit of the Whisper White ribbon from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. The sentiment is White heat embossed on Basic Black then punched with the Label Me Lovely punch. I have adhered it to the bottom right corner with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a few of the Artistry Blooms Sequins. This fun and funky card is on a base of Basic Black!! 

I can't wait to see how you all make your own patterned paper

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

APPT Blog Hop Box of Sunshine Kit

Can you believe it is that LAST Thursday of the month? In just one week, Troy and I will be celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary. Crazy right?? When I think about how long we have been together somehow it doesn't seem as long. Then I look at our 3 kids, and I want time to slow down. It has been a fairly fun summer. With pigs, trampoline sprinklers and our huge slip and slide! We have managed to stay entertained without a pool pass, but make no mistake... We miss the pool!

This months kit is called Box Of Sunshine. The idea is for us to create the cards in the kit, put them back in the box it came and share them. The kit even includes the supplies to decorate the Paper Pumpkin box! Well, we all know this hop is for alternative ideas for the kit and I can't wait to show you what I have created. Lets take a look!

I just love how easy but elegant these alternates turned out! The card started with the Gold Foil Stripe card base in the kit. I have used the large self adhesive small dotted strip on the left of the card base. I set this aside and stamped a couple of flowers from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Memento. I hadn't had a chance to play with my NEW Magenta Madness Stampin' Blends and this was the perfect opportunity. Once these were both colored I fussy cut them and added a few Stampin' Dimensionals. The gold thread loops is from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. The die cut with sentiment is in this kit and was perfect for this card. A few Gilded Gems and this rather easy card was done!

The favor is a hand sanitizer holder. I got the tutorial from Twila Davis when I wanted to make a WHOLE bunch of them for our local daycare facility during the shut down. This one is a bit different as I didn't wrap it with DSP but instead glued the stripe patter to a strip of Magenta Madness card stock and adhered it to the front of the holder. This is also accented with a bit of gold thread from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and I decided to use a bit of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle. The sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches and coordinated nicely with the card!

I can't wait for you to see what my friends have created today! Make sure you tour the WHOLE hop below! If you need a list of the products I used, I have provided one below! Have a great day! 
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Spot 116 Color Challenge Prize Peony

Good Morning!! Happy Tuesday! It is a beautiful morning on the plains of Colorado. I hope that you are having the same kind of morning! We spent the weekend about 30 minutes north at a swine show put on by the Colorado Junior Swine Association. Taryn got her feet wet in showmanship and showed Daisy pig for the second time. It was a great weekend and the kids even managed to have some time to play at a park and pond close by. I am up to my ears in finishing swaps and trying to figure out class scenarios as I am able to hold classes again. So be sure to check back for more information.
Today I am creating with The Spot Design Team and we are creating with a great color challenge. You can pick 3 or use more... It is entirely up to you. If I remember correctly when we created this color combo we had the idea of a Shabby Chic challenge... Which we all know is TOTALLY MY JAM but my creative mind didn't lend towards that idea and I really wanted to play with the Prized Peony Bundle. Let me show you what I have created.

My card started with the large peony stamp from the Prized Peony bundle. I have used my Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers to ink it up. This stamp set has an amazing coordinating dies and I used the die to cut the flower above. Once this was done I ran a piece of Crumb Cake card stock through the Old World Paper embossing folder. I found that I get a great embossed texture when I mist my card stock with a bit of water. Something you can't see very well is the added heat embossed Gold Splatters that are accented with Gold Metallic Pearls. The Peony is layered over the Square Velum Doily and a bit of Linen Thread and Gold Bakers Twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. The sentiment which is also heat embossed in gold on Whisper White card stock was punched using the Label Me Fancy Punch. Once I had this all complete, I added it to a layer of Rich Razzleberry and put it on the Mint Macaron card base!

Now it is your turn! I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks challenge, you have until Saturday!!