Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 146 Food and Drink Challenge

Hey guys! I am back!! Sorry that I have been MIA! Sometimes life and family trumps blogging and stamping... The good news is, that I am almost caught up with laundry and my house isn't a disaster. The bad news, my craft room is!!! So that is also on my list with the retiring list being released and the color revamp!!! Phew!

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we have the best kind of challenge, Food & Drink! I love food... Who doesn't?! In fact, the card I made for you today will be a card we make at my One Stampin Friday Night class! Let me show you the card...

This great card started with a base of Lemon Lime Twist complimented with a matte of Flirty Flamingo. The bundle used for this card is called the Lemon Zest Bundle. I have used Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo and two new In Colors that will be available to you in the near future Pineapple Punch (the Lemon), and Grapfruit Grove (the orangish color behind the lemon). I have popped the lemon up using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then stamped the leaves using Lemon Lime Twist, the Lemon and leaves were punched using the Lemon Builder Punch. I adhered two of the leaves with Mini Glue Dots and then popped one over the top with a Mini Dimensional!

Thank You so much for stopping by today... I mean who doesn't like to eat fruit?! If you like what you see today and would like to see a full list of the products, you can check them out below!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 144 It is a Birthday Theme

Tuesday, Oh Tuesday is blowing right in!!! I am back with the Stamp Ink Paper Design Team and we are creating this week with a Birthday Theme!!

We had a nice little Easter Weekend. I, however am fighting allergies and the side effects of them. Joshua, my middle kid, turns 10 on Thursday! Time is just flying by. This is his last 8 weeks of elementary school. Next year he heads off to the middle school. 

It is kind of funny, I went to my craft room with an upcoming challenge in my head when I made this card... Luckily, Murphy and his law were on my side when I made this a Birthday Card!!

As I said above, this was not the challenge in my head that I was creating for. I started with an ombre like sponged circle using my Sponge Daubers with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo inks. I then used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with Shimmer White Embossing Paste to create some texture to the card. I adhere the Magic Myths Starburst Punched Glimmer Paper with Mini Glue dots. My fun little cake was created using the Celebration Time Bundle. A nice Stampin' Emboss White embossed sentiment on the Basic Black was just the ticket. I added a nice little flower at the top also using the Magic Myths Glimmer Paper Pack. A nice bow of Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and some Silver Metallic Thread made this card pop! I snagged a few sequins from the Metallic and Iridescent mix and my card front was finished! Last but certainly not least I matted this on to a Bermuda Bay matte wonky style and then added this to a crisp base of Basic Black!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create with our Birthday Theme!

If you like what you see, I have provided a full product list below!
Happy Tuesday!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Creation Station Garden Party Blog Hop

It is a Creation Station Easter Sunday and what better to have then a Garden Party?

Welcome to the April edition of the Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop. I know that many of you will be getting ready for church and family festivities today but we have an amazing "Garden Party" Theme for you to check out!

I think that many of us often forget about the amazing stuff in the Annual Catalog once the Occasions catalog comes out. Today I have created a card and cracker box using the Petal Garden DSP as well as the Petal Garden Memories and More Card Pack. These card packs are so versatile!!!

The fun thing about this card is that it has NO STAMPS! I didn't even have to get a little bit inky. The banners were created by cropping the sentiment. The fun leafy green stickers are also from the Petal Garden Memories and More and I actually stuck one to a Fabulous Foil Acetate stitched circle. I embellished this Rich Razzleberry with Sweet Sugarplum card with a nice Whisper White Organza Bow and 3 little Basic Pearls!

Here is a closer look at my rose embellishment on my lovely little cracker box. I fussy cut it out of the Petal Garden DSP and then glued it to a piece of Thick Whisper White Card Stock. I used a sponge dauber to brush the edges with some Sweet Sugar Plum ink!!

Thank You so much for joining in on our Garden Party today! I hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday! To continue on our hop (pun intended) you can find a full list of the participants below!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Good Things Grow Kit

Welcome to the March edition of the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog, a monthly hop that features alternatives ideas for each months kit!

This month we are hopping with the "May Good Things Grow" kit! This kit had some extra goodies because it also the 5 year anniversary of Paper Pumpkin! It came with some lovely wood embellishments that I am saving for something else... but this has got to be one of my most favorite kits!

I seriously could have ten of these kits! I have only take two pictures of the mini album I have created for you. One, because I didn't want to bog you down with a bunch of senseless pictures and two, I am going to be live today on my business page to show you each page... Hopefully my mom doesn't watch as this was made with her in mind!

I made a nice accordion spine using a Crumb Cake Card Stock. The two pages in the middle have usable pockets. I also made nice little pockets on the inside of each cover. Each page is a picture of me from when I was younger. My mom lost a lot of these pictures 6 years ago in a house fire. Somehow I have a bunch of theme, and what better to put this together for her for Mothers Day!

I can't thank you enough for stopping by today! You will find a full list of the hoppers below so that you are able to tour the whole hop!
Have a fabulous Day!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 143 Basket of Flowers Challenge

Tuesday, Oh Tuesday which means it is a BRAND NEW Challenge for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge!

Before we get to that, am I the only parent who absolutely loathes Parent Teacher Conferences?? It really has nothing to do with whether they are doing well or not. I strive to keep a very open line of communication amongst teachers and myself. My two kids in elementary are doing amazing, but that is because they have amazing teachers. This is Joshua's last quarter of elementary school, I worry about him going to middle school next year. It is a much different environment, the teachers are not nurturing and even border on being just down right rude and mean. I know this because Wesley has struggled ALL year. If you are a parent reading this, make no mistakes, you are your children's ONLY advocate. 
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So this weeks challenge is "A Basket of Flowers", many of our team did just that! I of course went a bit rouge!

Well, I know it isn't a card, but this cute little note pad jumped out at me when I was at the local business supply store. I knew exactly what DSP and everything I wanted to use on it... When brainstorming yesterday for the challenge, I didn't want to do what everyone else was using. I took a nice 2.25" x 12" strip of Night of Navy card stock to coordinate with the Delightful Daisy DSP strip that I cut 2" x 12". There was about a 1" gap when I created this, so I used the Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Framelits to complete my belly band. My So Saffron that was embossed using the Basket Weave embossing folder. I tied a nice Night of Navy Gingham ribbon bow to hold the Thank You sentiment that is stamped with Night of Navy ink. My nice daisy was stamped in Daffodil Delight, I then used my Aqua Painter to fill in the petals for a some what no line watercoloring appearance. My nice spring like leaves are from the Painted Harvest Bundle. I stamped the leaves on Lemon Lime Twist with Pear Pizzazz ink. It was the perfect contrast!!!! A nice Clear Faceted Gem was perfect for the center of the daisy!

I can't wait to see what you are going to make with this weeks theme!!
Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 142 Color Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Stamp Ink Paper is back this week with a bright and fun color challenge for you! 
Did you survive the weekend?? We had a long weekend down in the southeastern corner of Colorado filled with movies, a rowdy game of Clue and a great time at Parrot Cove indoor waterpark in Garden City (that is in Kansas). Kids didn't want to go back to school after being off for a week, personally I am kind of ready for them to be home again.

I love our colors for this weeks challenge. You can really do a lot with Gray, Aqua and Lime. Let me show you my card!

My card started with a card base from the Sale A Bration Tutti Frutti Card Bases and Envelopes. I matted a piece of Basic Gray in a not so straight manner. I wasn't sure exactly at this point what my plan was, but after digging through my DSP stash I found this fun star patterned piece from the Bubble and Fizz also in the Sale A Bration catalog. This was adhered the opposite direction of the Basic Gray. I took my snips after stamping the sentiment from Birthday Wit in Smoky Slate and Lemon Lime Twist and cut the words out. Using the Star from the Mini Treat Bag Framelits, I cut three Magic Myths Glimmer Paper Stars and adhered them with Glue Dots on the card. Next I adhered the sentiment with the Mini Dimensionals. To finish this card off I added just a few of the Self Adhesive Sequins.

Thank You soooo much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create with these fun colors!