Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Home Decor SU Style January 2021 Blog Hop

I am so excited to bring you another post today! I try to not post twice in a day, but when Sara Levin had asked if I was hopping, I didn't skip a beat when I said yet AND I knew EXACTLY what I was going to create!

This month with the Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop we are using goodies from the NEW Sale-A-Bration and Spring Mini Catalog! I have been sitting on this Mason Jar piece for some time now. It was actually a Christmas decoration that I found at Dollar General a few months ago and I knew that some point it would serve a purpose. I would be lying if I told you that this creation took more than 45 minutes! Let me show you what I have created...

If you have messed with Mod Podge and Designer Series Paper you are missing out! I used a bit a Mod Podge to adhere the Berry Blessing paper from the SAB catalog to my mason jar like base. While I let this dry, I created my largest stitched oval by stamping the sentiment from the SAB Berry Blessing Bundle in Pacific Point ink. Then I added some accents of Granny Apple Green from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. My Poppy Parade stamped strawberry was a cute added touch with Granny Apple Green stem and little twine bow! A perfect decoration for my farmhouse kitchen!

I am so glad that you stopped by today for this great little hop! I hope that I have inspired you to create some home décor pieces of your own!

The Spot 146 Case The Designer

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! First let me start off by telling you that you are going to see a lot of me this week! So man new goodies to play and the creativity and it is just free flowing! Hope you are all well! We are too! Every one is at school and I have the house to myself which is amazing! Maybe that is why the creativity is free flowing! 

This week The Spot Creative Challenge Team is coming to you with a Case The Designer Challenge! This time we are casing my amazing friend Jay Soriano! Jay has a really specific style and love for color. He does amazing blending backgrounds and his Stampin' Blends skills are on point! 
So when I was trying to decided what to CASE for this challenge I chose to go to Jay's boards on Pinterest! I chose the card below because I LOVE THE LAYOUT!!! 

I chose to CASE the layout the layout above for this challenge but twist it a bit and use the new Snail Mail Suite! 


This card started with the cute little die cut from the DSP that the dies from the Snailed It Bundle actually cut! So when you can't color something that you like (Like me with this snail!), you can just use your dies to cut this little dude out! So my snail is the colored succulent in the picture above and is accented with the Bermuda Bay and Real Red die cuts much like the Succulent piece behind the colored image. I chose to use the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper for the Large Stitched Circle and strip across, following along with the sketch. Instead of having the banner with the sentiment I chose to use the word bubble die much like the smaller succulent that peaks out from behind of the top right of the circle. The mushroom stamp was a great touch for the background of this and went along with the sketch (well, in my head it did). A bit of the Snail Mail Twine combo was a great added touch!

Now it is your turn! You can stalk Jay's blog or his Pinterest Boards to find a card you want to CASE!! I can't wait to see what you choose!

Thursday, January 14, 2021

OSAT January 2021 Say Hello To Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! I can't believe that the second Thursday of this month is falling so late. Hope you are all well and healthy. We are having some CRAZY winds. I honestly thought that my house was going to blow away last night. It is suppose to stay windy throughout today and I think tomorrow... perfect days to wear a beanie! Wesley has an appointment today for his ADHD medications, he has been struggling with the fact that he feels a bit tired while at school so with him now being a teenager I am sure we are a point where he may need to be on less. Joshua's allergies are in full tilt according to the doctor on Tuesday, he keeps having this cough and when your mom gut instinct kicks in and says its allergies, it was time for a doctor visit as we need to be able to have a note at school stating as such with the current climate. The good news, and I probably shouldn't put this out in the universe, only 1 kid has been quarantined since the start of school. We are so blessed!  ENOUGH about this lets get to the good stuff!
Welcome to the first One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop of the year! This months hop is dedicated to the new goodies in the January-June 2021 Stampin'  Up! Mini Catalog! I have to be honest, I wasn't sure I was in love with ANY of it but I am thinking that I was trying to use reverse psychology and I can't wait for you all to get your hands on these amazing products! Today I am creating with a fun suite called the Ice Cream Corner Suite, this fun and cheerful suite has a stamp set and punch bundle, DSP, Ribbon and even some sprinkles to go on top! I haven't used the WHOLE suite today, but let me show you what I have created!

I must confess that it seems that in this day of age we are constantly in the state of flying by the seat of our pants! When I created this card it was for another project and well teenage boys happened! I started by using the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and our NEW Blending Brushes. I used the coordinating colors from the Ice Cream Corner DSP to create my polka dot pattern, starting with Bumblebee, and then used the following colors Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Terracotta Tile. I just love the Blending Brushes and the way this turned out! Next I stamped the popsicles from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. First in the lighter of colors which was Petal Pink and Pool Party (I didn't put them on my list below!) and the bottom portion in Terracotta Tile and Bermuda Bay with a cute little Cinnamon Cider popsicle stick! The popsicles are really easy to fussy cut. I have a large stitched circle that I have splattered a bit with Old Olive, Bumblebee and Bermuda Bay before stamping the sentiment in Terracotta Tile. After arranging the popsicles with Stampin' Dimensionals on the circle, I added a bit of Pool Party Sheer and Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon. A few Artistry Blooms sequins was a perfect touch. 

The coordinating gift bag you see above was created with a bit of Bermuda Bay card stock and the Ice Cream Corner DSP. You can usually stumble on these cute little bags in the gift wrap section of any store. I decided to also embellish with the same ribbon that I had used on the card. I again used to the Stitched Shapes Dies, using the largest Oval instead. It is stamped with Bermuda Bay ink with a sentiment that is also from the Sweet Ice Cream set.  I couldn't help but add a few of the Artistry Blooms Sequins as well! 

I am so glad that you stopped by today, I can't wait for you to see what all of my friends have made! You can click along the link list below to see all the awesomness!
I am going to try not to blow away. Have a fabulous day!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Spot 144 Flowering Cactus

Happy Tuesday!!!! The kids go back to school today and I am so excited that today that they will ALL be on the same campus (for the most part). It always surprised me 8 years ago that the school here in our town of 2500 was not a Pre K-12 campus, however it had Pre K-4 and then 9-12 on the opposite wing. Now all of the kids will be on one campus! Even with our current COVID climate I think that it should go off without a hitch.  So I will be cleaning, purging and assembling swaps today without having to referee fights and arguments between Wesley and Taryn!
This week The Spot Creative Challenge team has an easy or for some of you maybe not so easy challenge. Make something you love!! No rules, your choice! I chose to ink up one of my new favorites from the Spring Catalog which is LIVE today, Flowering Cactus Medley!

The Flowering Cactus Medley has beautiful colors of Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. It comes with the Flowering Cactus Stamp Set and coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper, Linen Thread, Calypso Coral Linen Thread and felt flowers in Calypso Coral and Highland Heather. I obviously chose to take a bit of a softer approach with Petal Pink. It is crazy how ONE color can change the look of the WHOLE suite. I stamped the large cactus in Mint Macaron and the smaller one in Pear Pizzazz. I also die cut one in Pear Pizzazz then used our new Blending Brushes to ink them up with our Mossy Meadow ink. These are layered over a piece of Petal Pink that has the cool cactus like pattern die cut(ish) onto it with the Linen Thread from the kit. The flowers on the cactus are stamped in Petal and die cut with the coordinating die. Yup, that is right! You get to cut two with one pass of your die cutting machine! A strip on the top left of the coordinating DSP was the perfect with my Gray Granite stamped sentiment!

I can't wait to see what you create without the rules! Have an amazing Tuesday!

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Creation Station How To Be A Millionaire Blog Hop

Happy Sunday! I am starting off the new year trying to get back to ALL of my creative fun! I am sure many of you have resolutions, or are we just glad that 2020 is in our rear view mirror!? I am so happy to be back with my Creation Station friends! 

This month we are hopping using sets from the Stampin' Up! Catalog from our Million Dollar sales achievers!

My options were a bit limited because, well, Christmas. I did end up looking at my shelf and realizing I had more than I had originally thought. I knew I was going to end up using the bundle Hippo Happiness but wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, Lets take a look, because a little bit of the upcoming Sale A Bration Catalog in using the Approaching Perfection.

The card started with cute little Hippo from the Hippo Happiness. She is stamped in Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay with her cute little face stamped in Night of Navy. I have paired her with the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper. I have used one of the label like dies to create the polka dot backdrop for the Hippo. My fun little candle border was created with the upcoming Sale A Bration set Approaching Perfection. I have stamped the candles with Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Highland Heather. Then roughed up my edges with my older pair of snips! The sentiment was created with stamps also from the Hippo Happiness Bundle but I decided to stamp it twice so that it was in Night of Navy and Crushed Curry! A bit of the Night of Navy Ribbon from the Playing With Pattern Ribbon Combo pack gave the Hippo a cute little bow and added bit of trim on the candles. A bit of scattered Playing With Pattern Resin Dots and this cutie was just right for the finishing touch!

I am so excited that you stopped by today, I can't wait for you to see what my friend Julie has created for you! You can get to her by clicking the next button below! 
Have an amazing Sunday!!

Julie Beltramo

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Spot 143 Simply Succulents

Good Morning!!! Have you guys missed me?? I have a ton of good excuses but none that would hold much validity except for, Family. Family always comes first, and honestly I was so swamped with a virtual craft fair (Which I will do again) and dealing with kids "holiday" schedules, life and family just got in the way. So I am getting back into my groove and trying to store away all of the holly and the jolly!

Today I am back creating with The Spot Creative Challenge Design Team!  I was excited to NOT be creating Christmas or Holiday themed cards. I took a bit of a avant-garde to our sketch with a new bundle! The Simply Succulents Bundle will be available to you on January 5th, 2021. Can you believe that next year is just a week away?!

I started with a white card front. First I stamped it with Versamark ink and sprinkled it with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder to heat emboss it. I matched up the pattern stamped in Soft Seafoam ink with a circle from Stitched Shapes Dies. Before deciding on what sentiment I wanted to use I decided to use our new Blending Brushes to add a bit of Blackberry Bliss and Soft Seafoam softly in the back ground. The sentiment is also from the Simply Succulents, and it too is heat embossed in Gold to coordinate with the back ground. It is accented with a Metallic Pearls and Basic Clear Rhinestones. I chose to matte this up on Blackberry Bliss card stock and it sits nicely on a Soft Seafoam card base.. 

I can't wait to see what you create with this weeks sketch!! Have an amazing New Year!

Thursday, December 3, 2020

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Jolly Gingerbread

Good Morning! Happy Thursday! I can't wait until this weekend, our tree is coming out! We will decorate with what we have ready to go on the tree and then I have some vinyl coming from my one my best friends Brittany Moon to create my new farmhouse tree!
The A Paper Pumpkin Thing Team is hopping a week later than the usual. I didn't want for everyone to have to worry about the hop and Thanksgiving... 

November's kit was called Jolly Gingerbread, it was so much fun to play with this kit, I came up with this quick and easy last minute Santa type set!

I have paired the Jolly Gingerbread kit with the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper. They go so nicely with a Real Red card stock background and sheer ribbon! On the Mini Pizza Box I have heat embossed the house in white on Cinnamon Cider cardstock.  I love the gift bag the stamps from the Sweetest Time made a great background. The gift tag was inspired by a recent retreat I had attended and I just love the mix of ribbons. The polka dot tulle is even colored with a Shaded Spruce blend!

I can't wait for you to see the rest of what my friends have made today! You can click along the link below to tour the WHOLE hop!