Friday, January 16, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop



Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2015 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop! Join us as we trip the light fantastic through our very favorites of the many catalog offerings....Should you get lost or want to chat about the hop, here is the Chat Thread on Stampin' Addicts.

You've probably just arrived from Holly's Rubber Redneck blog where she highlighted the adorable Hooray It's Your Day set.

I'm using the Painted Petals set....There are so many great possibilities for these stamps!

First, I used the set with this week's MOJO Monday Sketch Challenge, MOJO380. I've always used Pacific Point with Old Olive for floral cards, but I like the Wild Wasabi...It really brightens up the card.  I used the "back" of the tulip print in the Painted Blooms designer series paper (the Wild Wasabi and Whisper White stripe) as well as the Pacific Point floral.  There are so many lovely designs in this paper pack! 

It is difficult for me to resist adding dimension to flowers, so I cut out a couple of extra layers of petals for the images which were stamped in Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise.


Next, the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides lovely coordination with this set.  I love that we have the Pink Pirouette Blendabilities now too....Light Pink Bling? Yes, please.  I used Melon Mambo on the edges of the Petals and on the sentiment to make it darker...easy, but necessary imo. :)


Finally, I just made a quick tulip 3X3 card....I can't remember the last time I made a card of any size (even inchies from a few years ago) this simple, but I like it. It is Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz, but I'm afraid it looks different as pictured.





Now it is time to continue to Kim's Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper blog and see her lovely designs with the super cute and versatile, Butterfly Basics set. Thanks for hopping with us today!







Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hey Valentine Fishy Heart Shaker Card

I made this heart shaker card to sell out our church's Valentine sale...I hope someone likes it other than me. :) I used the MOJO Monday Sketch, MOJO372.
I used Crystal Effects on the Daffodil Delight colored Fish's glasses, and I used Dazzling Details on the bubbles.  I punched Glimmer Paper and Real Red Hearts to slosh around in the shaker sea. I love the variety in the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper, and Blendabilities made the fish quick and easy to color.

This Friday is the Stampin' Addicts' Occasions Catalog blog hop, so be sure to check back for some fun designs then.




Thursday, January 8, 2015

You Plus Me Stacked with Love


Okay, well that sounds funny....Anyway, I found this layout on FB, but the demonstrator who made the card I saw (that wasn't a Valentine) didn't know who created the layout, so let me know if it is yours, and I will give credit.

I used the You Plus Me set a couple of different ways, and my card class customers will get to choose their favorite among several stamps. I love this little pom pom trim- It is so silly...

I love the new Itty Bitty Accents too. In this card they are on the hearts....it doesn't have to be an exact match in heart shape to look super cute.  So sorry if you can't see them....


I changed direction on this one so the sentiment would fit...




Friday, January 2, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome once again to the Stampin' Addicts Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2015 Blog Hop. 2015 is going to be a great year of cutie pie stamps, papers and accessories for you to earn with your SU! purchases throughout January, February and March! (January 6 through March 31) Join us as we highlight these great choices....and should you become lost, check out the chat thread on Stampin' Addicts for a complete list here: Stampin' Addicts.



You've probably arrived from Kim's Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper  Blog in which she showcased the adorable Big Day Stamp Set.  What fun projects, Kim!

I'm using the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper today. I think it has a pattern for every occasion....I'll give examples of just a few...

This card uses the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set, and I merely colored the pretty paper with ink using Sponge Daubers for a great resist effect....I also cut along the scalloped edge for interest. This sketch is MOJO378.

Next, I used the new butterfly die (from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies) to cut a butterfly...Then I colored the polka dot dsp with aquapainters for a flowing bit of color in pink, blue and yellow....Oddly, I had used waxed paper to keep the die from sticking very much, and I liked it so well, that I decided to use the waxed paper "trash" instead of vellum as a layer on top of the butterfly....I used more of the polka dot dsp behind the butterfly (I left it white.) and used the diagonal strip as the matte layer.

The colors for this card may seem unusual, but I made it to match our friends' nursery.  They are also having twins....so "baby, baby" rather than just baby! on the banners....They are using grey, yellow and brown in the nursery, but I had to add some Soft Sky for the sky to avoid it looking like a Thunderstorm....:)  I'll add bows of whatever color they need to be once our friends find out their genders.




Now, let's mosey to Stampin' with Paula and see what she's done with the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set.  What a versatile sentiment set!


      
      
  


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Super Easy Hey, Valentine Stampin' Up! M&M Tube....

This will be the easy project at class next Thursday, January 8th at either 3:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. It uses a stamp from the Hey, Valentine set....




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gentle Peace Nativity Stampin Up! Blendabilities Easel Card


This card will take a while to color at class this week, so we'll probably start with it, and everyone can color at their own pace through the remainder of the cards....To get the bright colors, I used Whisper White for the main image although I wanted the card to be Very Vanilla.  Any white on the edge was colored with the edge of the Light Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

You couldn't see that it is embossed in gold in the previous picture, but the picture below is WAY too shiney.  We'll have to be careful not to color on the gold...it damages the shine. :)  It looks really bad if you color over the faces, so you really don't want to do that.




Saturday, November 29, 2014

White Christmas on Crumb Cake....Over the River and Through the Woods

This simple card is rustic and fun....It will be fairly quick to make, and the White Chalk pen is so nice for adding bits of snow.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MOJO372 Stampin Up! Get Your Santa On


I needed one more Stamp A Stack choice, and loved this week's MOJO Monday sketch for it.  A Quick and Easy choice....




Monday, November 17, 2014

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Lovely As A Tree

From Twas the Night before Christmas....Clement C. Moore/Major Henry Livingston Jr. I'll let others fight that out....

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer......


I think everyone will enjoy making this card in December. It has a brayered sky and white Craft ink with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Lots to see in this night sky card.

It has vellum over the house to make it look more dreamy and dark.....




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Partridge & Pears Stampin' Up! set of cards

I used this set for my Alternative Christmas cards at church.  Since my charity is food based I thought the partridge and pears would be cute.

I started out by coloring the image....Sadly, I ran out of hand strength and Old Olive Blendabilities after about 20....(I had used the Blendabilities for other things too.), so I went with the second and third options....I loved the glitter with the gold embossing which I CASEd from Cindy Beach though my cards are fairly different from hers.  I also CASEd using the Washi Tape and the pennant for the sentiment from a swap card....I have misplaced her name...If you are her, please contact me. :)


I loved the glitter with the gold embossing which I CASEd from Cindy Beach though my cards are fairly different from hers since I used both this Island Indigo and some Cherry Cobbler layers for variety. I also CASEd using the Washi Tape and the pennant for the sentiment from a swap card....I have misplaced her name...If you are her, please contact me. :)
I also CASEd much of the idea for this card from Jaydee (using the Washi Tape and the pennant for the sentiment) from a swap card....I have misplaced her full name...If you are her, please contact me. :)