Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin Friends Happy Holidays Blog Hop

Hey there!! I am back with the Stampin Friends this month hopping with the "Happy Holidays" blog hop! I am sooooo excited to be busting out the Christmas goodies! It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away. I guess I didn't realize it after all the fun I had at Stampin' Up! OnStage in Salt Lake City!! Truly the best 4 days of my life.

With this months project I was inspired by a room mate gift I received from one of my fellow demonstrator friends! She made these cute little ornaments with a little bit of Burlap Ribbon, Gingham Ribbon and embellished the inside with a heat embossed sentiment with a lovely snowflake. It just so happened that I had these cute little clear plastic ornaments that I scored on clearance from Walmart last Christmas!!! Let me get you the details...

My card is a rich base of Old Olive card stock to coordinate with the Christmas Around the World DSP. It is nicely matted with Cherry Cobbler card stock. A nice layer of DSP was a festive touch. When making this card I used the Stitched Shapes to cut the DSP that Santa is propped on. It is adhered to a Layered Circle of Red Glimmer Paper. Now for my Santa... Yes he came from the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, I felt a bit like Jeffrey Dahmer when making him. Once he was colored with the Stampin' Blends markers I started piecing him around the sentiment that I also fussy cut from the same DSP pack. It really turned out cute!! I added some fun silver thread for a little bit of sparkle.

My fun 3D started by cutting a full sheet of 12 x 12 DSP from the Christmas Around the World pack into 1/2" strips and curling them. I stuffed them into the ornament using a pencil. I then wrapped a piece of the Burlap ribbon with the Cross Stitch Ribbon to make the lovely little bow. This bow is holding the cute little tag made using the Everyday Label Punch with the Cookie Cutter Bundle! The added sparkle from the Gold Mini Sequin Trim and the Faceted Gems were just the right touch!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I saved the best part for last!! 

You will want to be sure to comment on each of our hop posts with the #SFbloghop2017 and make sure you tell the blogger what you love about the project, it is important to also be sure you have an email address so that we can contact you if you win!

Again, thank you so much for stopping by today, you will find the links to everyone down below! I can't wait for you to see what they have all come up with for you!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Creation Station Perfect Packaging Blog Hop

The first Sunday of November and somehow yesterday felt like spring! Creation Station is back with a Perfect Packaging Hop, or anything but a card! As you can tell, I went a bit rogue!

With OnStage only days away I have been feverishly working on Swaps! I know many of you are in the same boat! It will be interesting to see how the week turns out with Troy being on his own with the 3 kids. Although I am missing out on one of my biggest craft fairs and the Cajun Boil! The flip side of this is that the kids get to go to their first one! It will be nice for them to get to do something special with just Troy. His work hours seem to consume what could be family time at times. Nature of the beast when your job is to help the farmers.

I know, it isn't packaging!!!!! But my rules did say anything but a card!!!! This is ANYTHING but a card! This cute little easel calendar/post it note holder seemed so perfect for this hop! The base is in beautiful Berry Burst with a matte of Lemon Lime Twist. The leaves from the Oh So Eclectic Bundle are stamped with Lemon Lime Twist ink and die cute with coordinating die. The lovely flower towards the top  adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional was colored using the Stampin' Blends Pool Party markers with the light Pumpkin Pie marker as the center. I used the diamond patter die with a 2"x 4" strip of Night of Navy. My calendar is matted onto a nice piece of Peekaboo Peach with a strip of Tear N Tape.

To make the base of this I simply used my Stampin' Trimmer and cut a 4.25" x 11. You score this on the long side at 5.5" and 2.75". This creates your easel stand. You will need to cut a 5.5" x 4.25" for the base of your calendar front! Easy right? You can matte, layer or use whatever DSP you would like!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I can't wait to show you what the amazing Holly Stene has next for you! You can get to her by clicking the next button below, and if you want to go backwards, the fabulous Mikaela Titheridge is before me and you get to her by clicking Go Back below!

Have a great Sunday!

Mikaela Titheridge
Holly Stene

Thursday, November 2, 2017

OSAT Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! One Stamp At A Time blog hop is coming to you this month about a week earlier than the norm! This is because many of us will be attending Stampin' Up! OnStage next week and we don't want anything to go wrong while we are all learning about top secret stuff!

This month we are hopping with the theme Winter Holidays! I just couldn't wait to make this modern Christmas creation! Did you get to me by way of the amazing Australian Demo Jessie Holton? If so welcome! I can't wait to show you what I have made!

Jenny Hall

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Pining for Plaid Blog Hop

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop is back with this months Paper Pumpkin Kit, Pining for Plaid! When Stampin' Up! announced that this kit would coordinate with November's, I couldn't have been more excited. I was even more excited when I opened up my box! I mean, this is me here and we all know that I want to make a shaker out of ANYTHING and I wasn't fast enough to buy an extra kit or two on Monday!

So excited to be showing you this alternative idea for this months kit... I honestly used it the way it was intended although, I added some extra umph to it!

I honestly love this kit! So my alternative for this month is just some tweaking and extra embellishments. Instead of using the shaker background provided I used the Black and White snowflake patter from the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack. The Old Olive Pine sprigs were made using the Pretty Pines Thinlits as well as the Gold Foil and Basic Black Pine cone that I attached to the card using a Stampin' Dimensional. I cut about a 3/4" strip off of another card base from the kit to create the border on the left with the Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon adorned with a cute little bow. I adhered this onto a Basic Black cardstock matte with the dimensional like strips in the kit and then adhered it to the card base. The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink which is what was provided in the kit and was just the right festive touch!

Thank You all so much for stopping by today! Next on the hop is Sara Levin and you can get to her by clicking the "Next" Button below!
Sara Levin

If along the way you get lost, here is a full list of all of our hoppers!

Friday, October 13, 2017

TGIF 129 Sketch Challenge Feeling Elf like

TGIF!!! I know that we are all glad that it is Friday. TGIF Challenges is back this week with a fun sketch! Can you tell I am addicted to the markers yet? Stampin' Blends... AMAZING!

We all know that a sketch is totally up to how you visualize it... I knew exactly what was going to happen as soon as I messed with this cute little elf guy from the Festive Phrases stamp set in the Holiday Catalog with my Stampin' Blends markers and who doesn't like an elf!?

I did a nice layout of the Christmas Around The Worlds DSP, this is part of the Buy 3 get 1 free DSP sale. A nice border of Wood Textures DSP seemed to be the perfect contrast for this card. This was matted onto Smoky Slate with a nice Pool Party base. I die cut my colored image with a Stitched Oval and layered it onto a nice Gold Foil scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits. Before adhering this I added a nice doubled linen thread bow and some wrinkled up Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon to coordinate with the sketch. A few... well, okay 5 Glitter Enamel dots and this cutie patootie was done!

Phew! I can't wait to see what you all ink up for this weeks challenge! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Paper Craft Crew 263 Sketch Challenge

Squeeee!!! Happy Wednesday! We are over the hump and well on our way to the weekend. I am back with the Paper Craft Crew this week with a fun sketch! We all know that a sketch is very much ones interpretation! I couldn't wait to bust out the brand new Stampin' Blends! These markers are amazing!!!

Okay, I really took a really whimsical approach to this sketch...

This card was really so much fun to make! I started with a base of Rich Razzleberry with a soft matte of Soft Sky. I stamped the images from Touches of Texture using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Once I had them stamped I used the Stampin' Blends to color them in shades of Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party, with accents of Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. Some nice Gold Metallic Thread loops were a nice touch of sparkle with the Glitter Enamel Dots. The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms and was the perfect touch to this stunning card!

Thank you so much for stopping in! I can't wait to see what you ink up for this weeks challenge!

Friday, October 6, 2017

TGIF Challenges 128 A Cuppa Fall

TGIF!!!! I am SOOOOOO glad that today is Friday! It has been one crazy week! We have our fall family pictures this weekend and I couldn't be more excited!

This week with TGIF Challenges we have a warm fall color scheme that you are all sure to enjoy! Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake!

This fabulous card was created for my Cards And A Cuppa class that I have at a local espresso bar and bakery. A nice rich base of Cherry Cobbler with a matte of Crumb Cake seemed to start this card off right. Behind the coffee cup I have stamped the Sunflower from Painted Harvest first in Cajun Craze and then in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla Card Stock. I accented with the leaf punch using Gold Foil and Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla. My coffee cup was created with the cup stamp from Merry Cafe (I like it better than the one in the Coffee Cafe Bundle) using Crumb Cake ink with the sentiment being stamped in Crushed Curry. The lid was stamped in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake. Before putting this onto my card I added a 1" strip of the Wood Textures DSP as well as a piece of the Year of Cheer Washi Tape. The solid Crushed Curry Bakers Twine was just the right touch before adhering my cup with Stampin' Dimensionals!!

So glad you stopped by to see this lovely card! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Have a wonderful weekend!