Thursday, January 18, 2018

Stampin Friends All About Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This amazing hop was created with just a pinch of the creative members in a fun and creative Facebook Group if you haven't joined, you should!

We decided to kick of the year with an All About Love theme. If you know me, in years past I have complained about hearts. I think I have even said that I hate hearts. They are just not my thing... until NOW! Thanks Stampin' Up! Stampin' Up! has created a lovely suite featuring the Painted with Love Specialty DSP (Which is SUPER FAB), Sure Do Love You Bundle and the Heart Happiness Photopolymer set. There is even some Pink and Gold Tinsel to use for your special treats!

My card starts with a nice Rich Razzleberry  Cardstock base and Melon Mambo matte. I have used the tiny heart side the Painted with Love Specialty DSP. This paper is so cute with all the little hearts that look painted, there are even some gold foil ones to add some sparkle! I used the Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes with the Layering Ovals. The Layering Oval was cut from coordinating DSP. I took a quick piece of the Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon and made a quick knot. The Gold Mini Sequin Trim added the perfect amount of sparkle. My Stitched Oval is stamped with the heart from Watercolor Words using Melon Mambo ink. I then layered the "You" from Celebrating You thinlits to put over the heart. I added some Glimmer Enamel dots and I was done.

Here is how I made my cute little treat holder...
  •  Cut the DSP or Card Stock at just under 2 inches x 12 inches
  • Use the Scallop Tag Topper and Punch BOTH ends
  • Score the strip at 6" and 7" to hold your treats, I used a pack of Little Debbie Hearts.
  • Staple the ends at the top. You can embellish how you would like. I made a quick little tag using the Heart Happiness set and tied a quick bow using the Love Mini Tinsel combo pack!

I am so glad that you joined us today!! To keep on hopping you can click through the list below! Next on the hop is the oh so sweet and amazing Barbara Welch! Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 276 A Lovely Color Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was the most Monday like Tuesday I have had in a while... Why do kids get so many days off from school?? It isn't the parenting part that is a struggle for me when they are home but with being a work from home parent, it completely throws my timing and days off for the rest of the week!!!

Paper Craft Crew is back with a lovely color challenge for you all to enjoy. You can click the graphic below to get more details and see the other design team submissions. My struggle was to keep this NOT Valentines... You will see why tomorrow!!!

My card started off a little different than most. I sponged the Rose Red ink with Blushing Bride ink to create my Ombre like background. I had seen a back ground similar in an image on Pinterest wear silver glitter started at the top and tapered off over similar colors, that was my inspiration. So once the sponged background was to my liking I did some heat embossed splatters using the Silver Stampin' Emboss powder. The background was screaming valentines... but I fought the fight! I decided to use the Celebration Time Bundle to branch out from the Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs. The cake is stamped using Rose Red ink and is layered over a Silver Foil banner from the Duet Banner Punch. My pretty pink threads that Jeanna Bohanon inspired me to do is actually the Metallic Edge Berry Burst ribbon that I frayed ON PURPOSE... I kind of looped it around and stuck it down with my dimensionals and stuck onto my Vellum Stitched Oval. A quick Silver Bakers Twine bow was my finishing touch! This is layered onto a piece of Vellum and on a rich base of Basic Gray!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! It doesn't have to be Valentines!!!

Have a Great Day!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 133 Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday!!! It is a balmy -8 Degrees Fahrenheit outside. With wind chill it is -21... These are the days where I'd prefer to be back in San Diego...

Stamp Ink Paper has an awesome sketch inspired by Dena Rekow this week! You can get the full details of the challenge by clicking the image below!

I am really trying to use the things that I haven't used lately... Even if some of it is Annual Catalog stuff... So the products I haven't used but used on this card are Brusho, the mermaid from the Magical Day Bundle, the Dapper Denim ombre like DSP from the Color Theory DSP, the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks

I have to be honest, the card started with the Blue Brusho background. I have been playing with my Brusho's and this was the first background that I loved. I sponged the Silver Embossing Paste using the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. I die cut this with a circle from the Stitched Shapes set. I decided to use the Shimmery White Embossing paste with the same stencil at the bottom for a sea weed like appearance. My sentiment was created using the Lovely Wishes set. I bent the stamp on my block and created my own banner by fussy cutting the Dapper Denim "You are one of a kind" out. A nice trim of the Berry Burst Metallic edge ribbon and few Stampin Blends colored bubbles and I was done!

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you guys do with this sketch!!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Stamping Sunday SaleABration Favorite Blog Hop

WOW!!! Who has two thumbs and is posting her second Sunday in a row?? This girl!!! I was totally surprised when the amazing Sara Levin invited to be a guest designer for the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop and what better to hop with than our  Sale-A-Bration favorites.

If this is your first time on my blog, Welcome! I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the United States. My Family and I live on the eastern edge of Colorado. We have 2 horses, a dog and a rabbit! Did I mention I have 3 kids? It really is never a dull moment with 2 boys and a girl...

Like I said above, the theme for this months hop is Sale-A-Bration favorites!! I have really whipped up some cuties for you. Lets get to my projects!

I really had to branch out a bit today... I wanted to use product for this hop that I hadn't quite used yet. I mean we all know that those Celebrate You thinlits are hard to put down but I hadn't used the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack or DSP. I also have used the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit but in an entirely different way!

The card starts with base of Calypso Coral with a coordinating matte of Rich Razzleberry. The Old Olive with Silver Foil Stripe from the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper was unmistakably the right way to go once the card started coming together. The Celebrate is die cut using the Celebrate You thinlits out of the Sweet Soiree DSP. I adhered it to a card from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack. I embellished this a bit with some of the washi tape in the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. When I was putting this together I decided to add a Calypso Coral matte just to have a bit of contrast. The floral die cuts in the embellishment kit are exquisite! I wasn't quite sure which one to use but decided to use the ones above and added a few of the vellum die cuts too. A few Clear Glitter dots if you look closely just set this card off!

I am so excited that the Mini Pizza Boxes from the Holiday Catalog are carrying over! These little guys have a bit of room in them. I must admit that mine is empty. This way I can fill it with whatever I want.  To coordinate with the card I matted the Rich Razzleberry Card stock onto the box. It has the same DSP as the card so they matched. The Whisper White die cut tag is from the Cake Soiree Bundle. I decided to add few Silver Metallic Thread loops behind the flowers from the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit. Again I have accented these flowers with the vellum and foil leaves as well. My cute little sentiment is from the Party Pandas set. I used the Modern Label Punch to cut it out before adhering it to the rose like flower on the left. The Whisper White Silver Metallic edge ribbon was a nice touch to this little box...

Thank You so much for stopping by today! I was more than thrilled to be here today!! Now for trip down under to see what Cheryll Miller has for us!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

OSAT Sale A Brate The Occasions Blog Hop

Happy Thursday!!! I am back with the One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop! As many of you know, I created this hop about 3 years ago and I here to tell you that this year is going to be better than ever. We have quite a few new Demonstrators with us this year. That is right, this hop will be EXCLUSIVELY Stampin' Up!

To kick off our new year and new look we are hopping with the theme Sale A Brate the Occasions. We are showcasing items in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. I couldn't wait to play with the Magical Day Bundle... especially after I found my dies that I had misplaced!!!

I must have messed up a dozen unicorns before I used my Watercolor Pencils with my Blender Pen to create this cutie. I used the Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray pencils. As of Tuesday I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the Unicorn but knew I wanted to use the Magical Day Bundle as I had located the dies that I hid from myself for about a week. I wasn't sure of what I wanted to do for layout yet when I started with this card yesterday morning. Then I had a moment... so I grabbed the Marbled Backgroun Stamp and simply stamped it on to the Pool Party card stock using Pool Party ink. I then grabbed the cloud stencil to use the Shimmery White Embossing paste to make some amazingly sparkly clouds. The sentiment was initially stamped using Berry Burst ink but I came back with the banner in the dies and layered a Pool Party sentiment over the top embellished with a nice little scallop trim of Turquoise Glimmer Paper from the Magic & Myths Glimmer Paper pack. I added some of the Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon and adhered the Stitched Oval onto the card with the Unicorn!

My cute box made using the Unicorn paper from Magic & Myths DSP and the Lots of Love box dies. I didn't want to show you just a box with Berry Burst ribbon, so I took the Tutti-Frutti Card Bases from the Sale A Bration catalog. I trimmed them down so that they were the same size as the Narrow Note Cards that are in the Occasions catalog and fit so nicely in the box. I took the pieces that I trimmed and used them to embellish each card. The Iridescent Glimmer Paper was cut using the Celebrate You thinlits from the Sale A Bration catalog. These sentiment dies are a MUST have and can dress up any card!

I am so glad you stopped by today to see my creations! Next on the hop is the AMAZING Raquelle Clifton! I can't wait to see what that Lady and Her Stamps has for all of us! You can get to her by clicking the pretty little next button below!
Raquelle Clifton

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 275 Sketch Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! School is back in full swing and it looks like all 3 kids survived yesterday! Weather is on its way and I am hoping Mother Nature doesn't punish me with a Snow Day! Not sure if I will be blanketing horses as it is suppose to start as rain and turn to snow!

The Paper Craft Crew has a fun sketch that was designed by former design team member Crystal Komara. I wasn't sure how to play with this sketch but after some crafty collaboration with a friend I figured it out.. 

Click Here Fo Challenge Details

This Berry Burst card with a matte of Bermuda Bay sure came together nicely. I honestly wasn't sure when I looked at the sketch what exactly I was going to do but it all came together nicely. Once I had my angled piece of Picture Perfect Party DSP. My Bow is also from the Picture Perfect Party, I have fussy cut it and heat embossed it twice with clear Stampin' Emboss powder. This bow has about 4 or 5 dimensionals just so it would lay flat. I added some of the Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron below the bow. The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday set. I used my Paper Snips to cut it up so that I could add the Celebrate from the Celebrate You thinlits. I actually ended up cutting this 3 times. Twice out of Bermuda Bay and then out of the Light Green Glimmer Paper from the Magic & Myths Glimmer Paper Pack.

Thank you so much for stopping in today! I can't wait to see the creations that you come up with! Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stamp Ink Paper 132 It’s A Cakewalk Challenge

Happy Tuesday! Looks like we all survived the first week of the New Year! Hopefully you have all stayed warm! The kids returned to school this morning, I was just a bit excited. I love them, I really do... but this Christmas break seemed to go on FOREVER!! 

Also, really quick because I am WAY excited!!! I received my Arkon Stand!!! So I will soon be adding video's to my blog posts! Exciting right? 

This week with Stamp Ink Paper we are designing to a "Cake Walk" theme! I mean we all deserve some cake every once in a while. As a kid, I didn't even like cake for my birthdays or celebrations. My mom always made a big GIANT chocolate chip cookie. Okay, Okay enough about me... Lets get to the details of my card!

I really struggled to put the Petal Passion DSP away... but I have made a promise to myself that I will not use it this week! I may be as infatuated with the Painted With Love DSP as I am the Petal Passion. It is a FULL pack of DSP that lends towards a Valentine theme, every piece has a side with Gold Foil accents. It is absolutely stunning and I will be using more of it in the next few weeks. This is where my cute little hearts came from. It is one of the pieces in the DSP pack that is simply cut using the largest of the Stitched Circles. Once I had this cut, I set it aside. I created my cupcake from the Sweet Cupcake set using Berry Burst, Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo... I then covered it up with the Shimmery White embossing Paste for a "frosting" like look. The base was created using Sahara Sand, Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron. I die cut both pieces using the coordinating dies. I adhered the base of the cupcake with Fast Fuse and the top with Stampin' Dimensionals! The Gold Glimmer paper banner with a strip of Melon Mambo was a nice addition. I used the sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday with the Melon Mambo ink at the bottom right. A matte of Rich Razzleberry and card base of Melon Mambo was just the right touch!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to Cake Walk through all your creations for this challenge!