Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Color Me Happy part two

Hello there!   Last night I shared a card that was created with the soon to be released stamp set called Color Me Happy and the brand new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Tonight I have part two.... 

I must admit that when I first saw the Color Me Happy Stamp Set- I didn't think it was my style.  Oh my!  Was I ever WRONG! It's totally my style and I absolutely love it!  

The card above was created using both the light and dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends.  I began by coloring the entire bird image in using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend.  I then went back around the edges with the Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend.  Using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend- I began to blend the colors together.  I added a little Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend around the edges as well to highlight the bird.

For the second card- I used both the light and dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends.  Once again- I began by coloring the bird with the lightest color first.  I then added the darker color around the edges of the bird, blending the colors together using the Light Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blend.  I highlighted the accents on the bird using the Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend.  

Are you as excited about the new Stampin' Blends as I am?  Remember- they go on sale November 1, 2017!  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Color Me Happy

Hey there!  Tonight I have the best news to share with you!  The Stampin' UP! Blends (new alcohol markers) will be available to everyone on 11/1/17!  How awesome is THAT?  I cannot wait for you to try them out!  You will absolutely LOVE them!  

My project tonight features the Blends and a new stamp set called Color Me Happy.  I can't begin to tell you just how much I adore this new stamp set.  It's cute, fun and perfect to use with the Blends.  

These adorable lanterns are perfect for a celebration!  To create the lanterns I began by using the Light Daffodil Delight Blends.  I then added other Blends colors beginning with the lightest color first (and coloring directly over the Daffodil Delight) and then around the edges I added the coordinating dark color.  I then blended them all together using the Color Lifter.

Such a fun card and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!  I'm new to using alcohol markers so this is a learning experience for me.  I don't think it turned out too bad!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Whisper White Notecards, Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Silver Metallic Thread, Doilies, Stampin' Blends, Color Me Happy Stamp Set, Pink Pirouette ink, Memento Black ink.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Good evening stampers!  Tonight I have the cutest project to share.  Donna Griffith from Stampin' UP! showed how to create THE most adorable penguin I have ever seen.  I just couldn't resist using her little tutorial to create one of my own.  

After I made the little fella I had to figure out what to do with him.  I could have made him a tag or put him on a card but I chose to put him on a mitten notebook.  These mini notebooks can be created from virtually any shape.  You simply need to cut out a 2 covers and about 15 sheets of "paper" (I create mine from index cards).  Easy peasy and super cute!

Here's what the inside looks like.  People often ask how I cut my index cards.  Simply put- I cut 3 at a time and I align my framelit so that the red line on the index card creates a "top" to the paper.  Just like you would see on a regular notebook.  

These are super cute and easy to create.  You can easily whip up a bunch of these in no time!  They are the perfect little stocking stuffers, gifts for coworkers, or to pass out as business cards (be sure to put your info on the back!).  However you choose to gift them they are sure to be loved!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Monday Montage # 102

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

My project tonight is one of the many cards I created for World Card Making Day.  I started out not knowing what I wanted to create but  as I started looking through my stamps- I came across the Christmas in the Making Stamp Set.  This set is featured in the Holiday Catalog and it is SO fun!

To color the dress I used the new Stampin' Blends.  They are amazing!  I cannot wait for you all to be able to purchase them!  I used the light Old Olive and the light Cherry Cobbler to color the dress.  The holly leaves on the dress and the ornament were colored using the dark Old Olive and dark Cherry Cobbler. 

To make the dress a little fancier I first stamped the lady image onto a piece of plaid DSP from the Christmas Around the World DSP.  I then carefully cut out just the bottom portion of the dress and adhered it to the bottom portion as shown in the picture.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my World Cardmaking Day card!

  Won't you join us for the rest of the hop?  Simply click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Elizabeth Price or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Merry Patterns

Hey there stampers!  Welcome back to another Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog hop!  If you are hopping with us today then you may have arrived here from the fabulous Cathy Caines.  Isn't she amazing? As we are a group of 20 demonstrators from around the world- our blogs are written in many different languages.  Please be sure to use Google Translate so that you can follow along in your language.  You don't wanna miss out on any of the fabulous details!

My project today is home decor holiday sampler.   For this piece I have created an assortment of  individual scenes using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set and a variety of other products. (All products used to create this gorgeous piece are listed below at the end of this post)

The frame itself is a shadowbox and is large enough for a 12" x 12" piece of DSP.  
Each individual square has it's own scene.  Some of them coordinate with another square and others are just individual.  

Here's what the sampler looks like without a frame.  It was photographed this way to try and show the detail a little better than what can be seen inside the frame.  

How would you like a Merry Patterns stamp set of your own?  You can earn this gorgeous stamp set by simply hosting a party with $300 USD in sales.  Did you also know that there's also sale on Designer Series Paper?  Your guests will love shopping from our selection of our Designer Series Paper, now ON SALE—making it even easier for you to hit your $300 USD goal and earn your free holiday stamp set.  Don’t miss this fun opportunity!  This promotion ends on October 31st!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my project!  Be sure to check back for more fabulous ideas using the Merry Patterns Stamp Set!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy Owloween!

Hey there stampers!  I saw an idea that I absolutely loved in the quarterly Stampin' Success magazine. The picture showed a mason jar that has been stamped and decorated accordingly.  I figured I'd try the technique out for myself! 

Mine however is for Halloween instead of Christmas.  I adore the Spooky Cat Stamp Set and the owl image is my favorite.  Don't you just love the Happy Owloween sentiment?  It's the perfect match to my owl!

To create my jar- I stamped the owl image into Basic Black Archival Ink and then immediately stamped it onto the smooth side of the jar.  I then carefully peeled the stamp off the jar.  Using the Heat Tool I set the ink.  So easy and oh so cute!

Just in case you're curious as to the size of the jar- it only holds 4 ounces.  Yep- SUPER tiny!  These tiny mason jars are adorable. They are the perfect size for gift giving.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Merry Patterns

Good evening stampers!  Tonight I have a very non-traditional Christmas card to share.   Yes- I love the typical holiday cards but I also love fresh and new!  This card totally fits the bill!  

This card completely defies all aspects of a traditional holiday card.  Bold and bright colors are some of my favorites and just because the seasons have changed doesn't mean that summer color schemes need to go too!  

How about you?  Do you make non traditional holiday cards?  Or do you tend to stick with the typical red and green theme?  Share your thoughts in the comments below! I'd love to read your thoughts!