Sunday, March 19, 2017

Monday Montage #90








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.

Have you finished buying your wish list from the Occasions Catalog and from Sale-a-bration?  If not- there's still time!  Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st- all items in the Sale-a-bration catalog are on a while supplies last basis.  If there is something that you are wanting- don't wait to order or you might just miss it!

One of the items from my wishlist was the gorgeous Moon Baby stamp set.  Now- I don't know anyone who is expecting so I really didn't have a reason to get this set.  But come on- how could I not?  The moon baby image is totally adorable and oh so sweet!  I *had* to have it!


This sweet card was created using Dapper Denim card base with a coordinating piece of Dapper Denim DSP from the 2017-2018 In Color DSP stack.  The image was stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock.  I then watercolored the images in Dapper Denim, Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette.  

No card can truly be complete without a little stamping on the inside.  (Ok...so that's not always true as I don't always stamp the inside of my cards but for THIS card- it's true!)  


I just love the sentiments!  Too cute!

Remember- it's not too late to fill your Sale-A-Bration wishlist!  Click the SHOP WITH ME button on the right side bar to visit my store!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Basket Bunch

Hey there!  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!

For our hop we could choose to feature either the Dragonfly Dreams or Basket Bunch stamp sets.  I chose to use the Basket Bunch and coordinating Basket Builder framelits.  This stamp set is so FUN!  There are many elements that are perfect for the Easter holiday but several of the elements can be used for other occasions as well.  For that reason- this set is definitely a MUST HAVE.


The card pictured below may "look" like an easter card but it's not!  It's a thank you card which is the perfect way to say thanks for the Easter treats.  I couldn't resist using the "chocolate" bunny.  He's just way too cute!


See that bow on the side of the basket?  I stamped several bows onto Pink Pirouette card stock using Flirty Flamingo ink and then cut them out using the coordinating Basket Builder Framelits.  Next I adhered them together in the center with glue dots and then pulled the sides up to make it 3 dimensional.  Super cute!


...and now moving along to my favorite...


 Oh em gee.  There's some serious cuteness right there!  This basket was designed to hold 2 miniature Reese peanut butter cups. I stacked 2 miniature Reese peanut butter cups together then inserted them into a 2" x 8" Cellophane Bag.  I then trimmed the bag to size and tied it off with some gorgeous Blushing Bride Baker's Twine.  These are seriously the perfect classroom treat!  
They are beyond adorable!



I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  If you're ready to head on to the amazingly talented Holly Stene then be sure to click the button below!




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday Montage #89








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.

Today I decided to pull out an oldie but a goodie!  The Sunshine Sayings stamp set and coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies is such a fun set!  There are several sentiments to choose from in addition to a heart and a flower shape.  For my card I used the word Sunshine to highlight my sun that was created using the Sunburst thinlits die.


As you can see from the picture above- After I cut out the Sunburst image- I cropped it using the largest circle in the Layering Circles Collection framelits.  I also inked half of the word sunshine in VersaMark and heat embossed it with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  


I love to pair bold and bright colors!  The Real Red dots from the Brights Collection Enamel Shapes were the perfect finishing touch!  I hope you have enjoyed my card tonight!  Please be sure to check out what the other fabulous designers have created to share with you! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Dara Gloden or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.




                

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team blog hop- Basket Bunch



Hey there!  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!

For our hop today we could choose to feature any stamp set that came in our most recent box.  It was a tough call as we received so many fabulous sets!  I choose to work with Dragonfly Dreams.  Prior to this hop I had already created several cards using this set however because I adore this set- I'm still having tons of fun creating with it!  


This is the first card I created for the hop.  The card itself measures 4-1/4" square.  There is a 3-1/4" layer as well as a smaller Delightful Dijon honeycomb.  The bumble bees were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink, colored with a Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker then die cut using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  After the bees were cut out- I added several layers of Clear Wink of Stella to their wings and antlers.  Once dry- I adhered one on top of the other to give a more dimensional look.


My last card is also a 4-1/4" square card with a 3-1/4" layer.  The outer edges of the layer were gently  brushed along the VersaMark pad and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I then masked off a smaller square portion and began to stamp the image with tiny circles in several different ink colors.  Using the Big Shot and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits- I then cut out the image with several small dragonfly's attached to each other.  To get just a single dragonfly- I simply cut one away from the others.  


I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  If you're ready to head on to the amazingly talented Holly Stene then be sure to click the button below!




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Monday Montage #88








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.

I've been playing around with the Basket Bunch stamp set and coordinating Basket Builder Framelits  for the past few weeks.  I love this adorable set and I know you will too! There are so many possibilities!

My first card is just a funny card.  There has been a meme with this saying on it around for years.  So when I began to play around I couldn't resist! 😂😂😂


My second project is a sweet little card.  It has a beautiful Soft Sky watercolor washed background and two of the most adorable little chicks ever!  I stamped one onto Daffodil Delight card stock and the other onto the Daffodil Delights polka dotted paper from the Brights Collection DSP stack.  Super cute!





Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit all the stops on the hop! Click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Dara Gloden or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.  




                

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Blog Hop- Lift Me Up Mini Photo Book

Hey there!  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!


For our second hop this month we are featuring the Lift Me Up stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  I love this set for many reasons.  Hot air balloons have always been a favorite of mine.  As a child my parents would always take us to Wellsville, NY to see the Great Balloon Rally.  It was a family tradition that we looked forward to every summer!

My first project that I have to share is a mini photo book.  This little album measures 3" x 4" and was created using the coordinating Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  


There are a total of 8 pages in this adorable little album.  FYI: this little book was created for someone else so I have not added pictures or journaling to any of the pages.  I wanted to leave that option open for the recipient.


Each page of the mini book has either a place for journaling or a pocket to store a little keepsake. 


All pages and tags are embellished with coordinating DSP or other fun elements.


When creating the tags and photo mounts I chose coordinating colors for both pages.  Since the Carried Away DSP has such a wide variety of colors it was easy to pick my favorites and still feature each two page layout with a different color.  


Here is a close up of each tag.  They are shown in the order they are in the mini book.


My second project for today is my favorite.  I love everything about it. 💕💕💕
Unfortunately since the front of this piece is covered in glass it's very difficult to photograph.  I tried to get close ups and it was just too much glare.  This is a really amazing project to see in person.  It's beautiful!  


Once again I have used the the Carried Away DSP from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  One of the patterns from the DSP is a Mint Macaron background filled with nothing but fluffy white clouds.  If you look closely in the picture (look inside and to the right along the inner edge) you can see that I have lined the entire clock with this pattern.  The very back of the scene was covered with the DSP that was created to look like you're in the clouds looking down at the ground.  The Watermelon Wonder ballon and the Love is in the Air cloud appear as though they are suspended in mid air.  To create this effect- I sandwiched two die cuts together using Stampin' Dimensionals and some Metallic Gold Thread.  The thread was then inserted through a tiny hole in the top of the cloud layer and adhered with a glue dot.  Sprinkles embellishments were added to finish it off.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and will continue on your blog hop journey to the fabulous Holly Stene.  You will LOVE what she has created this time around!

Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yummy in my Tummy

Hey there stampers!  Today I'm sharing a technique that Sara Douglass shared on the Stampin' UP! CEO Facebook page a few weeks ago.  It uses the Yummy in my Tummy stamp set, a Fine-Tip glue pen and some Cucumber Crush reinker.   What do these ingredients make you ask?  Why SLIME of course!  SO fun!  


To create my Valentine, I began by inking up the smaller monster in Basic Black Archival Ink and stamping him onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I then opened up my Fine-Tip glue pen and added 5 drops of Cucumber Crush reinker.  I then replaced the top and gently swirled it around to mix.  


Next I began to outline the monster and fill him in.  After the monster was all filled in- I let it dry for about 30 minutes or so.  The slime varies in color leaving some spots darker and some lighter.  As you can see from the pictures- the slime likes to pool at the bottom creating a real slime look!
Isn't it fun?  These are super easy to create and don't take up much time at all!  

Thanks for stopping by!