Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sneak Peek! Petal Palette

Good evening stampers!  It's been nearly a month since I received my Occasions Catalog preorder and can you believe that I literally just opened it?   I've been in full swing craft show mode so I haven't really had much time to play with my new goodies.  Until now.  

The first set I chose to use was the gorgeous new stamp set called Petal Palette.  This stamp set is absolutely amazing.  There are tons of sentiments and lots of fancy images.  There is coordinating black and white Designer Series Paper called Petal Passion and I am in love.  I absolutely adore black and white DSP.  It's so versatile and it truly makes classy projects!

As I sat down to play- I grabbed the rose stamp and stamped it in all four corners.  Using the Stampin' Blends I began to color all the images in.  My rose color combinations consisted of Light Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Calypso Coral,  Dark Calypso Coral and the Color Lifter.  The leaves were colored with both Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  
Each rose was colored just a little bit differently to allow for varation.


I'm thrilled that there's black and white striped DSP!  It's so beautiful ❤  
I used the Layering Circles Collection Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the circle centerpiece.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink onto a piece of Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder.


A tiny piece of Lace Trim  and some Gold Metallic Thread to add interest.  Pearl Basic Jewels were added for a bit of "extra".  


I hope you have enjoyed my project for tonight! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Color Me Happy

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!

For our hop today, I have chosen to create with the Color Me Happy Project Kit and coordinating Color Me Happy Stamp Set.  This project kit is actually intended to create a set of 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs).  Since the card bases in the kit come pre printed with different patterns- they're perfect to use as designer series paper.


To create my card- I began with a 4-1/4" square Pink Pirouette card base.  I chose Watercolor Paper for the top layer as it adds texture to the card.  Using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Collection, I created a series of hearts.  Each heart was layered onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A border was sewn and the edges of the Watercolor Paper were distressed using Paper Snips.


As you can see- I've added some of my favorite embellishment- Gold Metallic Thread.  A little bit harder to see in the picture is the Clear Wink of Stella splatter all over the watercolor layer.  This adds a little bit of shimmer!



Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us on our journey around the world today!  The fabulous Holly Stene will be your next stop on the hop.  Check it out!  She has a gorgeous project in store!



Monday, November 27, 2017

Mini Self Close Box Tutorial

Hey there stampers!  I had numerous requests via email, from my blog and on Facebook to do a tutorial for the adorable Mini Self Close Boxes I created for the Monday Montage Blog Hop last night.  So here it is!  Please let me know if you have any questions creating them!


Please click HERE for the free PDF Tutorial. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Monday Montage #105




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.

Do you love miniature things?  I do and I've been trying to figure out what I could make that would accommodate two Hershey Kisses.  Well- a Hug and a Kiss to be exact.  These adorable little self closing boxes are perfect!  You can adjust the size to hold pretty much anything!  This is not my original idea- I was browsing Pinterest for inspiration when I came across a self closing box that Jana Trautmann created. I then altered her measurements to create one that would hold two kisses.



Aren't they adorable?
I used the 6" x 6" Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper to create these little cuties.  The Santa's Suit stamp set has the perfect sentiment for the front.  The Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch were also used to embellish these boxes.  


It's a little difficult to gauge the size of these without seeing them in person.  They are roughly 2-1/2" tall and the box base is 1".  If there's enough interest- I may create a mini tutorial showing how to create these for yourself!  They really are adorbs!




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!








November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Today is the last day of sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!

My cards tonight feature a sweet stamp set called Fruit Basket.  This stamp set is filled with fruit images, a bowl, a basket (which I have turned into a blanket), and sentiments that all coordinate with fruit!

This card was super quick and easy to create.  Very little to it!  To create the bow on the bottom- I folded the 1/2" Night Of Navy Gingham Ribbon in half and tied a bow.  Cute!


 My next project is a mini treat holder that was created using the Envelope Punch Board.  It's perfectly sized to hold a couple Hershey's Miniature candy bars or a gift card!  Either will fit.


My last set of little treat boxes were some of my favorites!  They only take 1/2 sheet of a 6" x 6" piece of Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper to create.  This makes them a great option when creating treats for a larger group.  Once again- I apologize for the picture...


Here is a picture of my entire Display Board.  You'll notice that I had created a beautiful LOVE banner.  Unfortunately I didn't get an individual picture of it.  There's also a few other items that I didn't post individually due to lack of pictures.  Thank you so much for hopping with us this past week!  It's been fun to share all of our amazing projects!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!












Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 2 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!

My cards tonight feature a sweet stamp set called Fruit Basket.  This stamp set is filled with fruit images, a bowl, a basket (which I have turned into a blanket), and sentiments that all coordinate with fruit!


For the Fruit Basket Stamp Set- it is part of a suite called Tutti-Fruitti and it's adorable!  There's a fun 6" x 6" Tutti-Fruitti Designer Series Paper Stack which has LOTS of fun summer colors!  As you can see from my card above- the Real Red card base with the watermelon DSP really pops!  It's totally cute paper!  As I mentioned above- the red blanket is actually a wire basket stamp turned upside down.  The pear images were punched out using the brand new Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack which is a pack of 4 mini punches.  

My second card was created with the same product suite as the first card.  The strawberry paper is my favorite.  It's so cute!


See that cute little ribbon?  That's the new Night of Navy 3/8" Corduroy Ribbon.  This new ribbon is AMAZING!  It's so velvety soft and it ties really well!  I wish it came in many colors!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects for tonight!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!












Friday, November 24, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 3 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!


Does anyone else love non-traditional Christmas cards?  The Perennial Birthday stamp set totally makes this possible!  To create this card- I began by stamping the leaf /bud image around in a circle to create the wreath. Then- using the leaf stamp- I added more leaves to fill in the open space.  I used the dots image stamped in Berry Burst ink to create my non-traditional holly berries.


Simple yet pretty!
I apologize for the not so great picture but as I explained in an earlier post- I gave my Display Stamper samples away so I'm not able to re-take the picture.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects for tonight!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!












Thursday, November 23, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 4 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!


My samples today showcase the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and a mix of several other new products.   

The Perennial Birthday Stamp Set is just amazing.  There are so many possibilities for just about any project.  As I said yesterday- it's designed to coordinate with a kit however it works just fine on its own.  


To create this card- I began with a subtle Soft Sky watercolor wash.  After the watercolor wash was dry- I stamped the dots image in Soft Sky ink onto the wash for a tone on tone look.  The flowers were inked using the 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist).  


My second card tonight is one of my favorites.  There's just something fabulous about black and white striped paper.  I LOVE it...and when it's paired with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist- how can it go wrong?



To create this card- I stamped the cluster of hearts from the Heart Happiness Stamp Set into VersaMark ink and then heat embossed using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  
I then created a collage from a mix of random ribbons, papers and other embellishments.  
The ribbon rose was created using the Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon.  The picture above isn't the best but trust me when I say that this card is truly gorgeous in person!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed my projects for tonight!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!











November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper Blog Hop

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 5 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!


My samples today both show how beautiful the new Perennial Birthday Stamp Set is. The stamp set itself was designed to coordinate with the Perennial Birthday Project Kit however I am featuring only the stamp set.  

One of my favorite stamps in the set is a flower.  I love that the flower can be layered one on top of the other and appear as though there are leaves on both sides.  


For the card above- I created a small wreath using only one stamp.  The image is curved making it easy to stamp in a round wreath shape.  The flower was created by stamping 2 flowers and then adhering them together.  



There are several smaller floral and leaf images in the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  These smaller flowers/leaf images make great tone on tone backgrounds.  They will also make great floral scenes!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for tonight!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!










Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper Blog Hop

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 6 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!

So what do you think so far?  Are you loving the Display Stamper Blog Hop as much as I am?  There are some really beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and 3 dimensional items being shown!  

My samples today all feature the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Heart Happiness Stamp Set.  

The first is another take on a shaker card.  The heart is the only part of the card that's a shaker.  It has been filled with the brand new Gold Glitter Flakes.  I adore this new glitter and I'm sure you will too!


The second card shows another sheet of the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper with a Vellum overlay.  I was so happy I got to work with this beautiful paper.  It really is gorgeous!  The main colors for this DSP are Calypso Coral, gold foil, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.  I used a few different Fresh Fig ribbons and they coordinated perfectly!


I love making these little treat boxes!  This one is perfectly sized to hold several Hershey Nuggets and only takes a 6" x 6" piece of DSP to create.  


The Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon ties it together beautifully!

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!






Monday, November 20, 2017

November 2017 OnStage Display Stamper Blog Hop

Good evening stampers!  Who wants a sneak peek?  Over the next 7 days I will be sharing the gorgeous samples I created for the display boards at OnStage.  My samples will feature three different stamp sets, a few new Designer Series Papers, a new ribbon and some new punches.  Please be sure to check back daily for the newest post!  You won't want to miss out!

A quick FYI:  I do not have multiple pictures of my projects.  The reason being that while I was at OnStage- I met a fellow demonstrator who had his swap cards stolen from the airplane on his way to Salt Lake City.  It broke my heart that someone would do that so I told the demo that he could have my samples that I created for the display boards.  I felt bad that he put so much time and effort into his swaps and would be returning home with nothing.  So- I'm happy to report that he took me up on my offer and went home with my display board samples!  I hope they will bring inspiration not only for him but also his customers!

My first sample is a fun card created with the brand new Heart Happiness Stamp Set and coordinating Painted with Love Designer Series Paper.  It's a full size shaker card that has been filled with the brand new Gold Glitter Flakes.  


The Heart Happiness stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies that are currently available in the Annual Catalog.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture but the piece of Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I used has tiny gold foil hearts (in addition to Melon Mambo/Powder Pink/Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry colors).  It's really beautiful and lots of fun!  

My second project is a Christmas Cracker but it's not for Christmas!  It's for Valentines Day.  
This adorable little party favor features the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Heart Happiness Stamp Set.  It's large enough to hold around 6 mini Reese's peanut butter cups.


Every sheet of Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper has gold foil accents on one side and brushstroke imagery on the other.  You can see in the above picture just how fun the new DSP is! My favorite part- it's thicker than usual DSP so it holds up extremely well when making 3 dimensional items.  

Please click the next button to continue along our hop!  There are several other Display Stampers with gorgeous projects to share!





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop- Merry Little Labels

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!

Our hop today features the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set and the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Both of these items can be found in the Holiday Catalog on page 12.  My favorite thing about these two items is the fact that they also coordinate with all of the other products in the Merry Little Christmas product suite.

I created a card based on my favorite sentiment from the set- it says "Special Delivery from the North Pole".  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed using the Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  A layer of Pink Pirouette watercolor wash adorns the background.


This non-traditional card features a color combination of Basic Black, Pink Pirouette and Silver.


As you can see in the close up- the silver Foil Snowflake was scored and folded to appear 3 dimensional.  A bunch of Silver Metallic Thread and a piece of Black Mini Sequin Trim add interest to the image.  Clear Wink of Stella was splattered all across the front.  Unfortunately this doesn't show well in pictures but it's very sparkly in person!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will join us on our journey around the world today!  The fabulous Holly Stene will be your next stop on the hop.  Check it out!  She has a gorgeous project in store!