Friday, January 18, 2019

#tgifc195 Inspiration Challenge - Disney Style!


Hey there stampers!  Welcome back for another TGIF Challenge!  Our challenge today is All about Disney!  We are each making cards inspired by our favorite Disney characters.  Who is your favorite character?


Winnie the Pooh is my favorite Disney character so it's only fitting that my card be created in honor of Pooh.  


Everyone knows that that silly old bear loves hunny so a card with a bee hive was in order.  Creating the beeswax was super simple using Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Since Pooh always seems to find trouble while searching for hunny- I have added a few bees in the mix.


As you can see from the picture above- the bees are dimensional.  To create this look- I simply stamped, die cut and colored 2 bees for each finished bee.  Using a Stampin' Dimensional- I carefully layered one bee on top of the next.  A few layers of Clear Wink of Stella were added to make the bees sparkle.  


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week!

Product list:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Inks:  VersaMark, Tuxedo Black, Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend, Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet, Dragonfly Dreams
Tools/other supplies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Clear Wink of Stella, Big Shot, Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Montage #130





Hello there stampin' friends!  Happy New Year!  Welcome back to our Monday Montage blog hop!

Do you ever just fall in love with a stamp set that you didn't think you'd actually like?  That's exactly what happened to me with the Incredible Like You Stamp Set.

It's not that I didn't "like" the stamp set- it's just that I have a TON of floral stamp sets that I don't use very often and I wasn't sure how much I would actually use it.  Honestly- it's now one of my go to sets!


Part of what makes this stamp set so fun is all of the different floral elements.  There's lots of flowers, leafy images, stems and sweet sentiments.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamps:  Incredible Like You
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, Pinapple Punch, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other Supplies:  Pearl Basic Jewels




Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Friday, January 4, 2019

#tgifc193 Color Challenge: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Smoky Slate/Silver

Hey there stampers!  Welcome to my first post of the New Year!  I'm so excited to share that I have joined the amazing design team at TGIF Challenges!  I cannot wait for you to see all of the gorgeous creations this week!



My card tonight is- for the most part, a CAS card.  I was really trying for the #simplestamping effect but couldn't resist adding a few extra embellishments.  


The stamped images are from the brand new Incredible Like You Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.  In the stamp set- the stem image is actually pretty short. To make the stem longer- I simply stamped the stem twice (one just slightly above the other).  The DSP shown is from the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP stack and it is super cute!  

Product list:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate
DSP:  Gingham Gala
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo
Stamps:  Incredible Like You
Tools/other supplies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Trim, Silver Mini Sequin Trim

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Stampin'!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Montage #129





Hello there stampin' friends!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.

Tonight I'm sharing another Christmas card that I'll be sending my friends and family.  I love Buffalo Check and it is amazing at Christmas time so it's only fitting that this card also be created with the Buffalo Check Stamp Set.


The Detailed Deer Thinlits dies were used to create the deer image.  The Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder was used to add some dimension to the background.  The word Merry comes from the Festive Farmhouse Elements and pairs nicely with the Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set (which is where the Christmas sentiment is from).  


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Creation Station: Celebrate the Season


Hey there stampin' friends!  Today I am hopping with the amazing Creation Station Design Team.    I'm so happy to join this team of amazing demonstrators and I can't wait to see what everyone else has to share!

Our projects today share how we Celebrate the Season.  My project is an adorable snow globe that was inspired by Mindy Backes.  Last month she shared a super cute snow globe for the Fancy Friday Blog Hop and I figured I'd try my hand at making one.  First- I must apologize for the pictures.  I'm not really sure how to get a "good" picture of a snow globe but I have tried my best.  


Please ignore the glare from my light.  Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture without it.  The snow globe measures approximately 5" tall and as you can see- is really cute.  To create the globe- I punched (what seemed like a ton) of springs using the Sprig Punch.  The card stock I chose to use was the Shaded Spruce.  I also wanted my tree to sport some bling so I used the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (also in Shaded Spruce).  

The tree itself measures just a little over 3" tall.  It's not very big but it sure is adorable!


Since I had been preparing for a Craft Show (Christmas in Ida) I thought it only fitting that I create several of these gorgeous globes to sell at my booth.  I only created 12 total so they are very limited!  

I hope you have enjoyed my project for today.  Please click the next button below to see what my friend Andrea has created to share. 


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fancy Friday- My Christmas Card

Hello there and welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop.  I'm hopping with my fancy friends today- all are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team.  Today- we are sharing our Christmas cards (the ones we will be sending to our friends and family).

Mine is not overly fancy.  In fact it's downright simple to create (or recreate for that matter).  The main colors are Basic Black and Whisper White.  Yes- I know that Basic Black and Whisper White are not traditional Christmas colors but that's ok!  I've added a splash of Merry Merlot and Copper to make it a little more festive.


To create my card- I started with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White card base.  A 4" x 5-1/4" Basic Black layer was distressed and adhered to the card base.  A 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White layer was embossed using the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered to the top of the Basic Black layer.  Next I inked the Buffalo Check Stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped it onto a Whisper White scrap.  This piece was used to cut the letters J and Y.  A Snowflake Wire Element was used in place of the O.  A Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon bow was added at the top of the wreath.  Pearl Basic Jewels were added for interest.


I hope you enjoyed my card!  It's always fun to share what I send to my friends and family!  Each year I make a huge variety of cards in which I sell at Craft Shows, at local Vendor events or online via my blog/facebook/instagram.  As always- if there are any items that I have shared that you are interested in purchasing do not hesitate to contact me.  

Interested in finding me at a Craft Show?  Your next opportunity will be Saturday 12/1/18 for Christmas In Ida. I will be at the Prince of Peace Church located at 1920 Lewis Ave. IDA, MI from 8:30am-2:30pm. Be sure to come early as several items will sell out!

Please continue along on our hop and visit my friend Sylwia Schreck's beautiful creation!






Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday Montage #128





Hello there stampin' friends!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.


I have a super cute Christmas card to share today.  This card was created using the Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP.    This DSP is one of my favorites!  It's just so stinkin' cute!  There are santa's, elves, stripes, and so much more!

  
This little elf is just adorable!  He's pushing a cart filled with Christmas presents from Santa.  Are you on the nice list?  Or have you been naughty?  😂

To color the elf- I use both the Light and Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends and the Ivory Stampin' Blend.  Even though the green in the DSP is Garden Green- the Shaded Spruce still looks awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com