Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin' UP! Artisan Blog Hop- Sealed With Love Mini Cards

Hello there and welcome to the 2017 Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team blog hop!  Even though I've had several months to let it all sink in- I still can't believe it's real. I am so thankful to have been chosen as a member of this insanely talented team. I am looking forward to spending the next year creating beautiful projects to share with you all.  Please join us as we take our first trip hopping together from around the world!  

For our first hop, we are featuring the brand new Sealed With Love stamp set. Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner I chose to create a box that would hold a set of four- mini 3"x 3" cards and envelopes.  

My first card was created by inking the tiny lips stamp in Blushing Bride ink and randomly "kissing" the Whisper White card stock around the sentiment.  The lips add the perfect touch to the card and complement the Sealed with a Kiss sentiment.  

Did you notice that each  3"x 3" card has it's own unique envelope? Using the Envelope Punch Board and the Sending Love DSP stack I created coordinating envelopes.  Even though each envelope technically matches every card I designed-  each card has been paired specifically with the envelope that matches the DSP on the front of the card. It's not visible from the picture but the DSP on the card is the same print that's on the inside of the envelope.

My favorite 💝.  There's just something magical about arrows and love.  And seriously- these tiny sentiments are the sweetest!

And last but certainly not least is a love note within a love note!  The tiny envelope on the front of the card has a card of it's own.  Simply remove it from the envelope and add you're own handwritten sentiment.  The perfect way to share your love!

I hope you have enjoyed my ensemble!  I always love to create mini 3"x 3" cards as they are the perfect size to stash in a lunch box, stick on the mirror or hide under a pillow.  However you choose to give them, they are sure to bring a smile to the face of the lucky recipient!

Are you ready for the next stop on our journey?  Click the button below to check out what the amazingly talented Holly Stene has created.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cupcakes & Carousels

Hello there stampers!  Have you noticed just how gorgeous the Cupcakes & Carousels suite is?  I just can't seem to get enough of it!  I think this suite has my absolute favorite DSP stack as well.  I mean how can you resist those luscious colors?   So pretty!

My card tonight was inspired by a challenge over on the Inking Everything Facebook page.  If you don't know what Inking Everything is- it's the Stampin' Up! team that I belong to.   Each week we have a new challenge in which we can earn a new stamp set. Wanna join in on the fun?  Click the JOIN NOW button on the right side bar!  Not only will you enjoy an awesome starter kit filled with $125 worth of products of YOUR choice ($99)  but you will also get to pick ANY 2 additional stamp sets absolutely free!  That's $125 in product PLUS any 2 stamp sets (up to an additional $104 value)!  What a STEAL!  Email me for details or if you have any questions!  I'd love to have you on my team!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wanna create a card like this for yourself?  Check out the supplies list below!  Simply click on the supply list to visit my store!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Monday Montage #85

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 of the stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

For tonight's project I chose to focus on the brand new Lift Me Up bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  This bundle consists of the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.  Not only is this set super cute but it is also super fun!

The Up & Away Thinlits Dies are the perfect accessory to creating beatiful cards!  These Thinlits have it all!  From coordinating cloud shapes to a create your own hot air balloon you'll surely want to add this set to your collection.  And since it's Sale-A-Bration for every $50 spent you will get to choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!

Click the SHOP WITH ME button on the right side bar to visit my online store!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit the other blogs for the hop as well!  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, January 5, 2017

Oh So Succulent

Hello there!  Are you enjoying the brand new Occasions Catalog?  I'm trying to get an order around but there are So. Many. Choices.  It's definitely difficult to chose just a few!  How about you?  Have you placed your order yet?

One of the first items I purchased during the demonstrator preorder was the Oh So Succulent bundle.  I'm just now getting around to using it and I'm already in love. Such a great set!  My card tonight shows just one example of how to use this gorgeous bundle.

To create the flower- I used 2 of the smallest coordinating framelits and cut out a few flowers from the Succulent Garden DSP.  Then I curled the petals and layered the flowers together.  A Rhinestone Basic Jewel was added to the center to add interest.  Isn't it gorgeous?

High Tide

Hello stampers!  Have you recovered from the Holidays?  I'm slowly but surely getting back into the swing of things!  Today a brand new Stampin' Up! Catalog went live.  How exciting is that?  You will just LOVE all the new items!  This may just be the best Occasions Catalog yet!  Don't forget- it's also Sale-a-Bration and that means FREE stuff for YOU!  That's right!  For every $50 spent you will receive your choice of items from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.

Over the holiday break some pretty exciting news happened in our home.  My son was accepted to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.  He is over the moon excited.  The U of M was his first choice for university and he has worked so stinkin' hard to get in.  I'm so proud of him and excited to see where the next chapter in his life will take him.  
Sorry to all my Ohio State friends!  Now I can't root for the Buckeye's.  Ever. 😬😬😬

Believe it or not I do actually have something fun to share with you tonight.  It's from the new Occasions Catalog and it's created with the High Tide stamp set. 

 I LOVE this set!  From the moment I first saw it all I could think about creating were gorgeous beach scenes.  This project isn't 100% finished yet (as you can see).  It's more like 75% of the way done.  I'm trying to decide if I'm going to make it a post card or actually turn it into a full card.  Then there's always the sentiment options.  Too many choices!  Stay tuned for the finished project!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Good evening stampers!  Now that the holiday season is just about over it's time to get back to business!  Thankfully I was gifted several new pieces of Stamp-n-Storage for Christmas so I now have plenty of room to store all of my gorgeous Stampin' Up! products.  Just as soon as I have it all organized I'll take some pictures of my workspace.  

My project tonight features the Cupcakes & Carousel's DSP stack and the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  I LOVE this suite!  It's probably my favorite in the new Occasions Catalog.  

See that adorable little Pool Party bow?  That little cutie was created using the paper bows from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.  To achieve the look above I used 4-1/2 of the Pool Party bows from the embellishment kit and adhered them together using Glue Dots. If you would like to create one of your own- remember to stagger the loops!  Otherwise you will end up with a blob and not a bow!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have not yet received your copy of the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure be sure to let me know!  I'll get one in the mail to you!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday Montage #84

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 of the stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

My project for tonight was inspired by Frosty the Snowman.  I was asked to create favors for a  Christmas dinner with a snowman theme so I thought these would be perfect!

Can you believe that this little snowman hat measures less than 3" tall?  It really is TINY!  To make it functional as a treat holder I added a 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Treat Bag that was filled with my favorite treat- Chocolate!  This would also be cute filled with festive colored M&M's or any other little candy treat.

Isn't it adorable?   

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit the other blogs for the hop as well!  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.