Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Montage #114




Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.

My project tonight was CASED from my friend Martha Inchley.  When I met her at OnStage last weekend she had given me the most adorable little treat.  I loved it and had to create some of my own!

This teeny tiny pineapple opens at the top and is filled with sweet treats.  It's not overly large so candies like M & M's or Jelly Beans are perfect for filling.


It seriously is THE most adorable little gift ever.  It's so fun!  Curious as to what the back looks like?  Here it is!


In the next picture I'm holding it just to try and give an idea for size.  It's just a little over 1-3/4" tall when fully assembled.


I must admit- these little buggers are addicting to make!  I've made about 30 of them so far and will be using them for customer gifts.  Will you be getting one?  You will if you place an order with me during the month of April! Simply click the SHOP NOW button on the right side bar to visit my store.




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!





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Thursday, April 12, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop- Pocket Full of Posies

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Pocket Full of Posies.  


Do you recognize any of the products being used today?  If not- it's because they are all part of a gorgeous upcoming product suite that will be available for order from May 1- May 31.  This suite of products is a must have!  So beautiful ❤

The first project I'm sharing is the beautiful card below.  The card stock is a new In-Color called Grapefruit Grove.   


The background was embossed using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  What about that gorgeous DSP?  That is part of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love how the Grapefruit Grove color is just slightly lighter on the DSP!  
The Make a Difference stamp set is where you'll find all the elements to create the sentiment above.  (Yes!  Including the flower too!)

My second project is a 4" framed art piece.  Look how cute it is!


Don't you just love the sentiment?  It is the Stampin' UP! Statement of the Heart (the stamp set is actually called Statement of My Heart).  These little frames are perfect for fellow demonstrators and are very simple to create.


This is the side view fo the frame.  As you can see in the picture- I added a 2" piece of card stock topped with a coordinating piece of DSP to hold the frame up.  It's scored at a half inch and adhered to the back of the frame with Multipurpose Adhesive.


What do you think?  Are you loving the new product suite?  I have only used a few of the products but I am in LOVE.  So gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to continue along the hop by clicking the link below!



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April OnStage Display Samples

Hey there stampers!  Tonight I'm back to share the display board samples that I created for the Stampin' UP! OnStage event I attended this past weekend in London, Ontario.  OnStage is always so much fun and I'm so fortunate to have been able to go!  Not only did I learn about amazing new products but I also got to meet my fellow 2017 Artisan Design Team Member Martha Inchley.  ❤


The display samples I'm sharing today- were created with the brand new Painted Glass photopolymer stamp set.  In case you couldn't tell by the name- the stamp set is meant to create "stained glass".  This set stumped me at first as I wasn't sure how I'd create the stained glass look without actually having anything that looked like glass.  So- I created some different ideas instead!


Here- I used the medallion to create a background image.  I colored the medallions using the Stampin' Blends in the following colors:  Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate.  I used a combination of both light and dark blends.

The next card doesn't really translate very well in the picture.  All of the roses were watercolored using the Rose Red re-inker and an Aqua Painter.  Each rose was then fussy cut.  It's definitely much prettier in person!


It's a little difficult to see in the picture- but the word Celebrate was partially embossed using Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. 


Here's a side view of the card.  This view shows that each rose is adhered to a Stampin' Dimensional to create depth in the rose wreath.


How about those little silver pearls?  They are the brand new Metallic Pearls!  LOVE them!

My last sample for tonight is a pretty birthday card created for a butterfly lover!  See that beautiful sentiment?  That was created from the brand new and coming soon 2018-2020 In Color Stampin' Emboss Powder.  


Each butterfly was stamped into place using the Stamparatus tool.  This new tool is the perfect way to line all your images up perfectly!


Each butterfly was colored in using the following Stampin' Blends colors:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie.  Both light and dark colors were used.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back to see what other fabulous samples I have to share!



Monday, April 2, 2018

Monday Montage #113




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 9 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

The card I'm sharing tonight was actually created several weeks ago for another hop that I wasn't able to participate in.  So what better time to share than now!


To create the background- I used a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper that I had colored with the Stampin' Blends.  Then I added various other elements to embellish the card.  The "hello" sentiment comes from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  


This card is truly gorgeous!  The colors are so vibrant and beautiful.  It's a great reminder that warmer weather is on the way!

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!





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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Monday Montage #112




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 9 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

Tonight I have a quick and easy treat to share!  I made a bunch of these little cuties for my favorite peeps at Starbucks.

To begin- I filled a 2" x 8" Cellophane Bag with some Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs.  I tied the top of the bag closed with Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon.  It was the perfect color to match the lemon lime eggs.


I then began creating the Happy Easter medallions.  I created a rosette and simply adhered the Mini Embroidery Hoop to the front.   Since the medallions are tied to the bag of treats- it can easily be removed and used as an ornament.
Super cute!


Here's a close-up of the medallion.  Isn't it adorable?  Thanks to an idea my friend Paula Dobson came up with- I used Brusho for the sky and then stamped "grass" from the High Tide Stamp Set in Lemon- Lime Twist and Garden Green Inks.  


So fun!  I'm hoping that my favorite barista's will enjoy!


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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beautiful Day

Hey there stampers!  Can you believe that I'm JUST now using Brusho?  I know!  I can't believe it either!  Brusho has been available for a few months now and it is absolutely amazing!  Look how vibrant the colors are! The red pops right off the card!  

To create the flower above- I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set onto a piece of Water Color Paper using Basic Black Archival Ink.  After the black ink was dry- I shook some of the Brilliant Red Brusho onto a clear block.  I slowly began adding drops of water to the Brusho until the desired color was achieved.  

I then carefully colored each piece of the flower in.  I set it aside to dry and added a few more layers of Brilliant Red Brusho to create the deep red look.  For the leaf- I began by shaking some Moss Green onto an acrylic block and added some water.  I didn't like the look of just the Moss Green by itself so I then added some Yellow and Prussian Blue to the mix.  The green above was the end result! 


It's really easy to create gorgeous images with Brusho!  I'm sure you're all well aware that there are many, many ways to use Brusho.  You can spritz it, paint it, mix it- the possibilities are truly endless!  
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 8, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop- Happily Ever After

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Happily Ever After.  

I have a super fun wedding guest favor and a wedding card to share today.  


I was browsing the Stampin' UP! demonstrator board yesterday and came across an adorable little "suitcase" that held a tiny bottle of liquor.  Since I had already purchased a case of mini Tito's Vodka a few weeks ago,  I thought it would be a great idea to try creating a suitcase for myself!  


Creating one for myself was an epic FAIL!  Literally I went through about 50 sheets of card stock before I figured the correct measurements out.  Unfortunately the Tito's bottles are MUCH larger than the one the other demo used in her post!  Ugh!  Thanks to Jen Floyd for sharing her directions on FB.  It certainly sent me in the right direction!


For my card- It's pretty plain and very simple.  Sometimes I just like the look of "less".
The cake embellishment was cut out of a piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  


I hope you have enjoyed my project for this month!  It's been a fun one to create! 

Happy Stampin'!



Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday Montage #111 A Good Day




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 9 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

It's been a while since I've hopped with the wonderful Monday Montage Team.  Tonight I'm back and I have 2 of the cutest cards to share with you!

One of the stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog to first grab my attention was the A Good Day stamp set.  To some- upon first glance this set might not seem like a must have but let me show you just how cute it is!

My first card features the sweet little deer.  The card base is Smoky Slate with a Smoky Slate top layer.  The sentiment was randomly stamped using Basic Gray Archival Ink.  The deer is stamped on a piece of Watercolor Paper in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder with the Heat Tool.


I then colored the little cutie and his background using the following re-inkers and an Aqua Painter- Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky.


As Spring rapidly approaches I'm finding myself creating tiny little card stock roses for embellishments.  For this card- the roses nestle upon the Mini Embroidery Hoops and a bed of leaves cut from the Lovely Laurel Thinlets Dies.  A Pool Party Baker's Twine bow completes the card.


My second card focuses on the adorable little bunny and is 100% my favorite!  This card has a lot of my favorite elements on it....right down to the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper that I am in LOVE with.  


Once again I have added a cluster of roses only this time- the roses are the main focal point with the bunny being an accent.  So cute!


What do you think?  Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!

 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!








Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blossoming Basket

Hey stampers!  Today I'm back with a card that was inspired by my brand new blog design.  I'm totally loving the facelift!  My blog designer couldn't possibly have done a better job at capturing exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you SO much Ben!  ❤

To create the card I began using a piece of Watercolor Paper, a Basic Black card base and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. 


Next- I stamped the Blossoming Basket stamp in Basic Black Archival Ink and water colored it using an Aqua Painter and the following colors:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie re-inkers.  
Using Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers- I added some spatter.  


A trio of iridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment were added to level out the color in the card.  The "you are loved" sentiment was stamped in VersaMark onto a piece of Basic Black card stock and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder. 

I hope you've enjoyed my card!  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 26, 2018

Amazing You

Hello there stampin' friends!  Tonight I'm back with a card that I created for the Y-Knot-Stamp-Everything team challenge.  We were given a sketch to use and then it was up to us on how to design the rest.  

My submission is definitely one of my favorite cards.  As you can see from my new blog design- I love everything black/white striped (with flowers of course).  Honestly I think I'm obsessed with all things black/white striped.   I literally just can't get enough!


This card was super simple to create.  It's just a few different layers, a banner and some embellishments.  Nothing too fancy but oh so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!


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