Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Montage #122 Pocket Money

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

I have a cute project to share tonight.  A few weeks ago I made a card that had a really intense Prussian Blue Brusho background and a lot of people made reference to me that it looked like denim.  So....I figured why not and now here is the denim!

The Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set and coordinating Pocket Framelits Dies were the perfect pair for these jeans!  To create the card- I made a Prussian Blue Brusho background and a Prussian Blue pocket.  Using VersaMark ink- I stamped the stitching onto the pocket and heat embossed it with the Heat Tool and the White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  A little HBD tag was added under the right side of the pocket.

A little pocket money was stamped in Pool Party ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using the Layering Circles Collection Framelits and the Big Shot- I cut out the larger scalloped circle and the sentiment circle.  The sunglasses may be my favorite part of this card.  They were created by stamping the sunglasses image in Tuxedo Black onto a piece of Petal Pink card stock.  After I cut them out using the sunglasses framelit and the Big Shot- I colored the lenses in using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I layered it on pretty thick and they took at least 30 minutes to dry but they are super cute!

Such a cute and fun way to give a birthday gift!  

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

OSAT End of Summer Tic Tac Toe

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month we have a fun theme! It's Tic Tac Toe!

OSAT End Of Summer Tic Tac Toe

For my projects- I chose to create with Ribbon, DSP and Flowers (the whole left side of the tic tac toe board).  

Even though summer is quickly winding down I'm not quite ready to let it go just yet!  I'm still totally loving all of the gorgeous fun summer colors from the Garden Impressions DSP.  For my card- I used Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce, Petal Pink card stock.  For the roses stamped images- I used Petal Pink, Powder Pink and Calypso Coral.  

This card is a little different than most cards.  I created the card base from a piece of Melon Mambo card stock that measures 5-1/4" x 5-1/2".  It is scored at 4-1/4".  A piece of Garden Impressions DSP measuring 4" x 5-1/4" was adhered to the back of the 1" panel on the front of the card.  Wanna create one of these beauties for yourself?  Simply choose your color card stock and DSP and embellish as you wish!

My 3 dimensional project for today is another Mini Tic Tac Box.  They are absolutely the cutest little things ever.  

I'm sorry the picture is so close up but I wanted to show the detail in the Blossoms Embellishments.  They truly are beautiful ❤

I hope you have enjoyed my projects for today!  Be sure to follow along on the hop! 
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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

You're One of a Kind

Good evening stamping friends!  Tonight I brought out an oldie but a goodie to share!  I actually had a customer request for the Mini Pillow Boxes that I created last year.  She asked for them to be created using the Sea of Textures Product Suite. I'm not sharing them all as they are a surprise but she said I can share these!

These little cuties barely measure 2-1/4" long and only hold 1 piece of chocolate.  
Aren't they cute?

I love how tiny they are!  As I've said in the past- miniatures are my favorite things.  You'd be surprised how something so small can make someone's day!

The DSP used for the Mini Pillow Boxes is called Tranquil Textures DSP.  I love this DSP as it has many different patterns and textures.  It's colorful and fun too!  

So cute and oh so fun!  The recipient of these is one lucky duck!  Perhaps after the gift is given I will be able to share the rest!  They are SUPER cute!

The above picture shows the chocolate that is inside each little treat.  These are much smaller than a Hershey's Miniature Candy Bar.  They were purchased at Duty Free a few weeks ago on my way home from Canada.  When I saw them- I knew I had to buy them!  Now I know why!  They fit perfectly into these Mini Pillow Boxes!

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Make a Wish

Hey there stampers!  I apologize for the lateness of tonight's post.  I have been super busy cleaning today.  I swear I must have OCD as things need to put away in a certain way, cleaned in a certain way and I could go on and on.  But FINALLY I sat down at my desk to create this fun birthday shaker card.  

The Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights Framelits make for some pretty fun cards!  Shaker cards are always a huge hit with my friends/family.  For this card- I cut out the word Wish and used the negative image to create the front of my shaker.  

The card is filled with sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  I just love them!  The sequins come in silver, gold, copper, black and iridescent.  

The adorable candles were fussy cut from a piece of the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP.  Since this DSP has lots of super fun colors- I wanted to coordinate my stamp/ribbon to match the rest of the suite.  Lovely Lipstick and Lemon Lime Twist it was!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Let's Celebrate

Hello stampin' friends!  I've been playing around with the Animal Outing Stamp Set recently and wanted to share a cute card that I created.  The Animal Outing Stamp Set has a few different animal images but my favorite of them all is the tiny rhino.  He's just the sweetest ❤

Isn't he just adorable?  I watercolored him in Gray Granite and his little feathery friend in Soft Sea Foam.  The scalloped circle layer is also Soft Sea Foam.  The Iridescent Sequin Assortment adds the just enough color to bring out the Soft Sea Foam and the Crushed Curry beak on the bird.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday Montage #121

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

The project I'm sharing tonight is not new.  They have actually been around for a few years or so.  The candy on the other hand- can't actually be purchased in the USA unless of course you order it through Amazon (which comes with a hefty price).

Mini Tic Tacs are the absolute cutest and when I first saw them on Pinterest I was super bummed that I couldn't find the them anywhere.  A few weeks ago my husband and I had taken a trip to Toronto for the weekend and on the way home we decided to stop at Duty Free. As I was browsing around the store,  I was so excited to see that they had the Mini Tic Tac's!  I couldn't resist buying them!   Now I'm thinking I need to plan my next trip to Canada just so I can stop at the Duty Free shop and buy some more!  I mean they are less than $10 US for a box of 60.  That's a bargain!

Here's a close up of one.  I actually made close to 25 of them today.  I'm going to a meet & greet on Tuesday in Grand Rapids, MI and I thought I'd take these as a small treat for the other Stampin' UP! Demo's who will be meeting me for dinner.

Yes! They are really tiny.  They barely measure 1-3/8" tall.   So cute!

Here's a whole lot of them!  I'm hoping my fellow demo's will love them!  As I said before- these have been around a while.  I'm not sure who the original creator of them is however I used a tutorial from Omellie's Designs.  (You can see her tutorial here).  Since her tutorial was in cm I had to convert it to inches.  It wasn't hard to do- just had to work out the measurements!

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop

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 featuring stamp sets with a tropical vibe.

For my card I chose the Tropical Chic Stamp Set.  Every time I pull this gorgeous stamp set out the first image I'm drawn to is a bunch of seeds.  Why?  I'm not really sure but it's always the first stamp I see.  For that reason- I chose to feature that particular stamp!  

Now in case you're wondering, No- I don't just see a bunch of seeds when looking at that stamp.  I also see a watermelon....and a watermelon rind from the striped stamp.  Stretching the imagination?  Maybe but it works!  See?

I told you!  Flirty Flamingo makes the most delicious looking watermelon!  The rind looks pretty awesome too!  The striped stamp was inked with Shaded Spruce and stamped onto the rind to add texture.  

A fun card for sure!  

The "Thanks" sentiment is from the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set and "a melon" was stamped using the Make A Difference Stamp Set onto Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed using VersaMark and the White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Overall this is a fairly simple card to create!

Thanks for stopping by!   Up next is the amazing Connie Collins!  Please be sure to click the next button and hop along with us!

Supplies used:
Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps:  Tropical Chic, Fabulous Flamingo, Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Shaded Spruce, Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove, Tuxedo Black
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Bunch of Banners, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Burlap Ribbon, Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Get Well Soon

Good evening stampers!  I have a quick card to share with you tonight.  It was created using the Healing Hugs Stamp Set.  I fell in love with this gorgeous rose when I was browsing the catalog and could not wait to get the stamp set for myself!  

The roses were stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White layer.  Pear Pizzazz leaves were added in between the roses.  The background was colored using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend and the Color Lifter.  
Such an easy card to create and oh so pretty!
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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dream Big

Good evening stampers!  Tonight as I was sitting at my desk- I really wasn't sure what I wanted to create.  After all I had already spent pretty much my entire day creating gorgeous projects from shoebox swaps that my Stampin' UP! friends from Columbus brought.  As I was looking through my stamps and framelits I finally settled upon the Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set and coordinating Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies.  

Since I didn't really have anything in particular that I wanted to create- I just went with the first idea that popped into my head.  That idea consisted of a Balmy Blue watercolor wash and some Vellum feathers.  Five to be exact.

As I'm sure you already know- it's difficult to adhere Vellum without the adhesive showing.  For that reason I chose to sew the feathers onto my card.  After the feathers had all been sewn I then created the sentiment.  Dream Big.  

I first cut out 5 (I seem to like that number tonight!) dream sentiments from a piece of Night Of Navy Card Stock.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered them all together.  After the stacked sentiment was completely dry I then applied a somewhat thick layer of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen to make the sentiment shiny.  Next- I stamped the word BIG onto a scrap of Balmy Blue Card Stock.  

Before I adhered the sentiment onto the card I carefully ruffled each feather so that it would look somewhat 3dimensional.  A tiny pool of Silver Metallic Thread  was laid in the center of the card and dream was attached using Glue Dots.  BIG was adhered using a Foam Strip.  

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Follow Your Dreams

Hello there stampers!  Do you ever CASE your own cards?  That's exactly what I did tonight!  I loved the color combination and design of the card I created last night so much that I wanted to use it again only with a completely different stamp set and dies.

The Follow Your Dreams Stamp Set and coordinating Chase Your Dreams Framelits were the perfect match for my card tonight.  To create this card- I began by making a watercolor wash using the Prussian Blue Brusho Crystal Colour.  After my desired shade was achieved I set it aside to dry.  After the card was dry I added the stitching along the edges and then distressed them with my Paper Snips.

I then cut out 2 of the larger dream catchers from Petal Pink and Pool Party Card Stock and one of the  smaller dream catchers from Soft Sea Foam Card Stock.  Since the smaller dream catcher has feathers attached as part of the die- I simply trimmed those pieces off so I was left with just a circle.

The beautiful Share What You Love Artisan Pearls look absolutely amazing with this color scheme.  
In the close up above- you can somewhat see the variations in the Brusho- some places are much darker than others.  I particularly love this effect as the color variation really makes the other embellishments pop.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Best Wishes

Hello there stampers!  I am back for the third day in a row with another gorgeous card!  Can you believe it?  This card was created for a friend's upcoming wedding and I adore it!  It's so pretty!  Did you notice that it was created with a stamp set that was designed for a baby?

The Little Twinkle Stamp Set is on page 83 of the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and it was one of the very first sets that caught my eye in the catalog.  Normally I don't buy sets that are kids/baby themed as I don't really need them but this year I made an exception.  I'm so happy that I did!  The stamp set is beautiful.  My favorite image is the heart constellation.  It's just gorgeous.  

I also love the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper and wanted to use the piece that looks like the night time sky.  After much debate I decided I would use Brusho instead.  Now- I've never really used Brusho until tonight so I'm still learning.  I'm also gonna confess that I've only used one color and that is the Prussian Blue.  I can't believe how gorgeous it is!  The color is so vibrant and beautiful.  It makes the perfect background for this card!

To give my layer a little bit of extra interest- I sewed around the edges and then distressed them with the Paper Snips.  

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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Love You To Pieces

Hello there stampers!  Do you ever browse catalogs or other publications for inspiration?  When I first received the Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog- one stamp set in particular stood out to me.  That set was the Love You to Pieces set.  I absolutely adored the card pictured in the catalog and knew that this was definitely one of my must have sets.  

My project tonight was created with the Love You To Pieces stamp set and coordinating Puzzle Piece Thinlits.  To create this card- I first began with a piece of Watercolor Paper that measures 3-/4" x 5".   I then applied a light watercolor wash to the lower right hand side of the card using Lovely Lipstick.

I then stamped 2 puzzle pieces- one in Lovely Lipstick and the other in Coastal Cabana.  In case you haven't noticed- Coastal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick are gorgeous together!  Don't believe me?  Try it for yourself!

It's a little difficult to see in the picture- but under the Coastal Cabana puzzle piece is a tiny nest of Silver Metallic Thread.  The Metallics Sequin Assortment has the perfect sequins to embellish this card!  

After the watercolor layer was complete- I cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick Card Stock to 3-7/8" x 5-3/8" and a Coastal Cabana Card Stock base (that measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4").  The Lovely Lipstick layer and the watercolor layer were offset and adhered to the card.

Super easy and oh so cute!  Hopefully my hubby will love his card.  He's been in London for the past week taking in the sights and watching Wimbledon.  ❤

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