Monday, July 15, 2019

Monday Montage #143





Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop and I have a beautiful card to share!

As I said on the last Monday Montage Blog Hop- Black and White cards are my favorite.  They are so simple yet gorgeous.  Tonight's card is no exception!

Once again- I've used the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set.  It lends itself so well for black and white cards.  The images are gorgeous regardless of color (or lack there of).


The subtle Basic Black layer makes the floral images on the card pop.   I have again used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to add just the slightest bit of shadowing.  The black flecks were added using a dry Aqua Painter and a dab of Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Refill.  


A tiny piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon with a bow made from a piece of 5/8" White Flax Ribbon was added to the top right of the card layer for added interest.  The Frosted and Clear Epoxy  Drops were added for some bling.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.




Thursday, July 11, 2019

OSAT July- Down on the Farm

Welcome!  I'm so happy you've decided to join us!  Today at OSAT we are sharing projects from down on the farm!

My projects today feature the Over the Moon Stamp Set.  These little cow's are the sweetest ❤!


I love creating the faux grass using the Stampin' Blends!  The pastures are adorable when paired with this little creature.  

For my non card project- I have a mini treat box to share- it uses a 3"x 6" piece of DSP so a scrap is probably the perfect size!  It's large enough to hold just one Lindor Truffle.  Yum!


I created the vellum flower using the Perennial Flower Punch.  I punched 2 flowers- curled the petals with a bone folder and then adhered them together using a glue dot.  A Perennial Essence Floral Center was added to the center.  


Thanks for stopping by!  Please click the links below to continue along on our hop!

Friday, July 5, 2019

#tgifc219 Color Challenge




Good morning friends!  Welcome back for another #TGIF  Challenge!  This week we are creating using Purple Posey, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray.  


The card base is Purple Posey Card Stock, Purple Posey Gingham (from the 2019-2021 In Color 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper) and a piece of Vellum Card Stock.  The top layer was embossed using the Lace 3D folder.  


Next I cut a label from Whisper White Card Stock and the Stitched Labels Dies.  Using the Be Mine Dies- I cut 2 hearts from a piece of Seaside Spray Card Stock and layered them on top of the label.  The Sprig Punch was used to punch 2 Vellum sprigs for behind the label.  

The small striped heart was first stamped in Rococo Rose onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut out using the Be Mine Dies.  A rose image (also from the Be Mine dies) was layered just behind the striped heart.  The Woven Threads Sequin Assortment lends the perfect finishing touch!

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 7/11 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Purple Posey, Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose as color inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!








Monday, July 1, 2019

Dream Big

Good evening!  Tonight I have a card to share that features a new (to me) technique.  Faux grass- created using the grass stamp from the Over the  Moon Stamp Set and 3 Stampin' Blends (Light/Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Shaded Spruce).


Isn't it just the most adorable little scene?  I was browsing Facebook when I came across a FB live video being held by my friend Paula Dobson.  Since I've had a little extra time lately due to a total knee replacement surgery 2 weeks ago- I figured I'd watch.  I'm so glad I did because Paula taught her technique on how to create the adorable little pasture of grass!  


I gotta say- it came out adorable!  To finish creating the scene- I used the cloud image from the This Little Piggy Stamp Set and stamped it several times across the top.  I then used the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend to color in the sky.  I fussy cut the little heart cloud and popped it up with a Stampin' Dimensional to add more depth. 

So cute!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday Montage #142 Thanks!





Well hello there!  I'm so happy you've arrived!  It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop and I have a beautiful card to share!

One of my favorite things from the new Annual Catalog is the Magnolia Lane Product Suite.  This gorgeous suite features so many great products!  Memories & More Cards, DSP, Ribbons, a gorgeous stamp set and much more!

My card tonight is simple yet elegant!


I have always loved using black and white for projects.  Simple yet pretty!

To create this card- I first stamped the large Magnolia from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock 3 times.  I then die cut the first using the Magnolia Memories Dies.  For the second and third- I fussy cut them out so that I could layer them to give more dimension.


Using the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend- I added some subtle shadows on both the magnolia and the leaves.  The Thanks sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed on a piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  Black spatter was added using a dry Aqua Painter and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill.  Pearl Basic Jewels and a White bow finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.




Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fancy Friday Favorites!

Welcome, welcome welcome!  I'm so happy you've joined us for our Fancy Friday Blog Hop.  All participating in the hop are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team....such an amazingly talented bunch!

  This month we are sharing our favorite new products from the Annual Catalog.  This was a tough call for me as there are SO many amazing new products.  It's hard to just pick a few!
I chose the Bird Ballad Product Suite.  This suite is so beautiful ♥  



The card base is from the Bird Ballad Laser -Cut Cards & Tin.  These card bases can be used as is (as I have done) or they can be cut apart to feature different parts of the laser image.  



The bird was fussy cut from a sheet of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper features 12 sheets of patterned paper (2 sheets of 6 double sided designs).  The stamped images are from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  All images (except the bird) were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Black Ink and colored using both Light and Dark Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin' Blends.

To finish off the design- a thread from a piece of  Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon was rolled up and placed behind the bird.  Pearl Basic Jewels adorn the center of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by!  Up next on our hop is the amazing Teneale Williams.  Please click the next button to see what she has created for you today!






Friday, June 7, 2019

#tgifc 215: Color Challenge!




Good morning friends!  Welcome back for another #TGIF  Challenge!  This week we are working with a color challenge that is WAY out of my comfort zone!  Part of what makes a challenge fun is the fact that it's actually a challenge.  

The color combo listed above (Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy) is perfect for a boy theme card (like dinosaur's or sports) but it is also a fantastic combination to create a feminine card as well.


The new Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set was used to create the wreath.  The pretty flower and small butterfly make  a unique yet simple wreath.  A large Pearl Basic Jewel was added to the center of each flower to add dimension.


The Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon was used to create both the ribbon loop as well as the thread bow.  To create the bow- simply cut one edge off of the ribbon, pull out several threads and tie into a bow.  


Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 6/13 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Night of Navy as an inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!








Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday Montage #140: Above the Clouds





Well hello there!  I'm so happy you've arrived!  It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop and I have a fun card to share!

I've always loved things that were interactive.  Wether it be books, games or art- its no surprise that some of my favorite cards to create are shaker cards.


Shaker cards are fun because the contents move.  Well- ok so not all of the contents but the sequins do!  Speaking of sequins- those beauties are from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.  I LOVE the colors!  They all coordinate with the brand new 2019-2020 In Color Collection.  


The hot air balloon was created using the Above The Clouds Stamp Set and the 2019-2020 In Color DSP Stack.  The color itself is Purple Posey and it is so pretty!  I've never really been a fan of the color purple but this one has stolen my heart!  I just love it!



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.




Sunday, June 2, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop: Unique Folds

Good morning!  It's time for another Creation Station hop!  For our theme this month- we are featuring unique folds. 
My card was created using the Z-fold technique.  I like this fold because it's quick and easy!  Simply cut your card stock to 4-1/4" x 11".   Score at 5-1/2".  Then score one of the 5-1/2" panels at 2-3/4" and fold into a Z.  It's that easy!


The new Bird Ballad Product Suite is perfect for this style card.  The DSP is gorgeous and the stamped images can be customized to fit any color combination.


To create the sentiment element I simply used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies- I cut out one from Petal Pink Card Stock and one from Whisper White Card Stock.  Next I cut the Petal Pink shape in half and adhered it to the Whisper White shape so the sentiment panel appears layered.

Thanks for stopping by!
Why not continue on our hop!  There are lots of amazing projects to be seen today!  Next up is the fabulous Dena Rekow!


Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fancy Friday: Designer Series Paper Love

Welcome, welcome welcome!  It's time for another fabulous hop!   All participating in the hop are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team....such an amazingly talented bunch!

  Our focus for this month is Designer Series Paper. 
I have created 2 projects to share today.  They are pictured below and both feature the brand new Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  


This DSP is stunning.  Every piece is perfect!  The imagery, the color combinations- everything is just gorgeous.  
Here is a close-up of the card.  So pretty!


The second project is a tiny treat holder that houses a 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bag.  This bag is large enough to accommodate a few candies or in this case- a small trinket for my friend.


This DSP and product suite will all be available beginning June 4th!  Need a catalog?  I'm happy to send one to you!

Thanks for stopping by!  Up next on our hop is the lovely Jennifer Frost.  Please click the next button to see what she has created for you today!


Supplies:
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Whisper White, Vellum
DSP:  Bird Ballad
Stamps:  Free As A Bird
Inks:  Pool Party, Pool Party Stampin' Blends (light and dark), Petal Pink Stampin' Blends (light and dark), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon,  3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bag, Linen Thread Pearl Basic Jewels





Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hugs From Shelli

Hey there stampin' friends!  Tonight I'm sharing an alternate project that was created using this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit was called Hugs From Shelli and it contained supplies to make 12 note cards with envelopes.  


This kit is absolutely gorgeous!  I love that it has a vintage feel to it.  The subtle colors and gorgeous elements make it one of my top Paper Pumpkin kits to date!


To create the layers for my card- I used 2 of the Note Cards.  I simply trimmed them down to the size I wanted, staggered them and adhered them together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  The solid blue layer is also from a note card but its the back side so I was able to get 2 layers from one note card.  

The middle layer is amazing.  I love the weathered newsprint look!  How about that itsy bits metal bird trinket?  Isn't it adorable?  


Have you created alternate projects using this month's  Paper Pumpkin Kit?  I'd love to check them out!  Thanks for stopping by!





Monday, May 27, 2019

It Starts With Art!

Good evening stampin' friends!  Tonight I'm sharing a sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin' UP! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  The Follow Your Art Product Suite stole my heart from the moment I laid eyes on it!  It's artsy, fun and totally my style!  

This card was created using a sketch I found while browsing Pinterest.  If I didn't know better I'd say that the sketch was made for this product suite.  Every element fits in perfectly!


The Follow Your Art DSP has so many fabulous colors!  Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Whisper White.  You just can't go wrong with a color scheme like that!


I used several different size shapes layered onto the Whisper White panel.  This allowed me to use a variety of colors as well.  The three adorable hearts are from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit.  This kit contains felt accents, charms and more!  It's definitely a must have!


Turning the card to the side- one can see the dimension of the card front.  It's super cute and would make a great card for an art teacher or anyone who loves to do arts & crafts.

Need a copy of the new Annual Catalog?  Send me an email today!



Friday, May 24, 2019

#tgifc213 All About Gingham Gala



Hey there stampers! Today's #tgifc challenge features Gingham. For me- gingham is essential.  I love how it looks as well as the fact that it's great for all seasons.  I've seen gingham clothing, table cloths, towels, coffee mugs and just about everything in between!

Gingham is gorgeous and so is this pretty card!  It was created using a Highland Heather card base and a coordinating piece of Gingham Gala DSP.  The cute window frame is from the Stained Glass Thinlits.  The Free As A Bird Stamp Set lends the prettiest bird and floral images for the front.  The bird was colored using Highland Heather Stampin' Blends in both light and dark.  The flowers were colored using the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  


Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 5/30/19 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Gingham as an inspiration!








Monday, May 20, 2019

Monday Montage #139




Howdy!  Welcome back for another exciting edition of Monday Montage!

Tonight I'm sharing projects created using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  I'm not sure about you- but I totally adore this set!  I LOVE the fun color combination, floral stamps, the dies and everything in between!
I'm just sad because it's only available for a limited time so be sure to order yours today!

The card I created to share tonight is a sympathy card.  My friends' mother recently passed and I wanted to create something that was simple yet elegant.


To create this card- I cut out 8 leafy images.  Four in Whisper White Card Stock and 4 from Vellum Card Stock.  I then positioned the white ones in the shape of a wreath on a 4" square piece of Whisper White Card Stock. I adhered them with a little bit of Multipurpose Adhesive.  I didn't stick them down completely as I wanted them to be somewhat dimensional.


Next- I added the 4 Vellum leafy images.  I carefully staggered these in between the white ones.  Once again- I adhered them down with Multipurpose Adhesive being careful only to apply the glue in random places.  This allows the leaves to pop off the card.  The Sympathy sentiment was created by adhering 5 sympathy cutouts together.  Making the word thicker and adhering it to a piece of the Night of Navy/Rose Gold ribbon makes it pop off the card.  Flecks of Rose Gold Shimmer Paint were spattered on using an Aqua Painter.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to see what the fabulous Cheryl Curtis has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price's blog.