Friday, September 13, 2019

#tgifc 229 Sketch Challenge

Hi friends!  Today at #TGIF Challenges it's sketch time!  I love sketch challenges because half the work is already done!  The rest is easy peasy!

  I have a bit of a different take on the sketch.  I've turned it the other direction and moved some things around!  Which is perfectly OK!

As you can see I'm still a bit obsessed with the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set and coordinating Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  I just can't get enough!

It's a bit difficult to see in the picture but the count has a shiny cloak.  To create this effect- I used the Wink of Stella pen to give it some shimmer and then I colored it in using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  I also did this with his eyes.  Kinda adds to the spooky effect!

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 9/19 and I would LOVE to see what you create for our sketch challenge!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday Montage #147

Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Are you happy the new Holiday Catalog has finally arrived and orders can now be placed?  I know I sure am!  I have so many new products to share it's tough to choose just what goes first!

As September is in full swing- I made another Halloween card to share.  Tonight's card features the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper as well as the Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set.  I LOVE both!  They are awesome!

My favorite DSP pattern from the Monster Bash DSP is the library pattern.  It's full of books and they have spooky titles!  For this card- I fussy cut several books and popped them up on dimensionals so that the books look like they are sticking out.  It's tough to see in the pictures but it's SO cute!

Here's a top view however I think the top picture shows the dimension much better than this one!

The Mummy was colored using the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend and the background around him was colored using the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blend.  Creepy was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie scrap.  The Ornate Frames Dies were used to create a frame for the mummy as well as the sentiment.

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 and see what she has created to share!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

Hello there stampers!  Did you know that Stampin' UP! ribbons are perfect for more than just paper crafting?  I created this adorable trio of pumpkins and then embellished them with the four gorgeous ribbons varieties.

The four ribbons I used were the Basic Black Scalloped Edge Ribbon, Scalloped Lace Trim, Linen Thread and Braided Linen Trim.  
Aren't they just the cutest?  So fun for fall!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Monday Montage #146

Welcome back! It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Ok...I may be borderline obsessed with Pigment Sprinkles.  I think I need them in every Stampin' UP! color.  Oh my!  Wouldn't that be fabulous?

I mean- just look at how vibrant they are?  Today's card features the Gorgeous Grape variety and they surely do not disappoint!

Just how awesome is the new Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set?  The images and sentiments are gorgeous!  I'm loving the font mixed fonts.  So fun!

Isn't the coffin a fun touch?  It was created by tracing a Coffin Treat Box onto a piece of Basic Black Card Stock.  After the coffin was cut out- I embossed it using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Since I used black for the coffin- I used the Delicate Silvery Shimmer Pigment Ink to highlight the scrolls.  
The sentiment and vampire were both cut out using the Ornate Frames Dies.  LOVE!  

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 Julie Warnick's blog.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Hello there!  Today I was inspired to create using Mango Melody and Basic Black.  They are fabulous Halloween colors and you know me when it comes to Halloween!

Once again the Pigment Sprinkles steal the show!  I just can't get enough of the gorgeous vibrant colors!  Especially when it comes to using the Mango Melody for a Halloween watercolor wash!  

The layers are Vellum, Mango Melody and Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  They measure 4-1/2" x 3-1/4".  A tiny nest of Silver Metallic Thread was adhered just below the Vellum layer for some added interest.

As you can see from the picture above- there is a spider border that goes along all four edges of the main card.  This adds a little bit of texture for added interest.  The Monster Bash Enamel Shapes highlight the Wicked sentiment.  Wicked itself was cut out 5 times and then glued together to make a thick die cut.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Decor

Hey there stampers!  Did you know that Stampin' UP! products make the best home decor items?  As I was going through some of my crafting supplies- I came across a bag of acorn caps and some felted balls.  I thought "what on earth could I possibly create with these?"  Then it hit me!  Acorns!  But there was an issue- all my felted balls were natural white and not colorful and fun.  

That's where Stampin' UP! comes in.  Using some rubbing alcohol, a Stampin' Spritzer and several different colors of re-inker we have a bunch of fall colored acorns!

The picture above shows what supplies I used to create these adorable little acorns.  

It took me a little while but I was able to create acorns in Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock.

After the felted balls were dyed and dried I adhered them to the acorn caps using hot glue.

The little acorns are the most adorable little things ever!  They are smaller than a quarter in size and when I get more of them created- they will decorate my tiered tray that I change out for every holiday.

These larger acorns are approximately 1-1/2" from top to bottom.  Just like in nature- sizes and shapes vary which is part of what makes them so stinkin' cute!

These seriously are the most effortless fall decor items!  They require very little work and come out oh so cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Spooktacular Bash...Sneak Peek!

Ah....Halloween.  I love it.  Yes- I should be sharing cards for a different occasion but I just cannot resist the amazing new Spooktacular Bash Stamp Set that will be in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I put it away last night but it's calling my name again tonight!

Cute, right?  SO fun!  Aren't those little frames just the cutest?  They were created using the brand new Ornate Frames Dies!  See that gorgeous new DSP?  The pattern I used tonight reminds me of the Haunted Mansion at Disney.  Why?  Because of the spooky wallpaper of course!  This paper isn't exactly spooky but it is pretty fabulous!  It's from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper and it has my name written all over it!  You know- because of my love for all things black/white.  This paper is more of a dark gray color but it's still pretty amazing ❤

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed my Halloween card!  Trust me- there's plenty more to come!