Tuesday, September 18, 2018

First Frost

Good evening!  Tonight I had the opportunity to play around a bit with a few of my new toys from Stampin' UP!.  I was immediately drawn to the First Frost Stamp Set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies as well as the amazing Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  
Just in case you're wondering what's so "special" about the Frosted Floral Specialty DSP- let me just assure you that it is nothing like a DSP we have ever had before.  It's shimmery, it's lightweight and it is absolutely gorgeous!  Pictures in the catalog do not do this suite justice.  It is definitely a must see in person!


Like most things- I have managed to find a favorite.  For this suite- my favorite would be the amazing DSP that I used for the striped background.  It's Gray Granite and it's super sparkly!  For the roses- they were stamped in Blushing Bride (leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron) and covered in Wink Of Stella to add some shimmer.  If you don't have Wink Of Stella- that's ok- you can get a similar effect by using the new Shimmer Paint's from the Holiday Catalog.  

Here's a close up of the main focal image.  So pretty!


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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

So Santa!

Hello there stampers!  Have you chosen all of your favorites from the new Holiday Catalog?  I thought I did but I keep coming across more and more that I simply must have.  One of those sets is called So Santa.  It is so cute!  I love it mostly because of the beach themed Surfer Santa but the Santa on the Scooter is a close second!  


The card I created above depicts the first idea I had for this stamp set.  If you look really closely in the picture you'll notice some wonky sewing in the watercolor wash background.  Stampin' Blends in all colors are the perfect combination for this fun non-traditional Christmas card.


 Here's a better view of the wonky sewing.  I love it!  Super cute and oh so fun!
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Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Montage #124: Spirited Snowmen




Hello there stampers!  Welcome back to another edition of Monday Montage.  I don't know about you but I'm super excited to see what everyone has created this week!

I have an uber cute card created with one of my favorites from the new Holiday Catalog.  It's called Spirited Snowmen and it's sure to melt your heart!  This set is absolutely adorable!


It's even cuter when paired with the brand new Buffalo Check background stamp.  For my card- I inked the Buffalo Check stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped it onto a piece of Lovely Lipstick Card Stock.


The snowmen image was stamped in VersaMark onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and then heat embossed with the Heat Tool and White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The image was then watercolored using the following ink colors and an Aqua Painter:  Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Mango Melody and Bermuda Bay.  Since the snowmen were heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder- I outlined them with a darker shade of Balmy Blue to make them stand out better.  So cute!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop: Love You To Pieces

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.  For our projects today- we are featuring a bundle our choice from the current Annual Catalog.

For my project- I chose the Love You To Pieces bundle.  This sweet bundle was one of my "must have" sets.  I'm not sure exactly why but I'm just drawn to it.  It's so cute and lots of fun!  


As you probably guessed- the Love You To Pieces bundle consists of a super fun stamp set filled with various puzzle pieces and sentiment stamps.  The coordinating Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies are a perfect fit for several of the stamps!  There's even a mini heart shape that cuts out into a puzzle!  I have used it on my sentiment above!


As you can see in the pictures- I may (or may not- LOL) have gotten carried away just a little bit with the Wink Of Stella.  LOVE me some Wink of Stella!


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




Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday Montage #123 Nothing Sweeter




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

  As a demonstrator I was able to preorder from the new Holiday Catalog.  Normally I would have shared weeks ago however I'm trying something new.  I've decided that since customers cannot purchase from the Holiday Catalog-  I would wait to share the new products until closer to the date the catalog goes live.  Even though the Holiday Catalog doesn't go live until September 5th- I've decided to share now!

The first stamp set I purchased from the Holiday Catalog was called Nothing Sweeter.  This stamp set is just adorable.  It totally reminds me of cookies and I LOVE to bake!  Especially cut out cookies!


I totally love that this stamp set also has coordinating Framelits!  They are called Sweetly Stitched Framelits Dies and they are amazing!  Check out the stitched hearts below!  Super fun, right?


I could have just layered the hearts one on top of the other but what fun would that be?  So I "baked" a cookie and frosted it instead!  Embossing Paste makes the best icing!  (just don't eat it!)


I just love this sweet card ❤  It's so fun!  Super cute too!




Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!



Don't forget that it's BONUS DAYS!!!  Earn a $5 coupon for every $50 spent in August!  Coupons are redeemable beginning September 1st!



Be sure to use HOSTESS CODE 6MP2V9KE when placing your order up to $149.99.  If placing an order $150 and over- do NOT use the code!  YOU will get the hostess benefits instead! (AND still qualify for the bonus days coupons!)




Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

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!  



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Julie Warnick to see her gorgeous project!



Don't forget that it's BONUS DAYS!!!  Earn a $5 coupon for every $50 spent in August!  Coupons are redeemable beginning September 1st!


Be sure to use HOSTESS CODE 6MP2V9KE when placing your order up to $149.99.  If placing an order $150 and over- do NOT use the code!  YOU will get the hostess benefits instead! (AND still qualify for the bonus days coupons!)




Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com

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! 
Use the links below to follow around on the hop with us!  We have LOTS of gorgeous creations to share!

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Don't forget it's BONUS DAYS!!!


Be sure to use HOSTESS CODE 6MP2V9KE when placing your order up to $149.99.  If placing an order $150 and over- do NOT use the code!  YOU will get the hostess benefits instead!

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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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Be sure to use HOSTESS CODE 6MP2V9KE when placing your order up to $149.99.  If placing an order $150 and over- do NOT use the code!  YOU will get the hostess benefits instead!

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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!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to use the links below to navigate through the hop!  Click the BACK button to visit the fabulous Cathy Casey or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price to see her gorgeous project!


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Monday Montage Hoppers
Breelin Renwick - Craft-somnia Momma
Cathy Casey-https://sugarshackdesigns.com