Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday Montage #115

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

Tonight I'm sharing some more Display Samples that I created for OnStage in London, Ontario.

All of the samples tonight were created using the Sitting Pretty stamp set from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

This set is so cute!  It has coordinating framelits (that I didn't know about until I saw the new catalog) that cut out the bench, the squirrel, plant, bulldog and the bird.  As I didn't have the dies- I fussy cut my images.

Did I mention just how adorable the little bulldog is?  He makes me wish I had a real one!  The colors on the above card are Basic Black, Lovely Lipstick, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  

Look!  The little bulldog is even cuter in Early Espresso!  The watercolor wash is both Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.  

Sitting Pretty is perfect for clean and simple cards.  Simply choose an image, add the sentiment and a few embellishments and voila!  Done!

This card may be my favorite of the whole bunch.  I began by creating a very light watercolor wash with Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  After the watercolor wash was dry- I stamped the ornate bench in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. As you may have noticed- this stamp set is a two-step stamp set.  This means that there are multiple images that combine together to make one finished image.  
For this card- the plant and the squirrel were both two-step stamped.  Isn't it cute?  The squirrel is adorable!

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 26, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop: Casing the Occasions!

Hello there and welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop.  Today we casing the Occasions Catalog.  The card I chose to case is located on page 6.

I used the Share What You Love product suite from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.  This product suite is simply beautiful.  The DSP features may colors both current and new.  My favorite color from this suite is Mint Macaron.  Oh how I've missed it!

This close up shows several little details as well as new products!  You will see the new Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, new In-Colors (Grapefruit Grove) and a new stamp set called Love What You Do.  

I can't wait to be able to share these products with you!

Please continue along on our hop!  Up next is the amazing Shannon Lane and I KNOW she has something amazing for you to see!   Click the next button below to see what she has created!

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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