Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday Montage #149





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

Did you know that Saturday was World Cardmaking Day?  I spent the majority of the day creating Halloween cards for a custom order.
Here's one of the cards for that custom order!  I actually created this card several weeks ago for the Y-Knot-Stamp-Everything Design Team but I haven't shared it on my blog yet.  The person I created them for wanted a card with a cat and a bright yellow moon.


The background of this card was created by using Embossing Paste that was colored Black and the new Basic Patterns Decorative Masks.  Thankfully it was just what my customer wanted!

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 Charlet Mallett has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price and see what she has created to share!




Sunday, October 6, 2019

Creation Station Black & White Plus One




Good morning stampin' friends!  Today I'm hopping along with the lovely Creation Station Design Team.  Please follow along on our hop to see what gorgeous projects we have to share with you!

I couldn't possibly be happier with our theme this month.  It's Black & White plus one.  Seriously?  These are like my all time favorite style cards!

To choose my stamp set- I literally closed my eyes and reached up onto my stamp shelf. Whatever I  grabbed was what I used!  I couldn't have picked a more perfect set!  The Raven.  When I originally bought this set- I had a totally different card in mind.  But I gotta admit- I adore this card!


My favorite part on this card- is the stenciled trees.  They are amazing.  I've waited forever for this stencil!  I can't wait to try it out with some Embossing Paste!  The raven image was stamped in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  


The close up shows a little more detail.  The black flecks were added using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend.  To create the black pearls- I simply colored the sizes I wanted using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blend.  The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed black.  It was cut out using the Ornate Frames Dies.  The white bow was created using Whisper White Flax Ribbon.

Next up on this amazing hop is the one, the only Jeanna Bohanon!   Hit the next button to check out her fabulous project!


Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday Montage #148





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

It was a busy weekend here!  I've been creating lots of pretty things for my upcoming craft show on October 12th at the Raisinville Elementary School in Monroe, MI.
I've been super busy creating lots of paper crafts as well as pumpkins and gnomes.  Speaking of gnomes- be sure to check out the picture at the end of this post- They are so stinkin' cute!

Here's the thank you card that I created tonight.  The Bird Ballad suite is perfect for a Thank You card!  The colors are so pretty!


Here's a closeup:


The birds were all colored using the Stampin' Blends in the following colors:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Old Olive and Crumb Cake- both light and dark were used.  YES!  This card will also be at the craft show!

Here's the gnomes I've been busy creating!  I hope everyone will come on out to the craft show!  It's going to be a great day!



The scarecrow may just be my favorite.  He's only about 2-1/2"-3" tall and he is beyond adorable!
Interested in buying anything pictured on my blog?  Send me an email!  I'm happy to help!

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 Breelin Renwick has created or click the NEXT button and head on over to the amazing Elizabeth Price and see what she has created to share!




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

Wicked

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!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sneaky Peeky- Something Creepy...

Good evening stampers!  I have just returned from a lengthy visit to the great state of Florida where I got to play at Disney World, head down to the Keys and visit with friends!  I couldn't have asked for a better vacation!  But now it's time to get back to creating!  Tonight I have made my very first Halloween card of the season!

That's right!  I said Halloween!  It's always been my favorite holiday and even though I'm not quite ready to give up my summer weather- I'm totally in the mood to decorate and create lots of spooky fun projects to share.  


I love how fun this card turned out!  First I used Pigment Sprinkles to create the background.  Then I added some black flecks using the Dark Black Stampin' Blend.  Using the Ornate Frames Dies I created the perfect little backdrop for the apothecary jars.  


See the Vellum layer?  It was embossed using the new Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder.  Isn't it gorgeous?  It really compliments this creepy card!  Speaking of Creepy- the sentiment was stamped in VersaMark onto a piece of Vellum scrap.  It was then heat embossed using the Heat Tool and Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I added a few Monster Bash Enamel Shapes for some bling and it was good to go!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't have your copy of the new Holiday Catalog?  Send me an email and I'll drop one in the mail for you!


Sunday, August 4, 2019

Creation Station: Gone Wild!




Good morning stampin' friends!  It's time for another Creation Station blog hop!  Today were Stampers Gone Wild!  We are featuring any animal or wildlife stamp set.

This month's theme was a bit of a challenge for me.  I totally thought I had purchased a specific stamp set that I wanted to use for this hop however I couldn't find it.  As it turns out- it was still in a pending order!  Ugh!  So on to plan b.....


I can't say that I'm totally disappointed that I didn't have the set I intended to use.  Actually- I'm quite pleased with how this adorable card turned out!  Animal Outing is just so stinkin' cute and these two rhino's are no exception!  


Yes- I'm aware the rhino's are different.  I wanted them that way!  No two animals are alike in the wild and they aren't on my card either!

My card measures 3-1/2" x 7".  I have used my favorite color combination (at the moment, LOL)- Gray Granite/Petal Pink/Pool Party.  To create the rhino facing the opposite direction- I began by inking the rhino image in Tuxedo Black Ink and stamped it onto a Silicone Craft Mat.  Next- I turned the Silicone Craft Mat over onto my card stock and viola!  SO CUTE!!!!  Both rhino's were colored using the Smoky Slate Stampin Blends (both light and dark), Petal Pink Stampin' Blends (both light and dark) and Pool Party Stampin' Blends (both light and dark).

For the sentiment- I stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I then punched it out using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  Next- I layered it onto a scalloped circle which was cut from a piece of Petal Pink Card Stock.  (Scalloped circle was cut using the die cutting machine and Layering Circles Collection Dies.  A small next of Silver Metallic Thread lies behind the sentiment for added interest.  

The little hearts were cut from the Be Mine Dies.  A Linen Thread bow begins in the bottom right corner and wraps around to the top left corner.  

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 Kerstin Kreuzer!


Friday, August 2, 2019

#tgifc223 Color Challenge

Hi friends!  Today at #TGIF Challenges we are having a super fun Color Challenge!  We are creating using Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.  So bright and oh so fun!


A fun color challenge calls for a fun card!  I began creating the card by making a watercolor wash from the Coastal Cabana Reinker and an Aqua Painter on the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.


Next it was time to create all of the fun elements!  The Under The Sea Dies are some of my all time favorites.  They make the best seascapes!  All elements were created using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.

To create the octopus- I used an Aqua Painter and the Gorgeous Grape/Coastal Cabana Reinkers to paint the stamp.  I then stamped onto a piece of Fluid 100 scrap.  Using the Aqua Painter- I then carefully watercolored over the stamped image to blend the colors.


Next I added flecks of ink from the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend.  LOVE!

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 8/8 and I would LOVE to see what you create for our fabulous Color Challenge!



Monday, July 29, 2019

Monday Montage #144





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

Today's project is an Anniversary card featuring silver heat embossed stripes.

I'm a sucker for big chunky stripes!  Especially for black and white stripes however I wanted this card to have a little bling to it so I used the Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder instead.


To create the stripes- I began by  taping off 1/2" sections.  Next- I applied some VersaMark ink all over the layer (including over the tape).  I then poured the Silver Stampin' Emboss powder all over the layer and removed the excess.  I preheated the Heat Tool for a few seconds before directing the heat over the embossing powder.

I then slowly peeled the tape off to reveal the gorgeous striped background!


Several hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Dies were used to create the layering images.   Happy Anniversary (Well Said Stamp Set) was stamped onto Basic Black Card Stock and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  So cute and fairly simple to create!

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.