Friday, April 26, 2019

#tgifc #209 Inspiration Challenge

Hello stampin' friends!  Today's #tgifc challenge is an inspiration challenge featuring Sepia Tones.  I'm not sure about you but when I think of sepia tones I'm reminded of things that are vintage or things that look vintage. 

My card began with a simple Crumb Cake base and ended up with lots of layers and little details.... 

As I was playing around I decided to grab the brand new soon to be released Birch Background Stamp that I got at OnStage a few weeks ago.  I just *adore* this stamp!  It is simply beautiful.  Especially when paired with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.  Check out that gorgeous new ribbon!  It's the new Scalloped Lace Trim that will be available in the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog.  

The close up above shows a lot of the little details.  Like the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint flecks and the Pearl Basic Jewels.  How about the True Gentleman Buttons and the gorgeous embossing on the Soft Suede heart?  Not to mention the faux stitching created by using the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies!

Though it may be difficult to see in the first picture- this card is full of dimension!  There's a lot going on and it's a great thing!  I love how fancy yet fun this card is!

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 5/2/19 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Sepia Tones as an inspiration!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fancy Friday: For Family

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 this month we are creating cards for family.  

My card is a Thank You card that was created for a member of my family who is always helping out in any way possible.  I have not yet sent the card so the recipient shall remain anonymous! 

Upon first glance the Healing Hugs Stamp Set may appear as though it's only for Get Well Soon cards however the floral images can be used for any occasion!  Plus- who can resist those gorgeous roses!  They are AWESOME!

Can you see the flecks of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint?  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!  
Please continue along on our hop and visit my lovely friend Paula Dobson.  She has something fabulous waiting for you!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday Montage #137

Happy Easter!  Are you excited to see what the Monday Montage team has created to share this week?  I know I am!

I feel like I haven't shared anything in forever!  Last week was OnStage (I attended the Atlantic City, NJ event) and then my hubby ran the Boston Marathon so I've been really busy these past few weeks.

My project tonight is an adorable little Easter Basket that I created to take to Easter brunch at our friend's house this afternoon.

The baskets were created using a 6" x 6" piece of Gingham Gala DSP and the Envelope Punch Board.  The basket handle measures 1/2" x 8-1/2".

The Gingham Gala DSP comes in so many fun springy colors!  All the colors are so cute!  I'm not sure I have a favorite!

There's Balmy Blue:

Daffodil Delight:

Lemon Lime Twist:

 Grapefruit Grove:

As you can see from the pictures- each basket holds quite a bit of sweet treats!  I filled them to the brim with a mini chocolate bunny, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Lindor Truffle Eggs, Reeses, and Hershey Eggs.  

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, April 7, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop: Going Gingham Style!

Good morning and welcome to another Creation Station Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Gingham.  Who doesn't love gingham?  I mean come on- it pretty much looks great on just about everything!

This sweet card features the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the Gingham 6" x 6" DSP.  For the larger heart- I first adhered the scalloped layer to the card base.  I then wrapped some Silver and White Baker's Twine around the heart and tied a bow.  Next- using Stampin' Dimensionals I added the larger stitched heart over top of the baker's twine layer.  

To add a little more interest I stamped the rose image from the Tea Together Stamp Set in VersaMark ink onto a Vellum Card Stock scrap and heat embossed it with the Heat Tool and some White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Balmy Blue ink splatters were added courtesy of the Light Balmy Blue Stampin' Blend.  Silver Metallic Pearls were placed around the hearts and by the bow to add the finishing touch.

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 Mikaela Titheridge.