Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fancy Friday Favorites!

Welcome, welcome welcome!  I'm so happy you've joined us for our Fancy Friday Blog Hop.  All participating in the hop are either current or former members of the Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team....such an amazingly talented bunch!

  This month we are sharing our favorite new products from the Annual Catalog.  This was a tough call for me as there are SO many amazing new products.  It's hard to just pick a few!
I chose the Bird Ballad Product Suite.  This suite is so beautiful ♥  

The card base is from the Bird Ballad Laser -Cut Cards & Tin.  These card bases can be used as is (as I have done) or they can be cut apart to feature different parts of the laser image.  

The bird was fussy cut from a sheet of the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  This gorgeous paper features 12 sheets of patterned paper (2 sheets of 6 double sided designs).  The stamped images are from the Free As A Bird Stamp Set.  All images (except the bird) were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Black Ink and colored using both Light and Dark Petal Pink and Pool Party Stampin' Blends.

To finish off the design- a thread from a piece of  Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon was rolled up and placed behind the bird.  Pearl Basic Jewels adorn the center of each flower.

Thanks for stopping by!  Up next on our hop is the amazing Teneale Williams.  Please click the next button to see what she has created for you today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

#tgifc 215: Color Challenge!

Good morning friends!  Welcome back for another #TGIF  Challenge!  This week we are working with a color challenge that is WAY out of my comfort zone!  Part of what makes a challenge fun is the fact that it's actually a challenge.  

The color combo listed above (Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy) is perfect for a boy theme card (like dinosaur's or sports) but it is also a fantastic combination to create a feminine card as well.

The new Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set was used to create the wreath.  The pretty flower and small butterfly make  a unique yet simple wreath.  A large Pearl Basic Jewel was added to the center of each flower to add dimension.

The Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon was used to create both the ribbon loop as well as the thread bow.  To create the bow- simply cut one edge off of the ribbon, pull out several threads and tie into a bow.  

Please join our challenge this week!  The deadline for entries is 10am PST on Thursday 6/13 and I would LOVE to see what you create using Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Night of Navy as an inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday Montage #140: Above the Clouds

Well hello there!  I'm so happy you've arrived!  It's time for a Monday Montage Blog Hop and I have a fun card to share!

I've always loved things that were interactive.  Wether it be books, games or art- its no surprise that some of my favorite cards to create are shaker cards.

Shaker cards are fun because the contents move.  Well- ok so not all of the contents but the sequins do!  Speaking of sequins- those beauties are from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.  I LOVE the colors!  They all coordinate with the brand new 2019-2020 In Color Collection.  

The hot air balloon was created using the Above The Clouds Stamp Set and the 2019-2020 In Color DSP Stack.  The color itself is Purple Posey and it is so pretty!  I've never really been a fan of the color purple but this one has stolen my heart!  I just love it!

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, June 2, 2019

Creation Station Blog Hop: Unique Folds

Good morning!  It's time for another Creation Station hop!  For our theme this month- we are featuring unique folds. 
My card was created using the Z-fold technique.  I like this fold because it's quick and easy!  Simply cut your card stock to 4-1/4" x 11".   Score at 5-1/2".  Then score one of the 5-1/2" panels at 2-3/4" and fold into a Z.  It's that easy!

The new Bird Ballad Product Suite is perfect for this style card.  The DSP is gorgeous and the stamped images can be customized to fit any color combination.

To create the sentiment element I simply used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies- I cut out one from Petal Pink Card Stock and one from Whisper White Card Stock.  Next I cut the Petal Pink shape in half and adhered it to the Whisper White shape so the sentiment panel appears layered.

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 Dena Rekow!