Monday, October 7, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Perfectly Plaid

Welcome to the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The October bundle theme features Holiday or Christmas. 

I chose to use the new Perfectly Plaid from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog. This bundle includes a stamp set featuring variety trees and sentiments, and a pine tree punch. It is perfect for your Christmas creating, as projects go together so easy with this bundle.  

Here is my (no glue) bag, but you will have to get the tutorial to see the card!!

The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 20 projects included, both cards and 3D items included. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! 

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what creations she has to share with us!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Manic Monday

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Colorful Seasons

Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! October is a color challenge! We are challenged to use a minimum of these 3 colors: Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green & Silver Metallic, along with any black, white or vanilla. These colors look like good Halloween colors, so that is the route I took, mixing a new Halloween set from the Holiday Catalog, with an older all season set from the Annual Catalog. 

Wonderfully Wicked meets Colorful Seasons!

I embossed the leaves from Colorful Season with white embossing on black cardstock, then colored over them with Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencils, using a blender pen to soften the colors. Cutting out some leaves from the coordinating dies, helped get the fall feel. The sentiment stack is using a couple of older punches, and one of the dies from the Ornate Frames dies, they are going to be a well used item. I hope they stick around longer than just this Holiday Catalog! 

Don't forget the inside!

I cannot wait for the hop to go live so I can see what the other bloggers did with these fabulous colors! Thanks for joining me, and I hope you choose to hop along with us! Click on the next button below, to see what Audra has to share!!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities: Bone Appetit

Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the September Paper Pumpkin Kit: Bone Appetit!

Here is the kit as designed:

Here is my alternative card. Those little dancing skeleton stamps are so fun, I couldn't pass up using them!

I used the skeleton web die cut as a template and using black ink, sponged over it, all over the Whisper White cardstock to make my background. I used one of the treat boxes (black and orange stripes) and the new Ornate Frames Dies to cut the image behind the sentiment, and the image below the skeletons. I used a sentiment from last year's Paper Pumpkin, as most of this year's sentiments were treat/food related, which didn't go with my card. 

I used the Shimmer Black Embossing Powder to give them some sparkle!

I loved the skeleton hands and made them look like they were holding the dancing skeletons!

And don't forget the inside or your envelope. I originally just stamped the skull and crossbones on the envelope, then thought better of it, and added the sentiment. Didn't want the Post Office to get the wrong idea!

I appreciate you hopping with us! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my project. Then, click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Lisa's blog to see what fun alternate project she has come up with to share with you!
Next month's Paper Pumpkin is the first in a 2 set coordinating holiday series, one is cards and one is tags!  Subscribe by 10/10/19 to get in on the fun! Click here, if you don't have a demonstrator, and subscribe with me!

Twist Card Fun Fold

Good morning!!

Here is a Twist Card we made in one of my Stampin' Time classes a couple of months ago. I love how it turned out! I used it for a dear lady in my bible study's birthday. She just turned 90, and I had no idea what to get her, so I stuck See's Candy & Bath and Body Works gift cards in the side pocket, wrote her a little note and popped it into a standard size envelope. She thought it was pretty special!

I used the Piece of Cake Stamp Set and coordinating Cake Builder Punch, and the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!