Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Dashing Deer


Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! For November, we are challenged to do a monochromatic card. We can use white or vanilla, and one other color. I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with! 

I chose one of the deer from the Dashing Deer stamp set as my focal point.  But I also used some elements from Rooted in Nature, and Merry Moose. I used Soft Suede ink and Vanilla & Suede card stock to complete the look. Some images were full strength ink, others I stamped off first. For the deer, I used the Stamparatus, so I could go over him a couple of times to make him really stand out.
 
 
Don't forget the inside, and the envelope!



I was a little worried about how this was going to turn out. But am happy to say, that it turned out just like I imagined it, which, in my card making experience, doesn't happen often!!

Thanks for joining me! Grab a cuppa' somthin', and hop on over to Joni's blog with me to see what she has to share with us!


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Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Monday, November 4, 2019

IDEAS Blog Hop: Birds of a Feather



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 November bundle theme features holiday d├ęcor, packaging, gifts, tags, ornaments – 3D items that are gifts or that celebrates and/or decorates for a holiday.

I chose to use the cute little Christmas bird from the Birds of a Feather stamp set found in the Holiday Catalog for my project this month. This set includes a bird and a sentiment for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Valentine's Day, and they are soooo cute!!

BIRDS OF A FEATHER CLING STAMP SET 

While I am not going to show you my actual projects, you gotta' buy the tutorial to see them all, here is a sneak peek of some of the included projects:


But, I will show you an alternate project using the same set, so you can see the type of projects you can expect. Isn't he even cuter colored and surrounded by Christmas joy!!


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 Janey's blog to see what fabulous projects she has to share with us! 

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Hope you enjoy the hop! 
Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!








Manic Monday


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop: Winter Woods

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 October Paper Pumpkin Kit: Winter Woods.

This month's kit was beautiful cards, evergreens, birch, cardinals and snowflakes...what a winning combo. Here are the finished cards as designed:



I could have made an alternate card, but I have been a little obsessed lately with making explosion boxes. They are fun and easy to make. So, I thought, why not, and I challenged myself to make an explosion box with this month's kit. I love how it turned out:



Here is what it looks like open:


I had to add the Poppy Parade card stock to make the actual box base and lid, but everything else was from the kit. I used the inside of the envelopes for the wood sides, and cut the birch trees down to fit the front. I punched the sentiment from the leftover paper of the birch trees. The little red cardinals and snowflake sequins finished it off perfectly!

We appreciate you hopping with us!  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what fun alternate project she has come up with to share with you!

Leave us comments, along the way, and let us know what you think of our projects. 

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Until next time...Happy Craftin'! 

 
If you thought the October Paper Pumpkin kit was a winter cardmaking wonderland, then you can’t miss what is in store for November. This kit (which coordinate’s with October’s kit) has 24 holiday-themed gift tags with four designs each. The tags feature the same nature theme, more beautiful cardinals, plus some new elements you just can’t miss! They’re simple and fun to assemble, and best of all—they make it easy for you to add a personal touch to your holiday celebrations. So ring in the holidays with Paper Pumpkin! 
We help you make the season bright.
Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs.
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce
Contact your demonstrator to subscribe now!  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be honored to have you be part of my Pumpkin Gathering! Click here to subscribe by 11/10.


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Halloween Banner

I have a customer that loves my samplers, but she doesn't attend classes. She prefers to pay me to make things for her. She always wants a banner to go with her samplers, so I made this one. I did pull out some retired lettering and ribbon to finish it off, but it still coordinates with the sampler nicely!



Hope you enjoy!
Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wonderfully Wicked Halloween Sampler






Halloween will be here before you know it! Here is a Halloween Sampler I did. I don't really do Halloween, and had not done a sampler for this particular holiday before. But I knew my customers had been wanting one. The Halloween sets in the Holiday Catalog are so cute this year. I focused on the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle and the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper from Holiday Catalog. I had to throw in a couple of things from some other current sets, and even some items from current and past Paper Pumpkins, to be able to finish off my squares. I think it turned out pretty cute and the girls loved it!! The really liked being able personalize their spook family portrait wall too!

Come back tomorrow to see the Halloween banner.

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

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'!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ICS Blog Hop: Birds of a Feather



Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Our September theme is "Fabulous Fall" and is just that....all things fall, which is my favorite season and, is also, fabulous!!

Changing leaf colors, back to school, though most kids start so early nowadays, sweaters, pumpkin everything, football, and Thanksgiving, to name a few things, are what I think of when I think of fall. I love the cute birds in the Birds of a Feather Stamp Set, so chose to focus on the Thanksgiving one!

I used some paper from Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, which has Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile, Garden Green and Mint Macaron in it. These are very fallish colors for me. So here is my little turkey:


This went together pretty easy. The turkey was colored with Stampin' Blends...I love them!! The greeting is from Itty Bitty Greetings. 

Are you ready for your turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie now?

I appreciate you visiting my blog! Thanks for joining us our on our creative journey! Click on the next box below to see what the fabulous Darla has in store for you! 


Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!