Tuesday, July 13, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper

 


Hello, and welcome to the July Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! Thank you for hopping along with us!! 

July's theme is "Fun with Designer Series Paper". Did you know that select packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP) is on sale for the month of July? You can get a pack of for less than $10.



 Here is the list of those on sale:



I chose to use the Beauty of the Earth DSP. Isn't gorgeous?! I love the prints and the color combinations!



I made a Tri Fold card, because I like how it showcases both sides of a piece of DSP. And, it also uses almost every inch of a 6" x 6" piece of paper. I love minimal waste, especially when it comes to my Stampin' Up! DSP!





I hope you like the card, and enjoy the rest of the hop! Leave me a comment, and then click on the "next" button to see which fabulous DSP the talented June has selected to use, and what she created with it. Keep following along on the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! Then, grab some of these DSP packs before the sale ends!!


Until next time...

Happy Craftin!




Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 5

Here is the final card I made using the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. These dies are so versatile. They can be paired with most any sentiment. I truly think they are overlooked in the catalog. There are only 3 samples made using them. I hope you will check them out!!

Here are the 5 cards I made using them during my June Creative Crafternoon's:

How fun are these?!! Go ahead, grab a set and let me see what you come up with!


Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!

Monday, July 5, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Hand-Penned Petals


Hello crafters!  I'm so excited that you are here to participate in our July IDEAS Blog Hop today. We are featuring projects that highlight the amazing suites in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Six of the ten suites are showcased in this month's bundle!

Here is a graphic that shows a snippet of one of each demonstrator's projects:


I chose the Hand-Penned Suite. I love the line art images that can be colored in using a variety of mediums, ink, pencils, chalks, or Blends, and using a variety of techniques. The Dies, they cut out the flowers and leaves,  so no fussy cutting is needed. The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous with its soft colors, flowers on one side, and patterns on the other; it can be used with more than this suite. The pretty Genial Gems, with the gold running through them, finish the suite off nicely.


So, while, my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I do have another project to share with you. It was made using the same products as my bundle projects.

Hope you like it my bonus project! 


This month's bundle is over 40 pages of 
amazing creative ideas, and includes designs by 10 global demonstrators. That is a minimum of 20 projects as each designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. 

Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator or me.  There are three options to acquire the IDEAS tutorial bundle from me:

1. Place a $35 order online with my host code, click here.

2. It is free for all of my team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15 USD. (PayPal or Venmo, accepted)

 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 to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow to see MaryKate's peachy project!


 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Expressions in Color

 

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 June Paper Pumpkin Kit: Expressions in Color.

 

This month's kit coordinates with the Expressions in Ink Suite, found on pages 96-97 in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It was designed to make 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. Here are the cards as designed:



If you have followed my blog, you will know that I love making little boxes from the Paper Pumpkin card fronts. So, true to form, I had to use this beautiful card front for my alternate project. 



I cut apart the vellum flowers, and using the Blending Brushes, colored the backside of them. I used Wink of Stella on the front of the flower. It did take awhile for it to dry, and the picture doesn't really show it. 


Here is the box inside: 


Everything came from the kit, except some ink colors and the Blending Brushes. I had to improvise on a punch for the finger hole on the front of the box, since we no longer carry circle punches. I used the hump in the heart punch, and it worked beautifully! Where there is a will, there is a way!!



Since I had some pieces left over of the flowers, and the other vellum piece, I used the remnants to make a card. It also uses everything from the kit. 



I am glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Cheryl's blog to see how she has used this kit to express herself!

 

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!




Saturday, June 26, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 4

This card using the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, and several of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns. 

These dies are so versatile. They can be paired with most any DSP and any sentiment. 

I love how the little bird looks cut directly from DSP. 

Wonder what other dies would look great cut from DSP?




You will have to wait until next week for the 5th and final card in this series, as I have been showcasing them on my Facebook page, as a live video weekly, and the last one doesn't air until next Tuesday. 

Until next time...

Happy Craftin'!




Friday, June 25, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 3

 Me again, with another card featuring the Iconic Dies. See them on page 163, of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. This is a super simple card, and doesn't take much supplies, but I love the cut out fern and how the Designer Series Paper shows through.


Hope you are enjoying the different cards using these dies. Let me know when I have convinced you to purchase them, lol!

Wonder what other images could be used like this?


Until next time...
Happy Craftin'!


Thursday, June 24, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 2

 Here again to showcase the Iconic Dies, page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. These are only used like 3 times in the catalog, and do not coordinate with any stamp set, so just seem to get lost. I saw them and saw all the potential, so am trying to raise awareness.

Here is my 2nd card:


Love these little mushrooms!!


So many other fun images!

Enjoy, and until next time...
Happy Craftin'!



Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Iconic Dies - Day 1

 Have you seen these dies?? They are kind of a well kept secret that I am trying to get out! The Iconic Dies can be found on page 163 of the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. They have some great images. 

I have been featuring these in my June Creative Crafternoon's all month, and I am going to share the cards with you!

Here is the one from Week 1:


It was a catalog CASE from page 106. Check it out and let me know how you think I did!

Come back tomorrow for another card using the Iconic Dies!

Until next time...
Happy Craftin' 




Tuesday, June 8, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Hand-Penned Petals

 


Meet the 2021-2023 In Colors!!

Did you know that each year Stampin' Up! adds 5 new colors to their color palette? They also retire 5 colors, but we won't talk about those right now. 

The Inspire Create Share team has created some fun projects to showcase the new 2021-2023 In Colors: Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink & Soft Succulent:


I have been wanting to try one of these Starburst or Sunburst cards, so thought this was a good time to try it out. It is a perfect way to showcase all the In Colors.  Tho' I have to admit, I was going to put a butterfly die cut in the lower left circle, until I remembered I had said I was using Hand-Penned Petals stamp set. I quickly switched gears and came up with a new plan. 

Here is my cards showcasing the new colors: 


I hope you like my card. Leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have designed. The super talented Deb is up next, come with me to see what colorful creation she has for us!!


Monday, June 7, 2021

IDEAS Blog Hop: Count on Me

 


Hello crafters! The IDEAS team is hopping today!!

I'm excited to share our June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle with you today. Our theme for this bundle is Colo(u)r me Happy. It is all about Stampin' Up! colors. I am featuring several of the 2021-2023 In Colors.

This graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our June IDEAS Tutorial Bundle:


 Here is the stamp set I used. It's called Count on Me:


Look at all those adorable critters!! Which one(s) do you think I used in my tutorial projects?

My actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, but I have another project made using the same stamp set to share with you. It doesn't contain any new colors, but it is sure cute, and well, a bonus project for you!


Don't forget the inside and envelope:


 This month's tutorial contains projects from a dozen Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world! It is over 50 pages of crafting heaven, containing color photos and instructions, to include metric and imperial measurements, for over 25 projects, suitable for all crafting levels!

Are you ready to get your copy of the tutorials for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your member demonstrator, or me.  There are three options to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a $35 order here with my online host code: S479QJE4

2. It is free for all of my team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15 USD.

 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 member demo, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Thanks so much for visiting my page. I hope you will continue on the hop by clicking the Next button below. Check out what color creation Sandra has to share with us! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin' 


Tuesday, June 1, 2021

PPP Blog Hop: Batter Up

 


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 May Paper Pumpkin Kit: Batter Up

 

This month's kit made 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs. They even threw in some Dubble Bubble bubble gum to keep with the theme! Here are the cards as designed:



I really liked this kit, and it works for my family. I have a grandson who is a freshman in high school. He is so good at baseball, he has already verbally committed to Oregon State. The first card is going to be for his mom for her upcoming birthday. The second card is going to that grandson for his birthday later this month. 

For my alternate project, other than the Thick Basic White card base, I used items from the kit and just rearranged them in a design that I liked. I will be using this for a birthday card  my grand nephew who also loves the game!


Of the original designs, I liked the card with the wood grain the least, that is why I chose to remake it into something that spoke to me. I did trim around the All Star words, just felt the border was too wide. Hope you like it. 

P.S. Chewing the gum while creating was inspirational!  

 I hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Elizabeth's blog to see what homerun she created! So glad you could join us!

 

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


Let's take a look at June's Paper Pumpkin!


Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023—and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway? In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors. We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog! In each In Color collection, we’ll offer ink, paper, markers, and more. The catch? They’re only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can!

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections. Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry!

Check out this cool video!



Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (US | CA) (item #155459).

Don't miss this kit!! If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to be chosen by you!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

ICS Blog Hop: Whale Done

 


Hello, and welcome to the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are glad you are hopping with us.

 

This month, our theme is "It's a Guy Thing." I don’t have many masculine sets, but I consider the Whale Done Stamp Set a masculine set. Especially the stamp that says, “You’re Kind of a Big Deal.” It just seems like a saying that any guy would like to hear!


Here is my card:



I used the punch for the whale, cuz I really wanted it to be an Orca. They seem like a bigger deal than just regular whales to me...lol! I stamped the seaweed across the bottom, and used the birthday sentiment from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set.  

I cut out a window in the Basic White cardstock, using the Hippo & Friends Dies, and put a piece of the Sea & Sand Designer Series Paper behind the window to resemble the ocean. That is such beautiful paper, better get it while you can, as it will retire at the end of June. 

Inside, I used the Big Deal saying. It fit perfectly! Do you have any "Big Deals" in your life? Father's Day is coming, and all you have to do is change the front sentiment to make the guy in your life feel like he is something special!


Hope you like my card. Please leave a comment if you do! Now, join me as we hop on over to Deb's blog to see what manly creation she has to share with us!


Until next time....
Happy Craftin'!