Monday, May 25, 2015

Love this Hostess Set

How absolutely love this stamp set, Floral Wings!   I love butterflies and I love the small beautiful roses in this set!      I have been searching for a small rose and now we have one!!    

The stamp set is a hostess exclusive stamp set that is available in the new 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog.

The stamp set is just perfect for this week's Freshly Made Sketches!
 
Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Floral Wings, Build a Birthday
Ink:  Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Whisper White, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearls, Whisper White Buttons
Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Ticket Corner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank you Fusion!!

Thank you Fusion!!!  I am so excited to be chosen for the second week in a row as an honorable mention on their site this week!

So much great inspiration from their design team and their top picks WOW!    I am honored to be chosen.   I am looking forward to playing along in future challenges!

Thank you again Fusion!

Caseing the Catty Father's Day

We are now blog hopping at Caseing the Catty.   So hop with us from one design team member to the next.   I hope you can join us in the hop and enjoy all the beautiful creations that we case (copied and steal everything) from the Occasions Mini.    This week we are casing the Father's Day section of the Occasions Mini.

I was drawn to the simplicity of the Father's Day card on page 40.   I decided to use the new incoming InColors for the challenge.   I stamped the Work of Art image on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped the block on the card.   Super easy card and can be easily adapted to a multiple of uses.
If you have been following the hop, you just came from Elizabeth Gross and the next stop in the hop is
the  Julia Quinn.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Work of Art, Summer Silhouettes, Loving Thoughts
Ink:   Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon
Paper:  Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories:   Rhinestones, Gold Sequins, In Color Sequins

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mojo Monday

 So how super adorable is this week's Mojo Monday sketch of the week.  

I just got the amazing You're So Sweet stamp set that will be available in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.    The stamp set coordinates perfectly with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.    I love that the star in the Thinlits fits perfectly inside the hello star.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Express Yourself, You're So Sweet, Celebrate Today
Ink:  Soft Sky
Paper:  Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:   Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Circle Framelits, Star Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Balloon Framelits

Hello Sweet Friend

 So how super cute is this week's Retro Sketch of the week.   I love the mugs and the swirl!   I was cleaning out my retired stamp sets and I saw the cute little mug in the Patterned Occasions and knew it was a perfect for the challenge.

The swirl was made with the Tasteful Trim just trimmed.

How great are this year's InColors.   They were perfect for the coffee mugs.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Patterned Occasions, Six Sided Sampler
Ink:   Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe
Paper:   Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  More Mustard Button, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:   Tasteful Trim Sizzex

Oh Snap!


So did you ever purchase a stamp set and then never really get around to using it!!   Well 2015 is going to be the year I use what I buy!!!   Here is the Around the World stamp set finally being broken in.   It is paired up with the Oh Snap sentiment from the Hip Notes stamp set.   Unfortunately both stamp sets are retiring in a few short days.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Around the World, Hip Notes
Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Hello Honey
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Flashback Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Tools:  Confetti Stars Punch

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So Sad to See All These Products Go


So this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge is a color one.    We are playing homage to three retiring In Colors.   The colors are:   Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe paired up with Gold.

I can't tell you how sad I am to see these colors go, the 2013-2015 In Colors have been by far my favorite of all time!   So crisp, so fresh, which just means I am just so sad.  

I paired up the colors with some of my favorite retiring stamp sets along with a Occasions Mini stamp set that is not making it to the catalog.

It also features the beautiful Lullaby designer series paper that is retiring along with the In Color Sequins retiring.      Such a happy card, but it makes me sad to see so many items on the card that will no longer be around.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 (PST) May 25th.    Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   #hello, Peace Love and Cupcakes, Hooray it's Your Day
Ink:   Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Whisper White, Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Paper's Twine, Gold Sequins, In Color Sequins
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Love, love this Fusion Challenge

Can I just say how much I love this week's Fusion challenge!!!   I absolutely love the photo inspiration!!    The dress is just absolutely beautiful!!   I decided to use the dress inspiration to make a card for my nieces.    They both have upcoming dance recitals!    I can't wait for them to do their tippy toe dances.

Ingredients to make the card;
Stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Smoky Slate
Paper:   Whisper White, So Saffron, Smoky Slate Patterns Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White Card Stock, Smoky Slate
Accessories:   Smoky Slate Tafetta Ribbon, Rhinestones, Tulle
Tools:  Circle Cutting System, Dress Up Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Monday, May 18, 2015

Build a Birthday in Gold Soiree

 So how great is this week's My Favorite Things sketch.    It is a perfect fit for the cake pedestal in the Build a Birthday stamp set that will be available in the new 2015-16 Stampin' Up! Catalog catalog.     I decided to use strips of the Gold Soiree designer series paper for the cake layers.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Build a Birthday
Ink: Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Gold Foil, Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Gold Sequins, Rhinestones, Gold Embossing Powder, In Color Sequins
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Circle Cutting System



Friday, May 15, 2015

TGIF Sprinkles

 Happy TGIF!   It's been a long week and I am happy to say it is Friday and tomorrow I get to spend the day crafting with my scrapbook buddies in my craft studio!   There is plenty of room for you to join us, so come on over and join us!

To celebrate TGIF, I believe today calls for something pink with sprinkles on top!   I think that is going to be my quest for the rest of the day!

Here is my Sprinkles of Life card paired up this week's Freshly Made Sketches!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:    Sprinkles of Life, Remembering Your Birthday
Ink:   Melon Mambo
Paper:   Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush and Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Rhinestone, InColor Sequins and Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:   Builder Tree Punch, Small Heart Punch, Circle Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder



Golden Butterfly



We are now blog hopping at Caseing the Catty.   So hop with us from one design team member to the next.   I hope you can join us in the hop and enjoy all the beautiful creations that we case (copied and steal everything) from the Occasions Mini.    This week we are casing the Graduation section of the Occasions Mini.

I was sure which project I was going to draw inspiration from but after some thought I ended up drawing inspiration from the starts on the side of the graduation invitation.   I was looking to see what I could put on the side and then after some thought I remember seeing a card with Dotted Angles on the side versus on the bottom and I knew it was perfect for my inspiration.     So a little gold and viola another Mother's Day card!

If you have been following the hop, you just came from Rebecca Scurr and the next stop in the hop is
the  Bronwyn Eastley.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Dotted Angles, Something to Celebrate
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil, Gold Vellum
Accessories:   Gold Sequins, Rhinestones, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Clothespin
Tools:  Butterfly Thinlits, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Scream.You Scream For Ice Cream

 The best part of the Sprinkles of Life stamp set is all the great things you can create with the stamp set, cupcakes, trees and ice cream!!

I love this stamp set and the best part of the stamp set is that it is a Ronald Mc Donald stamp set.    So a portion of each sale goes to the Ronald Mc Donald Charity.

Here is an ice cream cone made with the Sprinkles of Life stamp paired up with the Mojo Monday sketch of the week.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Cycle Celebration, Sprinkles of Life
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder, Cool Cucumber
Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Modern Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Builder Tree Punch



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

You are My Sunshine

I love this week's Retro Sketch of the week.  As soon as I saw the circle with the sentiment in the center. I was inspired to create a card with a sunshine and sentiment in the center.   It was a perfect fit with the new Sneak Peak products I received.  Sunshine, clouds and rainbows.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Ray of Sunshine, Sprinkles of Life
Ink:   Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
Paper:   Whisper White, Soft Sky, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Brads
Tools:   Tasteful Trim Sizzex, Paper Piercer, Builder Tree Punch, Triple Banner Punch


Delightful Dijon Floral


So I can't help myself and I am completely enjoying playing with the new products and colors from the upcoming 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog.    Here is the Delightful Dijon color paired up to create this week's Stampin' Royalty photo challenge.   I was completely drawn to the rose in the lapel.

I decided to pull out the Rose from the Snuggles and Scribbles stamp set to white heat emboss for the challenge.    I love the look and it is absolutely stunning.

The photo inspiration challenge will be open until 3:00 (PST) on May 18th!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Build a Birthday, Snuggles & Scribbles
Ink:   Versamark, Delightful Dijon
Paper:  Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Accessories:   Whisper White Satin Ribbon and Button, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

The Graduation challenge will be open until 3:00 (WPST) May 11th.   Hope you can join us!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Graduation

 I just love the Celebrate Today stamp set.   I almost missed it that in the stamp set there is a graduation sentiment!    How great is it that!  

Here is my Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzazz colored balloons paired up with this week's Viva La Verve Sketch!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Celebrate Today
Ink:   Pear Pizzazz and Pistachio Pudding
Paper:   Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Subtles Candy Dots, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:  Small Star Punches, Balloon Framelits, Paper Piercer