Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Birthday Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty, the theme is a Birthday Challenge.   I just got my big box of Holiday Mini 2016 preorder and decided to create a birthday card with my holiday mini preorder products.

I decided to use this week's As You See It Sketch as inspiration for the card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Birthday Fiesta, Cookie Cutter Halloween,  Spooky Fun
Ink:   Basic Black, Blendabilites and Copic Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, White Perfect Accents colored in with a black sharpie
Tools:   Balloon Bouquet Punch, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Christmas Joy

I love this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  I was completely inspired by the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper and the beautiful designs in the paper.

I decided to make the designs in the paper pack and make it the focal point of the card.

The gingerbread houses are also perfect for this week's Paper Players Something Sweet challenge.


Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Stitched with Cheer
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:   Early Espresso, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Embossing Powder,  Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Tasteful Trim Sizzex

Monday, August 22, 2016

Never Grow Up

I was completely drawn to this Freshly Made Sketch of the week.    I love the paper in the corner as a diagonal.    It just makes the card.
I got this great sentiment, Never Grow Up and it was perfect pair up with Tinker Bell.  

I completely live by this sentiment!!

Most of the products are not SU, but I completely enjoyed playing creating this card!

Thank you Freshly Made Sketch for the inspiration!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thank you!

Thank you Paper Craft Crew and Create with Connie & Mary!

I am so excited my card was chosen as top pick on both sites!  

Thank you!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Balloon Celebration

So I was completely drawn to the balloons and the streamers in this month's Sugar Pea Design Sketch challenge.

Here is my birthday card and the ingredients to make it:
Stamp Sets:   Balloon Celebration, Party Pants, Birthday Fiesta
Ink:   Apricot Appeal, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Apricot Appeal, InColor Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Rhinestones
Tools:  Fiesta Time Framelits, Balloon Bouquet Punch


Thursday, August 18, 2016

I Can Drive A Stick

The Project Bin has come out with fabulous new Halloween and Fall sets.    Here is great sentiments from the Halloween set called, Haunt It!    I decided to pair it up with last years Seasonal Snapshot Project Life cards and one of this month's Sugar Pea Challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Haunt It! by The Project Bin
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Basic Black, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life 2015
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Enamel Dots from an online store
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Triple Banner Punch

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Stampin' Royalty Color Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are bringing everyone a color challenge.   The colors are Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.    I decided to pull a botanical theme for the challenge.   It was either that or it would have been a holiday card.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, Feather Together
Ink:   Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Paper:   Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:   Circle Framelits

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I'm All Ears


I got this great Disney stamp set over the weekend at the Scrapbook Expo, with so many great sentiments, I have a feeling I will be using it a lot more for scrapbooking than for card making.     This week's My Favorite Things sketch of the week was a perfect opportunity to showcase the set and some Mickey ears buttons that I got in Disney almost twelve years ago.    Yes, imagine holding on to supplies that long and finally putting them to use!!

So thank you My Favorite things for helping me dust off my scrapbook supplies and finally using my Mickey ears buttons!!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:   My Favorite Things
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight and Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Buddy and Mickey Ears Button from Disney
Tools Envelope Punch Board, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thinking of You

I found this great new sketch site called Create with Connie & Mary.  What can I say I am sketch junkie.  I love sketches, I love seeing everyone's take on the sketch.   It's amazing how one sketch can inspire so much creativity.

The best part of this sketch is being able to use up my scraps of papers.  This week Paper Craft Crew gives us a great challenge to use up our designer series paper.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Time of Year
Ink:   Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Basic Black Baker's Twine, It's My Party Enamel Dots, White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Circle Framelits

Sunday, August 14, 2016

August Scrapbook Day

Grab your scrapbook papers and accessories and come on over and get some a page or two done or get a stack of birthday cards ready.    There is plenty of room for new crafters.   Come for the full day or half a day.   Get inspired by fellow crafters.

 Day:   Sunday, August 21st
 Time:  9 am - 6 pm
 Please RSVP by the Thursday before if you will be coming.
 Location:  
Totowa, NJ

Come scrap the day away.    Just bring your photos, paper, adhesives, embellishments and projects and leave the rest of your scrapbook supplies at home.

Bring a salty or sweet treat to share with everyone as your crop fee.
You have full access to my 100+ punches, Big Shot dies and framelits, 100+ stamp sets and 50+ ink pads.    You will also be able to use my overflowing scrap bins of colored card stock and designer paper.     Drinks and bagels will be provided.
    
Lunch is not included in the crop fee, we will be ordering take out for those that are interested.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Merry

I have been having fun picking up crafty supplies the last couple of days.   I was in a local craft store I found this great bold Christmas sentiments.   This week's Freshly Made Sketch of the week was a perfect opportunity to showcase the sentiment.

I also had this fun Christmas background designer series paper that works perfectly for this week's Paper Craft Crew challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Christmas Bliss, Hero Arts stamp set
Ink:    Cherry Cobbler
Paper:   Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Regal Candy Dots, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Button from a local craft store
Tools:   Holly Punch from a local craft store


Steve Jobs

So I had so much fun yesterday shopping the Scrapbook Expo.   I found so many cool stamps, papers and accessories!   I saw this great techy set and I just knew I had to get it.    I just know I am going to get lots of uses out of this set.  

Taylored Expressions sketch of the week gave me a great opportunity to create with my new stamp set and they completely inspired me with the sponged background by their great inspiration from their creative team.



Friday, August 12, 2016

Remembered Your Birthday

The Project Bin has a beautiful birthday stamp set called Born Yesterday.   How great is the sentiment I remembered your birthday without looking on Facebook!    We have all gotten so use to remembering birthdays on Facebook it is nice when a birthday card comes in the mail.    The Born Yesterday stamp set is perfect for the occasion.

I decided to pair up the Born Yesterday card with this week's Viva La Verve sketch of the month.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:  Born Yesterday by The Project Bin
Ink:   Real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red and Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Stickers, Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:   Circle Framelits from an online store, Project Life Corner Rounder, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sympathy Card

So there is a great monthly sketch site called Stampin' Celebration.    Each month there is a picture or sketch challenge.    This month is a picture inspiration.    I was drawn by the blue and yellows and especially the jar of floral in the photo.    I have this great Unity stamp and I thought it would a perfect opportunity to create with it.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp set from Unity
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic and Chameleon Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Brilliant Blue
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Button and Enamel Dots from a local craft stoer

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cherish the Moments

This week at Stampin' Royalty anything goes!   So show off your creativity!      Make a card, scrapbook.    Pull out your craft supplies and just start crafting!!

I decided to pull out the Everyday Adventure Project Life cards and with a little layering and a little fussy cutting and I created this great scrapbook page of my niece and nephew.

Ingredients to make the scrapbook page:
Stamp Sets:   Baby Prints, Remember This
Ink;   Basic Black
Paper:   Everyday Adventure Project Life cards, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, White Perfect Accents colored in with Black Sharpie
Tools:   Sweetheart Punch, Small Heart Punch, On Film Framelits, Chevron Border Punch, Gift Card Envelope and Trim Framelits