Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!   Hope the day brings you a little bit of the luck of the Irish.  If not here is my lucky charm card you can make and send to the people who you are lucky to have in your life.    Love this sentiment from Mama Elephant.   The clover comes from the retired Got Treats stamp set.    

I decided to play along with The Paper Players color challenge, green and white.  I decided to go with Gumball Green and Pear Pizzazz with some Emerald Envy enamel dots. 

Jukebox Birthday

So I am super excited to share with the latest release from The Project Bin, Jukebox Birthday.   I love, love this set.    I love any set that has a music theme never mind retro style cards.   I almost think that I should have grown up in the 50s.  

The record I made with 1 3/4 and 1 inch circle punches and a crop-a-dile.  The sentiment was paper pierced with Mint Macaron and the retired Poppy Parade.   

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Challenge

So I am so excited, I actually found time to do a Stampin' Royalty challenge and I got to scrapbook.   Can't get better than that!    I am so grateful, my fellow goddesses at the Stampin' Royalty site are so accommodating and have kept me as a design team member even though I haven't had the time to stamp.   I am hoping things change in the next couple of months and I find at least time to do some of their challenges.

So the challenge is Spring.  I hope you can join us, so easy and it makes me so happy to think of bright and cheerful flowers, baby chicks instead of SNOW!!    What is with snow in March and not only that but we were in the home stretch without having a major storm and now we get over 18 inches!   Yikes.   Mother Nature this is not funny.    

Here is my scrapbook page of last year's Easter egg hunt.     Some of the fun products used on this page is the Happy Celebrations stamp set and the retired Honeycomb Happiness.    The eggs were traced and cut out with a pattern.    Easter was die cut with Little Letters.    The fun paper is Festive Birthday, just perfect for Egg Hunt photos with all the bright fun colors.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Any Occasion

So another fun stamp set that you can earn for free is Any Occasion stamp set.    It has all these fun little banners and accessories in it.    I was trying to find different ways to use this fun set and these are my two creations I came up with.    The owl card I actually used the little presents in the set.   How cute are they!!     The owl stamp set comes from Lawn Fawn.      The designer paper and most of the accessories come from my private collection.    Sale-a-bration ends at the end of the month, so make sure you place your order and have fun earning all these great exclusive stamp sets!

Tasty Treats

So how great is this year's Sale-a-bration stamp sets.    One of my favorites is the Tasty Treats stamp set.   Food trucks are all over the place and now there is a fun set that you can use for so many fun occasions.     Here is three different cards made with the fun set.      The cupcake truck, I used this week's Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge for inspiration.       Stay tuned, I have a feeling a few more tasty treat trucks maybe rolling in the future.    The cupcake sentiment comes from the Party with Cake stamp set.    The ice cream truck sentiments came from stamp set in my own collection as well as some of the designer paper used in the projects.      Festive Birthday designer series paper was perfect for the taco truck!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Celebrating Richard Garay

I am feeling super productive today.  Not only did I create something on someone's birthday but I actually posted the projects and did a Mojo Monday challenge!!!   Yahoo! 

Today is Richard Garay's birthday and I figured what better way to celebrate his day but then by pulling out his product line!!  

I love these beautiful florals.   What is even better is they come with coordinating dies.     The only thing doesn't come from his product line is the Happy birthday sentiment and the baker's twine.

If you haven't checked out his line it is a must.


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Wish Big

Here are some fun birthday card projects I made for a birthday party.   So fun in Blushing Bride and Basic Black.   I love that the Celebrate in the Happy Celebrations stamp set can be used as making our own patterned paper.   Wish Big comes from the Birthday Bright stamo sets.  The cupcake comes from the retired Sprinkles of Life.

Birthday Cards!!

So many fun stamp sets in the Occasions Mini to make birthday cards.   Cake Crazy and Happy Celebrations are two of my favorites.  
Candle Border punch is another great addition to our punch collection.

Here is another birthday card made with Marque Messages.   I love this stsmp set and I really haven't used it enough.   

Love High Tide

Here are two cards made with the beautiful High Tide stamp set.   Love all the beautiful elements you can add to your designs.  My Favorite are all the amazing sentiments.     I decided with two simple designs for my projects.  

Bright Birthday and Pretty Pocket Kits

We are two months into Sale-a-bration snd the Occasions mini and I haven't had a chance to post fun projects.   Here are two kits, Bright Birthday and Pretty Pocket.  I love kits.   The Bright Birthday kit is available in the Occasions Mini.  Make 4 of each card. As always I made the cards my own and changed them a little bit.  The Pretty Pocket Kit you can earn for free with a 50$ order.   You get to make 8 cards with the kit.  No stamping needed. The Happy birthday sentiment comes from s non- Stampin' Up! Stamp set that just happen to fit perfectly in the window..

Just Poppin' and In My Heart

So I finally have a few minutes to postsome projects I made.   Here are a few projects made The Project Bin's Just Poppin' and In My Heart.   The stamp sets now come with coordinating dies!  How great is that!   I love the popcorn stamp set.   I see a scrapbook page or two with this fun set.  

The hearts were sponged on with a stencil in the hug catd.

The popcorn tag I used a negative paper I have had in my craft collection forever.  I think it comes from Leaving Prints!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Denise's *Happy Birthday* blog hop + stamp giveaway!

Hi friends!
Today The Project Bin's design team is celebrating the birthday of Denise, owner and designer of The Project Bin stamps! In honor of Denise's birthday, her design team is hosting a blog hop to showcase her wonderful stamps :)
If you just stumbled upon the hop, you'll want to start at the beginning with Angela's amazing blog (add the hper link) and finish with The Project Bin blog (add TPB blog link) where you can wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!  For the full blog hop line up, see the list below ↓

And since it's a celebration, we have party gifts! For one lucky winner, a prize package including a brand new The Project Bin stamp set is on one of the stops on the hop!

If you haven't seen the stamp at The Project Bin, there is truly something for everyone! Whether it's sweet and inspiring, or whimsical and fun, The Project Bin has it all - perfect for all your card making needs. In order to win the blog candy giveaway, make sure to stop at each blog on the hop and leave a comment. Then, head over to TPB blog and send Denise some birthday love! 

For my card today, I've used the Awesome Sauce stamp set.   I heat embossed the sentiments and added a some retired Making Memories designer paper and the card came together in no time.    Happy BIrthday Denise!     

Next up, head on over to Kelly Santi's blog and see her TPB card. 

Here is the full hop order:
Angela Bode 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today ~ be sure to stop by TPB blog and wish Denise a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 26, 2016

A little blogging break

Hello my social media followers.    It is with a heavy heart I have to let all of you know I will be taking a break from blogging.

I have a family member who is ill and need to spend time with them.  

I want to let all of you know I will be trying to stamp when I can, but I don't know if I will get a chance to blog about it.    You can follow me on Instagram and there you can see some of the projects I have made.    My account name is stsloma

You can also continue to follow me on Pinterest.   In my downtime, I have a feeling, I will still be pinning.    Follow me on Pinterest, by clicking here.

Thank you for following me.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wish Big

Create with Connie & Mary has a great simple sketch this week.  Here is another birthday card made with the same fun elements as yesterday's card.    Just a few strips of designer paper and we are done.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Word Play, Build a Birthday
Ink:   Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey
Paper:   Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Old Olive Baker's Twine, White Perfect Accents colored in with a Sharpie

Monday, December 5, 2016

Freshly Made Sketch

Here is this week's Freshly Made Sketch of the week.

I decided to make a few birthday cards with this week's sketch.  I need to fill up my inventory of birthday cards, it is running low!!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Build a Birthday, Crazy for you and stamp set from a local craft store
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   White Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy