Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Across the Miles

I knew when I saw this week's Retro sketch of the week, I knew I wanted to create using it.   The first thing I thought of was my hot air balloon stamp set.     I wasn't sure how I was going to do the clouds, but then I remember the designer series paper I had with clouds on it.    Quick and easy.    Cut and and adhere to the card.    The balloons I stamped and colored.   Love this sketch, so quick and easy just beautiful.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Let's have lunch!

I just got this great stamp set and couldn't wait to work with it.   Since I still had the black and white card stock and designer series paper out.  I decided to create another project with the same color scheme.

Thank you Paper Craft Crew for the sketch inspiration.   It was a perfect fit for my inspiration.    Love the classic black and white with the retro phone.    Love, love.    Most of the products are not SU except the card stock, ink, corner rounder and circle framelit.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Thank you Pals Paper Arts


Thank you Pals Paper Arts for choosing my Swirly Scribbles Wedding Card.

The thanks is really to them for giving such an inspiring card and nevermind all the fabulous inspiration from their design team!!

I am honored to be chosen among so many talented entries!

You Mean the World to Me!

So happy to be scrapbooking again.   Mother's Day and Father's Day cards are done so I finally have some time to create just for me.      As soon as I saw this week's Freshly Made Sketch I immediately thought of a scrapbook page I could create.

Here are my beautiful two nieces.   Love these girls.   One of my more successful selfies taken with my phone.  Most of the products are not SU  in this project except the ink and card stock.      Hope this inpsires you to create and have fun with all the products in your craft stash.

Friday, May 20, 2016

I Love Lucy

So I absolutely love the I love Lucy quote from the Awesome Sauce stamp set from The Project Bin.   The last time I went with the classic Black and White and Red card.   I decided to go with retro pink and light blue color combination.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Awesome Sauce by The Project Bin
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:    Index Card and Designer Series from a local craft store
Accessories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Cherry Cobbler Button, Heart Sticker and Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Project Life Corner Rounder

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hope Happens

So I am super excited.   June 1-7, I will be participating in blog hop for Cancer awareness.    It is Blogs for Boobies.   Skipping Stones Design has an annual blog hop, designers post their cards and then the cards will be auctioned off.    Highest bidder will purchase the cards.   100% of the bids will go to the Komen foundation.    Stay tuned, there will even be a sale the week of the blogs for boobies.  

Here is a sneak peek to two of the cards I will be auctioning off.    They are for cancer awareness and I just love the sentiment that Together we can kick cancer's booty!

The first card was made using this week's Mojo Monday sketch of the week.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Cancer Schmancer by Skipping Stones Design
Ink:   Sweet Sugarplum
Paper:   Whisper White, Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots
Tools:   Circle Framelits and Paper Piercing Die from an online store

The second card has boots for kicking cancer's booty!    How great is that.
Ingredients to make the second card:
Stamp Sets:    Cancer Schmancer by Skipping Stones Design
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Black Button and Enamel Dots from a local craft store


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congrats Grad

This week at Stampin' Royalty, the challenge is Graduations!    This is an exceptional year for me.   I actually have three young ladies graduating and going off to college.    I remember them when they were babies!   I can't believe they are now young adults going off on their own.   Where did the time go.

Here is my graduation card filled with lots of great stamp sets from Sale-a-bration and my favorite alphabet, Layered Letters.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pairings, Layered Letters, Party Pants
Ink:   Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots
Tools:   What's Up Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Small Star Punch

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Most Room In Your Heart

So here is my favorite sentiment from the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Idea Book &    Catalog from the Layering Love stamp set.

I got some great gingham paper and it was just perfect for my baby nautical card that was perfect to be paired up with the Fusion challenge of the week and the My Favorite Things sketch of the week,

How much are you enjoying the sneak peeks into the new catalog.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Laying Love, Settin' Sail
Ink:   Real Red, Brillant Blue
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red and Gingham Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:  Button, Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:   Tasteful Trim Sizzex




Monday, May 16, 2016

You're so Sweet

So are you enjoying the sneak peaks into the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!    Here are the last two new InColors, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy paired up with Sweet Sugarplum.    I pulled out the retired Countless Sayings 2 to showcase the colors with this week's Retro Sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Countless Sayings 2
Ink:   Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black
Paper:   Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Basic Black Button and Black Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Spiral Binder Punch


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Swirly Scribbles Live Laugh Love

When I saw last week's Retro Sketch of the week, it screamed for me to create with the Swirly Scribbles die.   The sketch is just beautiful.    It is helped me create a card that I am absolutely in love with.

This time I decided to create this time with the beautiful Peekaboo Peach InColor.     How beautiful is the Live Laugh Love sentiment.   Also you are going to love the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper.     Black, White, Melon Mambo and Gold.   Wow.

Paper Craft Crew flower challenge is just perfect for the sneak peek into the 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Layering Love, Watercolor Wings
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   White Perfect Accents colored with a black Sharpie, Basic Black Baker's Twine
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Framelit, Project Life Corner Rounder

Swirly Scribbles Baby

So after creating the bridal card in Swirly Scribbles, I decided to pull out the floral again, but this time to make a baby card with beautiful new stamp set called Layering Love.   I love the beautiful sentiments    This one is one of my favorites, Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.    Love, love, love.

This time I pulled out the Sweet Sugarplum In Color for the floral and the accents.   Since I don't have the new InColor Patterns designer series paper.   I decided to make my own by just cutting strips.

I used the Freshly Made Sketch of the week for inspiration and continued with creating amazing florals for the Paper Craft Crew flower challenge.    Stay tuned for my next post that will give you a sneak peek into the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Layering Love
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Pearls
Tools:  Swirly Scribbles Framelit


Swirly Scribbles Wedding Card

I am so excited to share with all of you sneak peeks from the Stampin' Up! 2016-17 Idea Book and Catalog.   Here is my favorite die, Swirly Scribbles.   I love, love this die.   Here is in one of the new In Colors, Flirty Flamingo.
I paired up the florals with the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper and the Pals Paper Arts sketch of the week.   How great is this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge is Flowers.   This was perfect opportunity to showcase this amazing die!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Ride
Ink:  Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Subtles Candy Dots
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Swirly Scribbles Framelit


Friday, May 13, 2016

Love Summer

My favorite sentiment from the Summer Fun stamp set from The Project Bin is I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter.    Especially this year.    We got rid of the cold weather and now the rain just won't go away.  

I really enjoyed creating with fun summer colors, yellows, oranges and red.    I can't wait for Summer to get here!

Thank you Mojo Monday for the inspiration!  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vitamin Sea

I just want to say thank you to The Project Bin.   I absolutely love the Summer Fun stamp set.   It totally inspired me to scrapbook!!!  It's been a while since I scrapbooked and I forgot how much I enjoy it.  

Here are pictures of my beach family.    My best friend and her amazing kids.   The kids were so little in these pictures!  

I started with making a card with the Vitamin Sea sentiment and ended up with a homemade Project Life card.    How great is the sentiment We all need a little Vitamin Sea.    I have to say this is probably the most photos I have put on a page in a long time.

Thank you Project Bin, The Global Design Project and Sugar Sketch for the inspiration for the scrapbook page.



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Stampin Royalty Color Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty we are challenging everyone with a color challenge.  The colors are:  Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Pool Party.    I decided to pull out the retiring Six Sided Sampler for the challenge.  I am going to miss this set and the beautiful backgrounds you can create with the set and the coordinating punch.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Six Sided Sampler, Petite Pairs
Ink:   Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Paper; Whisper White, Pool Party and Neutral Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Linen Thread
Tools:  Hexagon Punch, Butterfly Thinlits