Friday, August 28, 2015

Thank you!

Can I say how much I love Paper Craft Crew.   This is the second week in a row that one of my cards was chosen as a featured artisan.    Thank you, Thank you so much!

They post the greatest sketches every week along with amazing project inspiration.

Click here to check out the Paper Craft Crew challenge site.

Caseing the Hostess Samples

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 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog.   This week we are challenge everyone to case a project from the Hostess section of the catalog.

I love the layout of the card on page 179.    I just love the layers of card stock and the accessories.

I used the Project Live cards as a background and then used the left over strip as one of the strip layers for the treat bag.

I heat embossed the eyes for the background of the design.

If you have been following the hop, you just came from Caseing the Catty and the next stop in the hop is Helen Heil.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Among the Branches
Ink:  Versamark, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015
Accessories:  Gold Sequins, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Circle Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Framelits

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Summer Farmer's Market

Summer makes me think of Farmer Markets.    The Farmer Market designer series paper makes me think of summer fun and great produce you find at the market.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   So Very, Tart & Tangy
Ink:   Old Olive, real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Bright Candy Dots and Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:  Angled Tag Topper Punch

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Photo inspiration

How fabulous is this week's Photo Inspiration at Stamin' Royalty.   The very first thing I thought of was Happy Scenes stamp set and making a beautiful blue sky with orange pumpkins!!

I just love the Heart & Home Framelits and the beautiful images in the Happy Scenes stamp set.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 (PST) August 31st.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Scenes, Project Life Remember This
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pumpkin Pie Blendabilites
Paper:  Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:   Crumb Cake Button, Doily and Linen Thread
Tools:  Heart & Home Framelits, Blender Pens

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Retro Sketch Thanks

As soon as I saw this Retro Sketch I knew I wanted to die cut a word in the center.   I pulled out retired designer series paper from last year's holiday mini, Color Me Autumn.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   For Being You, Seasonal Snapshot 2015
Ink:   Cajun Craze
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn designer series paper
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Button from an online store
Tools:   Hello You Thinlits, Scallop Border Punch, Triple Banner Punch


Fall Home Decor

When I saw this sentiment in my Project Life cards, I knew I wanted to make it part of my Fall Decorations.   I didn't want to hide away in a scrapbook page or put it on a card.

The background of the project, I spritzed the background with my Smooch Spritz.  

Thank you Paper Craft Crew for the sketch inspiration!

Ingredients to make the home decor:
Stamp Sets:   For All You Do, Cheer All Year
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Vanilla Smooch Spritz
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Seasonal Snapshot Project Life 2015
Accessories:  Crumb Cake Button and Candy Dots, Linen Thread and Clothspin


Monday, August 24, 2015

You're My Person

Here is another card I made with some fun new things I just got.   I paired them up with the gorgeous Happy Hauting designer series paper that will be available in the upcoming Holiday mini.    I was completely inspired by the fox and the plaid print in the photo in this month's Unity challenge.   I even incorporated the sketch into the card as well.

I love the sentiment that comes with my fox stamp set I purchased online.   You're My Person.   It reminds me of my favorite show Grey's Anatomy.

Ingredient to make the card:
Stamp Set purchased online
Ink:   Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Blendabilites
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Happy Hauting designer series paper
Accessories:  Linen Thread and Natural button I purchased in online store
Tools:   1 1/4" Circle Punch, Punch Trio Curvy Corner, Circle Framelits, Paper Piercing Framelit from an online store

Back to School

So I took a little break from Stampin' Up! stamp sets and played with some stamps I have in my personal collection.   Here is a back to school stamp set and school set I purchased online.     I used the stamp sets to play along with this month's Unity challenge.     I love all the fall color combinations in the challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from an online store
Ink:   Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Blush Blossom, Marina Mist, Delightful Dijon, Pretty in Pink, Going Grey
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black, Season of Style designer series paper
Accessories:  Black Baker's Twine and Button, White Perfect Accents colored in with a Black Sharpie



Thank You!

Thank you Paper Craft Crew for choosing my card and making me a Featured Artisan of the week with my Baby Love card!  

Click here to see my card and to check out this week's sketch of the week and all the fabulous inspirations on the site!

Freshly Made Sketch

So I am lovin' this week's Freshly Made Sketch.     So simple, but beautiful.     Freshly Made Sketch is celebrating their 200th sketch.     So many great prizes and wow there is project inspiration overload!    So many amazing ideas for this sketch.

Here is my holiday card made with the sketch.   I love the among the branches stamp set!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Scenes, Among the Branches
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Friday, August 21, 2015

InColors

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 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog.   This week we are challenge everyone to take two of the new InColors and pair them up with a neutral. 

I decided to use the Mint Macaron and Cucumber Crush.    I pulled out the trees from the Happy Scenes and used them as the focal for the card.    If you look closely, I stamped in the background the Work of Art brush strokes to add dimension.   I used a Retro Sketch of the week for the inspiration for the card design.


If you have been following the hop, you just came from Caseing the Catty blog and the next stop in the hop is Julia Quinn.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Scenes, Work of Art
Ink:   Mint Macaron, Cucumber Crush
Paper:   Whisper White, InColor Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack, Mint Macaron
Accessories:   Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, White Perfect Accents
Tools:   Paper Piercing Pack, Circle Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Never Forget

Here is this week's Viva La Verve sketch of the week.     As soon as I saw the sketch, scrapbook page came to mind!    I love this picture of my niece and nephew.   It was taken last year at a September 11th memorial.    As soon as the picture it brought a tear to my eye.

The title came from a font that I downloaded at the following site.

Ingredients to make the scrapbook page:
Paper:    Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Under the Tree Specialty Designer Series Paper,  Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Project Life Card and Designer Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine,  Night of Navy Buttons
Tools:   Circle Cutting System, Star Punch from a local craft store

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Stampin Royalty Color Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty we have a color challenge.    The colors are:   Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla.  

I had a feeling when I saw the color combination that I would be doing a Halloween project.    So I pulled out the retired Fang-tastic stamp set and colored the super cute witch from the set.    The moon was made by punching a circle and then using another circle to cut out the half moon circle.    The background comes from the fantastic Project Life Seasonal Snapshot cards.

The challenge will be open until 3:00 (PST) August 24th.   Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the treat bag:
Stamp Sets:   Fang-tastic
Ink;   Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Project Life Seasonal Snapshot card, Hello Honey
Accessories:   Rich Razzleberry Button, Linen Thread
Tools:   Blender Pens Circle Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Mini Treat Bags Thinlits

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Merry Christmas Poinsettias

So when I saw this week's Paper Craft Crew challenge I just knew I wanted to use the new Punch Trio Curvy Corner that will be available in the Holiday Mini in September.  

So I played with this week's sketch and made it my own.      The poinsettias were cut out of the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and the pearls were colored in with a Red Sharpie.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Pack.
Accessories:   Whisper White Embossing Powder, Pearls colored with a Red Sharpie, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine
Tools:  Punch Trio Curvy Corner, Angled Tag Topper Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Project Life Corner Rounder,  Card Corners were rounded with the Envelope Punch Board

Monday, August 17, 2015

Celebrate the season

So here is another project I made for the As You See It Challenge of the week.    The theme is Celebrate.   Any chance to play with my new sneak peak items from the upcoming Holiday Mini I take.    So theme being Celebrate, I decided to Celebrate the Season with the sentiment from the Happy Scenes stamp set.    Just a few paper strips cut into pennants and the poinsettia cut from the Home for Christmas designer series paper.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Happy Scenes
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Red, Home for Christmas designer series paper
Accessories:  Real Red Button, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine