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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bestie

I just got the best stamp sets from an online store and I was able to color!   I love getting a chance to color.   It is so therapeutic.     Whose bestie wouldn't love getting this card!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set: Unity
Ink:   Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo Blendabilities and Chameleon Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Neutral Candy Dots

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry Clean and Simple


This week at Stampin' Royalty we are challenging everyone to a clean and simple challenge.   I have to say I love the Project Life cards and accessory packs.    They made putting this card together in seconds.    Just cut, adhere and add a few embellishments and the card is done.   This card was made using last years Seasonal Snapshot 2015 and the Accessory Pack.    

Ingredients to make the card:
Paper:   Seasonal Snapshot 2015 and Seasonal Snapshot Accessory Pack 2015, Basic Black
Accessories;   Baker's Twine, Button and Candy Dots


Viva La Verve

It doesn't get any simpler than this month's Viva La Verve sketch.     With the beautiful words from the Maybe Christmas stamp set from The Project Bin the card comes together quickly.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Maybe Christmas by The Project Bin
Ink:   Poppy Parade
Paper:   Whisper White, Poppy Parade
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Button and Washi Tape from a local craft store
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Welcome Baby

I  love all the layers in this month's Viva La Verve sketch.    I decided to create a baby card for the challenge.     It was perfect for the baby shower card I needed to create.     Just add different layers of pink paper and the card slowly came together.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Rose Red and Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Enamel Dots, Button and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:  Circle and Scallop Trim Sizzex, Project Life Corner Rounder

Monday, November 28, 2016

Congrats


I was drawn to this Sugar Pea sketch challenge.     I needed to make a few baby cards and I love this cute little stork.   An oval was the perfect shape to showcase this cute little stork.     I of course added a few new elements to the challenge.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Lawn Fawn
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper from a local craft sote
Accessories:   Black Button, Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:   Oval Framelits and Tasteful Trim Sizzex

Friday, November 25, 2016

Pumpkin Spice


Pumpkin Spice season is slowly coming to end.    I can't believe we are on our way to December and snowflakes!   I am not ready for the weather to change.    We have had such a mild fall season.    I love this sentiment that comes with my favorite Unity stamp set.   Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice.

Here is one of first attempts at a mixed media card.   Not sure if it was a true mixed media card or close to it, but I did attempt it and I was happy with the end result.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets from Unity
Ink:   Soft Sky, Basic Black, Copic Markers and Blendabilites
Paper:   Early Espresso and Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Burlap Ribbon and Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Stencil from a local craft store

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving



I would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!    Hope everyone takes a minute to be grateful for all the people and things that are happening in your life.    Sometimes it is so easy to just concentrate on the negative and all our problems and we forget we all have amazing blessings happening in our lives.

So here is my thankful for you card along with the ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set from Unity
Ink:   Basic Black, Copic and Blendabilites Markers
Paper:   Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Linen Thread and Button and Wood Dots from a local craft store
Tools:   Corner Rounder and Sizzex Heart from a local craft store

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Stampin Royalty Color Challenge

This week at Stampin' Royalty we bring you a color challenge.   The colors are Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder and Very Vanilla.  I was inspired by a fellow design team card.    I also decided to take it to another level by using Create with Connie & Mary's sketch challenge of the week.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Timeless Love
Ink:   Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Antique Buttons, Linen Thread
Tools:   Triple Banner Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder, Blender Pens

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ho Ho Ho


I love the simplicity of this week's Fusion challenge.   Just a simple image and sentiment.   Doesn't get much simpler than that.  I decided to dress it up with a few more embellishments.      The end result love the simplicity.    This may be a contender for a mass Christmas card production!    I am also loving the Paper Players Clean and Simple Christmas challenge.   Looking forward to checking out the entries and getting inspired from both challenge sites.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Artful Impressions
Ink:   Real Red
Paper:   Whisper White, Real Red, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Accessories:   Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones and Silver Thread
Tools:  Jolly Hot Builder Punch

Monday, November 21, 2016

Paper Craft Crew

I love all the elements in the Paper Craft Crew, but I decided to strip away elements for a change instead of adding to the sketch like I usually do!  

This was the week of baby card making.    I had a baby shower to go and inspired me to create with my baby stamp sets.

Here is a Lawn Fawn stamp set paired up with a sentiment that I have from an old TPC Studio set.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Lawn Fawn and TPC Studio stamp set
Ink:   Versamark, Basic Black, Blendabilities
Paper:   Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:    White Embossing Powder, Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine from a local craft store
Tools:   Project Life Corner Rounder, Heat Gun and Embossing Buddy

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Welcome to the World

So if you follow my blog, you know I love my circle sketches.   I don't think there was a week where there was a circle sketch that I passed up the opportunity to create a card with circles in it!     This week is no exception.    Here is my take on this week's Freshly Made Sketch of the week.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   TPC Studio and Verve stamps
Ink:   Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Early Espresso, Versamark
Paper:   Whisper White, Early Espresso and Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Enamel Dots from a local craft store,  White Embossing Powder
Tools:   Circle Punches, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy