Thursday, September 19, 2019

Everything Festive - Halloween Edition

Hello!! I am back sharing something from the new Holiday Catalog. There are tons of great stamp sets in this catalog. I have purchased a few of them and finally got around to playing with one of the sets. I made this card using the Everything Festive stamp set. This is a great set for holidays throughout the year. The fonts are so fun and work perfectly with the Stitched Nested Label dies. I also chose this set since the Stampin Through the Catalog group is focusing on this stamp set today. So I figured it was the perfect time to ink it up!

I stamped the image on white cardstock and using some Stampin' Blends, I colored around several of the words. It adds a fun touch to the sentiment. If you notice on the colored strips, I stamped some of the images on there as well. The Gorgeous Grape cardstock is stamped with the spiderweb and the Pumpkin Pie strip is stamped with the bats. Just don't look too closely because I glued the bats upside down. :( Oh well, they still look fun!

Behind the sentiment I added Gorgeous Grape ribbon and Silver Metallic Edge ribbon (that was colored with the Basic Black blend). And a fun finishing touch was to add some assorted googly eyes. Aren't those so cute!! I love them. Next up I will be pairing them with them with the Boo to You stamp set.

What are your favorites from the new catalog?? Is Everything Festive on your wish list? I hope it is!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Global Design Project #202

Hello! I'm back with another sketch challenge and another post!! This time I'm playing along with the Global Design Project sketch challenge. You can find the challenge HERE.

Another fun sketch challenge. I used one of my new favorites....Good Morning Magnolia bundle. The flower in this set is just to die for. I love coloring it!

I watercolored the flower using an aquapainter and various inks: Flower - Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick; Leaves - Soft Sea Foam, Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana; Stem - Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. Once everything was dry, I added some splatters using my Crumb Cake marker. I really love how you can quickly add color to the flower and it looks so great.

The Coastal Cabana background piece was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder. I then used a strip of DSP from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP. I also added some gold touches with Gold Glimmer paper and Gold foil sheets.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this flower brightens your day.

Monday, August 12, 2019

TGIF Challenge #224

Hello! Happy Monday!! I am playing along with the TGIF Challenge this week. It's been a long time since I've played along with these challenges. This week is a fun sketch challenge. I love doing sketch challenges. Check out the challenge HERE.

I did something fun and used the Dino Days Bundle. Isn't this dino so cute!?! I had some googly eyes lying around so I used those too. They might be a little big for this guy but I think they make him look funny!

I stamped and die cut these images in lots of bright colors.This would be perfect for a kids birthday.

This is a short post today but this was a fun challenge. Stop by TGIF Challenges and check it out.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

You're Udderly Fabulous!

Hello there! Miss me?? This summer has just been flying by and I haven't been able to get into my craft room to do some card making. Sure I've had some time in the evenings some nights but lately all I want to do is just go for a swim after work and then veg out on the couch.

I have been missing crafting though and I had some time this weekend so I went downstairs and got to work! I actually found the time to make 2 cards, so I'll have something else to share this week! I feel like I go in spurts where I'm making a bunch of cards and then I'll go a month or 2 without doing anything. Let's hope I can keep this pace up and not take such a long break!

For this card, I used one of the new sets from the catalog called Over the Moon. I just love these cows. They are so cute and fun to color in. I colored them in various Stampin Blends.

The background behind the cows is watercolored with Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue ink. After it dried, I stamped the little grass image. Isn't that so cute!? I then stamped the Buffalo Check stamp in Crumb Cake ink on to white paper, which I then embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

To finish off the card I used the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots in Purple Posy. I did go a little crazy and add a few of them. The reason I did that is because I ended up with 2 packages of these dots. I obviously liked them so much, I forgot that I ordered them 2 different times, ha! Ooopps! Oh well, they are very nice and I might as well use them right? instead of hoarding them.

What do you think? Have you ordered this set yet? Is it on your wishlist?

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Birthday Bonanza Card Class

Woohoo!! My next class featuring some great new sets from the Annual Catalog!

DETAILS: In this class you will be all set for any birthday that is coming up. We will make 6 cards - 2 for kids, 2 for women and 2 for men. We will use the Dino Days, Daisy Lane and Sailing Home bundles plus coordinating DSP.
If you choose to purchase 1 or more of the bundles you will have some great ideas to take home with you to make even more cards in the future.

DATE: July 24th 7 - 9 pm
LOCATION: My house, Frenchtown, NJ
OPTION 1: $25 (includes all supplies to make 6 cards)
OPTION 2: $50 (Includes the Daisy Lane Bundle $35 + shipping + $10 for the supplies for the class)
OPTION 3: $55 (Includes the Sailing Home or Dino Days bundle $50 + shipping and the class is FREE!!)

RSVP: July12th (in order to place an order for arrival by the 24th). (If you chose to purchase one of the bundles on your own before the class, you may choose to do so and any specials listed above will be applied. ex. you purchase the Daisy Lane bundle, you will only pay $10 for the class).

Please contact me with any additional questions and to sign up!!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Farm Animal Birthday Party Card

Happy Monday! It's a gray and gloomy Monday here. But I have a super cute card to share with the new Over the Moon stamp set. I had no intentions of getting this stamp set but as I kept seeing adorable cards with it, I caved and got it. Plus it was perfect to use for my nephew's first birthday party this past weekend. I had made his invitations and it was a farm theme party so of course this cow fit right in!

I stamped the cow in Memento and colored him with several different Stampin' Blends. Then I cut him out. I used the Stitched Shapes for the Night Of Navy circle behind the cow and the Stitched Nested Labels dies for the Crumb Cake card stock. I added a bit of the Whisper White polka dot tulle ribbon behind the circle. I am so glad this ribbon is in the new catalog because I love it and use it ALL.THE.TIME! :)

To continue the theme from the party invites, I used the Buffalo Check stamp for the background. I stamped this in Real Red on white card stock. The sentiment is stamped on Pool Party card stock and then I just cut out each of the lines separately. I finished off the card with some Night of Navy Happiness Blooms enamel dots.

What do you think? Do you love this little guy too? Is this on your wishlist?

Have a great day!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday Floral Essence

Happy Friday! I'm back today! While I don't have my new order yet, I do have a lovely card to share. I originally planned to case the Floral Essence card on page 106 of the catalog. I wanted to use different colors and the Bird Ballad DSP. However, as I was putting it together it was looking very busy so instead I ended up with this version instead. One of my favorite things about the catalog is the great inspiration that you can get from it.

I used the rectangle dies to cut out DSP and shimmery white card stock. I made a frame with the Bird Ballad DSP which I think looks very pretty. I stamped the large flower image on the shimmery card stock with Petal Pink ink. The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink. I stamped 2 flowers in Pool Party ink and cut them out. The leaves were stamped in Granny Apple Green.

I also added some splatters to the shimmery card stock by flicking the Pool Party marker over it. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set on Crumb Cake card stock and die cut it with the rectangles dies. The finishing touches are the lace trim, Mossy Meadow linen thread, Basic Adhesive backed sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.

I hope you are enjoying all of the great new products from the catalog. I am enjoying them so much. I received this set at OnStage and didn't think I really liked it but now after playing with it a bit, I really think it's a great floral set!

I hope to be back soon with more crafty goodness. I think my mojo is coming back!

But first, I will be attending the pre-K graduation of this little girl!

I can't believe almost 5 years have flown by since she started at daycare! While she is super excited to be graduating, this mama is not ready for kindergarten just yet, haha! At least she has a couple more months at her wonderful daycare before she is off to kindergarten.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and great weekend!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The New Catalog is Here!!

It's the most wonderful time of the Stampin' Up! year!!! The new 2019 -2020 catalog is here!! I probably say this every time but I think this is truly the best yet! There are soooo many new stamps that I need to get. My first order is on it's way and should be here tomorrow! Yippee!!!! 

But I did have some products that I pre-ordered so I have something new to share. This card features the Bird Ballad Bundle and the Bird Ballad Laser cut cards and tin. I think this is going to be a super popular bundle. I'm not particularly interested in the bird stamps but these stole my heart.

Even though I have new cards to share, I've been in a bit of a funk creating and I'm not sure I'm in love with this card but I'm going to share it anyway.

The purple behind the laser cut card is one of the new 2019-2020 In Colors called Purple Posy. I'm declaring it now, that this will be my favorite color of the bunch! (Look how great it goes with the Gorgeous Grape ribbon). 

The bird was colored with various Stampin' Blends on Shimmery white cardstock. I did fussy cut him out but he was just one little bird so it wasn't too bad. The sentiment is die cut with the new Stitched Nested Labels dies. These dies are also another must have on the list! Isn't that stitched border just great!

Have you looked through the catalog??? What are your favorites? If you don't have a copy yet of this fabulous catalog, let me know and I will get one to you right away!

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow or this weekend with something new from my order.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Purple Magnolia Thank You Card

Happy Friday!! I have a super pretty and springy card to start off the holiday week. This is another sneak peek of a fabulous stamp set in the new catalog. One of my favorites already!

For this card, I stamped the magnolia image in Versamark and embossed with white powder on Shimmery card stock. I then used my aqua painter to color it in. The colors I used are: Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green. These purples work fabulous together!!

On the Gray Granite card stock,  I stamped the image multiple times to make my own DSP of sorts. I stamped the image in Gray Granite ink which was stamped off once on scrap paper so it wasn't too harsh.

Some of the embellishments are also from the new catalog. That is new lace trim and the ribbon behind the Thanks is also new. AND one other new item are those fantastic Stitched Nested Labels dies where I stamped "thanks" on. These are going to be another item you will probably see me use a lot too!! :)

This was just a quick post for you. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Magnolia Mother's Day

Hello!! Happy May!! It's the middle of May already and the new Stampin' Up! catalog will be live in just a few short weeks. While I should be playing with some of my favorites that are retiring, I just had to use the new Magnolia dies to make these little 3-d frames for Mother's Day. Mikaela from The Crafty Oink Pen had made these super cute frames on her blog a few weeks ago. I just loved them and wanted to try to make them too. She was nice enough to share the instructions to make the frames so I got right to work making my own. They were so easy to make!

After I made the frames, I knew I wanted to add magnolias to the middle. For the Navy frame, I just added one large magnolia in the middle. After I made the flower, I stamped the image from the Good Morning Magnolia set on to Granny Apple Green card stock and then cut it out with the coordinating dies. Since I only needed the leaves, I just cut those apart and added them to the back of the magnolia. I also added some cute cork embellishments that will be in the new catalog. Aren't they adorable?!?

The Crumb Cake frame is similar to the navy except that I added a smaller magnolia (and I didn't use the cork embellishments). For both frames I cut out "friend" from the Well Written framelits. Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the Well Said set on to Purple Posy card stock and cut out the words. One thing to note, Purple Posy may now be my new favorite color!! :) It's one of the new In Colors in the 2019 - 2020 catalog. It's a nice light purple that I think will go well with so many things!! I love it!

The center of these flowers use the Gold Faceted Gems. Also, the Pool Party card stock was embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder. (Can you see how lovely that purple is?)

The center of this flower also uses a new item from the upcoming catalog. They are called Perennial Essence Floral Centers. They are fun fuzzy centers that are perfect for flowers!

Just one more look at the frame. How cute are these going to be on your wall!

I love how these came out. I may have to make one for myself to hang on my wall. Who wouldn't love looking at these magnolias!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Just Add Ink #454 - Magnificent Magnolia

Hello!! I have some fun new goodies to share with you today!! It feels like it's been a while since I've made a card. Last month I was working on a bunch of craft fair items and then this month, I haven't been crafting all too much. But I just received some products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog that will be available in June. Since I went to OnStage at the beginning of the month, I was able to purchase some products earlier. This set is called Good Morning Magnolia and it is fantastic!! I am so in love with this set. It comes in a bundle with the new Magnolia Memory Dies. I used the large die to cut the flower out. And I have a another fun project I made with some of the other dies that I'll be sharing soon.

Anyway since I had all of these new goodies, I wanted to get my mojo going again so I am playing along with the Just Add Ink challenge this week. This week is a color combo.

These are some fun bright colors to work with. The flower was colored with the Pineapple Punch blends and for the leaves I used Granny Apple Green with a touch of Pineapple Punch on the ends. I used shimmer paper so in real life this flower has a wonderful sparkle.

After I die cut the flower, I layered it on Coastal Cabana card stock that was embossed with the Subtle Embossing folder. (Another favorite, which is also in the new catalog....YAY!) The sentiment was then stamped and embossed in white onto Blueberry Bushel card stock. I probably would not have chosen this color to stamp the sentiment on but that's why I love color challenges, to make me use color combos I don't normally use. And I actually love the addition of this bright color.

Another new item you might spy is that pretty lace trim under the sentiment. Swoon, it's sooo pretty! You will definitely need this too! I then finished off the card with some gold sequins for that extra bling.

I hope to brighten someone's day whoever I end up sending this card too!

And this card has gotten my creative juices flowing but that will have to wait as I'm off to the Bahamas in a few days for some sun and relaxation!! Hopefully when I get back, I'll be super relaxed and ready to jump back into crafts!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Butterfly Gala Card Class

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted but I'm excited to announce my next card class.


You will make 4 springy cards using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch. This is a must have set for your collection! You will be able to use the stamps to color in the butterflies or I will have markers and watercolor pencils available for you to use as well.

DATE: May 23rd 7pm

LOCATION: My House, Frenchtown NJ

        Option 1: $20 (includes all the supplies to make 4 cards)
        Option 2: $40 (includes the cost of the bundle + shipping. The supplies for the cards are free!)

RSVP: May 13th (I will need at least a week to order the bundle if you choose that option).

Contact me to sign up!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Home Sampler Frame

Hello! Happy Friday!! I have another super fun craft fair item to share with you today. I love how this came out! And I have a ton of pictures for you as well!

I've seen these Home samplers and I've wanted to make my own for a while. I bought this frame at Michaels and at first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Even the woman ringing me up at Michaels asked what do you do with this?? Because it's a wood frame with 1 piece of glass so actually I'm not really sure what the purpose is but I thought it would work great for my Home sign.

I cut out letters using the Wood textures DSP. I glued the DSP onto a piece of cardboard that was die cut as well to make the letters thicker. Then I added dimensionals and hot glued them onto the glass.
I also cut out letters to glue to the back of the glass so you didn't see the dimensionals and glue on the other side.

Then I got to work on all of the inserts that I was going to do in place of the letter O.

As you can see in the picture above, I hot glued a magnet to the glass and added magnets to each oval. So that makes it easy peasy to change them out for each holiday/occasion.

I did 10 holidays/occasions total. I thought about doing a different one for each month but I figured you could keep some of them up for longer than 1 month so 10 different designs would work great.

Most of the dies I used are current with the exception of a few. I had fun coming up with the ideas for each of the holidays. Some were ideas that I had seen done by previous demos, others were things that I just put together with items I had.

If you look at the close up of some of the ovals, I put wink of stella on certain parts for some extra shimmer. Each one has some kind of shimmer, sequins, ribbon, etc to make it pop!

I love how each one came out that it's hard to pick a favorite one. But if I have to, I'd probably go with the butterfly or daisy one. Which one is your favorite?

And for now, I'm selling this at a upcoming craft fair even though it would look super cute in my house!! But that just means, I'll have to make another one for my house if this one doesn't sell!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Bright Birthday Cards

Hello! So I lied and I have a non-craft fair post today. :) While I'm still working on craft fair items, I did have to squeeze in some time to make a couple of birthday cards for a birthday party this past weekend. I'm sure I probably had some cards laying around that I could have used for the party but I love the excuse to make new cards, ha! And I LOVE how these came out. It's hard for me to not love a water color background card.

I knew I wanted to use the Brights DSP paper stack. The older girl loves blue so I went with the Pacific Point polka dot paper and then I used the Melon Mambo polka dot paper for the other card.

I used white Shimmery card stock for my water coloring. For the blue card, I used Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana ink. For the pink card, I used Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape ink. After I got the water color to my liking, I added some additional splatter with the Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo markers.

The numbers were die cut with the Large Number framelits. I'm so sad these are retired because they are perfect for birthday cards. I also used the retiring stamp set to stamp "th" on the little banners next to the number.

I had to find some way to add in my favorite ribbon of all time!! The polka dot tulle ribbon is peaking out from behind the little banner next to the number.

Then I decided to use the Well Wishes framelits to die cut Happy Birthday from silver foil paper and the Lovely Lipstick foil paper (SAB - sold out). And after I put the cards together I used the Glitter Enamel shapes for some extra sparkle!! I love how these colors are so bright and coordinate perfectly with the cards.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!