Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Global Design Project #126 - Amazing Flowers

Hello! Is that spring outside I feel?? Over here on the east coast we’ve had 2 days teasing us that spring is here. But I think it will be short lived as it’s supposed to get cold and rainy again tomorrow. Oh well I’m enjoying it now while I can. It also inspired my card today. I wanted to use some bright springy colors. I decided to play along again with this week’s Global Design Project challenge. I love the sketch this week. And I’m super excited to say that I was picked as the winner from last week’s color challenge! Woo hoo!!



Since I won, I get to be a guest designer for next month’s color challenge. I can’t wait!

Here is the sketch for this week’s challenge.


This is the card that I came up with.


I used the Sale-a-bration set called Amazing You along with the Celebrate You thinlits. These are such great items that you can get for FREE!! Another perk is that the thinlits will carry over into the new annual catalog. You definitely need to take advantage of that.

I stamped the sunburst image onto Shimmery white card stock with Peekaboo Peach ink. I stamped the flower twice. Once in Pear Pizazz ink and then once in black memento ink so I could color the flower with the Stampin’ Blends. I colored the flower with the Pink Pirouette markers and the Light Calypso Coral marker. They were both cut out and glued to the oval stitched shape.


I die cut the leaves in Pear Pizazz (which I haven’t used in FOREVER!) using the Petal Palette thinlits. Those were then glued to the Powder Pink cardstock. I used Peekaboo Peach cardstock for the sentiments. Isn’t the amazing die cut truly amazing?!??! I just love that font. The finishing touches were some pearls and silver baker’s twine. I just love how fun and springy this card is.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Global Design Project #125 - Petal Palette Color Challenge

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I was actually able to get a little crafting in this weekend so that was nice. It helped brighten up the dreary rainy weekend we had here. And then today I had a chance to play along with the color challenge at Global Design Project.



The color challenge is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim. This was definitely a challenge for me. These are not colors I use all that often separately, let alone together. But that’s the fun thing about a challenge, it gets you out of your comfort zone.


So I decided to work with the Petal Palette stamp set. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet and I thought now was the time. J I stamped the flower image and colored it in using the Melon Mambo watercolor pencils. Since the Blends have come out, my poor watercolor pencils got pushed aside. I forgot how much I love them too. They are so easy to work with. I quickly colored the flower in with the Melon Mambo pencil and used my blender pen to make it look prettier. The leaves were colored with the Daffodil Delight pencil and a touch of Old Olive. I also used the Daffodil Delight pencil and blender pen on the circle die cut behind the flower. That way it wasn’t such a stark white behind the flower but it wasn’t a super bright yellow circle either.


I also used some Dapper Denim DSP from the Color Theory paper stack for the background. This DSP does not get used all that often but I do really like that ombre piece. The finishing touches to the card is some Very Vanilla lace trim and Glitter Enamel dots.

I hope you try the color challenge too.

Have a great day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

January Swap - Valentine's Day

Hello! It's almost Friday! Woo hoo! I am ready for the weekend, even though we don't have anything really planned this weekend. I'm hoping to get some crafty time in. Last weekend was a little busy so I'm looking forward to a break this weekend. But last weekend I held my first kids card class so that was fun! I had 15 kids!! Which was a tad more than I was expecting for my first time but it was good. Some of the parents helped their children which also helped me as well.

Here is a picture of the setup at the cute little shop in a nearby town and the projects the kids the made.





This is the creative changes the kids made to their cards. They did a great job! I can't wait to plan my next class!



While on the valentine's theme, I'm going to share my swaps that I created for my monthly swap group. As you can guess our theme was Valentine's day. I wanted to show that you don't necessarily need a Valentine's stamp set for a Valentine's card. I wanted to search through sets I already had to create something and the Ribbon of Courage set worked perfectly!


What a bright and fun set of cards! The Painted Love DSP from the Occasions catalog is awesome! I think I may have mentioned that in earlier posts but I just love this stuff!


I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink onto Powder Pink cardstock. Then I stamped the heart image in Calypso Coral on Calypso Coral cardstock. This was all layered on Rich Razzleberry card stock along with the Painted Love DSP. I would have never thought to put these colors together but they work great. I die cut 2 hearts with the coordinating framelits from the DSP. Then I finished off the card with half a doily, a strip of gold foil paper and some sequins. Love me some sequins! :)


I hope you enjoyed these fun swaps!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 26, 2018

Magical Mermaid


Hello! Yay it's Friday! This is going to be a quick post today but I wanted to share another card I made with the Magical Day set. The images in this set are just too cute! Today I am focusing on this adorable mermaid. I colored her in with various Stampin' Blends markers and die cut her with the coordinating framelits. This time I remembered to use them! :)

A fun thing to note is the glitter "seaweed" is die cut from the Lovely Laurel thinlits. Don't they work great as seaweed or just plants in the sea?


I used lots of new goodies from the Occasions catalog on this card. The sequins are great too because they already have adhesive on the back of them.

If I have some time later, I'll update the post with the supplies. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed this magical card on your Friday!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Just Add Ink #392 - Magical Day


Happy Monday! Today I decided to play along with the Just Add Ink challenge. This is my first time playing along with their challenges. I like playing along with challenges. It helps to get those creative juices flowing. The challenge this week was to just add something new. Check out the challenge HERE.

My "new" item is several things. First I used some new stamps from the Occasions catalog. How cute is that unicorn. I am in love with the Magical Day stamp set. The images are so cute! The second new thing is that I used the Brusho Crystal Colors. I have never used anything like this before and it was pretty cool. If you're new to Brushos like I am, they are watercolor ink crystals. You wet your paper, sprinkle them on and watch the magic. This was my first time playing so I need to do some more practice but it was fun.


I stamped the unicorn and then colored her in with the blends. And then I was a dummy and cut her out by hand, totally forgetting that there was a framelit to do that work, ha! Oh well. Next time I'll remember. I also used the Myths and Magic glimmer paper. This glimmer paper is so great too. So many fun new items in the new Occasions catalog. If you don't have a catalog, contact me and I'll get one to you ASAP!!

Well that's it for me today. Don't forget to check out the Just Add Ink challenge for this week and play along!



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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lift Me Up Valentine's Card



Happy Tuesday! Looks like it might be a snowy Tuesday here in NJ. But I have a fun card to brighten your day.

I knew that I wanted to use the Lift Me Up stamp set with the new Painted Love DSP. I had some ideas in my head but this wasn't what I was thinking at all, haha! But I love how it came out. This paper is so nice and thick. I want to use all of the sheets in the pack!

I stamped the balloons on Pool Party and Bermuda Bay card stock. The heart is stamped on Powder Pink card stock and the clouds are die cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I embossed the sentiment  with white powder on black card stock. I finished off the card with the Pool Party shimmer ribbon and some metallic enamel shapes.


Aren't these colors so great together? And the glimmer clouds really make this card super special.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay warm!


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Red Box Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Today's project is for Stampin' Up!'s Red Box Challenge. What is that, you ask? It's a super fun giveaway from the Paper Pumpkin team. You have to create a WOW project with an unused past Paper Pumpkin kit, post it to Facebook or Instagram with #redboxchallenge and you will be entered to win the March kit! How fun is that. And lord knows I have tons of old kits lying around, ha!


I chose to use the March 2016 kit - Pocketful of Cheer.

 

This kit has lots of fun elements to make several gift cards and cards. I wanted to use the mini treat bag die to make another gift card holder. I LOVE this die. It's one of my favorites. With just a few additional items you can make this too.

I cut the mini treat bag out of Pool Party card stock. Then I used one of the envelopes and die cut that as well so the front of the bag has the floral paper. Inside the mini treat bag, I used one of the card bases cut to 3 1/2 x 5 and added one of the Bermuda Bay belly bands. Then I glued on the gift holder pocket and punched 2 little banners from the gift card enclosure.


The front of the bag also uses one of the gift card enclosures. That was punched with the starburst punch. Two more little tags were added, along with a doily and the bakers twine bow.

I hope you like my WOW Paper Pumpkin project. I'd love to see your projects for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!