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!