Monday, November 3, 2014

Wonderous Wreath Ornaments

Hello Happy November! How in the world did November get here so fast. I am now down to my last 2 weeks of maternity leave. :( That also went by super fast. So my crafting is probably going to take a hit once I get back to work, which is sad but I hope I can carve out a little time each week for some stamping. Today's project is what I had done the other week that I forgot to take pictures of. I had made up a Christmas basket for my church bazaar and added one of these ornaments plus a set of cards.

I am very happy with how the ornaments came out that I made a few more for my cousins and sister in law. These were made with embroidery hoops and some fabric I got at Michaels. I stamped the wreath image onto felt and heat embossed it so the color would stay. I realized after my first wreath that if I stamped it and ran it through the big shot the ink would rub off. I think I needed to let it dry longer or emboss it which worked out well. I colored some pearls with a red sharpie (or Blendabilites would work too) and placed a few on the wreath. I cut out the ribbon from felt as well and added a gold button. Then I used some of the snowflakes from the Frosted sequins. The first picture shows the ornaments before I decided to add the word "joy" to them.

I cut out "Joy" with the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. This paper is so pretty! I used some real red ribbon so you can hang it from the tree. I realized after that I had Real Red cotton ribbon which I would have liked to use instead. But I forgot I even had it. (This is what happens when you have too much ribbon!!)

And lastly here they are all packaged up. I just put them in cellophane bags and tied them with Pear Pizzazz seam binding. I hope you enjoy today's project. These were so fun to make! I just love the Wonderous Wreath set. I have a card to share with you this week using this set again. It makes such pretty cards or gifts! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wonderous Wreath
Paper: Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark, Real Red
Accessories: Embroidery hoop, fabric, Real Red ribbon, Pear Pizzazz seam binding, Pearls, Frosted sequins, Wonderful Wreath framelits, Felt, Gold buttons, cellophane bags

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches - Pumpkins

Hello, today I have a card that I did using this week's Freshly Made Sketches. I had originally planned on showing you some of the Christmas cards and ornament I did last week for a Christmas bazaar but I forgot to take a picture of them. :( So I'm working on doing some more of them but in the meantime here is a card for this week's sketch which can be found on the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

I thought this looked like a fun sketch and I wanted to use the Fall Fest stamp set and dies before I could no longer use them. I also used the Motley Monsters DSP. On the black cardstock, I stamped the Handcarved stamp and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. It gives it a fun glittery look. For the 2 circle images in the sketch, I used the starburst framelits. I stamped 2 pumpkins from the Fall Fest stamp set in Tangelo Twist. I also used the marker to give the pumpkins a little definition. The sentiment is from Good Greetings and that is stamped in Bermuda Bay. And the final touch was orange sequins that were from September's Paper Pumpkin.

I hope you are inspired to play along with this sketch. It was a fun one! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Fall Fest, Good Greetings
Paper: Black, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Motley Monsters DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelit Dies, Starburst Framelit Dies, Orange sequins, Iridescent Ice embossing powder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Announcement and poster - MDS

Hello! Well it's been quite a while since I've posted. Unfortunately that's because I haven't been able to get too much craft time in lately. I have no idea where the times goes. We were preparing for a garage sale at the beginning of October so that took up a bit of time. But now here we are in the middle of October and I have no idea what I've done! Haha!! Since I haven't really done anything crafty lately, I will share the baby announcement I did along with a poster I did for her room. Both were done in My Digital Studio. The poster was something I wanted done since I had something similar for my son. The one for my son was a gift and I wanted my daughters to be fairly similar. I looked all over etsy for something but just wasn't finding what I wanted and then I realized that I could just do it myself in MDS. So now I was able to get exactly what I wanted. I plan to frame this and hang it shortly but for now, I will show you the digital version of it. I just designed this in MDS, exported it as a jpeg and then made a word document in the size poster I wanted (8 x 10), copied the jpeg and then printed it out. Cute right!

For the baby announcement, I found inspiration from Etsy but designed it in the colors I wanted. I love how it came out! I used various punches and stamps and then added my photos. I also exported this to a jpeg and just printed them out as 5 x 7 photos. I had a fun little photo shoot to get these pictures. Luckily she cooperated pretty well. I would have liked one more picture with her eyes open but I will take what I can get!

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I have some Christmas stamps on their way and I can't wait to get some craft time in with them. I have ideas floating around in my head so hopefully my stamps arrive today and the baby cooperates tomorrow for some crafty time!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pink Camera

Happy Thursday! I have a fun card for you today. I used the super cute Snapshot stamp to create this card. I stamped the camera twice. Once on Pink Pirouette cardstock and then on white cardstock. I colored the lens with the Lost Lagoon marker and then cut it out. The designer paper is from the Moonlight paper stack. The ribbon is the new silky taffeta in Lost Lagoon from the Holiday catalog. This ribbon is so nice and ties very well. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings set again. I'm telling you this set has been getting a lot of use from me. I stamped the Hello Love in Lost Lagoon, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pink Pirouette. I used the banner punch for the ends. Then I finished it off with more sequins. I picked out the Crisp Cantaloupe sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Snapshot, Good Greetings
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Moonlight DSP paper stack, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Banner punch, Lost Lagoon silky taffeta ribbon, Sequins

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

More Halloween

Hello! I have another Halloween card to share with you today. This also uses new product from the Holiday Catalog. You can now purchase items from this catalog. Again Stampin' Up! put out another great catalog. I want so many things from the catalog but I can never get everything because I don't have enough time to play with it all. But the Halloween stuff was just too cute to pass up. I used the Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall Framelit dies. I stamped all of the pumpkins in Tangelo Twist then I used the dies to punch them out. So easy!! The background paper is from the Motley Monsters DSP. I cut out some Blackberry Bliss from the On Film Framelit dies. Then I embossed some Crumb Cake cardstock with the woodgrain embossing folder. The sentiment is from Good Greetings and I stamped that in Bermuda Bay. For the finishing touch, I added White and Tangerine Tango two-tone trim and a gold button.

I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Stamps: Good Greetings, Fall Fest
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Black, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: White and Tangerine Tango two-tone trim, Gold buttons, Fun Fall Framelit dies, On Film Framelit dies, Modern label punch, Woodgrain embossing folder

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Halloween card and an update!

Hello! I have a Halloween card for you today and a little update on the new baby. Jillian Nora was born on August 9th at 4:21 pm. She was a week late so we had to evict her, haha! We are both doing good. So far she sleeps a lot which helps when I am at home with my son too. Since he's a little wild, it's helps that she has been calm. Here are a couple of pictures of the peanut.

And I will just quickly share a Halloween card I did the other day. It uses items from the holiday mini catalog which will be available tomorrow!! I don't normally buy Halloween paper since I don't use it as often but I fell in love with the Motley Monsters DSP. There are some non Halloween papers in the pack that I can use for other types of cards, so that helped to justify my purchase, haha! I also used the Fall Fest stamp set and dies for the ghost. The sentiment is from the Good Greetings set which you can receive for free with a $300 workshop!

Thanks for stopping by. I have another Halloween card that I hope to be able to share this week.

Stamps: Fall Fest, Good Greetings
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Smokey Slate
Paper: Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Motley Monsters DSP
Accessories: Fun Fall Framelit Dies, Circle Dies, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Modern Label punch, White and Tangerine Tango two-tone trim, pearls, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baby Thank yous

Happy Friday! I have one last quick post for you before I get induced tomorrow. Please pray for a quick and easy delivery!! I'm just worried that it's going to be a long drawn out day. I just want this to go by as quick as possible. Anyway, while I had time the other day I decided to get a head start on some thank you cards. I figured that we will probably get some gifts once the baby is born so it will be nice to have thank you cards ready to go since I probably won't be crafting the next few days. I printed out a bunch of the bunny images from My Digital Studio. I don't have this stamp set but I love that I can use MDS for stamps that I don't have. Plus I enlarged it so it could be a bigger focal point. I love having the option to make it any size I want. I colored the bunnies with some copic markers and Stampin' Up! markers. Then I used some designer paper I had leftover from Sale-a-bration (Sweet Sorbet) and cut it out using the Labels Collection framelits dies. The thank you sentiment is from Regarding Dahlias. I stamped it in Baked Brown Sugar on Pistachio Pudding and punched it out with the modern label punch. Overall these were pretty quick and simple thank you cards. The coloring took a bit of time but since I like coloring, I just watched some tv and went to town. I find coloring very relaxing and when you have great markers to work with (such as Blendabilities or Copics), it makes it so much more fun.

I hope you like today's cards and thanks for stopping by. Next time I post I should have a new baby to talk about!! :)

Stamps: Regarding Dahlias, Baby We've Grown (My Digital Studio)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelit dies, Oval Framelit dies Modern Label Punch, My Digital Studio, markers

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hello Dahlia Love!

Yup it's me again. I haven't done this much crafting in such a long time. It feels great to get back into it. I know that any day now, I will be on a break for a bit with the new baby so I'm crafting up now while I can. Which looks to still be some time, haha! This baby does not want to come out. For today's card I was in the mood to do some coloring. I do not have the blendabilities yet but I hear they are fantastic. In the meantime, I used my copic markers to color the flower. I stamped the flower onto watercolor paper and watercolored some Coastal Cabana on the background. Then I used several yellow markers to color the flower in. I stamped the flower twice so I could add a second dimensional layer to the flower. I think it's a nice little touch. The background paper is the Moonlight DSP paper stack. Then I used the On Film framelits to cut out the Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I used the new Good Greetings set (I told you it was versatile) for the sentiment. I stamped the flower image again on the sentiment banner just to make it not look so plain and then I added a Very Vintage designer button with a sequin in the middle. Of course I couldn't leave out the sequins on this card either. I just scattered them over the card where I felt like it. Then I just added some Crushed Curry chevron ribbon.

I hope you liked today's card and I hope you are inspired to do some crafting of your own today!!

Have a great day!

Stamps: Good Greetings, Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Memento Black, Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Moonlight DSP paper Stack, Basic Gray, Watercolor, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: On Film Framelit dies, Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon, Gold sequin trim, Copic markers, Aqua painter, Banner punch, Very Vintage Designer buttons

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Snapshot Hello!

Well here I am, still waiting. I didn't get a chance to post yesterday since I was home with my son. He has decided that now is the perfect time to want to make the switch to a real bed and not take any naps, so that has been fun! I had no intentions of switching him to the bed yet but I guess he had other plans, haha! Tomorrow I go to the doctor to see what is going on with this baby. Unless she is going to be like her brother than she may make her appearance early tomorrow morning since that will be day 5 overdue. But I don't know, I feel fine, like absolutely nothing is happening yet. But we shall see.
Today's card is another shaker style card. This one you can see the sequins better in it. I used the Snapshot camera stamp which I think is really cute. Not a stamp I would normally go for but I'm really starting to like it and think it's a fun stamp. I stamped that on to Coastal Cabana cardstock. The sentiment is from Four You which is stamped and cut out. I cut out 2 pieces of vellum from the circle dies for the shaker part. Then I used the Starburst Framelit dies in Strawberry Slush. I used the circle dies again with the Strawberry Slush cardstock to make a circle border. I wanted to be able to cover up the adhesive I used to close the shaker circles. For the background I used the Handcarved stamp (once again) in Crisp Cantaloupe. To finish it off I added some Natural Chevron ribbon and more sequins.
Don't forget about the great Big Shot promotion going on. Purchase a Big Shot to use all of these fun dies and get a free exclusive bundle. It is a great deal!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Snapshot, Four You, Handcarved
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Black
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Vellum
Accessories: Starburst Framelit dies, Circle Framelit Dies, In Color sequins, Natural Chevron ribbon

Monday, August 4, 2014

Christmas in August

Happy Monday! As you can see, I am still here waiting for Baby S to come along. Hopefully any day now. In the meantime, I have a sneak peek of a new stamp set called Good Greetings that will be available for hosts once the new Holiday Catalog comes out. This set will be available in an upcoming promotion for hosting a party. As part of this special promotion, if you host a party you will receive this set for FREE when you hold a party--which means you'll be able to use your host rewards on any Stampin' Up! products! The Good Greetings Stamp Set is extremely versatile and will cover holidays from Halloween to Valentine's Day and beyond! Watch for more information on this upcoming host promotion.

For today's card, I decided to make a Christmas card. I am far from thinking about Christmas but I just had this idea in my head so I went with it. I used several of the sentiments from the set and stamped them in Baked Brown Sugar onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I ran this through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Oh Don't Forget, there is a great Big Shot promotion going on during the month of August. Purchase a Big Shot and get an exclusive Framelits and Stamp Set Bundle for FREE when you purchase a Big Shot. Or, if you already own a Big Shot, get a 15 percent discount on these select bundles. Contact me for information on this great promotion!! Now back to the card. I again used the Big Shot to cut out the Deco Label framelit dies in Vellum and Champagne glimmer cardstock. I wanted to make a shaker style card with the Deco label framelits. I added gold sequins between 2 layers of vellum cardstock and then made a frame with the Champagne glimmer paper. You can't see the sequins as much as I would have liked but they are there. (See the 2nd close up picture). Next I stamped the flower image from Hello Darling in Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow. I cut out the pieces that I wanted to use on the card and adhered them with dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow onto vellum and the final step was to add Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of this cute new set. The font is fun and it really is a versatile set. Contact me for more information on this promotion or on the Big Shot promotion. If I'm still here tomorrow I will have another shaker style card to share with you, so stop by and check it out!

Have a great day!

Stamps: Good Greetings, Hello Darling
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Vellum, Champagne glimmer paper
Accessories: Deco Label Framelit dies, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Gold sequin trim, Modern label punch, Cherry Cobbler seam binding

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun Camera Card

Happy Friday! Still no baby yet. Tomorrow is my due date so we shall see if there is a baby by tomorrow. I'm doubting it. So in the meantime, I will just make more cards! :) I cased this card from the super cute camera box that Iliana Crouse made. I thought this box was so adorable but I decided to make a card version instead. I used the Moonlight DSP paper stack for the patterned papers. I love the different designs that come in this paper stack. I think the Blackberry Bliss color is my all time favorite purple color. I just love it. I then cut out several circles in Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Champagne glimmer paper and black for the lens of the camera. In the top corner I cut out a Hello Honey square and added a black brad in the middle. On the bottom left corner I punched out two sentiments with the oval punch from the Honeycomb Hello stamp set. The ribbon color is from Sale-a-bration. I think it's Summer Starfruit? But the extra thick baker's twine is in the catalog in the 2013-2014 In Colors. Another ribbon that I love. I guess you can just say that I really love a lot from the catalog this year!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Maybe I'll have some baby news after this weekend. If not, I hope to be crafting away!

Stamps: Honeycomb Hello
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Champagne glimmer paper, Black, Moonlight DSP paper stack, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Circles Framelits dies, Summer Starfruit thick baker's twine, brads, Small oval punch, Envelope punch board (to round the corners)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Watercolor Thank You

Hello I'm back again with another card using Hello Darling. I knew this set would get me motivated again. I also used the Handcarved background again as well. And then I used the new Watercolor Thank You stamp. This is just a single stamp to buy but it's so worth it. I love the font of this. I again did some embossing with the Hello Darling set. This time I used the outline flower image and embossed that twice on Crumb Cake cardstock with white embossing powder. I then colored in the flowers with Blackberry Bliss (LOVE!), Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Hello Honey markers. The background was stamped in Crumb Cake and the Thank You sentiment was stamped in Coastal Cabana. To finish off the card I added Blackberry Bliss ribbon and gold sequins. I think this card would look great in other color options. I may try another color option or try out some of my other new goodies that I received the other day. Since I'm just sitting here waiting and waiting for this baby I might as well try to get some cards made. Of course there is stuff around the house to do but who wants to do that! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Watercolor Thank You, Handcarved Background, Hello Darling
Ink: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Deco Label framelit die, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Gold sequin trim, white embossing powder, markers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hello Darling!

Hello Darling! Today I played along with the color challenge at Splitcoast stampers. Yesterday's color challenge was Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. Since I had just gotten some new goodies yesterday I figured I would play along. I was trying to resist getting a flower set from the new catalog but I kept seeing cute things done with Hello Darling that I couldn't pass it up. And now of course I love it. I think flower sets always get me back into the swing of stamping because now I want to make a bunch of cards with this set. I loved how today's card turned out. I loosely cased this card from Connie Collins. I liked the idea of embossing the flower image on top of patterned paper. Instead of using DSP like Connie did, I stamped the Handcarved background stamp onto Pool Party cardstock to make my own DSP. The handcarved background stamp is a fun new stamp too. Then I stamped the flower image with White craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. It looks so pretty! I will probably recreate this card in another color scheme. The "Hello darling" was stamped in Bermuda Bay. In the top corner of the sentiment I colored and cut out another one of the flower images from the set. I colored the flowers with Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Daffodil Delight. Then I added Calypso Coral bakers twine and a button. I also cut out a couple of leaves from that flower image and adhered them behind the button.

I hope you liked today's card and will play along with the challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamps: Hello Darling, Handcarved Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, White craft, Pool Party
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Accessories: Calypso Coral baker's twine, Markers, White embossing powder, Very Vintage buttons

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin

Happy Monday! I know I have yet to share the couple of things that I did with the June Paper Pumpkin kit but I really wanted to share what I did with the July kit. I just got it and had to play with it right away. I am loving have some of this extra time to get some stamping in. I know that any day now that will change with baby #2 arriving but I am taking advantage while I can. So this month's kit comes with cute little boxes, ribbon to tie up the boxes and then supplies to make 6 cards. It uses the new Blackberry Bliss in color which I absolutely love!!

So I first put the box together and added the fun little tag to it. Then I made one of the cards which took me about 5 minutes to do while I was sitting at my kitchen table. So easy! Then I wanted to make a card using a few other supplies. Actually the only additional item I used on the 2nd card was the Chalk Talk framelit dies. But you could easily make your own tag without using this die. I did cut up one of the boxes for this tag.

Is this month's kit super cute or what. If you are interested in signing up for this, now is the time. From now until September 10th, if you sign up you will get 50% off your first 2 months. That is a great deal!!! You get the convenience of products and projects being delivered right to your door plus a fun little surprise each month. Contact me for more information on My Paper Pumpkin.

Thanks for stopping by. I may have another card or two this week with July's kit so stay tuned.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches 145

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I haven't played along with these challenges before but I had some time today and I liked this one so I decided to give it a whirl. Check out the Freshly Made Sketches site for other sketches they have. I need to start using these sketches more to kick up my mojo.

I rotated my card from the sketch but that's the fun in it. You can use these sketches as any kind of inspiration. I decided I wanted to use one of the pinwheels from the June Paper Pumpkin kit. I have yet to show you what I did with the June kit but here is a fun alternative project with the pinwheels. (I actually used most of the other pinwheels for my son's 2nd birthday party - I'll write a post on that soon). So I trimmed the pinwheel so it was a little smaller to fit on the card. The base of the card is one of the new in colors - Hello Honey. I'm still getting used to the new colors but this one seems pretty nice. So far my favorite is Blackberry Bliss. The designer paper used on this card is from the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack. I really like a lot of the papers in this stack. The 2 banner pieces are from this collection as well. In the bottom corner I stamped Happy Birthday from the new set "And Many More". This is just a great little versatile set. I'm sure I will be using this a lot. Included in the paper pumpkin kit was Basic Gray baker's twine which I looped around the center of the pinwheel a few times. Then I finished it off with 2 gold sequins I had laying on my desk. I hope you enjoyed today's card and will give this sketch a try.

Stamps: And Many More
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Hello Honey, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, June Paper Pumpkin
Accessories: June Paper Pumpkin (Baker's twine, brad), Gold sequin trim

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pleasant Poppies Hello

Hello! I have a card to share with you today using some new goodies. I used the new Honeycomb Hello bundle set with the Pleasant Poppies set. The hexagon hive die is really super cute. I can't wait to use it again. I used the die on Coastal Cabana cardstock and then I stamped one of the images from Honeycomb Hello into some of the empty spaces. I stamped the Poppy image on watercolor paper in Smokey Slate and colored it in with various markers (Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo and Strawberry Slush). Then I used my watercolor pen to blend the colors together. The cute little hello sentiment is also from the Honeycomb Hello set. I also added some Real Red cotton ribbon. This ribbon is so nice and ties so well. The final touch is the adorable sequins! You can put them on just about any card!!

This is a short post today as I need to get working on getting ready for this new baby. We basically have nothing ready and this baby could be here at any time. I haven't been feeling good the past few days so I've just been in super lazy mode. So today I hope I can get a move on something and I hope to squeeze in some time to make a couple of cards too. We shall see.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Honeycomb Hello, Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Black
Paper: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Watercolor
Accessories: Real Red cotton ribbon, Hexagon Hive Thinlits die, Sequins, Strawberry Slush marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Melon Mambo marker, Aquapainter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sweet Stuff

Hello! I have some a card to share today with some new products on it! I finally got around to playing with some new things from the catalog. I tried to get some stamp sets this time that were a little out of the box for me. I usually stick with flower sets. :) But I saw this little ballerina girl and thought she was so cute. Plus, now that I'm having a girl and we have more kid parties to go to, I figured I would get some use out of this set. I stamped the little girl several times. Once on the oval cardstock and then 2 other times. In the second photo you can kind of see that her tutu was cut out separately and popped up on dimensionals. I used a mixture of copic and Stampin' Up markers to color her in. I haven't gotten the Blendabilities yet but I'm sure they would work great for this image. I also added some glitter to her little outfit. The Blushing Bride background was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. Behind the oval I added 2 lace doilies (I love these!). For the finishing touch I added Wisteria Wonder seam binding ribbon and some new sequins in the in colors. I have a feeling you will be seeing a LOT of these sequins. They are just too cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Sweet Stuff
Ink: Smokey Slate
Paper: Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Decorative Dots embossing folder, Copic markers, Stampin' Up markers, Sequins, Oval Framelit dies, Tea Lace paper doilies, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Paper Pumpkin - April & May

Hello! So I am a bit behind in posting my April and May Paper Pumpkin projects. I did actually have both the mother's and father's day ones done in time but I just didn't have time to post them. I think these were both so cute. I am loving how easy these projects are. Since my crafting time and my mojo have been on the outs lately, the Paper Pumpkin has saved the day. It's nice that everything is included in the kit for you saving so much time! I do try to make one project a little different than the ideas Stampin' Up! shares just to give you other ways to use the kit with your own supplies. But you certainly don't have to do that if you don't want to. I am now just waiting on my June kit. I had some problems with my credit card so it hasn't arrived yet. I'm hoping it does soon because I would love to use the June kit for my son's birthday party in July. So on to today's projects. I will post the April ones first. The April kit came with this really cute frame. Instead of just leaving the heart outline, I decided to add a picture of my son and gave this to my mother-in-law. I also decided to turn the belly band for the frame into a bag. I had seen this on another blog and thought this was a really cute idea. Then finally I used elements from the kit, plus some of my own to make a card. You can see the supplies I used for the card below it.

Stamps: April Paper Pumpkin
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizazz, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: April Paper Pumpkin kit, Natural 7/8 cotton ribbon, Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Deco Label framelit dies, Very Vintage designer buttons

Now I have a couple of super quick cards I made with the May kit. I made the Father's Day cards for my husband and father-in-law and then I used the elements to make a birthday card for my husband. Again, it took me no time to make these cards. Even the birthday card where I used some of my own elements didn't take very long (once I figured out what I was going to do). And how cute is that little tag on the father's day card. I love it! I still have leftovers so I will definitely be using them on another card.

Stamps: May Paper Pumpkin
Paper: Gumball Green
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: May Paper Pumpkin, Deco Label Framelit dies, Chevron embossing folder, Starburst Framelit dies

If you want to learn more about My Paper Pumpkin, please feel free to contact me. It is such a fun surprise each month! Or if you want to sign up, click on the link to the right! I will be hosting a Paper Pumpkin get together at my home on July 16th so you can get a look at what is included in the kits plus make a card or 2. If you would like to join in on the fun, just let me know!! :)