January 24, 2017

Adult Education Winter Session Week 1!

I started teaching Round #2 of the Adult Education Beginner Stamping Class this week that was a first for me last fall. I think I'll call this session the winter session because we will actually be done the 8-week session at the beginning of March. This class is a little different for me because we only have one hour. As stampers, you may know that one hour is not a lot of time to complete some projects. I always make sure we have time to complete at least 2 projects. So when you see my cards, keep in mind that I cut and emboss everything for the girls ahead of time because of time constraints.


Card #1 focused on 2-Step stamping using the Beautiful You stamp set.  The girls learned how to stamp the outline image first and then we added some color to the dress and to ground:




If you look closely at both of the colored  stamped images, you'll noticed that it's actually the same stamp that we used.  Once both colors were stamped, the sentiment was added on the bottom. Notice the cute embossing on the Sweet Sugarplum layer? That's the new Falling Petals Embossing Folder....just beautiful!




I also loved adding a 1" wide piece of the Succulent Garden Designer Paper to one side of the card. It really stands out against the other colors doesn't it?




Before I show you Card #2, these are all of the supplies I used on this card:




Card #2:




For this card, we stamped two of the small images from the Sealed With Love stamp set, to create a background for the Whisper White Cardstock layer using Real Red Ink and Pink Pirouette Ink. All of the other layers were pre-cut so all that was needed was to glue them in order. Before gluing the Pink Pirouette die-cut layer, I showed the girls how to pinch the die-cut hearts towards the front:




The last step was to stamp the large sentiment in the stitched square. Did you hear the latest? That Stampin' Up! brought back MORE of the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies this week? That's what both of the squares were cut with in the center of this card! Grab them while they are in the Online Store!




Now for the list of supplies for Card #2:




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January 23, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #232!



Deanne is our hostess this week for our Merry Monday Challenge and the theme we are using is the inspiration photo above. I really liked the cup of coffee with the cookies so I tried to replicate that a little. What do you think of this card?




I embossed the cup and cookies using White Embossing Powder over Very Vanilla Cardstock and then sponged a little bit of Crumb Cake Ink. I love how the shading looks on my cup and cookies:




I hope you'll join me as I leave here to go visit my teammates. I'm sure you'll see lots of caffeinated creativity to draw from and maybe a few color combinations. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

  • Stamp set: Perfect Blend (retired), Wrapped In Warmth (retired)
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark, Crumb Cake
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Tools: Holly Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool, White Embossing Folder
  • Accessories: Delicate White Doily, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Burlap Ribbon



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January 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin January Kit!




There is SO MUCH excitement in the air since the Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin January kits were delivered. How cute are those lovely treat boxes that you see in the photo above? I've been playing around with mine. Here's the YouTube video showing you this month's kit and all the contents. If you can't click on the video below, I have added a clickable link below the video:







This month I will not be posting any additional projects because I am going to be doing some a little different with my kit. First though, I want to show you our Sneak Peak Bonus Project that my teammates and I came up with for our  Paper Pumpkin Gurus Team. Isn't this card pretty?





Here's a close-up of all the beautiful layers. We've got some stamping, some bling, gold twine, a doily, some banners and a whole lot of hearts going on!





If you would like the instructions on how to create a card just like this one, download the direction sheet below on the download link. It's free and you print it. Want more ideas and direction sheets just like this one? Join Paper Pumpkin and I will add you to my monthly email list. I send a monthly newsletter to all of my Paper Pumpkin customers with 10-12 more ideas just like this one!







So what are my plans with my Paper Pumpkin box this month? I plan on making all 24 of the treat boxes in a variety of ways and filling them with a handful of Valentine's Hershey Kisses. While running errands in our town, I am going to go to the places I frequent where people wait on me such as....my hairdresser, my manicurist, my bank tellers, my gas attendants....the list never ends! And I will drop off these boxes to all of them as Valentine's treats! How fun is that? And here are a few variations I made so far with Abbie looking on as I worked:









I hope you plan on subscribing to Paper Pumpkin as I'm pretty sure next month will be cards. We haven't had cards since the November so it's time! Here's the link to subscribe and make sure you do so by February 10th to receive the February kit:




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January 21, 2017

Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!


The High Tide stamp set was the perfect set to use for the theme of "Masculine". Welcome to our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary!




I love how you can use all of the stamp images to create a beautiful scenery. Being from Maine, we have lots of lighthouses in some of our coastal areas. They are always beautiful to see, especially when you have creatures such as puffins, seals and seagulls surrounding them nearby.



Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Real Red Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold in the center at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Pool Party Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3:Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Stamp the scenery using the following inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party and Basic Gray. Glue to card front.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: High Tide
  • Inks: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party and Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Pool Party, Whisper White
Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Nicole and NEXT to visit Melissa:

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January 20, 2017

Colour INKspiration #CI01!



Hi Everyone! I am joining in on the debut challenge of Colour INKspiration which is a Facebook page challenge. A few weeks ago the group started with a pre-Challenge and I played along. You can join in too by visiting their group page and asking to JOIN. You can do that here:


So the #CI01 challenge this week is to use 3 of the 6 colors you see below and the deadline is January 23rd:





I ended up using 5 of the 6 colors with the addition of Basic Black:




My colors are:







I used the Bokeh Technique on my card by first sponging all 5 ink colors on Whisper White Cardstock. I filled the whole cardstock layer with the 5 colors by sponging the ink using a Sponge Dauber for each color.


Using the 1/2", 3/4", 1" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, I created a stencil with 4 holes in a scrap piece of cardstock. I positioned one circle at a time over the sponged ink and sponged White Ink inside the hole of the circle. I kept moving the stencil around to add all 4 circle sizes and also overlapping some of them. This is a neat look!


I completed my card by adding a double layer of die-cut butterflies, 2 banners, 2 sentiments and Rhinestone Jewels:



Here is a listing of all the supplies I used on my card:




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January 19, 2017

Control Freaks January Blog Hop!



Welcome readers! To the Control Freaks Occasions or Sale-a-Bration Control Freaks Blog Hop! Wow, that was a mouthful wasn't it? You may have arrived here from Kelly Acheson's blog. Didn't she have some of the neatest projects? If you are starting with my blog, I will direct you to the next stop at the end of my post.


This month I am using the So In Love stamp set with the coordinating So Detailed Thinlits Dies and the Falling In Love Designer Paper. How gorgeous are all of these 3 products? I love the color of the designer paper sheet I used in conjunction with Very Vanilla & Blushing Bride Cardstocks:





Let's start with Card #1:




I cut out 2 of the So Detailed die shapes and wrapped them around the card front on each side. Here are the card measurements:
  • Card Base: Blushing Bride Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Falling In Love Designer Paper 5-1/4" x 4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Cut (2) using the So Detailed Thinlits Dies and fold on the tabs. Glue the tabs to the underside of the card base. 
  • Layer #4: Very Vanilla Cardstock 1" x 4-1/4". Stamp the flower image repeatedly over the cardstock layer using Tip Top Taupe Ink. Glue to card front centered.Wrap a piece of the Very Vanilla Ribbon around the cardstock layer and tie into a bow.
  • Layer #5: Stamp the sentiment using Tip Top Taupe Ink on a cardstock piece measuring 1/2" wide. Snip the ends in a "V" and glue over the ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add Falling In Love Embellishments to the center of each large die-cut flower and Pearl Jewels to the smaller flowers


For Card #2, I used the same die set to create the illusion of a belly-band wrap around the card center:



Once I cut the two die strips, I butted them against each other and added the Pearl Jewels to cover the edge where the two die pieces meet. Here are my steps:


  • Card Base: Blushing Bride Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score in the center at 4-1/4" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Very Vanilla Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4". Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Falling In Love Designer Paper 4" x 2". Glue to the bottom of the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer.
  • Layer #4: Cut (2) pieces of Blushing Bride Cardstock using the So Detailed Thinlits Dies. Stamp the sentiment using Tip Top Taupe Ink to one of the die-cuts. Glue both of the dies butted together as shown on the card and trim the ends even. Add Pearl Jewels to all of the flowers and add a strip of the pearls to cover the edge where the two dies meet.
  • Bow: Add a bow using the Very Vanilla Ribbon.


For my final projects, I used the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies to create an adorable treat box:



Isn't this treat box just the cutest? And I used the left-over piece from the die-cut on Card #2 for my center layer. Here are the steps for my treat box:
  • Box: Cut and assemble one box using the Popcorn Box Thinlits Dies.
  • Layer #2: Using the Falling In Love Designer Paper, cut a strip measuring 2" side. Glue to the bottom of one side of the box and trim to fit. Repeat on all 4 sides.
  • Layer #3: I used the Layering Circles Framelits Dies to cut my shape and added the remainder of the die-cut from card #2 to the center and trimmed the excess. The sentiment was stamped with Tip Top Taupe Ink and cut with the Classic Label Punch. Glue to the center of the box front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bow: Add a bow to the bottom left of the circle layer and also tie a bow at the top of Gold Binder Clip. Clip the binder to a cello bag full of treats.
I hope you enjoyed all 3 of my projects for the blog hop. I will now direct you to Heidi Baks blog. She always has pretty projects to show you!


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