April 20, 2019

Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!




Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary.  Our "Favorite Brights" is what we are featuring this week and I choose to primarily feature Poppy Parade. I just love Poppy Parade! It's my go-to red and it looks great paired with my flowers and branches as you can see in this photo:


Once I stamped my flowers, I quickly used a Blender Pen to "color with the ink lines" to add subtle color.  I combined three stamp sets on my card as follows:

  • All That  You Are
  • Life Is Grand
  • First Frost
Here's a close-up photo of the details:


Steps to creating a card just like this one:

  • Card Base: Poppy Parade Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4". Stamp the sentiment at the very bottom using Poppy Parade Ink. Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Brights Designer Paper 3-1/4" x 3". Glue to card front about 1/2" from the top using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Flowers: Stamp (2) large flowers and (1) small flower using Poppy Parade Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Use a Blender Pen to color with the ink lines. Cut the flowers out with the dies and glue to the designer paper layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Branches: Stamp (2) of the branch image using Poppy Parade Ink and cut out with the dies. Using the dies, cut (2) of the larger branch image using Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and (1) of the smaller branch image using Mossy Meadow Cardstock. Glue and tuck all of the branches under the flowers. 
Products Used:
  • Stamps: All That  You Are, Life Is Grand, First Frost
  • Inks: Poppy Parade
  • Cardstock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow
  • Designer Paper: Brights 
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals, Frosted Bouquet Dies 

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 Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

https://libbystamps.wordpress.com/
http://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/




April 19, 2019

Control Freaks April Blog Hop!



Welcome to an April Control Freaks Blog Hop! I've missed the last few months due to medical issues with my hubby and managed to get my projects done early for this month so here I am! This month is all about "Husbands, Sons, Brothers". You may have arrived here to visit me from Melissa Davies blog. Didn't she have some great ideas? I'll send you to the next person in the hop at the end of my post.

The stamp set I chose to feature this month is an oldie but goodie. The One Wild Ride is so perfect to create masculine cards with and I've got two projects for you today:


For my first card, I "framed it" by using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Doesn't the frame look great using the Classic Garage Designer Paper? I used two sizes of the dies to create my frame and then glued it in place using Foam Adhesive Strips for height:


I have three different patterns of the designer paper that I used from the Classic Garage Designer Paper. Even just a little sliver of the red pattern makes a statement when topped off with Black Baker's Twine:


Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4". 
  • Layer #2: Classic Garage Designer Paper (gray) 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 2-3/4". Stamp the motorcycle image using Memento Black Ink and color in some of the white areas with the Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. Stamp the dirt image along the bottom using Sahara Sand Ink. Set aside.
  • Layer #4: Classic Garage Designer Paper (traffic signs) cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies measuring 4-3/8" x 3" and 3-1/2" x 2-1/2". Add Foam Adhesive Strips to the back and press the stamped layer in place. Glue to card front about 1/2" from the top.
  • Layer #5: Classic Garage Designer Paper (red) 5-1/2" x 1/2". Glue tucked under the frame.
  • Twine: Wrap Basic Black Baker's Twine around the red layer and tie into a bow.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock using Memento Black Ink and cut with the Classic Label punch. Glue to card front using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals 
  • overlapping the frame.
Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: One Wild Ride
  • Designer Paper: Classic Garage
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Inks: Memento Black, Sahara Sand, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
  • Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

For Card #2, I used the same stamp set but different stamped images:


I created a much smaller card base so that I could add my other layers as stand-alone layers. I again used the Classic Garage Designer Paper and you can see the detail to my center layers here:


Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Basic Black Cardstock 5-1/2" x 3-1/2". Score and fold at 1-3/4". 
  • Layer #2: Classic Garage Designer Paper (gray) 5-1/2" x 1-3/4". Glue to card front.
  • Layer #3: Real Red Cardstock 3-1/2" x 3-1/2". Glue to card base, centered and 1/4" from the bottom. 
  • Layer #4: Classic Garage Designer Paper (traffic signs) 3" x 3". Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Layer #5: Whisper White Cardstock 2-1/2" x 2-1/2". Stamp the dirt image on the bottom using Sahara Sand Ink and glue to card front.
  • Badges: Stamp the banner image on Crushed Curry Cardstock using Memento Black Ink and fussy-cut. Trace this onto Pumpkin Pie and Tranquil Tide Cardstock and fussy-cut. (if you have the retired Best Badge Punch, you can use the punch too). Glue the Pumpkin Pie and Tranquil Tide badges flat to card front. Glue the Crushed Curry badge using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Mini Badge: Stamp the small badge on Whisper White Cardstock using Memento Black Ink and fussy-cut. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Bling: Add the Best Route Enamel Shapes to the badges as shown in the photo.
  • Twine: Wrap the twine around the bottom of the card base and slide under the designer paper and tie into a bow.

Card Supplies:

  • Stamps: One Wild Ride
  • Designer Paper: Classic Garage
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tranquil Tide
  • Inks: Memento Black, Sahara Sand,
  • Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Best Route Enamel Shapes
  • Tools: Stampin' Dimensionals

Now I will direct you to Cindy Elam's blog. I know you'll love her projects and make sure you visit all of my teammates today! Thanks for visiting me!


Quebec City Canada Display Board Samples!

If you missed some of my previous posts for projects I designed for OnStage Quebec City Canada, this was a Stampin' Up! event and you can find all of my posts here:

ONSTAGE PROJECTS

Today I am showing you some of the projects I designed for the Display Boards. I have so many that I had to create two posts. I'll have the remainder of them for you in a few days. The suite of products I was asked to design with are from the Perennial Essence Suite to include:

  • Floral Essence Stamp Set
  • Perennial Flower Punch
  • Perennial Essence Designer Paper
  • Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
  • Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers
This suite of products will be available to customers on June 4th. Here are my samples for today. I hope you like them all and gather ideas you can use with this suite. Enjoy!












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April 18, 2019

My Presenter Projects at OnStage Quebec Canada!

WARNING: LOTS AND LOTS OF PHOTOS!
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Months ago, I had the pleasure of being asked to be a presenter at the Quebec City, Canada Stampin' Up! OnStage event. I had accepted and was sent some new upcoming products to play with...how fun! The suite of products used on all of these projects are from the Perennial Essence Suite to include:
  • Floral Essence Stamp Set
  • Perennial Flower Punch
  • Perennial Essence Designer Paper
  • Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock
  • Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centers
So my instructions for projects I would be presenting, was to create three projects (one each) for the Beginner, Casual and Avid Stamper. Do you know what category you would fit in? First let me give you a timeline of what took place.

I created all of my projects for my presentation and a few weeks before Dave and I were to travel to Quebec City, Dave was diagnosed with bone cancer and started treatments the week before we were due to travel. His treatment went well but I decided not to risk traveling for two reasons. I didn't want him around such a large group of people so I could keep him healthy and some of the side effects of the immunotherapy is fatigue and weakness. He's been resting a lot. I couldn't see myself doing all the driving for six hours. So to make a long story short, I decided to cancel our travel plans and mailed my projects to a fellow Maine demonstrator Sherri Everett, who took them with her to Quebec and Stampin' Up! had someone from their training department do my presentation for me. It all worked out! We had some great teamwork to get it done!

My first card would be a card that a Beginner Stamper could tackle:


The project includes "stamp, ink & paper = SIP". This would also be considered a #simplestamping project. The card has two layers on the front and the photo below shows you the inside of the card:


Next up, I stepped it up a notch for the Casual Stamper. The Casual Stamper likes to "CASE" projects or "copy and share everything". Sometimes with a little bit of guidance. This card uses the same colors but I added dimension by adding mult-layered flowers that were cut with a coordinating punch. Notice the cute centers of the flowers too? Those are the new embellishments I listed above. Isn't this card gorgeous?


And this is the inside of the card:



The last of my three projects is for the Avid Stamper. Now the Avid Stamper is someone who loves to collect products and loves to experiment using those products. This is the category that most of us seasoned stamper would fit in. We want it all! I used all of the products in this suite to complete a card and a coordinating envelope with a belly-band:


First let's look at the card. As you can see I have added lots and lots of layers and if you look at the bow off to the side, it unties to reveal a fancy card fold:


This card fold is called a Corner Pop-Up Card Fold. In order for the card to fold flat, you have to keep the layers on the inside flat:


Next up is the coordinating envelope with the belly-band that slides off:





I hope you loved my projects. I did hear back from lots of demonstrators that they loved the presentation. I'll have more cards to show you that I also created for OnStage for the display boards so stay tuned! And only about 7 more weeks and you'll be able to order these products!



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April 17, 2019

Maine Stampers Swap at Quebec Canada OnStage!



I have one last swap to show you from OnStage Quebec Canada. This time I hosted the swap and it was with Maine Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. There were 12 of us participating in this swap. I used the Crafting Forever stamp set and fussy-cut all of the images you see!


Some of you know that I went to school for art and that I also paint (when I can find the time), so this stamp set is one of my favorites. I love the little container holding all of the paint brushes. I used Stampin' Blends Markers to color all of the images:


Notice the background that I stamped in Smoky Slate Ink? The background image is from the Gallery Grunge stamp set and I haven't had the chance to use it much. It looks great doesn't it? And below is a photo of the coloring up close:



Tomorrow I'll be showing you some brand new products that I got the chance to work with before OnStage. I have so many projects that I'll have to feature them a few days at a time. I'll be showing the swaps I received on my Debbie's Designs Facebook page also as a Live Video. Stay tuned!

Place an order during the month of April and I'll send you a card kit like this one (no stamped images):





 And earn a free shipping coupon to use in May with your $50 order in April!



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