Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hey Chick for Monday Montage

I've got fun stuff to share for this Monday Montage blog hop.  The Hey Chick stamp set, the Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder, the Stitched Shape Framelits, and the Urban Underground DSP.  I also added a little Smokey Slate to ink up the embossing folder before going through the Big Shot gives a chicken wire look--try it, it's fun.
Happy Monday Montage hopping.  Come back in two weeks for more fun stuff made with stamps!
to julie
to dara

Friday, January 20, 2017

TGIF Love #91

Made "with Love" is our inspiration for this week's challenge at TGIF.  Be sure to see all the fun ideas we have to share at TGIF with this theme and get yourself ready to whip up some love for that someone special.

This 3" x 4"Valentine is sweetly stuffed into a Sending Love DSP envelope.   The Love Notes Framelits in combination with the Sealed with Love stamp set make for a perfect vignette style greeting.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pretty Succulents

I love the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  It's brand new and you can find it in the Occasions Catalog.  For this card I added a few strips of Playful Palette DSP on a card panel of Rich Razzleberry.  My ink colors include Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, and Basic Black.  A few Basic Rhinestone Accents are scattered for a finishing touch. 

Love is Everywhere Creation Station Hop!

It's 2017!! A very happy and fabulous new year to all of you.  This month marks the beginning of the new Occasions Catalog.  It's filled with tons and tons of amazing things.  Perfect stamps, papers, embellies, and tools for our theme for this month's hop..."Love is in the Air, Love is Everywhere."

I decided to combine a few new items to create a one of a kind six-sided love note box.  One, the Window Box Thinlets and two, the Love Notes Frameltis in combination with the Sealed with Love stamp set and the Sending Love DSP.
Now you are going to hop over to Dena Rekow's blog to check out her spin on our "Love" theme.
Have a very happy day and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 6, 2017

TGIF #89

Happy New Year and happy TGIF stampin' color challenge time.  This week's color combo is such an awesome one.  All three colors are my favorites.  Sometimes there are color challenges where I definitely don't favor one of the colors and it gets a bit neglected, but not this time!

I have used some new DSP that is perfect for this challenge and it's called Tasty Treats.  It is the perfect addition to the Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cool Colors for Winter

A trio of blue and green hues make for a fun and funky cool winter color combo.  It's brought to you by our happy Hand Stamped Sentiments blog.  Check out how the rest of the Design Team have worked this color challenge by jumping over to our website.  

I thought it would be fun to use a few new goodies I received the other day.  On the top of wish list of new goodies was the Celebrations Duo TIEF Set and the coordinating Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  When these two products were demoed at Onstage I was TOTALLY wowed by them.
First I embossed the "celebrate" and then I stamped over the debossed word with one of the images from the Happy Celebrations Stamp Set.  Right after stamping I painted the images with plain water to blend it out a bit and make it appear like I had done some watercoloring.
The extra embellishments include Metallic Shapes and 3/8" Metallic Ribbon.  It's new ribbon that will be offered during Sale-a-Bration.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

O' Succulent Tree

Hello stamp friends.  It's that time again when get together for a Monday Montage Hop.  For this hop I have decided to share a tree of succulents, rhinestones, and pearls.  I stamped a variety of of succulents from the Oh So Succulent stamp set and watercolored them with pale inks and an Aqua Painter.  Once they were dry I hand cut them out and futzed around until I decided to arrange them into a Christmas tree shape.  I think it makes a sweet Springtime wedding card with a nod to the Holiday season.

Friday, December 9, 2016

TGIF #85 Sketch Gone Wrong?

I have said this before that "when I play along with sketch challenges I do them from memory."  I study and get a good idea of the layout and then go to my stampin' space and get to creating.  So, once I finished my card for this week's TGIF #85 challenge and was uploading my photo I noticed I botched up the sketch.  I did make a take on the portrait layout, but I rotated it to a landscape orientation.
All season I have been using up my Warmth and Cheer DSP.  I still have some left, but I was in need of a change, something different that would still be cool and perfect for the holiday, yet not green and red plaids.  Check out how fun the A Little Foxy DSP works up in a Christmas card; it's fresh and light and has fit the bill for me.
What do you think?

Product List

Sunday, December 4, 2016

It's a Creation Station Wrap Up!

Oh don't get me wrong, we are not wrapping up the Creation Station Blog Hops.  As a Design Team we're wrapping up gifts for the season and sharing our pretty packages with you.
 In the Holiday Catalog you can find White Gift Boxes that are food safe and come with acetate sleeves that give a great glimmering shine and finish to each box.
 For this box the star of the show is the adorable poofy bow.  It's quite simple to make.  It's three circles that are folded and clipped and then fastened together.  Later in the week I will have photo tutorial to show you exactly how to make them.

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut the tag for the box which I stamped with the Peaceful Pines set.  I actually love all the glimmer paper.  In small bits I think it works and since it's the Holidays a bit more sparkle is totally okay ;0) 
 A trio of banner tags are perfect for decorating the Petite Cafe Bags.  I cut 2" wide strips of Warmth and Cheer DSP and Very Vanilla card stock which I notched out with the Triple Banner Punch.  For the gift tag I stamped the "happy heart" image from the Suite Seasons stamp set which I inked up with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Markers.
 The Petite Cafe Bags in the Annual Catalog are super cool.  They have a coated lining that is perfect for cookies or goodies.  My favorite part of my decorated bag is the bow.  Want to make one?  They are super easy.  Just cut six to eight 3 1/2" to 4" pieces of ribbon in a variety of colors and styles and tie them together.  To give this bow a bit more visual scale I added a crumpled doily and a Cherry Cobbler oval.
Thanks a bunch for stopping by to check out a few packaging ideas.  For me shopping for gifts is fun, but wrapping them and making them all jazzed up and pretty is what I love best.  Your next stop along the hop with with Denita.  She has some seriously awesome stampin' skills--enjoy!

Click directly on Denita's name below for the link to work. 
For some reason I cannot get the button to work.  I have tried five times, deleting and starting over, but it just won't work.  So, click on her name not on the "next" button and you will get there!