Friday, August 16, 2019

So Very Thankful For The Love Of Felt...

The For the Love of Felt Stamp Set is designed to be used with the bright & fun "For the Love of Felt" Project Kit.  The kit is so fantastic, and luckily...the stamp set is just as fantastic on its own!  I went with the bright and fun theme and made this card:

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, LIGHT Calypso Coral Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: For the Love of Felt
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

Some Designer Series Paper, a fun focal point, sequins, Baker's Twine colored with a Blends Marker, and a Stitched Nested Label Die...why who could ask for anything more?!  😊

I plan on making more of these in more color combos because I loved making them a lot.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!


TGIF Challenge 225...Bring on the Black!

Challenge, challenge, challenge time!  Whooooooo!!!! πŸ™Œ  Who is excited?!?!  I am! ever have those moments where you have an idea in your head and it doesn't quite turn out like you thought?!  Well...that was what happened with this card.  I imagine one day I will do a "take 2" of this card.  But for is my card!

Colors: Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Inks: StazOn Jet Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon

I LOVE the Tropical Chic Stamp Set.  It's such a fun one.  I have always thought the images would be so much fun embossed on black.  And since this is the challenge...

...I thought it would be a fun time to try it!   

And sequins are always a good idea, am I right?!  πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoy!  And is YOUR TURN!!!!  What are you going to make for the challenge this week?!  Check it all out on the TGIF Challenge Blog

Please let me know if you have any questions!


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shimmery Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...

Who is ready for another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop?!?!  πŸ™‹ I know I AM!!!!  First of all...I have to ask...have you noticed the SHIMMER DETAILED LASER-CUT SPECIALTY PAPER (item # 149611) in the Annual Catalog yet?!  If the answer is no....well you are about to!  Because that is what this hop is all about!  Yay!!!!  I LOVE this paper.  One one side, it is all shimmery and more vanilla color.  On the other is white.  So either look you need...this paper has it!!!  Angela shared some amazingly fun projects on her blog, if you are coming from there.  So now I want to share mine!  πŸ˜€

I love the fun details that these paper give!  These projects would be so boring without them!  Hee.  Although the watercolored pieces are pretty cool.  Here they both are before they were added to the cards:

But on to the finished projects in more detail!  Here is the standard sized card:

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Calypso Coral, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Stamps: Inspiring Iris
Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Timeless Label Punch, Take Your Pick Tool (sequins placement), Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

I just cut that lattice piece out of the laser-cut sheets.  Adhered it over the watercolor piece, and then added a few elements. 

(Should we talk for a second about how much I love the Timeless Label Punch-item #149516?!  I LOVE the shape, size, just everything! about it!  πŸ˜€) 

I love how that shimmery lattice just pops with the watercoloring behind it. And those sequins!! 😍

And how can you NOT just love this little bird mini?!  This is a 3x3 card, and I just love it. 

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gray Granite
Inks: Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gray Granite, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
Stamps: Inspiring Iris
Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Take Your Pick Tool (sequins placement), Country Floral Embossing Folder
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Nature's Twine

Once again...the watercolor background just makes that cute bird pop.  😍  I just love that little guy.  I also love the other fun touches.  That "crinkle" Baker's Twine (just pulled a few strands from the Grapefruit Grove color in the Nature's Twine pack - item #146342) is soooo cute.  And always love a white on black greeting.  πŸ˜€

And once again...those sequins!  😍

I so hope you enjoy these cards!  Let me just tell you that you are in for a TREAT (and a healthy one at that!  Haha) with this blog hop! The projects are so fabulous!!!  Next up is AurΓ©lie and you will love what she has to share with you today! Then check out a sneak peak of all the projects below!

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Amazing Watercolored Birthday...

The Everything Amazing Stamp Set is SO FABULOUS!!  Have you seen it?!  Here is the first card I made with it.  Even with a few was such a quick and easy stamp set to use:

Colors: Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Inks: Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Shimmery White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Everything Amazing
Tools: Detailed Trio Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Shimmer Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

Loving these colors.  😍  Loving the watercoloring.  😍  Loving the sequins.  😍  Loving the splatter.  😍  LOVE-ING that new Shimmer Embossing Powder!!!  😍

It's so shimmery and fun!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Fabulously Foiled Feathers...

Have you seen the Noble Peacock Suite yet?!  It. Is. Stunning and oh so gorgeous!  There are two different kinds of foil included in the Suite...plain foil sheets and some printed foil sheets.  There are also some FABULOUS dies in the suite.  The plain foil and the peacock feather die were calling my name...

Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White
Inks: VersaMark, Melon Mambo (splatter), Light Lovely Lipstick Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Detailed Peacock Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
Look how GORGEOUS they are!  And one little tip...WHERE DID I GET that pink Baker's Twine?!  It's pretty awesome, right?!  πŸ˜€  Well...I just colored the Whisper White Baker's Twine with the Light Lovely Lipstick Blends marker!  Swoon!!!

And I just LOVE how this foil shines...

The colors are so much fun as well. 😍

This whole suite is just gorgeous...

I hope you enjoy this card!  Thank you so much for visiting! Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need any help getting your hands on any of these gorgeous products!  πŸ’—


Friday, August 9, 2019

Paper Pumpkin Obsessed...

Well what can I say?!  I am STILL making cards with some leftover pieces from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I LOVE this kit so much!!!  I'm not sure that I have ever played with one kit so much.  Haha.  Here are three more cards I made using the stamps and die-cut pieces:

They are all very similar, but I love the different touches each one brings. 

I used a few fun techniques on this card that I love doing:

I colored that touch of ribbon on the top of the card with the Light Lovely Lipstick Blends Marker.  Did you know you can do that?!  It's so easy and so much fun! you LOVE that ombre Coastal Cabana piece as much as me?! Hee.  To do that...I just used a Sponge Brayer to add ink to Whisper White cardstock.  To get the ombre...just start brayering at the same end each time so it stays darkest there, and work brayer towards the other end (without re-inking) to get the lighter shade.  Then I just adhered a bunch of the sand dollar pieces that came in the kit over the piece. 

I also used a sponge dauber to add color to the Vellum coral pieces that are included with the kit.

And YES!  Those sand dollar pieces are shimmery!!!! 

More sand dollar fun with the stamp set this time!!!!  I LOVE the coordinating stamp set that comes with the kit!!!

Love these bundles of elements.  It is so much fun. 

This greeting is from another stamp set (the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set) and the panel was done for another project that I didn't end up using.  So this card was super easy and quick to put together!  Hee. 

So what do you think of this past June Paper Pumpkin kit?!  I'm OBSESSED and LOVE it!  Check out THIS POST to see more cards that I made with it!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!!


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Designer Series Paper For the Quick Win!

Need a set of note cards made, but don't have a lot of time to do it?!  Well...let your Designer Series Paper do all the work for you!

All you need is a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (Item # 131527), any pack of Designer Series Paper that you love--I used Follow Your Art (Item #149489) for these, some coordinating cardstock, and a greeting stamp!

Colors: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Pacific Point, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Heat Tool, Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread

I did add some Silver Metallic Thread (Item # 138402) behind the greeting--from It Starts With Art Stamp Set (Item #149303) also.  But they are so simple and quick!

Both patterns of paper are so cute also.

I made a set of 8 of these note cards in about 20 mins, if that.  It really went so fast!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!


Friday, August 2, 2019

TGIF Challenge 223...Modern Colors With Modern Heart:

Yay!  Challenge time!  And not only challenge time, but it is COLOR CHALLENGE time!  I LOVE a good color challenge!  However...I have to say that I don't know how challenging it was...considering two of my fave colors were apart of it.  Hee!  But what do you think?!  Will it be a challenge for you?!  Can you guess what colors are in the challenge?! 

Colors: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape
Inks: Pigment Sprinkles, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Modern Heart
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder

I hope it wasn't hard to guess, but here you go with the official list!

I decided to make a little thank you treat for this challenge...and it was quite fun to do.  I just made a panel for the front of an Acetate Card Box.  I love how quick & simple it is to use Stampin' Up! products to make all sort of cute things...way more than just cards.  It's so much fun to brighten someone's day with pretty things!  πŸ˜€

Here are a few details:

Will it surprise you to know that the ONLY ink pad I used for this card was a VersaMark ink pad?!  But wait!!!  How did I get that FABULOUSLY vibrant color?!  Why...I used the NEW PIGMENT SPRINKLES!  They. Are. The. Best.  I love them very much and have a blast using them.  Again...the colors just POP with vibrancy.  😍

I hope you enjoy this card and I hope you come play along with our challenge this week!  Hope on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the other designers made and to play along with us!!! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

June Paper Pumpkin Love...And EXTRAS!!!

Did you receive the June Paper Pumpkin Kit?!  If you didn't...I am so sorry!  Because it is my FAVORITE!  It's no secret that I LOVE the beach!  From the depths of my soul!  So of course I love anything beach themed!  Hee.  This kit spoke to my heart!  In case you aren't is what this kit made:

This is a mini note card set with a cute little pouch to carry them all around in!  Are you totally swooning?!  I LOVED making these!  They made my heart so happy!!!  And I just loved this kit so much...I made it just like you were supposed to.  😁  However...after I made all this...there were SO MANY EXTRA pieces!  Die-cut leaves, palm trees, SAND DOLLARS, coral, etc!  I just saw it all laying there and said to myself, "no way are those shimmery sand dollars going to waste!"  πŸ˜€  So I started playing!  And today I'm going to photo overload you with some EXTRA cards I made from the kit.  I did add cardstock and some accessories to make these cards.  But...the fun die-cut pieces and stamps that I used were all from the kit!

How fun is that palm?!  I just LOVE the layered look with that fun vellum circle piece, the PALM TREE, and the GLITTERY SAND DOLLAR!  Oh my heavens!  Swoon!!!

And I love that sequin touch!  You will see that sequin touch a lot today!  πŸ˜€

Next up...look at those star fishes!!!!

I just stamped them a bunch of times, only re-inking the stamp every few times that I stamped.  Then...guess what I did again?!  I colored ribbon with my Blends makers!!!!  I posted a little about that in my last post that you can SEE HERE! 

I just LOVE this sentiment...and I love how it packs a punch when you do some repeat stamping like this...

I just love this card!

But on to this next one.  This is another note smaller than your typical standard card:

I have to admit...I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!  I colored some coral with a sponge dauber and some Melon Mambo ink.  Then I used another sponge dauber to do that FABULOUS shading on the greeting!  That cardstock started out white!!!  Then I just sponged on some Mango Melody ink...starting at the bottom where it is heaviest and just working my me all that variety of color! 

😍 SWOON!!!! 😍  Paired with all those layers and sequins...and my heart wants to burst!!!

Fourth and final card was fun to make also...

How fun is that background?!  I made this background my just adhering all those leaves down onto Whisper White cardstock.  And then die-cutting it out with the stitched rectangle die!  Love it!  Then added a few elements and we were done! 

One cool thing I did to the card...was break out my trusty dauber again!

The card front started out So Saffron.  However...I added some shading with the Mango Melody ink...and I LOVE how it looks!  Not just solid color like the cardstock, but a more shaded variety. 

Maybe this was too much to take in and I should have shared one card at a time!  But...was more fun to share at once!  And just check it all out:

I still have lots of die-cut pieces left, so you may see more from me!  But for now...enjoy!  And thank you so much for visiting!!  If you need help getting your own Paper Pumpkin in the mail...let me help you! 



Monday, July 29, 2019

Wish Wrapping...Wrapping of Techniques!

I don't know if you know this about me...but I LOVE having cute packaging for gift.  Now...of course I don't always get to decorating my gift bags and such.  But when I makes my heart pitter patter.  This one I am about to show you is FULL of fun "texture" techniques.  Check it out:

Colors: Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Basic Black
Inks: Melon Mambo, Memento Black, Pigment Sprinkles, Pineapple Punch Dark Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Broadway Lights Dies, Aqua Painter, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Shimmery White Embossing Paste

First we are going to pause and much more fun would  ^ THIS ^  bag be to receive than just a plain bag?!  So much more fun, right?!  Hee.  Also...this bag is filled with techniques...even though it may not look it at first.  Let me show you some more details pics.

First is the word.  It is die-cut from the Broadway Lights Dies (Item #146317).  But then...I covered it with a layer of the Fine-Tip Glue Pen (Item #138309) to make it all glossy/shiny/3D.  I love this fun technique!  I then adhered the word onto the bag...which I had done a layer of Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  LOVE the texture and fun this adds!

Now on to the tag:

This tag was SO much fun to make!!!  I started with a piece of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Swoon...this paper is so lush and "soft" and beautiful to work with.  I know, the watercolor paper is white--right?!  Well this tag doesn't look very white, I know.  I did some watercoloring on this tag using the Pigment Sprinkles!!! These are SOOOOOO very fun!!!  I LOVE them!  You can do all sorts of things with them (which I will continue to share what you can do!), but for this tag...I simply just took some of the crystals and waterolored the whole watercolor paper piece.  Then...once it was dry, I just splattered some ink back onto it!  I love the backgound and how it looks!  Then I just finished the tag with a fussy cut balloon, fun saying & sequins!  😍  Now...I have another FUN technique to point out here.

CHECK OUT THAT BAKER'S TWINE!  You may be thinking...but Stampin' Up! doesn't have a bright yellow baker's twine!!!  So how did I get that twine?!  Well...I COLORED it!  With the Pineapple Punch Dark Blends Marker!  Did you know you could color your Whisper White Baker's Twine?!  Well you can!  I LOVE those Blends Markers!

I so hope you enjoy this gift bag.  Look at my cute daughter even taking her turn to hold the bag...

Love that cute hand.  Hee.

I hope you enjoy this bag!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!


So Very Thankful For The Love Of Felt...

The For the Love of Felt Stamp Set is designed to be used with the bright & fun "For the Love of Felt" Project Kit.  The kit i...