Thursday, April 18, 2019

Inspiring Easter Time!!

I can't believe this week is Easter!  About time I finally used this stamp set!  Haha.  This is the You're Inspiring Stamp Set that is in the Annual Catalog.  And it is perfect for all things Springtime and Easter! 




Colors: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Pineapple Punch
Ink Pads: Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: You're Inspiring
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Classic Label Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes

I loved using this stamp set for my little Easter gift for my club gals.  (The boxes have some Easter candy in it.)  These Mini Gable Boxes are so amazing.  And SADLY...they are retiring.  😭 They will not be in the new catalog.  So get them while you can!

I did some more watercoloring...because apparently I just really can't stop... but it was the perfect thing to do with these fun daffodils.  💖


I honestly just hurried and colored all of these so don't look close!  But that's what I love about watercoloring...no perfection needed!!!  But really...can you even get enough of these cute boxes?!!


Or can you ever get enough of a fun embossed sentiment?!?!


I know I can't!  Haha.  I hope you are inspired by this box!  I may need to whip some more of these up!! 




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It's a Needlepoint Nook Day! with Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

It is that time again!  Artisan Design Team Blog Hop time!!! Are you ready?! 😀 If you are just starting this hop...WELCOME!!!  If you just came from Angela's blog...well welcome to your next stop!  😀 We have lots of fun projects to share! 

Today we are hopping with projects made from the FABULOUS Needlepoint Nook Suite!  This suite was so much fun to play with!  The Needle & Thread Stamp Set (# 148724) and the Needlepoint Elements Dies (# 148541) are so fun to use together.  Then mix in the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (#148807), and it is super easy to create some fun projects!


I used the stamps, dies, and paper for all of these projects.  Want to see them closer?!  Well here you go!


Colors: Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Powder Pink
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Berry Burst, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Basic Black, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Watercolor, Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Needle & Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Needlepoint Elements Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, Champagne Shimmer Paint
If you like layers...this is the card for you!  So many of them here for you!  And the color combo is really fun: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Coastal Cabana, & Lemon Lime Twist.  If you follow me...you know I love watercoloring...so I am especially loving this watercolor wash:


And I LOVE this stitched die!  It just does the stitching...doesn't cut anything out...and makes such a fun background.


This next card has a little fun element also:



Colors: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Highland Heather
Ink Pads: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Window Sheet, Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Needle & Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Needlepoint Elements Dies, Pretty Label Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, Linen Thread

The very top layer is a window sheet.  I stamped & embossed that fun stitched flourish on the top and bottom of the sheet.  Then actually stitched it to the top of the card...


 It creates this fun layer that I totally love...


The focal point is adhered to the window sheet...


How cute are all those florals?!  This stamp set is so much fun to use!  

Last project to share is this fun box.  It's the Lustrous White Mini Gable Box.  Swoon!  😍😍😍 LOVE these boxes!!!


Colors: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam
Ink Pads: Powder Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Soft Seafoam, Shimmery White, Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Needle & Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Needlepoint Elements Dies, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Pretty Label Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes

I made a panel for the front of the box to have that Tin Tile detail by just embossing a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and adhered to the front.  This would be a fun box to put any fun gift or treat in as a little thank you for someone special.


Love the Linen Thread wrapped around the box also...


So what do you think of all this Needlepoint fun?!  There are SO MANY fun projects to still see!  

Next stop on the hop is Aurélie! Can't wait for you to see the amazingness she created!!

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/.../18/artisan-april-fb



 Sneak peek of all the gorgeousness that you will find in this hop!!!
 
2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Butterfly Dream...

Do you have the Butterfly Gala Bundle yet?!  If not...it's a good one!  It comes with a fabulous stamp set and a coordinating punch!  I have used it a lot, and just want to share the latest.  I made a little pouch for a notebook with the Envelope Punch Board (it is RETIRING!!!!  😭  Which means it will not be in the new catalog that is released in June) and decorated the front...



Colors: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Highland Heather, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Tools: Big Shot, Chase Your Dreams Dies, Circle Tab Punch, Butterfly Duet Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Look how cute!  Now...small note...I used the Sale-A-Bration paper, Botanical Butterfly, so hopefully you still have some of this around.  If not...well you should of gotten more when you could have!  😀  Hee.  But good thing that Stampin' Up! has lots of other fun papers that would work just as well for this.  😊 

I am not sure I am ever going to be able to stop watercoloring.  Haha.  But I do really love the fun watercolor wash on this:


And that butterfly with the vellum layer...😍😍😍!  I also LOVE this little punch detail...


It is made with the Circle Tab Punch.  So much fun!!!  One last look at the whole thing! 


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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tropical Gift Time At On Stage...

Hello!  Just a quick project to share today!  This past Saturday, Stampin' Up! held a bunch of On Stage events (like a convention) around the globe.  Well...there happened to be one in Salt Lake City--so that's where I went!  I have lots to share about this event, but for now I'm just going to share the fun gift I gave to my team members that were in attendance. 


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Gold Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Beach Happy, Wood Words
Tools: Big Shot, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 2018-2020 In Color Mini Binder Clip, Gingham Gala Sequins


I had to use the Beach Happy stamp set because it just makes me so happy.  I had just a few minutes to get these done, and I was happy with how fast it went...even with that little bit of fussy cutting.




Hope you enjoy!  Do you like dressing up your gifts also?! 


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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Simple Watercoloring...

Sometimes some simple watercoloring & a few elements are all you need to tell someone that you care.  Like with this card:


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Leaf Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I just did some quick watercoloring onto some watercolor paper, then added some thread, vellum, and a greeting.  I tried adding more, but just really liked the simplicity of this card without anything more.


And let me just say it one more time...I. LOVE. WATERCOLORING!!!!


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

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Watercoloring With Needlepoint...

I have been having a lot of fun with the Needlepoint Nook Suite.  I decided to add a little watercoloring to the mix with this card:



Colors: Gray Granite, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Powder Pink
Ink Pads: Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Shimmery White, Pool Party, Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Needle & Thread
Tools: Pretty Label Punch, Big Shot, Needlepoint Elements Dies
Accessories: Metallics Sequin Assortment, Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack
 
I love that big floral stitched die that is in the background of the card.  It didn't pop enough for me, so that is why I added a little watercoloring to the mix.  I kinda really like the addition.  But...I am obsessed with watercoloring these days.  Hee.  Then love that little bundle of flowers...I may have a few more cards to share where I made just about the same bundle.  😊 


This was a pretty simple card to make, but loving all the layers.  Layers kinda make my heart happy.  😍  I love those sequins also.  They are from the Metallics pack.  It is a fun iridescent.  Swoon!



What is your favorite part of this card?!  Who else likes watercoloring as much as me?!  😀

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

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Friday, April 5, 2019

More Tropical Love...

Sharing some more tropical love today!  I did the same watercolor technique as I made on the card I shared in THIS POST.  I love it so much...so I tried it on a little gift bag here:



ColorsCoastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Petal Pink
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beach Happy
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallic Ribbon Combo (Petal Pink), Gold Library Clips, Striped Treat Bags, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Tip for the water:  I spritzed the waves with water after I stamped it, and then I also added a little more color with my Aqua Painter and Coastal Cabana ink pad. 

Palm trees and oceans make my heart happy.  So grateful I can bring it into my stamp room...since I don't live anywhere near the beach. But doesn't this make you feel all tropical regardless of where you live?! ...


It sure does for me!  ðŸ˜€  Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Gingham Butterfly Blooms...

I love the cute little Mini Pizza Boxes that are in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  They are so much fun to decorate and wrap any small gift or treat in.



ColorsGrapefruit Grove, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Gray Granite, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist,Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Tools: Tailored Tag Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack
Accessories: Mini Pizza Boxes, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

This was quick and easy to make...which is a win-win!  Just some Designer Series Paper, punches, and ribbon!  I just LOVE those little bloom punches!  ðŸ’–


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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Gumball Hello...

Just a quick notecard to share today...but it is SO CUTE!!!  Do you agree?!  ðŸ˜€


ColorsCoastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, Daffodil Delight, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Jar of Sweets Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Silver Metallic Thread

This is one of the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes just decorated with some of the FABULOUS How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper.  I love this suite of products!!!


How sweet this really is, right?!  :-)


I just cut the gumball machine out from the paper and layered it with the stamped frame cut out with the coordinating dies.  ðŸ˜  Love this little stamped envelope also:


Note: if you punch out a 2 1/4" circle...it fits perfectly under the envelope adhesive for a fun touch to the envelopes.

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

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Palm Tree Relaxing...

If there is one thing you should know about me...you should know that I love the beach.  ðŸ˜€  Yes...a lot of people love the beach.  But...the beach and I are different.  We connect.  We love each other.  ðŸ˜‰ What can I say?  It is where I feel at total peace.  So yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Beach Happy Stamp Set in the Occasions Catalog.  Who wouldn't want to relax under these palm trees?!



ColorsSoft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Ink Pads: Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Watercolor Paper, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beach Happy
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Iridescent Ice Sequins, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold Metallic Thread

How fun are those palm trees?!  I LOVE them!  I have to give a shout out to Melody Hyde for this technique.  She shared this technique recently, and I had to try it!  It's SO EASY to get this fun watercolor look!  You just stamp your images onto Watercolor Paper--make sure you have a juicy ink pad--and then quickly spritz with some water and watch the colors bleed.  Then heat with a heat tool to dry it.  SO! MUCH! FUN!!!  You know I'm obsessed with watercoloring...so I loved this so much!!!


Felt so artsy!!  And look how cute those sequins are!  ðŸ˜€  Just a few more details:



What do you think?!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!  You should give this a try and show me what you make!!!!  ðŸ’–

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Inspiring Easter Time!!

I can't believe this week is Easter!  About time I finally used this stamp set!  Haha.  This is the You're Inspiring Stamp Set that ...