Friday, August 31, 2018

TGIF Challenge 175 ... Beautiful Tic Tac Toe!!!

It is CHALLENGE time again!  Woot!  I seriously LOVE doing these challenges.  They are such a great way to "click on" that creative brain.  Sometimes it is so nice to have a starting point when you sit down to create.

This week is especially fun because I'm share a few sneak peeks from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!    So want to see?!  Well here goes nothing...


Colors:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Thick, Shimmery White, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: First Frost (upcoming Holiday Catalog), Artisan Textures
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Frosted Bouquet Framelits 

Accessories: Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled-Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Silver Thread

I have to admit...I'm kinda in love with this card. Makes my heart smile.  Now...want to see the challenge for the week?!  So you can play along?!  Yay!  I want to see what you make!

The challenge is...drumroll...a fun Tic-Tac-Toe game!!!  You choose your own winning tic-tac-toe combo from any line you want!!!  Check it out:

                          

I picked the far right line: flowers, negative space, and thread.  What do you think?!  😀


I just have to warn you...this flower is ADDICTING!!!  It has so much depth and beauty to it.  For this flower...I inked it up in Flirty Flamingo ink and then took a sponge and added some Mango Melody ink to the center for a little dimension.  Then just stamped.  Beauty!!!

I can't wait to see what you make!!!!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog to play along!!!

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Detailed With Love ... And Smiles

I LOVE the greeting on this card...it's kind of a major winner for me:


Colors:  Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch
Cardstock/Papers Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamps: Detailed With Love
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Aqua Painter (for splatter), Detailed Trio Punch
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Thread

I really am lucky to have so many incredible people in my life.  So this sentiments makes me think of many.  What do you think?!  Have you used this bundle yet?!  It is the "Detailed With Love" bundle and comes with this amazing stamp set AND a fun triple punch!  Check it out:

Detailed with Love Clear-Mount Bundle

So many fun greetings and elements.  And the punch has THREE punches in one!  There is a corner rounder, a fun corner detail element (that you can see in the top left corner of the card), and a little slot punch for a ribbon on a tag. Lots of fun!!  

Here is a better picture of the corner...


LOVE that little corner punched detail.  SO. Much! Fun!!!  And that oval greeting is cut out perfectly with that stitched oval shape also.  😍


And can we talk about how  much I LOVE how these layers came together.  That fun flower burst image AND the little scallop stamp...heart. Swoon.  😍😍😍

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Gold Striped Floral Congrats Bag ...

Do you end up giving cash/gift cards for special occasions?!  I know I do!  My one rule is that is has to be wrapped cute.  Haha.  So here's a quick gift bag you could throw a gift card or cash in that is also a lot of fun to make!  Bonus!  Hee.



ColorsWhisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gray Granite, 

Cardstock/Papers Watercolor Paper, Gray Granite

Stamps: Blended Seasons

Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, Aqua Painter

Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Gold Library Clips, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Colored Doilies, Striped Treat Bags
And yes...I really have had so much fun using the Blended Season Bundle that is only available until Friday!!!  (Let me know if I can help you grab it before it's gone!!!!)


Love using these clips to close the bags also...so they don't have to rip it open to get their gift out.  They could totally re-use it if they wanted!


These Colored Doilies are one of my fave things to use!  The other side is white...so you can use that side if the colors don't work for your project!

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!


Thanks so much for visiting!!!!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wishing With Blended Seasons...

I'm pretty much all heart-eyed over this card I made with the "Color Your Season" exclusive products.  (Only available through the end of August...or while supplies last if they run out before then!)  So had to share it with  you...



ColorsGray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Blended Seasons
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

How fun is this one?!  I actually cut the label out of the card front, and stamped and adhere the flowers to the inside of the card (using dimensionals), so you could see it through the label window on the front of the card.


Just a fun detail that adds some interest.


I love that greeting and the layered elements to it.  That ribbon is SOOOOO 😍😍😍!!

The flower image is colored with the Watercolor Pencils that are available in this exclusive special this month.  And I stamped it onto Watercolor Paper and then colored over the flowers with Wink of Stella glimmer brush.  Just look at the fun shimmer...


I sure hope you enjoyed this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!

Thanks for visiting!!!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Tropical Stitched Seasons...

I have been having so much fun with the "Stitched Seasons" framelits.  It's fun to use with the "Blended Seasons" stamp set, & it's also fun to use them with other stamps!  I wanted to dress up some gifts I made for my club gals, so I used them for a fun tag using the Tropical Chic suite...


ColorsSoft Sea Foam, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Tropical Thinlits, Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Silver Faceted Gems, Silver 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon

Kinda in love with this tag, if I'm being honest. 😍




Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy this!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!! 

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Thank You, Blended Seasons!

I LOVE the Exclusive "Blended Seasons" bundle offered only this month!  It's amazing!!!  Click HERE to check it out! I have another card I made using this bundle to share with you today!  Because I can't stop using these stamps & framelits!!!



ColorsCoastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Thick, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Vellum Cardstock, Gold Glimmer
Stamps: Blended Seasons
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Linen Thread, Iridescent Sequin Assortment

What do you think?!  This one is pretty simple and can I express just how much I LOVE doing a fun watercolor wash?!  I LOVE IT!!  Do you like it?  I've been thinking about making a video on how you do it...would that be helpful?! 

Cause look how pretty...


I love the color variation and how you can stamp over it for a fun effect!  So much fun!  And those vellum die-cuts & gold scallop-y layer just add so much pizazz. 




I hope you enjoy this card!  I know I had fun making it!  And did you know that you can get an extra FREE $12 in product from me this week just for ordering this bundle?!?!?!?  So you could get the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 for FREE!!  (These are actually $12.50, but I will allow that if you order this bundle.  😀 ) Check out my blog post HERE!!! 


Let me know if you have any questions!  Would be happy to help with any of your papercrafting needs!  Thanks so much for visiting! 

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Friday, August 17, 2018

TGIF Challenge 173... It's Beach Time!!

Are you ready for the BEST challenge ever?!?!  It's a THEME challenge over on the TGIF Challenge blog, and I AM SO EXCITED!!!  It is a BEACH theme!  If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the beach.  😍 It is my safe place and where my soul feels whole.  So...yes...I am so excited about this challenge this week!  Are you ready to play?!  Here is my card that I made...



ColorsCoastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Gray Granite, Lemon Lime Twist

Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Shimmery White, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Watercolor Paper, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Sea of Textures, Tropical Chic

Tools: Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Under the Sea Framelits, Heat Tool

Accessories: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder

 And the official challenge:



I did a little SNUBAing on a recent vacation and OH. MY. HEAVENS.  I loved being UNDER the ocean SO. MUCH!!!  I have always loved snorkeling, but this was so much better!  I was in love!   Here's a little pic of me down there...


Anyway...so I kinda took the card this week to the ocean part of the beach...and it was so much fun!  Here are a few more pics of some details...


These waves are from the scallop die in the "Seasonal Layers" thinlits.  HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT?! :-)


Love that embossing!  I just embossed the netting in Whisper White onto Watercolor paper.  And then I just did a quick color wash over it with Coastal Cabana ink and an Aqua Painter.  😍


Ok...so I HATE how an octopus looks in real life.  Nasty.  Haha.  BUT I LOVE this little guy in stamping form!  Funny how that works.


I hope you enjoy these projects!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Now go check out the TGIF Challenge Blog and play along!  I want to see ALLLLLL the beach inspired projects!!!!  💕

Let me know if you have any questions!  And don't forget about the FABULOUS Anniversary special I have going this week!!!

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Pick Me! Pick Me!!!

SOOOOO...I am fortunate to be able to attend Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event in November.  This is going to be a HUGE convention to celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th year!!!!!  I seriously can't even wait!  We are going to have a blast!!  Why am I telling you this?!  Well...Stampin' Up! is looking for display stampers...who get to make projects with new products for all to view...and this is part of the application process!  So you get to view a compilation of some of my latest fave projects I've done!  Hope you enjoy!!!

A few card samples:






A few 3D items:




And how about a scrapbook layout?!?!  


Well I hope you enjoyed these projects!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  And wish me luck!  💕  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer Memories...

Summer is BY FAR my favorite season.  I love it more than I can express.  This summer, we took a last minute weekend trip to Yellowstone...and it was a blast!  We grabbed some of my family that were able to make it, rented a beautiful cabin in the woods nearby, and just had such a blast together.  Just goes to show that it doesn't have to be a huge production to have a good time.  A simple weekend, being together, is enough.  Anyway....I actually made a scrapbook layout with a couple of my fave pictures from the trip.  (I have MANY more faves, just to be clear.  Hee.  😀)   So want to see?!



ColorsPetal Pink, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam
Cardstock/Papers Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Wood Words, Timeless Textures
Tools: Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
Accessories: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Colored Doilies, Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine

I have a group picture on here of all of us that went, and then a picture of me & one of my daughters on the other side.  I will be making this into a double page spread, and will have a picture of me with my other two girls on the other side.  💕

Here are a few pics of some of the details...

Can we talk about this paper pack?!  It's from the "Twinkle Twinkle" Designer Series Paper and is one of my most fave packs!  I may not have any babies in my house, but I have used this paper for SOOOO many occasions!  They are just fun patterns in an AWESOME color combo!


And can we talk about the Basics Self-Adhesive Sequins?!  Swoon.  Swoon!  😍  I won't admit to how many packs I've already gone through.  Haha.


I will forever love the "Wood Words" stamp set.  I have used that one SOOOOO much!  It's such a fun one that goes for any occasion!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Are you recording your memories?!  What's your favorite way to do that?!

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Club Project Time...With Stitched Seasons!

I'm not sure I can adequately express just how much I love the stitched labels that are in the Stitched Seasons framelits that are ONLY available THIS MONTH!!!  (Click HERE to see the flyer!!!)  I wanted to make sure my club members knew just how much I loved them also...so we used them for a fun little box this month for club...



ColorsCoastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist

Cardstock/Papers Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Shimmer White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Brights 6x6 Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Lemon Zest, All Things Thanks, Artisan Textures

Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Lemon Builder Punch, Starburst Punch, Simply Scored Board, Heat Tool

Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Gold Library Clips, Gold Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder


How much fun is this!  The front and back of the box are the stitched label from this fabulous "Stitched Seasons" framelit set:


(See why I LOVE these framelits so much?!?!?  SOOOOOO CUTE!!!  And you get THREE sizes of those labels!!!)

Then you just unclip the top of the box, and you can slide all sorts of fun treats/gifts/gift cards/etc. in there!!!

Just a few more pictures of the box:





What do you think?!  Like this box?!   😀  If you would like to learn how to get the supplies and directions to make projects like these FOR FREE...just send me an email and I will let you know about my club!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!!   Don't forget about my 12 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL this week!  Click HERE to check out that post!!



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Sea of Textures Swap Time!

On Stage is now over, but I hope you had fun following along with me on social media!  (If you aren't following me on Facebook or Instag...