Sunday, June 28, 2020

Whale Ocean Love...

Have you been devouring the NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog like I have been?!  What are your favorite things to play with so far?!  I have to just say...if there is ever anything ocean/beach related...that will be one of the FIRST things I go for.  Words just can't express HOW MUCH I love the ocean and beach.  I LOVE to Scuba and be under that water.  I love to snorkel and get as close as I can to all the things.  I love to swim in the waves, float on the water, lay on the beach...I don't really care.  Hee.  Just take me to the ocean.  😍  But one of my FAVORITE thing about the ocean is the amazing world that lives below the surface...including those sea creatures.  So when I saw the Whale of a Time Suite in the catalog...well I couldn't wait to play! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam
Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Shimmery White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Whale Done
Tools: Heat Tool, Tasteful Labels Dies, Whale Builder Punch, Water Painters, Bone Folder, Paper Snips
AccessoriesWhale of a Time Sequins, Pool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon, Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack

Isn't he just "WHALEY" cute?!  (Hee...see what I did there?!  😛) I LOVE that Seabed Embossing Folder (that I then sponged over with the Just Jade ink to make it really pop)!  Just look at all the texture!  And fun tip...curl the cardstock with a bone folder to really loosen those fibers.  Then break it apart a bit.  I LOVE the interest and detail that it adds!  (I also just distressed the edges of the cardstock with one of the blades on a pair of Paper Snips.  😊


Yes...I also LOVE that pop of Magenta Madness (I think it will be a rare occurrence when I will not be using this color the next 2 years.  Hee.), I LOVE that saying, and I just LOVE that little whale.  He is sooooo cute! 


(I love that ribbon detail too.  💗) 


I hope you "Whaley" enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Thank you so much for visiting!
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Fancy Friday Case-ing!!!

Have you been following along on Instagram & Facebook with our Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team challenge this month?!  If not...you should be!  It is a FUN one!  This month, we are are having a CASE a Fancy Friend Challenge!  How do you even start with this?!  There are SO MANY fun designers and projects to case!  😀  The card I chose to CASE by Lauren Alarid has been at the top of my list to CASE for awhile now, so now was the time! I LOVE Lauren’s clean style with lots of gorgeous texture and color pops. And her watercolor is always 😍! My version uses the new Forever Fern Bundle—which is going to be a favorite for sure! Thanks for being a crafty genius that I always look up to, Lauren!

Here is the card I made:


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Forever Fern
Tools: Heat Tool, Forever Flourishing Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Water Painters
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

And here is Lauren's original card (isn't it GORGEOUS!  Can't you see why I needed to case it?!  😀)... 


I want to show some close-up's of the fun "spray" of watercolored die-cuts from my card.  This was SO much fun to do!  I just did a watercolor wash of different colors onto watercolor paper. Then cut them out using the Forever Flourishing Dies.  I also cut some out of Whisper White cardstock (LOVE the subtle layering this gives!) and Vellum...






I really love that subtle watercoloring & ink splatter that the focal point is layered on:


I had SO. MUCH. FUN. making this card!


I wish you could all see this card in person...it is even more vibrant in person. 😁  But NOW...I want to see what you make!  Come play along!  Case anyone's cards on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team and share with us what you make!  You can tag us on Facebook or Instagram: Stampin' Fancy Friday or @stampinfancyfriday. 


Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would also love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs! 

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Playing with Pattern Play...TGIF Challenge 269:

I am a bit late in posting this, but there was no way I wasn't going to get something done for this challenge!  Who has made their own patterned paper before?!  There used to be a time where that was pretty much your only option.  But still I find that sometimes--it is just as easy to make your own with exactly what you want.  So welcome TGIF Challenge #269!  You are a fun one!  First up...my submission:


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Petal Pink
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Petal Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Stamps: Pattern Play, Well Said
Tools: Heat Tool, Playful Alphabet Dies
AccessoriesPool Party 3/8" Sheer Ribbon, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (white twine), Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Sponge Dauber
 
 
I stamped that panel of white using the Pattern Play Stamp Set.  The bundle that this stamp set comes in is AMAZING...because it is bundled with the Playful Alphabet Dies!  One of my FAVORITE items in the New Catalog!  😍😍😍  Also...that ribbon that I pleated behind the cardstock...yes, please.  😁


I mean, seriously.  ♡ MAJOR ♡ swoon worthy!  I. LOVE. THOSE. LETTERS!!!!  Also...playing a great supporting role...can I get a shout-out for those Foam Adhesive Sheets!  I adhered some Magenta Madness cardstock to a portion of a sheet, then just used the dies to cut it all out!  It cut through all at once.  And was so easy! 

And this stamp set...LOVE!  Just stamped all these stripes down some Whisper White cardstock, and then when it was dry, I sponged some Petal Pink ink over it.  


All in all, this was a super fun card to make!  Would be fun to make in some masculine colors as well!  You could also do lots of different sentiments!  

Now...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog and play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!  💗

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

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

Just a quick check-in today to say Happy Father's Day to all those amazing men that make this world a better place!  Masculine cards are NOT easy for me.  Hee.  I kept it major simple today with just some color blending, a greeting, and some texture!



Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Gold
Inks:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Tools: Garage Gears Dies, Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Colors I shaded with:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point.  Then I just splattered some water onto the paper for some fun texture.  My friend, Martin, does this a lot and I love it! 


Then I just added a simple greeting with some gold foil, an embossed strip, and some splattered Gold Enamel Dots. 


Hope you enjoy!  What are your tips for masculine cards?!

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

When In Doubt...Always Be a Unicorn!

Have you seen the Hippo Happiness Bundle in the NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?  I hope so.  😀  If you haven't...go check it out now.  I will wait.  Hee.  I love this one a whole bunch because my dear friend, Robyn, was able to participate in the creation of this bundle when she reached the INCREDIBLE milestone of hitting $1 MILLION in career sales!  Yay!  It is a super fun stamp set & die set that will be lots of fun to create with throughout the years!  Here is my first card with it!  I had to use a color I can't imagine I will ever stop using, Magenta Madness!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Gold
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, VersaMark, Light Flirty Flamingo Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Basic Black, 2020-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil
Stamps: Hippo Happiness
Tools: Hippo & Friends Dies, Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder, Water Painters, Heat Tool
AccessoriesFlowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon

Fun, right?!  😍  I made that fun stripe on the side using the 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack and Whisper White cardstock.  SUCH a fun technique!  And how cute and bold is it?!  💕


I LOVE this greeting...always have! Such a fun and whimsical saying!  And I totally agree!  😊


I added a little colored ribbon (colored with the Light Flirty Flamingo Blends marker) and twine (the white is pulled from the twine in the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) for some texture.  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder!


I hope you enjoyed this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I would love to hear from you!

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Monday, June 15, 2020

Layered Blossoms in Bloom...

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is here!  The new Stampin' Up! Catalog is here!!!  Yay!  Who is excited?!  And who needs a copy?!?!  😀  Today I am sharing a card that I have been sending out with some of the catalogs I have mailed out.  It is using one of my very FAVORITE bundles from the new catalog...the Blossoms In Bloom Bundle!



SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Granny Apple Green
Inks:  Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Shimmery White, Misty Moonlight, Basic Black
Stamps: Blossoms In Bloom
Tools: Many Layered Blossoms Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Whale of a Time Sequins

This card was really quite easy to put together.  You just stamp the background (then I embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder), cut out the floral piece, and layered it over the stamped images.  AND...I used 2 new In Colors!  Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight...any guesses which one is my favorite?!  😍

Here are a few close-up's...




I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  What is your favorite bundle from the new Annual Catalog?!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need a catalog!

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Color With Tasteful Touches...TGIF Challenge 267

It is time for a TGIF Challenge today!  Yay!  Who is excited?!  🙋  Me too!  I love a good color challenge...and we have a fun one today!  AND...thanks to the NEW RELEASE of Stampin' Up!'s NEW Annual Catalog...I am using a NEW Suite...called In Good Taste!  And a NEW In Color!  Here we go!


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my STORE!)

Colors: Crumb Cake, Bumble Bee, Night of Navy, Pool Party
Inks:  Night of Navy, Bumble Bee, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Stamps: Tasteful Touches
Tools: Tasteful Labels, Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
AccessoriesLinen Thread, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

Are you in love with this In Good Taste Suite too?  There are even more fun products in this suite that are gorgeous that I didn't use on this card!  This card uses the bundle (Tasteful Touches Bundle) and embossing folder (Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  😍

Here is the color combo I used:

Bumble Bee is a fun new In Color!  You can use any yellow though...since I know a lot of you may not have those.  But look how gorgeous it is.  😀  For the feathers, I stamped it 3 times in Bumble Bee...without re-inking the stamp before stamping.  That way, you get a 3 different color variations of the same color.


Love this watercolor wash...I think it makes it all pop so beautifully!


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Also...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to submit your challenge creation!

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Rainbowed Message of Love:

Rainbow colors, watercoloring, embossing, fun lace-y detail, and lots of love to share...what could be better, right?!  😉   SUPPLIES:  (all...