Thursday, June 28, 2018

Grapefruit Grove Sweetness...

Want to see some fabulous-ness with another new Stampin' Up! In Color?!  Yay!  I want to show you!  😀  The color I used for this just treat holder is Grapefruit Grove.  It's a beautiful peachy color.  Check it out...

ColorsWhisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron
Cardstock/Papers Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Whisper White,
Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Detailed With Love, Birthday Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Detailed Trio Punch
Accessories: Nature's Twine, Gold Thread, 6x8 Cello Bag
And I used one of my FAVORITE items on this tag...the "Stitched Labels" framelits.  😍  I've used this label like 100 times already.  It is SUCH a fun shape! Here it is up-close:

Isn't it so much fun!  And I just tied it onto a 6x8 cello bag.  Makes a perfectly cute and fun treat holder!!  And can we also talk about how FABULOUS the new Gray Granite color is...oh man!!! Major swooning!!!  😍😍😍

I also love the little paper ribbon behind the greeting.  I just snipped both ends of a strip of Designer Paper into banner ends.  Then folded it into ribbon shape.  So fun! 

The new Detailed Trio Punch is so fun also!  I used all three punches for this one rounds corners, punches that fun detailed image on the side, and then also punched the middle piece for ribbon.  💓

I hope you enjoy this fun project!  Let me know if you have any questions! 


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Call Me Clover Meets Tropical Chic...

Have another fun In Color project for you! This time, I wanted to share a card I made with the fun Call Me Clover!!  What do you think about this green?!  Personally...I pretty much love it! 😀 I also am using my FAVORITE stamp set: "Tropical Chic".  What do you think about these two together?!

ColorsWhisper White, Call Me Clover, Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers Call Me Clover (card base), Whisper White, In Color 2018-2020 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, 2018-2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips

I love the simplicity of this layout.  I will use this one a lot.  I actually got the idea for the layout from a card that a Stampin' Up! concept artist made.  It is on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest Color board.  You can check out that card HERE.  So fun! And what I always tell don't have to "start from scratch" with your projects.  There is SOOOOO much inspiration out there--use it!  😁

Here are a few more photos of this card...

What do you think?!  That splash of sequins on there is one of my fave elements.  Kinda obsessed with splatters of sequins.  Haha. Do you use them?!  

And here is just one more shot of this fun card...

You could really use this card for any occasion...that greeting could be swapped out for anything!  So use this as your inspiration today--if you need some--and go create!  💓  It does a soul some good.

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Hope you enjoy this card!


Monday, June 25, 2018

TGIF Challenge 165: Summertime!!!

I'm a little late with this week's challenge, but there is still time to play along!!!  Yippee!  And this challenge is probably my FAVORITE!  It's all about SUMMER!  It's an inspirational I couldn't love it MORE!  (SUMMER IS MY FAVORITE!!!! 👏)

First up...I will share the project I made.  And then I will share the inspirational picture to get your creative juices flowing!  Want to see what I made?!?!

ColorsWhisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Melon Mambo
Cardstock/Papers Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Lemon Zest, Better Together
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelit, Simply Scored Board, Heat Tool, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots, Whisper White Embossing Powder

This project (it's a notebook holder!) came from a project my downline did that I LOVED.  So I decided I would pretty much CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it but use the NEW IN COLOR...Pineapple Punch.  LOVE this color!!  And it is SO summer!!!  😍 But this whole project is pretty much her design.  Thanks, Lisa!!!  💓

I will share more of the notebook but let me make sure to show you the challenge's inspirational photo first...

HOW CUTE IS THIS?!?!?  I could probably make hundreds of projects based on this photo.  LOVE. IT!!!!  💗💗💗

Back to my project...just look how cute this lemon is...

I truly love everything about this.  The color combo (Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana--with the glitter splash of Melon Mambo) is making my heart swoon!  😍

Here it is all opened up...

That cute belly band keeps it all together for you.  Then you simple slide it off and open up to your notebook.  And it is such a fun project because you can totally customize it for the size of notebook you have.   Just a few score lines and folds, and you have pockets and everything.

Ok...NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!  😀  Head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!!! If you have any questions...please just send them my way!  If you need any help in purchasing some Stampin' Up! supplies...just let me know!!  I'm happy to help!

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!


Friday, June 22, 2018

Clover Sea of Textures Gable Box...

Allow me to introduce you (or help you get better acquainted) to another NEW In Color!  This one is called "Call Me Clover." It's a super fun & bright green...but this project I actually toned it down a little...

ColorsWhisper White, Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Tools: Big Shot, Under the Sea Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes

What do you think about this bundle?!  Have you used it yet?!  In case you were wondering my's FANTASTIC!  It is the "Sea of Textures" stamp set & the "Under the Sea" framelits.  😍😍😍  Now I love the ocean and all things involved with that--so it's kinda obvious that I would like it. real life...I would hate to see an octopus.  I think those sucker arms are completely disgusting.  But on this box...I'm in love.  Hee.  But look how cute he is...

If you are wonder how I colored him...I just inked him in Soft Sea Foam first.  Then took a little sponge dauber, dipped it into the Call Me Clover ink pad, an pounced lightly on parts of the octopus.  I love how he turned out! 

Also...have you noticed that the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog not only has the Silver Mini Gable Boxes, but there is also a new WHITE one!  And it's a SHIMMERY white!  It's gorgeous.  Hard to photograph but truly stunning in real life. 

I just love all the layers of texture.  Makes my heart happy. 

Hope you enjoy this project!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Blueberry Bushel Wish...

I love how every year Stampin' Up! comes out with 5 new In Colors.  Color makes my heart happy, so of course I love adding new ones.  😀  This years batch is so much fun.  They are all bright and oh so cheery.  I've made quite a few projects with them, so be prepared for fun In Color overload!  Hee. 

Today I am sharing a card I made with Blueberry Bushel as the highlight.  This is SUCH a fun blue tone.  Love it!!!  💓

ColorsWhisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Granny Apple Green Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I'm also pretty much in love with the stamp set that I used here.  It's the Broadway Birthday stamp set.  I LOVE the colors that are in the paper that goes with this bundle, but I didn't even use the paper here.  I just used the stamp set and LOVE this option also.

Just look at the fun dots that are on the letters...

That's one of the stamps in the set.  And it was SO EASY to line up!  Easier than I thought it would be, thanks to it being a photopolymer stamp set. 

And who doesn't love a fun party hat?!  😁  I know I do!

I hope you enjoyed this card!  And what are your thoughts on this new In Color?!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, June 18, 2018

June Club Project...Darling Tropical:

Have I told you lately how much I love the Tropical Escape suite?!  😍 Hee.  It will be a much loved suite, I'm sure.  Remember the package of Kraft Pillow Boxes that I gave to my club gals?!  (I posted about them HERE.) Well...since I gave them some...I wanted to also have them decorate one to see how fun and easy it is!  😀  Enter the Tropical Escape Suite again!!!  As well as another FAVORITE of mine...the Stitched All Around Bundle!  Want to see how those two come together?!  Well, here you go!

ColorsWhisper White, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Lovely Lipstick
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Stitched All Around
Tools: Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits, Stitched Labels
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Kraft Pillow Boxes
😍😍😍  Are you swooning as much as me?!  I truly just love this little gift package.  Who wouldn't want this?!  My FAVORITE sentiment packs a punch...and then the tropical elements and that fabulous stitched label add just such fun touches.  Just pretty much in love.  And can we talk about this new Mini Ruffled Ribbon for a minute?!  Just take a look at it...

So. Stinking. Cute.  💗💗💗  I just truly love all the elements. Including that flower...

So what do you think?!  Need to see it again?!  😄

What are your favorite items from the new Annual Catalog?!  Hope you enjoy this project!  Thanks so much for visiting!


Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Club Card...Tropical Love:

Club day!!!!  I, of course, had to keep going with the Tropical theme for club (see the gift I made them HERE) because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!  😁  And I knew my club gals would also.  So here is the card we made:

ColorsWhisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Tropical Chic
Tools: NONE!
Accessories: Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine, Colored Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
I'm not sure I can begin to express how much I love this Tropical suite.  Look at those leaves!!  And that little doily piece is quickly becoming a favorite.  It is from the new pack of side has a fun color and the other side is white.  Love them! 

And this twine is pretty amazing as well.  This is the Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine.  So pretty!!!!

I hope you enjoy this card.  This is a super fun layout that you could use with so many stamp sets, colors, etc!  Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

Please let me know if you need help with anything or if you have any questions!  Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tropical Gifts...

Have you seen Stampin' Up!'s NEW ANNUAL CATALOG yet??!?!?!  If so....can you guess what my favorite suite is?!?!?'s kind of a well know fact that I LOVE the beach & all things tropical.  SOOOOO...if you guessed the Tropical Escape are correct!!!  It is my TOTAL FAVORITE!!!  It. Is. Amazing!!!  😍 So when I sat down to wrap the gift I was giving to the gals (cause it's really all about the packaging) in my club (because a new annual catalog deserves a celebration and a celebration deserves a gift, right?!  😀)...I couldn't help but reach for this fabulous suite of products!!!  And I am swooning a bit over how it all came together.  (Is that ok to say for something you made?!)  Want to see?!...

ColorsWhisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sea Foam, Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Stitched All Around
Tools: Big Shot, Tropical Thinlits, Stitched Shapes, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Faceted Gems

What do you think?  I made a little pouch using the papers to hold a package of the FABULOUS new Kraft pillow boxes!!! 😍😍😍

I wanted to use a bunch of different papers.  Don't they all look so cute?!?!

Then check out the pouch without the pillow boxes inside...

You will be seeing a lot with this Tropical Escape suite from me because I'm not sure I will ever get enough.  And the sentiment I used here (from Stitched All Around Bundle) is my ABSOLUTE favorite of the whole catalog!  So plan on me using this a lot also.  Hee.

And yes...I stitched these pouches together because I thought that added so much to the cuteness...

I am NOT a seamstress in the least...sewing paper in a straight line is about all I can do!  Haha.  But I love the little touch that it adds.

So what do you think about this suite?!

Would love to hear your thoughts!

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


Friday, June 8, 2018

TGIF Challenge 163: Inspiring With Pineapple...

It's Challenge Day! YAY!!!'s summertime for us, finally.  This has been our first week of summer!  I am super excited to have a break from school...we all need to just relax and play in some sun!  However...I do need to find my summer groove because without the consistent school brain can apparently turn to mush.  😂  Anyone relate?!

In honor of summer being about a SUPER fun & BRIGHT card for this weeks TGIF Challenge?!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the new In Color, Pineapple Punch.  SUCH a fun and bright yellow...and the name....well, I love pineapples and all things tropical.  😍😍😍  So this is a winner for me, for sure!  Check how much fun this color is:

ColorsWhisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove
Cardstock/Papers Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Coastal Cabana, Shimmery White, In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper
Stamps: You're Inspiring
Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Embossing Folder
Accessories: Nature's Twine (Grapefruit Grove color)

What do you think?!  And the challenge is super fun this week.  It's a sketch challenge, and I copied it exactly...just added some twine.  I LOVE sketch challenges because it gives me an easy thing to do that just lets me play with my fun supplies.  😁

***Here is a little tip on the twine I used.  This is the Grapefruit Grove (also a new In Color!) twine from the Nature's Twine pack.  However...the twine was a bit thicker than I wanted, so I just cut the length I needed and then pulled out one of the strands.  Thinner twine with a fun texture, and more bang for your buck!!!  Yay!

Isn't that fun?!

A little detail that is hard to catch in the photograph is that the white is the Shimmery White cardstock.  Oh how I love this subtle shimmer.  💓

Have you used this cardstock?!  If you haven't...give it a try and let me know what you think!  It's pretty fantastic!!!

I hope you enjoy this challenge!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to participate!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Abstract With Lipstick Thank You:

Hello!  I have a quick and easy, but still cute & poppy, card for you today using two of my fave things from the new Stampin' Up! catalog that was just released!  The new In Color, Lovely Lipstick, paired with the Abstract Impressions Bundle!  

ColorsLovely Lipstick, Basic Black, Pineapple Punch, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, Whisper White, In Color 2018-2020 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Abstract Impressions Stamp Set
Tools: Big Shot, Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I kinda love this card and you could easily whip up a bunch of these.  They would be fun in all the new In Colors, actually!  Have you received the new Stampin' Up! catalog yet?!  Let me know if you need one!  

This fun die cut is going to be amazing to work with.  You can cut it up for individual flowers, or use it full like I did here, etc, etc.  You will be seeing this a lot from me, I'm sure!  This is a must-have for me because you will get so much bang for your buck with this!!!  😍😍😍

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


Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...