Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Grapefruit Flower Wreath...

Have you picked your favorite In Color yet?!  Still deciding???  What are your thoughts on Grapefruit Grove?!  Have to admit...still pretty in love with this color.  It is such a fresh and fun orange.  Love it!  Today I want to share a fun wreath I made with this color...

Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch
Cardstock/Papers Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, In Color 2018-2020 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE
Tools: Blossom Builder Punch
Accessories: Daffodil Delight Blend Marker(dark), Grapefruit Grove 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon
How fun and summer-y is this?  I love the pops of Lemon Lime Twist with this color!  😍  And these flowers, made with the Blossom Builder Punch, pretty much have my heart.  Hee.  Aren't they just so cute though?! 

They are so easy to make, also.  Just punch some of the layers out and glue them together!  The punch has both sizes of petals, the center, AND the leaves!  Fantastic!!!  And *FUN TIP!!!* ... I colored the rhinestones with the Daffodil Delight Blends markers!!  Did you know you could do that?!  You can use the blends to color your accessories, ribbon, all sorts of things!  💕

And you can even just punch them out of Designer Paper for some extra pop! 

And then just use hot glue to add some fun ribbons to the top of your wreath, and VOILA!  A fun wreath to hang anywhere you need a summer pop! 

I hope you enjoy!!!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!!  Want one more peek at the full wreath?! 

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Friday, July 27, 2018

New Baby's + Little Elephant = CELEBRATE!

New baby's truly are a celebration, right?!  I LOVE some newborn snuggles!  And my brother and sister in law just gave me the cutest new nephew!  He's certainly fun to snuggle and makes my heart swoon.  (He smells SOOOOOO good also.  Anyone else love breathing in that new baby smell or is it just me?!  😀)  Anyway...I wanted to give them something practical for their new baby, so I got them some gift cards to some local food places around them.  That way they can just grab some dinner when they need a meal.  BUT...it had to be wrapped cute, right?!  (Check out THIS POST where I also mentioned giving gift cards.)  Well...Little Elephant Bundle to the rescue!!!

ColorsCoastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Stamps: Little Elephant
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Elephant Builder Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Night of Navy ribbon (RETIRED!), Gold Library Clips, Striped Treat Bags

HOW CUTE IS HE?!?!  Just amazing, right?!  A fun stamp set with a coordinating punch...can't beat that!!!

Look at him a little closer, if you would like.  😀

And this Library Clip pulled double duty for this project.

I just *had* (Hee) to give them some cute baby clothes also...so I put those in a gift bag and then just clipped this on the front.  Double duty!!!

I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering any Stampin' Up! supplies!!  Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray...It's A Birthday Party Day!

My baby girl just turned 5.  We love a good celebration at our house, so of course we had some birthday fun with her!  (She was SOOOOOOO excited it was finally her turn for a birthday!!!)  Today I just wanted to share a cute & quick little favor bag I made.  I couldn't find exactly what I wanted at the store, so I just grabbed some Kraft bags and decided I would just add a special little touch to them...

I used some retired products on here (I'm sorry!) but I wanted to show how much fun it is to just add a few special details to make it a wow bag.  My birthday girl even commented on it.  She notices it, and says so excitedly--"I LOVE this little piece on it, Mom!!!"  It was so cute and melted my heart!  Here is a bit of a close-up:

And the cute birthday herself...

And the birthday girl with her sisters...

I hope you enjoy this quick idea!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Blueberry Birthday Pillow Box...

Do you find yourself giving gift cards for birthday gifts often?  I know I do!  I just have one rule...if I give a gift card--it HAS to be given in cute packaging.  😁  Hee.  So here is a fun gift packaging you could use for such an occasion.  Or you, of course, could put any other small gift or treat in here!

ColorsBlueberry Bushel, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Blueberry Bushel 1/8" Mini Grosgrain Ribbon

I have to admit.  I LOVE these pillow boxes.  They are so much fun to use!  And those polka dots...total swoon worthy!  😍😍😍

And this stamp set, "Picture Perfect Birthday," is such a fave of mine.  I have used it a ton!

And speaking of using a ton...this label from the "Stitched Labels" framelits I haven't stopped using.  😂

I hope you enjoy this project!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for visiting!!!  I would be happy to help you get any Stampin' Up! products that you need...so just let me know how I can help!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

TGIF Challenge 169: Just Breathe...

Well this week is a fun challenge!!!  It's a "Heat" of the summer challenge!  First of all, here is what I made:

ColorsCall Me Clover, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Waterfront, Colorful Seasons
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Powder Pink Mini Ruffled Ribbon
It's summery AND it's part of the challenge!  Double whammy!  😁 And here is the official challenge:

How fun is this challenge?!  Heat Embossing is definitely one of my fave things to do.  And you can do so much with this!  For my project...I just embossed the sentiment.  It honestly is one of my fave things to do with heat embossing...because I LOVE a white greeting!  It looks great on black, but I also love it on color--like I did on this project:

This saying makes my heart smile.  I need to remember this a lot of my days...so I thought it would be fun to make a little notebook with this sentiment.  SOOOOO...you open it up and here you are:

I think this is such a fun way to just have a little "clear my mind" journal when it's needed.  (Does anyone else LOVE putting pen to paper to work out emotions?!  One of my fave things to do!)  

And YES!  This notebook holder is just one of the empty Clear-Mount stamp cases that you can buy! Love these!!!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Now it's time to head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG and play along!!!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Grapefruit Grove Birthday...

Where do you get your inspiration for your paper crafting projects?!  The card I am sharing today--I found a similar one on a Pinterest board and just had to make one like it.  So first up, here is my card:

ColorsGray Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Grapefruit Grove, Watercolor Paper, In Color 2018-2020 Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Metallic Pearls

What do you think?!  I pretty much love this card.  It's a fun layout you could use a million times over!

Secondly...I want to share the Pinterest board where I found this card layout!  It's actually a Stampin' Up! board, and the card was designed by one of Stampin' Up's! Concept Artists!!!  CLICK HERE to see the board and find the card I CASE'd!  (Copy & Share Everything)

Here are a few pics of the details:

The flowers were fun to just stamp and then watercolor with a blender pens and ink.  I wanted the messy look, but you could be much cleaner if you wanted.  😀

One last look at the card...

What do you think?  I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Monday, July 16, 2018

July Club Project: Follow Your Dream Photo Hanging...

So I shared the card we made at club last week in THIS POST.  Well, now do you want to see what project we made?!  😀 (We always do a card and a 3D item.) Well I hope so, because I want to show you!!

I am kind of in love with this fun home decor photo hanging...

ColorsGray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Pack
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelits, Chase Your Dreams Framelits
Accessories: Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine, Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon

The "Follow Your Dream" bundle is truly one of my favorites.  It has fun dies and stamps that are so fun to use!!!  And, of course, my fave part about this project is the cute picture of my cute girls.  😍  However...this little focal point sure is adorable...

The photo hanging is 5"x7", and it's just covered chipboard.  We covered it with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (ON SALE THIS MONTH!!!) that I had just cut into 2" strips.


Look how cute this paper is!!!!

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

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Friday, July 13, 2018

July Club Card...Petal Palette Twinkle:

Did you see that Stampin' Up! has a fun promotion going on this month?! 

I love this sale!  😍  Such a fun time to snag some amazing papers!  And man!  There are some beauties!  One of my favorite is the "Twinkle Twinkle" pack.  It's baby themed, but not really.  The patterns are such fun colors that can be use for so many occasions.

Here is the card we made with this paper:

Colors: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Vellum Cardstock, Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Petal Palette
Tools: 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Leaf Punch
Accessories: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Silver Twine

Isn't this fun?!  I kinda love the layout...you could do so many things with this layout.

Love the "Petal Palette" stamp set.  So many fun greetings and images!!! 💖💖💖

And this Mini Ruffled Ribbon is so beautiful.  I'm in love!  😍

What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Lovely Lipstick Envelope Box...

What is your favorite stamp set?!  One of my very favorite stamp sets may be surprising.  It is the "Wood Words" stamp set.  It has a little of everything...fun greetings, images that can be used for any occasion, background, focal point stamps, etc.  So I seem to grab for this stamp set a lot and just LOVE it!  The project I'm sharing today--I used the stamps for a quick, fun & simple box...

Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Granny Apple Green, Whisper White, Pool Party, Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Wood Words
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Pearlized Doilies

This box was actually made with the Envelope Punch Board.  It is a simple box to make...just a few additional score lines from making an envelope and you have this box!

So fun, huh?!  The belly band just slides off so the recipient can open it up easily!

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this floral image!  I have used it as a background a lot, but here it became the focal point!

So what do you think?!  What stamp set do you love that may be surprising to others?!  Oh!  And here is a pic of all the images in this stamp set, in case you aren't familiar with it. 

If you don't have this set already, you kinda need it.  😀  Let me know if you need help getting it! 

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

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blueberry Dreams...

Do you dream in color?!  How about in the new Blueberry Bushel color?  😂  Because I feel like I have been lately. Hee.

I truly love this color.  Such a fun navy tone.  Look how beautiful it is when paired with Flirty Flamingo...

ColorsWhisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Heat Gun
Accessories: Black Mini Sequin Trim, Calypso Coral 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Just love all the layers...

And not to mention the little paper clip...

I hope you enjoy this fun gift packaging!  I pretty much love it.  I'm thinking about giving it to my daughter with a little something in it the day before she starts Junior High in August.  

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

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Lovely Impressions Butterfly Home Decor...

Who is ready to see another project made with one of this years NEW In Colors?!  How about a fun Home Decor piece?!  Well hope you're ready to see, because I'm ready to share 😀 ...

ColorsWhisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black, In Color 2018-2020 6"x6" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Labels Framelit, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Bone Folder
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Faceted Gems

This project came together quite quick, but I think this butterfly really packs a punch.  I cut out a few layers and just adhered them together in the center...

If you curl the wings slightly with a bone folder (be careful so you don't rip them!)...it gives such a fun dimension!  Always fun to see what you can do with paper!!

Check out the fun details...

What do you think?!  Would be fun to make one of these in any color, but I am really swooning over this Lovely Lipstick color!!!!  What is your favorite new In Color?!?!?

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

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Friday, July 6, 2018

TGIF Challenge 167: All About Color!!!

I have to admit, I LOVE a good Color Challenge.  I am all about color, so it's fun to try new combos that you maybe wouldn't normally put together.  This weeks' TGIF Challenge is a fun and summery color combo that I know you will love!!!  First, here is the card I made for the challenge:

ColorsWhisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove
Cardstock/Papers Lemon Lime Twist, Shimmery White, Vellum Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Follow Your Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Chase Your Dreams Framelits, Starburst Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment

And here is the official color challenge graphic:

HOW MUCH FUN ARE THESE COLORS??!?!?!?!?   (I did add the Night of Navy spritz splatter, FYI.)

You can't fully see in the photo, but the "dream" is cut from Shimmery White cardstock.  So it shimmers in real life!  😍

What do you think about the watercoloring?  To get this colorful wash, I spritzed the Watercolor Paper with water first then just dropped a drop of Pineapple Punch ink from the reinker bottle right onto the paper.  Smear that around with an Aqua Painter, then repeat with the Grapefruit Grove color.  So much fun and gets you a pretty vibrant color...

All in all, I kinda want to make this card with lots of different stamp sets and die-cuts.  What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy!  Now it's your turn!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  I can't wait to see what you make!!!

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

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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 ...