Friday, May 31, 2019

Detailed Laser-Cut Meets Watercoloring Madness:

Are you sick of hearing me say that I. LOVE. Watercoloring?!?!?  Oh man...I love it so much!  I feel so artistic and creative when I watercolor anything.  Makes my heart so happy.  The projects I am going to share with you today...I decided to combine some watercoloring & the STUNNING designs in the Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  (Which is NOW listed at 25% off until it retires or sells out!)  Here are the results:


Colors: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Inks: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Beautifully Details Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Silver Glimmer
Stamps: A Big Thank You
Tools: Heat Tool, Leaf Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Silver Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder
 
I kept all the watercoloring colors the same.  But look at how different they all look:


HOW I DID IT: I just added the color to the Watercolor Paper with re-inkers and an Aqua Painter.  Then when I was done, I just squeezed some water onto the ink and let it swirl a little.  Then dried it quick with my Heat Tool.  I love how cool that all looks.  Then I just adhered the Beautifully Detailed pieces over each of the watercolored pieces.  I LOVE IT!!

Here is a view of all of the cards:






I kept the greeting focal point all the same.  And kept it simple because I really just wanted the watercoloring to shine.  

 

So what do you think?!  Which card is your favorite?!  I love how they all turned out!!!  😍😍😍

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Broadway Birthday Expedition...

Do you ever see Designer Paper and just say to yourself...I have to make something with that--like right NOW?!?!  πŸ˜€  That happened last night.  I was going through some things that are retiring in just a few days, and I saw some pieces from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper pack.  And said..."Ashley...you are making something right now with these papers." 

So I did. 

This is what I made:


Colors: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Bermuda Bay, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Basic Black, Vellum, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Broadway Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Broadway Birthday Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Metallic Sequins Assortment, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Berry Burst Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon


I had so much fun with it also!  These papers just make my heart so happy!  They were so much fun to use!  And I did a fun technique that I LOVE!!  Did you know that you can use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add dimension to paper?!  Well...you can!  I just added a layer to the whole "Wish" word and then let it dry.  Now it is this fabulously bold and glossy focal point!  I did the same thing to the stripes on the hat.  Love it!!!


Have you ever tried this?!  YOU SHOULD if you haven't!  πŸ˜€

Here are just a few more shots of the details.  These sequins are my favorite...love the iridescent white pop!  They are from the Metallics Sequins Assortment.  😍



I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering any supplies!!! 

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Garden Impressions Beauty...

Is anyone else completely crushed that the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper is retiring?! 😭  I LOVE this paper!  Pretty much all your work is done for you, and you can have a gorgeous card at the end.  Here's a quick card I made with the paper and a fun butterfly cut from the Butterfly Beauty Dies...


Colors: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, So Saffron
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, So Saffron, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Strong & Beautiful
Tools: Big Shot, Butterfly Beauty, Stitched Shapes, Heat Tool
Accessories: Silver Thread, Basic Rhinestones


Love Love Love this butterfly die-cut:


And just look at this gorgeous paper!!!


I would love to see what you have made with this paper!  And if you don't have it...just a few more days to get it before it is retired!  Let me know if I can help you get some!

Thanks for visiting!!!

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Rosy Layered Flower...

Do you have your Everything Is Rosy Product Medley yet?  Just a few more days to get it if you haven't!  And check out this fun treat box made with the the products! 


Colors: Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Granny Apple Green
Ink Pads: Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo, Black
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Granny Apple Green, Powder Pink, Everything Is Rosy Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Everything Is Rosy
Tools: Big Shot, Everything Is Rosy Dies, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Rose Gold Adhesive Backed Mirror Embellishment, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
 
I LOVE this flower!!!


And I love the dies to make those fun layers, and the designer paper, and the fonts of the greetings, etc, etc. 



And side note...the 1/2 circle punch punches out the notch in the box perfectly!


Let me know if you have any questions!  And if you need help getting these fabulous products!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!

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Friday, May 24, 2019

TGIF Challenge 213...Give Me That Gingham!!!

Can't wait to share my card for this week's fun TGIF Challenge!!!  Are you ready to see it?!  Well here you go!!


Colors: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Pool party, Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Bloom By Bloom, Happy Birthday
Tools: Heat Tool, Detailed Trio Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Colored Doilies, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Embossing Powder
 
This stamp set, Bloom By Bloom, will be retiring shortly.  (*NEW* Stampin' Up! Catalog starts June 4th!!!) And I am SOOOO sad.  I LOVE these blooms.  They make my heart happy!!! But...this challenge is all about that gingham!!!


So I started with the Lemon Lime Twist (this is also retiring!!!! 😭😭😭) pattern from the Gingham Gala Designer Paper.  Then when I saw that...those blooms just screamed out to me to use them with it.  Hee.  (Please tell me I'm not the only one that has had that happen!  Hee.) 


And I LOVE these white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  They make my heart happy and I just feel like the perfect touch to so many projects.  😍


And one last look at the full card.  Can we also talk about how much I love those rounded corners.  (They are punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.) I think it adds such a fun detail!


What is screaming at you from your craft space that you need to go use?!  I can't wait to see what you make this week for this fun challenge!!  Just head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!

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

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

May Club Project

I sure do love my monthly club group.  It is so much fun and always makes my heart happy.  And then I get to share the projects we make with you!  So double win!  πŸ˜€ I shared the card we made for club this month in THIS POST.   Now I want to share the project we made!  This one is all for the men in our lives.  We used the Geared Up Garage Bundle to make this fun Mini Pizza Box:



Colors: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Bermuda Bay, Jet Black StazOn, Pineapple Punch Blends
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Paper
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Tools: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
Accessories: Silver/Black Metallic Ribbon
 
The top of the box is all on a belly band...so you can easily open it without destroying everything.  πŸ˜€


This gear die is my total fave thing in this whole bundle...LOVE. LOVE. LOVE it!!!  😍  I also am pretty in love with that fabulous Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon.  Swoon! Swoon!



I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May Club Card...Soaring Above the Rest:

It's about time I post the club projects we made this month at my club!  I love this card, because we used one of my fave things...the SHIMMERY WHITE Embossing Paste!!!  Swoon!


Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Gray Granite, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Tools: Big Shot, Up & Away Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Sequins, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Linen Thread, Colored Doilies

Those clouds in the background are done with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Shimmery White Embossing Paste!  Aren't they so much fun?!


They add such a fun texture!  And I LOVE this stamp set (Lift Me Up) and dies (Up & Away) set!!!  Retiring soon! 


What is your favorite party?!  Those sequins also have me all 😍😍😍! 

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


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop - Carry Over Event!

It's that time again!  Time to HOP with Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team!  Welcome to my blog!  If you came from Angela's Blog...aren't you so in love with what she did?!  😍 This hop is all about products that are carrying over from the current catalog to the BRAND NEW one that will be live in June!

Today I am focusing on the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set (#148732) and the Tropical Chic Stamp Set (#146753).  I love how these two stamp sets work so beautifully together.  Pair them with the Tropical Dies (#146831) and the Butterfly Beauty Dies (#148536)--and you have yourself a beautiful card set!


Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Black
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Granny Apple Green, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Strong & Beautiful, Tropical Chic
Tools: Big Shot, Tropical Dies, Butterfly Beauties Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Everyday Label Punch
Accessories: Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Linen Thread, Self-Adhesive Basic Sequins
 
I love these cards SOOOOO much...I want to get one in everyone's hands!  SOOO...I am going to hold a card class with these beauties!!!  They are the perfect cards to make and have on hand for any occasion!!  Just look at this stamp set and all the beautiful sentiments...
Here are some individual photos of each of the cards:
 


 
 
Aren't they gorgeous??!  I LOVE THEM!!!  

At my class we are going to make 3 each of each of these cards...for a total of 12 cards!  Stay tuned for information on when this class will be held and for an option to get a Class Kit to go if you can't make the class!!!  You know you need these cards in your life!  

This is just one class example of 16 that the Artisan Design Team is sharing today!  So hop along with us to see them all!  And then contact your local demonstrator to see what classes they are holding or just sign up as a demonstrator and you will already have 16 class ideas to get you started!  😁 Let me know how I can help you!  

The next stop on this Blog Hop is AurΓ©lie!! Can't wait for you to see what she did! 

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/05/16/artisan-may-fb


And here is a peek at all the beauty you will be seeing along the hop:


2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you!  Thank you so much for visiting!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More Sponge Dauber Coloring...

Remember THIS POST where I posted the tip on sponge dauber coloring?!  Well...I have another card to share!  Using the same stamps and everything:


Colors: Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Pool Party
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Pool Party, Basic Black
Stamps: Falling Flowers, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, May Flowers Dies, Well Written Dies, Striped Scallops Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Love this little bunch of flowers. 😍😍😍


Quick post today but see my previous post if you have any questions on how I did this.  😁  Or just let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Mother's Day With Everything Is Rosy!!!

Yes, yes, yes...I am still using the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley to spread love and joy around!  πŸ˜€  Are you?!  (If not...you are almost out of time to get it!  Just message me and I will help you get one!)

This time...it was for Mother's Day!!!


Colors: Melon Mambo, Night of Navy
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Everything Is Rosy Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Everything Is Rosy, Paper Pumpkin March 2018 Stamp Set
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Everything Is Rosy Product Medley: Night of Navy Metallic Edged Ribbon, Rose Gold Mirrored Embellishments, Copper Metallic Thread, Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes

How cute is this tag?!  I kind of love them...


😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

What do you think?!  And look how cute they are just tied onto this fabulous Lustrous White Mini Gable Box!!!


(The boxes are all shimmery in real life!  GORGEOUSLY SO!!!!)

I used the Mirror Embellishments from the kit in on the flowers...and I LOVE these guys so much!  They are the perfect little embellishment for the center of the flowers.  Just a few more peeks at these tags:



What do you think?!  I'm in love! 

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TGIF Challenge 221...Say It Isn't So:

It's Challenge day!  Who is ready!  And for me...this challenge was a DOOZY!!!!  First of all, it's SUMMER!!!  My FAVORITE season......