Friday, March 26, 2021

Why Not Stamp Some Rainbow Designer Series Paper...TGIF Challenge 309!

Do you ever stamp your own Designer Series Paper?!  If is your chance!  Come join us for our TGIF Challenge 309!!!  First...check out what I made for it!  😉 Then head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other designers made and to submit your own project!  It is so much fun to do!!

Ok...want to see what I stamped?!  😃 I have to admit...I LOVE how this turned out!  

ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Borders to Backgrounds, Itty Bitty Birthdays
Tools: Brilliant Wings Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Water Painters
Accessories: Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Square Vellum Doilies

Do you LOVE rainbows like me?!  All that color is SO MUCH FUN!!!  I just used the heart stamp from the Borders To Backgrounds Stamp Set to stamp it in rainbow colors.  Then added some Coastal Cabana splatter, embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder...and there is my custom made Designer Series Paper background!  😀 Pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.  Haha. 

I also love this detail from the Square Vellum Doily.  I cut it in half, colored it with my Magenta Madness Blends Marker, and then added it to the side...

And this butterfly...pretty amazing...huh?!  I used the fabulous Brilliant Wings Dies (GET IT NOW!!  Yes!  It is an EARLY RELEASE from the 2021 Annual Catalog that you can get NOW! Check out THIS FLYER to see it all!  😍)

Would love to hear what you think about this card!  And what do you think about this challenge in general?!  One of our very own FABULOUS Designers created it!  I love her for it!  It was such a fun one to do!  Thank you, Tanya!  

Now I would LOVE to see what you make!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! is time to go check out the other projects!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  

Oh wait!  You wanted to see this card one last time?!  😂 Well...since you asked so nicely...

Hope you enjoyed this project!  Let me know how I can help you!  I would love to help with all your papercrafting needs!


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Is Here!

I love how Stampin' Up! always has fun surprises up their sleeves.  This one...a FUN Early Release from the 2021 Annual Catalog!  Butterfly Bouquet is here!  And here is the first thing I did with it...I made a fun tag with the Brilliant Wings Dies!

ColorsWhisper White, Magenta Madness, Purple Posy, Basic Black
Inks: Purple Posy, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Magenta Madness, Basic Black
Stamps: Many Mates
Tools: Blending Brushes, Brilliant Wings Dies, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Opal Rounds, Blushing Bride 3/8" Metallic Ribbon, Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack (Coastal Cabana Ribbon), Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Square Vellum Doilies

What?!  A MAGENTA MADNESS GORGEOUS die-cut butterfly?!  Yes, please! Also...check out that fun background detail on the tag...

I used the Square Vellum Doilies as a mask and then added some Purple Posy ink with a Blender Brush to add the color!  😍 (Purple Posy will be retiring soon!  GAH!!  😱😭Get it now if you need to stock up on anything...or any of the 2019-2021 In Colors!) 

I LOVE the Opal Rounds from the Jan-June Mini Catalog...but HOW CUTE are they with this fun tag?!  Yeah...pretty stinking cute, huh?!  Hee.

Wrapping a roll of this gorgeous ribbon isn't so bad with this tag either, huh?!  😏

I hope you enjoy this tag!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Or even if you just want to tell me that you are still glad for blogs!  😀 Sometimes I wonder if blogs are over and I should just stick with the IG & FB!  Would love to hear your thoughts!  If you have any questions on the Butterfly Bouquet products...just let me know!  Or click on the image below for a flyer!

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything or if I can help you with anything!


Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Simple Stamping Silhouettes...

 It is time for a little Simple Stamping today!  Just some paper, stamps, and ink!! Do you love a good #simplestamping project?!  It is kinda fun!  More challenging than some challenges I do though.  Hee.  I want to add some sequins or something in a bad way!  Haha.  But here you go!  

ColorsWhisper White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Black
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Magenta Madness, True Love Designer Series Paper, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Silhouette Scenes
Tools: Water Painters
Accessories: NONE!

I just stamped, did a quick watercolor wash (that fat Water Painter brush is AMAZING for a quick wash!) and add some paper layers!  A little piece of Designer Series Paper (from the True Love DSP pack...I LOVE this black & white pack!) and a little texture added with some layered cardstock strips for the background.  

I love the texture added by the subtle tone on tone of the background layers, and I love how it makes the bold colors of the focal point pop!  

It is so much fun to get a bit creative using just stamps, ink, & paper!  And I had a ton of fun making this card! 

I want to see what you make!  I hope you enjoyed this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Art Gallery Layout ... TGIF Challenge 307!

It is Friday!  Time for a TGIF Challenge!  Ready for a fun floral layout?!  Yay!  Because this weeks challenge is a card layout challenge!  And it is a fun one!  First is the card that I made! 

ColorsWhisper White, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Gold
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Natural Touch Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Sheet
Stamps: Art Gallery
Tools: Floral Gallery Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack, Opal Rounds

And here is the layout for the challenge!

I love this layout and I LOVE this paper!  This paper is part of the Butterfly Bouquet NEW product line!  This is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper and I LOVE it!  It has a fun texture and embossed and is so much fun to play with!

I love this gold foil piece on the side.  It adds a fun pop, in my opinion.  😀

What do you think?!  What fun ideas are you thinking of with this card layout?!  I can't wait to see!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!!! 

Thank you for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  And would love to help you get you your papercrafting supplies!


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Fancy Ombre...

It is March!  And a new month means a new Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge!  This month, the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team will be sharing all sorts of fun ombre projects!  So be sure to check it all out on IG & FB at @stampinfancyfriday and Stampin' Fancy Friday!  Today I get to share my project! 

ColorsWhisper White, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Inks: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Ornate Layers Dies, Small Bloom Punch, Heat Tool, Blending Brushes, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
Accessories: Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack

Simply Fancy is how I would describe this card...with a touch of pinkalicious!  I used Petal Pink & Flirty Flamingo for my ombre pink pattern.  First, I blended Petal Pink ink over Whisper White cardstock with the Blending Brush.  Then I used the Basic Patterns Decorative Mask to create the pattern.  I blended on both colors of ink, making sure I started pretty light at the top and blending more ink as I moved down the cardstock.  

Added some white flowers & a few more accents for some pops!  And there you have it!  Your Simply Fancy Ombre card!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Follow along all month & play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Let me know if I can help you with any of your papercrafting supplies!  


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Friends Are Like Seashells...or Seashells Are Friends?!

I LOVE the beach and ocean and everything about it!  It. Is. My. Happy. Place.  So ... yes ... I would call seashells my friends.  Hee.  Especially love the ones I can find while I am scuba diving.  😁 OF COURSE I love the Friends Are Like Seashells ... and the whole Sand & Sea Suite Collection!  I just have to share this pretty fabulous card I made using these products...

ColorsWhisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posy, Pool Party, Petal Pink, So Saffron
Inks:  Soft Sea Foam, Purple Posy, Pool Party, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Thick Whisper White, Purple Posy
Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells
Tools: Seabed Embossing Folder, Seaside Seashells Dies, Seashells Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

The dies cut out that whole piece, you then use the stamps to stamp onto the die piece, and then I embossed using the Seashells Embossing Folder.  It. Is. Truly. Magical!!!  I just sponged the Soft Sea Foam onto the greenery bits.  😀

Here are a few more photos, but just have to share one little bit of info.  That is GOLD splatter embossing powder.  That's right.  Gold Embossing Powder splatter!  Kinda in love!  😍 I had to experiment a bit to get this look.  But what I ended up doing was adding a little bit of VersaMark refill to a clear block, use a Water Painter to mix a LITTLE bit of water in (this isn't the same as the regular inks...because VersaMark ink is much stickier), and flick the Water Painter in the lid, causing the splatter.  Then dumb the Stampin' Gold Embossing Powder over where you splattered, and tap off the excess.  (Lightly tap...I wanted that fine splatters to stay.). Then just heat set!  I wish I could get a better pic, because it is so sparkly in real life!  I love it!

Can you find all the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots?!  These work with this card SO! PERFECTLY!  Match made in heaven! Hee.

Also need to give a shoutout to the Seabed Embossing Folder that is in the Annual Catalog!  That is what I embossed the white layer with, and it obviously fits FABULOUSLY!!!  LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!  😍

One more quick look at the full card:

Would love to hear your thoughts!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions and also let me know how I can help you get your needed papercrafting supplies!  


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Fancy Mini Catalog With Art Gallery Bundle...

What are your favorite products from the January-June Mini Catalog?!  Well, chances are someone on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team used them this past month!  The whole month of February, we were sharing our fancy products on the Stampin' Fancy Friday FB & IG pages!  Hope you have been following along, and if you haven' can always go check them out now!  

I am sharing my card today that I made!  And I'm excited!  I have been staring at it all month just waiting for this moment!  😀

ColorsPretty Peacock, Magenta Madness, Pool Party, Gold
Inks:  Memento Jet Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/PapersPretty Peacock, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum, 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Art Gallery 
Tools: Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Floral Gallery Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Opal Rounds, Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder, Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
"Wow, Ashley!  That is so fancy!" is what you are hopefully saying right now.  😂 (Just teasing!)  I do love this card and all the textures and fun you find as you look closer.   First of all...that gold splatter!  What?!?!!? 😮😮😮

Yes!  That is gold splatter.  Gold EMBOSSED be exact!  I took some VersaMark reinker, took a Water Painter, and splattered a bit away.  Then added the Stampin' Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it, and there you have it.  I'm a bit in love.  I think it looks great with that embossed gold floral focal point also...

Love! LOVE!  💕Not to mention...all the other texture...the Vellum layer, the dry embossed detail, twine, those FABULOUS glittery Opal Rounds, curled corners, etc...

Overall...I am a bit of a fan of this card.  Kinda want to make more.  😀 What fancy cards are you making?!  I want to see!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!  Check out the other fancy projects!  Let me know how I can help you or if you have any questions on anything!


Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...