This past Sunday we celebrated Father's Day! We are out of town, so I didn't get to celebrate with my Dad. (Since I am fortunate to live so close to my Dad, I will get to celebrate with him when we get back! Yay!) We did have a great time celebrating the dad in our family...my husband, Brian. He's an incredible dad to our three girls. We are beyond lucky to have him! I made my own card for him, and then my girls just wanted me to make their cards to give to him also. Haha. So I obliged and made 3 quick cards for them to write their notes to him in. Want to see them?! Assume so, or you wouldn't be here, right?! Hee.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Friday, June 17, 2022
Hello there! Welcome SUMMERTIME in my part of the world. 😁 This is my FAVORITE time of year! And it is time for a NEW TGIF Challenge!!! This week is an inspirational challenge all about using paper clips! I love this challenge because it is a fun reminder to just look around you for inspiration with your papercrafting! Whether you take colors from your outfit to make a card with, a layout from nature, or an office supply from a junk drawer...there is always inspiration around!!! Today...for this challenge...I mixed some summer with a side of paper clip! 💕
I hope you enjoy this card & this challenge! Now...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog! You can see what the other fabulous designers on this team have made for you! AND you can play along with us!!!
Thank you so much for visiting! Please let me know how I can help you!
Friday, June 3, 2022
Color Challenge is here for TGIF Challenge #371!!! I've said this before, but I LOVE Color Challenges!! They are so easy to just grab the colors and get to creating!!! 💗 I am using a brand new Bundle today also...the Best Butterflies Bundle! Check it out below, and then head to the TGIF Challenges Blog to play along with us!
Saturday, May 28, 2022
All month long, as designers on the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team, we have been posting fun new Color Combos on the team Facebook Page and Instagram Page! Hope you have been following along because SO MANY cute projects & color combos have been posted! And today I am sharing mine! This is a challenge I dream about because we have a NEW Stampin' Up! catalog with NEW In Colors! So you know I had to use some new In Colors! The color combo I used was Polished Pink, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, and Soft Suede. 💗
Friday, May 20, 2022
Do you have your hands on the ☆NEW☆ Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?! Well if so...the TGIF Challenge this week will be SUPER easy! Because it's all about the annual catalog!
I FELL IN LOVE with the Rays of Light Stamp Set (it is a big background one) the second I saw it. So when I went to figure out what was inspiring me for this challenge...this one jumped out at me!
And really...when I said this challenge was all about the Annual Catalog...I wasn't kidding! Here is the official challenge for you! ...
♡ USE THAT CATALOG FOR INSPIRATION!!! ♡ then share your project over on our TGIF Challenge Blog!
A little bit about my card...I embossed those fabulous Rays of Light in gold. I love them so much! Added a little focal piece, but you really could just add a greeting (or nothing!) to this stamp set and it would be fabulous! But here are some pictures of the details...
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Framed Occasions Stamp Set + Beautiful Shapes Dies = 😍😍😍!!! Love both of them. And love the fun texture & layers I could add to this card using them.
I mean...just look at these GORGEOUS layers! There is embossing, sponging, splattering, hexagon frame, fun florals, brass butterflies, etc, etc!!!
Friday, May 6, 2022
COLOR CHALLENGE DAY! for TGIF Challenge 367!! Yay! So quick and easy! Check out my card below to see what I made with the colors, then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see the cards submitted by the rest of the TGIF Design Team! Then...play along and post your project over on the TGIF Challenge Blog! Can't wait to see what you make!
This is why I love color challenges! I would never have thought to use these colors today and I don't use any of these colors on a regular basis. But it was so much fun to "branch" out! (Get it...bird card, branch?! Haha. 😂) Here are the colors to use!
And here are some more on the details of the card. I did a bit of "generational" stamping. Thats where you stamp multiple times, without re-inking. It gives you different tones of the same color and can add a lot of depth. I used it on the musical notes, nest, and leaves...
I also used a Blending Brush on the background (started with Basic White cardstock) with Pale Papaya ink. I wanted that color, but wanted the cardstock elements I added behind the focal piece to subtly pop. So...same tone, just a lighter color because I blended ink. Can also get a bit of an ombre by doing this.
All in all...I had a lot of fun making this card and using these colors! What are you going to make?! I can't wait to see! Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog now to check out the rest! And let me know if you have any questions! Would love to help you with your papercrafting needs...including helping getting your hands on these fabulous Stampin' Up! products!
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Do you know someone that loves sailboats & all things ocean?! Well me too! 💕 So I made them a fun sailboat card to wish them a Happy Birthday!
Let me point out a few fun details that make this card pop a bit. First up is the "ocean" the sailboat is sailing on. I first stamped it a few times on the bottom of my cardstock piece in Coastal Cabana ink. Right after stamping, while it was still wet, I spritzed it with water to let the colors bleed. You still get the texture from the stamp, but it becomes more "organic" with the water spritzing.
And this sailboat is so cute and fun! I stamped the sails in Flirty Flamingo...one I stamped full strength. And one I stamped "off" before stamping again to get a lighter shade of the same color. (Stamping "off" just means to stamp on scrap paper first then stamp again without re-inking.) I stamped the boat in Soft Suede. Then just punched them out! (***Tip for builder punches*** punch the punch using a piece of scrap paper first. Then as you stamp each piece...use the scrap piece as a guide to stamp your pieces. Just line up each stamp over your cardstock, stamp it, and then it is all easily lined up to punch out at once!)
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
I LOVE LOVE LOVE April's Challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday. I LOVE being on this design team, filled with fabulous designers. And this month...we get to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) a fellow designer! I am so excited to share my card with you, and then share the card that I CASE'd!!!
Also...I LOVE the Kite Delight Stamp Set in the January - June Mini Catalog! It is SOOOO cute! So...on to the card!!!
I TOLD YOU!!!! THOSE KITES ARE SOOOO CUTE!!! The designer I CASE'd is Jenn Picard at A New Ink on Life! It was TOUGH picking someone from the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to CASE...I wanted to CASE everyone! 😀 But ultimately I settled on the fabulous Jenn because I loved this card from her! I love her use of layers, textures, & subtle...yet still bright...colors! I swapped out the florals for kites just to show how versatile this layout is! Isn't her card just gorgeous?!
I love it! And here are a few more pics of the details of my kite card so you can compare!
I hope you enjoy this card and Jenn's original. Make sure you are following along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to see all the card that have been CASE'd for this month!!! Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook and @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!
Thank you so much for visiting! *** PURCHASING NOTE *** This Kite Delight Stamp Set is only available until the end of June! So get it while you can! Please let me know what questions you have and how I can help!
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