Friday, June 30, 2023

Beach Party!! with Just My Type ... TGIF Challenge #427!

Well hello there!  It is time for another TGIF Challenge!  And this may be my FAVORITE one ever!!!  I used the Just My Type Stamp Set to make a fun sunshine-y card! 

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lolly, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Basic Black
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lolly, Parakeet Party, Coastal Cabana, Fresh Freesia, VersaMark 
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Lemon Lolly
Stamps: Just My Type, Rays of Light
Tools:  Gorgeously Made Dies, Zany Zoo Dies (flowers), Heat Tool, Water Painter
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

How fun, right?! The theme is BEACH PARTY!!!  I love this graphic for the challenge!

And I love these theme!  I have a few more pics of the card, but first I want to share a quick story as to how I arrived on doing rainbows for this challenge.  We are actually currently in kinda perfect timing for this challenge, right?!  Haha.  Well...look what happened while we were at the beach the other day...

A rainbow RIGHT OVER US at the beach!  I couldn't believe it!  Pretty perfect, if you ask me.  Haha. rainbows popped into my head when I saw the Beach Party theme and just went with it!  

I did a watercolor wash background, in blue, to represent the ocean.  And then I used the little rainbow stamp in the Just My Type Stamp Set to make a rainbow of rainbows.  Pretty perfect, right?!  Hee.

I love all the little details and I LOVE the die cut from the Gorgeously Made Dies that makes that little spiral paper detail on the side.  

You don't see much of it, but that background Lemon Lolly cardstock piece (the one with the notebook paper side) is stamped with the Ray of Light Stamp Set.  Subtle, but I love that detail.  

I hope you enjoy this card!  Now you can head to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG  and play along with us this week!  I can't wait to see what you make!

Please let me know if you have any questions and if I can help you with anything!  I would love to!  Thanks so much for visiting! 


Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Spots or Stripes? with Circle Sayings Bundle ... Fancy Friday June!

Have you seen the ☆NEW☆ Stampin' Up! Catalog?!   It is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.  Haha. And one of my favorite bundles is the Circle Sayings Bundle.  I paired that with the fabulously fun Fancy Friday Challenge this month!  Spots or Stripes is the challenge!  What would you pick if you had to use one?!  Well...I couldn't decide so I used both!

Colors Bubble Bath, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Pecan Pie(for splatter), Basic White, Basic Black
Inks:  Bubble Bath, Pecan Pie, VersaMark BLENDS: Pool Pie, Lemon Lolly, Bubble Bath
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Bubble Bath, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Circle Sayings, Wonderful Thoughts (thanks sentiment)
Tools:  All That Dies, Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powders, Basics Embossing Powders, Ribbon Duo, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

I have to admit...there is quite a bit I love about this card.  The spots are made with Sponge Daubers and the stripes in the background are made with a Stampin' Blends Marker.  I ♡ LOVE ♡ this new color, Bubble Bath.  Such a fun pinky-purple.  

Then I embossed the Basic White Spotted background with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder and I love the texture this adds!

I also love this circle image.  I actually embossed it with gold embossing powder & colored it with Stampin' Blends Markers...Pool Party and the NEW Lemon Lolly.  (Another total fave color!)   Then I cut it out with the All That Dies.  (I used the same starburst die to cut out the stamped image, and then just cut around the circle impression on the die to get the right shape.) 

Love the details on the card!  The splatter, the ribbon (Ribbon Duo Combo Pack), the Iridescent Rhinestones, etc.  What is your favorite part?

Hope you enjoy this card!  And hope you go see all the other fabulous creations made by the design team!  (Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook or @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!)  Play along with us this month and tag us in your post!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!


Friday, June 16, 2023

Technique Challenge Or Inspirational Challenge?! for TGIF Challenge 425!

 So...who is ready for another TGIF challenge?!  I am!  This week is technically a technique challenge.  And a FUN one at that!  However...I kinda went more of an inspirational route with this one.  I think I may go back and re-work it to be a more technique type.  But for is a "FLIP-FLOP" inspiration for you!

Colors Lemon Lime Twist, Parakeet Party, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lolly, Basic White
Inks:  Lemon Lolly, Lemon Lime Twist, Parakeet Party, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic White Thick
Stamps: Kindest Expressions, Tropical Leaf, Rays of Light
Tools:  Tropical Leaf Punch, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Heat Tool
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powders, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white), Adhesive-Backed Sequins Trio

I went very sunshine-y & tropical on this card...where flip-flops are a necessity!  😂  But this is technically a more technical challenge!  Find a way to make a "flip" to your card!  But hey...let yourself FLIP over this challenge and let it take you wherever it takes you!  I can't wait to see what you make! 

Here are a few more pics of the details.  And a side of the stamp sets I used on this card,  Tropical Leaf, is an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE product.  You can also get it in a bundle with a coordinating punch!  

Can I talk about how much I LOVE Gold Embossing Powder?!  Look how gorgeous it is! 

Have you seen the new Lemon Lolly color?!  It is stunning!  I love it stamped with the Rays of Light stamp. 😍

  I hope you enjoy this card!  What are you going to make?! 

Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog and play along!  Can't wait to see what you make! 

Please let me know if you have any questions at all!  I would love to help you with your paper crafting needs!  


Thursday, June 1, 2023

Just My Type...A Color Challenge for TGIF Challenge #423!

Well here we are with another color challenge!  Yay!  I  ♡ LOVE  ♡ a good color challenge!  And this one is a fun one! Thanks to TGIF Challenge #423!  I love being on this design team & I love seeing all the cards that everyone submits for these challenges!  So feel free to stick around to check out my card, then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see all the other cards from the other designers, and then make your own and submit it!  Can't wait to see what you make!  

I used the NEW Just My Type Stamp Set ... that I love a whole bunch. 😁

Can you guess the colors that I used?!  If they are! 

Such a fun combo, huh?!  Here are a few more pics of the details...

I used the NEW Exposed Brick Embossing Folder for the background.  And the stripes on the side were made with the Lemon Lime Twist & Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers.  One next tip...for the bow...I just used Linen Thread.  However, I separated the strands first & then tied the bow to give it a more "full" and whimsy look.  

Isn't this typewriter just the CUTEST!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the little details this stamp set comes with.  

Isn't it the best?!  But can use any stamp set you want to make something with this color combo!  What will you use?! 

Colors Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Basic White
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black, BLENDS: Calypso Coral & Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic White
Stamps: Just My Type
Tools:  Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed being here!  😊  Now just head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog and play along!  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!  


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 ...