Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stamp Reivew Crew - Window Shopping

Hello! Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  This hop features the stamp set -Window Shopping which also has a set of matching thinlits.

If after the hop you want to go back and look at our creations some more you can view them all by going to the main Stamp Review Crew Blog "here" and find them.  The Stamp Review Crew is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demos from around the world that focus on one stamp set per hop.  If you are hopping in order than you have just viewed the very talented Nikki Spencer's Blog - My Sandbox.  Her work is always amazing!  There are 15 stops on the hop so I hope you will join us for all of it!
 For this hop I chose to focus on the small flower background stamp.  I had made a pinwheel card earlier in the year for a stamp camp and thought that since it was getting later in the year that it might make a pretty fall card.  
  I chose to make a Pinwheel card in Crushed Curry, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla.  I couldn't decide if I liked the base card  Early Espresso or Very Vanilla so I did one of each.
I used one of our new Emboss Folders - Garden Trellis to emboss the featured part of the card giving it a quilt look.  The first card has the embossed sticking up and the second card has the emboss pointing down or depossed to look more like stitching.  The stamp set is really quite versatile.  It has some great sayings as well as designs.  The stamp set also comes with a small stamp to add to the back of your card above your signature.  Which card do you like?  Leave me a comment telling me which you like and I will use a random generator a pick a winner.  The winner will receive the card they chose.  Hope you'll play along!  Now it's time to hop on over to the ever so talented Bronwyn Eastley's blog - Add Inktive Designs.  I can't wait to see what fabulous creations she has for us!  Have a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Daisies For You

Today I want to share with you a simple Sympathy card I made for a dear friend.  I turned to the Daisy Punch to make a sweet card.  I used Crushed Curry Ink to sponge the edges of my flowers punch ed out from Crushed Curry Cardstock to give them more depth.  I folded them in half and added dimensionals between the fold to help them pop a bit.  I added the Old Artichoke stems.  The Burlap Background is a new background stamp we have and I love it!  I cut the corners out and cut fringe all the way around it to give it a frayed look.  The Sympathy saying is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and cut out with the matching thinlit die in the Rose Garden set.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Have a good day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

3 - D Thursday Share - My Turn!

Hello, and welcome to 3 - D Thursday!  Each week one of our team members creates a fun project that comes with a FREE downloadable Project Sheet for you, so that you can recreate one of your own.  Today it's my turn!  I have a super fun little scrapbook for you!  Check it out!
One of my favorite things to do is create mini scrapbooks.  Our family had pictures taken last fall and I thought what better way to showcase them then in a little pocket scrapbook I could carry with me.
I made the scrapbook case from an empty Bitty Bow plastic box.  I love when I can take something old or used and recycling it into something new.
The pages for the scrapbook are also recycled from the heavy backing board from any pack of Designer Paper that Stampin' Up! sells.
The color pallet I chose for my project was fall themed.  Using Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Garden Green.
The stamped sentiment is from the set Paisleys and Posies.
The leaves were stamped and the diecut using the stamp set Colorful Seasons and matching thinlits.
Be sure and download the FREE project sheet and make your own!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

3-D Thursday FREE Project

Hello!  Welcome to another 3-D Thursday FREE project share and PDF.  This weeks project is brought to you by the very talented Sarah Wills.  Sarah has created a bright and cheery Ghiradelli Chocolate box holder that would make a great back to school teacher gift, a special friend gift or even a thinking of you gift.
The new Daisy Punch from Stampin' Up! has been so popular this year that they have already depleted their stock twice!  It's back in stock now so grab yours before it's gone again.  The Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP makes the perfect little box to showcase this cute bouquet.
Isn't it a fun idea how that Sarah has used the chocolates to separate the flowers.  What a great idea!  Below you can find a listing of all the items that were used for this project and also a link to click on to download your FREE project sheet so you can create your own little flower pot.  I would love for you to order any of the items from my online store through the link given in my sidebar.  As always thanks for stopping by and come again so we can "Stamp A Little Longer".

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy 70th Anniversary!

So my mom ask me to make an anniversary card for a very special couple that would be celebrating their 70th Anniversary.  Bob and Nancy Larson are indeed a very special couple.  Bob started  the Pinehaven Christian Childrens Ranch in Montana with just a dream.   He wanted to help kids that everyone had given up on to become great kids.  The ranch teaches kids the meaning of hard work and gives them self worth while teaching the love of God.
Here's the card I designed for them.
I decided to make the card a 5" x 7" card so all the members from our church could sign it before sending it to them.  I started with a Whisper White base, then added a payer of gold embossed acetate cardstock (retired),  I then added a layer of Sugar Plum and then topped it off with a layer of our beautiful Petal Garden DSP stack.
Using our Layering Ovals Thinlits and Our Gold Glimmer Paper and Whisper White cardstock I cut out a scallop oval and a regular oval and layered them together.  I then used the Large Numbered Framelits and Matching stamp set to cut out the numbers, stamped the "TH", and added the Anniversary banner to finish it off.  It was actually a very easy card.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Oh, I have had a few request to add a box so that you can be notified by email when I post to my blog, so I have added that to the top lefthand corner.  Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

3-D Thursday Project Share

Hello! and welcome to another 3-D Project with a FREE Downloadable Project Sheet.  This weeks project was designed by Jenn Gulch.  I am super excited about this project because there are so many different ways you could make this project into a fun treat for any Holiday.
This cute little Treat Holder is made from two Stampin' Up! Clear Treat Boxes.  Jenn put this cute little box togther to hold Two Iced Tea K-cups.  What a FUN idea!  For directions and "how tos" be sure and download the FREE Project Sheet below.
Remember you can order any of the Stampin' Up! supplies needed to make this project from my online store.   Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew - Carols Of Christmas Bonus Hop

Hello and welcome to The Stamp Review Crew Bonus Blog Hop featuring the upcoming new stamp set Carols Of Christmas from our Holiday Catalog.  Customers can begin to purchase the stamp set or bundle as of August 1st, which is a month before the Holiday Catalog launches!  The Stamp Review Crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  Each hop we focus on one stamp set and everyone uses that set to create a project or two so that you get a lot of wonderful ideas on how to use the set.  At anytime you can go to the permalink and view all of them there after the hop.  There are 7 stops on this hop, so please join us!

If you are hopping in order than you have just arrived from the very talented Dawn Tidds Blog: Tiddbits From Dawn.  Love her work!
So let's get on with the project I created for the hop.
The moment I saw this new Christmas set and the "Deck The Halls" stamp I started humming the words to the song.  Thinking I could use my new large sheet music stamp for an accent I quickly went to work to create this card.  
 The Holly emboss folder also added a great texture to the background.  I had bought our new fun little greenery wreaths and thought it was the perfect finishing touch to my card.
These cute little wreaths come in a pack of 12 and you can decorate them anyway you wish.  I used the bow from the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I created a 3D look by adding more pieces to it,  The little berries were punched out from the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.
I hope you have enjoy my fun little project and now it's time to hop on over to the very talented Tanya Boser and see her wonderful creations using this stamp set on her blog: Tinkerin In Ink.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

3-D Thursday Project Share

Good morning!  and welcome to yet another FREE 3-D Thursday Project!  This week features our team designer Debbie Henderson.  She has altered a comp book into a super cute notebook that would make a great gift for that special crafty friend or something fun to make for yourself.  If you have ever wanted to know how to make one of these, here you go!
I love everything about this notebook!  The color scheme is fun, and it has so many textures going on.
It just makes for a great little book to add your creative notes in.
Be sure and download the FREE Project Worksheet below to make your very own notebook!
Happy Crafting!

Here is a list of supplies that you will need to finish your project.
Supplies listed can be purchased on my online store by clicking on the shop now button to the left side of my blog.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stampin Friends July Blog Hop - No Rules

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop.  This month is a No Rules Hop so we can create whatever we want.  Such a fun variety of projects to view and gain some great ideas from.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from the creative Lana Staab's Blog.  There are nine stops on the hop, so I do hope you will join us and hop all the way around.  Here are my projects for the hop.
I have been having a lot of fun making this fold out card.  The idea came from another Demo.  I cut down the size to fit our 2 1/2" punch.
 After you open it up and unfold it, it's just a fun Wow!
 Reminds me a little of a corner of a room.
My 3D project for the hop is a double Hershey nugget holder.  Again I got the idea from a fellow demo who made the cutest little Nugget holder for just one using Stampin' Up!s Envelope Punch Board.  It was so darn cute, I thought for my monthly meeting we could make a double one.
I wanted the ribbon to resemble a Daisy thus the Crushed Curry Twine on the top.  If you have a good imagination it's not to bad, right?  Now it's time to hop on over to crafty Lynn Streifert's blog and see what fun things she has created for us.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good day! 

It's 3D Thursday - My Turn!

Hello and welcome to this week's FREE 3-D Thursday's Project Share.  This month's share from me is a sweet little mini purse.  Earlier this month I had created this same bag for a blog hop.   I had so many of you wanting directions on how to make it, I thought it would make a great 3D Thursday project share.  I hop you enjoy it!
This sweet little paper purse is the perfect size to tuck a gift card and maybe some chocolates down inside.  It measures about 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" overall including the straps.  I chose our new In Color Tranquil Tide for my bags color and with the matching Designer Series Paper it turned out beautiful.  It doesn't take much cardstock and DSP to make either.  I love that Stampin' Up! has in their inventory these super cute Itty Bitty bows in our new In Colors.  Please be sure and grab the instruction sheet on how to create your own Mini Paper Purse.
To order any of the products listed in my project sheet to make your mini purse please go to my online store by clicking on the "Shop Now" Button on the left hand side of the screen and enjoy shopping from the comfort of your own home.  Have a good day! and see you next Thursday!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Inky Friends New In Color Blog Hop - Fresh Fig

Hello! and welcome to the Inky Friends New In Color Blog Hop featuring the five new colors that Stampin' Up! has chosen as "in" colors for the next two years.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from the very creative Betty Traciak's blog where she featured the new In Color "Berry Burst".  She did a super job showcasing the color.  There are 8 stops on the hop and if you get lost you can go to our home page Inky Friends and get back on track.  I'm up next so let's take a look at my projects which were suppose to be featuring the new In Color "Fresh Fig".  As I started adding my pictures of projects I realized I had used "Tranquil Tide" instead.  My triplet grandsons and I have been busy this week catching frogs and toads so I guess the color green is on my mind.  I apologize to my Inky Friends for my mistake.
I am totally in love with all the new In Colors in the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  Tranquil Tide is such a beautiful green.  What a wonderful gift set this would make for a very special friend.  I'm sure some chocolates would be a great along with a gift card tucked in to this little pusre.
My first project features some of the new In Color DSP to match the cardstock and ink.  I also used some of the new washi tape in matching color too.  For my stamped image I used the fun hostess set, "You're Delightful".  This stamp set has a lot of possibilities.  Here's a tip, never snack on potato chips while making a card.  Crumbs leave grease marks, but can be covered up by using extra washi tape.  Thus the little strip of washi tape in the top left corner.
I'm sure some chocolates would be a great along with a gift card tucked in to this little purse.  I've been making a lot of these paper purses in all sizes lately.  Stampin' Up! has some cute little already made mini bows in In Colors ready to add to your creations.
My final project is a wintery one.  Using the "Lovely As A Tree" stamp set, I inked up the biggest pine tree and stamped on Whisper White cardstock.  Using the Oval Framlits, "Gently Falling" emboss folder, helped to give the tree a focal point.  I added some of our new Silver Metallic Edged ribbon to finish off the card.   This color makes a beautiful blue spruce tree.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects and now it's time to hop on over to the very talented Rhonda Griffen's Blog where she created some projects using the new In Color Limen Lime Twist.  Have a great day!