Monday, May 1, 2017

CCREW517SK: Pretty Posies

Hi All!

When we were initially given our Creative Crew May Challenges, I went straight for the Sketch Challenge.  I usually tend to enjoy them, as they give me a good starting point--which is usually the hardest part. When I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to add a pennant.  As I looked around for ideas, I stumbled across this card from Teneale Williams.  The simple design was perfect!

Here's our sketch:



Here's my card:



For the 'Suite' theme, I chose the So In Love stamp set from the Falling In Love Suite in the Occasions Mini.  Instead of using the stamp images as focal images, I chose to use them more as backgrounds.  This stamp set has turned out to be one of my favorites.  I love the font on the sentiments and it's so versatile.  Unfortunately, it's retiring this month, so grab it up while you can!

Item# 143216  So In Love $15.00

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: So In Love
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Crumb Cake and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Party Pennants Bigz L Die, Linen Thread, Button, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack

CCREW517CLR: Just for You

Hi All!

For our May Creative Crew Color Challenge, we were given Pinks and Greens with a bit of Coral. What a pretty combo!


These 'Sweet' colors are perfect for flowers...just like the picture.  I chose the Crazy About You stamp set.


To incorporate all of the colors, I stamped the flower image three times once in each color, trimmed them and layered them for some texture. It was then popped up with dimensionals. It turned out so pretty!  This set has another flower image that would work well too, along with 30 sentiments that can be mixed and matched.

Item# 137137 Crazy About You $25.00
For this card, I actually chose a sentiment from the So In Love stamp set.  I felt that the font was a better fit.  This set is one of my favorites from the Occasions Mini.  It's so versatile.  It's also retiring this month, so be sure to get it ordered if you'd like it as well.

Item# 143216 So In Love $15.00
If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Crazy About You and So In Love
Paper: Rose Red, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Rose Red, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Paper Snips, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Brights Sequin Assortment, Fine Tip Glue Pen and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

CCREW517TEC: The Best Things in Life are Sweet

Hi All!

For our May Creative Crew Technique Challenge, I chose the Double Gate Fold card.  This was a new technique for me and there's a great tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers if you'd like to give it a try.



I love this technique!  It looks so fancy-shmancy, but it's actually pretty easy to do.  You just need to be sure that you have a double sided DSP that you like as you'll be using both sides of the print.

The DSP I used is from the Cool Treats Suite in the Occasions Mini.  There's also a really cute stamp set called Cool Treats that will be carrying over into the 2017-2018 catalog.  It features all kinds of sweet treats.  I used an older stamp set here, but Cool Treats would be a great set for birthdays and summer themed cards. So be sure to check it out.

Item# 145181 Cool Treats $48.50


The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments set in the Occasions Mini.  This set is awesome!  These sentiments pair up with so many different stamp sets which make it so versatile.  This set is retiring this month, so snatch it up as quick as you can!

Item# 142971 Suite Sentiments $20.00

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Sweet Scoops, Suite Sentiments and You're a Gem
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White Cardstock; Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Trimmer, Pencil, Bone Folder and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

CCREW517INSP: A Butterfly Celebration

Hi All!

This project is for our Inspiration Challenge CCREW517INSP over at Splitcoaststampers.  We were given a few different pictures and we were to pick one to work with.  I was inspired by the Butterfly photo and it's Pink tones.


This is what I came up with:


Both the DSP and the sentiment are from the Falling In Love 'Suite' in the Occasions Mini.  The butterflies are from the Butterflies Thinlits dies.  I love the hearts as a backdrop, but you could pretty much use any printed paper.

The sentiment is from the So In Love stamp set.  It's not a set that jumps out at you, but I love it.  The font is super cute and it can be used for just about any occasion.  It is retiring this month, so grab this one up as soon as you can.

Item# 143216 So In Love $15.00


Item# 137360  Butterflies Thinlit Dies $25.00
If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: So In Love
Paper: Primrose Petals, Tip Top Taupe and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Falling In Love DSP
Ink: Tip Top Taupe Classic Pad
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Petal Cone Die and Neutrals Candy Dots

CCREW517SIP: Step It Up: A Dahlia Hello

Hi All!

I had to create two cards for the Creative Crew Step It Up Challenge.  We were to create a CAS card and then create a second card stepped up a bit. I decided on the sweet little (or big in this case) Dahlia flower my cards.

My CAS card:


My Stepped Up card:


For my CAS card, I stamped the Dahlia in Calypso Coral and added the thinlits Hello sentiment.  I kept the same design for my Stepped Up card, but stamped a second Dahlia image, trimmed it down and popped it up for an additional layer.  A few Candy Dots add some color.

I love this Dahlia stamp!  It's a classic, simple design that can be used as the main image or a background...for a simple or more elaborate card.  It is definitely worthy of a spot in your collection. The Hello You Thinlits Dies are also pretty great, but are retiring this month.  Be sure to grab these up sooner than later.

Item# 139911 Definitely Dahlia $15.00

Item# 137363 Hello You Thinlits Dies $25.00
Join in the fun and create your own Stepped Up project!  Hope on over to the gallery to get inspiration or upload your own project HERE.

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Definitely Dahlia
Paper: Basic Grey Cardstock and Whisper White Heavy Cardstock
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Hello You Thinlits, Neutrals Candy Dots and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Sunday, April 30, 2017

I'm on the Creative Crew!!!

Hi All!

Big news!!  I've been invited to join the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers.  I'll be a guest designer from May through August.  It's been a busy couple of weeks designing for all kinds of challenges: Color Inspiration, Sketch, Technique and many more.  Our cards for the month of May go live tomorrow, so be sure to pop back in and see what I've created.  Our theme is 'Sweet' or 'Suite' Surprises.  I've tried to incorporate that into each of my cards.

Hopefully you'll be inspired to join in the fun and share some of your projects with us over on SCS. Here's a link to all of the May cards: http://splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=27170  I have also included the Keywords for each challenge in each of my posts if you'd like to search on your own.

So excited to share with you guys!  Hope you love all the projects :)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

So In Love

Hi All,

Just like the post says...I am so in love with this stamp set *swoon*.  Everything about it is pretty, feminine and romantic.



I CASED this card right from the Occasions Mini.  I switched up the sentiment and added a doily. I used the Very Vanilla side of the Doily for this card, but it also has a Whisper White side.  So versatile :) This stamp set can be used for any type of Celebration: Birthdays to Weddings to Anniversaries. That's what makes it so perfect.

Item # 143216 So In Love $15.00

Item # 142793 Lace Doilies $3.15

Unfortunately, this stamp set is retiring on May 31st and is only guaranteed till May 22nd.  If you'd like to add this or any other products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: So In Love
Paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Blushing Bride & Crumb Cake Classic Pads
Accessories: Lace Doilies, Oval Nestabilities and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Definitely Dahlia

Hi All,

This stamp has been around forever and I finally got it added to my collection.  It's such a great stamp: it's big enough to use on its own, or you can add in embelishments.



I got the idea for this card from Mary Fish over at Stampin' Pretty.  I chose to pair my Dahlia up with a gingham print from the Succulent Garden DSP.  This is also the first time I've used Sweet Sugarplum. It's such a soft, pretty purple.

Item # 139911 Definitely Dahlia $15.00

Item # 142778 Succulent Garden DSP $6.60
Item # 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes $27.00
Item # 141395 Sweet Sugarplum Stamp Pad $6.50
The Succulent Garden will be retiring and is only available while-supplies-last.  Everything else is available if you'd like to add any to your collection.  Just pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Definitely Dahlia & Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake and Whisper White; Succulent Garden DSP
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum & Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: 1/16" Circle Punch and a Brad

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Sweet Treat

Hi All!

I have a super cute little card for you today.  It's a technique called the Dutch Door Fold.  So simple to do, but looks so impressive when complete :)


I got the idea for the card from Kim Williams over at Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts.  Just adorable and so easy to make!  Below are the dimensions for each piece:

Peekaboo Peach
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Rectangle (Base)
2 1/4 x 11 Strip Scored at 5 1/2 (Folded and adhered to bottom of the base)

Pool Party
1 1/4 x 5 1/4 Rectangle
2 x 5 1/4 Rectangle
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 Square

Tasty Treats DSP
1 x 5 Rectangle
1 3/4 x 5 Rectangle

Whisper White
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Square

The Tasty Treats DSP is from the Occasions Mini.  It is available while supplies last.  There are some great prints in there perfect for birthdays or summer.  The stamp set I used is retired, but there is an ice cream set called Cool Treats in the Occasions Mini that would be great!
Item # 142770 Tasty Treats DSP $7.80

Item # 145181 Cool Treats Bundle $48.50
If you would like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Sweet Scoops & So Very
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock; Tasty Treats DSP
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake Classic Pads
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Paper Snips and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Avant Garden

Hi All,

I have yet another great stamp set that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration: Avant Garden.  Flowers are one of those images that you can never have enough of.  They are great for any type of card.


This set definitely has a vintage-y feel.  It can be used as a single stamped image or doubled up for a 2-step stamp image.  That's what I've done on this card.  It's a CASE from the SAB mini and I would have never thought to combine these two flower images.  I love the look!  To finish out the card, I created a print using the dotted stamp.  The simple design is a nice complement to the floral print.

Item# 143272 Avant Garden $0.00
If you'd like to add some products to your collection and earn some FREE products, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  For every $50 you spend, you will earn a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Avant Garden
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Love Blossoms DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray Classic Pads
Accessories: Lots of Tags Sizzlets and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

So Very Much

Hi All,

I have another great Sale-A-Bration card for you today.  This has two SAB sets on it: So Very Much and Delicate Details.  So Very Much has a large Thank You image and Delicate Details has five lace images.  If you're like me, you make Birthday and Thank You cards more than any others.  So, one can never have too many Thank You stamps.



I wasn't sure how I was going to use the lace stamps, but I stumbled upon this card from Nancy Ferb. It was right up my alley.  Simple, yet so very pretty. The outer lace border is Melon Mambo and the inner lace border is Pretty in Pink.  I added some Stickles for a little extra sparkle.  This large image, makes for a quick and simple card!

Item# 143343 So Very Much $0.00
Item# 143314 Delicate Details $0.00

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Until March 31st, for every $50 you spend, you will earn a Free Sale-A-Bration item.  It's a great time to buy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: So Very Much and Delicate Details
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink Classic Pads
Accessories: Stickles

Tasty Trucks

Hi All,

It's the best time of year for us stampers!  Sale-A-Bration.  For each $50 you spend in product, you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  This is one of the super cute stamps available for FREE: Tasty Trucks.  Whether you like tacos, hot dogs, ice cream or cupcakes, it's the perfect stamp for you.  So cute!



Most of the cards I've seen online have colored in the truck using markers or watercolor pencils. I chose to use mine to create a background.  I was inspired by this card, where Susan had done the same thing.  They are stamped in the same color as the cardstock: Daffodil Delight.  To add a bit more color, I stamped one in Strawberry Slush.  Love the pop!

Item# 143300 Tasty Trucks $0.00

Item# 141701 Delicate White Doilies $3.00

If you would like to order up some supplies to earn FREE product, you have until March 31st.  Just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tasty Trucks and Elementary Elegance
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White Cardstock; All Abloom DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush Classic Pads
Accessories: White Tea Lace Doily, Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercer and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack