Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lovely Happy Birthday

Hello! I've been wanting to make a card like this for a long time now. Not sure what took me so long, but I'm glad I finally made it. I wish you could see it in person, it's pretty cool!

Don't you just love the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP I used? So, you are probably wondering what's so great about this card...well, the Happy Birthday Thinlits was cut out 4 times and glued together! Maybe you can tell that the cut out words are raised a little. I've been seeing this done everywhere and wanted to give it a try.  Man, I can't wait to try this with other dies.

Here's a view from another angle. I used 3 Tangerine Tangos for the base and topped it off with a Crushed Curry. I hope it mails well, it would be a bummer if it was all flattened out when my sister gets it!

Paper: Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Big Shot: Happy Birthday Thinlits

That's it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vintage Leaves Wreath

Hello! I may have mentioned that we recently downsized into a condo and that there isn't a ton of storage space. Also, I got rid of a lot of my out dated wall decorations, which left me with a bunch of empty walls. While browsing threw a craft store I got the idea to buy this  12" wreath and decorate it for each season/holiday using my Stampin' Up! supplies. Here's my first one for fall...

I have it hanging right as you enter the front door on a small wall. I think this will be a fun project for me, and I won't have to store the wreath after each season! It was so much fun using my Vintage Leaves stamp set and coordinating Leaflets Framelits Dies, I love fall leaves. 5/8" Burlap Ribbon was used to make the bow. I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to hold all the leaves together and a couple of Mini Glue Dots to attach them to the wreath. It went together easily and should come apart just as easy when I am ready for the next holiday...Christmas, that should be fun!

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

DSC#248 Spooky Night

Hello!  Well, this week's challenge was screaming Spooky Night DSP to me. I absolutely love these colors together and the entire pack of the DSP is amazing!

I used Basic Black ink to stamp the witches hat and Cajun Craze to stamp the potion bottles, both of these images can be found in the Spooky Cat stamp set. If you look closely you can see that I used some Vintage Crochet Trim between the Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze cardstock layers. This ribbon is so pretty and soft.

Stamp Set: Spooky Cat
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Ribbon:  Vintage Crochet Trim

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! Hope you enjoyed the blog hop!!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Color Theory Create & Play

Hello!  I am really excited to share today's card with you. I got what Dawn Olchefske, my Stampin' Up! upline, likes to call a Create & Play kit in the mail the other day. Not only are these a great surprise, but they always challenge me a little too. I don't know why I never remember to take a photo of the kit before I make the card, but once again I forgot. Anyway, this time the kit included a Daffodil Delight card base, two cards and a sticker strip from the Color Theory Memories & More Card pack, 4 Glitter Enamel Dots (love these) and a piece of Berry Burst 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (really, really love this stuff!!!).  When I put it all together this is what I made:

I must admit that I love this card. The ribbon is so soft and the Glitter Dots are not only pretty, but are kind of flat and should mail well. While this kit was designed to scrapbook with, as you can see it works perfectly for making cards too. That's one of the great things about Stampin' Up!, you can use all of their products in a variety of ways.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

DSC#247 Spooky Cat

Wow! I thought this sketch would be perfect to use with the Spooky Night Suite, and boy was I right!  I am very pleased with how this card turned out.

The card base is Basic Black and I used two different designs from the Spooky Night DSP pack. The oval was stamped with two images from the Spooky Cat stamp set.

Since the card base was black I added a smaller piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to the inside so I could stamp on it. I decided to use the cat image from the set as my sentiment.

Stamp Set:  Spooky Cat
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spooky Night DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Big Shot: Stitched Shapes Framelits

That's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this week's blog hop. It's always fun for me to see what my fellow STARS have been up to!!!  Have a great day.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

It's Here!

Hello! Well, I totally missed the big launch day, but it's here...the 2017 Holiday Catalog. It's a good one too. I know I always say that, and once again Stampin' Up! has not disappointed me. Why don't you check it out for yourself here.

As a demonstrator I am able to purchase product ahead of time and I thought I would share one of the cards I made using the Spooky Night Suite.
I've always had a thing for owls and I loved how this one perches perfectly on the tree in the coordinating DSP pack. This set comes with not only the stamp set and DSP, but a cat punch, treat tubes (which you can use for any occasion), beautiful crochet trim and really cool black rhinestone jewels. You can see all of these on page 53 of the catalog.

Stamp Set: Spooky Cat
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Spooky Night DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy looking at the catalog! If you decide to place an order I would greatly appreciate it if you would choose me as your demonstrator.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

DSC#246 Fall Leaves

Hi!  Boy, it's good to be back. I sure missed making the weekly challenges during our move, and I couldn't have returned on a better week. I bought the Hexagons 3D embossing folder last winter and still hadn't taken it out the package yet! The pictures will not due this card justice - this folder is awesome!

I'm really getting into fall lately and have been excited to try out the leaves in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set for a long time! They turned out fabulous in my book. Look at me, I even used two kinds of ribbon on this card! LOL 

Here's a closeup of the card. I love all the texture.  

Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Ink: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Big Shot: Seasonal Layers Thinlits
Ribbon: Linen Thread, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon

I hope you enjoyed this week's challenge. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate each and every visit!

Lovely Happy Birthday

Hello! I've been wanting to make a card like this for a long time now. Not sure what took me so long, but I'm glad I finally made it...