Thursday, July 24, 2014

Beauty of the Season, MM118

Greetings, Stampers! I'm celebrating Christmas in July with a couple of sneak peeks from the upcoming Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. The sentiment and image are from the Beauty of the Season stamp set, which is available for purchase now, and the DSP is Nordic Noel, available August 28.

I wanted to take this opportunity to play along with the Merry Monday challenge, which is to use ribbon and buttons on your card. I accomplished both in one fell swoop by tying off my ribbon in my button!

I love to watercolor, and this image is so perfect for watercoloring. I stamped the image onto Watercolor Paper and colored it in with ink pads and an Aquapainter. Though it is difficult to capture the shine, I added some Dazzling Details to the berries.

I stamped the same image on this inside of my card in Crumb Cake and the sentiment over it in Black Stazon.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beauty of the Season
Card Stock: Real Red, Crumb Cake
Designer Series Paper: Nordic Noel
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Basic Black
Tools: Aqua Painter
Accessories: Subtles Buttons, Real Red 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Watercolor Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hello Darling for STS25

Greetings, Stampers! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Sketch, and this week Mona is our hostess with the mostess!

I let the patterned paper and embellishments do most of the work for me today. All three papers come from the All Abloom stack, and I just love how beautifully they coordinate. I love this color combo too, Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo with just a touch of Daffodil Delight.

This was a super simple card to make. Just a little bit of stamping and few circle punches, and zip-zip it is done!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hello Darling
Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom
Ink Pads: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle and 2" Circle Punches
Accessories: Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon, Regals Candy Dots, In Color Boutique Details

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you'll join the fun at Seize the Sketch!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monochromatic Hello Darling, PP205 & MOJO354

Wow, where has another week gone? This summer is flying by way too fast. So, here we have arrived at Sunday once again, my favorite day of the week and time to play along with The Paper Players! This week I have the honor of being hostess, and for this week's Clean and Simple challenge I have chosen a Monochromatic theme.

I drew my inspiration from the pretty papers in the Gold Soiree pack. I loved the way these two Calyspo Coral papers worked together.

The layout is compliments of this week's challenge at Mojo Monday.

The floral image is from the Hello Darling stamp set and the sentiment from a new set I am inking up for the first time, And Many More. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hello Darling, And Many More
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Designer Series Paper: Gold Soiree
Ink Pads: Versamark, Calpso Coral
Tools: Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Cotton Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dictionary Birthday Greetings, FM169, CTD301 & DS159

Greetings, Stampers! I'm very excited today because I've been asked to be a Guest Designer at The Friday Mashup

Here's the Mashup Challenge: 
  • Create a project using a "Background Stamp".
  • Create a project with "something 3-D on it".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "project with a 3-D element and a Background Stamp"

I tried really hard to mash things up and add a 3D element to my card but nothing would cooperate and I ran out of time! I did use my Dictionary background stamp. I was in the mood for something a little vintage so I shabbied things up by doing some distressing and sponging some of the edges in Crumb Cake.

I was in need of a color scheme and layout, which I found at the challenges at Color Throwdown and The Deconstructed Sketch.

The flowers are stamped with the Flower Patch stamp set and cut with coordinating Flower Fair Framelits. A little linen thread behind adds some texture, and a few pearls finished off my butterfly.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Dictionary, Flower Patch, Wetlands
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack
Ink Pads: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
Tools: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Distressing Tool, Stampin' Spoge
Accessories: Pearls, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the amazing creations at The Friday Mashup, where you will also find a special tip from me about using background stamps!

Inky hugs :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pictogram Punches Birthday, FMS144 & TCC14

Good Monday morning, Stampers! I have a gazillion things to do today and already running late so I'll keep this brief and to the point! I've inked up a new stamp set for the first time, Pictogram Punches, and paired it with a sentiment from Flower Patch for my clean and simple creation. 

I'm playing along with two challenges today, the color challenge from The Card Concept, and sneaking in just under the wire for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

The flower vase was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, my new favorite black ink, and the flowers in Coastal Cabana. They were punched out with a coordinating Itty Bitty Accents punch.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Pictogram Punches, Flower Patch
Card Stock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Maritime
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Tools: Big Shot, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Accessories: In Color Boutique Details

Thanks for stopping by! Gotta run!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sweetbriar Rose for The Paper Players #204

Greetings, Stampers! It's Sunday and time for another fun challenge at The Paper Players! This week the lovely LeAnne is hostess, and she has an awesome color challenge for us to play along with! 

I thought this color combo would look pretty watercolored in a floral image, and I chose one of my new favorite stamps, Sweetbriar Rose. The image was stamped in Black Stazon and colored in with Ink Pads and an Aqua Painter.

The inspiration for my layout was from Julee at Mojo Monday. I had to move the element at the bottom right corner to the top left so as not to cover up the sentiment, in this case just the name of the flower.

I blended together both the Wisteria Wonder and Blackberry Bliss inks on the blossoms for a pretty shaded effect. Mossy Meadow was used on the leaves, and I did a wash of Lost Lagoon in the background.

Stampin' Up Proucts Used:
Stamp Sets: Sweetbriar Rose
Card Stock: Naturals White, Blackberry Bliss
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Watercolor Paper, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players! We hope you'll play along this week, too!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Watercolor Winter for MM116 & SSSC226

Hi, Stampers! I haven't made a Christmas card, well, since last Christmas. It's kind of hard for me to think about the holidays when it's 85 degrees outside, but I thought I'd make one using some retired goodies and to play along with a couple of challenges.

When I saw my friend LeAnne was hosting a green and white challenge at Merry Monday, I had to play along. I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday.

I used markers to color my pine boughs and brightened them up with a bit of glitter. I'm basically a glitter phobe but I think it looks so pretty on a holiday card.

I stamped off for a lighter images on the inside of my card, and stamped the images on the envelope, too. This card is ready to go! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
Card Stock: Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper: Candlelight Christmas
Ink Pads: Early Espresso
Markers: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 3/16" Corner Punch
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Brad, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Happy Stamping!