Sunday, February 11, 2018

Donuts and Abs


So I am so in love with the Hole Foods stamp set from The Project Bin.   How can you with wonderful sentiments like  Abs are great, but have you tried donuts?    Seriously, who doesn't love a good donut.     Here I paired up my paper pierced donuts with some fun designer series paper from The Paper Studio.    The sentiment was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum.    So fun and so yummy.   

Only a month and a half left to Sale-a-brate.

Only a month and a half left to Sale-a-brate.  If you were wondering what Sale-a-bration was and what the fuss was all about.    You are probably thinking I don't need any more stamps.   What could they possibly offer that I may want or need this year.   Well this year Stampin' Up! has really out done themselves.    I LOVE ALL of the products being offered.     So many great stamp sets, so many great products.   If you are not sure see for yourself!    

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Lots of Lavender


So the next free floral I received was the Lots of Lavender stamp set.   I just love these delicate floral.   The set comes with a two step stamping image that does not require you to color it in petal by petal, but I had my Stampin' Blends out and I had more fun coloring in the image.   Coloring is very therapeutic for me.     First I did the watercolor background with my Aqua Painter and Soft Sky ink refill.    Next came the stamped image and coloring.     The sentiment comes from the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set and the designer series paper is from the retired Pop of Pink designer series paper.  

Less than a month to Sale-a-brate, don't hesitate to earn you free beautiful sets.

Amazing You


Blendabilites are back and better than ever.   They are now called Stampin' Blends.     I was hesitant to purchase them after the last release.   I wanted to give it some time on the market before I took the plunge and bought a new set.   I am happy I did.   Where else can you get 27 alcohol blending markers for 121 dollars.   

So here I took the beautiful floral from the Amazing You stamp set and colored and blended with the light and dark Calypso Coral.     I cut out the floral and the leaves into two images so I could layer and place them on the card that worked for me     The background was done with my aqua painter and Blushing Bride ink.   I have to say I love the way this card came out.    What better time to take the plunge and buy the Stampin' Blends and get free Sale-a-bration rewards like this beautiful Amazing You stamp set. 

Heartfelt Blooms


So I spent the day playing with some of my new Sale-a-bration freebies.    I wasn't sure if I needed new florals, but after playing with all these free sets, I realized I needed a few more florals to add to my collection.    Heartfelt Blooms is so gorgeous when stamped.    I saw someone pair up the floral with a black and white color palette and I knew I had to myself.    I will give you one warning.   Try stamping the image in a few different colors.   Some inks will give you a better definition.   I tried initially Calypso Coral and Soft Sky and was disappointed that the all the intricacy of the stamp did not shine.   Then I tried Cherry Cobbler and it was a win.   I also have the original Cherry Cobbler ink pad so that may have played into as well.

Then I took the Lots of Happy sentiment and heat embossed and punched it with the tailored tag.    Pop of Pink Designer Series paper, Baker's twine and White perfect accents colored with a black sharpie complete the card.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Love You a Latte

So I just had to have this coffee stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Love You a Latte.   I couldn't believe I didn't have a Love you a latte sentiment in all stamp sets already.     That is unforgivable.   I have Thanks a Latte, but no love.    I especially love the script in this set.     I colored it in with my Copics and my Blendablities.    The designer series paper comes from Lawn Fawn and American Crafts Hip Hip Hooray.   The banner punch and the little heart from the Owl Punch complete the card with some Baker's TWine. 

Monday, February 5, 2018

Spongebob Tags

My nephew is the biggest Spongebob fan.    The funny thing is he is only 4 years old.   Not sure how he got hooked on this guy but he crazy for him.     It's not easy to find Spongebob toys and stuff.    So here is gift tags I made on the computer with a little clipart and dotted circle around the image.   I punched it out with Fiskars punch.   I tied some baker's twine and we are done.    The water bottles were a great find.   They were on clearance in walmart for only 50 cents!   Score!!   Just add some treats inside and we are done for party favors.

Simple Birthday Gift Cards

Last minute as we running out the door, my tells me she has two birthday gifts that need cards.   Literally the half and hour before we go.   Now I could have pulled something from my craft stash but I was inspired by the gift bags I pulled out to put the gifts in.    They had leafs similar to our leaf punch.   I was like what a minute I can do something with that.    I got a great happy birthday image from the dollar bin at my local craft store.   It was time to ink it up and a put it to use.    I punched the leaf in So Saffron and layered it on a strip of black card stock.    A strip of designer series paper from Paper Studio completed the cards. 

Star Wars

So now we get to the super simple cards and I mean simple.   The hardest part of this card was the masking and heat embossing.    The sentiment comes from the Amazing Birthday stamp set.   The Star Wars images I cut out from designer series paper from the Disney brand.   Just cut and paste, emboss and you are done.  Super easy cards perfect for the Star Wars fans in your life. 

Lucky Friend

Here is another card made with the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting Kit.    I paired it up with sentiments from Technique Tuesday called Besties.   The florals from the Flourishing Phrases were stamped in Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder.   Hexagon punches make the background.   Linen Thread and Candy Dots complete the card.

Welcome Baby


The baby cards continue.   The stamp set is an old one I have in my craft stash from TPC Studio.    I love all the little animals in the set.   Just adorable.    My friend Colleen gave me a great kit of papers from Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting for Christmas.    I was drawn to the bright and vibrant colors in the kit.   They paper made me think of the giraffe which in turn had me thinking of baby cards.    The giraffe was colored in with my Sharpie and Distress Markers.    The sentiment was stamped on Pumpkin Pie.   Stitched Shapes were die cut for the oval and the scallop edge comes from the Seasonal Layers framelits.     Linen thread and button complete the card.

Donut Glazy


So wanted to come up with one more card with a similar color scheme that I used in nieces and nephews cards but using the sentiment that came with the Hole Foods stamp set.   Here is my You Drive Me Glazy card.    I decided to take the glazy to another level and put Crystal Effects.   I love the way it looks, but it is such a pain to work with.   First it usually dries out no matter how good you are in putting it away.   Then applying it you have to be just right and then best part is you can't touch it!   Very hard for me.   I am constantly playing with the card until I get it just right.    Here I used my Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper.   The heart was die cut with my Petal Garden designer series paper.   The heart tag was die cut from the So Delicate Framelits.    The arrow die cut comes from the Momenta.     The card stock colors are Calypso Coral and Sweet Sugarplum. Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine complete the card.

Donut Love

So every year, I give my nieces and nephews a little gift for Valentine's.   Usually it's a red shirt or something with hearts for the girls and a toy.    The Project Bin just came out with this fabulous donut set called Hole Foods.    I love the donut in the set.    I decided to pair it up with My Favorite Things sentiment set dedicated to donuts called Donuts and Sprinkles.     I did some paper piercing and colored in the donut with my Copic markers.    The heart sprinkles I punched out with my Owl Punch and Calypso Coral card stock.    The sentiment was stamped in Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick Ranger Ink.    The Designer Series Paper is Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms.   I just love this sentiment  Donut you know how much I love you.   It is perfect for my little donut lovers.   

Birthday Robot


So I am always scrambling for birthday cards.    My sister calls me last minute and asks me do you have a birthday card for a little girl or a little boy.     You would think I would be able to just pull one out of my imagination and just it would come together in minutes.    That is so not the case.   There have been some days that some serious stamper's block happens.   So when I am on a roll, I make it a point to get as many cards out when the mojo hits.    

Here is my robot card made with the Paper Smooches Boom Bots.   The sentiment comes from a My Favorite Things stamp set.      The card is stamped in Smoky Slate and Pool Party.    The robot was colored in with my Copic Markers.    The designer series paper is from Heidi Swap.  The spiral binder punch, enamel dots and baker's twine complete the card. 

Welcome Little One


Not only did thank you cards need to be done for the new addition to the family, but I also needed to get a few welcome cards.    The circle I made in Microsoft Word.   I had to play a little to get it the right size, but in the end, I was super happy and now I have it save to use for future projects.       The sentiment comes from the Verve.    The elephant is from an old stamp set in my craft stash that is TPC Studio.     The elephant was colored in with my Copics.    The blue set of cards I made with the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper and the retired A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper.    The pink set of cards I used the America Crafts Felix and Pebbles Front Porch.