Thursday, December 6, 2018

Stamplorations Coffee to Go

Have you been able to join in on the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? So far there are 893 cards! Woohoo! Let's see how long it takes me to write this post and at what number this card links up.

I was very lucky and won the fabulous Little Things stamp set from the Precious Remembrance Shop during the last hop and I wanted to be sure to make a card using that set during this hop. I used the triangles as a nice flowy background (I'm background-stamp challenged but I love how this turned out!).

The Stamplorations Coffee to Go: Fall & Winter cup is showcased. I wanted to try a different color combo, going with a turquoisy and pink. The Pretty Pink Posh snowflake sequins and Fairytale Fuchsia are from the Holiday Shimmer mix. The front edge of the card is using the Concord & 9th Wintry Edge dies, which I just received! The back flap of the card is straight, which shows white against the scallop when closed. I am behind on hopping, there are so many amazing cards!

Stamps: Precious Remembrance Shop Little Things, Stamplorations Coffee to Go: Fall & Winter, Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Greetings
Dies: Concord & 9th Wintry Edge
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer sequin mix

Always happy when you stop by! Happy holidays!

Friday, November 30, 2018

STAMPlorations Zen Coffee Cup Warm Holidays

It's time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Grab a cuppa (as my friend says Down Under) and hop along. If you're crafter, link up for many chances to win some prizes from our generous sponsors!

The new STAMPlorations Zen Coffee Cup layering dies are every bit as wonderful as I hoped they would be! There are THREE fabulous mugs and a base die.

I chose to use this pretty mug without the base die to let the red paper show through. The SU forest foliage paper is a nice rich complement to the cheery red.

Stamps: MFT Festive Flamingos (sentiment)
Dies: STAMPlorations Zen Coffee Cup layering dies, MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips (shortened)
Paper: SU Forest Foliage, American Crafts 6x6 Very Merry

Thanks for joining us today!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Let the Good Times Roll!

Finally had a chance to play with this stamp/die set! Happy birthday to my nephew Colton. Studying to be an engineer, he will appreciate the workings of this pop up card. The inside of the card is the main attraction, so is pictured first:

Have to tell you, I had some issues putting it together, even after viewing several videos with tips. I used 80lb cardstock instead of 110 (good thing). The lower supports of the coaster crinkled, even after the 3rd try. The woodgrain patterned paper was added, and it crinkled too, but it doesn't show. The track was colored in with Stampin' Blends.

The outside of the card, using the stamp set to match the inside. Fun!

I knew I wanted to check the scale of the people and pups from the Loads of Love Accessories stamp set. So excited to see they work together perfectly! I just love how the pups look like they were made for these coaster cars. I am so gleeful when I am able to get stamp sets to work together. Channelling Brian!

Stamps: Stampin' Up Let the Good Times Roll, Stampin' Up Load of Love Accessories
Dies: Stampin' Up Thrill Ride

Always happy when you stop by!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card

Everything Lawn Fawn is so adorable. This sweet card is for my niece. She's twenty-something, but you are never too old for Lawn Fawn!

So cute! It's a good idea to view a Lawn Fawn video to watch assembly before you begin. Sometimes there are great tips to make it even easier.

I used colored pencils on most, a little bit of Copics on the birds and hats. Was able to use dies on the large animals, but fussy cut the small ones and a bit of the cake and gifts so the paws touched the edges. The squirrel's birthday hat is fussy cut from one of the birds. The Fox's tail is able to hang over the edge because the box card will be collapsed to the left.

The Lawn Fawn plaid paper was perfect, so bright and happy.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Party Animals, Lawn Fawn Let's Play (squirrel), Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy (birthday sentiment)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Happy, Happy, Happy, Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Paper: Lawn Fawn 6x6 Perfectly Plaid

I'm so happy with how this turned out that I can't wait to do more!

Nice of you to stop by today!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dog Days Are Over Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty's August Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs - this month's song is "Dog Days Are Over." While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors - you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I wanted my card to show the transition from summer to autumn. Stampin' Up has gorgeous colors for leaves! Fall colors are so warm and rich.

Thank goodness for the Stamparatus! With a little bit of practice I was able to evenly space the leaves. Aren't the colors perfection? The background paper I used as a backdrop is from the Nature's Poem DSP. Such a pretty paper collection!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature, Tropical Chic (sentiment)
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Cardstock: Crushed Curry

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopRobbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group. You won't want to miss any of it! If you get lost, you can refer to the list below.

Always love your visits, thank you for stopping by.

Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Nina King at InkPaperSequins
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  <<< you are here
Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain

Also participating in the Shopping Our Stash challenge, in honor of Leslie. ♥

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Detailed Floral Thinlits Wedding, and Stamparatus / MISTI tip

One of the nicest things to happen to a crafter is when someone sees your work and requests a copy for a very special occasion. Of course you want everything to be perfectly lined up, and it's wonderful to have the tools we have today. More about that in a bit. First, the wedding card:

The first card I made like this was for a 50th Anniversary, another special occasion. Stampin' Up Floral Phrases & Detailed Floral thinlits were used.

Sharing something I just started doing that helps me line up sentiments. I have loved using the Dritz Gridded Plastic Template Sheets for quite some time, thanks to MISTI videos. It took me until now to think of cutting up HARD plastic packaging to put over it. With that in place you can stamp and wipe off many times until you are happy with the placement. I used to stamp directly on the gridded template, but some inks don't wipe off very well. I have rubbed the lines off with cleaner before, oops! Then I used clear packaging from stamps, but it would cling to the stamp when I lifted the lid, and the plastic piece would move. The first time I used the piece of hard plastic I almost heard music. It stamps crisp and wipes up easily! It also doesn't stick to the stamp like the gridded template does. What a life-changer, lol!

Okay, so I got a bit carried away explaining my little stamp press tip. I blame Lydia Fiedler. I enjoy how she tells a story on her blog, feels like you're right there. Follow her at Understand Blue. She's amazing and full of surprises.

So nice of you to stop by today!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cupcake Birthday with Sprinkles Turnabout

Our neighbor will be celebrating her 87th birthday tomorrow! She likes the nickname "cupcake", so this was the perfect time to break out my new Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout stamp set. So many fun and innovative products out there, and I love the Concord & 9th product line!

I used 3 colors of sprinkles for the background. Love that you don't have to be precise with this turnabout! Enjoyed using the All About You dies for the first time to cut "celebrate" and "you". The "you" die is awesome, with the shadow outline so you can use a contrasting color. The circle is cut from the Everyday Circle die set. Love the optional stitched starburst! The cupcake is paper pieced (stamped the tiny dots from Background Blocks on white cardstock) and fussy cut, then popped up. Added a sprinkle of 3mm sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for some bling that I know she will like. Colors are Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist.

Running over with this card and some bundtlets from Nothing Bundt Cakes tomorrow.

Sweet of you to visit today!