Friday, June 3, 2022

I took a class!

For the last couple of weeks I have been participating in the Spring Card Class from  You can still sign up now and go through all of the classes.I have had so much fun making tons of card backgrounds.  I did not get them all made into cards.  But I wanted to share the handful or so that I did make into cards.

On day 4 we did a technique called emboss resist with a twist.  I wasn't sure how you could put a twist on the emboss resist technique - but this is genius!  I combined this background with the hummingbird challenge from Spiltcoast for VSN Mini.  On the background, I used a rose stamp from Picket Fence Studios, and Nuvo Shimmer Powders.  My hummingbird is an image I turned into a cut file for my Cricut.  The greeting comes from the new Charming Sentiments stamp set and coordinating dies from Stampin' Up!

For Day 5 we did stamped wreaths, two ways.  My first one turned out to be more of a collage than a wreath, but I loved making it.  I used four different stamp sets, from 3 different companies to make this wreath / collage.  I used ocean sets from Spellbinders, and two from Hero Arts.  The fish, mermaid and greeting are from one of my newest favorite stamp lines.  These images are from the set Mermazing by Scrappy Boy stamps.  He has quite a few fun, fandom, line art stamp sets.
The second technique was kind of a reverse wreath.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  Clean and Simple is not usually my go to.  But this sweet simple card is so fun!  Everything used on this card is from Stampin' Up!.  I really enjoyed using the newest set of In Colors together for my wreath background.  I then used the set Happiness Abounds, with white embossing powder to add flowers to my colored wreath.  The greeting is stamped in black, and is also included in the same stamp set.  I decided to add a little embellishment using the new 22/24 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.

For day 6 we did two different types of color blocking techniques.  For my first card, I used a cover plate, and large greeting die from Concord & 9th.    I was feeling my inner Lisa Frank when I picked out my colors.  My cardstock is all from Stampin' Up!.

Our last color blocking technique also used a cover plate, but in a different way.  This card features only Stampin' Up! products.  I used the Stitched Greenery Die, and the Harvest Dies.  The Starry Sky metallic woven ribbon was taken apart into just threads that I used to accent the back of the greeting.  This is another greeting from the Charming Sentiments stamp set and coordinating dies.

For Day 9, there was a lesson on offset dies.  I had so much fun making this card.  I used a die from Gina Marie desgins, and 7 different colors of Stampin' Up! cardstock to make the thank you.  I offset mine a bit more than was done in the example but I love the way mine turned out.

Day 10 was our last day in class.  This day we focused on Rainbow Cards.  I used stamps and dies from Erin Lee Creative, and Stampin' Up! cardstock to make my rainbow of coffee.  These cute, floral little coffee cups just make my heart happy.

I wish I had made all of the lovely techniques we did into cards.  I would have loved to share more cards with you.  This class was a lot of fun, and I whole heartedly recommend this class to any card makers.   I will definitely be on the lookout for more classes from these instructors in the future!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ICS Blog Hop - Passion for Punches - Darling Label

Today I am super excited to be participating in the ICS September Blog Hop, where we are sharing our Passion for Punches!  I just love punches!  There is such a wide variety of things you can do, with simple punches.

Today, I am sharing one of the most basic ways to use a punch.  I have made a window card. 

This card can be made in a jiffy with just a Crumb Cake card base, your favorite DSP, a punch, coordinating stamp, and a piece of ribbon.  I was able to put this card together in less than 10 minutes.  I am excited to go back and make a whole stack to have cards on hand.

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Deb Naylor, I know she has something great to share.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Abstract Impressions

Hello everyone!  Welcome tot he Top Ten Winners Blog Hop from the May International Highlights.  Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my card.  I am so excited, and honored to be able to participate in this hop with all of these super talented demonstrators.

Today, we are sharing cards of encouragement.  I decided to make a card using the new Abstract Impressions bundle.  You can find this bundle on page 129 of the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Here is my card:

I started with a Coastal Cabana card base.  I added two mats in Gorgeous Grape, and Whisper White.  I then used the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies to cut out my floral corner piece, in Coastal Cabana.  I used a sponge, to add some color under the flowers and leaves.  The colors used are: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped my greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black, onto Coastal Cabana Cardstock, and punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  I added some Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back, and then mounted the greeting onto a Gorgeous Grape #3 Stitched Shapes Framelits Oval.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will check out the rest of the hop!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May International Highlights

Today I am participating Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.  For this event, demonstrators from all over the world show off their best work, all centered around the same thing.

This month we have all made Thank You cards, to send to our amazing CEO, Sara Douglass.  May is a special month for Sara - So we can share what we love with others. She has got demonstrators to think of ways that we can make a difference in the lives of others. Usually the people that get forgotten are the ones that are putting forth amazing ideas like Sara has. So we are SURPRISING SARA! Thank you, Sara for all you do at Stampin' Up!  We love your desire to grow the company, while keeping the best aspects of it intact.  I am personally so thankful for the kindness you show demonstrators.  You're the best!  We are so lucky to have you!

Here is my card:

I decided to make a pop out swing card.  I had never made one before.  I found the tutorial for this on Pinterest, thanks for sharing the directions Amanda Bates!

I love how the focal image just pops out when you open the card!

Here is a photo from the top.  

I had so much fun making this card!  My card features product available in the Share What You Love product suite that is available RIGHT NOW as a pre-release.  You can get these products at a couple different price points, before the catalog goes live June 1st.

Please be sure to head on over to Kylie's blog and vote for my project!  You can vote a few times, and there is always a ton of amazing projects posted.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ICS Blog Hop - One Wild Ride

Welcome to the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on masculine cards.  Masculine cards tend to be a struggle for me, as I am naturally drawn to all things floral and frilly.  But, I was still super excited when Dawn Griffith shared this stamp set, her million dollar stamp set at an OnStage event last year.  My Father-In-Law is big into motorcycles and I will use this set to make him cards for many years to come.

Here is my card:

For my card, I started with a Smoky Slate card base.  I used the "road rash" stamp, and the tire tracks to make a back ground.  For my background, I used Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray inks.  I added a 4.5" x 3.25" Basic Black mat.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges of this piece. For my next layer, I cut a piece of Silver Foil paper that is 2.75" x 4".  I embossed this piece with the Dynamic Hexagons embossing folder, and then sponged a little bit of black ink on it.  Finally, my Whisper White layer was cut to 2.5" x 3.75".  I stamped the motorcycle in Basic Gray, and added the tire track detail in Smoky Slate.  I added my greeting in black.  I offset the Silver Foil, and the Whisper White layer, so that you can see more of the embossing on the silver.

Next up on our hop is Megan, I am sure she has something magical to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fabulous Florals

Good morning!  Today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are sharing some fun floral ideas.  I love that we have so many fun options with that are floral.  Today I am sharing a card made with our Share What You Love sweet.  You will be able to purchase the products from this suite as a special pre-release starting on May 1st.

For my card I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base.  I added two mats from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also have a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.  My stamped flowers were done on Whisper White, cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits, and matted in Old Olive cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.  My greeting was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a label found in the Share What You Love Embellishment kit.  I finished off the card with a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Be sure to head over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the rest of the team designed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!