Saturday, March 9, 2019

DOswts310 Chevron fold Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone. 
It has been a while since I have posted anything, but not due to lack of
desire to do so! Life just got way busy for awhile. 
I am participating in a team challenge with my Stampin Up team 
DOstamperstars, #DOswts310
This challenge was to create a card with a chevron fold. 
This is something that I had never seen or heard about so it was a 
good challenge for me. 
It was actually a fun challenge. The fold is not difficult at all, like I 
thought it was going to be. 
All products are from Stampin Up.
I used the All My Love designers series paper which I love.
The Lovely Lipstick and Crumb Cake colors go so well together. 
I used the small flower from the stamp set Bloom By Bloom, the Thank You
sentiment from Humming Along, and gold pearls for the center of the flowers.
I love the way the card turned out and will definitely use this fold again. 
I hope you like it and will try it yourself.
Have a good weekend and happy stamping!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Thursday Challenge DSC #307

Welcome everyone to the Thursday Challenge!
This week it is all about punches, and Stampin Up has some great ones. 
This was an easy challenge for me as I really like using the punches. 
Punches are a quick and easy way to step up all of your projects. 
I needed a thank you card for my sister who has been
I decided to punch out 2 cats and labels making one of them
out of black to create a shadow effect. 
Adding the Decorative Ribbon Border added a unique touch to a 
somewhat simple card.
Using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch allowed me to add a heart to the 
cat's collar.
This was a very quick and simple card, but a very fun one to make.
I hope that you try it.
Be sure to click on the link on the right side of my blog to purchase 
any of the products used in this card share. 
Happy Holidays everyone!

For this card I used the following Stampin Up products: 
Basic Black (121045) and Gray Granite (146983) cardstock
Festive Farmhouse DSP (147820) and Cotton Twine (147888)
Cat Punch (144666)
Decorative Ribbon Border Punch (143721)
Everyday Label Punch (144668)
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396)
Love What You Do stamp set (148042)
Clear Rhinestones (144220)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thursday Challenge DSC #306

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Welcome to another Thursday Challenge with the Stars!
This weeks Home Sweet Home inspired many different ideas for me. 
I finally decided that I would use the new Buffalo Check stamp set (#147794).
I love plaids and this fits right in! 
I also recently purchased the Mossy Meadow ink pad  (#147111 love our new ink pads!)
so decided I would use it since it went w/the Festive Farmhouse DSP (#147820) that I
was thinking about using. 
I used the Thanks from the Warm Hearted Stamp Set that is a 
Stamping Rewards set (#147777)
One thing I have not done yet is to post a card for the simply stamping 
challenge Sarah talked about at On Stage. 
I decided I use make this card a #simplestamping card. 
I made the banner using my Banner Triple Punch (#138292), and used some
left over Paper Pumpkins rhinestones for embellishments.
As hard as it is for me to do simple stamping, this was actually fun
and easy. Guess I'll have to try making more of them!
I hope you will try some simple stamping like this, and you can
purchase all of the items used on this card (but the paper pumpkin rhinestones) 
from my online store using the link to the right. 
Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

DSC Challenge #304

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Welcome to another Stars Challenge! This is a sketch challenge, and it was really so simple. 
I have been having so much fun with all the fun new papers from the Holiday Catalog, It 
makes it hard for me to choose what I want to do. 
For this challenge I used the new Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.
It has a beautiful sheen to it that makes the cards look so elegant.
All of the supplies are from Stampin Up. 
Shimmery White cardstock for the base cut 5 1/2 by 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
Mossy Meadow cardstock cut at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, and another at 1/4 x 5 1/4.
I cut the DSP at 1 and 1/2 x 5 1/4, and another piece at 2 1/2 x 5 1/4.
This is double sided paper and I just turned one side of the paper over to reveal the
2nd coordinating design.
I butted the 2 matching pieces of DSP up against each other and glued them
to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of mossy meadow cardstock.
I then layered the 1/4 in strip of mossy meadow right over the seam. 
Stamped the Thinking of You in black Momento ink. 
Very quick and easy, and so fun to make.
And best of all, all of these supplies can be purchased in my Stampin Up store
by clicking on the link on my blog page. 
Hope you enjoyed the card, and may want to make one yourself.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DSC Challenge #302 Thanks

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This weeks challenge inspired me to focus on both flowers and fall
colors. I love making flower cards, and these fall colors really speak to me.
I chose to use the following Stampin Up products: 
Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11in, folded at 5 1/2in. 
I layered it with a piece of marbled DSP from the Petal Promenade DSP cut
at 4 in x 5 1/4 in.
That DSP also includes several sheets of paper with individual designs
that can be cut out.
I cut one of the rectangles out and using the Thanks from the Warm
Hearted stamp set, stamped it in the center. If fit perfectly. 
I layered the rectangle onto a piece of Galvanized Metallic paper 
cut at 1/4 in larger. 
I then layered it onto the marbled paper using dimensionals.
The bling is the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
and Wink of Stella glitter. 

This was an extremely easy and fun card to make!
I hope you will try it!
Be sure and click on my link to take you to my store to 
purchase any products you may need!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Toil and Trouble

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This weeks challenge is all about color. I love this combination. It is perfect
for Halloween, which is the first thought that came to my mind.
I love the new purples by Stampin Up, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.
I just received my Cauldron Bubble stamp set, but unfortunately the the die cuts
are on back order requiring me to fussy cut, but it was not difficult to do.
I actually enjoyed doing it.
I started by using a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11in.
It is scored at 5 1/2in and turned on it's side to open on the right.
I layered a 4 x 5 1/4 in piece of Toil and Trouble designer series paper.
I then layered a piece of Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks
cut at 2 x 3 1/4 ins.
The horizontal strip of striped designer series paper is actually part of one
of the sheets of paper.
 The fussy cut witch and cauldron are then placed using deminsionals.
The sentiment Happy Halloween is from the coordinating stamp set.
I added sparkle by using the black rhinestone jewels.
All products by Stampin Up.
What a fun card to make! If you do not have this bundle yet hurry and get it,
So much fun for the holiday and not scary at all. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sketch Challenge DSC#299

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This weeks challenge was a simple one, but those are the ones I 
seem to struggle the most with. It took several attempts but this
is what I finally came up with. 

I used all Stampin Up products: 
Grapefruit Grove Cardstock
Stripes Embossing Folder
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Bring On The Presents Stamp Set
All The Presents Thinlets
Grapefruit Grove Inkpad
Faceted Dots
Glitter Enamel Dots
Christmas Washi Tape from the new Holiday Catalog.

I like the end result. I did not put a sentiment on it so that I could
put the appropriate one on it when I am ready to use it. 
I love the effect of the dry embossing with the Stripes Embossing Folder. 
The washi tape added a little shine, and the glitter enamel dots
add sparkle. 
I used deminsionals on the very vanilla layer to help it 
stamd out a little more. 
This challenge was great practice for me to learn how 
to make simple and clean cards.