Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Apothecary Accents Window

Hey there crafty people!

Today's share is a card I CASEd from the new catalog and am using as my swap card for a team meeting this week.  I loved the idea of cutting the window in the front of the card and putting the flower on the inside. I tried a variety of different creative techniques with my punches before it occurred to me that on of my all-time favorite Framelits would work perfectly!  I find that I do that sometimes...I try to do something creative and by the time I get done trying all these different ways to think outside the box, it turns out, the simplest way was the best.  There are also some new In-Colors showcased here...hope you like it!  As always...thanks for looking.  Comments and suggestions welcome!

Supplies Used: (supplies in RED are available starting Friday, May 31, 2013)
Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, En Francais
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso
Accessories:  Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 7/8" scallop circle punch, Bird Builder Punch, Mini Brads, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Challenge 223 -Teacher Gifts

Hello again Crafty People!

Today's share is a CASE from the new upcoming Idea Book & Catalog, a sneak peek of some new product, and is what I'm giving one of my daughters' teachers for her end of the year gift.  It is also my submission for the Late Night Stampers Challenge this week...

This week we want to see what everyone is making for Teacher's Gifts.  I like to make 3D projects, but I also sometimes make card sets, or tuck a gift card into a handmade card.  Whatever your style, let's see it!

To see what the rest of the design team has for ya and to upload your fabulous creations, click HERE to visit the LNS Challenge blog.  As always, thanks for looking-comments and suggestions welcome!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Mosaic Punch, 

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Father's Day Frame and Card Class

Hello Crafty People!

Today's share is a project I worked late into the night last night on.  On Wednesday, I have a class where my ladies are creating a home decor frame and one card for the special Dad in their lives.  Since there are so many ways to use Stampin' Up! product to make masculine projects these days, I struggled over the decision of what to make this project look like.  But in the end, I realized I had never done a piece with "The Open Sea" and a couple of my ladies had mentioned that they really liked the nautical theme for a masculine project, so that's what I ended up going with.

I can't show you the card yet, because I'm saving it for next week's you'll have to be patient.  But know that it coordinates with this project, so if you like this one, please check back for the matching card!

Also, forgive the use of some retired products here...I don't usually use much retired stuff because it doesn't seem fair to show you a fun project and then tell ya "sorry, you can't get that anymore"...but a couple of these things (listed in red) are just too good to let go of!

As always, thanks for looking!  Comments and suggestions welcome!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  The Open Sea, Word Play (last chance to order this!  Retiring May 31, 2013!)
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, VersaMark
Accessories:  Botanical Gazette DSP, 2012-2014 In Color DSP Stack, Spiral Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

OOPS! Challenge 222-Take 2!

Hey there crafty people!

Looks like I got mixed up and forgot that my posting day changed for the LNS Design Team, so, guess what that means?  It means you get TWO posts from me this week!  Cool, right?!'ll now see my LNS Challenge posts on Sundays, instead of Fridays!  To check out all the details, head on over to the LNS Challenge blog by clicking HERE.  You can check out the design team's samples, and upload your creations.  We hope you'll play along!

Challenge 222-Sorry to see you go!

So, for my second sample for this week's challenge, I wanted to show you guys what I made for the grandparents' Mother's Day gifts.  I got the idea from Erica Cerwin's Artisan Design Team post on the Stampin' Up! blog.  I think the only thing retiring from this project is the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, but this paper fits one of my moms to a tee, so, I had to use it!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Notable Alphabet, Feel Goods
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Primrose Petals
Ink:  Old Olive, Calypso Coral
Accessories:  Tea For Two DSP, Antique Brads, Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Oval Framelits, Frames Collection Framelits, Corner Rounder, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Large Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot, Very Vintage Designer Buttons (Coming June 1!)

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Challenge 222-Sorry to see you go!

Hey there crafty people!

This week's challenge over at the Late Night Stamper's Challenge Blog is to create something using soon-to-be-retired products.  My project involves a little bit of new stuff, with a few retiring things thrown in, so hopefully I haven't bent the rules too much.  :)

I CASEd this from Amy Storrie, and made it as a housewarming gift for a dear friend and former neighbor who just bought her first house.  She has been through a tremendous amount of stuff over the past few years, but with a wonderful husband, a healthy brand new baby girl, and now a beautiful new house, she has finally come out on top.  When I got this new stamp set in the mail, this particular saying made me think of her.

I hope you all enjoy it, and that you'll stop by to play along!  You can check out the design team's samples, and submit your creation HERE.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Feel Goods, A Round Array, Papillion Potpourri
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Calypso Coral
Accessories:  This n That Epic Day DSP, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Big Shot, Blossom Party Die, Frames Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Circle Punches, Bird Punch, Designer Build a Brads, In Color Designer Printed Brads, In Color Dahlias, Antique Brads, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Crumb Cake Tulle, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Challenge 221-Celebrate!

Hey there crafty people!

My sample for this week's challenge is a digital creation.  My youngest brother is graduating High School this year, and since it's getting that time....we thought we better get a move on the invitations!  This is a tri-fold card created in My Digital Studio, but the image shows the card before it's folded.  For the front of the card (the left 1/3 panel of the card) I loosely CASEd a subway art creation by Janet Wakeland.  She is an MDS pro, so if I'm ever unsure of how to do something with my software or need a place to start, I usually go to her blog.

I hope you guys come over to the LNS Challenge Blog and give this week's challenge a go!  Get all the details, view the design team's samples for inspiration, and then upload your own creations, all by clicking HERE.

As always, thanks for looking!

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