Friday, June 26, 2015

FM215 Basket of Strawberries

I know, it's been quiet here.  On top of serious summertime mountain bike training, which has been sorely lacking these couple weeks, we have been purging and selling.  Have you seen this book?

This could be life-changing; we'll see.  I did go through the whole house... well, maybe not the craft room so much.  Let's not get crazy!  And we purged about half our clothes, toys, stuffed animals, and cleaned out a lot of the basement.  I recommend it!  P.S. There is a link to my slight retired items purge under the "Sale" pull-down.

Anywho, onto today's Friday Mashup challenge.  Today Amy brings us a sketch and elements in three.  This challenge will run two weeks due to the July 4th holiday (enjoy!).

My downline brought me her Berry Basket die and made me play with it.  Well, ok, if I have to.  ;)

This weeks Mashup Challenge is:

  • Create a project with "the Sketch"
  • Create a project with " 3 Elements on it"
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with " the Sketch and 3 elements on it"
Stamps: Flower Patch, Petite Petals, A Dozen Thoughts, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Garden Green, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black marker; Accessories: Subtles Candy Dots, Mini Stapler, Petite Petals punch, Sponge, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Flower Fair framelits, Mini Treat Bag framelit (heart), Berry Basket die, Big Shot.


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sprinkles on Top Shoebox Card

Our Running with Scissors Stampers group got together for our quarterly meeting, where we do each other's shoebox projects and discuss business.  It's always great camaraderie.

I chose Sprinkles on Top for my shoebox project.

I used Retro Sketches challenge #169.

Stamps: Sprinkles on Top; Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP; Ink: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: White baker's twine, Banner punch, Circle punches, Mini Stapler.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

FM214 Monochromatic Stencils

It's my turn to host this week's Friday Mashup.  I picked stencils, because I love to get messy with paints and paste, and wouldn't you know that I'm having a bugger of a time creating for my own challenge.  It's always the way...

Cindy Beach over at Fab Friday really inspired me to take out Yee-Haw.  The best monthly photopolymer release we've had, in my opinion.  So fun!

I got a chance to try out my new stencil paste, Glass Glitter Bead Gel by Faber-Castell.  Love it!

This would be a good card for my horsey-lovin' sister, but unfortunately inspiration struck one week too late.  I'll keep it for next year.

This week's Mashup challenge is:


  • Create a project with "stencils"
  • Create a project with "a monochromatic theme"
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with " stencils and a monochromatic theme"
Stamps: Yee-Haw; Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip marker, Crumb Cake Blendabilities; Accessories: 2013-15 In Color Sequins, Clear EP, Sponge, Stars Decorative Mask, Glass Bead Glitter Gel.


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Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Petite Petals

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are creating with what I would consider primarily a supporting actress stamp set, Petite Petals, which also has a coordinating punch.  You are probably arriving from Holly Krautkremer's blog.  She has such great style!

I made a card with Petite Petals recently with this blog hop in mind.  I really wanted to hold onto it, although it nicely illustrated color combinations with the new In Colors, so off it went into cyberspace.

As a side note, the images from Bohemian Borders are really fun!

Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Bohemian Borders, Flower Patch, Sprinkles of Life; Paper: Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, Bohemian DSP, Watercolor paper; Ink: Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe; Accessories: Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Aquapainter, Flower Fair framelits, Big Shot.

For a fun, bright card, I combined Petite Petals and Flower Patch, using yummy In Colors Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.

I added Crystal Effects to the flower centers for a little extra something.

Stamps: Petite Petals, Flower Patch; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP; Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush; Accessories: Crystal Effects, Tree Builder punch, Petite Petals punch, Bohemian EF, Greetings thinlits, Flower Fair die, Big Shot.

Be sure you check out the next stop to see what Linda Callahan put together with this set. Her projects are always amazing!

 

Friday, June 12, 2015

FM213 A Father's Day Color Combo

Today Lisa challenges us with a color combo on a Father's Day project at the Friday Mashup.

I thought Bohemian Borders was a perfect masculine set to grab, although I find not all sketches work with this set.  Searching around, I discovered a fun sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch that I wanted to play along with.

This week's Mashup Challenge is: 

  • Create a project with the colors "Cajun Craze, Island Indigo and Garden Green"
  • Create a project with a "Father's Day Theme"
  • or Mash it Up! and Create a project with "The challenge colors and a Father's Day theme"
Stamps: Bohemian Borders, All Shook Up December 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit, Crazy About You; Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Bohemian DSP; Ink: Cajun Crazy, Island Indigo, Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black.



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tropical Suitcase Treat Box

May's Paper Pumpkin kit's colors remind me of the tropics and vacation.  Such happy colors!  Here in NY, we are in school into late June, and I thought this would make a great teacher's gift.  Who celebrates the end of school more than teachers?

This project is another excuse to play along with this month's My Pumpkin Challenge. You can find out more about this suitcase treat box on this post.

Stamps: By the Tide; Paper: Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Watercolor paper; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Black Stazon; Accessories: May's Paper Pumpkin Birthday Bundle kit, Island Indigo cotton ribbon, Silver mini brads, Aquapainter, Dimensionals.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Bohemian Suitcase Treat Box

Looking for a masculine 3-D project for Father's Day or a birthday?  I've got one here for you.

I love the patterns in the Bohemian pattern paper pack.  They remind me of fabric, and I couldn't resist using it on this suitcase.  I used the yummy Island Indigo cotton ribbon as the front embellishment.

The finished box measures 3-3/8 x 5-1/2 x 1-3/8", and you can fill it with little treats.

Stamps: Bohemian Borders, By the Tide; Paper: Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Bohemian DSP; Ink: Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Black Stazon; Accessories: Island Indigo cotton ribbon, Linen Thread, Mini Silver brads, Bohemian washi tape, Aquapainter.

For another idea, here are a couple more photos of an alternately-decorated suitcase box.  Mmmm, Snickers!  My dad's fave.




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