Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Elegantly Eclectic & More

After returning from vacation, I needed a quick club card.  Have you seen the Kinda Eclectic samples from Convention?  Just lovely and perfect for club!

This set has a mixture of images, all with a vintage feel, perfect for a collage.  All the projects I have seen with this set are quite stunning!

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic; Paper: Old Olive, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake, Black Stazon; Accessories: Linen thread, Elegant Butterfly punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Hostess Promotion - Listen up future hostesses!  Host a party, workshop, or private class totaling $300 or more, and receive the fabulous free hostess set, Good Greetings.  This offer is available through October 31.  Book your event now!

Weekly Deals -
Gold 1/8 Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Gold 1/8" Ribbon
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set
Price: $29.95 $22.46
Label Card Thinlits Die
Label Card Thinlits Die
Price: $32.95 $24.71
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
Sweetheart Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Wooden Elements Embellishments
Wooden Elements Embellishments
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Write Stuff II Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set
Price: $18.95 $14.21

Monday, September 15, 2014

MDSM82 Flower Child

Tara brings us a sketch and challenge right up my alley for this week's MDS Monday, lots of white-space (or vanilla-space) with a pop of color.

It is a good thing that MDS is on-the-go crafting, because I have had a heck of a time sitting down and getting my pages done.  We wrapped up the mountain biking season and vacation, and now we start right into the cyclocross season.  We have double weekends for the next four weekends.  I'm already tired.  Anyway, here's a page I whipped up on the way to Saturday's race.  I took Tara's sketch pretty literally and focused on the photo.

Papa always wants to get rid of the dandelions, but Missy and I happen to like them!

Here is Tara's sketch -

MDS Elements: Textured Very Vanilla card stock, Paper Daisies, Taffeta Trimmings, Designer Rosettes, Basic Pearls, Downtown Grunge frame; Font: Beachman Script.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Truly Grateful

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This time we are hopping along with the fall and harvest stamp set, Truly Grateful.  If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Dawn's blog.  I really enjoy Dawn's fun projects!

I was thinking about the Thanksgiving table with this stamp set.  This set would make lovely accents to a candle centerpiece and Thanksgiving decor.  Here, I played with a table setting.

We often go around the table and say what we are thankful for.  So as guests gather for dinner, they can jot down a few notes on this "Thankful for..." notecard.

For a little treat before or after dinner, I cut the upper flap off the Petite Purse die-cut to create a little candy holder.

These projects use this week's Colour Me...! color challenge.

Stamps: Truly Grateful; Paper: Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla; Ink: Hello Honey, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories: Coastal Cabana baker's twine, Sponges, Petite Purse die, Big Shot, Raffia, Dimensionals.

Now make sure you check out the next stop to see what fabulous projects the wonderful Deb Burgin has put together with Truly Grateful


Friday, September 12, 2014

FM177 Fall Hello

Today is my turn to host the Friday Mashup challenge, and this challenge is courtesy of my 7-year-old daughter.  I asked her to help me create a challenge, along with a sketch, and this is what she came up with.

Sketch by: Janneke 
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with "Leaves".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Leaves using the Sketch".
Feel free to interpret the shapes with what you have on hand, and also keep the background clean or add strips of patterned paper - crafter's choice!  Can't wait to see what you create!

For my card, I also played along with Mix-Ability challenge #60, The Printed Word, and Dare to Get Dirty DTGD14CassieT.

I masked off the background, colored with watercoloring, and stamped the background image.  The trick is to use lots of water and dry in between colors.  I love how the colors blend together!

Stamps: Four You, Dictionary BG; Paper: Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Watercolor paper; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Memento Jet Black; Accessories: Burlap ribbon, Watercolor brush, Painter's tape, Sponge, Autumn Accents die, Big Shot.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Quick & Easy: Fall Fest

What fun is this Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating framelits?!  This set is great for Halloween, fall, right into Thanksgiving.  Following the CAS(E) this Sketch #89 layout, I created a custom watercolor background with coordinating card colors.

Stamps: Fall Fest, Ghoulish Greetings; Paper: Whisper White, Lullaby DSP, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Memento Jet Black; Accessories: Autumn Wooden Elements, Old Olive Two Tone Trim, Watercolor brush, Fall Fest framelits, Big Shot.

Hostess Promotion - Listen up future hostesses!  Host a party, workshop, or private class totaling $300 or more, and receive the fabulous free hostess set, Good Greetings.  This offer is available through October 31.  Book your event now!

New Polymer Set Released - A new photopolymer stamp set is released on the second Tuesday of the month and is available for 6 months.  This month's is You're Wonderful.

Weekly Deals -
2 Circle Punch by Stampin' Up!
2" Circle Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Price: $2.95 $2.21
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Hexagon Punch
Hexagon Punch
Price: $15.95 $11.96
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $5.96
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Price: $2.95 $2.21
What's Up Punch by Stampin' Up!
What's Up Punch
Price: $16.95 $12.71
World Traveler Photobook Template -- Digital Download
World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: $17.95 $10.70

Monday, September 8, 2014

MDSM81 I {Heart} Dolphins

Beth has our sketch for this week's MDS Monday challenge.

Janneke got a chance of a lifetime to get into the water with dolphins in Key Largo. She was in heaven!

Here is Beth's sketch -

I hope you get a chance to practice with My Digital Studio and join us!

MDS Elements: Chillin Out Pocket Cards, Flirtatious DSP, Alphabet Soup punch, Mini Flag Banner punch, Very Vanilla Textured CS, Downtown Grunge frame, Neutrals Paper Buttons, Baker's Twine; Font: Pea Bev, Arial Narrow.

Friday, September 5, 2014

FM176 Swallowtail Resist

Sara is bringing us this week's Friday Mashup challenge, emboss resist and a sketch.

This card also satisfies Mix-Ability challenge #64, April Showers, by using mist, splash, spray, or squirt on the project.  For the three or more types of media, I used Versamark and embossing powder resist, Stampin' Spritzers, and sponged and splattered ink.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:

Sketch created by: Sara
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with "Emboss Resist".
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Emboss Resist project with the above Sketch".
Stamps: Swallowtail, And Many More; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Memento Jet Black, Versamark; Accessories: Rhinestone jewels, Witches' Brew washi tape, Clear EP, Watercolor brush, Sponges.
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