Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Mail from Debbie


Today I wanted to share with you this gorgeous card I received in the mail from my friend, Debbie. Or in other words, "Happy Mail"!  Isn't it just pretty? I love the color combination, the simplicity of adding color to the image, all the layers, etc. I could go on and on ya' know. I'm so lucky to be getting to know this wonderful gal! We stampers have to stick together after all, right? Little did she know that I loved this card so much it made me HAVE to get the Bloom With Hope hostess set. Sometimes all it takes is one idea to spark interest in a particular set, and it's all over from there. Thanks Debbie, for helping me to spend my money! *wink wink* Have you sent someone a card today 'just because'? I bet they would LOVE to get "Happy Mail" too! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Garden Inspiration


Thanks for hopping on by today! Aren't blog hops just plain fun? Love em'! You just never know where you are going to find an idea that sparks your creativity! For this round, our options were: 

1) Use Flower Patch stamp set (with or without their coordinating framelits)
2) Garden themed projects
3) Highlight the use of our NEW Decorative Masks


Choices. Choices. I thought I would highlight garden themed projects and for a fun twist, ONLY use the Flower Patch Framelits! Yep, that's how I roll sometimes -always trying to think outside the box a little bit.




For my first project I decided upon a more clean and simple card. When I think of a flower garden, I immediately envision a field of sunflowers that stretch as far as the eye can I see. Hence these little cuties were created; using three of the Flower Patch Framelits. Can you tell which ones? Quick and easy to make these little gems. Wouldn't a bundle of them tied together with envelopes make a wonderful gift for a friend? 

Well, then my wheels REALLY got to turning. In my mind, I was thinking - garden, garden, garden. Hmmmm....what other gardens are there? Then it struck me like lightning - a vegetable garden! 



And by vegetables, I meant carrots. Lots and lots of carrots! A whole wooden crate full of them! Aren't they stinkin' cute? It only took two Flower Patch Framelits to make these guys. Can you guess with ones? I must admit, I was giggling the entire time I was making this card. I was proud of myself for REALLY thinking outside the box on this one. I LOVE the versatility of our framelits. See, they just aren't for flowers. They can be for carrots too! LOL




I hope you enjoyed my garden inspired "framelit" creations today! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit my other gal pal, Jennifer's creativity or you can hop along to see what awesomeness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!



         

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Color Challenge 13


I was perusing on a few sites after work today and found this eye catching Color Challenge over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com and I knew I had to play along! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color combination! It took me all of about a minute to know what I wanted to make for it. Inspiration strikes hard and fast sometimes!





Voila! With summer in full swing, I thought a kite shaped card would be perfect! And yes, it even has a cute 'tail' that hangs down using our new, Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. I am in LOVE with our new cotton ribbon that replaced our Grosgrain Ribbon. It ties easier and lays flatter on projects for mailing. 




The cute flower stamp is from the Petite Petals set. The butterflies were punched out of the floral image in the Six Sided Sampler set. Totally gives it a different look when it's not punched out with the typical Hexagon Punch, doesn't it? Love versatility! Add a few rhinestones to make it sparkle!



And yes, the card opens up just like so. I had so much fun making this card. Takes me back to my childhood when we would go over into the neighbors field and fly our kites on windy days. Good times! Happy Stamping!


Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy Little Black Bird


My name is Jennifer and sometimes I get "punch happy"! I think there really should be a support group for paper crafters who love punch art as much as I do. LOL I had these punched scallop circles sitting on top of my table just staring at me. I was working on my club projects today, when suddenly I had to stop. The lightbulb went on in my head!




I sponged, then snipped apart each scallop and layered them on top of each other to create a large overgrown sunflower! Well, then that really got the wheels in my head turning and I started to create a fun scene for this flower that included the sky, grass, a roughed up wooden fence, and a cute little black bird! 


I used two punches to create this cute little guy. Can you guess what they were? For the body I used the bird wing from the Bird Builder punch and for his actual little wing, I used one leaf off of the branch from that same punch as well. Now for his beak I used the tip of the Mosaic punch. Do you see them now? I used my Basic Black marker to draw two little legs and my Signo White Gel Pen to dot on an eye. Super easy and super cute! Love it when my lightbulb moments work out! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Confetti Creations!


I hope you are enjoying your Fourth of July weekend! I'm so glad to see you tuned in to our blog hop on this wonderful day! With a different theme, stamps and accessories to highlight this round, you're sure to find inspiration on every stop along the blog hop! For this round, our options were: 

1) Use Dotty Angles stamp set
2) Create confetti themed projects
3) Highlight the use of Coaster Board

What fun choices this time! By process of elimination since Dotty Angles is on my "forever growing wish list" and I don't have Coaster Board, looks like we've automatically narrowed it down to confetti themed projects! 




This first card I took the concept of 'confetti' literally as you can see! Using my oh so fabulous Fringe Scissors, I made this colorful (Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo) confetti lickety split! All those little pieces are being contained in a shaker frame I created using a Window Sheet and our Dimensionals. Did you happen to notice the background behind the confetti? That was a super fun watercolor technique using an embossing folder I taught at my Downline Team Gathering last month. For this one, I used our Mosaic embossing folder. I kept the rest of the card rather simple, so the background and confetti were the main highlights. Love it when a card is interactive!




For this next card, I took the concept of 'confetti' figuratively. In my mind I envisioned falling stars sprinkling down a card to simulate confetti. I thought my vision turned out pretty well, what do you think? How did I create these falling stars you may be wondering? I used our AWESOME, NEW Stars and Hearts Decorative Mask! Super easy and fun to use! I highlighted three of our new In Colors on this creation: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Tangelo Twist. I LOVE the richness of these colors! And when you put them together it's a match made in heaven!




I hope you enjoyed my confetti creations today! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Kallan's creativity or you can hop along to see what wonderfulness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!




         

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Watering Flowers



Hi Stampers!  Thought I would share with you a project that my club members got to make at our gathering a little while back. Isn't it just so stinkin' cute?! Using our Petite Purse die, we made this adorable little watering can! I like to show how truly versatile our products are. Remember the turkey I posted here, that also was using the Petite Purse die. This watering can is actually holding two Tootsie Roll sucker flowers. (The sucker part is down in the watering can while the stick is up and that is what the stamped/punched flowers are attached to.) It's a little hard to tell, but the can is sponged using Basic Gray ink so in real life it looks more 'aged'. Wouldn't these make cute favors or table place settings?  Love it! And just in time for summer! Would you like to come on over and make projects like this every other month? If so, you should think about joining my Stamp Club. We have a fun, creative time every time the group gets together! For more info, please feel free to contact me. Happy Stamping!