Thursday, September 25, 2014

I Won!


Feeling super-de-duper today since I found out that my Howdy card was a Top 3 Pick over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com! Woo Hoo!



In case you missed it, here's all the details for the card. Have a "stamperific" day!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Harvest Party


Happy Sunday everyone! Welcome back to another fun blog hop. I truly am lucky to be a part of this fabulous group of talented stampers. I'm smiling so big that my cheeks hurt! For this time our options were were -  

  • Use the For All Things stamp set (found in our Holiday Catalog)
  • Harvest Party themed projects
  • Highlight the use of our Petite Cafe Gift Bags

You know me....I LOVE a good party! So welcome to my rendition of a Harvest Party!

First up, I thought I would share the cute little name cards I made so all my guests know where to gather around the table.




Little haystacks that are just too cute, right?! LOVE it! How did I make these little cuties? I made 2 individual small tubes of Crushed Curry card stock (think toilet paper tubes) then used my Fringe Scissors to snip all the way around on the top and bottom. I left a good inch in the middle uncut. I used our FABULOUS Burlap Ribbon to wrap around them to add some texture. I cut a fun little tag and stamped the cute little saying from Holiday Home and leaf from Fall Fest stamp sets and attached it around the burlap with Linen Thread. Easy and cute!




Second up, no place setting at the table would be complete without a cute wreath napkin ring holder right? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how versatile stamp sets can be!! The Wondrous Wreath stamp set in our Holiday Catalog is more than just for Christmas. By using different ink colors, in this case Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso, I made it into a fall wreath. Use greens, pinks, yellows and then you've got spring! It really should have been named "Wreath For All Seasons". LOL




And of course, no guest can leave our harvest party without a special thank you to truly show my appreciation for them and the time they spent with me. Here, I die cut a French Fry box (Did I mention I really like this new die? It's super cute!) and stamped it with leaves from the Fall Fest stamp set in Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Gorgeous Grunge splatters in Baked Brown Sugar.  Add a stamped and die cut pumpkin on the front and voila! A cute and easy favor that packs a lot of punch.




I hope you've enjoyed attending my Harvest Party today! I loved having you! Don't worry, the fun is not over yet! 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 awesomeness Deborah has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!



                

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Wade!


Today's card was made especially for a particular guy in mind. Happy Birthday Wade! A lover of music in general and a drummer by skill, I thought it would be appropriate to make recreate a drum set for his birthday card this year. What do you think? Pretty neat huh? I kept the rest of the card simple, since the drums were the main focus. And if you look close up, you can see the 'toothpick' drumsticks as well. 





It's all about the details right?!?! LOL! Lots of punching and cutting went into the making of these drums. When it was all said and done, I consider it well worth it and even happier that I only had to make one! LOL! Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Color Challenge 14


Couldn't help but play along with the Color Challenge over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com today. These colors were speaking to me! I didn't even have to think about what stamp set to use; the new Yee-Haw Photopolymer set came immediately to mind!




I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new set! We used it this past week at my Stamp Club gathering on a super cute 3D item. The circled star stamped in all three colors makes for a quick and easy background. The stamped barbed wire on the side adds visual interest. Yes, I "fussy cut" the lasso out and popped it up with dimensionals. Honestly, it's not that terrible to cut out. The two arrows were a little more tedious to do, but still not that bad. Figured I would top it off with a die cut Glimmer Paper star to give it a burst of bling! I don't know about you, but I could see this intended for a boy or girl. Love gender neutral cards! Remember to challenge yourself with your papercrafting projects from time to time. It helps to get the creative juices flowing! Happy Stamping!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Six Sided Hooray!


Having some fun with my Six Sided Sampler stamp set! What a fun and easy card to make and it could be so used for so many occasions simply by changing the words! LOVE it when a card turns out that way! Yippee! For this one in particular, I wanted to try out a new color combination of Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. I'm happy with the results. And yes, I HAD to add a some Linen Thread for the finishing touch. What can I say, "My name is Jennifer and I am a Linen Thread-aholic." LOL! Have you tried a new color combination lately? Sometimes it helps to breed new life into your stamp sets, simply by using a new combination with them. Happy Stamping!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Vintage Baby


When I look at the carriage from the Something For Baby stamp set, I immediately get an overwhelming vintage feeling from it. I can't help it, I LOVE vintage things in general! There's something to be said about appreciating things from the past. With that in mind, I thought I would make a vintage inspired baby card. To achieve this effect, I sponged Crumb Cake ink on all the layers of the card. Since the card was intended for a cute little boy, I chose to use Very Vanilla, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake card stocks. 


Here's a sneak peek of the inside before I personalized it. I thought it would be cute to have the diaper pins stamped in a chain down the side. It gives the inside more visual appeal. What do you think? And like I did on the front, I also sponged the inside to continue the vintage feel. Have you tried a be a little vintage in your stamping lately? If not, give it a try! Happy Stamping!


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Creation Station Blog Hop - Alphas, Tags & Dies



Welcome! Can you believe the weather this week? Warm, warmer and then hot. But I really shouldn't complain, overall this has been a pretty decent and mild summer. I must admit though, I can't wait until until the slightly crisp days of fall. They are my favorite! For this round, our options were:

1) Use any of our alphabet sets
2) Alphabet themed projects
3) Highlight the use of tags, punches or dies in some way


Fun options this go around! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!






I thought I would highlight the use of our new Alphabet Rotary stamp. It's a wonderful value for the options that it gives you. You can spell anything! LOVE it! I thought it would also be fun to highlight the use of our Window Frames Collection framelits

I am loving the hostess set, Nuts About You. It's just a fun and whimsical set to play around with. So I thought, why not highlight the use of this set as well! I'm all about consistency you know! LOL I kept my first card pretty straight forward and simple with each of those items. 

I am in LOVE with this color combination too! Did I mention that I'm ready for fall?






For my second project I thought I would bump it up a notch and turn the framelits into a shaker frame. There is a small handful of the punched flowers that you can shake around along with one heart. Both the flower and the heart are part of the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack. I stamped the tree from the Nuts About You set inside the frame three times to give the illusion of a jungle. Once again, I used my trusty Alphabet Rotary punch for the words. I thought it would cute to coordinate my words with the little nesting bird perched on the branch. Too stinkin' cute!




For my final project I thought it would be cute to make a little favor. This time showing how that same framelit can be turned into a tag! How awesome is that?! Here's a side view so you can see it better -




The fun part is that I took a pencil and curled the rounded parts of the framelit to give it more personality and depth. The tag itself is simply attached using the small clothespin I had on hand so it can be taken off easily and used for something else. Maybe on a "pay it forward" project? 




I hope you enjoyed all three projects today. It's fun to see how you can use the same products in different ways. The color combination for all the projects included Tangelo Twist, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Whisper White. Don't worry, the fun is not over yet! Depending on where you started on this blog hop, you can go back and revisit Heidi's creativity or you can hop along to see what awesomeness Justin has to share with you today! Happy Stamping!