Thursday, January 25, 2018

Glass Half Full

Hello stamping friends! I feel like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland who is running around feverishly trying to get things done before it's too late! Yep, that's my week. Who can relate? 

I decided to ink up the Half Full and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp sets using a color combination of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Basic Black for this week's sketch challenge. I used two methods to apply the color to the wine bottle and glass. One using a Blender Pen and our ink refills and the other using our ink pads and a sponge. Hence the softer and darker shades of colors on the items. The 3/4" punched circles of Glimmer Paper helps to 'punch' up the card a bit with texture and sparkle. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter Flowers

Yesterday we had a high of 28 degrees and a two hour school delay due to snow and the cold temps. Today we are supposed to have a high of 42! Woo hoo! Warmer weather is coming the next few days. To welcome it, I opted to ink up our fabulous Painted Harvest stamp set to highlight the fun, bright colors of this week's challenge.

With the snow outside and the temperatures beginning to warm up the next days I was in the mood for flowers. This stamp set is fun with it's two-step stamping as it helps to give the images depth. To fill in the 'white space', I inked up the fern stamp and stamped it multiple times without reinking. A fun and easy card for a quick me up in the winter. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Confetti & Candles

A box arrived upon my doorstep the other day. Yep, that wonderful brown box we all know about. One that makes you jump up and down for joy. Inside mine was a wonderful new stamp set called, Picture Perfect Birthday. Ah yes, this fun stamp set was the first one I saw when I opened the box. So I inked it up and gave it a whirl!

The playfulness of this set lended itself to the use of bold and fun colors such as Tempting Turquoise, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Peekaboo Peach. I added Wink of Stella on the candles and flames. I see many projects being created with this set! Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Creation Station Blog Hop - Color My World

It's the start of a brand new year, and with it comes new challenges, new memories, and a newfound hope in all things. It's like spring cleaning for the soul really. Time to set new goals for myself, personally and professionally. Time to let go of things that have no real purpose. Time to focus on what makes me and my family happy. For a month now, I've been telling myself to simplify my life. Chaos and I don't play nice in the sandbox. I love organization. So I've set my first goal for myself,  to go through everything in my house over the next three months. Every drawer, every cabinet, every nook and cranny room by room and get rid of the things that no longer serve a purpose. I work better with simplicity and organization. 

Also with the new year, we are welcoming new blog hop ideas and some new design team members! Their creativity is crazy awesome!?! So looking forward to continue sharing ideas with this fabulous group of stampers! This month's theme is "Color My World." One can interpret that in so many ways. I personally thought it would be fun to use colors I typically don't use together.

With the upcoming Valentine holiday, I thought it would be fun to make love inspired projects. I inked up images from the Message In A Bottle and Foxy Friends stamp sets using a combination of Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, and Basic Black inks. Fun color combination right? I thought so. I even added some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper circles that I punched out using the Holly Berry Builder Punch to mimic bubbles.

One cannot do Valentine's Day without chocolate. They go together like Batman and Robin, Bert and Ernie, or Laverne and Shirley. You get the point. So I whipped up this cute little sleeve that holds two mini Snickers candy bars nice and snug in it. I simply took the measurements of the candy then formulated that onto card stock. Two cuts and four score lines later, voila! In fact, they were so quick and easy to make, that I made two!

I brushed over the bottle using the ever so fabulous Wink of Stella. Love the shine it gives! I'm so glad you stopped by today. Want to see more ideas using color? Hop along to Elizabeth. She's a pretty rockin' gal with creative genius! Happy Stamping!