Friday, December 7, 2018

#TGIF189 Thank You

It's a cool and chilly color combo for this week's challenge at #TGIF189.  I thought I would create a thank you card using the soft colors and just see where the process took me.

My background is a mix of watercolor and graffiti.  I blended all three challenge colors with and aquapainter and a stamp that says "you are the best."  Once my background was dry I cut a Stitched Shapes large circle and popped it up with dimensionals.  The "thank you" was cut using the Thank You Thinlits and the leaf and floral elements were cut with the Flourish Thinlits.  I couldn't resist throwing in some Sparkle Paper for an added bit of glitz and brightness.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Signs of Santa for Hand Stamped Sentiments

Sketches are always my most favorite of all challenges.  They take me in a direction I would never have thought to go.  This cool challenge is being hosted today by Hand Stamped Sentiments.

On a Silver Foil Edged Card I layered up the pieces for the sketch.  I worked with two stamp sets, Signs of Santa for the character images and Making Christmas Bright for the greeting.  Everything is stamped with Jet Black Stazon Ink and watercolored with Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Cherry Cobbler, and Grey Granite.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Monday Montage

Hello stamp friends a welcome to our Monday Montage Blog Hop.  For this hop I thought I would show you a super easy hand stamped Baker's Box and brightly colored coordinating tag.  The Baker's Boxes found in the Holiday Catalog make for great goodie packaging.  They are the perfect shape for the wide mouth 8 ounce canning jars.

First I stamped the box with the Christmas light image from the Making Christmas Bright Stamp Set and a Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad.  Once the ink was totally dry I colored the mini bulbs with Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Markers.

The canning jar lid is decorated with a 2" Lemon Lime Twist circle, an Iridescent Frosted Wreath Embellishment, and Silver Glimmer Paper star.  I used a star die from the Woodcrate Framelits.  It was a perfect size for what I was looking for.  I simple Pool Party banner finishes the lid decor.

I wish you all happy holiday crafting and packaging!  Your next stop along the hop is with Julie or if you are working backwards, you will be visiting Dani.

Monday Montage Hoppers

Creation Station Celebrates the Season

Welcome to our December Creation Station Blog Hop AND to two new Designer's for our team, Jeanna Bohanon and Dani Dziama!  These two are incredible stampers and paper crafters and both have been members of the Artisan Design Team for Stampin' Up!

Our hop this month is all about "Celebrating the Season" and creating for what we celebrate this time of year.  I welcome any holiday and love to learn about each.  I also love giving.  And when I give I want it to be packaged with just as much love as the gift itself.  I am sharing another batch of gift tags featuring the Santa's Workshop Memories and More Card Pack and matching accessories.

This "merry and bright" tag is so cute.  Look close and you'll see the snowflake daisies at the top of the light bulb.  So simple and so festive.

Thanks for giving me a few moments to share what I love this season.  Now get ready for your next stop along our hop with the lovely Linda van Wely.  We will all get to see how she celebrates this holiday season.

Friday, November 30, 2018


Join us for this "whatever you want" challenge at #TGIF188.  It can be anything you want except a card.  I thought I would share a gable box decorated all pretty ready to give to a friend.

A wrap of Share What You Love DSP made for a quick way to add color to the Silver Mini Gable Box.  The colors in the paper became my palette for the bird, berries, flowers, and leaves.

Next step was to stamp an array of a bunch of images on Whisper White with waterproof black ink. Once the ink was dry I watercolored each piece with a quick swoosh of ink using an AquaPainter. The Petals and More Thinlits match the stamp set perfectly, so no fussy cutting here, just me and the Big Shot was what I needed to cut everything out.

A long style shoestring bow tied with Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones make the box extra fancy.  The only other product I used was the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the two circles.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fancy Friday Is So Much Fun

I'm in a happy way!! Why?  My missing Buffalo Plaid background stamp is no longer MIA.  It has been found and is once again on my stamp table.  But that's not the end of my happy news...

I have joined the Fancy Friday Blog Hoppers!  This is a team of stellar stampers who have all been on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team.  I have followed this hop from it's beginning and I'm honored to be stamping among this heap of talent.

The theme for this month is to make some Christmas cards and show what we are sending out this year.  This year I am sending out a stack of cards in which none are the same.  Since August I have been creating cards and tags all in preparation for the holidays.  I have made them all with the latest and greatest supplies from the Holiday Catalog.  I have bought postage stamps so now all I need is to sit down and enjoy an afternoon to write them up.

This card features the Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp which has been stamped with black ink on Blueberry Bushel.  I wanted to mix up the colors and take a detour from anything red and green or my go to palette this year which is hues of pink and turquoise.  The other fabulous stamp set used to pull this card together is Making Christmas Bright.  To make things easy I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch to cut the "merry and bright" bulbs and even the tops of the lights.

I will admit I stamped the background twice.  My first attempt got double stamped and all messed up, so I pulled out my Stamparatus to make a clean and blurry free plaid paper.  I also have to share I really like Black and Blueberry Bushel together with some white and silver--it's not my go to color choice, but it's growing on me for sure.

Your next fancy stop is with my sweet friend Charlet Mallett.  She is a superstar stamper for sure!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Truck Load of Tags

Get ready cause here comes a longs post filled with lots and lots of pictures.  I have made a truck load of Christmas tags using the Santa's Workshop Memories and More Card Pack.  So, sit back and check them all out.  Or, catch me Live on Facebook Tuesday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. PST to get tips and inside details on how to create a fun and festive stack of tags.


Wow, that was a lot of tags!