Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stampin Friends February Blog Hop - Black, White and Whatever You Like

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop!  This months theme is Black, White and Whatever You Like.  If you are following along the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Steph Jandrow's  Blog.  What beautiful creations, wouldn't you agree?  
Don't forget to click the next button at the bottom to continue on the Hop with Melissa Thomas' Blog.
This month we have three awesome guest hoppers.
1.  Bibianna Cameron
2.  Maria Willis
3.  Lana Stabb
So let's jump right in and see what I have for you!
I love Black and White.  It seems always to look very elegant even if the projects are simple they still are beautiful.  I chose not to add an accent color for my projects. 
When I think of using Black and White weddings seem to come to mind more than anything.  So I created a wedding card.  Products I used for my card: Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Banner Punch, Circle Thinlets, Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlet Dies (Occasions Mini),  Layering Circle Dies, Dimensionals, Rose Wonder stamp set for the saying, Cardstock - Basic Black & Whisper White, Ink - Archival Basic Black, and although you can not see it I used the (clear) Wink of Stella on the Dragonflies.
My 3-D project is a wedding favor.  This cute little favor would look beautiful at the wedding reception.  A little Curvy Keepsake Box filled with maybe some chocolates?  Keeping with the curves of the box, I curved my little Thank You banner to keep the project flowing.  I also added Wink of Stella to the bigger dragon fly on this project.  uSIng the same products as my card but with addition to the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet Die.
Don't forget to click the Next link to follow along on the hop.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Blogger List:
  1. Barbara Welch
  2. Elizabeth Jeanne
  3. Kathie Rotti
  4. Lynn Streifert
  5. Lana Staab
  6. Raquelle Clifton
  7. Steph Jandrow
  8. Twila Davis - You Are Here
  9. Melissa Thomas
  10. Kirsteen Gill 
  11. Cindy Slack Waldroff
  12. Maria Willis
  13. Kim Lamos
  14. Bibi Cameron
  15. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Kedin's Valentines

After school yesterday, my great nephew came over to work on his Valentines.  Another Stampin' Up! Demo had shared some that she had made with her nephew and I knew Kyle (Kedin) would  love to make some.
Here's what one of the finished one's looked like.  Stamp sets we used were Jar of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes, & the retired Rotary Stamp.  Cardstock: Crumb Cake, and Ink: Early Espresso.  We bought the bugs at the Dollar Tree and fixed the to cardstock with Glue Dots.  Then slipped them into clear cello bags.  We did add a small bag of gummy bears to the back side of the valentine.
Kyle (Kedin) had a lot of fun with his valentines before and after.  A trip to McDonalds for supper on the way home was needed of course too.  Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Have a good day!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Sunshine Sayings

 Hello, and welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  This week we are featuring the stamp set Sunshine Sayings.  

This set happens to be one of my favorite sets.  The whimsical flower and sayings just bring a smile to my face.  This set also has a framelit set that goes with it too.  If you ever want to go back and see all the fun things that we have made from this set you can click on this permalink and it will take you to the Stamp Review permalink that showcases all of them.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Jessica Williams Blog showcasing her creations using this set.  Now it's time for me to show you what I have come up with.
For my first project I chose to pair the Hello and Sunshine word stamps with the starburst stamp from Kinda Electric.  I also used the smudge stamp to add some clouds.  Colors I used were Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.
Trying to think outside the box, I came up with this fun little girl card.  Using the flower stamp I stamped 7 in Crushed Curry, cut them out and using glue dots adhered them to a Blushing Bride card.  Using the stem and leaf stamp and Archival Black stamped a mouth and little nose.  I used the 3/4" Circle punch and the owl punch with Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock to make her eyes using our White Chalk pen to add highlights to her eyes.  I then cut the bottom corners of the card to make the card look more like a face.  Adding a couple of silver bows to her hair I thought made her complete.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Now it's time to hop on over to Betty Traciak's Blog and see what crafting things she has come up with using this set.

Blog Roll Call:
  1. Holly Krautkremer
  2. Dawn Tidd
  3. Nikki Spencer
  4. Kelly Kent
  5. Bruno Bertucci
  6. Debra Burgin
  7. Tanya Boser
  8. Valerie Moody
  9. Linda Callahan
  10. Martha Inchley
  11. Sue Plote
  12. Rochelle Blok
  13. Jessica Williams
  14. Twila Davis
  15. Betty Traciak
  16. Charlet Mallett
  17. Mike Funke
  18. Heidi Baks
  19. Mickey Roberts

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 2017 Stamp Camp Projects

We had a great time this past weekend with great stampin' friends.  Here are the projects we had ready for them to make.  Thanks to Shannon and Kelly for all your help.  I couldn't do it with out you! You're the best!
Here are the 4 projects I chose for our stampers to make.  Lot's of casing from other demos.
Shannon's 4 projects
Kelly's 4 projects
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin Friends January Blog Hop - Love Theme

Hello! and welcome to this months Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  Our theme this month is love. We have a great hop in store for you and if you have been following the hop in order you have just arrived here from Barbara Welch's Blog featuring her wonderful creations.  If you want to check back to take another look you can click on the button below and it will take you there.
DOn't forget to click on the next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with    blog.
So let's jump right in and show you what I have created for the Hop.
I chose to create a Valentine card with a matching Hershey Kiss Tent.
I chose to use the new Valentine Stamp Set called Sealed with Love.  Cardstocks I used were Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White and the new DSP Paper Stack Sending Love.
For my Hershey Kiss Tent I chose the same colors and stamp set.  I actually made this project first then made the matching card.  I have posted a picture of the measurements for the tent.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper to finish off the edges at the tops of the treat holder.  I used a piece of our double sided Tear Tape to attach the Hershey Kisses.
Here are the measurements.  This is one of the easiest treat holder (tents) you will ever make!
Thanks so much for hopping with us today.  Now it's time to hop on over to Kirsteen Gill's Blog and see what crafty things she has come up with.
Don't forget to click on the NEXT Button.

Blogger List:

   1.  Elizabeth Jeanne
   3.  Kathie Rotti
   4.  Barbara Welch
   5.  Twila Davis     - You are here
   6.  Kirsteen Gill
   7.  Steph Jandrow
   8.  Lynn Streifert
   9.  Cindy Waldroff
 10.  Stacey Lane

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Playful Pals

   Hello everyone, today is the 3rd Monday in January so it's time for another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  For those who have never heard of it here is a little background.  We are as international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that get together on the first and third Monday of every month to do a blog hop.  Each hop features a single stamp set to give you lots of inspiration for that set.  And at any given time you can go to the Stamp Review Crew site and look up a stamp set that has been featured and check out all the creations that have been made with it.
   This hop features the stamp set Playful Pals and if you have been following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Sue Plote's Blog and received some great inspiration from her project.
Here is all the fun shapes in the stamps set Playful Pals.
Here is my card.
   It took me a little while to come up with something using this stamp set as trying to step outside the box. This is what I came up with, a whimsical flower card.  This stamp set is so fun to play with and has so many possibilities.  
   For my color pallet I chose Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  The Birthday saying is from the stamp set Rose Wonder.  Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to Nicki Spencer's Blog and see what fun project she has for us using this stamp set.

What a wonderful surprise this morning to wake up to an email from Kittie over at Splitcoaststampers to tell me that I was chosen for the featured stamper in today's Featured Stamper Challenge.  Such a fun challenge.  It is where other stampers look at your gallery on Splitcoaststampers and CAS one of your cards but change up some things to make it their own with a link back to the original card so you can view it also.  If you would like to visit the gallery for the challenge here is the link.  Gallery  and here is my Gallery if you want to check it out also.  Check back later today for a fun new hop!  Have a good day everyone!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Catalog Blog Hop featuring new stamp sets and products that are available to order now through May 31 of this year.  There are 6 stops on the hop and if you have been following the hop in order you have just arrived from Tanya's Blog where she featured the new stamp set Sealed With Love  Loved her ideas and can not wait to play with that set!
The stamp set I chose to feature is called Yummy In My Tummy.  I thought it was a very cute set and had some possibilities of some different techniques I wanted to showcase.
Here is what I came up with.
My first project, a card using the our new watercolor pencils and aqua painter to color the monster after stamping the image in Archival Black.  He looked like he needed to be holding something, so a quick look through the Sale-a-bration Brochure to find the Any Occasion stamp set and used the Happy Birthday and Banner string from it. 
The card base is Bermuda Bay with some of the Bermuda Bay DSP as an added touch.
 Loved how it turned out.
My second project, another card.  This time using the other fun little monster and our Cucumber Crush Stampin' Write Marker, Cardstock, DSP and twine.  I stamped the word Hugs in Archival Black Ink and die cut with our Heart thinlites.  I added little hearts punched out using our Heart Boarder Punch.
My last project was what I wanted to do all along with this set, make a fun little monster candy box.  For the polka dot monster, I stamped him with Archival Black Ink on some of our new Valentine DSP stack and cut him out.  I then cut and scored some of our Thick White cardstock to form a box, then stamped another monster image on what would be the front of the box.  I cut out his tummy using our scalloped circle dies on both DSP and the white box front, adhered the dsp monster on the stamped image on the white box.  I cut a piece of our Window Sheet to fit inside the front of the box and adhered it.  I then filled it with Hershey Kisses.  I then decided I wanted to use the Yummy in my Tummy stamp to kinda fill in some of the window.  I stamped it on white and cut it out with our circle dies and then a little bigger scallop circle in red to put behind it.  Added a few more little red hearts from the Heart Border Punch.  I did use some of our retired red cotton ribbon to tie on the top to finish it off.
Here is a side view of the box.  The first group shot shows the box before I added the little saying.  I hope I have given you some ideas of how you can use this set.  Now it's time to hop on over to Mickie's Blog and see the crafty things she has come up with using the new stamp set That's The Tag.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a good day!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Downline After Christmas Party - Part 2

After we ate lunch we were ready to start in so the first thing we did was play Dirty Santa.  This is a game where you draw numbers and then by numerical order pick a gift to unwrap or you can steal a gift that someone else has already picked and unwrapped.  Number 1 gets to go again at the end, so they can steal from anyone.  We had a lot of fun.  Here's pictures of who ended up with what.
Leila ended up with the frame that Robin altered.
Glenda ended up with the Clothesline frame that I altered.
Robin ended up with the vase and jar that Teresa altered.
Brenda with the canvas that Lori altered.
Lori with the gift that Leila brought.
Teresa with the candle that Leona altered.
Leona with the cup that Glenda altered.
Me with the bracelet (on my wrist) and the little bag she made to put it in.  It was tons of fun with the gals.  Stay tuned for part three tomorrow.  Swaps!
Have a great day!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Downline After Christmas Party - Part 1

Yesterday was one of my favorite parties of the year, my downline after Christmas Party.  These ladies have become some of my best friends.  I would never have met some of them if it hadn't been for stampin.  We had a great time togther.  eating, stampin, andt trading gifts.  Today's post is to show what I made for each of them and my gift for our gift exchange,
I made each of my girls one of these cups filled with some fun goodies.  This cup is double the size of my little Christmas cup.
 Here is the project I decided to work on.  It's called a clothesline board.  I bought it at Hobby Lobby last year.
I used some of our new DSP called Tasty Treats Specialty Paper to alter it.  I also used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and the Large Letters Framelits.
Thanks for looking and have a good day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

2017 Occasions Catalog!

So excited for the launch of our new Occasions Mini and Sale-a-bration Brochure!  Check this fun little video out and the place your order today!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Hi everyone! and welcome to Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-bration Blog Hop.  This is my favorite time of the year while being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Why? because it's when customers receive something FREE from the Sale-a-bration flyer for every $50 that you spend.  I love FREE stuff don't you?  So be sure and contact your demo and get your FREE stuff asap!  So this hop is showcasing some of the products you can get for FREE.  If you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived here from Rhonda's Blog: The Stampin Bunny where she wow'd us with some super cute ideas using the new DSP called Carried Away.   Love her craftiness.  Now it's time for my projects using the stamp set called "So Very Much".
Such a beautiful stamp set and it stamps beautifully as well.  I chose the Floral Boutique DSP to use with it as I thought it would really showcase just how delicate the words were and I didn't want to use another stamp set with it as to maybe take away from the simplicity of it.
 My first project was just a simply Thank You card.  I did adhere a little of the DSP to the envelope to dress it up a bit.  I used Night of Navy Ink on all my projects.
 For my second project I wanted to make a more colorful card.  Making the background Night Of Navy and added DSP.  I also wrapped a tiny bit of it to my Kindness banner and finished it off with a tiny pearl inside the little flower.
For my third project I chose to use just the smaller stamp "From All Of Us" to show that it could that the stamp set could be used for something other than Thank You.  So the inside of the card could say Happy Birthday or Congrats, you get the idea.  I fussy cut one of the flower motifs from the DSP this time and used some dimensionals to pop it up a bit off the cardstock.
We usually make a 3D project for our hops also.  I was kinda stumped on this one because of the size of the stamp size.  Therefor I designed a Thank You card case using one of our bigger plastic stamp cases.  Super fun and easy project.  Just cut to size and slip in your DSP inside the clear plastic sleeve cover on the case and then if you want add a saying to the front on top of the plastic sleeve.  Then I needed to add a matching pen, which is an RSVP pen with a piece of matching DSP in the barrel.  This would make a very nice gift set.  Thank you so much for hopping with us and now it's time to hop on over to Sara's Blog: Lily's Ink Pad and see the super cute projects she has made using the Tasty Trucks stamp set.  I can't wait!  Just click on the "Next Blog" button and away you go!