Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Nailed It

Hello!  It's time for another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop, this time featuring the retiring set Nailed It.  If after viewing the Blog Hop yo decide you can't live without it, you have until May 22 to order it.  We have a great "hop" lined up for you so please be sure and visit all of them.  At anytime in the future you want to visit the main Stamp Review Crew permalink that has all the projects to view you can find it here:  Stamp Review Crew - Nailed It.  If you are hopping in order then you have just arrived from Dawn Tidd's Blog.  Love her creativity!
Time to take a look at my creations:
I decided to make two cards for this hop.  Love the color combo I used on these cards.
The first card is just a simple DAD card with which I used the screwhead stamp to add a little detail to my diecut letters.  I then stamp one of the sayings from the stamp set and added it to the bottom of the card.
For this card I used the different "tool" stamps to make a collage background for part of my card.  I made the "Happy Father's Day" stamp my focal point and stamped and cut out a wrench and screwdriver to add an accent to the card.  I've added a list of supplies that I used to make my cards at the bottom of the post.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Now it's time to "hop" over to Sue Plote's Blog and view here wonderful creativity.  Just click on the "Next" button and it will take you there.  Happy Hopping!

Supplies I used:
Stamp Sets: Nailed It (retiring), Woodgrain
Cardstock: Daper Denim, Delightful Dijon (retiring), Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Inks: Soft Suede
Framelits: Large Letters
Emboss Folder:  Brick Wall
Other: Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Snail, Big Shot, Paper Trimmer

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stampin Friends April Blog Hop - BIrthday / Celebration

Hello! and welcome to this months Stampin Friends Blog Hop featuring Birthday / Celebrations.  Don't forget to follow the hop all the way around so you can see all the wonderful creations.
This month we have an amazing guest hopper with us that you should definitely check out!  We are so happy to have her creating with us!
Jennifer Knape Cerizo
Let's get started with my projects:
I LOVE Birthdays! and it is so fun to create something handmade.
The fun thing about making your own Birthday card is that you can create it anyway you like.  There are no limits to what you can do with paper.  I chose to make a fold over card using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper called Party Animals with Pacific Point, Emerald Envy Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White cardstock.  I love how bright and cheery it is.  I also used the stamp set "Endless Birthday Wishes" and the "Happy" Thinlet Die from "Hello You".  The Balloon punch is called "Balloon Bouquet".  Several of the items I used are on clearance so be sure and check that out!
 The saying on the inside of the card is from the stamp set "Birthday Blast".  You notice that there is a flap to the right of the card, I added this so I could tuck the front of my card under the balloons.
 Here's a close up so you can see how I tucked it.  The birthday is stamped in Pacific Point on Heavy Whisper White cardstock.  I added 2 dimensionals underneath it and to the left, so it could help hole the flap down.  I also added the Emerald Envy balloon to the card front so it could act as a flap also.
And here is the fun part of the project suite, an altered paint can to hold the Birthday goodies in.  Thank goodness I always save all my ribbon.  It doesn't matter if it's retired or current, I love all ribbon!  Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my creations.  Now it's time to hop on over to Andrea Tracy - Tucker's blog and check out her wonderful creations.  You can do that by clicking on her name in the list below.  Have a great day everyone!  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Cool Treats

Hello!  and welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop this time featuring the stamp set Cool Treats.  The Stamp Review Crew pick certain sets to feature as a group, so the hop is a little different than others in the fact that all the bloggers feature just the one set for the whole hop.  This gives you a great variety of ideas as how you can use the set.  After the hop at any time you can go to the main link Cool Treats and see all our creations there.  If you are following the hop in order you have just arrived from my friend, Holly Krautkremer's Blog and her fun creations with this stamp set.  Love them!
Cool Treats
 This is such a fun set to work with and so many fun options to put together.  I wanted to try and think outside the box a bit and do something total unrelated to ice cream.  Here's what I came up with.
The ice cream topper reminded me of Troll hair.  So I decided to make a little troll girl to go with that hair.  Colors I used were Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pacific Post, and Pink Pirouette.  I also used the Melon Mambo DSP from the Brights Family Stack.  I used stamps from the set for her hair, smile, and eyebrows and the Birthday Saying.  Punches I used were Cookie Cutter Builder, Fox Builder,  Owl Builder, Sprinkles, and Blossom Builder.  Can you guess how I used them?
I used our Layering Oval Framelit dies as her backdrop.  adding dimenionals to the back.  There are also framelits that go with this stamp set called Tasty Treats and I at first cut out her hair with it but it was too small, so I stamp another and fussy cut it out and it fit perfectly after I rounded it off a bit at the scalp with a punch.  A few little rhinestones made a little sparkle to the card.  Adding the Happiest Birthday saying finished my card off.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave me a comment if you would like.  I love hearing you.  Now it's time to hop on over to my stampin' friend, Bronwyn Eastley and see what fun projects she has to share with us.  Just click on the button below and it will take you there.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring Stamp Camp Projects

This past weekend we held our Spring Stamp Camp.  We usually have 12 projects for customers to choose from and make.  Two of my downline help me with my Stamp Camps and I couldn't do it without them.  We run the camp on Saturday from 4 - 7pm then again on Sunday 2:30 to 5:30.  We usually have between 35 to 50 people attend our camps so it is a major undertaking to get things ready.  A lot of inspiration for our projects come from other demos who share their talents with us and others.  Here are samples of the projects we had available for the stamp camp.
My projects, the quilt card was a big hit with everyone.  The little purse holds a chocolate square and the bunny box holds some candy.
 Shannon's projects: The tool box holds some Hershey Kisses.
Kelly's projects.
That's all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Easter!

Friday, March 24, 2017

You're Egg-Stra Special!

Havin' a lot of fun making these. Thanks to Sam Hammond Donald for the UTube video. I made mine a bit shorter. Length of mine started out at 9". Was able to put 8 chocolate eggs inside. Would make a great hostess gift or door prize. May make some half this size for a stamp camp project. Here is the link to her video if you want to make some.
Have a great day and thanks for stoppin by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monthly Stamp Group Projects for March 2017 and Hostess Gift

 I always have fun at my monthly stamp group.  These ladies are very dear to my heart as some have been stampin' with me since I first started as a demo some 13+ years ago.  Some have left while others have joined us.  We always have a great time together and the monthly hostess always feeds us well.  Each month I try and make a little something special for the hostess.  It's not usually anything big just a little something as a thank you.  I also give a fun little sack of cardstock, dsp and envelopes as well.  This month it was Arlinda's turn and after I had made the card below,  I was inspired to make a little calendar for her using a clear plastic CD holder.  Loved how it turned out.
 I call this card Casing Julie, as it is a CAS of a card from Julie Davison.  I fell in love with it from the moment I saw it.  She used Mint Macaroon instead of the Pool Party.  I LOVE our little doilies Stampin' Up! has right now in their product offerings.
The second card we made is this fun fold card.
The third thing we made was a bookmark with the 2017 calendar on the back.  I always try and have three things for everyone to make.  If you live close by you should come and stamp with us or I would love to come to your house and stamp with you and your friends.  Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stampin Friends March Blog Hop - Easter

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Easter Blog Hop.  Don't forget to hop all the way through so you can see everyone's wonderful creations!  
This month we have two amazing guest hoppers, so be sure and check them and their blogs out.
Mandy Reedyk
Sue Vine
Let's get started with my projects...
I actually made the little 3D basket first and then the card, but we will start with the card first.
 I wanted my card for the hop to look like an Easter Basket so I sketched out what I wanted it to look like.  After doing that starting with Crumb Cake cardstock I used our Oval Framelits for the handle, and then added some length to the sides.  I then embossed the basket itself using the Festive Emboss folder.  I then used the Sweet Sugarplum Stampin Write marker to add some color to the streamers on the basket.  I layered 2 strips to the top and bottom of the basket for depth and then sponged all over with Crumb Cake Ink.  I added colorful eggs I had cut out again using the Oval framelits.  
The little basket was made using the Basket Builder Framelit dies.
To make the basket 3D  I cut out 2 of the baskets and then connected them together with a piece of cardstock making it a real little basket.  I then sponged all over with Crumb Cake ink.  I used Sweet Sugarplum for the accent colors.  I am so glad you stopped by and now it's time to continue on the hop.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!  
Continue on the hop by clicking on the names below.  To help you remember where you are I'm Twila Davis.  Happy Hopping!!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Stamp Review Crew - Rose Wonder

Hello and welcome to another addition of the Stamp Review Crew Hops.  This time we are featuring the stamp set Rose Wonder.  While I am not to fond of the Big Rose stamp in this set I do LOVE all the variety of sayings it has in it.  The stamp set also includes matching Thinlets. 
 If you ever want to go back and see all the wonderful creations we have made featuring this set you can go to the Stamp Review Crew permalink : Rose Wonder and find all of them there.  So if you have been following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Micky Roberts' blog where she shared her crafty take on this stamp set.  And if you would like to take another look you can click on the button below and go back to her blog.
Now it's time to show you what I have created using this set.
Here is the group.  Let's take a closer look at each of them.
As I said I love all the sentiments in this stamp set as they cover every occasion.  My first card could be a get well or a sympathy card.  I heat embossed 3 of the smaller flower and 2 of the stems of leaves with Black emboss powder.  The flowers onto WW cardstock and colored them in with the Bermuda Blue Stamp and Write Marker.  The leaves were embossed onto Crumb Cake.  I then fussy cut them out and added them to the card with dimensionals adding a pearl to the centers to make them pop.  I used the Oval Stitched Framlits to set off the saying and added a scallop oval of black to draw more attention to it.  I placed these on a Crumb Cake background embossed with our Brickwall folder and set it all against a black backdrop.
For my second project I chose to use a Bermuda Bay Rose cut out with the Rose Thinlet die.  This time I used the Circle Stitched Framlets and Scallop Circle Thinlets for my cardstock.  I also used the Birthday Saying and used the frame Thinlet from the Rose Thinlet dies, and also the Petal Burst background emboss folder.  Finished it off with a simply white ribbon bow.
For my last project I chose to make a free standing Post-a-Note holder.  Using some of the same products as listed above and some of the Bermuda Bay DSP.  Thanks so much for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to Kelly Kent's Blog and see what beautiful things she has in store for us.

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