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!
Twila