Monday, March 20, 2017

Perfect Mix Class to Go

Happy Monday! I am happy to announce my next class to go. In this class you will use the Perfect Mix stamp set and Urban Underground DSP to make 6 super cute cards. You will receive the Perfect Mix stamp set in clear, a package of In Color Enamel shapes and all of the supplies needed for 6 cards. (Adhesive, scissors and coloring tools/inks are not included).

Items you will need:
Mono, Tombow, Glue Dots, Scissors,  Black Stazon or Memento Ink, Flirty Flamingo ink, Dapper Denim ink, Emerald Envy ink (Or the In Color markers or Watercolor Pencils), Aqua Painter, White Embossing powder, White Craft Ink, All Things Thanks stamp set (Optional)

Cost: $40

Deadline to sign up: March 30th

If you would like to host this class in a location of your choosing (in the NJ area), please contact me to schedule a date!

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Basket Bunch Easter Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see every one's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. She had some fabulous projects for you this week!

Our theme for this month was to focus on Basket Bunches or Dragonfly Dreams. I chose to work with Basket Bunches. I had used Dragonfly Dreams for my display stamper projects back in November so I was out of ideas for that set, haha! Plus that bunny is so cute in Basket Bunches that I knew I wanted to do something with him. I'm also glad to have fun springy cards to share after ALL of the snow we just got here on the east coast. I mean it's mid-March, this is crazy!!

This came out exactly how I pictured it in my head. How cute is the carrot wreath?? To get a perfect circle shape for the wreath, I cut out the size circle I wanted out of the circle framelits. See below.

I used this circle as the base for the carrots. I stamped, colored and die cut 15 carrots to fit around the wreath. Then I cut and colored the bunny as well. The bunny's tail is one of the pom poms from the Pom Pom trim. As I was cutting it off the trim, it came unraveled a bit and got a little puffy but I like the look it gives. I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a Pool Party tag. To finish off the card I added ribbon from the Cupcakes and Carousel embellishment kit and some enamel shapes and gold dazzling details. This is my favorite card!!

For my next card I did lots of watercoloring!

I stamped and embossed everything on water color paper with white embossing powder. I then used inks and my aqua painter to color everything in. The background was also water colored and the bottom was stamped with the little grass image.

If you look closely at the background you will see that I embossed several clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set with white embossing powder. I also added white sequins to several of the clouds. You can't have a card without sequins or enamel shapes!! :) 

The sentiment was stamped on vellum paper and glued using the fine tip glue pen. Since this glue dries clear it's perfect to use on vellum paper!

I hope you enjoyed these Easter cards!!

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects!

Here is the link list of the full Artisan Design team for you to browse:

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Glimmer Celebrations Cards

Happy Snow Day!! We have a blizzard going on today! Work and school were closed for the day. This is the first time in years work has been closed since everyone can mostly work from home now a days. But I will take it! Although snow days with kids are not what they used to be, haha! The days of lounging in front of the tv all day are gone. Now it's mommy, lets play this, mommy lets do that, haha!! But it's still nice to just be able to watch the snow in front of the fire in my loungy pants instead of being at work!

My cards today are some quick cards I put together using the SAB glimmer paper. Love this stuff!! For the baby card, I used the glimmer paper to die cut the word happy. It's so pretty! The paint stripes are from the Happy Celebrations stamp set. I stamped them in Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I stamped them twice, once in regular strength and then just stamped again. The Pool Party piece was stamped with the circle from the set. Then I added "new baby" and some enamel shapes. It's a little more clean and simple than I usually do but I like it. It was hard for me to not add more to all that white space on top but I don't think it needs anything else. What do you think?

The next card is a birthday card. I embossed the Happy with the embossing folder than stamped the splatter image on top of that. I did it a couple of times, enough to cover most of the word happy. Then I just put ink on the birthday sentiment and stamped it several times on the top and bottom of happy. The full sentiment is birthday to you but I just made sure I only added ink to "birthday". I didn't want ink on the other words. Then I added some triangles in Emerald Envy and added Pumpkin Pie enamel shapes. This time, I just added a large piece of the glimmer paper as part of the background.

These 2 cards came together pretty quickly and are a great way to use the glimmer paper. They would look great in other colors!

Ok now it's back to sitting in front of the fire for a bit while the little one naps. Hopefully I can get some crafting time in later. Be sure to stop back on Thursday for the Artisan Blog Hop. And if you're lucky I may get in another post for tomorrow!

Stay warm!!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Sparkly Mint Balloon

Happy Snowy Friday!! I didn't think I would be saying that in March. Especially since yesterday it was 60 degrees and we were outside with a light jacket. Not so much today. It sure looks pretty but I could really do without it. AND we are supposed to get more on Monday. Enough already! So let's get to today's pretty card. I just got the new glimmer papers from SAB and they are gorgeous!! I LOVE them! I really hope there are more colors like this in the new catalog. I decided to use the Mint Macaroon glimmer paper for my first card with them. This one just really popped out to me the most.

I knew I wanted to use these papers with the Up and Away dies. I mean how pretty is that balloon! I water colored the background with Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I am loving how these colors look together. The DSP in the background is from Urban Underground. You can never go wrong with chevron paper.

Some things to note for the embellishments:
The black heart is from the Sending Love Embellishments. I colored it with a black marker and then added some of the Fine tip glue on top of it. Then I colored pearls with a black marker and added those to the card. I colored them with the Basic Black marker but that didn't stay. I really think these are colored best with a black sharpie but would you believe I did not have one black sharpie in my house. I must have every other color sharpie but no black. I have a feeling a certain husband took it and it's now lost in the world of tools and other man stuff, haha!

If you look closely at the clouds, they are die cut with glitter felt that I found at Michaels. Isn't that cute!

I'm running a little short on time to post the supplies used on the card. So if you have any questions on what I used, please send me an email!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Happy Chocolate Bunnies: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello!! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog hop. There are 20 of us from around the world so be sure to follow along to see every one's projects. You should have just come from Holly's blog. She had some fabulous projects for you this week!

For this blog hop we are focusing on anything that came in our box. That was tough since there were so many great things to choose from. And then for some reason I was having crafter’s block. I made the card from Monday’s post and was feeling motivated to get more things done and I had all these ideas in my head. But when I started putting them to paper, they just weren’t turning out how I had hoped. Ever have that happen?? It’s the worst. Some days I’m on a roll and all these cute ideas in my head work out perfectly and then other days, Blech! Nothing.

So when I was working on my other Artisan projects using the Basket Bunch set, I had started a card with these bunnies. I wasn’t sure if I was liking these either so I decided not to use them for my other post. So they were just sitting on my desk staring at me. Then I decided I wanted to cover them with the Fine tip glue. Sara Douglass shared this fun idea a few weeks ago about using the glue to cover one of the monsters from the Yummy in my Tummy set. I thought it was a cool idea so I tried it on the bunnies. And then this project just sat here while it dried and then sat some more. Those poor bunnies! I knew I couldn’t let them go to waste so I finally sat down and finished this card. And now I think it’s super cute!

I started off water coloring my background with Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Dapper Denim inks. While the shimmer paper was still a little wet, I stamped one of the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge with the same color inks. I die cut and glued all of the bunnies with dimensionals to the watercolor background. I decided to put them on the background first before applying the Fine Tip glue. It was easier to do it this way with them already elevated from the background paper. Applying the fine tip glue to the bunnies was oddly soothing, haha!! Just make sure to go lightly and not add too much. As you can see from the top middle bunny he had a little too much and got a little bubbly. Once these were all dry, I added the Blushing Bride twine, the sentiment (which is so funny!), and some embellishments. If you look closely you can see clear sequins on some of the splatters.

Here is one more close up of the chocolate bunnies for you!!

My next card uses the Happy Celebrations set. This is a really cool set to work with. I can't wait to make more cards with this set.

The first thing I did was stamp the word Happy in Peekaboo Peach. I used the “kissing” technique on this. What that means is I inked up Happy in Peekaboo Peach and before I stamped it onto the card stock, I used the small circle stamp inked with Watermelon Wonder and stamped it in random places on the word Happy. So when you stamp Happy on your card stock, it will come out in Peekaboo Peach with Watermelon Wonder polka dots. Fun, right! After that I used the embossing folder to emboss the word. Then I used the circles from the set and stamped them several times in Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo. I would ink the circle up once and then just keep stamping on the white card stock so you can several circles in various shades, all getting lighter and lighter. I cut out 4 circles from the Layering Circle Framelits in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and glued them to the card. I then added some twine, the sentiment and some embellishments.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

Next up is Jessica Winter. Click below to check out her amazing projects! She is so talented!

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