Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Birthday Shaker Card

I sometimes have a hard time coming up with card designs of my own. I CASE a lot of other people's work. And I think that is totally fine. Takes the guess work out of things and lets me just place with my stuff and have fun.

But, every once in a while, I get an idea that is my own. And this is one of those times. This isn't a life-changing design by any means lol. I have seen and made shaker cards this same way before. But, I didn't copy this card from anyone. And I love it!




I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Paper: Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (Occasions 2018 catalog)
Ink: Berry Burst
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots
Embellishments: Sequins, Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (Occasions 2018 catalog)

Thanks for visiting today. And, if you just love anything I share or want to see more, the link to my Stampin' Up! store is in the upper right of the page links. Happy shopping!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Pretty Mountain Scene Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I had occasion to make a sympathy card today. A good friend's mother passed away this last week. I really wanted to make him a special card since we can't offer much in the way of other support. And I really wanted it to be a bit masculine, no flowers.

Enter the waterfront stamp set. I've loved this stamp set since I laid eyes on it, but I really didn't see how much potential it has. I mean, the regular stamped images are beautiful and can make some lovely scenes on their own. But add some water, and wow!


The inside says, "& the hard times easier". I followed a tutorial on YouTube by Linda Dalke to make this card. Such an easy and informative video. I highly recommend it.

I hope the recipient enjoys it as much as I did making it and realizes the love that was put into the creation.



I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Smoky Slate
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Adhesives: Fast Fuse and Stampin' Dimensionals
Embellishments: 1/4" Basic Grey Shimmer Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration 2018 catalog)

Thanks for visiting today. And, if you just love anything I share or want to see more, the link to my Stampin' Up! store is in the upper right of the page links. Happy shopping!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Saturday, February 3, 2018

Magical Day Unicorn Love

It has been a few long weeks for me. Anyone else? Do you ever just like, lose your mojo? I have all these amazing new goodies from Stampin' Up!, and I see all of these ideas on Pinterest that I'm loving, but I just couldn't make myself do anything with all that inspiration. I hate when that happens, but then sometimes I think maybe we just need that creative break.

I finally found a project sample on Pinterest that sparked something. It was a fairly simple one, and I already had some of the pieces leftover from previous projects, so I decided to go for it. Yay!


Don't you just love it? I shamelessly CASED this from Yvonne Van Bruggen. Her card was so beautiful. I just had to try it. Rainbows are still speaking to me, and I'm listening! Lol.




I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Paper: Whisper White, scrap of Daffodil Delight for the sun cutout, scraps of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and vellum cardstock for cloud cutouts
Markers: Stampin Blends in Light Cherry Cobbler, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Old Olive, Light Bermuda Bay, and Dark Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Magical Mates Framelits Dies
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals
Embellishments: Sequins, Myths and Magic Washi Tape (so yum!)

Stay tuned to see if I can keep this mojo going :) And, if you just love anything I share or want to see more, the link to my Stampin' Up! store is in the upper right of the page links. Happy shopping!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.






Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Occasions Catalog Goodies

Hey, y'all! How was everyone's Christmas? I hope it was very merry :)

I was so busy the last part of this year, and I didn't have much time to get on here and blog. Sorry about that! I do my best, but you know, that pesky job thing gets in the way too ;)

I'm here today to share some exciting news. Stampin' Up! will be releasing the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items for sale to the public next week (January 3rd to be exact). There are so many beautiful sets, you won't want to miss out. Especially since during Sale-A-Bration, you can earn free product with each $50 you spend! And this year they've added $100 free product as well. I'm loving it. I wish I had more time (and money) so I could play with all the things.


This is a card I made with one of the new Occasions bundles. Could you just die with how fun this is? I have loved rainbows every since I was young (this might be an 80s child thing), and they are coming back. Yay!

I like to decorate the inside of may cards with just a little something, and that cloud stamp was calling my name. Isn't it cute?



I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry
Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper, Vellum Cardstock, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pool Party and VersaMark
Markers: Tempting Turquoise (used smooshing technique with water spray)Stamp Sets: Sunshine & Rainbows (available January 3rd, Occasions catalog)
Dies: Rainbow Builder Framelits (available January 3rd, Occasions catalog)
Adhesives: Fast Fuse (good when using watercolor paper as it warps a little bit), Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals
Other Accessories: Iridescent Sequin Assortment

I got a few other sets that I can't wait to play with too. So stay tuned for that. And if you just love anything I share or want to see more, the link to my Stampin' Up! store is in the upper right of the page links. Happy shopping!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.




Monday, December 4, 2017

My DIY Christmas Ball Wreath

Well folks, life got hectic on me and I haven't posted in nearly a month. But, I am back, so let's get to it.

I don't have a card or stamped creation to share with you today. But I do have a crafty item!


I decided to join a December Photo A Day challenge this year. Today's prompt was "Joyful".

I love Christmas, and I love making my own decorations. I get that from my mom. She was crafty and loved Christmas too. So, I always think a lot about her in December and while I'm crafting. This makes me joyful :)

I especially like to make my own wreaths. I don't have a lot of room in our small home (900 square ft) to decorate. So the door is usually one of the few places that gets any holiday attention (except during Christmas time of course).

I didn't make a tutorial for this wreath because there are literally hundreds on Pinterest. You can just search "Christmas Ornament Wreath" and find a crap ton. Lol. But I still wanted to show you what I ended up with. Isn't it pretty? I love it. But don't look too close. There is a lot of hot glue, and you can see some of it. But I think I did pretty good for my first time.


I will share that this wreath costs a lot more to make than one might think (or hope) lol. I originally thought I could just buy like 4-6 sleeves of Christmas ball ornaments from Dollar Tree and then an inexpensive wreath form from Hobby Lobby. I think I probably ended up buying double (or more) the amount of ball ornaments. But the whole wreath still only cost me less than $25. The wreath was relatively inexpensive. I think I paid like $4 with a coupon. Not too bad. And I had boat loads of glue sticks in my stash.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Night of Navy Gingham Snowflake Card

Hello stampy friends. I just thought I'd share a card I made a week or so ago. I forgot to share it when I made it. I had been in a cardmaking slump. No inspiration at all. Then I found a card by Nadine's Stampin' Club that was very similar while perusing Pinterest and thought, "Hey, I could do something like that." I was itching to use the Winter Wonder embossing folder again, and I've never even cracked my gingham ribbon open, so this seemed perfect.


I really like the Night of Navy with the Smoky Slate cardstock. I think it gives it a bit of a more elegant feel.


I had an extra piece of cardstock that had been embossed with the Winter Wonder folder, so I decided to use that for the writing panel inside of the card.


I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Star of Light
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive 
Other Accessories: Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Monday, November 13, 2017

Pining for Plaid

Hey there! I'm back. Three days in a row. I'm impressed with myself :) This won't keep up though. I just don't have time with a full time job during the week (boo!). But it has been nice to be able to take some time to create and use the stuff I have. It does me a world of good to play with paper and ink.

I'm still playing with the sentiment stamps from my October Paper Pumpkin kit. I think the name of it is "Pining for Plaid". I should have mentioned that previously.


This card was pretty much CASED from one by Susan Campfield. Check her card out here
I used the sentiment stamp from the Pining for Plaid set along with the dies from Card Front Builder Thinlets, some current and retired designer series papers, metallic thread, and some contraband (non-SU cardstock) to create this woodsy looking Christmas card. I think this one will probably belong to my dad. Hope he likes it.


I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Scraps of gold foil sheets from Stampin' Up. I also used some non-SU cardstock from my stash. I think the color would be similar to Garden Green, 
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures and Warmth & Cheer (retired)
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, VersaMark
Stamp Sets: Pining for Plaid (Octoer Paper Pumpkin Kit)
Dies: Card Front Builder dies (trees and deer)
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals
Other Accessories: Stampin' Sponges for inking edges, gold metallic thread and gold embossing powder mixed with dazzling diamonds

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Joyful Christmas

I so enjoyed making the Christmas cards with my October Paper Pumpkin kit the other day that I was itching to get back in my craftroom and do some more. I am crazy loving the big sentiments in last months kit, so I wanted to use them some more. I think my all time favorite color combo must be black, white and red. I gravitate to that a lot. And today's card proves that it works so well...at least I think so.



I dyed my white/silver edge metallic ribbon with some cherry cobbler reinker. I love the result. It isn't perfect, but I kinda like a little imperfection. I think it looks rustic. Plus, nothing handmade is ever perfect.


Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: Merry Little Christmas
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler
Dies (using Big Shot machine): Layering Circles 
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.







Saturday, November 11, 2017

October 2017 Paper Pumpkin, I'm in Love

So yesterday I finally had a chance to pull out my October Paper Pumpkin kit, and I SO WISH that I had gotten more than one! This is by far the best kit I have ever received from Paper Pumpkin. In fact, over the last few months, I have really enjoyed my kits a lot more than usual. I can't wait for my November Paper Pumpkin now. It is designed to work with the one from October, so I'm super excited. It's too bad I didn't make this post before. Someone might have benefitted from it and been able to order the November kit at least. But the cutoff date was yesterday :(  However--I'm sure there will be more fabulous kits to come. So, if you order, please make sure to choose me (Michelle Scott) as your demonstrator when you order :)

Now, onto the fun--here are my pictures of the project made with my kit. I got all the supplies to make 5 of each style of these cards, plus more that I can use to make future cards! I'm really loving the stamp set in this kit. It's perfect. I'm sure I'll be using it on some holiday cards this year.


The projects were so perfectly designed that I didn't even feel the need to come up with an alternate use or design at all. I just loved what they were designed for. 


Stay tuned for more projects using the stamps in this kit and for the November Paper Pumpkin projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

Always & Forever (I'm back!)

I'm back! Lol. Wow. October has been a really busy month. We bought a new truck, and we had to fix the 4Runner (a lot). Shane got pneumonia, and I've had a cold. Anyway, I just really had no time for blogging. But, I'm here now, so let's get to it.

I was challenged by my upline to create a card using a stamp set that had never had ink to it before. I love the Always & Forever set, but I hadn't had time to really play with it yet. And, surprisingly, not many people have. I wasn't able to find a lot of inspiration out on the internet. So, I looked up a sketch from Clean and Simple Sketches and got to work.

I chose FTL sketch #37 because it had a large round element on it, which was similar to the stamp I wanted to use from my stamp set.


I stamped the large round wooden piece with a heart twice on whisper white. I water colored one of them with my aqua painters using Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Regal Rose (retired). I just cut it out by hand. Then on the second one I just colored the heart in and cut it out. I used a Stampin' Dimensional to pop it up on top of the other.



I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures DSP
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose (retired, but you could use any dark pink)
Stamp Sets: Always & Forever
Punches: Leaf Punch
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals
Other Accessories: Stampin' Sponges for inking edges, small bit of pink patterned paper from my stash (non-Stampin' Up!)

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.





Friday, September 22, 2017

Vacay!

I'm so excited. We leave for vacation in the morning. We go on a 9-day hunting/camping trip every year. We wives will be spending a lot of time in camp while the man folk are hunting critters. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to catch up on some of my Paper Pumpkin kits that I never got to do!

This is the perfect thing to bring camping. The kits come with everything I need, including ink spots, adhesive... everything. My beginner kit came with a stamp block. So I don't need to have anything else with me. And I can catch up on my 100 Days Project too!

Welp--I'm gonna go finish up some packing. But, before I go, let me remind you that early registration for Fall Stampfest closes on October 1st. Get your tickets now to save $10! Your registration fee includes 8 projects, catered lunch, door prizes, samples galore, demonstrations and a fabulous time with friends! 


Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll catch up when we come back!