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!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Lovely Christmas

Hey all! I'm back. Kind of. I can't even tell you how exhausting working 65 hours in one week, in the heat, is. It's been a week since I've been back on on a semi-regular schedule, and I'm still tired!

I did find some time to make a card today. It felt good. Like home :)

This card was made using one of my favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree. I've actually bought a replacement set for this one already because my other was wood block, and I like cling mount better. This set will never retire. It holds a special place in the founder, Shelli Gardner's, heart, and she has stated that as long as she has any say, it will remain.


I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Berry Burst and Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black, Berry Burst, and Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree
Tools: Sponges, Big Shot and Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Sequins from Iridescent Sequin Assortment

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


Don't forget to register for Fall Stampfest! Discount for early registration (before Oct 1). Your registration fee includes 8 projects, catered lunch, door prizes, samples galore, demonstrations and a fabulous time with friends! 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

More Painted Harvest Love

So, the next few weeks are going to be crazy busy at my "regular" job (or at least, we hope they will be). This is probably the last crafty thing I will have time for for a while. 😒😔😞  I chose to use Painted Harvest again because I just love the way the layers on this two-step stamp set have so much depth. I hadn't done it in yellow & orange yet, so I wanted to try that. Love how it turned out. But, I have to confess, I am partial to the ones I did in Cherry Cobbler. No surprises there. I 😍 red.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest
Punches: Leaf Punch
Ribbon: Old Olive Mini Chevron RibbonAdhesives: Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals
Other Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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


Don't forget to register for Fall Stampfest! Discount for early registration (before Oct 1). Your registration fee includes 8 projects, catered lunch, door prizes, samples galore, demonstrations and a fabulous time with friends! 



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Carols of Christmas Swap Card

Yes, I am still doing the 100 Days Project along with my scrappy peeps at the Scrap Gals Community group on Facebook. I did end up skipping a couple of days. I've been working long hours and had a couple of family things to go to. Next week I have to work 50+ miles away, so I won't have any time to be crafty. But I'm good with that. I can catch up or just extend my project to reach 100 pieces. Go with the flow, you know?

Anyway, I got a little time to finish up some swaps I've been working on for a demonstrator group I'm in, and I'm super happy with the way they turned out. I have to say, I'm in love with that black and white flannel looking paper. I wish I could buy a whole pack of just that pattern.

I almost forgot to take a picture before I sent them off to swap. So I had to take some in my car. Lighting isn't great, but it'll do.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Crumb Cake 
Designer Series Paper: Merry Little Christmas 
Ink Pads: Basic Black Archival Ink, Real Red, Old Olive
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, 
Punches: Holly Berry Builder PunchRibbon and Trim: Burlap Ribbon
Adhesives: Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive and a glue gun
Other Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write marker

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


Don't forget to register for Fall Stampfest! Discount for early registration (before Oct 1). Your registration fee includes 8 projects, catered lunch, door prizes, samples galore, demonstrations and a fabulous time with friends! 


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colorful Seasons Snowflake Love!

Day 22. So ummm.......believe it or not, I wasn't going to get this stamp set. Yep. I didn't think it was for me. Then I started seeing all of the examples online. Still resisting. But, the more time you spend on Pinterest, the harder it is to resist. And eventually I had to cave and buy it. And I'm here to tell you, I'm so glad I did! This set is awesome. Seriously. It covers every season and I can't think of an occasion you wouldn't be able to use it for.  

I decided to try a new technique today. I've done this heat embossing resist technique you see here numerous times (The white snowflakes are heat embossed before inking the cardstock. The embossing makes them resist the ink and stay white). But I wanted to try sponging the background in an ombre effect. Oh yeah. This could be addictive. I just stamped and embossed the white snowflakes using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. Then I used the stamping sponges (I cut them into 4 pieces so I can use them with different colors.) to rub the colors on one at a time to put the color down light to dark. Then, stamp the colored snowflakes on top. Easy peasy. 



Isn't that gorgeous?! I used the same three ink pads to stamp my sentiment as with an ombre effect as well. Just start by inking with the lightest color, then ink only part of the stamp in the next darker color, and finally ink an even smaller portion in the darkest color. I just learned that one at a stamping get-together a couple of weeks ago. You can do that with markers too. But it's nice if you don't have to buy more products than is actually needed to achieve the affect. Don't you agree?


I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim and Versamark
Ribbon and Trim: 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon in Silver
Embellishments: Glitter Enamel Dots and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Other: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool

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


Don't forget to register for Fall Stampfest! Discount for early registration (before Oct 1)





Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Winter Theme Gift Box

I have been loving the Colorful Season stamp set for all of it's autumn splendor possibilities. Because fall is my favorite season. But, last night I decided to explore it's winter potential. And boy did I! This box came together surprisingly quick using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and a tutorial I found on SplitcoastStampers.com.


I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White, and Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim and Whisper White
Ribbon and Trim: Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Other: Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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


Don't forget to register for Fall Stampfest! Discount for early registration (before Oct 1)