Stamp Review Crew: Sale-A-Bration Free For All

Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is... well...
there isn't one!

Yes, you read that right! This week is actually a bonus hop and the Stamp Review Crew is having a "Free For All", featuring any Sale-A-Bration stamp set! So sit back and enjoy all the Sale-A-Bration Inspiration!

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Mike Funke's Blog. If your just joining me, No Problem! Start here and follow the buttons below!

My card today features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set: Hey, Chick. This set is absolutely "Quacky", and I love it! I especially like the little egg guy. He "cracks" me up, thinking about an egg running around with just 2 little legs poking out.

My card is a clean and simple design, however, with   A LOT of fussy cutting. My colour combo is Sahara Sand (cardstock and marker), Whisper White (cardstock), Pumpkin Pie (marker), Daffodil Delight (marker), and Basic Black (ink pad).
Are you wondering where my "good egg" got his wings from? From his Momma, of course... right off the top of her head!
Thank you for joining me today, follow the buttons below to see more wonderful Sale-A-Bration inspirations! Up next is the Talented Holly Krautkremer's Blog! Enjoy! 


Sending Love Flowers!

Hey! How's is going? Thanks for popping in.
I know... pretty rare that I'm blogging with out it being a hop. I wish I did it more often, but I'm finding I have more crafting obligations then time. But enough about that...

Today I'm sharing a class that I did on Thursday with my group home ladies, for the Global Design Project: Theme Challenge! #GDP07

My group home ladies wanted to create something for Valentines and they LOVE making 3D items, so this is what I came up with. They'll have these beautiful flowers as decorations for the next few weeks and then come the big day, they can give them away to 1, 2 or 3 recipients!

To create the flowers, I used the "Sending Love DSP". I love the classic red and white of this DSP.

Each flower takes 20 hearts and believe it or not, you can get 18 hearts from one 6" X 6" piece of DSP. The trick: cut your DSP into 2" strips. Punch a heart, from one side of the strip and then punch the next one from the opposite side, alternating back and forth. Of course, punching them as close together as possible. Then all you need to do is fold all the hearts in half and glue them together!

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you like what I've done with the beautiful Sending Love DSP. Until next time: Happy Creating!

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop: Sealed With Love

Hello and Welcome to the first blog hop for the 2017Artisan Design Team! We will be hopping together twice a month and I hope you will join us each time.

On today's hop, we are featuring the stamp set: Sealed with Love. If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's Blog. If you're just joining, No Problem! Start here and follow around with the button below!

I must say that I feel completely honoured to be chosen for the Artisan Design Team and I hope I won't disappoint. However... I have to admit that it's been a little nerve wracking at the same time. I hope you'll take it easy on me for this first time around as I'm stamping with some seriously talented stampers!

For my card today, I decided to step away from the red and white of the Sending Love Suite and go with something a little more softer. I went with Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral. It's a bit of a different combination, but when I was playing with my watercolour pencils they blended so beautifully together that I had to go with it, and I'm glad I did.
I started out by colouring Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral onto watercolour cardstock and blended them together with an aqua painter. I then layered my heart background over top.

To create the background, I had to start with a piece of cardstock longer then the die to keep it all together. The heart die is meant to be a border die and if I used the exact size, it would just fall apart. Once I had all the rows cut, I applied multipurpose adhesive to the entire back (except the heart flaps, of course) and adhered it to the watercolour layer and trimmed it to size.

I made sure to fold up all the little flaps to allow the colour to show through. I LOVE how this card appears different from every angle. The background would look beautiful in a frame because the view changes as you walked by.

To embellish my card, I couldn't resist making some cute little letters. The little postage stamps and tiny sayings in the "Sealed with Love" stamp set, makes it so easy to create adorable love letters. Then like anyone who receives love letters, I clipped them together, with the "Mini Paper Clips" and beautiful ribbon.

Thank you so much for joining me today. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber's Blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop! Happy Creating!

Stamp Review Crew: Playful Pals

Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Playful Pals!

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Yapha Mason's Blog. If your just joining me, No Problem! Start here and follow the buttons below!

So, I must admit that I was a little,  um... stressed about this blog hop... for 1. I hadn't even crack this stamp set open (I know, I know, Horrible!)
and 2. When I create ( If I haven't procrastinated, of course...), I like to create something new and different. Something people haven't seen before...  But there are SO MANY awesome projects out there already, that I had no idea what I was going to create.
So I started to think about everything I had seen... and I looked at all the different stamp images... and asked myself: is there anything that the stamp images make me think of, that I haven't seen yet? Well... the circles made me think of a caterpillar, and as I was playing around with the design of my caterpillar, I thought: o-mi-goodness! The hungry caterpillar! and my idea was born!

In "The Hungry Caterpillar" story, the caterpillar eats through all sorts of different foods, including a piece of Swiss Cheese. So I used the coordinating thinlits: Pyramid Pals and created a little treat package resembling one. These would be the cutest little party favours at a Hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party, don't you think?

The colours I used in my project are: Real Red (ink), Daffodil Delight (cardstock), So Saffron (ink, cardstock), Garden Green (ink, cardstock), Old Olive (ink), Pear Pizzazz (ink), Perfect Plum (cardstock), Soft Suede (cardstock), and Basic Black (ink, marker).

I know that some of you will be curious on how I created this little guy, so to save you from reading a novel's worth of instructions, I included a little visual chart below. I hope this helps and is much easier to use, then ready through a ton of instructions.

Thank you for hopping in today! I hope you enjoyed my project using the Playful Pals stamp set. Up next is the Talented Betty Traciak's Blog! Make sure to hop all the way around to see all the wonderful ideas. Happy Creating!


Fancy Folds Blog Hop: Simple Box Card

Hello and Welcome to another Fancy Folds Blog Hop! We are a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, who have come together to showcase different folding projects each month. Today our design team is excited to showcase the Simple Box Card.

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Tanja Kolar's blog. If you're just joining me, no problem! Just use the "Next" Button below and hop all the way around!

Today my card features the stamp set Cake Crazy, and o-mi-goodness, it is such a fun stamp set. I love all the layering and quirkiness. 

My colour combo is Peek-a-Boo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White. 

For this fold, I used THIS video to learn it. I changed up the measurements, so below is a diagram to show you the measurements I used.

Thanks for joining me today. Up next is the Talented Shannean Moncrieff's blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop! Happy Creating!

1- Patrice Halliday-Larsen
2 - Monica Gale
3 - Tanja Kolar
4 - Martha Inchley - That's me!
5 - Shannean Moncrieff
6 - Aude Barbara
7 - Miranda Mols-Heidenrath
8 - Astrid Hofmann
9 - France Poitras Martin

Stamp Review Crew: Swirly Bird

Hello and Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop! This week's featured stamp set is: Swirly Bird

If you're already hopping, then you've just come from the Talented Nikki Spencer's Blog . If you're just joining me, No Problem! Start here and follow the buttons below!

This stamp set was a must have for me when it was first released. I absolutely LOVED the idea of the bird and it's swirly nest, along with cute little eggs and coordinating thinlits: Swirly Scribbles. It was the bundle to have!

I still love it and I've played a lot with that little bird, his eggs and his nest... I even decorated his nest with some pretty flowers and leaves...but  I haven't really played around with the other components of the stamp set. So, that was my mission with today's card. I decided to go with the boat. Such a cute little boat. I could see this being used  for a little baby card or baby shower. 

My colour combo today is Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Soft Suede, all on Shimmery White Cardstock.

To create my waves, I used the die cut of the "wavy" thinlit (from the coordinating thinlits: Swirly Scribbles), and sponge daubed over top with Soft Sky Ink.

Thanks for Hopping in, Next up is the Talented Kelly Kent's Blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop!