Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quick Little Baby Bumblebee Card

This month a fellow demonstrator on my upline's team challenged us to create a card using a sketch she created. 

I rushed to create this card last minute and it turned out great! Can you believe I created this card in less than 30 minutes!!! Yahoo!

Stampset: Baby Bumblebee
Paper: Sweet Dreams DSP, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Crushed Curry, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Ink, Crushed Curry Marker, Skin Tones Blendabilities
Punches: Hexagon
Bigshot: Labels Collection Framelit Die, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder
Accessories: Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PCS - February - Chalk it Up!

One of the hottest trends right now is Chalkboard art and that's exactly what the February issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler (PCS) is all about!

Once again the design team of PCS has come through with amazing projects for the February issue.  Inside you'll find some oh so clever ideas for using faux chalkboard in your artwork.

To coincide with this months theme, our exclusive template of the month is a Chalkboard Washboard.

To purchase your instant download of the February issue, simply select the Buy Now button below.


Here's a few sneak peeks for you.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

FM195 I have a Sketch!

I am so excited for this weeks challenge at The Firday Mashup! This week I got to create one last sketch for the team and for all of you. I think it is the perfect way to end my time with the team. I am super excited to see how everyone interprets the sketch!

Over the past year I have really enjoyed my time with The Friday Mashup team and I believe I have grown a lot as a creator. I started out only casing (copying) other people's projects but now I am able to come up with my own. 

I just want to take time to thank all the other designers on the team. They have provided fantastic inspiration with all of their challenges and they have pushed me to think out side of my box which has helped me to grow! 

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with the "Sketch". 
2. Create a project with "2 different embellishments". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "with the Sketch and different embellishments".

Stampset: Four Feathers, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Crushed Curry, Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss
Bigshot: Banner Framelits
Tools: Stampin' Up's Handheld Stapler
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine, Frosted Sequins, Mini Staples

I thought it would be fun to show you what cards started my adventure with the Friday Mashup. 

When they put out their call for new designers I had a vivid dream of some cards to make for one of their challenges. The next day I went straight to my craft room and began creating. The cards turned out exactly and I pictured them in my dream. 

I submitted them to The Friday Mashup Design team call and shortly after that I was off and designing for the team. 

Thank you all for playing along with us throughout the year, it has been amazing!

FM194 Baby Card and Color Combo

Just a note that this is my third post today so make sure to scroll down to see my other creations I have finally gotten around to posting. 

I love the color combo Tara has for us this week at the Friday Mashup! It works sooo well for a baby card!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with a "Baby Theme". 
2. Create a project  with "Brown, Aqua & Tangerine". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Baby project with the above colors".

Isn't the baby bumblebee just darling? I can see using this stamp set a lot!!!

Stampset: Baby Bumblebee
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink: Staz On, So Saffron Marker, Skin Tone Blendabilities (Used after photo was taken)
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition, Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine, Basic Pearls

FM193 Floral Triple Time Stamping

If you are reading this on the internet scroll down to see another post I have added today. I would hate for you to miss any of my creations.

I love how my card for this weeks Friday Mashup turned out! It looks good in the photo but even better in person!!! hahaha wow that sounds like I am floating my boat but I am really in love with this card!!!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with the "Triple Layer Technique" Tutorial HERE.
2. Create a project that's "Floral". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Floral Triple Layer Project".

I used the blendabilities to color in all the flowers. They add great dimension to the flowers!

Stampset: Bloom with Hope
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Momento Ink
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Punches: Banner
Tools: Paper Snips
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones

FM192 Mix and Match Shapes with Embossing Folder Technique

Hello and welcome to another week at the Friday Mashup. I love the new technique we are challenging you to use this week! It's so much fun and turns out different every time. 

This week's Mashup Challenge is:

1. Create a project with a "Embossing Folder Stamping Technique". Link Here
2. Create a project  with "Mix & Matched Shapes". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a "project using the technique with different shapes".

I couldn't figure out what to do with the mixed shapes challenge so I went back to punch art. I loved the Care Bears on Tina's blog Craft Break for Me. To make the bear more authentic I printed the cupcake from a image I found and cut it out by hand.

Stampset: Big Day
Paper: More Mustard (Retired), Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard (Retired), Hello Honey, Basic Black Marker, More Mustard Marker (Retired), Baja Breeze (Retired), Pool Party
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Large Oval, Owl Builder Punch, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Full Heart (Retired), Decorative Label
Tools: White Gel Pen
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones