Thursday, April 8, 2021

Stampin' Up! True Love Messages for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a color challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!!

My card...

and here is our challenge...

I chose Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow and Pool Party for my colors. Let me show you again with it positioned to go into an A2 envelope...
This is another "bridge" fun fold like I did on Monday. This time I added mats behind the Designer Series Paper. I really like that effect. I sponged the DSP with Pool Party Ink and colored the center squares with my Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends. 

From another pattern in the True Love DSP I fussy cut a flower and colored the leaves with my Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends. I colored the flower with my Light Petal Pink and Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends. I was inspired by the Inspired By IB169 Spring is Sweet Photo. See that all pink frosting flower?

I did the "bridge" differently this time by making it four layers. I stamped the sentiment on the bridge with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. Then I used the Banners Pick a Punch for the ends on the Basic Black sentiment mat.

The sentiments are from the Many Messages Stamp Set and are die cut with the matching Messages Die. This can be purchased as a bundle and you will save 10%.

Here's another view for you...

You have not seen the last of this fold...trust me! It's such a great way to use up the DSP (patterned paper) that we all tend to hoard!! I'm entering my card in Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2021 Challenge.

Now, on with the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects.

Amy Koenders

MaryDeatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano

KarenKsenzakovic

Partial Product List

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Positive Thoughts

It's Monday Makeover Madness again and today I have made over a card I received from my team mate and friend, Susan.

Here is my card...




and here is Susan's...

I apologize for the quality of the photos but I need to get my light box up and running again!

The fun fold is called a bridge fold and you can find many tutorials for it on You Tube. I will list my measurements below.

You will be scoring and folding the base, then adhering your Designer Series Paper to the folds, along with adhering the sentiment panel which you have stamped. In this case, I used stamps from the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. The dragonfly is stamped and punched out. It's adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional. For my Designer Series Paper, I used different patterns from the Dandy Garden 6 x 6 pack.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will try this fun fold.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:

Card Cuts in inches:

Base: 8 x 4 ¼, scored and folded at 1 ¼, 2 ½, 5 ½, 6 ¾

2 3/4 x 4 Basic White for center sentiment

2 7/8 x 4 1/8 (Designer Series Paper mat for center sentiment)

Designer Series Paper 5 1/2 x  1 1/4 for sentiment "bridge" mat

5 1/4 x 1 Basic White for sentiment "bridge" panel

Scrap  Basic White for dragonfly (Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set)

1 x 4 Designer Series Paper (4) for folded panels

Embellishments: Blue Adhesive Backed Gem and 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dot (Misty Moonlight)

Partial Product List

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven Mother's Day Card for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a sketch challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!!

My card...


The sketch...

I'm entering my card today at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April 2021 Challenge, along with others listed below.

Ingredients...
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
  • Old Olive Cardstock
  • Hyrdrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
  • Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set
  • By the Dock Stamp Set (retiring) (front sentiment)
  • The Right Triangle (retiring) (splatters)
  • Well Said Stamp Set (retiring) (inside sentiment)
  • Gorgeous Grape 3/8" Sheer Ribbon
  • Pastel Pearls
  • Old Olive Ink Pad
  • Gorgeous Grape Ink Pad
  • Sponges (retiring)
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Detailed Trio Punch
Here's the inside...

I'm entering my card in the Retro Rubber Challenge #155 Rainbow Connection as two of my stamp sets are over a year old and the DSP contains colors of the rainbow.


I'm also entering my card at the Time Out Challenge #184.


Believe it or not, this was not an easy card for me to make. I have a difficult time getting measurements right so I am not even going to add instructions! However, if you hop on over to my teammates' pages, I'm sure you'll find measurements and beautiful cards! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects.

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle – you are here!

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

To take a look at the retiring products, click here!

Partial Product List

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches

 Oh, let's go with a Monday Makeover Madness card again! Today's card looks like this...


I created this for my P.E.O. Chapter FT as they made a donation to Cottey College in memory of my son. One of my teammates is a P.E.O. in another state. P.E.O. is an international organization that helps women with scholarships. You can read more about it here. Savannah Guthrie was a recipient of one of our scholarships and you can see her interview here.

So, this is what it looked like before I CASE'd it...


My colors are Just Jade and Bumblebee. I especially love the Forever Gold Specialty Paper in place of the ribbon ($12 while supplies last).

The Flowers for Every Season DSP is $6.90 while supplies last.

The Chapter letters are cut out with the Playful Alphabet Dies and  Foam Adhesive Sheets.

I am playing today at Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge #80 and I'm playing along with Thing 1 and Thing 2 The previous partner I have chosen is Crafting Happiness Challenge #90. I hope you have time to check out their fun challenges. I'm also entering my card at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021.

A partial list of supplies I used is listed below. Take advantage of the retiring sale by visiting my online store and thank you for stopping by today.

Card Cuts:
Base:4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Mat: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
DSP: 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Partial Product List

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Stampin' Up! Let it Ride Retirement

 Good Sunday morning, peeps! Hope you are having a great weekend. Yesterday I had my brother and sister-in-law here and we had a chicken barbeque. It was my first time grilling on a charcoal fire. It turned out great! I had votes of confidence from my friend and upline, Mary, and another from my daughter!

My card today is dedicated to Mary to remind her of the day she retired! The Barn Door Stamp Set and Let It Ride Stamp Set are both retired but I love them and will keep them! 


The Braided Linen Trim for the lasso will be retiring ($5.60). The Layering Ovals will be retiring along with the Classic Label Punch ($14.40). The "happy" is from the Well Written Dies (retiring) and the "retirement" is from the Well Said Stamp Set (retiring). This card is perfect for retirement, don't you think?


The inside is printed from my computer and die cut with another Layering Oval die. If you would like to see all the product that Stampin' Up! is retiring, just click on this link. You'll find some great bargains! I'd love it if you'd shop with me!

I'm entering this card in the Alphabet Challenge - "Z" is for Zoology and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #154.

Thank you for stopping by today and if you have questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Just leave me a comment or email me.

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
― Og Mandino

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a theme challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, welcome back!!

I used the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper to create my card for the challenge.

I don't know what type of flowers these are but I do think they remind me of springtime!

My card base is Bumblebee cardstock with a mat of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and a panel of Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper. I'm entering my card at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge March 2021.

I cut out a piece of gold foil and a sentiment panel with my Stitched Rectangles Dies. Before I adhered them to the card front I used a piece of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon to give the card a little more interest. I also added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will have time to check out the projects my team mates have created. Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Akiko. Clicking on the names listed below will take you directly to team members and their projects.
Base:4 1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Mat: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
DSP: 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Partial Product List

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Stampin' Up! True Love Messages for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

  Welcome to the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. This week we have a color challenge. If this is your first time here, welcome! If not, ...