Sunday, June 30, 2019

12 Kits of Occasions - Summer Fun!

It's the last day of the month and you know what that means right? It's time for The 12 Kits of Occasions! The 12 Kits of Occasions is a group of 12 friends who all love to paper craft. Every month we take turns making a kit for the rest of the group. We all receive the same kit with the same items. On the last day of the month we reveal what we each made with the kit. It's fun to see how we used the product in different ways. Sometimes the projects are similar and sometimes they are very different.
Our hostess this month is Birgit Norton - Crafting While I Wait! Her kit is a ray of summer sunshine in paper! There are beach going penguins, palm trees and pretty hibiscus flowers! The papers are from Echo Park's Summer Fun Collection. When I was done making there were only two things I didn't use.. the pretty green and pink sequins, and the twine. Very strange because I'm always adding embellishments whenever I can. I can't keep my hands off the PPP jewels I guess! 

I made SIX CARDS! So here goes! 
 
Stamps | MFT Stamps Penguins In Paradise, Ellen Hutson Warm Fuzzies Dies | MFT Snow Drift, Memory Box Circle Basics
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass
 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Some Like It Hot (Hibiscus), Our Daily Bread Sand Surf Sun
Dies: Pink & Main Wreath Base, Echo Park Palm Leaves
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Summer Fun
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Marigold
 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Some Like It Hot (flamingo), Ellen Hutson Warm Fuzzies 
Dies: Impression Obsession Smile, Frantic Stamper Flip Flops, MFT Fishtail Flags, Memory Box Circle Basics
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Summer Fun
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Blush & Watermelon
 
Stamps : Papertrey Ink Some Like It Hot (Pineapple), My Creative Time I'm Here for You Rain or Shine (Sentiment), Pretty Pink Posh Hibiscus Flowers
Dies: MFT Stitched Fishtail Flags, Memory Box Circle Basics
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Summer Fun | MFT Sweet Celebration (green stripes)
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Spring Green, Shamrock
 
Stamps: Penny Black Beach Baby, Our Daily Bread Sand Surf Sun (FUN), MFT Pure Innocence Fun In The Sun 
Dies: Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, MFT Sunny Skies, Fishtail Flags, Memory Box Circle Basics
Paper | Echo Park Summer Fun
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Lemon Drop
 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Some Like It Hot (Hibiscus), Ellen Hutson Warm Fuzzies
Dies : Spellbinders Market Fresh I'll Have A Slice, Echo Park Palm Leaves, WPlus9 Sunshine Layers, MFT Fishtail Flags, Memory Box Circle Basics
Pattern Paper: MFT Sweet Celebration
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh Spring Green, Shamrock | MFT Sweet Celebration (green stripes)

Ready to see more cards made for Father's Day, End of School Year and Thanks for Teacher? Check out The 12 Kits of Occasions Blog where you'll see a sample from each of the designers or click on these links below!


Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"

Pretty Little Studio - Make Yesterday Jealous!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing an inspirational card made with the Pretty Little StudioShine Bright Collection. I love this collection of soft pastel watercolor look collection with accents in deep navy. It's absolutely romantic. 
The focal point of my card is a Be Loved die cut tag that I adhered a Be Loved clear sentiment sticker to. The clear stickers have great sentiments in navy and allow the background papers to peek through.. almost as if you had written on the tag yourself! 
I embellished the tag with Simply Floral die cut flowers and a pretty blue butterflies from the Chasing Dreams pack. 
A sprinkle of sequins always makes me happy with just the right amount of sparkle and shine!
I hope you have a great day with lots of time to do what you love best!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Paper | Shine Bright 8"
Die Cuts | Simply Floral | Chasing Dreams
Tag | Be Loved
Sticker | Be Happy Words | Clear
Sequins | Raindrop Blue | Dreamy Blue

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fusion Card Challenge - Triangles



A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge! Check it out! 
I spy a neutral scene with pops of gold and pink.. geometric shapes.. squares, rectangles, and triangles. Not loving the photo? That's ok.. join us by playing with the sketch! If you're feeling really craftsy FUSE the two together! 
Here's what I made! I focused on the carpet in the photo with the triangle pattern. I used Birch Press Design's Prismatic Triangle Layers cut in black, gold and white to create a shaker card.
I added a touch of pink filling in one of the triangles with a Tall Triangles die cut from rose paper. I added more pinks in the shaker mix you can see in the open windows of the triangle die cut. I cut a few extra triangles to fill the open white spaces and add more interest to the design.
A simple Big Lingo Hello die cut repeats the clean lines of the layered triangles. 
Are you ready to play? Maybe you need a little more inspiration? Check out designs from the rest of the team. Just click on their names below to jump to their blogs.

Barb Ghigliotty

Jen Mitchell
Karren Johnson
Linda Callahan
Lyndal Higgins
Michelle Leone
Michelle Lupton
Michelle Williams
Wanda Cullen
I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge! I cant wait to see what you make!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Birch Press Design Tall Triangle Set, Prismatic Triangle Layers, Big Lingo Type Hello
Sequins | Buttons Galore and More My Valentine


Tall Triangle Set
Tall Triangle Set

BPD | SSS
Prismatic Triangle Layers
Prismatic Triangle Layers

BPD | SSS
Big Lingo Type Hello
Big Lingo Type Hello

BPD | SSS

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

I'll Stop The World and Melt With You

I hope you are staying cool! Seriously is there anything better than a frozen treat on a hot summer day?
Today I'm playing with the Sugar Pea Designs Summer Scoops stamp set! This set includes LOTS of solid double stamp images so there's no coloring involved. Each treat is stamped first with a light shade of ink and the accents are added with a darker shade of the same color. I used a stamp tool so I could double stamp the images and get lots of color! 
The set even includes frozen pops, soft serve swirls, a cone, wood sticks, sundae toppings and a maraschino cherry! YUM! The sweet sentiment is stamped on a Stitched Flag Sugar Cut and tucked under one of the cones. 
I layered the Geo Floral Panel over an ombre pink distress ink panel. I left lots of the die cut pieces in the center in place to create a solid background for the colorful die cuts. I thought it would look too "busy" if I popped them all out. I think the edges look like lace! 
I had lots of fun stamping in so many different colors and have lots left over for other projects. I still can't resist a rainbow of color that are a feast for my eyes. 
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Summer Scoops
Sugar Cuts | Summer Scoops, Geo Floral Cover Plate, Stitched Flags
Summer Scoops
Summer Scoops

SPD
Summer Scoops SC
Summer Scoops SC

SPD
Stitched Flags
Stitched Flags

SPD | SSS
Geo Floral Cover Plate
Geo Floral Cover Plate

SPD | SSS

Momenta Cactus Mixed Media Stickers

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your summer is off to a good start. There's been lots of rain here in the Midwest but that's not stopping the carnivals, corn roasts and home town festivals. Rainy days mean crafty days for me! 
Today I'm playing with stickers from Momenta! When I started papercrafting I used to purchase alot of stickers. As my skills evolved I stopped buying stickers because I didn't like their flat appearance on my projects. These stickers from Momenta are out of this world!
The big sheet of multi media stickers is total eye candy worthy of all your papercrafting projects. The stickers are made of different materials like cork, wood veneer, and foam. They have lots of wonderful accents too like gold foil, gems, and glitter.
The stickers that are made of paper are layered and thick to add lots of texture to your projects.
My watercolor look background paper is from Momenta's Peony paper pad. The lacy die cut accent is from the Intricate Flower Border die cut set. 
If you haven't looked at stickers in a while you need to give these a second look. They're so beautiful!

You can find all your favorite Momenta products at your local craft store - like Hobby Lobby! or on line at Scrapbook.com.

Have a great day!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stickers | Momenta Cactus Mixed Media
Dies | Momenta Intricate flower Border
Paper | Momenta Peony 8.5 x 11"

Cactus Mixed Media Stickers
Cactus Mixed Media Stickers

SBK | MMT
Intricate Flower Border
Intricate Flower Border

SBK
Peony 8.5x11
Peony 8.5x11"

SBK | MMT

Friday, June 21, 2019

Tag You're It - Tropical Bird


A new challenge begins today at Tag You're It Challenge Blog
This time we're looking for interactive tags. That could be a spinner like the ones in the inspiration photo, or a slide, wobbler or even a shaker tag like mine.
I added stripes of colorful distress ink to a panel of white card stock using the Pretty Pink Posh Wide Stripes Stencil. Next I cut the Stitched Banner Duo 2 from the inked panel. I wanted to keep some similar elements to inspiration so I used the same shape tag - added a circle window element, and a cute tropical bird in lieu of the reindeer on the sample. 
I sure hope you'll join us! This is a great way to add some neat tags to your collection and challenge your designing skills by taking it up a notch! If you need more inspiration you can find samples from the team here at Tag You're It!


Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends, Tropical Birds, Tropical Toucans
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Tropical Birds, Tropical Toucans, Stitched Banner Duo 2
Stencil | Pretty Pink Posh Wide Stripes
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix, Sparkling Clear Seed Beads


Birdie Friends
Birdie Friends

PPP
Tropical Birds
Tropical Birds

PPP
Tropical Birds Die
Tropical Birds Die

PPP
Tropical Toucans
Tropical Toucans

PPP
Tropical Toucans Die
Tropical Toucans Die

PPP
Stitched Banner Duo 2
Stitched Banner Duo 2

PPP
Wide Stripes
Wide Stripes

PPP
Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix
Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

PPP
Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
Sparkling Clear Seed Beads

PPP
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Spun Sugar Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry

SCB | DB | SSS
Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Wilted Violet Distress Ink
Wilted Violet Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black

SCB | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Marker Refills
Copic Marker Refills

DB