Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SOS339 - Bloomin Heart Valentine

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called "  He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not". I don't make many Valentine's Day cards, but here is one:
I used the Bloomin' Heart framelit from SU and a sentiment from the matching stamp set. Embossing folder is from CTMH

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SOS337 Funny Sentimental Birthday

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Getting Sentimental and we want to see sentiments as focal points.
For my card I used a sentiment from the new Birthday Wit stamp set:
Colors I used are Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum and Lemon Lime Twist

Challenges:
613 Avenue Create - AG + something new (new stamp set)
Dragonfly Journeys -  Hooray for Birthdays
Brown Sugar - Birthday

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

SOS335 - Watercolor Petal Palette

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Watercolor and I have the perfect stamp set for it - it's one of the SU new sets called Petal Pallette
I created a watercolor wash using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana. Then added some splatter using the same colors. After drying I stamped the roses and sentiment with black Versafine and embossed them with black EP to make them stand out. Card base is Melon Mambo, stamped with splatter stamp from Swirly Bird stamp set.

Challenges:
Always Fun Challenges - Something New - new stamp set
Sweet Stampin' - Anything New- new stamp set

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

SOS332 - Christmas Ornament Shaker Card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called I Like To Move It and we want to see something moving on everyone's creations. I made a shaker card with current Stampin' Up products:

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines ( 142049)
Inks: Emerald Envy (141396)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Emerald Envy (141415), Silver Glimmer (135314)
Dies: Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851), Layering Circle Framelits (141705), Hometown Greetings Edgelits (144671)

Other: Window Sheets (142314), Snail Adhesive (104332), Foam Adhesive Strips (141825), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Challenges
Card Mania - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything Christmas
Paperminutes - Christmas Ornaments
Dream Valley - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas is Coming

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

SOS331 - Sparkly Wreath with Snowflakes

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Snow Much Fun and we want to see anything related to snow.
I kept mine quite simple and made a Christmas wreath in non-traditional colors with snowflakes on it. All stamps, paper and dies are from Stampin Up

Christmas Card Challenge - anything Christmas
Crafting with Dragonflies - non-traditional Christmas colors
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas or Winter

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SOS330 - Inlaid Wood Thank You card

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is to make a quick Thank You Card - something that would take under 30 minutes
I used the Quilt Builder Framelits from Stampin Up and die cut the pattern 3 times from 3 different shades of woodgrain paper. Then I mixed the pieces and made an inlaid wood pattern - actually 3 different ones. The trick to get them stick down nicely, quickly and without big mess is to use Sizzix double sided adhesive sheets. No sticky finger and glue that leaks out :)

Challenges
Cards in Envy - It's only paper
Cuttlebug Mania - Masculine

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

SOS323 Watercolored Fall Thanks

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Give Thanks so we want to see Thanksgiving or Thank You cards
I used a new Stampin Up set called Count My Blessings - watercolored the background and the acorns using SU inks.

Challenges:
Oh La La Creations - Harvest Tuime
Stamping Sensation - Autumn Glory
Less Is More - Watercolor
Sweet Stampin' - Autumn

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SOS320 Double Embossed Painted Harvest

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Emboss Like a Boss and we want to see both dry and wet embossing on your projects
I used my new Painted Harvest stamp and did a bit of emboss resist. Stamped the flower in Melon Mambo and Pink Flamingo and embossed it with clear EP. Then I brayered the background with Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. The background bits are from French Foliage stamp set, stamped in Bermuda Bay. CS is Melon Mambo. For the background panel I inked the embossing folder with Pink Flamingo and then ran it througt the Big Shot.

Challenges:
Stamping Sensation - Color Inspiration
WOW embossing powder - emboss resist
C.R.A.F.T. - embossing

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SOS319 - Trendy Copper Christmas

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called On Trend and we want to see all things trendy. I don't really follow trends, but according to my friend Google trends in crafting include metalics, especially copper and that's something I can work with :)
I used a whole bunch of new goodies from our brand new 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Stamp is from Carols of Christmas stamp set, tree dies from Card Front Builder thinlit set and the delicious copper patterned paper is from Year of Cheer Specialty Paper Pack. It's even more festive and shiny IRL.

Challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round - use leaves
Addicted To Stamps - Christmas
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Sweet Stampin - Heat Embossing
The Holy and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown - Punches and/or Dies

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

SOS 318 Fall Leaves

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Your Favorite Season - mine is probably fall - it's not so hot and I love the colors. And here is my colorful fall inspired card:
I used SU stamp set called Colorful Seasons and matching dies. Embossed the leaves in gold and colored them in with blender pens and inks - used the same colors to sponge the background.

Crafty Gals Corners - Punches and Dies
Fashionable Stamping - Use Your Inks