Monday, March 27, 2017

8th Annual Hudson Valley Shoebox Swap

This past weekend we got together for another Hudson Valley area shoebox swap. What fun!! Have a gander at my shoebox project.  My focus was on Sale-a-Bration products Inside the Lines DSP and metallic ribbon.

The "love" sentiment is a stack of three die-cuts, and there's a few rhinestones spattered about.  This card uses Freshly Made Sketches #279.

Pro Shopper Tip #1: Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31.

Pro Shopper Tip #2: Watermelon Wonder is one of the 2015-2017 In Colors which is retiring in May.

Stamps: Sunshine Sayings; Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Whisper White, SAB Inside the Lines DSP; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, SAB 3/8" Metallic Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Banner Punch, Sunshine Wishes Dies, Big Shot.

Here's some festive Easter table favors & goodie bags for the ladies. I used Carried Away Sale-a-Bration DSP for the goodie bags.

The table favors are utilizing the Basket Bunch set, Basket Builders framelits, and Playful Palette DSP. 

So wonderful to share crafts, good food, and company with the lovely ladies!  I truly enjoyed the day, even if my back is screaming today.  Thank you all for coming!


Sunday, March 26, 2017

SSC149 Succulent Shadow Box Card & Blog Candy!

Time for another color challenge on Sunday Stamps.  A fun way to incorporate 3-dimensional flowers into a card could be by making a shadow box card.

There are many instructions out there for shadow boxes; I happened to use this video.  Then I added the "cover" to make it into a card.

I layered colors on my leaves.  The large flower starts with Wisteria Wonder CS, inked with Whisper White Craft ink, followed by Mint Macaron, Perfect Plum, or Concord Crush ink.  The smaller flower is Pistachio Pudding CS, inked with Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, and Not Quite Navy inks.

Here is this week's challenge colors.  Use at least three colors and a neutral.  I hope you can swing by and join us!

Stamps: Oh So Succulent, Hardwood BG; Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Mint Macaron, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP; Ink: Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush, Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft; Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, White Baker's Twine, Sponges, Succulent Framelits, Basket Builder Framelits, Big Shot.

And BLOG CANDY!  I have some more to give away.  Please leave a comment here by Sunday, April 2.  And join me on Facebook. I will be picking a random winner on Monday, April 3.  Make sure you have your email linked to your commenting profile so I can contact you or stop by here to check for the winner.  U.S. residents only, please.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sale-a-Bration ~ Final Days ~ New Items!!

Hey Everyone, only a few more days to enjoy Sale-a-Bration freebies.  And Stampin' Up has added seven more items to the list of SAB items you can pick from for FREE with a $50 order.  Everyone likes more choice, right?

Here are the additional items you can choose from:


A reminder, 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is also on sale.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59 $55 USD

Here are the Sale-a-Bration brochures:

The SAB card tin and glimmer paper assortment have unfortunately sold out.  Make sure to grab your favorite SAB items before they are gone!  Sale-a-Bration ends March 31!!




Sale-a-Bration quick reference table:

Avant Garden
Avant Garden
Carried Away DSP
Carried Away DSP
So Very Much
So Very Much
Delicate Details
Delicate Details
Inside the Lines DSP
Inside the Lines DSP
3/8
3/8" Metallic Ribbon
Tasty Trucks
Tasty Trucks
Any Occasion
Any Occasion
Hey, Chick
Hey, Chick
Designer Tee
Designer Tee
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
Pretty Pocket Card Kit
Reverse Words
Reverse Words
Make a Medallion
Make a Medallion
In Color Cardstock
In Color Cardstock
Party Animal DSP
Party Animal DSP
Succulent Garden DSP
Succulent Garden DSP
Tasty Treats DSP
Tasty Treats DSP
Party Animal Washi
Party Animal Washi
Seaside Embossing Folder
Seaside EF
Sparkle EF
Sparkle EF

Monday, March 20, 2017

Blog Candy Winner!

We have a winner for last week's blog candy.

The random number generator picked our winner.

The winner is Miranda, and you can visit her at the Crafty Critter.

I'll have another blog candy giveaway on Sunday, so make sure you come back and comment for your chance to win!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Stamp Review Crew: Oh So Succulent


Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  We're playing with another Occasions set, Oh So Succulent, and coordinating Succulent framelits.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the amazing Bruno Bertucci's blog.  I always love his take on our chosen stamp set!

I put together a quickie for Stamp Club this past week.

This is a two-step stamping set, meaning there is an outline stamp and a "fill" stamp.  The fill images were stamped off once, and this card uses Freshly Made Sketches #278.  The terra cotta pot comes from the Basket Builder framelits, and the edges, including an additional "lip" layer, were sponged for some depth.

Stamps: Oh So Succulent; Paper: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Old Olive; Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Sponge, Succulent Framelits, Basket Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Without reinventing the wheel, I creating the same card with a more masculine flavor (for my green thumb father-in-law's birthday).

In place of the doily, I created a shadow by watercoloring a bit of Tip Top Taupe ink.

Stamps: Oh So Succulent; Paper: Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP; Ink: Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponge, Succulent Framelits, Basket Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

I had great plans for things to make for this hop.  But this stamp set was one I was given (without the framelits) to create display samples last fall for Stampin' Up's OnStage convention, so I have already played with it a fair amount.  I have to admit creating with the framelits is A LOT more fun!  When you get a chance, check out the details of the other samples I previously posted with this set.

Up next is the very talented Rochelle Blok.  Let's check out what fun projects she has put together with this week's set. 

 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

SSC148 No Bones About It Pocket Card & Blog Candy!

Eek, I'm so excited about this card!  Time for another Sunday Stamps Challenge, and I've been wanting to play more with the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration DSP.  This is a black & white paper that you can color, although it looks absolutely great as is with a neutral card and pop of color.

There's some paper in there that coordinate with Botanical Blooms and perhaps No Bones About It, so that's my starting point.

Sticking with the neutral theme, I created an x-ray panel for the front.  When you pull the insert, you get a "magic" card that reveals the colored dinosaur underneath.  I'm loving the pop of color that the Crushed Curry flowers provide.

Here is Amy's sketch for this week.

Stamps: No Bones About It, Botanical Blooms, February 2017 Paper Pumpkin Many Happy Birthdays; Paper: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White, Inside the Lines DSP (SAB), Window Sheets; Ink: Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Botanical Builders Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Sewing Machine, Thread.

If you are interested in the Inside the Lines paper, make sure you act fast.  Through March 31, you can choose it as your FREE Sale-a-Bration item with a $50 order, while supplies last!

And I have some BLOG CANDY to give away.

Please subscribe to my blog, and make a comment on this post by March 19.  I will pick a random winner on Monday, March 20.  Make sure you have your email linked to your commenting profile so I can contact you or stop by here to check for the winner.  U.S. residents only, please.