Thursday, August 2, 2018

August's Class to Go, Blended Seasons

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's time for August's Class to go. 
This month we're creating with the limited edition Blended Seasons Bundle. 


This set is only available through the month of August as supplies last.
It's such a cool set. There's something for every season of the year. And perhaps the most awesome part of the bundle is the framelits. There are stitched framelits! They have stitching on both edges, so you use both the die cut part and the part left behind.
Let's take a video look at the elements and the cards.







Here are pictures of the projects:





So fun, right? 
Recommended additional products: StazOn Ink Pad, and Aqua Painters

Class Options:

Option #1

This bundle is the full deal! Everything you need to create the cards and many projects.
Blended Seasons Bundle
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
Card Kit, supplies to make 2 each of 3 designs, Video Tutorial
Bonus 8 pieces of Shimmery White paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4"
FREE StazOn Ink pad (or $10 value substitution)
$90 (plus $7 shipping if needed)

Option #2

Blended Seasons Bundle
Card Kit, supplies to make 2 each of 3 designs, Video Tutorial
Bonus 8 pieces of Shimmery White paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4"
$75.50 (plus $7 shipping if needed)

Option #3

This is for those who have the bundle already but want the paper cut.
Card Kit, supplies to make 2 each of 3 designs, Video Tutorial
$20 (plus $4 shipping if needed)

Option #4

Just want the Video Tutorial?
$15

Option #5

On my team? Order the bundle yourself, getting the demo discount.
Card Kit and Video Tutorial
$12 (plus $4 shipping if needed)

Contact me by email, audramonk@yahoo.com for the payment link.
Orders must be payed for by August 10, so that I can order the products and then prepare the card kits. Kits will be available/posted around August 25.


Stay Crafty!
Audra





Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Color Challenge, A Marbled Background, it's an ICS Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to August and to the ICS Blog Hop. This month we are doing a color challenge!


Take a look at the colors in the challenge:

All strong, beautiful colors. When I saw them, my mind was immediately drawn to the Tropical Escape bundle. OK, I'll admit I've been using it a lot. But it's summer in the US and the stamp set and framelits are so wonderful. I decided to add in the Marbled Background stamp. 


It's bold and beautiful, I think. And perfect for a summer birthday card. The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. To get the different colors in the background, I used sponge daubers to dab the ink onto the Marbled stamp. And if you're thinking, "where did those stitched framelits come from?" I'll tell you! They're from a new limited addition set called Blended Seasons. And it's only available for the month of August (or while supplies last).


It's such a great set. And I'll admit, I'm using the framelits on everything!

Thanks so much for checking out my project today! For more color inspiration, click HERE or the button below to see what Debbi has to share.


I always glad to share crafty inspiration with you. Have questions? Need help ordering? Just ask.
Stay Crafty!
Audra

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Summer Sampler, Fun with Framed Art

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's Summer on the East Coast, and for our Sampler Class this month I wanted to celebrate all that's fun and wonderful about Summer.
It took me a little bit to get things just as I liked, but I am very happy with the final project.


Here are the measurements:

Large rectangle: Whisper White, 2" x 7 1/8", Blushing Bride, 2 1/4" x 7 3/8", Whisper White, 2 3/8" x 7 1/2"
Small rectangle: Whisper White, 2" x 41/2", Tropical Escape DSP, 2 1/4" x 4 3/4", Blushing Bride, 2 3/8" x 4 7/8"
Squares: Whisper White and Tropical Escape DSP, 2" x 2", Whisper White and Tropical Escape DSP, 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", Blushing Bride, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

The background: Granny Apple Green, 8 1/4" x 8 1/4", Daffodil Delight, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2", Whisper White, 9" x 9"

Let's take a closer look at each of the elements:


Of course, the Large Letters Framelits are the star of the show. I used Daffodil Delight card stock for the letters and I popped them up with our foam strips. I stamped the background piece with the Tropical Chic stamp set. I used Granny Apple Green (full strength and stamped off) and Shaded Spruce. The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride.


I tried to celebrate summer while not being beachy as we did a beachy sampler earlier in the summer. But I couldn't resist making a little beach scene with the Waterfront stamp set. And I inked up my lightening bug (or firefly) stamp from the Jar of Love set for the first time. Anyone else remember catching them and putting them in a jar as a kid?


I was really excited about using this cute new Treehouse Adventure stamp set. It has lots of pieces, but they went together pretty easily. Two of the leaf "bunches" can be die cut with the Up and Away thinlits. Cool deal!

The section I had the most fun with was the lemonade and fruit section.


Isn't this the cutest? I used the Coffee Cafe set with it's coordinating framelits. I colored the lemonade with our Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight). Then had fun making lemons and limes.

My suggestion for making samplers, if you're using shadow box frames like me, (this one is 9" x 9" from Michael's) is to Dimensional away! Have fun with different heights.

Here's a few more pics to enjoy.



I really enjoy planning and making these samplers. Sometimes they come together real quick and sometimes I need to play with them a bit. For example, I started with the letters in Blushing Bride.


So have fun exploring and playing with your card stock and stamps. Need help picking out supplies or ordering? Let me know, I am happy to help. And remember for the month of July, lots of our lovely Designer Series papers are on sale, buy 3 get 1 free.  
Please use host code GG2Y9RGG until July 31.

Want to save at least 20% on your purchases and get a free color family of ink pads (that's 10 ink pads!)? Join my team! 
Click HERE to learn about why I love being a Stampin' Up demonstrator and how to join.

Happy summer and stay crafty!
Audra









Tuesday, July 10, 2018

My Why and Info About Joining Stampin' Up

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I'm sharing information about joining Stampin' Up. I love being a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I love my everyday discount, I love crafting with some of the best paper crafting supplies, I love sharing crafting in classes and online, and I'm loving the friends I'm making on this journey.

I'm inspired to share my why as SU has a great joining deal going on for the month of July. Join my team in July and you will get a color family of ink pads for free. That's such a cool deal on top of the already awesome joining offer of $125 of product for $99 with free shipping.

I made a video to explain my why, what you get, and the commitment. And I've made a note to myself to wear a little makeup next time I do a video like this and to not squint into the sun. 


I'd love to have you join my Crafty Corner Design Team. I am happy to answer any questions you have. Ready to join and need a little help with the whole online thing? Here's a video to walk you through the steps.




As always, I'm here to help you with your crafty needs. Contact me anytime, audramonk@yahoo.com.

Stay Crafty!
Audra

Saturday, July 7, 2018

ICS Blog Hop, Twinkle Twinkle DSP

Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to this month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop. 
This month it's all about the Designer Series Paper! In fact, it's a Paper Palooza!


If you know a little about my crafty style, you might know that I love DSP. And I only use Stampin' UP DSP, because it's the best. The colors, the designs, the feel of it. And for all of July, you can buy 3 get 1 free (selected papers only)! 
Today I'm sharing projects featuring the Twinkle Twinkle DSP.


In the catalog, this paper is showcased with a baby stamp set, but it can do so much more.


Like this! We made this card last month at my Just Cards class. It's bold and bright, and it's all the more interesting because of the stripy DSP on the right side.

I've got two classes coming up mid July and we'll definitely be making these next two projects.


This one is quick, fresh, and fun. And the wide stripes are simply divine.
This next card IS for the babies (their parents of course).


I used two different DSPs for this card. It all comes together so soft and sweet. I think any new parent would love to get this card.

I hope you feel inspired to get out your DSP and use it in your projects. Click HERE or the arrow below to see what Karie has to share.


Thanks so much for stoping by. Check out my store for the great DSP sale.
Stay Crafty!
Audra






Friday, July 6, 2018

July's Card Buffet

Hi Crafty Friends!
I'm getting excited about our upcoming Card Buffet. What is a card buffet, you might be wondering? Let me explain...
A card buffet is pretty much like it sounds, it's an offering of cards and you pick which ones and how many you want to make. I usually offer 10 design choices. You can make one of each, several of each, several of few, it's pretty much up to you. Cards are $3 each and envelopes are included. 
Here are the choices for our class on July 15th.


I try to offer a variety of styles and colors. In some cases, the sentiments can be changed to meet your needs. If there are some that you are wanting to make multiples of, let me know so I can prepare extras. In general, it is first come first served. 
The buffet is open 1:30-5, please arrive by 4 at the latest.

I'm offering several ordering incentives at this month's buffet.
Place a $50 order at class and get 4 cards for free.
Place a $75 order at class and get 6 cards for free.
Place a $100 order and get 8 cards for free.
OR, make and pay for 8 or more cards and get 1 for free.

The card kits are also available to go (all pieces included, but no stamped images per SU policy) for the same prices and specials, shipping extra. This offer is available prepaid only, with orders and payment due by July 12th.

Let's take a closer look at most of the cards (I forgot to take a photo of 2 of them before I went out of town, so you'll need to zoom in to see the Butterfly card and the Yellow Confetti card).

Berry Birthday

Baby Elephant

Wonderful Tree

Tropical Thanks

Well Wishes

Beautiful Birthday


Thanks a Latte

Christmas in July

I'm looking forward to a fun afternoon of crafting!


I am happy to answer any crafty questions you might have. Feel free to send me an email anytime!
audramonk@yahoo.com

Stay Crafty!




Monday, July 2, 2018

July's Class to Go, featuring the Tropical Escape Suite

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am very excited to share this month's Class to Go. We'll be using the Tropical Escape Suite. I really, really, really, like this suite. Did I tell you how much I like it?



It's so bright and well, tropical.
This month's projects are cards, you will get the supplies cut and ready for stamping and assembling, to make two of each card (envelopes included).


Here are the purchasing options:

Option 1

The Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Thinlits Dies, one roll of Granny Apple Green ribbon, 1/4 pack of the Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP, the prepared card kit, and a tutorial video with measurements and instructions.
$65 plus $7 shipping (live local? no shipping)
Please email audramonk@yahoo.com for payment link.

Option 2

Already own the stamp set and framelits? This is the option for you!
Get the roll of Granny Apple Green ribbon, 1/4 pack of the Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP, the prepared card kit, and a tutorial video with measurements and instructions.
$25 plus $7 shipping (live local, no shipping)
Please email audramonk@yahoo.com for payment link.

Option 3

Have all the supplies already? Like to cut your own paper?
Tutorial video with measurements and instructions.
$15
Please email audramonk@yahoo.com for payment link.

Option 4

On my team? Get the card kit, and the tutorial video.
$12
Contact me for payment

Payments due by July 10.This is a pre-order class, supplies will be ordered after payments are received. Then I'll cut the paper and assemble the kits. Kits should ship around July 23.


Happy Crafting!
Audra


Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing, Broadway Star Hop



 Hi Crafty Friends!
It's time for a Paper Pumpkin post. I'm hopping with lots of super talented demos, sharing fun projects featuring the June kit, called Broadway Star.


I love this kit, it's bold and bright, and pretty darn nice right out of the box. AND it coordinated with our Broadway Bound suite! Can you say, WOW?
We went out of town this past weekend to visit my Mother in law, so I grabbed my kit, some of the Broadway Bound suite, my trimmer and off we went. After some swimming in the pool, good eating, game playing, (you can call me the Rummikub champ) a visit to the beach, and a nap, I spread out my supplies and got to playing.


Here's one of the cards I made while I was there:


I just love all the gold and Lovely Lipstick together. The cool thing is, I think this card could go to most anyone. I do think they should have gave us bunches of the gold self adhesive sequins. 
I love them.
I had plans for my next project, but I needed to wait till I got home and could use my 12x12 paper. 
I made a scrapbook page!


Isn't it great! I used the cards from the kit as well as the cake stamp to decorate the background as well as a couple of strips of the Broadway Bound DSP. Now all I've got to do is add a pic.

Here are the measurements:
12" x 12" Whisper White
11 3/4" x 11 3/4" Basic Black
The DSP strips are: 1" x 11 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 11 1/2"
The black and white stripes are one of the card bases cut in half ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
The Lemon Lime green with dots are one half of a card base, cut in half again ( 2 3/4" x 4 1/4")
Whisper White, stamped with the cake and sparkle images, 3" x 4 1/4"
The photo backing rectangle is, Basic Black, 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and Whisper White, 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"
The photo will be 4" x 6"

I had such a fun time using this kit and the coordinating suite from the annual catalog.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I've seen a teaser of the July kit (can we say picnics with wood and gingham???). I know you'll want to join in the fun. Order by July 10 to receive the July kit. Our kits are great for beginners as well as experienced stampers. 
Go to https://www.paperpumpkin.com/ and pick me as your demo.

In closing, here are a few pics from my North Carolina visit.

Stay Crafty!
Audra

For more inspiration, click on the names below.












Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am very excited to join in on a SU home decor blog hop.


I'm sharing this month's framed art sampler.



In this month's class, we're making an Americana themed sampler featuring lots of red, white, and blue, as well as lots of summer themes.

I love designing these to share with others and to display around my house. I'll admit they are a little bit addicting. I may have made way more than I can display, good thing they also make great gifts.


Let's talk about measurements.

Whisper White base, 9" x 9"
Lovely Lipstick, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Crumb Cake, 8 1/4" x 8 1/4"
Large Square: White Wood Textures DSP, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", Lovely Lipstick, 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
2 Rectangles: White Wood Textures DSP, 2" x 4 1/2", Lovely Lipstick, 2 1/4" x 4 3/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 2 3/8" x 4 7/8"
Square: White Wood Textures DSP, 2" x2", Lovely Lipstick, 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

Now let's talk about what stamp sets were used.


This element features the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away thinlits. I used one of our new Pearlized Doilies in two of the corners.


I love this piece! It says it's all about summer to me. The chair is from one of my favorite stamp sets ever, Colorful Seasons. The "fireworks" are from our new Birthday Backgrounds set.


I had so much fun making this cute little scene. The star of the show is the cute little bull dog from the Sitting Pretty set and the bench! Do you not love how cute it is? The Pretty Park framelits dies are so cool. I also used the sweet little topiary plant from Vertical Greetings. I colored it using our Stampin' Write markers. The America banner is from the Pick A Pennant set, and let me tell you, my Stamparatus was awesome in helping me stamp this. To add dimension and a little more color, I added a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (I know, I adore these and use them all the time) backed by a Layering Framelits scalloped circle.


This last square has no stamping but show off some of our new framelits. The "wreath" and little heart are from the Stitched Labels Framelits. The star is from the Wood Crate Framelits.


I hope I've inspired you to make a framed art piece to display in your home.
Any questions, let me know. I am happy to help.


For more inspiration, click on any name in the list. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stay Crafty!