Wednesday, October 3, 2018

All For Fall, ICS Blog Hop Featuring Country Home

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's the first Wednesday of the month, which means it's ICS Blog Hop time.  And it's October! One of the best month's of the year. Here in Maryland, the weather is thinking about cooling down, the leaves are starting to turn, and there is pumpkin everything, everywhere.


Today I'm sharing a card made with the Country Home stamp set from our Holiday catalog. I love this set, but this is the first time I've inked it up!

And I had a good time doing so. I used the Stamparatus to help me line the two parts up just right. And then I had a good time coloring the image with my Stampin' Blends.

I think it's a great set for almost any card and it has some lovely sentiments too. 
Stampin' Blends: 
Cajun Craze, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate.
I also used the new Buffalo Plaid stamp set for the background.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! For more inspiration, click HERE or the arrow below to see what Ginger has to share.


Want to order the Country Home stamp set or Stampin' Blends? Need more info on the Stamparatus? Contact me!
Stay Crafty!
Audra




Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A Hometown Christmas Framed Art Sampler

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am really enjoying all the Halloween and Fall projects that I've been working on, but you know I love Christmas projects. If you're making a handmade Christmas, you do need to start working kind of early so that you can have fun getting things done. So, so that you have time to order supplies and get to work, I'm sharing my Christmas Sampler early.


Oh Stampin' Up! you have done such a good job with your Holiday catalog this year. Isn't this piece just lovely? I mean, I love it but I hope you do too. Here are the measurements and then we'll get to the details. And for fun, I even made an assembly time lapse video, scroll down for the video.

Measurements in inches:

Mossy Meadow, 3@ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, 3@ 2 3/8 x4 7/8 
Festive Farmhouse DSP, Plaid DSP, 2@ 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, 1@ 2 1/4 x4 3/4 
Festive Farmhouse DSP, Wood DSP, 1@ 2 1/4 x2 1/4, 2@ 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 
Gray Granite, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 
Cherry Cobbler, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 
Whisper White, 9 x 9

Very Vanilla Cotton Twine, 9”
Cherry Cobbler Cotton Twine 8”
Striped Burlap Trim, 3”


Sled (Alpine Adventure stamp set) and Deer (Dashing Deer stamp set) stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut out with their dies.

Presents (Festive Farmhouse DSP), 1@ 3/4 x 3/4, 1@ 1/2 x 1/2, 1@ 3/4 x 1 1/4. 
Alpine Sports Dies, 1 Gold Foil bow, 1 Mossy Meadow bow.


Detailed Deer Dies, flowers, 4 in Daffodil Delight, 1 in Cherry Cobbler (one here, two on the wreath, one on the tree, and one on a present).
Pretty Pines Dies, pine boughs in Mossy Meadow, 2 of each size, 1 berry stem in Cherry Cobbler.
Whisper White embossed with Woodland Embossing Folder, 2” circle punch.



Christmas Bulb Builder Punch, 2 in Daffodil Delight, 2 in Cherry Cobbler, 1 in Mossy Meadow, 1 in White, 6 Gold Foil ends



Tree (Winter Wood stamp set), stamp it twice in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla, die cut (In the Woods dies) separately using the 2 tree dies, use dimensionals in between. Make a barrel for the tree, Crumb Cake 1 x 1 1/4, edges angled, embossed with Corrugated Embossing Folder

Sprig Punch, 3 punched in Mossy Meadow, 1 cut in half, add pearls.
Gray Granite circle, 1 3/4“ circle punch. 
Color the stamp with your Stampin' Write Markers.


Blizzard Die, 1 set of snowflakes in Whisper White, sprinkle them all around.

I've also decided that I love this project in the ash gray frame from Michael's. 
The frames I use are 9x9 Belmont shadow Box Frames.


And here's your how to assemble video!



Thanks so much for checking out my blog today! I hope it was helpful to your Christmas creating. Questions or comments, all are appreciated.

And as always, Stay Crafty!
Audra







Friday, September 28, 2018

October's Classes to Go

Hi Crafty Friends!

Do you love Halloween? I do! Ok, I love fun and cute Halloween. I can't do really scary. And I love to send Halloween cards to my nieces and nephews and to my grown kids and to friends. Any excuse to send cute cards works for me.

Which brings me to October's Classes to Go. 
RSVP with payment by OCTOBER 7. Email me at audramonk@yahoo.com for payment link. Then I'll place the order and prep the card kits and have them available for pick up/post by the 10th.

Spooky Sweets Bundle


This bundle includes the Spooky Sweet clear mount stamp set and Spooky Bats Punch.

Option 1 $45
Stamp set and punch, PLUS the card kit to create TWO of each card pictured, plus a PDF of assembly instructions and a link to a video tutorial.

Option 2 $20
Already have the set? This option gets you the card kit plus the PDF and video link.

Option 3 $15
On my team? You get a discount! Card kit plus the PDF and video link.

Option 4 $7
Just the PDF and video link.

Local pick up available or shipping is extra.

Cauldron Bubble Bundle


This bundle includes the Cauldron Bubble stamp set and the Cauldron Framelits Dies.

Option 1 $62
Stamp set and dies, PLUS the card kit to create TWO of each card pictured, plus a PDF of assembly instructions and a link to a video tutorial.

Option 2 $20
Already have the set? This option gets you the card kit plus the PDF and video link.

Option 3 $15
On my team? You get a discount! Card kit plus the PDF and video link.

Option 4 $7
Just the PDF and video link.

Local pick up available or shipping is extra.


So, get in your rsvp quick! And I'll send you out your card kit.
Questions? Let me know.

Stay Crafty!
Audra












Thursday, September 27, 2018

Frights and Delights, A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!
I think this month's Paper Pumpkin is so cute. And I am super happy to be blog hopping with the Paper Pumpkin Thing crew.



The kit as instructed makes really cute treat packaging. I didn't really need treat packaging so I decided to make them into cards so that I can send them to my nieces and nephews. I've got one made to share with you and I'll get the rest made up next week. 

I've used the pieces from the kit and added the card base and a few layers.


When I was playing with the pieces of the kit, I knew that I had to make a cute little piece of framed art to have out for Halloween decorations. It is adorable!


Seriously, it's so cute! And so easy! I am thinking that it would be even cuter with some little tiny googly eyes on the bats. I'll need to get some from the store and try it out. 


The project is 6" x 6". Here's what it looks like framed up.


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have lots of fun with your Paper Pumpkin kits!
Want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? Click HERE for all the details and if you don't already have a demonstrator, choose me. For more inspiration, click on the names below.




Stay Crafty!
Audra

Sunday, September 23, 2018

So Santa Magic Card with Video Tutorial

Hi Crafty Friends!

I learned how to make a magic card a few weeks ago at a Maryland Stampers Demo meeting. I'm sure this card has been around for awhile, but this was my first time making one and now I want to share the fun. I made a Halloween card and a Christmas card. 

Measurements first, and then the tutorial video and then LOTS of pictures:

Poppy Parade card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (fold in half)
Whisper White: 4" x 5 1/4"
Santa's Workshop DSP: 3 7/8" x 5 3/8"
Window Sheet: 3" x 4"
Whisper White: 3" x 4"
Poppy Parade "frame": 3 1/8" x 4 1/8" cut at 3/8"

Let's get crafting!




Here's a bunch of pictures to help you out too.


The finished card.




Here are some pics behind the scenes (witch version):






And the finished witch card:




Thanks for checking out my blog. Need supplies? SHOP HERE
Questions? Just ask.

Stay Crafty,
Audra



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Spooky Fun Halloween Framed Art Sampler

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's framed art sampler time, and I am super happy to share this month's project as I love spooky fun.



I think this project is so fun. I love all the bright colors and fun Halloween elements. I used supplies from our wonderful new Holiday catalog. Click HERE to SHOP. Let's take a closer look at the different elements and then keep scrolling for measurements.


Most of the sampler uses the Toil and Trouble Suite. I love all the fun images and the coordinating dies. I colored everything with our Stampin' Blends.


This little cat on the broom is my favorite part of the project. 
The fun DSP is called Toil and Trouble (just like the suite).


I cut out one of the pumpkins from the DSP here and added the cute little frog.


Do you see the cute little brooms behind the witch hat? So cute!


The spider web is die cut with the Cauldron Framelits and look at the super spooky cute spider. These are our Spider Trinkets, I think they are so fun. And the bats?? I love them! (OK, so I'm loving all the fun Halloween products this year) The bats and moon are in the Spooky Sweets bundle. There's a punch for the bats. The moon uses the Twinkle Builder Punch from the Annual Catalog.


The last element I'm sharing uses the Warm Hearted stamp set. This set is available for discounted purchase for our party hosts. Host a party, in person or online, and purchase this multi-season stamp set with your host dollars. 


Let's talk about the measurements.

The squares:
 DSP, 2" x 2"
Pumpkin Pie, 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Granny Apple Green, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

The rectangles:
DSP, 2" x 4 3/4"
Pumpkin Pie, 2 1/4" x 5"
Granny Apple Green, 2 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Please note, my measurements are off a little in my finished project so I added an extra layer of green to even things up as I had already attached everything. Which is the magic of creating, making things work. =)

I'm holding this class on Wednesday September 26th at 7pm. Please RSVP by the 24th to attend.
Have questions or need help placing an order, let me know.

Stay Crafty!
Audra







Wednesday, September 5, 2018

ICS Blog Hop, Passion for Punches, Christmas Cards

Hi Crafty Friends!
Welcome to September and to the ICS Blog Hop.
Tonight it's all about the PUNCHES!


I am so excited about all the punches in our new Holiday Catalog, that I decided to feature them in this month's Christmas Card Class.


How cool is this? Three cards and not a die in sight! Let's take a closer look.


My number one favorite punch is the in the Christmas Traditions Punch Box. This is such a cool kit! Stamps, ink, and a super cute punch. Add some lovely DSP ( Joyous Noel) and the poshest ribbon ever (Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8" Reversible Ribbon) and you have a quick and lovely card.


You must buy this Christmas Bulb Punch! It's so fun! And really, really easy. The only stamping on this card is the sentiment. I punched the lights from card stock and the end of the lights from Silver Foil paper. The sentiment comes from the coordinating stamp set, Making Christmas Bright.


Another punch getting lots of use from me is the Sprig Punch. I love it. It punches a two sprigged sprig (?!) which can easily be snipped apart for fun layering.  All the stamping for this card is from the Feathers and Frost set.

Hmmm...If you haven't noticed yet, I am really enjoying all the new punches we have. And I'm super excited to share them with my crafty friends in class next week.


Thank you so very much for checking out my blog post! The ICS team has lots to share with you! Click HERE or the next button below to see what Terri has to share.


If you don't have a demonstrator yet and need a catalog, want to attend a class, or place an order? Contact me, audramonk@yahoo.com.

Stay Crafty!
Audra