Friday, February 23, 2018

Early Spring Sampler

Let's celebrate spring!

The star of my project this month is the You're Inspiring stamp stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. The daffodils are so pretty!

Let's talk measurements (in inches):
Whisper White Base, 9 x 9
Basic Black, 8 1/4 x 8 1/4
Daffodil Delight, 8 x 8
Left rectangle: Basic Black, 2 1/4 x 4 3/4, DSP, 2 x 4 1/2
Two squares: DSP, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, Whisper White for stamping, 2 x 2
Big square: Basic Black, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, Basic Black, DSP, 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, Whisper White, 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
Rectangle: Basic Black, 2 1/4 x 4 3/4, Whisper White for stamping, 2 x 4 1/2

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

The DSP is the Petal Passion DSP from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Here I used the Jar of Love set and coordinating framelits from the Annual Catalog. Also some Burlap Ribbon and Black Baker's Twine.

This sentiment from the Bunches of Blossoms set is punched with the Everyday Label punch which carried over from the Holiday Catalog. It's mounted with Stampin' Demensionals onto a Basic Black oval cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelit. The super cute bee is from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits (I know it's a bee! But that's what the fremelits are called). The flower is from the Gardens in Bloom stamp set. Stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and the flower is in Powder Pink. The dots stamped inDaffodil Delight are from the You're Inspiring set.

And now, let's take a look at the daffodils. I stamped them in the Momento ink and colored them with my Stampin' Blends. I'll say the small ones are really small and a bit tricky to color. But I really enjoyed coloring the larger ones.

The leaf stem is die cut in Old Olive from the Petals and More Thinlits. And that ribbon is the Whisper White 1/4 Organza from the Occasions Catalog.

Doesn't it look lovely all framed up? This is a 9 x 9 frame from Ikea. I also have found similar ones from Michael's.

I am very pleased with this month's project. And I am really looking forward to helping people make it in class on February 28, 2018 at 7pm. I do have 2 spots available if you'd like to join us.

If you need help with anything, how to, how to purchase, or want to join us in class, just let me know. I am happy to help you with your crafty needs.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ICS Blog Hop, Epic Celebrations

It's the first Wednesday of the month, that means it's time for the ICS blog hop.
Today we're sharing a color challenge. I paired the color challenge with the SAB freebie, 
Epic Celebrations.

Here is my project:

I stamped the guitar from the Epic Celebrations stamp set, gave it a bit of color with my Night of Navy Stampin' Blends marker and then cut it out with my snips.
But the exciting part, I think, is the background. I saw a card or two with this type of background, so I wanted to give it a try. I punched a bunch of the shapes out with the new Tailored Tag Punch, using the colors from the challenge.

Then I played around till I found a pattern that I liked. Next, I attached them to a piece of card stock. I used snail, but I think next time I'll use the Tombo Liquid adhesive, so I can move them around a bit.

Then I trimmed it down. I put some of the wax paper strips from the mini glue dots to protect my trimmer.

Then I mounted it to a piece of Whisper White and then on a Crumb Cake card base. I added a few fun shapes, a sentiment, and the guitar.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. 
We have a a lot of great new products in our Occasions catalog and there's all the cool free stuff you can earn with a qualifying purchase in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. 
Check out my website for more info.

For more inspiration, click HERE or the arrow below to see what Karie has to share.

See you soon and stay crafty!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Valentine Framed Art Sampler

Hi Crafty Friends!
I just realized that I forgot to do this post about January's sampler. This sampler was a lot of fun.

Do you love it? Let's start with the measurements:
9" x 9" Melon Mambo
2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Rich Razzleberry
2 1/4" x 2 1/4" Painted with Love Speciality Designer Series Paper

I used the two new Valentine sets from the Occasions catalog. The Sure Do Love You stamp set and the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies and the Heart Happiness stamp set. 

Lots of gold! And lots of hearts! You'll need the Sweet and Sassy Framelits as well as your Large Letters Framelits.

Have fun if you're making one. Any questions, let me know.

Stay Crafty!