08.16.19…..Happy Friday everyone! I am beyond thrilled to share this card with you today, as this is my first post as a member of the TGIF Challenges Design Team! It goes without saying that I am soooooo excited to to be a part of this amazingly talented group of designers! Hope you have a chance to play along with us today!
For today’s TGIF Inspiration Challenge ( #TGIFC225), we are featuring cards that are “all on black”. I absolutely love this challenge!!! I tend to use white or more subtle backgrounds, so it really challenged me to think outside of the box!
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08.12.19…..Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and were able to spend at least a little bit of time stamping and creating! To create this card, I decided to have a little fun with my Butterfly Gala stamp set, along with my Subtles Designer Series Paper. They really pair well together, and I just love the patterns that are included in paper!
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08.05.19…..Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I’m sharing the card that I created as my Guest Designer Color Challenge card, over at the Global Design Project (#GDP201) this week. The color combo for this challenge is Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot, and Pretty Peacock. I’ve been using a lot of subtle color combos lately. So…. it was a fun change to design a card using these rich, fall colors…..along with the Very Versailles stamp set!
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08.02.19…..Happy Friday, my stampin’ friends! It is really August already? Really??? Where did June and July go? Nevertheless, no matter what month of the year it is, it is always a good time to stamp! And….there is never not a good time to let someone know how much you appreciate them! That being said, I created the thank you card, using another watercolor background technique, which by the way I seem to be a little obsessed with at the moment. Hope you enjoy it!
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07.28.19…..Happy Sunday, everyone! I am super excited to share these cards with you today, as this is my first post as a member of the Stamping Sunday Design Team! Needless to say, I am thrilled to be a part of this talented group of stampers!
For this Sunday’s hop, we are featuring projects using pigment sprinkles or an inked background. That being said, I’m sharing three cards (beginner, casual, avid) using the same inked background. (The avid card is featured above.) I’ve also included complete instructions underneath each card, so you can scroll right to the card that suits your fancy and start creating!
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07.27.19…..Welcome to the weekend, my stampin’ friends! Hope you’ve had a chance to do something creative this week. Some of my creativity the last couple of weeks has been inspired by the Stitched Rectangle Dies. They are so versatile, and just perfect for cutting out sentiments and stamped images. However, I’ve also been having a great time using these dies to create mini frames for my cards and projects. That being said, I thought it would be fun to create a framed “chalkboard” for today’s card.
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07.19.19…..Happy Friday, everyone! The weekend is almost here, and summer is heating up quickly in Northern California! Time for trips to the lake, outdoor barbeques, and…..linen. Linen…huh??? I love to wear cool, linen clothing when then temperatures starting climbing and that, my stampin’ friends, was the inspiration for this card. Subtle shades, neutral colors, linen-like textures, and even Linen Thread were incorporated into this design. Hope you enjoy it!
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07.12.19…..Welcome to Friday afternoon, my stampin’ friends! Once again, this week has seemed to just fly by! I have to say that I love the title of this blog post, because “simply wonderful” is one of the best ways to describe the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog. The “wonderfulness” of the new catalog is beyond…!
Those of you that follow my blog know that I love to add dimension and texture, using a mix embossing folders, DSP, accessories, and more. That being said, today’s card is an fun blend of many of those products.
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UPDATE (07.15.19)…..This morning, I was excited to find out my card was not only one of the winners for this week’s Global Design Project #197 (#GDPwinner), I was also honored to be chosen as the Guest Designer for the next Global Design Project Color Challenge! I can’t wait to see what the color combo will be! 😃
07.12.19…..It’s hard to believe the weekend is almost here! Hope you are able to squeeze in a little time these next few days to do something creative! That being said, my “something creative” was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge (#GDP197). I also had not used my Butterfly Gala stamp set in awhile, and I thought it would be just perfect for this project!
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070519…..Welcome to Friday, everyone! Hope y’all had a wonderful 4th of July! It was a gorgeous day here in Northern California…with lots of festive, local celebrations and events. So much fun!
The new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up Catalog is in full-swing, and I just can get enough of all of the amazing new products! One of my new favs is the Stitched Nested Label Dies. While the dies are just perfect for creating cards, I’ve also been using them for other projects as well…..such as my “little pockets of goodness”. I thought that name was quite fitting, since each pocket is filled with one of my favorite little chocolate squares!
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