Thanks A Bunch

Thanks A Bunch

Here is the same card, in two different versions by changing the color of ink that is used to distress the sentiment.  Placement of the bow in a different place, different doodling, and changing out the gem colors and you go from masculine to feminine.

 

 

Add coloring to the background, either all of it or just parts of it, and you change up the design again.  We’ll have a few of these on the card buffet for you to personalize to meet your needs.  Coloring is the rage and this card (and the stamp set) allows you to participate in this fun.

Here’s some close ups:

 

Amazing August Things To Remember!

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Scrappy First Home

Scrappy First Home

This card is Created from Central Park scraps, thus the name Scrappy first home. The background for the card is knotted on black I’m sorry Pacifica paper. The sentiment is stamps from the July stamp of the month s1807 Highlight Reel.

My friend Jon picked out the house and tree and I fussy cut them from a background and texture paper that had a variety of different houses on it.  I use 3D foam tape both the regular and thin to create dimension so that the tree look like it was behind the house a little bit.

With some leftover Gold Shimmer trim, Central Park sequins,  gold glitter gems, and gray twine, I was able to embellish the card.  The pile of left over embellishments is just as big as the scrap box!  LOL.  Twine is held down with the mini-stapler!  This is such a quick and efficient way to adhere the twine to the card.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  This scrappy First Home card helped to use some of my scraps up.  =)

First Home

First Home

Here’s a card to help someone celebrate their first home.  Such a big step in life and accomplishment!  S1807 Highlight Reel is a great set for celebrating these first time accomplishments.  

Use Fresh Air Paper on this card with some of the neutral colored cardstock, Toffee (front and back) along with Glacier.  Color in the windows and door of the house with the Shin Touch Markers.

Stamp the heart in cranberry which really makes it pop on this card.   The white ribbon and some shimmer brushes to add the finishing touches.

Remember my Kit of the Month, which features the current Stamp of the Month and is FREE when you order the SOM for $5.00 (with a qualifying purchase of $50.00).

 

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Are you getting your first home?  Comment and I’ll send you this card!

Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.

Cheers To You

Cheers To You

This is a fast and fun cardmaking workshop – Cheers To You – using the Central Park colors along with this fun hot air balloon! Instructions for cutting and assembling are in the kits now.  The embellishments are there too.

 

These cards have celebration sentiments on this – “Best Wishes” and “Cheers To You”.

I like the watercolor look of this “dots” paper.  How it overlaps and “mushes” into each other.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Cheers to you as you head off  to have a creative day!

Check Out These Special Releases!

Check Out These Special Releases

Stampaganza brought us some special releases of old favorites – Solos!  I’m excited to have them back because I’ve misplaced a couple of them so now I can get those missing sets for a discount!  Woot!!  Check them out:

I’m going to dig through some boxes of old art I have to see if I can find some of the Solo’s.  It will be a flash back for sure along with some good laughs.  It’s always fun to see where you’ve been, creatively  =)

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Enjoy the special releases.  If you have them, check to make sure you have them all!  Have a creative day!

Friends Fur Ever

Friends Fur Ever

“Friends Fur Ever” is a Story by Stacey mini-album that my daughter did.  I created the front “belly band” of the album to hold it close.  SG did the rest.  I only want to share the cover at this point so you can see how I used the Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1806 A Bushel and A Peck on it.   The little girl in the set is great to use for some many things, one of which is to represent SG in things we create.

I used a retired pet stamp set from CTMH as well.  I tried to color the puppy on the front like SG’s dog, Huck.  Love our Shin Touch Markers!  SG love our fur babies and wanted to tell the story of how much she loves and enjoys them.  She picked the pictures out and did an awesome job.   On another post, I’ll share how this can be a great project for you and your kids (or grandkids).

I can’t wait to see what the new Story by Stacy products are going to be.  I decided these would be a fun way to “write” a letter to SG each year, sharing my hopes, dreams, and prayers with her.  One day, I won’t be here to tell her how much she means to me.  With these cute little mini-albums from Story by Stacy, I’ll be able to leave her a love letter for each year of her life, celebrating what she means to me.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you all have friends fur ever – our pets that you can celebrate their stories with these mini-albums

Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?

Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?

“Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?” is a song done by Signing Times (a great series to teach kids sign language) that just sticks in your head.  I was humming it while making this wonderful workshop from Studio Sus:

This one just makes my heart happy inside with the bright colors.  Best of all most of the product used in this workshop is on sale!  Best deal right?

 

This workshop is a nice mix of scrapbooking, cardmaking, with some stamping and thin cuts if you choose to do so.

You can purchase the supplies and share/split with a friend.  A few of these cards will make it to the card buffet.  You probably have a lot of the supplies needed hanging around in your craft room.  And if you’ve been doing the workshop from Studio Sus with me, you’ve got a lot of the non-consumable supplies already or have an alternative you’ve been using.  =)

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Rainbow’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

– Half package Rainbow Cardstock Bundle (full package $7.45) #CC61810 $3.73 (June 2018 – denotes on sale June 2018 only)
– (4) white daisy card bases and envelopes (50 ct. value pack $14.95) #X254 $1.20
– (7) pieces of Black Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #1386 $4.20
– (5) pieces of White Cardstock (24 sheet pack $9.50) #1385 $2.00
– (1) piece of Gold Foil Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3365 $2.32
– (1) piece of Gold Glitter Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3238 $2.32
– Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
– Black and White Dots #Z3314 $3..95
– Black and Gold Ribbon #Z3197 $6.95
– Gold Arrow Clips #Z3379 $6.95
– Tangerine Swiss Dot Ribbon #CC61817 $1.85 (June 2018)

Additional Supplies used:

– ‘Be A Rainbow’ stamp set #D1813 $17.95 (June 2018)
– Acrylic Blocks in appropriate sizes
– ‘Block Alphabet’ Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
– ‘Block Numbers’ Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
– ‘Basic Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z3317 $12.95
– ‘Stitched Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z4182 $10.95
– ‘A Big Thank You’ Thin Cuts #Z4174 $19.95
– Rose Embossing Folder #Z3343 $8.95
– Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z3171 $8.95
– Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2804 $7.95
– Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2892 $7.95
– Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2807 $7.95
– Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2808 $7.95
– Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2809 $7.95
– Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2816 $7.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
– Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

The second to last card is this.  I did not create the last card because I do not have the thin cut yet to make it.  Too excited to share this workshop to wait:

Isn’t this just the BEST card?  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the colors of the rainbow in these projects!  Enjoy your day and I hope it’s creative!

 

 

You Are Here

You Are Here

Here’s a card using the Fresh Air paper and some of the new stamps available in the SE2.  The set I used works with the “You Are Here” Cricut Cartridge.  The Design Space file is included in the post.  The US is cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  The stamping done in Espresso along with the distressing around the edges of the map.

The sentiment above is in the You Are Here cartridge.  Below is using the font on the cartridge.  I cut it out three times, gluing the different layers.  The bottom layer is cut from the Espresso cardstock and offset to look like a shadow.  The technique is great, looks fantastic, but I don’t recommend it for mass production!  It might be drive you a little insane.

This is the stamp set, D1778 US Vacation used:

This is the Fresh Air Paper Pack:

Free Design Space File:

Design Space File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/91675136

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  You are here and I’m so glad you are.here.   Have a creative day!

Dad is Rad

Dad is Rad

Exclusive Product Offering – May 15 – June 30, 2018
 
We love Dad (for the most part) and here is a great kit to celebrate him. “Dad Is Rad”. You can get the full kit for $29.95 (normally $41.67) or just the stamp set for $17.95
 
To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!
Don’t forget about all the other great projects for this month!

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  Celebrate Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!