Sunday, September 17, 2017

RemARKably Created Blog Hop: September 17, 2017

Hello friends,

Here is my next hop: Falling for Fall......

I absolutely love that I have been able to join the Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour with Demonstrators around the world.  Please make sure to stop at each blog to truly get some inspiration for your projects using products from Stampin' Up!s current Holiday catalog.

Fall is my favorite season slightly warm with some cool almost cold evenings. Well for my part I could not just do one - instead I did 3.  I absolutely love the Painted Harvest stamp set and designer series paper.  

I recently discovered through watching You Tube and looking through Pinterest the art of stamping on candles and I absolutely adore how my fall one turned out.

I created this little box for my husband who likes this window box and this one I filled with his favorite candy corn, Crushed curry and designer paper the Painted Autumn designer series paper = just such a fresh new way to dress up my box.

Finishing out my group of projects is a greeting card. I love the twine with the sunflowers just gives it a country feel which is where I enjoyed Autumn the most which was on my Grandparents farm in the mountains. Such beautiful colors.

I hope you enjoyed this stop along the way to all the various projects.

Happy Stamping!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Succulents and a new planter

Hello friends,

I actually wrote this blog post a few days ago, however, for whatever reason, it would not publish from my phone. I wanted to share something with you that has absolutely nothing to do with stamping, rather I wanted to just something that I created that I have been wanting to do and just have not gotten to.

What is this post about Succulents! I am very new to the succulent world as I have never grown them before so imagine my surprise when I got these and they actually have grown.
This is my attempt at propagating and I got one to sprout all the others have roots though.

I have had these 3 plants in 3 separate containers in my kitchen in the window and they were just about 1 to 3 inches tall then and now they definitely needed to be moved to a bigger planter (purchased at the At Home Store at 1/2 off! filled the hole in the middle with a trimmed cork stopper.

I think it looks pretty good.  Now I am not sure where I am going to put them since frankly, this pot will NOT fit in my kitchen window sill.

So if you have any ideas I would love to see what you have done. Have you grown succulents = what have you found that is successful. My biggest questions are how to I propagate the cactus plant (to the right rear) and the other one (to the rear left)?

Thank you for stopping by to see what I post. Stay true to you!

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

BLOG HOP: Anything but the Holidays with Holiday catalog products!

Hello friends,
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this blog hop I am participating in.  Before you get there let me ask you a few questions?
Have you seen the amazing new Stampin’ UP! Holiday catalog?
If your answer is Yes! Then you really do know how exciting it is. 
If your answer is No. :-( Then you need to get your hands on a copy. If you do not already have a demonstrator then pop over and hit the subscribe button or send me a quick email and I will be thrilled to get one to you.  I am in the US and therefore can only sell in the USA, however, I would be happy to track someone who is as close to you as possible to get you connected!
So on with the HOP – this hop we were all challenged to create something that is not a holiday with the holiday product. Talk about FUN and challenging.
Come see what we’ve created…. 

So here is a card that I created.
I am so excited to show off this card. I created it with product from the new Stampin Up! Holiday catalog that went live on September 1st.  I am enjoying challenging myself and other to think outside of the box when using your stamps.  Just because it might be a fall or Halloween design change up the colors!
Just a quick "Hello" card to just make someone smile and really couldn't we all really use a happy card to just smile about. Creating this triple time card which breaks up the design on 3 different pieces of cardstock using the various different colors to bring the design alive. 
Now here is a challenge for you - take a stamp set and create your own upside down card and post it in the comment section below! I look forward to reading your comments and seeing who takes on this challenge! 
Thank you so much for stopping by and I know you will LOVE all of the projects the others made on this hop!
Happy Stamping!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

GSF Blog 13 Color Challenge

So this is a number 13 of the Global Stamping Friends blog hop! This month it was decided that we would do a color challenge using Pool Party, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  I chose to use Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I am so looking forward to seeing everyones creation.

This stamp set is absolutely wonder and very flexible.  I used the negative frame from the framelet for the flowers and then used the stamp on the Smoky Slate for the "ribbon". Topping it with the Pretty Label punch for the sentiment.

I hope you enjoy our hop and click the arrow button to take you to the next stop!

Happy Stamping!


I did not get my link in early enough however, I am still posting and linking to the list. Enjoy!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

GSF: Special Anniversary Bloghop

Welcome to....

Special Anniversay Edition!

So this is a special edition of our Global Stamping Friends blog hop! We have been doing this for 12 months and it has been so fun.  We wanted to do a special blog hop to commerate the event.  We have grown so much over the last few months.  I am so looking forward to seeing everyones creation.

I chose to use totally nontraditional colors for anniversaries, but oh my I love the results. Bermuda Bay and black to me these are absolutely stunning together. I am a cat lady although I do not have bunches of them laying around so, I chose to use the brand new cat punch and the new black crocheted ribbon to give my card just a touch of glam! The celebrate stamp came from the Beautiful You stamp set. Just seemed fitting that we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

Now the cat punch and the black ribbon can be found in the not yet released holiday catalog. So much yummy gotta have it all items in there,

I hope you enjoy our hop and click the arrow button to take you to the next stop!

Happy Stamping!


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Let's Celebrate!

Blog Hop 12: Cards for kids...

Hello! my fellow Stampers! This month I am participating in another international blog hop with Global Stamping Friends and boy have we grown - this month we have a large group of stampers joining up to share their adorable creations we have 29 people stamping with us this month!  We are stampers from all over the world, sharing cards for kids. Some of the projects may use products designed for kids and others tweak projects towards kids. For my project, I chose to use Stampin’ Up! two different ones - This Little Piggy's and Balloon Celebration stamp set.
This card started with a piece of Whisper White measuring 8.5 x 5.5 scored at 4.25, the layered pieces are Basic Black at 5.25 x 4.125 followed by the Melon Mambo at 5.125 x 4 and the final layer is whisper white at 3.75 x 5.
I decided that rather than having my pig hold the tradition balloon for his celebration he would catch a cloud and bow. How fun is that? I think it is cute. Imagine all the different things he could catch and take to the party!
To add some color to this adorable Piggy - I colored his ears with our watercolor pencils and use Calypso Coral on his body with Melon Mambo for his tail and the inside of his ears. His feet are colored with the Basic Gray pencil - all of this was gone over iwth a blender pen to bring some softness to the image. The cloud was colored in Daffodil Delight pencil and blender pen. The grass was colored with the Old Olive marker and some little flowers to bring a little bit of whimsy. 

This card could easily be done in other colors with any sentiment for any number of occasions.  I hope this encourages you to do your own challenge with stamps you have that are not really for kids per-say and challenge yourself. 
When you do, leave me a comment with what you have come up with! I look forward to seeing what you do.  In the meantime - skip on over to the next hop and you will see some more creative ideas! Let’s get stamping!