Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Mother's Love

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

This week we have decided to feature the Mother's Love stamp set, which for me was perfect since Mother's Day is fast approaching! I used the Gold Soiree DSP to create some fun faux washi (video tutorial below), and added a few doodles and scribbles with my Project Life Journaling Pens.

Although. . . this gorgeous and fun 2-step-stampin' set can be used for much more than just cards for mom!
Ready to see how I gave the DSP an opaque look so it resembles washi tape? Super easy. . . check it out: (just don't laugh at how nervous and boring I am!)

Ready to continue on the hop? Let's hop on over to Cindy's blog! She's sure to astonish you with her gorgeous creation!
Don't forget, registration is now open for a new round of Stamps in the Mail! This quarter we are featuring the Hello Darling Stamp Set, plus we are offering a bonus project you won't want to miss out on! See details, or click on the Stamps in the Mail banner to sign up today!

New Round of SITM!

A new round of Stamps in the Mail begins today, and I am so excited to announce that Allison and I are now working with the very talented Susan Wong from New Zealand! We are busy preparing a round chuck full of ideas and projects using the Hello Darling stamp set! From beautiful to masculine, and everything in between, this is a round you definitely won't want to miss out on! Plus, if you subscribe and pay before April 15th, you will receive instructions for a bonus project (do you love mini albums? {hint, hint})! Sign up today! Check out a few of the sneaks for April's projects. . .

Join in the fun TODAY!


Fancy Friday-Make it Masculine!

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another Fancy Friday! For this month's hop we have challenged ourselves to make it masculine! I'm not sure about you, but my projects seem to be over-riddled with girlishness! Perhaps it is because I am the only girl in a house full of guys. So, I thought I would try and make the most of this challenge.

I own very few masculine sets. . . in fact, the only current masculine set I own is Guy Greetings from the Occasions Catalog. I could have very easily created a man card using Guy Greetings, but then where would be the challenge?! Instead I decided to take the challenge a step further and use a very girly set and try to make it masculine. Since I have been busy creating projects for my next round of Stamps in the Mail using the Hello Darling set, I thought. . . .sure, why not?! I can make Hello Darling masculine, can't I?! Hmmmm. . . let's see. . . here is the image of the set. . .
and here is my MAKE IT MASCULINE card!
Yup! Good enough for me!

Let's head In the Cat Cave and see what manly project Cathy has created, shall we?! Don't forget to continue on the hop as we have a surprise guest designer! She's someone who I often look to for inspiration, she is absolutely amazing, and if you don't love her already you will after stopping by her blog!

Supplies used: Hello Darling stamp set; Lost Lagoon and Basic Black ink pads; Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Kraft cardstock; Typeset and Moonlight DSP; What's Up and 1/2" circle punch; File Tab Thinlits; Stacked With Love Washi; Linen Thread; Project Life Journaling Pens; other: needle and black thread.


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! -Be The Good

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

One of my favorite places for inspiration these days is Pinterest, it is CHUCK FULL of ideas! I came across this amazing pallet sign created by Blooming Homestead which I absolutely LOVE! I am currently working on adding some finishing touches to my scrapbook room to FINALLY make it complete (I have been almost moved in for over a year) and wanted this quote in my creative space. The pallet sign (although gorgeous) is too large for my space. . . but when the Alphanumeric Simply Pressed Clay Mold came in our box this month, I knew just what I wanted to do with it! So, here is my fun take, in much smaller scale, and the wood pallet sign:

It is a good reminder that we all have the opportunity to make a difference!

Let's continue on our hop and move on to Cindy's blog, shall we?


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

This week we are sharing our Facebook projects. Now, instead of rambling on as usual, I am going to get right to the point and just post my pic this week!

 Let's head over and see what Cindy has made, shall we?