4.15.2015

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 featuring our facebook projects. I decided to use the Mother's Love set (which is on sale this week, yay!) to create a sympathy card.


It is a tradition for me every April to create a few sympathy cards to have on hand. I started this tradition 7 years ago after my best friend passed away a day before her 29th birthday while giving birth to her precious son. It was such a tragic loss that the absolute last thing on my mind was creating a sympathy card. It was the first time in years that I had bought a card.


So now, as a tribute to my amazing friend, how beautiful and precious the gift of life is, and to the promise and hope of resurrection and everlasting life, I create cards to have on hand and be prepared for such sober occasions. Somehow, it brings me solace.

 In loving memory
 
Candace Clark Mosser
April 21, 1979 - April 20, 2008

Let's go check out Cindy's creation, shall we?!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/04/artisan-apr-3.html

There's still time to sign up an receive the April SITM kit! We are featuring fun projects created using the Hello Darling stamp set! Let us show you how versatile, from beautiful to masculine, and everything in between, this set can be! Sign up today! Check out a few of the sneaks for April's projects. . . The April project kits have been more popular than I anticipated, and I have just three April kits left!
 

4.08.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-Birthday Surprise

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 Birthday Surprise stamp set. I think you will love what the team has created with this fun set!

At first, I created a card with the set. It was going to be for my hubby. But. . . then I needed a gift bag, and quick! So I took the card I had made for my dear hubby and instead, stuck it to the front of a gift bag to solve my problem! And . . now I must go make hubby another card.

If you are wondering where the washi tape came from. . . I made it with the Moonlight DSP! Check out my tutorial on last week's post!

Hope you all have a happy day!

Let's go check out Cindy's creation with this set, shall we?!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/04/artisan-apr-2.html
 There's still time to sign up an receive the April SITM kit! We are featuring fun projects created using the Hello Darling stamp set! Let us show you how versatile, from beautiful to masculine, and everything in between, this set can be! Plus, if you sign up and pay before the 15th, you will receive a free PDF tutorial 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. . .
http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html

4.01.2015

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!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/04/artisan-apr-1.html
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!
http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html

New Round of SITM!

http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html
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. . .

http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html
Join in the fun TODAY!

3.26.2015

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. . .
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=133994
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!

http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/02/feb-ff.html
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.