8.28.2014

Welcome to Fancy Friday!


Welcome to our very first Fancy Friday challenge! I am so excited to be able to share with you this new monthly hop! Join us the last Friday of each month as we share our take on "fancy", and challenge you to join us in creating! Each month we will participate in a different challenge. . . sometimes is will be a color challenge, sometimes it may be a sketch, and other times it may be to focus on a selected stamp set. . . the one thing you can count on is that it will be fancy for sure!

For the challenge this month the Fancy Friday team is using a color palette based on this gorgeous chair from Facelift Furniture:

Isn't it fun?! I am HUGE on recycle and reuse, and I couldn't resist the vibrant fall color palette of this old chair brought new again! Here's my inspired creation:

Wanna win the Seasonally Scattered* stamp set?!
 (*available in the 2014 Holiday Catalog)

Play along with the challenge and have a chance to win! Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment on any one of the Fancy Friday Team member's blog with a link to your creation. Comments/links MUST be left by Friday, September 19th 7:00 PM MST in order to be eligible for the prize. 2. Please use the color palette provided. You can use any combination or all of the colors provided as well as any neutrals. Although SU colors are listed, you can use any colors you have on hand as long as they are similar. 3. You MUST put a link in your post back to the challenge. *ONE lucky winner will be announced during the September Fancy Friday Blog Hop! (the last Friday of September)

Now, let's head In The Cat Cave and see what Cathy created for the challenge, shall we?!
http://www.inthecatcave.com/2014/08/August-FF.html
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Don't miss out on Stamps in the Mail! It's not too late to sign up for round 2, and you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)




Supplies used: Daydream Medallions and Four You stamp sets; Real Red, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss ink pads; Island Indigo, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss cardstock; Tea Lace Paper Doilies; Linen Thread; Pearl Basic Jewels; Petite Petals Punch; needle and thread.

8.27.2014

Age Awareness-Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! Be sure to join us each week as we venture around the world to see what inspiration the 2014 ADT has to share!

This week I am playing along with the challenge over at RetroSketches. . . my favorite sketch challenge blog. . . for when I haven't created in awhile and need a jump-start for a project! I am featuring the Age Awareness set, as well as a fun use of the Tag a Bag Gift bags and Accessory Kit. Check out my takes on the challenge:

The element on the gift bag could EASILY be turned into a cute card instead!
For the card, I decided to mix it up a bit and flip the sketch. . .
I can't wait to see what the others have been up to! Be sure to continue the hop by heading over to Cindy's blog!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.com/2014/08/artisan-aug-4.html

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Don't miss out on Stamps in the Mail! It's not too late to sign up for round 2, and you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)




Supplies used: Age Awareness stamp set; Basic Grey, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and VersaMark ink pads; Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, and Watercolor cardstock; Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags; Tag a Bag Accessory Kit; Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask; 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment; Black and White Stampin' Emboss Powder; Heat Tool; Spiral Border, Banner, and *Confetti Stars punch(*available September 1); needle and thread.

8.20.2014

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to another 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Be sure to make your way through the entire hop, we have an international team this year, and you won't want to miss out on any of the inspiration these ladies have to share!

We are making our way home today, and like any vacation, I am sad to leave but ready to be home and back in to a routine. I made a few projects in advance so I would have them ready to post, so I am also looking forward to getting home and back to my stamp studio!

For today's project I am sharing a mini paper bag album that I created using the Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags and the Choose Happiness stamp set.


The pages for the album are created by folding the bags in half, which additionally creates a fun little pocket as well. I used my File Tab Edgelits to create hidden pages that easily tuck into the pockets which can be used for more pictures, or a place to do your journaling.


This is a project I will be offering in a kit-to-go class in mid-September, so be sure to check back for details!

Now, let's make our way over to Cindy's blog to see what she has in store for us this week!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2014/08/artisan-aug-3.html

Supplies Used: Choose Happiness and Endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets; Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White cardstock; Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum; Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, Pistachio Pudding, and VersaMark ink pads; Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker; Blender Pens; Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder;Artisan Label Punch; Tea Lace Paper Doilies; Gold Metallic Baker's Twine; other: tissue paper, cardboard, and gold thread.

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Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)

8.13.2014

Sea Side Greetings

Greetings from the sea side! Welcome back to another 2014 Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Today's post is going to be short and sweet, as I am on vacation along the Oregon coast thanks to my parents who booked a condo, only to realize they wouldn't be able to go. . . so . . . lucky us! We got to swoop in and take their vacation for them! I whipped up a cute gift bag using the Sea Street stamp set, Marine Time DSP, and the tag-a-bag gift bags and accessory kit to house a little token of thanks. Check it out:



Fun, eh? 

Let's go see what Cindy has in store for us, shall we?! 

http:www//nutmegcreations.blogspot.com/2014/08/artisan-aug-2.html


8.10.2014

Hurry! Time is running out!

Hey everyone! Wanna create boutique style projects from the comfort of your own home with  step-by-step video tutorials to walk you through the project creations? Click on my Stamps in the Mail tab up top for more information about this program. Registration is still open for Round 1 Kit 2 stamps in the mail, but it will be closing soon so be sure to email me and sign up today! We are currently using the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set, and if you sign up for all of the kits in Round 1, you will end up with 12 different projects created with just this one set! You will also receive PDF documents with project photos embedded with step-by-step video tutorials, supply lists, and cut lists for the projects so you can easily recreate them over and over again! Plus, you will have exclusive access to our blog Lime Ruckus where we have monthly giveaways, challenges, and more!

There are tons of ideas on the internet with this fun set, but because these projects are EXCLUSIVE for subscribers only, you will not see the projects or any sneak peaks of the projects created for this program on my blog, pinterest, facebook, or any where else on the internet!

Today I have a BONUS project to share created using the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set. I got the inspiration for the sketch from Retro Sketches #127, check out this week's sketch and my creation:

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Don't miss out on my Stamps in the Mail! We are heading in to round 2, but you can still sign up and receive round 1! Click on the add for more info. Refer a friend! If they register for Stamps in the Mail for you will get $5 off your registration fee for the first month! (Be sure and email me with the friend you refer so I can keep my eye out for their registration!)




Supplies used: Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set; So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, and Crumb Cake cardstock; Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Basic Black, and VersaMark ink pads; white embossing powder; File Tabs Edgelits; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Blushing Bride Baker's Twine; Beach House Washi Tape; Handheld Stapler; cardboard.