1.28.2015

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop-PL Cards

Welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This year is an international team, so be sure to travel around the world with us as as we share our creativity and ideas with you!

When it comes to Project Life, I have found that scrapbookers either love it, hate it, or have no clue what it is. . . and then there is me! I tend to fit into all of the above! Yes, I know what Project Life is intended to be (a quick way for scrapbookers to keep record of their everyday life on a weekly basis), but are there really people out there who are that on top of it?! I know I'm not! Sure, I can stick the cards into a pocket page easily enough. . . but when it comes to taking photos, printing them out, and journaling. . . well, let's just say I could do better in all of those areas! But for me scrapbooking isn't just about the photos, telling a story, and documenting my life. For me scrapbooking has been, and always will be, about expressing myself and my feelings through the process of creating a page that (along with the photos and journaling) tell more about me and my life.

So, though I think the idea of Project Life is great. . . I don't want it to completely take away from my creative documenting process. The solution I found that is working wonders for me? Create my own PL cards. Check these out:


Fun, eh?! Last month Gage came home from school and we had the sweetest conversation that would make any mamma proud. I quickly wrote down the story in my journal so that I wouldn't forget the details and could document it in his scrapbook when I had the time.

I am completely in LOVE with the You Plus Me and Snuggles and Smooches stamp sets and was so eager to use them for this page! What I love even more is the fact that these sets aren't just for Valentine's Day projects! These sets have so many fun images and sentiments that can be used for lots of fun projects all year round!

Now, if I can just get my photos printed and everything placed into pocket pages. . .

In the mean time, let's go check out what Cindy has to share with us, shall we?
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/01/artisan-jan-5.html

 Just one week left to Register for this month's Stamps in the Mail! E-mail me today to sign up! If you are in Canada, you can still get the same kit, just contact Allison Okamitsu!
Supplies used: You Plus Me and Snuggles and Smooches stamp sets; Remember Rotary Stamp; Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding ink pads and ink refills; Stazon Jet Black ink pad; Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Project Life 4"x 3" Grid Cards; Aqua Painter; Hearts Collection Framelits Dies; Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine; Essentials Wooden Elements; Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.




1.21.2015

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop-Your'e AMAZING!

Welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This year is an international team, so be sure to travel around the world with us as as we share our creativity and ideas with you!
 Yup! That's right.

YOU are amazing!

You wanna now what else is amazing? The new Painted Petals stamp set from the Occasions catalog. I admit, I wasn't sure about the flowers at first glance. . . but I fell in love with the sentiments the moment I saw them. . .  and, after playing around with the set, I have found the flowers pair up perfectly with them!

I was inspired to create this super simple card from a challenge over at the Paper Players blog by making a simple card with the sentiment as the focal point. And, although this card would be fun in a number of different color combos, I used the combo inspired by this image from Color Throwdown:

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2015/01/color-throwdown-326.html
 

Let's head over to Cindy's blog and see what she has created, shall we?!

http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/01/artisan-jan-4.html

Register for this month's Stamps in the Mail! E-mail me today to sign up! If you are in Canada, you can still get the same kit, just contact Allison Okamitsu!

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

Supplies used: Painted Petals stamp set; Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, and Basic Black ink pads; Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride cardstock; Champagne Glimmer paper; Stacked With Love Designer Washi; Linen Thread; Stapler; Banner Punch; Little Letters Thinlits Dies.

1.14.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop-&

Welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This year is an international team, so be sure to travel around the world with us as as we share our creativity and ideas with you!

I {heart} mugs.

I must have my morning coffee to survive the day.

I made a fun {ampersand} coffee mug using the Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets, the You Plus Me stamp set, and some porcelain chalk paint. Check it out:


Fun, eh?! And. . . super easy to make! Here's how:

Stamp your stamp on a washi sheet.
 
Use an exact-o knife to cut the image out.
Save the cut out, you could use it to make a mug with a mirror image. Place the negative (or positive, depending on what you want your mug to look like) on your mug.
Paint over the mask with porcelain chalkboard paint. Allow ample time to dry.

Remove the mask, and you have your custom mug!

Let's go see the details on Cindy's project, shall we?!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/01/artisan-jan-3.html

Register for this month's Stamps in the Mail! E-mail me today to sign up! If you are in Canada, you can still get the same kit, just contact Allison Okamitsu!
 


1.07.2015

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back for another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This year is an international team, so be sure to travel around the world with us as as we share our creativity and ideas with you!

I have been racking my brain for non-candy valentines for Gage's class, and when I saw the super cute pirate image from the Hey, Valenitne stamp set it sparked the perfect idea! Gage's Grandpa Foster is always carrying around gold coins, and the grand-kids love getting them, especially Gage! He has quite the collection of gold coins that he keeps in his treasure box. I thought they would fit perfectly with that cute little pirate, and what a great non-candy gift for his classmates and friends!

Plus, Gage got to join me in my stamp room and do his favorite thing. . . COLOR! Did I mention that he won a McDonald's coloring contest?! Yeah, I am the proud mamma of one creative little guy!
 After Gage colored them, I cut a slit in the treasure box to slide the coin into, and then just taped it in place on the backside.
Let's go see what Cindy as created, shall we?!
http://nutmegcreations.blogspot.ca/2015/01/artisan-jan-2.html
Don't forget to register for this month's Stamps in the Mail! E-mail me today to sign up! If you are in Canada, you can still get the same kit, just contact Allison Okamitsu!
http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html

1.04.2015

A New Round of Stamps in the Mail!

Hello Everyone! Registration is now going on for a new round of Stamps in the Mail! Join me and learn fabulous techniques while making "stepped up" artisan quality projects! You will have exclusive access to PDF documents with a full cut/supply list for each project as well as photos and step-by-step video tutorials only available to my Stamps in the Mail subscribers. PLUS you will be eligible for special SITM promotions and prize giveaways just for being a subscriber!

http://scrapjunkie-becky.blogspot.com/p/stamps-in-mail.html
January is the beginning of Round 3, we'll be using the Perfect Pennants stamp set for January, February, and March, that's 12 fabulous projects made with just 1 set! Check out a sneak peek of what is in store for January's projects:
January's kit will include the items below as well as all paper pre-cut and scored along with a PDF file containing a cut/supply list, project photos, and step-by-step video tutorials for each project!
Ready to sign up or have questions about SITM? E-MAIL me! I also have PDF's and full kits available for sale from past kits!