Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Paper Craft Crew-339

This is such a simple and fun sketch. So versatile. Since I’m creating my Daisy class, I decided to use it an an opportunity to include this cute bundle, paired with the scalloped note cards. The Balmy Blue  gives the feeling of a beautiful sky and the Petal Pink polka dot is subtle, from the Bird Ballad suite. 

I don’t yet have the medium daisy punch that coordinates here, so I fussy cut two of them, stamped in So Saffron, and adds a couple on the Whisper White layer. 
Finishing it up was easy with a few pearls and the linen thread for that earthy feel. 

This class has a to-go option and will include the stamp set, punch and all consumable supplies needed to create ALL of the projects! This is just a sneak peek of ONE. You can find more information about it coming on my Flair and Frills business page, or shoot me an email anytime.

I hope you’ll grab a few things and create along with us. Be sure to post it so that I can come admire your work! XO

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop-So Shelli

In all the years of your favorite subscription box, this is the first time the co-founder Shelli Gardner has worked with the concept artists to design the kit! If you've been hopping through, you've already seen some incredible talent. I hope to not disappoint either!

I bought a couple of bird houses and planned to paper them, but then I decided to just make one from scratch! It's tiny, but came out pretty cute! I used ALL of the four included prints in my projects, three of which are on the bird house! 

Y'all, this card is HEAVY. LOL. It's definitely going to need to be delivered in person too because there's so many elements on the envelope. I'll have to reserve it for someone VERY special! 
This is a close up of all the details! 

An extra special card requires an extra special envelope! I decorated the front AND the back!
Don't forget a bit on the inside too. I used left over elements from the front and pulled in the Pool Party.

These are the four cards, as they were designed to be completed in the kit. There is an extra large stamp set included, as well as inks, embellishments and even dimensionals. 
And guess, what?? I'm GIVING THIS KIT AWAY!! That's right, I'd love to send a brand new box to you to try out Paper Pumpkin, just to say thanks for following me here and hopping along! All you need to do to be eligible is to click here to follow my FB page and leave a comment below! THAT'S IT!! Can't wait to get to know you better, in between blog posts. Be sure to click through this hop in its entirety. The possibilities are endless! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SU Style Hone Decor Hop

Oh. My. Goodness. I usually 'like' what I make. Sometimes I 'love' it. This project is GORGEOUS f I do say so myself. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT A LOOOOT! LOL It just morphed itself with stamping sorcery! This is a close up of some of the detail. I used the same color combination I'd been working with for my 'One Stamp At A Time' blog hop, with a few more bits and pieces. 
Blessed and grateful is really how I feel. This stamp set 'To a Wild Rose' will debut in just a few more days, and it is a crafting MUST! This is a triple step stamp, if you want it to be. I've used it on its own and as a double step, shown here. The stamping on the die cut flowers was a happy accident. I was using scraps that I'd messed up on and loved the way the print came out on them. Don't use just love those Bob Ross style "happy little accidents?" 

I know it's over kill. I'm ok with that. I'm a "more is more" type gal, as you may have noticed! The Petal Pink ribbon is stunning to see and it ties like a dream. 

This is it, proudly displayed as you enter my home! Y'all are welcome any time. Stop by and see it for yourselves! 

What do you think?? What are your "MUST HAVES" that you've seen being used? Are y'all on Face Book? I have a fun opportunity to share my passion for card making in a really cool group y'all have got to join! It's called 'Your Thrive Tribe' and I'll be live in there the first Thursday in June to make some pretty things. I hope you'll join us! Click HERE to be taken right there to join!

We've got a fun lineup for you to explore many options in using Stampin' Up for from decorating! Check them all out. They're from all over the world!! 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

TGIF #210 Color Challenge

Yall know my dream is to be asked to be a designer on the TGIF team. I just admire all of those girls so much! It's filled with talent and it would be so fun to get to know them better. So, I'm committing to participating in EVERY SINGLE challenge until they notice me! LOLOL This color challenge seemed to scream the up and coming Bird Ballad suite from Stampin' Up. I'm getting better with my Blends markers and tried my hand at these fat and happy little guys! I added in the Birch background stamp and the Subtle embossing folder with a few touches of champagne foil paper too.

Here's the link so you can check out what their DT came up with and be inspired to create your own!
TGIF Challenge Blog

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop-Fabulous Florals

I had so much fun with the floral theme of this month’s hop! I combined some retiring items with some up and coming items too. 
 My card was created for a swap, using the “To a Wild Rose” stamp set and the Verdant Harden designer series paper. Just a smidge. I pulled the green tones from it for the stamped leaves and fussy cut the flower to layer it for more depth.

This shows you more of the dimension. The twine and pearls were the perfect accent!

For my 3D project I created a beautiful box. The base is from “Mossy Meadow” and the top is created from the wood print DSP. I’m really gonna miss that! Y’all better stock up now! I kept the same color scheme as my card, adding in the coordinating does, the gorgeous Petal Pink ribbon and then the editing wood grain buttons. I love buttons SO much. I will miss them too! 

I’ll put jewelry in here. Most boxes are fine for chocolate but I think this one needs something really high class. Lol. I love the sentiments in this set. It’s designer by one of the million dollar achievers and I’m really glad I decided to get it with my pre-order. Add it to the top of your list in the new catalog! 

Thanks for joining us and hopping along! You can catch the full lineup here if you missed anyone! XOXO

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


It's time for the Paper Craft Crew!
This sketch was so pretty and I decided to make the circles flowers with a new stamp set debuting in the new catalog! I added elements from the Magnolia Designer Series Paper and it all came together quite easily! Coordinating envelope, of course! #nonakedenvelopes

What kind of challenge do YOU prefer? We all know I love sketches, but there's color combinations and all sorts of ways to be inspired. What do you pefer? 

Friday, May 3, 2019

TGIF Challenge 209

I'm determine to work hard and be asked to join the TGIF Design Team! The only way to really be on the radar i to participate in the weekly challenges! This is my start for that with the focus on SEPIA! It lent itself perfectly to ink up my "Let It Ride' stamp set. I also incorporated the upcoming "Birch" background stamp and "Timeless Textures."

EVERYTHING is inked/sponged in Soft Suede, even bringing back the crumple technique on the piece of Crumb. The coffee cup stain is in that textures set and its RETIRING at the end of this month, so you'll want to snag it quick! I stamped it on the wood designer series paper WHICH IS ALSO LEAVING, so stock up! I wanted to mimic a lasso with my twine and added one of my favorite embellishments: BUTTONS!!
I added this fun sentiment on the inside, with more inking of course! I created it to mail to my friend Andrea as she puts herself out there to achieve one of her own Design Team goals! I'm not sure if I'm going to give it to her though; I like it too much! SHHHH...don't tell!

Meet me back here tomorrow and I'll share my new TGIF Challenge project with a fun color combo!
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