Friday, June 15, 2012

Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge

I don't know about you but I really feel that some days I feel Im hitting a kreativity block. There are so many beautiful and amazing cards out there that I can get overwhelmed or just wonder... Where do I begin?
So I found this lovely group of creative women who started a Sketch Challenge and is held weekly to give us an idea of what to start with and let your mind do the rest. I figure if I have a base then the rest of the ideas/creativity will fall into place and so comes todays Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge, hopefully next time you too will play along...

Here is my SQSC42 entry for this weeks challenge. I hope you like it :) 

Designer Series Paper: Patio Party DSP #126916
Cardstock: Crumbcake #120953, Gumball Green 126840, Summer Starfruit #126839
Ink: Midnight Muse #126860
Stamp: Petite Pairs (w:122495 c: 122497)
Embellishments: 5/8: Crochet Trim #118481

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday Thrill - DAD

Today's Thursday Thrill is brought to you by The King of Grill, 
Father to many and Strength to his family... DAD!!!!

This is a fun, and fast BBQ grill we had fun piecing together. The colors are prefect, mellow yet inviting.. 
I even placed a little DSP as a back ground and it came together perfectly. 

I hope you like and I look forward to seeing yours too. 

Happy Stampin

Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated DSP #125406
Cardstock: Basic Gray #121044, Real Red #102482 and Basic Black #121045
Ink: Basic Black #126980
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (w:115370 c: 127802)
Embellishments: Metallic Brads #119741
Tools Used: Essentials Paper Piercing Mat (#126199) and Pack (#126187), Word Window Punch #119857, Modern Label Punch #119849, 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bazaar CAS Wedesday

Today I wanted to display a card that was Clean and Simple. This card took less than two minutes to gather, but the highlight of it all for me really is the new International Bazaar DSP shown here.

I have recently found Im one of those who see a patterned paper, fall in love with it and buy it. I bring it home and into my file it goes. To sit and look pretty for all the days and weeks that pass.
Well times are a changing and I'm moving past this phase! 
How unfair I am to hold and keep the colors and designs to myself. 
SU is all about sharing and from now on, Im bringing that bad boy out to play and 
were going to show you how a little can go a long way!
Each Wednesday I will try to show you a card using some scraps of DSP you might have lingering around or a card with fun colorations and more DSP to display. So dont forget to fill in your email to follow along with us and you might just be called out on a week to display your DSP in a sketch challenge. FUN!!

Designer Series Paper: International Bazaar DSP
Cardstock: Crumbcake #120953, Chocolate Chip #102128
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Bring on the Cake (w:121899 c: 121958)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Techn{ink} Corner Tuesday

Todays Techn{ink}: Reverse Masking

Although this card seems sad and gloomy, it sure was fun to create! 
I was hesitant on how exactly to display this new Techn{ink} but when I recieved my new package of fun at my door today this little stamp set drew attention to itself. 
How can I incorporate something fun and "punchie" to this little stamp set? 
Then it hit me like a Bolt of Lightning - No Pun Intended! 

My monthly Stampin' Up! group with my Upline had a challenge to display Reverse Masking so I thought I would combine that challenge with my new goodies.
(must add if you are one of my downlines, I will have monthly challenges and incentives for you too! Want to know more? Click on "Join The Fun" tab for more info!!)
 So here you go.

Steps to Reverse Masking: 

First you will want to select a shape for your mask. You may have plenty of negatives around your scrap pile from previously used Punches and/or Die Cuts. They are just so nice to have and you never know when you might use it again. I keep EVERYTHING! lol
I selected to use a Punch Negative from the Decorative Label Punch (#120907). 
Once again it is the Negative I'm using not the actual Punch

Once you've selected your shape, you will want to select the color of Cardstock you will want to use. I have here a sheet of Basic Gray (#121044) and thought a few hues of blue would spruce it up and go along with the sentiment of choice. 
Align up where you will set up your Negative Masking. 

Before I started sponging,  you will see I added another Techn{ink} using my Versamark and a stamp I selected from the Word Play Stamp Set (Wood: #120308 Clear: #120651). 
I moistened the stamp onto my Versamark pad and stamped the sentiment onto the area where I plan to sponge. Then sprinkled over the wet word area with Black Embossing Powder (#109133) and set my heat tool (#129053) to finish the emboss to be raised and appear wet (from the raindrops)

I then used Bashful Blue (#126961) to add color to my card; I used a sponge to apply the color. Some people have used a patterned stamp to apply the color to the Negative area.
Although its not patterened, I did apply the additional stamp and incorporated both Techn{ink}'s together. See my final photo!

Now that the color is finished, remove the mask to reveal the shape on the card. On my final photo you will see an additional step completed. 

Finish up your card and decorate accordingly. I used the Cupcake Punch (#121807) 
to make clouds in white (#100730) along with drops of water in 
Bashful Blue (#105120) and Pacific Point (#111350)

I think it came out real fun, thank you for visiting my blog and I check my page daily so please leave a message and I hope to see you around next week too! I have another fun Techn{ink} I will show next Tuesday! And Always, Happy Stampin'

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Mailers

I must say I absolutely LOVE giving. And sometimes I can take it a little over the top, but who can help it with all the beautiful and wonderful items Stampin' Up! has to offer!?! 

As you've seen previously I like to have little gifts for my customers and recently had a new customer interested in what Stampin' Up! was all about! 
Can YOU believe there are actually some people who haven't heard of the wonderful and beautiful Stampin' Up!? I KNOW ... Amazing!!! 
If you too would LOVE to know more about Stampin' Up! lets set up a time for a FREE Demo! 

For this little customer I packed her up a package Full of Fun! She will be super surprised when she opens up her package this week to reveal new tools and information to play with. 

I wont share what it is, but when you become a customer of mine ... I LOVE to gift! 
When you purchase from my website or by email, you may just be the Next Receiver!!!