July 31, 2015

TGIFC14 - Monthly Challenge Remix!

It's Friday, and you know what that means! 

It's TGIF Challenges day!  It's the last Friday of the month (can we have a collective sigh and a wistful "where is the summer gooooooing?!") so our challenge today is our Monthly Challenge Remix!  Quite simply - choose two of your favourite challenges from this month and combine them into one project.

I chose TGIFC11 and TGIFC12 - our sketch challenge and the "Brand New" products theme!

I had to bring in No Bones About It, the beautiful Watermelon Wonder, and the fabulous Go Wild DSP for this turn!  

I'm just totally obsessed with IN LOVE with those dinosaurs!

Please hop over to TGIF Challenges by clicking the banner above and join us for this month's challenge!

July 30, 2015

Triple-Up Thursday: Sweet Stack

Welcome back for another edition of Triple-Up Thursday!  

First time here?  The concept is simple:  one stamp set, five colours, and a set of 3x3" cards is created!  You really, truly don't need a tonne of supplies to make beautiful cards.  Check these out! 

This week's set is a super fun new addition to the Stampin' Up Annual Catalog called "Sweet Stack."  It's intended to be a companion set to a cake box die, but it certainly stands alone to make adorable cards!

I love the fun and bright colour combination this week.  Want to save it for later?  Feel free to use this pinnable image!

Have a fabulous day - see you again tomorrow for TGIF Challenges!

July 29, 2015

Christmas in July!

The month is almost over and I couldn't let it pass without a Christmas In July post!  

Christmas in July seemed like a fun idea until I realized I literally have NO current Christmas stamps, paper, or ANYTHING in my collection.  Well, then - there's a new challenge!  Gold, green, and red with a touch of yellow worked nicely for a holiday card, and I was able to sneak a sentiment out of my past Paper Pumpkin stamps - they're always saving the day!

The release of the 2015 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue is just around the corner - I can't wait to share it with you!  I'll be pre-ordering next week (hellloooooo demonstrator perks!) and you'll see some new items sneaking into the mix soon!


July 27, 2015

Older Than Dirt!

Need a card for the old bag of bones in your life?  I was feeling a bit silly at my craft desk yesterday and had some fun making fossils.  Both of my parents have a big-fat-super-old milestone birthday within the next month (senior's early bird special at Denny's, here they come!) so I guess I've got VERY old things on my mind.   (Hahaha, SORRY MAMA!  I know she reads my blog daily!)

Making the fossil panel is easy-peasy - starting with Whisper White cardstock, stamp your images in Versamark and emboss with white powder.  Put a few crinkles in the paper, then start sponging - I used (I think!) Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.   The Go Wild DSP stack makes a perfect addition to the background, and you already know how I love my Alphabet Rotary Stamp for custom sentiments.  So fun!

Thanks for popping in today - have a fantastic day!