Friday, September 26, 2014

FM 179- This Blows!!

I am so excited for today's Friday Mashup challenge. Avery is our host this week and she chose a very cool technique called "Ink Blowing". I watched a couple of different videos on Youtube as well as the link on the Friday Mashup page.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project with "Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Basic Black". 
  • Create a project with the "Ink Blowing Technique".  Link to technique here.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Project using the colors above & the Ink Blowing Technique".

Ok, so I just realized I am the "black sheep" this week because I was so caught up in the "ink blowing" technique that I completely spaced the " color" part of it.

Oh well, I really like the way my card turned out.

A couple of things to keep in mind when doing this technique.
1. The colors are more saturated so they won't be as bright as you think. 
2. The ink dries pretty fast, so blow flast!
3. If you have alcohol based ink, use that on acetate, I think it creates a way cooler effect.

All I had were water based inks. I tried them on acetate, and they wouldn't dry. They just rubbed off.

I can't wait for you to give this a try. Check out the other Design Team's cards and then join us in the challenge!!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, September 22, 2014

FM 178- In Stitches

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe it's already been a week since our last Friday Mashup! The week flows by so fast. This week our host is Tara. She's challenged us use vellum & stitching whether it be real or faux.

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a Project using "Vellum". 
  • Create a Project with "Stitching (Sewing or Faux)".
  • or Mash it up! and create a Project with "Vellum and Stitching".

I find that wedding cards are something I never have enough of, I always need them and they are the hardest card for me to design! I wanted to do a really cool vellum technique I saw on Youtube, but I couldn't find my plain vellum anywhere. I ended up using this vellum instead. I chose to acutally stitch on my card. I like sewing on cards, it's a lot of fun. 

Stamping Recipe:
Stamp Set: Good Greetings (Hostess set)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Fancy Foil Vellum, Whisper White CS, Gold Foil Sheets
Accessories: Tag Topper Punch, Itty Bitty Framelits, Heart Punch (retired) Circle Framelits, Doilies, Gold Sequin Trim.

Thanks for stopping by;
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

SC 87- Kinda Sketchy!

Can you believe it's the middle of the month already? I know it's flown by fast for me.
Today we have a sketch challenge at Stampin' Celebration.

Sketches are some of my favorite things because they give you a little direction, but still allow you to be creative. Of course as you look at this sketch, you can substitute any shape for a different one.

When I first saw this sketch, I knew that I wanted to use, Kinda Eclectic. I started by stamping directly on the Whisper White card stock, but then things progressed and this was the end result.

Stampin' Recipe:
Stamp Set: Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight & Calypso Coral
DSP: Park Lane
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Circle Framelits

I challenge you to take the opportunity to head over to Stampin' Celebration and check out the rest of the Design Teams' creations.

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Mashup 177

Good Morning everyone!! Today's post is going to be quick. Canning season is in full swing at my house so things have been pretty "fruity" around here. Anyway, today's challenge at the Friday Mashup is hosted by Heidi. Here is today's challenge:

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with "Leaves".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Leaves using the Sketch". 
Feel free to interpret the shapes with what you have on hand, and also keep the background clean or add strips of patterned paper - crafter's choice!  Can't wait to see what you create!

This is certainly a fun little sketch and of course it uses one of my favorite things......LEAVES!!!

AHHHHHHHHH!!! Isn't this such a fun card? I love the colors: Crushed Curry, Real Red & Tanergine Tango. The stamp set and the leaves!! Go ahead and check out the Friday Mashup to see what the design team has done!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Falling Leaves & Friday Mashup

Hello Everyone! It's Friday and I can hardly wait because my 2nd favorite month is here!!!
Today's Friday Mashup challenge comes from Sara. It's a sketch!!

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the "Sketch". 
  • Create a project with "Emboss Resist".
  • or Mash it Up! and create an "Emboss Resist project with the above Sketch".

I had lots of fun with this sketch. I pulled out some of the new goodies from the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.

I love everything FALL!! Some of the new goodies on this card include, the Tangerine Tango Baker's twine. The stamp set, Fall Fest & Gratitude for Days and the little wood leaf that comes from Autumn Accents.

Celebrate your holiday weekend, by heading over to the Friday Mashup and taking our challenge.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Stampin' Celebration in September!!!

Yeahh!!!! It's September!! I love this month, so many fun things happen, school starts, it's the beginning of Fall, and my son celebrates his birthday. Speaking of fun we also have a new challenge for you at 
Stampin' Celebration.

Look at these colors!! They are so rich and beautiful. I was especially inspired by the flower in the upper right corner.

As you know, purple is my most favorite color!! The purples I used are Perfect Plum & \Blackberry Bliss. I love how the gold looks with the dark purple. The stamp is Flower Patch & Sassy Salutations. I embossed the congratulations in gold.

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stamping!