Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Challenge

Welcome to another week of the DOstampers challenge Thursday.  What I love about a Sketch challenges is that it gives you your starting base for making your project and it helps make your creativity easier.  

With my card and the sketch I wanted to do something a little different.  I wanted the sketch to come out in the stamping instead of layers.  I believe I accomplished that!

The stamp set that I used is one of my favorites, it is called "Kinda Eclectic".

Kinda Eclectic Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I also added a little dimension in the background of the card with the stamp set called "Gorgeous Grunge".  This is my ultimate favorite set!  

For the ribbon bow I used Early Espresso Seam binding ribbon.  I took and looped it back and forth and then took the Antique Brad and put that around it.  Added a little bling with the Gold Sequins as the ends to the bow and then wrapped a little Linen Thread behind the bow to give it that grunge look.

If you would like to join in on the DOstampers challenge you are more then Welcome too!  Below is a list of some of the other DOstampers participating in this weeks challenge.  Enjoy!

I will add more as they post to there blogs.

Here is a list of materials that I used for the card.

Cardstock and Ink
Early Espresso Cardstock    119686    Ink   126974
Garden Green Cardstock     102584    Ink   126973
Very Vanilla Cardstock         101650
Smokey Slate Ink                   131179
Sahara Sand Ink                     126976
So Saffron Ink                         126957

Stamp Sets
Kinda Eclectic           Clear Mount  135350    Wood Mount  135347
Gorgeous Grunge     Clear Mount  130517    Wood Mount  130514

Gold Sequin Trim      132983
Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon   134582
Antique Brads   117273
Linen Tread   104199

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons

For this week I decided that I was going to use something from the Occasion Catalog and of course the Sale-A-Bration catalog

For the color combo it was easy!  I used the FREE  designer series paper that you can get with placing a $50.00 dollar order.  The DSP is called Best Year Ever!  This paper is so soft in color, but yet it has the POP factor going on.  You can also get the Ribbon and Button pack that goes with this DSP FREE.  

Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
For the rest of the card I used a NEW set that is in the Occasion Catalog called "Celebrate Today".  There are so many thing's that I like about this is just a great set for celebration of different events, it has framelits to cut out your stamped images on the Big Shot, it has all the decorative attachments for the balloons, I could keep going on and on but you have to see it for yourself.  Below it shows the stamp set with the framelits and look at all the balloon accessories you can add to make your project even better!!

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks DOstamper challenge.  You too can play along with the rest of the DOstampers in the challenges.  Listed below are a few of the other DOstampers that have played along this week.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beautiful Butterfly

It is that time of the week for another DOstamper Challenge.  This week we have the picture challenge.  What is the 1st thing that comes to your mind when you look at the picture?  Mine was Butterflies!  And of course I knew exactly the Thinlits set I wanted to use.

Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Butterflies Thinlit Dies   
137360      $24.95

What is really great about these thinlits is that a stamp set goes with it!!

Butterfly Basics Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
138816         $35.95

Even better then a stamp set that goes with the thinlits........ you can BUNDLE the thinlits and stamp set and SAVE 15%!  It couldn't get any better than that!!  
Gotta Love Stampin' Up!

A little bit of grunge to go with the butterfly.

I believe these NEW Butterfly thinlits will be used allot!!  They are so delicate looking.  On this card I also used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set.  Another one of my favorites!  This stamp set can be used in so many different card types or you can even use it in your scrapbooking.  I also used the Blendabilities Markers to color the Pearls and Rhinestones.   Did you know right now you can get a set of Blendabilities Markers for FREE?  It is Sale-A-Bration time and when you place an order for $50.00 you can choose an item out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE!!  Can't get any better than that!!  

Below you will find a list of items that I used on this card.

Here are few other DOstampers that have joined in on this weeks challenge.

Cardstock and Ink
Whisper White Cardstock  100730
Crumb Cake Cardstock     120953
Crumb Cake Ink                126975
Chocolate Chip Ink            126979
Pink Pirouette Ink             126956
Melon Mambo Ink             126948
Melon Mambo Blendabilities Markers  130994

Stamp Sets
Painted Petals                     137146 (The saying on the card comes from this set)
Gorgeous Grunge               Wood mount   130514     Clear mount    130517

Big Shot                              113439
Magnetic Platform            130658
Butterflies Thinlits            137360
   Bundle with Stamp set and SAVE 15%
      Wood   139322     Clear    139323    Photopolymer    138865
Rhinestones                       119246
Pearls                                 119247
Aqua Painters                   130954

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Color Challenge 1-29

Welcome to another week of the DOstamper Challenge Thursday.
This week we are doing a Color Combo challenge.

I am so sorry this is posting so late.  I had a family emergency last week.  All is OK!!

When I saw last weeks color challenge I just wasn't sure about the color combo.  But once you get the colors together surprisingly enough they are great together.  Blackberry Bliss is one of my favorite In Colors right now.  

Loving the Color Combo!

The background Designer Series Paper is from my favorite paper that just came out in the Occasions Catalog recently.  It is called "Painted Blooms DSP".  I think what I like most about the paper it has such vibrate and bold colors, but yet soft.  I think this DSP is going to be a favorite for allot of people!!
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!
The flower image on the card is from a wonderful set called "Mother's Love".  This set also has great sayings for Mother's Day.  This set is a two step stamping set.   The saying on the card is from the set "Painted Petals".  This stamp set goes with the DSP that I used on this card.  Again, these 2 set are new in the Occasions Catalog.  Below is a closer look at the card.

WOW!!!  I almost forgot to tell you how I colored the wonderful silver ribbon!  I started with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon, took a Stampin' Up! sponge and the Rose Red Ink pad.  You place the ribbon onto the ink pad and with the sponge you press down on the ribbon.  Slide the ribbon across your ink pad. Repeat this step until you get the color you desire.  I did take a Kleenex and wiped off some of the ink on the Silver part of the ribbon.

Come on join in on the DOstamper's Thursday Challenges!!

Sale-A-Bration Catalog  Place an order for $50.00 and choose a FREE
                                                  Stampin' Up! product.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Up - Up and Away!

There are so many NEW and exciting Stampin' Up! products out in the Occasions Catalog.  
And of course I just have to have it all!!!  LOL  
Below I will show you a few of the products that I have been playing around with.

This card was inspired from a card Mary Fish had made. Thank you Mary! I added a little extra and designed my balloon a little different.

Are you wondering how I cut the balloon out so perfect???  Guess what?? Stampin' Up! has come out with a Framelit that cuts them out!!!  How fabulous is that!!  The set is shown below.
Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
But that isn't even the best part!
There is also a stamp set that goes with the framelits!
Can you tell I am just a little excited!
Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
You can bundle the Framelits and the Stamp Set and Save 15%.  How great is that!

For the balloon on my card, I cut out 2 balloons.  One in Melon Mambo and the other in Basic Black.  I then took the Basic Black Balloon and punch out the stars with the Star punch for the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The tail is stamped with another NEW set called "Hello Life".  As shown below.  Once I stamped the "So Sweet" I took a Project Life Journaling Pen and added the little swirl coming down.  The of course I had to add some bling with the Glimmering star.

This stamp set also goes with the NEW Hello Life Project Kit shown below.  I am going to be making this kit this weekend at a stamping play-date.  I will post some pictures next week.

If you haven't checked out the NEW Occasions Catalog that is a must!  Listed below are the Stampin' Up! products that I used on this card.

Cardstock and Ink
-  Basic Black Cardstock     121045   Ink  126980
-  Whisper White     100730
-  Melon Mambo     115320
-  Silver Glimmer Paper     135314
-  Project Life Journaling Pen     135304 (2 Pen set)

Stamp Set
-  Hello Life Photopolymer     137136

-  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack     133787
-  Big Shot
-  Balloon Framelits     137362
    Bundle with the Stamp set and Save 15%    138869

Occasions Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Shop 24/7

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine Picture Challenge

It is that time of year again to tell all the people in your life that they matter and you love them!!
What a better way to do that...then sending a hand crafted card!!

Just love the new Occasions Catalog that just came out!!  If you haven't seen it yet...make sure you go and check it out!  Stampin' Up! once again has out done themselves.  There are so many wonderful new products in the catalog.  I am sure you will find something that you like!!!  

In this DOstampers picture challenge it wasn't hard to figure out which way to take this one.  Of course you have to do a Valentine's card!!  This card is one that I designed for a swap that I was in.  I am falling in love with the NEW Confetti Heart Border Punch.  When you use this punch and put a color underneath it, it makes your project POP!  This punch will be awesome to use in my scrapbooks as well.

I have also used a NEW stamp set called, "Hello Life".  It is a Photopolymer set.  What is even better with this set it is used in a NEW Kit that has come out in the Occasions Catalog.  I will be posting a picture of the finished kit project at the end of this month.  So make sure you come back to check it out.  It is really GREAT!

Below is a list of all the Stampin' Up! products that I used on this weeks card.  If you have any questions please let me know. 

Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White cardstock
-Basic Black cardstock and Ink
-Real Red cardstock
-Stacked with Love DSP stack

Stamp Set
- Hello Life Photopolymer

-Big Shot
-Hearts Collection Framelits
- 1/4 Cotton Ribbon
- Confetti Heart Border Punch
- Scallop Edge Border Punch
- Rhinestones

Here are a few of my fellow DOstampers that also joined in on this weeks challenge.

Sale-A-Bration Catalog - You don't want to miss out on getting FREE products!

Thanks for Stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DOstamper Color Birthday

Welcome to another DOstamper Thursday Challenge!

Love these colors together.

At first when I seen the colors I thought that it would not be that great together....but wait until you see the card that I came up with!!  Drum roll please........

I have to thank Mercedes Weber for the inspiration for this card. Thanks Mercedes!!   I took her card and just made a few changes.  So...what do you think of the color combo now?  I think they look outstanding together.  They are so bright and bold.

I just love the Alphabet Press Embossing folder for the background.  It just gives the whole card a wow factor.  This embossing folder can go with so many different occasions in making cards or scrapbooking.  The Happy Birthday is from a set called " Age Awareness ".  If you haven't seen this set yet, it is a must see for your birthday projects.  And of course you always have to add the Bling!  For my bling I have added the Silver Glimmer paper which is cut out on the Big Shot using the Label Framelits Collection.  Also the star is punched out with the glimmer paper as well.  I used the little star from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

This is also a sneak peek at one of the card for the Up and Coming Card Buffet on Saturday, November 1st.

Here is a list of items that I used for this card.

Cardstock & Ink
-  Whisper White Cardstock     100730
-  Basic Black Cardstock            121045
-  Bermuda Bay Cardstock        115317   and Ink   131171
-  Tangerine Tango Cardstock  111349   and Ink   126946
-  Silver Glimmer Paper             124005
-  Flowerpot DSP                         133698

Stamp Set
-  Age Awareness       135381

-  Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine     134578
-  Big Shot                                               113439
-  Labels Collection Framelits              125598
-  1 3/4 Circle Punch                             119850
-  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack         133787
- Alphabet Press Impressions Folder  130916

Here are a few links to the other DOstampers that are participating in this weeks challenge.

Holiday Catalog!  This a must see!!

Happy Stamping!