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!