Sunday, September 21, 2014

Creation Station: Harvest Party!!!


Hello!  Are you ready for a Harvest Party?  This week, our talented group of Stampin' Up! Demos are featuring all things related to Harvest Parties.....we'll also spotlight the For All Things stamp set and our new Petite Cafe Gift Bags.

So, let's get the party started!

First - you need an invitation:



I did something a little different for this, and created a belly band for my invite.  The belly band was stamped with You're Invited and then adorned with some scraps of Typeset Designer Series Paper, a scrap of burlap ribbon (just the edge that I had cut off for another project), some feathers and a gold button.

I stamped the background of the Crumb Cake card base with the leaves and acorns from For All Things. 

Now, when you get to my party, you'll enjoy a buffet.  I'll label the things we've got with cute little cards like this:


When you take your seat, you'll have a napkin that's got a napkin holder sticking with our theme.

I just wrapped some of our burlap ribbon around my napkin, tied it off with some Old Olive Thick Bakers Twine and added a tag that was stamped with images from For All Things.  You could easily change your tags out - maybe to include your guests' name.

 At my party, the guests are going home with a treat....presented in our Petite Cafe Gift Bags.  
I stamped the sentiment from Num-Num and kept this pretty simple.

Added some burlap, feathers and leaves, called it good!  


I hope I've left you with some inspiration today.  Now it's time to travel onto the very talented Ilina Crouse's blog  - just click the Next button below.  Or click the Back button to see what Justin Krieger has dreamt up for us!  Either way, it's inspiration galore!


 





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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wonderous Wreath - a wreath for all seasons!


A lot of times when I'm purchasing new decor for my house, I often think that I'd like something more if I could just switch one thing out for the next season.   You know, something that's multi-purposed!  That way I wouldn't have to find a place to store it. I could look at my new treasure longer....etc, etc.

This is exactly why I love this Wonderous Wreath stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's multi-faceted!  Just change out your colors and it can be for any season.  Add some flowers for spring, stamp it in patriotic colors for Independence Day....this wreath is awesome!

Another great thing - swap out your sentiment - it can be for birthday, anniversary.  Heck, stamp it in baby blues for a new baby (or pinks!).  

Today I went the fall route.  I used a Crumb Cake base, and topped it with a Mossy Meadow panel that had been embossed in woodgrain.  Then added just a small strip of Hello Honey.  The wreath itself was stamped first with Hello Honey, then with Tangelo Twist, and lastly the berries are Cherry Cobbler.  I added a little bow to finish it off, and my sentiment.  

What do you think?  What colors would you use for something different?  I'd love to hear!  Leave me a comment....just look for the comment link under this post.





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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Creation Station - Alphabets


Good morning friends!  Time for another Creation Station blog hop.  This time we are focusing on alphabets and tags.  I'm gonna stick with all things Alpha and the great things you can do with them.


Here's an idea that's easily adapted to anything you want it to say.   Just use the letters, scramble them up and stamp away!  This also makes a great mailable card.

Next up, a little Christmas card....I simply used the negative image of the Little Letters dies and married it with the Holidays sentiment.  Can you say easy peasy?

Lastly, I again used the negative images paired with the Hexagon punch for a fun birthday card.

All of these cards are very clean and simple and good mailable cards too.  Hope you like them.

Now...travel along your way to the other blogs for more inspiration.







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Friday, August 22, 2014

Bright & Beautiful by Stampin' Up!


Just how many days are there until Christmas?  I don't want to know....but I know it'll sneak up on me!

I mentioned yesterday that I've been working on Christmas Cards - and once in a while, I like to go out of the box on my color choices.  Red and green is great, but sometimes it's nice to go out on a whim.

This card does just that.  I've got the traditional red, but I added some pop with Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana.  

What do you think?  Too crazy?  

I figured the name of the stamp set is Bright & Beautiful, I just as well let the colors be that way too!




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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cheerful Christmas....in August!


Ahhh...I think I see routine FINALLY settling into my days.  I always thought I was a fly by the seat of my pants type of person, that I liked to be spontaneous.  

Not so much.  

Maybe spontaneous on a day when we don't have anything planned.  

And fly by the seat of my pants - that just as well fly itself out the window! (and I'll keep my pants - on!)

I'm finding that I crave a routine to my day.  After a summer of run here, run there, this Momma is GLAD school is back in session!  I'm tired of my head spinning circles like I'm the main character in The Exorcist!

So now that the kiddos are back in school, I can find some normalcy to my day. At least somewhat.  

And I hope that I can be here to inspire you more.  After all.....I'm not afraid to admit that I've been a blog slacker.  Cuz I have been.  Heck, my poor craft room looks like a tornado went thru.

But - that being said.....I have been creating Christmas Cards.  A lot of them too!

Let me tell you about today's card:


When I looked at the Nordic Noel paper in the Holiday Catalog it didn't jump out at me at first.  A lot of bold, vibrant papers and colors.  I'm kind of a subdued DSP kinda gal - especially for Christmas Cards.  But I ordered the paper, knowing I'd like the striped pattern at least!  Turns out, I'm pretty sure the paper I used on this card is my fave!  I didn't even notice it in the catalog.  

It's very Nordic to me.  Like making a visit to St. Olaf with Betty White or something.  It stood out to me, and I knew that it needed to be highlighted.  You can't really cut it apart much and get a feel for the pattern - at least in my mind.  

So I kept my sentiment simple - this one from Bright & Beautiful.  I added a little ornament from Cheerful Christmas that I embossed with White Em. Powder on Real Red Cardstock.  

In the end it's clean and simple and yet full of fun!

Thanks for popping in today....let's hope my life remains normal, and I'll be back tomorrow!



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Creation Station - Kinda Eclectic, Altered Notepads


Welcome everyone!  This is The Creation Station, and we are here to inspire you; to fill you with oodles of ideas!

This week's assignment is to create something with the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  We are also to make some altered notebooks, notepads, etc.

I went a little crazy, and created an entire gift ensemble.  I have thoughts of giving this to my son's teacher.  (I really need to create another set for the other son's teacher!)


Let's start out with the notepad.  Since it's back to school season (that's a season right?) I always stock up on my own supplies, they are on sale - why not!  I love these notepads that are 5x8" - perfect for doctoring up - and the cover takes just one sheet of cardstock.


I decided I was going to decorate some sticky notepads too, but was wanting something cute to put them in.....Guess what!  Our new (available August 28th!) Gift Box Punch Board to the rescue!  I created a box in the 3.25"x 3.25"x 2.25"  size.



It holds perfectly altered sticky notes!


But that's not all.....I also created some altered clothespins, and they fit in there perfectly too!  What's not to love?



Here are those sticky notes again.

Just think, lots of projects with just one stamp set, a little bit of cardstock and some designer series paper!




If you look closely, I even stamped the piece of cardstock that I attached the clothespins to.

Well....I'm sure you are looking for more inspiration - head over to Ilina's blog for some jaw dropping fun, or go back to Justin's blog to see his masterpieces!















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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Big News! I Love Lace!!!


This new I Love Lace background stamp is to die for!!!  Look how beautiful it is!  Reminds me of my Great Grandma's tablecloths.  

I thought it paired well with the sentiment from Big News - it made a great vintage-y Wedding Card.


I think this card could easily be recreated in any color combo to compliment the wedding colors....what do you think?

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