ICS Blog Hop Theme: It’s A Love Thing

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Boy, time flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it?! Sometimes that is a good thing, but most of the time we just want it to last! Today is the 1st Wednesday of the month! You know what that means? ICS Blog Hop time! WooHoo! I love hopping with these lovely ladies and seeing the inspirational projects they come up with!
This month our theme is It’s a Love Thing…hmmm, I wonder if it’s because Valentine’s Day is this month? Of course, it is! However, it didn’t have to be that kind of card. Could have been a wedding card, an anniversary card, etc…anything to do with Love! I was planning on an anniversary or wedding card…then The Hubster had to leave and “move” to another town 5 hours away to work. Since he will be gone not only for his 50th birthday, but will also miss Valentine’s Day with us, I am making special ‘over the top/out of my norm’ cards for him. You’ll have to check back for the birthday one…this one had to come first, even though his Bday is 2 days before Vday.
The stamp set I used is called Meant To Be with matching framelits which you have seen me use before. I also used Part of My Story, which is a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I just can’t get enough of these!!

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

I have seen the Pop and Twist card before from MayMay and then received a similar one for Christmas from a friend. so it was high time I made one and who better than for The Hubster, whom I love very much!
Since his favorite colors are maroon and silver, I pulled out the Smoky Slate and Merry Merlot inks and cardstock as my 2 main colors. Then I went through all the pinks in the collections and settled on Lovely Lipstick as my 3rd color because I also happened to have the foil paper (pictured with the Grapefruit Grove foil sheets) that goes with it! It’s also a FREE product when you buy $50 or more during Sale-A-Bration. I had to use it!! I also used Whisper White as my neutral color.

Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
Here is my card…doesn’t it look awesome!?

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And here are the details…

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Ok, so he surprised us and came home and I had to scramble to get it finished for this bloghop without him seeing it! Argh! So, I now notice a few things that I would change or take time lining up. Not the hearts as they were meant to be off kilter, because I like them that way! I plan on making more of these kinds of cards and playing with the 2 different ways of doing the mechanism. You’ll see more here…
For now, thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!
Blessings, June

Now it’s time to see what Candy Newsome Ford has created for us! Click on the Next button and Enjoy!

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GSF – Stamper’s Choice

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Can you believe it is already the 2nd month of the new year?! Wowza! It’s also that time again…the first Friday of the month and a Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! WooHoo!! It is so fun to hop with these amazing demonstrators from around the globe! They are so inspirational!

This month the theme is Stamper’s Choice…so I chose to go with 2 #simplestamping cards! It seemed like the smartest choice since my craftroom is still a bit of a mess from the mini makeover. Stay tuned for more pictures on that this weekend!

I chose a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Meant To Be. I LOVE it! So versatile…we just have to love the versatility that Stampin’ Up! brings to their stamp sets!

Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set

I used Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock. Since Stampin’ Up! is promoting #simplestamping using paper, ink, and stamps, I wanted to give it a whirl. I am not used to being that simple in my card making, yet it was fresh, fun, and easy to do! I thought this card turned out great! Talk about simple…as in easy! I also used a favorite technique of mine called Stamping Off. You ink the stamp once and then stamp 2 or 3 times. Each time the ink gets lighter and looks like a different color, but it is just lighter shades of the original color…in this case, Melon Mambo (a favorite pink of mine!)

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The next card I made was also a #simplestamping card. I used one of my FREE stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure called Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set

This was a fun card to make as well. And, yes, I used the Stamping Off technique here too! I used Whisper White as my card base again and changed the color to Rich Razzleberry for the cupcake paper which I stamped at full strength and the icing was stamped off on scratch paper and then on this card to give it a lighter and fluffier look. Crumb Cake was used for the actual cupcake that shows up between the paper and the icing after stamping off on scratch paper, and then the sentiment was Crumb Cake at full strength.

Easy-peasy card! Yummy looking, too, don’t you think? 

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I think a future post should show you how I might take these cards to the next level. I love watching Connie Stewart’s Now, Wow, or Holy Cow card videos. She is one of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s that I follow on You Tube. She is very inspirational! I have all kinds of ideas running around in my head after watching her videos.

That’s all I have for you today! Back to reorganizing the craftroom. There will be a new post on that this weekend! Now on to see what Tricia chose for sharing with you! Just click the Next picture.16142532_1545314942146166_6627757169686037005_n

 

Thank you so much for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE (Copy And Share Everything) with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop: Be Mine Valentine

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It’s that time again…a Paper Pumpkin Pop-Up Blog Hop. We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed or, use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this January kit called Be Mine Valentine.

Here are the cute little pillow boxes that came in the kit and how they were designed to be used. So stickin’ cute, I tell ya!

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Here is 1 item I designed using the supplies from the kit along with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and Lemon-Lime Twist ribbon
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And a book mark adding only the Lemon-Lime Twist ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration brochure…
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And, that is all I have for today! If you liked the looks of the kit, and want to see what is coming for next month click on the picture to watch a Sneak Peek video of the kit!

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hop on over to Shirley’s blog to see her fun creation.

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Mini Craftroom Makeover Has Begun…

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So sorry I have not posted in awhile…I have a really good reason! I am excited to tell you that I am in process of a mini craftroom makeover! So fun!

We moved the computer desk for The Boyz (hubster and son) into the spare room and are building me a BIG craft counter! Here are a few pictures so you can see it in action…

Before…my craft counter was the little connected side table, there where the star towel drapes over the chair on the left…

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Desk removed…

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The other half of the room after the desk was taken out…adding a stereo to the room…lots of sorting to be done…

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Building an 8 foot counter for along that wall where the desk was! Making shelves to go underneath for more storage and stability for the counter! 

Here Hubster is measuring and cutting…I am helping where I can since our son is in school! I took the week off to get this done!

 

More pictures to come as we get it done! 1 shelf put together…heading back to garage to keep going! This is so exciting! Stay tuned!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

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Stella Says Sketch! Christmas?

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Wow! TGIF! It’s been a long week with subbing while fighting off a cold, but I made it through the week and those 2nd graders were a dream class! Amazing! So very sweet and considerate! I’ll miss them, but am so ready for the weekend…and a 3 day one at that! WooHoo!! Thank you, MLK Jr! 😉

I have this fun card to share with you tonight…based off a sketch from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog, who were celebrating their 9th Birthday this whole week! Fun! Been too sick/busy subbing to join in the celebration, but I did get this one done last weekend before I got sick!

Their Stella Says Sketch Challenge was this:

Isn’t it cute?! When I saw that stripe pattern, the Dashing Along DSP popped right into my head and I knew I had to make a Christmas card! Yes, I did say Christmas card and I know that the holiday is over, but like I have said before…I am making them all year long so that I don’t have the crush and cram come Nov/Dec. I plan on having my whole Christmas card stash made before the end of October so that I can play with the new Holiday stuff without the stress of needing to make my own cards for sending! Keep coming back to see how I do! I’ll see about figuring out how to keep a count of them on the blog sidewall, if I can…stay tuned!

Here is my card for this challenge! Funny how I have had that Santa Stache stamp set for about 5 years and this past season is when I finally get around to using it and now I can’t stop! LoL

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Didn’t this turn out so cute?! I love it! It could easily be a way to use up smaller pieces of patterned papers and be done on a note card too! Hmmm…I’ll need to keep that in mind!

Supplies I used are:

Psst, I haven’t looked because I have them…but retired stuff might be found on ebay or fb yard sale site…it’s worth a look if you really want to find them. I’m keeping mine since I fell in love with it so much this past season.

Time for bed…haven’t kicked this cold completely, so rest is still needed! Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

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A Fairy Celebration

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I’m having a lovely time subbing in that 2nd grade classroom, even with this cold. They are so sweet and behaving so wonderfully! It makes it so much easier!

In the interest of time, so that I can go crawl into bed and get a good night’s sleep to face another day of 2nd graders, I will make this fairly brief. If you have any questions about what or how I did something, please feel free to leave a comment below!

I started with a sketch from Sketch Saturday that looked like this:

Then it turned into this:

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I actually used a new technique that I hadn’t done on a card before…I used black embossing powder to outline my stamped image and then colored it using Stampin’ Blends. I am not very good at coloring with them, but I keep giving it a whirl. I’m liking how this card turned out!

Here is my supply list:

Lastly, some Wink of Stella on her pretty wings to make them shimmer as a fairy’s wings should. Not easy to photograph, but I think you can see it well enough in this picture.

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Inside I kept it simple, yet magical…

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I like the idea of using the black embossing powder to help me color with the Stampin’ Blends. It looks cool, too! So, what do you think?

Time for me to sleep and heal, heal, heal! This cold needs to go away as I have plenty of ideas of what I would rather be doing! 😉

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

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Tricky card = Cool Card!

Howdy!

Yep, that is what I usually use in person vs. the “Hello, Hello” I have been using…so I’m going to use it here! It’s me…from AZ! (that’s where I grew up)

I started this tricky card with this sketch from CAS(E)this Sketch:

Then I looked over at Fab Friday and saw this awesome color challenge:

When I saw that cool sketch I thought strips of paper would be neat! Then, on the Fab Friday page I saw that Brian King had pieced paper strips in a circle with some of the colors and I thought a paper piecing strip would be good and easy. Not! The paper piecing was easy enough, it was figuring out how to get the strips onto the card without messing it all up that was tough. 🙂

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Thank goodness for the Sizzix adhesive multipurpose sheets! Although, once I got the strips on there…how to transfer them became an issue. So, very carefully, I peeled off the backing and prayed they all stayed together while I flipped them over and put them on the card front. They did, shew!

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And, viola! My card…

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I used the Tranquil Tide ink for the “You are” and Highland Heather for “amazing” sentiment parts. They came from the Amazing Life stamp set. (and, no, I did not realize I used the same sentiment as Brian did until I was doing all the links…great minds and all that 🙂 ) The card front is backed on to Highland Heather cardstock. Since purple and green is my favorite color combination right now, I wanted to use it the most. Pear Pizzazz is the card front. Then Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, and Lemon Lime Twist fill in the other colors.

Here is the inside of the card:

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Keeping it simple! The sentiment and flower also came from the Amazing Life stamp set. What do you think? Got any tips to make it easier? I’m all ears!

And so, after subbing all day and almost losing my voice because of this cold, it is time to hit the hay for this girl! G’nite!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

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