Paper Pumpkin by SU!

Oh, my! You all know that I am a big fan of Paper Pumpkin! And now they have an amazing sale…just in time for Pumpkin Fever! Sweet…and Spicy! LOL Check it out! Click on the picture and it will take you right to the subscriptions site! Get ready for some serious crafting fun! Remember to use the Promo Code: HalfOff0917

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Remember, it is all done for you! All you have to do is follow the instructions! You can find my fb Live about what is in the kits Here It was my first live, but I think it came out pretty good!

Happy Stamping and crafting! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Blessings, June

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Bookmark for a friend!

Howdy!

I am on a roll! It’s a little past due, so it feels very good!

I had a very fun and cool thing happen this summer. A first, for sure! Let me tell you a bit about it…

About 4 years ago I started playing Words With Friends on my phone. I ended up playing a person called “Plantnerd.” We played for a few months and one day she complimented me on a word in the texting section. A conversation ensued, regularly. It was fun. We shared hobbies, food recipes, family life, and more. It has been a friendship building up to a wonderful visit and meeting in person this summer! Her and her husband did some traveling and planned to see Glacier Park (my neighbor) during their travels. They stopped by my house while my whole family was here and we all enjoyed a BBQ dinner together. It was crazy and fun and exciting all rolled into one! She and I were both tickled about meeting each other even though we both heard from our family and friends that we were crazy and may be have been playing with a loony person. Well, neither of us are loony in the bad way that folks meant and it turned out so wonderful!! It was even her birthday that day! Truly crazy! I should have run downstairs and got her a card, but she said she doesn’t like to make a big deal of it, so I didn’t!

Recently, she posted on fb that she started going to the library and reading real books again…not just ebooks. She also said that she didn’t have any book marks! What!?! How is that possible? I am an avid Book reader and have tons of bookmarks! So…I made her one!

The Sprinkles of Life stamp set is so versatile! I just love it!

It also turns out that this was a color challenge for Color Throwdown #456

These colors were so fun together and they just screamed ice cream to me! I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and added flowers to her ice creams scoops…her name is “Plantnerd” after all, right?! (she’s a Horticulturist) The colors were this

 So I used Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Lemon-Lime Twist from Stampin’ Up! They make such a yummy trio!! And this time, the yellow didn’t give me any hiccups! I must be overcoming that yellow issue I had!

So, now I need to get this popped into the mail to “Plantnerd” so she can keep reading real books and not lose her place.

Happy crafting!

Blessings, June

Creative Juices are flowing SU!style

Good Afternoon!

Did you all get to see…or somehow see…the eclipse? We ended up going to brunch and the folks at Buffalo Cafe had the CNN on to watch it. Our son went outside and used his cell phone on selfie mode to take a look, but without the right filters, it just looked like the sun. Kinda cool how it got dim outside! I saw one when I was in elementary school through the pin hole technique.

Anyway, had some creative juices flowing this weekend, so I figured I would the cards posted today!

This card began as a sketch and then also became part of a color challenge! I really love it when I can make one card fit into more than one challenge…and it wasn’t an accident! This was on purpose.

Here is the sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #335 I debated on flipping it on it’s side or upside down…but in the end, it just seemed to work better this way.

So, for the actual card, I ended up using the Happy Birthday thinlit instead of a shape. Using this thinlit has become my favorite way to make birthday cards!! I have made many…although I think I still have a few to post about. You’ll see this often on my birthday cards! It is so versatile! Good things, since I have so many birthday cards to make! Lots’ of birthdays at this time of year! Are winters cold or something that folks need their snuggle time? **wink, wink**

Here is my card…

I just love this Happy Birthday thinlit! It is so versatile!!

The other Challenge that is responsible for inspiration of this card is the CAS (Clean and Simple) Colour & Sketches Challenge #236. When I saw the sketch, I needed a color combo and these colors looked very fun! Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral…not a color combo I would have put together on my own. I am not a huge yellow user. I struggle with it, so it is nice to have a challenge that makes me use a color I am not used to using! It becomes a real challenge!! Haha! Pun intended.

Anyway, obviously baby steps with the Crushed Curry…I used it for the sentiment and around the edges of the Whisper White card stock…it really needed a border! I did the Happy Birthday in the Bermuda Bay, which is one of my favorite colors. And, the base is in the Calypso Coral, another color that I don’t use much! Heck, I only have a few sheets of the paper from combo sets and the marker. I don’t even have the ink pad…yet. Again, orange is kinda like yellow, not a color I think to use often! Although, I have to admit that the Calypso Coral is a really nice orange and I am beginning to think I may need to get the ink and more paper! I am drawn to it more than the Crushed Curry.

I used the Falling Snow embossing folder to add some simple texture. This embossing folder is a favorite of mine as well! You’ll see it on many of my cards. It gives great texture without being over bearing! Oh, and I used the retired Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine up top. It was the only “ribbon” of sorts that I had in any of the colors. Needs to get used, right?

Overall, I like how this turned out, especially because it isn’t a color combo I would have thought of. That is the exact reason I tend to enjoy the color challenges! What do you think of the card?

I trust you enjoyed the card! If you like any of the supplies, you can hop over to my website to check them out or place your order HERE.

Psst…if you really must have some of the Bermuda Bay baker’s twine, shoot me a comment or email me at junebugcreations29@gmail.com and I will send you some. There is still plenty on the spool to share!

Happy a crafty sort of day!

Blessings, June

 

Other Challenges this card was suitable for:

Brown Sugar Challenge #264 – Anything Goes

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #342 – Anything Goes 

Sketch Challenge…so Fun!

Hello, again!

Are you in shock? Nothing for 4 months and now I am on a role! 2 in one day! WooHoo!

So, this is the other card I mentioned in my previous post…same sketch, but I needed to clean it up a bit since it was for the CAS (Clean and Simple) Sketch Challenge and I forgot to read the rules before I began my card! That will teach me!

As much at the white disturbed me originally, I kinda like it better after everything was all put together! I have gotten so used to covering up white spaces, especially in my scrapbooking that I forgot how clean and pretty it can look!

Here is the sketch…

Love the simplicity! Here is my card…

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I used the same colors as the other one…Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Powder Pink, and Perfect Plum (still too dark, but really works for this card!). I shoe the sentiment this time instead of saying Happy 50th. Inside it says Happy Birthday.

Anyway, clean and simple is not such a bad thing! I am sure my friend Jodie will like this card as much as I do!

Which one do you like better? I am leaning toward this one, myself.

On to more cards and challenges after some Costco shopping with the family!

Blessings, June

PS. You can follow me on Facebook to “Get to know Me” better and on Instagram for “Behind the Scenes.”

Challenges this card is entered in:

CAS Colour & Sketch Challenge – Sketch Challenge #235

 

 

Color Challenge – I used SU! colors

Good Afternoon!

WooHoo! I had a very productive weekend in the craft room!! It felt so very good to get back to my card making and playing! I have a bunch of 50th birthdays coming up for friends and family, so I figured I should start there. And, since I was starting up again, I figured I should go whole hog and jump into some challenges.

I found a new Challenge site called Color Throwdown…sounds so exciting! And the color combo was a fun one! White, Aqua, Light Pink, and Lavender…fun and refreshing! From my Stampin’ Up! colors I chose: Tempting Turquoise, Powder Pink, Whisper White, and Perfect Plum…they were the ones I thought got the closet to the color palette they showed.

I chose to do some water coloring because that seems to be the new thing! I also used a sketch from a different challenge, but I used too much background color for that challenge, so I made another similar card for that challenge and will post that after this one.

I think it turned out pretty good for a first time water-color back ground for me. I think I need  to do more of that and see if I can improve my skills…so watch out world! The perfect plum is not as bright as the sample palette, but it is as light as I could make it. Thought about using the Wisteria Wonder, but it seems darker…which is strange because it is in the Subtle category for  Stampin’ Up! Now I am thinking I should have water colored the Wisteria to see if it got lighter. Oh, well. Next time I will know better. I like this card and I am sure my friend Anna will too!

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So, there you have it! I am back in the groove and jumping in with both feet! You will see more of me more often that before! I am making a committment to this and myself to do this blogging regularly! I have so much I want to share with you! I took pictures of packing up all my crafting stuff and want to share how I packed it up for those of you who may be facing the same thing!

So, chat with you soon! Enjoy your day! Happy crafting!

Blessings,

June

PS. If you want to “Get to Know Me” better you can follow me on my Facebook page, Junebug Creations. And, if you want to see “Behind the Scenes” of my craft room, you can follow me on Instagram at Junebugcreations29.

 

Challenges this card is entered into:

The Color Throwdown – Challenge #455

Crafting By Design – August Anything Goes Challenge

 

Long time no see!

Hello, again!

WoW! I haven’t blogged since February! I can’t believe it! Shame on me! However, I have a really god excuse…I moved! I packed up my house and moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Whitefish, MT within 1 week! Yep, fast paced! We moved for my husband’s job with the Railroad. And we are so very happy we did!! It is so amazing here!

When we got her in March, this is what it looked like…

We were excited for the snow, even though we had no time to go play in it! We spent a month in a hotel before we found a place to rent. Our son started school after a week off for the move and got to go skiing for the first time with the 6th graders up on Big Mountain.

And, now our neighboring play area is Glacier National Park! Oh. My. Gosh! So gorgeous! So happy to have such a wonderful place to go hiking whenever we want and it’s only 30 minutes away!

So, now you are all caught up and may forgive me for not posting in 6 months! I am ready to get going again and jump in with a bang!!

If you would like to see some “Behind the Scenes” photos of how I get creative you can follow me on Instagram at junebugcreations29. Or, if you would like to “Get to Know Me” a little better you can follow me on Facebook at Junebug Creations.

See you soon! Happy crafting!

Blessings, June