Geared Up for another double challenge

Hello, Hello!

I was rolling last night in the craft room! I made 5 cards in a few hours! Many of them matched up to a challenge or 2 and the Blog Hop you just saw. I have all day free today, so I want to get them all blogged and head back to the craft room for some more! Lots of challenges out there that get my creative juices flowing! Gotta get my mind in my happy place before a kinda yucky dentist appointment that I will be at while you are reading this. 😦

I like adding sketch challenges and color challenges together! The spark they create is so fun to feel and flow with!

First is the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog

Then I found a sketch from Try Stampin’ – Or Not – On Tuesday.

This is not a color combo I usually use, so it was a nice challenge for me to see what I could come up with! The sketch helped! I got my Occasions Catalog order last week and it had this wonderful stamp set and framelits in it…so perfect for a masculine birthday card…Geared Up Garage and Garage Gears thinlits Bundle

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With my husband and many of his friends being such gear heads, I knew I had to have this set! He even says it looks like a cool set! As much as he would like to fish, we never get out there and do it, so there was no reason to buy that set. But, he is always fiddling with his truck, the snowmobiles, or any other machine he owns, so this one made much more sense! Do you have a “gear head” or “wrenching” male in your life? If you do, you NEED this set like me!

Here is my card…

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For the brown in the color challenge, I used this wood grain paper from the Wood Textures DSP…it is so perfect for the masculine cards we all need to make! I used Whisper White cardstock for the base of the card and for stamping the classic car on. I stamped the car with Tuxedo Black ink and used the thinlit to cut it out on the Big Shot. I also used the black in to stamp the sentiment. Wasn’t sure if it would show up enough, but it seemed to…thankfully! I added the black Shimmer Ribbon behind the card instead of cutting a strip of paper. A smidge of bling won’t bother a real man. 😉

That’s it for today! Time to head back to the craftroom and make more things to share with you! 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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ICS Blog Hop – SU! Sale-A-Bration Time

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Hello, Hello!
Happy New Year to you All!! Here’s wishing you much love, joy, peace, prosperity, health, and happiness…plus a good dose of adventure in 2019!
Today is another ICS Blog Hop and since Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow, the timing is perfect! Take a look at all the goodies these talented ladies share on this hop and then have fun choosing what you have to have in your craft room!
For this hop I chose the Amazing Life stamp set. I am all about positivity in my life and this one is another good one and very versatile!

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I also used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits that are cool because they show the stitching on both sides of the cut. Brilliant! I bought the stamp set and framelits as a bundle (aren’t bundles the best?) and got the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack for FREE! Gotta love FREE! Favorite 4 letter word in our language!

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Had this card idea in my head and it came out pretty close…however I did it both ways color-wise, because I couldn’t decide which way I liked better and neither could the Hubster! 🙂 Tell me what you think!
I used Early Espresso, Grapefruit Grove, and Balmy Blue cardstock and Balmy Blue ink for the sentiment. I also ended up stamping the sentiment 2x because once was not dark enough. That is where photopolymer stamps are a blessing, for sure!!


I also stamped in the corners in the same color as the cardstock.

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!

You can click on the next button to see what Joni Metras has created with her Sale-A-Bration items! Enjoy!

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Blessings, June

 

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#GDP170 – Sketch Challenge

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Christmas Day ended up being a play day for us here in our little family. The guys played on the computer and I found this challenge to work on! Happy Day!

I have decided to pick a few challenges to do each week/month and stick with them on a regular basis. Since Global Design Project is all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I figure it’s a good one for me to find inspiration with our products and learn a thing or two from some very talented folks!

Here is this week’s challenge sketch…actually, due to the holidays, it’s 2 weeks. I’m a jump ahead! WooHoo!

And here is my take on the card using my current favorite color combination in all areas of my life right now…purple and green…Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green in Stampin’ Up! color names.

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I had ordered a stamp set called Amazing Life from the 2019 Occasions catalog and thought I would use it along with the lovely Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. January 3rd will be here soon! 

My base is Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green cut with the new Stitched Rectangles. I use the Stitched Squares and Circles a lot and knew that I would have to have the rectangles in my collection! Plus, it was a Bundle, and who doesn’t like bundles?! They work a little differently because they show a stitching on both sides of the cut. I will have to practice more with them as I had to run them through a few times to get it cut all the way through. I am sure it was user error! Feel free to leave me a tip below if you have one! 

I used my Big Shot to cut not only the stitched Rectangles, but also the ‘Amazing’ from the Celebrate You thinlits. I did it in Basic Black and Granny Apple Green to help it stand out a bit more. I used Gorgeous Grape for the cake and Granny Apple Green for the corner designs. Tuxedo Black was used for the side sentiment on the Granny Apple Green cardstock. I like making the pieces a little wonky…kinda like me! 😉

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You can see the layers. I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the words to each other and to the ribbon. Then I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere it all to the card.

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Inside I put another sentiment and added some embellishment. Not sure who started the trend of putting the embellishment in the corner and the sentiment on the bottom, but I saw it on a You Tube video from Connie Stewart and thought it looked neat. What are you thoughts on it? We’ll see when I send this card how I like it. It’ll be weird to write above versus below. 🙂

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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Masculine SU! Birthday card

Hello! Happy Saturday night!

I trust your summer is going great! Ours is about to wind down! We have one more trip, a camping trip, that we are throwing in at the end of the summer. Not ideal, but with all the smoke from the fires, the friends that were going to come visit asked us to meet them in Yellowstone instead…so off we go next weekend. Getting home 2 days before school starts is going to be interesting! This next week will be chocked full of prep for school and trip! WooHoo!

In the meantime…I am alone! Ahh, that is a wonderful thing and hasn’t happened as often as I thought it would this summer. Having to “fight” for the computer with my son (yes, I am the parent) has been an ongoing thing this summer. It hasn’t really been a fight as much as him asking if he can play Fortnite (groan!) on the desktop when I was going to do some blogging…I gave in sometimes, not always and yet when I was on the computer I got distracted by catching up on my facebook page and posting and reading other’s and emails and then I didn’t get to blog. TODAY, I am blogging! And then getting back to creating because I have 8 hours to myself! WooHoo! I am 3 hours into it and have gotten all caught up with emails and fb (https://www.facebook.com/JunebugCreations29/) posts and still have 5 hours, or more of my time for blogging and crafting! YAY! Let’s see how much I can get done!

This is a post that should have been done last month and kept getting put off. It was a challenge and I forgot about the deadline and didn’t get it entered. I still want to share it though, because I really like how the card turned out!

It was for the CAS(E) this Sketch  challenge blog, which stands for ‘Clean And Simple,’ which is refreshing to do when so many others pile tons of stuff on their cards. How do they send them like that? Sometimes I just need to go simple again and hit my refresh button.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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I used the Wood Textures 6×6 DSP for a balloon and for the word Birthday. The Birthday was from the Happy Birthday Thinlits and I just cut the happy off and used a happy from one of my Paper Pumpkin (PP) kits. I was going to use the letters from the Make a Difference stamp set, but they didn’t have a double p. They have double b, e, f, g, l, s, t, but no p. So, I dug in my stamp case of PP sets. It made me think that maybe I needed to invest in the Labeler Alphabet or maybe the Pick A Pennant (which has 2 P’s) stamp sets. Then I wouldn’t have to go to PP sets. Although, then I get more usage from my PP sets and that is not such a bad thing, right?! I just needed something small and the majority of my alphabet stamp sets are all large, even the retired stuff, because I bought them with scrapbooking in mind.

The card base is Very Vanilla and is cut at 8.5 x 5.5 inches and scored at 4.25 inches. A standard A2 card. The Crumb Cake is used for the background and is cut at 4 x 5.25 inches and distressed with Soft Suede ink. I used a dauber to do that part. I love doing the distressing on some of these cards. Especially with lighter colors. It just gives it a finished framed look in my opinion. What do you think of distressing? Do you use it much?

The other 2 balloons are in Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler – 2 of the best colors Stampin’ Up! has…also my opinion! 🙂 Oh, and the balloons were made with the Balloon Bouquet punch! Another brilliant punch because cutting out balloons is not easy!

I adhered the balloons first and then drew the “strings” with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. They write so beautifully and smooth! Been using them in my Dad’s Life Album (more on that later),

So, there you have it! A masculine card that was quick and simple in the making…not in the blogging. haha…

Feel free to CASE it (Copy And Share Everything) if you want!

Until the next post…Happy Crafting!

Blessings, June

Tear up that SU! paper!

Hello!

Tearing. Do you like to tear paper? I do for certain looks. I did my whole honeymoon section of my album with torn edges! By the end of the scrapbook retreat my fingers were so very sore!!

These are just 2 partial samples. I had color blocked my whole wedding album section so I figured I should color block my honeymoon section as well. Um, yeah…since we went on a cruise, the tearing of the edges would work great because water is never a completely flat surface. Imagine doing 23 pages of tearing EVERYTHING!! Oh, my! Yes, sore fingers for a few days after that 3 day retreat! Yikes!

This post, however, is not about my wedding/honeymoon album…that’s just the only time I have used tearing in such an extreme case. This post is to showcase a card I did for another challenge…a Tic-Tac Toe challenge with tearing. I haven’t done many of those, but I was inspired for this one. And, I am thinking I may do more, tearing that is! And see? They have sea/ocean on the same line as tearing…

This is the Tic-Tac-Toe board for Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. I used the far right column…tearing, blue, and die cut. This challenge is until July 29th, if you want to give it a go for yourself!

I also used a sketch challenge for this card from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog – Sketchy Stella…this one took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do…and it is also still running if you want to go check it out, deadline is August 1st.

So, here is my card. This DSP is called Garden Impressions and I used 3 different ones. This is one of the DSP sale packs that I told you about in my last post. Buy 3 Get 1 FREE. It is 6×6 paper, also double sided and you get 4 of each design. I used Pacific Point card stock as my base, Melon Mambo as one of the torn pieces, Daffodil Delight for the sentiment and the flame of my candle. I backed up my candle stick with Whisper White card stock to help it stand out a bit. I tore the flame out of the Daffodil Delight because flames just can’t have a straight edge, right?! The balloons were done using the small balloon on the double balloon punch. To make the oval I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits…one of my favorite sets! Lastly, I used a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. That set is so versatile and I have made so many cards with that set and I still haven’t used all the stamps that come in it!!

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And there you have it! Lovely paper, a fun technique, and a fun birthday card…all in one! I would love to see what you do with the Garden Impressions paper! Or even tearing! Feel free to share in the comments, or you can find me on facebook as Junebug Creations and post your creations there! I love seeing what others do!

Blessings to you! Happy crafting!

June

 

Challenges that this card is entered into:

Try Stampin’  On Tuesdays – Tic-Tac-Tuesday #4

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog – Stella Says Sketch Challenge #612

Let’s Craft and Create – Challenge #139 ANYTHING GOES

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog – Challenge #280 July 2018

 

Materials used for this card:

Garden Impressions 6 x 6 (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00
Balloon Bouquet Punch
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Big Shot
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Magnetic Platform
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Standard Cutting Pads
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Bloghop 13 – SU! Colour Challenge

Hello! TGIF!

I have been working on my second Blog hop, ever. It’s a very fun thing to do! This one is from a facebook group I found called Global Stamping Friends. People from all over the world participate and I am honored to be one of them for this Colour Challenge! (Love the English spelling of Colour, so fun!)

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So, let me tell you the details…

Here are the colors I needed to use. And they are perfect for the card I needed to make for my brother’s birthday coming up in September! A nice masculine assortment, if you want it to be. I did!

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So, I have my colors, now what? Well, since it is his 50th, I have to use the Large Number Framelits and Number of Years stamp set…just in case he doesn’t know how old he is turning, right?!? Hahaha!

And, since it is birthday, I have to pull out my new favorite stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous! I love the balloon stamps in this set! I also pulled out some Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the balloon strings.

I used the Smokey Slate as my card base, and ran it through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling embossing folder! It really needed more back ground texture and that is a favorite of mine as well. I put it in sideways, so it isn’t really falling. Yes, I have a lot of favorites when it comes to Stampin’ Up! stuff! Can you tell?

I used Pool Party, not a favorite for a change. I am not a big user of Subtle colors, yet I like how it added some pop to this card. The Layering Ovals Framelits came in handy for the the background for the numbers. Night of Navy is a popular color for me to use and helps to show off the Pool Party.

I kept this card simple and to the point! My brother is not really into fancy crazy stuff unless it is food. He is a food photographer, and loves to eat and cook! If you are interested you can find his work at Shoot What You Eat. You’ll need a cloth to clean up your drool from seeing all the yumminess! LOL!

Anyway, back to his card, I got sidetracked and I am not even hungry!

I love the Balloon Bouquet punch and Large numbers framelits for birthdays from Stampin' Up!

I am pleased with how this turned out. I am also very excited to be part of this blog! Thank you to the Global Stamping Friends for including me in this blog hop! I look forward to more in the future!

Thank you for “hopping” by! Enjoy your journey!

Blessings, June

Next, you will get to see the lovely work of Jan Musselman.

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Blog Roll Call

  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5.  Sharleen Luciano
  6. . Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. . June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. . Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. . Karie Beglau
  13. . Lisa Ann Bernard
  14. Marieke Bart
  15. Christina Walker
  16. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  17. Sarah McDermott
  18. Amanda Bates
  19. Jenn Curtis Charles

 

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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