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

 

PS. To find any and all of the supplies that I used, you can find it all Here on my Stampin’ Up! website.

 

 

 

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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 

Happy Birthday! SU! style

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I finally had a chance to play with my Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies! WooHoo!! I saw this card on Pinterest from Closet Stampin’ with Jayme Ziemer. I can’t seem to find the picture of the card because it was from way back in May of last year. Found it on the challenge site, just not on hers. I saw the card through a challenge group she participates in called Try Stampin’ On Tuesday  and thought it was a perfect jump-start for me to get a feel for this thinlet set! I have been pinning all kinds of cute cards for this set and really hadn’t jumped in yet. This was my first attempt.

I did end up altering colors a little bit and used a different sentiment as well. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE those framelits for sentiments!!! As I look back at these cards…I am being critical here…I see that lighter colors on the pink background paper were not the best way to go! I was attempting to conserve paper and sometimes that makes me do too many of one color/size and not enough of the other. I just really dislike wasting paper! I really need to challenge myself to use up all my dang scraps that I refuse to throw away! Haha!

Back to the cards…the sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin box and was part of the free Everything anniversary set last March. That’s a great one I should play with more, too!

Overall, I have some very nice Birthday Cards to send out and am happy for the inspiration to use that Swirly Scribbles set!

So, what do you think? Be honest! I can take it! I already was critical myself, so you can make suggestions as well!

Happy stampin’ and crafting! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

Blessings, June

PS. I will be checking out the challenges on Try Stampin’ On Tuesday! They look fun! Stayed tuned to see what they inspire!

Materials used for these cards can be purchased  HERE or

Out of the Box! SU!

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Crafting weekend for you, too?! I’m scrappin’ all day today at a Scrap4Less crop and we’ll see what happens on Sunday! Hubby will be home, so it might be a movie day!

Here is another sketch challenge that I did over the holidays! This is another sketch from Stuck?! Sketches…a great challenge site! I love working with sketches! Most of the folks who entered this challenge and even the design team used stars. I chose white birch trees as my large back drop! Shh, not an SU! framelit. I was at a crop and a friend of mine showed it to me and it was so perfect for this page, that I used it! That elk was in the trees and it all blends nicely together! I put the Bald Eagle in a circle using the 2″ circle punch from Stampin’ Up!and then backed him up with a couple layers of papers. The tab punch is a retired item from SU!, but one of my favorites, so I use it often. I even have the stamp set that goes with it, which I used to embellish the paper.

Again, working on an 8×8 page to do a 12×12 sketch was a bit of a challenge, yet…it came out pretty good! Don’t you think? I even have a few trees leftover to use in my own album. Sweet!

Alrighty, off to scrappin’ my day away! Then I will have more to post! Cool beans!

Enjoy your day!

Blessings, June

Game Time!

Happy Tuesday, Everybody!!

Here is another sketch challenge that I worked on this past weekend! It’s another page for my sister’s Yellowstone album. If I don’t keep doing these sketches and stretching my creativity, the rest of the album may not be as exciting! Hahaha! Just kidding! My own stuff isn’t so bad!

The sketches are very motivating and I have been rounding up sketches on Pinterest for the future when I just can’t think of anything! It’s always nice to have sketches to fall back on!!

So, I took this sketch and flipped it sideways for my 8×8 album because it matched the picture much better! I just realized that I did not use a whole lot of SU! products on this one…oops! I did use my black journaling pen from the Project Life section…BEST PEN EVER, by the way! And the polka dot paper is also from a retired DSP set. The red and green cardstock may also be from SU! since I grabbed it out of my scrap basket and it is full of mostly SU! papers. Other than that, I could not even tell you where the card stock came from. I have a pack of 8×8 card stock that I am using for this album that I bought…oh-so-long-ago! I keep it in a plastic box, so the paper label is gone. Oh, well!

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That ribbon flower was a bugger to make! At first I tried putting it on my poker. didn’t work. Then I just held the pieces together in the middle, got it on the poker (after about the 4th or 5th time of making the darn thing) and then took it off to put the brad in the hole. Nope! That didn’t work either because the brad legs kept bending! Finally, I got smart and used mini glue dots to hold the centers together and then cut off the brad “legs” and used a thicker glue dot to stick the brad flower onto the ribbon! That worked so much better! I wonder why it took me so long to figure it out!

The border along the blue edge is just my trusty black pen and some scribbles on short drawn lines. I really like the look of it! Added just the right touch, don’t you think?!

So, I had written the Game Time title and now realized I have bookoo alphabet stamps I could have used instead! Next time!

Off to more crating! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Blessings, June

PS. faces are coverd by request of family members.

 

Challenges this scrapbook page is entered into:

Sketch Saturday – Week #440 with The Paper Shelter

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch Saturday – Week #440

SU! S’mores!

Hello! Happy Monday!

Worked on some scrapbook pages for my sister’s Yellowstone gift album this weekend! Used sketches from some challenge sites. It was very fun and motivating!

Again, I covered faces with vellum because they don’t want their full faces online. Have to honor that. You can still see what I have done! I had not gotten my Outdoor/Camping papers out of storage yet, so I went with brighter colors from the Project Life travel set from SU! and some stamps from the Under the Stars retired set.

So, here is the sketch +3 that I used for this scrapbook page. I had to pick 1 item from each column at the bottom of the sketch to add to my sketch. I chose Glitz, Hashtag, and Indigo.

Here is my version of this sketch:

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I used some Wink of Stella on the fire, and the marshmallows. Although it doesn’t show very well on this picture, darn it. I Used an Indigo glitter marker to draw the border around the red cardstock and the white polka dot banner. And, I used the hashtag with my S’mores title. I really like the way it turned out! May have to do the same page in my own album!

Enjoy!

Blessings, June

 

PS. As I finished this page and was going to sleep, it occurred to me that I had seen another challenge earlier called 3 of a Kind…and there are 3 s’mores on this page…so I will enter it for that as well. Fancy that!

Challenges this scrapbook page is entered into:

Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog – November Sketch +3 Challenge

Crafty Gals Corner – Challenge #99 – 3 of a Kind