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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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 

Bloomin’ Hearts SU!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s been a crazy one for me! Subbed 3rd grade and did their party before PE, then during PE, I ran over to my own son’s class (I’m Room Mom) and ran the Saran Wrap Ball game for the 6th graders before going to get my class from PE to go home. Crazy, chaotic day that worked out all around! And, overall, a fun day!

So, I had made this card to send to my folks for Valentine’s Day. Not sure if they got it in time, have not heard from them yet.

Anyway, I used the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits and really love the Blackberry Bliss and Pink Piruette together. I know, Blackberry Bliss is retired, but it is one of my favorite colors, so I still use it at times. I also used the Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets for the background. I love those 2 sets, especially together!

With this thinlit, you have to use the new Big Shot Die Brush! It really helps get all those little pieces out of the cutout! What an awesome invention that brush is! If you don’t use it, you may find yourself spending lots of time knocking out all the little bits of paper! Truly, it is worth the money!

This card was originally made for a challenge called Pink and Pearls, but I didn’t get it blogged in time for the deadline. Bummer! Just had too much going on with all the sub days I have been getting, which I am not complaining about, they just keep me from the computer. Back to the card…I kinda like how I placed the pearls in this unusual manner! Usually I use the pearls on the flowers and wanted a different look…I got it!

The sentiment was from a Paper Pumpkin kit called Bold Botanicals. I am finding I really like having the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets in my stash! I end up using them more than I thought I would. They have lots of sentiments that are general use and the fonts vary! Plus, they are often small enough for what I need. Weird, I know!

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So, what do you think? I really have no criticism for myself on this one…maybe could have distressed the edges, since I usually like to for grounding/framing purposes, yet overall, I am pleased with the card! Any suggestions are always welcomed!

Off to finish making dinner! Until next time! Happy Stampin’!

Blessings, June

Materials used to make this card.

(I am so excited that I figured out how to show you the pictures of what I used and if you click on the blue, you will go right to the website to see more info and be able to order it! Now to figure out how to do the little squares like I have seen on other blogs! But, hey, 1 improvement at a time! I did tell you I was not super tech savvy! I’m a work in progress! Enjoy!)

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies
Price: $25.00
Timeless Textures Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Pearl Basic Jewels
Price: $5.00
Bold Botanicals Kit
Price: $17.00
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00
Big Shot
Price: $110.00
Big Shot Die Brush
Price: $11.00

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

SU! Thank you variation…

Good Afternoon!

Finally had a day at home alone! Feeling fully recovered and truly in the mood to craft! Plus, I need Birthday Cards! Almost out! Yikes! That is not a good thing! Going to order some of the Sale-A-Bration birthday themed items today! WooHoo! There is some seriously cool stuff in the Occasions catalog for Birthdays! You can check it out Here.

But, before I do that, I wanted to show you a Thank You card that I did a tad differently than the last one in this style. I think I may like this one better! One of my favorite techniques is to do the “stamping off”, where you ink the stamp one time and then stamp it 2 or 3 times. In this case, I stamped it 2 times, with 2 different colors. I used the new In Colors from Stampin’ Up!- Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum. The swish is from the stamp set Work of Art. Card base is the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 5 1/2 to fold top down style. I used the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper stack for the worded paper behind my sentiment. I also ran the sentiment through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling embossing folder. I just like how it came together! What do you think?

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Now I am off to make Birthday cards with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits that I got from the Year-End closeout and haven’t gotten to use yet! I am so excited! I’ll post them as soon as I get them made!!

Materials used to make this card can be found Here, they include:

  • Work of Art clear stamp set
  • Dapper Denim and Sugarplum Ink pads
  • 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper
  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock
  • Big Shot
  • Softly Falling embossing folder

Enjoy your Tuesday!

Blessings, June