Catch the Bug Photo Inspiration

Howdy!

Doing something a little different today…I am using a digi stamp from Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! It’s a darling stamp and I was in the mood for a change of pace. I’m not much of a colorer, so it was time to challenge myself.

The challenge is from a photo…I used some of the colors, something flying, and flowers! Here’s the photo…

I had gotten a digi stamp from them quite awhile ago, and it made me think of summer, since that is when we can plant flowers up here in Montana. Heck, with all the rain and cool weather, I have not even done a potting of flowers yet!

Here’s the cool digi stamp

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Isn’t it so fun? I printed it on Whisper White cardstock and used my Stampin’ Blends and some Stampin’ Write Markers to color it. I happened to have all the perfect colors out of the few that I own! This was meant to be! I really like how the coloring turned out! What do you think?

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That is all I have for you tonight! Stay tuned…tomorrow is another fun hop! See you there!

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! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)

  • Cardstock:
    • Calypso Coral – card base
    • Rich Razzleberry – layer under the image
    • Whisper White – for focal image 
  • Stampin’ Blends
    • Rich Razzleberry, light and dark
    • Old Olive, light and dark
    • Cherry Cobbler, dark
    • Calypso Coral, light and dark 
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
    • Pool Party
    • Blushing Bride
    • Tempting Turquoise (retired)
  • Stitched Rectangles dies (these are truly a must have! I use them all the time!)
  • Leaf Ribbon
  • Stamp set is from Paper Pumpkin Aug. 2018 Blissful Blooms (You can only get past kits if you are a current member. See below to subscribe now!)
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ICS – It’s a Spring Thing!!

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Howdy!

It’s the 1st Wednesday of the month so it’s time for the Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop! I love hopping with these lovely ladies!

This blog hop is all about Spring! It’s here according to the calendar…just not according to our actual weather, although the snow is melting.

Since I have 3 Mother-in-Laws (Mom, Step-mom, Father-in-Law’s partner) and 1 mother of my own, I have Mother’s Day on the brain already. So, here is a card I made for one of the Mother-in-Laws…won’t say which one in case they see this. 😉

It started off as a sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and a Color Throwdown combination 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and turned into this:

I like how it turned out! Soft and pretty, just like the lovely lady who will get this card! I even used some Wink of Stella on the embossed flowers. You can kind of see the sparkle in this photo. Subtle, but effective.

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Materials used on this card are:

 

Now you can hop along to Tricia Butts blog and see what she created for her Spring Thing! Enjoy the hopping!

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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

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
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If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

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Sketch + Colors = Mom?

Howdy!

Was on a good creative roll this weekend and wanted to get the cards blogged before the challenges run out…seems to happen a bit to me lately!

So, here is the color combo from Fab Friday and the sketch from Sketch Saturday. They were some great inspiration for this card!

 

 

And here is my creation using these 2 wonderful inspirations!
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I used Wink of Stella on the wreath and the bow to give it a little more pizzazz…who doesn’t love a little sparkle, right? Here is a closer look…
Over all, I love the bright springy colors on this card! I am sure my Mother-in-Law will too!
Materials used were:
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

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Poppin’ Birthday

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Howdy!

Well, it’s Spring Break for us here in Whitefish, Montana and I am loving not having to go to school! Haven’t gotten to sleep in, yet the days are more relaxing and it makes me so very ready for summer vacation! Bring it on! Ready to craft my heart out!

Today is our monthly blog hop for Paper Pumpkin Possibilities! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this 1 stop box of fun 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 March Paper Pumpkin kit: Poppin’ Birthday.

Here are the cards that the instructions were for:

I normally make each of the instructed cards and then make alternates. Today I just dove right in, so this is a photo from Paper Pumpkin of what the cards look like. I will make one of each…later. So many ideas running through my head and all over the internet!

The card I made for today actually came to me in a dream last night! Yes, crazy, right?!? I was thinking about what I would make today and I fell asleep and when I woke up I remembered making a card in my dream…so I made it for real!

Here is it!

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It’s a tad dark because I had to lay it back a little so that the sequins wouldn’t all fall to the bottom. Yep, it’s a shaker card! Learned a few things…first, make sure you put the plastic sheet on the back of your cake BEFORE you put down the double sided foam tape! 🙂 Yeah, I didn’t…ugh! That wasn’t fun to pull back up. 

My goal is to always make Paper Pumpkin Alternates using as much from the kit as I can. I don’t want you to need to buy extra product if you are not in a financial position for it. Been there, done that. The only materials or items I used that were not in the kit this month were:

Oh, before I sign off and have you hop on over to Anastasia’s project, here is the inside of the card…just as dressy and fun! Picture a tad dark…something is up with my phone or my lighting today. I’ll figure it out before the next post!

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Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. Oh, and do you like FREE products? If you buy 3 months or more of Paper Pumpkin Prepaid, you get Sale-A-Bration items for FREE! Find out more HERE

 

Now you can go see what Anastasia Radloff has for you! I am sure it will be amazing! Enjoy the rest of the hop by clicking through all the Next buttons on each blog post!

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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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Happy Tails are Meant to Be!

Howdy!

How are you all today?! I am on my first day of Spring Break and happy for it! What better way to start it than telling you about this cute card I came up with to enter into the Sketch Saturday Challenge? I have fun with sketches and this one turned out cute!

Here is the sketch:

I figured I would change it up a bit and instead of going with circles, I went with a heart and puppy dog! Here is mine:

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And, since I am into different ways of folding cards lately…I went with a new fun one that I learned…it’s a double door kind of fold. First card I made I had the heart straight up, half on one side, half on the other. Then at my card class this week, Crystal said she was going wonky and I really liked that idea…so I went with a wonky heart too! I like this one better!

Materials used for this card are:

Here are 2 pictures of how it looks when you open it:

I left the inside blank so that I can write whatever to the person who gets the card. I may choose to put Very Vanilla cardstock inside to make writing easier because the inside is textured as well. Oh…when you use the paw and bone to stamp all over the front…stamp before you emboss…it’s easier! Just saying because I forgot to do it that way. 😉

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

Challenges this card has been entered into:

 

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!
Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
holiday stampsholiday stamps
get well soon stampsget well soon stamps

 

If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. Oh, and do you like FREE products? If you buy 3 months of Paper Pumpkin Prepaid, you get a Sale-A-Bration item! Find out more HERE

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A Fairy Celebration

Howdy!

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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An Animal Outing Double Challenge

Hello, Hello!

I recently got this great stamp set during the Online Extravaganza called Animal Outing. It is so adorable and also comes with the Animal Friends Thinlit dies as a bundle…yep, gotta love Bundles! (click on the picture if you gotta have it, too!)

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I have been wanting to make a card using this set and just wasn’t getting a color combo idea in my head, so off to The Color Throwdown Challenge site, I went! And they had this great color combo that I probably wouldn’t have thought of myself!

For my colors I used So Saffron, Old Olive, and Basic Black, plus I needed Smokey Slate (you’ll see why).

Then, I figured I needed a sketch to really help my creative juices roll, so I went to CAS(E) this Sketch, another favorite challenge blog of mine, and found this lovely sketch:

And then the creative juices started pouring out of my head and I came up with this card that I think is so stinking cute!!

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I ended up turning it on it’s side and then it just came together and I love it! What do you think? Isn’t that rhino a cutie?

For the card base and branches I used Old Olive cardstock. I used Versamark for the background inking of the branches. So Saffron cardstock for the sentiment portion and the bird on the rhino’s horn. Then I used Basic Black cardstock for the Stitched Cirlce Framelit, another regularly used and favorite framelit set! Plus, I used Tuxedo Black ink for the distressing around the card base, smudging of the sentiment piece, and for the sentiment itself. Then I added Smokey Slate cardstock for the rhino cutout and Basic Gray ink for the rhino image.

Well? Let me know what you think of this card! I haven’t done a sentiment on the inside yet because I am thinking of making it a Valentine’s card…the sentiment makes me think of that…we’ll see! Oh, and speaking of which…this stamp set will coordinate with the upcoming Paper Pumpkin kit for January…so subscribe now and don’t miss out! More info below so check it out!!

That’s it 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

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