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 

SU! Sealed with Love

Hello! TGIF!!! (almost)

Wowza! What a crazy week this has been for me! I haven’t worked out once no matter what great intentions I had! I am short on sleep, water intake, and my house is a bit of a disaster! BUT, I have blogged this week! Crazy, crazy!

This is the last of the newest cards from this past weekend that I made. I trust I will be able to get some more done this weekend before my In-Laws come for a visit next Tuesday. Our son is in a 6th grade Musical called “Grunch” next week and they are driving from Canada to see it! Should be a fun time! Will be getting house in order, planning meals, and make cards or scrap pages this weekend!

So, on to the card!

This one started as a sketch challenge for another new blog that I found. It’s called Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. Cool name, right?! Anyway, here is the sketch…

And her is my card…

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I used the Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack that I have been working with lately! Still have not braved the super-duper crazy patterns, but I will.

The card base is Very Vanilla and I adhered the Playful Palette paper over the complete front of the cardstock and then edged it with the Emerald Envy dauber. I used a strip of Sweet Sugarplum across the bottom part of the card and stamped it with a line of hearts from the Sealed with Love stamp set out of the current Occasions catalog. The Hello Love and the decorative swirl above it are also from that stamp set and stamped in the Sweet Sugarplum as well. Then it is backed with the Emerald Envy cardstock. The tag is from a Paper Pumpkin kit and was a left over. The Emerald Envy swirl is an innard of one of the swirls from cards shown here from the Swirly Scribbles Framelit set.

This was a fast card to put together and I really like how it turned out. Like I have said before, this paper stack is really a challenge for me and I am glad that I am using it to show others that it really does make some pretty cards! Oh, and I did give this card to my 2 special Loves of my Life! Hubby and son!

Enjoy your weekend! I trust you have fun things planned with family and friends besides crafting!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card is entered into:

Materials used to make this card:

Sealed with Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $21.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Price: $9.00
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00

Spread the Love SU!

Happy ‘Day after Valentine’s day!’

Do you have a chocolate or sugar hangover today? Not me! I was good! Kept it out of the house, other than what my son brought home from school!

Here’s another Valentine’s Day card I made. This one was for my sister and her family. And another entry for the Pink and Pearls challenge that I missed as well as the Sketch Saturday challenge. Darn it! I gotta get better at getting on the computer after I make these things for challenges!!

Here’s the sketch.

I used the Playful Palette Designer Paper Stack that I have been challenging myself to work my way through. It’s some serious patterns and patterns have always been a struggle for me, mostly for card making, but sometimes even with scrapbooking. I am getting better at it, but this paper stack has really been a challenge for me.

Overall, I like how it turned out! It was my first time using the Jars of Love stamp set. I need to do a lot more playing with that stamp set! I am thinking of taking a stamp set  each week and making as many card variations as I can with it. But, that is for another blog post.

I snuck some Rich Razzleberry into this color combo, even though it is not in the paper stack colors. I felt like it needed a dark color and I did not want to use black. The other colors are Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Gray, and Very Vanilla.

I did do the distressing on the different papers to ground them or frame them. Not sure what you would call it really. When I use light colored paper I like to edge it in a darker color to show off the edge…then it seems to keep it from just floating into the other papers. Does that make sense?

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I added the pearls in a triangle style just because that is what it seemed to need. I also “stamped off” some of the hearts to give it all more colors and shades. The hearts floating out of the jar was a bit of a challenge. I should have done some masking, I think. Like I said earlier…I need to play more with this stamp set…

Enjoy your day and Happy Stampin’!

Blessings, June

Materials used to make this card:

Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $27.00
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $10.00
Playful Palette 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Pearl Basic Jewels
Price: $5.00
Sponge Daubers
Price: $5.00
Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00

Happy Birthday to my Hubby! SU!

Hello Everybody!

My hubby’s birthday was on Sunday the 12th and I made this card for him! As you saw at Christmas time, he has a lovely mustache…so I really couldn’t pass up on using my friend’s mustache embossing folder! Especially when I needed a pattern paper for this sketch challenge! It’s not a Stampin’ Up one, it’s from Darice, just too dang cute to pass up, though!

Here is the sketch for the challenge that I started with to make this card. It comes from a new challenge blog that I discovered…well, new to me, anyway, called Catch The Bug Challenge Blog.

I chose Dapper Denim as my card base, used the line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Dapper Denim ink for the back ground since my “patterned” paper was not overpowering. I used Whisper White to emboss the mustaches on and then used my Black dauber to color the mustaches. Tempting Turquoise is my base for both Whisper White pieces. Instead of ribbon, I chose the Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine and wrapped it around the mustache cardstock instead of the whole card. I also tore the edges versus using a scalloped edge. It seemed more masculine to me. Don’t you agree?

I punched the balloons in Cherry Cobbler and Tempting Turquoise and added the little white marks to help make the balloons look 3D. That was my friend’s idea and she was right! What a huge difference it made! I will have to remember that in the future!!

I edged the white cardstock with my Cherry Cobbler dauber and then hand drew the border in! I really like that border method! I have started using it more! It just finished off that piece perfectly, I think! I also hand drew the strings from the balloons. I need to work on that skill to make them more swirly or curly, I think. Although, it kinda looks like the wind is blowing the balloons to the left, so then the strings would not be so curled. The lines in the background kinda make me think of wind. Hmm…

The sentiment is from another Paper Pumpkin kit called Everything. It was a special, extra stamp set last year in the anniversary box. I find I use stamps from that little set quite often.

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That’s about it for this card. He liked it and it suits him, so that is all that matters, right?!

Enjoy your day! Happy stampin’!

Blessings, June

Challenges this card is entered into:

 

 

Materials used for this card:

Stampin' Trimmer
Price: $30.00
Balloon Bouquet Punch
Price: $18.00

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