If you are looking for cute…look no further! Today I wanted to share two retiring stamp sets that just make me smile every time I ink them up. They are great to use for kids but all the adults in your life will love them too. Here I teamed this cute little hedgehog from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set with a little designer series paper and leaves that you can easily punch with our Leaf Punch. And with the colors (Tranquil Tide which is also retiring) I’m thinking maybe even a guy card.
This next adorable set that’s retiring is Postcard Pals. What do you think? Stinkin’ cute…right! Team member Tara Gibson gave these as roommate gifts at a Stampin’ Up! event. She decorated one of the Stampin’ Up! Pizza Boxes and then inside were six 3 x 3 note cards and envelopes all beautifully colored with Blends. What a crazy thoughtful gift…for all six of her roommates!
Let me show you all three of the images colored.
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Welcome to this month’s One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Blog Hop! The theme is Monochromatic Projects. Projects that have tones or shades of one color. We each chose two colors and a neutral. My colors are Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, and White. As I designed my projects I realized that a month ago I didn’t think about the fact that Crisp Cantaloupe would be retiring and that most of the products in that color are gone. So just remember that you can duplicate both projects with shades of other colors.
Whether you are starting the hop with me or you just enjoyed the wonderful projects on Lori Mueller’s blog make sure you visit everyone in the line up. You’ll find lots of inspiration. If you lose your way there’s a list you can refer to at the bottom of the page.
My first project is actually a sneak peek! It’s a stamp set that’s going to be a favorite in the new catalog called You’ve Got That. Make sure you put it on your wish list…right now. 🙂
I started with a Calypso Coral card base and layered on a piece of the Crisp Cantaloupe Designer Series Paper Stack.
Are you as excited about the background stamp as I am? Love the look!
How about that flower! Gorgeous right! You can use it as an outline stamp like I did here or you can try your hand at coloring.
So glad the Candy Dots will still be with us come new catalog time. They make the perfect finish to a project.
My second project is perfect for a little gift or treat giving.
Making a little treat bag couldn’t be any easier when you use the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.
I decided to use the same flower and stamped it in Calypso Coral on the polka dot Designer Series Paper.
I’m going to miss the Chevron Ribbon as it’s retiring. Make sure you stock up in the different colors if you love it too.
A couple of banners for your sentiment and of course don’t forget the Bitty Butterflies.
Thank you for stopping by. Make sure you join us next month on the 2nd Thursday.
Your next stop on the hop is the talented Darla Roberts. Make sure you check out what she has to share with you today.
They’re married and life is back to normal, well as normal as it gets around here. So I thought my first back to blogging post should be about the happy event. My son Matt and my new daughter, Laura were married on September 12th in Roswell Ga at the Roswell River Landing. We were concerned about the weather forecast but as you can see the day was absolutely beautiful…in so many ways.
Laura decided on her colors and had a sweet friend hand paint her invitations. They then took the original and had them printed. She was so excited when she brought them for me to see. And then when she went up to the stamp room I could hear her squealing about how I had so many Stampin’ Up! colors that would go with her wedding colors! There was Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral. She liked the idea that we could mix the colors because that’s the way she decided to go with the bridesmaid dresses. She didn’t want them to be the same color just in the same color family.
The flowers were done by a Rittenhouse Designs. She originally was going to do them all herself but as the wedding got closer she decided it would be less stressful to have them done. Are they not absolutely gorgeous!
Married and looking so happy!
Here’s a closeup of the bridal bouquet.
Two beautiful little flower girls! The little one is my great niece. She was so excited to dress up and look like a princess…until it was time to leave her mother and walk down the aisle. I distracted her so her mom could go sit down and then we practiced tossing flowers from the baskets. Of course a controlled tossing…throw one, pick it up, throw one, pick it up…
Here Come’s the Bride! Aren’t these two brothers just adorable? One of the many chalk boards used at the wedding.
Here’s another calk board so everyone could post the pictures they were taking in one place. Love Instagram!
Laura and Matt decided to give mason jar mugs to each of the guests. I was asked to add tags to them with names and table numbers.
The base layer is Crumb Cake card stock that was stamped with the Hardwood Background Stamp. The printed tags were done in My Digital Studio and cut with the Ovals Framelits and Circle Punch.
The guest book was done by Laura’s sister. It had pictures of the happy couple and all their travels before they were married. Plus a cute chalk board to make sure everyone remembered to sign it.
Laura’s mother and aunt did all the decorating of the tables. Part of the seating was inside the venue and then there was a tent outside on the deck. It was a gorgeous setting right along the river.
I made 20 flags to number the tables. We decided to keep them neutral so the flowers would be the main event. I used the Banner Framelits, the Hardwood Background Stamp and Circle Punches. And those beautiful wood rounds were done by my sweet husband. I am lucky enough to have a stamping friend who’s husband is a logger. They were sweet enough to get all the wood rounds we needed.
I love the way Laura’s aunt fixed the napkins. And at the end of the napkin snail she included a Hershey Nugget treat holder. I made 172 of them with the help of Laura, Laura’s mom, sister, cousin, and maid of honor.
Here’s another look at the treat holders!
Another picture of the happy couple as they entered the reception as Mr and Mrs Squires!
The wedding pictures were taken by Cristina Guerrero Photography and we highly recommend them for any event. Not only were the pictures wonderful but Matt and Laura thought they were easy and fun to work with.
The Cake! It was made and decorated by Laura’s mother, Carolina. It was absolutely gorgeous! Every flower was handmade in gum paste. I loved that she spent some time teaching me how to make a flower. I didn’t think my flower would be worthy of the cake but there it is…the small dark coral at the bottom of the cake. And yes, Jeff also finished the large wood round for the cake. It was given to Carolina so she can use it for future cakes.
The exit…well actually it was a fake exit because the bride and groom stayed for the entire party. And boy did everyone party! At eleven o’clock when you would think things would start winding down…well that’s when the mardi gras beads, whistles, and masks came out and the real party began!
Rehearsal Dinner Favors filled with Hugs & Kisses
Stayed with the same color theme and Hardwood Stamp. The sentiment was done in My Digital Studio.
Tomorrow is going to be the Best Day Ever! napkin tags.
Again the greeting was done in My Digital Studio. I used one of my favorite framelits to cut the base…the Window Frames Collection.
The banner was made with the Celebration Banner Kit in the Annual Catalog. Quick and easy to put together. I cut the letters on my Silhouette Cameo and added the framelit heart and some ribbon.
Laura was so excited when she saw the Cheers to Love Stamp Set so I used it for both the rehearsal invitations and the welcome bags.
We are so happy to welcome Laura into our family. I love the both of them to the moon and back!
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In my last post I mentioned the paper crafting retreat I attended this past weekend. It was a Stamp, Scrap, Create Retreat held by a sweet and creative demonstrator friend Monika Davis. As the week goes on I hope to share some of the projects from the retreat. Today’s is this AWESOME ombre gift bag!
Yes the flowers on this gift bag make it a wow but to me the ombre or dip dyed look is what really gives it the Wow look. In fashion ombre refers to a fabric or garment that is monochromatic but has a graduated variation in the saturation of the color. This effect is achieved on the gift bag by starting at the top with Pink Pirouette and then using Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, and lastly Calypso Coral.
The flowers were created using the Spiral Flower Die. You can cut multiple layers out at a time with the Big Shot.
The flowers were easy to make but, I’m not going to lie, time consuming. This is a project you would want to make for someone special. Each die piece was twisted into a flower using a pair of tweezers. But you could always use some other small round object even a pencil to wrap the die around. Hot glue was used to glue the flowers together and to attached them to the bag.
Are you wondering where rectangular bag with the white grosgrain ribbon came from? It’s from one of the past Paper Pumpkin projects (February 2014). If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you can purchase past refill kits. If you aren’t a subscriber now…you can easily sign up here (remember to choose me as your demonstrator). Check out past kits and refills here.
Now…just add your tag and you are ready for some awesome gift giving!
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It’s been a crazy weekend and beginning to my week. Two demo meetings, Coffee and Cards and then the Exciting Catalog Premiere. So much fun rolled into just a few days! I have lots of make and takes and swaps to share with you in the next couple of days.
Today I want to share this cute Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Box we made at the Demo meeting I attended Saturday evening. It was designed by a special friend, Monika Davis. I had ten of my downline attending the Catalog Premiere and decided to make each of them one filled with candy treats. I used several different designer series papers and completely forgot to take a picture in all the excitement! They all want to know how to make them so I decided we would make them at our May Stamp Club which begins this Sunday (week early due to Mother’s Day). If you’re a club member get signed up for one of the classes today and if you’re not you can still join us. Check the scheduleto see if one of the classes is convenient for you.
I was really looking forward to the Catalog Premiere Monday night and then received an email from Stampin’ Up! asking that I participate in a focus group earlier in the day. Since Monika was also asked we headed to Maggiano’s at Premiter Mall to meet Anita and the group for lunch. It was an awesome lunch with lots of ideas shared.
After lunch Monika and I did some shopping (mostly window) at the mall and headed to meet the rest of our downline at Galla’s Pizza. I still wasn’t hungry but my downline said all the food was great! So if you happen to be in the area Galla’s Pizza comes highly recommended.
Next we headed to the theatre. Over 7000 demos gathered in theaters all over the states to see the unveiling of the new Annual Catalog! They welcomed us in Stampin’ Up! style! It was a great evening with lots of on stage stamping and project sharing. And as always lots of Prize Patrols! Two of my downline, Cicely and Chris, each won three of the new In Color Ink Pads. I was so excited for them…it’s always fun to win Prize Patrol!!
And now for the new Annual Catalog….
I know you wish you could take a look inside. It’s pretty amazing this year. Lots of new and exciting projects and ideas. As a demo I get to pre-order beginning May 1 as do all my team members. We already have good sized wish lists started. 🙂 If you want to learn how to become a team member please contact me.
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It appears my web hosting service has been having some trouble the past couple of days making it impossible to post. Today it’s finally up and working and I want to share my Leadership Roommate Gifts with you. My two roommates are gals that I have roomed with in the past and I always enjoy their company…Monika Davis and Linda Madison.
The two Tag a Bag Gift Boxeswere my gifts to them. I filled each of them with different office supplies that hopefully they will find useful. The Designer Series Paper is the Sweet Sorbet (DSP) from the Sale-a-bration catalog that goes live January 28. It’s one of the many products you can earn FREE with a $50 order.
The tag is a 2-1/2″ square folded note card. Word Bubbles are very trendy right now so I used the Woo-hoo Stamp from Just Saying’and easily cut it out with the coordinating Word Bubbles Framelits(Purchased as a bundle Woodor Clear). The embellishment is actually one of the paper clips that was included in the box. I then added a small punched heart with a Rhinestone colored with a black permanent marker.
This is the inside of the card. I added some of the same DSP and stamped the sentiment with one of my favorite sets Fabulous Phrases available in Wood or Clear Mount.
This is my gift from Linda. It’s a card set that anyone would love to receive as a gift. She used the same Designer Series Paper to decorate a Wood Mount Stamp Case.
Inside I found 4 matching cards and envelopes with a decorated RSVP pen. Though you could use one stamp set to make all your cards, Linda mixed things up so that we would have lots of samples of the products in both the Spring Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog.
See Ya Later Stamp Set and Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-abration)
Here’s a side view. The wood piece that the calendar is attached to is something Monika purchased at Target and adapted for this project. Very clever!
If you don’t have the new catalogs yet and would like to become one of my customers…email me and I get them sent out to you. Way better then looking at them online. 🙂
I’m having a Sale-a-bration Open House Saturday, February 1 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
If you live in the Jasper Georgia local area and are interested in learning more about Stampin’ Up!, paper crafting classes, or earning extra money doing what I’m doing please feel free to join us. Details for this event can be found here.
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