Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #70




Hi all!  Sorry for the long absence. . . there's a big move on the horizon for our family, so between that and spending a good part of the summer visiting family I haven't been stamping much.  :-)  I'll post later more about all that, but for now on to this month's Stampin' Celebration challenge!  

This is an exciting month over at Stampin' Celebration since we have some new stampers who have been selected to join our Design Team!  So make sure to head over to the blog to see who's joined us.  There's lots of talent as well as great inspiration this month.  :-)  



It's been a while since I stamped anything, so I thought I'd go simple.  :-)   I loved the bold colors and simple style of these photos.  



I used my Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana markers to ink up the flower image from the Morning Meadow (hostess) set.  (Side note:  I just love the hostess sets in the current catalog!)  Although the picture doesn't really show it, I added Crystal Effects on just the flowers for a little dimension and shine.  The rhinestones add even more bling.  :-)  

To get the little 'notch' in the Basic Gray layer, I used the edge of one of the framelits from the Apothecary Accents set:  



I ran it through the Big Shot twice--once on each end.  The card below uses the colors Calypso Coral and (again) Pear Pizzazz.  I enjoy making sets of cards that I can give as gifts. . . fairly simple and easy to change the colors up.  I'll make a few more of each of these, a couple in Wisteria Wonder, and I'll have a gift ready to go.  :-)  



Now it's your turn to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. And also remember to take a look at what the other design team members created! 


You have until Sept 25th to play along. And don't forget to check back on the 15th for some more inspiration. :-) 

To follow along on this month's Blog Hop, simply click the links below:

Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Allison Ohran - Sweet Impressions
Lauri Ingram - Paperville Crafts
Krista Jensen - Krista's Stamper Room
Anita Krul - My Paper Chronicles

Stamps:  Morning Meadow (hostess), Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana (and markers)
Paper: Naturals White card stock, Basic Gray
Accessories: Subtles Candy Dots, Distress Tool, Crystal Effects, Apothecary Accents framelits, Big Shot, Rhinestone Jewels, dimensionals

Friday, June 7, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #67



Well I'm almost a week late, but I still wanted to make a quick something for the Stampin' Celebration challenge this month (I did choose the inspiration pictures after all, lol).  


I pulled out some of my items from the New Catalog!    If you haven't seen it yet, go take a peek. . . I used the new Mosaic Madness stamp set with the coordinating punch and Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.  I did hand-cut the smaller gray images.  The Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon is tied off with a little White baker's twine, and I also added a few rhinestones for a little bling.  

Now it's your turn to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. And also remember to take a look at what the other design team members created! 

To follow along on this month's Blog Hop, simply click the links below:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

You have until June 25th to play along. And don't forget to check back on the 15th for some more inspiration.


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and marker
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Modern Mosaic EF, Mosaic punch, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, White baker's twine, rhinestones, dimensionals 



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #66

 
 
 
I'm running a little late this month, but I definitely couldn't miss out on playing along this month with the Stampin' Celebration challenge!  What fun colors! 

 
I'm always in need of tween birthday cards for my nieces, and with these colors I thought that would be the perfect combo.  I'm not sure if I ended up hitting the 'tween' age (maybe a bit younger?) but I have younger nieces too.  :-) 
 
I also wanted to pull out and use some of the stamp sets that will soon be discontinued.  All 3 of the sets I used. . . Mouthwatering, Distressed Dots (background stamp), and Made for You (sentiment). . . will no longer be available after June 3rd.  And, Pretty in Pink is one of the colors we are losing in the Color Refresh

To see the retiring stamps click HERE, for the accessories click HERE
 
This card is pretty straight forward, I just inked with a marker and stamped the top of the ice cream cone 4 times, hand cut, and then layered.  For the background stamp I inked it up, stamped off once, and then stamped on the card base. 
 
Now it's your turn to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. And also remember to take a look at what the other design team members created!

To follow along on this month's Blog Hop, simply click the links below:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

You have until May 25th to play along. And don't forget to check back on the 15th for some more inspiration. :-)
Stamps:  Mouthwatering, Distressed Dots, Made for You
Ink:  Tangerine Tango (and marker), Melon Mambo (and marker) and Pretty in Pink marker
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink stitched grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, dimensionals 
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Stampin' Celebration Sketch Challenge


 
Hi all!  There's a new sketch challenge over at Stampin' Celebration . . in case you need a break from thinking about taxes.  :-)  You'll notice I did kind of rotate the middle of the sketch a little, but I loved this sketch.  I also used this same card for one of our club meeting projects, and the ladies were pleasantly surprised at how easy this card was to put together. 
 
 
A few hints. . . . I used my brayer to easily add the Pretty in Pink ink to the Paper Doilie.  To color the flower, (one flower cut from the 5/8" Flower Trim) I dipped it into a mixture of about 5 drops of Rich Razzleberry reinker mixed with a little water.  Then pull it out and let it dry on some paper towels.  The splatter on the large Whisper White layer was made using the Color Spritzer Tool

The Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits, flower, doilie, large Rhinestone Jewels are all found in the Spring Catalog

 
You still have time to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. Be sure to link your project over at Stampin' Celebration by April 25 to be in the running for the "Pick of the Party"!  Remember you can use the sketch challenge, the inspiration piece, or a combination of both.   

Stamps:  Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (ink, marker and reinker), and Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories:  Secret Garden framelits, Labels Collection framelits, Big Shot, brayer, large Rhinestone Jewels, 5/8" Flower Trim, Color Spritzer Tool, dimensionals

Monday, April 1, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #65


 
Hi all!  Happy Spring and Happy April 1st.  :-)  It's time for another Stampin' Celebration challenge!  This month  I had fun creating a 3D project.  I starting by using the picnic basket as my inspiration and then incorporated the flowers/basket as I went along. 


This basket started as just a plain white one that was meant to be embellished--it had been sitting on the desk in my craft room for quite a while and was just begging to be used.  I used some typing paper to trace one side of the basket and then used that as a guide to cut out pieces from Gumball Green card stock.  I did each side separately, so I cut out 4 pieces. 


Before I adhered the green pieces to the basket, I created the Early Espresso lattice-looking lines.  I created the lattice by first scoring (at 3/4" increments) in both directions, then folding along each score line.  While one line was folded, I ran the line through a Versamark ink pad. After unfolding, I heat embossed with Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder.


The flowers were created using the Floral Frames framelits and Boho Blossom punch.  I wrapped the plastic handle with Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon and then added the Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon over the top. 
 

To get the grass and flowers to 'stand up' instead of just flopping around, I cut a piece of card stock and then took an exacto knife and cut little, random slits.  Then I just poked the grass through the slits.  The 'platform' that is holding the grass is just set into the basket--it isn't actually attached to anything. 

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this project!  And, I hope you'll be inspired to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration.  And also remember to take a look at what the other design team members created!
 
To follow along on this month's Blog Hop, simply click the links below:

Allison Ohran -Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping (taking a break in Grand Cayman this week!)


You have until April 25th to play along. And don't forget to check back on the 15th for some more inspiration.  :-) 

Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Score Tool, Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon, Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Pearl Jewels, Neutral Designer Buttons, Boho Blossom punch, Floral Frames framelits, Big Shot

Friday, March 15, 2013

Stampin' Celebration 64--Sketch

 
 
Here in Houston, this week is spring break!  And it has been an absolutely beautiful spring break with perfect weather, not too hot (yet!) and not too cold.  I think this card is a reflection of that 'spring' feeling.  :-) 
 
I used the Mid-monspiration sketch and created this card using the Secret Garden stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I used Finishing Touches Edgelits to get the border along the edge of the Summer Starfruit layer, and added some of the large rhinestone jewels to the center of the flowers.  I stamped the Primrose Petals card base with Versamark ink and the (discontinued) Sanded background stamp.   
 
 
You still have time to play along with us at Stampin' Celebration. Be sure to link up to the main Stampin' Celebration site here by March 25 to be in the running for the "Pick of the Party"!  Remember you can use the sketch challenge, the inspiration piece, or a combination of both! 

Stampin' Celebration Blog Hop:
Allison Ohran -
Sweet Impressions (you are here)
Cori Kozak - Creative Chat
Erica Cerwin - Pink Buckaroo Designs
Erin Gonzales -Hand Stamped Style
Jenny Peterson - Lakeshore Stamping

Stamps:  Secret Garden, Sanded
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Versamark
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Accessories:  Large Rhinestones, Lucky Limeade ribbon (discontinued), Finishing Touches Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals