March 25, 2017

Baby Girl Croghan Blog Hop!

Back in January of 2014, I had the honor of being asked to be a regular designer for the Merry Monday Challenge. Although I played the challenge off and on for 2 years prior to that, I was so excited that Lesley Croghan had asked me to join in! I can't believe 3 years have passed. So where am I going with this?

Lesley and her husband Corey are expecting their first child in April and all of us that have been associated with Lesley as designers or teammates, got together to plan a celebration and congratulate the Croghan's by having a "Baby Girl Blog Hop"! You are going to see lots and lots of inspiration so keep reading.



My card for the Blog Hop features the Bear Hug stamp set along with the Falling In Love Designer Paper:




I thought it appropriate to add a Momma Bear and a Baby Bear and dress them up as match-matchy with their skirts and bows. I like the way Momma is holding the Baby in a bear hug too!




And isn't the designer paper pretty with the hearts and White Perfect Accents adhered to the background? My favorite part of this card is the matching skirts and bows that I stamped on designer paper!



Congratulations Lesley and Corey. I hope you have a perfect delivery and a perfect little baby girl! Visit Lori's blog to see all of the inspiration for today's blog hop. We are all grouped together on her page and she is the hostess for the blog hop! Click here:







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Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

This week at Create with Connie & Mary, we are showcasing "Alphabet" cards. I must confess that I do not own any alphabet stamp sets so I had to get creative. Do you see what I did here using the Nailed It stamp set?




I stamped enough screwdrivers to create the word "Hi". This would make a great card to give your spouse, boyfriend, Dad or son!



I used my Marina Mist Ink Pad and a Blender Pen to color the top portion of each screwdriver and then added Smoky Slate Ink for the metal part.




I even added a row of screws as a border at the bottom. How fun is that? I hope you enjoyed my card for today and make sure you click on the links below to visit my teammates!


Card Layers:

  • Card Base: Basic Gray Cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Score and fold at 4-1/4".
  • Layer #2: Neutrals Paper Stack 3/4" x 5-1/2". Glue about 1" from the bottom.
  • Layer #3: Lots Of Labels Dies & Whisper White Cardstock. Use the largest die and emboss using the Hexagon Embossing Folder.  Glue to Card front.
  • Screwdrivers: Stamp 4 screwdrivers using Basic Gray Ink and cut out with the framelits. Color using Marina Mist and Smoky Slate Inks with a Blender Pen. Remove one bottom portion of the screwdriver on one image. Glue the screwdrivers in place to form the word "HI" to card front.
  • Add Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the three times and tie into a bow.
  • Stamp the screw image repeatedly below the twine using Basic Gray Ink.
  • Embellish: Add two of the screw embellishments from the Urban Underground Embellishments
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Nailed It
  • Inks: Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
  • DSP: Neutrals Paper Stack
  • Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine, Urban Underground Embellishments
  • Tools: Lots Of Labels Dies, Hexagon Embossing Folder




Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:

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March 24, 2017

Help For Mom!



I don't have a project to post today. I am traveling to my home town to go get my Mom to take her back home with me so Dave and I can take care of her for awhile. My Dad has now been gone for a little bit over a month and Mom is not doing well. It's so hard to be too far away to travel daily to help her so I finally convinced her to come home with me. Grieving is a difficult emotion to go through and I want to help her on her journey to getting better, stronger and healtier. Please pray for my Mom and I will try my best to post as much as I can while she is here, but she comes first. I do have my Saturday Blog Hop all posted for tomorrow so make sure you visit!


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March 23, 2017

Paper Pumpkin March FREE Project Sheet!


The Paper Pumpkin March kit is here! And what a cute kit this is! My project for today is an Alternative Project using the kit contents. If you look closely at the mini cards shown above, you are going to see that there are some designer paper ear layers. When you remove the ears from the sticker sheet, there is a left-over ear frame. Well you know me, I don't waste anything. If you take your scissors and cut around those frames, look what you can make with them:




I cut six of them and created a flower! My FREE project sheet is included below. Did you know I create Alternative Projects for my subscribers each month AND I also belong to a team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators who create Exclusive Projects for our subscribers! I send so many ideas to my subscribers each and every month. Here's a close-up of my flower:




And here is the project sheet that you can download, print and make a card just like this one!



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Sign up here by April 10th and receive a gift from me for doing so:
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March 22, 2017

Beginner's Class Week #5!



It was all about butterflies last week for Week #5 of my Beginner's Class. The girls had requested some "thinking of you" cards so I thought butterflies would be perfect. The first card uses the Butterfly Basics stamp set and we stamped in layers to create a collage:




The 3D butterfly looks pretty glued over the stamped images. The butterfly is from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies:






For the 2nd card, we used the retired Swallowtail Butterfly image and stamped by keeping the cardstock base open. The edge of the butterfly was cut by hand and layered with a piece of Dapper Denim Cardstock:




This is what the inside of the card looks like:




And this is the front fully opened:




We also added a smaller, layered butterfly using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set along with the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches:






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March 21, 2017

March Thailand Achievers Blog Hop!



Last Call for Sale-A-Bration is our theme this month for the Thailand Achievers Demonstrators. Welcome Everyone! Yes you read that right, we are all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that earned an incentive trip to Thailand and the date keeps getting closer and closer!


Reminder that Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so if you still have items on your Sale-A-Bration wish list, now is the time to earn them. Also, some of the products are no longer available as we are running out so don't wait!


My card for the hop uses the Reverse Words stamp set. I inked the image using Soft Sky Ink and then added a small sentiment on the inking with Dapper Denim Ink:



Notice the embossing on the Soft Sky Cardstock piece? I used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and actually used the de-bossed side:




And here is a close-up of both sentiments paired together for one neat look:





You may have started the blog hop here at Debbie's Designs, Debbie Henderson or you may have arrived here from the previous person. Either way, if you get off track, you can use the list below to get you back on track.












Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting our blog hop today. I hope you plan on visiting all of my demonstrator friends.




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