Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Notecard

Hi everyone!

I don't know what the weather's like where you live but here we're getting tons of snow! 8 inches in the last 24 hours. It's crazy! Anyway, this means I'm bundled up inside stamping and crafting.

Today I want to share a card with you that's for Thanksgiving (even though it feels like Christmas with all the snow). When I started to create this card I knew I only wanted to do a card front. Strange, I know. I was envisioning something I could give to someone, like a notecard, that they could then prop up somewhere or pin somewhere. That's why I wanted just a card front. I'm actually really happy with how it turned out!

Here's the front:

Stamp Sets: Tags 4 You, Gratitude for Days
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine

And here's the back:

Cute, right?! I'm actually kind of impressed that the idea in my head went onto paper so well, haha! The bow on the card makes the card look small but I promise it's just a large bow on a normal 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card.

I hope the weather is better where you live! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Home

Hi there everyone!

First off, thanks so much for all of your kind and uplifting comments from the blog hop. It truly was a wonderful experience.

Today I want to share with you 2 cards that are similar but intended for very different holidays. I used the Holiday Home stamp set and the Holiday Invitation stamp set on both cards. Hopefully this will help you see how 2 stamp sets not intended for each other can blend beautifully!

The first card is meant for Thanksgiving, or really any time in November. I love that about Fall; people are always so thankful for everything. It's such a beautiful time of the year.

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Candy Dots, Holiday Home Framelits

Nice, right? The next card is meant for Halloween. Who doesn't love candy and dressing up? I know I do. This cards is unique in that all the stamping and coloring of the houses was done on vellum. 

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: StazOn Black Ink, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Basic Black Candy Dots

Well that's all I have for you today! I hope you found some sort of inspiration (even if it's in the background of my photos, haha). Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Inking Everything's Happy Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to our team's very first blog hop, I'm glad you are here! You may have just landed here or you may have come from Ti over at aBlessedChaos. Either way, you're here! Yay! I'd like to thank Mandy for organizing this hop for us; it's going to be so much fun.

So you're probably wondering what's different about our blog hop? We're showing cool creative ideas on our  blog and a coordinating project on our Facebook Business pages. So be sure to hop through both the blog and the Facebook page so you don't miss a thing!

Okay so this go around is all about Fall! Which is awesome because Fall is my favorite time of year; there are beautiful colors everywhere and I love the crisp cool weather. Also, it's Thanksgiving time and I love being around family and having everyone slow down and be thankful. It's just a wonderful time of year. For my blog fall project I decided to make a little set of 3x3 cards. I love 3x3 cards to add to gifts (usually wine) that I take to other people's houses.

Here's the entire set. I went with some basic fall colors: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry. I kept the color scheme basic and only used these 3 colors for the entire set. I think they turned out so cute!
Stamp Sets: For All Things
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Accessories: NA

What do you think? Although I'll probably use them individually as little cards for gifts, you could easily package them up together and give them as a little set for someone else to use.

Alright that's it for my blog post, you're headed HERE next, to my Facebook Business page. I hope you'll come around again. Thanks so much!

If you ever get lost in the blog here's the list of ladies and their sites:
Mandy Schneider

Becky Roberts

Dani Dziama

Jen Guarino

Carin Kearns

Janey Backer
Inspired Stamping

Ti Kaheiki

Delaney Martin >YOU ARE HERE<

Carla Blake
Stamping On Hat - Carla Blake, Stampin Up Demonstrator

Michelle McDaniel

Penny Smiley

Raquelle Batth

Kari Karlin

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Who's Ready to Hop?!

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while but I'm so excited to be back here on my blog to share some creative things with you. I've been taking a break because school became overwhelming, you'd think after 5 years I'd have this school thing down. ;) Haha. Anyway! I'm here to let you guys know that starting November 1st I'm taking part in the Inking Everything Blog Hop! I can't give you much more information but make sure to check back here on the first of November for my projects and to see where you hop to!

 Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share more with everyone.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Prepare Yourself!

Hi there! I'm so excited for this post. It's one of my favorite times of the year. NEW CATALOG TIME!!!

The 2014/2015 Annual Catalog will go live on June 2nd and I am here to show you the FRONT COVER! That may not sound exciting to you (I about died of excitement when I saw it) but it's all I can show you right now and trust me... it will excite you. ;) Are you ready to see? Alright, here it is:

Isn't it beautiful? I love my new catalogs like a human child... okay that makes me sound crazy and I promise, I'm not crazy. I just refuse to leave my catalog anywhere. It is literally with me 24/7. Don't worry, it'll wear off in a few months and I'll be normal again soon. Haha. I'm so excited for this catalog to go live so you all can see the wonderful stuff inside. Let me know if you want your very own copy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Gift for Baby

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a quick card with you today. I made this card for UFC 2013 (a gathering of fantastic friends in Montana). Usually people make baby cards with soft subtle colors: pastels, watercolors, etc. I like this card because it's two colors that really POP. They're both bright colors and I like how they look together. I added a little pearl to the elephant's eye because I think it adds some dimension, however, I tried adding a pearl on the giraffe's eye as well-let's just say it was creepy looking and I'd recommend not doing that haha.

Here's my card:

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies
Ink: Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, In-Color DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels

I'm in love with this card, it's so bright and cheery. I think it's perfect for a unique baby/baby shower card, I guarantee no one else will show up with a card like this. ;)

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies used to make this card or any other Stampin' Up! product, you can shop 24/7 in my online store, HERE. Don't forget, it's Sale-A-Bration, so you can earn free product for shopping. Check out my SAB post, HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

No time for crafting?

Remember how I told you I've been really busy with school lately? Well naturally that means less time for crafting. And less time for crafting equals a sad crafter. However, I've found a fantastic solution to this problem... My Digital Studio! MDS is Stampin' Up's digital designing software. Digital designing is one of the hottest crafting trends! And while mixing traditional stamping with digital designing may not seem intuitive at first, you may be surprised how easy it is to use and fit into your schedule. It is easy enough for the beginners, but also robust enough for experienced digital designers.  It includes tons of designing options as well as the high-quality artwork that Stampin' Up! is known for.

I'll tell you what, if you don't believe me, start with the FREE 30-day MDS Trial. Get your feet wet! Test it out and see for yourself how much fun digital designing can be. I'm sure after poking around and making a few creations, you'll be hooked: Just like me!

Here, let me show you a card I made on MDS. I'm not even exaggerating when I say it took me 10 minutes to design and finish. I love it.

What do you think? Pretty cute if I do say so myself. ;) This is a really simple design, you can make your creation as complex as you'd like. Want to see more? How about a scrapbook page I created that literally took me 15 minutes.

Cool, huh? Notice the twine up at the top matches the twine bow on the tag? I feel so coordinated,  thanks Stampin' Up! ;) Oh by the way, that's my lovely mama in the pictures with me. Hi Mom! I choose the "I like you" stamp because I obviously love my mom but we really like each other too. I'm so thankful that I have a mom that I can call my best friend as well (stop crying, Mom) ;)

Ooo! Did you notice the awesome paper I used on both my card and my scrapbook page? Or how about the twine and the stamp sets? I'll tell you a secret; everything I used in this blog post is from Sale-A-Bration! One of the options for your free stuff with a $50 purchase is ALL of the SAB items in digital form. How cool is that? Then you don't have to choose, you can get it all!

For more information of Sale-A-Bration, you can read THIS blog post.

To shop 24/7 in my online store, you can go HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sale-A-Bration 2014! Finally!

It's that time again: Sale-A-Bration! If you've never shopped with Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you've been missing out. Let's take a look at what's offered now through March 31.

During Sale-A-Bration (SAB), you can choose any of the SAB brochure's exclusive products with each $50 purchase.

This year we've made it easier than ever for you to get your free products. The Sale-A-Bration brochure features seven bundles which are each priced around $50--perfect to earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie. The bundles are designed to meet specific needs and interests. Whether you love home d├ęcor, want to get prepped for an upcoming birthday, or just love to have a stash of cards on hand, there is a bundle for that. However, just because there are great bundles, they are still only suggestions. You can pick out any product to get to your $50.

CLICK HERE to view a copy of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, it has all of the free product you get to choose from after placing your $50 order (remember, the first half is suggested $50 bundles, not the free product).

If you have any other questions just let me know! I'm looking forward to seeing what you're all going to choose for your free items. Yay!

Monday, January 27, 2014

I'm back!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! If you haven't noticed, I've been on a little bit of a crafting/blogging break. I decided to take a winter session course (Linguistics 305 for those of you who care haha) and they're quite intense; a full semester smushed into a 3-week course. Woo! Glad that's over ;) Anyway, I'm back to crafting and blogging so you can expect a more regular schedule now.

I have a card to share with you today that I made for UFC 2013. I'm always amazed at how complex black and white cards can be. I hope you see what I mean, here it is:

So... what do you think? I decided since I was going to do a black and white card that I needed to mix up the prints. I used Designer Series Paper for the 2 background prints and of course, the zebra counts as zebra print, right? ;) I also added some contrast by using a combination of pearls and brads, I'm in love with this combo; it's so different. Here's a close-up of the brads and pearls.

Oh, as you probably noticed, I tried to add some contrast by heat embossing the zebra as well. Overall I'm really happy with how the card turned out. Anyway, you'll definitely be seeing more of my crafty projects soon and on a regular schedule. ;) If you want to purchase any of the products you've seen on this card or any other Stampin' Up! products you can check out my online shop, HERE. Thanks for reading!