Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Now you can follow me on Facebook!

Hi Everyone!

I am EXCITED to announce i now also have a Facebook page dedicated specifically to my crafting/cardmaking, Stampin' Up goings on, and things such as my upcoming classes, offers, etc!

So if you are a fan of facebook, and also a fan of Stampin' Everything, hop on over to my 
and give it a 'like"!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stampin' Up Product Share!

Hello, blog friends :o)
Anyone want to do a Stampin' Up Product Share??

I am considering doing a PRODUCT SHARE for some current Stampin' Up Accessories from both the main catalog and the Holiday Catalog, such as either Ribbon or Designer Series Papers.
if i get enough people interested, i will do one!
SO! I am hoping you will be interested! 

If this is something you think you would want to participate in, let me know in the comments, and if i have enough people interested, i will post more details of which products, etc.
This would only be available to people in the continental United States, sorry for those outside :o(

Reading Letters

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is to use LETTERS!

Most everything i used for this card is retired except the cardstock, but i have been trying to tell myself to use more of my retired stuff, so that i have room to buy new stuff, of course!  

dig through your stash and find some older stuff that needs to shine anew!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Glistening Evergreen

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is to use GLITTER!!
oh, how i love sparkly things! I was super excited to do this challenge!

When i made the card above, I was actually inspired by this GORGEOUS card made by my friend 
and fellow Stampin' Royalty Goddess, Carrie Rhoades! (visit her blog here)

This card was very easy to put together and took hardly any time at all! I used a tried and true stamp set, Lovely as a Tree, and stamped in White Craft Ink first on Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, then added Heat and Stick powder, then after heating it just to melting point, added some silver glitter and heated again to set. I did have to brush off some of the glitter afterwards because it kind of clumped, and as a side note, if your glitter is sticking due to static to the paper where you didn't want it to, you can use a dryer sheet to kind of wipe it off after the image has set and it helps a bunch!

The cardbase is very simple, just using a strip of Early Espresso patterned paper across the middle with a Baked Brown Sugar strip underneath, and the image panel popped up on top of that. I used my paper piercer and template to poke the little holes around the main image panel, then stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Invitation set on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and popped that across the main image. I then cut out two holly leaves and used the sprinkles from the Cupcake Builder punch to make a holly sprig and added that to finish off the card. 

Easy to do and looks great!


Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Holiday Invitations
Accessories - Silver Glitter, Heat and Stick Powder, Paper Piercer, Apothecary Accents Die, Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Cupcake Builder Punch, Neutrals Patterned Paper

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I Got a Good CASE of Loving You!

The challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty is Stamped Backgrounds...so of course i had to take my love of Polka Dots and use them for my background :o)
This was also made for ANOTHER challenge that i am a part of, where i had to find a card from the current Stampin' Up Catalog and CASE it as closely as possible, but to change just a few things. 
I loved the baby card on page 80, so i used that one. i know, you are all running to get your catalogs out now so you can see the original...haha.

I used the middle portion of one of the stamps from Daydream Medallions to create the polka dots on a panel that i would adhere to my cardbase, and had stamped using White Craft Ink.  The rest kind of explains itself, just bits and pieces put together to make a cute little birthday card that is very easy to create!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christmas Cheer in the Lost Lagoon

This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge! 

I find that sketch challenges are the easiest :o)
I was able to put this card together fairly quickly once i knew which materials i wanted to use.
The colors are Lost Lagoon, and Soft Sky. I am using a sneek peek new paper from the upcoming Stampin Up Holiday Catalog, which, by the way, makes me want EVERYTHING in it!  I did use a retired stamp and die set to create the snowflake, but snowflakes never go out of style, right?  When i look at this card, it kind of reminds me of snow falling in the hills....
be sure to make something using the sketch and play along with us over at Stampin' Royalty!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stampin' Up Convention 2014

I had SOOOO much fun at the Stampin' Up Convention this year! My fellow Stampin' Royalty Goddess, Carrie Rhoades, and I, took on Convention 2014, and had a Rockin' good time! 
She and I and another fellow demonstrator shared a room for the weekend, and Carrie left us these amazing and super awesome gifts filled with all kinds of goodies each evening! they were little surprises left on our pillow!  aren't they just super cute!! She makes such fantastic things! 

and just a quick note about convention itself, i just have to say, it is jam pack-filled with things to do and see and experience! you end each night with a head full of ideas, even though you might be a bit exhausted when it is all over...I basically wish there was another one next month!

Here are a few pictures from my adventures:

 During one of the classes...

the main foyer behind me...

Main Stage looked awesome!

This picture does not do justice to how big this room is, how many people are in it, and how the energy was flowing!

me, in front of Main Stage :o)

Got some awesome swaps!!

 here is Carrie and i loving our new paper that we all got during a giveaway!!

Got my face painted at the Awards Night After Party! so much fun!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sparkle and Shine

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is a Picture Inspiration Challenge...
(see picture above)  :o)
after embossing the sparkles on the background piece, I just used some scrap strips adhered slightly askew for added interest to create a backdrop for the main sentiment cluster. the banner is also embossed in gold. I added a few sequins for some more shine, then added the sentiment on top of it all.  Pretty easy, but trendy and cute! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Cupcakes!

The challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty is ANYTHING GOES!

I created the 'argyle' portion of the card by punching out small squares and orienting them in a diamond shape to create a pattern.  i punched out the cupcakes and put them together. This card mostly explains itself, and really wasn't that difficult to put together.  :o)

Stamps - 
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - White Chalk Marker, Small Square Punch, Owl Builder Punch (for the hearts), Cupcake Builder Punch, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Pearls, Small flower punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anchors Away!

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is Keeping it Simple!

I have kept this card pretty simple, even though there seems to be a lot going on...
I used a few different inks to make a sponged strip down the side of the cardbase, then used my Night of Navy marker and a Ruler to outline it, then i stamped the ship image and cut it out, then stamped on a strip that i made into a banner, glued a half circle to one end, put in a brad, then stamped the anchor off to the side to finish it off!
I really like the way it turned out and ill probably make more!