Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sketched Out

This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is a Sketch Challenge!
Here is the sketch:

This card was actually made with very few supplies, which is something i have been challenging myself to do lately. 

It's pretty self-explanatory except i should mention the patterned polka dot paper on the middle strip was actually from the bottom portion of the main image stamp, just cut into pieces and placed at the top and the bottom. 


Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps - Amazing Birthday
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush
Accessories - Gold Ribbon, Gold Glimmer Paper, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Circle punch

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Little Bit 'o'Everything

The theme for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a Color Challenge!

Despite the different elements on here, most are from just a few products, but can easily be substituted.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Special Card for a Special Day

I got a request this last week for a wedding card, so i pulled out some of my trusty retired stamps, and whipped this lil old card up tonight!

The Background paper non-Stampin' Up, but it is soooo pretty and sparkly, it's just a little hard to see in the photo..


Stamps - Well Scripted, To Have and To Hold
Cardstock - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink -Smoky Slate
Accessories - Pearls, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Template,  Neutrals DSP

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pop Goes the Color!

I was so excited that the theme at Stampin' Royalty this weeks was Black and White with a Pop of Color!  
I happen to adore black and white, and how much better to add a little surprise of color!

I had gotten my order a few days ago with my new Stampin' goodies, and was super happy to be able to use them on this card :o)
again, this one is easily put together, and i like the way it turned out!


Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps - Festival of Trees, Endless Wishes
Accessories - Silver Ribbon, Tree Punch, Silver Glimmer Paper, Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels

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Monday, September 1, 2014


Here is the card i made for our stampers meeting the other day! It's a ghost Pop up card! 
Isn't it so fun?  What do you think?

I got the idea from an ADORABLE card i saw on Pinterest, you can see the original here:

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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 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!