Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Endless Thanks - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are just starting on our July 2015 box from Stampin' UP. 
This box was FULL of more BRAND NEW products 
from the Stampin' UP 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!!!!! I am pretty proud and humble to say that I was asked to pick the contents of this box as well as our weekly themes! (Of course, my teammates helped me with telling me what was on their wish list!) We are going to do a little peak into 5 of the 10 occasion sections from the NEW catalog this month! So you do not want to miss any of the projects each week! We are showcasing the "Thanks" section on page 13 - 18. Remember that every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my 1st project for July....
We were given the sweet little Photopolymer Stamp Set called Endless Thanks to use in this theme. I am in love with these "Endless" stamp sets. We also have Endless Birthday Wishes shown in the Birthday section of the catalog. And because it is clear photopolymer, you can flex the rubber images to curve with the banner. You want to place it on your clear block and move slightly to the curve you want. Also because it is clear, you can place it perfectly. Double thanks Stampin' UP!
I used the Brushstrokes Stamp Set for this striped background. To get the washed color effect even more muted, I just took my Mint Macaron ink pad and swiped it on the stamp. I am liking this color combo of Mint Macaron, Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder. 
Another great item I used are the Expressions Natural Elements. You get Congrats, Celebrate and Thanks. The natural wood texture works so well with the new Corrugated Paper shown here in Kraft. I just cut it out with the Ovals Collection Framelits. 
On this card, I used the Candy Dots for the center of my Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack flowers. I used the Tangerine Tango dot for the Watermelon Wonder flower center. Funny, it is such a close match! The leaves are cut Old Olive image from the Endless Thanks stamp set. I took the White 1-1/4" Jute Ribbon and cut away the single strands and used them for my twine. I love the texture of the strands on these cards.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you! 
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fancy Friday - NEW Products Challenge!

Welcome to the FANCY FRIDAY BLOG HOP 
for a "NEW PRODUCTS" challenge!
My fancy friends and I are BACK! We loved working with each other so much that we decided to continue on with an all new blog hop to inspire you in fun new ways! Each month on the last Friday, we will bring to you new challenges of all kinds (color,sketch, stamp focus, etc) that you can even participate in!  Use #fancyfriday with your challenge project!


I am sharing some more cards made with the Layered Letters Stamp Set and the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack as well as the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape. You can see my first card I made for the Artisan Blog Hop HERE. Yeah, I went overboard but I seriously could not stop! It is so easy to make your own words to match those cute sayings from the Age Awareness Stamp Set!  
 DANG! I think this one is pretty sassy but pretty funny too!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspire you today!
Cindy

You saw Cathy Caines before me and now move on to 
Connie Collins by clicking on the next button below! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

RHMC Sprinkles of Life - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are just finishing on our June 2015 box from Stampin' UP. 
This box was FULL of more BRAND NEW products 
from the Stampin' UP 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!!!!! 
 You do not want to miss any of the projects this week! We are showcasing the BEST EVER Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set called Sprinkles of Life! Remember that every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my RMHC cards for this 4th and final week of June...
One of the reasons I love to create is for the Stampin' UP demonstrators out there to get ideas for their classes and clubs. With just a few products, you can create a perfect project for your customers! This stamp set is very versatile and you can create many different cards with these images. I used the same basic card layout of each card. 
You will need the following to make this card set:
Sprinkles on Life Stamp Set
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry and Tip Top Taupe Cardstock
Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe Ink pads and Memento Ink.
2.5 Circle Punch
Banner Triple Punch
Sweetheart Punch
Tree Builder Punch
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Designer Buttons - Neutrals and Brights
Blender Pen
 

 Another reason why I love Stampin' UP is their "Make a Difference" company campaign. When you buy the Sprinkles of Love Stamp set, they will donate $3.00 to RHMC. Ronald McDonald House Charities keeps families together and surrounded by love when their children are receiving medical treatment far from home. This is certainly very special to me right now. One of my church youth is in Orlando, FL today prepping for brain surgery on this Friday. She will be staying with her family for a month or so after in the local Ronald McDonald House. Please pause a minute to pray for Kenna.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to get your Sprinkles of Life! 
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Floral Wings for Connie - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Stampin' UP Global Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are just starting on our June 2015 box from Stampin' UP. 
This box was FULL of more BRAND NEW products 
from the Stampin' UP 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!!!!! 
 You do not want to miss any of the projects this week! We are showcasing our Facebook projects on the fabulous host stamp sets that you can get with Stampin Rewards! There are five great stamp sets to choose from! Remember that every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my Stampin Rewards host project inspired by Connie for this 3rd week...
Happy Birthday, Everyone Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I used the stamp set called Floral Wings for my card. This is a great set for two step stamping! You stamp the butterfly in Crumb Cake ink and then stamp the flowers in Watermelon Wonder and finishing the leaves in Cucumber Crush. Just use the Bold Butterfly Framelits to cut it out! I added the layer of Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack on the card base. I also used another host stamp set called Happy Birthday, Everyone for the saying. I stamped it in Whisper White and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Basic Black cardstock. I love the black mixed with the Cucumber Crush green! So striking I think! Totally Connie....

I made this card for my wonderful friend and last year's ADT teammate Connie Collins! It reminds me of her style and how completely talented she is! She has been thru some struggles in the past few months and I truly admire her strength and faith thru it all. I wanted to send her a card to remind her how AMAZING I think she is!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you! 
Be sure to check it out on Stampin' UP's Facebook page on Friday! Leave a comment and share with others too!
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Donut Birthday - Stampin' UP Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Stampin' UP Global Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 
We are just starting on our June 2015 box from Stampin' UP. 
This box was FULL of more BRAND NEW products 
from the Stampin' UP 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!!!!! 
 You do not want to miss any of the projects this week! We are presenting you with some new "birthday" products found on page 5 to 12 in the new catalog! Remember that every Thursday of each week, all 16 of us from all over the world will post on our blogs an inspiring project for you! Be sure to get Google Translate so that you can read in your language all about how they created their projects too. Now on to my birthday project this 2nd week...
I was completely inspired by the donuts pattern in the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack for this birthday theme post! It is so YUMMO! Did you know that the Designer Series Paper Stacks come in 6" x 6" size now? I love it! I also love using these for a background layer on a card! These patterns are so fun too! I made many cards with them all! I used my new favorite stamp set called Layered Letters Alphabet. They are photopolymer so you can line them up on one block or stamp in a row with different inks. They are so versatile! I paired it with the Age Awareness Stamp set saying which completes it perfectly.  
Of course, you HAVE to get a donut to give with the card! Naturally, I had to make the presentation of the donut even more yummy with some birthday toppers and a Tea Lace Paper Doily! Here I used the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape on a toothpick with a little Basic Black Baker's Twine. Just stamp the letters and cut out in a rectangle then glue dot to toothpick. Simple and yet adorbs! 
Don't worry, that donut did not last long! My friend said it was YUMMO!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this inspires you! 
Cindy
You saw my friend, Becky Cowley before me and now move on to my friend, Helene Legrand by clicking on the next button below! Be sure to stop by all 16 of us!