An Attitude of Gratitude

This week is theme week at TGIF CHALLENGES, so you can use the theme of gratitude to spark your creativity.  The designers have posted an amazing assortment of “Thank You” projects that you simply must see!  CLICK HERE to view our post and remember, we’d love to have you play along!

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The past few months have been so chaotic and I’m realizing that I’ve used very little of my Holiday catalog supplies so far.  I always need to create Thank You cards during the holidays.  We often have patients bring in baked goods and small tokens of appreciation.  It’s nice to have the thank you cards ready to go.  So for my inspiration card, I used traditional Holiday products to created a card that would work any time of the year.

All Things Thanks

The background paper is from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper pack.  I’m loving the Buffalo plaid, aren’t you?  I added a Foil Snowflake, some Real Red ribbon, and a few Black Rhinestone Jewels to accent the focal point.  The sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  I find it to be incredibly versatile and one of my go-to stamp sets.

 

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Finally, I just want to tell you how thankful I am for these ladies above (and a few more that aren’t pictured).  They are amazingly creative and sweet.  I am truly blessed to know them and to get to work with them on a weekly basis in the TGIF Challenges.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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Monday Montage 104

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!

I have just returned from an AMAZING trip to Salt Lake City for OnStage 2017.  It was great seeing old friends, learning new stamping techniques, and of course, swapping.  I only participated in one organized swap, but I received some great samples.  Today, I’m sharing a swap that I created using the A Little Wild stamp set and matching framelits.

A Little Wild Spinner (close-up)

I colored the bear image with the new Stampin’ Blends.  These markers are so much fun and really easy to use.  You can also see it used on the beehive and tiny bees.  All of these images are included in the A Little Wild stamp set and the framelits make cutting them out a snap!

 A Little Wild Spinner

I’m not sure what the technique is called for this card, so for now, I’m just going to call it a floating spinner.  The front and back images of the bear are attached together with fishing line in between.  When you open the card, the bear spins around in the opening.  Pretty cool, huh?  If you’d like to see a tutorial on this card, leave me a comment at the end of this post.

A Little Wild Spinner Card (closed)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You’ll find a complete list of supplies below.

 

There are 9 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!

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#TGIFC132 Color Combo! So Neutral ~ Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Normally relegated to the background or supporting role, the neutrals are taking center stage today in the Color Combo Challenge for TGIF Challenges.  We are using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede as the main colors for our card creations.  You can check out what the other designers did with this combination HERE.


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I started by creating a background with die-cut squares of varying sizes and colors with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Don’t you just love how it creates a quilted look with the faux stitching around the edges?

Next, I stamped the “Thanks” sentiment from the Color Me Happy stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock with Tuxedo Black Mememto Ink.  I created an ombre effect with the coloring by using the new Crumb  Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment was fussy cut, then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The new mini dimensionals were the perfect size for this focal point.

 

I stamped the “You” in Soft Suede ink by masking off the remaining part of the Thanks sentiment.  As a final touch, I added just a few of the White Perfect Accents.

     

As always you are invited to play along with our weekly challenges.  Make a card using the color combination of Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede, then upload it to our TGIF Challenge Blog.  We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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#TGIFC131 Technique Week – Eclipse Technique

It’s time for another challenge:  are you ready for the Eclipse technique?  Unlike the solar eclipse, this is a technique that will have you staring at the beautiful result.  Be sure to check out what the designers at TGIF Challenges created to inspire you using this technique.

Eclipse Technique

I did this technique long before there was a name for it.  Check out this Mother’s Day card and a quick video How-to here.  For my challenge card, I decided to do something a bit different and reverse the eclipse.  I cut the word “HI” into the Just Add Color Designer Series Paper using the Large Letters Framelits and the Big Shot.  I layered this onto a piece of Lemon-Lime twist card stock on Basic Black card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  To create the graduated color on the background, I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.  This was my first time using the blends, and I can’t wait to try them again.  You’ll be able to purchase them on November 1st.

 

The sentiment is from the In the City Hostess Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Versamark ink, sprinkled on white embossing powdered, then heat with the heat tool until the powder melted.  Finally, I added just a few White Perfect accents for embellishment.

HI Eclipse

Have you tried the Eclipse Technique?

We’d love to have you play along with us at TGIF Challenges.  Follow this link to upload your creations.  We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy Stampin’!

 

 

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Monday Montage 103

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!

I’ve had to take a step back from my stamping business recently, so it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything.  Nothing is wrong, in fact, many things are really good.  We’ve gotten much busier in the chiropractic office and I love being able to help more people on a daily basis.  I’m also diving much deeper into my essential oil business and it is really taking flight.  I just want you to know that I have no intention of leaving Stampin’ UP! anytime soon.  I still love it, however, my time to create has become more limited.  There is a season for everything and I hope that someday I’ll be able to jump back in and be more active again.

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One thing I won’t be giving up is the Monday Montage blog hop and my design work with TGIF Challenges.  I’ve had to combine both, along with a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, to come up with today’s project.  Our theme at TGIF Challenges this week is Sweater Weather.  I went with a design that invokes feelings of Fall:  pumpkins, cable knit, and hot chocolate.

This is a simple gift pouch that features the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The Very Vanilla background paper was embossed with the Cable Knit 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I’ve added some linen thread and Champagne foil strip to accent the focal point.  The sentiment is from the Add a Little Glitz stamp set and was stamped in Tangerine Tango ink.

Pumpkin Spice Gift

When you pull up gently on the 1/4″ Copper Trim, it reveals the pouch of Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa.  I found these at Target and think they’ll make a nice little gift.  I based my measurements on the packet, so you may have to adjust the size to fit different ones.

  1. Early Espresso Card Stock:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 2-1/2″ and 6-1/4″
  2. Fold and seal with Tear & Tape Adhesive
  3. Use the 1/8″ hole punch to punch a hole near the top of the pouch
  4. Thread Copper Trim through the hole, place hot chocolate into the pouch, pushing the Copper Trim down
  5. Tie ribbon at top to close and decorate front as desired

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

 

There are 9 stops on this blog hop, so be sure to check out all of the amazing projects.

You can click the Back button to visit Kaitlyn or the Next button to visit Wendy.  Thanks again for celebrating with us!


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