Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SSI: CASE the Catalog

Hi!

Is it bad to say I'm a little excited that the kids are back in school (even if it is just for a few more weeks before summer break!)?!?  I'm enjoying a little quiet time to do a little crafting.  Good thing I've already started a "Summer Craft Box" for this kids, so I'll be able to get some things created this summer.

Today on Stampin' Stylin' Inkspiration, we are featuring projects inspired from one of our favorite projects in the Stampin' Up catalog.  Ever since I opened the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog and saw the sample with the World Map (Item #130345) stamp, I knew I wanted to make a card like it.  You can find it on page 25 of the IBC if you would like to see where I started from.


Stay tuned...I'll be back later this week with  more Stampin' Up projects!  In case you haven't heard, Stampin' Up released their retiring stamp and accessory list this week.  Make sure you get your favorites before they are gone!

Cheers!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

SSI: Ombre Cards

You would be hard pressed not to notice how popular the ombre trend is right now.  You can find it in everything from clothes to scrapbooking to even hair (I'm included in that trend!).  

Today on Stylin' Scrapin' Inkspiration, we are featuring the ombre cards, using Stampin' Up products.  For my card, I used Bermuda Bay (Item #131171) to create my ombre effect.  Instead of traditional top to bottom ombre look, I took it left/right towards the center. I added a few drops of Bermuda Bay directly from my Ink Refill (Item #131156), then sprayed the whole thing with a little rubbing alcohol to give it the watercolor look.  I used rubbing alcohol instead of water to help prevent warping.

 

Ribbon twisted onto a Jumbo Sticky Rounds (Item #127852) and a sentiment stamped from Regarding Dahlias (Item #130327) finish the card.

Make sure you head over to SSI and see what the other girls have created.

Cheers!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rose 8

Hi!

I'm up today on Scrapbook Steals' blog.  As a matter of fact, I'm the "guest sketcher" for the Rose 8 Mid Week Mojo.

When Melodee told us they were going to do a Design Team Picks week on SS, I was excited.  I gave her a huge list of some of my faves.  Then she asked if I would be willing to do the Mid Week Mojo sketch during that week, using We R Memory Keeper's Chalkboard collection, I was a little hesitant at first (don't tell her that though).  I had a bit of a hard time working with another chalkboard collection.  But after I got WRMK's collection in my hot little hands, I was in heaven!!!  For some reason, this collection was so much easier to work with.  I think the patterns and the brighter/variety of colors made it a joy to work with.  As a matter of fact, I got so excited about the paper, I started on a home decor project to post before I remembered I was supposed to be doing the MWM.  Oops!

Ok, enough talk about the collection and the everything, here is the page I created:


I also had fun playing with some of my WRMK tools to make this page.  Here are just a few.


For a more detailed look at the layout, as well as the sketch, be sure to visit the Scrapbook Steals blog.  Don't forget to play along with the MWM sketches for a chance to win prizes.

Cheers!

Monday, March 31, 2014

PGCB: Let's Celebrate Blog Hop



Welcome to the Paper Girls' Blog Hop to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary.  It is hard to believe that it has been 2 years since 9 friends started a little challenge blog.  Happy blogiversary to us! 


We have had a fun two years getting to know you and seeing your projects.  IWe've said goodbye to a few of the original Paper Girls (Judy, Sheryl, and Kyla) and now today we are saying bye to Heather. We appreciate all the work these girls did and wish them all well.  Life gets busy.  And crazy.  And  we know all too well that sometimes crafting and blogs have to be pushed aside for awhile.  We will miss you girls, but you will always be Paper Girls!!!


Okay, now back to the hop!  The fabulous store Creative Embellishments is offering a $25 gift certificate to our random winner!  Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps.  They have so many wonderful designs to choose from.  Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

For our hop today we have created projects that have a Celebration theme and that use either wood veneer or chipboard shapes.  For my project, I created a fun little card using the Foxy stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop, and a wooden speech bubble and wooden dots.  My kids are obsessed with the song, "What does the Fox Say?"  So when I saw this set, I knew it would be perfect for celebrating my son's 7th birthday.  


I love adding wooden elements to projects.  You can color them (like I did on this card), you can stamp on them (like on this scrapbook page), or like I did here, add a Thicker to it (I also added a little ink around the edge of the speech bubble).  If you haven't used wooden or chipboard elements, I encourage you to try them.  If you don't have any in your stash, Creative Embellishments is a great place to start.  ;-)  Don't forget, you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for Creative Embellishments by hopping and commenting on all our blogs.  

And here's the hopping order:
Paper Girls Challenge Blog  <<< Hop back here to enter the Rafflecopter drawing
Kristy <<you are here


You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.

Good luck!

SSI: Quick & Easy Card

It is the last Monday of the month.  This means it is time for Quick & Easy Cards on Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration.  This card is so quick and easy - I didn't even stamp on it!  ;-)  Instead, I used a journaling card from Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags (#133526).  I love these cards from Stampin' Up.  They have such fun designs - great for pocket style scrapping...or in this case...cards!  To make it a little more "personal", I added some faux stitches around the circle and added some bling to the camera and near the sentiment.  I also like the slightly "out of focus" paper from the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (#133521) to go with the camera.  This DSP comes from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  If you like this paper as much as me, grab it today!  Today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration!!!


Thanks for visiting.

Cheers!
Kristy

Friday, March 28, 2014

SSI: Friday Favorites

Hi!

Wow, it has been a while since I posted.  Silly illnesses have come and gone through my house.  Hopefully they will stay away for good.  ;-)

Unfortunately, it has left little time to craft.  But I was able to put together this quick card for Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration with one of my favorite Stampin' Up sets: Simply Stars (Item #130892).  You can also see I used one of my other faves: Essential Wooden Elements (Item #132258), which I colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (Item #119681) for a little extra pop.  The birthday sentiment came from the Remembering Your Birthday set (Item #131350).


Cheers!
Kristy

Monday, March 10, 2014

SSI: Card Sketch Monday


Happy Monday!
Today, Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration is featuring our March Card Sketch.  Be sure to check out the blog to see all the different takes on this sketch:



For my card, I grabbed the Regarding Dahlias stamp set (Item #130327), my Angled Tag Topper Punch (Item #133323), my chalks and some basic card stock (all Stampin' Up) to make a quick card:


Cheers!
Kristy