Thursday, January 28, 2021

Global Design Project #276

If you follow me on Instagram  or my blog you know that I like to play along with the Global Design Project weekly challenge. This weeks challenge #276 is case the designer Connie Collins. She is so talented and I love her art work.

Here is my take on her inspiration. For the background I die cut the chicken coop and corn from the Stampin' Up! Chick Dies set that will become available Feb.01, 2021, so mark your calendars LOL. It adds interest to the background but because it's cut out in the same color as the base layer it is very subtle and doesn't take away from the focal point. I also added some feathers as a fun element.

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Global Design Project #273 | Color Challenge

 Happy New Year 2021! I hope this new year is a healthy and happy one for you!

This week the new January to June 2021 Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs went live and they are chock full of super fun stamps, paper, dies and coordinating accessories!

One stamp set I skimmed past when I first looked at the catalog was the Friends Are Like Seashells. But when I watched the presentation at our virtual convention On-Stage-At-Home in November last year I totally fell in love with it. I feel the catalog pictures don't do it justice, especially the Pearlescent Specialty Paper. It's so pretty when you see it in person, a total must have!!!

And then there is the Gilded Leafing Embellishment. I didn't use the Hea t& Stick to apply the gold on this card, just the regular glue because I only wanted little accents. I let the glue slightly dry and then dipped a brush tip into the Gilded Leafing container and picked up some gold. This way the application more controllable. 

The color inspiration came from the Global Design Project #273. Always fun to play along!

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Global Design Project 259

Challenges are so fun! It really helps me to get my creative juices flowing. This card is for the Global Design Project 259, one of my favorite challenges. The stamp set I used is the HARVEST HELLOS. At first glance it might seem to be a fall / Halloween set but it is so much more versatile. Thank you cards, just a simple hello card, get well cards and yes, Halloween and fall too. It covers so many different occasions. And I am sure all the talented stampers out there can come up with even more brilliant ideas. Click here to order your set today. Oh, and did I mention there is a coordinating punch for the apple? No fussy cutting required, makes it real easy.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Have A Happy Day

If you have not seen the Rainbow Glimmer paper in the current Stampin' Up! catalog yet you need to check it out. I have been working with the paper all evening and there was not a speck of glitter anywhere!!!!!Love, love, love that! This card is quick and easy to make and the glimmer paper on the new magenta in-color really makes it pop.

Have a happy day everyone!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Global Design Project #253

This weeks Global Design Project #253 is a color challenge. The combination "Granny Apple Green", "Bumble Bee" and "Calypso Coral" is certainly creates a wow factor. I found it so inspiring that I created a whole stack of cards and had a hard time to decide which one I should submit.

For the flowers I die cut the base and the overlay from the same cardstock. To achieve the contrast I sponged the base with the same color ink and left the overlay untreated.

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Another Bird

The Birds and More bundle with the Birds and Branches photopolymer stamps and the coordinating dies is so stinking cute! The two step stamping gives the stamped images so much depth. I find myself using all occasion sentiments lately. Oftentimes I make cards that are not for a special occasion and that way I can use them for pretty much everything.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Whiskey Business

Are you struggling to make masculine cards too? They were one of the biggest challenges for me. But now there are so many really cool stamp sets in the current SU catalog that make this task super easy! The first one I played with is the Whiskey Business. Combine that with the In Good Taste paper and it looks really masculine.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Global Design Project #248

This week's Global Design Project challenge #248 was CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) the designer. We were honored to CASE a card designed by the super talented Manuela Geiswinkler from Austria.

I used the fabulous Rainbow Glimmer Paper from the new 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! catalog. It's sooooo pretty and so sparkly! It is great to work with too because it doesn't cover your entire work area with glimmer.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Splash Vellum Background

This technique is so fun. And it was the perfect background for the Global Design Project #GDP247 theme "SUN FUN" this week.  I created a whole bunch of cards with it and every background is unique and different and it is always a surprise how it turns out.

I am so very honored that this project has been chosen by the design team to be a winner for this week's challenge!

I colored my velum with my Stampin' Blend markers. Then I spritzed some alcohol over the vellum. The ink gets pushed away where it hits the vellum and that creates super cool effects. Give it a try!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Squeak!!! The new catty went live today and it is full to the brim with amazing product.

 Did you get a chance to look through it yet? Please contact me if you would like a copy! Check out the new Birds and Branches bundle on page 120. So cute! can't wait to see your projects!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!