Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Card & New Online Class!!!

Hi everyone!  I have been busy getting ready to go to Raleigh for our annual StampNation LIVE retreat and I couldn't be more excited.  I leave tomorrow!  I am so excited to see old friends and meet new ones.  A card for you today for CAS(E) this Sketch! paired with Runway Inspired challenge!  How cool is that?




Very cool inspiration, right?!

Other exciting news:


The next online class is coming!  My good friends, Catherine Pooler, Maureen Merritt, Iwona Palamountain and special guest, Sandy Allnock have been working hard to bring you a fabulous and inspirational card making class. Catherine is hosting a quiz on her blog, giving you some sneak peeks and asking you to guess the topic! Two randomly drawn commenters will win the class for free and an early access to boot!

The class will be released on Wednesday, April 30th at 9 am.

(also, stay tuned as we’ve got a blog hop with fabulous artists lined up to celebrate the release)



Thank you for visiting today and if I am a bit quiet the next few days, you will know why.  :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

Merry Monday #105


Happy Monday friends!
Time again for another Merry Monday challenge. 
  Sue chose our challenge this week.
She wants us to use a Christmas word of words and decorate each letter.

On my card I used Stampin Up!'s Broadsheet Alphabet to stamp my N, E, & L.  The smallest Jingle bell die from Lil' Inker Designs was perfect for the "O".  I am also using my favorite DSP from SU!  I love these stripes and colors together.

I hope you will join us this week to get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2014.  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP, silver glimmer paper
Ink:  Island Indigo
Stamps:  Broadsheet alphabet
Accessories:  Jingle Bell and Stitched diagonal die (Lil' Inker)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thank you for Color throwdown

Happy Friday friends.  
I am popping in real quick with a super CAS card for Color Throwdown. 
 I am using two, new to me stamp sets, that I LOVE!


The stamp sets are Circle Scribbles from PTI.  I hesitated on purchasing this set but ordered it recently and am glad I did.  The other stamp set is Label Love from a brand new company called Altenew.  I am so thankful I snatched this one up when I did, it sold out fast.  These are great colors together.


Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  White, Basic Gray
Ink:  Gumball green, Melon Mambo, Basic gray
Stamps:  Circle Scribbles, Label Love (Altenew)
Acessories:  Tiny Attacher

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Technically Speaking with Chupa!

Hi friends!  Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December and has been WOWing us all with her amazing talent.

Chupa shares her videos in her exclusive forum "Technically Speaking".  StampNation members will be treated to a new video every other Monday.  Here is a sneak peek of her tutorial that went up yesterday.




It is colorful, watercolored, and so on trend!  You can see exactly how she created this by becoming a StampNation member today.  Don't delay, $9 a month (cancel at anytime if you find it is not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.


Click here to learn more about StampNation benefits and to join now!
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December – lucky us!  Her style has me memorized every single time I see a new project from her.  She definitely has a different style than myself and I just love it.
After a short hiatus, we are now getting on a schedule with Chupa’s video tutorials in her exclusive forum “Technically Speaking”.  Do I hear a WOOT!?
StampNation Members will be treated to a new Technically Speaking video every other Monday – beginning tomorrow!  Here is a sneaky peek at her tutorial coming out tomorrow…it’s colorful, it’s watercolored and it’s oh, so on trend!
Not a member yet?  Don’t wait another day to join us…$9 a month (cancel at any time if you find it’s not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.
That’s not all…click here to learn all about the benefits of being a StampNation Member.
Ready to join now?  Become a member right now!
- See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/04/technically-speaking-chupa/#sthash.2u1BirAA.dpuf
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) joined the StampNation Dream Team back in December – lucky us!  Her style has me memorized every single time I see a new project from her.  She definitely has a different style than myself and I just love it.
After a short hiatus, we are now getting on a schedule with Chupa’s video tutorials in her exclusive forum “Technically Speaking”.  Do I hear a WOOT!?
StampNation Members will be treated to a new Technically Speaking video every other Monday – beginning tomorrow!  Here is a sneaky peek at her tutorial coming out tomorrow…it’s colorful, it’s watercolored and it’s oh, so on trend!
Not a member yet?  Don’t wait another day to join us…$9 a month (cancel at any time if you find it’s not for you) gets you access to more than 400 exclusive video tutorials all in one place.
That’s not all…click here to learn all about the benefits of being a StampNation Member.
Ready to join now?  Become a member right now!
- See more at: http://catherinepooler.com/2014/04/technically-speaking-chupa/#sthash.2u1BirAA.dpuf

Enjoy the ride


Hi friends.  Today's card was inspired by Therese Calvird's card over at the Muse challenge blog.  I really wanted to copy her card exactly because it is so awesome.  I decided to still use stencils and wood pieces on my card though.

I experimented with my wood piece and heat embossed it with Tangerine Tango embossing powder.  I wasn't sure if it would work but it did.  Yay!  The stencil I used is called Stripe Columns by Simon Says Stamp.

I am also going to pop this over at Virginia View's awesome challenge: Stencils.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic black
Ink:  Smoky slate, Versamark
Stamps:  Admit One (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  Wood Veneer piece, Tangerine Tango embossing powder, Stripe Columns stencil (SSS), Blueprints 13(MFT), white embossing powder



Monday, April 14, 2014

Merry Monday #104


Happy Monday friends!  Our friend Karen has chosen the Merry Monday challenge for this week and she wants us to use the colors slate, kraft, white or cream on our Christams cards.


These colors were definitely a challenge for me.  I really wanted to add some red to the mix but that wasn't one of the colors.  :)  I stamped and embossed my sentiment using Smoky Slate embossing powder.  I also wanted to use wood veneer stars on my card but I don't have any.  Need to remedy that soon.  I decided to try to make my own using Kraft paper.  I used the Holiday Shapes die from Simon Says to cut out my stars.  I stacked 3 on top of each other to give them dimension.  I also covered them with my Wink of Stella glitter brush and glossy accents.  I am pretty happy with how they turned out and think they resemble wood veneer stars a bit.  What do you think?

I hope you will join us this week to get a head start on your Christmas cards for 2014.  Make sure you check out the other DT members cards over at the Merry Monday challenge blog.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Kraft, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink:  versamark
Stamps:  Stylish Sentiments: Holiday (PTI)
Accessories:  Smoky Slate embossing powder, Holiday Shapes die (SSS), Glossy accents, Chevron embossing folder, Wink of Stella glitter brush


Saturday, April 12, 2014

StampNation Challenge: Golfer's Day!

Hi friends!  I'm back today with a sneak peek of my card that you can see in detail over at StampNation.  This weeks challenge is all about GOLF!

Did you know there is a holiday every day of the year?  Thursday, April 10th  just so happens to be "Golfer's Day".  In honor of Golfer's Day, make a card inspired by the sport.  Get creative:  think of the clothing...argyle, plaid, houndstooth OR a golf green OR flags OR sports, etc.
I also want to share that the Pick-a-Pattern class, exclusive to StampNation members, has been totally amazing.  I have learned so many new and exciting ways to use my Patterned Papers.