Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thoughtful Banners 2

Well, we are in the middle of another move to another state and while we are in transition we will be living with some new friends. I am anticipating needing lots of thank you notes and I am sure I can use this one! I love the stripe that is in this set. I have seen lots done with it and am looking forward to doing more.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thoughtful Banners

This stamp set has a matching banner punch that makes it so easy to match up and get right! I stamped the images first then punched using the view on the bottom to match it up. It was so easy and makes beautiful banners. So many words, so many possibilities.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Interrupting My Schedule for a Challenge Card...

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #62!

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that we have for you, we also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!!

To help you recreate the sketch each month, we’ve also provided a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!! 

A couple guidelines before we get started and you submit your creations to our challenge!

Please Do!:
  • Share cards related to each month’s card challenge using Stampin’ Up! supplies only.
  • Post the card to your blog or other online forum (e.g. Splitcoaststampers).
  • When posting the card to your blog or other online forum consider using as a keyword CPCX, with the X representing the card challenge number. E.g. For this our 61st challenge it would be CPC62.
  • Use the link tool below to link to your card (not just your blog, please).
  • If posting to your blog, please link back to Craft Project Central.
  • Leave comments for those that share their card creations! Thank you!

My card features the pretty fish from Seaside Shore and some blue starfish (which are common in Costa Rica). I used the sketch for the challenge this month and this is what I came up with.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Swirly Bird 2

I saw this card on Pintrest and wanted to make one for me. I think the original is a bit has less gaps and the flag is going the right way but oh well. Perfection is for Hallmark! I used the Watermelon Wonder and Pacific Point with Whisper White and a touch of Yo Yo Yellow. Makes me want to sail away!

Swirly Bird 1

Have you been watching the Olympics every day? I know I have been following many of the events and staying up too late many nights in a row. So, I took a little time to come up and stamp and decided that since I was on Swirly Bird I might make an Olympic style card. I used the small swirls to create the rings.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Speaking of School...

Well, new teacher training started on the 1st of August for my district and I am busy getting everything ready for the clinics and to train the staff and secretaries. It is always fun and crazy at the beginning of a new school season. I like to start the season off right with a secretary training and some little gifts for these girls. This time I am doing 11 of these. I have to get some more smarties because I was down to purple only for the sample.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunburst Sayings 2

For this sample I made a 3-D project. I used an old box and made a cute cover for it. It has 2 candles inside the box that can be decorated or left plain. This post is all about the packaging! I am loveing the Emerald Envy and the matching ribbons are so easy to work with and look great!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sunburst Sayings Card

I had to cut a large sunburst from scrap card stock and use the hollow part to make the sun for this card. Then I did not have any clouds so I decided to use the swirls from Swirly Bird to be my clouds. I think it worked.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Suite Sayings #2

Here is another fun card from Suite Sayings. Usually with the sentiment cards I just add them to any card but I challenged myself to make some purposeful sentiment cards for this ABC challenge. This one is really cute. I did see one similar to it on SCS and had to substitute my stamp sets and colors.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Suite Sayings #1

Where is the summer going? I am sitting here posting for the beginning of August and for many, school will be starting in a matter of days! I saw this on Brian King's website and had to make one for me. Thanks Brian for the inspiration. I used some retired DSP because it seems that I always have some leftover.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Seaside Shore #2

This is the 2nd card I made using this very fun set. I can see it being used for men, women or children. It is so versatile. Just change up the sentiment for whatever occasion.