Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Global Designer Project #92 - CASE The Designer Challenge

     Hello everyone! I know it has been a little bit since I last posted. I'm so sorry. Life has gotten the best of me lately and the temperature. I can't believe that yesterday it was 102f here in our little town of Snowflake. Very much a heatwave this week all over the West Coast. It was 120f in Phoenix! That's a little too hot for me. I am a strawberry-blonde, freckled, pale-skinned woman who doesn't do well in heat. Right now I wish it was Fall, my fave part of the year! What about you?
     For you this week I have a new card that I created for the blog challenge over at Global Design Project. This week the challenge is CASE the Designer, in which you take some part of the card above and make it your own. Use the same stamp set, same layout, or the same colors...it's up to you. I decided to simply use the same layout that Steffi did. Here is my card...



     I wanted to keep it pretty simple. I just die cut out a lot of the different flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and layered them around the opening that I die cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits. I did first emboss the front of the card with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.



     I used a combination of the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to put the flowers on. After that I put a small Rhinestone on top of the popped up flowers.


     
     I stamped the sentiment so that it would show through the front of the card. Plus you get to still see the chair and the edge of the flowers. I thought it came out perfect. Here are the items I used to make this card...


     Thanks so much for coming to my blog. I hope you are all having a great week so far. Don't forget that if you need any of the items I used to make the above card or anything else just click on any item above and it will take you to my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store.


Hugs,

Julie

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Global Designer Project #90 - Sketch Challenge

     Hello again! And welcome back to my blog. Well, yesterday my husband and I added to our purr family! Since we are Empty Nesters now and have been for a few years, we have been enjoying having our fur babies around. We had to go and do some shopping yesterday and needed to go to the pest store to get a couple things. When we walked in there was a gentleman standing by the door with a snake, which I am deathly afraid of, so I kind of quickly got passed him and headed to the back and that was when I saw them all...three little kittens. To make a long story short we ended up with a cute little gray and white boy. We did find out that his mother was killed by a coyote and the lady that found him and his brother bottle them for several weeks. What a rough start to your life.
     Today I have a card for you from the new challenge over at the Global Design Project and it is a Sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

     It took me quite a few days to finally decide on which stamp set and DSP (Designer Series Paper) I wanted to use for this challenge, but I finally picked on the stamp sets Celebration Time and Birthday Delivery and the DSP Birthday Memories. Here is my card:

     I wanted to emboss my three tiered cake to make it stand out more against the card. Then I die cut it out with the dies that you can get in a bundle with the stamp set for 10% off! I placed it on a circle of Gold Glitter Paper and then on a pretty doily.



     I wrapped a piece of the new Double Stitched ribbon in Daffodil Delight around the DSP and placed the cake piece on top. I die cut out the cute little bow that you see on top and placed various enamel dots around on the glittered circle.


     I finished my card by stamping a piece of Whispered White cardstock with a Happy Birthday sentiment from Birthday Delivery. Here are my supplies. If you found any item you can't live without just click on it and you will be taken to my 24/7 store.

     Thank you so much for coming to my blog today and I hope you are fully inspired to make a Happy Birthday card for someone special in your life. Have a great week!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Global Design Project #89 - Color Challenge

     Hello again and welcome back to my blog! So sorry for not posting more this week, but it has been one heck of a week. It started with getting food poisoning Monday evening and then spending the night in the bathroom vomiting. Yuck! Then because of this the rest of the week I battled nausea and an upset stomach. What fun! I saw my doctor on Friday finally and he gave me some pills to help with my symptoms, but they make me very dizzy and sleepy so I take them only when needed. I did, however, manage to get my card done for Global Design Project and here it is.
     This week on GDP it was a color challenge which is one of my faves! Here are the colors for this week. 
     I always start my color challenges by first grabbing all my DSP (Designer Series Paper) by Stampin' Up! and go through it while thinking about the colors we have to use. I finally settled with the paper from the Delightful Daisy pack, because it contains all the colors from the challenge, plus it is just some good looking paper!


     Next, I decided on the stamp set I wanted to use and it was Happy Birthday Gorgeous. This stamp set has a die cut available to get with it as a bundle from Stampin' Up! for a 10% discount in this new Annual catalog. I mainly wanted to use the die cut as my focal point so I decided to watercolor on some watercolor paper with my Aqua painters and the two challenge colors, Calypso Coral and Old Olive. I added in some Daffodil Delight color in the middle of the two other colors to provide a nice transition between them. 



     When I was happy with the turn out of the colors I let the whole thing dry in front of my small desk fan. I then die cut the Happy Birthday die out of this piece of paper. I placed it on top of a piece of Gold Foil paper that I punched at the bottom with my Triple Banner punch. I decided to emboss on this piece with the stamps from the set and some Whisper White embossing powder. When done, I wrapped some Old Olive Baker's Twine around this piece and glued it onto my piece of DSP. I then glued this whole piece onto another piece of DSP and then onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. Next, it all went onto an A2 size Basic Black cardstock card base. 



     On the inside I simply stamped a flower stem with some leaves in Old Olive. Next, I stamped a balloon on the end of the stem to make it look like a balloon flower in Calypso Coral. Too cute, yeah! If you need or want any of the items used in this card just click on the item below. Here are my supplies.



     Thank you so much for coming to my blog today and I hope you really liked what I did for this challenge. Remember to check out all the other projects that other people have made for this color challenge on GDP. There are some amazing items on there! Have a great week everyone!
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     Are you just a beginner stamper and don't know where to get started? Does stamping scare you? Does the idea of a complete stamping kit with full instructions coming to your door each month sound like a great idea and a way to get started??? Well here it is!! It is called Paper Pumpkin! And if you are a first time subscriber you have the opportunity to get a Paper Pumpkin kit for the next 3 months at a 25% discount! Click on the box below and enter STARTHERE where it asks in the promo box on the right. 
 

    For only $14.96 a month for the first 3 months you get the chance to check out a great kit! Here are some perks too.
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!

     So if you feel that you could use a little stamping and crafting in your life, or you know of someone who could use some crafting time for themselves, then go here! Also, don't forget that Paper Pumpkin would make a great gift for any reason that will be loved, plus they would remember you every month it shows up! 

     Let your friends know about this special too as it is only good until June 10th. Also, when you become one of my customers I will send you the new Stampin' Up! catalog for free, all I ask is if you are already working with another Demonstrator to please ask them for a catalog first. Thanks!

Hugs,

Julie




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Global Design Project #88 - CASE The Designer Challenge

     Hello everyone! How is your weekend? It has been a nice one for me. Most of my pain has been mild lately, so I am able to get more things done with my crafting and around my home. You wouldn't think that a house with just two people would get too dirty, but when you add in six cats...they are like having kids!!! Constantly having to vacuum, pick the trash back up, clean litter boxes, hairballs, and make sure they have food and water. But of course we love our fur babies and will try to do everything for them. How about you...any pets?
     Today for you I have my project for this weeks Global Design Project Challenge, and it is a CASE The Designer one this week. These are fun challenges because you can use anything from the original, the stamp set, paper, layout, colors, etc. You name it and use it. I decided to use the stamp set that Shawn used and that was Rose Wonder by Stampin' Up!.
     Now this stamp set does have Framelits that go with it, but I didn't use them. I just used the stamp set, and a few other supplies. And another thing about this stamp set is it is continuing into the new 2017-2018 Annual catalog starting June 1st.



       I have been wanting to watercolor lately so I decided what better time then now. I did two cards for this challenge, as I couldn't decided what color of embossing powder I wanted to use. I did the embossing on both cards, one with white and one using gold. This helps control some of the watercolor from just running all over the paper. I began with the leaves using In Colors Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy. Then onto the flowers I used In Colors Powder Pink and Berry Burst. 




     I started with the white embossed one first as a tester and to learn how to move the color around with the water. I do love how both of them came out, but I am really partial to the gold embossed one more. 




     I placed some Basic Pearl Jewels randomly around on the card front around the sentiment. I used Basic Grey Archival Ink for my sentiment as the Basic Black would of been too harsh for both these beautiful subtle cards. I layered both the cards with coordinating cardstock matching the ink I had chosen for the roses and leaves. That is one thing I love about Stampin' Up! is everything matches! There is no guessing and worrying about whether the ribbon or cardstock will match each other. 




      And of course I couldn't leave the insides empty so I lined both with Whisper White cardstock and stamped on each with stamps from the same Rose Wonder stamp set using Powder Pink and Lemon Lime Twist ink. 





Here are the supplies I used:

     So what do you think? I absolutely love watercoloring and I think that next week I will post a video on how I did this for those of you that would like to know how and did it and give it a try yourself. There is really no wrong way to do it and no two projects will turn out the same. If you want or need any of the items I used in today's projects, then just click on any of the above items and it will take you to my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store.
     Thanks so much for checking out my blog today and I hope you liked today's cards. Remember that the days are counting down to the new 2017-2018 Annual catalog! Only 4 more days left! Join me Thursday, June 1st for my catalog launch. I will be doing a video of the contents of the new catalog along with a GIVEAWAY!! See you then!

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     Are you just a beginner stamper and don't know where to get started? Does stamping scare you? Does the idea of a complete stamping kit with full instructions coming to your door each month sound like a great idea and a way to get started??? Well here it is!! It is called Paper Pumpkin! And if you are a first time subscriber you have the opportunity to get a Paper Pumpkin kit for the next 3 months at a 25% discount! Click on the box below and enter STARTHERE where it asks in the promo box on the right. 



    For only $14.96 a month for the first 3 months you get the chance to check out a great kit! Here are some perks too.
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • The surprise factor!

     So if you feel that you could use a little stamping and crafting in your life, or you know of someone who could use some crafting time for themselves, then go here! Also, don't forget that Paper Pumpkin would make a great gift for any reason that will be loved, plus they would remember you every month it shows up!
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      Attention all customers!!! I have a Special running this month!! If you purchase either of the Eastern Palace Bundles in the month of May from me, I will send to you for FREE a package of the Gold Faceted Gems along with your handmade card in June!! Sorry, USA customers only. These Gems are amazing! They come in three different sizes and look so good on any project along with either of the bundles. So please when you check out on your online order don't forget to make sure that I am showing as your demonstrator in the upper right corner and do not check the No Contact box as I will not be able to see who ordered and send your Gems and card to you.

     Also, please use the Hostess code for this month if your order is under $150. If your order is over $150 please use the Stampin' Rewards for yourself! This month's Hostess Code is: 
JQ3BMS7G

     Let your friends know about this special too as it is only good for the month of May. Also, when you become one of my customers I will send you the new Stampin' Up! catalog for free, all I ask is if you are already working with another Demonstrator to please ask them for a catalog first. Thanks!

Hugs,

Julie