Thursday, July 11, 2019

OSAT Blog Hop Down on the Farm

Hello and Welcome to the One Stamp At  A Time Down on the Farm Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping, thanks so much for continuing on!  If you are starting with me, please make sure that you use the blog roll at the end of the post to continue on for tons of  Stampin' Up! Inspiration!

I used a combination of the Country Home Stamp Set and the Birch Background Stamp.  I've seen the Birch stamp used with many different ink colors but I decided to use it in Early Espresso on Whisper White and I LOVED the look of it.  

I stamped the cotton floral spray onto Whisper White Cardstock and used my Stampin' Blends to color it in.  The Milk Can was stamped on a scrap of Smoky Slate and then highlighted with a Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend to add a little depth on the sides.  I fussy cut it out and attached it with multipurpose adhesive directly under the cotton arrangement. I stamped the label with Hello on a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it and attached to the front of the Milk Can.   I added a little Smoky Slate to each side of the ground next to the Milk Can to ground it.  The Stitched Rectangles were used to cut out the panel and it was matted it in Early Espresso.  The front panel of Birch was attached to a top folding Early Espresso Card Base.  I love the stark contrast of the White and Early Espresso.... soooooo pretty!

For my coordinating item, I decided to go with a super simple post-it note holder.  I actually prefer to use mini magnet snaps but I was currently out of them so I went with velco dots.  I added a little Early Espresso on the back of the whisper white to add a little more strength to the top flap.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PCC343 Designer's Choice with Concord & 9th Butterfly Love Bundle

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm so sorry I've been MIA lately!  My day job has kept me stressed out and working a lot of hours.  Luckily the amazing Pam Staples announced that this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge was Designer's Choice!  Oh my how I love Designer's Choice!  I recently purchased a few Concord & 9th goodies and was super excited to use them to create a couple of cards.  I'm a huge fan of anything butterfly so the new Butterfly Love Bundle really called to me!

So my first card was done with subtle colors with touches of Black.  I stamped the turnabout butterfly background in SU Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam.  I added a few black splatters and stamped the sentiment in the lower front in Versafine Black Ink and then Clear Embossed.  The larger butterfly was stamped in Seaside Spray onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut with the coordinating die.  I added a die cut black body for the butterfly.  I adhered the body of the butterfly down with Gina K Connect Glue and then added some Foam Tape under the wings to add dimension.  I adhered the front panel onto a Matt of Basic Black Cardstock and then added that to a card base of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

For my 2nd card, the turnabout background was stamped tone-on-tone with SU Terra Cotta Tile Ink and Cardstock on all 4 turns.  The large butterfly was also stamped in Terra Cotta Tile but on Whisper White Cardstock.  I added a black die cut body as well as three black small butterflies.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Ink on the bottom of the top panel and then heat embossed.  I added a super thin black matt and a few black ink splatters and then finished it off with three sparkling clear confetti sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SIP #202 Life's a Beach with Stampin Up! Lilypad Lake

Hi There!  I hope your week is off to another good start!  This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a Beach Theme!  

I usually LOVE anything Nautical but as usual I waited until the last minute and didn't have a lot of energy so I went with something pretty simple.

My inspiration started with a shimmer paint spray from Hero Arts that I had lying around and hadn't used.  I had a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and sprayed the cardstock on the lower right corner to see what color it was.  It was just a little too green for me at first so I picked up a bottle of FSJ Cool Pool Silk and added a little in the same corner and then misted it with water using a TH Distress Mister.  I used my heat tool to dry it and then stamped the "Be calm and leave it to God" sentiment from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set in the upper left corner.  I stamped the bird onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Versafine Black Ink and cut it out with the coordinating Lakeside Framelits.  I adhered my bird... is it a Heron???... onto the lower left as it he is walking into a storm of water.  I used some Emerald Envy Cardstock to Matt my front panel and then mounted all of that onto Basic Black Cardstock.  I added just a few dashes with a black marker where my bird was walking to ground him a bit.  I second guessed myself on that but alas it was too late.  lol  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PCC339 Sketch Challenge

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I'm still in the mood to use up some of my DSP and patterned paper so this week's challenge over at The Paper Craft Crew helped me out.  Check out this sketch...

And look at this gorgeous center panel of Patterned Paper from Altenew that I used!

It has so many gorgeous colors in that watercolored rose.  I heat embossed in black onto a scrap of Pink Cardstock,  the sentiment from CZ Designs SSS Simple Sentiments II You are Loved Stamp Set for the side of the panel.  For the butterfly I heat embossed in black the SU Butterfly Gala butterfly onto a scrap of Lavender Cardstock and punched it out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  I added a few splatters with a Black marker and 3 PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SIP #201 Color Challenge with SU Butterfly Gala

Hi there!  I hope your week is off to a great start.  My kitchen remodel is almost completely done which means that I am beginning to have a little more room in my craft room again!  It was tough with all of my kitchen stuff packed away and in my way for soooo long!  There are still some things I need to get done but it is so much better and I am finally getting some things unpacked and out of my craft room so that I can make my way to some of my stamp sets!  

This week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper  we have a color challenge for you to check out.

Aren't these colors beautiful?!?

Calypso Coral is one of my all time favorite colors and luckily for me I found a piece of retired Patterned Paper that looked to be a wash of it!  I'm back to using the April Paper Pumpkin floral on the background tone-on-tone again.  I just love this flower so I'm sure I'll use it a lot.  Sorry... not sorry!  lol   I heat embossed  the sentiment on the panel in black and then cut the panel out with my Stitched Rectangle Framelits.  The butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set were heat embossed in Black on watercolor paper and then colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Markers with an aqua painter.  Once they were dry, I punched them out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  And adhered just the bodies with Multipurpose glue so that the wings could be lifted up to add dimension.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SIP #200 Designer's Choice - Case a Designer

Hello and Happy Tuesday, also known as "I survived Monday"!  My kitchen remodel is still not complete... ugh!  I have most of my kitchen packed up in my craft room still.  This does not make for a fun card marking experience!  This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper is Designer's Choice.  Luckily for me I had recently received my Everything is Rosy Product Medley and it was easy to get to!

Here's my card using the Everything is Rosy Product Medley!

The colors I chose were Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Whisper White with Rose Gold Accents.  The background of Blushing Bride was stamped tone on tone with last month's Paper Pumpkin Rose stamp.  I love that etched image and have used it several times.   I loved that the Everything is Rosy Product Medley had labels ready to stamp a sentiment on.  I honestly could have used some of the floral die cuts that came with the suite but I decided to stamp and die cut my own.  I added some die cut Rose Gold foil greenery and added a few dots of the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint.   I finished it off with 3 of the Rose Gold flat sequins.  This kit is a little pricey but sure has a lot of fun components!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

PCC336 Sketch Challenge with Stampin' Up! Everything is Rosy Suite

Hello!  Happy Hump Day!  We are still all crazy over here with my entire kitchen packed up and in my craft room.  Luckily I received my new Everything is Rosy Suite from Stampin' Up! today just in time to make my Design Team card for the new Paper Craft Crew Sketch!  So glad I didn't have to try to move things around in my craft room to get to a stamp set! lol

Here's my card using my fun new set!  I love the DSP in it!!

The colors in the suite are soooo pretty too!  I love the Night of Navy with the Rose Gold and Melon Mambo!!  Navy is really on trend this year.  How do I know that?  My daughter is having a baby and the colors in the nursery are Blush and Navy.  Believe me, if Christine says Navy is cool.... it's cool!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina