Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop- Swallowtail Scrapbook Page

Welcome to Artisan Wow Wednesday Blog Hop!
You've probably just arrived here from Cindy's Blog!
She creates such beautiful things!

This beautiful Swallowtail stamp has done some amazing things for me! When I first opened it, I was intimidated because it’s so big! But, I was so wrong! It stamps beautifully and easily. This page was the very first idea I had when I looked at the stamp when I received it. My oldest daughter is really starting to blossom as a preteen, and I wanted to capture her amazing “metamorphosis.”  

I printed her picture twice and cut just her out of one of them. I then stamped the butterfly three times and cut them out. I layered them over the picture that wasn't cut and then put her cutout on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  It creates the illusion that the wings are coming out of her back, without losing the rest of the picture.
The wings are White Vellum which I stamped and embossed the wings with bright embossing powder. 

I love to sew on my pages. It adds such a fun texture!

Clouds are easily created witht the cupcke punch and stamp!

Swallowtail- W-129123, C-129216
Morning Post Alphabet- w126590, c126592
Create a Cupcake- w121915, c121982 
126922- Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
132182: Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
124303- Whisper White Cardstock 12X12
126970: Night of Navy Cardstock 8 ½ X11
101856: White Vellum 
102283: Versa Mark Pad
126948: Melon Mambo
126983: Calypso Coral
126944: Daffodil Delight
126840: Garden Green
126962: Marina Mist 
Embossing Powder:
123223: Melon Mambo
123106: Tangerine Tango
122950: Tempting Turquoise 
129053: Heat Tool
103083: Embossing Buddy
121807: Create a Cupcake Punch 
125574: Pool Party  Bakers Twine 
125577: Large Pearl Basic Jewels
127556: In Color Dahlias
130812: Sycamore Street Buttons
127555: Vintage Faceted Buttons 
104294: Sticky Strip
104332: SNAIL
104430: Stampin’ Dimensionals 
Sewing Machine

Up next is the amazing Heather Summer's! Make sure to hop on over to her blog to see what wonderful things she is doing!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral- Match made in heaven!

It's Monday again!! Arrggg! And we had a three day weekend... not to mention the two sick days I took last week. Sigh... No, that's OK! Because I only have 28 more school days! Whoo hoo! I can do 28 days, right???

Today I have more new goodies for you! This card uses the new In Color Crisp Cantaloupe paired with Calypso Coral and the new core color Smoky Slate. 

That may look like DSP, but it's not. I used a stamp from Mosaic Madness to create this pattern. I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral. They go so well together! 

The sentiment is from Label Love. It is stamped in Calypso Coral on Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock and punched with the Artisan Label punch. The border is also created with this punch. The new button is so yummy! It is called Very Vintage Designer Buttons.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this new catalog! OMG! Seriously!! It will be posted May 30. :-) It's gong to be a LONG month!!

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches . I also tweaked the colors at Dynamic Duos so that i could play with the new in colors! ;-) Hope you guys don't mind over at DD! 

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gingham Garden- New Stuff!

I was SO excited when my new catalog pre order arrived on friday. For the first time ever, I splurged and got the overnight shipping! I've never done that before, so that should tell you just how good this stuff is!!

I didn't know what to play with first! but, the gingham won out ! Oh my word, I am a gingham LOVER! Always have been. So, when I saw there was a suite that included gingham printed DSP, I almost lost it!! The paper is called Gingham garden. It also has coordinating Washi tape (the yellow you see)!

I used a new stamp set as well. The Daffodil Delight shape you see under the scalloped circle is from the set called Label Love. And, it has a coordinating punch!! The punch is called the Artisan Label punch. Now, the light green you see is called Pistachio Pudding and it is a new in color. It coordinates beautifully with Gumball green! The "sweet' is from Fabulous Phrases and the strawberry is from Happy Hour. 

I also used a new embossing folder called Modern Mosaic Textured Embossing Folder. i inked it with Pistachio Pudding before I ran it through the Big Shot. All i can say is, I'm in LOVE!! The new stuff does NOT disappoint!

For this challenge, I was inspired by the sketch at Nacho Average Challenge and the colors at the Color throwdown.

Want to get your hands on the new stuff now Join  my team and buy the starter kit! You can buy ANYTHING in your starter kit, including the pre order stuff! For $99 you get $155 worth of goodies! Awesome deal! Click HERE for more details! 

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Show me your space! Craft Room Tour!

Hi everybody!! Today is Day 2 over at our online retreat Stamptastic! We are having a BLAST! One of the games we are playing is "Show my your Space!" I've had some requests in the last couple of months to show mine again, so today is the day! I showed you my space last summer before I made some big changes. So, here it is today!

This is my main crafting spot. Everything I use on a regular basis is close by and easy to get to. Most of my storage comes from IKEA. 

To the right are my Alex Drawers from IKEA. I can not tell you how much i love these. They are so perfect for stamping and craft supplies. And the roll so nicely! On top is my ink storage shelf hubby made me a few years ago for Mother's Day. Love it too! You can also see all of my punches and wheels on my Bygel Rails. 

In the drawers are all my SU tools, embellishments  ribbon and other do dads. I also have photos stored in the bigger drawers. 

To the left is my cutting station!

This is where I am sitting right now! I have a white board with in arms length to make lists and to write ideas down. I also have my TV, ihome and diet coke. You know, the IMPORTANT things.. LOL!

This is my scraps shelf, again from IKEA (odn't know the name!) Each color (basic colors, like red, orange, etc) are stored in magazine holders. It's the best scrap storage I've tried. i love it! I bought a cheap under cabinet light for under the shelf because it was a little dark. 

My cutting station. The drawers underneath are awful, I detest them! they are from a craft store.. Can't wait to replace them with the other IKEA ones. The screech and don't line up right. Boo! But, they do the job... for now! Inside them are all kinds of junk! Business papers, envelopes, candy, retired stuff I'm hanging onto...

This is my stamp wall. Hubby built that shelf many years ago too and i LOVE it. It holds them perfectly and they are up and out of the way. And, I have tons of space for lots of sets! Below is just a little shelf from Home Depot that holds all my paper, magazines, catalogs and contraband (non SU) embellishments  On top of it is my Big Shot. Not in love with this arrangement, but it works for now. 

I also have a little trash bin hanging there for all the big Shot trash. Again, perfect!

Next to my sehelf I put magnetic sheets on the wall for all my framelits. 

It works really well. I don't have to dig them out and put them back away. And, I can see what I have when I am trying to think of ideas. The little while tin below that hold all my embossing folders. 

 To the left is another table from IKEA. It's kind of a catch all. I film videos here, I stack projects there, I dump junk there... LOL! It's just a catch all!
My vintage shopping cart holds all my 12X12 paper. My mom and hubby surprised me with that last Christmas. I was so excited! They bought it off Craigslist!

The next wall has another large table. Sometimes, I have friends over, and they use that table. Or, it's where I prep for Club. To the right is my sewing table. it's a vintage vanity. It was my mom's sewing table when I was a kid. :-) Lot's of memories there!

The wall holds holds lots of my projects from the past.

And this is my hubby's latest creation. It holds my video camera as well as serves as a light box to take pictures. He's so handy! ;-)

OK, so there you have it. And NO!! It NEVER looks that clean! LOL! That took me two hours to get it like that! Loved it while it lasted... all 10 minutes... 

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