Sunday, February 25, 2018

A Magical Day for an 8 Year Old

Clare turned 8 on Saturday, so I've been spending my time getting ready. She really wanted a Hatchimals party until I convinced her that my new Stampin' Up! stamp set Magical Day had a great Unicorn, so we should have a Unicorn Party! She agreed and we partied:


First, I made these invitations. Thanks to Stampin' Up! I was able to design an invite that one of her friends said, "You are so talented! I had to come to see what else you made for Clare." Hil-a-rious coming from a sweet 7 year old! But, she's right, I did have fun coming up with lots more! 

The Invite uses a rainbow of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. My pads were dry, so I just reinked them before I started. Some of the colors are deeper than normal. The rainbow was created with repeatedly stamping the brushstroke from Work of Art. The Unicorn was colored with my Stampin' Up! markers. I added some glitz with a circle punched from the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper and some Wink of Stella on the rainbow. I cut the celebrate in gold foil with my big shot. 

We also used the Myths and Magic set to make toppers for the unicorn slime jars. 



They each stamped the image of their choice--which was mostly unicorns except for the one boy who made a pretty cool dragon. They used the retired Gold marker as they wished, so it applied liberally.



I also went over the top with decorations. I used my Silhouette Ecutter to cut the flowers, horns, and eyes out of the Stampin' Up! Cardstock. I painted paper mache cones for unicorns. The banner used Stampin' Up! cardstock. I took a terrible picture. Hopefully, my mom or sister got a better one. 



My sister is the cake decorator, so she made the cute unicorn cake. The girls loved it. Don enjoyed napping while the 7 screaming girls ran around him! We also made the headbands. Thank god for hot glue!

Whew! 



Happy Stamping!

Sara

Friday, February 23, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #3: Best Wishes

The Flu. Month of Family Birthdays. Love drama in Middle School. Not enough stamping time! But, I did steal some time on my recent Ice Day to get some stampin' time in! 

Here is my submission for this month's My Inky Friends Design Challenge #3:


The card has been in my brain for weeks, so it was nice that it worked out. I used the banner framelits from the Lovely Laurel set for the Best Wishes. The Gold Foil paper made a perfect banner. I stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White for the roses and bird. The other accent was in the Petals and More Thinlits that came bundled with the Petal Palette Stamp set. Easy and fun. 

Join us at My Inky Friends with your own creation using the sketch challenge as inspiration.





Happy Stamping!

Sara

Friday, February 9, 2018

My Inky Friends "Love it. Live it. Share it" Blog Hop: Time to Celebrate

Welcome to the My Inky Friends "Love it. Live it. Share it." Blog Hop. This month we are featuring products from the 2018 Occasions catalog.  This stop features a cute animal set called We Must Celebrate. If you are already hopping, did you like Yapha's projects with Sunshine and Rainbows?






I fell in LOVE with this stamp set as soon as I saw it. I knew it would be perfect for cards at work!  As for LIVING, I decided to use the KISS technique on my projects this month--Keep It Simple, Sara. I have three cards with different designs, but the same focal image.  



I used my Stampin' Blends on Glossy Paper. I really love the effect. Bright, crisp colors!  For this card, I used the ribbon technique from our first My Inky Friends Design Challenge. I like it. The Bermuda Bay Ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack, which you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase. I used Bermuda Bay repeatedly with the confetti stamp in the set to make the background and added a bit inside...so much fun. 

My next card used the same image, but with a different flair.


I added a second element withe snail on the Circle Tab Punch and placed my sentiment on the Classic Label Punch in Basic Black with an added Enamel Dot for flair. The dot carries the dot theme from the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper. The circle of the snail also contributes to that idea.

My final card uses a brighter background:


Again, I used the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper. I just love the color combinations of this paper! I added a Basic Black Band for contrast and added my sentiment to a Washi Punch, which I just realized was retired. Sorry about that! Inside, I added a little fun with the mushroom family. 

Now, I am SHARING with all of you and the My Inky Friends Team! I hope you like my projects. Next up you'll find Tanya's AMAZING projects with the Waterfront stamp Set. Or, you could go back to see Yapha's Sunshine and Rainbows! 

   



Here is a supply list. Feel Free to CASE (copy and share everything) my cards!


Happy Stamping!

Sara

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