Sunday, August 27, 2017

Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop Recap

Weren't the projects showcased on our Suite Designs Blog Hop by my Inky Friends amazing? Such talent. My wish list grew, did yours?

This is a  wrap- up post to show you a template, pictures, and the supplies I used for my Just Add Color projects. 

First up, the set of cards: 

I used my Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer to cut rows of teapots and houses. The Sea Life page was trickier, but I just picked out parts I really wanted like the turtle, and then trimmed around it. No real structure, just cut and see. 

The colored pencil holder was a single 2 1/2" strip of Designer Series Paper that I scored at 2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 3/4", and 10 1/4".  I then punched 1 1/4"  circles in the first panel and the 5th one. I folded it up and around and adhered the last panel below the first panel. Here is a diagram:

For some extra fun, I added some silver mini-sequins. 

For my final project--the notebook, I don't really have more to add other than I showed it to a student last week who loved it, so the 12 year old crowd loves it. 

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop: Just Add Color

Welcome to the Just Add Color Suite stop on the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop! My Inky Friends and I are getting together for our monthly hop and decided to feature a Stampin' Up!'s amazing Suites of papers, stamps, dies, and accessories. If you came from Betty's use of Wood Textures Suite post, weren't her projects divine?

The Just Add Color Suite grabbed my attention because I do love coloring, especially during quiet times at school or (meetings). It helps me focus and stay quiet. What better images to color than Stampin' Up! images?

My first projects are combined in one package:

I made a color your own cards kit. My students love coloring and I knew I had to create something awesome with these little pencil kits I found. The cards are in a cello bag and the entire project is tied together with some Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon.

Here is a collage of some of the cards-- using the 4 sheets of Designer Series Paper, I made 25 cards, so I now have 4 kits of 6 ready to go!

Basically, I took the sheet of Just Add Color Designer Series Paper and trimmed out rectangles of the images. The houses and teapots were easier than the sea, but that turned out ok too. I then added a matte and background out of contrasting colors: Black and Pool Party, Pacific Point and Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. I also added some sentiments from other stamp sets and left some blank.

The pencils are held in a little paper stand that I created using one strip of Designer Series Paper, which I will give more details about Sunday.

My next project is one that my students have inspired. Middle school students love notebooks, sketchbooks, and coloring. I combined all that in one!

This can be made with a variety of notebooks. I happened to have one that Stampin' Up! used to offer.  First, I cut my Just Add Color Designer Series Paper to size and then I used the Pocket framelits to create a 3D pocket using Bermuda Bay. I added a stripe of Berry Burst for color. The Crafting Forever Stamp set is a perfect complement to this paper, providing the visual tools for the creativity. Inside the journal, I stamped on the pages. They can be colored or simply serve as inspiration.

The aquapainter is one I got in  kids' coloring kit and it's short. The pencils are from the April 2017 My Paper Pumpkin. Perfect fit! 

I had a million more ideas, but I'll save them for later! I hope you enjoyed the Just Add Color stop of the Inky Friends Suite Designs Blog Hop. Click NEXT to see Staci's fabulous projects with the Coffee Break Suite, or go backwards by clicking on PREVIOUS to see Betty's use of the Wood Textures Suite


Happy Stamping!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Ihop Adventures

Another Scrappin' Day today. This was a fun experience- Clare's first visit to IHop. She loved her fruit covered pancake, but was embarrassed when Bubba sang Happy Birthday to a nearby table. So much laughter...

I cropped two of the pictures of Clare into squares and adhered them onto the 4x6 cards, so that the title showed in the top, and the ombre hexagons in bottom. this lets me modify the look of the pages in my book, so they don't all look the same.

I am all set, too for my next page, too. as the back looks as good as the front. I just have to add pictures!

When, I print them.

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Carols of Christmas Part 2

Today, I am going to share the final three cards I made with the Carols of Christmas bundle. I like the bold sentiments and little details the framelits let us add. 

My first one is a simple one that would be fun to make multiples of for those of you that send out the same card to everyone on your list.

and the inside:

I basically, just stamped and trimmed the papers and mats to fit my card. Nothing too fancy, but it looks really nice. 

My next card is my favorite Christmas card:

 I used the Resist Ombre Technique I describe in the graphic below and on my video. The trees are from the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder.  I added some Silver Mini Sequins. I used Thick Whisper White for the base of this card and the trees. This gives the card more stiffness. The sentiment is on glossy paper. 

Here is a brief description of how to do this:

My final card was the card design in my head that made me buy this bundle. 

I call it the Cabin Card, because looking out of the DeerShack Windows (or the farmhouse windows) for deer has been a lifelong thing for me. Also, the sentiment inside is applicable to all.

Here's the video. I was really off my game this day, but it is entertaining. 

Want to know what supplies I used?

Happy Stamping!



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