Monday, August 28, 2017

Googly-eyed bear - #GDP102


Hello everyone! The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a simply beautiful layout! I quickly created this card with a couple of layers and a little bit of watercoloring fun.


Dolce Details

1. I used Shimmery White cardstock to watercolor (it is one of my faves for this technique). I used Crumb Cake Classic Ink Re-fill, and an Aqua Painter filled with water, to do a small watercolor background. Make sure that the watercolor background is approximately the size of the little bear from the Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set.

2. Use a heat tool to dry the watercolor before you stamp the bear with Memento Black Ink. To color the bear - I squished my Crumb Cake ink pad together, while it was closed. This transfers ink to the inside lid of the stamp pad case. Use an Aqua Painter to Blender Pen to pick up the ink and watercolor the bear.

3. To outline the greeting, I used my Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker and carefully outlined each letter.

4. Use Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste to add texture around your watercolor image.


Lets talk about these adorable googly eyes!! I used the smallest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels and then use a Black Sharpie marker to add the pupil. I love how his little eyes are looking in different directions. They match the dopey look on his face!

See what the rest of the Global Design Project team has created - click here!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Flirty Flamingo Beach Chairs - #GDP101


We are treasuring each and every minute of August as the sand slowly slips away in the hourglass of summer. Our kids head back to school after September long weekend and that means that we only have two weeks left of summer break. There is always the feeling that we need to live life to its fullest and enjoy the warm sunny days that summer offers, when summer offers them. After all, life is a beautiful thing!

The color combo this week for the Global Design Project is beachy, fun and a beautiful thing!



My amazing hubby brought home six chairs like these a couple of weeks ago to surprise me. Don't you love these chairs?? - they are comfortable and cute (two very important things in a chair). Our chairs are Pool Party in color (my fave), bonus points for my hunny! They are so dang adorable around our fire pit.


You are welcome to stamp along with us each week! Take the Global Design Challenge (learn more here)!

Wishing you all a crafty week!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Crafty Carrot Collective Blog Hop


Today the Crafty Carrot Collective is talking about Coffee Cafe ... hands down my favorite suite in the 2017/18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 


Look at these colors and the adorable coffee graphics, not to mention the irresistible coffee puns. The Crafty Carrot Collective has chosen this as our August Stamp Set of the Month.


gate fold card


This card is a gate fold card. It is fairly simple to do, here are the steps:

1.  Card Base: Cut your Cardstock to 4-1/4" x 9-1/2" (I used Soft Suede Cardstock). Score at 4" and fold.

2.  Card Gate: Cut your Cardstock to 4" x 9-1/4" (I used Whisper White Cardstock). Score at 5-1/4" and fold.

3.  Use Tear Tape Adhesive and mount the card gate to the card base.

4.  Add a piece of Designer Series Paper (4" x 4-1/4") to the gate on the card base.



 Card inside


For a fun detail on the card, use the Circle Tab Punch and the Tabs For Everything Stamp Set to create a pull tab on the front gate of the card.


coffee cafe card


Card inside

The colors of the card are very Starbucks! I just love it!



Next on the Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop is Susan Wong. Click over to Susan to see what she has "brewed" up for us!

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We're 100! - #GDP100


The Global Design Project is 100!! We have been challenging your for 100 weeks to create and share! Now that is something to be celebrating!


This week our challenge is simple. Visit the Global Design Project and see what the talented design team has created. Choose one of the projects to CASE, create your version and share it with us on Social Media using #GDP100. (Full entry details are over at the GDP, Click Here).

If you are new to CASE-ing, it means to Copy And Selectively Edit. In fact, I CASED my card this week! Let me show you ...

Krista's Card


CASE card


The beautiful Steffi Helmschrott from Stampelwiese create this card on her blog. I was instantly in love and had to create my own version of her design! 


Click over to the Global Design Project! We would love to have you join us this week!

Have a creative day!


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Monday, August 07, 2017

Elegant and Romantic Cards - #GDP099



Our 14th wedding anniversary is coming up next week! The Global Design Project Challenge this week gave me a head start on my card for the love of my life.


Elegant and romantic cards are my favorite style to make. Pearls, diamonds, lace, ribbon, textures and lace ... swoon! 


Lets talk ribbon ... check out this Peekaboo Peach Ribbon., it actually comes wrinkled! The Pool Party Ribbon has a shimmer to it and I am dying over the new Mini Sequin Trim in Gold. 







Be sure to join the Global Design Project in one week, we will be celebrating our 100th challenge! I can not believe that I have been designing with this talented team for 100 weeks already! That is a lot of crafting! Have you joined us and played along? Everyone is welcome, just take the challenge, create and share a picture over on our website (learn more here).

Wishing you all a beautiful week.


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