Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Earning Alaska First Purchase!


Twice in one day?!

I know, how lucky are you!! Lol!


This afternoon, I am excited to be taking part in the Earning Alaska 2018 blog hop again!! This is a group of demonstrators who are working together to reach their fullest potential and earn the Stampin' Up 2018 incentive trip, which is an Alaskan cruise through the southeastern islands! Exciting right! It's an area that since moving to Alaska I've never been, with the exception of Juneau for a roller derby trip a few years back.

TBT Fairbanks Rollergirls @ Juneau Rollergirls, 2013. 
This hop is chalked full of talented demonstrators! They inspire me daily!!

The theme of this hop is "First Occasions Catalog Purchase!" Which is exciting because have you seen the thing! It was page after page of awesome! I have an obsession with birthday stamps. A girl can never have too many!! That said, the first item on my list was the Party Animal suite! I had to have it all. The best part is that SU and Sizzix did a great job of making sure the existing balloon punch coordinated with the set. So, if you don't have the means of die cutting, you can still use the punch for the awesome balloon stamps!

I made a few projects, which was not a requirement, but since they are all from the same suite, I'm just going to pile them all on! (another yay for you!) 

The stretch for me were the colors. These are not colors that I use often nor together! I was happy to be able to break that thought process and make some fun items to share! 


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the accessories for this suite!! It is so versatile! You can make a shaker card as I did, and made it more difficult for myself since I got excited and put the foam on the white before I did any stamping- hence all the layers. But I still love it! 


Aren't the embellishments adorable? In a training class by Janet Wakeland (she heard from another demo) that these are "card jewelry!" I thought it was perfect! They are fun, and come in Pacific Point Hats and Tangerine Tango balloons (which could also both make nice earrings!) Also, the layering is done with the coordinating washi tape! 


Next up, is this super easy fold card. It has a real name, but its so easy it really doesn't need a catchy name to remember. The DSP is 5 1/4 x 4, flip on the long side and about 2 5/8 you make a 1 1/2" slit and fold the papers back to expose the backside of the DSP! I added some coordinating balloons with the punch and stamped with Milestone Moments. 


This is a stamp set that just isn't getting a lot of love, but is adorable!! I love simple cards with minimal stamping, and that was the appeal of this "Super Duper" set! I created a simple banner using the Triple Banner Punch and balloon punch, and added some metallic gold thread, which you can find a way to add to just about anything! The tangerine tango balloon is stamped with the Birthday Adventures stamp! 

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a stamptastic day and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!!

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A little old and new from TSOT


Good morning everyone! 

I have a fun challenge to share as part of the Try Stampin' On Tuesday design team! 


This one was an easy one for my brain! Don't you just love those? The optional challenge for this was to use 'old and new'. I think I used more old than new, honestly haha!


I took it waaaaaaaay back with this Real Red polka dot paper, from a christmas Simply Scrappin' kit from,  if I had to guess, 2008/09? So old, check! 


I haven't invested in the new Hexagon Textured impressions folder, so I used my old Honeycomb folder. I still love the impression that this one makes. I also used the retired "Best of Shelli" 25 year celebration stamp set. I keep this set around because the textures are pretty great. I love Shelli's stamping style and go back to her blog every now and again just to see what she's been up to.

So what's new? I'm pretty sure the only new thing on this card is the Stitched Framelets dies and burlap ribbon! (and the paper, obviously- but that could be iffy as well since I have a hoard of scraps) Also, not pictured, I used the sentiment from Watercolor Wishes kit 'You're amazing' for the inside with the little hearts. I also traced the heart with the fine tip glue pen to accent it a little more.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you have a stamptasic day!!

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