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Catching up on Paper Pumpkin!

Hey everyone! This weekend I went south to Wasilla to play in a co-ed roller derby bout with a whole bunch of my favorite people! It was a fantastic experience! After playing roller derby for 6 years (!!!!) it's a nice change to play with the boys! I like the challenge that playing with men bring. It was a really good time! I was also awarded MVP Jammer! Wahoo!

This card was made for the wonderful parents of a teammate who let a bunch of us crash at their house! It was so nice of them to let all of us stay with them, not to mention save some money instead of forking out for hotel rooms.

Do you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up!? I was skeptical at first, but I love everything I've gotten so far!!! This kit is called Layers Of Gratitude and it is just stinkin' adorable! The great thing about Paper Pumpkin is that the projects are relatively simple, depending on your stamping/crafting experience. It took me 10 minutes to make this (I was on a mission, as the…

Floral Frenzy for FM226!

Good afternoon! This morning while surfing Facebook I came across the Friday Mashup layout for the week and had to give it a try! I've seen so many cool things done with inlaid embossing!

If you aren't familiar with inlaid embossing, there's a great video link on the challenge page. Pretty much, it's using those cute little dies, but instead of layering them, you cut them to fit like a puzzle!

I decided to CASE the card on page 77 in the 2015 SU Idea Book and Catalog. Which may have been a bit much for the first attempt, I've been dying to use that set and I thought today was just the day to give it a whirl.

I am in love with this technique because it keeps the bulky layers at bay that you would typically get if they were stacked. Once everything was assembled, I decided to run it through with an embossing folder because I was NOT a fan of the framelet outlines. Now, it's a bit busier so they aren't noticed quite as much. 
Here's the challenge:


Cool Christmas for TTS51

Good morning!

Ever have one of those weeks where you are a day or two ahead? That was me! I *almost* posted this yesterday and it would've ruined the surprise. Good thing I didn't!

This week at Tis The Season we have a cool color challenge for you! I realized when I sat down to make my card I had only ONE of the colors listed. So, I chose the colors that I had that was the closest to the ones listed. That is the great thing about the challenges, if you don't have something, improvise!

Here is my card:

This was a CASE of a card I found on Pinterest. It took me a little bit to figure out how I wanted the circles to be arranged, but I finally settled on this. The business of the the patterns were messing with my brain! I'm trying to not be so simple in my cards and finding myself embellishing a little more. (Ha, you say! This is still VERY simple.)

Anyway. Want to play along with us? Of course you do!
Here's the deets:
* Marina, Sky and Slate*
We do have a few challeng…

Tripling the fun for fall!

Hey everyone!

Fall is in FULL swing here in Alaska! With the colors quickly changing, I had it in me to make one a card using one of my favorite techniques. The triple layer card! I'm always skeptical when I start if it will come out, but it NEVER disappoints!

The measurements for this card are as follows:
Card base (A2) 4 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Layer 1 (stamped) 4 x 5 1/4"
Layer 2 (solid) 3 1/4 x 4 1/2"
Layer 3 (stamped) 3 x 4 1/4"
Layer 4 (Solid) 2 1/4 x 3 1/2"
Layer 5 (Stamped) 2 x 3 1/4"

Cut all of your cardstock and layer to keep everything organized. Using an removable adhesive, layer and position the white stamping layer together and adhere so that they won't move around while you're stamping. Choose your images and stamp the layers. You'll notice that along the edges where the paper layers, the image won't stamp clearly and thats okay, don't try and fix it! Once all of your stamping is done, carefully pull detach the stamped layers a…

Spooky cards for Swap and Friends

Hey everyone! Sorry I'm lagging a bit on the blog posts.

I'm part of a swap group that meets up in San Antonio and this month's theme is Halloween! I obviously can't make it to San Antonio, so mine get sent via the good 'ol USPS. I enjoy keeping them in business ;).

Here's what I came up with! I can't take credit as this was a card class from The Stamp Doc a really long time ago. But, still cute nonetheless!

The next day, my friend Savannah came over to do some crafting and I made this cute little card using the Spooky Bingo Bits again. Savannah was SO impressed by the Big Shot and all of it's awesomeness! I forget not all of my friends are stampers and how exciting it all can be.

She also made a really cute safari baby card for a friend and we tried out the mirror imaging technique! It was a good day of stamping!

Supplies (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Swap Card:
Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Cajun C…

Christmas Glow Inspiration for TTS50

Good morning!

This morning the Tis The Season crew are bringing another inspiration challenge! It gave me the feeling of my own Christmas growing up where there was lots of eclectic decorations collected from over the years. We had a big Victorian home to decorate! My style isn't quite so much now since my home is much smaller and I have to put away and store all of those decorations!

Here's my card!

I picked up this flip it framelit at Michael's the other day and what is pretty awesome are all the plates that come with it! It makes it super easy to layer the paper when all you have to do is die cut everything instead of trying to figure it out like other framelits I own. Plus, it comes with TONS of little dies! 
Here's the challenge:

We do have a few challenge guidelines* we'd like to ask you to follow:
Your project must be a new Christmas project created for this challenge.You may use any brand of product that you have in your stash. If you combine challenges plea…

Feeling like Fall for TST232

Good morning everyone!!

It's definitely fall here in Alaska, even though it is still technically summer! We've had a good run of low 50's and frost warnings at night. Plus, we've had ALL of the rain. Thank goodness it's sunny today!!

Today's card is for Try Stamping on Tuesday's challenge #232. 

Here's my card:

Here's the sketch:

I FINALLY busted open the Sweater Weather DSP from a few years ago and it just all goes together so well with the Dusty Durango. I kept the rustic theme with the pump well. It reminds me of growing up on a farm :) I left off the sentiment and brads/candy dot embellishments because no matter what I tried, it didn't look right. It just didn't need it, I guess :)

Supplies (All SU unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Dusty Durango (Ret), Sweater Weather DSP (ret), Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate chip
Stamps: Countryside (ret)
Accessories: Linen thread

Thanks for stopping by! Have a stamptastic day!