Friday, December 30, 2016

Out with the Old- In with the NEW Blog Hop!

Good afternoon! 

There's a "snowstorm" happening here in Alaska! It's about time we got a good amount of snowfall. But, I'm enjoying the warmer temps that it's bringing at the moment!

Today, I'm happy to be playing along with the ReMARkable stampers Sale-a-bration "Out with the old, in with the NEW" blog hop!

The challenge was to showcase items from both the Holiday catalog (outgoing- good until Jan 3, 2017) and the NEW Occasions catalog (goes live Jan 4th). 

There's tons of amazing talent on this hop, so grab a drink and a snack and marvel at all the beautiful creations! 

Here's mine!
So much prettier in person--Thanks Alaska. 

I had a number of ideas floating around, but couldn't nail anything down to work with the paper I chose to use.  I decided on Here's to Cheers (a carryover item) with the new Cupcake and Carousels designer paper stack. I pared the DSP up with Peekaboo Peach, which perfectly coordinates with the set and colored my sentiment with markers and the blender pens to create an ombre look like in the catalog. I felt like it needed a bit more so I added the Pool Party Metallic bakers twine (from the Cupcake and Carousels embellishment pack) and stamped a bunch of "happy" from Milestone Moments in Bermuda Bay Ink. Wink of Stella was added to the "Celebrate" because, why not?! 

This card is going to my friend Jada who just welcomed a new baby boy on Dec 28th! It's my goal to have ALL of my cards that I make have an immediate recipient- or one in the near future. Anyone else drowning in cards? Be sure to share any other crafty New Years Resolutions!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the hop! Be sure to leave comments and let everyone know how awesome they are!!

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gettin' Blingy with it!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!!

I hope you and your families had a fantastic holiday! I will probably be taking my tree down this week and getting my house back into order. I love putting away Christmas decorations! I always feel so free and open once they are all tucked away.

Minus the new kids toys, but-- we'll find a home for them soon.

This week on Try Stampin' on Tuesday, we have a blingy challenge for you! Optional challenge: Bling for New Years. (Which is honestly the most bling that happens for me, hahaha.)

Fun design right? Here's what I came up with. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this new SU Beautiful You stamp set.

I wasn't in love when I first saw the catalog. I even thought "Man, people are going to go nuts over this set, but meh."


I apologize for my lack of understanding how absolutely amazing this stamp set really is. What sold me on the set was a fellow SU Demo who made simple notecards with her. I jumped on and ordered her immediately, and have been playing with her ever since.

I used big box store brand glitter paper, which perfectly matched Sweet Sugarplum In-Color, and paired it with Dapper Denim.

I hate to tease, but she will be available Jan 4th when the new catalog goes live. DO NOT miss out on this stamp. It will be a HUGE seller.

Thanks for popping in today! Be sure to play along with our challenge on the Blog or on Facebook!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Using up Scraps!

Good morning!

Hopefully you are having a great week thus far! This week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday we have a fun challenge that could be as simple or as complex as you'd like to make it.

I chose simple.

I was making my December swap cards all day and had the perfect strips of DSP leftover for this challenge! It was just meant to be! I added the retired Crumb Cake corduroy buttons (not sure how I feel about them being stacked lol!) and a bit of burlap ribbon and done! I love how quickly I was able to finish it because I was pushing the submission deadline ;)

Here's mine!

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a stamptastic day!!

PS: This is a friendly reminder to mail your Christmas and Holiday cards :) 

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Anything but the holidays Blog Hop!

Good morning!!

I'm excited to be a part of this "Anything but the Holidays" blog hop with the Earning Alaska '18 crew! While we aren't the only ones with our eyes set on the 2018 Stampin' Up! incentive trip, we just happen to be a part of this hop!

But Jayme.....Don't you live in Alaska? Haha, yes I currently do, but I won't in 2018 :( We will be well settled in our new (unknown) location by then. BUT! This is truly an experience to set my sights on! One that I never did while living here in Alaska!

The theme is "Anything but the Holidays" which is nice because I'm elbow deep, as I'm writing this, in holiday cards for swaps and family. So this is a nice break!

Since the holiday catalog is mainly holiday oriented, I decided to combine the Glamper Greetings with the Mountain Adventure set. This is a regular scene here in Alaska, especially with hunting and Arctic Man (a Snowmachine event in the middle of the mountains).

I watercolored the card to give it more of a subtile look, plus its more forgiving than traditional coloring. The camper is cut and layered and I added Cherry Cobbler bakers twine to tie it all together.  The mountains and snowy bits are highlighted with a bit of Wink of Stella, because sparkles!

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop! Be sure to leave comments for everyone and I hope you were able to draw a little non-holiday inspiration!

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Have a stamptastic day!! Thanks for stopping in!

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