Friday, August 23, 2019

#TGIFc226 - Technique Challenge


Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for my debut as the newest creative member of the TGIF design team! If you're new to the TGIF Challenges, each Friday, we offer a new themed challenge for you to play along with. Be sure to check out the main blog for more details, inspiration, and the guidelines. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I absolutely love it!


My cards for this week's challenge were made using the Free As A Bird Bundle. Here are my submissions:


 I just love the look of a little splatter on my projects. To create some fun and easy splatter, I simply took my stamp block, squeezed a little Whisper White Craft Ink onto the block and add a little bit of water from my Aqua Painter. Then I dip my painter ink the white ink and tap it against my block, aiming it towards my project. This creates little specks of opaque white ink all over your card. You can do this with and of the ink colors for a totally customizable look!  


Here's a close-up of the splatter effect:


I even made a matching mini 3x3 note card, only this one was done by using the same technique but with Frost White Shimmer Paint. I love the touch of sparkle it adds.


Thanks so much for stopping by and we would love it if you would join in on the fun! Come check out the TGIFChallenges Blog for more information and more challenges! Paticipants will have until the following Thursday at 10am PST to post your projects to the TGIF Blog Page. Don't forget to add the hashtag #tgifc226 when you share so we can see what you come up with!

Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!



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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog Post - Crafting With Kids



Hello, everyone! For those of you who are new to my blog, my name is Lauren Alarid. I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in California and 2019 Artisan Design Team member, and I am so happy to be sharing my creativity on the Stampin' Up! company blog. Today I wanted to talk a little bit about crafting with kids. One of my favorite ways to craft is with my 7-year old daughter. Seeing the joy it brings her, to be able to create and get her hands inky with me is always so memorable. In my experience, there are a few products and tools that make this a more successful and enjoyable process for both of us.

My number one choice for stamping with children is photopolymer stamps. They are clear which make stamp placement easy for them, and when there are multiple images to layer, photopolymer stamps make layering easier. For our cards today, you’ll notice that we used the Above The Clouds Bundle (151135). The balloon images offered so many possibilities for coloring, which my daughter loves.


Another great product to use when crafting with kiddos is the Blends Markers. My daughter loves to color with the blends. She can color stamped images as much as she likes without worrying about the paper pilling and the tips won’t get ruined as easily as other coloring tools, which makes these ideal for kids.


Along with the Blends, the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter (144608) is also a useful tool for young crafters. As they color, if any gets outside the lines, they can easily use the lifter to remove any mistakes. It’s an absolute “must have”.





Punches are a supper fun and easy tool to use as well. The balloon bundle we used was perfect because the coordinating punch made it simple to punch out her colored balloon images and eliminated any frustrating fussy cutting for her. Plus, who doesn’t love punching out fun images?!



When it comes adhesives, I recommend the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). I have found that the liquid glue makes it so much easier for kids to adhere layers and images. Because it doesn’t instantly and permanently stick the moment it is placed, they are able to adjust and maneuver their pieces before finalizing their placement, avoiding waste and frustration. Additionally, it is an inexpensive adhesive and lasts quite a while, which is always a win-win in my book.

One final tool that I find to be invaluable when crafting with children is the Take Your Pick (144107) tool. Even I struggle sometimes with placing tiny elements such as sequins and gems. The Take Your Pick tool is so helpful in giving kids (or anyone really) a way to effortlessly pick up and place their elements. I like to use the paper piercing end to hold the sequin/gem in place so that the tacky end of the tool will not stay attached to it after I adhere it. My daughter really enjoyed using this tool and found it very helpful. I see her reach for it often when crafting with me.



I wanted to include a final picture (below) with both my and my daughter’s cards (mine is on the left and hers is on the right). As I create my projects, I will show her how I do each step and have her copy what I do. That way she can easily follow along and feel successful. You can see how easily she was able to recreate my design with the help of these basic tools.





I hope that you have enjoyed these tips and will consider crafting with a child. Seeing the magic of stamping through their eyes is a completely enchanting experience. It may even be a great basis for a class! All supplies are listed below.
Happy Crafting!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Shimmer Detailed Lasercut DSP - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop


Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Shimmer Detailed DSP Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kaylee Van Es' Blog. Just over the moon about what she has created!


Today, we will be showcasing the  Shimmer Detailed Lasercut Designer Series Paper (DSP). I am also pairing this paper with the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set which coordinates beautifully. From the moment I saw this paper in the catalog I knew I had to have it! You get 6-12x12 sheets (2  of each design). One side is a shimmery vanilla while the other side is white. I love all of the gorgeous delicate details and the shimmer is to die for. In today's designs I will be showing you different techniques and ways it can be used to dress up your cards/projects.

   

For my first card, I wanted to use some of the papers as a mask to create a subtle embossed background. You can do this with just about any of the designs in this paper pack. 


Here's how you do it: 
  1. First, choose a design from the DSP pack to be your mask and place it over your panel (pictured below).
  2. Next, take your Embossing Paste and spread it evenly over the DSP mask.
  3. Remove the mask and allow it to dry.

Here's a closeup of the effect:


It creates a very subtle, yet pretty background. Here is a close up of the background I created with another one of the pieces from the DSP pack. You can see that I also use some Bermuda Bay Ink and some Granny Apple Green Ink to sponge some color onto a few floral images from the DSP:



For my next card, I just cut out one of the square shaped designs, along with some of the floral images from the DSP and used them to draw your focus to the sentiment. I love how many possibilities you have with this stunning paper.




I made one final project which was a birthday gift tag. I simply used some more floral images that I cut from the Shimmer DSP to add some detail and interest to my tag. I just love how all of these projects turned out. 


These products were so fun and inspiring  I really enjoyed discovering many new ways of using them. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs (full list of supplies below). Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to the fabulously creative Maike Beimler


Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!



Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!


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 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog. This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!






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#TGIFc226 - Technique Challenge

Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for my debut as the newest creative member of the TGIF design team! If you're new to the  TGIF...