Thursday, January 30, 2020

Fancy Friday - Shaking It Up

Hey everyone and welcome to the Fancy Friday Blog Hop! If you’re new the the Fancy Friday Blog Hops, we are a group of past and current Artisans that get together each month on the last Friday of each month to bring you crafty inspiration with monthly themes and challenges. Now onto this month’s focus!
This month the challenge was to "shake things up", so we could make shaker cards, things with bits that shake in it, generally anything that can shake. Well, I thought that the Tropical Oasis Suite was a great place to start shaking things up as I am very ready for some warmer weather. This inspired me to create something pretty unique and fun.
TROPICAL OASIS SUITE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)
The card I created today is what I like to call a "waterfall shaker". The reason I call it that is because of its design, some of the shaker bits look as if they are perpetually falling through the window of the card. It's a fairly simple process, but takes a bit of time and patience.
I used nylon thread and suspended 3 lines between the layers of my card. On each line, I used Mini Glue Dots to secure From My Heart Faceted Gems and fussy cut plumeria flowers (cut from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper) to the thread on both sides so that no matter how it twisted, you would see gems and flowers. Then I put more shaker bits in my shaker window and finished putting my card together. 
Both the sentiment and the die cuts come from the coordinating Timeless Tropical Bundle. Here's a close-up of the "waterfall" effect:
I hope you have enjoyed today's card and don't forget to keep hopping for more inspiration. Up next on the hop is the incredibly talented Mercedes Weber. You will be blown away by here designs!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
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Friday, January 24, 2020

#TGIFc248 - Catalog Covers Inspiration


Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for another fun TGIF challenge this week! 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 all about the catalog covers. Specifically we are focusing on the new Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs, and there is tons of inspiration to be had with these covers!
Both catalog covers have gorgeous samples, but I was really drawn to the card that is to the right of the purple one. I love the layout and I though it would be a great way to create a card with a lot of color and texture.
My card for this week's challenge was made using a combination of the Tropical Chic Stamp Set and the brand new In The Tropics Dies. Here's my submission:
My inspiration for this colorful pineapple is from something I found on Pinterest and I love all of the rich color!
 To create this rainbow color-licious pineapple, I first die cut a pineapple from the die set from Watercolor Paper. Then, use your Aqua Painter to add your colors in layers, allowing the the color to dry between layers for a more vibrant look. Typically, I like to die cut my images after I've watercolored an area because I find it easier to handle a larger piece of paper, but in this case, I wanted certain areas to be particular colors, co I needed to see my image. For my colors, I used: Melon Mambo, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay Inks. NOTE: When mixing colors, be careful not to mix pinks/reds with greens, blues with oranges, and yellows with purples. They are complimentary colors and will create a brown tone when mixed. 

To achieve the background look from my inspiration card, I die cut flowers, using the die set, and adhered them to my main panel. I curled up the edges for added dimension.
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! Participants 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 #tgifc248 when you share so we can see what you come up with!
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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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop - From My Heart

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the From My Heart 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 Jan Clothier's Blog. She has made some incredible projects!
From My Heart
Today, we will be showcasing products the From My Heart Suite. Even though this suite seems very "Valentine" oriented, they could easily be used for other occasions as well. The sweet little Heart-shaped Foil Treat Tins are perfect for sharing handmade treats, and I am absolutely in LOVE with those gorgeous Faceted Gems! The Heartfelt Bundle is a beautiful pairing of stamps and coordinating punches. I love how beautifully all of these products coordinate together as well as work gorgeously individually.
FROM MY HEART SUITE BUNDLE (ENGLISH)
 For my projects today, I was really feeling the Valentine's Day vibes, so I made a few different designs with this theme. My first design is a Valentine's Day card. I have actually paired the Lovely Flowers Dies with the heart bundle and created a textured frame around my main sentiment and focal point. I used one of the Heart Doilies behind my embossed heart sentiment, and then, of course, I had to add some of those stunning gems.
I also wanted to make a few heart shaped valentines for my daughter to give out in class. I used the Stitched Be Mine Dies for the heart shape of the card.
To make the card so that it's a heart-shaped folded card, it's very simple. 
  1. First, take a piece of Real Red Cardstock and fold it in half. 
  2. Next, take the largest heart die from the Stitched Be Mine Dies set and place it on top of the folded cardstock so that the top of the heart die touches the edge of the cardstock where the fold is.
  3. Lastly, place your cutting plates so that they cover all but the top portion of the heart die (about 1/4" from the folded edge). You should see just the top 1/4" portion of the heart die sticking out from the cutting plates as you run it through your die cutting machine, and then you're done!
My next card is a fun little shaker card. I used the heart punch to punch out the center of one of the heart doilies as well as a layer of cardstock popped up so that you could peek through and see the Flirty Flamingo stamped heart. Here's a close-up of the end result:
Finally, I HAD to use those sweet little tins, especially since I was craving chocolate, LOL. I mean, it was necessary for the purposes of creativity, right?! So, I "guess" I could take one for the sake of creativity and make some triple chocolate-y brownies, ha! These tins are oven safe so they can be used to bake in (not the lids). I made a shaker out of the lid which was accomplished similarly to my card. 
Here's a look at that how cute the brownies look in those adorable heart tins (below):
I absolutely loved these products and had so much fun creating these projects with them. I hope you have enjoyed all of today's cards and designs. 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 Leah Fedynak


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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Friday, January 10, 2020

#TGIFc246 - Sketch Challenge


Hey peaches and thanks for joining me for another fun TGIF challenge this week! 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 card for this week's challenge was made using a few items that are available in the new Mini Catalog. I used the gorgeous new Seriously The Best Stamp Set and the coordinating Seriously The Best Project Kit. This set is just jaw dropping beautiful and I was so inspired that I made an alternative, using elements from the kit. Here's my submission:
The kit included some stunning patterned Vellum that I wasn't willing to part with in order to use on my alternative so I created my own. I used a few patterned and flower images in the coordinating colors to stamp on the vellum (Pretty Peacock Ink, Terracotta Tile Ink, and Mango Melody Ink), being very careful not to smear the freshly stamped images as ink can take longer to dry on vellum. When I was done stamping, I used Clear Embossing Powder over the wet ink and heat set the images. This allowed the images' colors to still show through, but I didn't have to worry about them smearing as I assembled my card. Below is an image of the patterned vellum I created and embossed:
Here's a look at the final results up close:
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! Participants 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 #tgifc246 when you share so we can see what you come up with!
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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Friday, January 3, 2020

Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop - Coordination Product

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Coordination Campaign Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be sharing a few projects using some stunning new products that are designed to pair perfectly with the brand new Mini and Sale-A-Bration CatalogsFor a limited time (starting January 3rd (demonstartor preorder period), until supplies last) and February 7th ((customer sales period), until supplies last) you can get your hands on these exclusive products. As demonstrators, you will have exclusive preorder access starting January 3rd, so grab yours now so you can start planning your classes! Each of us was given a different product to work with so be sure to hop all the way through so that you don't miss ANY of the amazing inspiration! You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Jan Clothier's Blog. I just LOVE what she has created
Coordination Product Release (pre-orders are limited to one per demonstrator):
  • Nature's Thoughts Dies (coordinates with "Positive Thoughts Stamp Set") (#153586) $29
  • Special Days Dies (coordinates with "Special Someone Stamp Set") (#153587) $29
  • Ladybug Dies (coordinates with "Little Ladybug Stamp Set") (#153588) (7 dies) $29
  • Sending Flowers Dies (coordinates with "Sending You Thoughts Stamp Set") (#153589) $27
  • Birthday Dies )coordinates with "Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set") (#153590) $27
  • Pleased As Punch 12x12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (coordinates with "Heart Punch Pack", Tulip Builder Punch", and "Umbrella Builder Punch" (#153558) $11.50
I was lucky enough to get to work with the STUNNING Nature's Thoughts Dies. One of the great things about all of these coordinating products is that the dies eliminate the need for fussy cutting, and therefore, freeing up more time to create projects. Here are my projects using the Nature's Thoughts Dies:
For my projects today, I have made a set of cards. I have been wanting to create something with a very whimsical color scheme and the moment I saw this set, I knew it would pair perfectly! I used Melon Mambo Ink, Pacific Point Ink, Highland Heather Ink, and my Aqua Painter to create a few watercolor backgrounds. I then used the Nature's Thoughts Dies to die cut some feathers and floral imagery. For my first card, I used the feathers and a few of the floral die cuts to cluster into the corner as my main focal point. I also use the longest die in the set to add a little interest and texture coming out from behind my cluster.
The first white layer that seems to have a pattern of stitch marks/holes around the border is actually one of the dies in the set and LOVE the versatility of it!
I used one of my watercolored backgrounds as one of my panel layers to tie in with the elements on my card and add more splashes of color. I wanted to add a touch of silver too, so I embossed one of the floral images from the set in silver. With the magic of these dies, I was able to stamp my butterfly image and easily die cut it out and add it to my project-so simple! Here's a close up of this card:
My final card was fairly simple to create. I wanted to create a watercolor wreath with one of the floral-y dies, so I die cut from more of my pre-watercolored paper. Then I assembled them in a circle (HINT: if you struggle with arranging your pieces in a circle, try tracing a circle  with pencil, arrange the pieces around it and adhere them in place).
I was really digging the look of the bold black sentiments in my previous samples and wanted to incorporate that into this one as well. I heat embossed my sentiment already, but I wanted a touch more of black to adorn my wreath. I really love those Frosted Flower Elements, but they were not black, so I improvised, LOL.
I took the flowers, pressed them into my Versamark Pad, added Black Embossing Powder, and heat set it. You can see the beautiful, shine they have: 
Here's a close up of my first card:
These coordinating products are so versatile and fun, and have everything you need to let you celebrate your creativity! 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 Leah Fedynak

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!
Use my host code (HGA6ZKHN) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

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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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Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop - Flowers For Every Season

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Flowers For Every Season Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  Each month our very talented an...