Friday, September 6, 2019

TGIFC228 - Color 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 color challenge and I have to admit. This one really was challenging!



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



 I typically prefer to use Whisper White to Very Vanilla, but in this case, the vanilla worked well with the Merry Merlot color. I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this combo together. To get the black scalloped ribbon, I just cut a piece of Purple Posy Scalloped Ribbon and used my Basic Black Blends to color it black. Because the posy color is so soft, the black colored over it very well. I love how you can totally customize your ribbon with the Blends.


I loved the look of this layout so much that I made another in Blushing Bride. I love to recreate cards in different color combos when I find that I love a layout. Now that I have tried this new color combo and found it to be a beautiful one, I will have to try it on other cards. That's the great thing about these challenges. They often get you to step outside of your comfort zone and more times than not, I am pleasantly happy with the results.



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 #tgifc228 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!



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, 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 technique 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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Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


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



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August 2019 Hostess Code:
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Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


 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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TGIFC228 - Color 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...