Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Global Design Project 100 | CASE the Designer Celebration

Good Morning,

Today I am CASE-ing card made by Allison Okimitsu for the GDP100 Celebration. Each designer has created a new card.  Participants in this week's challenge will CASE one of the cards - or participate multiple times and CASE several cards. I probably started following this challenge blog back when they 1st started.  It is a lot of fun participating in a celebration of this sort. You can see the challenge at Global Design Project 100.

I absolutely love the Coffee Cafe Bundle. I am an avid  coffee drinker and this set is so great. The Coffee Break DSP has graphics you can cut out with the dies in the bundle. I had to buy the entire suite. So of course when I saw the coordinating Merry Cafe 144965 in the up coming Holiday Catalog I had to have that as well. 

When I CASEd Allison's card I knew I was going to stay pretty close to her design. I hope she likes it.

Card Details:

Card Base - Old Olive Cardstock 100702
Card Front - Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650
Coffee Cup, Whipped Cream & Cozy - Very Vanilla
Holly Leaves - Wild Wasabi Cardstock 108641
Berries - Cherry Cobbler 119685
Inks - Old Olive 126953, Cherry Cobbler 126966 & 
          Basic   Black 140931
Stamp Sets - Coffee Cafe 143677, Merry Cafe 144965 & Holly Berry Happiness 142061
Dies & Punches - Coffee Cups Framelits 143745 & Holly Berry Builder Punch 141843
Quilting Thread - Ivory


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Saturday, August 12, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #234

Hello again,

I am back today sharing another Sneak Peak from the up coming Holiday Catalog, which will be available starting September 1st. Unless you are a demonstrator. We are able to order a whole month in advance. I like that a lot. If you would like to join my team and Get $125.00 worth of Stampin' Up product for just $99.00 you could order now too. Please contact me. I would love to help you.

So, today I am play with the current challenge on the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog. I am really enjoying the Spooky Cat stamp set. There is even a new Cat Punch to go with it. Of course you have to get the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper that goes with it too.

Card Details:

Base - Basic Black Cardstock 121045, cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 4 1/4".
Card Front - Spooky Night DSP 144610, cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
Inside Layer - Very Vanilla Cardstock 101650, cut at 4" x 5 1/4".
Focal Point Layer - 3" x 3" piece of the Spooky Night DSP (It has the tree and the moon already there).
Focal Point Mat - Basic Black Cardstock.
Very Vanilla scrap - Sentiment.
Sentiment Mat - Spooky Night DSP.
Witches Hat - I cut this out of another sheet of the same DSP pack.
Black Rhinestone Jewels 144639, the owls eyes.
Baker's Twine 141682 - Black
Ink - Smokey Slate 131179 & Basic Black 121045.
Marvelous Marker - Cajun Craze & Basic Black ( available in the Neutrals Collection 131261).
Stamps - Spooky Cat 144749
Dies - Layering Squares Framelits 141708

Stamp the Owl in Smokey Slate. Color the beak and feet with Cajun Craze. I added a little more dimension to the hat by coloring in the underside of the hat brim with Basic Black. Then glue the hat on. Add the Black Rhinestones to the eyes. Glue this piece to the scalloped mat (I used the largest Scallop Framelit). I also cut the 3" X 3" Focal Point Layer with one of the Layering Squares Framelits to fit on the Scalloped mat. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black. Use the Layering Squares Framelits to cut the sentiment (the smallest Scalloped Square and the next size up plain square for the mat). I popped up the whole thing onto the card front with Dimensionals. I wrapped Basic Black Baker's Twine around the card front twice and tied a bow. Glue the completed card front to the card base. Stamp the Trick or Treat on the inside layer and glue it to the inside of the card.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Hearts Come Home Sneak Peek!

Hello, hello,

Yesterday I received my pre order from the New Holiday Catalog. I was so excited I did not even unpack everything. I just dived right in to making this card. This set brings back fond memories of my craft show days with one of my best friends. Back in the day, LOL, I was a Tole Painter. I had a full wood shop in my garage and I or my husband cut the wood that I would then paint to sell at the craft fairs. One of my most popular Christmas items was a wooden Christmas Tree that stood on a heart base. It came with a set of red hearts that you could put your families names on and then glue them to the tree. On the heart base was the saying "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas".

The Hearts Come Home Stamps and the coordinating Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies may melt your heart they way that they did mine. It combines 2 of my favorite things. The sentiment on the front of this card and the look of lighted houses. I have a set of Dept. 56 Houses that I put up every year at Christmas time. There is more to this set than what I am showing you today.  But let me get on to the details of the card for now.

Card Base - Night of Navy Cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2".
Whisper White Cardstock - cut 3 at 4" x 5 1/4 ' & 1 at 3 3/4" x 5"
Be Merry DSP - I used scraps to cut green overlays for the trees and then glued them to the edgelit
Gold Foil Sheets - I used scraps of the gold foil. Most of the windows can be cut from a 1/4" strip.
                              A couple of the windows required a 3/8" wide strip. I cut them all to the correct
                              length and then used Glue Dots to attach them behind the edgelit. It was a bit fussy
                              but well worth the time for the look it gave me.
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper -  cut at 4" X 5 1/4". This piece is attached to the back of
                              the card front with Glue Dots. I did cut some stars from a scrap to use on the front.
Ink - Night of Navy, Garden Green and Craft, the Night of Navy is for both of the sentiments, the
                              Garden Green is used to stamp the trees on the inside layer,  the Craft is used to
                              splatter the card front to give the look of falling snow.
Stamps - Hearts Come Home
Dies - Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies & Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies
                              I used the moon and stars die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits on the Night of
                              Navy Card Base.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Stamps... Weekly Challenge: ssc158 Be Square

Here is the card I created for the current challenge over at Sunday Stamps. This weeks sketch is for a square card. I don't make many of these, but I could not resist playing with the Carols of Christmas early release again. This year I have decided that every time I make a new Christmas card I will make 6 of them. I think that will help me get them ready to mail out earlier this year. Of course if I see a squirrel (my favorite word for distraction), I could still get into trouble.


Carols of Christmas Bundle (Clear)- 146037
Tranquil Tide Cardstock cut at 5 1/4" x 10 1/2".
Card Front - Delightful Daisy DSP
Tranquil Tide Cardstock - Cut the Trees and the smaller banner.
Whisper White Cardstock - inside layer is 5" square, the focal point on the front is cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (largest square).
Silver Foil Sheet - Large Scalloped Square mat. (Layering Squares Framelits), Silver Strip 7/8" x 5", Silver Deer, larger banner.
Ink - Tranquil Tide - Stamp the sentiments, inside and outside,
Window Sheet - I cut a stencil with the Tree Dies and then used a sponge dauber to color in the trees on the inside layer.
Nature Sings Stamp Set - inside layer Sentiment.
Metallic Enamel Shapes & Rhinestone Basic Jewels - Accents on the upper left corner.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Kids

Welcome to the 12th Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin Up' Demonstrators that enjoy sharing our creativity with each other and anyone else that has a passion for paper crafting. This months theme is Kids.

I am a soon to be Great Grand-Nana to a beautiful almost 4yr old little girl and I have started a small kid oriented collection of stamp sets. One of my favorites is the Cool Treats Stamp set and the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits. There are so many possibilities within this set. So after I had decided on a color scheme I just stamped and cut multiple ice cream cones and bars and put them together. So much fun. I have all these lovely left overs for future projects.

Here are the details -

Card Base - Pool Party Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Card Front - Petal Garden DSP 4" x 5 1/4"
Scalloped Oval - Berry Burst Cardstock
Stitched White Oval - Whisper White Cardstock
Ice Cream Elements - Whisper White & Crumb Cake Cardstock
Ink - Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Wink Of Stella - Clear
Embellishments - Glitter Enamel Dots, Metallic Sequins & Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon.

Below you will find a list of the blog hop participants. If you lose your place or happen upon a bad link( Blog Hop Gremlins). Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like what you saw here today.

Jan Musselman  - You are here.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #109

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

Well its monsoon season in Colorado and it rained, rained, rained. Everything is soaked. My flowers will enjoy it though. They will be all perky for a couple of days before they need water again. Of course it will probably rain again today too. Sigh. Well thats enough ranting.

Today I am playing with the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #109. The sketch was designed by Lisa Altman. Love this sketch and the stamp set bundle I'm about to show you. This is a early release from the up coming 2017 Holiday Catalog, and will be available for purchase on August 1st, a whole month before the Holiday Catalog goes live. The holiday season can be a total blur for me. So I really appreciate any jump I can get on this card making season. So let me show you what I have put together.
The Stamp Set is the Carols of Christmas and the Card Front Thinlits are the coordinating dies that go with. Remember if you purchase them together you will save 10%. If you earned any Bonus Days Coupons in July you can apply them to this purchase.

Card Details -

Card Base & Scalloped Layering Square - Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.

Card fronts (there are 2) - Be Merry Dsp is behind the Vellum front.

Focal Square, Poinsettias & Inside Layer - Whisper White Cardstock.

Poinsettia Leaves - Wild Wasabi Cardstock.

Ink - Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green.

Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched 1/4" Ribbon.

Stamps - Carols of Christmas & Merry Mistletoe.

Dies - Card Builder Thinlits.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked what you found here.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

SUO Challenge #179 – New Fun from Stampin’ Up!

Good Morning,

I have been on a gift card holder kick lately. Every time I look at a new Stamp set I think "Wow, that would make a great gift card holder." Sooo... here it is. Please take a look at the other 2 I  made as well. They are in the previous post.

Todays project is for the SOU Challenge #179 - New Fun from Stampin' Up. I like this Gift Card Holder Template a lot. I've seen it all over Pinterest and the net and can't honestly say which one is better. You can adjust the size of the front to accommodate whatever you choose to show on the inside off to the right. This time I used my NEW Coffee Cafe Bundle. The stamps and dies are just too cute together.
The base is Early Espresso Cardstock and measures 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" and again at 9". The card front is 3 1/4" x 4", I used the coordinating DSP, Coffee Break for this as well as the inside card flap which is 1 3/4" x 4". The inside piece is Whisper White and measures 4" x 5 1/4". I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green Ink and the little Coffee Beans, Coffee Cup Lid and the oval sentiment in Early Espresso ink. I cut the Coffee Cup out of the Coffee Break DSP. Then cut it and the lid using the Coffee Cups Framelits. After I stamped the Thanks a Latte oval I cut it with the oval framelit from the same set. Then I layered the oval on top of a oval Corrugated Element. The half circle on the Gift Card flap was cut with a 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I taped the flap down with Tear-nTape. I put a strip of Soft Sky Cardstock under the Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon just to make it stand out a little more. I popped up the Coffee Cup with Dimensionals.

Don't forget Bonus Days are still going on this month. For every $50, before tax & shipping, you spend, you will receive a $5 coupon you can use in August.
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