Creative Explosion- Stampin’ Up!
Oh boy! There has been a creative explosion in my studio! It’s been awhile since I last posted. I was afraid I wouldn’t know how the buttons worked since my blog updated a few times since the last entry.
My intention was not to take a break in the blog world however it happened because I am EXCEPTIONAL at overloading my schedule and forget that I have children who need me to taxi them ALL the time.
The good news is I might have some control over my life again. The things I overloaded my schedule with are/were good for my soul. I started teaching a bible study at my church and love love love it. It’s taken up a bit more time than I had imagined but again my heart is happy.
I could bore you with all the other crazy news but I don’t think it’s necessary. The quick update is everyone is alive. Sometimes these people in my house get a little out of hand. Not naming names… just saying. Russ continues to get stronger. He’s hitting a few road blocks in his therapy. Very frustrating. We continue to encourage and know that God will provide.
The last two weeks have been the busiest and the BEST.
There is something to be said about getting with your girlfriends and crafting together. My girlfriend Cathy traveled here to Pensacola and then we took off for Orlando for Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership conference. There we met with our other two bestie’s Terri and Deb. Oh what a dream vacay that was. 4 girls in a condo crafting like a bunch of school girls.
After Leadership Cathy and I came back to Pensacola and she stayed another week with me. We crafted EVERY single night until at least 2 AM. Overall we created 52 projects that we couldn’t be more proud of. Some of our projects were a collaborative effort and some we came up with on our own and always made doubles so we each had one. Let’s just say Cathy’s suitcase is HEAVY.
First I want to share one of our favorite projects that we collaborated on.
You know I’m a complete coffee lover and so is Cathy. We had to play with this set. It’s been awhile.
We were pretty excited about this card because of the fun texture we added. We used the Stampin’ Up! Decorative Mask Hearts & Stars and added Modeling Paste over the mask. This is how we created the hearts on the Kraft cardstock. Once the modeling paste dried (which is pretty quick) we used a very fine paint brush (Sponge Dauber would work too) to add Gold Encore Ink to a few of the hearts.
Next was just adding the layers we wanted to add a little curb appeal to the card. Things such as Fancy Foil Gold Designer Vellum – delicious, don’t you think? It’s just a simple banner underneath the coffee cup but love how the hearts blend right in.
We added the words “Coffee” using my new favorite tool- the Alphabet Rotary stamp. I’ve had this little gem for a long time but hated using it until I had seen it in action at Leadership. Now I’m hooked.
Blendabilities were used to color the coffee cup using Pink Pirouette. I love the soft look of this pink.
The extra zing for this card used the stamp set You Plus Me. This set has 2 little arrows that are adorable. We highlighted one of them to show up through one of the hearts. SO fun.
You can see all the supplies for this card below.
I have MUCH more to share so stay tuned.
Also, a new Stamps in the Mail is coming. It’s ready to go just need to fine tune the details.
Tomorrow I am going to share FUN Valentines project. You might SQUEAL!!!