Thursday, September 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up or Step Over It September

This month and most likely during the duration of the Holiday Catalog we thought we'd mix it up a bit. We've added the option to step it over. That's our term for using the same layout and changing up the theme. In our case, from everyday to holiday.

It was much harder than I expected so rather than making things difficult on a day where I was feeling slightly under par I found an older card that I created and went from there. Now that I think about it, the first card features a retired set and designer series paper. It also turns out that this was around the time that I became a total blog slacker. I did not blog about this card, I only posted in on Instagram. It was from Mike's Shoebox Swap July 2015.

The stepped over version actually seems quite simplified because of the style of the stamp so I dressed it up with gold enamel and twine. The sentiment doesn't make much sense to me though. I think maybe this card should be kept in my car for when I try to visit you and you're not home.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for 2nd card only)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Acorny Thank You
  • Colors: Delightful Dijon, Soft Suede, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Gold Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack, Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • DSP: Serene Scenery

Monday, August 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up August

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. It really is fun creating both different types of cards so I hope you'll give it a try.

I only made one card this time and then added to it because I didn't want to try to get everything just right twice. Isn't he cute?! Yes, this one is a he. This card is very simple and cute. 

Here is my stepped up version. I know that we no longer sell the Googlies but I still have some and they just seemed perfect for this guy. I think they would work for a few of the other animals in this set too. I also added the Wink of Stella - Clear to the flowers and the increased number of butterflies. 

Okay, so sometimes I go crazy with details. I wanted him to have a tongue and since the Metallic Thread wouldn't curl on it's own I had to help it along. I revealed a piece of the super sticky tape (I'm still using up my double sided red stuff) and carefully made a spiral. Then I trimmed away the extra tape and used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to attach the other end to his mouth. 

The fun thing about the step it up projects is that everyone steps things up to a different level. I tend to keep things simple even after I've stepped it up because lately I've been focusing on things that you can mail. I hope you've enjoyed my efforts even though they seem small sometimes. 

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: In the Meadow, Love You Lots (Hostess)
  • Colors: Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, StazOn Black
  • Embellishments: Googlies (Retired), Wink of Stella - Clear, Metallic Thread - Gold

Friday, July 29, 2016

Swap: Cards in the Mail



Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon Request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up July

Welcome back to our monthly Step It Up Hop! We hope our hop style helps many different levels of stampers. It really is fun creating both different types of cards so I hope you'll give it a try.

This time I stamped two cards side by side at the same time. No Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I just tried my best to stamp everything in the same place and was successful. Unlike the day before when I wasted at least 3 sheets of Whisper White while making my swaps.

Stacking stamps is a scary thing for me but I decided to go for it since I usually end up with good results. I started with the honeycomb, then the fern (stamped off once) and then the flower and the sentiment. Only the petals of the flowers are colored in. To make this one layered card a little fancier I touched the petals with the Wink of Stella. I tried several different ribbons and twines but it was best as you see it here with just a hint of sparkle.

Here is my stepped up version. The butterfly is layered onto vellum that I patted into the So Saffron ink pad and then wiped off. It was adhered to the vellum with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen and then to the card with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the body only.

Since the Wink of Stella was an afterthought on both cards I also touched the top layer of the entire butterfly. I think I was able to capture it in this picture. They are really pretty in person.

As always, thank you for stopping by! To see what the other bloggers stepped up cards look like hop on over to Julie by clicking below:
SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Butterfly Basics
  • Colors: Blush Blossom, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Whisper White, StazOn Black
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Big Shot: Bold Butterfly Framelits TM, Butterflies Thinlits TM

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Swap: Cards in the Mail

 


Thank you for checking out our cards! We love and appreciate comments. 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Upon Request

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.