Welcoming a beautiful baby girl

  11-13-2013

Perhaps I shouldn't say this, but I LOVE this card.  The Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds takes the card from cute baby card to a WOW baby card.

Where did my Mojo come from?

I do not have baby stamp sets due to where I am in my life right now.  So when I need to make a baby card I rely on using other stamp sets in a unique way.  I recently created a card with the Zoo Babies stamp set (see that post here) and I wanted to do something different.  Once again I did a search in Pinterest.  Nothing was catching my eye until I found a card with a rattle on the front.  That was all I needed.  There was no name to acknowledge for the inspiration, so whoever originated the idea – Thank You!

The rattle was easy to create with my circle punches and a thin slice of Pink Pirouette card stock.  I stamped my Versamark Stamp pad half-way up the large circle then sprinkled with Stampin' Up's Heat n' Stick powder.  With a little heat from my heat gun the powder turns sticky.  Then you sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds and work it into the area.  Shake off the excess. Then step back and go WOW!

I used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch for the finishing touch on the rattle.  This created a clean border between the dazzling diamonds and the "plain" side of the rattle.

A little ribbon finishes it all off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite stamp set is for baby cards?

Come back tomorrow for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

Cheers,

Michelle

Baby rattle

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Paper:    Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock

Ink:        Versamark

Adhesives:    Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Heat n' Stick Powder

Tools:    1 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle punches, Scallop Trim Border punch, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot

Accessories:    Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Pals So Thankful Blog Hop

November blog hop

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Pals Hop – Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Let's get to my creation today…

11-12-2013

Where did my Mojo come from?

A stroll through Pinterest led me to the idea of embossing a large image as my focal point. My Sunflower stamp was the perfect choice. The idea of a So thankful Blog Hop seemed to mean Fall colors to me so Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla created my color palette.

These large stamps are often best when embossed, it brings out the depth of the detail in the stamp which can get lost with ink alone. I chose Stampin' Up's Gold Emboss Powder to showcase the Sunflower. I think it looks fantastic.

A quick banner holds my Thank You from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I love the way these stamps cling to the acrylic blocks and you can see through the stamp for perfect alignment.

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I hope I inspired you to create today.

The next stop is Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works, stop number 9 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Nov back
November next

  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative
    Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at
    my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful
    Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson
    at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's
    Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray
    at Stampgoodness.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A
    Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry
    St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski
    at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin'
    Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B
    Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin'
    Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score
    at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft
    blog
  27. Debbie Crowley
    at expressivelydeb…
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from
    Dawn
  29. Sue Becker
    at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So
    Many Toys in Schertz

Lots of Thanks French Style

11-11-2013

A clean and crisp thank you card.  I love the Lots of Thanks stamp set.  It includes nine different stamps with beautiful and varied fonts to say “thank you”.  It also comes in French and German.  I often check out the French verison when available to see if I might like to also purchase it in French. When I saw this stamp set in French it was love at first sight.
The set is called Remerciements and here is a peek at the set:
French version of lots of thanks
 
Where did my mojo come from for this card?  

From one of my favorite catalogs where they showed four solid colored placements layered on top of one another.  Since becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I see the world in Stampin’ Up! colors.  I immediately said to myself,”oh those colors are Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso”. I chose to use Smoky Slate rather than Early Espresso to keep the card lighter. You can find inspiration almost anywhere. 

Did I get your mojo going?  I would love to hear from you.  Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  It is sure to give you lots of great inspiration from so many talented stampers.
Until tomorrow, cheers!
Michelle

Be Merry with a little planning!

The holidays seem to roar into our lives faster each year.  This year is no exception with Christmas less than seven weeks away.  And Hanukkah is very early arriving over Thanksgiving weekend.  This year Stampin' Up! has created a Season of Style This and That journal and planner to help us plan and enjoy the holiday season.

11-10-2013
I have three thirty-something colleagues who all maintain a paper calendar.  So I thought they would enjoy using the Season of Style planner and all its accessories.  To ensure they had plenty of time to plan they were given their gifts in October.  Imagine the look on their faces when I came in and said Merry Christmas here are your gifts!  

Their gifts included the following:

Seasons journal
Seasons journaling tags
Seasons stickers
Seasons washi tapeRotary naugthy and nice

 

 

 

I had so much fun putting this present together. I used the Joyful Christmas Stamp set to create the poinsettia to decorate the Stampin' Up! Extra Large kraft box.  I used our Pewter Emboss powder for the poinsettia which made it super easy to fussy cut out the flower adhered to the top of the kraft box as you can see here.  

 
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Then I used the Cherry Cobbler Chevron ribbon to tie the entire bundle together. Simple and oh so cute! The final touch was the Be Merry Tag from the Single Stamps collection. Click here to see the entire list of single stamps. There are great stamps in this collection so check it out.

I spitzed the tag with Smooch Spritz and then added Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Diamonds for the berries on the holly.  I think the tags turned out so cute.

 
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 You can see a bit of the shimmer in the bottom left corner of the tag.  

There is still plenty of time to get your Seasons of Style journal to keep track of gifts given, cards sent and received, and your favorite photos from the season.  Shop Now and have a very Merry holiday season.

I hope I got YOUR mojo going today.

Cheers,

Michelle