October Colour Combo Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be joining everyone for another Colour Combo Blog Hop this month! If you’ve joined me from Katie’s blog, welcome! If you’re visiting from Instagram or you are a subscriber, welcome! Thank you everyone for stopping by today!

I’m super excited to share my contribution with you! I used Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, and Crushed Curry for this semi non-traditional Christmas Card. I used several elements from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set to create this card. I stamped the light string image many times on a quarter sheet of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I colored the lights with my Stampin’ Write Markers. After I die cut my background with the largest Stitched Rectangle I added Wink of Stella to the Crushed Curry lights only.

I followed the Fab Friday sketch #FabFri173 for this card. I don’t normally combine two challenges, but I just saw this card come to life using the circular scribble image so I took a chance. I think it turned out super cute and showcases the colors really well.

Hop on over to Angelique’s blog and see what she has to share this month!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Sue McDonald – Frankiesuestampin (UK)
  2. Tricia Butts USA
  3. Katie Johnson USA
  4. Caroline Peck – USA <–You Are Here!
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Samira Merzouk – Samira’s Kreative Welt (DE)
  7. Sue Allen (Australia)
  8. Pia Gerhardt – Scraproomboom (DE)
  9. Nicole Mahler – US
  10. Sandra Roberts (UK)
  11. Helzie Slimm (UK)

Follow Your Art

Most of the time when I sit down in my craft room to create I’m preparing for a class or creating content for sharing. Very rarely do I just get to try out ideas, so when I first started this card I didn’t have a direction. I wanted to create a background with the strip of buttons, but I wasn’t sure if it was possible or if it would turn out the way I envisioned.

You can’t see it in the picture, but I ran the Bermuda Bay cardstock I used for all those strips of buttons through my big shot using the Subtle 3D folder. Then add an adhesive sheet to the back before cutting them out because you know I wasn’t going to try and glue all of them down! Once I had the buttons attached I set the card base with it’s intricate background off to the side of my working space and moved on to my many other tasks.

The beginning of this card floated around my workspace waiting for the right card for a little while. So when the Fab Friday Sketch 173 was revealed I decided it was the right time to use this card base! I changed the shape from a circle to an oval, but that’s the best part about a sketch you can change them to fit the images or elements you want to use!

Thank you for visiting me today! Check back soon for more crafty creations!

Christmas Cheer

I created this card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch challenge (FMS403). I was super excited to use this new bundle from the Holiday Catalog called Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle! The small sentiments make it easy to let other elements stand out!

I am very happy with the sparkle in the snowflakes and the “rustic” charm the gingham DSP brings to the overall look. This sketch and card remind me of how much I enjoy making clean and simple cards! I can’t wait to create more with this set!

Toot, Toot!

I just recently started to focus on my online presence regarding my Stampin’ Up! business. When you check my posts you’ll see that I’ve added supply lists to them and tried to detail how I created the card or project I am sharing!

I really like sharing via Instagram because it’s a whole lot easier to post a picture with a quick blurb than it is to write out a whole blog post, but I’ve been diligent in making sure I put in the work! About 2 months ago I created this blog post and posted the card on my Instagram account.

If you recall I made the card for a Freshly Made Sketch challenge (I love sketch challenges) and I was trying to get to their blog so I could participate in another challenge! I hastily typed “Freshlymadesketch blog” in the address bar on my internet browser and you would not believe what came up!

THAT’S MY CARD! Omg, I can’t believe that my card was showing up in the images for that particular search! So I started to look into the stats of that particular post on my blog, and Instagram, and Pinterest! What, omg, someone Pinned my card!

This particular card has been viewed by almost 700 people and that’s just the ones I can count! I’m so excited to see my work shared all across the internet and to me this proves that all of the hard work I’ve been doing to build my online presence is working.

If you’ve made at all the way to the end here all I’m really trying to say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone who is following along here on the blog, but also on Instagram, and Pinterest! I hope to continue to bring more crafty content to you and have more OMG moments when I see my creations out there!

Brightly Gleaming: ‘Tis The Season

I shared this card on my Instagram last week for the Global Design Project #202 Sketch Challenge. I had just received my 2019 Holiday Catalog pre-order and I couldn’t wait to play with all of the goodies inside.

Christmas is exactly 4 months away! What this means to me is that I need to get moving on my Christmas cards. I always have good intentions and then I start to see what everyone else creates and I get overwhelmed! This year I’ve created a project called “Sparkle and Stamp Christmas Camp” where each month I host a class revolving around 1 Christmas Suite from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. Its a really great idea and I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter if you want to hear more!

The above sketch was our inspiration for this challenge. This is a great sketch to use DSP and small sentiments with! Can you say Itty Bitty Greetings! Or Itty Bitty Birthdays! Or…wait for it…Itty Bitty Christmas from the 2019 Holiday Catalog (live September 4)! You’ll definitely see me use this sketch again.

Thank you for visiting me today!