Saturday, January 11, 2014

Without them, what would little boys do?

I fell in love with the Baby, We've Grown stamp set the minute I saw it in the new Occasions Catalog! It's one of the cutest and least cliche baby sets I've ever seen. I mean, we all have enough onesies and baby bottle stamps, right? How about a cute little family of owls, and the cutest little baby shoes? :) And those shoes just beg to be watercolored!

I chose the kind of funky DSP to modern-up the card a little bit, since I'm not really into super sweet baby stuff. The collection I used is called Sweet Sorbet, and it is a Sale-a-Bration exclusive that will be available starting January 28th. Remember, during Sale-a-Bration, you get to choose one exclusive product for free for every $50 you spend from Stampin' Up! Get your wish list ready - this year's exclusives are great! You can take a look at them here. The embossing folder I used on the Crisp Cantaloupe panel is also a Sale-a-Bration exclusive.

I chose the sentiment from Cuddles & Kisses, which is a super awesome baby sentiment set. It's very versatile - unlike most baby sets, it includes sentiments for twins, grandparents, and adoption! I'm a big fan of Maurice Chevalier - especially in the movie Gigi, which is where that song is from. :)

This adorable little shoe image was very simple, quick, and enjoyable to color. So cute! And I created a fun little polaroid-style frame with the Squares Collection Framelits to draw focus to the image. (You can check out my video tutorial on creating your own faux-Polaroids on YouTube.)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!

Happy Stampin'! :)

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CCC#020: Cards Challenge - Birthday Bonanza!

January 2014 Cards Challenge: Birthday Bonanza!

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to replenish our stocks of year-round cards :) Hence this month's card challenge: Birthday cards. I decided to use the new Retro Fresh DSP collection again and make a sort-of masculine, sort-of kid card. So… for a young boy maybe? LOL :) Let's just say it's not overtly feminine. 

Super super simple! One DSP collection, two stamp sets. A little bit of fussy cutting (stars) and some clear heat embossing (Tangerine Tango banner), but otherwise this card came together really easily. 

Now get on over to Catherine and Cathy Create to check out the other DT Members' cards! Go get inspired, then create your own birthday card. Link it up to the challenge post and you might win a new stamp set! What are you waiting for!? :)

Happy Stampin'! :)

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Saturday, January 4, 2014

CCC#019: January 2014 Challenge - Doodle-ista

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2014?!?? I don't know about how you feel, but 2013 was definitely the quickest year of my life so far! As always, it wasn't the year I was hoping for, but I'm putting on my best forward-thinking attitude, and I know that 2014 is going to be awesome! :)

Anyway… It's a new year, but it's also a new month, so we're here with another Monthly Challenge from Catherine and Cathy Create! This month's challenge: "Doodle-ista." What's that, you ask? (Yeah, me too. LOL!) Well, here's the challenge description - "You can journal on a scrapbook page, doodle on a card, or actually write a message and send a card." So here's what I came up with

My original idea for this challenge was just to create a card and actually send it. (I haven't written my message on the inside yet - but I will, I promise!) As it turns out, I actually need a card to send to a friend who moved to Washington, D.C. just before Christmas, because I didn't get her present together in time. But once I got going, I kind of got into the "doodle" theme. I also wanted to use a bunch of new product from the Occasions Catalog that just debuted yesterday :) Check it out...

The fonts are sort of sketch-y, plus the speech bubble image is very doodle-like. I chose the triangle pattern DSP because it reminds me of the patterns we used to color on graph paper in elementary school. :) Plus, I did technically doodle on my card too - I pulled out my best Kristina Werner faux-stitching!

Here's a close-up of the speech bubble sentiment… I think this is one of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog, and I love that it has the matching Framelits set! There are a whole bunch of really versatile sentiments, plus the speech bubbles are cute enough to use as a focal image on all your CAS cards.

I'm so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you found some inspiration from this project. Make sure you check out Catherine and Cathy Create for inspiration from the other DT members too! And if you want to play along with our challenge, make sure you link up your project for a chance to win something from Stampin' Up!

Happy Stampin! :)

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