Thursday, June 1, 2023

We Create Blog Hop - Hey Chuck -Patterns Everywhere

Happy June  - Time doesn't ever seem to slow down and Summer is just around the corner.

You have arrived with the We Create small but mighty blog hop.  Our focus is "Patterns Everywhere"  Hopefully you will see some amazing use of patterns and Stampin' UP's Designers Series Paper.

When I first started paper crafting, I really struggled with patterned papers and how to incorporate the patterns with my design.  I am still not an expert, but am getting better at reaching for the DSP.  

I chose to use inked botanicals - which was actually designed with flowers and leaves that were pressing into ink and then pressing them onto the paper - I went a little more subtle with the plaid designs in the package.  Isn't plaid all tied to farm life?

I have to give a shout out to Hey Chuck stamp set. 
The Chickens and dies are sooo fun to work with.  

Stamps - Hey Chuck
Ink - Pecan Pie, Black
Paper - White, Lost Lagoon, Inked Botanicals DSP
Accessories - Hey Chuck Dies, Blends Markers

Continue on our small hop - won't take long.  Next up is is
Kimberly Morris

We Create Blog Hop June 2023 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris 
Tricia Butts
Tanya Harvey
Cheryl Curtis YOU ARE HERE!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Monday Montage - 236 Gorgeous Garden

Sunday nights are usually spent at my craft desk, appreciating the last few hours of the weekend before I have to go back to work for another week. Eating a home made treat - this weeks was strawberry rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream.  I call my brother and we chat and catch up. Sunday nights are good for my heart.

Thanks for joining us on the Monday Montage Blog Hop.  I love the dies from the Gorgeous Garden.  These green leaves will provide so many great back drops to any floral or outdoor type layout.  I shaded a piece of soft sea foam and topped it with the leaves cut out of a brighter green.  The moth was colored with blends

Stamps - Night of Flight, Darling Details
Ink - Black
Paper - Soft Sea Foam, Granny Apple green, Pecan Pie, Moody Mauve
Accessories - Stylish Shapes Dies, Gorgeous Garden Dies, Opal Rounds, 2023-2025 in color Jute

Go check out Elizabeth's creations.  If you don't feel like hopping - check out the creations on instagram (@Nukumach1)

Blog Roll

  1. Breelin Renwick

  2. Cathy Casey

  3. Charlet Mallett 

  4. Cheryl Curtis – You Are Here!

  5. Dani Dziama- - Not playing this week

  6. Elizabeth Price

  7. Emily Miller Kimmey  

  8. Julie Warnick  - Not playing this week

  9. Wendy Weixler

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Stamping With Friends - Gorgeous Garden

Where does the time go, one minute you think you have all the time you need and then the next - you are operating in crisis mode.  Am I the only one that does that?  I have a whole list of cards I need to get made with graduation season upon us as well as many family and friends birthdays.  One of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday Afternoon.

You have arrived at the Stamping with Friends Blog Hop.  Don't you love all the products in the new Stampin' Up Catalog.  So many fun things to try out!  if you haven't already had a chance to look through it, you owe it to yourself.

With limited time, I attempted the Gorgeous Garden dies with some of our inked botanicals DSP.  The variegation in the paper gives a nice touch to the petals.  I also added some lemon lime ribbon and parakeet party pearl to add an extra pop of color, to that cute little flower that comes with the Wanted To Say Dies - which you will also really want!  

Stamps - None
Ink - None
Paper - Inked Botanicals DSP, Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Accessories - Gorgeous Garden Dies, Wanted to Say Dies, Ribbon Duo Lemon Lime, 2022-2024 in color pearls

Click on the Next button to see more wonderful creations.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Monday Montage 235 - Wonderful Thoughts

I refuse to turn on my air conditioner until at least the middle of May.  We need cooler temps, or we will be all floating away because we still have 85% of our snowpack and the creeks and rivers and already beyond their borders.  The thing I don't love about Utah is that the evenings don't cool down like where I grew up.  My poor fans are trying to circulate the slowly cooling air from outside.  I have also had this bronchial cold thingy that just wont go away!  But hey, its spring!

Today I am showing a fun little sampling of the new Stampin' UP Catalog that goes live on the 2nd of May.  The country side in DSP just makes me all kinds of happy.  Its so cute, whimsical, fun, elegant all at the same time!  And its great to coordinate together.  The set comes with a floral die, that I layered over white to give it a pop and added some bling and a bow.

Stamps - Wonderful Thoughts
Ink - White
Paper - Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, White, Countryside Inn DSP
Accessories - Wonderful Thoughts Dies, White Twine, 2023-2025 in-color dots, White embossing powder

Go check out Elizabeth's creations.  If you don't feel like hopping - check out the creations on instagram (@Nukumach1)

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Monday Montage 234 - Lighting the Way

I am so looking forward to this coming week.  My Mum is coming for a visit and I haven't seen her since Christmas.  I am trying not to pack every minute, but include some restful time.  Lets hope the weather cooperates for some outings.

I got this stamp set and have been chomping at the bit to play with it, but wanting to come up with something cute. I have to credit the inspiration for this card to Yvonne Spikmans (smaller lantern).  She is a Stampin UP Artisan.  All of them have brilliant ideas.  I immediately thought of a back yard outdoor party or luau with hanging lights and flowering vines. Now I need someone with a great back yard to invite me.

I did stamp the sentiment on Velum in case I didn't like it, I wasn't stuck with it.  I am going to miss the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp and die set.  I use it a lot for sentiments and a little bit of sunflower sunshine!  I ran the black twine through the lantern loops to make it look like the power cord.

Stamps - Lighting the Way, Celebrate Sunflowers, Love For You
Ink, Granny Apple Green, Parakeet Party, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Black, Pool Party
Paper - Black, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Vellum
Accessories - Lighting the Way Dies, Black Twine, Opaque Adhesive backed gems, Love For You Dies

Your next stop on the hop is Dani - don't miss out on any of the beautiful creations!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Stamping With Friends - Painted Poppies

I feel like it is finally feeling like Spring outside.  Daffodils, hyacinths and crocus are beginning to popup despite the lingering snow storms that keep dropping by.  Not too far out from beds of all colors of poppies come out

Welcome to the Retirement Party - Stampin up 2022-2023 products!

Sadly. you will only be able to buy Painted Poppies for your collection for a few more days.  This beautiful set is retiring.  It is so versatile and so easy to lay out for a beautiful card.  I didn't use the coordinating dies, but you will want  them in tandem with this great set.

Another thing that is retiring is Mango Melody ink.  This is one color I am going to really miss demonstrating with and another color that will get used for my personal use.

Stamps - Painted Poppies(R), Beautifully Happy(R)
Ink - Black, Mango Melody(R), Pumpkin Pie
Paper - Granny Apple Green, White
Accessories - Designer Tags Dies(online), Brushed Brass Butterflies, Stitched Greenery Die(R), Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Blending Pens

Click Next to see more stamps you wont want to miss out on.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

We Create Blog Hop - Playing in the Rain

Ok, Really the theme is April Showers, but have you ever taken the chance to play in the rain or jump in a new formed puddle- especially with a friend?  Its "freeing" and fun and never ceases to bring a smile to my face.  One of my BFF's took a walk up the canyon in falling snow.  It was so breathtaking and quiet because no one else was outside.  Memories that will always make me smile!

Welcome to the We Create Blog Hop.  I have shelves full of beautiful stamps and I seem to gravitate to this little bunny from Playing in the Rain.  He definitely fits the theme!   I always have wanted a red raincoat - don't have one yet, but I gave this little bunny one.  Daisies and a red rain coat - HAPPINESS

His nose is a little pinker than planned, but then whose nose isn't a little pink when its cool outside. I used the stitched with whimsy to create a smaller frame inside the white panel.  It added to the whimsy of the bunny.  I painted Wink of Stella over the water and rain drops to give them some shine.

Stamps - Playing in the Rain
Ink - Black, White, Balmy Blue
Paper - Read Red, Balmy Blue, Basic White
Accessories - Stitched with whimsy dies, Stitched rectangles, white embossing powder, Rainy Day Dies, Wink of Stella

Continue on our small hop - won't take long.  Next up is is Tricia Butts

Blog Roll
Kimberly Ann Morris - not participating
Cheryl Curtis - You Are Here