Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SSI CASE a Catalog Project

Casing Catalog projects isn't really a new thing to me, I actually started out stamping that way. The Idea Book and Catalog is such a great resource and I go to it when I need new ideas. ;) What a concept! Anyhow, I just loved this particular card the first time I flipped through the catalog last year.

(photo from the Stampin' Up 2014-2014 Idea book and Catalog)

So, one day when I was looking for class ideas I decided to case it. The nice thing about casing is changing a design for your own needs/ or what supplies you have on hand. I kept the hole punched out through the stamped and punched hexagon because that was my favorite part of the card. One more little tip for casing things from the Catalog is pulling a color scheme from a DSP pack in the catalog, even if you don't use one piece of paper from it. You know the colors coordinate!

Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Epic Day Washi Tape

Monday, April 21, 2014

4/21 PGCB Paparazzi

It's my turn hosting a Challenge at the Paper Girl's Challenge blog and I chose the theme cameras. I have quite the collection of camera type stamps, and embellishments and I wanted to use some up. I was going for a bokeh effect with the vellum and sequins.

I stamped the background of the long strip of card stock to look like a piece of patterned paper. Then I chose gold as my accent color using brushed gold card stock, the gold twine and gold sequins.

Go check out the post at The Paper Girls Challenge blog and come play along with the challenge!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

SSI Last Minute Easter Gift

I'm up over at SSInk today. Go on over to see a little more detail about this fun
 last minute Easter gift.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SSS Blog Hop - Kids!

Welcome to my leg of the April blog hop for Stylin' Stampin' Squad. We have a super fun theme today and I can't wait to share my project with you! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop #1 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I can't for the life of me find the original post that I first saw these aliens, but I wish I could give proper credit to the person because I just loved them. Anyhow they fit perfectly into the Kids theme of this blog hop. These little guys are made with the owl punch. The great part of this punch, is it seems there is no end to the different things you can make with it. I immediately had the idea of making an easel card and having the base of card prop against a planet so it looks like they are standing on one.The Love You to the Moon stamp I love so much was the perfect sentiment and I'm always happy to pull this stamp out.
Here is a side view of the card so you have a better idea of what it looks like propped up. A final little note is the chalk marker was just right for adding little dots of stars in the background. Now, I'm sure you're excited to go to the next stop Shellie G. of Craft Smashup and see what she has up her sleeves.
Blog Hop Participant List:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  3. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  4. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  5. Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  6. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  7. Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  8. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  11. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  12. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
  13. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  14. Rose C. of Stampin' with Rose
  15. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin' with Darla and Sisters

Stamp Set: Love You to the Moon (c:133143)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: VersaMark, Chalk Marker
Accessories: Owl Punch, 1"Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, White embossing powder

Monday, April 7, 2014

SSInk April Color Challenge

 It's time for another Color Challenge at SSInk. Believe it or not, I actually have a hard time working with purples so this one was a true challenge for me. It's good though, because it gets me working with a different group of colors than I would normally choose.

I couldn't resist picking up the Sweetie Pie and Sweetie pie Frames stamp sets in my last order. The girls are so cute and I just needed to try my hand at coloring them in. This little cutie reminds me of my little niece so I colored her to look like her and will save this card for her birthday.

Speaking of birthday, I combined this color challenge with the theme for the next challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge, which is in honor of Charity's oldest daughter's birthday. So the challenge is Birthday, Teen, Thirteen, Oldest child.

Make sure to check both sites for tons of inspiration!

Stamp Sets: Sweetie Pie (136849) Sweetie Pie Frames (137121) Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Card Stock: Gumball Green, Wisteria Wonder, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Gumball Green (126861) Wisteria Wonder (122936) Crisp Cataloupe (131176) Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Gumball Green stitched ribbon (126848) Labeks Card Thinlits (133479) Aqua Painter, Honeycomb embossing folder

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Paper Girls Challenge Blog- Blog Hop - Let's Celebrate

Happy Monday everyone! If you are here for the GIU prize winner check out two posts below this one.
 I'm ever so excited to be celebrating the Second Birthday for The Paper Girls Challenge blog! The fabulous store Creative Embellishments is offering a $25 gift certificate to our random winner! Creative Embellishments carries wood veneer shapes, chipboard, and stamps. They have so many wonderful designs to choose from. Please give them a big thanks from The Paper Girls over at their blog or facebook page.

 In honor of our birthday we are making projects with a "Celebrate" theme. I went with a Birthday card because you really can't have enough of those laying around. I spritzed my wood veneer feathers on one end with Dylusions sprays leaving one end uninked for a dip dyed look.Wood veneer is one of my favorite embellishments besides enamel dots so I had a lot of fun having an excuse to pull them out.

Make sure you hop along to Charity's blog to see what she's been up to and after you see everything fill out the Rafflecopter form at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog.

And here's the hopping order:

You have through Friday, April 4th to enter to win the gift certificate.
Good luck!

SSI Quick & Easy Cards

Happy Monday everyone! If you are here for the GIU prize winner check out the post below this one.

I love working with a challenge, and this is a particular challenge for me: Quick and Easy cards.
I tend to make things complicated and I feel quite proud on how this CAS card worked out. I paired Life in the Forest and Just Sayin' for a fun little miss you card. I need to mail something to my sister who came for a spontaneous visit a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't resist sending a fun card with her package.

Keeping it short and sweet today! Come check out my blog again at 9 am MST for a blog hop with a fabulous prize. You won't want miss out. And as always find more inspiration over at SSInk for more Quick & Easy cards.

Stamp Sets: Life in the Forest (c: 133851, w:133848), Just Sayin' (c:133203, w: 133200)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black (101406), Wild Wasabi (126959), Real Red (126949), Chocolate Chip (126979)
Accessories: Aqua Painters (103954)

Growing in Unity - Winner Announced

Thanks again for joining me last week for Growing in Unity. I really enjoyed sharing my creations and reading all of your wonderful comments. And now for the good stuff:

I used to choose the day to draw a name from:

 From Monday's comments I drew #11
 Thanks so much and congratulations Cynthia! email me at ericalynbass (at) gmail (dot) com with your two itty bitty stamp choices from Unity.
And come back later today if you like to see more of my work along with a blog hop with a really fun scrappy prize!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Growing in Unity ~ Day 5

I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to share something I made using Unity Stamps every day this week. It has been wonderful reading your comments every day. Thanks for sticking with me and checking out my projects. Don't forget -  I will be drawing a name next Monday (3/31)  from the comments to receive TWO free Itty Bitty stamp of your choice. If you've just shown up today you still have time to go back and comment every day to have the maximum amount of entries for the drawing.

For my final card I pulled out another favorite stamp. I love the Fizzy Feelings stamps set. It has several sentiments that make this image work different ways. I decided to make a get well-ish kind of card. It's always nice to have something like this ready to go in case a friend is going through a rough time. I decided to keep the color scheme really simple for this card. After watercoloring the images I thought it would be fun to watercolor the edges of the sentiments as well instead of backing them with cardstock. I used dimensionals to pop up the sentiments and the cup since the card is fairly simple to help it be more interesting.

Thanks so much for coming by and letting me share my creations with you! Come back Monday (3/31) when I will be announcing the winner of the two itty bitty stamps. Have a great weekend!

Stamp Set: Fizzy Feelings (Unity Stamps)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red (Stampin' Up), Stazon Jet Black

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Growing in Unity ~ Day 4

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to share something I made using Unity Stamps every day this week. I will be drawing a name next Monday (3/31)  from the comments to receive TWO free Itty Bitty stamp of your choice. To increase your chances of being drawn make sure you comment every day. That's it!

Sometimes you just need to make a card without a lot of time. I thought I'd show you this card I was able to make while my newly 4 year old kept trying to leave the house without my permission. (ha ha!)  I just love this stamp set called One of a Kind by Melody Ross. It's really versatile and there is not one stamp in this set that has gone unused. 

 I started my inking directly onto the scallop banner stamp with various bright colors, I used my Stampin' Up Stampin' Write markers which are made for this purpose. After stamping the banner I stamped the sentiment/ glasses image with Stazon Jet Black ink right above. It still needed a little something so I took the Crumb Cake marker which is really neutral and drew a few lines criss-crossing each other using a small ruler as a guide. Voila! Ready to mail out.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for my final project featuring Unity Stamps.

Stamp Set: One of a Kind (Unity Stamps)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Ink: Many Marvelous Marker set (colors used: Eggplant Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Gumball Green, Rose Red, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake), Stazon Jet Black