Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hello, Sailor- AWW


 
Welcome back to another round of the Stampin' Up Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop! I think this week's project are my favorite from this box. I am really in a nautical mood lately and I think it's because I have the SU cruise coming up in just a couple of weeks! So, playing with the Hello, Sailor stamp set helped me get even more excited about our upcoming days at sea!

I started with a basic idea- Night of Navy Chevron background.... Crumb Cake Cardstock...little red cluster in the bottom corner. And from that basic idea, I created four different cards!
Not only did I use the Chevron background stamp and the Hello Sailor set, I found that the Tape It set was a nice partner as well. It helped me start my "little stack of goodies" and build up from there. This one also includes two little die cut arrows (framelits) and Core'dinatons cardstock. 


The next one added in a little Baked Brown Sugar washi tape stamps. And, I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp. Colorign stamps with markers is an easy "wow" you should try!


The next one includes a Full Heart punch from the Real Red Core'dinations cardstock. And a loose linen thread bow BEHIND the stamped image. This is very trendy right now. I see lots of little twine nests on cards all over Pinterest!

Do you see how my chevron stamp didn't quite stamp all the way in the corner.. .I could have considered that an oops.. but I actually loved it!! Very distressed look. And it was an accident! Love when that happens!

The last one includes the ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet set. I saw a sign online with this LOVE design and had to make a card using it! So cute! 


So as you can see, the Hello, Sailor stamp set can create a variety of fun cards. Each is simple, relatively similar, yet very different card. I love this set and thinks it really lends itself to masculine cards. 


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Sweet Sweetie Pie


When the Sweetie Pie Photopolymer stamp set was released recently, I fell in love instantly! An entire sheet of cute little girl faces. What could be better? I have a million and one uses for these!

I used them this weekend for the sketch at Stampin Celebration Inspiration Challenge. 

For today's card, I used as many of them as I could to fill in the circle shape in this sketch. And aren't their little faces cute? I tried to make them all a little different in coloring. Just like real life!

I don't remember all the colors I used... lot's of pinks and neutrals.  I added an arc of Basic Peearls on the top side as well. The DSP is all from the Designer Series Stacks (Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar.)

This yummy ribbon is on it's way out. It's an In-Color and they will be going away at the end of May. This one is called Primrose Petals. Don't forget to snag yours soon! I will miss these satin ribbons, they are great!

Make sure you hop over to SCIC and see what the other girls came up with. I hope our sketch inspires you to get you stamps inky! Have a great Tuesday!



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hello, Sailor!

 What a BUSY weekend. My husband said it best today "I can't wait to go back to work so I can get some rest!" Ha! Spring is always so busy. 

This year, we are also preparing for the upcoming Stampin' Up Western Carribean Cruise. I am not only taking hubby, but also my three girls! That means A LOT of preparations need to be made! 

So, with that being said, I have the beach, and the ocean and sailing on the brain. When I saw the sketch at The Sweetest Thing today, I thought immediately of a nautical theme!


I'm really getting alot of use out of the Hello, Sailor stamp set in the Occasions catalog. It's a fun one! In fact, my Artisan post this week showcase this set as well. I "eyeballed" the wheels. They were pretty easy to line up. They aren't perfect, but, really, who's looking at them? i think your eye goes right to the cluster of cuteness, does it not?

The anchor is from the Anchors Away digital download. I cut it on my E-Cutter in Silver Foil Cardstock.  I tore a little Crumb Cake paper and crimped it followed by some inking. I wrapped some linen twine into a loop and layered them on top of some Real Red DSP. The anchor was attached with Glue Dots and the sentiment then followed. It is from Bitty Banners. 

Here is the sketch that spurred my creativity today. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a survivable Monday!!



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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Last Call!! (And a giveaway!!)

Last Call for Stamptastic!
I'm busy this morning filming videos, planning bonus classes and gathering prizes! Today is the VERY LAST day you can purchase the kit. They will go out in the mail at the end of this week!! 
All the details can be found on the Stamptastic April page. 
Enjoy a Stamp Camp from the comfort of your own home! Eight video classes, prizes, contest PLUS a few BONUS classes! Your kit includes all cut and prepared materials, So Very Grateful Stamp Set and a Blender Pen!!
Can't participate that weekend? No problem! you will have a week to play in the challenges and games and a couple of months to take the classes!! 


Also, make sure to hop over to my Facebook Page. I am giving away a Site Access only pass!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eggstra Spectacular Chocolate Treat Holder

At this month's Stamp Club, we made a super cute, and super easy, little Easter treat featuring the Eggstra Spectacular Easter set. This little bunny is so cute!

The shape was made using one of the larger Oval Framelits. The grass was created using the Fringe Scossrs. And that bunny tail? A Candy Dot! So, so cute! Inside it holds a Reeces/Snickers?twix Egg candy. This treat will take you five minutes tops! If you need a quick and easy treat for next weekend's Easter celebration, this is the one for you!

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Big Wish in Gold! (AWW)

Hello everyone! It's time for another round of the Artisan Wednesday Wow Blog Hop. This week I have made Big Wish the big star of my project! I hope you like it!

If you a regular Pink Buckaroo reader, you will have noticed I am a bit obsessed with Shakers!! they are making a big come back (according to my Pinterest feed) and I am here to help them along!!
I started with the cake stand.. in GOLD no less! I stamped the yummies (macaroons?) in Melon Mambo and then I added a cello bag of Champagne Glass Glitter in between.  I stamped the sentiment on the Wood Element banner in Versa mark and embossed it in Gold embossing powder!

Here is a nice little close up. I used my favorite paper from the Occasions Catalog, Fresh Prints as well as Gold Foil Cardstock and Melon mambo DSP from the Brights Stack. I added LOTS of embellishments; Designer Button, Gold Sequin Trim, and a Doily. This card will definitely need a few extra stamps!! 
If you'd like to see the Shakers I'm refering to, make sure to check out my Pinterest Page as well as the Artisan Design Team Pinterest page where we post our weekly projects! And, I am trying to post on Instagram at least a few times a week, so follow me there a well! And if you haven't already liked me on Facebook, do it quickly, I am doing a giveaway!! 

Now, "hop" on over to my friend Jane Lee and see what she has created from our Apri. Artisan box. Hope you have a great week! 


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