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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quick and Easy Cards! July 2014

Time for a quicky!
I love quick and easy card day!!

Here's a card that takes a few minutes, has a little bling, and totally works for the man in your life too!

I love love love the Park Lane DSP
Its kind of feminine, but mostly masculine!

The best part is that today is the LAST day to get in on the Buy 3 DSP get one free deal!!

Wanna see some more quick and easy cards?  Head on over to SSInkpsiration to see what my fellow designers came up with today!

Make this card:
Stamps:  Say Something
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede
DSP:  Park Lane
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories:  Gold Sequin Trim, Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Frozen in Summer!

Do you want to build a snowman?  
Head on over to SSInkspiration to see what Olaf is doing today!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin - July

EEK!  Who else got their MyPaperPumpkin kit this month and squealed like a little girl?!  I sure did!!
What is My Paper Pumpkin you ask?  

It's an amazing way to do crafting if you're super busy or don't want to do a lot of the work of creating stuff.  Every month you can get an AMAZING kit full of goodies that you can recreate in your spare time!  Some months you make cards...or a home decor project...or even goodie bags/holders!
The best its a surprise!  So you find out when you open it how awesome it is.  (that's my favorite part...the anticipation!!)
also, its only $19.95 a month.  SO WORTH IT!!

For this month only!!  Sign up for MPP, and your first two months are 50% off!!!  

Here is what I made using this month's kit so far:

Come back tomorrow and see how I turn some elements of this kit into part of a magical FROZEN birthday party ensemble!!  :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Masculine Monday!

Masculine Monday! Yay!

I always struggle with making "man cards."  A lot of my stamps can be used in very silly, flowery, glittery ways.  Yay for those of us who like that!
My husband is usually a good sport about getting "girly" cards.  He really doesn't care as long as I made them.  That being said, I think he's always impressed when I make something WITHOUT flowers or glitter.  hehe
like this!

Our 10 year anniversary is coming up in a few weeks....I wonder if I can keep this a secret, and NOT lose it between now and then?   haha RIGHT

Just because it's for a guy, doesn't mean it can't have a little swirly writing and some bling. :)

I LOVE this new Thick Bakers Twine!!  And another colored button with my Blendabilities!!  I think the Woodgrain stamp is so perfect for a manly card, don't you? 

Wanna see some more cards for the man (and little man!) in your life?
Head on over to SSINKspiration to see what the girls are up to on this Manly Monday!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites!

No truer phrase has EVER been uttered....phew! What a week!

This week I finally kicked my kids out of their playroom and claimed it for my craft area.  Muah - ha ha!!

So not only have I been reorganizing, I've also been trying to beautify my new space! 
(look for a before and after post next week!)

So when I thought about what I wanted to use in my space, this is what I came up with!

I am LOVING this Flower Patch stamp set and the coordinating Flower Flair Framelits!
You can buy them together as a bundle and save a little money too!

 Now I know you're NOT shocked to hear that I used my Blendabilities to color the sliver button :)  but....Did you know you can make another really cool embellishment with your markers and a glue gun?!
 If you have a silicone craft pad
, color the pad with a swipe of your Blendabilities, then add a dab of hot glue (use a high heat gun for best results) and make little "blobs"  When they dry, you can pop them off and they make the cutest little color bubbles!!  If you want a more intense color, you can always color over them.

Don't fret if you don't have a silicone can always just add a dab of hot glue to your project and color over it.  Either way, they are a super cute 3D embellishment!!

Wanna see more Friday Favorites from my fellow design team members?!  Head on over to SSInkspiration for a whole bunch of projects!!

~ Donna

Friday, July 18, 2014

Inspire, Create, Share 2014, Part 2

Welcome back!
Ready for another round of display board samples?!
(in case you missed it....SSInk has a display board at Stampin' Up!'s convention center this week!!  Click here to see Part 1)
Wanna see the rest of the SSInk board?!  Check it out here!

Here are the other two cards I submitted for the board.  Using the same In This Together stamp set and my handy Blendabilities!

Does she look familiar?!  Yesterday she was living it up on a Christmas card with a drink in her hand!
This is why I LOVE this set!!  So versatile!! (she still has Ombre hair though...hehe)

I used a little free hand to make a bouquet for my special friend and I colored in the DSP and added some colored pearls to help match it up a little better.  This is our new cotton ribbon.  It is so smooth, and so soft!  You will totally love it!

Card #2
My absolute favorite of the 4!!

I love love love loved making this card!!
Crystal Effects really made the rain "pop" off the page.  The puddles, the sprinkles, the water on the umbrella.  EEK!!  And you won't believe how the angry little cloud came to be...haha  I happened to drop a piece of pennant that was punched for a different project.  Viola! 

 splish splash!

 Happy Little Cloud !!

Can you see the rain!?

Wanna make any of the cards I showed you this week?!  Email me for more details!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspire, Create, Share 2014

I am stoked that Stampin' Up!'s annual convention starts tomorrow morning!!
(although I'm super bummed because I am not there!)

Our design team over at SSInkspiration was chosen to create a display board at convention this year?!  How sweet is that!??
I am super excited to show you the cards I added to the board.
Wanna check out the rest of the board?  Head over to SSInk today and tomorrow to see what my fellow designers are adding!

First let me just tell you...I LOVE this stamp set!!

(makes you wanna run out and grab some markers doesn't it?!!)

I did!

I am LOVING the new Blendabilities, especially with this set!!  She has that sassy quality that can only be captured in color with amazing markers!!  (also, notice the DSP, I colored that using the I Like You hostess set and the Blendabilites).  I also colored the Natural Twine and the Vintage button :)

Card #2

Not too early for Christmas...right?!!

  Ombre hair, sequins, and Gold does NOT get any better than this!!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the other two cards I made for the display board.  I am so excited to share them with you!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Scream, You Scream, We all scream for Ice Cream!!

MmmmMMmmmmm  I could totally go for ice cream right 'bout you?!

Cookies and Cream ice cream ... Have you ever seen such deliciousness in one bowl?!

I was completely engrossed in an amazing Cookies and Cream shake from Chick-Fil-A while thinking of a card I could make for my husband's aunt who just got engaged this weekend.
Can you stand the awesomeness that was born?!

Only thing missing is a spoon!!

Early Espresso + Very Vanilla = mmmm yummy background paper!!  I could eat it up!  Totally reminds me of my fave ice cream.

and of COURSE this is for two people who are in love!!

Wanna play along?  What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  How can you make an amazing card for someone with that in mind?!

Check out what my fellow designers over at SSInkspiration have come up with to pay tribute to their yummy faves!

Wanna Make this one?!
Stamps:  Perfect Blend, Yippee Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink:  Early Espresso
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Extras:  Dimensionals, Hearts from the April MyPaperPumpkin kit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Feeling Sketchy ~ July

Come and see a fun new Card Sketch Challenge!  Yay! 
Follow the link here to play along!

Here's my take on the challenge:

I have not jumped head first into the Project Life frenzy yet...but I am ready I think!  This sketch reminds me of the shape and ease of the PL cards.
I used the new All Abloom DSP Paper Pack.  LOVE the awesome variety in this pack!
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
It looks totally girly at first glance, but there are some really strong masculine prints in here!  And LOTS of colors to match with!

 I used the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set for the frenzy of words in the background and a greeting from the Flower Patch Polymer stamp set!

Your Awesomeness knows no boundaries!  Create this card!

Ink:  Soft Sky, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Mossy Meadow
Paper:  All Abloom DSP Paper Pack, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Stamps:  Flower Patch, Endless Birthday Wishes
Tools:  Dimensionals, Project Life Corner Rounder

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SSInkspiration July Blog Hop!

Welcome!  You're in luck today!  I am participating in a blog hop with my fellow designers from SSInkspirations!
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 number 4 on the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop - Diana E.  Great stuff!! 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.

Who doesn't love a good #TBT post!? 
This week as we prepare for Stampin' Up!'s 26th Annual Convention in SLC, Utah, we're reminded that stamping has come a LONG way in those years!
Techniques have come and gone, styles have changed, and technology has made stamping a completely different industry.
What has NOT changed, is how timeless some stamp sets really are.
Here is an example!

This card was made using Fishin' from 1996!!  And @SoSocial from 2014/2015 
I love the textures and the way this set reminds me of days spent fishing with my husband.  We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary next month,  I told him he was my inspiration for the card and I just KNEW he remembered exactly what I meant by it.  
On our honeymoon we rented a boat and spent a whole day fishing.  Guess who caught the biggest fish?!?!!  Ha WASN'T him.  muah hahaha  :)

  (speaking of the hubs, he kindly pointed out that I colored this Bass to look like a Perch...oh well, I still like him)

  Our new Blendabilities make bringing water and grass to life SO simple!!  I am hooked!  (total pun intended!)

#whatagreatmoment  I completely agree :)

Blog Hop Participant List:
1. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
2. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
3. Jennifer B. of Northwest Stamper
4. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
5. Donna S. of Organized Chaos <---------------You are HERE!
6. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
7. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
8. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
9. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup

Calling all Kids!!

 My kids have NO IDEA how lucky they are.  
Who else would spend all day scouring the internet for THE perfect Batman card,
then spend all day trying to recreate it without any idea what that person used...
Only to have the kid tell me he doesn't like it.  
Holy Back to the Drawing Board Batman!

  this face says it all.  :)

Make this Card!
Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Hello Honey, Going Grey, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  White Chalk Pen, Basic Black Stampin' Write marker, Neutral Blendabilies
Accessories:  Scissors, Ovals Framelits, Word Window Punch, Large Oval Punch, Ticket Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder , dimensionals
And some good ol' fashioned patience

~ Donna

Monday, July 7, 2014

Color Challenge July 2014

Couldn't pass up an opportunity to participate in another color challenge! 
Head on over to SSInkspiration and you too can participate!

Looks a smidge patriotic to me.  I couldn't help myself!!

I had a lot of fun making this card

 This Work of Art stamp set is SO VERSATILE!
 This sweet and to the point sentiment is from the new Say Something set.  Lots of great greetings and also has coordinating stamps for INSIDE your card!  its a great two-for kind of set!


Friday, July 4, 2014

Freedom isn't Free. Thank You to every service member and their families...Past, Present, and Future

Happy 4th of July!
Also known as Hug-a-Service-member day!

I always loved celebrating the 4th of July as a kid.  Lots of family, bbqs, and fireworks.  I never really grasped the true meaning until I was an adult.  Yes, we celebrate our nation's freedom...but near and far we tend to forget that that freedom came at a price.  Soldiers lost their lives, families worry while their loved ones are at war/in service, and people mourn the lives of the brave who have gone before us.
Never will my words be enough to say thank you.   But I will continue to say it over and over and over again.
to the men and women who serve
to the families who live in limbo while their loved ones are away
to the people who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Today we celebrate Freedom.  It will always be something I am extremely grateful to have.

While you're out celebrating this weekend, don't forget to nod your head for those who have made this day possible.

Join me and my fellow design team at SSInkspiration as we celebrate our service men and women (and their families)!

Wanna make this card and show someone you appreciate their contribution to Freedom?
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Smokey Slate
Cardstock:  Going Gray, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday!!

Hey Hey, they say its your birthday...nah nah nah nah...

I LOVE birthdays!! 

Here is quick and easy birthday card you can make a few of and keep in your card stash!

 I LOVE this set!! I can't believe how extremely versatile this can be!  2 step stamping with polymer stamps is SUPER easy!!  and there is a background stamp for each top stamp.  you can't go wrong!
(come back tomorrow to see what else you can do with it!!)
Flower Patch #134207

This sweet little birthday greeting is part of one of our Online Only sets.  Its called Endless Birthday Wishes #137553 and it is SO fun!!

  Because it's a polymer set, you can stack them pretty tight together or place them anywhere you want...they're TOTALLY see through!!

Hope you enjoyed the sweet birthday card.
Wanna see some more?!  Head on over to SSInkspiration and see some more fun birthday cards.

Make this Card!!
Stamps:  Endless Birthday Wishes, Flower Patch
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Candy Dots