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Thursday, December 21, 2017

SDBH - Favorite Stampin' Up DSP

This month's Challenge is to show our favorite Designer Series Paper. 

I have several papers I love and I used some of them to make Christmas cards for my daughter's dance teachers. 

The only thing about the music paper from Merry Music DSP is that it needed some bling. So I added some glitter. 

If you want to find out exactly how I did it please check out Glitter and More Glitter post.

I love how these cards turned out and so do the recipients. 

Card #1

Supplies Used:
Paper- Merry music DSP, Gold Foil, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Shimmer White
Embossing Folder- Softly Falling
Inks- Basic Black Archival, Versa Mark
Embossing Powder- Iridescent Ice
Dies- Oval Sizzix - Retired Stampin' Up
Stamps- Sugar Plum Dreams, Snowflakes Sentiments, Banners for Christmas
Extras- Red Mini Tinsel
Markers- Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Daper Denim, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight

Card #2

Supplies Used:
Paper- Merry music DSP, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Shimmer White
Inks- Basic Black Archival, Versa Mark
Embossing Powder- Iridescent Ice
Stamps- Sugar Plum Dreams, Snowflakes Sentiments
Extras- Red Mini Tinsel
Markers- Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Daper Denim, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight

Card #3

Supplies Used:
Paper- Years of Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Shimmer White
Inks- Basic Black Archival, Garden Green, 
Embossing Folder- Softly Falling
Embossing Powder- Iridescent Ice
Stamps- Sugar Plum Dreams, Snowflakes Sentiments (inside card), Christmas Happiness
Extras- Red Mini Tinsel
Markers- Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise, Daper Denim, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight

Card #4

This idea came from Pinterest but I put my own spin on it. 

Supplies Used:
Paper- Merry Little Christmas DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Shimmer White, Glossy White, Gold Foil, Champagne Foil
Inks- Basic Black Archival, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy 
Embossing Powder- Clear Powder
Stamps- Hearts Come Home, Star of Light
Markers- Basic black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Garden Green, Real Red, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake
Dies- Card Front Builder, Hometown Greetings

Hope you all like them. 
If you are interested in any of the products used please contact me right away because after December 31st some of the products will no longer be available. 

Please check out the other projects as well.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for October: Black, White, & One Color

Our theme this month is Black, White, & One Other Color.

I choose gold as my other color and this is what I came up with this month. 

I had a hard time with this one because I love me some color but when I saw these dies I thought this would work. I am happy how it turned out. Hope you are too. 

It is hard to see in the photos but the bottom two layers are pushed up with dimensional dots and the Merry Christmas is embossed with gold powder. I was going to do white but the gold looked better except in the pictures. 

I love the embossing paste that Stampin' Up is now carrying. You can do so much with it. 

Supplies Used:
Paper: Gold Foil, Merry Little Christmas DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark, Whisper White Ink Refill
Dies: Hometown Greetings, Card Front Builders
Stamps: Star of Light
Embossing Powder: Gold
Embossing Paste

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Color Challenge #1

I belong to a Stampin' Up Color Challenge Group on Facebook that gives a different color combination for us to use whatever Stampin' up products we want but the main focus must be the colors chosen for us.

My colors for my 1st challenge are: Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, & Tranquil Tide.

This is what I came up with. I hope you like it.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide, Perfect Plum
Stamp Sets: Jar of Love, Gorgeous Grunge, At Home with You
Dies: Bunch of Banners, Every Jars Framelits
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall
2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows - Powder Pink

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Something Different

This is my first blog hop. I am very excited to join in and can't wait to see what everyone does. 
We are suppose to present a new technique we have been wanting to do. Hope you like it. 

I have been wanting to do this technique ever since I saw this set in the new holiday catalog.

You are currently visiting Christy Kroboth from Lehighton PA USA. 

This took some time to design but I like how it turned out.
I love the puppy. He is so cute. 

Supplies Used:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Glossy White, Soft Suede, Real Red Tempting Turquoise, Garden Green, Old Olive, Wood Textures DSP, Color Theory DSP, Gold Foil
Markers: Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Stampin' Up Window Sheets
Stamp Set: Ready for Christmas
Dies: Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Hearth & Home Framelits
Ink: Early Expresso
Embossing Folder: Brick Wall Textured Impressions
Stampin' Up Clear Faceted Gems

Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Fall Leaves

Another fall card with the Baby Wipe Technique. When you do this technique you want to make several cards at one time.
I also love backgrounds but sometimes they are time consuming. This one was pretty easy. Stampin' Up ink blends very nicely on glossy paper. 

Covering the glossy paper with ink makes it more friendly with the Polymer Stamps.

Supply List:
Paper: Glossy White, Crushed Curry
Inks: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Ink Refills: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze
Stamps: Colorful Season

Baby Wipe Technique & Washi Tape

The baby wipe technique is tricky on white glossy paper especially with polymer stamps. Polymer stamps tend to stick to the glossy paper tearing it or the ink smears but the paper sure makes it look good. 

I love this washi tape from the holiday catalog. Check it out on my website. It blends so well with the fall theme. 

Supplies Used:
Paper: Glossy White, Crush Curry, So Saffron
Ink Refill: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze
Washi Tape: Year of Cheer Specialty
Ink: Early Espresso
Stamps: Colorful Season

Thinking of You- Using the Baby Wipe Technique

I finally got to try the baby wipe technique. I made several cards using this technique. Here is one. I am also going to use this one for my first workshop, can't wait.

I love fall and all the colors. I also love the Colorful Season Stamp set, you can do so much with it.

Supplies Use:
Paper: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, White Glossy 
Ink Refill: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Burlap
Stamps: Colorful Season
Ink: Early Espresso
Die set: Bunch of Banners
Baby Wipes

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Glitter and More Glitter

I love the music DSP paper in the new Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog because I love to use music stuff for lots of things but especially Christmas. The only thing I thought the paper needed was a little bling.

I first cut the paper to the size I wanted to include the music I wanted. I then used a square die to cut out the center. 

I then covered the paper with Versamark Ink. Need to make sure all of it is covered.

Covered the paper with Iridescent Ice Embossing powder making sure completely covered. Shook off excess. Then heated with heat tool.

The embossing powder gives the paper a glitter shine making it a little darker then the original paper. Also some of the back is showing through giving it some more detail

Popped the champagne foil/music paper with foam tape. I love this card but the pictures don't do it justice. 

Supplies Used: 
Paper: Real red - 5x5.75, Champagne Foil 4 7/8 x 5 5/8, Merry Music DSP 4 3/8x5 3/8, Garden Green, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Real Red, Versamark
Glitter Pen: Wink of Stella
Embossing Powder: Iridescent Ice
Punch: Holly Berry Builder
Dies: Framelit Square Collection
Foam Tape

Click Here to go to my website if interested in the items above.

Please let me know what you think. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Carols of Christmas

The Holiday catalog has been released from Stampin'up. It has a lot of great stuff in it. I could not wait to get my hands on the Year of Cheer Designer Specialty Paper and the Washi Tape. As soon as I saw the Washi Tape/Paper/Carols of Christmas Stamp set I had this idea in mind.

I still have a lot of older projects to post but I was so excited about this idea and the new catalog that I just had to post this first. 

For more information on the new catalog please check out my website by clicking here. You can get all the projects used from my website.

I put the Washi Tape on white paper and then used the bow punch to cut out the bow and glued it in the center. I like the red one the best. Let me know what you think.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Glossy White, Whisper White, Real Red, Year of Cheer DSP
Washi Tape: Year of Cheer Specialty
Ink: Versa mark, Real Red
Embossing Powder: Gold
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Punch: Bow Builder

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Get Well Card

Here is a get well card I made awhile ago using my favorite owl punch from Stampin' Up. I got the idea for this owl from Pinterest.

Supplies Used:
Paper - Hello Honey Stampin' Up, Tan/White/Red paper from my stock. 
Ink - Hello Honey Stampin' Up, Momento Black, Seafoam Quick Quotes Chalk
Embossing Folder - Leafy Tree Essentials by Darice
Punch - Owl Stampin' Up
Stencil - Title Topia Banner for grass, Letter stencil for cross
Old Stampin' up Get Well Stamp
Quote printed off computer

Monday, August 14, 2017

Bridal Shower Card

I made this card in 2015 for a friend's bridal shower. I have these Precious Moment stamps I've had for years. I love to use them for these types of cards. I also have all these quotes different quotes that work well in cards as well as in scrapbooks.

Supplies used:
Paper from my supply - Peach Card Stock 11x6" fold at 5.5", Light Green 5.25x5.75" (die cut piece for inside), White 5x5.5 (small piece die cut for stamp.
Die Cut- Spellbinders Card Creater
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Jim Holtz Alternating Swirl Folder
Quotes - Vellum Quote stacks Love & Friendship, Color Quote Stacks - Love, Sticker Quote
Ink - Quick Quotes Chalk Ink Latte, Memento Black Ink
Markers - Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Stamps - Precious Memories stamp

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Graduation 2016

Here is a card I made for one of my son's friends for graduation last year. I used my Cricut and old stamps from Stampin' up. 
This took me awhile to come up with the design. I love how it turned out.


This is the card I made for my son and his friends when they graduated high school in 2015. 

I cased a card on face book but made it open in the middle. At that time I did not have a lot of quote stamps so I printed some off on my computer on card stock. I used card stock I had in my current supply. 

I love the Stampin' Up owl punch. I am upset that they are no longer selling it. 

All his friends loved the card. My son loved his too. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Hello Everyone,
I am sorry I have been away for a few years but it has been very busy. I am hoping to post some projects that I have done over the last few years as well of some current ones.

In March this year I joined Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator which I am very excited about. I just wished I could have updated my blog sooner. I am going to try and post more projects to my blog to show what I am up to and how to do these neat techniques.

If you are interested in Stampin’ Up please check out my website for the latest sales/promotions/information.