Monday, October 1, 2018

We Create Halloween Blog Hop

 
It's October 1st! Thanks for joining the We Create Team for a Halloween Blog Hop featuring current Stampin' Up! paper, ink, stamps and embellishments from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. I'm featuring the Lined Alphabet Bundle paired with some fun embellishments from the Holiday Catalog. 
Isn't this fun! I played with all of my new supplies on this card. Here's what's new: Spider Trinkets, Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Spooky Bat Punch and the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.
The card base is Night of Navy. I added a mat with the starry piece of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper.  I embossed the metallic paper with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and distressed it by sponging on some black Memento ink. 

I stamped the letters for the word "boo!" with Smoky Slate onto Shimmery White cardstock.  I used an Aqua Painter to color in the letters with Night of Navy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. Once the letters were dry I flicked on the Frost White Shimmer Paint using the Aqua Painter and the lid of the paint. I cut them out with the coordinating Layering Alphabet Edgelits Dies. The Lined Alphabet Stamp Set and Layering Edgelits Dies come in a bundle and save 10% when purchased together as a bundle (148390)
I can't get enough of the Galvanized Metallic Paper.  This time I embossed it with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I added the sentiment from Spooky Sweets.  If you want to leave a word off of a stamp, just cover it with Scotch tape, ink the stamp, remove the tape and stamp. I stamped the letters for the word "treats" onto the new Black Foil Sheets using Versamark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I love how it coordinates with the metalic paper. Clear Faceted Gems finish it off. 
Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next Button below to visit Sharon's blog, Studio Shabaz-CreativeMe68. She is creating with the Still Night stamp set.
Supplies:

  • Stamp: Lined Alphabet, Spooky Sweets
  • Colors and Ink: Basic Black, Memento, Staz-On, Night of Navy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape
  • DSP: Vellum, Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Black Foil Sheets, Shimmery White Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Spider Trinkets, Clear Faceted Gems, Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Frost White Shimmer Paint
  • Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Sponge, Glue Dots
  • Punches: Spooky Bats Punch, 1-1/8" Scallop Circle
  • Big Shot:Layering Edgelits Framelits Die, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sweet Baby Diaper Cake

 
I recently hosted a baby shower for my sweet friend, Jill. I embellished this simple diaper cake using the Sweet Baby Bundle from Stampin' Up! and the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. The bundle includes the Sweet Baby Stamp set and the Bouncing Baby Framelits dies and saves you 10% when you purchase them together as a bundle. 

To create a diaper cake, just roll up a baby blanket for the center of the cake, which is your base and tie the blanket in a roll with ribbon. Starting with the bottom of the cake, roll each diaper around the blanket and tie with a ribbon. I used three layers on the bottom, two layers in the middle and one layer on the top.  

Aren't these bouncing babies the cutest!! I stamped them onto Whisper White cardstock with the Sweet Baby stamp in Memento ink and and cut them out with the coordinating Bouncing Baby Framelits die. I used the Stampin' Blends to color them in. The Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper coordinates with Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White.

Finish off the cake with by tying on ribbons and pacifiers. Thanks for stopping by! You can order the bundle from me if you like by clicking HERE.
Sweet Baby Clear-Mount Bundle
  Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We Create Summer Blog Hop


Welcome to the We Create Summer Blog Hop! Join our hop as the We Create Design Team shares ideas for those special summer celebrations using current Stampin' Up! products. I'm featuring the Very Vintage stamp set on page 227 of the Annual Catalog. This stamp set coordinates with the Darling Label Punch Box on page 209. 
This Very Vintage stamp set reminds me of a summer garden. I love the realistic looking bumble bee in this set. My inspiration for this card came from page 226 of the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.
I used a happy and bright color combo of Poppy Parade, Grapefruit Grove and Granny Apple Green. The Whisper White flowers were cut out from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Die along with the die cut Poppy Parade flowers with the Basic Pearl centers. The Granny Apple Green leaves were die cut from the Everyday Jars Framelits dies.
I used the extra pieces to create a simple coordinating gift tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The matching Grapefruit Grove twine comes in a set of four with the Nature's Twine set.

Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next Button below to visit Sharon's amazing blog, Studio Shabaz-CreatvieMe68 and see what she created using Tropical Chic. 
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 Supplies:

  • Stamp: Very Vintage
  • Colors and Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Granny Apple Green
  • DSP: 2018-2020 In Color 6" x 6" Pack
  • Embellishments: Nature's Twine, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter 
  • Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Big Shot: Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies

Friday, July 13, 2018

My Inky Friends Carnival of Colors Blog Hop

The Stampin' Up! color revamp has brought a rainbow of new colors to our palette! I'm blog hopping with My Inky Friends to bring you a carnival of colors. Should you get lost during the blog hop, you can find a list of participants on the My Inky Friends blog page.  You may have arrived from Holly's blog, Rubber Redneck, where she featured Balmy Blue.  I'm excited to show you the star of my creation, Blackberry Bliss.  
 
The Abstract Impressions Bundle saves you 10% and includes the Abstract Impressions stamp set and the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies (page 129).  Die cut the flowers using watercolor paper. Color and splatter various shades of Blackberry Bliss using reinker and an Aqua Painter. Once dry, carefully glue it to a Very Vanilla mat.  Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and die cut with the oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. Finish it off with a piece of Blackberry Bliss twine from, Nature's Twine.  
I love using re-inkers to get different shades of the Blackberry Bliss color. I just put a small drop on my craft mat and use a very wet Aqua Painter to drip the color onto my paper. I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my background. The thank you sentiment is stamped onto watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I did an emboss resist wash over the words with the Blackberry Bliss re-inker diluted with the Aqua Painter. The Basket Weave Embossing Folder enhances the card base.
Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron are just beautiful together. I cased this layout from a card on page 128 of the Annual Catalog. It's full of beautiful photos and samples.

Thank you for stopping by! Please say hello and leave a comment. Click the Next button below to see what Tanya from Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya created with Blueberry Bushel.




You can order any of the supplies to make these projects by visiting my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business Website at www.krisk.stampinup.net.  

Supplies:
  • Stamp: Abstract Impressions
  • Colors and Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron
  • Embellishments: Nature's Twine, Watercolor Paper, Clear Faceted Gems
  • Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter 
  • Punches: 1-1/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Scallop Circle
  • Big Shot: Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shape Framelits Dies, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Quilt Top Embossing Folder

 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

We Create Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Blog Hop! Join our hop as the We Create Team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators show you what you can create for those special celebrations using current Stampin' Up! products. I'm featuring the Serene Garden Bundle from the Graceful Glass Suite on page 166 of the annual catalog. The bundle includes the Serene Garden stamp set and the coordinating Garden Scene Framelits dies. Purchasing these together as a bundle saves you 10% when you order HERE. 
   



Thanks for visiting our blog hop! Please leave a comment. I love to hear from you! Click the Next Button below to visit Sharon's blog, Studio Shabaz-CreatvieMe68 and see what she created using Little Twinkle. 


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You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting my demonstrator website at krisk.stampinup.net. 

Supplies:  
  • Stamp: Serene Garden, Hand Delivered (sentiments)
  • Designer Series Paper:  2018-2020 In Color 6" x 6"
  • Colors & Ink: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
  • Embellishments: Nature's Twine (Grapefruit Grove), Cat Punch
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips,Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Garden Scene Framelits Dies

Friday, June 29, 2018

My Inky Friends Design Challenge 7

Today, I'm playing along with My Inky Friends Design Challenge 7. We would love it if you played along and joined in on the fun. All you have to do is design a card based on the sketch above, inspired by page 48 of the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog. Upload a photo of your creation to the My Inky Friends Blog. After the link closes on Friday, July 13, 2018 we will post a winner. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword MIFDC7 or use #MIFDC7 on social media. Here's my design:
 Guidelines:
  • Follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors will be listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
  • Create something new that has not been posted before.
  • Post your creation on your blog or online gallery. Please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the My Inky Friends Blog.
  • Feel free to combine with up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
  • Have fun!
You can order any of the supplies to make this card by visiting www.stampinup.com and choose me as your demonstrator if you like. I used these supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Hand Delivered (Hostess Set)
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight, Black Memento
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Designer Series Paper: 2018-2019 In Color 6" x 6" DSP Pack
  • Big Shot: Stitched Shapes Framelits Die

Friday, June 8, 2018

Fabulous at 30! My Inky Friends Annual Catalog Blog Hop

The NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for 2018-2019 is out: Love It, Live It, Share It - 30 Years of Loving What We Do.  Join My Inky Friends as we celebrate Stampin' Up's 30th anniversary with our Fabulous at 30 blog hop where we'll show you what you can create with Stampin' Up's new products that are available for purchase now. Should you get lost during the blog hop, you can find a list of participants on the My Inky Friends blog page. You may have arrived from Rhonda's blog, The Stampin' Bunny, where she featured Best Bunny. I'm excited to show you what I created using the Sea of Textures Bundle from the Tranquil Textures Suite on page 155 of the Annual Catalog.
I love this octopus from the Sea of Textures stamp set and all of Stampin' Up's new colors. The Sea of Textures stamp coordinates with the Under the Sea Framelits die and saves you 10% when you purchase them together as a bundle HERE.

To create this cute octopus embellishment, color directly on the octopus stamp using Stampin' Write Markers in Soft Sea Foam and tiny bit of Highland Heather on the edges. Spritz the stamp with a bit of water and stamp onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and cut him out with the coordinating die. I wanted him to look shiny, like he was wet, so I place him on a Versamark pad and pressed down evenly to coat the image. Then I heat embossed all over with clear embossing powder. I die cut another octopus in Coastal Cabana and attached this to the back of my embossed octopus using a mini dimensional to create a shadow and give him some weight. The card base is a returning color - Coastal Cabana.

Blackberry Bliss is another returning color used here, along with Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
I used a fun belly band fold here:
  • The card base measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". 
  • The piece on the right in Blackberry Bliss measures 1-1/4" x 5".  Score at 3-3/4" and glue to the back of the card. 
  • The wider piece on the left in Gorgeous Grape measures 8-1/2" x 2-3/4" and it is scored at 4-1/4" and glued to the back of the card, covering the thinner band.
Card Back

My last card uses the Layering Alphabet Edgelits die and it's embellished with the shells and plants from the Under the Sea Framelits dies. Inside says, "Thanks for reaching out," stamped with the octopus from Sea of Textures.
Thank you for stopping by! Please say hello and leave a comment. Now it's time to move ahead and see what Heidi from Running W Scissors Stamper created with Lilypad Lake.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Sea of Textures
  • Colors and Ink: Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Pear Pizza, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody
  • Embellishments: Nature's Twine, Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Heat Tool, Stampin' Spritzer, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot: Layering Alphabet Edgelits, Under the Sea Framelits

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Perfect Bath Bomb Recipe Using Young Living Stress Away

These bath bombs are the best! I searched the Internet and YouTube for bath bomb videos and recipes. My two favorites are from Hayley Williams and WhatsUpMoms. I combined their ideas with what I had on hand and came up with the perfect bath bomb recipe. 
You will need:

Dry Ingredients-
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Corn Starch
1/2 cup Lavender Epsom Salt 
 
Wet Ingredients-
1 Tablespoon of melted 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1-2 Teaspoons of Water
20 Drops of Young Living Stress Away Essential Oil  

Extras-
Wilton Pearl Dust in pink and or purple
Betty Crocker Classic Gel Food Coloring 
Plastic molds, such as plastic balls or Easter Eggs

In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients. In a small glass measuring cup mix the wet ingredients. Slowly add the the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and keep stirring and mixing until it looks like dry cake batter. You should be able to pinch the powder and see it stick together. If it looks too dry add a tiny 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time and keep mixing. It should feel dry in your hands but pack together when pinched.

If you want to add color to them you can divide the mixture into different bowls and add 2-3 drops of food coloring. The gel food coloring will look like spots when mixed in, but will fizz out that color when added to the tub. It did not stain my tub. I added red and blue food coloring to each so that it looks purple when dissolving.

Pack the mixture tightly into a mold. I used clear plastic balls which I found at Michael's in the wedding section. I've also had success using small Easter Eggs. If you want a shimmer when dissolving in the tub, add some Wilton Pearl dust before placing in mold. It's made for food so it will dissolve in the water while soaking and looks really cool like fairy dust. 



Let the bath bombs set up in the mold for a day or two before removing so that they have time to set into a ball shape. Slowly remove them from the mold. I just keep mine stored in the plastic balls until I'm ready to use them. They also fit in these Stampin' Up! clear acetate boxes to give as gifts once they have been removed from the mold. 

This recipe makes 5 bath bombs. Please leave a comment or let me know if you have any questions. You can order the acetate boxes HERE. You can order the Young Living Essential Oil HERE. What's your favorite relaxing scent combination?

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