Typed Note – SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April’s SOTM, which is Typed Note, a set of 19 stamps.  If you have come here from Brenda’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

I have been waiting to use this stamp of the month since the idea book was released, however when I actually put ink to paper I just thought…WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?  So I turned to Pinterest where I found this card and then things just started clicking.  I ended up making 3 cards and got three different answers for which one I should feature here so I decided to post all three!

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MApril SOTM Chalk It Upiss B’s vote was for the colorful card made with the Chalk It Up papers.  I think it was the puffies butterfly (now retired) that swayed her vote.

 

 

 

 

 

April SOTM Black White

 

The mister of the household voted for the black card.  The notebook paper is stamped from the Artbooking Cricut Collection stamp set and the tag is embossed with a number and letter combination I felt that the card needed some texture, the ribbon comes from a retired Black Mini Medley’s collection.  All of the pieces were mounted to a piece of Black Fundamentals Paper.

 

 

April SOTM Glacier PML

 

And now for my favorite!  I started with a PML card from the Hopscotch collection.  I mounted it to a piece of Glacier Cardstock which I had embossed with the Arrows Embossing Folder I also rounded the corners so it would match the soft look of the PML card.  I stamped the typewriter 3 times (twice just the paper portion) so I could add some extra pieces of paper to my note.  I finished it off with some Black Arrow Washi Tape and Gold Sequins.

 

Which one is your favorite?  Leave me a comment by April 15th and I will randomly draw from all comments to receive all three cards.

Now, hop on over to Chris Robertson’s Blog and see what she has going on in her creative life.

Thanks again for stopping by!

 

 

Crazy About Hexagons – AHSC #101

I love the difference a little craft time makes!

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge has another awesome sketch challenge this week.  I’m not sure how Michelle keeps coming up with them, but the inspiration is delightful.

 

 

 

I didn’t really want to work with flowers and had seen a cute card on Pinterest that I thought would work for this sketch.  Since we also have a huge amount of Mason Bees buzzing around the farm I reached for my Hexagons stamp set and Buzz and Bumble accessories.  I spent 20 minutes looking for my Buzz and Bumble paper, but wasn’t able to find it.  Hmmm, Kraft paper and Chocolate Ink to the rescue!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I kept the inside simple only lining the bottom with Scallop Punched Gold Shimmer Trim.  Here’s a hint, leave the lining on while you punch!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog I hope you’ll hop over the the AHSC to see what the amazing design team has been up to and if they recovered from their 100th Sketch last week.

Pretty Petals – AHSC #99

I knew it was a lost cause to strictly focus on scrapbooking…making cards is definitely my first love.  It is so fun to focus on The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and since they are sneaking up on #100, I decided I better continue my streak of playing along.

This is the sketch for this week

I haven’t done much with the Pretty Petals stamp set so I thought it would be a nice chance to play along and I had some inspiration from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book for my color scheme of Glacier, Sorbet, Gold Rush and Slate.

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I stamped the Chicken Wire with White Pigment Ink to give just a little bit of texture.  I found a piece of Slate Ribbon in my stash and tied a bow (stop with the bows already Michelle, LOL!)  My flowers except the top one are popped up with some thin 3D foam tape (love this stuff).

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I snapped a quick photo of the inside where I repeated the color combo…now it’s time to get this off in the mail.

If you haven’t stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog, I highly recommend that you do.  There are terrific sketches and the DT is magnificent.  Even if you don’t play along look for some inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Skylark PML – AHSC #98

I think I woke up knowing what I wanted to try for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week before I even saw the sketch.  I have a drawer full of Picture My Life Cards that have found their way into a couple of projects, but not nearly enough.  The question became a little harder when I started thinking about which ones to use.

This is the sketch from AHSC #98

and this is my take – rotated 90 degrees.

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Since I needed something a little cheery today I reached for my package of Skylark cards. This card is 5 X 7 and the entire front is framed with Kraft CS.  I then layered a piece of Sweet Leaf CS which I embossed and sanded to back the PML cards.  On the larger card I added a piece of Teal Shimmer Trim to give it a bit more dimension (there was a lagoon stripe on the card so I just covered it up.  The smaller card included the sentiment Hello World and I mounted it on a piece of Thin 3D Foam Tape (I’m gonna need to buy more soon).  There’s a little peak of the inside…I lined the bottom with a piece of Sweet Leaf CS cut at an inch wide and then layered a left over zip strip from the Skylark papers (remember I said I was nearly out of Skylark, well I found another pack so I’m happy again).

Keep Your Chin Up – AHSC #94

The Fed Ex driver showed up just in time…when I saw the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #94 Challenge this week I knew I wanted to play and I knew what stamp set I wanted to use!

I wanted this card to be cheery, but not overwhelming with color.  I chose to use a base of Flaxen layered with Sweet Leaf which I embossed with the Diamond Embossing Folder.  I then cut a shape from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and added my sentiment and stamped the tree in the lower corner.  Both of these papers were distressed with Flaxen ink around the sides and mounted with thin 3D foam tape.  For just a touch of bling, I added Gold Bling Gems at the end of the Colonial White sentiment piece.

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Thank you for stopping by and if you get a chance – pop over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and get some inspiration.

 

A Little Mojo for LOVE!

I’m not sure what overcame me this weekend, but I felt a little more than crazed about making cards.  I got an e-mail from a customer that she had made 5 box cards…woohoo, shout out to her creativity and my Cricut abilities!!! Not to be outdone I sat down at my desk and made 8 cards – 2 thinking of you’s and 6 Valentines!

I thought about sharing them all at one time, but what fun is that???  So you’ll have to keep coming back this week to see what I created…where to start, where to start?

I have two friends that are struggling with hard times, OK, truthfully there are probably more, but these two hit my heart and I decided I wanted to brighten their day a bit.  We all suffer from gray skies now and then and sometimes it’s just good to know that someone cares.

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I felt like I was getting back to my roots of stamping with the simplicity of these cards…stamped in black and then colored with the amazing ShinHan markers.  I haven’t learned everything I can about these markers, but I can tell you that I love how the color flows.

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I’ve had Angel Friends B1435 for a while, but just hadn’t got it inky…I know it’s going to get a lot of use now!  You can’t tell from this picture, but the flowers are popped up with our Thin 3-D Foam Tape (LOVE that stuff).  The Fundamentals paper in the back reminded me of clouds, but it only peeks through subtly.

DSCN1786My maternal grandmother always told me that beauty is only skin deep, but that doesn’t have to be so with your cards.  Make sure to give them a little pop of color – you’re sentiment gets lonely in there all alone!

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This cute airplane is from the Lifting Spirits set.  I kept things simple by using the  Chevron Border punch and a couple of gold sequins.  This stamp set is one of my favorites as it has both an airplane and hot air balloon, both of which you see regularly in my hometown!

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Another Color Challenge

 

Since my schedule has freed up a little I’m back in the craft room between loads of laundry, vacuuming and running a child to the school bus and other assorted appointments.

This morning I stopped by the Heart to Heart Challenge blog where I found another color challenge posted.

Cranberry, Gold Rush, Lagoon and Dessert Sand

 

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I found my inspiration card on page 132 of the Annual Inspirations.  What a great place to gain inspiration and although it is not copied exactly the background stamp still provides the perfect backdrop for a cheery hello!

The card front is mounted on Kraft Cardstock which I felt coordinated with the addition of the Dessert Sand ink.  I finished the card by adding three Gold Gems in the bottom corner.

I’ll be giving this card away on my Facebook page so stop over there like my page and leave a comment.

Happy Stamping!

Tracey