Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018

To all of you visiting my Seeinginkspots Blog I give you a warm welcome and say "hello."
Today I am participating in something different and something oh so important.  I’ve teamed up with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to Stamp Out Autism.
I remember years ago
sitting with a bunch of my cousin's at a beach house in Capistrano.  My cousin's wife was talking about one of her son's and how autism was effecting their lives.  After getting help on learning how to handle everyday experiences with children affected by autism she felt comfortable to reveal the bumps and issues she faced daily.  One experience she shared seemed so minor yet her willingness to go to the extra mile made all the difference in creating a positive-loving outcome.

Her son liked a particular brand of peach yogurt.  Not so much for the flavor, but for the container in which it was sold.  You see he had to maintain his EXACT routine to stay calm and happy.  One day she was stressed to learn the yogurt was being discontinued, so she bought all that she could find.  When the yogurt was gone she lovingly cleaned each container and refilled them with another brand of peach yogurt.  I was glad she shared and opened up with us so we could listen and support her.  Over the years I have learned more about autism and I am thankful for that early eye opening experience.  As I meet parents whose children battle the effects of autism I am able to support them with love and offer them my patience.
For my card
I started with base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock which I spritzed wth Pool Party Ink Refill mixed with water in a Mini Mister.  I stamped small flowers with Pool Party from the Number of Years Stamp Set.  For the focal point of my card I had in my mind a ribbon "l" followed by the "ove." I hand cut the ribbon and then used the Large Letters Framelits to finish.

From Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer I cut eight total flower bundles from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and clipped them apart to add to my "l" ribbon.  Tucked here and there are Basic Rhinestones and Brights Enamel Shapes.
Two last details for my card include a Soft Sea Foam strip of cardstock stamped with the greeting "side by side" from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set in Marina Mist Ink and a shoestring tie of Dapper Denim Bakers Twine.

Together, side by side, we can help stamp out autism.  If you would like to learn more and help just click on the link below.  Your support, love, and kindness to others makes the world a brighter place.
Your next stop along this beautiful hop is with the fabulous Tami Hewlett.  She makes some of the most amazing hand made cards.  I am sure she will inspire you with her talents and kindness.


BLOG ROLL:
Elizabeth Price You are Here
Tami Hewlett Next along the Hop

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday Montage Blog Hop

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  We are nine SU! Demonstrators who love to share what we create.  We hop every other week so don't forget to be back in two weeks.
For this hop I decided to share with you all an awesome experience I had at the Las Vegas Onstage.  It was a privilege and honor to present at Onstage and to work with Brandi Barnard.  I shared the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and the Lakeside Framelits.  What a BLAST!  What a memory to treasure.
Showcasing the simplicity and power of the background image was my focus for my first card.  With the simple technique of stamping off and one image I made a sky, a horizon line, water, shoreline, and sand.  This was the first card I made when I received the stamp set and it was at that moment that realize the power in the wavy line background image.  It's a MAGIC stamp.

Quick tip for this card:  Slice the bottom of the sun and glue it to the horizon line to give the illusion of the sun setting.
For my second card I used the wavy line background image to create a sailboat reflection.  I inked up the background stamp with Soft Sky and inked the sailboat stamp with Island Indigo, then kissed the boat image to the background stamp.  Huff, stamp on Shimmer White, and watercolor with an Aquapainter.  I used new In Colors for the boats; Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick. 
My third card gives you a sneak peek at three new colors; Petal Pink in the birds, Soft Sea Foam, and Granny Apple Green.  The card base is Powder Pink which pairs beautifully with the Petal Pink.
My focus for my third card was to share the tips are properly aligning the wavy line piece in the Lakeside Framelits Set.  Take a look at the picture below and you will notice that three sides are straight and share while the fourth edge, which I like to consider the top, has a curve.  That curve is the exact shape of the bottom/last wavy cut.  Knowing that detail will make it so you can align and space the framelit to perfectly cut the image again if you want.
My fourth sample features the wavy line background image used as both a stamp and a paintbrush.  I shared how to create customized woodgrain paper using a painting/swiping/streaking technique on Glossy White Cardstock.  There are three layers of ink; Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.  With each layer of ink you get lighter handed with the application.
Look who else was at the Las Vegas Onstage.  Fellow Monday Montage Hoppers Wend Wiexler and Breelin Renwick.  We had a sweet few minutes to say hello and catch up with one another.
Thanks for hopping by and checking out my Lilypad Lake Las Vegas presentation samples.  Your next stop is with the super sweet Julie Warnick.  Hop on over and give her some love.


Monday Montage Hoppers




Friday, April 13, 2018

#TGIF155 An Animal Outing

I have an Animal Outing rather busy and leafy card to share for our sketch challenge this week at #TGIF155.
This sketch is SO totally cool.  I love the repeated images that fall down the right side of the sketch and the off kilter layer tucked behind the focal panel.  And, any sketch that has a skinny tie you know what I am going to do... Add twine!  I don't know what my issue is, but I have to have it on everything.
The up and coming new stamp set called Animal Outing is the only set I used on this card.  Thank you Stampin' Up! for the most adorable gift and the many other thoughtful surprises you gave to each Onstage attendee.
Tips for this card:
  • Spritz half a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party Ink and the other half with Pear Pizzazz Ink.
  • Use a Silcone Craft Mat to stamp a reversed giraffe.
  • Chop up and scatter the leaves from the Petals and More Framelits Dies.
  • Flip the wooden elements over to reveal the white side instead of the raw wood.
  • A sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter brings a bit of shimmer and spunk.   I adhere it with cheap aerosol hair spray.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Share What You Love Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


The time is now to "Share What I Love" and that's Stampin' Up! and paper crafting.  This month Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world can preorder exclusive products from the most glorious new suite called Share What You Love.  


In this new Share What You Love Suite you will find stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments, AND the most gorgeous, luxurious, stylish, beautifully painted pack of DSP you will ever set your eyes upon!  The specialty pack is truly SPECIAL.  Each pack comes with 24 pieces of cardstock weight paper.  You get four sheets of each double-sided design (that's so helpful for planning for classes).  The colors of the papers are fresh and rich, the floral, leaf, and text designs are fashion forward, and there are lots of luscious pearlized details.


For my May stamp classes we will be making packs of cards all tied and tagged ready to give as a gift.  My customers will get their hands on the GORGEOUS designer series papers and the Love What You Do Stamp Set.  Each card pack will include four cards with the same layout, matching envelopes, a layered tag, and a Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon tie. 


It's quick and easy to add a Pearlized Doily to the velvet ribbon shoestring bow.  Just wrap the ribbon around the cards and slide the doily onto the two ends then finish tying the bow.  The tag is stamped with images from the Make a Difference Stamp Set.  The bakers twine and silver floral embellishment comes from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.


In the photo above you can see the pearlescent shimmer.  Did you know that Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 30th year of business?  Pearl is the traditional and modern gift associated with a 30th anniversary.  What a subtle yet totally artistic way to celebrate by adding such a beautiful feature to the Share What You Love DSP.  I LOVE this paper and want to share it with everyone!


Here are a few more cards to let you see the beautiful Share What You Love DSP.


Tip:  Use an ink pad and a direct to paper technique to add color to the laser cut tags in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.


Demonstrators get your bundle or shop a la cart today to prep for your May classes and workshops. Customers your chance will come in May to add these beautiful products to your stamp collection. You will not want to miss out on this opportunity; these bundles will only be available as a catalog preorder and the FREE gifts only are included in the bundles!

It's been a blast having you stop by my Seeinginkspots Blog.  Your next visit will be with the ever so fabulous Emma Goddard!  Enjoy your way through the hop and happy stampin'.


JUST GETTING STARTED BUNDLE 149524 $57.00
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • OLD OLIVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD 147090 $7.50
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • CLEAR BLOCK E 118484 $12.00
  • GRAPEFRUIT GROVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD 147142 $7.50
  • VERY VANILLA NOTE CARDS AND ENVELOPES 144236 FREE
A LITTLE MORE, PLEASE BUNDLE 149525 $91.50
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE CARDSTOCK PACK 146345 $8.50
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE ARTISAN PEARLS 146927 $6.00
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE STAMP SET Photopolymer 146676 $27.00
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • GRAPEFRUIT GROVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD 147142 $7.50
  • RICH RAZZLEBERRY 1/4" VELVET RIBBON 147016 $8.00
  • PEARLIZED DOILIES 146936 $4.50
  • VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES 107300 FREE
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE EMBELLISHMENT KIT 146928 FREE
GOTTA HAVE IT ALL BUNDLE 149526 $127.50
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE CARDSTOCK PACK 146345 $8.50
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE ARTISAN PEARLS 146927 $6.00
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE STAMP SET Photopolymer 146676 $27.00
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • GRAPEFRUIT GROVE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD 147142 $7.50
  • RICH RAZZLEBERRY 1/4" VELVET RIBBON 147016 $8.00
  • PEARLIZED DOILIES 146936 $4.50
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER 146926 $27.00
  • LOVELY FLORAL DYNAMIC TIEF 148048 $9.00
  • VERY VANILLA MEDIUM ENVELOPES 107300 FREE
  • SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE EMBELLISHMENT KIT 146928 FREE
  • STATEMENT OF MY HEART SINGLE STAMP Photopolymer 148108 FREE

Gift of Notecards Stampin' Supplies:

  • Love What You Do and Make a Difference Stamp Sets
  • Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
  • Share What You Love DSP
  • Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive Ink Pads
  • Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

When Pigs Fly

Spring colors are being featured for the latest challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
We've got three spunky hues to bring out the sweet feelings of the new season.  It's past time to say goodbye to winter and hello spring.  To complement the bursting blossoms and leaves use Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sky, and Lemon Lime Twist in your card and project creations today.
For my flying pig card I made a Tree Rings blended background on watercolor paper with the three challenge colors.  Then I took a Mini Mister to spritz water on the ink to bleed and move the ink a bit.    My next layers were cut using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and I think they perfectly echo the tree rings and highlight my flying pig.
I watercolored the pig with an Aquapainter and ink from the lid of my ink pads.  She is coated in Wink of Stella and Dazzling Diamonds Gliter.  Take a super close look and you will see that I dotted in a bit of color into the "she believed she could..."  This gives it just a hint of interest, color, and depth.  I do love adding silver touches, so I have a piece of Silver Glimmer peaking out of the bottom and Basic Rhinestones dotted all over.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

A Spring Bike Ride for the Monday Montage Blog Hop

Hello stampin' friends, it's so good to see you here for our Monday Montage Blog Hop!  It's so totally awesome to see and feel spring bursting out everywhere.  With that in mind I thought I would share an ombre style card with a soft spring color palette.
I have inked up the Build a Bike Stamp Set with Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey, and little accent of Calypso Coral.  My focal features are arranged on a GORGEOUS panel of ombre sponged Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the ombre I used the Sponge Roller to brayer on Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay Ink.  The piece of paper shimmers and shines like nobody's business--it's so delicious.
Of all the bundles sold in this year's Stampin' Up! catalogs, this Bike Ride Bundle is my MOST favorite.  I love all the miniature details.  The bike basket cut in Silver Shimmer, the blowing handle bar tassels, the book rack, the bitty butterfly, and the layers of stampin' for each image it's all so much fun for me.  I love how the bits and pieces all come together for an intricate look, but for me it's also the process of making a detailed card like this.  I thoroughly enjoy spending time paper crafting.  I don't always have to make a quick and simple card.  I enjoy taking my time and relishing in the paper crafting experience. 
to dani
to kaitlyn









Monday Montage Hoppers


Creation Station Garden Party Blog Hop


Welcome to our Garden Party themed Creation Station Blog Hop.

For this hop I sat down with my March Paper Pumpkin Kit to make a little something pretty.  The beauty of the florals and colors in the kit were PERFECT for our creating for the garden party theme. I chose to make an alternate projects using supplies from the May Good Things Grow Kit.  The only added supplies I used to complete my "bloom" garland were the Large Letter Framelits and Gold Glimmer Paper.


I thought I would snap a picture of the backsides so you could see how I simply used the envelopes as the base for each piece of the garland.
Here is another look at my garden party garland inspired spring.  My plans for the rest of the kit are to make some cupcake toppers, water bottle wraps, and mini gifts to take home for my next gathering.  My party may not be in my backyard garden, (my backyard is full of guy stuff like motorcycles, car parts, and tools) but it will be complete with pretty stamped stuff!
Thanks for hopping by for April's Creation Station Blog Hop.  Your next stop is with my friend Linda van Wely.  Her project is so cool and is sure to inspire you.