Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Masquerade

Wednesday, September 17

Welcome to this weeks ADT Blog Hop!
Today we get to share the project that we created for the Stampin up Facebook page but the catch is we get to share it here before it goes live over there!
Last year seeing the Teams Facebook's projects was always an exciting day that we counted down to so it fun to get that sneak peek a bit early! 
 
Well today I have something a bit out of the box to share-
My kids love to play dress up & when I was looking at the Curvy Keepsake Thinlit I started thinking about how cute it would be to make some masks for them.
We have created a few different animals & characters but here is my wiggly 4 year old pretending to be Donatello. Lol!
 

Anyway this got me thinking about doing a grown up version so here it is-


These are easy to make so I tried to fancy it up a bit & I attached it to a skewer instead of adding the strings through the sides to make it more like a masquerade style.
So many fun possibilities with this idea! If you give them a try, I would love to see what you come up with! 
 
Time to head on over to see what fabulousness Sarah has cooked up for us!
 
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Scroll to the bottom of this post for the supplies used ;) 
 




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Eeek! Last Chance!

Sunday, September 14

Last Chance to register for the Christmas Card Class & September's Classy & Chic Stamp Class in the Mail!

 


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Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Pretty Pumpkins

Wednesday, September 10

Welcome back to our weekly ADT Blog Hop! I am a little excited about the card I created for today's hop! First let me say- I am seriously challenged when it comes to drawing & shading & things of that nature. My hubby on the hand is totally amazing and he always says things like "Think about your light soured and where the shadows fall." I just sit there with a blank stare because for some reason my brain just does NOT process that at all. I wish I could flip a switch in my head to turn on that light bulb but no such luck.
But regardless I decided to give a little free hand coloring a try. I die cut a couple of the mini pumpkins with the Fun Fall Framelits & grabbed my Blendabilities! I was very skeptical that I could pull it off let alone do a half way decent job so imagine my surprise when I ended up with a couple of cute little pumpkins!


So yes I am sure anyone that actually knows how to draw or color can see that I'm not super talented in that department but for me going from a plain piece of white cardstock to something that could be recognized as a pumpkin was a Big Deal! Lol!

Alrighty time to head on over to visit the fabulous Sarah Sagert!

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Convention Display- Scattered Love

Monday, September 8

 
Well when I first saw this stamp set I must admit I was a little skeptical but after using it & seeing all the amazing projects that were on display I have to give it a big thumbs up!

 
Super CAS & to the point. Lol!
 
 
We had to send in some 3-D items so I dip dyed one of the muslin bags & replaced the tie with some Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine for a nice pop of color! I also hot glued on a few of those adorable heart sequins...LOVE!
Alrighty well that's all have for you today. Thanks for stopping by!
 





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Convention Display- Watercolored Kindness

Friday, September 5

 
I tried to do something a little out of my comfort zone on this one. I rarely use watercolor paper especially for a whole card but it was kind of fun. I think I will try it again sometime.
 
Kept it super simple but it worked...it had to grow on me though. For some weird reason I couldn't get it to photograph well but the Coastal Cabana ink looked way prettier in person. Sigh.
Well that's all I have for now. Hope you have an awesome weekend!
 




 
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Stampin Up Artisan Blog Hop- Four Feathers

Wednesday, September 3

Welcome to our first hop of the month! We get to work with a whole new box of goodies for the Holiday catalog! Whoop Whoop!

Well today I wanted to talk to you about C.A.S.E.-ing. (Copy And Share Everything) I have no idea who came up with this term but regardless I am huge fan of casing which ultimately means re-creating a project that someone else has designed. Of course out of respect for those sharing their ideas with you always remember to give credit where credit is due.

Anyway, the Stampin Up catalogs are always a great place to find inspiration so that's where I started! First let me just say the Four Feathers stamp set & Framelits are serious Must Haves! It was hard to choose just one sample but I finally narrowed it down to the fabulous card on page 42 of the Holiday Catalog.


Those three feathers were so amazing, I just HAD to make some for myself! So they are my CASED element. Sometimes you just need a little jump start to get you inspired, ya know? Ok how about I show you what I came up with-

 
I don't know why but this card just reminds me of Lisa Harlow. Isn't she Fab?!


 Just in case you didn't catch how the feathers were made- the first one is made with strips of washi tape on a scrap piece of cardstock then die cut, the second is gold glimmer paper, & the third is just a white feather that has been pressed in to Versamark ink then embossed with Pool Party embossing powder. Fun, right?! Ok time to hop on over to visit Sarah!

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