Sunday, April 21, 2019


Monochromatic Colors

Happy Sunday!.  I hope you all are feeling very blessed on this special day.  Luckily I have had some down time to spend in my crafting studio.  So Sorry I missed you last week.  We were in San Antonio at On Stage.  If you don't know, On Stage is a twice annual event for Stampin Up demonstrators.  We had a great time, got our hands on the new 2019-2020 annual catalog and placed with some of the new products.  Be sure to check back later this week for a peak at what I made & information about my ribbon & paper shares.  You don't want to miss that.  

On to the main event.  This week the Global Design Project has a guest designer and the challenge is monochromatic colors. Well this fell right in with my focus today.  If I had not mentioned before we are in full wedding mode at our house.  My only daughter is getting married in October so thinks are really picking up now.  Six months to go.  I decided to go with a wedding card since we spent some time today finalizing the guest list.  Amazing how many people you know.  

I started with one of the products that premiered during sale-a-bration, the County Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  This creates a beautiful embossed  image that can be used by itself like I did, or a hundred other ways.  I am so happy that it will be in the annual catalog in June.  

I embossed the sentiment on vellum with silver embossing powder and added some silver trimmed ribbon and pearls for accents.  The pearls were given a silver look finish with the light Smokey Slate blends.

I loved the way it turned out and I think it would be equally as beautiful in any monochromatic color scheme for any occasion.  Let me know in the comments what your favorite color would be to re-create this card.  

Thank you all for stopping by.  Don't forget that I will be posting the details about my paper and ribbon shares later this week.  This is a perfect chance to see all the beautiful new papers and ribbons in the catalog without having to make the full investment.  

Clink on any image below to be taken to my online store.  Please contact me if I can assist you in any way.    Happy Crafting.  Jacqueline

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Global Design Project 183

Hello all. This week on the Global Design Project page we are doing a theme challenge, "A day in the park".  With spring upon us I am sure we are all ready for some pretty outdoor weather.  We might have some in my neck of the woods if it ever stops raining on the weekend.  As I was making this card there were dark clouds, rain, thunder and lighting. At one point the lights even flickered.  Thank goodness it has past.

So on to the good stuff.  This theme was a perfect timing for me.  My co-worker and the guy she is dating are cyclist.  They are preparing to ride in the MS150 in a couple of weeks that goes from Houston to Austin.  I thought I would use the stamp set "Bike Ride" as this has been on my mind lately.

All of the images except the tree are actually stamped and cut out with the coordinating framelits.  I used sublets collection designer series paper to mimic the sky and grass. Them I stamped the tree and leaves on the DSP and layered all the die cut pieces on top.  It makes a bright, happy seen.

For the envelope and image inside the card I stamped off the tree & leaves for a lighter image.  This stamp set is fun to play with because there are a lot of little stamps for double stamping the pieces and parts of the bicycle and accessories.

Let me a comment below and let me know what your day at the park would look like.

Before I sign off I wanted to say thank you to the design team over at the GDP for the Special Mention I received last week.  I was really exciting.  If you didn't get to check out last weeks project you can click this link, GDP182, to view the blog post.

Thank you to everyone for stopping by.  Check the links below to see all the products used this week.  Happy Crafting.  Jacqueline

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Global Design Project 182

Welcome everyone.  I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday afternoon.  We are cool & wet here in the Greater Houston area.  Living south Texas, I never complain about the cooler weather no matter what comes along with it.  Before we get into the project I wanted to remind you that today is the last day of Sale-a-bration.  If you want any last minute free product, now is the time.

This past week at Global Design Project they are dong a sketch challenge.

Today I choose to work with a stamp set that is ideal for coloring with Stampin Blends alcohol markers.  Actually they are great with what every medium is your favorite.  I used the large hibiscus image in shades of blue & crumb cake.

The card has several pieces but it was not difficult to bring together.  The card base is crumb cake in standard A2 size.  I used both night of navy and balmy blue for matting.  The beautiful DSP is from the Needlepoint Nook suite in the Occasions catalog.  

The flower image, sentiment base and geometric image were cut with the coordinating Hummingbird framelits.  As i mentioned earlier, I colored the flower with Stampin blends in night of  navy, balmy blue, old olive, pineapple punch and calypso coral. The thank you sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder.  To really make the card really special I added a linen thread bow, a wood element & clear Wink of Stella.  

I matted the inside panel with night of navy and stamped off the image twice to give a lighter shading.  I stamped the image in full color on the front of the envelope and covered the flat with the other side of the DSP.  

I hope that you enjoyed this project today.  Be sure to check out all the GDP entries.  If you are interested in any of the products I used you can select the link of the item below or select the catalog image link on the sidebar.   

If you have a particular stamp set you would like to see me use just mention it in the comments below.  Have a great week.  Happy crafting.  Jacqueline

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Global Design Project 181

Welcome everyone.  So sorry I missed you last week.  I had a project all prepared and just could not find the time to get it posted.  But such is life in the big city. lol

This week is a color challenge.  This is a  pretty combination of soft spring colors suitable for many projects.  As you know Sale-a-bration will be coming to an end on March 31 and I wanted to use a stamp set that I have not worked with yet.  The All Adorned set is a fun set with images great for building patterns.  Of course that is what I did.

I used lemon line twist with a yellow mat for the base.  A vellum layer is embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.  I felt the pattern paired well with the pattern in the stamp set.  The Grapefruit Grove foil paper adds a touch of elegance.  

The ribbon is from the Sale-a-bration ribbon pack that unfortunately is sold out a 2nd time.  Good things don't seem to last.  But there are plenty of other beautiful ribbons that would work in the Annual & Occasion's catalogs.

The pearl accents are found in the Share What You Love Artisan Pearl pack in the annual catalog.  I have used these on several projects with a variety of colors.  There versatility is wonderful. The card front is layered on a A2 thick Whisper White card base.  

I kept the inside of the card and the envelope very basic with one focal image off the corner of the page/envelope.  This is also the perfect project to use your Stamparatus.  It makes lining these images up very easy.  Do it once and your done.  

I hope you have enjoyed the card this week.  I really enjoyed the challenge of putting all the colors and patterns together.  

Just a reminder, 7 days left to get your free Sale-a-bration items.  Stampin Up added several things from the annual catalog to the list of free items.  Check it out by clicking the link to my online store in the right side bar.  

Please leave a comment or contact me if you need anything.  

Crafting Hugs. Jacqueline

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Global Design Project 179

Happy Sunday.  We have finally had a day of beautiful spring weather.  Plus one of my favorite days, daylight savings time.  Losing the hour is a bummer but the longer days is so worth  it.

I had a post just about finished to post earlier this week about paper pumpkin.  My employer had other ideas.  I had to work so much this week I could not get it finished.  So Sorry.

The Global Design Project today is a really sweet theme, literally.

I went a little out of the box with this one, but I love the results.  Don't you love it when a card idea actually turns out the way you want it to.  The stamp set Swirly Bird is from the Annual Catalog.  I was looking through my stamp sets and when I saw this one, I immediately thought of the large lollipops that swirl around in lots of bright, fun colors.

Other than the sentiment there is no stamping on this card.  From the coordinating framelits, I cut the 2 circle images that nest together out of whisper white, highland heather, coastal cabana, pineapple punch, granny apple green and melon mambo.  I did paper piercing for the swirl colors.  I used a decorative straw (non from SU, please don't flog me) cut in half as the lollipop stick.  Then I wrapped it in a piece of scrap cellophane.  

Isn't that DSP paper so fun. It is from a suite in the Occasions Catalog called How Sweet it is.  I will link the suite below.  This card will definitely take extra postage.  The lollipop sits up about 3/8" from the card base.  It will be worth it to know it will make someone smile.  I have enough pieces of cardstock to make 5 more of the lollipops.  

I would love  for you to let me know what you think of this project.  It was really fun to put together.  Please let a comment below.  

Don't forget we are in the last month of sale-a-bration.  Be sure to get your favorites before they are gone.  Also check out the sale-a-bration coordination products that are only available during the month of March.  Click on the link in the side bar to be taken to my online store.  

I hope you all have a great week.  Happy crafting.  Jacqueline.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Global Design Project 178

Hello, I hope everyone is doing well.  It's been a very busy week for me.  I'm glad I had some time to do some crafting.  The Global Design Project this week is a sketch challenge.  The layout is simple but as you could see if you looked through the gallery there are some very beautiful cards.

This type of sketch is a good one to keep in mind for making quick and easy cards or to dress up with all sorts of embellishments.

The stamp set is an image from February's Paper Pumpkin kit. Check back later this week to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and see some of the great cards made with the kit.  The image was colored with Stampin Blends in colors of  Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Soft Suede and Black.

The Designer Series Paper is part of the Botanical Butterfly's pack and is free with a $50 purchase.  Don't wait to order.  Several of the Sale-a-bration items have 'sold out'. The sentiment is from an Occasion's catalog set Needles & Thread.

Some of the other items used today were Starburst and Pretty Label punches, whisper white, balmy blue and so saffron cardstock.   

As I mentioned before I am fairly knew at blogging and am trying to learn a little at I time.  This week I am excited to add product links.  Click on any of the product links below and be taken directly to that item in my store.  You can certainly purchase any item once you at in the store. 

The next skill I will be learning is inserting my social media links.   In the mean time you can find me on most sites as jsteph0110.  

I appreciate everyone one stopping by today and hope you will come again soon.  I would love to hear from you so please comment below.

Happy Crafting. Jacqueline

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Global Design Project 177

I am very happy about the Global Design Projects this week. This week is a color challenge and one of my favorite combinations.  I love bright and happy colors and combinations that include any blue I am drawn to.  

The stamp set 'An Amazing Life' is from the Occasions catalog.  It is a fun set with uplifting and happy sentiments and images that can be used for all types of projects.  I stamped the largest image in black and did some paper piercing to add color.  The small flower were colored with Stampin' Markers and fussy cut to add accent the focal image.  

The main panel & coastal cabana piece were cut with the layering rectangles thinlets.  The DSP is from the brights collection 6x6 paper pack. It is all layer on whisper white with a granny apple green card base.  I used an additional border image to decorate the front of the envelope. 

I kept the inside very simple with a white base, strip of the B side of the brights DSP and a couple more flowers.  The sentiment in focal image is so versatile it can be used for any time you want to show someone you care.  

I have enjoyed this color combination so much I think I will have to do a few more projects before I put the supplies away.  I hope you all like it as much as I do.

Remember that we are still in the midst of Sale-a-bration and several of the first release products are gone.  Be sure to check out all the offerings that are left from the first release and those from the 2nd release as well.  Clink on the link in the side bar to visit my store

Please contact me if I can help in any way.  Have a good week.  Happy Crafting. Jacqueline