Thursday, July 14, 2016

"OSAT Blog Hop - Shabby Chic"

Welcome to the OSAT Shabby Chic blog hop!!!  You have probably come her by way of Sara Levin.  Sara always has some WOW projects and this month is no exception.  I will admit that I'm not one who thinks up and plans my projects months or even weeks in advance.   I know the theme and keep that in mind, but I have to say I work best on the fly and under pressure.  I've just come to learn that about myself.  We all work in different ways and that's fine....nothing wrong with that.  I had thought maybe I would do a flower thing since when I think of shabby chic that's where my mind goes.  Well when I sat down I decided I wanted to use the new fruit set in the SU catalog called Fresh Fruit so I took it from there.  Here are my projects.  (yes, I did an extra one.  I just couldn't stop myself)

 I started with my card and wanted to use the pear as my focal piece.  I inked it up in what else? Pear Pizzazz and then sponged a little Peekaboo Peach around the edge.  I stamped off first before stamping. I fussy cut the pear and the leaves out and layered on Very Vanilla and Peekaboo Peach using the NEW Oval framelits.  I love having so many sizes and also having scallop layers as well. Behind the focal piece I added have a paper doily.  On the bottom of the card I used some our NEW burlap ribbon and some gold 1/8" ribbon and some linen thread.  To finish it off I stamped Sweet Friend using the set Thoughtful Banners and punched it out with the NEW Classic Label punch and then added an In Color heart Enamel Dot.  I will list below all the products used on all the projects.  All product can be purchased in my store.

My 3D project in a little bag made with the Mini Treat BagThinlits and the Fruit Stand DSP.  I incorporated more of the same elements on the bag and added a few extras as well. I just couldn't resist using the Flourish Thinlits and added a bit of Peekaboo Peach lacy looking trim.  The ENJOY comes with the Mini Treat Bag thinlits a well.  The tag was tied on with some more linen thread.  The NEW 2" x 8" cello bags are so cute.  I was sad when they retired the 1" ones, but in all honesty the 2" ones are better.  You can fit more candy in them of course!  I had some Jolly Ranchers so that is what I put in the bag and tied with some more burlap ribbon and a bit of retired lace trim.

After the bag was done I had the idea to use the little sliver leftover pieces to make stripes on the Popcorn Box die.....hence the third project.  I couldn't stand to see those little pieces go to waste and they were perfect for the die to cut.  It may be hard to see, but the die that cuts the strips is a tiny bit tappered at the end so it's all proportioned.  I love that little touch!  I flipped the DSP over and used the other side opposite of the pears.  I again used burlap ribbon, retired lace trim and filled the box with Jolly Ranchers. The box was stamped with the Timeless Textures thus keeping with the Shabby Chic theme.

 These were such fun projects to create and I hope you've enjoyed them as well.

You can find the next amazing projects on the amazing Maria Willis' blog

Thanks so much for taking the hop!

Fellow hoppers
Renee Ondrajka YOU ARE HERE!
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stampin'Up! Bonus Days!!!!

Something new from Stampin'Up!......Bonus Days!!!!  Every time you spend $50 (one time purchase) before tax and shipping you will receive a $5 coupon to be used towards an order in August.  Click the pic below for more details.


You must have an email for the coupon to be sent to and you must keep the coupon or the coupon number to use it in August.  Coupons will not be reissued.  You need to keep track of your coupons to use them in August.  No limit on how many you can earn.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

"OSAT Blog Hop - Summer Lovin’"

Hey there my stampin' peeps!  I'm so excited for the hop this month.  I wasn't going to hop this month and to tell you the truth it came up quicker than I realized and with so much going on I didn't know if I could come up with something.  Well the creative bug struck yesterday morning and I was off.  I think I do better under pressure and to be honest I think I do better if I don't look at a lot of ideas.  This was all my own.  Inspiration by ME!  LOL!  You may have gotten here by the way of the super duper talented Melissa Davies.  Melissa always has such awesome projects.  I absolutely love her style.

First up is my card.  I started in so many directions on this one and then finally it clicked.  I wanted to do a wreath using the new Swirly Thinlits and well then that led to an embossed background and well if it was brick then it was probably a house and a house would have a window and then what should I show in the house?  Should I have the inside of the house be white?  Nah that didn't work.  Maybe it should just be black, like it was nighttime?  Nah!  Then it hit me the inside should be a curtain over the window.  Not too busy of a curtain though.  Something simple.  I chose the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP for the curtain.  I used a several of the new In Colors for this card and then added last years Tip Top Taupe as well. Most everything is popped up on dimensionals.  I did use the retired candy dots on this though.  I have a bunch and thought it was a great way to use them up.  You could substitute the new Enamel Shapes for them.  

Here is where I started to dig around the old stamp room for my 3D project.  What had I bought and not used?  Ok, the list is long, but I pulled out this journal that I had purchased some time ago.  I think I may have gotten them in the Target dollar spot and we haven't had our Target for a year and a half.  Anyway, I covered it with some more of the Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP.  This sheet is one that is a little heavier weight (hence the specialty thing) and has some copper accents, but to me they look gold so I went with the gold for the leaves and the flower centers.  I finished it off with the Rushed Ribbon and as you can see in the next photo I added extra to make a book mark for it.  I really think I'm going to use this to record some things this summer.  I'm taking an online Bible study and it would be good for that as well.

Sorry this last pic is a little crowded.  I took the pics with my cell  phone and it doesn't give quite the view I would like on my projects.  May have to go back the digital camera.

Well I hope you've enjoyed these as much as I did making them.  Here's wishing you all a great summer!  Hope you find time to stamp!!!  

Click the next button to see what the ever so talented Pam Staples has come up with.  This is Pam's first time hopping with the group, but I know she will amaze us with her talent.  If you get lost on the hop you can always come back here and find the list of hoppers below.  

Enjoy this great summer hop!!!

  1. Melissa Davies
  2. Renee Ondrajka YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Pam Staples
  4. Maria Willis
  5. Jeanna Bohanon
  6. Megan Thompson
  7. Tina Rackley Riddle -
  8. Marisa Gunn
  9. Kelly Acheson
  10. Andrea Tracy-Tucker
  11. Justin Krieger -
  12. Dena Plummer Rekow -
  13. Kim Smith
  14. Lori Mueller
  15. Project Supplies


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