Thank you for joining us on our Alaskan Achiever’s Blog Hop! Those hopping today are Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all around the world who have achieved the prestigious Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip that only a limited number around the world achieve.
We will be hopping together once a month to show you ideas and designs using current Stampin’ Up! products. I live in the United States (Hawaii) and would love to help you if you have any questions.
I have a Fun Fold Project to share with you today. I copied the fold from my friend, Cathy Autrey, who sent me a beautiful card a while back. Does anyone know the name of this fold? It’s really cute & simple!
Beachy Little Christmas! What a perfect stamp set for us Hawaiians!! And I get to play with my new Stampin’ Blends!! I used Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, and Crumb Cake, and the markers come with a light and dark to make the coloring come out great! So easy to look like an artist!
Thank you for joining us today – we are so happy that you are taking part in our blog hop. Make sure that you don’t miss out on one blog as there are some incredible designs you are going to see today to inspire you. And please leave me a comment!! It just makes my day to hear from my subscribers!
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One of my dear friends is expecting a grand-baby very soon. She’s requested a framed piece for baby’s name… with a hula girl! I’ve been throwing this idea around & procrastinating for at least a month! But baby will soon be here!
So yesterday I started playing around with the idea, trying to make it for boy or girl. Here’s what I came up with:
I just love it & hope she does, too!! You may be asking, “Where’s the hula girl?” I know! I’ve made a special one for her that she’ll have to put in the center square along with baby’s name. I could have made a hula skirt for the mermaid! Just thought of that!
Here’s a few closeup’s:
Definitely a Hawaii Baby Theme here!
If you’d like to make one, I’ll be offering a class soon!
BABY FRAMED ART CLASS
Saturday, October 7 at 10am
Frame not included (purchase 12 X 12 frame at Ben Franklin)
Class fee: $20 or FREE with $40 order
RSVP soon to hold your spot in class! Class size will be limited to 6. If there are enough requests, I’ll open up another class.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll show you the mermaid hula girl soon!
Today’s theme for Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration is Summer Fun! I’m using the stamp set called Message in a Bottle which is loaded with some cute images! A mermaid, whale, octopus & more… I chose to use the boat & put it in the bottle for a more masculine card.
These pictures aren’t the greatest because I can’t get my iphone to sync with my computer. Frustrating! But the cards are really cute…honest!
The white cardstock on top is the shimmer paper. I’ve embossed it with the 3-D Dynamic Textured Folder- Ruffled and then applied a watercolor wash using Soft Sky Ink. The bottle was fussy cut & popped up using dimensionals.
This is the first time I used this set: Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I just love the images! This idea was CASED from Mary Anderson. I’m not sure if she has a blog, but she should!! Click HERE for her Pinterest Page.
To make this card, I decided on a sentiment and circle I was cutting out. I used a circle 1 size smaller for a mask, then just stamped around the circle. And take a look at the Classic Weave Ribbon. It’s so pretty & rich looking!!
The sentiment is from Better Together. Perfect for birthday, wedding, or any congratulations card.
Would you like to make this card with me? Now’s your chance! July Cards, Etc. Class will be offered 2 different dates:
Saturday, July 29th at 2 pm or
Monday, July 31st at 10 am
$10 or FREE with your $20 order
There’s no “etc”, this month, just 4 pretty cards. RSVP ASAP to hold your spot in class!
Today we have a fun Technique Challenge for you!! Stampin’ Up! recently added Glossy Cardstock to the catalog, so we decided on a challenge that uses it. It was easy & fun & the results are so pretty!! I think you’re okay without the gloves.
Here’s what I made…another Mermaid Card!!
Isn’t it gorgeous?!! And every card is unique!
I had to fussy cut the mermaid, which wasn’t too bad. But here’s another card where I avoided the cutting!
I still really like it. What do you think? Fussy cut or no?? For my club members… let me know which one you’d like to make! We just might have to try out this technique!
That glittery star is a new accessory: 2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes. There are little stars, flowers, hearts, & arrows. Really fun!
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Design Team has done for this challenge! CLICK HERE to check out their creations!
I grew up on Oahu and had acres and acres of pineapples growing right behind my house in Waipio Valley. I remember chasing around those fields after school with my dog running beside me. And they’re easy to grow! Every time I buy a pineapple & just stick the top in the ground & it will produce a pineapple the next year!
Stampin’ Up! is retiring my Pineapples!! And the Mahalo!! I’m sure I won’t be getting rid of those…they come in handy here on Maui!
Stamps: Pineapple, Pop of Paradise, A World of Thanks (ALL RETIRING!)
Ink: Delightful Dijon & Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point (4 1/4 X 11, score at 5 1/2 & 1 1/4 X 5), Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4 & 1 X 1 3/4 & 1 X 2 7/8)
Accessories: Gold Wink of Stella (RETIRING!), Linen Thread
Look what I did with my stamp! Took a little courage, but I’m happy with the results!
Now it’s super fast to stamp with 2 colors!
Thanks for stopping by! And be sure & pick up some Gold Wink of Stella and other retiring items before they’re gone forever! SHOP RETIRING PRODUCTS!
Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspriation has a Color Challenge today! And I’m loving these colors!! Old Olive. Flirty Flamingo. Sahara Sand.
I haven’t made a Window Card in a while, & they’re one of my favorites! So I went for a Hawaiian Window Theme.
I’ll list the ingredients here:
Pop of Paradise
Hearth & Home Thinlits
Botanical Builder Framelits
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Wink of Stella Gold
Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment & let me know what you think of my card… What’s in your window this time of year? What’s actually in my window is lots of avocados & lilikoi!! Making more lilikoi jelly this week and lots of guacamole… lucky me!
Now head on over to the SSINK Page & see what the other girls have made using these gorgeous colors!