Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sweet Valentine for Retro Rubber Challenge

Hey there!

Today I was stumbling along blogs and came across this GREAT one, the Retro Rubber Challenge blog!! It's a safe place for those of us who keep old stamps! (haha, most blogs are safe, but often I feel bad showcasing retired products because they are hard to find now days--Ebay is where you go to find them or to the number of craft resale pages, haha) 

Naturally I had to play along because I have a TON of old stamps! To play in the challenges, the stamps have to be at least 1 year old. 

Here's what I came up with!

I used 'Love You Much' by Stampin' Up! It was in the 2008-09 Idea Book and Catalog. Here is another time I've used this stamp set, way back in 2011. It's my go-to for Valentines for some reason, even though I'm not a huge fan of the crooked looking 'Love' image. For the red, white and pink colors, I chose Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pool Party for a pop and then Whisper White. The layout is from Sweet Sunday Stamps Sketch #3. 

To add a little dimension, I embossed the Blushing Bride paper with the Hexagon embossing folder and also stamped the hearts in the background in Rose Red. 

Just as I finished adding finishing touches to this card with my Wink of Stella Pen, it blew up and left a huge GOB of glittery-watery mess so apart this card came and the birds and the Rose Red layer of the 'Hugs and kisses" pile had to come up and be re-stamped. Note: don't squeeze Wink of Stella too much. I thought it was good until it dribbled. All. Over. Sigh... 

Quick tip: If you have an unfortunate incident where layers need to be removed after using the Snail adhesive, lightly hit it with a heat gun, it'll warm the adhesive and remove without damage! 

Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Inks: Same plus Black Stazon
Stamps: Love you Much (2008) 
Accessories: Wink of Stella, Hexagon embossing folder, dimensionals, aqua painter. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a retro-stamptastic day! 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feeling rustic for a challenge mashup!

Hey everyone!

Today I had some time to stamp and found not one, but TWO color challenges to try. The colors were almost the same, so I decided to mash them together in this nice rustic card.

I found out that Sweet Sunday Stamps challenge blog has ended at challenge 300, which I've missed. I decided to go back to good ol' numero uno. All in all, 3 challenges were completed today. Phew.

Sweet Sunday Stamps Layout #1

Here's what I came up with:

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP (ret)
Inks: All listed in challenges (ha!)
Stamps: Plane and Simple (ret-sentiment), Countryside (ret), Timeless Textures, Hardwood
Accessories: Triple flower Punch (ret), Martha Stewart border punch, twine, pool party colored rope from Target, Wink of Stella, and rhinestones.

Thanks for checking in today!! Hope you have a stamptastic day!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Color challenge for Connie and Mary 392

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Who are you rooting for? Denver? Carolina? I think Carolina is going to win, but I want Denver to win. We'll see how that pans out. I'm most excited for the commercials!

Yesterday I had a chance to make this quick card to play along with Connie and Mary's color challenge! I love quick cards because it's quick gratification!

I found the inspiration on Pinterest by Dena Rekow and knew I had to CASE it! Do you CASE (Copy and Share Everything)? Some think that it's cheating, I think it's a great way to get your crafty mojo on, especially if you have all the items needed, it takes the guesswork out of creating from scratch. It's also a great source of inspiration for layouts, etc.

I decided to make a subtle change to the card just by using a different stamp in the set used in the original. This card uses the October Paper Pumpkin stamp set and is different from than one I would normally choose to buy, so it was a step out of my comfort zone to make that original set. Now that I've used it a couple times, I really enjoy it.

Here's the challenge: 

Connie and Mary is a SU only challenge

Alright, I'm off to hopefully make something else before the Superbowl starts! It'll probably be food, but some crafting would make today a win!

Are you following me on Facebook or Pinterest yet? You totally should! I post live there first (unless its for a design team--then there's a little suspense!)

Thanks for stopping in today and hope you have the most stamptastic SuperBowl Sunday!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine's and Candy Mashup!


Today at the Friday Mashup we have a super fun theme to play along with, Candy and Valentines! Seems like a natural combo to me!

Also, doesn't this picture look delicious. (even if you despise candy hearts..blech!)

The Mashup Challenge this week is:
  • Create a project for your Valentine. 
  • Create a project featuring a Candy image. 
  • or Mash it Up!! and create a V-day Candy themed project. 
We can't wait to see what you create.. The challenge will end on Friday Feb. 17th @6pm est. 

Here's what I came up with:

I CASED this card from HERE. I loved EVERYTHING about the layout! I just changed up my papers and added that little candy piece up top (which is hard to see in the picture since I used mesh wrapper ends).  The paper is the retired 'Stacked with Love' DSP paired with some Coastal Cabana accents. I love DSP stacks because all the hard work of coming up with a color theme is done for you and the papers work together beautifully. Finally, the stamps are from the Jan 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit and some added rhinestones helps finish off the card. 

I hope you play along with the Friday Mashup for this challenge. I LOVE to see all the creativity that our site inspires! Also, tell your friends to play too! 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a stamptastic day!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

What the Heck, Jayme!

.....That is the thought I had the other day when I realized that I hadn't blogged in probably a week!

ugh. "Thats how you keep your following!" Yikes!

The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind blur. I was doing great until we had an out-of-town bout, then that was it! My card streak came to a screeching halt, no blogging, minimal facebooking. Heck, just yesterday I thought "surely I have design team cards that are due... probably today!" 

Not to bore you with all the details, but you all know I play roller derby, and a few weeks ago we ended our lease agreement with the landlord of our BIG beautifully dusty practice space. Since then we've had games, moved out and have been seeking new space. We've been graciously invited to a neighboring league practice (THANK YOU!). Also, life and wrestling season is in full swing as well. 

Enough of the sob story. (Move on, lady! haha) Now I'll catch you up! 

Starting with Tis The Season Stamping's color challenge! 

Yikes! We are dark!

We do have a few challenge guidelines* we'd like to ask you to follow:
  • Your project must be a new Christmas project created for this challenge.
  • You may use any brand of product that you have in your stash. 
  • If you combine challenges please limit it to no more then 4 including ours.
  • Please provide a link back to our challenge or use the challenge graphic within your post.
  • Have fun!!! 
The Challenge is open until Feb.16th @ 12pm EST

Next up is this Just for You card:
Supplies: Very Vanilla and watercolor papers. Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, white craft inks. Clear and white embossing powder, versa mark, aqua painter, enamel dots. Botanicals for You SAB stamp set. 

This card was a watercolor technique gone ALL wrong. I still like the outcome though! I found inspiration on Pinterest for a technique where the original poster used distress inks watercolored onto paper then once dried, lifted the color with a baby wipe. SU inks don't lift all that well and left me with a wear mark on the paper. So, I just grabbed some white ink and dabbed dots with a stencil. You can see all the dots if you look at the card in light and move it so they shimmer a bit. All in all, I still think it's pretty, just not what I was trying to do. 

Keeping with the watercolor theme, here's a watercolor wash card!

Supplies: Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp. Basic Black and whisper white paper. Basic black embossing power, versa mark, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry Inks. Rhinestones. Done. :)

This card was inspired by the lovely Tami White and was SO easy. Literally 10 minutes (including drying time). I'll be making a BUNCH more of these. 

And last but not least, this adorable monkey waterfall card for Friday Mashup

A whole bunch of retired products were used to make this. Let me know if you want a supply list and I'll dredge on up :)

I love this card! It's so fun and you can play with it for hours! I made one a LONG time ago, then when this challenge came up for the Friday Mashup crew, I knew just what to do! (sorry, watching a lot of kids shows lately, haha) 

Alright, I think that about wraps things up. Phew! That'll teach me not to blog again. 

If you're not following me on Facebook and Pinterest, be sure to check me out! I love having new visitors! 

Thanks for stopping by and until next time (tomorrow), have a stamptastic day!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Super fast Card Streak Roundup!

Hey friends! I'm minutes away from headed out of town and wanted to post all the cards that I've finished since the last roundup! Here goes!

If you have any questions about ANYTHING leave a comment and I'll get back to you!

Day 22! Playing along with the Share Joy Challenge!

Day 21! Emboss resist technique

Day 20! Banner Blast fun!

Day 19! Had an Oprah moment! Hahah

Be sure to follow me on Facebook for the streaks as they go live!

I'm outta here! Wish me luck playing 4 games of roller derby down south!

Have a great weekend!

Friday Mashup!!!!!!


Today is the day!! I'm so excited to be a part of the Friday Mashup design team!! It was my VERY FIRST challenge blog I submitted to and it's great to come full circle and join the design team! I'm always blown away by the talent of the team and all the people who submit their creations.

On to the challenge!

This week's Mashup Challenge is:  
  • Create a project using the Sketch.
  • or Create a project with a Music Theme.
  • or Mash it up! and create a Music theme project using the Sketch. 
The challenge will close on Wednesday January 27th @ 6pm EST. Be sure to read the guidelines above under "about the FM" if you are new to our challenge and Welcome. We can't wait to see what you create with this fun Mash' Up! Check out what the Design Team created below!

Here's what I came up with: 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new Sale-a-bration Hello stamp set by Stampin' Up! It's a big bold, yet feminine statement stamp that really looks great no matter what you put it on! I also used the SAB Wildflower Fields DSP for the tags and background. What's great about SU's DSP is that it matches beautifully together (you just have to figure out the best layout).

Paper: Wildflower Fields DSP (available during SAB only!), Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Stamp: Hello
Accessories: Lost Lagoon ribbon (ret), Rhinestones, clear embossing powder, Whisper White ribbon.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss

For those wondering how the card streak is going, it's still going! I'll post them later today! Follow me real time by liking my Facebook page!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a stamptastic day and go have a try with Friday Mashup! It could be the start of a wonderfully creative relationship :)