Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sup

As I am finally learning and I think possibly retaining all this blogging stuff ... I am making an effort to post 2 times a week... on Tuesdays and Thursdays... Why those days? Well... why not? I mean what do Tuesday and Thursday get? Nothing...  There is Manic Monday, and Humpday Wednesday and TGIF Friday... but what about Tuesdays and Thursdays I felt bad for them...   ok ok I ramble on... Today I am presenting you with another Tim Holtz Hipster art piece... I just love it!

Images © Stamper’s Anonymous


This card makes me think of a sullen teenager... I would know I have 2 of them lol

I also used Stampin' Up! inks with an acrylic block and water to create the background and Fun Stampers Journey Silver Silks Love!  I had some leftover twine that I think was Stampin' Up! like 10 years ago lol.  Would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Love is in the Air...

I recently had the wonderful privilege of attending the wedding of a very beautiful couple!  I have only been 2 about 6 weddings in my entire life and 2 of them were mine! ha ha  So this was a dream! I wanted to create a card worthy of the beauty this couple displays so be forewarned this is a photo heavy post... I'm late in getting this up here... pft life! But a lot of these products are now in your closets, studios, under beds etc... lol pull them out and create something fun!


Images © Stampin’ Up!



Images © Stampin’ Up!

Images © Stampin’ Up!

Front of the Box envelope


Back of the Box envelope



Interior before i added shaker elements


I didn't like how the white from the adhesive foam tape was showing so strongly so...



  ... I thought I have never seen this done before but there are people far more brilliant than me on this planet, (it would be nice to think I came up with something new though lol)... I digress, I thought why not use my Stampin' Up! markers to color the interior and exterior of the white foam!!!  I looove how it came out!  The foam tape blended in seamlessly with the paper now instead of standing out like a sore thumb!!!


 Images © Stampin’ Up!

 

Images © Stampin’ Up!

Before I finished I added the passport sized engagement photo of the couple to the center of the heart inside so now the photo shines beautifully under the shaker element!!! 

It is sooooo rare that I can be sooo tickled with my work as I know we all feed off of each other but I felt I had come up with something that was complete and I am always tickled when I didn't have to stare at pinterest for 5 hours to C.A.S.E someone else's design!

I hope you enjoyed my little coloring tidbit... Please leave me a note and let me know if this was a new idea for you... 

Check out my store for products that can be used to create a card similar to this one...

Thanks for Stampin by....

Chantel


Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

I did it! I did it! Oh yea yea yea...


Got that song stuck in your head now?  Tee hee... Anyone who is ever around kids might know what song that's from.  Anywho...I am soooooooo excited!!!!!! From day 1 I saw the new catalog I IMMEDIATELY knew what I would be doing with the "A Little Wild" stamp set!!!! I wanted to make a "spinner" card.  I have seen them here and there being done by other companies and I thought...I wonder if Stampin' Up! will come out with a front and back stamp that I could do this with!  Then they did!!!! Yipppeeeeeee  I am sure I will not be the only one to think of this but again YAY for small ideas invented in my own head!!! lolol This card is original to me so I would love if you would please direct others here for more info as well!  Without further ado... My bear spinner card!




I used the NEW "A little Wild" Stamp Bundle item # 145328 on pg. 108 of the New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

I also used the new background stamp "Tree Rings"  # 143964
For cardstock I used the returning in color Sweet Sugarplum # 141418
and the NEW Lemon Lime Twist!!! I am in LOVE with this color # 144245
I also used the Layering Circles Framelits on pg 214 Item # 141705
aaaaaaand RIBBON who doesn't love ribbon!  Lemon Lime Twist # 144135
I stamped everything in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake and used the returning gold metallic thread on pg 198 for the spinner cord.

I would sooooo love to hear some feedback on my creation.... So what did you think? Like the colors? Design? Spinning fun?

If you do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would very much like to assist you on your creative journey...contact me today!

Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel
Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

To all the parents out there...



Today's post is dedicated to a special boy in my life... My son, Javier!  Javier is a special, young man.  Bright, funny, eager to please and kind.  He is one of the kindest people I know actually. Here's the thing Javier is my step son, but that is language I don't like to use... because I may not have given birth to this boy, but he is my son in my heart and always will be... So as soon as I saw this beautiful stamp set and sentiment from Unity Stamp Co. I just knew I had to have it.  Without getting overly involved in my personal life or that of my son's, suffice it to say he is not living with us currently. For the first time in almost 6 years he is living elsewhere and it is heart breaking!  So today I want to give a shout out to ALL you parents out there!  Whether you are adoptive, foster, biological, step etc... if you are fighting on behalf of your child and sincerely for what is BEST for THEM not YOU (because let's face it THAT can be the reeeeeally hard part) I commend you! Parenting is HARD but the rewards are endless!!!  


Images © Unity

Here I used "Heartfelt Cuddles" set from Unity Stamp Co. coupled with Stampin' Up! Cardstock in Whisper White and Soft Sky.  I also used Stampin' Up!'s brand NEW marker in Berry Burst! to do the hearts on the sentiment!  LOVE THE NEW COLORS!!! 


I also used Copics (seriously these things are A MAZing!) If you would like to know the copic #'s send me a comment below and I will be happy to update!

Lastly, I used Fun Stampers Journey silks in Silver and Electric Lime!!! Check out my wonderful friend Cathy's site to get hooked up with cool FSJ product! http://funstampersjourney.com/cathycutspaper

That's it for me today fellow stampers...

Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hipster Graduate

Ok we allllll have secrets don't we.... Some we are willing to share and some we aren't well...today I am gonna share a dirty little secret about myself.  You ready?

I don't ONLY use Stampin' Up! Stamps!   

GASP!!!! SHOCK!!! HORROR!!!!

I told you it was a dirty, little, secret!


 
Images © Stamper’s Anonymous

I LOVE my Stampin' Up! product don't get me wrong!  There is a reason why I am a demonstrator...but the reality is that I have more than 1 love.... and Unity and Tim Holtz are it!
I have fought with a great fight to avoid Tim for years as I have heard of the creative powers he possesses.  But alas, the Hipster Stamp Set and distress oxides finally did me in!

So here is my Gorilla? Ape? Chimp? forgive my monkey ignorance please...

I also used the new mini stencil set 5.

I am now currently selling my art in local shops since I can not travel out in public much due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) so if you are local and interested in purchasing one of my cards please check out #brewsbrotherscoffee or Sierra Vista Food Coop located in Sierra Vista, Arizona!

The pull tab, my absolute favorite!!! is a fun addition to many cards I am making so that people can include a gift card, cash or check inside and then seal it up for the recipient to rip open later! 
LOVE THIS!

However, now that my dirty, little, secret is out...if you ARE looking for Stampin' Up! product I would love to be your demonstrator and help guide you on your creative journey!!! My loving husband would be oh so grateful if you would help support my business ... and of course so would I!  

Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MOJO498

Good day everyone!  At least I hope it is for you all... I often talk about my 4 boys and how they are my world but I have to say that I reeeeeally cherish my crafting time too!  It's a time I get to put my worries aside and focus on nothing else going on around me but the work in front of me.  It is rare indeed that I get to create from my own mind as I am often relegated to C.A.S.E ing which I appreciate the crafting world understands, but in the quiet hours of this morning I was happy to design my own card.  There is nothing in the least special about these cards and to be perfectly honest I am quite sure there are probably one hundred more like them "out there," but I was happy because the thought came to me and I created it on my own without staring at a Pinterest photo in front of me... 😉
SO here it is in all it's simplicity my "Mojo Monday" card...and yes I AM aware it is thursday... but if there is a day I got to create I will link it to whatever day of the week I can!





















Goodies Used:

Stampin' Up!

The NEW Colorful Seasons Bundle Stamp & Die set item # 145348 on pg. 147 of the NEW Annual Catalog eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek   Super Excited!!!

Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack item # 144193 on pg. 187

1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst item # 144133 on pg. 198

Stitched Shapes Framelits item # 145372 on pg. 214

Basic Black Cardstock item # 121045 pg. 185

Many of you who know me know I can not leave my home often due to MCS.  However, I am always happy to help you place an order if you would like to contact me directly for these products or to get a NEW 2017 ANNUAL CATALOG!!! Can you tell I'm excited!! Yippppeeeee

Which card do you prefer the card with the crackled dsp or the card with the shaded dsp?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

P.S. Sorry for the sad photos today...Sunny Arizona decided to not be sunny!!!

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

#GDP077

Color Color Everywhere!  I loooove Color Challenges...I am always inspired but when I get to use my favorite colors then I just become down right giddy!  No seriously ask my husband!


This is the card I created for this week's challenge... 
Super excited to use Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso...



Images © Stampin' Up!

I chose to keep it pretty simple with some layering, basic inking, and creating a little more interest with tilting the focus image...

Happy Products I used were: 

Stampin' Up! Cardstock in: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso and Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Ink in Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach and 
for my FREE CHOICE color I used Sahara Sand
Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets Used Were: Country Livin' (love love love this set!) Gorgeous Grunge (belongs somehow, someway on every card IMHO) and I finally cracked open my Labeler Alphabet (yippee) 


Check out more inspiration from Global Design Project by clicking here



Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel


Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

#GDP076


Welcome to another week of MY Global Design Challenge attempt! LOL



Images © Stampin' Up!
Photo and Card Design by Me! 😉

This week's challenge is a case and another new type of challenge for me...we can Copy And Selectively Edit or (CASE) any part of the designer's card.  I chose to work with her colors as I am NOT a Red fan... I am a blue and green girl all the way... as I continued I had different ideas come to me but I also try and personally challenge myself to use either new sets...or sets that I bought a time ago but are still new because I haven't had the time to play with them yet... Here is the talented Kylie's card below that we were encouraged to case...



The below supplies are what I used to create this card today...

Supplies:  All Stampin' Up! products...They are THE best!!!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Real Red
Stamp Set: Paisleys & Posies
Embossing Folder:  Softly Falling
Embellishments:  Linen Thread

All of these items can be found using the search bar after going to Stampinup.com and if you so choose to enter me as your demonstrator  under "Find a Demonstrator," I would be greatly honored to be of service to you!



Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Taco Tuesday!



Images © Stampin' Up!
Photo and Card Design by Me! 😉

Ok I sooo stinking love this card!  I am looking at creating a few cards to sell maybe at our local Mexican Restaurant... I made this card a few months ago with our special preorder...seriously again can I say HOW EXCITED i am about this set Custom Tee that is in the current Occasions Catalog
 pg. 30!  I have never been so inspired as I have with this set because of all the endless possibilities I see!  It so goes to show that we each are inspired by such different things...and apparently T-Shirts is my thing! Whoda thunk?  

To create the Mexican inspired woman's shirt I used the Delicate Details border stamps (pg.9 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure) on both the neck line and the shirt sleeves.  The taco and saying on the man's shirt comes from the Tasty Trucks set on pg.12 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!!!  How cute!  When you purcase $50 in product (prior to S&H and tax) you get to pick 1 item out of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for FREE!  Yippee my favorite time of year!!!

To get your own FREE Sale-A-Bration Brochure please contact me and I will be most happy to help you reach your goal in getting your very own Sale-A-Bration item!

Don't wait this special sale ends on March 31, 2017!!!


Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel

Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!

Be still my heart...




So I've heard that saying "Be still my heart," before but I never remember quite what it means until my husband randomly walks into my studio and says, "Hey, can I make a card?"  (looooong swoon and pause for dramatic effect)  "Why of course!!! Sit right down and let's get you started..."  Tee hee my heart soars every time I think of it!  My husband received a card from my parents recently and was so touched he wanted to send one back instead of just calling them on the phone.... (I could faint!) Isn't he the sweetest?  Reminds me of when the girls used to swoon over elvis and the beatles.... aaaaaand now I have Beatles songs rambling around up there... lol  So yes I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator but yes as I was asked recently I do use other products out there ...(gasp! oh the horror.)  Yes! I'll admit it but if you read through my other posts I will say it time and time again...Stampin' Up! has THE BEST quality products so I rarely if ever will use any other paper than Stampin' Up! cardstock or adhesive...it's just not worth the effort and hassle to buy elsewhere and then pay for it later when it all is a big mess!  Forget it!!! Stampin' Up! all the way...but on occasion I do love some other designs not currently available and above my husband used a mish mash of a few companies....  

Stampin' Up' for the "you always do for others and thanks so much along with the little "sending love" stamps

Everything else is Stampin' Up! the linen thread, the ink, the cardstock and the adhesive...just love me some SU!

Fun Stampers Journey who my lovely friend Cathy is a Journey Coach for... has the cute cactus which my husband chose for this card...

So my thought for the day.... create! anything, everything, something!  You CAN do it!!! 
He started and finished this design completely on his own....so proud.... "Be still my heart!"


Thanks for stampin by....

Chantel


Now it's YOUR turn!
I hope I've inspired you to go CREATE something new today!