Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Top Ten Winners Blog Hop - Abstract Impressions


Hello everyone!  Welcome tot he Top Ten Winners Blog Hop from the May International Highlights.  Thank you so much to everyone who voted for my card.  I am so excited, and honored to be able to participate in this hop with all of these super talented demonstrators.

Today, we are sharing cards of encouragement.  I decided to make a card using the new Abstract Impressions bundle.  You can find this bundle on page 129 of the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Here is my card:


I started with a Coastal Cabana card base.  I added two mats in Gorgeous Grape, and Whisper White.  I then used the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies to cut out my floral corner piece, in Coastal Cabana.  I used a sponge, to add some color under the flowers and leaves.  The colors used are: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and Flirty Flamingo.  I stamped my greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black, onto Coastal Cabana Cardstock, and punched it out using the Everyday Label Punch.  I added some Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back, and then mounted the greeting onto a Gorgeous Grape #3 Stitched Shapes Framelits Oval.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will check out the rest of the hop!
~Nichole


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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May International Highlights

Today I am participating Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.  For this event, demonstrators from all over the world show off their best work, all centered around the same thing.

This month we have all made Thank You cards, to send to our amazing CEO, Sara Douglass.  May is a special month for Sara - So we can share what we love with others. She has got demonstrators to think of ways that we can make a difference in the lives of others. Usually the people that get forgotten are the ones that are putting forth amazing ideas like Sara has. So we are SURPRISING SARA! Thank you, Sara for all you do at Stampin' Up!  We love your desire to grow the company, while keeping the best aspects of it intact.  I am personally so thankful for the kindness you show demonstrators.  You're the best!  We are so lucky to have you!

Here is my card:


I decided to make a pop out swing card.  I had never made one before.  I found the tutorial for this on Pinterest, thanks for sharing the directions Amanda Bates!


I love how the focal image just pops out when you open the card!


Here is a photo from the top.  


I had so much fun making this card!  My card features product available in the Share What You Love product suite that is available RIGHT NOW as a pre-release.  You can get these products at a couple different price points, before the catalog goes live June 1st.

Please be sure to head on over to Kylie's blog and vote for my project!  You can vote a few times, and there is always a ton of amazing projects posted.  



Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole




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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ICS Blog Hop - One Wild Ride




Welcome to the May Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on masculine cards.  Masculine cards tend to be a struggle for me, as I am naturally drawn to all things floral and frilly.  But, I was still super excited when Dawn Griffith shared this stamp set, her million dollar stamp set at an OnStage event last year.  My Father-In-Law is big into motorcycles and I will use this set to make him cards for many years to come.

Here is my card:


For my card, I started with a Smoky Slate card base.  I used the "road rash" stamp, and the tire tracks to make a back ground.  For my background, I used Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray inks.  I added a 4.5" x 3.25" Basic Black mat.  I used my scissors to rough up the edges of this piece. For my next layer, I cut a piece of Silver Foil paper that is 2.75" x 4".  I embossed this piece with the Dynamic Hexagons embossing folder, and then sponged a little bit of black ink on it.  Finally, my Whisper White layer was cut to 2.5" x 3.75".  I stamped the motorcycle in Basic Gray, and added the tire track detail in Smoky Slate.  I added my greeting in black.  I offset the Silver Foil, and the Whisper White layer, so that you can see more of the embossing on the silver.


Next up on our hop is Megan, I am sure she has something magical to share!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Monday, April 23, 2018

Fabulous Florals

Good morning!  Today at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are sharing some fun floral ideas.  I love that we have so many fun options with that are floral.  Today I am sharing a card made with our Share What You Love sweet.  You will be able to purchase the products from this suite as a special pre-release starting on May 1st.



For my card I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base.  I added two mats from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I also have a strip of Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.  My stamped flowers were done on Whisper White, cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits, and matted in Old Olive cut out with the Layering Circle Framelits.  My greeting was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto a label found in the Share What You Love Embellishment kit.  I finished off the card with a few Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Be sure to head over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the rest of the team designed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Birthday Blooms


Welcome to the March edition of the Kre8tors blog hop.  This month our hop focuses on birthday cards. 

 Here is my card:


I decided to pull out one of my favorite stamp sets, Birthday Blooms.  I just love everything about this set, and had so much fun coloring in the main floral image with my Stampin' Blends.  I also chose to pair this lovely set with a couple of my favorite Sale-a-Bration items.  There are just a few short weeks left of this amazing promotion.  I used the basket weave embossing folder, and also the Basic Grey shimmer ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack.

Next up on our hop is Becky Browning, and I am sure she has something fun to share.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole


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Monday, March 5, 2018

#SSINKCC50 - Eclectic Expressions

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend!  Today, over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration we are starting a new challenge, a color challenge.


I just love these colors together!  For my card, I decided to feature the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set that was part of the second release of Sale-a-Bration items.  Here is what the set looks like:


I love the artistic and graphic feel of this set.  Here is my card:


I started with a Rich Razzleberry card base, and added a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  On my sheet of Whisper White I stamped the large, solid circle image in Soft Sky, to cover part of the white.  Over that, I stamped the smaller dotted circle in Sweet Sugarplum, and accented both of those with the sparkle stamp in Rich Razzleberry.  I added a strip of Soft Sky cardstock that I stamped the greeting on, and cut one end with the Triple Banner Punch.  To embellish my card, I added some rhinestones, and a bow.

That is all I have to share for today, be sure to head over to SSInkspiration to see what the other design team members came up with, and to play along with this fun challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Monday, February 26, 2018

Back to Nature: Waterfront

Hey everybody!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I did!  I spent Saturday crafting with some of the greatest ladies I know.  Today, my family attended church, had lunch together while we were out doing a little shopping, and then we came home and relaxed together.

Today over at Stylin' Stampin' Inskpiration we are sharing ideas that take us back to nature.  I decided to make a card that features the Waterfront stamp set.


I love how easy it is to create mountain scenes like this one with this set.


I used my Clear Wink of Stella brush to make my water sparkle.

That is all I have to share for today.  Be sure to head over to the SSInkspiration blog to see what the other design team members are sharing.