Showing posts with label hand stamped. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hand stamped. Show all posts

July 13, 2016

Finding Your Inspiration

Hello again! I hope you're all fairing well in this heat wave? Me, I'm hanging out here with the air conditioners! A little wilted but overall fairing well! Anyway, today I wanted to revisit the topic of finding inspiration. In previous posts, I have spoke of finding inspiration from your Stampin' Up! Catalog and idea book as well as from your surroundings. Today, I want to talk to you about finding your inspiration from card sketches. There are sketches all over the Internet. Pinterest alone has a plethora of sketch ideas for you to refer to and get your creative juices flowing. As a matter of fact, I currently hold a weekly sketch challenge on my Facebook page where we have so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with each week. It's amazing to see each individual's interpretation of the weekly sketch. You literally have one sketch layout and a half dozen completely different card ideas! It's just so awesome. So, my challenge to you is, visit Pinterest, search card sketches and choose one you love then choose your favorite stamp set and go to town. You will be amazed at what you come up with. 
Here is this weeks challenge sketch: 
And here is my interpretation using one of my favorite stamp sets from the new 2016-2017 catalog, Jar of Love 
So what are your thoughts? Where are you finding your inspiration? Share with us in the comments below! Have a great day, stay cool and happy stamping,

June 28, 2016

A Simple Note

Hello there! I hope you're all doing well! I have to say, I had an extremely productive weekend in my craft room! Hubby headed off to Canada on a fishing trip which left me to my own devices! Well, of course that meant crafty time for me! Which leads me to today's share! This happens to be another of my absolute favorite bundles in the new catalog. It's called Flourishing Phrases and it is absolutely beautiful and it's quite versatile having many sentiments to choose from in addition to the floral and leaf patterns and the bold flourish. I just love love love it! Did I mention that I love it? Seriously, this is a set to add to your must have collection.
Well here it is, this design was strongly influenced by Ronda Wade #creativeconventiononline

Cardstock: Basic Black
                  Whisper White
                  Flirty Flamingo 
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo 
        Basic Black Archival
Tools/ Stamps: Flourishing Phrases Bundle
           Big Shot
           Blender Pens
           Thick White Bakers Twine
         2016-2018 Enamel Shapes
         Fast Fuse
         Glue Dots

So, what is your favorite bundle in the new catalog? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear!
Happy Stamping,
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