June SCS Creative Crew Scrapbook and More Focus

SU-Creative-CrewCelebrate your best friend on a scrapbook page or by making a gift for them!

Today’s project is actually one of the mini Make and Takes we made while at the Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Inspire Create Share Convention last month.  I just added in my photos and journaling, and I was set to go!

Project Life 001

I am so in love with Project Life!  Can’t wait for the postie to hurry up and deliver the products I preordered from the upcoming catalogue….lots more Project Life stuff to play with!

Project Life 002

Super easy!  I’m thinking that it might just be time to start scrapping Dylan’s baby photos!

Are you ready to celebrate your best friend?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614SF.  Don’t forget to check out the ways my fellow design team members celebrated their best friends in the June Creative Crew Gallery!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Project Life Remember This

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:  Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack

June SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewIn line with our Anything Goes theme this month, our Holiday Focus challenge is to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique.

I decided that I would use masking as my new technique.  I love layers, and it is very rare for me to make a card that is fairly flat.  I masked off the top and bottom of my card, and set to work making a Christmas card.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Front

I love how this turned out!  I stamped my snowflakes from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set and embossed them with clear embossing powder, then sponged Bermuda Bay over the top.  I then scored lines to highlight my masked area with my Simply Scored.

Snowflake Soiree 001 - Inside

I went super simple for the inside, and just added my sentiment.

Are you ready to celebrate your favourite holiday with a new technique?  Upload your creations to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614HF.  Don’t forget to check out all the gorgeous creations in the June Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Petite Pairs

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay

Ink:  Versamark, Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges, Simply Scored, Pearl Basic Jewels

June SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewAnything Goes!  Use your favourite product in your favourite way!  Make us fall in love with it too!

Choosing a favourite product was about as hard as choosing a favourite colour!  I went through the retiring lists and choose two products that I am really going to miss.

Field Flowers 005 - Front

I am really going to miss this Field Flowers stamp set!  I love 2 step stamping, and these flowers are just gorgeous.

Field Flowers 005 - Inside

I am going to miss the Ruffle Stretch Trim too.  Luckily there are more than enough gorgeous new products in the upcoming 2014-2015 Catalogue to make saying goodbye to these products a little more bearable!

Are you ready to show us your favourite product?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614CF.  Don’t forget to check out the June Creative Crew gallery while you are there!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Field Flowers

Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

June SCS Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThe Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew June Challenge theme is Anything Goes!  For our Colour Focus challenge we want you to show us your favourite colour.  Try it in a colour combo you haven’t used before!

I actually had a really hard time choosing a fave colour!  I love so many of the Stampin’ Up! colours…..they are all my favourites!  But I had to choose, and in the end I settled on Wisteria Wonder.  I consulted my Colour Coach for advice on what colours to team it with, and got to work.

Regarding Dahlias 001 - Front

I was so happy to see the Regarding Dahlias stamp set return in the 2014-2015 catalogue!  This is the first time I have used it, and I’m in love!

Regarding Dahlias 001 - Inside

I am loving Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder together too…..I think you will be seeing this colour combo pop up a bit more often!

Are you ready to show us your favourite colour?  Upload your project to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0614DF.  Don’t forget to check out the amazing creations by my fellow design team members in the June Creative Crew Gallery too!

Can’t wait to see what you create using your favourite colour!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Regarding Dahlias, Four You

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Ink:  Versamark, Wisteria Wonder

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Stippled Blossoms Guest Stamper

At the last class I held before Stampin’ Up!’s Inspire Create Share Convention we made the Stippled Blossoms card I posted a few weeks ago.  You can see the original here.  Amy asked to make it again in different colours, so we pulled out Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral, and here is her masterpiece.

Stippled Blossoms - Amy

The other ladies in the class all loved the colour choice, and we are making it in these colours today.  I’m quite looking forward to it, I think I like it better in these colours than in the purples!

Short and sweet again today, I’ve got to finish getting ready for today’s class!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Wetlands CASE

I cased this gorgeous Wetlands card ages ago, and thought it was about time I shared it :)

Wetlands 002 - Front

Love those scored lines!  It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a difference.

Wetlands 002 - Inside

Super simple on the inside :)

Short and sweet today….I’m heading into my stamp room for some play time!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Wetlands

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:  Simply Scored, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, 1″ Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

My swap for Inspire Create Share Convention 2014

Last Thursday, Friday and Saturday I attended the Stampin’ Up! Inspire Create Share Convention 2014.  It’s such an amazing experience, with plenty of new products to play with, the upcoming 2014-2015 catalogue to drool over, stamping, swapping, laughing, crying, stage walks, cheering, singing, dancing, prize patrols, all attendee give-aways, reunions with old friends and meeting new friends!  The event kicked off with Glinda singing “Popular” from the hit musical Wicked, which was fabulous, and it just got better from there!

While I haven’t yet managed to go through all of my photos from Convention, I have got photos of the card I made to swap while I was there.

Flower Shop 003 - Front

I have embossed one of the gorgeous flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set in Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and then coloured them all in with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.  So time consuming, and I didn’t get anywhere near as many made as I would have liked, but I still got to swap with some super talented demonstrators, so I was happy.  Remind me next year to start earlier, or do something a little less time consuming!!

Flower Shop 003 - Inside

My swaps didn’t include the inside of the card, but I couldn’t post a card where the inside wasn’t as pretty as the outside!

I’m looking forward to making this card with my ladies this week :)

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Flower Shop, Four You

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Ink:  Real Red, Versamark

Accessories:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Glue Dots, Pearl Basic Jewels

May SCS Creative Crew Scrapbook and More Focus

SU-Creative-CrewIn keeping with our “Anything But Average” theme for May, we have saved up our toilet paper rolls and used them to make super cute mini albums.  Check out this tutorial, grab your toilet paper rolls, and come join us!

I wanted something a bit bright and funky for my mini album, and just couldn’t go past our Retro Fresh DSP from the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.

Toilet Roll Album 1

I’ve gone with a different DSP for each page, and I love how it has turned out!

Toilet Roll Album 3

I love this sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

Toilet Roll Album 2

I’ve used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to create my little inserts.

So, have you got some toilet paper rolls saved up?  Get busy creating your own mini album and upload it to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0514SF.  Don’t forget to check out all the mini albums in the May Creative Crew Gallery!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Perfect Pennants

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Retro Fresh DSP

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Starburst Framelits, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Very Vanilla 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Cropadile (Retired), Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

May SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

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Holiday Focus:  National Photograph Month

Create a card that looks like a photograph by putting a border around your image and making the image glossy.  Use your On Film Framelits, or make your own frame.  Use Window Sheets to add your glossiness, or cover your image in Crystal Effects.

I haven’t caved in and purchased the On Film Framelits yet, so I pulled out my Squares Collection Framelits to create my own frame.

Wetlands 003 - Front

I stamped the Hardwood background onto Soft Suede cardstock, and die cut my squares to create my frame.  It doesn’t show in the photo, but I have added my Window Sheet in behind my frame, and popped that up on Stampin’ Dimensionals over my sponged Wetlands image.

Wetlands 003 - Inside

Are you ready to show us your photograph card?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers with the keyword CCREW0514HF. Don’t forget to check out the May Creative Crew Gallery for inspiration while you are there!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps:  Wetlands, Hardwood

Paper:  Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Window Sheets

Ink:  Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Squares Collection Framelits, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Sponges, Stampin’ Dimensionals

May SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus – Scoring Tools

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In keeping with our “Anything But Average” theme this month, the Creative Crew Catalogue Focus is our scoring tools.

Use one or all of these scoring tools to add interest to a Gatefold Card:

Simply Scored Tool

Simply Scored Borders Plate

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

I’ve used the Simply Scored tool and the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on my Gatefold card.

Stippled Blossoms 001 - Front

It doesn’t show up well in the photos, but I have used the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on the Whisper White cardstock to create a diamond background.

Stippled Blossoms 001

I love how this turned out, and I know my ladies will love making it in class.

Stippled Blossoms 001 - Inside

I’ve kept the inside very simple, letting those gorgeous Stippled Blossoms speak for themselves.

Are you ready to show us your Anything But Average Gatefold card made using one or all of our scoring tools?  Upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers with the keyword CCREW0514CF.  Don’t forget to check out the inspiration in the May Creative Crew Gallery while you are there!

Happy Stampin’

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Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, For My Family (Retired)

Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Collection Framelits, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Bone Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals