April SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewWhether it be with an ink pad and aqua painter, markers, watercolour pencils, making a background or dying something, what can you do with water and ink?

I love to colour in!  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew exactly what stamp set I would be using!

SU, Stampin' Up!, Mel Sharp, Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Handmade, Birthday Card, Watercolour

I love the Pleasant Poppies background stamp!  Those poppies are just beautiful, and I love colouring them in!  I used a blender pen and ink pads to colour with.  The darker poppy was coloured onto watercolour paper, cut out and popped up on a dimensional.

SU, Stampin' Up! Mel Sharp, Handmade, Birthday Card, Bring On The Cake

I love how this card turned out!  It would make a beautiful sympathy card, or a fantastic Mother’s Day card too!

Are you ready to show us what you can do with water and ink?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers and use the keyword CCREW0414CF.  Don’t forget to check out the SU Creative Crew April Gallery while you are there for some awesome inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Bring On The Cake

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

March SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThere are 3 holidays in a row in March: St. Urho’s Day (March 16), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and Jana’s birthday (one of the fabulous SU Creative Crew challenge hostesses)! For this challenge, make a birthday card in purple (for St. Urho) or green (for St. Patrick). Use a technique or layout that you love!

Field Flowers 004 Front

I’ve gone with a purple card, but there’s a touch of green in there too!  The technique I love, but seem to forget about, is 2 step stamping.  You are always guaranteed to get a wow result with this simple technique!

Field Flowers 004 Inside

I have kept the inside simple, letting that gorgeous flower do all the talking!

Are you ready to show us the Birthday card you have made using your favourite technique or layout?  Upload your creation over at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0314HF.  Don’t forget to check out all of the gorgeous creations in the March Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Field Flowers, Blooming With Kindness

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

March SCS Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus



We have all heard Stampin’ Up!’s Statement Of The Heart:

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference! 

This month we are living our Statement Of The Heart, and sharing what we love!

DSP/Colour Focus Challenge:  Make us fall in love with your favourite DSP!  You can use any current DSP from the Annual, Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

I love so many of our different designer series papers, but I can’t seem to leave Modern Medley alone for very long!

Perfectly Penned 001 - Front

I’ve gone for simple and elegant with this birthday card…who can beat Modern Medley and Perfectly Penned when it comes to elegant!

Perfectly Penned 001 Inside

Nice and simple on the inside, with plenty of room to write that special birthday message.

Are you ready to make us fall in love with your favourite DSP?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0314DF.  Don’t forget to check out the March Creative Crew Gallery for some great inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Perfectly Penned

Ink:  Basic Black

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Another Great Year

It was so good to get into my stamping room yesterday and play with some more new goodies!  I was itching to get in there all week, but it was just too hot to do anything at all 🙁

Another Great Year 001 - Front

4 sneak peek items for you today!  First up is the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which is FREE with a $90 order during Sale-A-Bration (only 8 more sleeps to go!!!).  Gotta love freebies!

From the upcoming Celebrate the Everyday Catalogue I have used Another Great Year stamp set for the super cute candle image and the sentiment on the inside.  The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is my focal point, and is so easy to use!  That gorgeous paper comes from our Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack!

Another Great Year 001 - Inside

And while this colour combo of Coastal Cabana and Real Red is not one I would have chosen on my own, I love it!  What do you think?

Here’s hoping for some more play time today!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Another Great Year

Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP Stack

Ink:  Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Bermuda Mosaic Madness

Today’s card is a case of Nicole’s gorgeous Mosaic Madness card.  I love it when I see a card someone has made and I need to make my own straight away!

Mosaic Madness 002

I added in a Basic Black layer and used Rhinestones instead of Pearls, but everything else is the same.  Perfection doesn’t get more perfect when you mess with it, so it’s best to leave it alone!

Mosaic Madness 002 Inside

I love the inside too!  The paper piercing and rounded corners just make this card I think!

I made this one with my regular ladies yesterday…Pretty sure they love it as much as I do 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Express Yourself (Hostess)

Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Jet Black Stazon

Accessories:  Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Mosaic Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots