Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 September Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - Thankfulness!

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for September. This month our theme is the Thankfulness as it is our last hop for the Mediterranean Trip. Next month those that have earned the trip to Thailand in 2017 will be hopping each month. 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog: Stamping Serenity or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity
I am so thankful that I have been able to be a part of this wonderful blog hop these last months and have had the chance to showcase these fun products from Stampin' Up! 
 
Project Details:
  • I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Punch from the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! 
  • I paired Melon Mambo, Basic Black and the Pop of Pink Specialty Design Series Paper.
  • I punched the sentiment out using the jolly hat builder punch and layered it over the small banner from the Bunch of Banners Framelits.
  • I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder and added some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter for that added shiny snowy background. 
  • Then, using the swirly scribbles thinlits I made that cute snowdrift on the bottom of the card with dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.
  • I added a bunch of dazzling diamonds glimmer snowballs for these two cuties out having a snowball fight and enjoying the snow on this card.
And here is a peek at the inside of the card too :)
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Jennifer Michalski @ Stamping Serenity, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.
 


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Thankful for Random Acts of Kindness for #GDP055


For this card I followed the theme challenge from the Global Design Project 055.  The theme this week is one that is close to our hearts - Random Acts of Kindness. Because we all love card making sometimes we can get into a bad habit of collecting our hand made cards and projects instead of sharing it with those that we love. So this is a great challenge to not only make a card, but to think of someone that you would like to send it to.  Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and see all of the wonderful projects or play along.
 
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/global-design-project-55-theme-challenge.html
The Acorny Thank You Stamp Set and coordinating Acorn Punch work so wonderfully for a card to say how thankful I am.  I found this cool card layout on Pinterest and changed it up to fit my own creation.  This card was made for a special person; someone who is always there to accept my many packages and cards that I mail out each week.  Sometimes people don't need to go out of their way, but they make the effort to do so anyway and that is always greatly appreciated :)
 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Suite Sayings for PPA319

Today I played along with at the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 319.  I used the Suite Sayings stamp set and embossed the sentiment using the copper embossing powder, versamark ink pad and a heat tool.  Then I layered the sentiment over a 2 inch circle punched from the copper foil sheet and a delicate doily.  I sponged emerald envy and flirty flamingo over the confetti textured embossing folder for added dimension.  Added a few flirty flamingo enamel shapes and voila', a fun card for a very special person!
 
This week’s color challenge comes from my dear friend Peggy Noe. Her lovely style is evident in her choice of colors for this week’s challenge.  She chose to use this week’s colors for a beautiful floral arrangement.  Make sure to check out her wonderful project and head over to play along or just to see all of the cool projects:
http://palspaperarts.com/2016/09/22/ppa319-a-color-challenge-from-peggy-noe/
 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Little Whining Today!


Today I am posting a card with one of my favorite things...wine!  I have to tell you for the last two days I have been whining A LOT.  Migraines are no fun, and when one hits me it usually takes me down for a few days...which means I have no energy to create.  So I have been MIA for a little while now, but am back at it and will be posting new creations later this week.  For today, I just wanted to share this beautiful card and hope you have a beautiful day :)
 
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Special Deals From Stampin' Up!


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Pals Monthly Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
 
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

One of my favorite seasons is Christmas, It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  I cannot tell you how excited my family and I get for the Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel!  We love those Hallmark Family Movies that make your heart happy this time of year.  One of my very favorite Hallmark Movies is called "The Christmas Card", I watch it at least once every year :)  Now on to my project...
Can I just tell you how much I LOVE the Host set Cozy Critters (Item #142214) from the Holiday Catalog.  Anytime you have that cute owl to stamp and punch, I get super excited, giddy even!  This stamp set coordinates not only with the Owl Punch, but also the Fox Builder Punch and the Jolly Hat Builder Punch!  You can get this stamp set by placing a $150 order and using your Stampin' Rewards dollars.
 
Card Supplies
  • Cozy Critters Photopolymer Stamp Set (Item #142214)
  • Jolly Hat Builder Punch (Item #141847)
  • Owl Builder Punch (Item # 118074)
  • Warmth & Cheer Design Series Paper Stack (Item #141991)
  • Gold Glimmer Paper (Item #133719)
  • 1/2 Inch (119869), 3/4 Inch (119873), and 1 Inch (119868) Circle Punches
  • Stampin' Dimensionials (Item #104430)
  • Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set (Item #141614)
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 
 
Blog Hop Line-Up:  
 


Monday, September 12, 2016

Clean & Simple Flourishing Phrases for GDP053

I needed to make a special sympathy card, for a dear friend whose Grandmother passed away last week.  Her Grandmother always had special candy or treats for us whenever we visited her.  She was a sweet lady, full of fun, life, and laughter.  She will be missed, but we are also so glad to know she is celebrating with her family that had gone before her in heaven.
 
For this card I kept it clean and simple and followed the color challenge from the Global Design Project 053.  The colors are night of navy, watermelon wonder and gold.  Head over to the Global Design Project Challenge and see all of the wonderful projects or play along.
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/global-design-project-053-colour.html
The Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set is so versatile, it has so many sentiments and makes such lovely, elegant cards.  You can use it alone or with the coordinating Flourish Thinlits Dies.  I embossed the stamps using a versamark pad and gold embossing powder with my heat tool.  I am so glad to share this lovely card with you today, thanks for stopping by :)


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Design Series Paper Poll Results & Winners!

Thank you to everyone that voted for your favorite Holiday Design Series Paper in my poll.  It looks like Candy Cane Lane is one of the most popular papers in the Holiday Catalog this year.  Followed by a tie between Halloween Night and Presents & Pinecones. 
You are probably wondering why I wanted to know which paper was the most popular.  Well, make sure to mark your calendar for October 1, there will be a Design Series Paper sale from Stampin' Up! beginning that day.  Check back to see what the October offer will be.

I chose three random winners to receive a package of Design Series Paper from me as a thank you for participating in my poll...and the winners are:  Michelle Q., Stesha B., and Cathy S.  I emailed each of you with your prize notification so that you can redeem the ds paper of your choice.
 
 
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

It's That Time of Year for PPA317!

What a fun color trio that I played along with at the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 317.  This week’s featured designer, Michelle Quinno shares simple, clean and pretty cards on her blog, Shell Stamps. Her lovely style is evident in her choice of colors for this week’s challenge.  Make sure to check out her wonderful project and head over to play along or just to see all of the cool projects:
http://palspaperarts.com/2016/09/08/ppa317-a-color-challenge-by-michelle-quinno/
Project Details:
  • I started with Tangerine Tango card stock for the card base and added layers of Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry.
  • The sentiment is stamped in rich razzleberry on very whisper white card stock, then I used the sweet and sassy framelits dies for the layers. 
  • The background whisper white paper is from the new Fancy Frost Specialty Design Series Paper.  It comes with 6 white on white textured designs.
  • I added a die cut piece of tangerine tango from the detailed floral thinlits dies.
  • For a finishing touch I placed some basic pearls on the sentiment and flower.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Something Old, Something Blue & Green for Baby - GDP052

For today's card I played along with the Global Design Project Challenge 052.  The Global Design Project this week is to case the SUPER talented Teneale Williams from Australia!  Her cards are just incredible and there is so much inspiration that you can gain from them.  She is such a creative card maker!  Check out all of this week's projects or play along: 
http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/09/global-design-project-052-case-designer.html
My card this week takes inspiration from Teneale's card using the blue and green color scene along with the baby theme.  I love anything sparkly and shiny, so I had to use these fun stickers along with Marina Mist, Whisper White and Old Olive.
Card Details:
  • The card base is marina mist with a layer of old olive, then some fun baby boy design series paper.
  • I then added the old olive and marina mist layered squares with the fun turtle and giraffe stickers on them.
  • I stamped the sentiment from a retired stamp set on whisper white card stock in old olive ink.  Then layered it over the scallop oval punched out in old olive.
  • For a finishing touch I added the stars from the Brights Enamel Dots that are on the special deals this week. 
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