PCC264: Count My Blessings Fall Color Challenge

Have you seen the Count My Blessings Stamp Set in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog? I really feel this is a “hidden” gem.  In fact, I missed it several times until I attended a NC Demo Event. That is when I discovered the set and fell in love with it. The flower is beautiful and perfect for fall themed cards. There are many reasons for me to Count My Blessings and I’m certain you can also find reasons to count your blessings so join me for the next Paper Craft Crew challenge! Today, I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Challenge!  This week we have a Color Challenge. Come on over and check out the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 1:00 PM EST.

Count My Blessings

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #264

I have many blessing and especially many reasons to count my blessings. One of those blessings would be my son, Caleb. Caleb turned 8 in September but we are celebrating his birthday this coming Saturday. My husband and I adopted Caleb as an infant. I Count My Blessings daily for the sacrifice that Caleb’s Birthmother made which meant I would become a mommy. While life with Caleb isn’t always a breeze, I also Count My Blessings that I get to be his mommy which means celebrating all the ups and downs with him. He has the best hugs and sweetest kisses.

Handmade Card featuring the Count My Blessings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. Order supplies today to recreate this card! Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com

This weeks Paper Craft Crew is a color challenge featuring a combination of any 3 colors consisting of Orange, Lemon-Lime, Black and a “mystery” color. The mystery color is whatever color YOU choose to use. For my card, I opted to use Pumpkin Pie, Lemon-Lime Twist and Dapper Denim. The colors paired with the Count My Blessings Stamp Set is a serene, fall card. Now, for some REALLY exciting NEWS…

Stampin' Blends Giveaway by Stampin' Up!

Today’s card highlights the beautiful flower and sentiment from the Count My Blessings Stamp Set. The flower is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored use the NEW Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers! AND… Have you HEARD the news? The Stampin’ Blends will be available for PURCHASE on November 1, 2018! I am SO freaking excited about this amazing NEW product. Stampin’ Up! corporate is also excited about the NEW Stampin’ Blends. SO excited in fact… that they are offering a GIVEAWAY starting NOW until October 31, 2017 when you comment, like and share from their Facebook page the post about the Stampin’ Blends.  Here is the link:  Stampin’ Blends

Count My Blessings with Stampin’ Blends

Handmade Card featuring the Count My Blessings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. Order supplies today to recreate this card! Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.comAs I previously mentioned, the Count My Blessings Stamp Set is a hidden gem and easily missed within the pages of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday  Catalog. The fauna is perfect for fall themed cards with the flower being delicate while having a “fall” like feel to it. And, lets talk about the sentiments! There are two wonderful, elegant sentiments that are perfect for expressing to an individual that they are in your thoughts. 

Today’s card features a clean, fairly simple design with coloring, layers, a little bit of Jute and some sequins. To color with Alcohol Markers you MUST use a water-based dye ink to prevent the Alcohol Markers from blending with the black ink. Memento Ink is THE product to use. 

When I color with Alcohol Markers, I start with the darkest color and only add small “dabs” of color in areas that I feel best showcase the darker shades of the image. Next, I use the light Blends marker to pull the darker color towards the center of the stamped image or towards the area of the stamped image I want to keep light. Finally, I use the Color Lifter to remove excess color from certain areas and to go around the edge of the colored image in any place where color bled out beyond the outline of the stamped image. 

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge 264 I do enjoy a fun color challenge and this week we are featuring a “Mystery Color.” What is the Mystery Color? Well, you tell us! The Mystery Color is basically whatever color you decide to use with a combination of 2 out of the 3 other colors in the color challenge. There are endless options. It is a very versatile color challenge. Challenges are a fun way to help you grow with your stamping. A Color Challenge gives you a starting place… It is your palette. Take a look at this weeks color challenge and let your creativity loose!  Join the challenge. Make a project inspired by this weeks colors, post it to your blog or on any of your social media venues then add it to our InLinkz link provided on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.

Now that I’ve built up the excitement, here is this weeks Color Challenge #264 with the Paper Craft Crew. For additional inspiration, go visit the Paper Craft Crew blog. Check out the Design Team Samples. I challenge you to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project inspired by this weeks challenge. 

SunnyGirl Stampin’ Tips & More: 

  • Card Details

    • Handmade Card featuring the Count My Blessings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. Order supplies today to recreate this card! Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.comYep, Thick Whisper White is my go-to card base!
    • The base layer is Dapper Denim.
    • On the top Whisper White card front layer, I stamped the sentiment from the Count My Blessings Stamp Set with Dapper Denim Classic Ink. 
    • Wrapped around the card front layer, I also wrapped the Jute Twine around twice.
    • The flowers are colored using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I colored the leaves by using a combination of the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends with the Light Daffodil Delight then some accent added with the dark Old Olive. The goal was to create the appearance of the Lemon-Lime Twist.
    • I attached a piece of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock to the floral layer.
    • For the finishing touch, I added three gold sequins from the Neutrals Sequin Collection.
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OSAT Blog Hop – Halloween

Welcome to this months One Stamp At A Time Blog!  This month we are featuring Halloween and Fall themed projects. This past week I held a fun Halloween Themed Card Class at a local coffee shop called the Ugly Mug Bean and Brew!  If you ever visit Garner, NC then you MUST go to the Ugly Mug. The owners are wonderful people and offer a conference room for community use FREE of charge.

Now… Let’s get on with some spooky Halloween fun!

One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop

One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop

A Spooky Night Halloween

Stampin’ Up! offers a wonderful mix of Halloween themed stamp sets along with an awesome Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. AND, I’m so excited to announce that I’ve used EVERY single sheet of the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited about using every sheet. This is a major accomplishment for a Paper Hoarder! So, are you a Designer Series Paper Hoarder?

Project #1 – Spooky Cat Card

This is one of the cards we made for the Howl-A-Ween Spooky Night Card Class this past Tuesday. Everyone seems to be in love with the Spooky Cat and the Cat Punch. I’m in love with the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper having a cat that is easily punched out. The card features a card front using the Halloween Sayings for the Designer Series Paper then I added

Project #2 – Labels of Love Halloween

Just for fun… Here is a second card that we made from the Howl-A-Ween Spooky Night Card Class. Who doesn’t love these little Jars of Potion? The card is a “basic” and easy to create card. I’ve maintained a focus on the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper. The Stamped image is from the Labels of Love Stamp Set and coordinates with the Everyday Label Punch.

Project #3 – Haunting Halloween Gift Card Bag

The Striped Treat Bags are great for holding Gift Cards. I’ve taken the Striped Treat Bag and folded it over almost in half. I made a cute tag featuring the Scalloped Tag Topper paired with the Everyday Label Punch. The pumpkins are from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper and die cut using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits.

Have you noticed that Stampin’ Up! has Designer Series Paper patterns that coordinate with some of the various punches, Framelits and Thinlits? I LOVE that Stampin’ Up! has created this added benefit by pairing products. I have definitely been using the Designer Series Paper that coordinates with these items.

To continue on with the next blog on the OSAT Blog Hop, you’ll want to visit Jessie Holton!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the OSAT Next Button.

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PCC263: Watercolor Christmas CAS

Oh Joy to you with a Real Red Watercolor Christmas! Today is the start of a new Paper Craft Crew Challenge featuring a Square Sketch. I love the feeling when I look at a sketch and know in a short span of time what I’m going to create. This sketch inspired one of those moments of inspiration. This Watercolor Christmas Card came together beautifully featuring a clean and simple monochromatic theme.

So, yes, I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for a new Weekly Challenge!  This week we have a Square Card Sketch Challenge. You don’t have to make a square card but it is “highly” suggested. I do encourage you to come on over and check out the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 1:00 PM EST.

Watercolor Christmas CAS

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #263

Handmade Card featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. For details and to order, visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com

Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the time spent with family, relaxing and celebrating. Having a son that loves Christmas means the world to me. Caleb LOVES Christmas probably even more than I DO! This child can’t wait to put up the Christmas Tree. He would be thrilled if we left it up all year. 

But… the Christmas Tree comes down about the 2nd week of January. We’ve learned to “prep” Caleb that the tree will be put away. About a month later he starts to ask for the Christmas Tree. One year, we bribed him and told him he could put it up when Grandma arrived for a visit. Grandma and Grandpa visit in October so that year we actually had our Christmas Tree up BEFORE Halloween. 

This weeks Paper Craft Crew card is a celebration of Christmas. I love the “Oh Joy” sentiment since it represents the joy of the season. It’s that little bit of happiness in the midst of winter. So, what is YOUR favorite Holiday? 

Monochromatic Watercolor Christmas

Handmade Card featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. For details and to order, visit www.sunnygirlscraps.comThe Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set is actually part of a kit available in the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. While the kit is wonderful. It’s nice having a fun stamp set that can be used for other cards. There is so much potential with the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set. I see lots of cute cards perfect for all level of experience.

For the Square Sketch Challenge, I used the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. Then a little stamping and a few embellishments finish off the card. Real Red is the ONLY color used on the card and accented with Silver embellishments.

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Square Sketch Challenge 263. #pcc2017 #sketch #sunnygirlscraps #stampinup #snailmail #watercolorchristmas #diy #craft #crafts www.papercraftcrew.comIt’s sketch time! The Paper Craft Crew has a Square Sketch Challenge. When I was working on upcoming challenges, I honestly wasn’t certain about this square sketch. The sketch didn’t “excite” me initially. But, I changed my own mind once the time came to create a card using the sketch.

Sketches are versatile. There are so many option and they are a great way to help you grow with your stamping. A Sketch gives you a starting place… It is your map to creativity. Take a look at this weeks square sketch and let your creativity loose!  Join the challenge. Make a project inspired by this weeks sketch, post it to your blogor on any of your social media venues then add it to our InLinkz link provided on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.

Now that I’ve built up the excitement, here is this weeks Card Sketch #263 with the Paper Craft Crew. For additional inspiration, go visit the Paper Craft Crew blog. Check out the Design Team Samples. I challenge you to create a card, scrapbook page or 3D project inspired by this weeks challenge. 

SunnyGirl Stampin’ Tips & More: 

  • Card Details

    Handmade Card featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. For details and to order, visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com

    • Yep, Thick Whisper White is my go-to card base! It’s solid and holds up well to the added layers of the card front.
    • Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper is the base card layer.
    • On top of the Striped Real Red Designer Series Paper, I added a layer of Whisper White.
    • The “Oh Joy” sentiment from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set is stamped with Real Red. I die cut the sentiment using the Oval Stitched Shapes Framelit.
    • Behind the Sentiment, I added a Real Red banner along with Silver Metallic Thread.
    • Following the sketch, I added a small snowflake on the right side of the oval along the top edge of the banner.
    • A larger snowflake was added at the top right edge of the oval. 
    • Snowflakes are die cut from Silver Foil using the Seasonal Tags Framelits.
    • The final touch is the addition of 3 stars from the Metallic Enamel Shapes. If you look closely, you’ll see a triangle creating the illusion of the Rule of Thirds which I also continued with a cluster of the 3 stars.
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    Stamp It! Tips for the handmade Card featuring the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Card created by Pam Staples, SunnyGirlScraps. For details and to order, visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com

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