SIP104 Color Challenge with Beautiful Bouquet

The Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set just arrived at my home and I love this set. Yes, I have a ton of floral themed stamp sets but I love them all. The Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge this week features a fun color challenge and I couldn’t wait to use the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set with this challenge! So, I’m over at the Stamp, Ink Paper Challenge for a fun Color Challenge!  Come on over and check out the Design Team submissions.

Beautiful Bouquet

Stamp, Ink, Paper Color Challenge 104

Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set for SIP104I miss swim camp! There are no camps this week for the child so I have Caleb at home. My challenge for the week is going to be keeping him entertained while I try to get some work done, plan what I’m bringing with me to Minnesota for about 7 weeks, figure out which toys to bring along and I need to pack clothes.  Phew… thinking about it just makes me tired! 

Beautiful Bouquet

Oh boy, I had fun playing with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set but opted to keep the card fairly simple.  There are definitely some layers to this stamp set that I need to figure out. I decided to focus on the colors. Sticking with the challenge, I’m using Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide paired with Copper Twine and Rhinestones.

Stamp Ink Paper Challenges

Eek! I love this weeks color challenge! Such fun, vibrant colors. Challenges, especially color challenges, are a great way to help you grow with your stamping. A color challenge gives you a great starting place… It is your color map to creativity. Take a look at this weeks color challenge and let your creativity loose!  Join the challenge. Make a project inspired by the colors, post it to your blog or on any of your social media venues then add it to our InLinkz link provided on the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge blog.

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

Craft & Relax Retreat – REGISTER TODAY!

Don’t forget to register ASAP for the Craft & Relax retreat in Virginia Beach, VA the weekend of October 27-29, 2017! Lots of fun planned. I can’t wait to share the handmade goodies I have planned.

Registration Open! Craft-N-Relax Oct. 27-29, 2017 Weekend Retreat – Virginia Beach, VA

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PCC248 Inspirational Challenge featuring the Eastern Palace Suite

What is BOLD, bright and beautiful featuring the Eastern Palace Suite? Yes, I was inspired this week for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge 248. The inspiration was a gorgeous, outdoor pillow. I love how Stampin’ Up! is SO on point with the NEW In-Colors this year especially the Lemon Lime Twist.  So, yes it is Wednesday… I’m over at the Paper Craft Crew for the FIRST ever Inspiration Challenge! And, you are invited to come on over and check out the Design Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 1:00 PM EST.

Eastern Palace Suite

Paper Craft Crew Inspirational Challenge #248

Day 2 of Swim Club and Caleb definitely didn’t wan’t me to leave when I dropped him off. Those big Crocodile tears made it so hard but I KNEW once I left that he would have so much fun. It just took about almost an hour to convince him that he WOULD have fun. Usually, Caleb is SO social and this is definitely a new experience. On the way to Swim Club he is so excited. But then when we pull into the parking lot he tells me he is scared. My thought is that because there are so many kids he feels overwhelmed. The exciting news is when I picked him up Tuesday afternoon, he had a new friend.  A little girl named Talulah that is also at the same swim level as him.  She was adorable and SO sweet!

We will see how Wednesday morning drop off goes! Hopefully Talulah is the answer to an easy transition.  I love my little boy and leaving him is hard but I know he is going to have so much fun.

This week it is the first Inspirational Challenge on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. I was inspired by colors and pattern. This bright, bold, fun card features the Eastern Palace Suite using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Handmade card created by Pam Staples. Stamp with SunnyGirlScraps today. Place an order today by visiting: www.sunnygirlscraps.com #stampittips #easternbeauty #stampinup

Eastern Medallion Thank You

Today’s cards are fun, bright and bold! It is going to be the perfect Thank You for the Camp Director at the Gypsy Aquatic Swim Camp.  The Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper sets the tone with the bold Lemon Lime Twist background. Tempting Turquoise with a touch of Island Indigo provides a fun compliment against the Lemon Lime Twist. I’m completely in love with the Eastern Medallions Thinlits and all the creative options available by layering to create medallions or flowers.  The options are endless when you let your creativity flow. I’ve actually created two similar cards but one has many layers that feels like a flower and the second card has the feel of a medallion. This week I actually created two similar cards with the same elements and I love how each card turned out… similar yet different.

This week it is the first Inspirational Challenge on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. I was inspired by colors and pattern. This bright, bold, fun card features the Eastern Palace Suite using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Handmade card created by Pam Staples. Stamp with SunnyGirlScraps today. Place an order today by visiting: www.sunnygirlscraps.com #stampittips #easternbeauty #stampinup
Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Paper Craft Crew Inspirational Challenge 248. Come play along! #papercraftcrew #cardsketch #inspirational www.papercraftcrew.com www.sunnycraftcrew.comWOW… This is the FIRST ever Inspirational Challenge for the Paper Craft Crew! The opportunities to create are endless. Whether you choose to be inspired by the whole picture, a small portion of pattern, or the colors. The options are yours to choose! This weeks Inspirational Challenge is extremely versatile and fun. Find inspiration to help you map out a plan. Look at the colors, take a close look at the pattern as a whole or just a small section. Make it and take it to the next level.

Join the challenge. Make a project inspired by this weeks Inspiration, 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. So, now that I’ve built up the excitement, here is this weeks Inspirational Challenge #248 with the Paper Craft Crew. For even more ideas, 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

    • This week it is the first Inspirational Challenge on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. I was inspired by colors and pattern. This bright, bold, fun card features the Eastern Palace Suite using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Handmade card created by Pam Staples. Stamp with SunnyGirlScraps today. Place an order today by visiting: www.sunnygirlscraps.com #stampittips #easternbeauty #stampinup Guesses anyone? Yes, the card base features my go-to with Thick Whisper White card stock!
    • The base layer features the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper layered on Whisper White card stock.
    • For the floral medallion, the base layer is Tempting Turquoise with a Lemon Lime Twist and Island Indigo flower.
    • The second card features the base medallion die cut using the Layering Circle Framelits.
    • The Sentiment anchors the flower stamped with the Thank You from the Eastern Palace Stamp Set using Tempting Turquoise then die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits.
    • As the finishing touch, the sentiment is accented with Silver Metallic Thread.
  • Pin it! 

    • The photo below showcases key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my “Stamp It Today Tips” board on Pinterest.

This week it is the first Inspirational Challenge on the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog. I was inspired by colors and pattern. This bright, bold, fun card features the Eastern Palace Suite using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set and Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Handmade card created by Pam Staples. Stamp with SunnyGirlScraps today. Place an order today by visiting: www.sunnygirlscraps.com #stampittips #easternbeauty #stampinup

  • Shop Now!

    • To purchase products used today, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, I’ve also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store to purchase the products used.  Don’t forget, if your order is less than $150.00 then make certain to use the monthly Hostess Code: 

  • Project Supply List! 

    • Click on the products below to shop on-line specifically for that item.

 

Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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  • Craft ~N~ Relax Retreat is October 27-29th! Register TODAY! 

    • Register TODAY for the October 27-29th Craft ~N~ Relax Retreat to the Best Western Plus – Sandcastle in Virginia Beach, VA. The hotel features views of the ocean from the craft room as well as each of the Non-Smoking Guest Rooms.

Registration Open! Craft-N-Relax Oct. 27-29, 2017 Weekend Retreat – Virginia Beach, VA

Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!


 

Thoughts of Travel and Post Script Stamp

I’m back with the Stamp, Ink Paper Challenge as a guest designer and I’m featuring the NEW Post Script Background Stamp! When I saw this stamp, I just had to have it especially as someone that loves to travel. Growing up, my parents instilled a love of travel whether it was going camping or flying somewhere.  You see, I was lucky enough to have a dad that worked for a major airline which meant I could take a flight just about anywhere in the world. It is a benefit I definitely took advantage of all the way through college.  Some day, I actually hope to visit all 50 states along with Puerto Rico. There are not too many more states that I need to visit and I mean more than just driving through or being in the airport! 

Well, back to this weeks SIP103 Sketch Challenge.  The Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge has a great sketch.  It is clean and simple in design which really opens participants up to interpretation.  I love the Country Livin’ Stamp Set and felt it went perfectly with the Post Script Stamp. Badges & Banners is another favorite Stamp Set. Yesterday, I noticed that What Will You Stamp 120 “WWYS120” has a challenge using the Badges & Banners Stamp Set so I’m also playing along with that challenge.

Post Script Travels

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 103

In the traveling mood with the Post Script Background Stamp. Card also features the Country Livin' along with the Badges & Banners Stamp Sets. Card created by Pam Staples. Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com for more information. #postscript #masculine #stampinupThis week the extent of my travels with Caleb only takes me along the route to Swim Camp! We signed him up for Swim Camp last year and he had so much fun that we knew we had to do it again this year. So, I’m getting up EARLY to drive 40 to 45 minutes in RUSH HOUR traffic to make certain he arrives by 8:00 AM then I do the trip again to get him between 4:30 to 5 PM.  This morning he told me he was scared when we arrived at swim camp so I took more time with him before I left but when I showed up to take him home he didn’t want to leave.  It seems I arrived too early so tomorrow I’ll be just a tad later.

In a few weeks, Caleb and I will continue our travel adventures with a longer trip as we head to Minnesota. I’m excited to have a friend and fellow stamper join me for part of the trip. Vicki Hole is going to join me up until I drop her off in Madison, WI.  We are also hoping to visit with another demonstrator that lives in Indiana. That is another reason I love to travel… hitting the road or flying somewhere means I get to meet new people and hang out with new friends.  It is all about the experience.

Craft~N~Relax Retreats going to Virginia Beach, VA!

Monday has been busy and very productive. I’m so excited about the Craft ~N~ Relax retreat I’m hosting in Virginia Beach, VA at the Best Western Plus – Sandcastle the weekend of October 27 – 29th. This weekend I finished my flyer, completed a blog post and started getting the word out. I also completed a chunk of Thank You cards to send out that are seriously WAY to late… but they are done! 

The Craft ~N~ Relax Retreat is another opportunity to travel, get together with friends, celebrate the love of crafting and relax. If you live in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, or Maryland… I would LOVE to invite you to join me the weekend of October 27 to 29th. For that matter, it doesn’t matter WHERE you live and if you want to make the trip I would LOVE to spoil you in Virginia Beach, VA. Here is my blog post about the event or you click on the events tab for details:

Registration Open! Craft-N-Relax Oct. 27-29, 2017 Weekend Retreat – Virginia Beach, VA

Stamp Ink Paper Sketch 103Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 103

Yes! I was excited to see this weeks sketch for SIP103! Clean and Simple with lots of room for interpretation. There are so many options. The SIP103 Sketch is a very versatile sketch. Challenges, especially sketches, 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 sketch and let your creativity go wild!  Join the challenge. Make a project inspired by this weeks sketch, post it to your blog or on any of your social media venues then add it to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge blog using the InLinkz provided at the end of the blog. 

Now that I’ve built up the excitement, here is Card Sketch 103 for Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog. For additional inspiration, go visit the Stamp, Ink Paper Challenge blog. Check out the Design Team Samples. Head to your craft room and create away using this weeks sketch.  I know I can’t wait to see how you are inspired.  The challenge ends on Sunday, June 18th @ 8 PM EST.

SunnyGirl Stampin’ Tips & More: 

  • In the traveling mood with the Post Script Background Stamp. Card also features the Country Livin' along with the Badges & Banners Stamp Sets. Card created by Pam Staples. Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com for more information. #postscript #masculine #stampinupCard Details

    • Yep, Thick Whisper White is my go-to card base!
    • The base layer features the 2016-2018 In Color Dapper Denim.  This is a truly awesome blue!
    • I used the Post Script Background Stamp with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake stamped on Shimmer White card stock. 
    • The Country Livin’ Stamp Set features a great set of Cowboy Boots. I love to watercolor these boots. The boots are colored with the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil then I used an Aqua Painter to blend as well as create the shading on the boots. The strap is Dapper Denim classic ink colored in using the Aqua Painter.
    • Behind the boots, I used the Badges & Banners Stamp Set to set off the boots with linen thread wrapped like a lasso in the background. The badge is stamped with Dapper Denim then punched out with the Best Badge punch.
    • In the upper left corner, I added the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set which I cut into strips.
    • Finally, the card is finished off with Metallic Enamel Shapes!
  • Pin it! 

    • The photo below showcases key products for today’s card that you can save or pin to Pinterest. If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my “Stamp It Today Tips” board on Pinterest.

In the traveling mood with the Post Script Background Stamp. Card also features the Country Livin' along with the Badges & Banners Stamp Sets. Card created by Pam Staples. Visit www.sunnygirlscraps.com for more information. #postscript #masculine #stampinup

  • Shop Now!

    • To purchase products used today, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, I’ve also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store to purchase the products used.  Don’t forget, if your order is less than $150.00 make certain you use the monthly Hostess Code4CCCNW72

  • Project Supply List! 

    • Click on the products below to shop on-line specifically for that item.

 

 

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