Fancy Friday-Make it Masculine!

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another Fancy Friday! For this month's hop we have challenged ourselves to make it masculine! I'm not sure about you, but my projects seem to be over-riddled with girlishness! Perhaps it is because I am the only girl in a house full of guys. So, I thought I would try and make the most of this challenge.

I own very few masculine sets. . . in fact, the only current masculine set I own is Guy Greetings from the Occasions Catalog. I could have very easily created a man card using Guy Greetings, but then where would be the challenge?! Instead I decided to take the challenge a step further and use a very girly set and try to make it masculine. Since I have been busy creating projects for my next round of Stamps in the Mail using the Hello Darling set, I thought. . . .sure, why not?! I can make Hello Darling masculine, can't I?! Hmmmm. . . let's see. . . here is the image of the set. . .
and here is my MAKE IT MASCULINE card!
Yup! Good enough for me!

Let's head In the Cat Cave and see what manly project Cathy has created, shall we?! Don't forget to continue on the hop as we have a surprise guest designer! She's someone who I often look to for inspiration, she is absolutely amazing, and if you don't love her already you will after stopping by her blog!

Supplies used: Hello Darling stamp set; Lost Lagoon and Basic Black ink pads; Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Kraft cardstock; Typeset and Moonlight DSP; What's Up and 1/2" circle punch; File Tab Thinlits; Stacked With Love Washi; Linen Thread; Project Life Journaling Pens; other: needle and black thread.


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop! -Be The Good

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

One of my favorite places for inspiration these days is Pinterest, it is CHUCK FULL of ideas! I came across this amazing pallet sign created by Blooming Homestead which I absolutely LOVE! I am currently working on adding some finishing touches to my scrapbook room to FINALLY make it complete (I have been almost moved in for over a year) and wanted this quote in my creative space. The pallet sign (although gorgeous) is too large for my space. . . but when the Alphanumeric Simply Pressed Clay Mold came in our box this month, I knew just what I wanted to do with it! So, here is my fun take, in much smaller scale, and the wood pallet sign:

It is a good reminder that we all have the opportunity to make a difference!

Let's continue on our hop and move on to Cindy's blog, shall we?


Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop!

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

This week we are sharing our Facebook projects. Now, instead of rambling on as usual, I am going to get right to the point and just post my pic this week!

 Let's head over and see what Cindy has made, shall we?



Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome back to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog hop! Join us each week as artisans from around the world share our creativity with you!

At the beginning of the month, I thought I would try and get ahead by spending one day to get all of my projects for the month completed. . . and I did it!!! Wahoo! This was the first time all year I haven't been scrambling at the last minute to make a project and get my post up in time. Unfortunately, after quickly going through last week's hop, I realized that my card I created for this week is very similar to Cindy's card she created for last wee's hop! You know they say that great minds think alike! (It seems the week before both Susan and I created washi baskets!) And although I super love my project for this week. . . the sentiment and, oh! That face! Both have me rolling on the floor. . . I just couldn't bring myself to post the card that seemed like a copycat of the ever so talented Cindy! So, again, I found myself searching for a challenge to help spark an idea so I could quickly get a new card made for tonight's hop! Luckily I was immediately drawn to the sketch challenge over at Retrosketches and came up with this card using the Balloon Bash Stamp Set and Birthday Bash DSP:


What? You still want to see the other card? Good, cuz I still want to post it! It is just to fun of a card not to! I usually try and stick to one stamp set per card, but this one I just had to combine the silly sentiment from the Cheerful Critters set with one of those hilarious faces from the From the Herd set, check out this awesomeness:


I like your face.

Still has me giggling!

Let's head over to Cindy's, shall we?!


There's still time to sign up for Stamps in the Mail! This month's kit we are trying some fun techniques with Agau Painters, Stampin' Spritzers, and Masks! Sign up today! Plus, be sure and check out the bonus card with video tutorial!


More Leadership Samples!-Painted Petals

Hello Everyone! I have some more samples from the leadership display boards to share. I was asked to create three projects using the Painted Petals stamp set, hope you enjoy!

Here is a list of the other North American Stampin' UP Artisan Design Team  blogs! Come see who made what!