Sunday, December 8, 2013

White Winter Card

This weeks sketch at Seize the Sketch



And here's my entry:


Although my card doesn't follow the sketch exactly, I think its still close enough to count. What about you?

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Joyful Christmas (131805C) (131802W)
 
Ink: Versa Mark (102283)
 
Paper: White Textured Cardstock (Purchased from Wal-Mart), Vellum (101856), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
 
Cool Tools: White Embossing Powder (109132), Silver Embossing Powder (109131)
 
The Perfect Touch: 1/8" Mini Brads (122941), Wilton Brand 4" Doilies (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Herald, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Holiday Tag & Chalboard Technique

I decided to join in this week at Always Playing with Paper's Merry Monday Challenge because it was to design a project using the Chalkboard Technique. I have only used this technique a few times so I decided to play along.



Once I finished my project I realized it could be entered in the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge as well. Their challenge was to create a holiday tag.




When I first stamped the greeting I thought it said "Warm Winter Wishes". It wasn't until I took the picture of the card that I realized it actually said "Warm Wishes". Oh well. Lol :) I got the idea to outline the snowman from a card I seen on Pintrest. I also originally stamped the scarf directly onto the snowman but unfortunately the ink was too light and it just didn't look right with the black ink outlining the snowman so I had to stamp it on a scrap of whisper white and cut it out. The end result is SO much better.

Although my card only uses the chalkboard technique in the background and the tag is on the card, I think it still qualifies for both challenges... What do you think?

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Snow Day (131895C) (131892W)
 
Ink: Basic Black (126980), Soft Sky (131181), Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)
 
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Soft Sky (131203), Basic Black (121045), Crumb Cake (120953)
 
Cool Tools: Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010)
 
The Perfect Touch: Linen Thread (104199), SEWeasy  light blue & white bakers twine (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let it snow!

This weeks challenge at SUO Challenges was to create a project with snow. Since Christmas is on its way I figured I needed to make some Christmas cards and the Snowflake Soiree stamp set would be perfect for this challenges.

So.... Here's my entry:



Its a little hard to see in the picture but I sprayed the snowflake panel with spray adhesive then dipped it in Dazzling Diamonds. Gives it some shine. After all, Snowflakes do sparkle a bit right? :)

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree (127925), More Merry Messages (126402)
 
Ink: Pool Party (126982), Wisteria Wonder (126985), Island Indigo (126986), Crumb Cake (126975)
 
Paper: Whisper White (100730)
 
Cool Tools: Spray Adhesive (Purchased from JoAnns Fabrics and Crafts Store)
 
The Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (122332), Basic Pearls (119247), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Herald, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Friday, November 1, 2013

Striped Christmas Card

This week's challenge at Tis' The Season was a sketch challenge and the optional trimming was strips.



I didn't want to do the typical Christmas trimmings of ornaments and snowflakes, so I chose to make a reindeer. Rudolph to be exact! :)



I have no idea why the photo turned out so blurry but I took two separate ones and this was the best of the two. I'll try and get a better one later on but this will have to do for now.

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Sassy Salutations (126707)
 
Ink: Cherry Cobler (126966)
 
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Season of Style DSP (132340), Whisper White (100730),  Soft Suede (115318), Early Espresso (119686), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
 
Cool Tools: Stocking Punch (Retired), Snowflake Punch (Retired)
                                     
The Perfect Touch: Silver Mini Brad (122941), 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (119251)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Herald, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Colored Birthday Cake

This weeks challenge at The Friday Mashup was to create a project with cake using the colors Costal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.

Here's my entry:



When I seen the colors for the challenge I automatically thought of the Eastern Elegance DSP. Its perfect for this challenge and since the only stamp set I have that has a cake stamp is the Bring on the Cake set I automatically went to that. However, as you can see, I chose to make a layered cake out of the stamps rather than using the stamp with a cake on it. All in all, I think it came out ok. :)

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Bring on the cake (121958)
 
Ink: Costal Cabana (131175), Basic Gray (126981), 2013-2015 In Color Collection Stampin' Write Markers {Costal Cabana} (131260), Regals Collection Stampin' Write Markers {Crushed Curry} (131262), Neutrals Collection Stampin' Write Markers {Basic Gray} (131261)
 
Paper: Basic Gray (121044), Eastern Elegance DSP (130131), Whisper White (100730), Smoky Slate (131202)
 
Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861), Sticky Strip (104294)
                                     
The Perfect Touch: Recollections Clear Microbeads (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
 
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~Stephanie~

Friday, October 25, 2013

Bright Christmas

I've decided to join in on the Tis' The Season challenges.

This week is a color challenge:


This is not a traditional Christmas color scheme so it was a bit challenging to even start this card. However, once I started, I just rolled with it. I actually quite like this bright card. :)




Its a bit hard to see in the pic but I used some spray glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the snow on the ground to give it just a bit more sparkle. :)

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Word Play (Retired)
 
Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979), Brights Collection Stampin' Write Markers {Melon Mambo} (131259)
 
Paper: Melon Mambo (115320), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
 
Cool Tools: Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361), Jewelry Tag Punch (Retired), Modern Label Punch (119849), Spray Glue (Purchased at JoAnns Fabrics & Crafts Store)
                                     
The Perfect Touch: Dazzling Details Silver (127845), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023)
 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Masculine Birthday

This weeks challenge at The Paper Players was to create a Masculine Birthday Card. Masculine cards are always a bit hard for me as I have the urge to use a lot of glittery, pretty and girly embellishments. Since I recently purchased the World Map background stamp, I figured this was a perfect time to break it in!




All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: World Map (130345), En Francis (127790), Well Scripted (Retired), Inkadinkado Costal (Purchased at JoAnns Arts & Crafts Store)
 
Ink: Soft Suede (126978)
 
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
 
Cool Tools: Stampin' Distress Tool (127562)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Metal Brads (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store), Hemp (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store)
 
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A fall card

Its been so nice to be able to get back into my craft room. Its been long overdue!

This week I created a card that I originally planed to use for The Friday Mashup challenge 123 which is to create a project with a tree or leaves and to use the color orange. However, after looking at some other blog challenges, I've found I can enter this card into a few other challenges as well. So I've also entered it into Latenight Stamper's fall into fall challenge, Inky Impressions Fall/Autumn challenge and Around the World Fall or Spring challenge. I do believe this is the first time I've entered one card into 4 challenges. :)

So.... without further ado, here's my entry:





All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Cloud 9 Leaves (Purchased at JoAnns)
 
Ink: Versa Mark (102283), Summer Starfruit (126991), Tangerine Tango (126946), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), Early Espresso (126974)
 
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Early Espresso (119686)
 
Cool Tools: Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171), Brayer (102395)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Clear Embossing Powder (109130)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Herald, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Friday Mashup 131

Well, once again its been quite a while since my last blog entry. This time I have a good excuse. My husband and I just purchased our first home! I've been crazy busy with packing, moving, cleaning, unpacking and finding the right spot for all our things. Although its super exciting, its very stressful all at the same time. I'm even posting this blog entry today at a local wifi hot spot as we haven't even gotten our internet hooked up yet lol. Last night was the first time I've been in my craft room since our move. I seen this weeks Friday Mashup challenge last night while I was browsing on my phone lol. I just had to get in my craft room and make something for it.

So this weeks challenge was to use this sketch:


And to mash it up by making it a "spooky" project. With Halloween right around the corner I figured why not make a card for a friend who loves Halloween as much as I do.

So, here's my entry:

 
 

I took a second close up picture as they are hard to see in the first but I felt like the black background of the card just needed a little something so I used Versa Mark to stamp some spiders on.




All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Inkadinkado All Hollow's Eve (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store)
 
Ink: Versa Mark (102283)
 
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Vellum (101856), Witches Brew DSP (132185), Very Vanilla (101650)
 
Cool Tools: Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Spiderweb (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Black Embossing Powder (109133)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Herald, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy 1st Anniversary

Today is my husbands and my first anniversary. I can't believe we have been married 1 whole year. Time just flys by!

This is the card I made for him:


Although it is a manly card, I still added a little bling by using the Illuminate pad. Can't have a card without a little sparkle. :) Sure hope he likes it!


All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Positively Chevron (130499C) (130496W)
 
Ink: Illuminate Glimmer Watermark (126857)
 
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Vellum (101856), Brushed Silver (100712), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
 
Cool Tools: Expressions Thinlits Dies (132171), Pretty Print Embossing Folder (132175), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (120805)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: 7/8" Silver Ribbon (Purchased from Joanns Fabrics and Crafts Store), 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon(119261), Black & Silver Brads (Purchased from Joanns Fabrics and Crafts Store)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Sacramento, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Friday Mashup #127

This week at The Friday Mashup the challenge is to create a Thinking of you/Condolence card and mash it up by donating it to an infant loss charity.

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Each year, approximately 870,000 families experience the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth. 

What a great challenge!!!

So, here's my entry:


I will be contacting The Friday Mashup to donate this card to their local charity called H.A.N.D.S.  If you too are a card maker, you should create a card to donate as well!


All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms (126747C) (132076W), Thoughts & Prayers (127805C) (128751W)
 
Ink:  Crumb Cake  (126975), Chocolate Chip (126979)
 
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), DCWV Bella Armoire Stack (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store)
 
Cool Tools: Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Lace Trim (Purchased at Joanns Fabrics & Crafts), Wilton 4 In. Doilies (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store), Fabric Flower Trim (Purchased at Joanns Fabrics & Crafts)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Sacramento, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mojo Monday 310

Well, its been a whole month since I've posted here.... Where does the time go?!?!?

I chose to use this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday



Although I tweeked it a bit to fit my idea, I feel like it still resembles the sketch enough to enter it.

So... Here's my entry:







All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Four Frames (123442C) (128589W), Bring on the Cake (121958C) (128490W)
 
Ink:  Soft Suede (126978), Pear Pizzazz (131180)
 
Paper: Soft Suede (115318), Very Vanilla (101650), Crushed Curry (131199), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Afternoon Picnic DSP (131390
 
Cool Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402),  Fiskars Corner Punch (Purchased at Michaels Craft Store), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Little Leaves Sizzlits (114511), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858),
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Lace Trim (Purchased at Joanns Fabrics & Crafts), 1/2" Twill Tape (Purchased at Joanns Fabrics & Crafts), Brads (Purchased at Micaels Craft Store)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Sacramento, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Monday, August 12, 2013

Techno Stamper Challenge #275

This weeks sketch challenge at Techno Stamper.



And here's my entry:



All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802C) (128748W)
 
Ink:  Whisper White Craft Pad (101731)
 
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Night of Navy (100867), Tangerine Tango (111349), Smoky Slate (131202)
 
Cool Tools: Happy Whale Clearlits Die (Retired),  Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127821)
                                     
 The Perfect Touch: Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021)
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Sacramento, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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~Stephanie~

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Casual Fridays Challenge #111, Sketch Saturday Challenge #271 & Dunamic Duos Challenge #65

This weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday is a Hexagon. They seem to be very in right now.


I also used the colors from the Dynamic Duos challenge.  When I seen these, I immediately thought "Baby card". Since I haven't ordered any of the new DSP since Stampin' Up! did their color refresh, I chose to use Pretty in Pink instead of the Blushing Bride.



And, since I threw on some of the vintage trinket brads that looked like buttons, I figured I might as well enter it into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge as well.



So... here's my entry:

 

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Baby Steps (Retired)
 
Ink:  Pretty in Pink (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (131177)
 
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink DSP (Retired), Pistachio Pudding (131294)
 
Cool Tools: Hexagon Punch {for flagged banner end} (130919)
 
The Perfect Touch: Vintage Trinkets (118764)
 
 
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge # 177 & CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #111

 
The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays  is to use buttons.



And its a color challenge over at Just Add Ink


So, here's my entry:
 
 


I originally wanted to make this a thinking of you card but once I added the polka dots and buttons I knew it had to be a baby card of some sort.... so, shower it is!


All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Four Frames (12342C) (128589W), Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802C) (128748W), Hero Arts Polka Dots (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
 
Ink:  Subtles Collection Stampin' Write Markers {Calypso Coral & Soft Sky} (131263), Smoky Slate (131179)
 
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Soft Sky (131203)
 
Cool Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Flower Punch (Purchased from Michaels Craft Store)
 
The Perfect Touch: Mini Gray Buttons (Purchased from JoAnns Craft Store)
 
 
If you are interested in purchasing these or any Stampin Up products, please email me or you can shop in my Online Store any time! Make sure to choose me, Stephanie Kolker from Sacramento, CA as your demonstrator to receive 10% off your orders!
 
 
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Stampin Up Only Challenge #76

This week at SUO Challenges is kards for kids.

What kid doesn't love Despicable me?!?!?

So.... here's my entry:

 
In all honesty, I made this card for my husband who's birthday is on Saturday. We both love the Despicable me movies, but it could be given to a kid right?!??
 
All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Something to Celebrate (Retired)
 
Ink:  Basic Black (126980), Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker (100082)
 
Paper: Marina Mist (119682), Whisper White (100730) Daffodil Delight (119683), Basic Black (121045) & some gray scraps I had laying around.
 
Cool Tools: Distressing Tool
 
The Perfect Touch: Google eyes purchased from JoAnns craft store
 
 
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~Stephanie~
 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge #156

This week is a sketch challenge over at The Paper Players.


And here's my entry:

 
 


Although I moved the sketch around a little, I feel like I kept it close enough to see the original. What do you think?

All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Feeling Sentimental (Sale-a-bration), Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration)
 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (126979)
 
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), Eastern Elegance DSP  (130131), Crushed Curry (131199)
 
The Perfect Touch: Yellow Ribbon and Vintage Brad (Purchased from Michael's Craft store)
 

 
 
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Red Hot Stampers Sketch Challenge 99 & Color Throwdown Challenge #252

This week at Red Hot Stampers is a sketch challenge



I used the colors from Color Throwdown for some inspiration.

 
Unfortunately because I'm posting this today rather than last night when I finished it, I've missed the collection for the Color Throwdown :( Oh well, maybe next time.
 
Either way, here's my entry:
 
 
 
 
All items used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise noted.
 
Stamps: Lacy & Lovely (122887C) (132025W), Itty Bitty Banners (126257C) (132022W)
 
Ink:  Strawberry Slush (131178), Crisp Cantaloupe (131176), Costal Cabana (131175)
 
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Strawberry Slush (130023), Brights DSP {Rich Razzleberry}  (130134), Whisper White (100730)
 
The Perfect Touch: Large Rhinestones Basic Jewels (129324)
 
Cool Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267)

 
 
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~Stephanie~