Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sweet Peach Summer Table

Welcome everyone to my Sweet Peach Summer Table!

I am so excited to be back with this group of table stylist.  Much thanks to Rita from Panopoly for hosting our group and putting this great blog hop together!!  All the links to the other blogs participating will be at the end of my post.  Be sure to check them all out - we all surprised by how everyone interprets the theme given - which this time is Summer!!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Prince and Princess - Stamping Inkspiration June Blog Hop

I think little girls would love getting this card in the mail!!

I am joining Angie's Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop and this month's theme is Anything Water Related. I chose the swan from the Prince & Princess stamp set to work with for this challenge.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Challenge : Global Design Project #293


Global Design Project with All For Baby Bundle.

This is the first time I am entering the Global Design Project Challenge!
This challenge was to use the new colors above to create a card.  These colors looked soft and endearing - perfect for a baby card.  So I pulled out the new All For Baby Bundle and created a fun little card for a new addition to any family!

I used Pale Papaya ink with the Decorative Masks to make the polka dots on the Pale Papaya cardstock.
The All Dressed up dies had the perfect sized die for the sentiment.  The scallops down the side are from the Scallop Contours die set and the scalloped rectangles are from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

I hope you enjoyed my creation from this color challenge!

Monday, May 24, 2021

More from Plentiful Plants

 I could not stop playing with the new Bloom Where You're Planted suite with the Plentiful Plants stamp and coordinating dies.

They have this fun boho look to them that I am trying to get in my newly finished rec room.  I am now hooked on the HGTV show with the twins from Unsellable Houses!!  These cards remind me of how they decorate,


Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Bee Tablescape and Blog Hop

 Welcome to my Sweet Bee Tablescape!

I am joining a group of table stylist to show off what we can do with the Bee theme on our tables.
Much thanks to Debbee from Debbee's Buzz for organizing this Bee-utiful Hop!!
The links to the other inspirational tables will be at the end of my post. 
These grey and deep yellow placemats were the inspiration for my table, so I began pulling grey and all things bee from my stash. 
I love using these Sur La Table Bee plates, I got them on clearance years ago along with the bee crock - and I have used them over and over again.
I would have liked to have used my yellow daffodils from my garden but our late April snow fall kind of did those in, so I had to settle for some grocery store flowers.  I live in a pretty rural area and our tiny little grocery store does not carry a large selection of flowers - so it is a bit limiting as to what kind of flowers I can get.
You will notice a few Rae Dunn pieces around the table, these were gifted to me and I am starting to get a nice little collection of her work.  
Since I do not own any bee napkin rings I made my own with some Stampin' Up! cardstock and a bee die cut.  I also ran the yellow cardstock through an embossing folder to give it a bee hive texture.
I made the hexagon bee boxes with more cardstock and some Designer Series Paper,  decorated it with the Honey Bee Stamp set (now retired)  and put a few sweet treats in them for each placesetting.

Ready to see some more Bee-utiful tables?!?!?
Here are some sneak peak photos and the links to all the other talented bloggers participating in today's hop!  Just click on the name of their posts to see their creative tables!!

Sweet Yellow & Grey Bee Tablescape ⚜ Corner of Plaid and Paisley -YOU ARE HERE

Buzzing About ⚜ Hyacinth for the Soul

Bee French Country Tablescape for Entertaining ⚜ My Hubbard Home

Bees & Sunflowers Tablescape ⚜ Life & Linda

Bee Table for Two ⚜ Zucchini Sisters

                                            I hope you enjoyed all of our BEE-utiful Tables!!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Plentiful Plants Thank you Card

 Hi creative friends!  I was working with the new Plentiful Plants Bundle and the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP yesterday and just had to share this card real quick!!

This has been such a fun set to play with - I am currently putting some cards together for my next class which will include two cards from this set.  What I love about this Stamp and Die bundle and DSP is that the combinations are endless.  Mixing and matching is made so simple with Stampin' Up's color coordinated papers, inks and cardstock!!

I did a little different fold with this one.  You can see it better with the inside view - then I will give you the dimensions.
  • Base is Soft Succulent Cardstock 4 1/4" X 11"  - cut 3 1/4" of the long end- this 3 1/4"' x 4 1/4" piece will be used for the front of the card.
  • Brick DSP  -from Bloom Where You're Planted DSP- pieces measure 2" x 4" for the small front flap and 4" X 5 1/4" for the inside of the card.
  • Turn the piece you cut off your base and adhere just the top of it to your flap - see photo above.  So you are going to center the 3 1/4 " wide  piece on the 4 1/4 inch base flap.
  • The multi colored DSP I used for the flap is from the new Hostess Paper bundle found on page 171 in the catalog called Pattern Party. It measures 3" x 4".
  • The next layer- from the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP- is cut with the Hippo & Friends Die in the grey speckled DSP 
  • The pots and green plants are cut with dies from the DSP - the more fern like plant was fussy cut from the DSP.  
  • I used the Ornate Frames for the little sentiment die and the sentiment is stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink with a stamp from the Pansy Patch stamp set.
  • I added some Genial Gems and a little bow with Crumb Cake Bakers Twine.
  • The inside is a 3" x 4" piece of Basic White Cardstock over the brick DSP.  I stamped a random leaf in the corner with Soft Succulent Ink. 
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Saturday, May 8, 2021

Color & Contour Florals- Stamping INKspirations May 2021 Blog Hop

 I am showing off two cards made from the new Color & Contour Stamp Set today!

If you are coming from the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop- Welcome!!

I am Ann Krucek, from Ohio, USA.  I am happy to be participating in the May Blog Hop where the theme is anything Floral.
I  used the new Contour & Color Stamp Set for both of these cards.  The first card is using the spotlight idea where I stamped several of the daisy type flowers in a random pattern in Momento Ink and then cut a portion of it out with a circle die. I took that piece I cut out and colored it with my Stampin' Blends and adhered it to a black scalloped circle to frame the circle.  
 Then I just lined it back up with where it was cut from and adhered the circle back in place. 

Sorry- just realized I left off the Basic Black cardstock! 

The second card is done with white embossing powder.  I stamped a piece of Shimmer White cardstock with Versamark ink randomly with the daisy type stamp from the Color & Contour set and added a leaf here and there.  Then I used the embossing powder and heat tool to get those raised white flower images.
Then I just used my Water Painters and water colored the with the new Polished Pink ink and just a tiny bit of Bubble Bee ink.  As you squeeze out small amounts of water - the colors blend nicely and you can paint right over the embossing and it magically stays white!!!  The sentiment is a die from the Ornate Frames set.  I added a few of the new In Color Jewels to give it a bit more sparkle and some Polished Pink Ribbon. 

These two cheerful cards are pretty simple to make but make an impact.

Now if you are following along or just starting the hop, below is the list of all the participants.
Be sure to check out all of the other talented bloggers for more fabulous inspiration !!
Next up is Aurelie Fabre


Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Jo Blackman

Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ● Mo Rootes

Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Leonie Stuart  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Danielle Kassing

Shel Anderson  ●   Teri West  ●  Vicki Milyard

Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Webster  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Susan Simpson

Annette Ball  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Melissa Gifford

Linda Moore  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Satomi Wellard  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ann Krucek  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre  ●  Elaine de Montmorency
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