Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pink Dahlias in a Crate

It's an inspiration board challenge of the next two weeks at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I'm sure you can tell from my card that I was inspired by the "love" crate on the left side of the board.

Supplies for this card include:
Stamps - Lilypad Lake
Inks - Basic Black, Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, and Pear Pizzazz
Framelits - Lakeside and Wood Crate
Papers - Early Espresso, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstocks, and Wood Textures DSP
Accessories - Subtles Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread, and an Aquapainter

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunshine and Rainbows Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome to my Seeinginkspots Blog and April's Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop.  This month we are showcasing hand stamped creations using the Sunshine and Rainbows Photopolymer Bundle.
Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer Bundle
A few weeks ago I was flying to Boise Idaho and we had just taken off.  It had been raining all morning, but finally the sun came out, the perfect conditions for rainbows.  We were only in the air about two minutes when I noticed we were flying right next to the top of the rainbow--I had a once in a lifetime chance to be face to face with a bright and glorious medley of perfect color.
While the Sunshine and Rainbows Bundle is designed to make rainbow scenes my mind saw the images and framelits and instantly thought watermelons.  Once I get a vision in my mind it's hard to shake it, so why not just go with it.  So, I have whipped up some bright and cheery watermelon themed rainbow cards complete with seeds!  That's right the raindrop image makes perfect seeds and the Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes are the best added touch to give them a dimensional touch.
I love this quick trick to add large rick rack edges to a card.  To make the fancy edges cut a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock and fold in half.  Put the long side of the cardstock against the edge of the Envelope Punch Board with the end at the 5" marking.  The next step is to punch, then move the cardstock to the 4" marking and punch.  Repeat at 3", 2", and 1".  Below the photo shows the first side completed.
Flip the cardstock over and repeat.  That's it, you're done.
My first and second cards both include the Simple Stripes TIEF.  I think the stripes are a great way to echo the stripes of the rainbows.  For all three cards I heat embossed the greetings.  I found that Versamark and White Embossing Powder were the best mix for a clear and crisp look.
My last card came together after getting a fat ink smudge on my completed watermelon rainbow.  It broke my heart to just toss it out, so I cut the smear off and then sliced what was left into wedges--cute don't you think?  
It has been fun having you visit my blog and sharing my watermelon Sunshine and Rainbow cards. You are now off to Emma Goddard's Coastal Crafter Blog where she has something to share that you're going to love.
Stampin' Supplies
  • Stamps:  Sunshine and Rainbows Photopolymer Set
  • Inks:  Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Berry Burst, and Versamark
  • Cardstocks:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, and Vellum
  • Papers:  Tutti Frutti DSP and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
  • Tools:  Rainbow Builder Framelits, Simple Stripes TIEF, and the Envelope Punch Board
  • Accessories:  Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, Black Solid Bakers Twine, 1/4" Double Stitched Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Lemon Lime Ombre Ribbon, and Birthday Mini Binder Clips

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018

To all of you visiting my Seeinginkspots Blog I give you a warm welcome and say "hello."
Today I am participating in something different and something oh so important.  I’ve teamed up with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators to Stamp Out Autism.
I remember years ago
sitting with a bunch of my cousin's at a beach house in Capistrano.  My cousin's wife was talking about one of her son's and how autism was effecting their lives.  After getting help on learning how to handle everyday experiences with children affected by autism she felt comfortable to reveal the bumps and issues she faced daily.  One experience she shared seemed so minor yet her willingness to go to the extra mile made all the difference in creating a positive-loving outcome.

Her son liked a particular brand of peach yogurt.  Not so much for the flavor, but for the container in which it was sold.  You see he had to maintain his EXACT routine to stay calm and happy.  One day she was stressed to learn the yogurt was being discontinued, so she bought all that she could find.  When the yogurt was gone she lovingly cleaned each container and refilled them with another brand of peach yogurt.  I was glad she shared and opened up with us so we could listen and support her.  Over the years I have learned more about autism and I am thankful for that early eye opening experience.  As I meet parents whose children battle the effects of autism I am able to support them with love and offer them my patience.
For my card
I started with base of Thick Whisper White Cardstock which I spritzed wth Pool Party Ink Refill mixed with water in a Mini Mister.  I stamped small flowers with Pool Party from the Number of Years Stamp Set.  For the focal point of my card I had in my mind a ribbon "l" followed by the "ove." I hand cut the ribbon and then used the Large Letters Framelits to finish.

From Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer I cut eight total flower bundles from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and clipped them apart to add to my "l" ribbon.  Tucked here and there are Basic Rhinestones and Brights Enamel Shapes.
Two last details for my card include a Soft Sea Foam strip of cardstock stamped with the greeting "side by side" from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set in Marina Mist Ink and a shoestring tie of Dapper Denim Bakers Twine.

Together, side by side, we can help stamp out autism.  If you would like to learn more and help just click on the link below.  Your support, love, and kindness to others makes the world a brighter place.
Your next stop along this beautiful hop is with the fabulous Tami Hewlett.  She makes some of the most amazing hand made cards.  I am sure she will inspire you with her talents and kindness.

Elizabeth Price You are Here
Tami Hewlett Next along the Hop

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday Montage Blog Hop

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop.  We are nine SU! Demonstrators who love to share what we create.  We hop every other week so don't forget to be back in two weeks.
For this hop I decided to share with you all an awesome experience I had at the Las Vegas Onstage.  It was a privilege and honor to present at Onstage and to work with Brandi Barnard.  I shared the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and the Lakeside Framelits.  What a BLAST!  What a memory to treasure.
Showcasing the simplicity and power of the background image was my focus for my first card.  With the simple technique of stamping off and one image I made a sky, a horizon line, water, shoreline, and sand.  This was the first card I made when I received the stamp set and it was at that moment that realize the power in the wavy line background image.  It's a MAGIC stamp.

Quick tip for this card:  Slice the bottom of the sun and glue it to the horizon line to give the illusion of the sun setting.
For my second card I used the wavy line background image to create a sailboat reflection.  I inked up the background stamp with Soft Sky and inked the sailboat stamp with Island Indigo, then kissed the boat image to the background stamp.  Huff, stamp on Shimmer White, and watercolor with an Aquapainter.  I used new In Colors for the boats; Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick. 
My third card gives you a sneak peek at three new colors; Petal Pink in the birds, Soft Sea Foam, and Granny Apple Green.  The card base is Powder Pink which pairs beautifully with the Petal Pink.
My focus for my third card was to share the tips are properly aligning the wavy line piece in the Lakeside Framelits Set.  Take a look at the picture below and you will notice that three sides are straight and share while the fourth edge, which I like to consider the top, has a curve.  That curve is the exact shape of the bottom/last wavy cut.  Knowing that detail will make it so you can align and space the framelit to perfectly cut the image again if you want.
My fourth sample features the wavy line background image used as both a stamp and a paintbrush.  I shared how to create customized woodgrain paper using a painting/swiping/streaking technique on Glossy White Cardstock.  There are three layers of ink; Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.  With each layer of ink you get lighter handed with the application.
Look who else was at the Las Vegas Onstage.  Fellow Monday Montage Hoppers Wend Wiexler and Breelin Renwick.  We had a sweet few minutes to say hello and catch up with one another.
Thanks for hopping by and checking out my Lilypad Lake Las Vegas presentation samples.  Your next stop is with the super sweet Julie Warnick.  Hop on over and give her some love.

Monday Montage Hoppers

Friday, April 13, 2018

#TGIF155 An Animal Outing

I have an Animal Outing rather busy and leafy card to share for our sketch challenge this week at #TGIF155.
This sketch is SO totally cool.  I love the repeated images that fall down the right side of the sketch and the off kilter layer tucked behind the focal panel.  And, any sketch that has a skinny tie you know what I am going to do... Add twine!  I don't know what my issue is, but I have to have it on everything.
The up and coming new stamp set called Animal Outing is the only set I used on this card.  Thank you Stampin' Up! for the most adorable gift and the many other thoughtful surprises you gave to each Onstage attendee.
Tips for this card:
  • Spritz half a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Pool Party Ink and the other half with Pear Pizzazz Ink.
  • Use a Silcone Craft Mat to stamp a reversed giraffe.
  • Chop up and scatter the leaves from the Petals and More Framelits Dies.
  • Flip the wooden elements over to reveal the white side instead of the raw wood.
  • A sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter brings a bit of shimmer and spunk.   I adhere it with cheap aerosol hair spray.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Share What You Love Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

The time is now to "Share What I Love" and that's Stampin' Up! and paper crafting.  This month Stampin' Up! Demonstrators around the world can preorder exclusive products from the most glorious new suite called Share What You Love.  

In this new Share What You Love Suite you will find stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments, AND the most gorgeous, luxurious, stylish, beautifully painted pack of DSP you will ever set your eyes upon!  The specialty pack is truly SPECIAL.  Each pack comes with 24 pieces of cardstock weight paper.  You get four sheets of each double-sided design (that's so helpful for planning for classes).  The colors of the papers are fresh and rich, the floral, leaf, and text designs are fashion forward, and there are lots of luscious pearlized details.

For my May stamp classes we will be making packs of cards all tied and tagged ready to give as a gift.  My customers will get their hands on the GORGEOUS designer series papers and the Love What You Do Stamp Set.  Each card pack will include four cards with the same layout, matching envelopes, a layered tag, and a Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon tie. 

It's quick and easy to add a Pearlized Doily to the velvet ribbon shoestring bow.  Just wrap the ribbon around the cards and slide the doily onto the two ends then finish tying the bow.  The tag is stamped with images from the Make a Difference Stamp Set.  The bakers twine and silver floral embellishment comes from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

In the photo above you can see the pearlescent shimmer.  Did you know that Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 30th year of business?  Pearl is the traditional and modern gift associated with a 30th anniversary.  What a subtle yet totally artistic way to celebrate by adding such a beautiful feature to the Share What You Love DSP.  I LOVE this paper and want to share it with everyone!

Here are a few more cards to let you see the beautiful Share What You Love DSP.

Tip:  Use an ink pad and a direct to paper technique to add color to the laser cut tags in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit.

Demonstrators get your bundle or shop a la cart today to prep for your May classes and workshops. Customers your chance will come in May to add these beautiful products to your stamp collection. You will not want to miss out on this opportunity; these bundles will only be available as a catalog preorder and the FREE gifts only are included in the bundles!

It's been a blast having you stop by my Seeinginkspots Blog.  Your next visit will be with the ever so fabulous Emma Goddard!  Enjoy your way through the hop and happy stampin'.

  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • CLEAR BLOCK E 118484 $12.00
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE STAMP SET Photopolymer 146676 $27.00
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • PEARLIZED DOILIES 146936 $4.50
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO STAMP SET Photopolymer 148042 $21.00
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE STAMP SET Photopolymer 146676 $27.00
  • VERY VANILLA 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCK 101650 $9.00
  • PEARLIZED DOILIES 146936 $4.50

Gift of Notecards Stampin' Supplies:

  • Love What You Do and Make a Difference Stamp Sets
  • Very Vanilla Notecards and Envelopes
  • Share What You Love DSP
  • Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, and Old Olive Ink Pads
  • Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
  • Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon