Saturday, March 11, 2017

FMS278: Party Animal Pop-Up Card

It's birthday season in our family, and one of my nephews turns 5 next week. When I saw the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week, it gave me the inspiration I needed to create my nephew's card. Here is the sketch:
And here is the card I made:




It's a pop-up card inside, and I have a horrible time trying to get a good picture of the inside of cards, but I figured I would show you anyways just so that you can see the possibilities with this suite of products.




A light box and background is at the top of my list to improve my pictures. The natural light in this new house is terrible! Well, at least for taking pictures. Blocking the Arizona sun in the summertime I suppose is worth more than a few good pictures, haha!


Stamps: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Party Animal DSP
Accessories & Tools: Large Numbers Framelits, Stars Framelits, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Big Shot, Gold Metallic Thread


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Facebook Friday: Sale-a-bration Edition!

You're invited to join me tomorrow at 1PM (MST) in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook group for a live demonstration of three Sale-a-bration projects. You can see a sneak peek below!




Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Noah's Ark Baby Card

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a baby shower for my husband's cousin and his wife. They live in Minnesota, so I couldn't go to the shower, but I wanted to send them a little gift and card anyways. When I saw the shower invitations, I immediately knew which stamp I wanted to use. Unfortunately, it is retired, but I included lots of current product. You could easily substitute your favorite baby stamp and leave the layout the same.






I used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the image, and it was so much fun! Coloring takes me back to my childhood. Maybe that's why it has become such a craze lately. The Watercolor Pencils have been a hot item so far, but they are currently available, so snatch them up! I'm hoping for an even larger selection in the new Annual Catalog because they are such great coloring tools!


I'll be going live on Facebook this Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM (MST) to share a few projects using Sale-a-bration items. Make sure to stop by my Naptime is Stamptime group and check it out!


Stamps: Two by Two (retired)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Shimmery White
Accessories & Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Brights Enamel Dots, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (silver), Sparkle EF, Lots of Labels, Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sending Smiles Sunset Card

Yesterday I shared a sneak peek of today's card. I went live to do a card demonstration in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook group on Friday afternoon, and I will definitely be doing it again! I thought I would share the full card with you today, but you'll have to join my Facebook group to see any future projects from my live videos there. :)






What do you think? I absolutely love the Lift Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog! This is one set I will keep long after it retires.


Stamps: Lift Me Up
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White
Accessories & Tools: Up & Away Framelits, Big Shot, Wink of Stella, Watercolor Pencils, Aquapainter, Brights Enamel Dots, Silver Metallic Thread, Triple Banner Punch


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, February 24, 2017

Facebook Friday: Lift Me Up

One of my favorite stampin' bloggers, Erica Cerwin, has been doing Facebook Live videos on Friday afternoons, and it has inspired me to start doing something similar. I will be trying it out for the first time this afternoon in my Naptime is Stamptime Facebook Group, at 1 PM (MST), and I would love for you to join me! Below is a sneak peek of the card I will be making.




I'll be back to share the whole card with you next week, but I hope you'll join me this afternoon and see it then!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Personal Update & February's Paper Pumpkin Kit

Happy 2017! I know, we are already way into February, but I feel like my new year is just starting. I spent November and December getting ready for a move, and in January I moved with my family to Gilbert, Arizona.






Moving to Arizona was not something we had planned on doing at this point in time, but God had other plans. For me, it was almost heart-breaking to leave our home in Colorado. So many memories there, and I've cried lots of tears over it. I can't complain, though. God has blessed us more than we deserve with a good job for my husband here, and a beautiful house to live in. Now I just have to get used to all the change. Easier said than done.


I also had to pack up all of my crafting and stamping supplies, and I haven't been able to unpack too many of them yet. I did make sure to pack most of it and label it myself, so at least I can dig things out when I need them!


I have a quick project to share with you today. This is a card made with February's Paper Pumpkin. Even though most of my crafting supplies are still packed up, Paper Pumpkin is allowing me to keep creating!






I love the cards this month! They are so fun, and I know my nieces and nephews are going to love receiving these in the mail for their birthdays this year. If you want to try Paper Pumpkin, make sure to subscribe by the 10th of the month. You can purchase a prepaid subscription and earn Sale-a-bration benefits here or sign up for a month-to-month subscription here.


We went to IKEA over the weekend and picked up a Kallax shelf for my stamping stuff, so I plan to spend time unpacking it all this week. Finally! (After I get the shelf put together that is...)


Thanks for bearing with me through my roller-coaster life. I, for one, hope things settle down for awhile now.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, January 6, 2017

Display Stamper Application: April

It's that time again! Stampin' Up!'s next OnStage event is coming up in April, and I am applying to be a display stamper again. I had so much fun with it last time, and I would love to do it again!


Enjoy these samples, and leave a comment to let me know what you think!




















Happy Stamping!
Rachel