Time to play with the Creative Crew

I am super-excited today to share my Creative Crew projects for February on Splitcoaststampers. Wow! They just keep the FUN challenges coming!

Eastern EleganceCCREW0214SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Scrapbook and More Focus: Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17. Send a RAK to someone this month after you share it with us. This can be anything!
I made this card and a Fancy Favor container to hold teabags for a friend of mine, who is going through a difficult medical issue. I sure hope she likes it!

Stamps: Tea Party
Paper: Eastern Elegance DSP, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate
Ink: Crushed Curry, Silver Encore
SU Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Bigz XL Fancy Favor die (retired)
Finishing Touch: Aluminum Flashing, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Artisan Embellishment Kit (retired)

Vivid VasesCCREW0214HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Holiday Focus: No Brainer Day is February 27.
Make a project in the spirit of No Brainer Day: simple, easy, obvious or totally logical. Add a little bling for some elegance.

I am definitely CAS-challenged so I had to channel Mary Fish and this is what I came up with. Of course, no one does Mary Fish like she does, but I am not disappointed in this card. It was a quick card with plenty of detail.

Stamps: Vivid Vases
Paper: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink: Gumball Green
SU Tools: Simply Scored Tool
Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, In Color Dahlias

Window Card

CCREW0214CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – Catalog focus: punches! Stampin’ Up! has so many great punches that make our cardmaking that much more fun. Use a punch or punches to create a window card.

I was so intent on making the window card (and there are so many different styles of them, aren’t there?) that I didn’t quite read it correctly that the window should be made by a punch! My apologies to the Creative Crew staff! I did use a punch though! In the end, I really love this card!

Stamps: Forever with You, Banner Blast, Petite Petals
Paper: Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Ink: Black Stazon
SU Tools: Banner Punch, Window Frame Framelits, Petite Petals Punch
Finishing Touch: Candy Dots, Linen Thread

Me & You

CCREW0214DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM – DSP/Color Focus: Watercolor Wonder designer papers (OC, p.23) or the colors: crushed curry, daffodil delight, gumball green, island indigo, smoky slate, tangerine tango and whisper white. Use this dsp or these colors with your latest purchase or free item from Stampin’Up!

Last but not least – my Watercolor Wonder card for yet another anniversary card! We have a few anniversaries (long story!) so they all have to be properly recognized (i.e. excuses to eat out and play with more paper!).  Don’t we all love to find reasons to celebrate? My kids tell me that there is a holiday here roughly every 6 weeks, so what is a few more for the Mageed household?!

Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Yippee Skippee
Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
SU Tools: Heart Framelits, Scallop Topper Tag Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Decorative Dots and Scallops Embossing Folders
Accessories: Designer Buttons, Candy Dots

So, I am very happy to be on the SCS Creative Crew till April and hope you enjoyed the projects I made for them! If you did, would you take a moment and leave me a comment? I would love to know if you prefer me to show you the cards one at a time or all at once like I did today. The March challenge has been set and promises to be great, so please come back to see those! Till then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥

February Sampler

February Tabletop

I really loved Dawn Olchefske’s sampler and thought it would be a great way to do my February tabletop display.  I began by choosing my paper patterns from the Fresh Print DSP from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog.  The overall size of my sampler is 6″ x 6″ with the squares starting at 1 3/4″ in Real Red and Coastal Cabana cardstock, then 1 1/2″ DSP.  The stamped images are 1 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock. I then went through my extensive stamp set collection (best part of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, right?) and started to fill in each square.  There is something here for everyone in my family, little remembrances that they should all love and appreciate!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Sets: Vivid Vases (Wood #133818), Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (Wood# 131068/Clear #131071), Sent with Love (retired), P.S. I Love You (retired)
  • Paper: Fresh Prints DSP Stack (#132996), Real Red (#102482), Coastal Cabana (#131297), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: Early Espresso (#126974), Real Red (#126949), Coastal Cabana (#131175)
  • SU Tools: Bracket Label Punch (#132153), Postage Stamp Punch (#122344), Small Heart Punch (#177193), Large Heart Punch (#119883), Starburst Framelits (#132967), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (#119861)
  • Finishing Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)

So, another month is finished!  I hope you enjoyed my sampler today and, if you did, would you take a moment and leave me a comment?  I enjoy hearing from you and would love to know your ideas for my March display.  You will also be entered into my February Blog Candy Giveaway!  Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is now in full swing and is a great time to save money while you are stocking up on all of your MUST-HAVE products.  Are you interested in getting 20% off on your Stampin’ Up! products – on top of the free products?  It is so easy to sign-up and I would love for you to join me in this wonderful hobby!  Please contact me if you are interested!  Don’t delay!  There is no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration!

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥