Stampin Up Color Combos

Do you have a hard time choosing colors when making cards?  I know I do.  I really struggle with it.  I am starting to work on my color combos.  I thought I would take you along for the ride!  I got a Better Homes and Garden magazine from a friend and it is all about color palates for interior decorating.  But I thought why not use it for cards!?  

After checking out the samples in the magazine,  I decided to use, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Sahara Sand as a combo.  They are pretty close to the sample colors provided in the article.
Then I decided to switch out the solid Island Indigo with a printed Island Indigo pattern. The piece I used is from the Sycamore Street Designer Paper that is FREE with a $50 order right now.
Here is the first card.  The magazine said to use the neutral color for the majority of your room, so I applied that same concept to the card.  I really love how this one turned out.  The splash of Tangerine goes perfect.  I chose Summer Starfruit as my card base because it was my least favorite in this combo. I used the Million Dollar Moments Stamp set, this is a hostess set you can choose for FREE when you are your own hostess at a $150 order.

Here’s the second one and it’s my FAVORITE!!!  I love the ducky!
Although the colors don’t scream spring to me, I feel like the stamp sets really make if feel like a spring card.  I love the oval frame.  I cut two ovals from the Oval Collection Framelits.
Here is the video!

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Project Life – Finding What Works


 Welcome to our January
Project Life Blog Hop for our Project Life Connection Group “Project Everyday Blessings”
We are committed to sharing with you each month where we are with our Project Life System, Albums & Techniques.
Its our hope that we will inspire you to capture memories and record them.
If you missed the full line up here it is:
Katina Martinez {Loving Life’s Little Blessings} http://www.twochicsandacricut.blogspot.com/
Wendy Cranford -{Luvin’ Stampin’ Up} – http://www.luvinstampin.com/
Crafty Hobby House- http://thecraftyhobbyhouse.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Atkins Cindi Atkins {scrapinoma} http://scrapinomaplb.blogspot.com/
Melissa Amick [ 1 Pirate & 2 Princesses ] –http://1pirate2princesses.com/
Melissa Miller {Living Life Creatively & With Twins} – http://livinglifecreativelyx2.blogspot.com/
Cricket Rawlins – http://www.cricketstamps.blogspot.com/
Deveney Stolk – http://deveney093.blogspot.nl/
Lisa Wilkinson http://createfor7.blogspot.com/
Tiffiani Paini {Crafting For Them} http://www.craftingforthem.wordpress.com/
EE Wang Kachinski http://www.eekachinski.blogspot.com/

Here is my Project Life for this Month:
Since we are focusing on Finding what works… I am trying out this idea!  I put plain grid cards all over the house with pens.  This way when I think of something great to write down or a moment  happens I can write it down.  So far it’s working great.  My plan is to print January photos in February then I will already have my journaling finished.  I will let you know next month how it worked!


Please hop to – Michele Vargo Heath {See Chel’s Musings} 
http://www.seechelsmusings.blogspot.com/


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MORE Chalkboard Technique


Here we are again… more chalkboard stuff! 🙂  HEE HEE!
I really love the chalkboard technique.  I have been playing around with it like crazy.  I made a quick video today showing some ideas on things you can do!
I used the Feeling Sentimental stamp set to create this one.  This is a SALE A BRATION stamp set. You can get it free with a $50 order.  I love the phone booth stamp paired with the OH HELLO from the Oh Hello stamp set.  It is just so cute!
  • BEST DEAL become a member and get 25% MORE in your Starter Kit–instead of $125 worth of products, get $156.50 worth and pay only $99, FREE SHIPPING!
  • When you spend $150, get a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper (pg. 160 in the Annual Catalog), $25 hostess dollars and choose one FREE SAB product for every $50 you spend (for example, $150 in products = 3 FREE SAB products!).
  • When you spend $400, get FREE Silver Glimmer paper, a FREE product bundle (stamp set, ribbon, buttons, and designer series paper), $65 hostess dollars, 50% off any full-priced item, and choose one FREE SAB product for every $50 you spend (for example, $400 in products = 8 FREE SAB products!). Or host a workshop in your home and get all this for being the hostess with a party of $400 or more
Thank you so much for stopping by!

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You are my Sunshine Chalkboard Technique



The chalkboard technique is very new to me.  I AM IN LOVE with it!  We have great single stamps out right now.  This project features the You are My Sunshine one.  It’s only $5.95 for the stamp!

I had a stack of 6 compressed boards.  I used my Crop A Dile to punch holes in the tops of them so I could use them to hang up.  I painted the boards with chalkboard paint from the local hardware store.  I used the Whisper White Craft Stampin Pad from Stampin Up.  I had to use my heat gun to dry the ink.  I just love how they turned out!  I used 1 1/4″ Two Tone Ribbon from the Sping Catalog, you can find it on page 13. 
Here is what my desk looked like when I was working… I was so into making these. I had a blast!

I made this one for my sister!  She’s amazing. And I always want her to remember that because she believed in herself she is who she is today.  Happy Birthday Katie!

 I made this one for Tina, my friend, for her to hang in her office! And the Oh Hello one is for me I think! LOL… I just love it, it’s my favorite one and I think I will hang it in our bedroom.

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