Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Red and White Valentine

Be inspired this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I love the clean and simple look and this card is no exception.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the Small Heart Punch and Real Red Grosgrain Striped Ribbon and Viola....

Here is the inspiration photo for this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Do you see the backdrop?  It's covered in envelopes!  Too cute!!

Here is the inside of my card:

I used the Small Heart Punch to make the line of hearts on the bottom.  
The stamp is from the set called Delightful Dozen.

Make sure you get over there to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see how the photo inspired 
the rest of the Design Team!  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lollipop Favor

I've said it before and I'll say it again....I love the Design Team at Hand Stamped Sentiments!!  They are such a fun and talented group of ladies.  
Today I created a project from my friend Erica's tutorial that I purchased.  Click here to purchase this FABULOUS tutorial with some awesome projects!!

This is one of the projects from that tutorial....I did make a couple of adjustments because I didn't have all of the supplies.  Cute, right?!

I used the Scallop Envelope Die and the Doily Die to make the lollipop holder.  Then I used the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and the the coordinating Framelits.  Tied it all off with Real Red and Pool Party Ribbon.  
I got the lollipop at WalMart.  They were 10 for $1.  WOO HOO!

Happy Stamping,

P.S. This is one of the projects for one of my upcoming classes.  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine Inspired

I love being inspired!  And let me tell you, I know some FABULOUS ladies that inspire me everyday here on the good ol' internet!!  Today I wanted to share some cards I made that were inspired by my Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team friend, Elizabeth Price. Click here to see Elizabeth's card and my inspiration.
Here is what I came up with...

Same color combo, but 2 totally different looks.  I love the way they turned out!  

Stamps: Petite Pairs, Hearts a Flutter
Colors: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Whisper White

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Top of the Bag To Ya

I am busy creating some fun projects for my upcoming classes....4 of them to be exact.  I wanted them to all be a little different.  Here is a fun Small Cello Bag with a topper.  I used the largest Framelit from the Labels Collection and folded it over the top of the bag.  

Don't know if you can see them.....but check out the little Rhinestones on the stamped image and the little hearts dangling from the twine.
This is a quick and easy project for any occasion, but you know I love Valentine's Day!!

I used the You Are Loved Stamp Set.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gold Vintage Valentine

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we've created a sketch for you.  
I wanted to keep making Valentine cards, soooo.....

I really love the way this turned out!!  In fact, we will be making this one in my Valentine's class this month!  YAY!!  I used the stamp set called You are Loved.  Did you notice the Gold Embossed Stamp?  The colors are Naturals Ivory, Cherry Cobbler, and I distressed it with Soft Suede.
Here is the sketch for Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Hop on over there and check out the other lovely creations from the Design Team and join us for the challenge!!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Fancy Valentine Favor

I always like to make things to give to my kids' teachers.  This Valentine's Day we will be off track...this means we will be on a break from school.  So I need to get moving and make something before February 1st.  This is what I came up with using the Fancy Favor Die.

I will fill it up with some little goodies.
Here is a close up shot of the front.  I used the stamps sets called Hearts a Flutter and That's the Ticket.  I love to add a little sparkle and what better way than with our yummy glitter paper?!  Top it all off with the Whisper White Organza ribbon.  So cute!

If you plan to attend this month's Valentine's Day Class you will be making this Fancy Favor Box.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

All of My Hearts

 I will say again that I love Valentine's Day.  I love the hearts, the colors, the chocolates, the gifts, the flowers, telling someone you love them, but most of all...I love Valentine's Day because that's the day my Husband was born!  He is truly MY Valentine!!
I made a cute card this week for a couple of challenges.  I love how it turned out.

Here is a close up of the hearts.  Look at all of those details, the textures, the yummy colors!!  Do you see the little spritz of color on the background?

Check out this GORGEOUS ribbon.  You can get this for FREE starting at the end of this month.  It comes with buttons and 2 other colors of ribbon.  WOW....awesome, right?!

I entered the card over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Hop on over there and check it out!!

I also entered this a Paper Players Challenge.  Oh my, you must check out their fun stuff, too!!

Ingredients in my card:
Stamps:  None
Colors:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.
Accessories:  Pool Party ribbon (SAB), Finishing Touches Edgelit, Heart Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Sizzlit, Primrose Petals Marker, Spritzer Tool, Big Shot, Owl Punch (tiny heart), Small Heart punch, Hearts Framelit

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Valentine Season!! YAY!!

This week I joined TWO challenges with one card!  I liked the way it turned out so much that we will be making this card in one of my classes this month, too!  
It makes me happy to plan ahead....one of my New Year's Resolutions!!
Here is the card in some serious sunshine!!  LOL...

I wanted to show you this card in some different lighting.  It shows different detail.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors:  Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Honeycomb EF, Doilies Die, Hearts Framelits 
and Sycamore Street Button

One of the challenges that I entered is called Friday Mashup.  They want me to use the sketch below and "mash it up" with using Hearts in my project.  Please check out the lovely projects from the design team.
 Here is the sketch:

The other challenge I entered this week is over at Color Q.  I got to choose one of many gorgeous color palettes. This is the one I chose.  LeAnne and Noelle used these projects.  Be sure and stop over there and check them out!!
Here is the color chart:

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oh, Hello

I am having fun working with some new products.  Here is a simple card that I made for a challenge called Stampin' Celebration.  They put out a little inspiration photo collage and we just get to run with it.

I used 2 new stamp sets called Hearts a Flutter and Oh, Hello.  Cute, right?!  

Here is the inspiration photo collage....

Hop on over there to Stampin' Celebration and check it out!!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Back In Color

It's always fun playing with new goodies!  This card is no exception!!  I placed an order for myself for Christmas this year. Now that Christmas is over, I allowed myself to play with the new products from the upcoming Spring Catalog.  Here is what I came up with....

Did you notice the little bit of Basic Black peeking out from behind the hearts?  I wanted to make it look like a shadow.  
Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments for a BRAND NEW Challenge with a BRAND NEW look and a BRAND NEW system for the challenges.  You will LOVE IT!!  
Click here to visit this awesome challenge....don't miss out!!

Here are some more shots of the card that I made for this challenge.  I really love the simplicity, and most of all, I LOVE the new embossing folder.  It's called Needlepoint Border from the new catalog.  Can you see it?  It's just below the Primrose ribbon.  Awwww....so sweet!!

Here is a close up of the cutie little tags that I attached with a tiny safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets. Check out the layers of the hearts, too....

Colors: Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Basic Black and Whisper White.
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Tiny Tags
Accessories:  Tiny Tag punch, Vintage Trinkets, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Happy NEW YEAR and Happy Stamping!!
Krista Jensen