Colour INKspiration 36: It’s an honour!

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Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Blog Hop and Colour Challenge #36. I’m quite honoured to be a guest designer with the Colour INKspiration Crew this month. The 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month this talented group of crafters design projects focusing on the Stampin’ Up! colour palette. The 2nd Wednesday challenge is currently working through the newly revamped Colour Families (CI #35 was Neutrals) and the 4th Wednesday – like this one –  uses a Pinterest-based image for inspiration. #CI36 features Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Basic Gray and Silver Foil, with Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Metallics permitted as well.

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(PS doesn’t that adorable little girl look as though she has been asked to eat something she has never seen before and can’t imagine putting in her mouth? Just saying!)

I confess to having been just a bit intimidated at the thought of using Soft Suede and Basic Gray on the same project – a little outside my comfort zone – but this is a challenge, after all!

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I think I pulled out most of my craft room and had it spread all over the desk trying to put this together!

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Colour INKspiration 36 Guest Designer

I honestly don’t remember where I began! When I stamped the large flower from Flourishing Phrases in Crushed Curry, I immediately thought I should layer it, and once I embarked on that process, I just couldn’t seem to stop. (I used a LOT of Stampin’ Dimensionals on this project!!) I had leaves and berry bits and ribbons all around me, and I just kept arranging and rearranging them until I was happy.

The Stamparatus was indispensable in aligning the sentiment so that I could stamp in both Soft Suede and Crushed Curry. If you haven’t taken the ‘Ratus Leap, treat yourself!

In order to find a balance between light and dark, I used the largest Stitched Shapes Framelit circle to ground my floral abundance. The Silver Foil behind the Woodland DSP also added some light, and I used Wink of Stella (a crafter’s best friend)  to emphasize the trees in the Woodlands TIEF.

All the little bits and pieces are tucked in and adhered with Glue Dots. The Silver Metallic thread is also held fast in the same way, but all of the main layers are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Maui Stamper Stampin' Up! Colour INKspiration 36 Guest Designer

The Colour INKspiration Crew is a South Pacific team, but the challenge is international. I hope you’ll give it a try! All entries are posted to the Colour INKpiration Facebook group.

One note for those of you outside Australia and New Zealand: challenges open and close in AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Many of us are on the other side of the International Date Line, and sometimes the math gets a little tricky. You can Google the current time, but I use a free app called Miranda that allows me to select any time in my time zone and see what it is in any other time zone. My family is spread halfway around the world (quite literally) and this app has come in quite handy!

Thanks for stopping by my part of the Pacific. You’re headed West now to Canberra and Monique Fielder, and I know you’ll enjoy her beautiful artwork. If you’re in the U.S. and you’d like to shop for the supplies to create your own version of this card, visit my Online Store.

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It’s RemARKably Halloween!

RemARKable Blog Tour

Welcome to the September version of the RemARKable Blog Tour.  This month I’m featuring the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps paired with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  It’s cute, it’s fun to color, and it’s quick!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

I didn’t have Halloween paper at my fingertips, so I pulled out this starry paper from the Presents and Pinecones Holiday Catalog DSP and used it with the Mini-Treat-Bag thinlits.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The little scarecrow is my favorite to color – I chose watercolors (Ink Refills and the Aquapainter) to achieve a vintage look.  The tag is the same for each of my projects – a Cookie Cutter Halloween punch, a 1 3/4″ Pumpkin Pie card stock circle, a black card stock tag embossed with the Woodland TIEF, and a vellum “washi” cut from the Mini-Treat-Bag thinlits set and stamped with Happy Halloween from Teeny Tiny Wishes, one of my crafting workhorses!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

This little vampire isn’t very scary, and he’s easy to color with Stampin’ Write markers (Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizazz).  He tops a treat bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The little mummy is my all around favorite.  I added the little heart (it’s one of the builder items on the punch) and colored a little Razzleberry face in there – how easy is that?  There’s a little mummy brigade behind the tag punched directly onto the Kraft Tag a Bag gift bag.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

The Gold Binder clips are perfect for attaching tags and closing up bags!  And that ribbon is the Peekaboo Peach taffeta – it blends very well with Pumpkin Pie!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Last in the lineup is the Skelly, accompanied by a Row of Ravens (Nevermore!) across the Petite Cafe Gift Bag.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Our new Kraft Rope trim is soft and easy to tie, and it coordinates with everything.  That’s my kind of accessory.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Blog Tour Stampin Up Cookie Cutter Halloween

Here’s the lineup!  You can hand out treats, deliver home-baked goodies, or even fill them up with worms and dirt and give them to all of the naughty boys and girls.

Well, we wouldn’t really do that now, would we?

Next stop on the tour is Heather Mathieson, and she is definitely not going to be naughty – I know she has wonderful projects to share with you!  Enjoy the tour.

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Nancy Amato 

Missy Bolinger 

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler 

Arden Dougan 

Tracie Langley 

Deb Lehigh 

Anne Matasci   YOU ARE HERE!

Heather Mathieson 

Audra Monk 

Linda Moore 

Maria Pane 

Michele Reynolds 

Pam Staples 

Janet Wakeland 

 

 

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Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396 $18

 

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Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps Wood #142242 $23 Clear #142255 $17

 

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It’s RemARKably Trick or Treat!

Welcome to the October RemARKable Blog Tour.  If you’re the type of person who does things sequentially, you’ve likely arrived from Tracy Langley’s blog.  If you’re a Frank Sinatra, I-Did-It-My-Way kind of person, well, I’m happy you’re here!

Maui Stamper Howl-O-Ween Boo-To-You Bundle RemARKable TourTrick or treat!

  • Stamps:  Howl-O-Ween, And Many More
  • Color Palette:  Tangelo Twist, Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Accessories:  Big Shot, Pillow Box Framelits, Window Sheet, Woodland TIEF,  Black 3/8″ taffeta ribbon, Black Bakers Twine, Happy Haunting DSP, Toe-Bod-Butts*

Maui Stamper Howl-O-Ween Boo-To-You Bundle RemARKable Tour*See the candy inside the package?  It’s called Toe Bod Butts.  The little white bit on the end is the Toe.  The orange part in the middle is the Bod(y).  And the yellow on the top is the Butt.  And you eat it in that order.

Anyone who tells you they’re called Candy Corn has succumbed to the wonders of Marketing.  Toe-Bod-Butts.  That’s what they are.

Maui Stamper Howl-O-Ween Boo-To-You Bundle RemARKable TourI absolutely love the Happy Haunting Designer Series paper (DSP).  This plaid is one of my favorites – if I lived where Fall was actually a season, I would have wool pants in this plaid.  Love love love it…so much that I think I have used up all but a few tiny scraps of the ENTIRE PACKAGE OF DSP.  Do you realize the enormity of that?  I’m a DSP Hoarder.  This is big, my friends, big.

You can put together a bunch of these watching a football game (ask me how I know) and have special treats for the kids in your son or daughter’s class, or your co-workers, or the football players for that matter.  And you might even get to sneak in a few Toe Bod Butts for yourself.  How fabulous would that be?

While you’re munching and cranking the Big Shot, click HERE to head over to see what Heather Mathiason is up to.

Maui Stamper Howl-O-Ween Boo-To-You Bundle RemARKable Tour

Coloring Stamps with Markers and the Weekly Deals

Maui Stamper Give Thanks Treat BagI’m captivated with these treat bags made from glassine sheets – it’s such a distinctive look!  Left alone, they look old-fashioned, but when you run them through a TIEF they are right on trend.

Maui Stamper Give Thanks Treat BagI used Stampin’ Write markers to color the image.  I wouldn’t want to do 50 of them this way, but it’s enjoyable to do a few.  The Rich Razzleberry ribbon from the Holiday Catalog is soft and has a lovely heft and it will stay in place.

Maui Stamper Give Thanks Treat BagYou could put this tag on a card, on a gift package, around a bottle or jar, or even tuck it into a lunch box or briefcase.

To shop for the supplies, visit the Online Store.

Products used:

  • Big Shot with Woodland TIEF, Mini Treat Bag Thinlets and Tags and Labels framelits
  • Glassine Sheets
  • Whisper White Thick Card stock
  • Stampin’ Write Markers:  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango
  • Thankful Forest Friends Stamp set
  • Hand-held Stapler and 3/8″ Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon

Ah…and here are the Weekly Deals for September 8 to 14th!

Maui Stamper Weekly Deals September 8 to 14, 2015

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Saving with RemARKable Bundles

This month the RemARKable Blog tour is focusing on the great savings you can enjoy with the many bundles offered from Stampin’ Up!

The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder was at the top of my Holiday Catalog must-have-list so it was easy for me to choose that bundle – the TIEF plus the Among the Branches photopolymer stamp set.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the Branches

The Mini Treat Bag is perfectly sized for Halloween treats and this great image fits perfectly in the Spider Web doilies.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the Branches The Woodland TIEF is a great background and shows up beautifully when the treat bag is made from the glassine sheets.  A couple of tiny pearls colored with permanent black marker add the final touch.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the Branches

Same stamps and accessories, but now there’s an Autumn feeling.  The message underneath “To You From Me” is “and tasty dishes” – but I wanted to use this for a birthday, thinking of you, or other message.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the BranchesIf you look closely, you’ll note that I ran the TIEF through with the trees being de-bossed.  If you really like that concept it’s as simple as turning your card inside out.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the BranchesI love the elegance of this look, with the sparkle of the glimmer paper, the soft Mint Macaron color, and the shimmer on the trees added with white craft ink and Dazzling Diamonds.

Maui Stamper Remarkable Blog Tour Among the BranchesI hope you’ve enjoyed today’s tour – check out the beautiful work of the other RemARKables!  Head on over to see what Heather Mathieson is doing next.

RemARKable Blog Tour September 2015

Here’s the full tour list:

Nancy Amato

Melissa Bollinger

Tamra Davis

Arden Dougan

Tracie Langley

Anne Matasci   <— YOU ARE HERE

Heather Mathieson

Ann Monhollen

Audra Monk

Maria Pane

Michele Reynolds

Pam Staples

Janet Wakeland