cre.a.tiv.i.ty: {kree-eh-tiv-i-tee} n. 1. the discovery of one's self

Monday, August 11, 2014

Long Card-in-a-Box

Hi All,
Thought I would share this. A friend of mine at work asked me to make a card to commemorate an anniversary with her significant other. She like the images from the Dapper Dad stamp set as she had seen a simple card I made using it. I proceeded to make a card in a box and realized that the images were too long for a regular square Card in a box. 
I came up with these measurements for a long version.

Cut full sheet in half to 4 1/4 x 11
Score at on the long side 2", 5 1/4", 7 1/4" & 1/2"
Score on the short side at 2"
Cut braces at 3 3/4" and score 1/4" on either end.

See below diagram

Additional photos are shown below.
I coloured the watch and bow tie using my Richrazzelberry Blendabilities.
The sentiments are from Chalk Talk, Good Greetings and Teeny Tiny Wishes, the patterned paper is from the Moonlight Designer Series paper stack,

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Stampin' Up Blendabilities...

Hi All,
I can't stop playing with my Stampin' Up Blendabilities Markers.
I just got my Blended Bloom stamp this week and I had to give it a go.
I started by stamping the image in Momento Tuxedo Black and then coloured it up using the Rich Razzelberry set of Blendabilities. 
Even though my card base is Blackberry Bliss from the new In Colour collection, the markers matched perfectly. The designer series paper is from the Moonlight paper stack. I created a tag using my Scalloped Tag Topper punch in Daffodile Delight paper, ran it through the Fancy Fan embossing folder and added some branches from the Bird Builder punch in Old Olive to set it off.
A really cool tip... Check out Frenchie Martin's video on how to Colour Ribbon with your Blendabilites.
This is how I made the sentiment banner and then stamped on the ribbon using the Four You stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Card in a box...

Hi all, 

I haven't posted in a while. Been very buzy with summer events, friends, work etc.
I was able to get this in tho...
Here's a card in a box. You can find the tutorial over at
Wishing you all a great summer.
Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

In This Together.... New Product from Stampin' Up.

Here's another in this series of Martini girls from the new In This Together stamp set from Stampin' Up.
I coloured up this pretty lady using the pumpkin pie Blendabiltie for her dress sand skin tone assortment for skin and hair. 
The balloons were made using my 3/4" circle punch and the Owl builder punch. The designer paper is from last years Sale-A-Bration and the sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

YNS Fun Friday Challenge

Hi All
its Fun Friday challenge time again over at the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog.
We've got a new sketch and colour challenge for June.
This week, I'm featuring the Bluebell bunny digi stamp.
I coloured him up using my blender pens and layered him on designer paper.
Be sure to check out the challenge.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Stampin' Up Catalogue for 2014..,

One of the newest stamps from Stampin' Up is this adorable set called 
In This Together.
Another one of the new products this year are Stampin Up Blendabilities, which I used to colour this beautiful lady. I used paper from the fresh prints paper stack from the occasions mini. The sentiment is from Happy Hour.
Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

YNS June Digi Release Blog Hop

Hi there! 
Welcome to our June Your Next Stamp Digi and Rubber Release Blog Hop! We have several new digis and stamp sets to love! Some of the new images are going to be perfect for Father's Day. You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store.

The hop begins on Brianna's blog and if you've been hopping along, you should have come from Angel's blog. Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list located at the bottom of this post for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate. The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog June 4th.
For my project, I've use this adorable digi image, Sailor Girl. She looks like she has her arms stretched out for a hug so I used the sentiment from Heartfelt Sentiments.

We're currently doing some spring cleaning around here and everything in the store is ON SALE – 
even the new items are 20% off so now is the time to shop!

We are currently trying to reach 3,000 fans on our Facebook Page. Please LIKE us for your chance to win!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and hopping along with us! 
Now it's time to head on over to Ruza's blog but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment.

Friday, May 23, 2014

YNS-Fun Friday Challenge

Hi All,
Its Fun Friday Challenge time again over at Your Next Stamp.
This time, I'm using the Gardening Fun digital Stamp.
I coloured the image up using my Copic Markers and and used Tim Holtz distress inks.
The designer paper is The Green Stack from DCWV.
Thanks for stopping by…