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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Go for Greece Blog Hop



Hello Friends !! Today I am participating in the Go To Greece Blog Hop! where demonstrators around the globe will be showing some projects using Stampin' Up! products!! so be sure to visit all the blogs participating as I am sure you will get a lot of inspirations from all the demonstrators participating on this hop!

My card today features the Truly Tailored Bundle as well as the True Gentleman designer series paper! I love this suite a lot as it is very masculine and the colors are just really great cards made for the men of your life, Don't you agree?

Now this card is not my original design, I actually got the inspiration from Pinterest, though I honestly don't know the original creator of this card, as the pin I found was not referencing the person that designed it.  Anyway, I love going to Pinterest to get inspiration on cards, sometimes I case them completely, and sometimes just the lay out.. there are so many ideas to get inspired immediately!



Using the designers series paper as the background really makes this card shine! the paper is gorgeous! and it complements really well the stamped image.. I stamped the little bow in chocolate chip and then fussy cut it with the paper snips, though you an also cut one of the bows on the designer series paper, don't you think? 


Here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make this card, you can see this is super easy to recreate!! let me know if you have any questions.. 


Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog today, don't forget to visit all the participating blogs on this hop!! I am sure you will enjoy seeing all the creations featured in this blog hop!! there are so many talented demos participating!! you can see the full line up below..




Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make these cards, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....


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Lots of lovely stamp set!! - Retiring soon!



Hello Friends!!, here is project 2 using the lots of love stamp set!! As mentioned in my previous post, this week I am featuring two stamp sets, where the first three are going to be using the lots of love and the next three will be with Blooms & Wishes stamp sets!!, so make sure you visit my blog daily this week to see all the projects.. 



The card from today is another quick and easy card, where the sentiment is the focal point, and I made the flowers with dimensions, make sure you watch the video as I show a technique to do watercolor flowers but in a easy way!! so don't miss out on that little trick!! ;)  


Here is the video tutorial for this card, again make sure you watch how I made the flowers as I show how to do watercolor super easy!! 


Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make these cards, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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Monday, April 23, 2018

Lots of lovely stamp set - Retiring soon!!!



Hello Friends!!, this week I am featuring two stamp sets, the first three projects of the week will be using the lots of stamp set, and the following three are going to be using the blooms & wishes stamp set!!, so make sure you visit my blog during this week to see all the beautiful projects I had made with these sets.. 

Please remember that these products are retiring at the end of May, however these are while supply last, so some items are going away already, like the coordinating designer series paper from this collection.. so don't wait until end of May as these might be gone by then.. 





This suite is one of my favorites, and I love using the sentiment sending lots of love as the focal point!, I love the big bold sentiment as it makes card making so easy.. don't you agree?

The flowers on this set are also so beautiful, and I loved layering them up, I think that adding some dimension to the card makes them pop up even more!


You can see the video tutorial on this card!, I am sure you will enjoy watching how easy and quick this is.. 

Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make these cards, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors



Hello Friends!! Today I am participating in the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Alejandra Gomez - www.creatingwithallie.com or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Here are the In-colors that are retiring at the end of May, with the exception of Flirty Flamingo that is returning and will be available as part of our core colors!!!  



The card that I am sharing today is featuring the Emerald Envy as this is my favorite color from the Retiring In-color 2017-2018. I honestly will miss this color!!! 
The designer series paper on this pack is the naturally eclectic, which is as well retiring, this is one of my favorite packs as it has a watercolor look and is full of beautiful colors, so it can be used in lots of cards for multiple occasions.

Same as with the paper, the stamp set I chose is retiring!, this is Birthday blooms and it is also one of my favorites, I love the mixed fonts on the sentiments and the flower images are as well very beautiful, you can do  a lot of coloring techniques with this images.. so I found it to be very versatile.. :)
 

For this card I chose to color with the stampin' blends, I love using our new alcohol markers, and I know for the time being you cannot order them, but they are coming back sometime in May, and in the new catalog Stampin' Up! is releasing a lot more new colors!!! I am super excited to get more options for colors in the blends, as they are converted in my favorite technique for coloring!! I love that I don't see the strikes when I am coloring and I enjoy the blending of colors.. 

Dimensions: The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half (and it is in Emerald Envy), the next layer is lemon lime twist and it measures 3 3/4' x 5", from this piece I die cut the scallop circle from layering circles, and the designer series paper measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", then I die cut the largest circle from the stitched shapes framelits in whisper white, and also cut a strip of the lemon lime glimmer paper that is about 1"x 4", cut both ends to make the banner flags.

Stamp the images in the whisper white circle with the Memento Ink pad, and then color the flowers using the stampin' blends, and to add a little more to the flowers I used the wink of stella!! you can see in the close up the shimmery look that it will give to the flowers!! Believe me all things look better with Wink of Stella ;)


To embellish the focal point of my card, I added sequins from the tutti-fruit backed adhesive sequins, these are easy to add and I always feel like it adds more to a card.. these come in 5 colors (berry burst, lemon lime twist, so saffron, soft sky, pumpkin pie), so you get a good variety of sequins for your card making.. 


Hope you have enjoyed this card!! Most of the items used in this card are retiring so if any of these items are in your wish list, don't forget to order them right away as once they are gone, they are gone for good.. :)
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Alejandra Gomez - www.creatingwithallie.com, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.




Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make these cards, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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Friday, April 20, 2018

Retiring soon! Picka a pattern DSP and Pieces and Patterns stamp set


Hello Friends!! Here I am featuring another card using the pick a pattern designer series paper and the pieces and patterns stamp set, you can see from this week's posts that this set is super versatile and you can get different looks with the designers series paper and this stamp set!! 

As mentioned previously, if this is one of your favorites on your wish list, make sure you get this set before it is gone for good!! 



This card also used the one big meaning stamp set for the Thank you sentiment, and sadly this stamp set is as well retiring.. :(



Here is the video tutorial, so you can see how easy this is to make this card, I really have been enjoying doing quick and easy cards that can be made in no time, but they are still really cute! I am sure you will enjoy watching the video. 



Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Retiring soon!! Pick a pattern DSP and Pieces and Patterns Stamp set!



Hello Friends! Here is another project featuring the pick a pattern designer series paper and the pieces and patterns stamp set! As mentioned previously I am featuring a stamp set each week from the retiring list, so you can see them in action and maybe decide you want to get them before this is gone for good!



Here is the card that I am featuring today, I love this little critter, he is really cute! this was cut out from the designer series paper! 


As usual below is the video tutorial for you to see how to make this card, you will see this card is super easy and quick, yet it looks really cute! I am sure you will enjoy watching it. 



Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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Stampin for Autism team - blog hop



Hello Friends!! Today I am participating in a Blog Hop to support Autism and to fundraise for OAR which is the Organization for Autism Research to continue helping the families impacted by Autism.

As I mentioned earlier this month, April is the month for Autism awareness, so therefore you might have seen a lot of blog hops supporting this cause and raising funds to help organizations with their research and to continue providing programs that support those impacted by this disability 

To be honest with you all, I just recently started learning about this disability, and I am really surprised with how little it is known specially when a lot of children are being identified to have certain degree of Autism. When reading about this, most of the articles mention that it impacts children differently, and while there are certain commonalities on the symptoms, each child will be impacted differently, so truly the families going thru this have to learn from scratch about how to help their little ones as each case is very unique.

My card today is using dapper denim as blue is one of the colors used to represent Autism, and I wanted to make a card with a child in mind as this desease impacts mainly kids, and I thought this sentiment is just perfect! don't you think!!

On the previous blog hop about Autism, one fellow demonstrator mentioned that both of her kids have Autism and she described them as having super powers! It moved my heart seeing how she described the uniqueness of her little ones!! so I thought this sentiment would fit perfectly! 



As usual, this is a quick and easy card that you can duplicate without a problem, I used the eastern palace designer series paper, and picked the color combo for my card based on this DSP.

I started by stamping the dinosaur in dapper denim and then added the bones in basic black, this was super easy as the stamp set is photopolymer so you can see thru the stamp and therefore it is easy to line up the solid image with the bones. 
Then I added the leaves in lemon lime twist, so that I could fill out the background 
Finally I stamped the sentiment in a piece of lemon lime twist and cut a flag/banner at the end of one side of the sentiment and add it to the card with dimensionals and then added a bow with the dapper denim stripped grosgrain ribbon! 
I don't get tired to mention how great it is to have everything color coordinate that perfectly.. :)

  
Hope you have enjoy this card, if you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting me, I would be more than happy to help!!


Please remember to continue visiting all blogs participating on this hop, I am sure it will help increase awareness about Autism and how it is impacting families and also if you can please help us raising funds, any donation is greatly appreciated.

To make a donation to OAR, please click HERE

 
Also here is the supply list for all the items I use to make this card, you can click at any of the images to go to my online store, where you can purchase any of these items!! thanks a lot!! I truly appreciate your support, also don't forget....



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