Saturday, April 21, 2018

Craft Room Organization Part 1: Small Space Storage

I love a good organized craft room, but it's hard to keep it clean and organized! In this video I'll show you some great organizing products to help you get your space organized! Keeping it that way is up to you. 😉

This is just a corner of the playroom, showing you don't need a large space or an entire room! Organization can come with a desk, drawers and a shelf! Add a couple pretty dollar store bins or Target finds and you'll have a stunning space!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my craft room storage tips! I'm moving out of the corner and into the downstairs office!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Retiring In-Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to our Sweet Stampede Team Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the retiring in-colors!

I have to admit I didn't love these colors at first, but now I'm heartbroken to lose Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy! I AM ecstatic that Flirty Flamingo will be sticking around permanently! What about you? Which one are you MOST sad to see go? And are you loving the fact that Flirty Flamingo will be added to our permanent color collections?? Let us know in the comments below!

I made this card for our monthly team swap that had a "spring" theme and inadvertently used 3 of the 5 colors! I guess that means I LOVE them and they feel springy to me!

My original idea ended up as a major failure (see below), but I finally came up with the idea to use the Brushstrokes Background Stamp (which is *gasp* RETIRING!) on watercolor paper. I just masked off the area under the umbrella with a post-it note before stamping. You may want to use a couple post-it notes because all that water could soak through the mask.

I stamped the umbrella handle and heart "raindrops" in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and embossed the clouds and Love sentiment in gold (sooo gorgeous!) I then die cut the umbrella out of gold shimmer paper and popped it up with dimensionals. I love those gold accents to really brighten it up! 

I also love how you can play with different colors on the background. I just used 4-5 different ink pads and inked up the background stamp, spritzed the watercolor paper, AND the inked up stamp, then stamped! It's beautiful and unpredictable which gives you a unique card every time!

I added the masterpiece to a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock base and voilà! 
(And yes, that's pronounced with a V) ;) It's ok, we all make mistakes. Here's mine:

It's all about trial and error baby!

Don't forget that the Brushstrokes Background, the Weather Together stamp set & dies and those gorgeous in-colors are ALL retiring (so sad!) so order yours before they're gone forever! Use hostess code Y4EGCDS9 at checkout and I will send you a free gift!

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Which is your favorite retiring in-color?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March Team Swap

Have I mentioned how much I love our team?!? Every month we do a swap where we make 10 cards (or more if you choose to sign up in multiple groups) and then swap! All the cards are always gorgeous and over the top! I have to admit mine this month is just OK to me. I always feel like I need to step it up when I get my teammates AMAZING cards in return!

I make and send a LOT of Birthday cards, and I hadn't used this adorable suite much yet so I figured it was time to pull it out!

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I love the images, and the paper and the coordinating dies!!! My latest obsession is cutting out the images from the Designer Series Paper with the die cuts! It's addicting!!!