Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Creative Crew

I have some great projects to share with you for the March edition of the Creative Crew.  Only one more month for me and then I will be done on this design team. It has been a lot of fun coming up with something for each of the challenges!  This month our focus is Travel-Take Me Away!
We've been cooped up because of weather for a while -- it's the end of a successful Sale-a-Bration season -- and it's a time to travel through memories.

CCREW0313DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - DSP/Color Focus: Let's soar with the wonderful Fan Fair dsp and island indigo, which will be gone soon.

Create a project with island indigo and fan fair dsp or some of the colors in that dsp. You must use island indigo, though.
I didn't have any of the Fan Fair DSP so I chose some of the colors from it to work with.  I wanted to do something that would work for a masculine birthday, so I left out the pink.  I used markers to color the arrows (not sure what those are called!) and stamped it repeatedly. This is one stamp I don't think you need the Stamp-a-ma-jig lines up pretty easily!  Good thing too because that is just one extra step. I love these colors with the Blue Ribbon stamp set. I know I probably should have saved the Island Indigo to make an actual blue ribbon, but I already had the base of my card assembled with the torn Island Indigo cardstock and I thought it was a bit too much blue.  So, I guess I will call this one Yellow Ribbon. lol After I was finished I threw a few random rhinestones on there for an unexpected added touch. 

Stamp Sets: Blue Ribbon, Oh Hello
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimesionals, Newsprint DSP

CCREW0313CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus: Check out the Fan Fair Product Suite in the IBC, pp.106-117. Romance us with Elements of Style or Everything Eleanor. Take us away with Postage Due or Papillon Potpourri. Intrigue us with Daydream Medallions or Nature's Price.

Choose any of the beautiful stamp sets in this suite and amaze us!
I just got an order in from Stamp Camp and this is my first project using the Borders Scoring Plate.  I have to say, I am sad I didn't get it soooner!  I just love the added bit of texture it adds and it really grounded my little butterflies so they aren't left in the blank space. :) A tip I learned from my upline is to rub wax paper over your cardstock before you score it. It really helps the stylus to glide over the cardstock more smoothly! 

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Just For You
Cardstock: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, VersaMark
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Simply Scored and Borders Scoring Plate, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, heat tool
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sycamore Street DSP and ribbon, Tangerine Tango embossing powder

CCREW0313HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday Focus: Travel the road of words. Quote someone. Over the years Stampin'Up! has quoted many people in their stamps.

Use a wonderful quote as a focal point in your project. (You may use any quote that SU! has ever produced, even retired, but you must let us know the year of the stamp and the stamp set name.)
I was up at 3:30 in the morning the day I made this card. I could not sleep and just kept thinking about what I was going to do.  I knew I wanted to use a stamp from this stamp set because of the nice big font. I googled the quote but the author is unknown. I wanted the card to be fairly simple so you could focus on the quote, so I kept the butterfly one color, Wisteria Wonder.  It is backed with Silver Glimmer Paper to glam it up a bit and I added some rhinestones to the ends of the swirlies on the quote for a bit more bling.  Two of the corners are rounded and I wanted a bit more Elegant Eggplant to tie the colors together so I added the tab with the rhinestones.  This card came together in about 20 favorite kind of card! 
Stamp Sets: Feel Goods, Swallowtail
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Corner Rounder, Curly Label Punch
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

CCREW0313SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Scrapbook Focus: Travel back in time.

Create a scrapbook page or home decor that honors a grandparent or grandparents.

This is a picture of my grandparents. We were at a wedding and the bride and groom had everyone stand up.  Then they had you stay standing if you were married 5 years, 10 years, and so on, until they got to the couple that was married the longest, which was my grandparents.  The couple gave them a bouquet of flowers and took some pictures with them. This was my favorite one. I pulled the colors from the photo, champagne, Baja Breeze and black.  I kept the layout pretty simple since I knew I wanted to add a lot of glam with the glimmer paper. I love that Champagne Glimmer Paper. It is so luscious!  The black panels are embossed with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and I used Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint to paint inside the alphabet title at the top. 

Stamp Sets: Broadsheet Alphabet, Everything Eleanor, Feel Goods
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Tools: Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Accessories: Champagne Glimmer Paper, Champagne Glimmer Paint, Dimensionals

Make sure you head on over to the Creative Crew gallery and check out the projects by the rest of the design team.  You can play along too!  Just upload your projects to the March 2013 Creative Crew gallery and tag them with the tags I have listed with each challenge. Have fun playing along with us. We love looking at everyone's work!

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