Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Color Throwdown

I am so excited to be chosen as the featured stamper at the Color Throwdown this week!  We were given this lovely color palette to work with. 

These are not colors I typically work with, so this was a really exciting challenge for me! As much as I wanted to use my new Stampin' Up! goodies, they hadn't arrived yet when I was ready to create, so I set to work with some of my "old" stamping supplies. 

I love this butterfly from Beautiful Day so I embossed it in silver and used my Aqua Painter and inks to color it in. I couldn't find a stamped sentiment to suit me so I settled with the "celebrate" thinlit instead. I think I like it without a stamped sentiment!

I hope you will play along in the week's challenge. I would love to see what you create with these gorgeous colors!  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Make a Monster

After the fire, my dear friend Chris sent me a big box full of Stampin' Up! goodies. Make a Monster was a stamp set that I had never had before and one that I was especially excited to ink up when I saw it. I've made several things with it since then, including a chore chart for my boys, but nothing that I've shared! I thought this would be a good set to use with all of the new blends that I got last week. Here is what I came up with!

I used this great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Don't they look so cute popping in from each side? I think my coloring is getting little better, too. Practice makes perfect so I guess I will make some more cards! 😂

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Share What You Love

The Share What You Love suite was the first thing I HAD to have from the 2018-2019 annual catalog. Usually when that happens, I don't give the collection nearly as much love as it deserves! I'm happy to say that that is not the case this time! I have used EVERYTHING in the collection! On today's card I used the Love What You Do stamp set, pearlized doilies, and the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. And isn't that Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to die for?!  I just love it! Stampin' Up! really hit it out of the park with this fantastic suite, don't you think? 

I used the layout from CAS(E) this Sketch! for my card. I love this sketch and can see myself using it a ton, especially to use up all that gorgeous DSP that I'm always afraid to cut into. 😁
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!