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ICS Blog Hop – Color Challenge – Spooktacular Bash

Hi Stampers.  Welcome back for another Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop.  This time we have been issued a color challenge.  They challenged us to make a card or project using: Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape & Silver.  This is a great combination for a Halloween card!

Inspire Create Share Color Challenge Blog Hop October 2019

I made my card using the Spooktacular Bash stamp set.  It was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Amy Koenders. I used her layout, but changed up the colors to match our challenge.

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash Happy Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I wanted to feature the cute little vampire from the Spooktacular Bash stamp set. He is featured in a silver foil frame and colored in using the stampin’ blends. The frame was die cut from the silver foil using the Ornate Frames Dies.  Truthfully, those dies are why I bought this bundle.  I can see using this bundle all year long!

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash Happy Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My vampire is set on a 2″ tag and has the phrase Happy Halloween above him and some of that awesome Black ribbon over that, tied with a bit of white bakers twine.  The two words “happy” and “halloween” are from the A Wish For Everything stamp set.  They were stamped onto Whisper White CS and cut out with another frame from the Ornate Frames Dies. Can’t you just see that frame being used with sentiments all year long?!?!

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash Happy Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The pumpkin pie layer is dry embossed using the Bricks & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Spooktacular Bash Happy Halloween card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Click the next icon to be taken to Charmane Hopkins blog – Renee’s Paper Treasures – she is next on our hop.

These are the supplies I used:

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Place a $30 (or more before tax and shipping) order at www.QueenBCreations.net and receive a detailed PDF tutorial on how to make these cards using the Stampin' Up! Ride With Me bundle

This month’s PDF is all about the Ride With Me Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code RDSKZUR3, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

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PPP Blog Hop – Bone Appetit Alternatives

Hi Stampers. Welcome back for another Paper Pumpkin Possibilities blog hop.  We are here today to show you alternatives to the September 2019 kit – Bone Appetit. This goes to show I’m old but when I first saw this kit, this card idea popped into my head.  Anyone else out there old enough to recognize the Grateful Dead?  The Grateful Dead were form in Palo Alto in Northern California – back near my home town.

sept 2019 stampin up paper pumpkin alternative grateful dead card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Here is my card and 3D item – the skeleton was a little small for the coffin treat box, but he looks kinda cute hanging out in there…

sept 2019 stampin up paper pumpkin alternative grateful dead card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

This card was created based on my looking at a poster I found on Pinterest.   You can see that pin HERE. The background is sponged and then I sponged ink onto the skeleton die cuts from the kit. It didn’t look right without the top hats, so I had to hand cut those.  But, I think the end result was worth it.

sept 2019 stampin up paper pumpkin alternative grateful dead card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I wasn’t quite sure what to do as an alternative for those little boxes that came in the kit, so I cut one apart to line the inside of my coffin with it.  The spider web was a perfect fit for the top of my coffin.

I hope my alternative ideas inspire you to create something fun with your September Paper Pumpkin kit!  There are many more ideas to follow, so just click the link below to continue on the hop.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to earn this months Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial (with a qualifying order)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

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Place a $30 (or more before tax and shipping) order at www.QueenBCreations.net and recieve a detailed PDF tutorial on how to make these cards using the Stampin' Up! Harvest Hellos bundle

This month’s PDF is all about the Harvest Hellos Bundle. This PDF includes all the instructions to create six adorable cards – I’ve even included a few simple fancy folds!.

All orders of $30 and above (before tax and shipping) placed in my online store using the Hostess Code QC424PBZ, will be emailed the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial within 48 hours.

PLEASE NOTE, if your order is over $150 before tax and shipping DO NOT enter the Hostess Code and you will receive all the Stampin’ rewards you earned on your order AND the Customer Appreciation PDF tutorial.

Don’t forget to check out the “stock up and save” – DSP sale!

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
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Genuine Gems – Sending Awesome Your Way

Stampin' Pretty Blog Hop Badge for September 2019

Hi Stampers.  Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “It’s the Sentiment That Counts”  – showcasing new or favorite sentiments as the focal point of their project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

When searching for which stamp set to use for this – focus on the sentiment project, I reached out for the Genuine Gems stamp set.  It has this “awesome” large sentiment!  I knew I wanted to color with the stampin’ blends – but what color?  Since it’s feeling a bit like fall, I wanted to use Cajun Craze.

Stampin' Up! Genuine Gems handmade encouragement card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Next, I spent some time trying to match colors and then remembered to use my Stampin’ Up! color coach!  The color coach gave me three choices on what to pair Cajun Craze with.  I chose to use Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake. I cut my layers using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  This made layering super easy!  I decided to stick with just the cardstock and the sentiment with a touch of linen trim. No other images and no DSP ensured the focus is on the sentiment!

Stampin' Up! Genuine Gems handmade encouragement card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The sentiment was stamped onto Very Vanilla CS using Merry Merlot ink.  I colored in the larger letters using the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Duo and accented the shadow with a bit of Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend.  The braided linen thread is wrapped above and below the sentiment.  The bow was created separately and attached with mini glue dots. Snail adhesive was used on the first two layers , but the Very Vanilla layer is popped up on dimensionals.  This made it easy to ensure the braided linen trim didn’t prevent the layer from laying flat.

Stampin' Up! Genuine Gems handmade encouragement card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Inside the card, I used a layer of Very Vanilla CS.  I stamped the inside sentiment in Merrry Merlot and then added a 1″ strip of Cajun Craze CS, a 3/4″ strip of Crumb Cake CS and a 1/2″ strip of Merry Merlot CS layered near the bottom. Quick, easy and focused on the sentiment! Give it a try – “YOU’VE GOT THIS”!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 9, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share “My Favorite Season” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  20. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations  <—- you are here

These are the supplies I used:

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ICS Blog Hop Over The Moon Country Home

Hi Stampers. Welcome back for another ICS Blog Hop – I’m just Over the Moon for this Fall / Autumn theme! Starbucks has their pumpkin spice latte back in stock so we know “fall is in the air”!

Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Country Home fall / autumn card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations #icsbloghop

When I thought about what stamp set I wanted to use for this fall theme – I pulled out the Country Home stamp set.  That milk can is just too cute!  The sentiments from the Country Home stamp set were a perfect fit, too!

Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Country Home fall / autumn card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations #icsbloghop

It’s only natural that the milk can should be paired with the cow in our super cute, Over The Moon stamp set!  I stamped the cow first and them masked it and then stamped the milk can.  Next, I masked them both and sponged the sky and grass.

Stampin’ Tip:  If you want to make it look like two images are one stamp – use masking.  Masking means that you stamp the item you want in front first, then stamp the same image onto another piece of paper (I use post it notes) and cut it out.  Place this “mask” over the original image and then stamp the next image.

Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Country Home fall / autumn card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations #icsbloghop

The wagon wheel is from the Country Road stamp set.  I stamped in Soft Suede and die cut it using the layering circles dies. The wheel was placed behind the stitched oval and the two were attached with stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Country Home fall / autumn card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations #icsbloghop

This was a fun one to color with the stampin’ blends!  (I had soponged the sky and grass and then used the light seaside spray to fill in any white close to my image on the top and a light crumb cake to fill in any space on the bottom). Since the cow and milk can reminded me of being down on the farm – the pinewood planks embossing folder and the burlap ribbon just felt like a natural fit!

Stampin' Up! Over The Moon Country Home fall / autumn card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations #icsbloghop

I sponged a little Garden Green (grass) and Crumb Cake (dirt) inks and stamped the cow popping in from the right. Isn’t that inside sentiment sweet!?!  You just can’t go wrong with either one of these sets – but together they are just over the top cute!!

These are the Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ (base)
  • Very Vanilla CS – 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla CS – approx. 3″ x 2″ (for oval)
  • Very Vanilla CS – approx. 2″ x 2″ (for wheel)
  • Very Vanilla – 5″ x 5/8″
  • Soft Suede – 5″ x 3/4″
  • Burlap Ribbon – approx. 7″

 

Are you ready for more fall themed inspiration? Head on over to Elizabeth’s blog by clicking the “next” button below.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – to receive my monthly Customer Appreciation PDF with your qualifying order (it’s fall themed this month, too)!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place a $30 (or more) order and receive my FREE Customer Appreciation PDF Tutorial.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
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Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop – Gift of Fall

Hi Stampers.  Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities August 2019 Blog Hop.  We are here to give you alternate ideas for your Gift of Fall paper pumpkin kit.  I made my alternatives by also using the super cool “add-on” pack that you could get this month.

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used the gift bag that came in the kit and added a strip of Crushed Curry CS down the middle of the bag and then layered the paper pumpkin parts over the top.  I stamped the tag with a sentiment from the Paper Pumpkin set in Early Espresso ink.

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I then added a bow using the 5/8″ burlap ribbon and used the tissue from the paper pumpkin kit on the inside of the bag.

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the card, I used a Merry Merlot card base – 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″. Next, I cut off 2-3/4″ of the card front and decorated it using the back of one of the cards (the Crumb Cake and one of the tags cut to a rectangle).

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The top of the card from the kit was cut down to 2-1/2″ x 4″ and adhered to the left side of the card front. A leftover strop 3/4″ x 4″ from that card was adhered to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White for the interior of the card.

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the focal point on the front, I used a Merry Merlot stitched circle from the kit and cut a slightly smaller Whisper White circle on top of that.  One of the velum leaves was added to the center of the white circle and they were all put on the card front using stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! August 2019 Gift of FAll paper pumpkin alternatives by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I used Crushed Curry ink and the “happy thanksgiving” stamp from the kit to finish the interior of the card.

If you live in the United States and would like to shop with me you can follow any of the photo links below to get to my online store. When you place your order, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Hostess code – from the bar on the right – for your chance to be this months hostess and earn FREE hostess rewards!

If you need help with how to use the host code you can find the answer here. If you would like to join me for some classes, clubs or events make sure to visit the events page or sign up for my newsletter so you will never miss out again.

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

These are the supplies I used:

click on the picture to be taken to my store to purchase

If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to . . .

  • Join me on Monday’s at 2:30 PM (MT) on my Facebook page for Facebook LIVE.
  • Receive a FREE PDF tutorial when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter (exclusive offers) & daily blog updates here.
  • Earn up to a $45 shopping spree with my Royalty Rewards Program.
  • Check out the clearance rack and save up to 70%.
  • Save 10% on coordinating product bundles!
  • The $99 Starter Kit is the best deal of ALL! Discounts & benefits here.
  • Visit my gallery for paper crafting ideas.
  • Place an order and join my Queen B Creations VIP club for many more FREE PDF Project and Tips.
  • Join my Online Classes to create some fabulous projects using Stampin’ Up! products with great layouts, fun folds & techniques you won’t want to miss
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
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Wedding Pocket Card – Pals Blog Hop

Hi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals’ August  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments Wedding Pocket Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to make a wedding card using the Wonderful Moments stamp set and the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The daughter of a friend is getting married next year and her colors are dark red and gray, so I used Merry Merlot and Basic Gray cardstock.  She’s young, she must know what’s on trend – right?!?

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments Wedding Pocket Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I chose to make it a pocket card where the two sides are triangles that folded in and I layered ovals over the center.  I stamped the bride in Smokey Slate ink and colored using Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin’ Tip: I actually stamped on scrap paper first and then onto the Whisper White CS without re-inking.  This is referred to as second generation stamping.  It made a lighter image outline, so my coloring stood out more than the lines.

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments Wedding Pocket Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The  dress is accented using the Shimmery Whisper White Embossing Powder.  I just love how it makes her dress sparkle!!

Stampin’ Tip: I filled a dried out blender pen with Versamark refill ink. This allowed me to draw where I wanted the embossing powder to go (between the outlines, but not over them).  Then I sprinkled the embossing powder and heated with the heat tool to melt it.

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments Wedding Pocket Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The inside pull out section is a (4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″) layer of Basic Gray CS covered with a (4″ x 5-1/4″) layer of Whisper White CS and a 1/2″ x 4″ strip of the DSP at the top.  I also added the same DSP to the flap of my envelope.  I love it when everything matches!

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Moments Wedding Pocket Card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink into the center of the Whisper White layer.  Next, I punched a 1/8″ hole in the center of the top and added Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Here is a diagram of how I cut my 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Merry Merlot CS for my base.  For the DSP, I used two pieces of 3-1/4″ x 5-3/8″ and cut from the left side of the short side to the middle of the long side.  I attached these layers to my card using snail adhesive.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Thank you for visiting please take the time to say hello and leave a comment.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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