Wplus9 June Release: Group Post

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You made it!  Pile It On...
Set of 24 high-quality, photopolymer stamps
14 images, 11 sentiments, and 1 journaling line
Full Set Dimensions: 6x8
Price: $19

and its coordinating Pile It On die...
Pennant Size: 1.25" tall x .75" wide
Ice Cream Size: 1.75" tall x 1" wide
Price: $6

are available for purchase, TODAY, in the Wplus9 Design Online Store.  Get 'em while they're hot!  But before you're off to snatching them up, please check out one more, Pile It On beauty from me.
I started this card by trimming the top of a piece of pink, floral, patterned paper with a punched strip of Certainly Celery cardstock and the bottom with a punched strip of Certainly Celery cardstock and yellow, decorative, patterned paper; and machine stitching, with yellow-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the cardstock and pink, floral, patterned paper.  I, then, stamped a strip of Whisper White cardstock, in Pretty in Pink ink, with the starry background from Design Basics: Backgrounds I; adhered it in the center of the pink, floral, patterned paper; distressed its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; glittered it; and machine stitched, with yellow-threaded, straight stitches, along its top and bottom edges, before adhering the prepped piece to the distressed, with Moonlight White ink, Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
The seam binding ribbon was stained with Key Lime Glimmer Mist, crumpled, and set aside to dry, before being wrapped, around the card face, over the stamped, starry portion; tied, in a dressy bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished with a yellow button, laced with hemp twine, and a white-embossed, on a hand-cut, vellum banner, "Happy Birthday" sentiment.
I, then, stamped, on a Whisper White, cardstock die-cut, which had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, the cake image in Barely Banana ink; the beaded dots in Pretty in Pink ink; the cake frosting in Regal Rose ink; the candle in Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie inks; and finally, the frame, from Filigreed Frames, in Certainly Celery ink.  A little glitter added to the frosting and it was prepped for dimensionals and adhered just to the right of the embellished, dressy, seam binding bow.
A trio of yellow gemstones...
completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Heather Pulvirenti's Totally Hues: Challenge #7.
I cannot believe that we've reached the end, but I'm so thrilled to see what you all create with this scrumptious set and its coordinating die!  Thanks so much, as always, for stopping by, and please be sure to run check out the rest of the Design Team's fabulous creations.

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On, Design Basics: Backgrounds I, & Filigreed Frames (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, & yellow decorative (SU); pink floral (Webster's Pages); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: Barely Banana, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, & Pumpkin Pie (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: yellow thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Scalloped Scallop punch (EK Success); Label Layers I die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); dimensionals (Scotch); white seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Key Lime Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); yellow button & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); hemp twine (Hobby Lobby); yellow gemstones (Bazzill)

TPV: School Challenge & Card Patterns Sketch 117

Note: If you've come here looking for my Wplus9 June Release Sneak Peek: Day 4 post, please scroll down.

Good morning!  I hope that you all had a wonderful, Memorial Day weekend!  Ours was hectic, and not the least bit relaxing, but we'll survive and take our own holiday weekend another time.  I'll have lots of pictures to share, of what we've been up to, before the close of the week.  Anyway, I have a fun, little, teacher card, for you all, today.
I started this card by stamping the right edge of a piece of notebook, patterned paper, in Crumb Cake ink, with the alphabet design...
distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; trimming its left side with a strip of punched, Barely Banana cardstock; and machine stitching, with red-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges and between the two papers with red-threaded, zig-zag stitches, before tucking a red, polka dot ribbon over its top edge and adhering it to the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I, then, stamped the "FROM YOUR TEACHER" sentiment, in Basic Black ink, and the apple heart image, in Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Garden Green inks, on a piece of die-cut vellum; framed it with a piece of die-cut cork; adhered it in the vertical center of the card face...
and embellished its top center with a large, red, polka dot bow...
to complete the look.
My inspiration for this card came from The Paper Variety's School Challenge...
and Card Patterns' Sketch 117.
I'll be back, again, late tonight, with our Wplus9 Design June Release: Group Post.  Until then, have a terrific Tuesday; and thanks, as always, for peeking in!  Oh!  And before I run, I'm uber excited to tell you all that this card made the CARDS Denim Challenge line-up on CREATE:, and this card put me in the Top 3 over at Do You Stack Up?  Woohoo!  Thank you so much to all the creative minds who made said such possible!  I'm so, extremely honored!
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Alphabits & Teacher Talk (SU) Paper: Crumb Cake & Barely Banana (SU); vellum (Paper Studio); aqua notebook patterned (Cosmo Cricket) Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, & Basic Black (SU); Tea Dye (Ranger) Other: red thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); red polka dot ribbon & Spiral punch (SU); cork (MEGA Brands, Inc.); All Occasions Label & Label Layers I dies (Wplus9)

Wplus9 June Release Sneak Peek: Day 4

Monday, May 30, 2011

Welcome back for Wplus9 Design's June Release Sneak Peek: Day 4!  The creation that I have, for you all, today was made for my son's little friend's birthday.
I started this card by dry embossing the music note pattern in the Whisper White cardstock; adhering it to the front of the clear, cardstock, card face; machine stitching, with blue-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; and backing it, on the inside of the card face with a slightly larger piece of Brilliant Blue cardstock.
The gifts were stamped, from left to right, in Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, and Barely Banana inks.  Then, the center package was white embossed with polka dots, and the far right package was stamped, in Brilliant Blue ink, with polka dots, before adding hand-cut ribbons, which were stamped, on Whisper White ink, in the same inks as above, just varying it from package to package, and glittered.  After adhering them, haphazardly, across the vertical center of the card face, with dimensionals...
I wrapped a length of Peapod Twine, just below them, around the card face; laced its ends through a white, felt star and soft yellow button; tied it, in a bow, near the left edge of the card face; and embellished it with a stamped, in Brilliant Blue ink, on a hand-cut, Whisper White, cardstock tag, "HB2you" sentiment.
A couple of pieces of Whisper White cardstock, adhered to the inside back and back of the card face itself, gave me a place to script a little note to the card's recipient and made it mail ready.
Tomorrow's the big day, ya'll!  Pile It On and its coordinating die can be all yours!  Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the sweet and lovely comments you've been leaving me during this release!  You all are the best!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin

Oh!  And I nearly forgot!  I've got a few, sweet pics of my baby girl, wearing one of the ice cream clips, from Day 1, that I made for her.
{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU); clear (PTI) Ink: Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, & Barely Banana (SU); watermark (VersaMark) Other: blue thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); music embossing folder (Provo Craft); Big Shot (Sizzix); Peapod Twine (The Twinery); yellow button (Paper Studio); felt star button (Favorite Findings); dimensionals (Scotch); Dazzling Diamonds (SU); white embossing powder (Ranger)

Wplus9 June Release Sneak Peek: Day 3

Sunday, May 29, 2011

So, I've got that layout that I promised you all, in yesterday's post, for Wplus9 Design's June Release Sneak Peek: Day 3, today.  Let's just dive right in!
I started this two-page layout by splattering the Baja Breeze, cardstock base with Ivory White, acrylic paint and stamping the journaling lines, from From the Kitchen Of, in Baja Breeze ink, right in the center of it all.  That's where I wrote, in Basic Gray ink, It's not very often that we get to celebrate birthdays with the rest of the family because of the distance, so we counted ourselves blessed to be in town for Madison's big day.  What a beautiful, young lady she has grown up to be!  April 24, 2010.
I, then, turned to the left side...
adhered a couple of strips of patterned papers, haphazardly, in the vertical center of the page, just below my stamped, journaling lines; trimmed them, along their bottom edge, with hand-cut, patterned paper doilies; and machine stitched, with red-threaded, straight stitches, along the top and bottom edges of the patterned, paper strips.
After adhering pictures, I stamped the "Make a Wish!" subtitle, in Basic Gray ink, just to the left of the left-hand picture...
and trimmed out portions of the top and bottom edges, of the layout itself, with strips of patterned papers and punched, Real Red cardstock, all of which were anchored with bits of red-threaded, zig-zag, machine stitches and the bottom of which served as the foundation for my "madison @ 10-yrs.-old" title, which was created with an alpha "m" and my own handwriting.
After positioning pictures on the right side of the layout...
I tucked in a few, more, hand-cut, patterned, paper doilies and trimmed the bottom edge with more, patterned, paper and punched, Real Red, cardstock strips, anchored with zig-zag stitches.
The pendants, on both sides of the layout, were die-cut from a red, polka dot, patterned paper; machine stitched, twice, along their top edges; tied, in knots, at their ends; and had dimensionals tucked under their bottom edges for a little, added interest and dimension.
Finally, I stamped that dotted line, in Baja Breeze ink, all around the bottom, top, and outside edges of everything and tossed in a few, silver pearls for good measure.
Thanks so much for peeking in, ya'll; and please come on back, tomorrow, for one more day of fabulous, sneak peeks, before Group Post day!  Now, off you go to check out what the rest of the super, talented team has up their sleeves.  Oh!  And be sure to leave a comment, for each day of the release, over at Dawn's blog, for your chance to win some of this month's yummy, release treats!  Woohoo!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On & From the Kitchen Of (Wplus9) Paper: Baja Breeze & Real Red (SU); red polka dot (Crate Paper); multi-colored stripe, doily, & swirl (October Afternoon); yellow polka dot (Sassafras); yellow decorative (SU) Ink: Basic Gray & Baja Breeze (SU) Other: red thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); pendant die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); 2010 Sale-a-Bration punch (SU); Ivory White acrylic paint (FolkArt); dimensionals (Scotch); silver pearls (Mark Richards); green plaid alpha (Sassafras)

Wplus9 June Release Sneak Peek: Day 2

Saturday, May 28, 2011

So glad to have you back visiting for Wplus9 Design's June Release Sneak Peek: Day 2!  I've got more to share, with you all, using Pile It On.  Check it out!
I started this layout by stamping the cones in Soft Suede, Barely Banana, and Regal Rose inks on a strip of Whisper White cardstock; dressing up the white space between them with the scroll stamp, from Filigreed Frames, stamped in Baja Breeze ink; distressing its edges with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; trimming it down its right side with a tulip, Starter Strip and down its left side with a strip of pink, polka dot, patterned paper; adhering it near the right side of the grungy, notebook, patterned paper; and machine stitching, with yellow-threaded, zig-zag stitches, between the left-side, patterned paper and the stamped piece and, with yellow-threaded, straight stitches, between the Starter Strip and the stamped piece.
After adhering pictures, I machine stitched, with yellow-threaded, messy stitches, a circle around the bottom picture; adhered two, patterned-paper-covered, chipboard brackets, one above the pics and one below; and created my "the sweet stuff" title with aqua alphas, anchored with yellow-threaded, messy, straight stitches, tied off, in knots, at either end.
The dotted lines, stamped, vertically, in Baja Breeze ink, just to the left of the pictures and above my stitching, is yet another stamp from this set that is going to get a lot of mileage in my creative space.  I, then, journaled, just to the left of the stamped lines, in Soft Suede ink, After the train ride and seeing the sights, we hit McDonald's for soft serve cones and a little tickle time.  We just love visiting and spending time with Grandpa and Grandma.  June 12, 2010.
A few, button blossoms...
and a yellow, arrow sticker, stamped, in Soft Suede ink, with the "Pile it on..." subtitle, complete the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from this January 2011 PageMap, courtesy of Becky Fleck.
That's all, for today, folks; but I'll be back, tomorrow, with another layout, boasting more from both Pile It On and its coordinating die.  Hope to see you then!  And please be sure to stop on by to feast your eyes on the lovely creations the rest of the Design Team has created just for you.

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On & Filigreed Frames (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU); grungy notebook patterned & tulip Starter Strip (Sassafras); pink polka dot & yellow & pink plaid (American Crafts) Ink: Soft Suede, Barely Banana, Regal Rose, & Baja Breeze (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: yellow thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); aqua alphas, button blossoms, & yellow sticker arrow (Sassafras); chipboard brackets (SU)

Wplus9 June Release Sneak Peek: Day 1

Friday, May 27, 2011

Welcome to Wplus9 Design's June Release Sneak Peek: Day 1!  Woohoo!  We're back, and Dawn has cooked up a fantastic, Pile It On, stamp set all about birthdays and celebrations and sweet treats, as well as a fun, new, pendant/ice cream, coordinating die, for you all, this month!  So, without further ado, please check out my first, inspired creations!
I started this card by stamping the cones, in Crumb Cake ink, along the bottom edge of a piece of Whisper White cardstock and topping them with with ice cream, from right to left, in Barely Banana, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip (Those sprinkles are a stamp, too!), Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze and White inks.
The center cone was topped with a stamped, in Real Red and Chocolate Chip inks, cherry, which was also given a little shine with Crystal Effects.
I, then, trimmed the top of the piece with a punched strip of Barely Banana cardstock and the bottom with a punched strip of Pretty in Pink cardstock and turquoise, speckled, patterned paper; machine stitched, with white-threaded, straight stitches, across the stamped portion's top and bottom edges, just for a little more texture; and adhered the entire thing near the top of the Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.  A length of yellow twill tape, tied, in a knot, just left of center...
and the stamped, in White ink, "What's the scoop?" sentiment...
complete the look.
And I just had to sneak in these super fun, little barrettes, that I made for my daughter, with the coordinating die.  Every morning, now, she wakes up and says she wants her ice cream cones.  I really tried to get a picture of her wearing one, but between the stormy weather (meaning lack of good lighting) we've been having and her being a wiggly, two-year-old, I just haven't had any luck.  I promise to try to sneak one in before the end of our release week, though.
They're super simple, just two die-cut, from felt, cones for each clip.  I then sewed a few, seed bead sprinkles onto the top cone and stitched them together with embroidery floss, leaving the top edge open temporarily to stuff them with a little fiber-fill.  After closing it off with stitches, I topped it with a red, cherry button and glued it to a hair clip, which had been covered in a color-coordinating ribbon.
Okay, ya'll, that's all, from me, for today, but the rest of the team has lots of goodies in store; so, be sure to stop on by.  Plus, please leave a little extra love for our two, new, well-known designers, Cristina Kowalczyk and Jean Martin.  So excited to have your talent and expertise on the team, ladies!  And thanks ever so much, to you all, for stopping by!  Oh!  And please drop by again, tomorrow, for more Pile It On creations; and have a wonderful, Memorial Day weekend!

Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn Woleslagle
Elise Durenberger
Jean Martin
Kerrianne Gwin
Lea Lawson
Savitri Wilder

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Pile It On (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Barely Banana, Pretty ink Pink, & Whisper White (SU); turquoise speckled (heidi grace) Ink: Crumb Cake, White, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, & Baja Breeze (SU) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Bracket & Threading Water Border punches (Fiskars); yellow twill tape (C.R. Gibson); Crystal Effects (SU)