Bubble Over and We Must Celebrate!

Bubble Over and We Must Celebrate by Krista Thomas, 2018 Occasions Catalog, Stampin’ Up!

I love the bright colors in this fun birthday card, which were inspired by the free Sale-a-bration paper, “Bubbles & Fizz”.  It coordinates with Bubble Over stamp set & bundle, and I found that this cute bear from the We Must Celebrate set, can hold these cute soda bottles as though it was meant to be!

The little soda bottles were cut with scissors from the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper and the little fizzies above them are dots made with a Bermuda Bay marker.

Here’s the inside of the card which I love as much as the front!  The bottle caps are die cut from silver foil paper, but they’re reflecting the card color and didn’t photograph very well.

Bubble Over with Birthday Wit by Krista Thomas, 2018 Occasions catalog, Stampin’ Up!


The sentiment is from Birthday Wit and I crossed out “sugar free” since this particular soda is full of sugar, I’m sure of it!  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

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Petal Palette Watercolor, PCC275


Up today is a card I made for the Paper Craft Crew  Sketch Challenge #275 (PCC275) and this is the sketch we were to use:

Paper Craft Crew challenge PCC275

I love the diagonal cut and I chose to emboss my diagonal piece with one of the new Petal Pair embossing folders.

Here’s my card featuring products from the Petal Passion Suite:

PCC275, Petal Palette, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog

I used the Petal Palette stamp set and watercolored the flowers after stamping them with black Staz On ink.  They are die cut with the coordinating framelit from Petals & More and then popped up on the card with dimensionals and a bit of gold thread looped in the background.  Below the yellow panel is a die cut, again from the Petals & More Framelits, using Old Olive card stock.

Did you notice the water drops on the white background?  Those are the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and I love how they add just a subtle touch to the card.

If you like sketch challenges, here’s another one that I did previously.

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by today!

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Waterfront Birthday

Birthday Wit stamp set has some fun sayings and I thought this word bubble worked great on this card.

Waterfront, Birthday Wit, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog,

The nature scene was stamped with Waterfront and the bird in the sky is from Wherever You Go.

I think a fun saying for the inside of this card would be something like this- “Just kidding, I didn’t forget…Congratulations on turning another year older”…or it could simply say “happy belated birthday”.

Either way, I’m having fun creating different scenes and it’s easy to do with the Waterfront set.  Here’s another card that I made with it.  If you’d like to order your own set, just click on the product picture below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up store, and thank you in advance!

Thanks for stopping by today….

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Two Barn Doors are Better Than One

Two Barn Doors card, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions by Krista Thomas

If one barn door is good, then two is better, right?  I thought it would be fun to create a larger opening using this new bundle, found in Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Occasions catalog, and I still wanted the doors to slide open.

Here’s what’s behind the sliding doors:

Barn Door Bundle & Hedgehugs, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

It’s that cute Hedgehug stamp set again!  This time I used both hedgehogs, one in Powder Pink, the other in Soft Sky and both with Early Espresso ink.  They are fussy cut (with scissors) and glued onto a Crumb Cake panel that is 3 7/8” x 2 1/2”.
Even though I wanted a bigger opening and thought that having two doors would make it so, it didn’t turn out that way because the runners behind the doors prevented it.
Next time I’ll try adding the hardware on the outer edges and make the barn doors swing open.  Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Since I wrote this post, I found this card by Debbie Henderson, so I guess great minds think alike!
You can see my first Barn Door card here.

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We Must Celebrate SSC169

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TGIS…(Thank God it’s….Saturday!) I hope you’ve all had a great week, the first one of 2018, and are happy that the weekend has arrived.

I decided to make a card that would fit the Sunday Stamps Challenge (SSC169) shown above and here’s what I came up with:

www.regalstamping.com, We Must Celebrate, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

I used a new set from the 2018 Occasions catalog, We Must Celebrate, and colored the animals in with my PrismaColor Pencils.  The ribbon is Tangerine Tango which to my eyes looked almost identical to Calypso Coral.

SSC169 We Must Celebrate

I used a glitter pen to color in some of the confetti on the blue background, and the swish under the critter’s feet is from Waterfront, another new stamp set shown here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Barn Door Surprise

www.regalstamping.com, 2018 Occasions Stampin’ Up!

When I was in grade school, I had a friend who lived on a dairy ranch and of course they had a big barn.  It was always full of cows and we really weren’t suppose to play in or around it, but one day we decided to climb the fence and take a peek.  Lo and behold, we discovered a big bull staring right at us and we frantically ran back to the fence to escape what we were sure would be sudden death if he decided to charge.  Thankfully we survived (LOL) but we had a wonderful story of bravery to tell at school the following week and of course it was greatly embellished! HA!

When I saw this Barn Door stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog, I couldn’t resist it as I began thinking of all the fun things that could be hiding behind it.  For this card, I decided to use a cute hedgehog from the new Hedgehugs stamp set. (Because who wants to see a scary bull?!!)

The barn door slides on it’s runners to reveal the cute hedgehog as shown below.

Barn Door & Hedgehugs, Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions

The panel behind the hedgehog was stamped using the Waterfront set to create sky, sun and grass and I think it’s a set is going to be very popular.  You can see this beauty a bit better in my previous post, here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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A Waterfront Beauty for New Year’s Day

Waterfront stamp set by Stampin’ Up

Hello and Happy New Year!

With Christmas behind us for another year, I found myself without any desire to stamp.  Has that ever happened to you?  What does a girl do when that happens?  I turned to some fellow stampers on my favorite website in the world…SplitCoastStampers…and asked for suggestions to get my mojo back.

How to get your MOJO back…

I got several good ideas starting with CASEing the catalog, which simply means to copy a sample that someone else has already made.  Another idea was to just get out in the craft room and cut some white mats which is a staple item in any stamper’s stash of tools.

So I forced myself to follow those suggestions and I CASEd a few cards, cut some mats and called it good for the day.

Yay for MOJO!

This morning when I woke up, I had an idea and I couldn’t wait to get out into my craft room.  That was a happy feeling for sure and the above card was the result of some quick stamping.

Waterfront stamp set, 2018 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog

All the details…

I used a new stamp set called Waterfront, which has a scribbly water-color look to it and I think it’s going to be very popular.  The small sentiment is from another set, Wherever You Go, and it just fit on the little beach scene perfectly.  I hope you like it!

The colors I used are shown below in the product details.

Enjoy this New Year’s Day and come back soon to see more fun ideas using Stampin’ Up products!

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Ocean & Coffee Theme Framed Art

I have been busy getting ready for my upcoming framed art classes and I’m thrilled at how excited everyone is to attend!  I’ve already shared the wine theme framed art in November and today I’ll be sharing the ocean & coffee themes, along with some updated pictures of the wine theme. So much fun and it’s all on a 12 x 12 canvas!

If you’d like to purchase a finished piece to call your own, just head on over to my Etsy store here.

If you love the ocean and walking on the beach, then you’re a lot like me and you’ll understand my inspiration for this beach themed art.  One of my favorite beaches in Oregon is Turtle Rock in Gold Beach.  Maybe you can see from this picture how this beach got it’s name…and that’s me sharing my morning coffee 🙂

Turtle Rock in Gold Beach Oregon

This rock formation is huge, so I am standing on a ledge in the foreground, which you cannot see, so that I could share my drink with Mr. Turtle.  Without that ledge, I couldn’t have even reached his chin!

Turtle Rock in Gold Beach Oregon

The ocean & coffee…two of my favorite things!!

Now without further ado, here’s the framed art…

Ocean Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy

Ocean Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy

And my coffee theme framed art…

Coffee Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy

Coffee Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy

I had so much fun pulling out lots of different stamp sets and accessories to create these pieces.

Here are a couple more updated pictures of the wine frames that I shared in November.

Wine Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy

Wine Theme Framed Art by RegalStamping on Etsy







Wine Theme Framed Art

Wine Theme Framed Art

Today I am happy to share one of the 12 x 12 framed art pieces that I’ve been working on.  This wine themed art uses multiple stamp sets, embossing folders, techniques, die cutting and even some fussy cutting (with scissors).

I’m offering this as a class for local residents, but if you’re not in western Oregon and want your own, you can purchase it ready-made from my Etsy store here.

The predominant colors in this piece are Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Crushed Curry.  The canvas frame is painted with Burnt Umber acrylic paint, and the large background paper is vanilla with metallic gold accents.

12 x 12 Framed Art Wine Theme, Stampin’ Up!, Tuscan grapes topiary

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my coffee theme and ocean theme framed art pieces, and if you don’t want to miss them, consider subscribing to my blog.  It’s fast & easy and you’ll never miss another post!

Thanks for stopping by today and may your glass always be half full!

Shaving Cream Technique

Message in A Bottle, Stampin Up, Shaving Cream Technique, www.regalstamping.com

Shaving Cream Technique  (with a Spritz!)

One of my all time favorite techniques is the messy one where I get to play with shaving cream!  If you’ve never had this experience, well, you’ve missed out on some fun.  Let me show you how the shaving cream technique is done, in a fun new way.

You’ll notice the background on this card is a dreamy, swirly mix of blue and green & my intent was that it would look like shafts of light permeating through the ocean.

Let’s get messy!

Are you ready to see how it’s done?  Here we go!


Squirt a card-sized puddle of cheap white shaving cream into a pan or cookie sheet.


Smooth it out with a spatula, keeping as much depth as possible.


Add 5-7 drops of Pacific Point ink refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Shake it up and spray it once or twice onto the shaving cream.

Now add 5-7 drops of Lemon Lime Twist ink refill to another Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Spray it next to the Pacific Point from the previous step.


Use a butter knife or bone folder and make a zig zag pattern through the shaving cream, from the Pacific Point side to the Lemon Lime Twist. side. This will pull the two colors together.


Lay a 5″ x 3.75″ panel of Whisper White card stock onto the shaving cream and press it into the mixture until all areas of the panel have made contact.


Carefully lift the panel out and scrape off the shaving cream with a spatula. Set the panel aside to dry for a few minutes.

If you have more panels that you want to do, smooth out the remaining shaving cream, spritz again, zig zig again, and then proceed with your next panel.

I finished my card by stamping some foliage with Tranquil Tide ink and then layering in some torn Crumb Cake card stock, and finally tucking in a bottle full of “I love you’s”.

All of the products that I used are listed below and can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up store here or by clicking on any of the product thumbnails.

Message in a Bottle with Shaving Cream Background Technique, www.regalstamping.com

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