Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bunch of Thank Yous

Hello, gel-a-tins friends and family! As you have seen, this is a week of farewells and Thank Yous! Today is my last post for gel-a-tins. It has been a pleasure to be part of such a talented design team for over the past year! I am thankful for the opportunity and the chance to meet some wonderful ladies!

To make this CAS card, I used a variety of 'THANKS' from the Merci stamp set.  The main sentiment is stamped in pink. The rest are randomly stamped in black.

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Buzzzin' by with Birthday Greetings!

I'm a glad person that enjoys my birthday... every six months!
I'm trying to enjoy others' birthdays too. 
Sending cards is a fun way to celebrate others!
This bee card is a sweet card to buzzz on over to a friend on her 
special day.

Did you know that there are two sizes of silhouette sets that focus on grasses and insects?
See the bee peeking from the inside?

I used Bo Bunny Apple Cider Papers, that are perfect for the upcoming fall season
of crafting and living!  I love the way the flirty Lovebug Creations Buttercream Bow matches the lovely pearl accents.

This is my last official DT post for the Gel-a-tins company.
But, I am sure that you will see me using their stamps again and again.
Stop by my hive sometime!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thank You Thursday

I thought that instead of doing our usual Throwback Thursday this week, I'd do a little "Thank You" Thursday around here.  You see, this is the last week of the term for the current DT, and they have been amazing.  All you need to do is scroll back through some of the posts over their term and you will be totally blown away by the talent we have been fortunate enough to have as a part of this team.  There have been so many beautiful projects that they have shared that you will have no trouble finding something to inspire you to create.  They have also found so many creative ways to use stamp sets that I constantly find myself wanting some new set so that I can make the same thing!  It has really been wonderful to have them be a part of the gel-a-tins family.

So, THANK YOU, DT girls!  Thank you for being a part of the team and for the time and energy you've put into your art.  I have loved working with you!

And how about a big THANK YOU to our fans!  I love seeing posts and likes on the Facebook and it means a lot to have the support of loyal peeps like you all.  Thanks for stopping by every day and also for being a part of our Facebook page.  We wouldn't be here without you!

Well, I'm off to work on homework.  The fun of being a mom/college student never ends :)  Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tuesday Feature!

It's time for the final Tuesday Feature of the month already!  Whew!  This week I thought we'd focus on something yummy...our Sweet Cakes set!

I've always thought this set was so cute.  I really like to stamp over patterned paper to add a little extra interest to my images and this is one of those sets that works perfectly whether you want to do that or not. 

Sweet Cakes

Big cupcakes, little cupcakes, a cherry on top.  What else do you need?  Let's check out some projects!

These cards from former DT member Anita are so cute that they make me want to make my own set!


Making the same card in different colors is a great way to save some time, by the way.  If you know you have some birthdays coming up, just design one and get a few done together!  The designs in this set are really cute, but still very simple to cut out and that saves a lot of time.

This card has always cracked me up...

Googly eyes on a cupcake?  Perfect.  :)  I just had to share it for that reason.  Thanks to Donna for this one.

Look at the detail on this one by former DT member Linda:

That mini cupcake stamp combined with some Art Glitter makes for an unbelievable border to this card and then you have a big, beautiful cupcake in the middle! 

This post is making me hungry now. 

Jeannie made a card with some really amazing accents and she even did my favorite thing and stamped her cupcakes on patterned paper...


Good enough to eat! 

I hope you've enjoyed the Tuesday Feature this month!  It has been fun for me to look back at these projects and share them with you.  This set can be found in the store here.

Monday, August 26, 2013

thanks ever so much

Well, my term is over here at Gelatins stamps and for my last project I made a thank you card. Specifically, thank you ever so much - to Bonnie & Jessica and all of the team members who I've worked with over the past several months.

I'm grateful for this opportunity and all you have taught me.

I used the leopard background stamp on this card. The inks are farmer jeans and teal damask, both Prima chalk inks.

For more details about my card, check out my blog.

Hearts a Flutter

It is Monday and we're going to pretend like it's Valentine's Day in August.  Can we do that?  Sure.  I said so.  :)  I have quite a few Valentine's Day stamp sets and I like to use them so last week I decided to make a little set of mini cards with the Hearts a Flutter stamp set.  I like them a lot, even though they're a little wild compared to what I normally make...

Get it?  Wild?  With the zebra?  I'm a dork.  :D  Anyway, I added some Canvas Corp. zebra print paper to the card bases with my Xyron 510, then inked around the edges with Distress ink in black.  The ribbons were added with my Xyron 150, and then I cut a slit along the spine of the card with my craft knife and tied twine by The Twinery around the front of the card.  The hearts were stamped in Stampin' Up inks, cut out, then attached to the front of the cards with foam adhesive (made in my Xyron).  These came together pretty quick once I decided on the design, and they'll be perfect to sneak into the boys' lunch boxes this year on Valentine's Day. 

Have a great Monday!  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Dressed Up Envelopes

So often we leave card envelopes plain.  Why?  Don't they deserve a little primping up of their own?  Today I am sharing two dressed up envelopes I made using Gel-A-Tins Stamps "It's Your Day" and "SWAK" Collections.

I didn't do anything fancy with these envelopes.

For the SWAK envelope I just simply stamped one of the lip stamps with red Chalking Ink where the envelope is sealed.

To make the balloon border using the "It's Your Day" collection, I stamped the border image along the bottom of the front of the envelope in black Archival Ink.  The balloons are colored with Faber-Castell Pitt Pens.  

Aren't these dressed up envelopes fun?  Try making one for the next card that you make!  


Friday, August 23, 2013

Blingy Love for gel-a-tins

Did you know that gel-a-tins has blingy gemstones along with all their awesome stamps? Today's project features the gel-a-tins gelly gem rolls.

The gelly gem rolls are available in a variety of colors. Perfect for a variety of projects! 

For this project, I cut the roll to fit the mat of the card. The simple sentiment is made using cardboard glitter stickers.

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Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Start revving up those holiday craft engines!

With summer winding down, it's time to start planning for fall and winter holidays.
So, I thought I'd show off a fun card using Groovy Santa from Gel-a-tins!

I used some great glitter papers, so I thought I would carry 
on the glitter theme. 
I used the snowflake from this set to create a background.
Kalidescope Embossing Powder keeps it light and subtle.
Gelly Gems had a a belt of bling to tie it all together. 

I hope you'll pop on by my blog, Sunnyside Up, to let me know what your
holiday crafting plans might be this year!

Apple Greetings

Getting ready to ship those kiddos off to school? 
Why not make a little pocket for them to tuck in their new pencils.
(Or gift to a teacher...who can never have enough in her stash!)

Here I used the Apple Treat Box svg file
from The Cutting Cafe.  Cut two apples and two stems. 
Just remember to "flip" the image if you are using printed paper so that your shapes are irror images.
That way, they line up when you line them up.

Stitch around...or use Glue Dots ©.
Sponge the edges with ink for a vintage look.
I created a tag using Gel-a-tins: Make a Wish.

Green Leaves Rumple Ribbon is the perfect color for implied apple leaves!
Be sure to use Craft Glue Dots © to adhere the ribbon and tag.
Pile in some new #2 pencils...

And, your student, or teacher, will have a smile on their face every time 
they need to get out a new pencil!