Friday, July 30, 2010

LET'S GO TO THE HOP (OH, BABY!)

Hello, and welcome once again to the Stampin' Addicts MEGA blog hop! We're so glad you joined us!!! This time we are featuring products from Stampin' Up!'s new Idea Book & Catalog.  If you have followed the hop from the beginning, you probably arrived from Joyce's blog Stampin' Central, where she's showcasing the Just Believe stamp set.  If you just happened to pop in here first, don't worry.... keep clicking the links at the bottom of each blog on the tour and you'll come full circle!  The hop lasts until Sunday at midnight, so grab a cuppa, get comfy, and enjoy!

Today I'm featuring the Countryside stamp set.  I adore that old truck, because it reminds me of my husband.  No, not because he's old (though he is, heehee), but because we both love classic cars. In fact, he's working on restoring a '54 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery!  And, as we all know, 1954 was a very good year. ;-)

Anyway, I thought the first card should have an aged, vintage look to match the vintage vehicle, so there's lots of tearing and distressing, with some spatters thrown in for good measure.
Sentiment Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
DSP: Patterns Pack - In Color (Hostess Level 1)
Ink: Soft Suede and Poppy Parade Classic
Accessories: Antique Brads, Metallic Brads, Linen Thread,Color Spritzer Tool, Aqua Painter, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

This next card uses two other stamps from the five piece set.  Again, I thought the vintage look was appropriate, but with a more feminine feel.
Sentiment Stamp: Silhouette Sentiments (Hostess Level 1)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
DSP: Elegant Soiree
Ink: Early Espresso Classic
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Chantilly Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch

For the last card, I just HAD to watercolor that truck! After stamping it with black StazOn ink on Watercolor Paper, I used an Aqua Painter with Classic ink pads to paint it.  Isn't that blue gorgeous? The clouds in the background were sponged on over a mask cut from sticky notes.
Background Stamp: Woodgrain
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, and Always Artichoke Classic
Accessories: Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Aqua Painter

For my final project, I made a little produce basket, since that stamp set makes me think of a farm stand.  I don't have any apples growing in my garden, but since I do have an abundance of cherry tomatoes, I figured they could be pretend apples. :-) They're so yummy, I could eat them like candy all day long!!!
Background Stamp: Sanded
Cardstock: 12x12 Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Antique Brads, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Blender Pens

That concludes my little stop on the hop - I hope you were inspired!  Next stop is Mickey's blog, Paper Conversation, where she's going to wow you with the Aviary stamp set!  When you are all finished hopping, be sure to check out Stampin' Addicts, where the nicest creative people gather to share ideas and support.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers are welcome!!!


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37 comments:

  1. I just LOVE all your projects! They are awesome! Especially love the basket and the crochet ribbon accents on the "feminine" card. Oh, and your bright blue truck is terrific!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that little basket is so cute! And your watercoloring on the third card is absolutely spectacular!

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  3. Your work is stunning -- you are an inspiration to me!

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  4. Wow Cindy! Your projects are amazing! I love all your layers and textures. I adore the card with the crochted lace. Just beautiful!! Great job!

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  5. Love your work - especially the watercoloring on the truck! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh - this set is on my wishlist! Love the little basket and your coloring of the blue truck. So pretty!

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  7. I love your watecoloring. As each picture came my way, I was awed and the wowzer! That basket is fun! I prefer cherry tomatoes to apples so I think it's perfect.

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  8. YUP, this is a must have set. Great projects!!!

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  9. Stunning projects Cindy!!! I adore each one of them!

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  10. Wow Cindy, everyone of these is amazing! Soooo love the one with the square lattice, great masculine card, and your watercolored truck is fantastic! Really great job!
    Deb B.

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  11. Cindy!!! These are fantastic projects!!! I love all of them, it was worth you staying up late! lol Your little basket is just too cute! Awesome job!!!

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  12. You have outdone yourself on these!! The watercoloring on the third card takes my breath away and I am in love with the apple basket! I may case this idea in the fall.

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  13. beautiful, beautiful projects. Each one is more stunning than the next. The clouds on the truck card are FANTASTIC and I adore the little basket full of tomatoes.

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  14. Such great cards. I love this old truck stamp but could not figure out how to use it to its full potential. Thanks for showing me how to use it. Love all your cards.

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  15. What a great job, Cindy! Very good detail, as always! Your watercolor card is just beautiful!

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  16. I love this stamp set and your cards are awesome, so colorful makes me think of a summer day in the country. How did you make the basket? It is adorable.

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  17. Beautiful clouds on the fresh apple truck card! I also love the little paper basket. Sooo cute!

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  18. love them all but especially the watercolor one. Incredible!

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  19. I love all your projects and your watercoloring is awesome. The basket is adorable.

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  20. What a fantastic Job! Love the tomato basket!

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  21. Great Job! I really like the blue on the old truck. I also really like the cherry tomato basket.

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  22. Great projects. That truck is adorable and brings back memories of the one my dad drove (uh, oh, told my age). Your cards are great, love the vintage look and the watercolor look. TFS

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  23. Love your watercolor truck! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Wow! Cindy your work is gorgeous!! Amazing job on the watercoloring! I hadn't even really given this set a second look. I may have to have it just for that truck, lol.

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  25. Oh my oh my! I love all of your projects especially the truck! You did a fabulous job watercoloring it - wonderful color choices!

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  26. Gorgeous cards!!! Love how you used the lace on the one.

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  27. Love the all Cindy - that basket is just adorable :-)

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  28. Oh Cindy, everything you created is just so wonderful! Fabulous job on everything, and in particular, that third card!

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  29. Every thing is beautiful Cindy!
    Debbie (cambystamper)

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  30. Wow Cindy! Loved this set before but now even more! Gorgeous creations!

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  31. Wow! I loved your card and thought you were finished and then I scrolled down to the produce basket! Every one of your projects was absolutely breathtaking!

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  32. Oh wow! Fabulous projects! Amazing watercoloring and fun little details on each project.

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  33. Cindy, you have created such fabulous projects! I love the way you used the set on the second, more feminine card. Too funny about the cherry tomatoes.. they're some of my favorites!

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  34. Hi Cindy,
    Time just didn't allow me to be around for your blog hop.. Sorry I missed it, but... better late than never. Love all your cards and creations. The basket is perfect for cherry tomatoes. Can't wait to see how you made it. Thanks bunches...

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  35. You did a wonderful job with this stamp set. Its not one I would pick out to use from the catalog but you've made this stamp set come alive for me. I love the tomato basket :)

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  36. Sweet blog, I had not noticed heartsdelightcards.blogspot.com before in my searches!
    Keep up the fantastic work!

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