Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A Little Lace Sneak Peek

Heart's Delight Cards, A Little Lace, Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Card, Sneak Peek, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

The Stitched Lace Dies, part of the A Little Lace bundle in the 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! catalog will be available to order on June 4th. They immediately caught my eye because the lace is so reminiscent of eyelet lace, which has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. It's a large die so you can do an entire card front with it, too!

Heart's Delight Cards, A Little Lace, Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Card, Sneak Peek, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

That was my original plan until Pumpkin discovered the die cut on my desk. I had turned my back for just a minute, and the next thing I knew the little booger had it on the floor and was munching away on it. Have I mentioned my cat, who doesn't like catnip, can't resist die cuts? I have to be careful not to leave anything out!

Heart's Delight Cards, A Little Lace, Stitched Lace Dies, Birthday Card, Sneak Peek, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

Anyway, lucky for me, the second die is for cutting the border so I was able to salvage some of it. I made a Pool Party watercolor wash on watercolor paper and adhered the lace. The image from A Little Lace was colored with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut, then popped up on dimensionals. The greeting was swiped from Butterfly Wishes (love the mixed fonts!) and popped up over some Organdy Striped Ribbon.

The card was completed by using a Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend to color the Clear Faceted Gem for the medium flower center and adding a couple Petal Pink Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Again

Heart's Delight Cards, Good Morning Magnolia, Friendship, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

Happy Mother's Day! My mom has been here visiting us for the past week, and will be here for another week before she has to go back home. It's been a special treat to have her here for Mother's Day. I made two cards for her; one with a zinger, and another more sentimental one. I also gave her a book, and had everything arranged on the table when she came in to breakfast.

Heart's Delight Cards, Good Morning Magnolia, Friendship, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

THIS card was made for a stamping friend, who is as addicted to stamps and ink as I am. It sure is fun having someone to play with who shares your passion! Since I chose the Magnolia Lane DSP for the background, I didn't want to cover it up with the large magnolia image, so I used the magnolia bud and matching die.

Heart's Delight Cards, Good Morning Magnolia, Friendship, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!

I am totally smitten with the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon! I swore I wasn't going to buy any more ribbon until I used up some of my (very) extensive hoard stash, but as soon as I saw it, I had to get it. I admit it, I have no will power! Ahhhhh well, it's all good, and it will last forever or at least until the zombie apocalypse, LOL!

Smiley from Millan.Net

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Incredible Like You

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2019/05/ily.html

Welcome to the first Monday of the month... and another Stamp Review Crew hop! Can you believe it's MAY already??? The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. Today we are featuring Incredible Like You, which is another one of the stamp sets that is retiring the end of this month. It is a 15 piece photopolymer set with fun images and fabulous sentiments!


You may have come from Stesha's blog, Stampin' Hoot. Weren't her projects delightful? She is fourth on the list, and there are ten of us today like last week. Just follow the links to see everything!

I have two cards to share today. The first one focuses more on the images, with a little "something old, something new" thrown in. On this I used the stem, leaf, blossom, and dots.

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

The flower panel was stamped randomly with the dots in Soft Sea Foam, then the stem was stamped twice in Mossy Meadow, stacking one on top of the other (which was easy-peasy since they are photopolymer and I can see where I'm stamping).

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

Old Olive leaves were added and the blossom was stamped in Poppy Parade and fussy cut. The "something old" is the stamp set (obviously) and the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.The "something new" is the beautiful Garden Lane DSP, and the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread.

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

For my next card, I wanted to use just a sentiment and DSP. The birds in the Bird Ballad DSP are positively charming, and I thought they would pair perfectly with the sentiment! I fussy cut the trio of birds, and then used the reverse side of the bird pattern as a background. I'm always in a quandary when I love BOTH sides of the DSP!

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

For this card, I added a bit of texture to the DSP with the Subtle embossing folder.

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

The "something old" is the stamp set, and the retiring Love What You Do Artisan Pearls, and the "something New" is the Bird Ballad DSP, and the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon.

Heart's Delight Cards, Incredible Like You, SRC - Incredible Like You

That's all for from me today - up next is Lauren over at a Crafty Little Peach. I'm sure she's rocking this set, too!

https://craftylittlepeach.blogspot.com/2019/05/the-stamp-review-crew-incredible-like.html

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/05/incredible-like-you-with-the-stamp-review-crew/

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Bike Ride

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Welcome to the fifth Monday of the month and a Stamp Review Crew bonus hop! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. Today we are featuring Bike Ride, which is one of the sets that is retiring next month, so if you want it you better act fast!

I'm the first stop on the hop, but you may have come from Heidi's RunningwScissors Stamper blog. Either way, follow the links to take the tour - there are ten of us today!

Heart's Delight Cards, Bike Ride, Stampin' Up!

It's always a challenge for me to get my creativity going when I'm not really in love with a stamp set, and this was one I just wasn't "feeling." It wasn't until I actually opened the coordinating Build a Bike Framelits that the ideas started flowing. I hadn't noticed the little pennant die before, but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make a birthday card!

Heart's Delight Cards, Bike Ride, SRC - Bike Ride, Stamp Review Crew, Stampin' Up!

The torn background is Watercolor Paper (retiring!) with a Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Seaside Spray (new In Color!) wash. I used the cobblestone die to create a road...it's going to be a bumpy ride on those cobblestones!

Heart's Delight Cards, Bike Ride, SRC - Bike Ride, Stamp Review Crew, Stampin' Up!

I borrowed the greeting from Amazing Life, which is also a retiring stamp set, and used a Stitched Rectangles die to cut it out.

The next card is perfect for the bibliophile in your life! I stamped the stack of books twice and alternated full strength ink and stamped off ink for the filler colors. After die cutting them both, I trimmed the bottom of one stack flush with the bottom book, then glued it on top of the other stack to make a mega-stack of reading material!

Heart's Delight Cards, Bike Ride, SRC - Bike Ride, Stamp Review Crew, Stampin' Up!

This card uses three new items coming in the annual catalog June 4th. Pretty Peacock is one of the new In Colors and it's my fave so far! That pretty background is one of the patterns in the Garden Lane Designer Series paper.

Heart's Delight Cards, Bike Ride, SRC - Bike Ride, Stamp Review Crew, Stampin' Up!

The labels were made with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, a nine piece die set that is part of the Free As A Bird bundle. I can see that it's going to get a lot of use in the coming months!

Up next is Dawn at Tiddbits From Dawn. I can't wait to see what she did!

https://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-stamp-review-crew-bike-ride.htm
https://stampinhoot.com/2019/04/bike-ride-with-the-stamp-review-crew/









Product List (New products not on list: Pretty Peacock Cardstock & Classic Ink Pad, Garden Lane DSP, and Stitched Nested Labels Dies)