Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Control Freaks Holiday Catalog Fun!


This month's Tour de Freaks theme is anything in the holiday catalog, so there are sure to be some awesome projects from the Control Freaks this month! I'm the first stop on the tour, but you may have landed here from Wendy's blog Wickedly Wonderful Creations. I just love her style! To see what everyone created follow the links to take the tour....you probably know that routine by now.

The 2018 Holiday Catalog has been out for two weeks now, and we just can't get enough of the fun products. As was totally predictable, there are so many shiny squirrels that I had a hard time deciding what to make! I finally settled on the Festive Farmhouse Suite on page 13 of the Holiday catalog, since I hadn't played with it yet.

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

I just love all the elements in this suite, even though I don't have them all.....yet. *grin* I do have the Farmhouse Christmas stamp and die bundle, as well as the awesome Corrugated Dynamic TIEF and the Festive Farmhouse DSP and Cotton Twine. I adore the stitched dies in the Farmhouse Framelits dies, and layered them on the card below.

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

So these are the three cards I came up with, using most of the stamps in the set. Can you believe it? So often I just use one or two, but these are all so fab, I just had to show them some inky love!

Heart's Delight Cards, Festive Farmhouse, Farmhouse Christmas, Stampin' Up!

That's all I have for today, so up next is Debbie Henderson over at Debbie's Designs. Click the button to she what she has to share!

https://debbiesdesignsblog.blogspot.com/2018/09/controlfreaksseptember2018.html

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Stamp Review Crew - Country Home

https://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2018/09/country-home.html

Welcome to the "Country Home" edition of the Stamp Review Crew! We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who hope to inspire you by picking one stamp set and showing many ways to use it! This stamp set is part of the splendid Country Lane Suite with so many fabulous elements! If you started at the beginning of the hop, you just landed here from Heidi's blog. You can click the banner above for the entire blog roll, or just follow the links on the bottom of each blog.


The Country Home photopolymer stamp set isn't bundled with a coordinating die or punch, but the entire suite is chock full of wonderfulness! My card today uses four of the stamps in the stamp set, as well as the Chicken Wire Elements and Braided Linen Trim that are part of the suite.


Christmas has been on my mind a lot lately (100 more days, people!) so I wanted to see if I could make a Christmas-y feeling card. Of course I had to glitz it up.....sort of an elegant farmhouse chic style. (Is there such a thing? LOL) I started by sponging Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint on the back side of the chicken wire, then stamped the milk can on Gold Foil with StazOn ink. There was a little bit of fussy cutting involved, but it wasn't bad.


Since there wasn't any die or punch with this suite, I borrowed a die from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits as well as the Sprig Punch from the Joyous Noel Suite. I needed some Christmas greenery, folks!


The Braided Linen Trim was colored with a dark Cherry Cobber Stampin' Blends marker to coordinate with the Merry Merlot stamped tiles and glimmer paper.


I was only able to get one project done, so up next is Dawn Tidd over at Tiddbits From Dawn.

 http://tiddbitsfromdawn.typepad.com/tiddbits-from-dawn/2018/09/the-stamp-review-crew-country-home-edition.html

https://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-stamp-review-crew-country-home.html

Blessings to You

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

Been feeling a bit under the weather since I got a flu shot, so I'm going to make this a quick post. My friend Sherry let me borrow her Falling for Leaves bundle and this is one of the cards I made with it.

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

It's a simple card that uses some of the Country Lane DSP that I'm hoarding saving for a rainy day. Well, since Florence finally decided to arrive here in East Tennessee, it's raining so I guess I'd better use it, right?

Heart's Delight Cards, Falling for Leaves, Merry Christmas to All, Stampin' Up!

I chose to leave the cut-outs in the large leaf, but punched out the ones in the smaller leaf used in the background. The DSP square was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes square and matted on 2-3/4" square Basic Black. The DSP background is 1-7/8" x 5-1/2", and the greeting is from the Merry Christmas to All photopolymer stamp set.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

My Inky Friends Holiday Catalog Showcase

https://myinkyfriends.blogspot.com/2018/08/2018-holiday-catalog-showcase.html

Welcome to another edition of the My Inky Friends blog hop! This time we are featuring products from the newly released Holiday catalog, and hoooo boy was it hard for me to decide which product I wanted to showcase - so many beautiful shiny squirrels, LOL! I finally decided on the Winter Woods bundle....those trees just keep calling me back.


I'm the first stop on the hop, but you may have landed here from Paula Wright's blog, Stampin' With Paula. She sure made me re-think that Cauldron Bubble bundle.....it just might fall into my cart on my next order!

I've been on a somewhat CAS kick lately, and this black, white, and silver card is no exception. While there are several layers (not truly CAS), the layout is stark and simple.

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

I had wanted to use a retired label Framelit, but we really are supposed to use current products, so I cut the Silver foil into a frame before embossing it with the Subtle Dynamic TIEF. I do love that subtle bit of texture!

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

After the card was finished, I realized I could have simplified the process by just cutting a piece of black cardstock the size of the frame opening and layering it on top, instead of going to all the trouble of cutting the center out of the frame. *smacks forehead*

Heart's Delight Cards, MIF Holiday Catalog Showcase, Winter Woods, CAS, Stampin' Up!

I only had time to do this one project, unfortunately, because I had several more great ideas. Guess I'll have to save them for another time!

Up next is the very talented Mary Haugen at Center Stage Stamping. She's featuring another favorite of mine, Wishing You Well, and I'm sure she's going to make you want that stamp set, too!

http://centerstagestamping.com/2018/09/14/inky-friends-2018-holiday-catalog-showcase/
https://paulastamps.blogspot.com/2018/09/my-inky-friends-2018-holiday-catalog.html 





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