Sunday, July 5, 2020

Stamp Review Crew - Timeless Tropical


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Timeless Tropical edition! 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. If you landed here from Mary's blog, Center Stage Stamping, welcome! Wasn't her creation gorgeous?! There are only six of us today, so it will be a quick, but inspirational hop!


This is the time of year that the Stampin' Up! demonstrators who earned the Incentive Trip should have been in Hawaii. But we all know why that couldn't happen this year. I feel so badly for them, even though they will (hopefully!) get to make it up next year. So my card was inspired by the thoughts of palm trees swaying in the breeze and the scent of Plumeria blossoms in the air.


I sponged the water (Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay) and sky (Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody), then stamped the palm trees using the marker-to-stamp technique in Early Espresso and Old Olive. Did you notice the die cut window? Of course you did! That's a new die set called Celebration Labels coming in the Aug - Dec Mini Catalog next month. And if you looked really closely, you'd have noticed the tiny stars in the center of the blossoms. That's from All the Trimmings Embellishments, also coming next month!


The blossoms were stamped in Mango Melody ink, then colored with a Light So Saffron Stampin Blend marker. The red blossoms were die cut from Poppy Parade, the leaves from Mossy Meadow, and the "aloha" from Bermuda Bay. After the window was die cut, the front panel was embossed with The Subtle 3D folder then popped up on dimensionals over the image.


Up next is the awesome Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey!



Saturday, July 4, 2020

Saturday Patriotic


Happy 4th of July/Independence Day! Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Red, White & Blue, Patriotic."


I immediately thought of stars and stripes, but had to reverse the colors so I could use some new preorder goodies from the Aug - Dec Mini Catalog! The Stitched Stars swirl was cut from red foil, part of the Red & Green Foil Sheets available August 4th. And the Misty Moonlight striped pattern is in the Trimming the Town DSP.


As we celebrate our independence from a tyrannical government, I hope we will always remember the sacrifices that were made (and continue to be made) so that we may enjoy our freedom!

That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!



Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Peaceful Moments cling stamp set
  • Stitched Stars Dies
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Red Foil Sheet and Trimming the Town DSP
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Multipurpose Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals
 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Ombre


Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Ombre", and I actually struggled a little with this. My first problem was deciding which color to use for the ombre background, and the next was how was I going to produce it.....watercolor wash or blended Stampin' Blends.


So I ended up using both, LOL!


I think the Prized Peony bundle paired beautifully with the Ornate Borders Dies, don't you?


That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!




 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Monochromatic Madness


Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is "Monochromatic Madness" and I allllmost chose Magenta Madness as the color because, well...Madness, LOL. But being a lover of all things blue, I knew I'd have more to work with in the Stampin' Up! blues. Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, and Seaside Spray work so perfectly together that it was an obvious choice for me.


I used the Posted For You cling stamp set and stamped the images in Misty Moonlight ink on Seaside Spray cardstock, then punched them out with the coordinating Rectangular Postage Stamp punch. Parts of the images were colored with a Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blend marker, and I inked only part of the sentiment stamp so it would fit on the punched piece.


The punched pieces were adhered with dimensionals to a Tasteful Textiles 3D-embossed Misty Moonlight panel. Some Misty Moonlight DSP and Seaside Spray metallic ribbon completed the card. Oh, wait! I added a Night of Navy die cut heart (Birds & More Dies) with a Misty Moonlight In Color Enamel Dot, too!



That's my share for today. Now click the Next button to jump to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner made!



Friday, June 19, 2020

Freaking Over the New catalog!


This month the Tour de Freaks are freaking out over the new products in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! annual catalog. So. Many. AWESOME. Things! We have a good turn out this month - there are eleven of us! You may have landed here from LeeAnn's blog, Flowerbug's Inkspot. If so, welcome! Be sure to follow the links at the bottom of each stop to visit all the Freaks.

Today I'm using several "favorite" products but, truth be told, everything in the catalog is my favorite. I had to narrow them down to just a few for today's card. You don't know how painful that was!


One of my new faves is the Gorgeous Posies stamp set that goes with the Gorgeous Posies Project Kit on page 8. Did you skip right over that one? The stamp set is available by itself, did you notice? There are four sentiments for various occasions, so I chose the get well one.

And can we just talk about the new In Colors for a moment? If you've followed me for any length of time, you know blue is my favorite color, so Misty Moonlight sent me over the moon! It pairs perfectly with Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.


And now for my new favorite 3D embossing folder - Dainty Diamonds! It's part of the Peony Garden Suite, but the texture works for just about anything! And the new Brass Foil Sheets really make the design stand out, too.


Up next is Melissa, The Stamp Doc. I just adore her creativity!


I want to note that Blogger has made some changes that I'm not thrilled with. One of them is when I upload the project photos, the picture quality in the post is awful. If you click on the picture, it will open to a much better quality photo.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Stamp Review Crew - Daisy Lane


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Daisy Lane edition! 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. If you landed here from Bronwyn's blog, AddINKtive Designs, welcome! There are ten of us today, so follow the links on each blog for more inspiration.


Tomorrow (or today as the case may be) is my husband's and my 45th anniversary, so I used this stamp set as an inspiration for a card to put next to his coffee in the morning.


It really is true, the very best moments in my life have happened with him. I am so blessed!

 
Blogger has been giving me absolute fits this week (take note, Google, I do NOT like the changes), so I hope I can get this posted.

Up next is Jay at Mitosu Crafts!