Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Control Freaks Fave Color in Monochrome

The Freaky theme this month is Favorite Stampin' Up! Color - make it monochrome! If you just landed here from Bree's blog, Craft-somnia Momma, welcome! There are six of us on this hop, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what SU colors the other Freaks chose!

It would have been so much easier if they had just given us a color and said "Go for it." How can I pick one favorite SU color??? I love most of them! So, I just went with MY all-time favorite color, which has always been blue (and no, I never use that for a password question, lol). So that narrowed it down to about four true blues, and right now I'd have to say my fave is Misty Moonlight. So there ya go. 😄

I pulled out the Color & Contour bundle for this card and already knew what I wanted to do, which is rare for me. And guess what? It turned out almost exactly the way I pictured it!

The only thing I added as a last-minute addition were the Metallic Pearls. Yeah, I know they're supposed to be silver, but doggone it, they look blue to me!

That's all I could cook up in this tired old noggin. I swear that puppy is going to do me in! Anyone have suggestions for getting him to sleep in past 5:30 a.m.? Even the chickens aren't up that early!

Up next is the amazing Debbie Henderson, at Debbie Henderson Designs. Any guesses as to her favorite SU color?


Monday, January 17, 2022

The Stamp Review Crew - Sweet Conversations

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Sweet Conversations 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 Kristie's blog, My Paper Life, welcome! There are only five of us today so the hop won't take too long, but you are sure to find some sweet inspiration!

Sweet Conversations is a really cute 17 piece photopolymer set that has a coordinating 16 piece die set called Sweet Hearts Dies. It's all about the candy conversation hearts we all loved when we were kids and is part of the Sweet Talk Suite Collection that starts on page 8 of the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog.

I have two cards to share today, so I'll start with my favorite of the two. When I think of Valentine's day, I always think of red & white. But this card adds a rainbow of color in the background with the Sweet Talk DSP. It was die cut with a Scalloped Contours die as was the greeting panel.

I stamped and die cut the hearts and popped them up on dimensionals, then added a double bow (Playful Pets Combo Pack) and some red rhinestones. The background was embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder that is part of the suite.

Even though I could have die cut hearts from the Sweet Talk DSP, for the second card I stamped them instead and popped them up on a Hippo & Friends label embossed with the Gingham folder.

A strip of Ombre Specialty Paper added some more glitz and brings out the Iridescent Rhinestones.

That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what Holly at Rubber Redneck has made!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Celebrating Sale-A-Bration

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is Favorite SAB Product that's NOT stamps, and that just leaves the fab four Designer Series Paper selections. What a treat for my paper-lovin' heart! Of course I love them all, but today I seem to be drawn to the cheerful colors of the Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP. We are under a winter storm watch for the weekend, which means cold and gray. So bring on the bright colors!!!

This card uses three of the twenty-four (!) patterns in the pack. The rainbow print which was cut with the coordinating Brilliant Rainbow Dies, the cloud print which was punched with the Cloud Punch, and the Bermuda Bay diagonal striped print.

I punched two extra clouds from Vellum Cardstock and one from Basic White to layer with the printed clouds. The hearts under the rainbow were stamped in Magenta Madness, and the label for the greeting is from the Bouquet of Love Dies, and the rainbow colors in the Iridescent Rhinestones matched perfectly. Quick, cute, and easy!

That's my share for today. Click the Next button to jump over to Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or the Back button to see what Lori at Loritamarie Crafts has made!

Stampin' Up! products used:

  • Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness
  • Paper: Basic White, Vellum, Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP
  • Ink: Magenta Madness and Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Brilliant Rainbow Dies and Bouquet of Love Dies, Cloud Punch, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels