Friday, April 26, 2019

My Inky Friends Design Challenge #17

My Inky Friends has a fun color challenge this month! You can see the inspiration card on page 49 of the Occasion catalog for a closer look. I love the tea pot in Tea Together and I'm happy that it's carrying over, but today I'm sharing a sneak peek at a new stamp set called To a Wild Rose.

It's a 13 piece photopolymer set, with coordinating Wild Rose dies (8 pieces). I used five of the dies on this card!

The Petal Pink flower filigree on the left is actually a longer die cut, but I shortened it so I could use it on the short side of the card. I cut it in half and overlapped it, lining up the flowers. After the glue had dried, it was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder to hide the cut line.

And how fun is that stitched label?! It's one of the Wild Rose Dies, too. I'm excited that we are going to have so many options for labels, many of them stitched, in the new catalog!

The flower was stamped with Calypso Coral for the outline, and Calypso Coral (stamped off) for step two. The final step was stamped in Petal Pink. The Mossy Meadow leaves were just step one and two....I didn't think they needed the third stamping.

If you'd like to play along with this color challenge, click the banner at the top of the page or follow the link below. The guidelines are simple!
1. For a sketch challenge, follow the general design of the sketch, although it can be flipped. For a color challenge, Stampin' Up! colors are listed. You can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed.
2. Create something new that has not been posted before.
3. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery, and please provide a link back to our challenge. Provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky on the challenge page
4. Feel free to combine up to three challenges, as long as you include a link to the Inky Friends post.
5. Most important of all - have fun!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Daisy Lane Sneak Peek!

Heart's Delight Cards, Daisy Lane, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Friend, Stampin' Up!

I have a simple card today showing off some of the stamps included in the new Daisy Lane cling stamp set. This new set is going to coordinate beautifully with the current Daisy Delight set, which is carrying over. AND it has a new coordinating Medium Daisy Punch, too!

Heart's Delight Cards, Daisy Lane, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Friend, Stampin' Up!

I started by stamping the fern leaf all over a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White using Soft Sea Foam. It was adhered to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Mossy Meadow and then to the card base.

Heart's Delight Cards, Daisy Lane, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Friend, Stampin' Up!

The daisy was stamped in Grapefruit Grove and colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends. Then the Mossy Meadow leafy stem was added and the whole thing was cut out with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit. The mat behind it measures 1-13/16" x 3-13/16".

Heart's Delight Cards, Daisy Lane, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Friend, Stampin' Up!

The "Friend" was heat embossed in white on a 1" strip of Mossy Meadow and put through the back side of the Everyday Label punch to trim the ends. Makes it look completely different, doesn't it?

A Mossy Meadow Linen Thread bow completed the card. Simply charming, I think. Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower? (Name that movie.)

Smiley from Millan.Net

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Free As a Bird Sneak Peek!

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Stampin Up!

Helloooo, stampers! Boy, have I got something FUN to share with you's a sneak peek at my new favorite stamp set, called Free As A Bird, that's coming in the 2019-20 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Yesterday I shared one of the images on a guy card, and today I'm sharing another.

This is one of the cards we are making in today's Second Saturday Stampers stamp club. Yeah, I know this is the third Saturday, but I was in Charlotte last Saturday for OnStage, so we rescheduled. Anyhow, these sweet birdies on a branch are just a delight to color, so quick and easy with the Stampin' Blends!

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Stampin Up!

Heart's Delight Cards, Stitched Neated labels Dies, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Stampin Up!

The Stitched Nested Labels die set that is part of the bundle didn't have any flower dies, so the flowers were fussy-cut. But that was simple to do....not too much detail, LOL.

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Stampin Up!

I wanted to use something old and something new on this project, so the Gingham Gala DSP and Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green ribbon were just right with the color of the birds. Well, I have to cut this short today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Heart's Delight Cards, Free As A Bird, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Stampin Up!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Control Freaks, for All the Men!

It's the men's turn! Fathers, sons, brothers, grandfathers, nephews, uncles, and brothers-in-law are getting some special attention this month. I am always in need of masculine cards, and am so frequently at a loss for ideas. It's hard for me when all I want to do is break out the flower stamps, and add ribbons and bows and doilies, LOL.

But I have a special treat for you! I have the Sailing Home bundle from the new annual catalog that starts June 4th, so you get a sneaky peek! And I know Wendy has it too, so the next stop on the tour will have more ideas for this fabulous set!

If you landed here from Debbie Henderson's blog, Debbie's Designs, weren't her projects awesome? I'm sure by now you know how to hop, so just follow all the links to take the short five-stop tour.

So, when I said I got the Sailing Home bundle, that wasn't entirely true.... I got the entire SUITE! Everything except the High Seas 3D embossing folder, which wasn't on the preorder list, darn it! Anyhoooo, since my daddy was career Navy, and my hubby is also a Navy veteran, I knew I just had to get it. Here is my first card, a birthday card manly enough for any man.

Heart's Delight Cards, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up!

The blue seas were embossed with the Seaside folder (retiring!) on a 1-1/2" x 3-3/4" piece of Seaside Spray (New In Color!) cardstock. It was adhered to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White, and then on a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" Night of Navy mat.

Heart's Delight Cards, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Sailing Home, Stampin' Up!

I tied the new Night of Navy/Sahara Sand baker's twine in a square knot and adhered the ends on back, then popped the panel up on dimensionals on the Sahara Sand card base. The sail boats were stamped in Night of Navy, and a Blender Pen was used to spread the color around. I think it's awesome that the boats, ship's wheel (cut AND emboss!), and banner are all dies included in the Smooth Sailing Dies!

My next card is a perfect thank you for any guy that has helped you in some way. No frilly flowers or bows on this card. Nuh uh. It uses what I think is my favorite (for now, anyway) set in the new catalog - Free As A Bird. It can be bought as a bundle with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, which are uh-MAZE-ing! The bird was stamped in Soft Suede and the leafy branch in Mossy Meadow. After coloring the bird (Crumb Cake Dark & Light, Soft Suede Dark, Calypso Coral Light) and leaves (Mossy Meadow Light) the image was cut with one of the dies. A second piece was cut using the next smaller die from Wood Textures DSP, split and adhered to the back.

Heart's Delight Cards, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Free As A Bird, Stampin' Up!

Notice that beautiful Mossy Meadow Linen Thread? That's part of the Magnolia Lane Suite - another superb suite! I am happy to see that the Woodland embossing folder is carrying over. Here's a close up of the Stitched Nested Label, which is really more like tiny dots, and I LOVE them!

Heart's Delight Cards, 2019 AC Sneak Peek, Free As A Bird, Stampin' Up!

Oh there is so much to love in the new catalog, starting with a whole new layout! I can't wait until everyone has their own catalog to pore over. Be sure you have lots of Post-It're gonna need them!

Up next is the wonderful Wendy Weixler, with her Wickedly Wonderful Creations!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Floral Essence Sneak Peek!

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!,

Quickie post with not much detail today, sorry! I just wanted to share this card because it's a NEW stamp set from the upcoming 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! annual catalog. It's a fourteen piece photopolymer set that has a coordinating punch and a bunch of other fun stuff in the suite.

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!,

These flowers reminded me of poppies, so I went with a bold red with black centers. Quick and easy!

Heart's Delight Cards, Floral Essence, 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up!,

Ohhhh, just wait until you see the wonderful new catalog! The layout is different and makes so much more sense. Plus the pics of the Designer Series Paper selections are larger, so you get a much better idea of what they look like.

Well, I guess I better think about what I'm going to make for the Control Freaks hop coming up. The theme is guy cards....should be fun!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Annual Catalog & Occasions Retiring Lists

Well, the time has come once again.....the time to say good-bye to old favorites. Normally I would be sad, but having just gotten back from OnStage with the new annual catalog in my hands, I'm ready for the new things heading our way!

I must say though, it is with a heavy heart that I announce that, after all these years, Lovely As A Tree is finally going to that great retirement home in the sky. It's been around since before I became a demonstrator!

Anyway, the links to the lists are below. Please note that these are ALL "while supplies last", even the retiring stamp sets, and many things will sell out quickly.

Stampin' Up! said effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first). If the inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Before you panic if you see your favorite stamp set is on the retiring list, scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of stamps that will be in the new cling mount style (per the paragraph above).


Everything is listed by page order which makes it easy to locate what you are looking for.
Please use the host code (on upper right) if your order is under $150.00. Anyone placing an order (no matter the amount) using that code will receive a gift from me!
Accented Blooms,
Animal Outing,
Artisan Textures,
Barn Door,
Beautiful Day,
Beautiful You,
Bee Thankful,
Birthday Backgrounds,
Bokeh Dots,
Botanical Bliss,
Country Road,
Crafting Forever,
Dandelion Wishes,
Dashing Deer,
First Frost,
Flourishing Phrases,
Gallery Grunge,
Healing Hugs,
Hold on to Hope,
Itty Bitty Greetings,
Kindness & Compassion,
Label Me Pretty,
Lilypad Lake,
Little Elephant,
Little Twinkle,
Love You to Pieces,
Magical Mermaid,
Painted Glass,
Peaceful Place,
Perennial Birthday,
Pop of Petals,
Rooted in Nature,
Sea of Textures,
Sorry for Everything,
Special Celebrations,
Stitched All Around,
This Little Piggy,
Tropical Chic,
Winter Woods

Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew - Beauty Abounds

Welcome to the third Monday of the month and another Stamp Review Crew blog 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 the Beauty Abounds cling stamp set, and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty dies. I just got home from OnStage in Charlotte, NC where we got a copy of the new catalog. I'm so happy to see it is carrying over to the annual catalog.... the dies will be a slightly different style, but they will cut the same beautiful butterflies!

You may have just landed here from Stesha's blog, Stampin' Hoot. Weren't her projects gorgeous?! If you started here, just follow the links at the bottom to hop forward to the next or back to the previous stop.

Just when I think I've seen everything, and know the catalog backward and forward, along comes something I hadn't noticed.....the Memories & More cards and envelopes. How did I not see this before??? I love the larger cards & envelops, because sometimes I just don't feel like making an A2 size card. These are 4-1/4" x 6-1/4", an extra 3/4" in length; long enough to tuck money in a birthday card without having to fold it.

I wanted to try some simple stamping on this first card, and I almost made it. Simple stamping is just cardstock, stamps, and ink - no die cut, embossing, or embellishments. I nailed it until I added the sequins, LOL. It was so easy to add a little color to the image with the bokeh stamps. And I hadn't really noticed the spatter stamp until today, so I stamp it along the bottom.

For the next card, I went all out with embossing (both heat and dry), and embellishments! After stamping the spatters randomly with VersaMark, I heat embossed in gold. The Blackberry Bliss die cut butterflies were trimmed down to fit the landscape-oriented card base, and then dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.

I colored some rhinestones with a Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends marker for a little bling on the butterfly's wing.

I hope you'll take a look at those bigger card bases and envelopes on page 194 of the annual catalog! That's it for me today. I'm off to spend some quality time with the new catalog!!! Up next is Lauren at Crafty Little Peach.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

You're Inspiring

Since I had the Gingham Gala DSP sitting out from yesterday's Stamp Review Crew projects, I thought I'd make another card to post while I'm having a blast at OnStage in Charlotte. This is just a quick post, because right now I should be packing, haha.

I don't know why the pics look so faded. If you've seen the Daffodil Delight DSP, you know it's much more vibrant in real life. The panels are 2" x 4" mounted on 2-1/8" x 4-1/8" Grapefruit Grove mats.

Now, we don't have Grapefruit Grove Stampin' Blends, but the Light Calypso Coral is a perfect match!

Okay, I REALLY have to go now! I'll have so much to share when I get back Sunday!!!

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