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!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Power is out, and I have to hurry before battery backup dies! Our Saturday Blog Hop theme this week is birthdays, because it's Mary's birthday today. Happy birthday to you, Mary!

I love playing with all the new catalog items, and I thought the Ornate Garden Suite paired with the Happiest of Birthdays sentiment set would make a great birthday card.

The only stamping was the greeting - the rest is just letting the die cuts and Designer Series Paper shine!

Next it's Libby's turn! Or hop back to see what Mary made.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

For the Guys!

Our Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme this week is "For the Guys!" With Father's Day right around the corner, and birthdays always coming up, this is the perfect time to show the men some appreciation. You know, those guys that tolerate our stamping addiction. Yeah, those guys!

The new Beautiful World bundle is great for guy cards because there is nothing frilly or feminine about it! The entire suite is loaded with products to make masculine cards easy. It's also perfect for scrap-booking your travels!

Since there wasn't a birthday greeting in that stamp set, I borrowed one from Timeless Tropical. It seemed appropriate for our current events. *grin*

Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps, or you can jump back to Mary Brown at Stamper Camper's Corner.

Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps - Beautiful World and Timeless Tropical
  • Cardstock - Whisper White and Night of Navy, Brass Foil Sheets
  • Designer Series Paper - World of Good Specialty
  • Ink - Early Espresso Classic Ink and Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends
  • Tools/Accessories - World Map Dies, Label Me Fancy Punch, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Antiqued Corners & Slides

Thursday, June 4, 2020

NEW Prized Peony!

Heart's Delight Cards, Prized Peony, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up

This suite was on the top of my list when I saw the new Stampin' Up! catalog, but unfortunately it wasn't a preorder item. WELL..... yesterday we could order it, and you bet I overnight expedited my order! I'm making this a quick post because it's nearly bed time, but I just had to play a little with it, and show you the result.

Heart's Delight Cards, Prized Peony, 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up

Look at the detail in the scalloped die! DON'T look at the cat hair. He always wants love right when I'm in the middle of stuff.
Smiley from Millan.Net

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