Monday, May 16, 2022

Stamp Review Crew - Sending Smiles


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Sending Smiles edition! The "Crew" is 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 Lou's blog, welcome! There are nine of us today - I guess a bunch of us like to send smiles!


Sending Smiles is a 22 piece photopolymer set with some floral and greenery images, but I think the best part are the great greetings...there are eight occasions to add to the large "Sending", and to make it even better, there is a 14 piece die set to match. Check out those labels! Of course, if you bundle both, you save 10%. 😊


I only have one card to share today. Life got in the way this week, and this was all I could manage. And let me tall ya, with the week (month) I had, it's amazing I even got this finished.


I die cut a circle in scrap paper to use as a mask for the So Saffron sun. Gosh, I love how easy the Blending Brushes made that task. The Pear Pizzazz stem was stamped next, then the Pale Papaya and Soft Suede flower was stamped, die cut, and popped up on dimensionals.


Mossy Meadow was used for the die cut and stamped sentiment, as well as the card base. I think it pairs so well with So Saffron, don't you? And butterflies make everything better!

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Kristie at My Paper Life created, or "Previous" to visit Lou's blog again!





Saturday, May 14, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Color Combinations

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is the Parakeet Party/Tahitian Tide color combination. This is such a great pairing of the cool tropical blue of Tahitian Tide with the brilliant green of Parakeet Party. I know not many flowers sport this hue, but I couldn't resist using the Cottage Rose bundle ... just so I could color that awesome blossom!


I had to chuckle as I was coloring the leaves, though. The gardener in me kept saying "Sure looks like a case of chlorosis; they need a dose of iron!" 😆

If you look closely, you might see the Wink of Stella on the petals below. Bling, but not too blingy. (Click pic for a close-up.)


All the patterns in the new 6" x 6" DSP color collections are gorgeous, and I used two of them here. The floral print tag behind the flower was cut with a Designer Tags die. It's a stand alone die set (page 170) that is going to see a lot of use from me. 💙


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.



Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Cottage Rose
  • Paper: Basic White and Parakeet Party cardstock, 2022-2024 In Color 6" x 6" DSP
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Basic Gray ink, Clear Wink of Stella, plus Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combos
  • Accessories: Cottage Flowers and Designer Tags Dies, 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots

 



Saturday, May 7, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Fave New In Color!

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is our favorite NEW In Color. Since I'm a bluesy-lovin' gal, my favorites are Starry Sky and Tahitian Tide. But truth be told, I love them all this year! Today Tahitian Tide won by a narrow margin. *grin*


The new Designer Tags Dies are such a dream to use! I knew I wanted the pierced tag to be backed by a Tahitian Tide tag, but wasn't sure where to go from there.The large white tag behind it was too plain on a white card base, and even with a Tahitian Tide base it was lacking something. 


2022-2024 In Color DSP to the rescue! It made the perfect backdrop for the large white tag, and a 3/4" strip from the other TT design sheet fit through the tag openings. I kept the greeting simple, since the glimmer butterfly and pierced tag are the center of attention.


The Tahitian Tide tag, pierced white tag and butterfly are each popped up on dimensionals for a 3D look.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.



Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Forever Fern (greeting)
  • Paper: Basic White and Tahitian Tide cardstock, 2022-2024 In Color 6" x 6" DSP, and 2022-2024 In Color 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper
  • Ink: Tahitian Tide
  • Accessories: Designer Tags Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals 

 



Monday, May 2, 2022

Stamp Review Crew - Grassy Grove


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Grassy Grove edition! The "Crew" is 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 Mike's Stampin-Style blog, welcome! There are six of us today, but if you get lost, just click the Stamp Review Banner to see the whole list of blogs.

Grassy Grove is a 9 piece cling stamp set that has a coordinating 10 piece die set called Grove Dies. It's in the Jan-Jun mini catalog, and I'm happy to say it is carrying over to the 2022-2023 annual catalog, as is the bundled savings!


For the first card I used the tree frame die to cut the front of the card base, then embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D folder (which is retiring today!). I added the New Horizons DSP scenery inside with some added greenery and trees stamped on.


The deer was stamped in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cardstock, die cut, and adhered inside.


For the second card I tried to go for a clean and simple (CAS) look. I started by buffing a sunny background with Blending Brushes using Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, and Balmy Blue right on the card base.


Next I inked up the stamps with Stampin' Write markers and die cut with them with the matching dies. After adhering them to the card base, I felt it needed something, and bling wasn't the answer, so I borrowed the birds from Let's Set Sail. The greeting is die cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies that are in the new annual catalog that starts tomorrow!

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Betty at Kitty Stamp created, or "Previous" to visit Mike again!





Saturday, April 30, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Nature

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is NATURE. This was a fun one since just about every stamp I own has something to do with nature, whether it be flowers, plants, animals, or scenery!


I chose Honeybee Home because as a gardener I love pollinators, and things are really starting to bloom around here with the bees happily buzzing.


I started by brushing So Saffron on the card base, then stamping the sprigs in So Saffron on a scrap of cardstock. After embossing with the Hive 3D folder, I tore it randomly and adhered it to the card base then tied Black & White Gingham ribbon around the card front. The floral stem was stamped in Memento ink, colored with Stampin' Blends and cut with the matching Honeybee Blooms die and popped up on dimensionals. A few Bumblebee Trinkets (retiring!) were added with glue dots.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.



Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Honeybee Home
  • Paper: Basic White
  • Ink: So Saffron and Memento Tuxedo Black, plus So Saffron and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Packs
  • Accessories: Honeybee Blooms Dies, Hive 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Blending Brushes, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, Bumblebee Trinkets

 


Saturday, April 23, 2022

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Favorite New Accessory

Today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop theme is our favorite new accessory, like bling, DSP, etc. I chose the Perfectly Penciled DSP because the floral images are gorgeous, and it's a snap to color them!


My favorite new In Color is Tahitian Tide. It reminds me a lot of the old Tempting Turquoise that retired years ago, and I really love the clear, clean, not muddy color.


The new Stylish Shapes Dies are fabulous, too. I like that they pierce the inside and outside of the die cut, so you can have a stitched window if you want.


That's all for today - see you next Saturday! Up next is Libby Fens at Libby Stamps. Or click the "back" button to go back to Lori at Loritamarie Crafts.



Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Limited Edition
  • Paper: Tahitian Tide and Basic Black cardstock, Perfectly Penciled DSP
  • Ink: VersaMark plus Stampin Blends Combos - Tahitian Tide, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green
  • Accessories: Stylish Shapes and Layering Circles Dies, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Basics Stampin' Emboss Powders, Heat Tool, Pearls Basic Jewels

 


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Free Shipping!


Yes, you read that right! Tomorrow, April 21st is free shipping day with a qualifying order. Now is the time to stock up on basic supplies or that must-have stamp set or bundle before it retires.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Stamp Review Crew - In the Moment


Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's In the Moment edition! The "Crew" is 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 Betty's blog, welcome! There are seven of us today.


This In the Moment cling stamp set has three images and three sentiments, and all of them are great for letting that special friend know how you feel about her! I especially love the one snuggling with the dog and a good book....that's my idea of heaven!


The first card is me, staring out the window at the dreary gray, rainy day and dreaming of warmer sunny days, and being able to get out in my garden. My tomato and pepper plants are dreaming of that day, too!


I look forward to the day I don't have to lug them in to the pantry when it gets too cold at night, and then haul them back outside in the morning when it warms up. Oh, to have a heated greenhouse!


The next card is me again (but I'm a blond now, hehe), resigned to the day of rain and burying myself in a gardening book.....or maybe seed catalog. That would be Luke snuggled up to me, but the big doofus would be on his back with his legs in the air.

If you looked closely at the cards you may have noticed a few things from the 2022-2023 annual catalog that starts May 3rd. The first card has Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots, and the second card has 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds and the circle die cut from Stylish Shapes Dies.

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Holly created, or "Previous" to visit Betty again!