Saturday, September 30, 2023

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Casing ME!

With today's Create With Connie & Mary Saturday Hop it's my turn to be CASED! This is the card I chose, from November of last year:

And this is my new take on it:

I really wanted to use the Autumn Leaves bundle again because the leaves are really starting to turn now (and fall - our yard is a mess!).

I embossed the background with the Distressed Tile folder. Since I didn't have that lovely Crumb Cake plaid, I used the Abundant Beauty leaves mask instead.

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: Autumn Leaves
  • Paper: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
  • Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Memento
  • Accessories: Autumn Leaves Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Distressed Tile 3D Folder, Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, Blending Brushes, Adhesive-backed Speckled Dots, Essentials Baker's Twine Pack

Thursday, September 28, 2023

CCMC786 - Color Challenge

Today's Thursday Challenge is a color combination. Soft Sea Foam, Lost Lagoon, and Berry Burst practically shout "Christmas!" to me, so here we are. 😄 Merriest Trees is such a fun set, and perfect for this challenge.

I used Soft Sea Foam DSP from the Hello Irresistible pack and stamped tiny stars on it in Lost Lagoon (stamped off). The tree was stamped and die cut, as were the ornaments. That lovely gold garland was die cut from the limited release Silver & Gold Adhesive-backed Glimmer Paper. And boy did that adhesive come in handy - no messy liquid glue trying to adhere it to the tree!

A piece of Silver & White Sheer Ribbon was colored with the Light Berry Burst Stampin' Blend to pop behind the greeting. It needed something to balance the Berry Burst gifts under the tree. I think it worked. 😉

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Saturday, September 23, 2023

CCM Saturday Blog Hop - Casing Lori DeGroot

Today we are casing Lori DeGroot, our Canadian team member. This is the card she posted on October 6th last year:


And this is my take on it:


I started by heat embossing the pine sprigs in white on Basic Black to mimic the B&W plaid on Lori's card. The square focal point was easy-peasy using the Christmas Classics Dies with Basic White for the greeting and Garden Green for the die cut greenery background.

The holly leaves were stamped on Garden Green, die cut, and some shading was added with the Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend. Garden Green Blooming Pearls and a Black & White Gingham Ribbon bow finished the card.

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: Christmas Classics
  • Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Garden Green Cardstock
  • Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green, plus Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blend
  • Accessories: Christmas Classics Dies, White Stampin' Emboss Powder (Basics), Heat Tool, Blooming Pearls, Black & White Gingham Ribbon

Thursday, September 21, 2023

CCMC785 - Sketch Challenge

It's Thursday again already(!) and time for another Thursday challenge. This week it's a sketch. I love having a sketch to follow, because most of the work is already done; all I have to do is pick the colors and image and BOOM, it's finished!

I've been really feeling Autumn-y lately, especially since the nights are getting cooler. Love that bit of chill in the morning!

I chose some of the products in the All About Autumn Suite Collection on page 43 of the mini, except instead of using the Speckled Dots, I went with more shine by using the copper sequins in the Neutrals Adhesive-backed Sequins. I thought it matched the copper ribbon nicely.

I sure do like the autumn images in this DSP. It makes for a very easy yet beautiful card.

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Monday, September 18, 2023

Stamp Review Crew - Bird's Eye View

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Bird's Eye View edition! The "Crew" is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across the globe 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 Terri's blog, welcome! There are eight of us today, so there should be some really fun ideas using this set.

Bird's Eye View is an 11 piece photopolymer set with five cute little birds and an assortment of accessories (the spectacles just amuse me so much). 😄 There aren't any sentiments, so the sky is the limit on what you want to add! I went with Charming Sentiments because there is such a great variety to choose from.

I have two cards today. This first one is dedicated to all the new college students getting settled into their dorms for the first time, and to the parents who are struggling with letting their baby birds fledge and leave the nest. (Been there, done that.)

STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBOS: Copper Clay, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock, Lost Lagoon

I know how fear of the unknown is a real thing, so to the students I say: I hope you quickly overcome the fear and blossom into the person you are meant to be. Enjoy these years, develop new friendships, and make great memories!

This next card is for parents just starting out on the raising babies journey. I love that the greetings in Charming Sentiments worked so well for both cards!

STAMPIN' BLENDS COMBOS: Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide

I chose bright neutral colors so it would work with any gender. And, of course, I had to add a little bling to dress it up a bit.

That's all I have to share for today, so click "Next" to see what Stacey created, or "Previous" to visit Terri again. Thanks for stopping by!

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