Friday, July 13, 2018

Stamp N Hop July 2018 Hop - Favorite Designer Series Paper!

Happy Friday the 13th everyone!  Today is a great day for my husband and I as we sign the closing documents on our first house we are buying!  While that is super exciting, today I am joining another new monthly blog hop, the Stamp N Hop monthly hop!
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This month's theme is all about Designer Series Paper which is perfectly timed as our big promotion this month is Buy 3 Get 1 Free on Designer Series Papers!  I love this time of year.  It's a perfect time to stock up on all your favorites and with Christmas right around the corner, the holiday themed paper is perfect for your free choice!

For my project this month, I wanted to focus on my favorite Designer Series Paper from the new annual catalog.  The Garden Impressions paper is perfect for all the bright and cheery cards you want to make.  The colors are bold and I love to use it in my projects.
This card is right up my alley with its bright and bold colors.  I recently purchased the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set and I knew I had to use it in this card.  First I used Grapefruit Grove card stock as my base and paired it with Melon Mambo.  
I stamped the flamingo first in Petal Pink using my Stamparatus using the full shadow stamp and lined up the outline stamp with the legs attached perfectly and stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  For the water, I stamped in Tranquil Tide and while I stamped in the same color for the bushes, I stamped off once on scrap paper and then onto my project to get the lighter color.
I used the new Detailed Trio punch to round the edges of two corners.  This punch is great as you get three different punch details on one punch!

Make sure to continue on to the next blog in our hop by checking out Kaylee Van Es's blog for some more Designer Series Paper projects by clicking HERE or the next button below!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Color Combo Blog Hop July 2018

Welcome readers to a new hop that I am joining called the Colour Combo Blog Hop!  
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For July's hop, we are using three colors that I don't use too often so it was nice to jump out of my comfort zone.  Right away when I saw these colors I thought of a baby card, but I wanted to switch my focus onto a different occasion.  I don't have too many sympathy cards in my stash I keep and it is always nice to have one of those on hand in case you I need one (although I never truly want to have to use a sympathy card because that means something bad happened).

When designing my card, I wanted to keep it very simple.  I feel sympathy cards need to be simple as not to take away from the event too much.  I knew I wanted to highlight one of the flowers from the Love What You Do stamp set too.
This card is great for any gender as the Petal Pink and Balmy Blue are great together.  I used the Ruffled Dynamic Embossing folder to emboss the Balmy Blue cardstock and using the Squares Layering Framelits, I cut out the scalloped square in Petal Pink.  I cut the Very Vanilla cardstock out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and stamped the flower in Night of Navy.

Isn't that ribbon adorable?  I sponged the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon with my Stampin' Sponge and Petal Pink ink to give the ribbon a totally different look.  The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label punch.  This stamp set is amazing as it has so many different sentiments all in one set.
Make sure to continue on to the next blog in our hop by checking out Brigitte Baier-Moser's blog for some more colour combo projects by clicking HERE or the next button below!


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Sunday, July 8, 2018

July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop: A Card Sketch Challenge!

Sunday is here and with it brings another round of the Kre8tors Blog Hop!  
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This month we are focusing on a card sketch!  For our projects, we will be using the template below as a guide and inspiration for our creations.
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For my card, I wanted to use one of my new favorite color combinations of Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, and Flirty Flamingo.  I took the card sketch and loosely changed a few things but it does still fall over the guidelines of the sketch.  I used the Stitched Shapes dies matted with the Layering Squares die to make my focal point in the middle.
Peeking out from behind in Lemon Lime Twist, the cardstock is embossed with the new Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder.  I really like the way this pattern can be used because both sides can be utilized for a totally different look on embossing.  I used my Stampin' Sponge to sponge the Flirty Flamingo ink on the background and used the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set for the crosses and the bow.  While I didn't use my Stamparatus on the bow, this tool would have been great to line up the two toned bow stamps perfectly.  A little bling is brought in the Glitter Enamel Dots to finish it out.
Make sure to continue on with our hop to see all the other great projects.  Next up is Becky Whatley Browning showcasing her card sketch project.  Her blog can be found HERE or by clicking the next button below!
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