Friday, August 17, 2018

Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop August 2018 - Bloggers Choice!

Happy weekend!  The month is already halfway over and it's time for another round of the Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop!
For our theme this month, it's Bloggers Choice!  This means it is up to each blogger on what theme or technique they want to highlight and showcase.  For my project, I wanted to highlight new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  I received my Demonstrator preorder on Monday and I am so excited to showcase the new Country Home stamp set and Country Lane Designer Series Paper.



While this stamp set isn't normally something I would gravitate to as country themes aren't my style, I really loved the pitcher and milk jug and this stamp set is perfect to use with the Stamparatus to line up the flowers and pitcher, plus the Stampin' Blends are a great way to color in everything.

I started with a Mango Melody cardstock base and layered using the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the pitcher and flowers on Whisper White cardstock and colored with Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  The Mango Melody and Blackberry Bliss are new additions to the Holiday catalog!  I stamped my sentiment using Mango Melody ink and for a subtle hint of shine, I used the Silver Metallic Thread, which is so delicate.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop August 2018 - A Holiday Catalog Preview!

Happy Thursday!  The week is almost over and it's time for another round of the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!
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This month we are bringing you an exciting hop theme by debuting projects from the new Holiday Catalog!  The holidays are such a special time of year and I love crafting both fall and Christmas cards.  On Monday I finally received my Holiday Catalog preorder and I was so excited to create my first card with my new supplies using the Country Home stamp set.
Now normally anything country is NOT my style but the old milk can and pitcher in this set jumped out at me.  I love how the flowers on top are a separate stamp set and using the Stamparatus tool is perfect for lining this up.  I stamped first in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and using the Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends, I colored the jug in.  For the flowers, I colored them in with the Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, and Mango Melody Stampin' Blends.  The Mango Melody and Blackberry Bliss are new colors of blends in this catalog.
I do have a hard time using loud Designer Series Paper patterns.  I usually keep to the simple geometric shapes or simple one color pattern paper.  I stepped outside my comfort zone and used this pretty cotton patterned paper for my background from the coordinating Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  I used the new 3/16" Braided Linen.  This super soft ribbon can be pulled apart for a frayed look as well but I decided to keep the ribbon together.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop August 2018 - Pets!

Happy Wednesday readers!  I hope everyone is having a great week so far and it's time for another round of the Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop!
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This month's theme is all about the furry critters in our lives that we love, pets!  My two fur babies are a tremendous help in my life.  When my husband is gone on his deployments or shorter temporary duty assignments, day to day as we live far from family with him being in the military, my two miniature dachshunds are always the constant I have.  

Harvey, our black dachshund, was a wedding present from my husband ten years ago and we recently got Noelle, our brown dachshund, in April after our other dachshund Buddy suddenly and unexpectedly had to cross the rainbow bridge...while my husband was deployed. 
Our babies are both seniors (13 years old) but they are spunky!  Naturally when it was time to create a pet card, I immediately knew exactly what set I needed to use as it has a dachshund in it!
For my project, I wanted to showcase how the Ready for Christmas stamp set can be used for more than just the Holidays.  I used a Blackberry Bliss cardstock base and the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper for a pop of color.  I stamped and cut the images out with the coordinating Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies and colored them in with Stampin' Blends.  I used the Mint Macaron, Rich Razzelberry, Night of Navy, and Soft Suede blends in both the dark and light color combos.  The birthday wishes sentiment is from the Varied Vases stamp set.
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