A Good Day

I am mixing two of my most favorite stamp sets today.  One is A Good Day stamp set.  It is so versatile, especially when you need a small sentiment or circle.  I really am sad to see it on the retiring list.  The second is Wishing You Well.  It is a great distinctive stamp set.  The bow is probably my favorite.  So to combine the two I made an Easter wreath.

 

Stampin' Up!, A Good Day, Wishing You Well, Touches of Texture, Jackie Beers

A Good Day, 145873

This little bunny has been a favorite from day one.  I think he is just adorable, and the perfect size for so many things.  I was surprised when I had the wreath idea that he fits perfectly!

The background splatter is from Touches Of Texture stamp set.  I stamped under the wreath with Mint Macaron and then above and below is Mint Macaron stamped off once.  This is another set that will be missed.  I will be looking for a new favorite background splatter!

To finish off the card I went around the outside of the wreath circle with the Mango Melody Stampin’ Write Marker.  It is a great way to differentiate the white when layering a white piece onto white.  I thought it needed a bit more though.  So I added the Copper Thread under the wreath.

Thank you for visiting today.  I am a bit late on today’s post, but life happens.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to check the retiring products list.  Some may already be selling out. Usually the retiring In-Colors go first!  I also have a host code for the  month listed below the Last Chance sticker.  You can click on the Last Chance and go straight to the retiring products.

 

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A Classic

Today’s card is one that is masculine but could be used as a Father’s Day or any other reason.  I used the Geared Up Garage stamp set , which is a great one for any guy, or gal, who loves cars.

Geared Up Garage, 148590

 

Everything I used, except for the card stock, is part of the Garage Suite.  I love the coordination of our Suites of Products.  Actually the card stock is part of the Suite as well.  The colors come from the designer series paper.  Tranquil Tide and Crushed Curry are perfect and unexpected at the same time.

Did you notice the little accessory hanging off the ribbon?  It is hard to see, so here is a close up of it.

 

These Classic Garage Metal Elements are also part of the suite.  I think they are awesome.  I chose to use the key since I had showcased the car.  There are also wrenches in the set.  They are all perfect additions to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you liked a masculine card for a bit of a change.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  I also have the retiring products link for you as well.

 

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Always

The retiring list of Stampin’ Up! products was published yesterday afternoon.  I have a link to it in my Online Store after this post.  Or you can simply click on the Shop tab at the top of the page and go there anytime.  REMINDER:  There are quite a lot of products that are carrying over.  But if they are part of a bundle currently, they will show that retiring!!!  That is just you can no longer get it in a bundle with the 10% discount after the new catalog goes live.

I am sharing one of the retiring stamp sets from the Occasions catalog.  So do not panic, it is still available now.  It is the Easter Set, His Grace.  I love this set for the sentiments and the images.  I do not think it has been given near enough love by folks.  So I am sharing it today for a non-Easter card.  I hope it will inspire you to try it.

 

His Grace, 148676

This was really a pretty quick card to make.  It is stamped and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  If you follow my blog you know already how much I love coloring with these guys.  This was very simple and I like that.

The corners are punched using one end of the Trio Corner Punch just to give it a little attention other than adding ribbon or other embellishments.

The sentiment is from Accented Blooms, a sweet set from the Annual Catalog.  I love the look of stamping the sentiment across a focal point.

Thank you for visiting today.  I do have the link to the Retiring Lists and hope you will grab anything you are interested in right away so as not to be disappointed.  The retiring In Colors will be among the first items to sell out.  I also have a HOST CODE listed below if you would like to place an order.

 

 

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Piggy Confidence

I returned from a FABULOUS trip to Charlotte for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  I was surrounded but a large group of Demonstrators who were all so thrilled to be there.  The weather was not too hard on us and fun was had!

We did a card swap in my group and I forgot to take a picture of the card I made.  However, I used the same basic card with my Stamp Club last week.  So I am sharing that version.  It is really the same, just different Designer Series Paper.  I will say that using different paper gives it a very different look.  I don’t know why that is.  Today’s version is very bright!

 

This Little Piggy, 143922

 

I adore This Little Piggy!  And am THRILLED to share with you that it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  WooHoo!!!  Seeing the catalog early, and let me tell you that it is AWESOME, is one of the best reasons to be a SU Demonstrator!

Back to the card!!  I stamped the piggy and colored her with the Stampin’ Blends.  You may not be able to see from the photograph, but I added Wink Of Stella to her wings.  Wings should sparkle!!  And that is pretty much it.  I have the measurements for the DSP listed below.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card.  It is a great way to use up scrap DSP, and the small pieces we cut off when trimming layers.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  I have also added a HOST CODE if you would like to place an order with me.  If you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator I would love to help you and if you will let me know, I will send you a new catalog next month when they become available.

Measurements:

  • Base layer is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Layer is 4 1/4 X 5 3/8
  • Dsp is 4 X 5 1/4, cut into 2 pieces of roughly 1/3 and 2/3 . I simply flipped over one piece for the two DSP you see.  You can always mix and match if you are doing multiples.
  • The strip is 1/2 X 4 of coordinating card stock, or you could use a strip of ribbon if you prefer.
  • Pig layers are 2 3/4 X 3 and 2 5/8 X 2 7/8

 

 

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Animal Expedition

I have been finishing my swap cards and 3D swaps for OnStage in Charlotte this weekend.  Whooo!! I have been really far behind on all of that.  But I am down to just putting the boxes together.  They will get worked on during the ride up there tomorrow.  I will share that project with you next week.

Before I get to  my card, I snapped a picture of my gorgeous azalea bush that has decided to pop out in the last couple of days.  Here it is.

 

For todays card I have a really quick and sweet card.  I have been using some Annual Catalog stamps this week and today continues that theme.  I went with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It is so adorable!  And the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the little sentiment.

 

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.  The sweet animals were punched from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!!!  I paired it with another piece of DSP from the same package.  The base colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are both on the soon to be retiring list.  They are in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  So we have known they would be leaving us.  I really do wish the Lemon Lime Twist could stay.

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Crafting Forever

Before I get to the project for today……There have been quite a few messages from Stampin’ Up! in the last couple of days.  Some are well received and other not so much.  One thing I have tried to tell myself is that change is good.   Wether it is family, work, or fun, there will be change.  So please do not panic over the discontinuing of the Stampin’ Trimmer and the Big Shot.  My hopes are that the replacements will be even better!

The good and bad of the reception to the latest news is what inspired today’s card.  Crafting is my hobby and I plan on doing it until I simply cannot get the body to work that way.  So I was thinking of the “Keep Calm, and Craft On” sentiment and wished I had it.  LOL!!!  Here is today’s card.

 

Crafting Forever, 143958

I used the Whisper White notecards and envelopes for the project today.  No cutting or measuring, just stamp on the pre-scored card!  It could not be easier to do.

The two stamp sets I used here are from the annual catalog.  The Crafting Forever is so great for quick cards for crafting friends.  And the Playful Backgrounds goes with so many stamp sets as a subtle background.  For this background, I stamped off one time for the stripes and then stamped full strength for the circles or bubbles (I’m not sure which they are?).

The stamp itself was stamped on a scrap, colored with Stampin’ Blends and then cut out.  I raised it with a couple of dimensional.  The final touch is the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.  I would love for SU to do more of this type ribbon.  The subtle variations make it match so many more colors than the name itself.

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Strong & Beautiful for Pals Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My project for today’s Blog Hop is a Mother’s Day card.  My Mom passed away way many years ago and I miss her every day.  She was one of the strongest women I have ever known and the best Mom ever.  Making this card and especially this sentiment was a great reminder of her and many of the really strong women I know.

 

Strong & Beautiful, 148732

 

I was pleasantly surprised at how soft this card looks competed.  And that is using a base of Rich Razzleberry.  Apparently soft does not have to be a light or subtle color. This is a card that evolved as I went.

My first thought was the center vellum with the pink and razzleberry flowers.  That became the color choices.  Then I decided to try the pink lace vellum as the main layer.  I played around with it and it really needed the white underneath it to make it really show off.  I decided to place white underneath the center vellum and it made that one pop as well.  Wow!  Who knew?

To give some dimension to the sentiment area, I added a couple of punches using the Leaf Punch.  It is also done using DSP from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper.  This is a really fabulous pack of paper.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!  The complete line up is below. Please continue on the Blog Hop.  Also, we love to read your comments on our projects, so please take a minute to say something!  Finally, all of the supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ←You Are Here
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

 

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Tea Together

I have a cute cup of tea to share with you today!  All I need to go with it is a lovely scone.  I have traveled across England and Scotland eating my way in scones!  So anytime I see the lovely Tea Together stamp set I want a scone to go with the tea.  Alas, no scones for today’s card but there is a sweet rose instead.

 

Tea Together, 148779

 

I love the unexpected of the rose inside the tea cup.  I die cut it with the Tea Time Framelits.  They were part of Sale-A-Bration and is supposed to carry over to the next annual catalog.  The rose is the only part of the card that is die cut.  I wanted a simpler look for today.  When I adhered the rose, I straight cut across the bottom of the rose to match the cup edge.  Also, I did not put adhesive on the leaves, only the rose.  I sort of lifted up on the leaves to give them the 3D look.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/8″ scallop circle punch.  The heart is the Heart Epoxy Droplets that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend.  I love these hearts, and the ability to make them any color you want.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate you looking at my projects.  I also, love to read your comments.

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Country Home

I am sharing a card today that includes one of my most favorite stamp sets.  It is the Country Home stamp set.  I just love the flowers, pitcher, and especially the milk can!  I have paired it with one of my new favorite embossing folders.  The Country Floral one.  Do you see a theme here?

 

Country Home, 147678

Other than the fussy cutting of the flowers, this is a quick card.  If you follow my blog posts, you know that I love the Stampin’ Blends.  I stamped a sheet of the flower and pitcher and then colored while watching television.  I love to do that.  I am great at multi-tasking!

The addition of the linen thread and bow was the final country touch that I felt this card needed.  That said, with a different focal point, this embossing folder would make a very elegant card.  Can you see that?  I think it is going to continue to grow in popularity and more people create with it.  I for one cannot wait to see them!

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Sunflower for Case This Sketch

I have made a card today that follows the sketch from Case This Sketch Challenge #316.  The sketch is one that Brian King created.  So of course I had to play along.

 

Painted Harvest, 144783

 

And here is the sketch I CASED.

 

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I am going back through annual catalog stamp sets.  This has always been one of my favorites.  The Panted Harvest stamp set is so versatile with the sunflower.  It makes gorgeous wreaths as well.  But today I went with a sunflower.  That is something that can easily stand alone.

I used the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper for a part of the background. For the top section I made my own background by stamping a leaf from the same stamp set.  It is Pear Pizzaz stamped onto Pear Pizzaz card stock.  I love the look that gives.  I also used the Layering Circles for the center scallop and plain circle.  The sentiment is punched with a 3/4″Circle Punch.  Just to add a bit more texture, I added the linen thread beneath the flower layer.  I hope that thread never goes away.  It is perfect when just a touch of texture or ribbon is needed.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday for some new projects.  I have a card swap with my Stamp Club on Sunday.  So I will share the cards I have made for that next week.

 

 

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