Blessings

Today’s card is a sneak peek at one of the stamp sets I was anxious to get my hands on.  It has a 3D look to the bow that intrigued me.  And Yes, it really does have that look so it appears like a real bow.  I am not sure if you can tell from the photograph though.

 

Wishing You Well, 147864

 

There are a couple of newer stamp sets that have this look, but the bow seems to really look 3D and I adore it!  I see this stamp set in every season of the year.  This one is definitely a keeper for me.

I love this sentiment as well.  It is from the new Many Blessings stamp set.  Today as a SU Demonstrator,  we get to register for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary On Stage Celebration.  I feel it is a Blessing that I get to do something that I love so much, and share it with all of you.  Plus I have met some really amazing people, customers and fellow demonstrators, that have become great friends.  So Yay for today.

Now back to the card.  I paired one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody with Fresh Fig.  I have not used Fresh Fig very often and each time I ask myself why I have not.  It is a great color.  The DSP is from the Country Lane Suite.  Another Must Have stamp set, Bundle, I want it all!!!

The little sprigs were added for just a little texture.  They are made with the new Sprig Punch which is part of the Frosted Suite.  An unexpected, but nice add on for a lot of layouts.

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate it very much.  Normally my supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  But because these are not available yet, I had difficulties getting the links.  Once I can figure that out I will update this post.  So sorry!!

 


 

 


 


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Just Breath for InKing Royalty August Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I racked my brain for an End of Summer type card and kept coming up blank.  Then I went out to fill the bird feeders and thought of the Blue Sunflower card I did previously.  The light bulb came on!!!  So I did an updated version of that.  You can see the original card HERE.   For the updated version I thought of a big sigh of relief .  School has started back, all the before school and last minute chores are taken care of, and you can just take a breath and relax.  That is  relax for the few minutes before the holiday season begins!

 

Stampin' Up!, Painted Harvest, Colorful Season, Detailed Dragonfly, Jackie Beers

Painted Harvest, 144783

 

I played around with different items across the front of this Double Z Fold Card.  I kept coming back to the sentiment from Colorful Season “Just Breathe”.  I love that and it totally described what my idea of the Hop Theme is.  Since it was too large to stamp on the strip running across the front, I fussy cut around the sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really like how it came out.

Here is a picture of the card opened.

 

I left the sentiment spot blank.  I felt like there were actually two sentiments and that gives me room to write a short note to the recipient.  But when you make it, feel free to add another sentiment!  As always, the list of supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.

 

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MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4, and 5 1/2.  Z fold and burnish
  • The Mango pieces are 4 X 5 1/4, 2 @ 2 5/8 X 4
  • The Wood DSP pieces are 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, 1 @ 2 1/2 X 3 7/8, and a white at 2 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • The base strip is 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Z folded and burnished
  • The strip pieces are:  Mango: 7/8 X 5 1/8, 2 @ 7/8 X 2 1/2 . DSP is 3/4 X 5, 2 @ 3/4 X 2 3/8

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

 

 


 

 


 


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Love What You Do

Today’s card is perfect for what I am going to be doing later this morning.  Today is the day that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get to register for the 30th Anniversary Convention.  WooHoo!!  What is perfect is that I started today’s card without really thinking about that.  The subconscious at work!

 

Stampin' Up!, Love What You Do, Apron Of Love, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Apron Of Love, 145835

I was thrilled when this Apron Of Love set, with it’s matching Framelits, carried over to the new catalog.  It has so much that can be related to an apron.  To me, it brings back fond memories of an Aunt trying to teach me to cook.  (Unfortunately it did not take!)  I also remember my first Stampin’ Up! party/workshop I attended and the demonstrator wearing the SU apron.  And yes, I do have a SU apron.

I made my apron a stamping apron and you can see the card sticking out of the pocket.  It is paired with the Garden Impressions 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  The colors are gorgeous in this DSP.

Yes, I do Love What I Do!!!  And I hope you are inspired by today’s card.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  This would have been a perfect card when the last Join Promotion was going on.  Oh Well, it fits with my excitement of registering for OnStage.  I get to hang out and stamp with my fellow demonstrators from around the country, and some from around the world!

Thank you for visiting today.  I greatly appreciate each time you check out my posts.

 

Measurements:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 folded in half
  • Black is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Small Black is 3 5/8 X 2 3/8
  • White is 3 1/2 X 2 1/4

 

 


 

 


 


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Tropical Wreath

I am showcasing two great Stampin’ Up! products today.  The beautiful Designer Series Paper, and the Amazing Stamparatus.  I love, love, love both of these products.  This is a card I shared with my Stamp Club yesterday to show them some special abilities of the Stamparatus.

 

Stampin' Up!, Stamparatus, Tropical Chic, Colorful Seasons, Jackie Beers

Stamparatus Wreath, 146276

 

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I added the fourth color to my combination to make the flower pop.  I love Blushing Bride, but it is a bit too shy to POP!

This Tropical Chic DSP is one of my favorites.  I love bright colors and this is right up my alley.  The flower from Colorful Seasons seem to be the perfect flower for this card.  It fit perfectly with the size template I had made for the Stamparatus Wreath technique.

Here is a picture of my template. I think it pretty much explains the process to make your own very easily.  Just find the center, line up the die, cut and turn it from square to diamond and cut again.

 

Wreath Template for Stamparatus

I hope you will give this technique a try.  There are several videos already out there with directions so I did not create one. I would love to see your version if you decide to try it.   I appreciate you stopping by today and hope you will return tomorrow.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in hald
  • Spruce layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 1 X 5 1/4, and 3 X 5 1/4
  • Square Spruce layer is 3 X 3
  • White layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8

 

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You’re The Best

I was so excited when I saw this typewriter set in the new Annual Catalog.  It reminded me of a favorite from a few years ago.  I have made several Thank You 3X3 cards with it that I have not shown here.  So today I have a full size card to share.

 

P.S. You’re The Best, 146516

 

I used only the stamps included in the stamp set.  I love being able to complete a card with only one stamp set.  The background blue layer is Balmy Blue stamped with Balmy Blue Ink.  The blue of the center is Balmy Blue Ink applied with an Aqua Painter.

I stamped the typewriter and then used a mask to place over it to stamp the flowers.  One flower is stamped and fussy cut out to give some depth.  They were all colored using Stampin’ Write Markers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Blog Hop card as well.  Please be sure and check back on Monday, but also next Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  There will be lots more great ideas for you.

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