Heirloom Magnolia

I have a sweet magnolia card to share today.  I love the Magnolia set and it unexpectedly, to me anyway, worked beautifully with the Woven Heirloom Suite of products.

 

You know I love this Woven Heirlooms Designer Series Paper since I have used it a few times.  But the Heirloom Frames Dies are over the top beautiful!  The detail is wonderful and very vintage looking.  I like vintage better than just old!

I paired the small flower from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  The colors don’t exactly pair as well as I thought they would.  So I added a touch of Seaside Spray splatter.  I think it gave it enough to blend together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s blog hop and all of the great vacation cards.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.  Plus there is only another week for the Join Promotion.  Check out the information on that in the updates below.

 

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

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Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
  


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Simple Beauty for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. 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.

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you know that I just returned from an awesome vacation.  I did a Viking Riverboat Cruise down the Rhine River.  We started the trip with a few days in Amsterdam.  Of course this made me immediately think of the Winds of Change stamp set for this Vacation theme.  Alas, I have recently made a card using the windmill.  I still had to use that set.  So here is another Amsterdam memory.

 

 

One of the things I love about the various European cities I have been to are the gorgeous flowers everywhere.  Amsterdam was especially colorful.  And there were bicycles EVERYWHERE !!!  The bicycles were more dangerous than cars when crossing streets.

I chose the bicycle as the focal point of my card but wanted a special background as well.  So I picked the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in the blue pinstripe as my background.  I used Memento Tuxedo Ink to stamp the flowers as well as the bicycle.  I colored all with the Stampin’ Blends.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

I know this seems a bit of an odd color combination.  My reasoning was to match the tulips, so I needed a pretty green.  The blue for the bicycle was from a movement in Amsterdam.  They are adding blue bicycle tires because some believe they make the bicycles easier to see.  Apparently that is debatable, but we did see quite a few with blue tires.

Here are a couple of my vacation photos as well.

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robyn 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!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

 

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
  


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Happy

Before I get to today’s card, I wanted to remind you that the EXTRA days of Stampin’ Up! Recruiting Promotion is almost over.  It ends on the 31st.  I LOVE being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for a variety of reasons.  And I know you would as well.  If you have even had one thought about joining, please reach out to me.  I would love to talk with you and tell you all the reasons I love it.  Plus, you have some great bonuses for joining now.  They are all listed after today’s project.

Ok, on to the card.  This card is a simple project that would work for several occasions.  I just named it Happy, because it makes me smile.  It is just a sweet themed card in my opinion.

 

 

Doesn’t the bears make you just say “Oohhhh”.  They are simply adorable.  I almost named it “I need a Hug”!    That would be a sweet reasons to send someone a card is when you want to give them a hug and say it will get better.

I chose the designer series paper after considering the bears as Panda Bears.  The leaves made me think of bamboo.  It is from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper and is full of beautiful green patterns.

It may be a bit difficult to see from the photo, but I used the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to color the stamped shading areas.  I wanted to leave it more of a Pen and Ink look.  The ribbon is the Mint Macaron Textile Ribbon.  It is gorgeous with just a bit of shimmer to it.  A little tip on the ribbon:  I cut the ribbon about 3/4″ wider on each side than the card.  I then add adhesive to the back and tape the ribbon down.  Now I make a little bow and use a glue dot to hold it in the appropriate place.  This is so much easier, at least for me, than trying to tie a bow while keeping tension on the ribbon.  Plus you do not use near as much ribbon!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  I really appreciate it and please return tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
  


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Knot Good

Sorry that I came back for a few days and then disappeared again.  We are getting new windows in our house.  Out with those wooden windows that are impossible to get open!!  New windows are awesome, and we are almost finished.  So now I can get back to stamping!

During my stamping absence, a friend hurt her back simply by bending over.  When I was preparing for my Stamp Club, which met yesterday, I came across the Back On Your Feet stamp set.  I knew I had to make a card that I could send to her.

 

 

I kept the card very clean and simple.  Other than the coloring, which does not take long at all, this is a super quick card to make.  My favorite kind of card!

The thought / word bubble was made using the Ballon Bouquet Punch.  I simply cut off the little “knot” area at the bottom of the balloon.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return the rest of the week.  Also I will be participating in the InKing Royalty Blog Hop on Wednesday.  You would not want to miss all of the great ideas you will see on the hop.

 

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
  


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Gather Together

Today’s card is my first card from the Holiday Catalog!  WooHoo!!  It is an awesome catalog.  They always are, and each time I say this one is the best.  It is true once again!

I am sharing a Fall or Thanksgiving card today.  As always, the Designer Series Paper is fabulous!  I love the colors they have paired in this pack.  It is called Come To Gather Designer Series Paper.  I have also used the Gather Together stamp set.  The set has matching dies, but I did not use those on this one.

 

Do you agree on the beautiful DSP?  The Pretty Peacock really pops, and it pairs well with the Early Espresso and Sahara Sand.  Once again, the DSP takes the focal point.

The sentiment and background are cut with the Layering Squares Dies.  The pieces are raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the Braided Linen Trim runs beneath the square.  I taped the ribbon to the back and then made a bow to glue dot to the front.  That is the simple way of getting a perfectly snug ribbon and bow!

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have all of the supplies listed at the bottom of the post.

 

HOST CODE

My August Host Code is VYEQARFN.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

 

Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
  


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