Nature’s Wishes for GDP214

I love sketch challenges.  It is a perfect way for me to begin a card.  In other words, it makes my life much easier!  So today I am playing along with the Global Design Project #214 for a sketch challenge.

It is also the first time I have inked up the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  Oh my!  I adore this stamp set!!  I hope you will give it another look.  It is on the last page of the Holiday Catalog.

 

 

Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

 

That deer is so pretty.  He , or she, is so peaceful looking.  Exactly what I wish for this Holiday season.  I hated to add the sentiment and cover up part of the deer.  But after seeing the beautiful script of the sentiment, I fell in love with it as well.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I have all of the “Itty Bitty” stamp sets.  This one is especially great with different fonts for the variety of Christmas wishes.

The background designer series paper is from Magnolia Lane DSP.  I thought the leaves paired beautifully with the deer and his woods.  To emphasize the “snow”, although you have to use your imagination there, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects to the base of the trees and at the deer’s feet.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.

Measurements:

  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Deer base layer is 4 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • White stamped layer is 4 X 2 1/2
  • Sentiment base layer is 2 3/4 X 5/8
  • Stamped sentiment is 2 5/8 X 1/2

 

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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Merry Moose

Today’s card is a winter card as much as for Christmas.  I love mixing the stamps and designer series paper to make cards that are for more than a season.   This one works as a masculine card as well.

 

 

Who doesn’t love a Moose with a scarf?  LOL!!  I wanted to give him a softer look and decided I did not want to fussy cut the scarf in the stamp set.  I adore the Braided Linen Thread and thought the extra piece as a scarf worked.

The trees are from the Merry Moose Bundle as well.  I stamped them once full strength and then again before re-inking to get the different shades of green.  The one on the far left is stamped a third time without re-inking.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have a cute Halloween card to share tomorrow for Trick or Treat day!

 

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UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!

 

 

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Spooky for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re 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.

The title of the Hop is also the title of my card.  That said, I do not do SCARY or SPOOKY!!  In my old age, I prefer cute and funny.  Do Not expect to be scared from my card.  I hope you will smile at the cuteness of this little fellow.

 

Stampin' Up!, Spooktacular Bash, Nine Lives, Harvest Hellos, Jackie Beers

 

I hope you are not afraid of Black Cats!  I love them and have had at least one for over 30 years.  Not the same one!!  I stamped this guy from the Nine Lives stamp set in Versamark Ink on Basic Black card stock and embossed using the Shimmer Black Glitter.

The pumpkins are from the Harvest Hellos Bundle.  They are stamped with Pumpkin Pie Ink on Mango Melody card stock.  The faces are stamped in Cajun Craze with some Clear Wink of Stella to give some shimmer.

I paired two of the sheets of DSP from the Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is from the Spooktacular stamp set and is die cut using the matching dies in the Bundle.  I added some of the Googly Eyes for the “O” in the Spooky.  I have some of the moon shimmer showing from beneath the sentiment.  I added a moon, but then the sentiment covered most of it.  It is not a booboo , just miscalculation !  I had to add a touch more shimmer and shine, so I added the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and tied a simple knot.

I have the measurements after the line up if you are looking for them.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments. 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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • top DSP is 4 X 3
  • bottom DSP is 4 X 2 1/4
  • Cat layers are 3 7/8 X 3 1/8 and
  • 3 3/4 X 3

 

All of the products used are at the bottom of the post.

HOST CODE

My October Host Code is BD2FGFTK.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  There is not a date yet as to when it will be available for customer orders.  However, you can place it on a Starter Kit!!  Hint, Hint !!

 

 

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.

 

 


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Rustic Anniversary

Today is our anniversary.  So I am sharing the card I made for my husband.  I struggle sometimes with masculine cards, and a special one is especially difficult for me.

 

 

I bought the Rustic Retreat stamp set as a Winter / Christmas set to use.  But when I was looking for the set for the anniversary card, I stumbled upon it and pulled it out.  After considering, I decided it would work perfectly.  At first I stamped the animals together with trees in the background.  But it just did not feel right.  So back to the paper trimmer and this was the result.  A totally different layout than I started with!

When I searched for the proper background, I was looking for greens to match the grass in the animal squares.  I couldn’t find what I liked, so then just went through all of the designer series paper.  I found this piece, believe it or not, on the back side of one of the Come Sail Away DSP sheets.  I don’t know if it’s supposed to be coral or something underwater.  But I feel like it works perfectly.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you will return on Monday for another new project.  Hope you can get some stamping in this weekend!!  I am planning on it!

 

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Together

Today’s project is a cute little card that uses unexpected stamp sets.  I adore humorous stamp sets.  Sometimes they are just the perfect way to deliver a message.

 

I think this chick is adorable.  Plus I don’t know if you have noticed all of the beautiful paper in the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.  I have used it for a couple of cards recently.  It just seems to match the theme of my card.

The chick is from the Birds of A Feather stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  It has birds that fit a variety of holiday occasions.  For today’s card I paired it with a sentiment from a different Holiday Catalog set titled Gather Together.  You may remember I used that set last week for the Fall/Pumpkin card.  You are getting sneak peeks at the great products coming up in a little over a week.

I used the Stitched Nested Labels die to showcase the chick.  I cut off the top of it straight and it makes the perfect banner.  I used some creative license on the coloring of the bird.  To tie that to the DSP, I used the Nature’s Twine wrapped around the banner.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you will return on Monday for another week of new products!

 

 

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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.
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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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