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I have mixed two of the stamps that carried over to the new Annual Catalog.  Since these tend to get left out when new stamps arrive on the scene, I decided to show them some love.

 

Stampin' Up!, Jackie Beers, Wildly Happy, Rooted in Nature, Tasteful Textile

 

Do you recognize these two stamp sets?  The tree is from Rooted In Nature, and the bunnies are from Wildly Happy.  I think they work very well together.

I stamped the bunnies first with Gray Granite Ink and over to the left of my Whisper White layer.  I stamped again on some scrap white and cut right on the lines to give me a mask.  As it turned out, I didn’t really need the mask because the tree fit perfectly in the open space.  Oh well, I have a mask for next time!  The bunnies are colored using Stampin’ Blends.  I used both Smoky Slate Blends on the body and Petal Pink for the nose and ear.

I stamped the tree using Stampin’ Write Markers to give the tree it’s two colors.  I love markers for coloring on the red rubber and being able to have multiple colors.  I always comment that I wish they were available individually, but sadly they are not.  They are available as a color family though.  I colored the canopy all over with Just Jade and then the trunk with Soft Suede.  I then went back to the canopy and very lightly went over some of the branches with the softest of touch using the tip of the Soft Suede brush.  It is actually very easy, as the ink from the Just Jade highlighted all of the definition of the stamp.  The finished look of the tree makes that last step very worthwhile.

The gorgeous background of Just Jade card stock is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  I really like the texture it gives.  It is a great masculine touch and looks just like the weave on heavy fabric.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I will have another project to share with you tomorrow.

 

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It’s All About You

I adore cats and dogs, and most animals.  So I knew I had to have the suite of products fro the Pampered Pets.  I love all of the products.  Especially the designer series paper!  I love the animal prints that match the stamps, and the coordinating opposite side.  My favorite though is the expressions on the animal’s faces from the paper and the stamps.  I do believe they Smile at us.

 

 

Of course I also believe in spoiling the pets.  So the sentiment I chose for this card pairs perfectly with that idea!!  In making this card I am playing along with the Case This Sketch challenge #378.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

This sketch is wonderful to use up those smaller pieces of DSP that I always seem to have quite a lot of.  Neither of these layers are very large.  I mentioned how much I love the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper at the beginning.  I chose to use two different pieces of the paper for my layers.  The words on the paper behind the pup are so cute and just perfect for it.  I layered the DSP on different card stocks to share the colors a bit more since a lot of the card is the white front.

The puppy is stamped with Soft Suede and colored using the Stampin’ Blends.  I used Light Cinnamon Cider for the dark places, Light Crumb Cake for the allover body, and Dark Flirty Flamingo for the collar and nose.

The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set.  It has a great mix of sentiments and fonts.  Different fonts are my preferred ones to use.  The sentiment is punched using the Classic Label Punch.  For the background I used the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch.  Because it is the 1/2″ size, the tip looks very similar to the tip from the Classic Label.  Another unexpected , but happy, find.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you can return tomorrow for another new project.

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Goat Birthday

I  had a great vacation last week on the beach.  The weather and water were wonderful.  I had filled in my cards to share with a few of the Stampin’ Up! videos.  I hope you enjoyed those.  There are quite a few of them on the Stampin’ Up! YouTube channel.

For today I am sharing a fun stamp set that I know I will be using quite often.  It is the Way To Goat set.

 

 

I love the goat and to me the expression on his face is sort of “I don’t care what you think”.  I love that.  The sentiment goes right along with the expression.

I did minimal coloring on the goat.  I only shaded the darker areas on the body and the flower he is snacking on.  Since he is snacking on what could be a daisy, I paired the Ornate Garden DSP piece of daisies.  I based my colors from that DSP as well.

The banner regarding the cake he ate is cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  This banner, and those dies, will get a lot of use.  For the second part of the sentiment, I used the Classic Label Punch.  I cut one end off flush with the edge of the paper to make it a banner of sorts as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I will have another new project to share tomorrow.  I am back in full swing again.

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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Real Treat

One of the stamp sets that I knew immediately that I would purchase is the Pampered Pets.  I purchased the entire Suite of products.  I love all animals, but especially cats and dogs.  And these products are all adorable.  So I am sharing a card with them today.

 

 

I just love the look on the kitty’s face!  It is a happy face.  In sharing this card, I am also playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge.  I changed the orientation of the card, but it is still the same layout.  Here is the sketch:

I used quite a few products for this sort of plain looking card.  The cat is stamped and die cut using the matching dies.  The background circles are cut using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut strips of the Real Red and Basic Black for the heat embossed sentiment.

The sentiment is on one stamp.  I used the washi tape technique again to stamp the two lines individually.  They are stamped in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.  The Real Red strip is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to get some crafting time in.

 

Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 


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This Little Piggy

I am a little sad regarding today’s card.   I love these adorable little guys in the This Little Piggy stamp set and am sad that this will be my last card with them.  I made a quick 4 X 4 card to share the love.

 

 

I used shades of blue for the piggy card.  That is an appropriate color for my friendly pigs!  The base card is Blueberry Bushel, followed by Pacific Point, and then Balmy Blue.  I inserted some Whisper White to even out the white of the piggy layer.

The piggy is stamped in Calypso Coral Ink and colored using both of the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the sentiment of the pig.  I then stamped the Love in Blueberry Bushel Ink.  The heart is cut using the Stitched Be Mine Hearts.  It is the smallest of the stitched / scalloped hearts.  I added the ribbon and bow to hold the heart.

These are really quick and simple cards to make.  I love the 4 X 4 and 3 X 3 versions.  They are great for gift inserts, and as a Thinking of You little card.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please join me tomorrow on the Monthly Pals Blog Hop.  There are quite a few participants with some great projects for you to see.

 

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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

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Floating By

I am working my way through the Retiring / Last Chance list and making cards with some that I think are especially cute.  Today’s card is from one of those stamp sets.  The We’ll Walrus Be Friends set.  It is adorable and works for any age groupl

 

 

This card is also playing along with the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge 238.  Here is the sketch for the challenge.

 

I love playing with the shading for the background.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Ink and the sponge roller to do the background.  The walrus is stamped in Gray Granite Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends, as is the water and iceburg.

The ribbon is another on the Retiring / Last Chance List.  It is the Gray Granite Texture Weave Ribbon.  This is an awesome ribbon and is available in Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade.  I have used all three and will be sad to see them go.

The sentiment is one solid sentiment, not the two separate ones I show.  I used the Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Write Marker and colored and stamped the top part, cleaned the stamp and then colored and stamped the bottom part.  They are punched using the Classic Label Punch and then put back into the end to make the flag tip.

To finish, I used the Stampin’ Write Marker and “flicked” the tip into the lid to put a bit of splatter across the card.  I also added some of the clear enamel dots for some added texture.

I really appreciate you checking in today and hope you will come back tomorrow.

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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