Lovely Lattice

Sunday afternoon I spent a bit of time making several cards.  I realized once I finished that I had done quite a bit of coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I do love to color.  Especially when I have enough time to really enjoy it.  In that situation it is rather relaxing and I like to see the completed project.

For this card I broke out the Sale-A-Bration set Lovely Lattice.  I went with soft colors, sort of.  The coloring is done in soft colors, but the card base is BRIGHT!  You know me, I love Bright.  See what you think.

 

Lovely Lattice, 149730

 

I layered the DSP so that there is not a lot of the base card, but just enough to blend with the center of the flowers.  The base is Pineapple Punch card stock.  I was afraid to go with Daffodil Delight in that it might just fade away.

I really enjoyed coloring the flowers here.  More so than I thought I would.  I got to practice my blending of the two shades of Stampin’ Blends.  It seems odd to me though.  The two shades show less blended in the photo than in real life.  Hhmmmm…….

I almost forgot to mention the stamped image.  I know it has been stressed that we should use the Memento Ink to stamp the image that we are going to use the Stampin’ Blends on so that it does not bleed through.  But….Stampin’ Up! did a video when the Blends were first debuting, that you can do a “No Line Coloring”.  Or a similar look as that.  It was done by stamping in the color you were going to color with.  Well, for today’s card, I stamped in Smokey Slate.  I wanted it to have a softer look than the Black of Memento Ink. I was thinking soft, Victorian, romantic, etc.  So I tried it and it worked wonderfully!  I hope you will give it a try as well.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will let me know your method for blending the shades.  And please return tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I cannot wait to see all the beautiful projects.

A NOTE about yesterday’s post:  I used a Paper Pumpkin stamp set on yesterday’s card.  You can see it HERE if you missed it.  But I failed to mention that in the March Paper Pumpkin box, subscribers will receive Not One, But TWO Stamp Sets!  A Bonus kit!  Yay!!!  The link to Paper Pumpkin is included in yesterday’s post or can be reached by going to my SHOP button at the top and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  As long as you subscribe by the tenth day of the month, you will receive that Month’s box.  Also, you can stop after one if you wish.  No problem at all.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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You’re The Reason

Today I am sharing with you a Paper Pumpkin Kit card.  At least the stamps are from the February Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I did not use the cards provided.  I do not normally share these because if I have received mine, then it is too late for you to sign up to receive it as well.

If you are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up!, it is a monthly subscription and you receive a box that you open to discover the month’s surprise project.  Usually they are cards.  Occasionally they are some type of treat holder.  The January PP was a kit with quite a few pillow box treat holders that you decorate ( all decorations included).  Also, you receive one or more Stampin’ Spots of ink.  These are mini stamp pads.  Hint:  if you collect a number of these, they are perfect for use with the Stamparatus!  Or you can purchase the “Uninked spots” available in the Annual Catalog.

Anyway, I totally fell in love with this month’s kit and especially a few of the sentiments.  The one I used is probably an all time favorite sentiment.  Here is my card.

 

Gingham Gala 6X6 DSP, 148554

 

Is that not just about the best sentiment ever?  “You’re The Reason I Smiled Today”.  That just makes me smile to say it.  Maybe I am just being crazy with the rain and needed to smile!

The February Kit is about succulents.  This Succulent in a cup was just screaming to be colored.  And I had to use that sentiment, so here we are.  If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please contact me.  It is a great way to get started as a new stamper.  I also know several people who bought the kit for themselves and a friend who lives away.  They Skype or FaceTime and put the kits together at the same time.  I love that idea!

The Paper Pumpkin link is on my Shopping page at the bottom, or my Demonstrator Page under events.  Or, you can get to my Paper Pumpkin link by clicking (This takes you to the protons and SAB is first, Paper Pumpkin is a just a bit further down the page)     Click Here For Paper Pumpkin

Thank you for visiting today!  I know this was a bit different in that you cannot purchase the stamped image or the sentiment.  But you can purchase the other pieces I used.  That list is at the bottom of the page.

I also wanted to remind you about the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!  Yes, it is the Join Promotion.  There is NO Obligation for you to do any more that order your Starter Kit.  And you have the option to get the Tote Bag, which this is the only way to currently purchase it is with a Starter Kit.  I promise it is a very nice bag.  I will use mine other than just to carry my supplies to workshops.  The next paragraphs explain the two Join Options.  I hope you will think about it and contact me so we can chat about it.

 

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Part of My Story for CTS306

I am playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #306 today.  Brian King was who inspired this sketch.  Of course, I had to give it a try.  My first thought after seeing the sketch was that the Frogs would be perfect.  Here is my card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Part of My Story, So Hoppy Together, Gingham, Jackie Beers

Part of My Story, 149719

Here is the sketch I am CASEing:

As I said above, I decided on the frog from Hoppy Together, A SAB stamp set, right away, and then the Lemon Lime Gingham was a perfect match.  But I could not find the sentiment that seemed to be “Just Right”.  Then I ran across the Part of My Story stamp set, another SAB item, and new I had found the correct sentiment.  “I’m So Glad You Are a Part of My Story” is one that I loved the minute I saw it.  It makes me think of dear friends, loved ones, and especially the friends and family we can just be our super silly self with.  The perfect pairing for the crazy frog!!

Other than finding the perfect match, the card was super quick and easy.  I stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored the frog with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  I love that you can see a touch of the Gingham check through the coloring.  It adds a bit of dimension to his body.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow for a another new project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the post.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


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Gingham Squirrel

I have pulled out one of the cutest and memory filled stamped set in the Occasions Catalog for today’s project.  At least it brings back memories to me.  I am a big reader, and I was even as a young child.  Apparently as soon as I learned to read I was hooked.  Have you guessed which stamp set it is?  It could just be me, but the Fable Friends set reminds me of the Fables I read as a child.  So of course I could not wait to play with these cuties.

 

Fable Friends, 148670

 

The duck is closer to the fables I read, but I could not resist this little squirrel.  It looks like he is bringing a flower to a friend and is all dressed up to do it.  How sweet is that?

This layout is a great way to use leftover designer paper scraps.  I played around with the way to lay them out.  I began with large , medium, small moving to the right.  That just didn’t do it for me.  So I tried this and loved it.  Your pieces could easily be all the same size or as I did.  I hope you will give it a try.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return on Monday for a new project.  Hopefully your weekend will be a good one.

Measurements:

  • Yellow Gingham = 1 3/4 X 5, back layer is 5 1/8 X 1 7/8
  • Green Gingham = 1 1/2 X 4 1/2, back layer is 4 5/8 X 1 5/8
  • Blue Gingham = 1 1/4 X 4, back layer is 4 1/8 X 1 3/8
  • Squirrel layer = 2 3/8 X 2 1/2, back layer is 2 1/2 X 2 5/8

 

 

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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You’re The Best

When I made the Rooster card earlier in the week, I stamped the rooster twice, of course, to try coloring him a bit differently.  He didn’t end up too different from the earlier one however.  But the card layout is a bit different.  Here is the second Rooster card.

 

Stampin' Up!, Home To Roost, P.S. You're The Best, Tin Tile Embossing, Jackie Beers

Home To Roost, 149736

 

I still used the Poppy Parade for the cone and beard.  And that led to the Poppy Parade Frame.  Since the Mossy Meadow is quite darker, I decided to use the Poppy Parade as the ink on the sentiment.  One thing just led to another!

Speaking of the sentiment, it is from the P.S. You’re The Best stamp set.  It is a great little set with the typewriter.  It has cute little sentiments, and wonderful little background stamps for subtle additions to cards.

In case you missed Monday’s Rooster, you can see him HERE

Today’s little guy is not as bright as the first Rooster.   I still used the Bermuda Bay.  I loved the color and richness it gives to his main body feathers.  I am not sure how well you can see in the photo, but I carried the Smoky Slate out onto the tail feathers as well as the wing.  It looks good up close.  You will just have to trust me. LOL!

I was so thrilled when the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder carried over from the Holiday Catalog.  I hope you didn’t miss that.  It is listed on the inside of the back page of the Occasions Catalog as one of the main carry overs.  WOOHOO!!  I love the depth of the embossing, but a tin tile goes perfectly with the country feel of the rooster.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  And if you are interested in hosting a party, or have any questions about my projects, please contact me.  I would love to talk with you about these and the SPECIAL JOIN PROMOTION going on during Sale-A-Bration.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

Card and Envelope in One

I commented yesterday that I had found old cards and 3D projects and would be CASING them.  Well, today is one of those Cases.  I did two versions of the Card & Envelope all in one.

This project utilizes the Envelope Punch Board.  This is one of my favorite tools to use.  I just do not do it often enough.  Usually I use it for other than envelopes, but today it was used for just the designed purpose.  Too funny!!

 

Stampin' Up!, Needles & Thread, Envelope Punch Board, Poppy Parade, Jackie Beers

Needles & Thread Bundle, 150626

 

And here it is open.

 

 

The one above is made from a 6X6 piece of Designer Series Paper.  The inside card is 3 1/8 X 4 1/8.

The larger one below is made with an 8 X8 piece of Designer Series Paper with the inside card 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.

 

Needles & Thread Bundle, 150626

 

 

These are actually very quick and easy to do .  The most difficult part is deciding how you want to do the closure.  And all that takes is a flower or object that the top flap slips behind.  The small one is the banner that says Thank You, and the large one is the flower layers.  For the flower, or something similar, I suggest a thick card stock and remember to put your dimensional(s) on the bottom portion only.  This way the flap slides behind the upper section and stays in place.

I used the Envelope Punch Board measurements for the size I wanted.  Actually I looked for the size paper I wanted to use first.  Also, there are no unusual steps to these cards.  Start with the first Punch/Score mark and then rotate the paper around, aligning the score line each time.  The small one begins at 2 5/8, and the large one begins at 3 1/2.

Special Note:   Do Not Forget that it is Sale-A-Bration time.  The Needles & Thread Bundle will put you 4.25 away from a FREE item.

I hope you will give these little guys a try and let me know what you think.  Thank you for stopping by today.  I have listed the supplies for both cards in the supply list at the bottom of the page.  Even though they look different, pretty much everything is included in the bundle.

JOIN PROMOTION:

For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.

 

Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.

 

  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!


Additional quick pictures

 


SUPPLIES:

Price: $110.00