Sailing Congratulations

 

The new Sailing Home stamp set is one of my favorites.  It has great details in the stamps and the matching dies are awesome!  A side note is that the lighthouse die for Sailing Home will also fit the lighthouse in High Tide.  I love double duty products.

 

 

After saying how nice the dies are, I did not use them for the project.  Oops!!  However, I did use the gorgeous Designer Series Paper this suite has.  All of the products in the suite are wonderful.  I have several more ideas with this suite of products.

For today’s card, I stamped the lighthouse and the birds using Gray Granite Ink.  I know it looks a little on the brown side, but I really did use the gray.  I think it changes colors a bit.  Plus my photo seems a tad dark.  The base and layer behind the lighthouse are Night of Navy.

To add the sentiment, I decided I wanted it to look like a tag.  The Congrats is part of the stamp set and I love the font used for it.  I decided to punch it out with the Classic Label Punch.  To make the short tag from the longer punch was very easy.  I stamped and punched with the sentiment at one end of the punch.  I then took the punched label and fed it back into the punch from the cutting area, not the outside like you would to make the original punch.  Because the height is already cut, it makes it fairly simple to get it lined us straight.  And now you have a half size Classic Label.

I added the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine as “rope” for the nautical card.  I wrapped it around and taped it on the back.  I then cut a small strip to tie around the front and tied a knot.  To attach the sentiment, I simple added a glue dot under the end and layer it just underneath the baker’s twine.  I left the end not attached.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I appreciate it and hope you will return tomorrow.  The supply list is at the bottom of the page.

My June Host Code is M2PNZPVT.  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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Winds of Change for June InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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.

My card reflects two of the NEW theme ideas.  I am showcasing a NEW stamp set, Winds of Change.  I looked at this set when I received my catalog and it was a must have.  As you know, I love to color with the Stampin’ Blends, and this set is perfect for coloring.  I also LOVE to travel.  Next month I am going on another Viking River Boat Cruise.  And we begin in Amsterdam!  I have never been to Amsterdam before, so this is my second NEW for the theme.  I am so excited about the trip, and am equally excited to share my card idea with you.

 

 

Even the sentiment on the card goes along with the theme!  I googled Amsterdam and looked at all of the windmills for some color inspiration.  They are typically brownish, but the blades can be different colors. I added just a touch of the Granny Apple Green to my blades to match the bottom section of the windmill building.

All of the pictures I saw were in vibrant colors, so that is what I went with.  I always prefer a mix of colors in flowers,  so I mixed my tulips and then added a whimsical touch with the butterfly.  The butterfly is from the Hold On To Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits.  I colored it with Granny Apple and Daffodil Delight markers then die cut it.

The sentiment is done with my favorite new technique.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut to fit the size I needed.  (As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several videos out there on how to do this little trick).

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. 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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping   ←  YOU ARE HERE
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

 

 

My June Host Code is M2PNZPVT.  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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Piggy Confidence

I returned from a FABULOUS trip to Charlotte for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Event.  I was surrounded but a large group of Demonstrators who were all so thrilled to be there.  The weather was not too hard on us and fun was had!

We did a card swap in my group and I forgot to take a picture of the card I made.  However, I used the same basic card with my Stamp Club last week.  So I am sharing that version.  It is really the same, just different Designer Series Paper.  I will say that using different paper gives it a very different look.  I don’t know why that is.  Today’s version is very bright!

 

This Little Piggy, 143922

 

I adore This Little Piggy!  And am THRILLED to share with you that it is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  WooHoo!!!  Seeing the catalog early, and let me tell you that it is AWESOME, is one of the best reasons to be a SU Demonstrator!

Back to the card!!  I stamped the piggy and colored her with the Stampin’ Blends.  You may not be able to see from the photograph, but I added Wink Of Stella to her wings.  Wings should sparkle!!  And that is pretty much it.  I have the measurements for the DSP listed below.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you like this card.  It is a great way to use up scrap DSP, and the small pieces we cut off when trimming layers.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  I have also added a HOST CODE if you would like to place an order with me.  If you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator I would love to help you and if you will let me know, I will send you a new catalog next month when they become available.

Measurements:

  • Base layer is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2
  • Layer is 4 1/4 X 5 3/8
  • Dsp is 4 X 5 1/4, cut into 2 pieces of roughly 1/3 and 2/3 . I simply flipped over one piece for the two DSP you see.  You can always mix and match if you are doing multiples.
  • The strip is 1/2 X 4 of coordinating card stock, or you could use a strip of ribbon if you prefer.
  • Pig layers are 2 3/4 X 3 and 2 5/8 X 2 7/8

 

 

If you place an order with me, please use the April Host Code of 3KNKXJFH.  If your order is $75.00 (of product) or more, I will send you a small gift.  If it is over $150.00 (of product) I will send you a small gift, but DO NOT use the code. 150.00 is the minimum host rewards so you get the host rewards.

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

And here is a video showing the versatility!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Cheers To You

I have some awesome new products to show you at the bottom of the post. So don’t close out too soon!  But let’s get to the card of the day first.

The layout I have used for today’s card is one that would work for pretty much any card.  And I adore it!  It is also great for the scraps we all cannot stand to through away.  The layers can be adjusted actually so that they would fit the scrap pieces you have.  Isn’t that a great idea?

 

Itty Bitty Birthdays, 148618

I planned this card as a Birthday card, but in adding the categories that it wold fit, I realized this sentiment is an awesome one.  It would be great for a Graduation, which is coming up real soon, or a retirement.  And probably a few others.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set.  I love all of the “Itty Bitty” type sets.  They are the perfect size and usually cover almost any occasion, even the more unusual ones.  Or at least ones that you do not use very often.

I have not used a lot of Grapefruit Grove card stock, so decided to remedy that today.  It is one of the colors in the pack of this gorgeous DSP.  It is the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I also used Night of Navy as the DSP backing , and Pineapple Punch for the sentiment backing.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s card and will return tomorrow to see another new project.

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Storage by Stampin’ Up!
And Here is an AWESOME video showing the versatility of the new storage products.

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The Best for GDP182

When I saw the sketch challenge for the Global Design Project #182, I knew I had to play along.  I love the simple sketch.  I immediately thought of it as perfect for a “scrap” card.  If you have followed me for very long then you know that I love to periodically use the scraps of designer series paper.  I saw this as one of those layouts that would fit the bill easily.

 

Varied Vases, 146644

 

Here is the sketch:

 

I thought a small simple stamping would fit perfectly for this based on the bright DSP I chose to use.  And the Varied Vases, Mary Fish’s Million Dollar Stamp Set fit the bill perfectly.  I pulled Berry Burst from the card stock as the vase and flower color.  The flower is “stamped Off” first to give a touch lighter shade.

The gorgeous DSP is the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is the thick DSP I used the other day on a card.  I will be using it quite a bit in the next months since it will be retiring with the next annual catalog.  I adore this paper.

Thank you for stopping by today.  All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember that Sale-A-Bration is over at the end of the month.  And since time has been flying lately that is only a couple of days away!  Don’t miss out on FREE product.  Also, the Join Promotion I have listed below ends.  To receive $175.00 for $99.00 in your starter kit is a fabulous deal.  Read all the details below and then contact me.  I would love to have you join my team.

JOIN PROMOTION:

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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All The Best

I am trying to use some older products as talk is beginning about the next Annual Catalog.  I know we will be losing some awesome stamp sets.  So I am working my way back through some sets.  Today’s card is a carry over set from the Holiday Catalog, First Frost.

 

First Frost, 148420

 

I love using stamp sets that have versatility.  This set was in the Holiday Catalog, but obviously has other uses than the winter holidays.  I have paired it with the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  I love this paper because of the black and white on the opposite side from the butterflies.

Another product I do not use often enough is the Tailored Tag Punch.  I really like the versatility of it.  It is a tad larger than some of the others, so it holds a bit larger stamped sentiment.  Also, it is very easy to cut a background for it due to the straight sides.  Here I just secured a little bit larger Basic Black piece of card stock and used my paper snips to cut the edge.  Easy Peasy!!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate it very much.  All of the products are listed at the bottom of the page.  And the Botanical Butterfly DSP is still available for FREE with a $50.00 order through the end of the  month.

JOIN PROMOTION:

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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