Hugs and Love

In planning today’s card, I was thinking of using DSP that will be retiring quicker than we think with the end of the Annual Catalog or Mini Catalog.  With that in mind, I was looking for a sentiment or focal image that would work alone.   I have only used this lovely sentiment one other time.  Now is a perfect time for these lovely words.

 

Stampin' Up!, Positive Thoughts, Nature's Thoughts, Perennial Essence, Jackie Beers

 

The sentiment is a favorite that I do not believe I will be getting rid of when it retires.  It is perfect for a variety of occasions.  It and other equally wonderful stamps are in the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Mini Catalog.

The DSP is the Perennial Essence and was chosen because I wanted to use my favorite Stampin’ Up! Color. It is the Seaside Spray.  I went a bit crazy with it when it first debuted and have made myself use other colors for a while.

I paired the Seaside Spray with my second favorite color which is the Purple Posy.  I , like everyone else, was so bummed when the ink color could not be formulated to SU specifications.  That did not deter me though.  I use it regularly with the card stock as well as the marker and Stampin’ Blends.

The Old Olive was chosen as a compliment to the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I love the layers all working together.  As a grounding for the butterfly and sentiment, I used the delicate looking edging cut in the Seaside Spray.  I ended up covering more of it than I had intended.

The butterfly and the edging is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  They were in the release of dies released just after the beginning of the year that coordinated with stamps from the Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog.

I appreciate you stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals April Blog Hop.  There will be quite a few great projects for you to hop through.

 

 


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Heart of Music

Reminder that today begins your opportunity to purchase the New Release Dies and gorgeous Designer Series Paper that pairs with sets from Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.

I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  This is quick, simple, and adorable!  The #simplestamping is usually Ink/Paper/Stamps.  They are perfect for those new to stamping with limited supplies.  But they are also great for multiples of cards, a quick card, or just a fun cute card.  The Fun and Cute is what I was aiming for today.

 

 

This stamp set was the one I wanted first from the Mini Catalog.  It is Dawn Olchefske’s Million Dollar stamp set. I do not have a musical bone in my body, but I do appreciate music and those who can create it.  And I especially love the pieces of this stamp set.  They are especially great for this style of card.

I kept this card to only two layers, which is very unusual for me!!  I sponged Coastal Cabana Ink in the bottom left of the Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the sentiment and the piano in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It is my “go to” black ink.  The speckles you see are from “Flicking” the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker against it’s cap to splatter the ink onto the paper.  If you do not do it very hard, and you do not need to, it does not hurt the marker tip at all.

As a finishing touch, I did add a heart at the top of the sentiment.  It is one of the Heart Epoxy Drops.  I left it clear instead of coloring it for a softer look.  It may be so soft that you cannot see it in the photo!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

 

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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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Country Sunshine for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SUNSHINE. The Sun is the single most important source of energy for life on Earth – it guides our clocks, calendars and planting schedules. We may be enduring a heat wave this week, but we still associate the Sun with positivity, joy and renewal. 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.

Looking through my stamps for a “sunshine” idea was a bit difficult.  I realized there is only one or two possible “sun” shapes and almost no sentiments.  How can that be???  But I finally found the sentiment that spoke to me and made a card to match the sentiment.  I understand that is a bit of an odd way of going about things, so I hope you like my final product.

 

 

When I made my card, I had not seen the opening paragraph that Brian wrote for this hop.  It seems to go right along with the sentiment I chose.  WooHoo!!!

I love the Country Road stamp set and was very happy that it was a carryover to the new catalog.  The pieces in it are perfect for a collage type card.  And the grass/weeds are wonderful in the background.  They are even slightly slanted for that “wind at your back” theme in the sentiment.

I sponged the background of the card using the Stampin’ Sponges and soft colors.  The sun is pretty bright made using Pineapple Punch.  The sky is Seaside Spray and the grass background is Pear Pizzaz.    I did not want the grass to be overly dark so the grass/weeds in Crumb Cake would show more.

The sentiment is also from the Country Road stamp set.  The layered sentiment section is from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. Both pieces are included.  I added four of the Metallic Pearls for some rustic look to my sign.  The Braided Linen Thread seemed the perfect finishing touch.

 

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

 

 

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For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!

 

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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