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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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You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

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Good Friday Morning to everyone.  I am so loving playing with my new products!  I have a card to share with you that is almost all new items.  And I am in love once again!

 

 

Can you see the details in the stamped leaves?  That is not a trick, or great photography.  That is the awesome detail in the stamps.  This was one of the stamp sets I was going to pass on.  And then I saw it demonstrated at one of our On Line Events with Stampin’ Up! .  The details was so intense that I knew I had to have it.   When I stamped this center leaf in Pretty Peacock I was amazed.  Pictures do not do it justice. It is the Forever Fern stamp set.  Of course I had to get the Bundle, but did not use the Dies today.

Okay, besides me being in love with the details of the stamps, here are the rest of the products I used.  I stamped the various leaves in Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaroon, and Shaded Spruce Inks.  The sentiment is also from the Forever Fern set and is also stamped in Pretty Peacock.

Both stamped images are die cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I used the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper as the background.  And yes, I did use the “other” side, as usual.  The ribbon grounding the stamped images is the Just Jade woven ribbon.  I added a few of the Holiday Rhinestones for added texture and bling.  I am thrilled with all of the “bling” that carried over into this catalog.  Almost every color has a matching bling now!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Please come back on Monday to see what new products I have to share.  Also, next Wednesday is the monthly Pals Blog Hop.  That is always a great way to see quite a few awesome projects.

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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My Friend

I love making quick and easy cards.  Today I have a really good one and it begins with a new set of Cards and Envelopes debuting in the new Annual Catalog.

The catalogs have been arriving in mailboxes this week.  If you are a past customer of mine, you should be getting one from me.  If you do not currently have a demonstrator, let me know and I will be happy to send you one.  Remember, they do not go Live until June 3rd.

 

 

Isn’t this bright card base beautiful?  It is the new Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.  The white dotted area is on the card itself.  I just added the stamped layers.  The pack contains cards in the new 2020-2022 In Colors.

The stamp set I used is the Field of Flowers set.  All of the images on the card are from that one set.  Having images and sentiments in one set is a favorite of mine!  I stamped the bottom section of grass and the flower stem in Shaded Spruce Ink.  The flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo.  The Ink pads of the new In Colors were not available on our preorder.  The Melon Mambo is just a shade darker than Magenta Madness.

The little dragonfly is stamped in Bermuda Bay to match the background layer.  I added some of the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots for dimension.  I also added ribbon in the Magenta Madness.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will look at these products when you get your new catalog.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

There is still time to purchase the digital stamp set below.  All proceeds go to the charities.

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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.

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Parisian Friends

The Parisian Blooms Designer Series Paper is just beautiful.  So I find myself sharing yet another card with you using that paper.  I am so happy the stamp set is carrying over.  It is a favorite as well.

 

 

This card has a little more layers than normal.  I wanted to showcase the paper, but also the simple sentiment.  To do that I used the Painted Labels Dies for the swirly circle.  The sentiment layer is cut using the Layering Circles Dies and fits perfectly inside the stitching.  The flowers and leaves are cut using the Cherry Blossoms Dies that match the Forever Blossoms stamp set.

To sort of “ground” the swirly and flowers, I added an extra panel of the scripted DSP from the same DSP pack.  As a finishing touch, I added a couple of the Champagne Rhinestones on the flowers and one above the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and please come back next week for more projects.

 

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

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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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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