Floating By

Hello Everyone, I am back!!!  I enjoyed a fabulous riverboat cruise down the Rhine River and saw some gorgeous scenery.  Not to mention all of the wonderful food I stuffed myself with.  As much fun as I had, I missed my hubby and my stamping.  So it is great to be back.

When trying to decide on a new project to get restarted with, I found the cutest set to play with.  It is the We’ll Walrus Be Friends.  I love the name alone, but the images are adorable.  And one had the perfect sentiment to end my cruising with.

 

Stampin' Up!, We'll Walrus Be Friends, Jackie Beers , well walrus be friends

I thought this image and sentiment were perfect for my end of cruise post.  Of course, I did not see any walruses along the Rhine River.

This was a really quick card to put together.  I used the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and paired it with two colors from the paper.  They are Balmy Blue and Night of Navy. I stamped the walrus in Gray Granite and then colored it and the water with Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment is a two line sentiment.  However……..the Classic Label Punch fits perfectly between the two lines.  So it was super easy to just punch each line out separately and then make the banner tips using the punch as well.

I am so happy that you stopped in today.  It is great to be back and stamping.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

 

 

 

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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.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!

 


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Hello There

This card is one I made to finish off the Royal Challenge I have mentioned previously.  It was a Welcome Home for Brian King, my SU Upline,  from the SU Incentive trip.  I did not find a Welcome that I loved , so I went with Hello There!

 

What better stamp set to use for someone as “crafty” as Brian, than the It Starts With Art set.  I used the gorgeous Designer Series Paper from the suite of products as my bright background.  My sign is from the stamp set I Say Hello.  It is a really cute set that I believe is somewhat of a sleeper set.

I hung the sign using one of the Mini Library Clips.  the sequins scattered around were just enough bling to give some extra to the card.  I love not always laying everything out evenly, so this haphazard layout is a nice change.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

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.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Cow Love

I will say up front that I made this card a few days ago.  I was so surprised when I checked my Stampin’ Up! Up-Line Brian King’s blog yesterday and saw a very similar card.  I dd not want you , or him, to think I copied his card.  Although it is an acceptable practice and is called CASEing.

Anyway, I made today’s card in response to the Royal Challenge we are doing on our Team Facebook page while Brian is off on the SU Incentive Trip.  I also sent it the next day to a couple I met in my travels that own a cattle ranch.  I thought of them as soon as I saw this awesome Over The Moon stamp set.

 

 

I believe I have said it before, but I think these cows are adorable.  I paired the High Tide set with the cow to get the dirt and grass for the field.

The beautiful color I chose is the new In Color Rococo Rose.  I think the name is sweet as is the color.  The plaid is from the 2019-2021 In Color Paper Stack of 6X6 DSP.  I gave it a small border of white to mimic the white showing with the cow.

The cow is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  It was die cut with the Layering Ovals Dies and backed with a scallop die from the Layering Ovals.

Here is a view of the inside and the envelope.  I was going cow crazy on this card!

 

 

Thank you for visiting today!  I really do appreciate it and hope you will return on Monday for more new projects.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

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.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Pals July Blog Hop – Mixing It Up

 

Welcome to the Pals’ July  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects that are “Mixing It Up” –  adding texture that will really take your projects up a notch – or two! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I Have gone with the more normal methods of adding texture, with only a small twist to it.  The project did not turn out just as I anticipated but sometimes that is ok.

My aim was to give this card a vintage look.  I totally adore the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and have since it debuted.  I gave it just a bit of a twist by embossing a piece of newsprint designer series paper from the Come Sail Way Designer Series Paper pack.  I then used a sponge to add Soft Suede Ink onto the embossed paper for more of the “vintage” look.

I combined a couple of stamp sets for my focal stamped image.  The pitcher is from Country Home stamp set and the flowers are from Vibrant Vases.  I wanted a simpler flower than what is included in the Country Home set, even though I totally adore those flowers.

I wanted a bright color to pair with the darkness of the background.  I found what I wanted in the Terracotta Tile card stock and Ink.  Normally it is not really very bright.  But pairing it with the brown made it Pop!!  Yay!!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Special Occasions” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Thank you for stopping by.  All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the page.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  4. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  22. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping

 

 

 

UPDATES:

 

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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Daisy Smiles

I have a very Happy card to share today.  At least I believe it is one that will make you SMILE!  I also added a technique that is not as often used as most.

 

I believe daisies are just Happy Flowers.  They seem to jump off of the card here.  I used both the old Daisy Punch and NEW Medium daisy punch today.  Each is two punched out flowers layered on top of each other.  I also added the Perennial Essence Floral Center to each flower.

The background is Direct Ink To Paper.  I simply opened the ink pad and drug it across the face of the Whisper White card stock.  When I have shared this technique before, it was done on Glossy card stock. This time I used just regular Whisper White, not even the Thick version.

The two colors I used are Pretty Peacock on the bottom and Seaside Spray on the upper section.  I went over it a second time in spots where I had lifted a tad early.  I like the light and dark that you get in doing this technique.  You do not want to press too hard.

The leaves are from the Daisy Lane Stamp set and are stamped in Granny Apple Green.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I love one stamp set cards!!  I stamped the Smile on a scrap of card stock and then only punched one end with the Pretty Label Punch.  I accomplished this by placing the piece of card stock inside the cutting area from the back.  It was smaller than the punch area, so it was easy to line up top and bottom and then just punch the one end.  I love playing with our punches to get different looks!

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • Center layer is 3 7/8 X 3 3/8
  • White Center is 3 3/4 X 3 1/4

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will return on Monday for more new projects.  Please check out the information below on the Bonus Days and the current Join Promotion.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

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.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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Something For You

I am sharing something a bit different today.  I am showing you the June Paper Pumpkin Kit, or at least part of it.  In case you do not subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, it is a box of wonderful products that arrives in your mailbox once a month.  We do not know ahead of time what is in the box.  Generally it is cards with all of the embellishments, glue dots, ink, and a stamp set.  The June PP was one I really LOVE!!!  It included mini cards to keep in a little folder in your purse.  I love having the 3 X 3 cards in my purse to hand out to folks that I appreciate when I am running errands.  This little pocket will be wonderful to hold those.

 

 

The little blue folder is the holder and these are two of the cards in the kit that I put together.  I never make them exactly as the pictures show!

I also made one of my 3 X 3 cards to go in the pouch as well.  Here it is.

 

I made several of this little card for my purse stash.  I used the wonderful new Host Rewards Stamp Set named Time For Tags.  The stamps match the Timeless Label Punch that is also new.

For this card I used Whisper White as the card base and layered the new 2019-2021 In Color 6 X 6 Designer Paper stack.  I stamped the image with Terracotta Tile Ink and then colored it with Stampin’ Blend Markers.  To give a little bit of different color behind the tag, I added a Mossy Meadow punch with the Story Label Punch.  It partners very well with the Timeless Label Punch.

I hope you will consider making the 3 X 3 cards to have on hand “Just Because”.  It is a nice way to hopefully brighten someone’s day.  They also are perfect as Gift Tags.  And it is easy to match your gift decoration.

 

HOST CODE

My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.

UPDATES:

 

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.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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