Animal Expedition

I have been finishing my swap cards and 3D swaps for OnStage in Charlotte this weekend.  Whooo!! I have been really far behind on all of that.  But I am down to just putting the boxes together.  They will get worked on during the ride up there tomorrow.  I will share that project with you next week.

Before I get to  my card, I snapped a picture of my gorgeous azalea bush that has decided to pop out in the last couple of days.  Here it is.

 

For todays card I have a really quick and sweet card.  I have been using some Annual Catalog stamps this week and today continues that theme.  I went with the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  It is so adorable!  And the Label Me Pretty stamp set for the little sentiment.

 

The only stamping on this card is the sentiment.  The sweet animals were punched from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  How easy is that!!!  I paired it with another piece of DSP from the same package.  The base colors are Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.  They are both on the soon to be retiring list.  They are in the 2017-2019 In Colors.  So we have known they would be leaving us.  I really do wish the Lemon Lime Twist could stay.

Thank you so much for visiting today.  I will share my swaps next week.  Please Like my FaceBook page, Blue Line Stamping, and you may get to see some sneak peeks at new products coming soon.

 

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Crafting Forever

Before I get to the project for today……There have been quite a few messages from Stampin’ Up! in the last couple of days.  Some are well received and other not so much.  One thing I have tried to tell myself is that change is good.   Wether it is family, work, or fun, there will be change.  So please do not panic over the discontinuing of the Stampin’ Trimmer and the Big Shot.  My hopes are that the replacements will be even better!

The good and bad of the reception to the latest news is what inspired today’s card.  Crafting is my hobby and I plan on doing it until I simply cannot get the body to work that way.  So I was thinking of the “Keep Calm, and Craft On” sentiment and wished I had it.  LOL!!!  Here is today’s card.

 

Crafting Forever, 143958

I used the Whisper White notecards and envelopes for the project today.  No cutting or measuring, just stamp on the pre-scored card!  It could not be easier to do.

The two stamp sets I used here are from the annual catalog.  The Crafting Forever is so great for quick cards for crafting friends.  And the Playful Backgrounds goes with so many stamp sets as a subtle background.  For this background, I stamped off one time for the stripes and then stamped full strength for the circles or bubbles (I’m not sure which they are?).

The stamp itself was stamped on a scrap, colored with Stampin’ Blends and then cut out.  I raised it with a couple of dimensional.  The final touch is the Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon.  I would love for SU to do more of this type ribbon.  The subtle variations make it match so many more colors than the name itself.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Pal’s Blog Hop and please come back tomorrow.  All of the supplies, as limited as they are, are listed at the bottom of the page.

 

 

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!

 

And here is a video showing the versatility!!

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Amazing

I have a card to share today that is pretty much  an “any occasion” type card.   It was really quick and easy to make.  And it is almost a one stamp set card.  At the last minute I decided to use a background stamp instead fo leaving the card base plain.  Either would work wonderfully.

 

Stampin' Up!, Incredible Like You, Amazing Life, Jackie Beers, Crackle Paint

Incredible Like You, 148708

 

I love the sentiment, “You Are amazing”.  Anyone would love to receive a card with that as the sentiment. I know I would.  It may not show well in the photo, but the ends of the sentiment are torn instead of cut.  It looks very nice in person but may not show well in the photo.  I have been into “tearing” this week.  Remember my card from Tuesday?  LOL!

Other than the sentiment, the stamps are all from the Incredible Like You stamp set.  I have a tip for you in stamping the flower.  Normally I stamp the solid image first and then the definition image second.  With the photopolymer stamps lining these two step images up is a piece of cake.  Until I tried this very light color of Blushing Bride!!  I could not really see the solid stamped image.  So I tried it in reverse and stamped the dark definition stamp first.  That worked amazingly!  All I had to do was line up the bottom of the stamp and it was perfect.  Please keep that little tip in your tool bag when using a very light color.

I found another unexpected result with the Granny Apple Green stamping.  I stamped the stripes in Granny Apple Green and looked for a different green for the leaves I wanted to add to the flowers.  None seemed to work without really standing out.  So I tried the Granny Apple again and stamped off once .  It was perfect.  Well, actually it would have been perfect had I stamped the leaves full strength and the stripes lighter I think.  Regardless, I was pleased with the result.  It is the exact tone of color and shows up surprisingly well without contrasting with the stripes.  Who Knew???

The background is made using the Crackle Paint background stamp.  I love the look this gives.  Background Stamps are so unique and give such different looks depending on the ink you use.  I love using the same Ink as Card stock, like I did today.  But I also like just using Versamark to do a light image.  Although Versamark leaves a darker image on very light card stock.  Another of those anomolies!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back on Monday for another project.

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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Nine Lives

On Tuesday I shared a card using the Happy Tails stamp set.  So to give equal time to my kitties, I have one today using the Nine Lives stamp set.  As with the Happy Tails, the sentiments are so perfect that I hope these two sets are around for quite some time.

 

Nine Lives, 148703

 

I would not normally pair the cat with this designer series paper.  As I was looking for a background or a DSP to go with the cat, I saw this piece with the Balmy Blue and Sahara Sand.  I have used this piece previously and it is so soft, elegant, romantic…just pick one.  So I thought I would give it a try.

The heart is from the Be Mine Framelits, and is the reverse side of the large DSP piece.  There are so many items from the Occasions catalog that I hope will carry over to the next Annual Catalog.  We will know before too long!!!  I get so excited about the thought of new products, and then sad at the thought of losing some I love.

Thank you for visiting today.  I have listed all of the products I used at the bottom of the post.  I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.  Please come back on Monday.

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!!


Additional quick pictures

 


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All Adorned

I have a quick little 4 X 4 card today to share with you.  I cannot believe Sale-A-Bration is almost over.  It has exceeded sales goals for Stampin’ Up!, and unfortunately resulted in quiet a few sets selling out.  I hate that, but then I thought of a lot of new companies, even QVC, where items are a limited number.  With these , if you want it get it, because it may/will be gone soon.  That has definitely been the case this year with SAB.

Stampin’ Up! has come out with additional sets to cover the empty slots and the one I am sharing today is one of those sets.  At first glance the All Adorned sets looks very plain.  The magic appears once you ink it up and find all of the possibilities.  Today’s card was quick and easy to line up.

 

All Adorned, 149728

 

I began stamping with the corners and did not even use the Stamparatus!  It was so easy to do that I did not think about it until I was almost finished.  I love photopolymer stamps for this reason.  You can see pretty much exactly where you need to stamp.  I began with the 3 7/8 width and stamped the pieces to touch each other and then went back to trim the bottom.  I did not have a plan when I started.  That happens quite often lately!

The sentiment is part of the stamp set and it what originally drew me to the set.  I think that is a great statement for so many purposes.   I punched it with the Everyday Label Punch and then used my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker to go around the edge to give it some color.  I think this is a great way to differentiate when you have white on white.

Thank you very much for Hopping with me yesterday!  I hope you liked the Easter card.  And I really appreciate you coming back today.  I know my posts are not going to my Facebook Blue Line page for some reason.  I am working on that.

As I mentioned that Sale-A-Bration is ending, so is the opportunity to get the awesome carry tote in the Join Promotion.  Please consider joining my team.  I would love to have you and I think you would like the sharing of ideas.  The Starter Kit is the Ultimate Shopping Bundle!  There is no pressure to ever place another order.  It is a great way to test the waters and see if you like it.  And get a lot of great products at the same time!

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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