Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

Flowers, Thank You, International Highlights, Wild About Flowers, Burlap BG, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will click the link above and check out the other entries and vote for your favorites!

 

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A Daisy Thank You

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlight!  The theme is Gratitude – Thailand inspired.   I designed a Thank You card to thank my customers this month who purchase from me – and are helping me toward my goal of earning this year’s incentive trip to Alaska!

Daisy Delight, SU!, Stampin' Up!

This card features the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I wanted to make a card just using the stamp set – to show you do not need the punch to make a gorgeous card with the set.  My colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.    The flower panel is matted on Perfect Plum cardstock.  Thick Whisper White is used for the card base.  The sentiment and ribbon are Powder Pink.

I’d love your vote for this card in Kylie’s highlight! If I make the Top 10, I’ll get to hop along with Kylie and the others in a special hop in August!  To vote for my card, simply go here.

If you’d like to receive this card in the mail this month and live in the US, simply place an order through my on-line store and I’ll send one out!

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A Little Wetlands

Hi! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Masculine.   I’d love your vote for my card – you can do that here.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sets for today’s card.  Sad to say – they are both retiring at the end of the month – so if they are not part of your collection – add them soon!

Stampin' Up! SU! Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge

This card combines Wetlands (the main image as well as the sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge.  I love how it turned out!   If you struggle with masculine cards – I highly recommend purchasing these two sets!  You’ll find them in my on-line store.

For the main image, I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky on a piece of Whisper White scrap.  I then stamped the bird and the wheat with Early Espresso ink.  The image was then die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits.  This was then attached to an Oval die cut with the Stylish Stitched Oval in Early Espresso.

The background was stamped using Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

If you could, I’d love your vote for my card over on Kylie’s Highlight page.  I’d love to once again participate in next month’s Top 10 Blog Hop.  Your vote will help me achieve that!  Just click here to vote (and find my card near the bottom!):

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Bear Hug

Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight and our theme this month is Get Well.   What a wonderful way to cheer someone up when they are feeling down.  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here – http://bit.ly/KyliesFebHighlights

SU! Bear Hug

I had to take a look through my stamps to see what I had that would work – and came across this set that I hadn’t used since last year.  This little guy is just so cute and the sentiments in the set just perfect for sending someone a hug when they aren’t feeling well.  The bear is stamped in Chocolate Chip and then die cut using the coordinating framelits.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral.  I colored my Whisper White solid baker’s twine by dragging it through the Chocolate Chip ink and a sponge dauber.  You can still see some of the white – but I really like how it turned out.  The background paper is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack.  I decided to skew my card stock for a fun look.

I hope you enjoyed my project.   Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog – http://bit.ly/KyliesFebHighlights to vote for my project and see what everyone else has created. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop!

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Top Ten Winner Blog Hop

 

Hi!  So excited for today as I am hopping with the Top 10 Winners from Kylie’s International Project Highlights from December and January!!

Today I have a card I did featuring the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  Being an owner of 3 cats (can’t take 3 kids to a shelter and come home with just one) – I had to have this set when I saw it in the Annual Catalog.  I finally pulled it off the shelf and put it to use.

SU! Pretty Kitty

I just love this little guy – so cute hiding in the flower pot and the sentiment is just perfect for this image.  I used the new Watercolor Pencils to color the image – the flower pot is a blend of Early Espresso and Real Red.  I also added a touch of Early Espresso around the outside of the pot on the bottom for some shading and to anchor it on the card. Without it – it looked like it was floating on the page.  The flowers are colored with Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  The leaves were colored in Old Olive.  Given the detail of the image, I used a blender pen to mix and spread the colors.  The kitten is colored with Basic Gray and his ears and nose with Melon Mambo.

I hope you liked today’s card and please continue to hop along to see what everyone else has created.

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A Little Hope

Hi! Today I am playing along with Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight and this month’s theme is Travel.  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.

I love visiting Light Houses and was so excited to see this set in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! High Tide

The set is called High Tide and will make gorgeous cards for any occasions – masculine, encouragement, thank you, and more.  My primary colors for my card are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, and Island Indigo.  The set is photopolymer, which helps with aligning the stamps to create your scene.  I hope you’ll give this set a try!

Don’t forget to hop over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card!  I’d love to make the Top 10 and be included in one of her blog hops.

Also, Sale-A-Bration kicked off January 4th along with the Occasions Catalog!  With every $50 (USA – prior to S/H and tax) you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Shop my on-line store here.

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Sneak Peek – Dragonfly

Hi! Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here.  Our theme this month is Encouragement.  I am also giving you a sneak peek at a new product that will be available when the Occasions Catalog goes live on January 4th.

SU! Dragonfly Dreams, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics

I fell in love with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle – yes, stamp set with coordinating framelits!  The background is from Gorgeous Grunge and the stripe along the side is from Butterfly Basics.  I really love how he turned out.  The dragonfly is die cut from Dapper Denim and White Vellum Card stock.

Just a reminder – the Holiday Catalog and Year End Closeout Sale ends on January 3rd.  You can find the list of what isn’t sold out in my on-line store here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to Kylie’s blog to VOTE for my project!

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Hedgie Love

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Hi! Today I am playing along in the International Project Highlights and our theme is Love.  I happen to adore these cuties from the Love You Lots Hostess set:

SU! Love You Lots, Made with Love

This is perfect for any time of year and for anyone you want to remind that you love them.  As Thanksgiving approaches here in the US in a few days, it is a good time to remind someone that you love them.

For my card, I stamped the Hedgehogs in Chocolate Chip Ink then colored the flower with Garden Green and Real Red markers.  I decided to add the little Real Red Enamel heart embellishment as I felt it very fitting.  This panel is matted on Real Red.  Behind that is a skewed piece of Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper.   Do you see the word “love” in the upper right and lower left?  Too much?  The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip as well and I decided to add the little heart from the Made With Love stamp to finish it off.

I hope you will check out all these other great projects from Demonstrators around the world!


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A Little Double Time

 

international-project-highlights-eventHi!  Today I am taking part in an International Project Highlight featuring Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!  I am excited to be a part of this!

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

I used the tree from Thoughts & Prayers for my Double Time stamping image.  The tree was colored with Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red markers then stamped.  For Double Time stamping:

  • Layer two white panels on top of each other (no mat between them) and stamp your image.  The smallest panel needs to be smaller than your image so that some of the image stamps onto the second piece of cardstock.
  • Attach the top panel to a colored piece of coordinating cardstock that is 1/16″ bigger in both directions.
  • Attach the second panel to a coordinating piece of card stock that is 1/8″ bigger in both directions.

Pretty simple!   I love how this turned out.

Here is a look at the first card I did using this tree:

SU! Thoughts & Prayers, Vertical Greetings

As you can see – my top panel is bigger and I didn’t get as much of the image on the second panel as I would have liked – so I made the panel smaller for the first card.

If you haven’t checked out Vertical Greetings yet, do so soon!  This is such a great set when you don’t have a ton of room for your sentiment.  I finished off the card with a little linen thread.

We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

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