Father’s Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stamp It Group Father’s Day Blog Hop!  I hope you are enjoying all the Father’s Day inspiration!

My card today features the Going Global suite from the Occasions Catalog.

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I chose a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Going Places Designer Series pack for my background.  The world is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink after stamping off once on scrap paper.  I then decided to “pop” up the land by outlining it with my stylus from the front, then flipping it over and running the stylus on the back of the land using my outline as a guide.  Here is a closer look:

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Pretty cool, right?  The sentiment is stamped in Archival Basic Black on Lost Lagoon and the end is punched with the Bitty Banner punch.

I love this suite for masculine cards and am a little sad it isn’t carrying over to the next Annual catalog.  But, you still have until May 31 to order any of these products before they are gone for good.

We are also doing a giveaway this month – just leave a comment with #stampitcontest and you will be entered in a drawing to win the Watercolor Wishes kit.

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Congratulations to Janet Headrick for winning the kit in the April Mother’s Day hop.

Make sure you visit each hopper and leave comments as you go to increase your chances of winning!




Thanks for stopping by!

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Six Sided Thanks

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Hi!  I am participating once again in Kylie’s Blog Highlight that you can find here.  The theme this month is “Thanks”!  If you like my card, I’d appreciate it if you would hop on over to Kylie’s blog and click on the little heart in the upper right corner of my card to give it your vote.

SU! Six Sided Sampler. Gorgeous Grunge, Bold Butterfly

I sent this card to Lyssa Zwolanek to say thanks for the new blog header, watermark, and signature you now see on my blog.  Don’t they look great!! I love how they turned out!  I used the colors I had asked her to use for my blog and, of course, it wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t add on a butterfly  The idea for the card is CASEd from the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.  I am sad to see the Six Sided Sampler set on the retiring list – as it is fun to play with and so easy to use.  If you don’t own this set yet, you have until the end of this month to purchase it before it is no longer available.  Just click on the set below to get to my store.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will pop over to Kylie’s and not only vote for my card, but check out all the other great cards made using only Stampin’ Up! product.

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Sketch Time

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Global Design Project’s Sketch Challenge #GDP034  This is my take on their sketch.

SU! Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts & Prayers

I created a mask using the Oval Framelits that are sadly, retiring.  I sponged Pear Pizzazz for my grass and Soft Sky for the sky.  I then used my markers to color the tree from Lovely As A Tree – Soft Suede for the trunk and Pear Pizzazz for the grass and leaves.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set and stamped in Soft Suede ink.  Making sympathy cards is always hard to do, but I am happy that Stampin’ Up! has a variety of sets that can be used.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Little Birdies…

are stopping by to say Hello!  I attended my upline’s demonstrator meeting the other night and made this card for my swap.  It is always fun to see what others make as well as share ideas and have fun stamping.  I wanted to make a card that featured product that was staying in the new catalog so that the sample would be good for more than just the month of May.

SU! Made with Love, Endless Birthday Wishes, Watercolor Wash

The little birds are from Made with Love – a baby set and the hello comes from Endless Birthday Wishes.  I stamped the word first, then free hand drew the lines out to the edges with my marker.  The birds were stamped next and then colored with markers as well.  The background is the Watercolor Wash stamp inked in Pool Party.  Finally, I embossed a scrap of So Saffron card stock with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  Pretty quick – but pretty cute if I do say so myself.  LOL.

We are in the final month of the 2015-2016 catalog – as well as the final month of the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t forget to get your orders in for those retiring must haves before they are gone for good!

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Swallowtail Sunset

Hi!  As you might have guessed, I am featuring some of my favorite retiring stamp sets and tools. The Swallowtail was the first stamp on my list when it debuted.  You might have guessed that I love butterflies – and this one is just absolutely stunning and can stand on its own.

SU! Swallowtail, Brayer

I had taken a class with Michelle Zindorf a few years ago to learn how to use the brayer – and it quickly became one of my favorite tools.  I am sad to see it go.  The butterfly was first embossed with black embossing powder (also retiring – and sold out) then sponged with various shades of ink.  A mask was made with a circle punch and placed in the upper right hand corner.  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze were then brayered over the upper right corner to create a sunset.  The mask was removed and the same colors were lightly sponged for the sun. Click on any product item below to shop for your favorites before they are gone!

I also have a sneak peek of the May Paper Pumpkin kit – you don’t want to miss out on this fun creativity in a box.  If you are not currently a subscriber, sign up by May 10th to receive your Many Manly Occasions box – cards for the special guys in your life.

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You can sign-up here:

https://mypaperpumpkin.com?demoid=94565

Thanks for stopping by!

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Serene Goodbye

Hi!  Just wanted to share a quick card with you of one of my favorite sets that is on the retiring list – Serene Silhouettes.  I truly love this set and am going to miss it.

SU! Serene Silhouettes

For this card, I used painter’s tape attached to a clear block and then stamped in Marina Mist, Sahara Sand and Real Red.  The birds were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The buttons are also retiring.

You can find these retiring products and everything else in my on-line store – just click on any of the images below to get there.  Some retiring accessories have already sold out – so don’t delay in ordering your favorites!

What’s your favorite set in the 2015-16 catalog and is it going away in May?

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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Mother’s Day Hop

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Welcome to the Team Stamp It! Mother’s Day Blog Hop!!  Today, I am featuring the Butterfly Basics stamp set for my Mother’s Day card.  I just love this set – so pretty – hard to not get a gorgeous card when using this set.

SU! Butterfly Basics, Suite Sayings, Timeless Textures

I decided to use markers to color my images for this card – instead of coloring in the flowers completely.  The leaves were colored with Always Artichoke and the flowers with Rose Red.   The butterfly is stamped in Crushed Curry.  The background images are stamped in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings set.  I thought it very appropriate for Mother’s Day.  To give a little dimension, I popped up the butterfly.  What do you think?  Hopefully my mom likes it!

Don’t forget – leave a comment with the #stampitcontest hashtag to be entered into a drawing! (As well as your full name and email so we can contact you if you win!)  I love this month’s prize!!

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Hope you enjoyed your stop here today!  Keep on hopping with the rest of these lovely ladies:



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Bluebirds

Hi!  Welcome to Wednesday!  Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project challenge #GDP031 – Nature Theme card.

SU! Hardwood, World of Dreams, Greetings Thinlets

I went with the World of Dreams  stamp set – just love those images and they are perfect for this challenge.  Spring is slowly making an appearance – well, she made one then left for a bit when Mother Nature decided to drop snow on us again last week.  But, as I type this, I hear the birds chirping and the sun shining.  We have had a nest a few times in a tree by our porch and it is fun to watch the little ones hatch and grow.  I am hoping we get some again this year.   Anyway, I colored my image with my markers – colors are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo and Old Olive.  I used the Lots of Labels thinlets to cut it out.  The background is the Hardwood stamp inked in Crumb Cake and stamped on a Crumb Cake layer.   The sentiment is die cut using the Greetings thinlets.  I actually cut two and glued them together to give a little dimension to it.  A button and linen thread finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Teresa

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Rainbow Hearts

Hi & welcome!  I am Teresa Howe from Northboro, MA in the USA and I am playing along in Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlight!  The theme is Love.  I don’t live close to my family and thought this card lets them know I think of them often.

SU! Suite Sayings, Hearts Mask

I hadn’t had a chance to play with my heart mask too much, and thought this the perfect reason to break it out and play.  I tried a variety of colors – all pink, all red, a mix of both pink and red, and then decided to go bright and make a rainbow of hearts.  What do you think?

The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings set in the Occasions catalog and just perfect to let those near and dear to you how they make you feel. And while it doesn’t show too well in this picture, the Pacific Point Stitched satin ribbon is so shiny – I LOVE it!!

If you like my card, I hope you’ll vote for it on Kylie’s page here.  At the least, I hope you will hop over to Kylie’s and check out all the other great projects all made with Stampin’ Up! products and filled with tons of inspiration for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

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Birthday Butterfly

Hi!  I am playing along with the #GDP030 sketch challenge today.  It is always nice to get a little inspiration when you feel your mojo slipping.  Love the clean look of this sketch.

SU! Grateful Bunch, Papillon Potpourri

For this card, I used the border in the Grateful Bunch stamp set and the Butterfly from Papillon Potpourri. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder set. I decided to use the 2015-17 In Colors – Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  I love these two colors together. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder set.

Hope you like today’s CAS card (clean and simple) and decide to try out this week’s sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa
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