Father’s Day Blog Hop


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.

SU! Going Global

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:

SU! Going Global

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.


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!

Teresa Howe Signature-001

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Mother’s Day Hop


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!!


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


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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!


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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!

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Black or White?

Hi! And welcome to my new blog location!  Glad you found me!  Excuse the appearance, I am still trying to figure my way around a self-hosted site and don’t quite have everything up yet.

But, I didn’t want to leave you without any crafty goodness while I worked on making my blog pretty, so here you go.

SU! Rose Wonder

I decided to mix the old with the new for today’s cards.  I love this huge rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I decided to pull out my old Pearl-Ex (we don’t carry it in the Stampin’ Up! catalog anymore – but I know many of you probably still have some and haven’t played with it in a while).  I decided to use the Painted Pearls technique – filling my aquapainter with Future Floor Wax, dipping it into my pearl-ex and then painting my rose and leaves.  The pearl-ex gives a nice shine and really pops on the Basic Black card stock.  Here is a close up of the flower:

SU! Rose Wonder

I also decided to die-cut the rose from black card stock to lay over the top – here is that version:

SU! Rose WonderI know the white embossing pops more on the black card stock, but I really like how the black die cut looks as well.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies: (All Supplies are Stampin’ Up!)

  • Rose Wonder Bundle – includes stamp set and framelits
  • Rose Red cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Versamark
  • Whisper White Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Aqua Painter

Heart of Thanks

Hi!  I am participating today in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight featuring Thank You cards using Stampin’ Up! products.  I hope you can take the time to check out the other entries and vote for your favorite! My card is #22 and I’d love your vote!

I am making these cards to send to my neighbors who participated in the American Heart Associations Neighborhood Drive.

SU! Bloomin' Love, Endless Thanks

For my card, I decided to use the watercolor wash technique – very easy to do and I love the results!  Using your aquapainter, pick up some Blushing Bride ink (place a few drops on the inside lid of your  Blushing Bride ink pad), and brush it over the watercolor paper.  You can add more color as you go down the card stock.  Keep repeating until you have the results you desire.  Let dry before stamping your image.  The heart is from the Bloomin’ Love set in the Occasions Catalog and stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The sentiment and banner are from Endless Thanks.  I just love that font!  I added some bling by running strips of Blushing Bride glimmer paper (also in the Occasions Catalog) down the sides and die cutting the flowers from the same glimmer paper using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlets.

Thanks for checking out my card!


Join Me?

For a cup of tea?
Playing in this week’s Global Design Project Color #GDP025 color challenge.

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These aren’t colors I typically choose – so thought it would be fun to try.  Here is what I came up with:

SU! Have  A Cuppa, Cups & Kettles Framelits

Overall, I am happy with the card – but I think the teapot could use a little something.  I tried all three color combinations and liked this one the best for the teapot.  I even tried some patterned papers, but none seemed to work for me.  What would you suggest?

It was definitely a challenge and took me a while to make this card.  If you get a chance, hope you give it a try!  (And let me know if you do – I’d love to see it!)

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply List: (All Items Are Stampin’ Up!)

  •  Cups & Kettles Framelits
  •  Daffodil Delight Card Stock
  • Basic Gray Card Stock
  • Smokey Slate Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Doilies
  • Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon
  • Smokey Slate Thick Bakers Twine
  • Have A Cuppa Metal Embellishments

Apple of My Eye

Hi – still playing with the Apple of My Eye set.  This is a fun set and I love how easy it is to line up the stamps to complete the image.  The beauty of photopolymer stamps.  I made this card for our Demo Swap at my upline’s Team Meeting last night.

SU! Apple of My Eye

Not sure how easy it is to see, but sparkle was added to the apple using the Clean Wink of Stella brush.  LOVE THIS PRODUCT! So easy to use and a great way to quickly add sparkle to anything.  Have you tried it yet?

Added interest with the Designer Series Paper instead  of just using a full layer.  I like the diagonal white strip.  The DSP is cut just 1″ smaller than my Whisper White panel in the vertical direction and then cut in half on the diagonal.   What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you will drop by on Saturday as I am participating in an Easter Theme Blog Hop with my fellow Team Stamp It demonstrators.


You’re Sweet

SU! Apple of My Eye, Subtle DSP Stack

Hi!  How are you today?  Just wanted to take a minute to say You’re Just the Sweetest!  Thanks for the comments, likes, and repins and Thanks to those that Follow Me!!

Today’s card features the Apple of My Eye stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The citrus fruit was stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi.  The Designer Paper comes from the Subtles Designer Paper stack.  A quick card that can be used to say Thanks for any reason!

Hope you get a few minutes today to be creative – whether it be paper crafting or something else – everyone deserves a little creative time!

Have a good one!


What Do You Do…

When you bring an outline stamp and full ink pads – but no blender pens or markers with which to color the image?

That was my dilemma when I sat down to stamp with the Flowering Fields stamp set (you can choose this set FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase (US) prior to S/H and tax) and realized that full color ink pads weren’t going to work to color in the pretty flowers since I forgot to bring a blender pen or an aqua painter to use with the ink pads.  And, since I also didn’t bring along the coordinating markers, what was one to do?

Here is my solution: Acrylic Block Stamping!  Yes, this worked out just well – I could use the acrylic block to create a color background for my flowers!  What do you think?

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

For this first card, I used Blackberry Bliss – I stamped the block on scrap paper a few times to lighten the background so that the flower would show.  While it is hard to see, the two corner panels are Blackberry Bliss while the flower image is matted on Basic Black.  The sentiment is my favorite from the Suite Sayings stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

The second card uses Calypso Coral as my background color.  For this one, I made a bigger front panel and added a little of the Thick Baker’s Twine in Calypso Coral to match.  The sentiment is also from the Suite Sayings stamp set.

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

The third card in the series uses Hello Honey for my background.  Went with a full panel for the front on this one.   The ribbon I had wanted to use didn’t really work – it would have worked better if I had used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White (but I didn’t bring that color with me).

Lastly, we have this card using Lost Lagoon:

SU! Flowering Fields, Wildflower Fields DSP

I liked this pattern from the coordinating Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (FREE as a Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 (US) purchase prior to S/H and tax) so decided to go with that to finish off my card.  So, what do you think, an alternative to coloring outline images when you forget to bring something with which to color.  Think you’ll give it a try?

I had fun coming up with ways to stamp with the limited supplies I brought with me – but will be happy to be back in my own crafting space with all my toys, I mean, tools, to use.

Hope you found some inspiration from today’s post and a way to keep stamping when what you had originally planned doesn’t quite work out!

Thanks for stopping by!