2016 Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

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Ho, Ho, Ho! It’s blog hop time again and this month we are featuring projects made from the 2016 Holiday Catalog that went live this morning!  Di’s projects are always adorable and this one is no exception.  Hope you can hang with us for the whole hop – there’s some great stuff coming up!

Don’t know how they do it, but year after year, Stampin’ Up! manages to wow me with their Holiday Catalog products.  One of my absolute favorites for this year is Cookie Cutter Christmas with a matching Builder Punch.  I had my first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack class last week and one of the cards was done with this bundle.  What do you think?Beelinestamping.com 9-1-16

We started with a Crumb Cake base layered with a Real Red embossed panel using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder.  It puts an extra deep impression in the cardstock and really makes it look 3D – very cool!!  Next we added a strip of Whisper White and another strip of DSP from the Candy Cane Lane pack.  Three Gingerbread men were stamped with Soft Suede on Whisper White, punched out and popped up with dimensionals.  Finally, we stamped and punched the bow ties with Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock.

We are on baby watch around our house – my second granddaughter will make her appearance any day now.  Part of the Cookie Cutter stamp set has a darling little teddy bear in it – it’ll make a perfect addition to the gift I’ve got prepared! And, if you think the Christmas version of the Cookie Cutter set is cute – wait till you see the Halloween set that also matches the same punch!  Even more bang for your buck..

Ok kids – off you go to see what Mary has to delight you with.  I want to thank you for hopping with us.  Make sure you get a copy of this latest Catalog – if you need one, please holler at me and I’ll get you taken care of, Ok?

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In case you get lost:

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Barb       (you’re here)

Mary

Ellie 

Melissa

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Di’s Country INKers Simply Summer Blog Hop

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Welcome to our August edition of Di’s Country INKers blog hop. Whether you’ve arrived from seeing Di’s project or you’re just now joining us, a big welcome to you!

When I think of summer, lots of things come to mind. Sunshine, flowers, birds, picnics, watermelon – these are some of the things I enjoy most at this Beelinestamping.com 8-1-16time of year. My card today is loaded with the flowers from the Swirly Bird stamp set as well as in the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper. If I were a painter, I might be able to compose a picture of a picnic in the sunshine with some sweet watermelon to eat, but since I am a stamper, I have to find other ways to represent some of these things. Instead, I used inks to convey the feeling – Daffodil Delight brings in the sunshine, and Watermelon Wonder is – well, you get the ‘picture’. Oh, and I almost forgot – Cucumber Crush is kind of a picnic-y thing too – HA! My card was accented with some pearls, a little clear Wink of Stella, and a bit of Linen Thread. The sentiment from Watercolor Wings was stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink on a banner made with the Duet Banner punch. (I love how you can get the photopolymer stamps to hold a bend on the acrylic blocks that matches the curve of these banners!)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you’re ready to see some more great stuff, I’ll send you off to Kathya to continue on the hop.  A full list of all the stops on today’s hop follows.  Have a great rest of your day, and take some time to create!

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Di           http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb      http://www.beelinestamping.com

Kathya   http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal   http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Mary     http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Ellie       http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com

Melissa http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com

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My First SUDSOL Blog Tour!

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I’m thrilled to be joining some very talented stampers in my very first SUDSOL blog tour! In case you’re wondering, SUDSOL is a membership site where Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the globe get together online to chat, help, and support each other in our Stampin’ businesses.  From creative samples, tutorials, and class outlines to business tips, discussion forums, and blog tools, Sudsol is wealth of information exclusively for demonstrators.  One of my most-used tools that comes included with my membership is Instant Icons.  Each time I do a blog post, I use the Instant Icons feature to add images and direct links to my online store for the products I’ve used in making my projects.  All I need do is enter my demonstrator ID# and a list of the product numbers I’ve used and Instant Icons creates an html file that I copy and past into my blog post.  Couldn’t be easier!!  We even have our own Pin boards where we can save inspiration for classes that our customers won’t see.  Would you like to see how it all works and what SUDSOL is all about?  Sign up for the FREE 2-week trial and see for yourself!

I’ve had several occasions this month that I needed Wedding and Anniversary cards for, so the projects I’ll be showing you today are the cards I made with the Floral Phrases stamp set and coordinating Detailed Floral Thinlits dies.  The cards I made with them look like I spent hours on them, but in reality, each of them took just minutes to make – they were that easy!  Here are the first two:

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The full-sized card began with an 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 sheet of Whisper White scored at 4 1/4 for the base.  A second panel of Whisper White cut at 5 1/4 x 4 was die cut at the top and bottom with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies.  The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy and the panel was accented with a bit of the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine and some Rhinestones.  It was adhered to the base with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  So elegant, yet so easy to do!  I used one of our Note Cards and Envelopes to create the Thank You card.  A little stamping in Night of Navy and some of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape made that card come together in under 5 minutes.

My next project was done for my dear Aunt and Uncle’s 50th wedding anniversary.

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I started with an 11 x 4 1/4 sheet of Night of Navy and scored it at 2 1/4″ and 7 3/4″ then used the Floral Thinlits dies to die cut each of the flaps.

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For the inside of the card, I used a 8 x 5 1/4 sheet of Shimmery White that was scored at 4″.  After stamping and gold embossing the “Happy Anniversary” from Number of Years, I stamped the inside in Night of Navy and added a bit of the Floral Boutique Washi Tape.

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The whole package is held together with a bit of the Night of Navy Baker’s Twine.  The embellishment on the front was done with the Lots of Labels thinlits and some Gold Glimmer Paper and Night of Navy Cardstock.  I had intended to use the Large Numbers Framelits for the “50” but they proved to be a bit too large for what I wanted to do, so I die-cut them on my Cameo.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  It’s now time to send you to the next stop on the tour.  I hope I’ve been able to inspire you today and that you’ll consider becoming a SUDSOL member.  And if you’re not yet a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, why not join both?!
 

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Sudsol Blog Tour

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It’s almost time for another blog hop!  Be sure to stop back on July 12th to see all the talent that will be on display.

What is SUDSOL, you ask?  Is it an online chat forum?  Is it a place for tips for your stamping business?  Is it a collection of tutorials?  Is it a place for inspiration?  Yes to all of this and more!  SUDSOL is a fabulous resource specifically for and dedicated to stampin’ demonstrators.  Join us for the hop on the 12th, then take advantage of the 2 week free trial!

 

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Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

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It’s the first of the month and that means a Di’s Country INKers blog hop.  This month we are featuring the color combo of (naturally) Red, White, and Blue!  A big thank you to Di for sending you over for a visit.  I loved the project she had to show today – how about you?

When I first saw the Jar of Love stamp set and matching framelits, I knew it was going to jump into my shopping cart.  It has all sorts of things to fill the jars with; flowers, lightening bugs, hearts, greenery and even a goldfish!  So cute!  For my card, I went with the flowers in, of course, red, white, and blue.beelinestamping.com 7-1-16a

I started with a Real Red card base and gave it a layer of DSP from the Floral Boutique pack.  A Whisper White tag made with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch was the foundation of the focal piece.  The jar was stamped in Night of Navy classic ink and cut out with a framelit.  I added several flowers that were stamped in Real Red, and Night of Navy and cut them out with the matching framelits.  The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy and accented with a Real Red heart then clear embossed over it to give it a bit of shine and dimension.  The card was finished with one of the new Delicate White Doilies and a bit of Washi Tape from the Floral Boutique set. A few rhinestones and a Night of Navy bow were added as bling.

Off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you.  I hope you have a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday.  And if you catch some lightening bugs, better stamp some jars to put them in!

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In case you get lost, here are all this month’s hoppers:

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb    http://www.beelinestamping.com  (you are here)

Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com

New Catalog, New Products!

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It’s finally here!  It’s June 1st and the brand-new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog goes live today!    You may have arrived from Mary’s blog.  Her projects are always so inspiring!  If you’re just joining us, be sure to hit all the stops on the hop.  This month, we’ve chosen to show you projects made with new products that you can now order.

My niece has just graduated from college, and I needed a special card to mark the occasion.  I sifted through my box of pre-order products and realized that I hadn’t yet played with the Confetti Celebration stamp set nor had I used any of the DSP sheets from Pop of Pink.  Put them together and you come up with a rather nifty Graduation card!  Take a peek… beelinestamping.com 6-1-16b

I started with a base of Basic Black layered with Whisper White Thick cardstock and topped with the Melon Mambo polka dot pattern from Pop of Pink DSP.  I used the brand-new Sprinkles punch to make confetti to fill my shaker card with.  And speaking of shaker cards, we have another new product to make them with – Foam Adhesive Strips! A bit of Melon Mambo thick baker’s twine and Pop of Pink washi tape helped embellish my card.

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Ok then, time to send you off to see what Kathya has worked with.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.   If you get off track on today’s hop, the stops are listed below.

 

 


P.S. If you don’t already have your copy of the new catalog, please holler at me and I’ll get one out to you!

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Barb    http://www.beelinestamping.com

Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

 

Botanical Blooms Birthday

beelinestamping.com 5-18-16Are you tired of seeing my Botanical Gardens cards yet?  I hope not – I have another free tutorial for you to download!

This birthday card starts with a Hello Honey card base and is a soon-to-be-retired color (sniff).  Other retiring items used on this card are the Botanical Gardens designer series paper and washi tape.  Get ’em while you can – they are going away for good at the end of this month!

A complete ingredient list, dimensions, and step-by-step directions are all on the tutorial.  Download your copy here!


 

 

Another Botanic Gardens Project

In my last post, I mentioned that the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Botanical Blooms stamp set were not retiring – Yay!! The beautiful Botanical Gardens matching DSP and Washi Tape, however is retiring in just a couple of short weeks. I know, right? (Heavy Sigh…) Here’s another card I made with these great items. beelinestamping.com 5-12-16

Now, laying out those squares and getting them to line up so precisely is way easier than you may be thinking. Would a full tutorial showing exactly how it’s done help? I just happen to have one all ready for you, and you can download it for free by going here! Several items used on this card are retiring at the end of May. If you want to make it exactly as shown, get your order in now. Products like DSP and Washi Tape are available while supplies last.

I would love to see your version of this card – send me a photo of your card and I just may post it on my blog…

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Cajun Craze Botanical Garden

I am sure going to miss the Botanical Gardens DSP pack when it retires at the end of this month!  I have to admit to liking almost every design in the IMG_6358pack, but this one with the Bird of Paradise just left me a little flat.  I challenged myself to use it on a card, and even if I do say so myself, I think this design really hit the mark!  The simplicity of the paper is a perfect backdrop for the Cajun Craze flowers and Mossy Meadow leaves.  Of all the cards I’ve done with this suite, I think this one just may be my favorite!

The Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Botanical Blooms stamp set are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog (yay!), but the Botanical Gardens DSP and coordinating Washi Tape is not.  If they are on your wish list, put your order in now because they’re only available while supplies last, and will officially retire on May 31st!

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2016 Retiring Products Blog Hop

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A big thank you to Di for sending you my way on our May edition of ‘Di’s Country INKers’ blog hop!  Hope you enjoyed her darling project.

This time of year always gives me very mixed feelings.  It’s certainly exciting to get an early peek at the new Annual Catalog (one of the best parts of being a demonstrator!  Hint-Hint…)  It’s also a bit sad, though, as we prepare to bid farewell to some really great products that will soon be retiring.  This month, we are giving some of our favorites a bit of inky love before we pack them away.

One of my favorite background stamps is Swallowtail.  Here I’ve stamped that big beautiful butterfly with Versamark on vellum cardstock, and heat beelinestamping.com 5-1-16embossed it in Whisper White.  I used daubers and Classic inks in Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, and Marina Mist to color over and around the outline of the butterfly – really makes it pop off the page!  Fast Fuse adhesive and glue dots were used to adhere the vellum to a Whisper White panel.  One of the tricks in working with vellum is applying the adhesive in areas that will be hidden by the more solid areas of the stamp as well as any embellishments you will be using.  Here the Rhinestones and Whisper White satin ribbon as well as part of the wing on the right side are working to conceal my adhesives.  This card was case’d from one that former demonstrator Deb Valder did several years ago.

You can see the Retired List here, and have until May 31st to order products from the list.  Don’t hesitate, though – these products are available while supplies last, and there are already several things that have sold out!

Let’s head over to Kathya’s blog and take a look at one of her favorites.  Thank you so much for hopping along with us.  If at any time you get off track, a complete list of the stops on this month’s hop are listed below.

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Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb    http://www.beelinestamping.com

Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com