2018 New Year, New Catalogs Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  Today we are featuring projects from Stampin Up’s new 2018 Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that go live in just two days!  I don’t know how they do it, but Stampin’ Up! always manages to wow me with each new catalog they release, and this one is no exception.  The very first suite of products that caught my eye was Sweet Soiree beginning on page 12 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.  I love to make birthday cards, and I especially love florals, so of course, these coordinating products really tickled my fancy!

Power Pink birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree product suite

Here I’ve paired Powder Pink cardstock with a strip of DSP from the Sweet Soiree pack.  It’s accented with some Silver washi tape from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment pack.  The gift was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver.  I used reinkers and an Aqua Painter brush to color in the florals with Berry Burst, Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink.  That was fussy cut and layered with some Silver Metallic Thread.  I did a wash of Rich Razzleberry right on the card base and popped up the gift with dimensionals.  The ‘For You’ greeting was heat embossed with Silver powder and die cut with the oval from the Coffee Cups Framelits set.  A few scattered rhinestones finished off the piece.

Start getting your wish list together – these catalogs and Stampin’ Up’s best sale of the year launch on January 3rd!  With every $50 in merchandise ordered, you earn your choice of free products from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This year, there are two $100 level choices as well!  Cute stuff – if you haven’t gotten your catalogs yet, let me know and I’ll be happy to get a set out to you.

Off you go now to see what Kathya has to show you!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.  In case you get off track, the hop stops are shown below.


Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Melissa http://www.stampinupwithmelissa.blogspot.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog/





Christmas and New Year’s Blog Hop

Welcome to another Di’s Country INKers blog hop in which we are featuring Christmas and New Year’s projects.  If you’ve hopped over from Di’s post, welcome!  We’ve got lots of stops for you this month…

My project today was completely inspired by fellow demonstrator Kathryn Simpson from the UK.  I was so bowled over by it that I had to re-create it for myself!  Have a peek…

This Christmas Village was made with the Stampin’ Up! Hometown Greetings Edgelits Die set and Whisper White cardstock.  The background was heat embossed with the santa & reindeers, stars, and the crescent moon stamp from the Hearts Come Home stamp set, then sponged over with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink.  Each row in the village was done by making an initial die cut, then sliding the die left or right as needed and making a second die cut to complete that row.  LED fairy lights are adhered with glue dots beneath the houses to illuminate them.  Foam adhesive strips were used to adhere the layers and create spacing between the rows.  The final touch was lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  (Yes, I sparkled for days!)  The scene was then mounted inside a shadow box I found at my local craft store.  

Everyone I’ve showed this to had the same reaction as I did – Wow!!  In fact, I’ve gotten a few orders for them already – can you guess what I’ll be working on this weekend?

Thank you so much for stopping by today – I hope you enjoy the rest of the projects on today’s hop. If you get lost, the list of hoppers below will get you back on track.  Now, off you go to see what my dear friend Ellie has to show you today!





Stops on today’s hop are:


Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Nita     http://www.reddoorpapercrafters.blogspot.com
Trisha  http://www.creativelystamping.blog


Thankful Blog Hop

Turkey Day is nearly upon us and it is only appropriate that this month our Blog Hop features projects that reflect Thanks, Thankful, or Thanksgiving. If you’ve arrived from Di’s Blog, welcome! We have a few stops on our hop, and I hope you enjoy each project.

I’ve had the Painted Harvest stamp set for a couple months now, and I’m still asking myself why I haven’t played with it before now! The color combinations, some close to nature, and some with artistic license, are endless. This is a fun one, folks! And because it’s designed to give a water colored look, there really is no right or wrong way to line it up – so easy!!

Usually when I’m designing a card, I have a general idea of where I’m going with it. Not the case today. I grabbed a sheet of Very Vanilla cardstock and just started stamping different color combinations until I landed on this one. The bottom flower layer is stamped in Crushed Curry, the smaller petals were stamped in Pumpkin Pie (appropriate for a Thanksgiving card, eh?) The center is Crumb Cake. This flower panel was mounted on Gold foil paper and accented with a Linen Thread bow. The greeting was stamped in Crumb Cake on Crushed Curry cardstock and also layered on Gold Foil. A card base of Crushed Curry, Gold Foil and Old Olive cardstock that was embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by today, now off you go to see what Nita has to show you!

The stops on today’s hop are:

Barb  (you are here)


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