Happy Easter Blog Hop

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Happy Easter, everyone! C’mon in and take a peep peek at our April blog hop…

Silly me forgot to snap a photo of the Easter card I sent out to my family this year, so I’ve chosen to show you another card that I did for a fellow co-worker who recently retired. She was moving out of state and taking very little with her, so a bouquet of roses simply wouldn’t have been practical as a gift.  The Petal Passion Suite came to my rescue and I made her a card with roses that would last forever! 

 

I stamped the roses from Petal Palette stamp set and colored them with Stampin’ Blends markers and die-cut them with the Petals & More Thinlits dies. The sweet little bird is from the same stamp set and also has a coordinating die to cut him out with.  With so many images in this stamp set, it wasn’t difficult to find a greeting and additional flowers to complete the front panel.  The Basic Black card base was layered with two of the lovely patterns found in the Petal Passion designer series paper pack.  A little Whisper White 1/4″ Organza ribbon and a few rhinestones were all the accents needed to complete this card.  With 15 images in the stamp set, 10 dies in the coordinating die set, and the gorgeous papers, ribbon and embossing folders, this suite is by far one of my most favorite in the Occasions catalog!

If only spring would arrive in my neck of the woods.  As I write, it is a brisk 23 degrees out which feels like 14 with the wind chill.  Yes, it’s April and we are still talking about wind chill factors!  I’m heading back to my studio to stamp some more birds and flowers and dream of spring.  I hope you’ll head over to Kathya’s blog and see what she’s stamped for you today.  

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P.S.  If you get lost – here are this month’s hoppers:

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com
Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.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:

Di 
Barb  (you are here)
Nita 
Mary

 

2017 Holiday Catalog Launch Blog Hop

Today is an exciting day – the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog goes live today!  To celebrate, we are featuring projects make with new Holiday goodies.  Perhaps Di sent you this way, but if you’re just joining us, c’mon and hop along!

When I saw the Holiday Catalog for the first time, the product suite that jumped out at me most was Quilted Christmas.  I love the stamp set, I love the colors, but most of all, I love the matching framelits and the Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I couldn’t wait to play with all these fun products!

My card starts out with a Garden Green card base with an embossed accent strip in Real Red.  I used the Quilt Builder Framelits to die cut a star from the Quilted Christmas  6 x 6 DSP.  It was fun playing with the colors and patterns to re-assemble the image.  Once it was glued back down, I did tone on tone stamping in the corners with the small petal image and Real Red ink.  The sentiment as well as the green stars at the bottom are also from the same stamp set.  I finished the piece off with a bow made from Quilted Christmas 1/4″ ribbon.

Hope everyone reading has gotten a copy of the Catalog; if you are still in need, please let me know and I’ll be happy to get one out to you.

Ellie is up next, and I know you’re going to love the project she has for you!  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop.

 

Our Hoppers this month are:

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com
Barb     https://www.beelinestamping.com (you are here)
Ellie     http://www.elstamper.blogspot.com
Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com
Nita      http://www.dreamingchipboard.blogspot.com
Mary    http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

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Valentine’s Blog Hop


Welcome to our February Blog Hop – this month we are featuring all things Valentine’s.  How about Di’s project – cute, eh?

In December, I had a bunch of Holiday treats and holders left over from a craft fair I participated in and I was looking for a way to sell them.  I asked if I could put them on display in the salon my daughter works in.  (Vickie’s Personal Touch Salon in Wauconda, IL;  Ask for Vera!) Now, being made with Stampin’ Up! product, they were, of course, cute, but I was floored at how quickly the products sold!  Several of their customers asked if there would be any Valentine’s items for sale, so I went to work to give the customers what they wanted!  I made a few different types of treat holders to see what would sell best – here’s one of them:

I brought in some 4 oz quilted jelly jars, filled them with Valentine’s Day M & M’s, and decorated them Stampin’ Up! style!  The layers on the lid are: Bottom:  Melon Mambo cut with the 2 1/8″ layering circle framelit die.  Middle: Red Glimmer Paper cut with the 2″ circle punch. Top: Whisper White cut with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  On the top layer, I stamped the “Sealed With a Kiss” from the Sealed With Love stamp set in Versamark and used Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Embossing Powder.  Once that was heat set, I stamped the lips image in Melon Mambo ink.

Around the jar band, I used a length of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Real Red and concealed the seam with a bow made of the same ribbon.  I stamped the heart from the Sealed With Love set in Versamark ink onto Melon Mambo cardstock and diecut it with the largest heart die from the Love Notes Framelits set.  It was attached beneath the bottom layer of the lid assembly with a piece of Baker’s Twine. Then the band was screwed on.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for some additional Sale-a-Bration items in a couple of weeks!  I got to preview them today and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today.  Your next stop on the hop is Kathya and I just know you’re going to love her project!

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Just in case you get lost, here are the stops on today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop:

Di         
Barb    (You are here)
Kathya 
Ellie     
Connie
Mary  

 

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

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Time for another Di’s Country INKers Blog Hop!  This month we showcasing our Thanksgiving and Fall projects.  I’m always a fan of Mary’s work, and this month’s project is no exception!

Here’s one of the cards I will be sending to family and friends this month.  It uses products from the Paisleys & Posies suite.  This one begins with a Night of Navy card base that is layered with a 5 3/8 x 4″ panel cut from the Navy/Copper-Foiled DSP sheet from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP beelinestamping-com-11-1-16pack.  The Layering Ovals Framelits were used to create the focal point.  The largest oval was cut from the Copper-Foiled Dots DSP sheet (also Petals & Paisleys), the scalloped oval was cut from Copper Foil Sheets, and the top layer was stamped with a greeting from the Paisleys & Posies set and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  The lower edge was finished with a strip of Copper Foil Sheet.  Simple, elegant and quick!

One more thing I wanted to fill you in on – there’s a new Promo for the month of November and it’s a good one!!  SU is giving us a sneak peek at something that will be coming out in next year’s catalog – Stitched Framelits!!  I can’t tell you how long I’ve wished for these, and I’m thrilled that we will be able to get our hands on them early!  If that wasn’t enough, there’s a whole list of stamp sets that will be on sale for the month of November too!  Details can be found here.  Once you’ve made your selections, place your order in my online store.  Kind of like an early Christmas present, eh?  Both offers will only be around this month – so don’t wait to get yours!!

Ok, now off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you!  As always, thanks so much for stopping by…

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If you get lost along the way, the stops on this month’s hop are:

Barb    (You are here)

Kathya

Mary   

 

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