Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-ACCENTED BLOOMS


Welcome to our brand new In-Colors in our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! Our new Annual Catalog has just launched, and it brings some pretty amazing things! I look forward each year to a new batch of In-Colors, and this year's definitely don't disappoint!!!! So vibrant & brilliant! I can't wait to really explore these new colors along with all the other new goodies in this super, amazing catalog!!!

So here are the new '18-'19 In-Colors:


And here is my card this month:


Now I always love to follow a "clean & simple" line with my cards. I love all the fanciness hat everyone else does, but when I do it, it looks like my craft studio just spewed all over the the card! lol I can't seem to make it work! So I stick to the CAS!

This one I actually went old school with the Stampin' Markers to do the coloring of the flowers! This little stamp set Accented Blooms is so versatile!! You can add any sentiment from any stamp set that fits in the               Tailored Tag Punch!!! It's a nice combo to work with. 

I actually cut out the flower image here because I wanted to In-Colors in the background, but it also looks great just stamped on the card base-works great for a 1-layer card!!!

Anyway, I use the amazing Basket Weave embossing folder whenever I can! lol I just love it! Such a fun image!! And the 1/8" In-Color Grosgrain Ribbon works on just about anything! I wish it came in every color not just the 
In-Colors!!!!

Hard to tell in the pic but I added a bit of Wink of Stella to give the flowers a bit of "bling"! I'm all about the bling!

So now hop on to Debbi's blog & enjoy her In-Color creation-then keep going for some amazing inspiration!!! Simply click on her name or the icon below!  There are some talented crafters on this hop, so you don't want to miss a single one!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN-YOU ARE MY ANCHOR!


Hello Hoppers! This month on the Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop we are featuring probably my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit yet!!!!!!  You Are My Anchor is right in my wheelhouse!!! It makes an adorable little set of cards as is, but so many options for coolness also! See, I am from Cape Cod! So anything nautical or ocean is my happy place!!! I love this set!!!!

So here's what I did:


This is a card to give with one of these amazing little gift sets that is made with the kit:




I tried to use mostly pieces from the kit to showcase how you really don't need a ton of other stuff to make these kits so versatile! Here I just used a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the card base!!! That's pretty much it! Oh and a small piece of Island Indigo to make the lighthouse "pop"!!!  Super simple, but makes a great card to give with the little card set!!!!

I even decorated the inside:


Hope you enjoyed & are getting some alternative ideas to your April Paper Pumpkin kit!!!! I can't say enough how much I love this kit!!!  So now hop over to Tricia's blog & see how she altered the materials to make something awesome!!! Then keep going!!!! Just click on her name or the little pumpkin below!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-MIXED DRINKS


I can't believe it's May already!!!! Our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop this month is about masculine cards!!! We usually try to post a month ahead to give you time to plan-this time for Father's Day! Perfect time to focus on masculine cards!!! 

Here's my masculine card:


So this was a super fun one to do!!!!  I'm actually so excited because everything on this card will continue over into the brand new Annual Catalog which will go live in June!!!!  Every year we wait anxiously for all the new amazingness, but also with fingers crossed that our faves will make the cut!! Mine did with this card!!!

The background DSP is the Wood Textures DSP Stack. It's rare that DSP sticks around, but seriously, how could they not with this pack!!!

The stamp set is Mixed Drinks!!! It fits just so many different purposes!!! And what guy wouldn't want a nice cold beer!!! lol 

The sentiment is cut from the Happy Birthday Thinlets! I simply cut twice-once with the Whisper White & once with the Pacific Point! I think it looks cool!!!!

The 2 little screws are simply circles punched from the Silver Foil Sheets with a score mark down the middle! And the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter works great as the foam!!!  Finish it off with some Burlap Ribbon!!

So a super fun card!  Can't wait to see the other masculine cards in this hop!!!! Be sure you keep going to Audra's blog! Simply click her name or the icon below & you'll get there!!!! Then keep going! Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-HANGING GARDEN



So this month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are celebrating "girls" with "It's a Girlie Thing"!!  Mother's Day is really right around the corner-although here in New England it feels like Christmas is coming! Nasty winter weather continues.  So I'm happy to share this card with ya to help me think "spring"!!!

First, here's my card this month:


So this was created with the oh-so-beautiful Hanging Garden stamp set!!! I so love it!!!! I've already used it so many times!!!! But I thought this one was a pretty "girlie" kinda card! 

This black-line stamp set is perfect to feature our amazing new Blendabilities found for the first time in our Spring Occasions Catalog!! Unfortunately, they are all on backorder right now, but they will surely become available soon as they will be available in the brand new Annual Catalog beginning June 1!!!! As a demonstrator, I get a sneak peek at the new catty at our On Stage conference this coming Saturday! So excited!

Anyway, the Blendabilities are the perfect blending/coloring tools! Brush on one end, fine tip on the other! They come in 2-color pairings-1 light & 1 dark!!! So pretty!!! Oh, and did I say super easy to use?!  Just stamp the image with the Memento Ink stamp pad & color away!!!!  

This simple card uses only the stamp set, card stock, the Triple Banner Punch, and some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon!!!  There's also a hint of 
Wink of Stella to give it a bit of bling, but it never seems to show up in photos!!!

Now hop on over to Megan's blog & enjoy her creation-then keep going for some more beauties! Just click on her name or the icon below!  Thanks for joining us this month!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PAPER PUMPKIN POP UP BLOG HOP- MAY GOOD THINGS GROW



Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity! The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this 
March Paper Pumpkin kit: May Good Things Grow.


First, here's my project:


With many of my MPP projects, I like to make little boxes or frames or fun 
things like that. But this kit is so pretty & lends to cards so well that I just 
decided to "step it up" a bit!

So it's a "modified" version of the eclipse cards that are so popular right now! 
But it's not exactly that! I just cut out some of the flowers & raised them up for dimension.

The card is actually part of one of the envelopes! I just thought it was so 
pretty! I used some Fresh Fig & Flirty Flamingo card stock to make the
card base, but otherwise everything is from the kit! Our special treat this 
month to celebrate 5 
years of My Paper Pumpkin are these really cool wooden embellishments!!! 
Luv luv luv!!! I used my marker to color this one!

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great
time to join 
in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the 
Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th.  
Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. 
New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.
Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of 
Paper Pumpkin, 
now hop over to Anastasia's blog to see her fun creation. 
Simply click on her 
name here or the cute pumpkin icon below!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-HAPPY WISHES


Hello Stampers!!! It's the first Wednesday of the month so that means it's time for 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!

This month's theme is The Sale-A-Bration Continues!

We are showcasing Sale-a-Bration stamp sets AND having a color challenge as well!!!!  And it WAS a challenge!!! lol We could use ONLY the colors on the chart! Not even white was allowed!

So first, here's my card this month:


Here are the colors for the challenge:

We could use any or all of the colors in this picture-but ONLY these colors!!!

The stamp set choice was easy-it's called Happy Wishes-and is found in the SAB catalog!!! Yours FREE with a $100 purchase! 

So let's talk about the rest of the card now! The colors I chose to use are 
Crumb Cake & Dapper Denim!   The background DSP is from the beautiful Color Theory DSP Stack.   Now yes, the color in that background is Whisper White, but I solved that with my "magic" Stampin' Sponge! Simply sponged the entire sheet with Crumb Cake ink & viola!!! No more Whisper White!!!

Other items used are the 1 1/8" and 1 3/8 Scallop Punches, 
Glitter Enamel Dots, Petite Pair Embossing Folder-all found in the 
Spring Occasions Catalog!!! And also some Linen Threat
Stampin' Sponge from the Annual Catalog!!!

So now go check out the other beauties for some amazing ideas & inspiration for all your new Sale-a-Bration goodies!! Hop on over to Nichole's blog & see what she's got for ya!!! Click her name or the link below!!! Please feel free to leave comments as you go!!!

Oh,  and be sure to check my site! There are some new SAB items to choose from!!!  Let me show you how you can earn some!!!



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-TUTTI FRUTTI FUN


Happy New Year!! Welcome to our monthly 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!
This month we are welcoming in our new Sale-a-Bration Catalog (and the new amazing Occasions Catalog)!!!

We are treating you to creations made with
 Sale-a-Bration items that you can get for FREE with your $50 purchase! We will give you great ideas on how you can make that happen!!!

Here's my card:


The Sale-a-Bration item in this project is the AMAZING 
Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes!!! I wish SU would make the colored cards/envelope combos all the time!  These pair perfectly with all the 
Tutti-Frutti items in the new Occasions Catalog!!!

The stamp set is brand new! It is Sweet Little Something! I love how it gives you a "realistic" look! I will say, however, pull out the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get this right!

The DSP is the Tutti-Frutti 6x6 DSP! And those Tutti-frutti sequins are now self adhesive!!! Wonderful!!!!!

So here's the math: stamp set ($21) + DSP ($10) + Sequins ($7) + Tutti Frutti Washi Tape ($8) + Wink of Stella (hard to see but used on the bunny for accents) ($8) = $54  Cards & Envelopes = FREE!!!!!!
And there will be plenty of left overs to make a gajillion cards and projects!!!!!

Other items used are Whisper White Cardstock, Garden Green Cardstock, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, inks.

Now hop over to Janey's blog & see what she has in store for you! Either click on her name or the icon below! Then keep  hopping! Lots of great ideas!!!!

If you need a catalog, just let me know. All items can be accessed online HERE!!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ICS BLOG HOP-SEASON LIKE CHRISTMAS!



Welcome to December's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! We are hoping to get you all in the Christmas spirit this month! Feel free to hop through to find some great ideas for all your Christmas greetings!!! I know I love to get  homemade cards! It's like a little gift from the heart!

So here's my card:


I am trying my very first Facebook Live card class in a week or so, and I have been working on some pretty but simple cards that can be done in a short time! The class features the Season Like Christmas stamp set, so I thought this would be perfect for this hop! I really like this stamp set! I can see lots of uses for it even after Christmas!!!

The beautiful DSP is Be Merry!  This very simple yet effective card also features the beautiful 1/8" Gold Glimmer Ribbon & a cute star cut from the 
Gold Glimmer Paper.  The focus of this class is the 2-step stamping so I didn't want to muddy the waters with too many details!

So now hop on over to Megan's blog! You can get there by clicking on her name or on the icon below.  And then keep going to get some great ideas! 

I am also happy to welcome my good friend Jenilee Pauls to our blog hop! She's sure to add a nice touch!!!

Happy stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ICS BLOG HOP-HALF FULL!


Hello Hello!! Welcome to our 
Fall Fun Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!!! 
So fall is full of pumpkins & scarecrows & corn & stuff!!! Well my fall card is a bit non-traditional! I'll explain!!! 
While others are on hayrides, we are out on the wine trail! Fall is the time when my hubby, myself, & a group of our friends enjoy going to the local wineries for tastings! Many of them are outdoors, so we can enjoy the beautiful weather & scenery!!! Fall in New England is like no other!!! And this fall we've been lucky enough to be able to drop the top on the convertible!!! It's a time for fun & friends! 

So here's MY fall card:


This fun stamp set Half Full worked perfectly for MY fall experiences!!!  I love how the beautiful colors in the Naturally Eclectic DSP bring i the colors of both wine and fall!  I thought the Leaf Punch added just a cute touch!

I really have enjoyed using my new Stampin' Blends-AVAILABLE NOW!!!! These are so amazing!!!  They were only used here a bit for the grapes, but I have been "blending" all over the place!!! lol  Watch for future posts! And definitely let me know if you'd like some of your own! You won't be sorry!!!

So I finished the details off with some Linen Thread & some 
Finely Woven Ribbon.  Stampin' Dimensionals were also used.

Now for some more fall inspiration please hop ahead to Deb's blog to see her offering!!! You can get there by clicking on her name or on the icon below!!!  When you've finished there, please keep going! There will be so many beautiful creations on this hop!!!! 
PS-we love comments!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!




Wednesday, October 4, 2017

ICS-COLORS OF COURAGE-SO MANY SHELLS



This month on our 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
we are sharing cards that help with inspiration for those suffering from cancer. It is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I decided to go with a different color this time!

Here's my card of inspiration:


I think this So Many Shells stamp set is such a perfect inspirational set! And since miracles need to happen with cancer, I found this to be the perfect sentiment! Try as I may I can't get the gold to show up! It's very vibrant in person tho! Trust me! lol

Using Fresh Fig & Powder Pink, 2 of the new 17-19 In-Colors, and the coordinating Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, I thought it was a pretty beginning!

The Metallic Foil Doily is a perfect background for the Gold heat embossed shell. The ocean is my calming place. So this shell represents serenity for me.  

I just punched out the circles with my Circle Punches and added in some  Fresh Fig Woven Ribbon, & I think it's a pretty card.  Hope it inspires you too!  All the items in this card can be found in the Annual Catalog!

Now hop over to Janey's blog & enjoy her inspiration! You can either click her name or the icon below! Either way will get you hopping through this amazing blog hop!!!!

Thanks for joining us today and Happy Stampin'!!!



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ICS BLOG HOP-PAINTED HARVEST


Welcome to the September edition of the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  It's good to be back!!! After a rather challenging, way-too-short summer I'm ready to get back at it!! I haven't created nearly enough this summer!!! Great to now have this amazing new Holiday Catalog to kick me in the butt to get going!!

Here's my card this month:


So I just had to use this stamp set-Painted Harvest!! It is A-MAZE-ING!!!!! It's one of the prettiest ones I think SU has ever come up with!!! It's really supposed to be a sunflower but I used it as a wreath instead! I actually have one just like this on my door in the fall! I just love these 2-step stamps!

The entire Suite of products is just great!!! This is the 
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper! And the Jute Twine is the perfect accent for this rustic card! The Burlap Ribbon is a great accent to separate the 2 patterns. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes!

The circles are cut with the amazing Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies! Love these! They add just a little extra something to the shape! So versatile!!!

I hope you enjoyed my fall card! Now keep hopping over to Karie's blog & check out her card! Then continue to hop around until you get back here!!! You can get there by either clicking on her name or the icon below!!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ICS BLOG HOP INTRODUCING THE 2017-2019 IN-COLORS



Happy July! This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring our amazing new In-Colors!!! So many possibilities!!!  They can all be found in the new Annual Catalog! So much goodness there! Be sure to hop along to see all the great ideas with these amazing colors!!!!

So here's my card:


I had a very difficult time getting the actual colors to work here! I photographed it several times, but the color of the octopus doesn't show up!!! Grrr! Well here they are anyway!!!



So I actually used all 5 of the colors here! The base of the matte is Berry Burst. The Tranquil Tide & Lemon Lime Twist are embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder. Thought it went with the theme of this stamp set-Message in a Bottle!

The little octopus & the sentiment are stamped using Fresh Fig ink on    Powder Pink cardstock, but it looks black. Possibly because I placed a clear Window Sheet over the bottle to look like glass! It really does in person-honest! lol It's cut out using the Big Shot & the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Duel Banners Punch takes care of the sentiment!

Just a bit of linen thread adds that "nautical" rope look to complete the card. 

Next is Cheryl's blog! You can get there by clicking her name or the icon below!!! We love comments! Let us know what ya like!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

So this week on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are thinking "summer"! Thank goodness because here in New England it seems as tho the only we we are ever gonna see summer is to "think it"!!! Cold, rainy, raw. Blah!

Before me this week is Amanda!!!! After me is Lizzy! Be sure to visit their blogs! And don't forget to hop over to Robbie's too!

So here's my card:


And Robbie's inspiration photo:


This is totally what summer is to me! Ocean! Beach!  This fun little stamp set 
A Day at the Beach is from the Occasions Catalog-soon to be gone! This one is one that will live in my stash forever! I love anything beach! And the sun, flip flops & sunglasses seem to tell that story! Hard to see but there's a bit of bling on the side of the sunglasses-of course!! lol

The Seaside embossing folder is the perfect "beach/wave" folder! The pics were colored with the Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen. Soft & easy-for summer!  The sentiment is from the brand new Colorful Seasons in the brand new 
Annual Catalog-SOON TO BE LIVE!! Can't wait!!!!  Lots of fun to play with there!!!

So I hope i gave u a touch of summer. I so need it! Pray we get some here in New England so I don't grow moss on my frigid body! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

Hey there! This week on 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are creating shape cards!!! Haven't done this in awhile so kinda excited to share! This week's card combines the old with the new!

So today you're hopping FROM Robbie to me, the after me TO Lizzy!  Small group this week! But amazing nonetheless!

So here's my card:


Here is Robbie's inspiration photo:


So I have to admit, I couldn't wait to use some of my new goodies from the brandy new Annual Catalog!!!! It goes live so soon!!! But these In-Colors-yowza!!!!!!

So my shape is round-obviously!!! lol I pulled out some of my old retired    Circle Framelits for this one. I love the big scallop-edge circle for a shape card! Gotta admit-not the first time I've done this! lol

Now, the colors!!!! Yes, 2 of the new In-Colors-Berry Burst &              Lemon-Lime Twist! So pretty!!!!!  The DSP peeking out is from the new   Color Theory Series Paper Stack! Perfect for the generic cards!

What is that flower you ask? Well let me tell you! It's from the Daisy Delight stamp set punched out with the coordinating Daisy Punch!  Awesome right?? The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!!! New & fun!!!!!

So hope you enjoyed this simple little card! I kept it simple so you could actually get a good look at the stamp sets! So glad I finally got to play with my new goodies!!! Can't wait to play some more!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

This week on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are saying goodbye to our favorite embossing folders that will be retiring the end of the month! So sad to see any of them go!!

But first, check out all our blogs! Helen's blog is before mine & Lizzy's is after me!!! Then keep hopping! Lots of ideas! The folders may be retiring, but they still work just fine!!! So while the new catalog leaves them out, I know I won't!!!

Here's my card:


Here's the inspiration photo:


So this is a very simple card to highlight the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I so can't believe they are retiring it!!! It's a pretty popular  folder! Oh well. I know they'll come up with something equally as lovely!!!! But it's still one of my faves!

I also used the retiring 15-17 In-Colors. I so love this Cucumber Crush! I thought the green worked well with the little frog!

Which brings me to the retiring Hostess stamp set Luv ya Lots!  This little frog is so cute, as are the other little critters in the set. The elephant-luv!!!!!!

It is finished off with the Metallic Ribbon Combo (from the Holiday Catalog) and the Oval Layering Framelits-NOT retiring!! Cute, simple little card!!!

I just got my pre-order from the new Annual Catalog!!! Whoa!!! So cool!!!!!! I can't wait to share the new In-Colors with you!!! Super pretty!!!!!! The DSP is the best yet, and the stamp sets are so nice!!!! I also have catalogs!!! If you would like one, please let me know!!! They are here for you!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ICS BLOG HOP-IT'S A GIRL THING!



This month on the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
we are featuring things that are "girlie"!!! And what is more girlie than PINK!!! lol  

Here's my card:


I really wanted to feature some of my fave items from the '16-'17 Annual Catalog & '17 Occasions Catalog!!! So much is retiring! I will miss both of these stamp sets so much!!!!

So I used the Melon Mambo color scheme for the whole girlie thing!!! lol  The DSP is the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog!  I just tried to really "girlie" it up with some beautiful falsies on the hot little flamingo-eyelashes that is!!!!

The stamp sets are the Pop of Paradise from the Annual and Hey Chick from the Occasions!  Both of them have been used extensively by me! I will honestly miss them both! Altho there are some newbies that I'm sure will fill in the void!!! lol

Other items used are the Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Wink of Stella, Diamond Basic Jewels
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.

Now to see some more girlie cards please hop on to Deb's Flying Stamper!!! You can either click her name or the icon below! Then be sure to keep going right through the hop! Lots of great stuff to see!!! We love comments so feel free to leave one!!!!

Happy Stampin'!