Wednesday, December 4, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-CASE-ING SNOWMAN SEASON




This month on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are CASE-ing the Holiday Catalog! That means Copy And Share Everything! This is a strategy that we crafters like to use when we see something we like & want make it our own! lol Well our Holiday Catalog is just too amazing to not CASE!! So let's see what everyone here did to with the beauties displayed in this catty!!!!

Here's my card:


Now I know I've used this stamp set before-Snowman Season, but I've done a ton of cards for Christmas with this stamp set! I just can't let it go!  These little snowmen are just the cutest thing ever!!! 

The image I chose to copy is on page 21 in the Holiday Catalog:


I just changed it up a bit with the other side of the DSP and added one of the little snowmen!  I think this is a super cute card made from an amazing product suite!  I'm just using an already established "idea" to make the most of my materials!!!

Other materials used are the Let It Snow Specialty DSP, Real Red Curly Ribbon,  Snowman Builder Punch, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Holiday Rhinestone Basics.  Hope you like!

So now head over to Audra's blog! Just simply click on her name or the icon below! Keep going so you don't miss some amazing CASEs!!!  
And don't forget, the time is running out for all your goodies in the 
Holiday Catalog! And there's still plenty of time to create your Christmas cards!

Happy Stampin'!!!!




Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-SNOWMAN SEASON



Welcome to November's Inspire, Create,Share Blog Hop!!! So glad to be back! We were busy marrying off #2 son to his lovely new wife! Whirlwind of a wedding planned in 6 months! Phew! Now on to my R & R-stamping!!! lol 

So as we approach the holiday season, here on ICS we are going monochromatic! Some of the most beautiful creations are made with only 1 color!  We are using 1 color this month with only Whisper White or Very Vanilla as a base or accent.  I can't wait to see what everyone on this hop has done!!!

So here's my card:


My color is silver! This card is so shiny! I love bling! lol 
I have a cute winter card here because I finally got to use my new goodies from the Holiday Catalog!  And this Snowman Season stamp set is just too cute to sit unused!!! And so exciting that it has a coordinating Snowman Builder Punch to go with! This is gonna be a well-loved stamp set! I wish the photo picked up the shiny from the embossing. It looks dark here, but trust me, it's silver heat embossing!

This beautiful silver DSP is the Feels Like Frost 6x6 DSP Pack. Wow is this stuff gorgeous!!!!!! One side of the stack is this beautiful metallic silver or gold with white. The other side is realistic snow scenes. I just wanna put it up on my wall & enjoy it! lol So pretty! And it coordinates like crazy with these beautiful Silver Foil Sheets! I like this particular dotted piece because it reminds me of snow!

Other items used are the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle, 
Silver Embossing Powder, VersaMark, Solid White Bakers Twine, 
1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 
Seasonal Layers Thinlets.  

This is a pretty, fun, winter card that packs a punch with monochromatic coloring.  To see some more just hop over to Deb's blog & enjoy! Then keep going! Just click on her name or the icon below!
So glad to be back! See you in December!

Happy Stampin'!

   

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

ICS-ROOTED IN NATURE


So much to my dismay we are welcoming Fall!! I mean it's all good, but I'm such a summer girl I just hate to see it go! But I did have my first cup of pumpkin spice coffee the other day so that makes it a bit easier!! 
Certainly fall is a lovely time for crafting, however! And we are here to show you some 
Fabulous Fall creations!!!!

Here's my card:


So I've had a very busy summer with some family stuffs going on, so I've barely had time to even look at the beautiful Fall Catalog which is now LIVE by the way!!!! So I started digging through some of my beautiful stamps from the Annual Catalog & remembered this beautiful stamp set-Rooted in Nature!!! I so love this set! It's fine year round, but I love the beautiful trees! And combine them with the Nature's Roots coordinating framelits it's a win-win situation!!! The colors on the tree were done with our Stampin' Markers!

This card was created using the amazing new 
Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Long name for a beautiful card base! And when I think of fall I think of more rustic tones. These are the perfect color! The gold trim adds just the right amount of bling. Now you may be asking which DSP I used for the background? Nope. Not DSP. It's the beautiful Birch stamp! It covers a large area so is perfect for background! Now I know here I didn't use traditional birch colors, but the browns matched the card base better!


The little leaves use the gorgeous Perennial Essence Vellum. And the trim is the Braided Linen Trim. The only extra are a couple of gold sequins I had from a recent Paper Pumpkin set.

I hope this gets you happy for fall. I'm still mourning summer. It seemed to get chilly here after a very humid August. Hoping for a nice extended Indian Summer! lol

Please hop over to Candy's blog to see her summer creation then keep going!!! You will some something amazing all the way along! Simply click on her name or the icon below! Enjoy!!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-DAISY LANE BUNDLE


Hey all! We are featuring the amazing, Beautiful Bundles offered by Stampin' Up! this month!!!! There is literally something for every taste!!! And guess what? They actually save you $!! Yup! 10% savings on bundles!! Now who doesn't like to save $?!   So check out our hop & save a bit to spend on all the other wonderful things!!

Here's my card:


So this bundle is one of my faves! The Daisy Lane Bundle consists of the Daisy Lane Stamp Set & the Medium Daisy Punch!  Now here I also used the Daisy Punch!  I love how they layer, and the stamp set has an image for each of the sizes! And again, buy the bundle instead of just the separate items & save 10%! Want to know more? If you don't already have a demonstrator & would like to find out, contact me!!

I don't know where you live, but where I live the coneflowers are vibrant & prolific right now!!! In fact, my favorite flower is a daisy, so these modified daisies are so much fun! I love the color!

These are simply stamped on both sides (using my crazy good friend Stamparatus of course!) and folded in half!  I love this card!

Other items used are the Subtle Embossing Folder and The In-Color Faceted Dots.

Now please go visit Sharon's blog & check out the bundle she is featuring! Then keep going! So many beautiful creations here!!!! Just click on her name above or on the icon below! Enjoy your hop!

Happy Stamping!!!!



Wednesday, July 3, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-VARIED VASES


Hi Everyone! Welcome to summer-and the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on our amazing punches! Some coordinate with the stamp sets & some are just great for punching out cool shapes! Mine this month is the perfect coordinating set!

Here's my card:


So we are in the midst of a brand new Annual Catalog! While this is not a new stamp set or new punch, they are new to me! And I love them!!!!!!

This is the Varied Vases stamp set with the coordinating Vase Builder Punch.  There is a beautiful new set in the catty called Vibrant Vases which I do not own-yet!!! I so love how this looks! These little vases work for any occasion! This was a thank you card created for a future family member who did something very thoughtful for us! Feeling like family already!

I have been dying to try these new Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes!! Boy are they amazing! This card was needed quickly. Now the punch thing isn't always super fast, but having the cards available to just add the images to was perfect! It's simple but fun! The flowers are stamped on the yardstick while the vases are raised with Dimensionals. Thought it added just the perfect "punch" to the card! (See what I did there? lol)

So all the items here are available in the new Annual Catalog! And now is the perfect time to purchase them as we are in Bonus Days!!! Not sure what that is? Contact your demonstrator for information. Don't have a demonstrator? Contact me! I'd love to tell you all about it!!!!!

Now please hop on over to Janey's blog & enjoy all the goodies that you will see with the amazing stamps & coordinating punches!!! Just click on  her name or the link below!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET



This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring 
Dad, Grads, Brides & Babies!!!  Mine is all about the bride, as I have a wedding to go to!! lol  I guess it's feeling like spring?? Been so rainy & cool here in New England. But I'll take it over the dangerous weather in the Heartland.  If you are there, please be careful!!!

So here's this month's card:


This is a simple fun try-fold-altho some would call it a fancy fold. Just a simple try-fold.  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is my go-to for weddings lately! This is such a versatile stamp set-and will continue on to the new catalog in June!!! Yeah! The matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits really make it able to "pop" those images right off the page!!! They will continue also-but the Bundle will retire.  So if you're interested, hop over to my blog and get yours NOW!!!

However, this absolutely gorgeous DSP-Floral Romance Specialty will be retiring. I'm so sad! This is the most lovely DSP!!!  Ya, there are some equally beautiful packs in the new catty, but I'm particularly fond of this one!

I left the front plain & put the sentiment on the inside this time. I thought the front was pretty on it's own.  There IS such a thing as too much! lol


The only other additions are some Nature's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, & Pear Pizazz Stampin' Blends to color the pearls-ya they can do that.  i also sponged the wood grain sheet of the DSP a bit to keep the color theme going. Hope you enjoy!

Now hop over to Debbi's blog & then keep going!!! See which event she & the other talented bloggers have ready for you!!! Just click on her name or the icon below!!

I'm very impatiently awaiting our new Annual Catalog coming soooo soon!! Can't wait to share it with you!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-FABLE FRIENDS


Happy Spring! This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring spring-type stuffs!!!  So nice to be thinking about warmer weather, flowers, birds, sun! Although here in New England it hasn't quite hit full out yet! Very anxiously waiting though!

Here's my card:


It's really part of a little suite I did.


I love this fun little stamp set-Fable Friends!!! I originally bought it because I needed to do some baby cards & loved the little ducklings. But this will be so much fun for spring occasions & will remain in my stash for a very long time! You can still find it in the Occasions Catalog until June 3!!!

Here are the other 2 cards that go with the little suite I did!



Other materials used on these cards are the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (love that vellum sheet!), Duet Banner Punch, Stampin' Blends, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins,                 Wink of Stella, Old Olive Linen Thread.

Now please hop over to Debbi's blog & see what she has to put you in the spring spirit! Then keep hopping!!! Lots of "spring-spiration" here!!! See what I did there??? lol Just simply click on her name or the icon below to get there!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

PAPER PUMPKIN POP UP BLOG HOP-GROWN WITH KINDNESS



Welcome to our Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We will be showcasing some amazing alternatives to the already amazing monthly Paper Pumpkin kits!!!

These kits on their own are absolute amazeballs!!! But here you will find some cool ideas on how to "change it up"! Some will be just with the kit materials, & some will have some added coordinating materials! The beauty of 
Stampin' Up!-everything coordinates!!!

So here's my alternative creation this month:


Now I must say that hands down this is my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits of late!!! The kits have become so full of fun! Every month they get better & better! I love the touch of "reality" with this month's kit!  Succulents are so big right now-although I can't keep one alive for the life of me! lol  But I certainly can keep this one alive!!!

Here's what the one in the kit should look like:


When I alter these kits I like to keep close to the materials that are included. I feel that if you want to "slightly" alter it you should be able to do with the materials that were intended for it. This one I added some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for the matte & I used my Stampin' Blends to color the cup image. Yes, that image is included in the stamp set!!! I really like it! This will be a good go-to for many different cards-with or without the kit!

I did a couple of other alternatives, but this kit is so pretty I didn't want to mess with it too much! But I know these amazing stampers on this hop will blow this out of the water with beautiful creativeness!!!

Now hop on over to June's blog & see what she came up with! Just click on either her name or the icon below! Please continue to hop & see what else is there! It's bound to be a succulent garden of goodness!!!

Right now, if you order the prepaid subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin you can earn some amazing FREE products through Sale-a-Bration!!! If you do not have a demonstrator that you regularly work with I'd love to get you started on your Paper Pumpkin adventure!!!! Let me know if I can help!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ICS-WELL SAID



Hello hoppers! Welcome to the "Love"ly Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!! This month is traditionally the month of love!! So that's what you'll get here-all about the love!!!  Some will be Valentine's Day, maybe some for wedding, anniversary or just simply "I love you" cards! Of course we will be featuring some new products from our Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!!!

Here's mine:


So my card will be a Valentine for my hubby! We're kinda "non-trad"-no big hearts & such! He's a real outdoors, woodsy kinda guy, so I struggle sometimes with cards for him. This one has a few more flourishes than he normally would like, lol, but I think he'll really like the details in this one!!!

There is very little stamping here!!! The beautiful Buffalo Check stamp set created the background! We have some great little 6x6 DSP in the 
SAB Catalog, but the colors were not quite right for this card.  So perfect for spring tho! I've always been a fan of the checks, even before that stamp came out! So when it did, OOOOOH baby!!! lol

The pretty little flowers & the "love" are cut from the Well Written Framelits. What a set that is!!! Oh my! So many beautiful words & shapes!!! It coordinates so nicely with the Well Said stamp set! It is the "you" here!

The love & hearts & flowers are cut from the ah-mazing Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet from the SAB Catalog! They come with Grapefruit Grove sheets too! So pretty!!!

Other items used are Old Olive Linen Thread, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Dog Builder Punch (the little hearts)!

Hope you like & feel loved now! lol   Head over to Terri's blog & see how pretty her creation is!!! You can get there by clicking her name or the icon below! 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

ICS BLOG HOP-SO HOPPY TOGETHER


Happy New Year!!!! Welcome to the first installment of the 2019 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!! We are off to a great start & ready to start the new year with a bang!!!

Guess what?  It's Sale-a-Bration time!!!!! And the new Occasions Catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!!!!!! So excited for these catalogs! Sale-a-Bration is our BIGGEST SALE of the year!!!! FREE, yes FREE stuffs!!!!

So this month we are featuring some cute things from the new catalogs!!!! Some will even get your Valentine's Day juices flowing!!!!

So here's my card:


This is one of my favorite stamp sets not only from the SAB Catalog but EVER-So Hoppy Together!!!!  These little frogs in the stamp set are the cutest ever!!!!!  They really work for just about any occasion! Such little personalities!!! (As demonstrators, we got to pre-order all the fun new items!  You can get yours starting tomorrow-January 3!!!) 

The sentiment was stamped using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set from the Annual Catalog! The "bling" is a few Metallic Pearls! Just because!

Here I made a cute "love" card. While non-traditional, it'd work as a Valentine's Card! But it would also work to send just to say hello!!!

Not really a lot of materials used here.  The DSP background is from 
Tropical Escape pack! I love to "re-purpose" my supplies-meaning use them for events/occasions that they are not typically intended for. Here, I thought the colors worked with the frog, & the pink kind of works for the hearts!

The Softly Falling Embossing Folder works well here to give room for the occasion! The little heart in Froggie's hand is just hand cut & embossed! Hard to tell, but it's covered in Wink of Stella, so in person it's a bigger sparkly bang! lol

He was colored using my Old Olive & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends! Don't know what I did before these! LOL  While I do love my Stampin' Markers, the Stampin' Blends just have that extra ability to give some depth & dimension!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little froggy! You'll see plenty with this set! I love it! You can get yours starting tomorrow!!!! Let me know if you need the new catalogs or click HERE for the online catalog! You won't see them until tomorrow-Jan 3, but they'll be there!!!!
But for now, hop over to Debbi's beautiful blog & you'll see another cute design from our new catties!!! Click on her name or the icon below! Then keep going! You're sure to want to order you new SAB items quickly! lol

Happy Stampin' 2019!!!!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-MERRY CHRISTMAS THINLETS


This month on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop, we are featuring Christmas cards galore!!! Tis the season!!! With so many lovely choices in both our Annual Catalog & the Holiday Catalog there's plenty of great items to make something really pretty for your holiday greetings!!! Wait til you see the amazingness here!!!

Here's my card:


I wanted to feature one of my favorite items in the Holiday Catalog-the 
Merry Christmas Thinlets!!! Talk about a quick, easy yet beautiful card!!! The stamp set Merry Christmas to All coordinates just perfectly!

I thought the Petal Burst Embossing Folder-while not Christmas at all- makes a kind of cool background here! Yet another example of the versatility of our tools!!!

The cute little pinecones were made with the Pretty Pines Thinlets! I thought they went great with the beautiful new Under the Mistletoe DSP!!!!!  Right?!!!! That's basically where the inspiration from the card came from! Sometimes I just look at a beautiful piece of DSP, decide to feature that, then decide what I can use to enhance it!!!

I finished it off with some Linen Thread & a bit of bling with our 
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels!  

So now hop over to Deb's blog for some more beautiful Christmas inspiration!!!! Then keep right on going until you get back to where you started!!! Simply click her name here or the icon below!!!

There's still plenty of time to get your Christmas card materials from the Holiday Catalog!! Simply click HERE & you'll find everything you're looking for!!!!

Since we won't see you again as a hop until the New Year, a very 
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah 
to you all!!!! Best of wishes for a wonderful, creative 2019!!!!!

Merry Stampin'!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

ICS-CROSS-STITCHED CHRISTMAS


This month on Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are starting our       Holiday crafting with a 3-D item! Lots of fun ideas for the holidays!!!   We are a week early this month as many of us will be traveling to Orlando next week for our OnStage event!!! So much fun ahead!!!

So let me start by saying 3-D items are a real challenge for me! If you follow this blog, you know I'm a real CAS (Clean & Simple) kinda gal! My cards are very linear & simple. I do not usually work with 3-D items! In fact I rarely make them!  I love to look at them & see the great ideas others have, but I'm not great at coming up with something new! But the holidays are all about bling & fun, so I decided to give it a try! My creation is rather CAS, but I think its cute! What dya think?

Here it is:


So I thought what's more 3-D for the holidays than Christmas ornaments? Most people have a tree, so we need the ornaments to hang from them! These came out cute, but they are very simple!!!


My fave stamp set from the Holiday Catalog is the Cross-Stitched Christmas set! I love the multi-step stamping, & I think it's a pretty, crisp stamp set!

These 3 little ornaments sparkle! I used my amazing Stamparatus to stamp the base layer in a color, the second layer with Versamark &                     White Embossing Powder, and the 3rd layer with Versamark &
 Silver Embossing Powder!  I chose these colors because I feel they are "cool" colors-for winter!!!

I am not one for fussy cutting, but I thought the Stitched Oval Framelit made the ornament look like it was in a hoop.   Which is where you would work the cross-stitch! I backed them all with a nice Silver Glimmer Paper.  Just thought they needed some "bling" on the backside!


I fortunately had matching colors in the twine-Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, & 2 colors from Nature's Twine!  Add a bit of Glitter Enamel Dots & Basic Jewels Rhinestone bling & it's kinda sweet!!!

So nothing fancy but easy to make & fun to hang on your tree! Great to do with your kids!!!!

Now hop over to Terri's blog & see what she came up with!!! Just click on her name or the icon below & you'll get there! Then keep going!! Follow through this great hop of ideas to get you into the Holiday spirit & ready for crafting!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ICS BLOG HOP-MANY BLESSINGS


This month on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are celebrating 
Fall for All!!! Beautiful fall creations featuring products from our amazing new Holiday Catalog will be featured!!!! 
Now everyone knows I'm a summer girl, but fall is second best! Here in 
New England we have the most vibrant colors! Lots of apple picking, pumpkins & corn stalks, hay bales & lots more happen around here! Although this year we've had so much rain it's hard to see any colors at all! So looking forward to this blog hop to make my colors shine!!!

Here's my fall creation this month:


This was a fun, clean-and-fairly simple card to make. That's my style!!! This is the Many Blessings stamp set! It was inspired by one of Stampin' Up's Million Sales Achievers-Ruth Snyder! I really like it because it works for anything from early fall right through Christmas! A super versatile, fun stamp set! 

And it's perfect to use with our amazing Stampin' Blends! Ok I love to color. Don't judge! lol This like "grown up" coloring! And I love how these colors really made me think fall!


I used the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. Now usually I spritz the card stock a bit with water before I emboss with these folders, but this time I wanted a softer finish-so no water! Still pretty but a nice light finish!


I love this kind of peek-a-boo style card!!! It just adds a little something extra to a pretty greeting card.   Easy to do with all the Layering Circle Framelits & Circle Punches we have! I used a combo here! And the photopolymer stamps are "flexible" so i was able to fit that wreath-like stamp on the round strip!


Finished it all off with the Braided Linen Trim! I am very happy with this one! Love my Stampin' Blends!

Now hop on over to Megan's blog & see what she is featuring for Fall for All!!!  Then keep going & check out everyone else's! Just click on her name or the icon below! Happy fall y'all!!!

Happy Stampin'!