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!!!!!