6/30/2020

Posy Sunflower

Hey all! My first Celebrate Sunflower card! Sorry for my absence! Not enough hours in any of my days! Work, garden, lawn, taxes etc! I made time in the stamp room this weekend and made this set a priority. I have four images colored, here is the first complete card. Surprised I started with purple? :)


I started with the flower and my Stampin' Blends. I grabbed Purple Posy, then realized I could add Highland Heather as well. When I Blend, I always do the light color first, then add accents with the dark color and go back over with the light. I went all around the flower with Purple Posy. Then repeated the process with Heather. Trying to keep the Heather just to areas that should be shadowed, or near center areas. The center is Smoky Slate, same process! I cut the flower with the coordinating die, Sunflowers. There are several options here, but I used the "outline" die for the large sunflower. To make the card, I grabbed a Purple Posy base, Highland Heather accent and Vanilla background that I textured with the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. Love!! I cut leaves and stems, also from the Sunflowers die set from Soft Seafoam. Oh, I stamped the saying on the background with Highland Heather *BEORE* embossing. I put dimensionals on the back of the flower, added leaves and stems, catching the dimensionals if I could, adding glue dots if need be. Also added some Metallic thread which appears to be retired - sorry! It worked great though :) A few rhinestone accents are the final accent for this card. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Let me know if you have any questions! Hopefully back soon, but never know! Holiday weekend on deck and son #1 joining us - woohoo! Product details and shopping links below! **note, always double check numbers that you are clicking below. Make sure you get the product you are after! Grab your catty if the links aren't working. I just had to go back to the old catalog on a couple of the Blends numbers to get them to show.



6/25/2020

May Paper Pumpkin - A Kit In Color

Howdy all! Here is the detail post for the May Paper Pumpkin, A Kit In Color. I reached for it Tuesday night when I finally made it to the stamp room. The June kit, Share Sunshine is also here, hopefully soon! These kits are a great way to get back in stamping mode when it's been awhile! Love this one!

The box, not the usual color!


And not the usual inside either!


The stamp set.


This kit features most of the new In Colors, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight along with Pumpkin Pie and Purple Posy.

Kit contents. This kit makes cards, 2 of the 3 are full size, one is slightly smaller. 4 of each design.


I actually used the stamp spot that came with this kit! Generally I have the ink pad so I use that, but this is a new In Color that I don't have yet. Yes, miracle I know. They are on the way :) I was just slow to place my order!


One note, then the cards. This instructions said to cut 14" of thread for the bow on each card. I did, and still have thread left. But realized 14" is a lot of thread for a small bow. I cut it in half so I have a double bow for each. 


Each kit is different, but there are generally more supplies than you need. An each kit can be done in many different ways. No one says you can only do it the way of the instructions! I generally do, but many don't!!

Finished cards.




Aren't they cute? They will be so fun to mail. The top one is the slightly smaller one, the other two are regular size. Coordinating envelopes too!!

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6/24/2020

Forever Blossoms Petal

Howdy all, sorry for the absence yet again. Busy busy, even in this crazy time. We have both continued working during all this, and for that I am very grateful! Pretty much laying low aside from work and once a week groceries. Our recent college grad has not been so lucky - especially with Athletics being his chosen field. Nothing happening there, so he's hanging here at home and helping out where he can! Summer is always a busy time trying to keep up with the lawn and garden. The landscape is out of control, but I'll get to it one of these days. We've had a few visits from the other Son, and a few Yellowstone marathons!  :) Now, time to get back to a regular routine of stamping. 

Here is a card I started probably a month ago - I know it was before the last annual catalog ended (end of May). Finally finished it a few weeks back and just now getting to post it.


So pretty! Usually, colors that are so soft really aren't my thing. But this one, Petal Pink really works for me!! Card base is Petal Pink. Background script (with champagne foil) print is from the Parisian Blossoms pack (retired) DSP from the Spring catalog. I stamped the flower image on Shimmery White cardstock with Memento ink and colored with Stampin' Blends in Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Soft Suede. I cut that out using the coordinating die, Cherry Blossoms. I layered that onto a Shimmery White Stitched Nested Label. The flower image is layered (using Stampin' Dimensionals) over a Petal Pink Metallic-Edge Ribbon, also retired. They saying was stamped on a tiny Stitched Nested Label die cut, also with Memento ink. 

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for sticking with my absent self! 💜 Hopefully I can find a new routine that gets me in the stamp room more often! Product details and shopping links below! 🌻



5/25/2020

Painted Pineapple #keepstamping

Hey all! I have FINALLY made it back to the stamp room. Crazy times for sure. Staying home except for work and one shopping trip per week. Enjoyed having both boys home for Mother's Day weekend (first time in a very long time!). We've also gotten the garden in and about half mulched with grass, flowers planted and #2 son graduated from College! Super proud of him, just wish things were open so he could find a plan for his next chapter and get started!

I spent this rainy weekend sorting the retiring items out of my collection to focus on the new catalog which starts very soon! Left them in sight so they can still be used though! Some will stay, some need to be parted with!!

OK, today's creation for one of the Stampin' Up! #keepstamping challenges. Use something from the retirement lists. How about a few "somethings"! Two versions below.



Using the retiring sets Painted Harvest and Colorful Seasons, and retiring In Colors Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick. Not a new layout for me, but definitely a new color combo!


Same except for the leaf image used. Card base is Pineapple Punch, accent layer of Lovely Lipstick and background of Shimmery White. Stamped the flower "background" in Pineapple, top layer in Lipstick, center in Smoky Slate and leaf in Call Me Clover. Dots over the center of the flower and random accents are also Smoky Slate. Ribbon knotted around in Pineapple Punch.  Very bright and cheery, love how it came out!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to be back soon and more regular! Product details and shopping links below.