Sunday, March 3, 2024

SSC330 You Matter!

Hi All, Welcome to the next Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  Finally I was able to get another challenge card completed!

Flipping the sketch 90o, I was able to see something that would allow me to use a set I haven't inked up yet, It's a Science.

This week's sketch is by Laurie.

I also used the color combination from the previous challenge, since I missed making a card.

Stamps: It's a Science, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Wild Wheat, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Stargazing DSP; Ink: Wild Wheat, Moody Mauve, Blackberry Bliss, Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Well Suited Twine Pack, Sycamore Street Button, Clear Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, 1-1/8" Circle Punch, e-cutter.



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Sunday, February 4, 2024

SSC328 Vintage Crafting with You

Hi All!  Welcome to the next Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  I have the set Crafting with You from the Annual Catalog sitting around, uninked, and I figured I better get to it.  It was great fun to go through some old pattern paper packs to find something suitable for the card.

In my high school years, we had wallpaper similar to the patterned paper in our dining room / Mom's sewing room, so it reminds me of her. 

This week's sketch is created by Melissa.


Stamps: Crafting with You; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, Moody Mauve, Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Springtime Vintage DSP; Ink: Misty Moonlight, Moody Mauve, Pecan Pie, Pebbled Path, Versamark; Accessories: Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding, White Embossing Powder, Crafting with You Dies, Radiating Stitches Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.



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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Bright Rays of Light

Hi All!  Today I'm sharing the shoebox swap card I made for our downline meeting.  (BTW, Sale-a-Bration time is a great time to join in and stamp with us!)  

Focusing on Lemon Lolly and Bubble Bath, which I had on my desk, and using a sketch by Melody from the Stampin' through the Catalog Facebook group, I created this soft and pleasing card.

Stamps: Bright Skies, Rays of Light; Paper: Bubble Bath, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Bright & Beautiful DSP; Ink: Bubble Bath, Lemon Lolly, Versamark; Accessories: Iridescent Rhinestones, Vanilla Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Bright Skies Dies, Deckled Rectangles Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Monday, January 29, 2024

The Stamp Review Crew: Sale-a-Bration 2024

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  Today we have a special bonus hop focusing on this year's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, it's a great time of the year to stay indoors and get some crafting done while also earning FREE product!  Only through February 29, make sure you check out all the free products by clicking the Sale-a-Bration icon at the bottom of this post.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Terri Tank's blog.

I'm excited that coordinating paper, ribbon, and embellishments have returned to Sale-a-Bration, so that's what I first focused on collecting from the SAB catalog.  Struggling with the dilemma of how to highlight the coordinating product, I perused the Annual Catalog for a suitable focal image.

This project focuses on FREE SAB Sunny Days DSP, Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon, and Opaque Faceted Gems.

I cut up 2 x 6" and 3 x 6" pieces of Sunny Days DSP diagonally to create the background. This is a great way to highlight patterned paper with a happy rainbow of colors. And working within Stampin' Up designer series paper packs is a great way to achieve coordinating colors and patterns.

I've combined my card with this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge.

Stamps: Ringed with Nature; Paper: Smoky Slate, Pebbled Path, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sunny Days DSP; Ink: Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Pebbled Path, Versamark; Accessories: Opaque Faceted Gems, Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Bee Builder Punch, Tree Rings Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals. 

Hop on over to Ellen Woodbridge's blog to see what she put together with some Sale-a-Bration items. Her projects are always beautiful!

 



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Monday, January 15, 2024

The Stamp Review Crew: Bee My Valentine

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Inspiring you one stamp set at a time

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday of the month.  This week, just in time for February, we are focusing on the adorable bee set, Bee My Valentine.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Kim Fee.   

Lou Ann, a friend in our CNY/NEPA stamp group was recognized as the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers.  I grabbed one of the cards in her gallery to CASE for my project.

In addition, I made little Valentine's Day hand-out treats.  The DSP for the wrapper measures 2-1/2 x 3-1/2".

Stamps: Bee My Valentine; Paper: Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Bee Mine DSP, Vellum; Ink: Sweet Sorbet, Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Memento Black; Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Bordered Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Bee Builder Punch, Banner Punch, Stylish Shapes Dies, Radiating Stitches Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here are another sample with Bee My Valentine.

Hop on over to Holly Krautkremer's blog to see what amazing creations she has put together with this week's set.

 




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Sunday, January 7, 2024

SSC326 Brightened Days

Hello All!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  Have you seen the new Jan-Apr 2024 Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs yet? I always look forward to Sale-a-Bration, because who doesn't love FREE stuff?!  I particularly love coordinating products, so I focused on the FREE Sunny Days DSP in the SAB catalog, which coordinates with the Bright Skies bundle. 

I used a die-cut & mat technique (does this have a name?) to incorporate the rectangle in the upper right portion of the sketch.  Bonus: The Bright Skies dies cut out clouds in the DSP pack, in addition to the stamp images. 

Here's this week's sketch by Heather.

Stamps: Bright Skies; Paper: Pool Party, Sunny Days DSP (SAB); Ink: Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Polished Dots, Pool Party Crinkle Ribbon (SAB), Bright Skies Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

This year's Sale-a-Bration benefits through February 29 include:
  • SHOP: FREE Sale-a-Bration item with each $50 or $100 purchase.
  • GATHER YOUR FRIENDS: An additional $30 of FREE product when hosting a party of $300 or more.
  • JOIN OUR TEAM: FREE Stampin' Glass Mat Studio or additional $30 in FREE product with your Starter Kit.

I like a quick at-a-glance overview of all the FREE Sale-a-Bration items, so I can see what's available and what I still need to grab.  ;)


Click below to browse or download the Sale-a-Bration and Jan-Apr Mini Catalogs. 


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Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year!

Drum roll... I *think* this is my annual New Year (not Christmas) card to send to friends, particularly stamping friends.  I wanted to make a Light the Sky fireworks card, but the need for some type of background technique was due to be highly labor intensive.  Luckily there are many starry sky sheets in the Stargazing DSP pack!  I couldn't resist adding a couple of cute bears.

The inside sentiment from the set is "Wishing you a happy new year".

Stamps: Light the Sky, Beary Cute; Paper: Night of Navy, Starry Sky, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Stargazing DSP; Ink: Versamark; Accessories: White & Gold Embossing Powder, Forever Forest Dies, Above It All Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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