Sunday, May 28, 2023

SSC310 Greatest Journey & New Horizons

Do you have some leftover New Horizons patterned paper from the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog?  I have a quick way to use this paper to create a nice background with the recently retired Greatest Journey dies.

Using the Mountain Air bundle (also recently retired), stamp the tree line along the horizon of the patterned paper and die cut.  Adding some stamped and cut mountains and a sun punch out, layer together for a quick and fun scene.

If you squint, you may be able to see how I followed Heather's Sunday Stamps sketch.

Stamps: Mountain Air, Picturesque; Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, New Horizons DSP; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, 1" Circle Punch, Greatest Journey Dies, Majestic Mountains Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

What's on Your Desk? Here Comes the Sun!

I have some left over background pieces from a previous swap laying on my desk for a while.  I thought I would jigsaw puzzle them together to create a new background.  I also just picked up a retired set, Here Comes the Sun, so I thought I'd play with that to make a card for my downline, who has recently promoted to Silver.

I wasn't sure about the color combination avenue this card started to march down, but I really the like the industrial feel (think brewery) this card ended up having, with a nice bright pop for the main focus.

Stamps: Here Comes the Sun; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Wild Wheat, Pebbled Path, Whisper White; Ink: Wild Wheat, Garden Green, Pebbled Path, Bright & Beautiful DSP; Accessories: Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Circles Collection Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals; Background Supplies: Paper: Crumb Cake; Ink: Real Red, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Accessories: Brick & Mortar EF, Die-Cutting Machine.

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Monday, May 15, 2023

Dutch Tulips for Mother's Day

Having already owned the retired Tulip Fields stamp set, I picked up the Flowering Fields DSP off the Clearance Rack.  I created this card, inspired mostly by a card by Su Mohr.

I'm married to a Dutch guy, so I have lots of Dutch-themed sets on hand.  This one is for Mom, who will also appreciate this card since her mom was a van Tilberg.

Stamps: Tulip Fields; Paper: Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Flowering Fields DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Windmill Fields Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

SSC309 Zany Celebration

Hi All!  Time for another color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  I'm playing with the first bundle I grabbed from the new Annual Catalog, Zany Zoo.

How fun is an alligator on a bike?  Reminds me of biking in Florida.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the alligator image from the patterned paper, although you could stamp and color yourself as well.

Here's this week's colors.  I hope you'll join us!

Stamps: Zany Zoo; Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Bright & Beautiful DSP, Zoo Crew DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Opal Rounds, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Zany Zoo Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

The 2023-24 Annual Catalog is live ~ check it out!

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

SSC308 Serene Vibe

Hi All!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  We're getting down to the final days of Last Chance products (through May 1), so I thought I would bridge old and new with a retiring stamp set and new In Colors.  The Better Days stamp set is only $6.80!  Hurry to grab yours!!

Wouldn't this be a great view in a yoga studio?  This stamp set makes me so peaceful.

Here's this week's sketch by Melissa.  Hope you'll join us!

Stamps: Better Days; Paper: Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Whisper White; Ink: Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Copper Clay, Peddled Path; Accessories: Opal Rounds, Banner Punch, Dimensionals.

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Stamping In the Woods Stamp & Swap

This past weekend we took a trip outside Scranton, PA for a new shoebox swap. Here is my shoebox project -

Stamps: Snailed It, Itty Bitty Greetings; Paper: Polished Pink, Wild Wheat, Whisper White, Country Gingham DSP; Ink: Polished Pink, Wild Wheat, Mint Macron, Saddle Brown Stazon; Accessories: Fine Sparkle Gems, Aquapainter, Snail Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

And I posted my ATC swap previously - 

Here's a few photos Missy Heller took from the event. Thanks to her and Lora Wright for such a wonderful, relaxing and social day. We love to stamp, but visiting with friends is the best!

I stayed over in Scranton in a lovely AirBNB in the Green Ridge area (wonderful walking neighborhood!), and took an early morning trip to Nay Aug Park.  Now off to get some gravel riding in.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

New 2023-25 In Colors & FREE SHIPPING!

I pulled out the retiring Picturesque set to give the new 2023-25 In Colors a whirl.  This year's color have nice mellow earth tones, which work well for a landscape or horizon scene.  (I imagine fall projects are going to be fun with these new colors.)

Stamps: Picturesque; Paper: Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, Whisper White; Ink: Copper Clay, Wild Wheat, Boho Blue, Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Linen Thread, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Watercolor Brush, White Embossing Powder, Brayer, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

Don't miss FREE shipping on Wednesday, April 19! Now is a great time to grab the retiring product you've been eyeing.

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