Sunday, June 9, 2024

SSC337 Country Flowers

Hello All!  Today I'm sharing the project for our Annual Catalog downline shoebox swap, inspired by Global Design Project #445's color combination.  Flowers with these colors remind me of vintage cottage or country colors.  And what says country more than gingham?

Stamps: Layers of Beauty; Paper: Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Country Gingham DSP; Ink: Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Moody Mauve, Versamark; Accessories: Loose Frosted Dots, White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brushes, Dimensionals.

I repeated the layout for this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge, a nod to the 2024-26 In Colors.  Both cards were inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #634.

Here's this week's Sunday Stamps color combination.

Stamps: Layers of Beauty, Cornish Heritage Farms Perfect Plaid BG; Paper: Bubble Bath Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Delightful Floral DSP; Ink: Bubble Bath, Petunia Pop, Rich Razzleberry, Peach Pie, Summer Splash, Versamark; Accessories: Loose Frosted Dots, White Baker's Twine, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brushes, Dimensionals.



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Monday, May 27, 2024

The Stamp Review Crew: Latte Love

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 we are focusing on the Latte Love online exclusive bundle with one of my favorite subject matters, coffee!  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Holly Krautkremer.

I still love spanner cards, so I thought I'd give another one a shot.  Such a fun way to add a fancy fold without using any extra card stock base.

Stamps: Latte Love; Paper: Petal Pink, Moody Mauve, Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, A Little Latte DSP; Ink: Petal Pink, Moody Mauve, Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Versamark; Accessories: Loose Frosted Dots, Linen Thread, Window Sheet, White & Clear Embossing Powder, Hooray It's Your Day Kit (mask), Blender Brush, Latte Love Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

At the recent Ilion shoebox swap, I created this shoebox project using this week's Sunday Stamps sketch.

Rather than using the gingham patterned paper, I had to use a background stamp, since there were 21 of us.  The mugs were cut out of the patterned paper with the coordinating dies.

Stamps: Latte Love, Cornish Heritage Farms Perfect Plaid BG; Paper: Lemon Lolly, Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White, A Little Latte DSP; Ink: Lemon Lolly, Lost Lagoon, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Foam Brayer, Latte Love Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here are a couple past projects I created with Latte Love.

Hop on over to Jay Soriano's blog to see what amazing creations he has put together with this week's set.

 




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Sunday, May 26, 2024

SSC336 Monochromatic Beauty

Hi All, Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  Today I'm combining the sketch with a recent monochromatic swap for the Ilion Shoebox Swap event, using the new Layers of Beauty stamp & mask combo.

Now I'm wishing I had bought the dies, as I'm having to hand-cut these flowers out 12 times.  My card was heavily influenced by one created by Jackie Aitken.

Here's this week's sketch by Claire.

Stamps: Layers of Beauty; Paper: Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Everyday Chic DSP; Ink: Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Layers of Beauty Masks, Blending Brushes, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Sunday, May 12, 2024

SSC335 Flowering Cactus for Mom

Hey All!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  I was combing through my DSP to match this week's color combination, and came up with a few options: Pansy Petals, Hydrangea Hill, or Flowering Cactus.  

From there, it was a matter of putting the card together with the help of Global Design Project #442.

Here is this week's color combination.  Come join us!

Stamps: Flowering Tulips; Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White; Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark; Accessories: White Baker's Twine, Flowering Cactus Medley Kit, White Embossing Powder, Sponge, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Sunday, April 28, 2024

SSC334 Zoo Zen

Hey there!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge. 

It's the last couple sales days for Last Chance retiring items, so I'm giving some of them a final hurrah, including the Zoo Crew suite, Charming Sentiments, and 2022-2024 In Colors.  Love the cute little zoo characters, doing all their hobby activities!  So fun!

Here is this week's sketch, by me!

And here's the color combination I used.

Stamps: Charming Sentiments; Paper: Petal Pink, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Zoo Crew DSP; Ink: Tahitian Tide, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Basics 3D Embossing Folders, Zany Zoo Dies, Bright Skies Dies, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Monday, April 15, 2024

The Stamp Review Crew: Planted Paradise

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, we are focusing on the versatile set from the Jan-Apr Mini Catalog that will be carrying over, Planted Paradise.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Terri Tank.

Doubling up with Sunday Stamps, I created a card with this week's challenge colors.  It's my first time really busting out the 2023-25 In Color, Copper Clay.  Why did I wait so long?

Here's Sunday Stamps challenge colors.

Stamps: Planted Paradise, Charming Sentiments (retiring); Paper: Copper Clay, Basic Black, Very Vanilla; Ink: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock, Copper Clay, Pebbled Path, Versamark; Accessories: Opaque Faceted Gems, Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Sentiment Silhouettes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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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Monday, April 8, 2024

13th Annual Hudson Valley Shoebox Swap

On Saturday, we held the 13th (!) Annual Hudson Valley Shoebox Swap.  We've been stamping together for a long and enjoyable time.  I'm so glad everyone made it with a bit of rain, sleet, wind..., earthquake, impending eclipse... but we keep calm and carry on!

There were goodie bags, door prizes, swaps & food.  It was so great to gather to stamp and chat together again.


Curious about a shoebox swap? Keep an eye out for one in your area on Splitcoaststampers. Or if you are in NY or surrounding states, join in ours!

Cardio is hardio!  This is my twisted swap, using Freshly Made Sketches #625.

Stamps: Exercise Grumplings (Taylored Expressions), Let's Get Physical (MFT), Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Etcetera DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Copic Markers; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, March 2021 PP Stencil, Blending Brush, Banner Punch, 3" Circle Die, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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