Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SSC268 Falling Leaves

Hello Everyone!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge, of which I am late.  This week's sketch is by me, and it's one of my favorites!  It's a good one to use with smaller images, and perfect time to pull out some fall leaves.

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Here's this week's sketch.  Hope you can join us!

Stamps: Beautiful Autumn; Paper: Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Cajun Craze, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Autumn Punch Pack, Banner Punch.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Birch

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.  This week, how about we take a look at a beautiful, woodsy background stamp from the Annual Catalog called Birch?  Such a fun background that can be applied to a variety of themes, there is going to be a variety of projects on this hop, I bet!  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very lovely Charlet Mallett's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

Using the inspiration photo from The Card Concept,

I created this fresh card.

Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Birch, Counting Sheep; Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Bumblebee, Garden Green, Saddle Brown Stazon, Smoky Slate, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Black & White Gingham Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Blending Brush, Subtle Embossing Folder, Harvest Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

This background IS very versatile, and I have more ideas.  I'll have to follow up with a later post, as I've been suffering from tendonitis in my right hand this week.  Stay tuned...

ICYMI, here are a few previous cards I've made with the Birch background.

Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Holly Krautkremer to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's featured stamp.

 


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Monday, October 4, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Nature's Harvest

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.  This week we feature another Jul-Dec Mini Catalog set, great for late summer/early fall stamping, Nature's Harvest. This set can be bundled with its coordinating dies.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very talented Holly Krautkremer's blog.

Wanting to make a condolence card, I kept the background clean and paired the image with some lovely phrases from Timeless Tulips.

This card is in combination with this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge and also uses Freshly Made Sketches #503.  I "stretched" the teal color more towards green.  :)

Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Timeless Tulips; Paper: Gray Granite, Basic Black, Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP; Ink: Cajun Craze, Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Basic Gray, Versamark; Accessories: Linen Thread, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Harvest Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here's another card I recently created with Nature's Harvest.

Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Nikki Spencer to see what fun projects she has put together with this week's set.

 

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Monday, September 27, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Fall Sale-a-Bration Bonus Hop

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

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  Sale-a-Bration is almost over, ending September 30, so we have a special "last chance" bonus hop focusing on this season's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  Check out all the inspiring projects the Crew has put together this week.  If you are following the hop in order, you've arrived from the fantastic Lou Kitzelman's blog.

This week I am focusing on the Sale-a-Bration Counting Sheep set and coordinating Sheep Dies, each of which can be earned FREE with a $50 purchase.  I have seen a few cards using the Give It a Whirl dies, and those dies have been on my desk, waiting to be used, so I thought I would try to combine them.  How fun is an interactive card with the cute sheep images from this set?!

After creating a "meadow hill" from the green patterned paper, I cut down the card front to the same shape and attached a couple sheep to a window sheet wheel, die-cut from Give It a Whirl.

HINTS: I attached the wheel to the front of the card base with a brad, but as you fasten the brad, insert your fingernails under the brad head to give a little "play" for the wheel to spin.  Then attach the patterned paper, which can be backed with card stock for more stiffness, with Dimensionals in order not restrict the wheel movement.

Stamps: Counting Sheep (SAB), Penguin Place, Hippo Happiness; Paper: Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Pattern Party DSP, Window Sheets; Ink: Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Saddle Brown Stazon, Smoky Slate; Accessories: Brads, White Baker's Twine, Stapler, Banner Punch, Aquapainter, Sheep Dies (SAB), Give It a Whirl Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

And I combined another FREE Sale-a-Bration paper, Peaceful Prints DSP, with the Counting Sheep set for a Christmas-themed card.  The sentiment is computer-printed.

Stamps: Counting Sheep (SAB), Penguin Place, Nature's Harvest; Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, Garden Green, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Aquapainter, Sheep Dies (SAB), Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

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

 


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Monday, September 20, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Penguin Place

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're featuring the fun and playful set from the Jul - Dec Mini Catalog, Penguin Place.  This set has a coordinating punch, and there is also a matching pattern paper pack during Sale-a-Bration (FREE with a $50 purchase through September 30).  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Charlet Mallett.

To switch it up a little, I used another Christmas-themed paper pack featured as part of Sale-a-Bration, Peaceful Prints DSP.  The rich plaid print gives a warm winter feel to the project.

How fun are those little reindeer ears?  So cute!!  This card uses this week's Sunday Stamps sketch by Lisa.

Stamps: Penguin Place, Peaceful Deer; Paper: Real Red, Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP; Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials, Penguin Builder Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

And ICYMI, here are some past samples with the Penguin Place.

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

 

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

SSC265 Summer's Harvest

Hi All, and welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  It's late summer in New York, and the black-eyed susans and cone flowers are in full bloom.

This is perfect inspiration for a card using the Harvest Meadow Suite from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog.  I love the vintage papers in the Harvest Meadow paper pack.

Here's this week's color combination; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Nature's Harvest, Etched in Nature; Paper: Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Whisper White, Harvest Meadow DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper; Ink: Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Saddle Brown Stazon, Versamark; Accessories: Metallic Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Harvest Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Fall Sale-a-Bration 2021

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 the Aug-Sept Sale-a-Bration offerings.  This is a new Sale-a-Bration catalog offering, never done before in the Fall, and it is a great opportunity to jump start your holiday crafting while also earning FREE product!  Only through September 30, 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 Nikki Spencer's blog.

I'm focusing on FREE Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, which coordinates with the Peaceful Deer stamp set and matching Deer Builder Punch in the Aug-Dec Mini (Holiday) Catalog.  The buffalo check, candy cane strips, snowflakes, and birch background patterns give your projects a warm winter feel.

I created the scene with simple stamp & cut, letting the patterned paper do the work of the card.

This card uses the current Sunday Stamps sketch by Stef.

Stamps: Peaceful Deer, Nature's Harvest, Christmas to Remember; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP; Ink: Garden Green, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Basic Black; Accessories: Aquapainter, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

I duplicated the layout with a different color scheme from the DSP pack, bringing in the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper from Sale-a-Bration as well.

Stamps: Perfectly Plaid, Peaceful Deer, Nature's Harvest; Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Peaceful Prints DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper; Ink: Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, Deer Builder Punch, Pine Tree Punch, Dimensionals.

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

 



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