Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Snow Front

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 are taking a look at one of our first Holiday Catalog sets, Snow Front.  With its arrival to my house on Wednesday, I've only started using this set.  I can't wait to see all the inspiration from this hop!  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very lovely Linda Callahan's blog.

In a fall mood, and also a nod to the opening of hunting season, I created a late-day sunset card with this week's set.  This card is performing double duty, with also being my card for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge.

For Sunday Stamps fans, did you notice I used the sketch from the last challenge on my card?  Here are this week's colors; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.


Stamps: Snow Front, Winter Woods; Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Come to Gather DSP; Ink: Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Come to Gather Ribbon Combo, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Brayer, Aquapainter, Sponge, Dimensionals.

Make sure you hop over to the always fabulous Jay Soriano to see what fun projects he has put together with this week's set.

 



>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE EEDHVWYW <<<

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Winter Woods

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's hop focuses on a main catalog set, Winter Woods, which coordinates with In the Woods dies.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Jay Soriano.

For this hop, I wanted to focus on the stamp I haven't used yet, the birch trees background image.

I cut apart the birch stamp so I could use each tree independently (yes, I did!).  I also lightly watercolored in between the trees with Seaside Spray ink.

This card uses Freshly Made Sketches #404.

Stamps: Winter Woods; Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Woven Threads DSP; Ink: Mossy Meadow, Seaside Spray, Soft Suede, Basic Gray; Accessories: Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, Aquapainter, Ovals Collection Dies, In the Woods Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here are a couple previous cards I've made with this set.

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

 



>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE A37Q3BKP <<<

Sunday, September 22, 2019

SSC214 Christmas Cheer

Hello All!  I'm late again for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge.  We have more horses than people at the farm, new batch of meat chicks in plus the turkeys are getting big (and aggressive), so things are kinda cray-cray.

This is a card I pulled together for our downline shoebox swap, and I thought the Jute Twine was reminiscent of trekking into a snowy field to cut down your own Christmas tree.  You know, you'd tie it up with a rough rope...

Here's this week's sketch by Amy.

Stamps: Perfectly Plaid; Paper: Shaded Spruce, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Wrapped in Plaid DSP; Ink: Shaded Spruce, Versamark; Accessories: Jute Twine, White Embossing Powder, Sponge, Pine Tree Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, In the Woods Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals..


>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE A37Q3BKP <<<

Sunday, September 8, 2019

SSC213 Wild About Giraffes

Hi All, I'm late for this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge.  Still trying to get my feet under me after returning from vacation + the start of school.  I'm glad you've joined me!

This week's graphic is sunflowers, but I went a different direction with my card.

Got to use some retired supplies, which is always nice.  I stamped the giraffe outline in Early Espresso ink and then colored with a dry aquapainter, in order to avoid ink smearing.  This card uses Fab Friday sketch #169 and is inspired by a card by Geri Utterback.

Here are this week's colors; Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Zoo Review, Rooted in Nature, Pieces & Patterns; Paper: Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Go Wild DSP, Vellum; Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Mocha Stampin' Blendabilities; Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Triple Banner Punch, Aquapainter, Sponges, 3-1/2" Circle Die, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE A37Q3BKP <<<

Sunday, August 25, 2019

SSC212 Mango Magnolia

Hello and welcome to another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  I've done some watercoloring with the large magnolia image in the Good Morning Magnolia set, so today I thought I would try some Blends coloring for more vibrant color.

Here is this week's sketch by Annette.

Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia; Paper: Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Magnolia Lane DSP; Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow & Bronze Stampin' Blends; Accessories Rhinestone Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals.



>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE 74G7EZUU <<<

Sunday, August 18, 2019

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 versatile background stamp from the Annual Catalog called Birch?  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 Mary Haugen's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

This background could be paired up with most seasons, especially winter/Christmas, and it would work really well with any woods/cabin/camping set.  My brain is still stuck in summer crafting, so I went with flowers.

This card uses CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #334.  I brayered the background lightly for some aging and to set the daisies apart.

Stamps: Daisy Lane, Birch; Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark, Mango Melody & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, White Embossing Powder, Brayer, Dimensionals.

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

 



>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE 74G7EZUU <<<

Sunday, August 11, 2019

SSC211 Castle Dreams

Hi All!  Long time, no see!!  I've been sick for a few weeks and taking a stamping break.  But I managed a card for this week's Sunday Stamps color challenge - come join us!

These colors (and graphics) remind me of the European Mediterranean, so I tried for evoking some type of European summer vacation feeling.

I believe this is a German castle image.  (Hubs thought Cinderella's castle -- was she German?)  Pairing with the Woven Threads DSP might give the sun-baked summer feeling... maybe?  You can imagine the challenge of watercoloring those little roofs - OMG!  My eyes are not spring chickens anymore.  I'm thinking a little round table-mount magnifying glass to color by might be a good investment.  What do you think?

ETA: The castle is Neuschwanstein, in Germany, which was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty's castle in Disneyland.  Did you know each Disney site has its own princess castle?  I'm obviously an eastcoaster, as we immediately thought of Cinderella's castle from Disney World.  Thank you Christy Lynn for the info!!

Here are these week's colors; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Chase Your Dreams; Paper; Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Woven Threads DSP; Ink: Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Basic Black; Accessories: Woven Threads Trim, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Aquapainter, Fine-Tip Glue Pen.



>> Receive a FREE card kit with every online order <<
>>> SHOP ANY TIME ~ HOST CODE 74G7EZUU <<<