Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Nothing's Better Than

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's fun set, Nothing's Better Than, was created by million-dollar sales demo Connie Stewart.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Lou Kitzelman.

I don't think a coffee & chocolate stamp set will go by without me purchasing it, and Nothing's Better Than is no exception.  It focuses on the daily stimulants in our lives that help us be awesome.  In the past I had discovered my 3 C's of crafting, coffee, chocolate, and cats, while this set highlights 4 C's, coffee, chocolate, cookies, and cocktails.  

Combining this week's hop with Sunday Stamps sketch challenge, I created a my first spanner card.  What a fun tri-layer card!

I was able to use the "Happy Birthday" from Sweet Ice Cream to overlay the inside sentiment, also from the same set.

I also decorated both layers with overlaying coffee and cookies images.

My card uses a rotated version this week's Sunday Stamps's sketch by Annette.

Stamps: Nothing's Better Than, Sweet Ice Cream; Paper: Bumblebee, Just Jade, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Dandy Garden DSP, Flowers for Every Season DSP; Ink: Just Jade, Sahara Sand, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Basic Black Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Pearl Jewels, Window Sheets, White Embossing Powder, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter.

For another recent Sunday Stamps color challenge, I created a bright cocktail card, using new and retiring In Colors.

Inside sentiment says, "YOU MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER."

Stamps: Nothing's Better Than; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, e-cutter, Dimensionals.

And ICYMI, here are some past samples with the featured stamp set.

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 16, 2021

SSC257 Just Like Cocktails...

Hi All!  Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  This week's yummy and bright colors would work well for flowers or sweet treats.  I had old and new In Color ink pads on my desk, so I mixed and matched for this week's card.

It's also nice to grab some other scraps out of the pile to finish the card up.  Inside sentiment says, "YOU MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER."

This card uses CAS Colours & Sketches #419, as well as this week's color combination.  When joining us, please use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.
 
Stamps: Nothing's Better Than; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, White Embossing Powder, e-cutter, Dimensionals.


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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

PCC426 Pansy Patch

Hi All!  I'm finally getting a chance to play with the Paper Craft Crew again!  This week's sketch is a great opportunity to play with the new Pansy Patch bundle.

I used the stamps to try to duplicate some of the pansies in the DSP pack, with Blending Brush shading and Color Spritzer speckles.

Here is this week's sketch - come join us!

Stamps: Pansy Patch; Paper: Soft Succulent, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Soft Succulent, Purple Posy, Fresh Freesia, Blackberry Bliss, Versamark; Accessories: Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Blending Brush, Color Spritzer, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Thursday, May 6, 2021

SSC256 Sunrise on the Range

Howdy Y'all!  Better late than never for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge.  I'm playing with the Ride the Range bundle from the Spring 2021 (Jan-June) Catalog, along with new In Color Soft Succulent.

I can't believe I just removed the plastic wrap from my new In Color pads.  *embarrassed*  I used the free stencil from April's Paper Pumpkin kit for the sun rays background.

Speaking of new In Colors, make sure you check out the new Annual Catalog -- live now!

This week's sketch is by Heather.  Come join us! 

Stamps: Ride the Range; Paper: Crushed Curry, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pansy Petals DSP; Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Succulent, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso, Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Sponge, Sponge Brayers, March 2021 Here's to You Paper Pumpkin Kit, Open Range Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.


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Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Stamp Review Crew: Dragonfly Garden

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 taking a look at the Dragonfly Garden stamp set, which has a handy coordinating punch as well.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Cindy Elam.

It's been a while, huh?  We went away to PA for a week during Spring Break.  Not really warm but a good mental break for the kiddo.  And maybe life is starting to pick up again, because these upcoming weekends are busy-busy.  Still I feel like I don't get anything done during the week, as Hubs continues to work from home.  So today, I'm combining tasks for Sunday Stamps and Stamp Review Crew, focusing on color.

I stamped the wildflower with Soft Suede ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  I then colored the flowers with Classic Ink and Blender Pens.  The dragonfly is punched from the Dandy Garden DSP, made more robust by layering another punch-out on the backside.

Here are the colors for this week's Sunday Stamps challenge; use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Dragonfly Garden; Paper: Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Flowers for Every Season DSP, Dandy Garden DSP; Ink: Bumblebee, Garden Green, Misty Moonlight, Soft Suede; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Blender Pens, Dragonflies Punch, Messages Die, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here's a diagonal fold card I created with Dragonfly Garden.

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

 

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

SSC253 Tropical Butterfly

Hi All!  Welcome to the next Sunday Stamps color challenge.  This week's yummy colors reminds me of a warm beach in Hawaii.

I just received my Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, so I started there for my card.  The six butterfly images in this stamp set are really beautiful, as well as nicely sized.

I loved fellow teammate Stef's card so much from the previous challenge, I followed her layout for my card.

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

Stamps: Butterfly Brilliance, Many Messages; Paper: Bumblebee, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Whale of a Time DSP; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Bumblebee, Saddle Brown Stazon, Versamark; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Braided Linen Trim, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Banner Punch, Messages Die, Die-Cutting Machine, e-cutter, Dimensionals.


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Sunday, March 7, 2021

SSC252 Forever Greenery Color Block

Hello!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.  For an added challenge this week, use color blocking, i.e., colors that are opposites on the color wheel and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary color combinations.

I actually started with three different patterns from one DSP pack, although it didn't turn out to be traditional color blocking per se.  All the sheets in Forever Greenery DSP are based on greens and blues.  *shrug*

Here is this week's sketch.  Hope you'll join us, with or without color blocking.

Stamps: Rooted in Nature, Forever Fern; Paper: Soft Seafoam, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Forever Greenery DSP, Vellum; Ink: Shaded Spruce, Pretty Peacock; Accessories: Flowers for Every Season Gems, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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