Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Good Morning Magnolia

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 features bundle from the new catalog, Good Morning Magnolia.  The entire Magnolia Lane Suite is just gorgeous! If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the very talented Mary Haugen.

I'll start by sharing a card I created for Sunday Stamps sketch challenge. This large flower image is perfect for coloring; in my case, watercoloring.

Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia; Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Magnolia Lane DSP, Woven Threads DSP; Ink: Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Basic Gray Archival; Accessories: Woven Threads Trim, Aquapainter.

It's been very busy over at the farm.  We spent the long July 4th weekend working on the gardens, riding arena, horses, and processing chickens.  The weather has been really great, so this week I caught up on some biking play time, while the kiddo was away at West Point swim camp.  Sooooo, I'm a little behind on crafting.

I attempted a no-line coloring card, but I think I might have gone a little too dark on the shading.  I've lost a bit too much detail.

This card uses Freshly Made Sketches #396.  I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create some subtle water droplet embellishments.

Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia; Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Smoky Slate, Memento Gray Flannel, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Aquapainter, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.

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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SSC209 Beautiful Peacock

Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.  Doesn't this week's graphic just remind you of the Noble Peacock Suite?  I couldn't resist using it for this challenge.  The patterned paper in this suite is so striking.

I've been finding fun ways to use the Woven Threads Trim, other than exclusively with the Woven Threads suite.  In order to not smear the Blueberry Bushel ink when coloring the peacock, I pounced the aquapainter rather than stroked.

Join us for this week's challenge!  Use a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.

Stamps: Royal Peacock, Colorful Seasons; Paper: Pretty Peacock, Whisper White, Noble Peacock DSP; Ink: Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Blueberry Bushel, Versamark; Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Woven Threads Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Detailed Peacock Dies, Die-Cutting Machine.


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Sunday, June 30, 2019

SSC208 Enjoy Magnolia

Hi Everyone!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge.

I was anxious for my Good Morning Magnolia set to arrive, as the large flower looks perfect for coloring.  Watercoloring is my zen, so that's where I started.

The patterned papers in this year's catalog are fantastic, and I was able to incorporate a couple packs in this card.

I built the card after the fact, once I saw this week's sketch, which was created by Claire.

Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia; Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Magnolia Lane DSP, Woven Threads DSP; Ink: Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Basic Gray Archival; Accessories: Woven Threads Trim, Aquapainter.

Bonus Days coming July 1!


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

SSC207 Nautical Poppy

Hi Everyone, Welcome to another Sunday Stamps color challenge.

I've had my Stampin' Up Annual Catalog preorder for a while, and I finally sat down to give one of the new sets a try.

One fun technique I used was to ink up the ship's wheel die face down in the ink pad, and then die-cut the shape.  It's a great way to highlight the texture from the die.  This card uses Global Design Project sketch #190.

Here are this week's colors.  Use this graphic for inspiration, if you choose, and a minimum of 3 colors and a neutral of your choice.


















Stamps: Sailing Home; Paper: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Come Sail Away DSP, Painted Seasons DSP; Ink: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Soft Suede; Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Subtle Embossing Folder, Smooth Sailing Die, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Thursday, June 13, 2019

3-D Thursday: Tiny Treat Box Thank Yous

The end of the school year is here.  My daughter asked me to put together a few appreciation treat boxes for her teachers.  Well ok, I need to put my supplies to good use, so I encourage it.

I love these acetate Tiny Treat Boxes, and it is easy to dress them up.  Color coordination is a snap too with Jelly Bellies from the local specialty market.

Stamps: Hello Sunshine February 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit; Paper: Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, Clear Treat Boxes, Banner Punch.



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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2019-2020 Annual Catalog is Live!

A quick notecard today to give one of the new annual catalog suites, Come Sail Away, a try.

Stamps: Sailing Home; Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Come Sail Away DSP; Ink: Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand; Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Clear Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

So today is the day; the new annual catalog is live!  You can view the catalog online, or let me know if you need a copy.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

SSC206 The Cat's Meow

Hi Everyone!  Time for another Sunday Stamps sketch challenge - and today is my challenge!  I put together one of my favorite sketches for this week.

This card uses Nine Lives from the Occasions catalog, which I'm happy to see is carrying over into the new Annual Catalog, starting June 4.

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

Stamps: Nine Lives, Geared Up Garage; Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Painted Seasons DSP; Ink: Real Red, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Cat Punch.



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