Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Lilypad Lake

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 going back to an annual catalog set which was one of the first I purchased last year, Lilypad Lake.  This one reminds me of my uncle's house in Michigan. If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very lovely Linda Callahan's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

Hubs needed a "get well soon" card for a co-worker, so I challenged myself to use some Lilypad Lake scraps I had from another project.  Based on the sketch, I needed the egret to face the opposite direction.  For this, I used the mirror image technique, utilizing the Stamparatus and Silicon Craft Sheet.


The Gingham Gala paper blends in fairly nicely with the water die-cuts. I added the sentiment in the inside of the card.  This card uses CAS(E) this Sketch #307.

Stamps: Lilypad Lake; Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Gingham Gala DSP; Ink: Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Basic Black; Accessories: SAB Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, Aquapainter, Lakeside Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Here are a couple samples created for a blog hop with Lilypad Lake when the Annual Catalog first came out.


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

 



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SSC205 Father's Day Fishing

Father's Day is around the corner, so this week's Sunday Stamps challenge focuses on a masculine color combination.  I really love the manly graphics for this challenge, so I used the photo to help drive my card.

What's a perfect Father's Day activity?  Well Brad Paisley and my husband would agree it would be fishing.

I stretched this week's colors a little bit to pull in some upcoming new In Colors.  The background watercoloring uses Pretty Peacock, but as you can see, there are a lot of blue undertones in that color.

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

Stamps: Best Catch, May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Many Manly Occasions; Paper: Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP, Watercolor Paper; Ink: Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Crumb Cake, Basic Black; Accessories: Linen Thread, Aquapainter, Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, Catch of the Day Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.



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Sunday, May 12, 2019

OLC Flowering Cactus

Hi All,  I missed the fact that this week's Sunday Stamps challenge was suppose to be a single-layer card.  Oops!  So it was a good opportunity to go back and try again.

I cannot do an actual single-layer card, as I need a thicker card base, but I can do a single-layer front panel.

This card highlights a couple things: the stamp sets Flowering Desert (images) and All the Good Things (sentiment) are retiring June 3, and I combined a couple upcoming In Colors.  The layout inspiration came from Erica Cerwin.

Stamps: Flowering Desert, All the Good Things; Paper: Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock; Ink: Terracotta Tile, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends; Accessories: Old Olive Linen Thread, Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Itty Bitty Punch Pack.



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Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Incredible Like You

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 set from the Occasions catalog that will be retiring soon, Incredible Like You.  This is a perfect floral layering set, and it has some really great sentiments with lovely font.  If you are following the hop in order, you have just arrived from the blog of the fabulously talented Charlet Mallett.

This first card is doing double-duty with both the hop and Sunday Stamps.  This week is a sketch challenge.

With all the wonderful layering of images, there isn't much need to add embellishments (although you certainly could).

Here is this week's sketch by Lisa.

Stamps: Incredible Like You; Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP; Ink: Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Versamark; Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Dimensionals.

And for my second card, I combined Freshly Made Sketches #385, rotated sideways, and Color Throwdown #540.

Although this set is a Distinktive-type, able to use one color for both the outline and the lighter fill-in image (right side), I preferred the Mango Melody outline with Daffodil Delight fill-in flowers (left side).

Stamps: Incredible Like You; Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White; Ink: Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy; Accessories: Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Stitched Shapes Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.

Hop on over to Stesha Bloodhart's blog to see what gorgeousness she has put together with this week's set.

 



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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Stamp Review Crew: Bike Ride

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 stamping with a fun "builder" set from the annual catalog, Bike Ride.  If you are following the blog hop order, you have just come from the very lovely Nikki Spencer's blog.  Aren't her projects always beautiful?

Starting off with a clean card, i.e., mailable, flat, no-embellishment card.

Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches inspired me to create this card (sketch #381).  I cut the base to have a short front panel so the "road" pattern would carry through to the inside.

Stamps: Bike Ride, Lift Me Up; Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP; Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Soft Suede, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Build a Bike Framelits, Big Shot.

The Best Route DSP pack has been staring at me through this whole annual catalog season, and I haven't used it.  Has that ever happened to you?  Well, this is a good time to break it open.

I created a small notecard, following the sketch from Fab Friday #159.

And here is the inside.

Stamps: Bike Ride, Pedaling Past; Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Best Route DSP; Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Accessories: Blueberry Bushel Grosgrain Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Build a Bike Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

ICYMI, here's a previous card I made with Bike Ride.

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

 



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Sunday, April 21, 2019

SSC203 You're So Sweet!

Welcome to this week's color challenge at Sunday Stamps!  Here in New York, spring is in the air!!  Blossoms are popping, and the yards will be full of color in no time!

I pulled out a basic staple technique of stamping, masking, for this stamp set.  I stamped the jar outline on both Whisper White CS and acetate, and then aligned and die-cut both layers together.  The layers were glued by applying a little bit of Fine-Tip Glue Pen under where the baker's twine lies.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #382.

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

Stamps: Sweetest Thing; Paper; Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is DSP, Acetate, Vellum; Ink: Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black; Accessories: Gorgeous Grape Striped Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Banner Punch, Aquapainter, Stitched Shapes Dies, Jar of Sweets Dies, Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals.


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Don't Miss May's Paper Pumpkin!

Hi All!  We had a chance to play with one of the cards from May's Paper Pumpkin at OnStage.  It is a specially designed kit by Shelli, so you know it will be a lovely vintage theme.

If you would like to partake in this special kit, be sure to subscribe by May 10!