GSF – Trees and Wood

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Howdy!

It is that fun time again where I get to hop with the lovely ladies of the Global Stamping Friends…Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world! Let’s get started!

This month our theme was Trees and Wood. I was sad to discover that all my wood and trees stamp sets had retired and I forgot to order the new one that I have been drooling over. (I just ordered it, so you’ll see a post on it soon! 😉 ) Therefore, I turned to one of my favorite, although confusing, embossing folders…Woodland. The trees seem to be able to go either way and I get so confused at times. Yes, it is still one of my favorites! It worked, I’m going with it. 😉

Here it is…

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I stamped my scene right onto the embossing folder and then ran it through my Big Shot. I just love this technique and have been wanting to try out this lighthouse scene for some time. Today was the perfect day for it!

I trust you like it…let me know with comments below. It’s always nice to hear from others. 

Now on to Tricia Butts’ blog to see what wonderful creation she has for you!

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

 

Blog Hop Roll Call

  1. Jenn Curtis Charles
  2. Amanda Farlinger
  3. Rachel Macleod
  4. June Olsen
  5. Tricia Butts
  6. Lisa Henderson
  7. Jan Musselman
  8. Kimberley Anne Morris
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  11. Marieke Bart
Supplies Used (click on what you like and it will take you straight to my online store)
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  • Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
  • Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
  • Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede
Then, if you like that…they are providing an ADD-ON kit of cards to go with this kit of packaging! Isn’t that awesome? 
  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885)
  • Price: $10.00
  • Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)
  • Product dimensions
    • Cards: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
    • Envelopes: 5-1/8″ x 3-5/8″ (13 x 9.2 cm)
  • Available August 1, while supplies last
  • Not included with an August Paper Pumpkin subscription

Important note: The Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle is not needed to complete the August kit projects.

If you like what you see then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. I would be happy to have you in my Paper Pumpkin Club!

 

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GSF In Colours – 2018-2020 & 2019-2021

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Howdy!

It is time for another fun hop around the world with the talented ladies of the Global Stamping Friends! This month we are showcasing In Colors! Either the new 2019-2021 or the 2018-2020. Let’s get this hop started (if I am where you are starting) or keep you going if you just came from Anastasia Radloff.

I needed some inspiration and Sketch Saturday is one of my go-to places for that! Here is the sketch I used for today’s card.

And for color combination, I went to another favorite challenge blog of mine, Color Throwdown. They have these fantastic colors to play with this week!

 

Aren’t those yummy colors?! Made me want some watermelon! Luckily, there is some in the fridge! 😉 I used the Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick from the 2018-2020 In Colors along with Whisper White and Basic Black. The stamp set is Love You to Pieces. First time I am using it…won’t be the last time, though! So cute!

Here is my creation…

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Simple and quick when you have such great inspiration from 2 fantastic challenges! Supplies are listed below.

Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey! Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts about this project. Feel free to CASE my projects and share them in the comments! I love to see what others create! 

Blessings, June

Now on to Amanda Farlinger’s blog to see what lovely creation she has for you! Enjoy the rest of your hop!

 

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Challenges this project is entered into:
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GSF – The Neutrals

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Howdy!

It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means the amazing Demos of the Global Stamping Friends are having another hop! This month we are showcasing The Neutrals.

What are the Neutrals you ask? The Neutrals are, in order of appearance, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Soft Suede.

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These are some very useful colors and most can be used in combination with any of the other color families that Stampin’ Up! has to offer! 

The stamp set I used is Geared Up Garage. Yes! I really do love this stamp set and framelits…A LOT! If you have any doubts, or need other ideas on how to use it, you can check out the other posts here, here, here, and here! 😉 It’s just a perfect set for the guys in my life! 

Here is my newest card creation:

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Then on the inside, it looks like this. The top flap of the card was trimmed off a bit so that the smudge and navy line were part of the inside, too.

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The materials used for this card are:

 

Feel free to shop in my store to get your hands on this amazing stamp set and framelit dies HERE or by clicking on the blue words in the list above! Don’t forget the DSP while you are at it! I sure trust this set makes it into the new Annual Catalog! We will find out soon! I’m not ready to stop using it! 😉

That is all I have for you today. I trust you enjoyed another creation from one of my all time favorite Occasions Catalog stamp sets! Now let’s hop on over to Tricia Butts blog and see what she created with The Neutrals!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

 

Until April 10th…don’t miss out!
More about the April Kit from Stampin’ Up!
  • Makes 9 cards (3 cards of 3 designs)
  • Includes an adorable gift box—in addition to your 9 cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macron, and So Saffron.
What is a Distinktive stamp, you ask? It is a stamp that is a picture turned into a stamp! Very detailed and gorgeous! Here are a couple samples of what I mean:
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If you like the looks of these stamps…then you will definitely want to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe with me as your demonstrator. 

 

Challenges this card is (or was going to be) entered into:

  • Cardz 4 Guys – #216 Let’s Get Messy
  • The design for this card actually came from a new Challenge site I found…Freshly Made Sketches.

    However, since I still have not learned to pay closer attention to closing dates of sketches, I missed out on this one because it closed before this blog post went live. Bummer! I will learn, truly, I will! 

  • The Male Room – #107 DIY (I had also designed this card with this challenge in mind, but it also closed before this blog hop went live, so I missed out. Bummer!

 

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GSF – Stamper’s Choice

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Howdy!

Can you believe it is already the 2nd month of the new year?! Wowza! It’s also that time again…the first Friday of the month and a Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! WooHoo!! It is so fun to hop with these amazing demonstrators from around the globe! They are so inspirational!

This month the theme is Stamper’s Choice…so I chose to go with 2 #simplestamping cards! It seemed like the smartest choice since my craftroom is still a bit of a mess from the mini makeover. Stay tuned for more pictures on that this weekend!

I chose a stamp set from the Occasions Catalog called Meant To Be. I LOVE it! So versatile…we just have to love the versatility that Stampin’ Up! brings to their stamp sets!

Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set

I used Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock. Since Stampin’ Up! is promoting #simplestamping using paper, ink, and stamps, I wanted to give it a whirl. I am not used to being that simple in my card making, yet it was fresh, fun, and easy to do! I thought this card turned out great! Talk about simple…as in easy! I also used a favorite technique of mine called Stamping Off. You ink the stamp once and then stamp 2 or 3 times. Each time the ink gets lighter and looks like a different color, but it is just lighter shades of the original color…in this case, Melon Mambo (a favorite pink of mine!)

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The next card I made was also a #simplestamping card. I used one of my FREE stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration brochure called Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set

This was a fun card to make as well. And, yes, I used the Stamping Off technique here too! I used Whisper White as my card base again and changed the color to Rich Razzleberry for the cupcake paper which I stamped at full strength and the icing was stamped off on scratch paper and then on this card to give it a lighter and fluffier look. Crumb Cake was used for the actual cupcake that shows up between the paper and the icing after stamping off on scratch paper, and then the sentiment was Crumb Cake at full strength.

Easy-peasy card! Yummy looking, too, don’t you think? 

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I think a future post should show you how I might take these cards to the next level. I love watching Connie Stewart’s Now, Wow, or Holy Cow card videos. She is one of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator’s that I follow on You Tube. She is very inspirational! I have all kinds of ideas running around in my head after watching her videos.

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Thank you so much for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE (Copy And Share Everything) with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use February Hostess Code UAPUAYGN and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

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Extraordinary Hop – SU! Sale-A-Bration Style

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Hello, Hello!

It’s that time again…a Blog Hop with Global Stamping Friends! WooHoo! These ladies are quite talented, live all over the world, and I really enjoy hopping with them! So, let’s get this party started!

Since it is Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s most special time of year…I chose a stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog called Meant To Be. Yes, it is a Valentine’s Day stamp set, however, it can also just be a stamp set of LOVE! We all love the versatility of stamp sets!

Meant To Be Cling Stamp Set

And then there is the framelit set that goes with it, as a Bundle, of course! I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it! It’s called Be Mine Stitched Framelits! I am truly loving all the stitched framelits they are coming out with!!

Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies

Here is the card I made:

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I used Powder Pink cardstock as my card base and Powder Pink ink to stamp the hearts all over the card in random ways…even falling off the card. I used most of the hearts in the set. Then I used my Big Shot and ran these 2 framelits through using Lovely Lipstick cardstock. The little heart at the end of the sentiment is also Lovely Lipstick cardstock from the cloud of hearts framelit that I used for another card you will see in the next post. I almost lined the hearts up perfectly, then asked the Hubster what he thought (he has a good eye for photos and colors) and he agreed that offsetting them and making them wonky looked better. That was the way I was leaning toward as well. Linear has it’s place, just not on this card. 🙂

The sentiment is stamped in Tuxedo Black ink and actually comes from the Part of My Story stamp set which is FREE with a $50 order in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It has such great sentiments! You’ll see more of them on my future cards and scrapbook pages!

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

That is all I have for now…come back later and you’ll see more of these stamp sets and framelits!

For now, please click on the next button to see the lovely project from Sarah, our fearless leader, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share and CASE with me! I love to see what others create!

Blessings, June

**If you like items that you saw me use, please contact your SU Demonstrator. If you don’t have a demonstrator yet, I am happy to assist you with your stamping and crafting needs! You can order by clicking on the blue words in the text or Click Here Now. Or you can leave me a comment and I will contact you to help you with your order. If your order is less than $150, please use January Hostess Code 3S9KHWAN and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, enjoy the rewards you’ve earned and receive a special Thank You card and gift from me in the mail as well!**

Current Happenings with Stampin’ Up! Click on any picture to get more information!

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Circle, circle, around we go!

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Hello – Hello!

Time for another Blog Hop with my Global Stamping Friends! I love hopping with these talented demonstrators! This month’s theme is…can you guess from my title? Circles!! Let’s have some fun!

I saw this paper in my new All Is Bright DSP pack that I got last week and thought, “Oooh, elegant!” Plus, I have been drooling over the Beautiful Baubles stamp set and Detailed Baubles Thinlits ever since I saw it in the Holiday Catalog!! It is so gorgeous that I finally just had to order it! It just seemed so right to put the 2 together when they both came in the same box! WooHoo!

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At first I was going to use black and white to keep the feel of elegance, but after making a card using a white base…it just fell flat. I won’t bore you with that card…

My hubster actually encouraged me to use the Basic Black cardstock base and give it another whirl…and Oh My Gosh! I think it came out lovely!! And elegant!! Which is what I wanted in the first place!

Want to see it? Here it is:

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I am pleased with how it turned out! You can even see the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in the light that is on the “wreath” around the ornaments! That was a lucky picture! I also added the Wink of Stella to the Whisper White sentiment circle, but you can’t see it in this picture. The ribbon already had sparkle in it…probably why they named it Shimmer Ribbon! 😉

What do you think? Did I hit the “elegant” mark on the nose, or what!? It definitely turned out better than the first one or the Turkey I was considering making, but thought I needed ovals for the feathers instead of circles…who knows, maybe I will still make one. It is November after all! LOL If you want instructions on how to make this card, just leave a comment below and I will get them emailed to you. Thanks!

To see the lovely Circle item Angélique Stempelkeuken made, please click on the arrow. Enjoy hopping through the blogs, I know I will!

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Thank you for reading and taking this crafting journey with me! It’s nice to have you along! Enjoy your Stampin’, Scrappin’, and Craftin’ journey and feel free to share with me!

Blessings, June

PS. In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, all the blue words are where you can click to see the items I am talking about…a new tab will open for your convenience.

If you would like to place an order and ei your order is less than $150, please use this Hostess Code and I will send you a personal Thank You card and gift. If you place an order over $150, you’ll get the rewards and a special Thank You from me!

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Challenges this card was entered in:

HIMCR – Challenge #376 – Any Holiday

Crafting By Design – Get Ready For Christmas – October Edition

TTCRD – New Anything Goes Challenge 30th October

Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Challenge #409

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