ICS Blog Hop Theme: It’s A Love Thing

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Boy, time flies when you are having fun, doesn’t it?! Sometimes that is a good thing, but most of the time we just want it to last! Today is the 1st Wednesday of the month! You know what that means? ICS Blog Hop time! WooHoo! I love hopping with these lovely ladies and seeing the inspirational projects they come up with!
This month our theme is It’s a Love Thing…hmmm, I wonder if it’s because Valentine’s Day is this month? Of course, it is! However, it didn’t have to be that kind of card. Could have been a wedding card, an anniversary card, etc…anything to do with Love! I was planning on an anniversary or wedding card…then The Hubster had to leave and “move” to another town 5 hours away to work. Since he will be gone not only for his 50th birthday, but will also miss Valentine’s Day with us, I am making special ‘over the top/out of my norm’ cards for him. You’ll have to check back for the birthday one…this one had to come first, even though his Bday is 2 days before Vday.
The stamp set I used is called Meant To Be with matching framelits which you have seen me use before. I also used Part of My Story, which is a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I just can’t get enough of these!!

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

I have seen the Pop and Twist card before from MayMay and then received a similar one for Christmas from a friend. so it was high time I made one and who better than for The Hubster, whom I love very much!
Since his favorite colors are maroon and silver, I pulled out the Smoky Slate and Merry Merlot inks and cardstock as my 2 main colors. Then I went through all the pinks in the collections and settled on Lovely Lipstick as my 3rd color because I also happened to have the foil paper (pictured with the Grapefruit Grove foil sheets) that goes with it! It’s also a FREE product when you buy $50 or more during Sale-A-Bration. I had to use it!! I also used Whisper White as my neutral color.

Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets
Here is my card…doesn’t it look awesome!?

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And here are the details…

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Ok, so he surprised us and came home and I had to scramble to get it finished for this bloghop without him seeing it! Argh! So, I now notice a few things that I would change or take time lining up. Not the hearts as they were meant to be off kilter, because I like them that way! I plan on making more of these kinds of cards and playing with the 2 different ways of doing the mechanism. You’ll see more here…
For now, 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

Now it’s time to see what Candy Newsome Ford has created for us! Click on the Next button and Enjoy!

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Meant To Be

Hello, Hello!

I have been a card making fool the past few days! Time to get them all blogged and entered into their respective challenges! Then I need sleep! My scratchy throat is a warning that I haven’t slept as much as I should…and I substitute all week in a 2nd grade classroom, so sleep is a priority this week!

It’s now time for another sketch from CAS Colours &Sketches! Here is the sketch:

For this sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Meant To Be stamp set that is in the Occasions Catalog, along with the Be Mine Stitched Framelits! What an amazing set! I have used a few times already! It’s bundled and that means it’s 10% off! Gotta love it and have it! Click on the picture and it will take you right to the bundle! Or you can click on anything in blue and it will take you right to that item as well! Easy-peasy!

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

After the stamp set, I needed to figure out the colors. I chose Lovely Lipstick, a current In Color 2018-2020, Whisper White, and Powder Pink, also an In Color 2017-2019.

Here’s my card and then an explanation of how it came together…

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I used the Lovely  Lipstick cardstock for the card base, stamped hearts, and cloud of hearts using a framelit. I used Whisper White cardstock for my front layer and the smaller rectangle. Then Powder Pink cardstock for the frame of the small rectangle. Those Rectangle Stitched Framelits are really versatile!

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies

I also used Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment, which is actually from the Part of My Story stamp set out of the Sale-A-Bration brochure and is FREE with an order of $50 or more. Gotta Love FREE! Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set

Overall, I am happy with this card and really like the sketch! If I had more time tonight, I would run down to the Creation Cave (new name for my craft space) and make one of these in a Christmas card since I have vowed to make Christmas cards all year long instead of Nov/Dec crush time! Alas, it is almost bedtime and I have full days of subbing all week…maybe next sketch!

That’s it for today! 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

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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!!

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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!**

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