Bloghop 13 – SU! Colour Challenge

Hello! TGIF!

I have been working on my second Blog hop, ever. It’s a very fun thing to do! This one is from a facebook group I found called Global Stamping Friends. People from all over the world participate and I am honored to be one of them for this Colour Challenge! (Love the English spelling of Colour, so fun!)


So, let me tell you the details…

Here are the colors I needed to use. And they are perfect for the card I needed to make for my brother’s birthday coming up in September! A nice masculine assortment, if you want it to be. I did!


So, I have my colors, now what? Well, since it is his 50th, I have to use the Large Number Framelits and Number of Years stamp set…just in case he doesn’t know how old he is turning, right?!? Hahaha!

And, since it is birthday, I have to pull out my new favorite stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous! I love the balloon stamps in this set! I also pulled out some Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the balloon strings.

I used the Smokey Slate as my card base, and ran it through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling embossing folder! It really needed more back ground texture and that is a favorite of mine as well. I put it in sideways, so it isn’t really falling. Yes, I have a lot of favorites when it comes to Stampin’ Up! stuff! Can you tell?

I used Pool Party, not a favorite for a change. I am not a big user of Subtle colors, yet I like how it added some pop to this card. The Layering Ovals Framelits came in handy for the the background for the numbers. Night of Navy is a popular color for me to use and helps to show off the Pool Party.

I kept this card simple and to the point! My brother is not really into fancy crazy stuff unless it is food. He is a food photographer, and loves to eat and cook! If you are interested you can find his work at Shoot What You Eat. You’ll need a cloth to clean up your drool from seeing all the yumminess! LOL!

Anyway, back to his card, I got sidetracked and I am not even hungry!

I love the Balloon Bouquet punch and Large numbers framelits for birthdays from Stampin' Up!

I am pleased with how this turned out. I am also very excited to be part of this blog! Thank you to the Global Stamping Friends for including me in this blog hop! I look forward to more in the future!

Thank you for “hopping” by! Enjoy your journey!

Blessings, June

Next, you will get to see the lovely work of Jan Musselman.


Blog Roll Call

  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5.  Sharleen Luciano
  6. . Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. . June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. . Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. . Karie Beglau
  13. . Lisa Ann Bernard
  14. Marieke Bart
  15. Christina Walker
  16. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  17. Sarah McDermott
  18. Amanda Bates
  19. Jenn Curtis Charles


PS. To find any and all of the supplies that I used, you can find it all Here on my Stampin’ Up! website.





June: D’s Stamping Team USA Blog Hop – New Products


Hello! Welcome to my first Blog Hop with D’s Stamping Team USA Blog Hop for the month of June (my favorite month, of course!)!! I am so excited to be participating! There are so many wonderful new products in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog…so I just chose a couple of my favorites! I also chose to make a 5×5 square card, something I rarely think of doing.



I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law. I asked him what his favorite colors are and he said blue, black, and red, so I challenged myself to make a card using them! The blue became Dapper Denim (a new In Color). The red became Cherry Cobbler (a deeper red, that I prefer), and the black is Basic Black (that was easy)! I also added some Whisper White for the banner and white embossing powder for the sweet little phrase at the bottom.

I used 5 of the stamps from Timeless Textures for the background using Dapper Denim and Cherry Cobbler inks. I just worked it around the edges and toward the center, since that is where I was going to focus the numbers. The numbers and phrases are from Number of Years stamp set…this one will get tons of use in my house, especially since it has the matching framlits! No more fussy cutting! Sweet!

When I used the white embossing powder, I used the Versa Mark ink pad. I also used a small piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon to add a flag on the 9. For the black strip in the middle, I cut a 1″ strip and ran it through the center of the Softly Falling embossing folder to give it some more texture. Overall, I am happy with this card! I trust he likes it too!

Thank you for stopping by! Next you will go to Megan Thompson’s blog and see her work of art!



Stampin’ Up! Product used for this card:

  • Dapper Denim paper, ink, and Ruched Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler paper and ink
  • Basic Black paper
  • Whisper White paper
  • Timeless Textures Stamp set
  • Number of Years Stamp set
  • White embossing powder
  • Versa Mark ink
  • Softly Falling embossing folder

If you would like any of these products, you can click Right Here!