Friday, July 7, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 11: Holidays with a Twist!

*if all my pictures aren't up yet,  please come back to visit later*
Welcome to the 11th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop!

This month our theme is Holidays (in July) with a Twist! The goal is to use products that might not be considered "traditional" holiday products, to create holiday projects. A popular theme this time of year is Christmas in July, which is my plan for this blog post. Since Stampin' Up! has several different products available in both silver and gold, I used several of those products as base backgrounds for each of my cards.


(metallics are very challenging to get good pictures--and we're still having rain--so I tried to snap at least one shot for now...please come back and I'll have more pictures for you later!)

My projects this month use NEW product from the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, featuring two of the NEW 2017-19 In Colors: Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig. I chose the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount), and the Label Me Pretty stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount) with coordinating Pretty Label Punch (which you can get for 10% OFF in a BUNDLE).

TWO SILVER CARD PICS

On the silver cards, I stamped on Whisper White card stock.

TWO GOLD CARD PICS

On the gold cards, I stamped on Very Vanilla card stock.

Stampin' Supplies: Lovely Inside & Out stamp set, Pretty Label stamp set, Whisper White card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Metallic Foil Sheets (Silver, Gold), Tranquil Tide card stock & ink, Fresh Fig card stock & ink, Pretty Label Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 2" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch (optional), Stitched Shapes Framelits (used with Big Shot), Oh My Stars embossing folder (used with Big Shot), 1/8" Ribbon (Silver, Gold), Faceted Gems (Silver, Gold), Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

Click the Next arrow below to see Angélique's holiday pretties!
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2017 JULY BLOG ROLL
Sarah McDermott
Kristie Neal Walthall
Rebecca Urban
Courtenay Heuston
Lisa Ann Bernard
Georgia Missy Gaydos
Jenn Curtis Charles
Lou Kitzelman
Sharon Dalton
Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Angélique Stempelkeuken
Amber Thompson
Marieke Bart
Ellen Woodbridge

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CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Pieces & Patterns - July Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the July 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the NEW Pieces & Patterns stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount).


This stamp set is part of the Pick A Pattern Suite in the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, with cool coordinating products, including the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, and the Eclectic Shaped Paper Clips. It also coordinates with several spools of Baker's Twine: Basic Black Solid, Basic Black Striped, Crushed Curry Solid, Flirty Flamingo Striped, and of course, Whisper White Solid. I love Baker's Twine because it adds the look of ribbon, very inexpensively, and without the bulk.

Stampin' Supplies: Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival Ink (I actually used Memento Tuxedo Black ink on this card, but either works), Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.


On my "stepped up" version, I added a layer of Designer Series Paper with a black pattern for contrast. I also used the Watercolor Pencils to color in the saying and the bears. I mixed the Old Olive and Pacific Point pencils to get a color near Emerald Envy, and mixed the Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight colors to get a color near Sahara Sand. If you color on the positioning sheet of the Stamp-a-ma-jig, you can mix the colors with a Blender Pen and then just pick it up and color with it.


Stampin' Supplies: Pieces & Patterns stamp set, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand card stock, Emerald Envy card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Pencils (used with Blender Pens), Stamp-a-ma-jig (used sheet for blending Watercolor Pencils), Basic Black striped Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen (optional: I put it over the coloring in the word 'WILD' to make it shine).

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


JULY Monthly Perks Code: UHMWPRC4
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Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: One in a Melon



Thanks for joining us for our THIRD #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop! Our kit this month is called One in a Melon, and it came with supplies for 4 bags and 6 cards + envelopes. I thought the bags were super cute, so I kept them as bags. At first, I thought of making a BBQ Survival Kit, but when I was looking for ideas of what to put in them, I came across the "I Do" BBQ idea! It's themed wedding/reception idea, and I think these bags are perfect for it.


I usually try to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies, and only use the kit stamps, but I did need a little help from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set for the "I DO BBQ" saying. I used a combination of the reversed as well as the regular letters that come in this set, so I could put all the letters on the block at the same time. I trimmed some photopolymer off the sides of some of the letters, so they could butt up to one another closely on the block. I also cut the stamp in the set that says "it's your day", to make it instead say, "it's our day"! I was also a bit frugal with the self-adhesive fronds, cutting them in half to make parts stick out from under the banner. The word "HOORAY" was inked up in Melon Mambo (one of the ink pads in the kit), but stamped off once, to make it lighter. And I sponged around the banner with Emerald Envy (the other ink pad in the kit), though you could also get a similar look by gently and carefully wiping the edges of the banner against the ink pad itself.


I only put a few things inside the bag: plastic cutlery, watermelon candies (in our 2"x8" Cello Bags), an insect repellent bracelet, a squirt gun (to keep things cool), and a straw with a name tag (which does double duty as a place card at a table setting, and also functions as a drink charm). I wanted to include a few other things, but gave up trying to find them after a few local store trips: individually wrapped toothpicks, individually packaged plastic bibs or aprons, individually packaged wet wipes, and perhaps some small salt & pepper packets. You can also see I only used 1/4 of one of the 4 sheets of watermelon tissue to line the back of the bag. That left a TON of tissue for wrapping cutlery, and to make the cards!


Speaking of cards, I added yet another stamp set to the mix, the Pop of Paradise stamp set (available in wood-mount or clear-mount). I used the "Thank You" banner from that stamp set, with the Basic Black Archival ink pad, and I cut apart the Paper Pumpkin stamp that said "kindly deliver to", so I could use only the word "kindly". I used only half of the square yellow watercolored die cut from the kit for the card, and also used only half of the printed melons & pineapples background, and a small portion of the watermelon tissue for the card. Because I cut apart the card bases in the kit (to get the printed background from them), I used the Whisper White Notecards for my card base.


You can grab the One in a Melon Refill Kit on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store (as long as supplies last). This includes the consumables only, which is everything but the stamp set & ink. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

New subscribers can take advantage of a FLASH SALE 24 HRS ONLY,
and get their FIRST KIT for ONLY $5!!!
CLICK THE BANNER BELOW*, and enter Promo Code: ONEDAY0717
{*Offer STARTS 11:59pm MT June 29, 2017;
Offer ENDS 11:59 pm (MT) June 30, 2017;
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NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see Maria's whopping ideas!



JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
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CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tabs for Everything - Congratulations

Just a quick post with two cards using the NEW stamp set Tabs for Everything. This set is ideal for use with the NEW Love Today Planner, and actually comes in BUNDLE (at 10% OFF) with the NEW Circle Tab Punch, but I don't have either of those other products yet...so I was inspired by our most recent demonstrator magazine* (Stampin' Success) to make a couple of stand alone cards with the set.




There are 53 images in this stamp set--though they are each rather small (see stamp set below), so they can fit on the coordinating Circle Tab Punch. To keep the "white space" a little more proportionate, I cut my card size down to a 3-1/2" x 5" foldover. I started by cutting my letter-sized card stock sheet to 7" x 10", to get two foldover cards. To do that, I first cut to get 7" from the 8-1/2" side, which left me a strip of 1-1/2" x 11". I then cut that piece in half, to 3/4" x 11", and then trimmed each piece to only 9" long, to get the two belly bands for the envelopes. Then I cut one inch off the 11" side of my sheet to get a 7" x 10" sheet. I scored along the 7" side at 3-1/2" and then cut the 10" side to 5", so I ended up with (2) pre-scored foldover 3-1/2" x 5" cards.

Tabs for Everything stamp set (53 images)

Ah, yes, the envelopes! Those are made with coordinating card stock, using the Envelope Punch Board. This is a card that might go on or in a gift box, or be handed directly to the recipient as a gift itself--by enclosing a gift card! If I decide to mail it, the entire thing will fit into a Whisper White Medium Envelope. For each envelope, you'll need a 7-1/4" square piece of card stock, which leaves plenty of scrap for strips of colored card stock to use across your cards (mine are 1" x 5").

*So, if you've read this far, let me tell you a little bit about how I got this stamp set, and a Stampin' Up! magazine, for FREE! As a demonstrator, I get the Stampin' Success full-color magazine in my mailbox every quarter. I also get up-to-date articles in a WEEKLY email called Succeed Weekly, which always features new project samples, and sometimes even class instructions! As for the stamp set, I went to a demonstrator event called OnStage in April, and this was one of FOUR stamp sets (among other goodies) I went home with for FREE! There are way more perks than this if you Become a Demonstrator, including at least 20% OFF all commissionable merchandise, PLUS qualifying for Stampin' Rewards on your personal orders. There's no obligation, the Starter Kit is completely customizable, and you get to pick up to $125 in merchandise for only $99 + tax (no shipping). Give it some thought...it's a pretty sweet deal, even if you just get a bunch of new product at a great discount.

Stampin' Supplies: Tabs for Everything stamp set, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Soft Sky card stock and ink pad, Powder Pink card stock and ink pad, Early Espresso card stock and ink pad, Dapper Denim ink pad, Berry Burst ink pad, Envelope Punch Board, Stitched Shape Framelits (used with Big Shot), Stampin' Trimmer, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Friday, June 2, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 10: Hello New Friends


Welcome to the 10th Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! We publish the hop the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month our theme is Hello New Friends. The goal is to feature products that are available in the NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! Demonstrators were offered a small selection of new products to preorder, in advance of the catalog going live, so I have a few new things already.

My project this month is a Boxed Card Set, and it features the Colorful Seasons stamp set along with some 2017-2019 In Color Products.





I made the card box with the Envelope Punch Board, starting with a 9" square, and scoring/punching at 3-1/2" and at 4-1/2" and following all around the card stock from each beginning measurement as you normally would for an envelope. Then I just cut a few parts off that I didn't need, and adhered the box.

TIP: When you set up a card using multiple photopolymer stamps on a single block (like I did in the background of my cards), stamp a MASTER sheet in black ink, onto white card stock. You can keep that in the stamp case with the set, and when you want to stamp that design again, lay your stamps onto the MASTER (flat side up) and then just press your clear block over all the stamps to pick them up in the same position you originally used.




If you are the type of person who makes lots of cards but who doesn't tend to get around to the sending part, this would be a great boxed set to give to someone, to ask them to join you in the #MakeACardSendACard campaign Sara Douglass (Stampin' Up! CEO) started last month. Be sure to post the cards you are sending, on social media, and use the hashtag so we can all be inspired :-D

Stampin' Supplies: Colorful Seasons stamp set, Powder Pink cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Berry Burst cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Tranquil Tide cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon, Fresh Fig cardstock/ink pad/Finely Woven Ribbon2017-2019 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White cardstock, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Crumb Cake 12x12 cardstock (for the box), SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click the Next arrow below to see Courtenay's beautiful projects!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2017 JUNE BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Rachel Macleod onthewingsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk
3. Erica Jones fortheheartofstamping.blogspot.ca
4. Jenn Curtis Charles bffstampers.com
5. Angélique Stempelkeuken stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
6. Kimberley Anne Morris procrastistamper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE!
7. Courtenay Heuston bagsthatone.blogspot.com.uk
8. Marieke Bart www.destempelcoach.nl

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

NEW Catalog Debut: 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Click Image for Catalog PDF

The NEW 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is LIVE TODAY!
If you'd like to watch some quick highlights, CLICK HERE to watch a Stampin' Up! NEW product VIDEO playlist. 

Click the catalog image to View, or Right-Click to Download, the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Or click this link:
2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

You can also simply browse the products in my Online Store, using the shopping categories down the left side, or using the Search box just above all the categories if you're looking for something specific. Check out the BUNDLES section--it includes items bundled together, at 10% OFF.

As a demonstrator, I can preorder products so I can prepare for the new catalog before it debuts--however, I can only choose from a select group of items. One of the things I got was the new In Colors, meaning ALL the ink pad, reinkers, markers, card stock, and even ribbon! But, I am really SUPER excited to get to order ANYTHING from the catalog that I want, starting today!!! In case you're wondering, here are a few things I haven't gotten yet that I specifically have my eye on:

Coffee Break Suite (also see the Coffee Café Stampin' Up! Video)

Love Today Planner Kit (also see the Stampin' Up! Video)

Embossing Paste/Knives/Masks (also see the Stampin' Up! Video)

Enjoy your ordering, and Happy Stampin'!

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Birthday Delivery - June Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the June 2017 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My project this month features the NEW Birthday Delivery stamp set.


I'm sort of cheating again this month with this first card, because I didn't design it myself. It was a Make & Take project at the 2017 OnStage Local event I attended in San Diego in April. On this card we also got to use the coordinating Birthday Friends Framelits Dies to cut out the pieces from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. You can get the stamp set, dies, AND paper in the Birthday Delivery BUNDLE at 10% OFF! I highly suggest you order this bundle NOW if you like it, I expect it's going to be very popular, and you'll want to avoid backorders. 

Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Delivery Bundle, Crumb Cake card stock, Versamark ink pad (for gifts & lower greeting...or you could use Crumb Cake ink pad and Pacific Point ink pad), Early Espresso ink pad (for saying in banner), Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.


My stepped up version was just a wee bit of a challenge, because I only had just enough scraps of the patterned paper left from the Make & Take to cut out another banner and the fox, but I don't yet have the dies! So, it took a little fu@&y cutting, but I survived. I did get to take the stamp set home with me from OnStage, so no problem there. I used the NEW Oh My Stars Embossing Folder for a bit of texture, and painted over all the stars above the strip of Burlap Ribbon, with Clear Wink of Stella...for a bit of shimmer. I trimmed the same greeting used on the simple card, and used only the top line of it. So, even though the entire bundle is birthday themed, it works great for a congratulations-type card!

Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Delivery Bundle, Pacific Point card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Versamark ink pad (for stamping around the edge of the Crumb Cake card base--the saying "hip hip hooray"), Early Espresso ink pad (for greetings), Oh My Stars Embossing Folder, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse Adhesive.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


JUNE Monthly Perks Code: YP3DTDHF
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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