Friday, July 7, 2017

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

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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!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


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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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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