Friday, July 5, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - In Colors


Welcome to the July 2019 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring our current IN COLORS! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month. For this hop, I chose to feature products from the 2019-2021 In Colors collection. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}


It's a 2019-2021 In Color sampler bookmark, showing the coordination of the 2019-2021 In Color Cardstock, the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, and the 2019-2021 In Color Scalloped Ribbon. I like to let my customers create these at my New Catalog Open Houses, and they can choose their favorite new In Color for the ribbon on their bookmark. My favorite new In Color is Pretty Peacock, so that's the ribbon showing on my sample.


The Scalloped Linen Ribbon comes in all five of the 2019-2021 In Colors. You can see more detail on the ribbon in the picture below...again, the color on my sample is Pretty Peacock. The other colors are Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray, and Terracotta Tile.


The ribbon has a wonderful texture, and nicely offsets the sparkle from the 2019-2021 Faceted Dots. The greeting is from the It Starts with Art cling mount stamp set, and if you didn't want the bulk of the faceted dots on your bookmark, there is an image of some sequins you could stamp instead.

Stampin' Supplies: It Starts with Art cling stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, 2019-2021 In Color Cardstock Assortment, 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots, Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Delightful Tag Topper Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist, Grid Paper.
{see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

DID YOU KNOW...?: Right now when you sign up to Become a Demonstrator on my team, you get to order an additional $30 in product of your choice- in your Starter kit! Yep, for only $99* you get to choose up to $155 in product! PLUS, you'll get a $10 coupon to use the following month!!! Let me know if you'd like to get started and I can help you customize your order with the products you'll love the most! *Starter Kit has no shipping charges, but taxes for your area will apply.

Click the Next arrow below to see Angélique's colorful creations!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2019 JULY BLOG ROLL
1. Tricia Butts
2. Jan Musselman
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4. Anastasia Radloff
5. June Olsen
6. Amanda Farlinger
7. Libby Dyson
8. Amanda Bates
9. Lisa Henderson
10. Kimberley Anne Morris
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Lisa Ann Bernard
13. Marieke Bart
14. Erica Jones


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Monday, July 1, 2019

We Create Red White and Blue Blog Hop


Welcome to the July 2019 We Create Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first of every month, and this month we are creating RED, WHITE, and BLUE projects! My card features a stamp set called Birthday Backgrounds, and uses one little sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. {scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


I have to confess, I've been terrible the last several months about getting on a schedule I can keep up with, and here I am the evening before a hop again, putting together a project at the last minute! Since the first week in November, I've had a few flare-ups of my trigeminal neuralgia, and since the end of April I've been trying to get rid of what I guess was walking pneumonia. I thought I was pretty much over that, finally, but then I had another "coughing up a lung" episode this morning out of the blue, so I guess there's more healing that needs to happen. But...back to my card...


For my colors, I chose Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, and good ol' Whisper White. I've kept it rather simple, just stamping the main "bursts" in Real Red at the top of the background layer. Then I stamped a couple more bursts in Blueberry Bushel on a scrap piece, and cut out bits to adhere over the background using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.


To get the look of "firecrackers", I used the candles from the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, inked up in Real Red, then used a wooden toothpick to scrape away the ink to make them look striped (see below). It really takes hardly any time at all, and I could have done a better job but I was honestly in a hurry...and I think it still turned out fine.


The Blueberry Bushel speckles from the Birthday Greetings stamp set made great filler below and around the "bursts". The stamp is fairly small, so it fits nice and snug right near the bursts, and all I had to do was lay a scrap piece of paper over the firecrackers at the bottom to mask them, so they wouldn't get ink on them.


The CELEBRATE greeting along the bottom is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It's a fantastic year-round set to have, with a greeting for just about any occasion - 32 greetings in all! That's a lot of bang for your buck!!! Lol, get it? Cuz my card has firecrackers on it??

Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Backgrounds cling stamp set, Itty Bitty Greetings cling stamp set, Real Red Ink Pad & Cardstock, Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad & Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock,  SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Grid Paper. Don't forget Whisper White Medium Envelopes to mail your cards!

Click the image below to hop to Libby's "patriotic" blog post next...



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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Getting to Know the NEW Catalog


Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is Getting to Know the NEW Catalog! Posts will feature products from our NEW Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, which debuted on June 4th!!!


For my project, I am once again using a stamp set I got for FREE at the April 2019 OnStage event. It's called Wildly Happy - and it's super cute! I'm pairing it with the 2019-2021 In Colors, as well our Watercolor Pencils, for a #simplestamping experience.
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}

{if there are no pics here, I'm still having internet difficulties}

Stampin' Supplies:  Wildly Happy cling-mount stamp set, Clear Block D, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Rococo Rose Cardstock & Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Terracotta Tile Cardstock & Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Pretty Peacock Cardstock & Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Seaside Spray Cardstock & Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Purple Posy Cardstock & Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for cutting & scoring), Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Grid Paper. (Don't forget Medium Whisper White Envelopes to mail your cards!)


June 2019 Third Thursdays Blog Roll: Getting to Know the NEW Catalog
Kimberley Morris
Anne Marie Hile
Angie McKenzie
Susan Legits
Sarah Fleming
Andrea Tracy-Tucker


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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, June 7, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Birthday Celebrations


Welcome to the June 2019 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS! You'll see projects from around the world--but I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month. For this hop, I featured products from the NEW Bird Ballad Suite, along with a greeting from a returning set called Perennial Birthday. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}


This card was actually a Make & Take from Stampin' Up!'s April 2019 OnStage event. I will stamp these cards, but often not assemble them until a little later...with some changes to make it more my own. I am a bit stretched for time today, so it was a perfect time to pull out the pieces and finish this card with a birthday greeting!

I stamped the image of the birds with the Tuxedo Memento Black Ink Pad so I could use the Stampin' Blends on the birds and flowers (Daffodil Delight Light & Dark), and on the leaves (Old Olive Light & Dark). Because I wanted to use the Soft Suede Ink Pad for the greeting, I decided to color the branch with that same ink, using the Aqua Painters. I colored very carefully, with very little water, as the Memento ink is not intended to be waterproof. I used the Pool Party Light Stampin' Blends marker to outline the entire image a little bit after I colored it.

Stampin' Supplies: Free As A Bird Cling Mount Stamp Set, Perennial Birthday Cling Mount Stamp Set, Pool Party Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Soft Suede Ink Pad, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Blends (Daffodil Delight Combo Pack, Old Olive Combo Pack, Pool Party Light), Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist, Grid Paper.
{see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll}

DID YOU KNOW...?: when you sign up to Become a Demonstrator on my team, you get to order UP TO $125 in product of your choice for only $99*- in your Starter kit! Yep, you sure can!! Let me know if you'd like to get started and I can help you customize your order with the products you'll love the most! *Starter Kit has no shipping charges, but taxes for your area will apply.

Click the Next arrow below to see Amanda's celebratory creations!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2019 JUNE - BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BLOG ROLL


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JUNE Monthly Perks Code: EDZK67Y7
(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!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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