Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Colour Combo Blog Hop June 2018


I'm gonna be brutally honest with you, Blackberry Bliss might be one of my least favorite of our current colors. I know, right?!? I totally heard a collective gasp from the Blackberry Bliss fan club.


I can't help it, I'm a last minute stamper (hence the name 'procrastistamper') and Blackberry Bliss is a color you just can't rush. If you don't handle the stamped color like a fragile little princess, it punishes you by smearing all over your project, your hands, your cat, and even some important piece of paper all the way across the room, somehow. And a little goes a LOOOOOOONG way, so I really only used a bit of it on my project.


I have another confession to make...I usually don't use so many different products on one card. But the soft nature of the Petal Pink really called for one of the new, sweet Pearlized Doilies, the detailed outline of the Stitched Framelits, and the baby theme demanded the tiny scalloped outline of the Layering Ovals Framelits. I also used Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake), as well as Blender Pens (with Petal Pink ink pad) to color in the kanga. I first stamped it in Petal Pink, then did the coloring with Stampin' Blends. Then I lined up the stamp over the original, and stamped it again with Blackberry Bliss to get the darker outline. Then I used the Blender Pens with the Petal Pink ink to do the kanga's tummy.


To finish it off, I used some Petal Pink sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins assortment, and the Crumb Cake twine from the Nature's Twine 4-Pack. That twine pack also includes Blackberry Bliss, so you could also make the card using that color twine, with this same layout.

Please click the Next button to see what Manuela has created for this Color Combo :-)


June 2018 Colour Combo Blog Roll
  1. Elisabeth Pirolt Jun
  2. Angela Köber 
  3. Sandra Roberts 
  4. Sue McDonald 
  5. Tricia Butts 
  6. Tracy Marie Lewis 
  7. Zsuzsánna Balázs 
  8. Jo Blackman
  9. Kimberley Morris 
  10. Manuela Geiswinkler

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - The New Catalog


Welcome to the June 2018 Edition of theGlobal Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring The New Catalog! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my projects this month feature the Animal Outing, Birthday Backgrounds, and Pick A Pennant stamp sets. They are all available to order NOW in my Online Store!


Click the image or link below to view/download the 2018-19 Annual Catalog PDF.
(File size is approximately 56MB):
2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (PDF)


I was privileged to receive these three stamp sets a few months ago, to make display samples for the Stampin' Up! OnStage event at Las Vegas in April. I love blue, so our new Blueberry Bushel In Color is all over these samples!


The rhino card features the Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating Animal Friends dies. I also used the Petal Burst Embossing Folder to get the "rhino skin" background. It actually came out of an accident. I ran a sheet of Basic Gray Cardstock through the Big Shot with the folder, and then I smeared a Whisper White Craft Ink Pad over bumpy side. I got way too much ink on there, and tried to wipe it off with a paper towel. It was still too much ink, so I just grabbed a baby wipe...and that's where the magic happened! The baby wipe roughed up the surface of the card stock and made it look like skin. Cool, huh?


The kangaroo card features the Birthday Backgrounds stamp set...in the background, of course! The kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set has a koala in its pouch for some reason, and I just wanted to use the kangaroo alone. So, I used my X-acto blade and cut around the two kanga "hands" so I could pull them up a little, then I cut out a rectangle of card stock to use as a gift box. I tucked the box under the kanga paws then stamped and die cut a bow from the Playful Pennants stamp set, and you can't even tell there's a koala there. The alphabet from the Playful Pennants stamp set helped me create the custom greeting!


This last card features the Pick a Pennant stamp set and coordinating Playful Pennants dies. There's nothing tricky about this card, the stamp set and dies do all the work for you. One little tip, though - I stamped the Blueberry Bushel ink off the background stamp once each time before I stamped it on the card background. That kept the background from being as dark as the Blueberry Bushel card stock, so it wouldn't compete for focus. Oh, I did the same thing with the little lined triangle image underneath the word 'congrats'. That way, it's full strength/darker ink for the letters, on top of stamped off/lighter ink of the same color.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions...and don't mind me while I go order a bunch of  NEW stamps I've been dying to get...!

Stampin' Supplies: Animal Outing stamp set with coordinating dies, Pick a Pennant stamp set with coordinating dies, Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, Better Together stamp set, Blueberry Bushel ink pad & card stock, Basic Gray ink pad & card stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, VersaMark ink pad, Stampin' Blends, Basic Black Marker, Watercolor Pencils, Sahara Sand card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Basics Adhesive Backed Sequins (Sahara Sand), Blueberry Bushel Ribbon, Petal Burst Embossing Folder, Wooden Frames Elements.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

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


2018 JUNE - NEW CATALOG BLOG ROLL

JUNE Monthly Perks Code: ME77DDBJ
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We Create Masculine Blog Hop


Welcome to the June 2018 We Create Masculine Blog Hop!!! My cards for the hop feature the Waterfront stamp set, and all FIVE of the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Call Me Clover.


This card is just one layer of Watercolor Paper, on top of a foldover base of Blueberry Bushel Card Stock. I ran a wet AquaPainter over the whole front of the Watercolor Paper to prime it, then I dipped the AquaPainter into some drops of Blueberry Bushel Reinker and dragged the color across. I rinsed out the brush (by squeezing water through it and dabbing onto a paper towel), then dipped the AquaPainter into the next color and dragged it across, etc...always making sure the brush was clean before adding the next color.


After the background was dry, I dropped some ripples in the water using a stamp with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad. I dropped in some trees using the Call Me Clover Ink Pad, stamping some full strength, and stamping others off once on my Grid Paper before stamping down on the card.


The greeting was stamped with the Blueberry Bushel Ink Pad, using different parts of sayings from the All Things Thanks stamp set (available in wood-mount & clear-mount). I generally get the wood-mount sets, but I got this one in clear-mount so I could cut the sayings apart and mount different pieces together on one block.


In the picture below, you can see the sun image I stamped. For this one, I actually stamped it while the background was still slightly damp. I mixed some of the Lovely Lipstick Reinker, and some of the Grapefruit Grove Reinker, and applied that color to the sun stamp with the AquaPainter Then I stamped it down.


Here's just one more look at the whole card...oh, I wanted to mention that I mixed some colors on that mountain stamp, too. I mixed the Blueberry Bushel Reinker with a bit of the Lovely Lipstick Reinker, and applied the purple-ish color to the stamp with the AquaPainter. I tried to dab off some of the excess moisture before stamping, so I wouldn't lose too much of the definition of the stamp. You might have to play with this to get the feel of how wet you want it, without making a mess. I made a nasty mess on my first try! Let me know how YOU do ;-)


Stampin' Supplies: Waterfront stamp set, Watercolor Paper, Aquapainter, Blueberry Bushel card stock, Blueberry Bushel ink pad & Reinker, Call Me Clover ink pad & Reinker, Pineapple Punch ink pad & Reinker, Grapefruit Grove ink pad & Reinker, Lovely Lipstick ink pad & Reinker, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock).

Click the image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what manly things she's designed...


JUNE Monthly Perks Code: ME77DDBJ
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Manly Moments


Welcome to our May 2018 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called Manly Moments. It came with supplies to make 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs, with coordinating envelopes included for each card. The stamp set features a Father's Day greeting, lots of masculine titles (son, husband, grandpa, nephew, brother, uncle, dad - even just 'friend'), and also includes Birthday, Anniversary, and Thank You greetings. Here are my alternates:


The picture below shows how the cards might look if you made them according to the kit instructions:


As usual, I tried to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies. For my alternate projects I added some ink around the tag of the card using a Stampin' Sponge, as well as sponging the trees at the bottom of the card. I also added a few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the card, in Sea Foam color. Everything else I used on my projects came in the Paper Pumpkin kit! (The sequins will be available in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, which debuts TOMORROW!!!)


To make my card, I added an extra score line 3" from the score line at the end of the wood print section of the card. To cover the pre-scored line on the card between the plaid section and white section of the card, I cut one of the stickers from the kit in half lengthwise.




To make the "boxalope", I scored 3/4" into each of three sides of the envelope (bottom and two sides), and then just opened it like a grocery bag. I tacked down the triangles folded under the bottom with SNAIL Adhesive, but you could use some of the Mini Glue Dots that came in the kit, if you wanted.




Stampin' Supplies: May 2018 Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin Kit, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Sea Foam (Available June 1st), SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Sponge, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring).

The Manly Moments Kit REFILL is available right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. There are sometimes full Kits available on that page, but many are just Refill Kits which include the consumables only...meaning everything but the stamp set & ink pad. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available on that PAST KITS page, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see the MANLY projects Lori has in store for you! If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.


MAY 2018 BLOG ROLL


Remember how I said you might want to go ahead and SIGN UP for Paper Pumpkin now?? Well, there's an extra special reason to do that before June 10th--June’s Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with one of the suites in the new annual catalog! The suite will be revealed tomorrow, so come on back to my blog to check that out, or go ahead and sign up to get my blog posts by email so you won't miss the announcement. The graphic below will give you a little hint about the theme...


MAY Monthly Perks Code: Y77W46UG
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, May 4, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Design Sketch Challenge


Welcome to the 21st Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring a Design Sketch Challenge! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my project features the Share What You Love Early Release products, which will be in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, but are available to order NOW!


GSFBH May 2018 Design Sketch

The Share What You Love Early Release features 3 Bundles of products from the upcoming Share What You Love Suite that you can order right NOW. You can browse the products in My Online Store, or click the image or link to view/download the PDF flyer below:


SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE EARLY RELEASE FLYER (PDF)

You can also order the set of (5) 2018-2020 In Color ink pads right now. You can see each of those In Colors in an earlier blog post HERE.

I used the Gotta Have It All Bundle for my project--it's the only bundle that includes the GORGEOUS Pearlized Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. For me, the paper pulls the entire suite of products together, and makes it super easy to create fabulous projects with virtually no effort. You really have to see it in person to catch the subtle beauty, but you can at least see all the versatile designs depicted below:


The Gotta Have It All Bundle is also the only bundle that includes the Statement of My Heart stamp, which I did not use on my project today, but it is actually printed on the lid of the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit box (which you can see peeking out behind the card in my first picture). It also includes two more stamp sets, one of which has a whopping 143 STAMPS in it -- called Make a Difference. The other stamp set is called Love What You Do, which I used to stamp my card today.


The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is a bit unique, in that it contains (24) 12"x12" sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs (rather than only 12 sheets). There are a ton of Stampin' Up! colors that coordinate with this beautiful paper, one of which is Tranquil Tide, which I used to stamp the greeting, and the tiny flowers in the background. In my opinion, Pool Party also coordinates, although it's not listed as a coordinating color in the product description. I used a little strip of Pool Party card stock as a layer on the card, and also stamped both the Pool Party card stock strip, and a shadow of the greeting, with Pool Party ink.


The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls also come in the Gotta Have It All Bundle, and I used a few of those on my card. The laser cut greeting label, mini silver paper clip, and the pearlized thread are all from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, the full contents of which you can see below. The box itself is stunning and sturdy, and is big enough to hold a handful of standard sized cards and envelopes for gifting!


Stampin' Supplies: Share What You Love Gotta Have It All Bundle, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Pool Party Card Stock and Ink Pad, Tranquil Tide Card Stock and Ink Pad, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-1/4" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score card stock), Grid Paper.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Jenn's take on the sketch!
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2018 MAY - DESIGN SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG ROLL

13. Sarah Mcdermott
14. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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