Friday, May 7, 2021

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Brand NEW!

Welcome to the MAY 2021 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects in our hop from Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so prices are in USD)

We generally hop the first Friday of each month, and our theme for today is Brand NEW, in honor of the Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that just debuted on May 4th. I am honoring our NEW 2021-2023 In Colors, as well as a NEW stamp set called Color & Contour, with my projects. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post}


This stamp set also is also included in the Color & Contour BUNDLE (stamp set + Scalloped Contours dies), but these 3 projects are intended for what we call Casual Creators...who don't necessarily own dies or a die-cutting machine!


The projects are what I would consider a "Workshop" or what is sometimes referred to as a Party, or a Demonstration. I will be creating these projects on video for you later, but the only way to get the FREE PDF Workshop Tutorial (with all the dimensions and supplies annotated individually for each project) is to make a retail purchase of any amount with me this month or JOIN MY TEAM*! YES, the Clearance Rack counts as a retail purchase! YES, a Paper Pumpkin Subscription also counts!!!
*My team receives Tutorial PDFs like this from me for training/resources each month.


The first two projects are pretty simple cards, and the last one is also simple - an oldie but goodie, the Bagalope! Seriously, this is one of the first projects I ever made after I got my Starter Kit in 1994.


Stampin' Supplies: Color & Contour photopolymer stamp set, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, 2021-2023 In Color Ink Pad Asst, Blender Pens, Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends Combo Pack, 2021-2023 In Color Cardstock Asst, 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, Basic White Cardstock, Basic White Notecards & Envelopes, Basic White Medium Envelopes, Pale Papaya Sheer Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Detailed Trio Punch, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Grid Paper, Paper Trimmer (if you need to cut down your cardstock sheets), Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamps). {see Product Purchase Links near the bottom of the post}


 
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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop MAY 2021 Blog Roll
1. Jan Musselman
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Tricia Butts
4. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
5. Jenn Curtis Charles
6. June Olsen
7. Marieke Bart
8. Amanda Farlinger

Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


Coming SOON: Make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on MAY 10th to get the May "Batter Up!" Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!  Kit includes enough supplies to make 9 cards (which foldover to 4-1/4"x5-1/2")—3 each of 3 designs—with coordinating envelopes (4-1/2"x5-3/4"). The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more! Coordinating colors for the April kit: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede. And just for added FUN, each kit contains the official bubble gum of MLB!

Coordinating Product: Pair with any of our Father’s Day products—like the Well Suited Suite for fun Father’s Day cards, or use an embossing folder like the Pinewood Planks or Brick & Mortar embossing folders, to imprint an impressive background, or toss on a little ribbon or thread. Plus, the kit’s exclusive 13-piece stamp set can be used to cheer on any champion—on and off the field!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so sign up NOW!


 
   MAY Monthly Perks HOST Code: YUD2FNTV
(if your order total in My Online Store equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use my 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:
JAN-JUN MINI CATALOG (January 5th - June 30th)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BEGINNER STAMPER?? (Click the link and Choose a PROJECT to BEGIN!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Saturday, May 1, 2021

We Create Blog Hop - Technique Toss Up!


Welcome to the MAY 2021 "Technique Toss-Up" Blog Hop!!! We generally hop on the first day of every month, and this month each hopper is going to share a different technique with you! I chose to feature watercoloring with the NEW Flowers & Leaves Punch for my post. (NOTE: the punch will be available to order from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog starting May 4th)
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


Our Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper comes in a package of 5"x7" sheets, so they are the perfect size to cut in half and then trim down slightly to mount on a foldover 3-1/2"x5" card base from our Basic White Notecards & Envelopes! To get the watercolored flowers, I used the Flowers & Leaves Punch to punch a stencil out of a scrap piece of cardstock. Then I traced the flowers I wanted with the Watercolor Pencils, and the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2. After I got the outline of the flowers I wanted, I basically scribbled some color into them, and then swished around the color using our Water Painters.


This little strip of Soft Seafoam Cardstock was stamped with a sentiment from the Color and Countour Photopolymer Stamp Set, using the Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad. I like to pop up watercolor paper layers using our Foam Adhesive Strips all along the sides, and also down the middle, so if there is any buckling it gets minimized. As long as I had those Foam Adhesive Strips out, I also used them to adhere the sentiment.


I colored with the Watercolor Pencils on the back of the flowers that I punched out with Vellum Cardstock, and smoothed out the color with Water Painters. That actually makes the flowers curl - you can manually twist them the way you want them to stay as they dry. Before I put them on the card, I did draw a few light lines on the front with the Watercolor Pencils. For the leaves that were punched out from Soft Seafoam Cardstock, I just drew a quick line down the center of each one, and washed over it with our Water Painters. The flowers and leaves were adhered with Mini Glue Dots, and to finish the card, I dropped a Champagne Rhinestone in the center of each vellum flower.


I'm not an expert at watercolor by any means, and when you are using the Watercolor Pencils it's quite different from picking up color on your brush and laying it down. So, my method with the pencils is just a lot of scribbling. One tip I can share when working on a watercolor piece is that you really want to work on just one area/color at a time and then let that dry before moving on. That way, the color you are working with will pool into itself with minimal muddiness from other wet colors around it. And you really have to give up trying to force it to look a certain way...just let it flow, and keep putting more water on it!

Stampin' Supplies: Flowers & Leaves Punch (available May 4th), Color & Contour stamp set - for 'thank you' sentiment (available May 4th), Basic White Notecards & Envelopes, Soft Seafoam Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Water Painters, Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, Champagne Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots, Foam Adhesive Strips, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Grid Paper, Simply Shammy (to clean photopolymer stamp).

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Click the image below to see Tanya's technique...


We Create Blog Hop MAY 2021 Blog Roll
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
Tanya Harvey
Libby Fens
Cheryl Curtis
Tricia Butts
Linda A. Moore
Jeanna Kay

Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


Coming SOON: Make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on MAY 10th to get the May "Batter Up!" Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!  Kit includes enough supplies to make 9 cards (which foldover to 4-1/4"x5-1/2")—3 each of 3 designs—with coordinating envelopes (4-1/2"x5-3/4"). The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more! Coordinating colors for the April kit: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede. And just for added FUN, each kit contains the official bubble gum of MLB!

Coordinating Product: Pair with any of our Father’s Day products—like the Well Suited Suite for fun Father’s Day cards, or use an embossing folder like the Pinewood Planks or Brick & Mortar embossing folders, to imprint an impressive background, or toss on a little ribbon or thread. Plus, the kit’s exclusive 13-piece stamp set can be used to cheer on any champion—on and off the field!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so sign up NOW!


 
   MAY Monthly Perks HOST Code: YUD2FNTV
(if your order total in My Online Store equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use my 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:
JAN-JUN MINI CATALOG (January 5th - June 30th)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BEGINNER STAMPER?? (Click the link and Choose a PROJECT to BEGIN!)

~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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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Third Thursdays Blog Hop - A Fond Farewell


Welcome once again to our Third Thursdays Blog Hop! This month our theme for the hop is A Fond Farewell! Our posts will feature projects with product that will be RETIRING May 3rd (or while supplies last). You can find all the Retiring products in the Last Chance Sale. My project is called a Matchbook Mini-Album, and you can get a FREE Mini-Album Tutorial Bundle PDF, with instructions for this album and about a dozen MORE, with any purchase from me as your demonstrator!
{you'll find Product Purchase Links for current items I've used, below the Blog Roll}


Today is another one of those hard days for me...I could NOT get up. You'd think that would be good because it would mean I was able to rest, but it wasn't really restful, unfortunately. I tried to push my way through getting things done yesterday and finally had to take a pain pill at the end of the day, which mostly just meant being so groggy I couldn't stand up this morning. I was finally able to get up and feed the cats their breakfast just past 11am (yikes).


Maybe it's fitting then, that my project is paying tribute to the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper, which will be RETIRING SOON. The Playful Pets Trinkets I used on this project are also RETIRING SOON. By the way, if you ever click on a specific product link and you can't find that product in my Online Store, that means it is not orderable, or is no longer in stock.


The Pampered Pets Stamp Set and the Pets Dies will still be in the new catalog (which goes live May 4th), but you will no longer be able to get them in a BUNDLE for 10% OFF. So, if you love these sweet little pets, you might want to purchase these while you can still get the savings.


The Playful Alphabet Dies are also fabulous for personalizing your Matchbook Mini-Album, and you can cut out the letters with Foam Adhesive Sheets backing your paper, so they stand up, and stand out. I didn't really have time to do that on this project, and I even just colored in the images with Watercolor Pencils very quickly and roughly, but it works well with these images.


Stampin' Supplies: Pampered Pets BUNDLE (stamp set + Pets Dies), Neutrals 12"x12" Cardstock Assortment (I used Sahara Sand for the album, Soft Suede for the Belly Band, and Basic White to stamp images), Playful Pets Designer Series Paper RETIRING, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, Watercolor Pencils, Playful Pets Trinkets RETIRING, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, Heart Punch Pack (optional - you could easily cut out your own heart shape by hand), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Grid Paper, Bone Folder, Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist (to clean red rubber stamps), Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss or Standard Stampin' Cut & Emboss (to use with dies).


 
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NEXT UP: Head over to see Jan's great projects!

https://iheartcards2.blogspot.com/2020/11/third-thursdays-blog-hop.html

APRIL 2021 Third Thursdays Blog Roll:
Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE
Jan Musselman
Susan Webster


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:


Coming SOON: Make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:50pm MT on MAY 10th to get the May "Batter Up!" Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!  Kit includes enough supplies to make 9 cards (which foldover to 4-1/4"x5-1/2")—3 each of 3 designs—with coordinating envelopes (4-1/2"x5-3/4"). The all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more! Coordinating colors for the April kit: Basic White, Bumblebee, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede. And just for added FUN, each kit contains the official bubble gum of MLB!

Coordinating Product: Pair with any of our Father’s Day products—like the Well Suited Suite for fun Father’s Day cards, or use an embossing folder like the Pinewood Planks or Brick & Mortar embossing folders, to imprint an impressive background, or toss on a little ribbon or thread. Plus, the kit’s exclusive 13-piece stamp set can be used to cheer on any champion—on and off the field!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period, so sign up NOW!


 
   APRIL Monthly Perks HOST Code: H6JUKF42
(if your order total in My Online Store equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use my 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:
JAN-JUN MINI CATALOG (January 5th - June 30th)
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BEGINNER STAMPER?? (Click the link and Choose a PROJECT to BEGIN!)

~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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