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


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



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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Monday, June 3, 2019

FINAL 5 HOURS to get RETIRING Product - with DISCOUNTS


FINAL CALL FOR RETIRING PRODUCT ORDERS
SELECT ITEMS DISCOUNTED!

Make sure you visit My Online Store and check out the Last-Chance Products section to grab what you want before it is GONE TONIGHT!!! Select items were DISCOUNTED on May 30th, so if you haven't looked since then, hop back in and see if the bargains now have a spot on your Wish List!

If you would rather view or print out lists with all the RETIRING and DISCOUNTED products, you will find links to those files below the pictures on this post.

Three of my favorite RETIRING products, that I think everyone needs to have, are: Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set, Fox Builder Punch (discounted!), and Labeler Alphabet. If nothing else, please check out these products...I will be keeping mine forever. In fact, I'm buying extras just in case something happens to the originals! Here are some pictures of the ways I've used those stamp sets and the punch:

Foxy Friends Stamp Set

Foxy Friends Stamp Set

Foxy Friends Stamp Set + Fox Builder Punch

Foxy Friends Stamp Set + Fox Builder Punch

Labeler Alphabet (personalized greeting)

Labeler Alphabet (numbers on tags)

Labeler Alphabet (personalized greeting)

Labeler Alphabet (purr-sonalized greeting)

Foxy Friends Stamp Set + Fox Builder Punch + Labeler Alphabet (purr-sonalized greeting)

Here are those links to the files I promised you...



CURRENT CATALOG PDFs, to View or Download:
2019 Occasions Catalog PDF
2018-19 Annual Catalog PDF


RETIRING PRODUCTS EXCEL FILES, to View or Download:
Retiring Occasions Catalog Products EXCEL
Retiring Annual Catalog Products EXCEL

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
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Saturday, June 1, 2019

We Create Basics Blog Hop


Welcome to the June 2019 We Create Basics Blog Hop!!! This month we are creating projects with the BASICS: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black only--any combo! My card features a stamp set called Wildly Happy, which will be available in the NEW Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog which debuts June 4th! {scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


In true procrastistamper fashion, I totally forgot this blog hop was coming up! So, this is my 5-minute card...created with one ink pad, and one stamp set. The panda image makes it really easy to stick with a black and white theme.


To give it a little more dimension, I sort of swiped the ink pad around the edges of the panda layer, before adding a ribbon and layering it.


The Basic Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon really dresses up the card and makes it look elegant...instead of just the fastest stamping in the West. Lol.

Stampin' Supplies: Wildly Happy cling stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Basic Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock), Grid Paper. Don't forget Whisper White Medium Envelopes to mail your cards!

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



Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



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
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Hugs from Shelli


Welcome to our May 2019 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Each month we share alternate projects using Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin Kit! Our Paper Pumpkin kit this month is called Hugs From Shelli. It came with supplies to make 12 cards (3 each of 4 styles) with coordinating envelopes. The picture below shows the cards according to the kit directions.


You can watch a replay of a livestream VIDEO of me unboxing and assembling this month's kit according to the package instructions, on my Facebook Business Page by either clicking the image above, or clicking HERE.


I had an awful time coming up with alternates this month, because the cards in the kit are just so gorgeous I didn't want to make anything different! I'm not usually a fan of florals, but I absolutely LOVE the little pink flowers on these cards, so I went with kind of a floral theme for my projects.


My first project is an alternate card that looks like a flower pot. I usually try to stick close to the kit contents, but I added some of our NEW Terracotta Tile Cardstock & Ink (available for order June 4th) for the flower pot, and a bit of Petal Pink Cardstock & Ink behind the flower pot. I stamped the splotches from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin stamp set on the flower pot and pink cardstock in the same color ink as the cardstock, after stamping OFF once, so the images would be a bit lighter. It adds some visual texture without competing with the focal images.


I also stamped the splotches from the Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin stamp set on the pre-printed flower card front in Early Espresso Ink (the color of the ink spot included in the kit), after stamping OFF once, so they would be a bit lighter. Stamping in full strength ink seemed too dark for this delicate print. The "twine" I used to tie a bow also came in the kit, but our Linen Thread from our retail offering is pretty much the same thing - and it's a great staple supply you'll want to have on hand.


My daughter bought a few pieces of Seed Paper recently, that fit perfectly in this Bagalope I created from a coordinating envelope from the kit for my second project. To make it, just seal the envelope, score 3/8" from the bottom and side edges, then trim off the top of the sealed envelope to create a pocket. Stick your hand down in the pocket, and pop the bottom score line in, and fold the side score lines, just like a paper grocery bag. You'll end up with a little triangle on each side at the bottom, which you can fold under and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.


Again, I used the twine from the kit for the bow, and the little "For You" tag is actually the back of a piece of the pre-printed floral card front I trimmed away to cover the flower pot on the card. It was also stamped in Early Espresso Ink. I used the Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to write the "Wildflower Seed Paper" description on the envelope - that marker is available in the Neutrals Marker Assortment.

Stampin' Supplies: May 2019 Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin Kit, Petal Pink Cardstock & Ink Pad, NEW Terracotta Tile Cardstock & Ink Pad, Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Shammy, Grid Paper, Paper Snips.

NEXT UP: Charlet Mallett!
If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.

MAY 2019 BLOG ROLL



The Hugs from Shelli Kit REFILL is SOLD OUT right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. All PAST KIT products are available while supplies last, so you have to grab them as soon as they are released! 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!

Wanna Share a Little Smile?? Click the image below for a Sneak Peek of June's Paper Pumpkin Kit design, and make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:59pm MT on June 10th to get this fun kit!


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog (debuting June 4th), drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

MAY Monthly Perks Code: FQPUXJSV
(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
procrastistamper@gmail.com
http://kimberley.stampinup.net (SHOP ONLINE 24/7!)
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