Friday, January 5, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - 2018 Sale-a-Bration & Occasions Catalog

Welcome to the 17th Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This month we are featuring Sale-a-Bration, and the Occasions Catalog!!! Even though they were released previously, I chose to work with the Stampin' Blends this month, because they are making their first catalog debut, in the Occasions Catalog. Prior to this they've only been available for viewing and purchase in my Online Store.

View or Download the 2018 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF HERE
View or Download the 2018 Occasions Catalog PDF HERE

I've also chosen to work with the Color Me Happy stamp set (available in wood-mount and cling-mount), and the Color Me Happy Project Kit, because they are NOT featured in any catalog but they are perfect for learning with the Stampin' Blends. You can even get the stamp set and project kit together for a 10% Discount in the Color Me Happy BUNDLE, which is also available in wood-mount or cling-mount. Check out the awesome video playlist I've put together HERE for you, using these products together. {Note: the Color Me Happy stamp set, Project Kit, and BUNDLE are available ONLY while supplies last, but they are still available as of this post!}

I've assembled my cards just a bit differently from the kit instructions, and cut up the printed card bases into 4" squares to use as backgrounds on standard cards that fold over to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4".

I actually started with the stamping and coloring on separate pieces of 1-3/4" square Whisper White Thick Card stock, and used those as the focal points of each card.

Disclaimer: the stamp image does not have leaves...I drew those in!

As I mentioned above, the Color Me Happy stamp set is available in either wood-mount, or cling-mount. I personally tend to choose wood-mount stamps because I love that I only have to mount them ONCE, and then they are ready to go. This is a HUGE plus for me, especially when I am letting other people use my stamps, like when I hold a stamping event.

However, now that the Stamparatus has been announced (and had preorders), it's going to sort of muddy the waters for me, as that tool only works with cling-mount or photopolymer stamps. I just wanted to make sure you're aware of this upcoming product NOW, so you can make an informed decision on what style stamps you will want to get, in your purchases going forward. You can learn more about the Stamparatus HERE, but if you did not place a preorder by December 30, 2017, you'll need to wait until its debut in the new Annual Catalog in June to get your hands on it. I participated in the Leader-to-Leader group that provided ideas and feedback for this tool, so I already have mine...I'll be showing it to you in action soon!

CAUTION: Don't panic that you can't use the Stamparatus with your wood-mount stamps! I still love my Stamp-a-ma-jig for lining up images, and it is easy and inexpensive. The BONUS of using the Stamp-a-ma-jig with wood-mount stamps is that you can stamp each image on a sheet of vellum to use with the Stamp-a-ma-jig instead of using the plastic sheet and cleaning it off every time. Then you just store those vellum sheets in your stamp case, and you are ready for quick placement next time you use the set. Clear as mud? Don't worry, I'll do a follow up to explain it more clearly.

Stampin' Supplies: Color Me Happy stamp set, Color Me Happy Project Kit, Whisper White Thick Card Stock, Flirty Flamingo Card Stock and ink, Bermuda Bay Card Stock and ink, Dapper Denim Card Stock and ink, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive.

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

Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
Lisa Hardie
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott

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  1. Gorgeous coloring Kimberley, I think the lantern is over the top. TSF

  2. Gorgeous coloring with the Blends. i love the lantern.

  3. Great idea to add the leaves to the flower!

  4. oooh, that lantern...beautiful coloring!

  5. Great colouring Kimberley... love the lantern in particular as it takes on such a 3D air... and I too have my waters somewhat muddied now!

  6. Your colouring really makes me want to get my Blends out and practice! Such wonderful results and I love the idea of changing up the kit. Thanks for sharing x

  7. Love your colouring Kimberley, they all look 3D. Thank you

  8. Nice color color choices. The stamp set is so cute!

  9. Beautiful cards. Your coloring is beautiful.


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