Friday, February 1, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Stamper's Choice


Welcome to the February 2019 Edition of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring STAMPER'S CHOICE! 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 generally hop the first Friday of each month! For this hop, I chose to revive an old project using supplies you can buy NOW! Although one key item is on the Clearance Rack, so go grab it while supplies last: Stitched Seasons Framelits. {you'll find all Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll near the bottom of the post!}


Stampin' Supplies: Basic Gray Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Stitched Seasons Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Pretty Label Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, Tombow Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer (for cutting & scoring. (see Product Purchase Links below the Blog Roll)

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

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


2019 FEBRUARY - STAMPER'S CHOICE BLOG ROLL
1. Vicky Wright
2. Libby Dyson
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4. Anastasia Radloff
5. June Olsen
6. Tricia Butts
7. Jan Musselman
8. Rachel Macleod
9. Amanda Farlinger
10. Lisa Henderson
11. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!
12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
13. Anja Reuss
14.Narelle Fasulo
15. Marieke Bart


Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



FEBRUARY Monthly Perks Code: M72NFV7G
(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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We Create Blushing Blog Hop


Welcome to the February 2019 We Create BLUSHING Blog Hop!!! This month we are creating projects using pinks and reds! My card features the Meant to Be stamp set, which is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog that debuted January 3rd. I'm also using the So Hoppy Together stamp set you can earn as a FREE Item during 2019 Sale-a-Bration!
{scroll to the bottom of this post for ALL product purchase links}


I think adding the frog from the So Hoppy Together stamp set alongside the hearts makes a great Valentine card for a special person in your life who brings you joy, but maybe someone you are not super close friends or partners with. It's cute and sweet, but not too lovey-dovey. You could even leave the ribbon off, if that's one step too far for you!


I love this frog on the unicycle, he looks like he's ready to juggle something. So, I gave him some hearts to toss around. Lol, that sounds pretty callous...let's just clarify that they are candy hearts! They are inked up in Flirty Flamingo, but I stamped them off once before stamping them on the card, so they'd be just a little lighter.


To keep the ribbon in place, I used the 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch to make a little notch on the fold of the card. It's an old trick, but it's sure handy. This Flirty Flamingo colored ribbon is one of two ribbons in the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack. The other color is Lovely Lipstick, which is actually the color I used to stamp the greeting and the froggie.


The little hand-drawn hearts on the All My Love Designer Series Paper look great alongside the cartoon-style frog, and the colors coordinate perfectly. One last tip...the base of the card is Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, and I stamped 3 different hearts from the Meant to Be stamp set on it. However, I stamped them all OFF once before stamping on the card base. It gives the background some visual texture, without being so dark that they compete with the focal point images.

BREAKING NEWS: I've just learned there are coordinating Framelits available for purchase, to cut out images in the Sale-a-Bration FREE So Hoppy Together stamp set!!! I'll be sure to add the info/image here as soon as I get it.

Stampin' Supplies: Meant to Be stamp set, Sale-a-Bration FREE So Hoppy Together stamp set, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock & ink pad, Lovely Lipstick Cardstock & ink pad, Whisper White Cardstock, All My Love Designer Series Paper, All My Love Ribbon Pack, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Shammy (to clean stamps), Stampin' Trimmer (to cut & score card stock). Don't forget Whisper White Medium Envelopes to mail your cards!

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



Stampin' Supplies Product Purchase Links:



If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

In the meantime, here are the PDF versions you can View or Download:
2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
2019 Occasions Catalog Brochure PDF

FEBRUARY Monthly Perks Code: M72NFV7G
(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
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - Be Mine Valentine


Welcome to our January 2019 #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our Paper Pumpkin kit this month is called Be Mine Valentine. It came with supplies to make 24 valentine pillow boxes. The picture below shows how the boxes look when made 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've had another pain episode from my trigeminal neuralgia over the past two weeks, and the pain just finally let up yesterday quite a bit, so I was only able to make one alternate project for the blog hop this month. The kit coordinates with our Animal Expedition Suite of products, but I decided to take my alternate project in an entirely different direction.


There's a little chameleon in the stamp set for the kit this month, and a greeting that says "you're one-in-a chameleon". I wanted to make a critter out of the pillow box itself, so I made a kitty, and altered the greeting to say "you're one-in-a MEOW-leon.


I used the 1-1/4" Circle Punch with Whisper White Cardstock for the big part of the eyes, and the 3/4" Circle Punch with Basic Black Cardstock for the smaller part of the eyes. The heart I used for the nose is a die cut from the kit. I cut three pieces of Whisper White Baker's Twine for the whiskers, and smooshed a Stampin' Dimensional over the top of the pieces, then adhered the heart to that same Dimensional.


For the ears, I trimmed tall, skinny triangles from Powder Pink Cardstock and adhered them with Tombow Liquid Glue. I also used Tombow Liquid Glue to adhere the black part of the eye to the white part, and then I adhered the layered eyes to the pillow box with Stampin' Dimensionals. If you look closely, you can see 3 little dots I made on each side of the nose, with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, to enhance the whisker look.


At the bottom, I stamped the greeting in Melon Mambo ink (the color of the ink spot that came with the kit), on one of the tags that came in the kit. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to write the MEOW part I wanted on Powder Pink Cardstock, then I trimmed that out with my Paper Snips and adhered it over the appropriate part of the greeting. Behind the tag, I adhered a skinny strip of Basic Black Cardstock...I think it looks kind of like a collar! To finish off the tag, I added one of the blush-colored epoxy hearts from the kit.

Stampin' Supplies: January 2019 Be Mine Valentine Paper Pumpkin Kit, Powder Pink Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Cardstock, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Tombow Liquid Glue, Simply Shammy, Grid Paper, Paper Snips.

NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see Audra's sweet projects! If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.


JANUARY 2019 BLOG ROLL



The Be Mine Valentine Kit REFILL is available right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. All PAST KIT products are available while supplies last, so be sure to grab yours before they are gone! 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!

Do you LOVE succulents?? Click the image below for a Sneak Peek of February's Paper Pumpkin Kit design, and make sure you SIGN UP no later than 11:59pm MT on February 10th to get this gorgeous 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 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

In the meantime, here are the PDF versions you can View or Download:
2019 Sale-a-Bration Brochure PDF
2019 Occasions Catalog Brochure PDF

JANUARY Monthly Perks Code: GGX7HYVH
(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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