July Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic License

Welcome to the  Ink & Share Scrapbook blog hop,  we are  group of international Stampin UP! demonstrators sharing our ideas and creativity with you.

You will have either arrived from  Shirley’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we were given a free-hand with our design ~ Artistic Licence ~ I have focused on the Noble Peacock Suite using  one set of dies and the sumptuous Nobel Peacock Specialty Designer Paper and Rhinestones

Once again I have chosen to use a 12 x 12 page – mainly because Stampin’ UP! has 12 x 12 card stock in all its colors which gives me a fantastic choice but also because they have the 12 x 12 Page Protectors and Albums.

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Happy Tails ~ Just Fur You Card

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

I am a dog person – my puppies, Miss Daisy Mae and CiCi are always close by, sometimes you might hear them when I am making a video ~ one of them usually manages to let out a little ‘woof’ or scratch at the study  door in the middle of recording 🙂

So The Happy Tails Stamp Set with the coordinating Dog Builder Punch is a great set for the fellow dog lovers out there.  There are some cute greetings as well, I have used the ‘Just fur You’ one, I think the ‘Keep Calm and Wag On’ will be useful as well as “So sorry for your Loss’ for those sad times when a beloved pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge.

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July Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ Fancy Folds

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Janey’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is Fancy Folds and I have chosen a Center Easel card once again featuring the Morning Magnolia Suite of Products along with some Stampin’ Blends

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Vibrant Vases ‘Just for You’ with Gorgeous Grape and Soft Suede

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Vibrant Vases Stamp Set gives you the chance to build up some very pretty designs, it also has the coordinating  Vases Builder Punch, although I have not used it on this card it is a very useful punch to have.

Today’s card is a simple card with a vase of flowers front and center, it also uses a blender pen technique to color the flowers.  I have used one of the sentiments which will work for a lot of occasions, birthday, thank you, thinking of you…. because any of these are ‘just for you’ 🙂

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Cosy Fall Crafting with Paper Pumpkin


Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

To my shame I don’t regularly share Paper Pumpkin on my blog – but did you know I have a facebook page? – Cindy’s Pumpkin Patch where I share the info every month – if you click here you can subscribe to the page to get the latest scoop every month.

I want to share some scoop we just received  on the upcoming August kit, Paper Pumpkin is doing something new and interesting for the month of August and I am really  excited about it! Continue reading

Let It Ride & Pretty Petals Guy Card!

Hello Paper Crafting Friends ~ welcome back to my corner of the world.

Time for a card for the fellas in our lives, I find it quite hard to think of ideas for the guys so the ‘Let It Ride’ stamp set has come in very useful, horses, trees and some inspirational greetings all come in this set.

I have chosen to make a card for the fellas but if you have a ‘horse lover’ in your family or circle of friends you could change up the colors and it would work just as well for either gender.

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Tone-on-Tone Technique with Tasteful Textures

I am sharing another technique today – Tone-on-Tone stamping along with a video to show you how easy it is to do!

I first came across the term ‘tone-on-tone ‘ when I  came to live in  the US some 18 years ago.  Due to visa restrictions I was not allowed to work ~ I had to find something to do with my time – so I found myself a quilting class,  the list of supplies included some fabric called ‘tone on tone neutral’, which meant nothing to me at the time, until the really kind lady in the fabric stop helped me out 🙂

I am using one of the new stamp sets from the 2019 -2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog, Tasteful Textures, as well as showcasing a couple of the new ribbons and embellishments which were in my recent ribbon and embellishment product share ~ click here for details

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Royal Peacock – Inspirational Card

The choice of colors for today’s card was one of those happy accidents – inspired by the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (pg 177 of Annual catalog) which fell out of the little box I had stored them in – the Lovely Lipstick ones in particular attracted me, although, to be honest they look more like Melon Mambo to me and that is the color I chose to pair with one of the new in-colors, Pretty Peacock which is just perfect for the stamp set I chose!

The Royal Peacock Stamp set has been so very popular and I am sure I will be sharing more cards with it but today it is the stamp that puts highlights on the peacocks tail that is the focus of my card, along with some gold heat embossing.

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