Above the clouds with Seaside Spray!

I have been sharing the new 2019 – 2021 In-colors and now it is the turn of some of the new products. I used the Above the Clouds Stamp Set today, which has the coordinating Hot Air Balloon punch to cut out that cut hot air balloon and its little basket, each of the products are available separately but if you buy the bundle you will save 10% – check out the link below!

I think the greeting on this one would be perfect for a graduation card, I know that most graduations are over for this year in the US but in the UK school is still very much in and not due to finish for the summer holidays until late July – so there is still time to make a card if you are in the UK and looking for some inspiration.

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Introducing……….. Seaside Spray and Floral Essence Stamp Set

Seaside Spray is the 5th and final of the 2019 – 2021 In-colors . The Floral Essence stamp Set is featured again – it is such a lovely set and those of you who know me also know that I just love flowers, so this is one that will be used an awful lot in the coming months!

I have also showcased the coordinating ribbon and embellishments for this color,  both will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Introducing……….. Terracotta Tile and Floral Essence Stamp Set

So the 4th new In-color I have chosen to share is Terracotta Tile and as the other day with the Pretty Peacock I have been experimenting with other colors in the Stampin’ UP! family.  Petal Pink and Cajun Craze work really well together with Terracotta Tile.

I have also showcased one of the new ribbons and embellishments, both of which will be part of my ribbon and embellishment shares in the coming weeks…………. so watch this space!

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Vibrant Vases Fun Fold

Today’s card was made using my Stampartus along with the the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set.  This set has lots of vase and flower images so you can build up a really decorative panel for your card – which is an off-set Z fold.

I have no idea where the color combination came from other than I glanced down at some scraps on my work bench and Cajan Craze and Petal Pink were just lying there left over from previous projects ~ they just seemed ‘right’ and I went with it!

Remember we only have 5 more days before Sale-a-Bration is over for another year – please go ahead on place your order today – there are links below to my on-line store, I would so appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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Abstract Impressions ~ Thank You Card

Every year Stampin’ UP! introduces 5 new colors that are available for 2 years, at the end of this time, the IN-Colors as they are known, are retired, Coastal Cabana was one of those  colors.   Earlier this year Stampin’ UP! revamped some of it color families and thrill of thrills Coastal Cabana reappeared as a new core color in the Brights family.  I have used it a lot in the last few months, if you check out my last post I used it for a scrapbook page.

I used Abstract Impressions on todays’ card and paired Coastal Cabana with Pool Party – a perfect combination in my mind!

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Stamparatus ~ 2 Step Stampin’ – Video Tutorial

This is the fifth of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features 2 step Stampin’….. and a sneak peak of  the Wishing You Well Stamp Set which is in the ‘soon-to-be-released’ 2018 Holiday Catalog. (if you don’t have a copy and would like one comment below and I will get back to you!)

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Beautiful Bouquet – Welcome to the Neighborhood

We had a new family move in a couple of houses along from us – now I am not a great one for cooking a dish or baking a cake as a welcome gift but I am a card maker and so I went with what I am best at and made them a card!

I left it on their doorstep early one morning when walking the dogs, then last Sunday there was a knock on our front door and there was the new family of 4 with a Triple Chocolate cake as a thank you for the welcome.  Daisy Mae and CiCi (our yorkies) gave their usual greeting then got lots of hugs from the children – so their morning turned out perfectly as well.

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Mystery Stamping with Lovely Friends

Last Sunday evening my Stampin’ UP! grandma organised another mystery stamping event on our teams Facebook page.  It is the latest in a series she had done over the last few years and they are a lot of fun.

She starts by giving us a list of supplies, this time it was a card base plus a layer, a Whisper White oval, some ribbon and linen thread, then to choose a stamp set with flowers and greetings and two ink pads. Continue reading

Happy Leap Year Day…………..

Happy Leap Year Day ~ We don’t get the chance to say that very often!  I know a couple of people born on February 29th – it is nice to be able to wish them a happy birthday on the actual day.

I shared a card the other day using the ‘What I Love’ exclusive Sale-a-bration stamp set.  That card used lovely subtle shades – the card I have to share to day uses the big bold Melon Mambo and Tuxedo Black!!!
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