Introducing …………. Pretty Peacock with Mint Macaron

Pretty Peacock is the third of the 5 new Stampin’ UP!  in-colors for this year, I have done a little experiencing with some of the other colors in the SU family and have paired it with some Mint Macaron and the scrummy Copper Foil, which in all honesty was the starting point for my card today.  I had a piece left from another project, the surface was a little scuffed so I ran it thru the BIG SHOT with the Country Floral Embossing Folder and I fell in love!

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May Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop

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  Sue’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is MONOCHROME.  I must admit that when the theme was announced I thought I knew what it meant but needed to check – and this is what I found:

“Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. Tints are achieved by adding white and shades and tones are achieved by adding a darker color, grey or black.”

OK then, first thing first……….. choose a color

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Hello ~ Accented Blooms

Summer is well and truly with us here in North Texas – we are forecast for 100F+ for the next 10 days.  My garden is looking a little parched despite the fact I am out watering at 7am every day!

One thing that will not fade away in the heat is the lovely flowers that are part of the Accented Blooms Stamp Set.  I have used So Saffron, Pool Party, Powder Pink and Pear Pizzazz to watercolor my flowers and they are still as vibrant as the day I painted them.

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Sweet and Simple ~ Timeless Textures

Timeless Textures just has to be one of my favorite stamp sets, it can be used to give texture for another focal point or can feature on its own – just as I have today.

This is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal.  Then you find the basics such as stock, herbs and spices etc are ‘pantry’ items and it turns out that the meal was made with a whole host of ‘hidden’ stuff we did not know about.

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Tuttie Fruitti Cuties

Today I have a ‘twofer’ to share.  Last November I went to the Stampin’ UP! On-Stage (convention) where we had a chance to look and play with some of the products that were coming up in the 2018 Occasions Catalog – one of the projects we made were a couple of tags with the Tutti Fruiti Suite.  They are really cute and I bought them home and put them on my workbench – not really sure what to do with them – until last weekend!  It came to me ……………. Continue reading

Thoughts and Prayers ~ Stampin’ UP!

I wanted to make a very simple card, this is not my normal style – I usually like layers, embellishments and some bling, but today I needed simple.

The Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set has a  lovely floral and leafy shishy sort of branch that is so restful and also takes quite a bit of the card front .  I chose to use my favorite color combination Very Vanilla and Night of Navy. Continue reading