Ornate Garden Suite ~ Early Release

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At the beginning of June we will have a new annual catalog!  One of the suites within it is now available for early release ~ starting today!  The Ornate Garden Suite is just stunning, with 2 stamp sets, 2 sets of dies, a 3D Embossing folder. DSP, ribbon combo pack and Gilded Gems.

I decided to just use one of the products with today’s card the Ornate Border’s Dies and to use a really vibrant combination of Highland Heather and Melon Mambo!

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Let’s Hear It For the Boys ~ 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  Sandrine’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month’s theme is ‘Lets Hear It For The Boys’

When I heard the theme of this month’s hop my mind went straight to the  Deniece Williams song from 1984  (that puts my a marker for my age!) ~ so knew I would use the Music From the Heart Stamp Set.

I recently made a birthday card for a friend’s husband who plays the guitar under the name of ‘The Winemaker’ using that set so that is the one I am sharing with you today.

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Lovely Lily Pad Patch Card ~ my new thing!

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This card started with a 3 x 2 3/4 piece of Old Olive card – it was a scrap of card that was sitting next to my Paper Trimmer.  I built up my decoupage lily design on this piece and then stuck it on a card base.  I have decided to call this a ‘Patch Card’

The design features 2 of the products from the 2020 Sale-a-bation catalog, the Lovely Lily Pad Stamp Set and the coordinating  Lily Pad Dies ~ click here for more info on Sale-a-bration. I also sent this card to two of my team who celebrate an anniversary of joining Stampin’ UP! this month. Click here to learn more about joining my team

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Peaceful Moments Thank You

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Back in January I hosted a ‘product share’ for the new designer series papers (DSP) from the Stampin’ UP! 2020 Mini Catalog.  One of the papers is the Peaceful Poppies DSP which has lots of cheerful poppies in bright and happy colors.

To show how you can use these wonderful papers as a focal point of your card I am sharing my customer thank you card for my January shoppers – add a simple but heart-felt greeting and you have  the perfect card.

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Artistic Licence

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  Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have  Artistic Licence to use any of the products in the Annual Catalog or the new 2020 Mini Catalog ~ I think this page could be used to keep memories from just about any occasion, birthday, graduation, engagement, anniversary!

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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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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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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