Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Goodbye

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  Colleen’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month’s theme is Goodbye   ~ as we’re coming to the end of  the 2018 – 2019 Annual catalog we are  saying good bye to  stamp sets,  some lovely colors and papers so  let’s get creative and use our favorites this month!!

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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Wonderful Moments ~ Mum-to-be Card

We were delighted to learn our friends daughter is expecting her first child at the end of this summer, last weekend we found out it will be a little girl!  I know I am old fashioned although I would prefer being called a traditionalist, but I just had to do a pink card!

The Wonderful Moments stamp set has just the perfect image plus the perfect greeting so along with my Stampin’ Blends I was ready to start.

BTW – this stamp set is great for a wedding as well as congratulating a woman on graduation, job promotion, birthday, making an inspirational card  – so check it out at the link below.

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Stamparatus Technique ~ Set Back Stampin’ Video Tutorial

It is a while since I shared a technique using the Stamparatus and today I have one called Set Back Stampin’ using the Petal Palette Stamp set with the coordinating Petals and More Thinlet Dies.

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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His Grace – Sweet and Simple Easter Card

April has arrived and in a couple of weeks we will be celebrating Easter so it really is not too early to be making cards to send out to family and friends.   The ‘His Grace’ Stamp set is just perfect for creating quick Easter cards with a little bit of coloring to soothe your soul.

Today’s card 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!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool  – which is my Stampin’ Blends

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So Hoppy Together ~ Froggy Valentine

I shared a card using the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set last week – he is such a cute little guy – I could not resist using this set again ~ this time as a valentine card, since we are just a few weeks shy of February 14th, come to think of it ~ this may just be perfect for an anniversary, engagement or even a wedding card!

I was able to make this card using one of the free Sale-a-bration stamp sets, So Hoppy Together.    I think we all love to get something for FREE and from January 3rd thru March 31st Stampin’ UP! are offering some really beautiful products that you can get for FREE with each $50 you spend on Stampin’ UP! product….. read on for more information 🙂

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Fairy Celebration and Stampin’ Blends ~ Birthday Card

This week has been a big one for my Great-Niece, she turned 5 on Tuesday and started ‘Big’ school on the same day.  She is a cute little character and according to her mother, fearless.  I am not quite sure a fairy is a good choice for her birthday card but I do have a photo of her in a little pink dress with a tulle skirt – so I figure she does have a ‘girly’ side to her.

The Fairy Celebration Stamp Set is perfect for coloring and a perfect chance for me to get out my Stampin’ Blends and get my coloring on!

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Graceful Glass ~ Vellum and Stampin’ Blends

Today’s card shows a number of products from the new Graceful Glass Suite.  The is a perfect suite if you love to color because it has a boatload of images in the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum pack and coupled with some of the Stampin’ Blends you can color to your hearts content.

The focal part of my card is made from one half  of one of the sheets in the pack – so you can get 2 cards out of this design.  A couple of the new In-Color cards and some of the black 1/8 cord complete the card.  The greeting is from the Painted Glass Stamp Set – which has a selection of greetings for most occasions, Thank You, Birthday, Sympathy and Celebrate.

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