Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Spring/New Beginnings

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  Rebecca-Jo’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have been challenged with a Spring/New Beginnings theme

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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Ornate Style with some relaxing Stampin’ Blends Coloring

Welcome back to my corner of the world

As I write this post it is Good Friday – the weather is absolutely beautiful (although a tiny tad chilly) this morning and as I look out,  my garden has patches of color from the early flowering plants.  It makes me think that despite all of the sad and anxious times we are living thru at the moment – nature is carrying on in her own sweet way bringing  fresh growth and color.

My card today carries on this theme – I have chosen to use the big flower stamp from the Ornate Style Stamp Set and some relaxing coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

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Happy Birthday with a Cross Stitch Bear

welcome back to my corner of the world.

Most crafters do  more than one craft, papercrafting is my first love closely followed by embroidery – mainly counted cross-stitch these days although I used to do a lot of free-form embroidery back in the day!

My great-niece turned 6 at the beginning of this month so I decided to  marry my two favorite crafts together by stitching a small piece then building a card base to fit it in – it was a lot of fun I might try it again sometime!

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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Summer

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  Rochelle’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a  ‘Summer ‘  theme.  Summer always evokes flowers in my mind so I focused on using the flower stamp sets and punches Stampin’ Up has available.

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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Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop ~ Sketch Challenge

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 Lisa’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME.  This month we have a ‘Sketch Challenge ~ where we have been given a layout for us to choose colors and a theme.

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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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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