Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Humming Along with Stampin' Blends

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing another new stamp set from the new Occasions Catalog.  This set is called Humming Along.  I really like it because it lends itself well to many coloring techniques.  For this card I used Stampin' Blends to color my images.
The Occasions catalog has a couple new Stampin' Blends Colors, Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight on the flower, and Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow and Smokey Slate on the bird.

The frame is made with the new Stitched Rectangles framelits, a must have in my book!

Also new in the Occasions catalog is the Gingham Gala paper.  It comes in a pack of 5 colors, Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather. 

 Right now Sale-a-Bration is going on, and if you spend $50 you can choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog FREE! Spend $100 and get 2 items, and so on.  There are also some items that are larger that are free with a $100 purchase.  On this card I use a free product, the Organdy Ribbon combo pack. It comes with 5 rolls of organdy ribbon in the same 5 colors as the Gingham paper. It is very pretty, ties nicely and lays flat, perfect for mailing.

I love using the Stampin' Blends to color in my images.  I made a video to show some coloring techniques with the Stampin' Blends.  Be sure to give it a thumbs up and leave me a comment in the comments section :)

As always I dressed up the inside of the card with some left over paper scraps. Below is a list of supplies used.  Don't forget that when you shop with me you get rewards! Download the tracker sheet under my blog header and start earning points toward a free stamp set.  And right now get instant rewards with Sale-a-Bration, free item for every $50 spent. The Sale-a-Bration catalog is on the right side of my blog, click to see what you can get FREE!

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Bloom by Bloom

Hi Everyone! Today I am sharing another new card using products from the new Occasions Catalog.  This stamp set is called Bloom by Bloom and there is a whole suite of cuteness that goes along with it.
I just love the papers, so bright and fun with Bold flowers and even bolder colors.  The colors here are Calypso Coral, Call me Clover and Night of Navy. 

This photo is from the catalog and as you can see, I based my card off of the little bag at the bottom of the page.  It's pretty much the same, but turned into a card.  The catalog is a great source of inspiration.  You can browse though it by clicking on the image to the right.

Watch the video for a step by step on how to make this card and learn a bit more about the suite of products.

Lately I have been paying a little more attention to the insides of my cards. It is so simple to dress them up a bit with some little scraps of paper.  Here I used some left over strips of matching Designer Series paper at the bottom of the inside panel.

Isn't this little flower so cute? It was made with a new tiny collection of punches called 'Bitty Blooms Punch Pack'.  There are 4 little punches in all for $23, or buy them bundled with the stamp set for a discount.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Meant To Be!

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a card using new products from both the New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs.
The Meant to Be stamp set is perfect for Valentine's Day, but it is also great for wedding and anniversary too!

I love the pretty hearts in the set, and all the different sentiments. I think my favorite is the "to the best friend a girl could ask for". I plan to use it for my husband because while he does make me nuts when he can't find the ketchup on the eye level shelf right in front of his nose or when he wants to watch yet another western, he is a great friend!

The dies are the best part and I know they will get a ton of use.  On my card I use the edge piece, which is so sweet looking, I just love it.  I also like the line of hearts, and don't forget to use the tiny hearts that come out of that die too! I used them on the inside of my card.
 Watch the video below to get a better look at these dies in action.

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  I used some scraps of the All My Love paper and the tiny hearts to dress up the inside and really finish off the card.

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