A Country Recovery

Today’s card was created for the ever lovely Jean, who is laid up in a rehab facility, due to a broken femur.  She loves yellow and green so I naturally used those colors for the base and layers. I love the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder and knew it would make a gorgeous backdrop for the watering can by using Copper Foil. I kept the copper theme going with the embossing powder for the sentiment in the Healing Hugs set as well as the Designer Elements.

A Country Recovery
On this close-up, you can see how I used the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (available in the 2019 Holiday Catalog) to mimic cotton. I should have used a little bit more, but this was my first time using it and I didn’t want to go overboard. It makes for a very unique texture and I’m glad I gave it a try.

A Country Recovery Cotton
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Country Home, Healing Hugs
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Copper Foil
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Stampin’ Blends:  Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede
Love:  Designer Elements, Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, Copper Embossing Powder
Tools:  Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangles, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2019 Holiday Catalog and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

This sweet doe is in a stamp set that may slip past you in the Holiday Catalog – it’s on the inside back cover and is called Nature’s Beauty. It’s part of the Stampin’ Up Making a Difference program and $3 of every sale goes toward mental health organizations.

I used Stampin’ sponges to sponge the background in Crumb Cake and Seaside Spray. I then stamped the doe in Early Espresso and colored her in with the Light & Dark Crumb Cake and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I finished the picture off with Mint Macaron grass and Crumb Cake bare bushes. I decided to forego any twine, ribbon or other embellishments and chose to die cut a couple leaves from the new Gathered Leaves Dies. The dies are awesome because they cut and emboss at the same time…and without any special shim! Look closely and you can see the Crumb Cake rectangle is cut out with the Stitched Rectangles Dies so there’s a little stitched border. I layered this onto a piece of Come To Gather Designer Series Paper and put it all onto a card base of Mint Macaron. Such a sweet card. I am so ready for fall!

Natures Beauty Sneak Peek

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Natures Beauty
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Come To Gather DSP, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Mint Macaron, Seaside Spray
Blends:  Crumb Cake, Petal Pink
Tools:  Stampin’ Sponges, Gathered Leaves Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies

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Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek

Welcome to my happy place! I adore all things fall – sweater weather, pumpkins, Halloween movies, Thanksgiving, all the vibrant colors of the falling leaves. If Michigan could be submersed in autumn all year long, I would be such a happy person!  I am thrilled to share a sneak peek from the 2019 Holiday catalog that features two Harvest-themed sets plus an awesome Apple Builder punch that does double-duty as both an apple and a pumpkin!

I started this card by layering a couple of the Stitched Rectangles to make a frame. When I popped it up with foam tape, I made sure to leave a small space for the twine so there wouldn’t be a bump from the thickness of the twine. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the card front and the pumpkin and stem are stamped and punched out, while I fussy-cut the leaf. The pumpkin is popped up on Dimensionals. I finished off the front by using my bone folder to curl the twine the same way you use scissors to curl ribbon. Love it!

Gather Together for a Harvest Hello Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets:  Gather Together, Harvest Hellos
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Ink:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Love:  Nature’s Twine
Tools:  Bone Folder, Apple Builder Punch, Stitched Rectangles

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF and let me know if you have any questions!

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Jar of Pink Buffalo

Pretty catchy title for my post, isn’t it? I needed to show this photo to someone, so I was searching my previous posts. I was just so sure that I had already blogged it…but I guess not! So, here it is…in all it’s pink glory. I just love the Buffalo Check background stamp and I am tickled pink (haha…see what I did there?) that it is carrying over from the Holiday catalog! Yay!

Jar of Pink Buffalo
Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Buffalo Check, Jar of Love
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies: Pearlized Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Silver & White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Country Home with a Coastal Twist for the Joy of Sets October Blog Hop

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I am super excited to be participating in my second The Joy of Sets Blog Hop.  This month’s blog hop features the Holiday Catalog. You undoubtedly are joining me from Kim Oliver’s page and after mine, you’ll head over to Alejandra Gomez’s page. Links are below to help you hop along.

I adore so many products in the new catalog, but I have been absolutely in love with the Country Home suite since the moment I laid eyes on it. I knew I would feature that suite for this blog hop. I’ve made several cards already using autumn colors. You can see those posts here:
Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home
Tin Tile Country Home
Country Home with the Watering Can
Country Home with the Milk Jug

This time, though, I wanted to brighten it up and show that it is a beautiful set that can be used all year long. This is perfect for the spring or summer time as well.

Coastal Country Home
Here’s a close up of the flowers so you can get a better view of the Wink of Stella I added to them. The shimmer from that, along with the silver detail in both the Galvanized Clips and the Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine  really makes it stand out.

Coastal Country Close Up
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Galvanized Clips, Silver & Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stamparatus

Next ArrowPrevious ArrowIt’s (one of) the most wonderful times of the year! The 2018 Holiday Catalog is available for all you awesome stampers to order from! Click on the cover below for the PDF and get your order in!

2018 Holiday Catalog Cover

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Tranquil Buffalo

Another first inking of a stamp from the Holiday Catalog. This Buffalo Check background stamp is so much fun! It reminds me of all the plaid flannel shirts my dad had. And I’m going to take a brief moment to show one of my favorite photos of my 3 children and my niece. We were visiting my niece and all 4 of them just happened to put on plaid shirts the same day! Kinda scary, huh?

Tranquil Buffalo Cousins
This card is a quick and easy one that will have no problems being sent to a friend in Canada. I try to make cards as flat as possible when sending them outside the U.S. To keep it special, I added some of the silver stars from the Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins pack. I love doubling up on the Happy Birthday die cut and having the bottom dark color off-set to look like a shadow.

Tranquil Buffalo
Stamp Set:  Buffalo Check
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Tranquil Tide
Ink:  Balmy Blue
Lovelies:  Twinkle Adhesive Backed Sequins
Tools:  Happy Birthday Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Grandma’s Galvanized Country Home

My stamp club met last night. I knew I wanted to share my love of the Country Home suite with them, so this is the card I had them make. I had not used the Galvanized Metallic Paper prior to making this card…and WOW! I wish I had opened the package sooner! It is absolutely gorgeous! Using the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder is awesome, too. It reminds me of an old-fashioned kitchen backsplash you’d see in Grandma’s farm house!

Galvanized Country Home

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Country Home
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Specialty Cardstock: Galvanized Metallic Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Old Olive, Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Corrector
Lovelies: Galvanized Clips, Silver & Whisper White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Detailed Trio Punch, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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