Citrus Blooms...Lemons or Oranges?

I have been playing with the Mediterranean Blooms suite.  What a beautiful suite.  Right now it is giving me sitting on the veranda vibes drinking lemonade or some other kind of citrusy drink.  

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I posted this question on my Facebook page and when I last looked it was all in favor of lemons.  What do you think?

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Here's a closer look at each card.   The orange was colored using Stampin' Blends in Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lolly and Old Olive.

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The card slides out of the DSP "pocket".

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I love this sentiment from the Citrus Blooms stamp set.  I send many cards just to check in with people in hopes that it will brighten their day.  

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These lemons were fussy cut from the Mediterranean Blooms Designer Series Paper

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Ir can be a little tricky writing a note so you can also attach a piece of Basic White cardstock to the back of the insert.

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Let me know what you think...Lemons or Oranges?

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Fluffiest Friends Celebrate

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I used from the Inspo List red, white, blue, balloons, and a celebratory sentiment.

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  • Blueberry Bushel CS card base 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Real Red CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White layer 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" embossed with the Dotted Circles 3D folder.
  • Fluffiest Friends (Online Exclusive) colored with Crumb Cake, Real Red, Blueberry Bushel, Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends.  
  • Wanted to Say dies (Celebrate) background die cut in Blueberry Bushel CS and detailed die in Basic White CS.

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Real Red CS 3/4" x 4"
  • Blueberry Bushel any width x 4"
  • Another cute hamster(?) from the Fluffiest Friends bundle colored with Crumb Cake, Real REd, and Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends.

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday design team created for the challenge.

 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join in the challenge!  I would love to see your creation in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Citrus Blooms & the Distressed Tile Embossing Folder

It is Thursday and that means a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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This sketch is a keeper!  The only problem was trying to decide what stamp set to use with it,

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I chose the Citrus Blooms stamp set and the Mediterranean Blooms DSP.

  • Daffodil Delight CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
  • Daffodil Delight CS layer 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"  embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D folder
  • Mediterranean Blooms DSP strip 1" x 5-3/8"
  • Night of Navy CS strip  1" x 5-3/8"
  • Basic White CS cut using the 2nd largest Stylish Shapes circle die
  • Lemon sprig fussy cut from the Mediterranean Blooms DSP
  • Very Vanilla Baker's Twine colored with a Night of Navy Stampin' Blend Marker
  • Basic White CS tag cut with the Nested Essentials dies 2nd largest tag die
  • Hello sentiment from the Citrus Blooms stamp set inked in Night of Navy ink
  • Opal Rounds Assortment

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Mediterranean Blooms DSP 1" x 5-1/4"
  • Sentiment from the Citrus Blooms stamp set inked in Night of Navy ink
  • Flowers from the Citrus Blooms stamp set inked in Daffodil Delight ink on Lemon Lolly CS and cut out using the Citrus Bloom dies

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created with this sketch.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Masculine

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Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are an international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, holiday, occasion or product suite.  This month we are focusing on Masculine projects. 

Every month we create a tutorial bundle. The tutorial bundle is available as a gift with a qualifying purchase  or can also be purchased.  We also have a stamp camp 3 times a year.  

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Have you checked out the Ephemera Packs in the Annual Catalog pages 18-21?  They are a fun and economical addition to your crafting stash.   I used 3 of the 4 packs on my card.

  • Basic Black CS card base 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Wild Wheat CS layer 4" x 5-1/4" embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing folder
  • Basic Black CS square cut using the Stylish Shapes largest square die
  • Wild Wheat 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" square embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing folder
  • Basic White CS cut using the 4th largest Stylish Shapes square die
  • Greenery on the Basic White square from the Something for Everything and the Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack
  • Basic White CS 7/8" x  1-1/2" typewriter paper
  • Use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and ink the sentiment from the Unbounded Love stamp set.  Ink each word separately  with the Basic Black Marker.  
  • Real Red hearts cut using the Thoughtful Moments dies-part of the Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing folder
  • Remove the paper from the typewriter image (Something for Everyone Ephemera Pack)
  • Adhere the Basic White CS (with sentiment) to the typewriter and attach a small Real Red heart

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  • Basic White 4" x 5-1/4" layer
  • Adhere leaves from the Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack
  • Adhere a Basic Black 5/8" x 2-5/8" behind the sentiment from the Saying Something Ephemera Pack
  • Attach a Real Red heart

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Here's a list of all the stops on the blog hop.  

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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Stampers Dozen Blog Hop...2024-26 In Colors

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  We are a group of demonstrators who come together to blog hop on the 14th of the month.  This month we are celebrating the 2024-26 In Colors.  We were charged with using at least 3 of the new In Colors in our project for the hop.  

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The In Colors I used for my card-Pretty in Pink, Peach Pie, and Shy Shamrock.

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  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Lily Pond Lane 6" x 6" DSP 3/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS & Peach Pie daisy-Cheerful Daisies dies
  • Shy Shamrock CS leaves-Cheerful Daisies dies

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Have you hopped through all the blogs?  Here's the list so you can be sure to see all the projects.

 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop!

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Thoughtful Wishes

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge. 

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This week it is a color challenge.

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  • Bubble Bath CS card base 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Pebbled Path CS layer 4" x 5-1/4" .
  • Die cut the Pebbled Path layer using the #3 (#1 being the smallest die)  Nested Essentials modified diamond shaped die.
  • Die cut from the Pebbled Path cut out (above step) the #2 Nested Essential modified diamond shaped die.  Set aside.
  • Use the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder and emboss the Pebbled Path layer.
  • Tie a Shy Shamrock bow (Shy Shamrock 3/8" Bordered Ribbon) around the Pebbled Path CS embossed layer as shown above.
  • Adhere the Pebbled Path CS layer to the card front.
  • Die cut the Thoughtful Wishes flower die in Bubble Bath CS.
  • Die cut the Thoughtful Wishes leaves and stem in Shy Shamrock CS.  You may find it helpful to use an Adhesive Sheet on the Shy Shamrock CS.  
  • Adhere the Shy Shamrock CS leaves over the Bubble Bath CS flower die. 
  • Attach the flower and leaves to the Nested Essential #2 cut out from step #4.  
  • Adhere  to the card front.
  • Use a Pebble Path Stampin' Blend to color 3 rhinestone gems.
  • Attach the gems around the flower.

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4" adhere to the inside of the card
  • Pebbled Path CS 1-1/4" x 4" embossed with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder 
  • Die cut Shy Shamrock CS stem and leaves.
  • Die cut Bubble Bath CS flowers.
  • Adhere leaves over the flowers and adhere to the Basic White CS.
  • Adhere the Pebbled Path strip over the bottom of the flowers.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Stamping Friends created for  the  color challenge.

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ICS Blog Hop...It's A Guy Thing

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that hop together on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Every month there is a theme for the hop.  This month we are sharing cards for men. Just like cards for women, the card I create for a man really depends on who I am giving it to.  

While I was looking for the stamp set to use for this hop when I came across the Simply Sparkling bundle the word "pop" just well popped out.  I thought it would be fun to use for a Father's Day card.

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I need to apologize that I used some retired foil for the bubbles and the top & bottom of the can.  I couldn't find my Silver Foil Sheets.  I like to believe that my craft room is pretty organized but I may be fooling myself.  The plaid paper on the can is another Online Exclusive-Tartan Foil Sheets.  These sheets come in a package with Copper Clay, Lost Lagoon, and Pebbled Path.  I used both sides of the Pebbled Path, the light on the can and the flip side which is a tone on tone Pebbled Path plaid for the rosettes.

The rosettes were made using the Round We Go dies.  I cut 2 pieces from the Tartan Foil sheet 1" x 5-1/4" for each rosette.  The die makes a larger rosette which was too big for me to have 2 of them on my card front.   They would be fine if I was making a slimline style card.   I like being able to customize the size of the rosettes!  I used a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to partially ink the sentiment so I could separate the words.

The little circles on the sentiment circles, label, and the bubbles are pieces from the bubble centers.  It was great to  use them instead of just throwing them away. 

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Inside a strip of the Pebbled Path Tartan Foil.  I like this tone on tone foil plaid.  The sentiment is from the May 2024 The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin kit.

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Thank you for stopping by and now it is time to hop along and see what Deb Naylor has created!

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Have fun looking at all the great stops on the hop!

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Grateful for You Layers of Beauty

Ready for another Festive Friday challenge?   What is the Festive Friday challenge?  The Festive Friday challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that is inspired by a holiday/festivity.  An Inspo list of 10 items is created using the festivity as its inspiration.  To play in the challenge you need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project and enter it in the Festive Friday gallery.  We love seeing what you choose from the Inspo list and look forward to seeing what you create.

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I chose from the list Blue, Purple and Pearls.

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  • Gorgeous Grape CS card base 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Night of Navy CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Highland Heather CS layer 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Layers of Beauty bundle-large floral inked with Tuxedo Black Memento ink
  • Layers of Beauty Masks #1- Highland Heather ink 
  • Layers of Beauty Masks #2-Gorgeous Grape ink
  • Layers of Beauty Masks #3- Night of Navy ink
  • Layers of Beauty Mask #4-Granny Apple Green ink
  • Layers of Beauty Masks #5- Old Olive ink
  • Emboss Highland Heather layer with the Exposed Brick 3D Embossing Folder
  • Ink sentiment from Unbounded Love stamp set in Night of Navy ink on Highland Heather CS
  • Die cut sentiment using the Stylish Shapes dies
  • Trim off one side of the banner,
  • Apply pearls to the banner
  • Adhere the Highland Heather layer to the card base

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  • Night of Navy CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS layer 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Highland Heather CS 1" x 3-7/8" embossed using the Exposed Brick 3D folder
  • Flowers from the large bouquet (Layers of Beauty) inked with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White CS colored with the Layers of Beauty Masks.  
  • Flower and leaves coloring same as the image above

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Be sure to check out what the rest of the Festive Friday design team created using the Inspo List

 

I look forward to seeing your creations in the Festive Friday gallery!

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Layers of Beauty & Decorative Masks

It is Thursday which means a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.  This week it is a sketch challenge.

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I used one of my favorite bundles from the 2024-25 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Layers of Beauty.

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The Layers of Beauty bundle includes the stamp set, dies and decorative masks.  I used all 3 to make today's card.

  • Old Olive CS card base 5-1/2" x 8-1/2'
  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Pretty in Pink CS layer 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
  • Pretty in Pink CS layer embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder
  • Layer the Pretty in Pink CS to the Basic White layer and the on to the Old Olive card base
  • Large florals inked with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White CS
  • Mask #1 Pretty in Pink ink applied with a Blending Brush
  • Mask #2 Flirty Flamingo ink
  • Mask #3 Melon Mambo ink
  • Mask #4 Granny Apple Green ink
  • Mask #5 Old Olive ink
  • Repeat this process one more time on another piece of Basic White CS
  • Die cut both images out using the coordinating die 
  • Trim away some of the image and attach to the Pretty in Pink layer with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment (Unbounded Love stamp set) in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White CS
  • Die cut the sentiment using Nested Essentials dies
  • Adhere to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Attach a Pretty in Pink 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gem

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  • 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White CS
  • 3/4" x 4" Pretty in Pink CS embossed with the Timber 3D folder
  • Leftover flower from the bouquets on the card front

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This month you can purchase this bundle and get an extra 10% off!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the design team created with the sketch,

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Leaf Collection Joy

It is Thursday which means it is time for a new Create with Stamping Friends Challenge.    This week it is a color challenge.

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Out of these three colors, Soft Sea Foam is the one I use the least.  Which is why I decided to use it the most on today's card. 

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  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Sentiment from the Beach Day stamp set inked in Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Soft Sea Foam CS strip 3/4" x 4" Leaf Collection stamp inked with Soft Sea Foam ink
  • Soft Sea Foam CS stem cut with the Thoughtful Wishes dies 
  • Petunia Pop and Pretty in Pink flowers cut with the Lovely & Sweet dies

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I wanted to mimic the flowers on the front and the Enamel Effects did a great job without adding bulk.  The Enamel Effects require some drying time.  There is also  Metallic Enamel Effects.  The Basic comes in white, red and black.  The Metallic Enamel Effects comes in gold, copper, and silver.

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Stamping Friends created with this week's challenge,

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