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August 2018

Color Your Season-What's New at Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

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Welcome to the What's New at SU! blog hop. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from around the world who are Hoppin’ With Exciting Ideas to share with you. Today we will feature products from the Color Your Season suite. I know you will find a lot of wonderful ideas  on how to use the Blended Season stamp set,  Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, and the new Watercolor Pencils assortment 2.


Things you need to know.  The Blended Seasons stamp set and the Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are only available in August and while supplies last.  The Watercolor Pencil Assortment 2 is also available in August and there is a cryptic note that says they may be available in a future publication. 

The Blended Seasons stamp set has so many beautiful images that are perfect to color using the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2.  The images in the stamp set will have you covered for every season.  I couldn't resist the beautiful flowers in the set and thought they would look great colored using the Gorgeous Grape watercolor pencil in the new assortment.   I used an Aqua Painter with the Gorgeous Grape and the Crushed Curry  watercolor pencils to color in the beautiful bloom.


In the Stitched Seasons Framelit dies there are 3 sizes of this great shape.  I love the stitching along the edge of the label.  In fact the the cutting edge of the die is sandwiched between two stitching lines.  The paper you cut the shape from will also have stitching along the outline of the shape.  This makes for lots of possibilities.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were cut from one of the 10 dies in the Stitched Seasons Framelits.  The dies used to cut the "friend" is from the Petals & More Thinlits.


Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Karie has made for you!

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If you have just come from Karie's blog, then hop along this way and see what the talented Jenny has created for you.

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Thanks for hopping along with us and if you have enjoyed the projects shared on this hop be sure to leave a comment!  

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Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, the techniques shown here. you can use the links below to order products from me or join my [stamp ladies] team.


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Hanging Garden Half Pocket

I have one more half pocket card to share with you.  This half pocket card features the versatile Hanging Garden stamp set.


On this card I used only one stamp set, Hanging Garden.  This set has both larger and smaller images  and sentiments that can be used on the front  and inside of the card.  This is a very useful and pretty stamp set.   Want to see more samples using the Hanging Garden set?  Click HERE,  HERE, and HERE.

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If you need the supplies to create your own half pocket card, click on the pictures above and they will take you to my online store or click here.  Thank you and I would be happy to help you with your paper crafting projects!

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Climbing Orchid and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

Ready for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #521?  We have a lovely color challenge featuring Sahara Sand, Lovely Lipstick, and Blackberry Bliss.


Sahara Sand is one of those colors I just don't use very often.  I really don't know why I don't use it more.  It is a great neutral that changes how it looks depending on the colors it is paired with.


I embossed the orchids with White embossing powder on  Sahara Sand card stock.  Using an Aqua Painter and Lovely Lipstick ink, I colored in the orchids. I use an acrylic block inked up directly on the Lovely Lipstick stamp pad as my palette.   The sentiment and orchid stems were inked using Blackberry Bliss ink.  


Before I placed the orchids on the stems I embossed the Sahara Sand card stock using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing folder.  This is probably my favorite embossing folder and I use it a lot.  The texture it embosses is subtle and yet adds a lot of interest.  

I hope you will join in the challenge.  You can get all the details HERE and be sure to check out what the other designers created for this challenge.

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