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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...3-D Projects

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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  Today on this international blog hop there are 22 stops.  You will hop from New Zealand to Hawaii with lots of stops and time zones in between.  The theme for this month is 3D projects.  


I love a fun bag and so I used the All Dressed Up die and the True Love DSP to create this one.  I will warn you, I generally try and use just one or 2 stamp sets or dies on a project but on today's project I went a little wild and just pulled dies from lots of different sets.  I wanted to up the cute a little so I made some bag charms to dress up my tote.


The fun tassel was created by cutting a 1" strip of DSP and then cutting 3/4" or so slits the length of the DSP.  I then rolled it up and glued as I rolled to form the tassel.  The little Magenta Madness butterfly was cut using the  Butterfly Beauty dies and attached it to a little black circle.  The heart was cut using the Snail dies and mounted on the tag from the Hydrangea dies.   I added some Shimmer Crystal Effects to the heart and oh I love the shine, dimension, and the little bit of glitter it adds.


This is  a teabag.  It holds the 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" Acetate Card box filled with color coordinating tea.  Yes, I bought this tea because of the color.  Do you ever do that?  The acetate box holds 4 teabags and fits perfectly in the tote.  


I wrapped a 2-1/4" strip of the DSP around the acetate box.  The white ribbon is from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo pack.  I do like this ribbon a lot, it ties nice crisp bows.  I added a few flowers that were cut using the Pierced Blooms dies.  I added the Shimmer Crystal Effects to the center of each flower.  

I hope you liked my TeaBag!  Now it is time to hop on over to see what the talented Teri West has created for you!

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Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- you are here

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US



Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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ICS Blog Hop...Delicate Dahlias

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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share blog hop!  The Inspire Create Share blog hop goes live is on the second Tuesday of the month.  This month the theme for the hop is Sale-A-Bration.  This year Stampin' Up! changed from one Sale-A-Bration period  that lasted 3 months to two Sale-A-Brations that lasts 2 months each.  The first Sale-A-Bration period was January-February and the second and current Sale-A-Bration is August-September.

What is so special about Sale-A-Bration?  During Sale-A-Bration when your order (before shipping and tax) reaches a certainly levels ($50 or $100 in the US) you can choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Hop along with us and see lots of ideas of ways to use the Sale-A-Bration offerings.

I chose to use the Delicate Dahlias stamp set.  This set is free with a $100 order.  The Delicate Dahlias set is a stunning 12 piece photopolymer stamp set.  It is a 2 step stamp and the bold image is also a Distinktive stamp.  You do not need to do much to create beautiful cards using this set.  I wanted to create  simple cards to show off beauty of the images.


This card uses Tuxedo Black Memento ink and Daffodil Delight ink.   It is amazing how much shading there is in the petals of the flowers.  This demonstrates the Distinktive type stamp.  


In the centers of the dahlias I added  Matte Black Dots.  The sentiment was stamped on a Stitched Rectangle and secured with the Black & White Gingham ribbon.

Here's another quick and easy card.  It uses Tuxedo Black Memento pad and a Basic Gray pad.


On the background I stamped the bold image using Basic Gray ink.  It reminds me of a photograph.  Isn't it interested seeing how different the dahlia looks when you  stamp the outline image and the bold image together and seperately.


I used the Black Twine from the Baker's Twine Essential Pack.  For the center of the dahlia, I colored a rhinestone using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends.

This last card was a little more time consuming since I cut out part of the dahlia to add dimension to the flower.


Polished Pink and Basic Black makes a striking combination.  On this card I used the Black Glitter paper for the layers.  I  cut out the scalloped layer from the center of the big layer.  This saved a little paper and also reduced the bulk of the card.  


Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Elizabeth Ames has created for you.

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Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!


Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Elegantly Said


Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who have joined together to share ideas focused around a theme, bundle, and/or a suite of products.   This month our focus is the Simply Elegant Suite.  Hop along with us as we share lots of different ideas using the products in the Simply Elegant Suite.

The Simply Elegant Suite  includes a stamp set,  a punch, specialty DSP, and trim.  It has everything you need to create beautiful projects.  Let me just say the Simply Elegant DSP is gorgeous.  It has gold, copper, and silver foiling details and sophisticated designs.  The stamp set includes 7 sentiments in a lovely font and covers so many different situations.  


I made a simple card to allow the beauty of the DSP to shine.   I stamped the flower in Versamark ink and heat embossed the image using silver embossing powder.  I also stamped the long lacy image and embossed it in silver.  I fussy cut around the lacy image and used it for a border.  I know I will be using that image a lot more in the future.   The ribbon is the Black Glittered Organdy ribbon.  


Inside I added a strip of DSP leftover from another project.  This DSP is so pretty that I want to use every bit of it.  This card is one that can be used for multiple occasions so I will leave the sentiment off for now.  



Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the tutorial offering for even more ideas using the Simply Elegant Suite.



Do you love theSimply Elegant Suite?  Want even more ideas?  We are offering this tutorial with 13 projects fo $15 US.  Contact me at to order, 


ICS Blog Hop...Pansy Petals DSP

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing projects using Designer Series Paper.  In the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog there are some beautiful packs of paper and we wanted to share some ideas on ways to use them.

I chose to highlight the Pansy Petals DSP which coordinates with the Pansy Patch bundle.


The Pansy Petals DSP is full of beautiful pansies, leaves and gingham!  I really like the gingham!  The pansies on the belly band were all cut from the DSP.  The leaves were cut from cardstock using the Pansy Dies...check out the embossing on them!  


In the centers of the pansies are the 2021-23 In Color Jewels.   These jewels are pretty pops of In Color iridescence.  The belly band has a strip of Fresh Freesia cardstock that was embossed using the polka dot folder  from the Checks and Dots folders.  The ribbon is the Bumblebee Gingham.


Here you can see how this card opens.  The whole fold  is quite simple.

Scoring Directions

  • 5-1/2" x 11" Basic White CS
  • 1-1/4", 5-1/2", 9-1/4"

You will be able to see how the fold works after you see the photo sequence.  


Inside another pretty design from the Pansy Petals DSP and a space to write your message.  I added a 1/2". Fresh Freesia strip embossed with the Dots folder and a couple more pansies cut from the DSP pack.


Now it is time for you to hop along and check out what Cheryl Hamilton created. 

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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop and seeing lots of ideas using Stampin' Up!'s pretty Designer Series Paper.


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Be sure to check out the 9 packs of Designer Series Paper currently on sale!  Pansy Petals is one of them!


Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...All Things Floral

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Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop!  We are an international group of paper crafters brought together under the leadership of Angie McKenzie.    We are hopping this month around the theme of Florals.  There are a total of 33 stops on the!  Lots of flowery inspiration awaits.  Let's get started.


I was happy with how this card turned out especially the die cut background.  I started by cutting out 4 of the outline floral bouquets (Penned Flower Dies) in Basic White.  The next time I make this card I will apply an Adhesive Sheet behind the Basic White CS before I cut out the dies.  This will make adhering the die cut to the Basic White CS much easier.  I attached the die cuts using Liquid Glue and cut off any overhang.  I also applied just parts of the die cut to smaller areas.   The Basic White layer was adhered onto  Pale Papaya CS.

Next I heat embossed the flower image (Hand-Penned Petals Bundle) in White embossing powder on Shimmery White CS.  I used a Water Painter with Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent ink refills to color in the image.   The image was cut out using the Penned Flowers Dies.   The label was cut using the Scalloped Contour Dies.  The label I chose has slits along the sides of the label. I used the slits to run the Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon through and tied a bow.  The flower was attached to the label using Stampin' Dimensionals.   The card base is Thick Basic White CS, 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2".


I wanted to focus more attention on the background so I attached a few Pale Papaya jewels (2021-23 In Color Jewels) to the centers of some of the flowers.  I added Wink of Stella to the petals of the flower.   The Shimmery White CS has some shine but I wanted even more. 

 It is now time for you to see what the talented Ann Krucek has created for you.


Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

Angie McKenzie  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Jo Blackman

Karen Henderson  ●  Jan Musselman  ● Mo Rootes

Terry Hamilton  ●  Tricia Butts  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Leonie Stuart  ●  Narelle Fasulo  ●  Danielle Kassing

Shel Anderson  ●   Teri West  ●  Vicki Milyard

Jill Chapman  ●  Melissa Faust  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Susan Webster  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Susan Simpson

Annette Ball  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Melissa Gifford

Linda Moore  ●  Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith

Satomi Wellard  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Ann Krucek  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Elaine de Montmorency

Thank you for stopping by! 

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How do you register for the event? 

Simply head to my store  and purchase the Hand-Penned Suite (Item 155503 $66.25)--or an equivalent amount of product if you already have the Hand-Penned Suite.  You must use the Host Code 3M9KUB3Y when you purchase the Suite or equivalent.  You will need the Hand-Penned Suite to complete the projects.  If you have any questions please email me:  Registration ends June 7th.




Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Rainbow

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Thank you for joining us for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are an international group who have joined together for this fun hop.  The are a total of 25 stops on the hop!  The theme for this month's hop is Monochrome Rainbow Challenge.  Each participant was assigned a color based on their time zone.  How fun is that?  The leader of this blog hop, Angie McKenzie is so creative and is always thinking up fun and interesting blog hop themes for us!  Thanks Angie!


Where I live falls  in the orange part of the rainbow.  I decided to use Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, and one of the new In Colors, Pale Papaya.  I chose the Band Together stamp set and the Detailed Bands dies .  Both of these products are retiring, so the time to shop for them is now.  


I used the Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, and the Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends to color the flowers.  The fancy label frame was cut out using Pale Papaya CS.  This color is so lovely and remembers me of well, papayas or maybe cantaloupes.  It is a color I didn't realize I needed but when now that I have it totally fits in and makes sense.  

I also used the soon to be retiring Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder. The sequins are from the Artistry Blooms Sequins.  Love that these sequins are adhesive backed, it makes adhering them a breeze.   The ribbon is another sneak peek from the upcoming catalog.  It is the Pale Papaya and White 1/2" ribbon.   I added 3 loops of the ribbon to act as leaves since I didn't want to introduce another color to the card.


The sequins do not look Mango Melody in this picture but it is just how the light is reflecting.   Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what the talented Teri West has created for you.

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Here is the list of all the stops on the hop!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Satomi Wellard

Pia Gephardt - DE

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Brown - US - Special Guest

Connie Babbert - US - Special Guest

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Lisa Martz - US - Special Guest

Tricia Butts - US

Wendy Weixler - US - Special Guest

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US you are here!

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

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ICS Blog Hop...It's a Girl Thing

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop.  This month we are hopping around the theme, It's a Girl Thing.  Right now is the  peak time for cherry blossoms.  There are few things more magnificent then the delicate pink flowers especially against a bright blue sky.  When the petals begin to fall it looks like pink snow.  It is really spectacular.  The cherry blossoms remind me of my mother.  She loved seeing the delicate blooms and loved coming to visit  during the spring.  


I wanted a soft blue background so I used the Blending Brushes and Seaside Spray ink on Basic White CS.  Over the Seaside Spray layer I cut out the lovely lattice using the Many Medallions die.  The branches were cut using the Cherry Blossoms die in Soft Suede CS.  To create the cherry blossoms I again used the Blending Brushes,  Blushing Bride ink over Pearlescent Paper, and punched lots of flowers out using the Confetti Flowers Border Punch.  This punch is on sale for $9.20 while supplies last.  It is retiring so if you want it you need to get it!  I use this punch a lot.  


Here is a close up of the flowers.  I also added some tiny butterflies cut using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  These dies are also retiring and on sale.  The butterflies are also the Pearlescent paper colored using the Blending Brushes in So Saffron ink.


The sentiment is from the Festive Post set which is also retiring.   

Now it is time for you to hop on over to see what Cheryl Hamilton has created for you.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Happy Birthday!

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Welcome to the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!  The theme this month is Birthdays.  There are 12 stops on the hop so let us get started!


These pretty butterflies were cut using the Brilliant Wings dies and the Butterfly Bijou DSP.  Aren't they beautiful?  The other patterned paper I used is also from the Butterfly Bijou DSP.  The Butterfly Bijou DSP is only available for a limited time so be sure to order it soon.  The pretty frame was cut using  the Ornate Layers dies  which is part of the Ornate Style bundle.  Love  all the swirls and how dramatic it looks.  


Surprise it's an easel card.  I like easel cards and enjoy making them.  I like to think that the recipient can enjoy the card a little longer since easel cards are also easy to display.   The sentiments are from the Many Messages bundle,  which is a great bundle to have.  Lots of sentiments all cut at once!  


Now it is time to check out what Carol Payne has created.


Here is a list of all the stops on the hop.

Stamper's Dozen March 2021 Blog Hop

  1. Judy Garza – Creativity Released
  2. Sharon Hashimoto Burkert – As the Ink Dries
  3. Carol Payne – Carol Payne Stamps
  4. Joanne Cantrell – Keep It Simple, Stampers
  5. Rachel Yurkanin – Rachel’s Stamping Place
  6. Debbie Naylor – Unfrogettable Stamping!
  7. Bonnie O'Neill – Bonnie Stamped
  8. Kelly Acheson – A Stamp Above
  9. Rose Grunewald – Country Cards by Rose
  10. Jodi Petersen – Jodi’s Card Designs
  11. Patty Chenail – Stamp-Patty’s - Stamping in My Flops

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Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Dandy Garden Suite


Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are international group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who have come together to share our ideas with you.  We blog hop on the the 3rd Wednesday of the month and this month our theme is the Dandy Garden suite.  Thank you for joining us today and please enjoy the hop!



This is a fun fold called the Impossible card.  When I first saw this fold it did indeed look impossible but it actually s very easy once you understand how it works.


  • Start with a 4-1/4' x 5-1/2" piece of cardstock
  • Find the midpoint of the 4-1/4" side and score.  This is the red dotted line in the picture above.
  • Starting at the fold find the middle (2-3/4") and cut a slit from the fold to the outer edge.
  • Starting at the fold  measure 1-1/4" from the fold and cut a slit to the outer edge.  Repeat along the other edge

Note: The 1-1/4" measure is what I used so that I could use the dragonflies to connect the 2 panels.  You can change the dimension to fit your project.


This what your card will look like when all the scoring and cutting is done.

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The easiest way to assemble is to hold the 3'' panel in one hand and with your other hand flip one of the 1-1/4" pieces to the other side.  If this is confusing don't worry I have a short video below that shows this step.


Check out the video below.  You will be amazed how easy and ingenious it is and that it isn't really impossible.


Isn't it amazing how simple it is?


I connected the panels with stamped and punched dragonflies using the Dragonfly Garden bundle.  You do not have to connect the panels.  I like to do this as it makes the card very stable.  The panels are decorated using the Dandy Garden 6" x 6" DSP.   Behind the center panel I attached a piece of Basic White CS so I can write a little note.


I hope you will make your own Impossible card, now that you know that it really isn't impossible.

One last big thing!  The Creativity Abounds Blog Hop team haas also put together a tutorial bundle of brand new projects.  There are 13 tutorials and they feature projects using products from the Dandy Garden Suite (pages 24-27 of the 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog).


You can purchase this tutorial bundle for $15 US or receive it free with a minimum $50 order placed with me through my online store. Contact me if you have any questions or to order the tutorial (


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the Creativity Abounds Dandy Garden Blog Hop!

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Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Love is in the Air

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Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Love is in the Air.  There are a lot of stops on the hop...37!  Wow, that is a lot of inkspiration.  So let's get started.



You know i love a  striped background and if you didn't, you do now. To create the stripes I started with Basic Black CS and added the 1" white strips on top of it in 1/4" intervals.  All the hearts were cut using the Many Hearts Dies.  I love the layering of the hearts.  The sparkly white floral overlay is my fave and is so pretty.    I used a retired SU! Glimmer Paper to add a little sparkle to the card.   The Poppy Parade centers are the Opal Rounds colored using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends.  The white with the narrow black stripes remind of a t-shirt I used to have.  I would love to have a T-shirt with this heart over the pocket.  Wouldn't that be cute?  


The sentiment is from the Lots of Hearts set.  The sentiments in this set are very versatile and can be used all year.  Inside i added another Poppy Parade strip cut using the  XOXO die from the Many Hearts dies.   I backed it with a strip of black CS.  

Now it is time for you to see what the talented Danielle Kassing has created for you!


Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!


Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the hop!



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New at SU...Berry Blessings


Welcome to the New at SU! blog hop.   This month we are focusing on Sale-A-Bration products.  Can you guess what I am using?  Now that I have started using the Berry Blessing stamp set and the Berry Delightful DSP, I cannot stop or more accurately I don't want to stop.


This time I am using the other berry image in the Berry Blessings set.  This one can be used to make lots of different kinds of  berries.  The berries were stamped using Poppy Parade ink full strength for the outline and stamped off once to fill in the berry.  I did the same thing for the leaves using Shaded Spruce ink.  Yes, I fussy cut the leaves, berries, and the  little leaf cap on the berry.  I did not fussy cut the stem of the berries.  I tried it but wasn't loving it so I instead stamped them.  I think it works.  Check out the cutest little ladybug just hanging out on the berry leaves.


The front of the card slips under the little berry and acts as a latch to keep the front closed.  Kind of a fun little detail.  The sentiment inside is from the Sweet Strawberry set.  Love how these 2 sets and the Berry Delightful DSP coordinate. 

Now it is time for you to check out what Joyce Whitman  has made for you! 



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