Thursday, July 18, 2024

Playing In The Rain - Rainy Days

Hello stampers,

I had a bit of fun working with the Playing In The Rain stamp set, Mother Nature has been really weird. Last week, we were 114+ then by the end of the week she was giving us rain, thunderstorms & high winds that did quite a bit of damage around town. I really wish I could be as carefree as this rabbit & play in the rain if nothing more than to cool off a bit.

I started with a Basic White Cardstock layer, where I stamped the bunny using Memento Black Ink then colored it in using Gray Granite, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight & Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Packs along with adding Balmy Blue Ink raindrops (stamped off once), before adding it to a layer of Daffodil Delight Cardstock. For the base, I used Basic White Cardstock with a layer of Balmy Blue Cardstock that I embossed using the retired Raindrops TIEF. The sentiment I stamped with Balmy Blue Ink onto  then fussy cBasic White Cardstockut it out using the Paper Snips. Both the focal point & sentiment were popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

     

Paper Measurements-

  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    • Layer - 2 1/4 x 3 1/2
    • Layer - 2 1/8 x 3/4
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock:
    • Layer -2 3/8 x 3 5/8
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Latte Loce - Hello There

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I'm not a coffee drinker at all, it's either hot cocoa or iced tea, but for some reason, I was really drawn to the Latte Love set. So for this card, I will pretend it is hot cocoa, even with the temps still being in the triple digits. EEK!

I started this card by stamping the cup tops from the Latte Love Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink onto Basic White Cardstock, coloring them in with Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral & Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Packs then using the Latte Love Dies to die-cut them out.  I also stamped the heart with Pecan Pie Ink before die-cutting them both with the same dies. Next, I used a sentiment from the set using Pecan Pie Ink again stamping the sentiment onto a layer of BasicWhite Cardstock, then adhered both cups before layering this onto Calypso Coral & Lost Lagoon Cardstocks. I used Pecan Pie Cardstock for the base and then layered A Little Latte DSP before adhering the focal point to the base. Lastly, I added a few Pecan PIe & Clear Ribboned Dots to finish the card.

     

Paper Measurements-

  • Pecan Pie Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 
  • Lost Lagoon Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 1/4 x 3 1/4
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 x 3
    • Layer - 3 3/4 x 4
  • A Little Latte Cardstock:
    • Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
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Monday, July 15, 2024

Stamp Review Crew - Layers Of Beauty


Hello stampers,

It's the 3rd Monday of the month & that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who share different ideas made with the featured stamp set. This week, we are featuring Layers Of Beauty.

I wanted to change things up a bit & showcase the spotlight technique with the featured stamp set for today's card. I started with a Basic White Cardstock layer, then stamped the floral image with Memento Black Ink & layered it on top of a Basic Black Cardstock layer. I stamped the image again on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, then used the 2" Circle Punch to punch it out, before coloring it with Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Packs. I used the Stitched Shape Dies to die-cut another circle using Basic Black Cardstock then layered it behind the focal point, before adding it to the bigger image. These layers were then added to a Melon Mambo Cardstock base. For the sentiment, I stamped it using Memento Black Ink onto Melon Mambo Cardstock, then fussy cut the banner end before adding it to the card. Lastly, I added a few Glossy Dots to finish the card.

    

Paper Measurements-

  • Melon Mambo Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    • Sentiment - 3 1/4 x 3/8
  • Basic Black Cardstock:
    • Layer - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
    • Layer - 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 5 x 3 3/4
    • Layer -2 1/4 x 2 1/4
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[103579]
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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Latte Love - Best Part Of My Day

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OMG it's been a hectic week & it's only Tuesday, well when I wrote this post it was Tuesday. Not only am I volunteering on a regular basis, but on the side, I've been rescuing 3 week old kittens from this terrible heatwave. Somewhere late at night, I'm finding a little time to stamp, but it isn't until late & I regret it when my hubby wakes me up early to feed the babies. I have never really been a morning person so this is a bit hard for me!

Today's card is a pre-retreat challenge for Creativate Summer which was to use 1 stamp set, 2 layers & 3 colors. I think I screwed up when I didn't count the mugs as a layer. OOPS! For my set, I chose to use Latte Love Bundle & the colors I chose were Azure Afternoon, Blueberry Bushel & Early Espresso. I stamped the base with Early Espresso Ink onto Azure Afternoon Cardstock. I die-cut the mugs using the Latte Love Dies with Azure Afternoon & Blueberry Bushel Cardstocks then added them to an Early Espresso Cardstock square. I messed up by adding the squares or diamonds to a Basic White Cardstock layer. When I read the instructions I read it as Black, White & Vanilla don't count, but what it actually said was that it didn't count as a color. I finished the card by adding a few Tinsel Gems.


     
Paper Measurements-

  • Azure AfternoonCardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    • Layer - 2 1/8 x 1
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Early Espresso Cardstock:
    • Layer - 1 x 1
  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock:
    • Layer - 2 1/8 x 1
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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Spotlight On Nature - Thanks

Hello stampers,

It's been a busy week & it's only Tuesday. UGH! I've lost count of the days we've been in excessive heat watch, trying to keep both inside & outside cats as cool as possible. It's really sad to see them struggle outside in the heat, so I have no problem with them lying on my grass to keep cool but my neighbors might. EEK!

So today's card I'm using the Spotlight On Nature Stamp Set, stamping the flowers with Memento Black Ink onto Basic White Cardstock. I colored them with Peach Pie & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Packs. For the butterfly, I used the Memento Black Ink to stamp on Basic White Cardstock, colored it with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack, then used my Paper Snips to fussy cut it out. I die-cut Basic White, Granny Apple Green & Peach Pie Cardstocks using the Perennial Postage Dies then attached the first two together before adding them to a Peach Pie Cardstock base. I popped up both the butterfly & sentiment using Stampin' Dimensionals. For the bling, I used Rhinestone Basic Jewels, coloring them with Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Packs.

     

Paper Measurements-

  • Peach Pie Cardstock:
    • Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock:
    • Layer - 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer - 3 3/4 x 5
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