Friday, June 20, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop: 2014-2015 New Catalog

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop!   We have prepared a super selection of projects using all new products from the 2014-2015 Catalog for you!!  Our blogs are permanently linked so you can hop around the circle or you can click on the banner above to access the complete blog roll.

As an Army Mom I was so excited to see the For Your Country set in the new catalog.   It was #1 on my list to order!  Looking through the catalog I found other patriotic products to coordinate with it-- the Be the Star stamp set with matching star framelits, Maritime Designer Series Paper and Night of Navy Seam Binding.

My first project is a star-studded wreath.  I covered a press-board wreath base with the Night of Navy Seam Binding and then added lots of DSP and stamped stars die cut with the Star Framelits.  Little bits of cotton and taffeta ribbon are tucked in for accents.
Second is an extended step display with three sections.    I adapted the directions for a side step card from a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.
This is a picture of our son - we are looking forward to him being home on leave before too long!
Also I stamped the "Hoo-ray!" sentiment from the Be the Star set twice and cut out the letters to spell "Hooah!".
Side view
Thank you for stopping by.  Please click on the links below to continue the hop.  The previous button will take you to Holly's pretty Flower Patch projects and the forward button will take you to Yapha's cute Hot Diggety Dog projects.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Purple Perfect Peacock

Purple Perfect Peacock... that is a bit of a tongue twister!   Now I know that peacocks are not really this color but it is fun to come up with different color combos using the Blendabilities markers.
I love the combo of Rich Razzleberry marker with the Blackberry Bliss paper from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  When looking through papers in the new catalog the one that really attracted my attention was this dark purple floral design.  So it was a natural choice that my first card would include it.

The detail in the Perfect Peacock stamp is incredible!  So fun to add layers and layers of color. If you click on the photo it will enlarge to see the color gradient and variation a bit better.
I used the Blendabilities markers for several other things on this card as well.  The "bow" is white ribbon that I colored with the darkest Coastal Cabana marker and then pulled apart the strands.
And the rhinestones are colored with the darkest Rich Razzleberry marker.
I thought the sentiment from the Flower Patch photopolymer stamp set fit this card BE YOU TIFULLY!

Stamps:  Perfect Peacock, Flower Patch
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise Classic, Blendabilites: Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, Park Lane Designer Series Paper
Big Shot: Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (retired)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Everything Eleanor Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's latest blog hop.  Our stamp set this time is the elegant Everything Eleanor set.  You can click HERE for the complete blog roll or follow the links at the bottom of the page to hop from blog to blog.

The hummingbirds have returned with the flourish.  We have several pairs that fight for the right to drink from our feeder.  They dive-bomb each other as they are feeding and zip back and forth over the area.  These cute feisty little things were my inspiration for this birthday card.
The flower is colored with Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  I have been pleasantly surprised that the Coastal Cabana markers look great with a variety of other blues.  Here the flourish and hummingbird wings are Lost Lagoon- a new 2014 In-Color.

The punch art hummingbird is created with the Bird Builder punch and Elegant Butterfly punch.
I thought it would be helpful to show how I trimmed the bird punch as I had to experiment a bit to get the shape of the hummingbird body right.  The tail becomes the hummingbird beak.
Trim away the tummy and head portions.  Use the tail piece to create the beak.
Thanks for stopping by.  Please join us in two weeks for our next hop!

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Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Apothecary Art (sentiment)
Ink: Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss Classic, Memento Tuxedo Black, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Bird Builder, Elegant Butterfly
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, White Chalk Marker