Friday, May 29, 2015

Stampin' Addicts New 2015-2017 Stampin' Up! In Color Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New 2015-2017 In Color Blog Hop!  Join us for a hop through our favorites of these great colors. ;)  Should you get lost or want to chat, join us on the Stampin' Addicts website's Blog Hop Chat Thread.  You've probably arrived from Heidi's RunningwScissorsStamper Blog and seen how versatile Tip Top Taupe is. If not, don't worry. Just keep clicking "Next", and you'll be there soon.

I'm using Watermelon Wonder, and I will tell you that I think it is strange that Stampin' Up! chose to have both Wisteria Wonder and Watermelon Wonder as colors....Seriously, there's no other "W" word that would have worked? Oh well....Lots to WONDER about there!

First, I made this little tree card using the fun Sprinkles of Life set.  Watermelon colored apples look surprisingly fine, I think. :) I used Cucumber Crush for the grass and leaves and Mint Macaron for the "sky" with Tip Top Taupe for the Woodgrain embossed background.

Next, the You've Got This set made a nearly monochromatic and striking card.  I was going to mask the flower, but I found that I liked the texture the Tip Top Taupe added behind the flower.  I used Old Olive for the leaves with the Watermelon Wonder. Love that matching lace!

Finally, I used the the cherry Giggle Greetings stamp with the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack. It reminds me of a retro style tablecloth. I also used the MOJO sketch for this week, MOJO399.  It is a narrow card, and I think it looks fresh with the Bermuda Bay added. I did color this with the Watermelon Wonder marker and also blender pen.  It seemed to make the color slightly bluer for some reason.

I hope you've enjoyed your stop and continue to Krystal's Card's for a Cucumber Crush of fun.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guy Greetings Antique Car

I hope everyone will enjoy making this Happy Father's Day To A Classic card. You can give it to your dad or your kids' dad, and it makes a fun Birthday card if you don't need either of those too.  I love how easy it is to position the sentiments on the clear blocks just by using the grid paper.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduation OR Birthday Card using Celebrate Today

I thought it would be a good idea to offer this card for class this week.  It is available in either Navy, Green or Maroon with Grey.  You can also change the "Happy Graduation" to "Happy Birthday" and replace the mortar board/cap with the "CELEBRATE!" sentiment from this set.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 Retiring Stamp Set Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts 2015 Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy seeing a few last hurrahs for some of our favorite sets.

Should you get lost and want to chat, visit the chat thread on Stampin' Addicts.  I'm sure you enjoyed Cindy's lovely designs with the Apothecary Art set on her blog, Heart's Delight Cards.

I chose the Gifts of Kindness set because of its fun floral design and useful sayings.

For the first card, I used MOJO Monday Sketch 396, MOJO396  That design made this card come together so easily!  I used white circles under each tiny rhinestone bling in case you wonder what you are seeing there. :) These colors are Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz.

Next, I used Soft Sky, Whisper White, Old Olive and Crumb Cake in an attempt at an unusual look. I rolled Crumb Cake marker onto the edge of the flowers for a little more depth.  I love the echo of the retiring Polka Dot Embossing Folder. It think it brings out the dots in the image.  I also think this may be the prettiest "Happy Birthday" sentiment we've ever had.  I'll also miss the modern label punch so much!!  There are some cute punches and stamp sets in the new catalog too, so I know I'll find new favorites!

This monochrome card used the old gathered ribbon, but it would be lovely with just an extra oval in Coastal Cabana of course.  I'll miss Coastal Cabana and all of the retiring In Colors!

Now it is time to continue to Stamps and Scraps with Yapha and see her cutie pie creations with the Happy Hour set. I love those Olives!