Thursday, July 20, 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Case The Catalog

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. You are currently visiting (your name) from (country). I hope you enjoy my project/cards Casing the beautiful new Catalog. 

This is the card/project from the catalog which I am casing: 


And here is my take on it: 


I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!"

#SDBH if you're into hashtags. 

Please keep any sales/promotional material for AFTER the Blog Hop Link & to a minimum. 

Thanks & I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations! 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Love U A Latte

My oldest grandson, Chandler, loves Starbucks and I love him!!  So a page was created from the love of both.  The colors in this suite worked out great for us both.  Dark colors for him, with a hint of blue for me

Starbucks gift cards have become a tradition for me to give him at Christmas.  So when I saw this suite, I knew I was going to create a scrapbook page. However, his birthday is coming up soon and even though he already has his birthday gift...we can always have Starbucks for an extra treat.

There is no picture on this page yet, as I will take one next week when we make our way to the coffee place of his dreams...literally!!!

For the page title, I used the Stampin' Up! Large Letter Framelits for the "U A Latte", and the "love" from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  I went back and forth with the "A", leave it or keep it.  This was due to the title placement.  But what I love about scrapbooking is, it's your page!!  It's art!! You can have your title on one, two or even three lines.

I took the coffee bean stamp and inked it up in Early Espresso, then added a bottom border to my journaling card.

And keeping the rule of three, I added three different coffee cups to the side.   I have hot cocoa in one of them, as I don't drink cofee....was that a "WHAT?!" I just heard?  Yes, I do not drink coffee but I love tea, it's close enough.

Under the picture mat, I used three different ribbons.  This is what I love about Stampin' Up!  Not only is it quality product, everything COORDINATES!!! Including the accessories, like the Corrugated Elements.  On this page, I used the heart and tag on my cups.

Back to the ribbons, I used the 3/8" Burlap Ribbon, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon in Pool Party, and the 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake.

I also used Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso Cardstock to complete the elements and photo mats.

This suite was gorgeous to use, and if you would love to play with it too send me a note.  Or follow the link at the top to my online store, but fair warning U will Love a Latte!!!

When placing an order don't forget to use this months Hostess Code.

Oh I almost forgot!!!! 
 During the month of July, Stampin' Up! has a new Joining special.  'Cause it's Christmas in July!!!!

The Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up as a demonstrator! You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And to give you a perk of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)! With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend those Starter Kit dollars on things like their favorite stamp sets and accessories!

Thank you for stopping by my page.
Hugs from the Bug,

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Carryover Stamp Set Jar of Love

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop for June 2017. This months theme is Carryover Items from the previous catalogs. You are currently visiting Denise from the USA. I hope you enjoy my card showcasing the carry over item Jars of Love Stamp and Die Set.

I love Ball jars, I have several sizes and colors.  I have even painted and etched a few.  I use them to put misc items in, I have decorated my house and craft room with them.  One thing I love to put in them is flowers.  So the card below was inspired from my love of Ball jars.  This was my favorite new set last year and I am so thankful Stampin' Up! carried it over. 

I may have cheated a little by adding some flowers from the new stamp and die set Beautiful Bouquet, but I wanted a variety of flowers.  

I added a little Wink of Stella to make the flowers glisten.


The colors I choose came from a picture I seen, and I rarely use all blues together for flowers.  

Recipe for card:

Jar of Love Stamp Set
Everyday Jar Framelits Dies
Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set
Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies 
Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, 
Pool Party, & Crumb Cake Cardstock
Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy, Pool Party, 
Sahara Sand,  & Early Espresso Stampin' Ink
Wink of Stella
Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim

I hope the cards you've seen here on my blog, and the others, today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting the bug!!!  Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any, lots of beautiful cards and projects.

Love and hugs from the bug,