Friday, June 14, 2024

Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop - Showcase the Annual Catty

  Fourteen of the month so you know what that means! It's team blog and Insta hop day! This month we are showcasing Stampin' Up!®'s NEW 2024-2025 Annual Catty!

This hop theme couldn't have come at a better time as Stampin' Up!® is currently offering an additional 10% off all bundles in the catty! That's 20% off for the entire month of June!

I'm actually showcasing TWO bundles here that are featured in the catty as part of a super suite collection (Unbounded Beauty).  The Flowers of Beauty bundle and the Unbounded Love bundle. 


This might be the first time I have ever bought BOTH bundles featured together in a suite collection but I knew I couldn't have one without the other and I don't regret my purchase for a second!

I'm short on time right now so I went to page 22 of the catalogue and found me a sketch to use. I drew some inspiration from page XX where these two bundles are featured.

 This is such a fun feature of this year's catty and I have been meaning to start reproducing these sketches as I work with the products.  Can you find which sketch I used?

This card is probably simpler that something I would have created had I been left to my own devices but I'm really loving it! I love the idea/look of the two die cut shapes in Basic White as a way to feature the die cuts and separate them from the DSP.  A neat idea as I often just throw down a circle or some vellum.


I spent more time playing with the NEW in-colours as I love them! Petunia Pop is the primary colour here with Peach Pie and Pretty in Pink added in with the die cuts and embellishments.

I went with the shimmer version of the in-colour gems over the resin dots, they are just a little paler and I liked that look for this design.

I took a length of the ribbon and cut it in half to then make this fancy double loop bow that I recently learned how to do.



I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. Be sure to hop around and check them all out!

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop - 2024-2026 NEW In Colours

 Fourteen of the month so you know what that means! It's team blog and Insta hop day! This month we are highlighting Stampin' Up!®'s NEW 2024-2026 In Colours!


I'll fully admit I was initially disappointed thinking they were too close to other colours we have had in the past BUT now that I have been creating with them I am in LOVE! The colours are fantastic on their own but what I love most is how ALL FIVE of them look so great together! And what about how they POP off of the black cardstock! Talk about a statement!

I CASEd this design straight out of the catalogue on the page 91. It was this idea of fussy cutting and floating the pieces from the Leaf Collection background stamp that made me purchase it as part of my preorder. 

It's such a neat idea and a great way to get creative with this large stamp. 

I ran the Petunia Pop card base through the So Swirly Embossing Folder for an extra bit of interest.


The greeting is from the super cute Attention Shoppers stamp set. And like the original, I had to showcase the amazing new Spotlight On Nature Dies. If you love a good circle die, these are a MUST for you!

I layered once die cut over another so that you would see a pop of the Petunia colour underneath the white.



I haven't decided which of the five new colours is my favourite so I'd sure love to hear which one is yours!

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #437

These zinnias were not on my list but after working with them a few weekends ago, the bundle and embossing folder are in my cart 🛒!

Great news is there are an online exclusive product so they are available now for everyone!



How great is this sketch?! It is the weekly challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments!



If you love a good flower and like to colour, you’ll want to grab them!

I coloured these images with my Stampin' Blends markers but I've seen beautiful versions with watercolour pencils as well or a combination of the two!

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Stampin' Up!®'s Country Flowers Bundle

This is one of the amazing NEW bundles that will be available to purchase on May 1st!


Even better, I'm getting together with 4 of my super crafting friends to offer a Stamp Camp in an exclusive Facebook Group. Registration options for both Canadians and US Citizens!

Check out the video for all the crafty details of this design which is a CASE of a catalogue sample!

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Coast to Coast Creators Blog Hop - Last Chance Items

 Fourteen of the month so you know what that means! It's team blog and Insta hop day! This month we are highlighting some of our most loved items from either the Jan - April mini or the Annual Catalogue that are now on the last chance list.

I love how this card turned out and have to give props to @kaylareneestamps for this inspiration. 


I am highlighting the Scalloped Contours Dies. These have been around for a couple of annual catalogues now but I am still sad to see them finally being retired. Great news though, they are currently discounted to $33.60. Sadly the stamp set they coordinate with has already sold out so I had to pivot on that part of my project. Instead I have paired them up with the Earthen Elegance Suite which is also on the last chance list. These are products I was super in love with and just didn't use enough so I'm super sad to see them go as well.


Except for the card base, and the two die cuts in Distressed Gold, every layer is DSP from the Earthen Elegance DSP (still available and discounted). You can bet I will be making several more of these with the DSP I have left! If you look closely, you can also see I used two of the large scallop dies (they nest within each other) as well as the smallest one which I stamped my sentiment within.


I love this colour combo for the earthenware and it's contents. I used Pretty Peacock, Distressed Gold and Berry Burst (full strength and stamped off). Both vessels, are die cut from the DSP with stamping on the Peacock one. I then used the Natural Wavy Trim to accent the vessel that has no stamping.

I used Pebbled Path to stamp the greeting (need to get this colour back in my rotation). I also really love the contrast from the rich DSP as a background for the circle diecut.


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