Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dandelion Well Wishes with Tulle

Dandelion Wishes, on page 118 is a lovely set!
It works well for weddings, as well as illness. 
It pairs particularly well with the Tulle Ribbon on page 200,
given the whimsical look of both products.

It's no surprise that I ued one of my favorite color
combinations; Mint Macaron and Highland Heather.
I just can't get enough of this combination!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wonderful Moments Birthday

I bought Wonderful Moments, on page 136, because it
does such a nice job of covering important events
(pregnancy, birth, wedding, friendships) with elegance.
This set also enables a host of techniques, including embossing,
sponging, watercoloring, coloring with Stampin' Blends...
you name it.  It is straightforward coloring and layering.

In this example I used ink pads and aqua painter to paint
my favorite new colors; Poppy Parade and Mango Melody.
I just can't put these colors down because they are so
rich and warm.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Stamp Off Varied Vases Sketch

The challenges that Buffy, Susan and I are sharing
are very exiting this time of year, because we have
a new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I get pretty excited about
all the new product I have to share.

This week, we have a great sketch challenge.
A sketch challenge is a great way to get creative juices
flowing, because it is easy to visualize which set would
work best.

For this sketch, I felt that circles worked better than squares.
The Varied Vases (p 45) photopolymer set had a variety of
images that would fit in these shapes.  I used Calypso Coral,
Night of Navy and Gorgeous Grape colors.   I LOVE the
fact that we now have 3 lovely purples, that go with
our new color families.

Now please click on over to Buffy and Susan's blogs,
so that you can enjoy their spectacular cards.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Heather and Mint Follow Your Dreams

One of the first new catalog bundles to catch my eye was
Follow Your Dreams (p 54) with the coordinating
Chase Your Dreams Framelits Dies (p 216).
I like feathers and Native American images.
I also loved the framelits options, which include a variety
of shapes that coordinate together.  It's a fresh
bundle that lends itself to feminine or masculine projects.
I harp on stamp set flexibility quite a bit, because I
like to get a lot of use/mileage out of my purchases!

The colors used for this project were Mint Macaron
and Highland Heather.  I adore the way the new color families
combine so easily, making color selection a snap.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Varied Vases Builder Flowers with Window Box

Varied Vases, on page 45, is a fun little set, because
you can get a lot of mileage out of either the punch,
and/or the set.  The Vases Builder punch offers the opportunity
to create several different flower and vase combinations.
Combined with the set, you have great sentiments
and watercolor options.  The Layered Leaves (p 222)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
adds to the texture, highlighting the leaves
created with the Vases Builder Punch.

I hope that you didn't miss that new Mango Melody
ink color on this card!  
I am finding that Mango Melody coordinates
with so many different color combinations!
In case you missed the information on our
new ink pads, please watch this video,
that has suggestions for opening and using
the new pad cases.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Graceful Glass Suite with Stained Glass Thinlits

The Graceful Glass Suite (pages 164-165) is
one of the most elegant in the new catalog.
You can use the coordinating Stained Glass Thinlits 
(page 220),  with Painted Glass set,
to design windows and frames, or cut out 
the bird, butterfly and rose.  The calligraphy font
works well with the thinlits and graphic elements.
This Suite of products enables the creation of
sparkling cards and projects.