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Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Itty Bitty Greetings, July 2018, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Wright Markers, The Creative Way | 0 comments

Granny Apple Green

I’m not a big reader of non fiction books. I tend to read to escape this world or for poor entertainment.  There are a few exceptions to this rule. Book that expand my philosophy on life. I love reading about different philosophes.  Right now, War on Art is this book.  I have so enjoyed reading this book about the creative process and what it is that keeps us from our muse.  War on Art was a suggested reading in an online art class I am taking.  Wild Awakening, painting Big  is a mixed media class by the very talented Jeanne Oliver.  I am learning so much about myself and my creative process from this class.  If you want to learn something new check out all the awesome classes from this sight!  And check out the book War on Art.  I truly am learning what keeps me from creating and why I should push myself to create more, blog more, paint more, live more!  I have learned that blogging for you guys is an area that I really feel a lot of resistance. Witch means it is something I should be doing more!!! Like sharing with you beautiful color combinations including today’s Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

Each month, I pick one product to share with you guys. It can be a stamp set, a coloring tool, a color, a die, a embossing folder.  Just about anything!!!  I thought a lot about exactly what I wanted to share with you guys. Did I want to do a Christmas in July idea, or did I want to use a stamp set, was I going to feature the new upcoming watercolor pencils.  That’s right, you heard me right!!! There are new watercolor pencils coming soon!!! This made me very excited!!! In the end, I picked a color to feature this month.  This color speaks summer to me!!! And since it is July, hot as all get out, and summer it was the perfect time to feature the all NEW Granny Apple Green!!!

So, what will you see this month.  You will see fun color combinations, different techniques to use ink and paper, you will see it stamped, with Designer Series Paper, and how the color Granny Apple Green is Awesome!!!

Granny Apple Green is available in cardstock, Ink pad, Stampin’ Blends, Ribbon, and in the Designer Series Paper Tropical Escape! In August a new set of watercolor pencils will be available!  And Granny Apple Green will be apart of this assortment of pencils! Yeppie

Granny Apple Green – Products!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Ink Pad

I adore this color!! It is happy and fun! Full of life and just perfect!  Just so that you know, Granny Apple Green is a darker version of Lemon Lime Twist! So, if you love Lemon Lime Twist then you will be over the moon for Granny Apple Green!!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! makes amazing cardstock!  Granny Apple Green is no exception!! Matter of a fact, the card stock was the first thing I wanted to feature for you guys!!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends

You know how much I love Stampin’ Blends!! And the new colors are now available!!! I can’t wait to have this awesome set of colors in my hands to color with!

Granny Apple Green Ribbon

Granny Apple Green Ribbon

Can we say, Love it!!! This ribbon is awesome!!! It is apart of the Tropical Escape Suite of products!! This is absolutely one of my favorite suites in the Annual Catalog!!! I love the colors, the beach fell, and the happy vibe!!! Witch leads me to the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper

Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper

Boy, do I love this awesome paper!!! So, the only product that is missing from this list is the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Wright marker.  This marker is available two ways. Either with the New Color Assortment or the  Brights Stampin’ Wright Markers

Today,  I chose to pair Granny Apple Green with Night of Navy and Whisper White! This color combination is just perfect for manly cards! It is also great for anyone who loves a nautical feel!!! It screams preppy!!! And I love that!!  I so would love a plaid out of this color combination, maybe one day!!!

Happy Birthday

  • The Granny Apple Green was cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • Then glued down onto the Night of Navy cardstock
  • The next step was to use the layering ovals dies to create a stacked look.
  • The sail boats from, Liliypad Lake was stamped in Night of Navy.  Then colored with the Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Wright Markers. These images are small, which make them perfect for coloring with the Stampin’ Wright Markers
  • The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings! I adore this stamp set. I really debated about which sentiment to use from Itty Bitty Greetings.  Happy Day, Thank You, Always & Forever…in the end Happy Birthday won out!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this preppy fun color combination as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!

Sale

The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!!  Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???

Special


Thank You for stopping by today!  Tomorrow is the 4th of July!  I hope each of you have wonderful times celebrating with friends and family. I will be celebrating with a little creativity!!! I will be back soon with another The Creative Way!  Till then go and live creatively my friends!!!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Itty Bitty Greetings, Lilypad Lake | 0 comments

Always & Forever

Always & Forever each moment with you is just like a dream to me….The lake always feels dreamy to me.  It is a place of relaxing and calm. The new Lilypad Lake stamp set shows the beauty of those calm moment.

Lillypad Lake Bundle

Lillypad Lake Bundle

This is one of those Bundles  that just makes stamping fun! It is so beautifully made that creating with it is just a wonderful experience!!

Always & Forever

  • The first thing was to stamp the water.  After stamping in the New Balmy Blue ink. A blender pen was used to add more blue ink to the waves.
  • The sail boats were stamped, colored, and die cut.
  • After die cutting, I added fine tip glue over the sail. This glue dries clear and creates a glossy slight 3-D effect.
  • The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings. It was also die cut with one of the banner dies in the Lakeside Framelits Dies.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


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The All New Catalog is available and ready for you to shop from.  You can shop online here


The Lilypad Lake Stamp Set is turning into one of my favorite stamp sets from the New Catalog.  I hope you will take some time to check it out!  I’m leaving you today with bell bottoms, hammon organs, and Heatwave

Have a wonderful day and find a little time to be creative today!  I’m working on a little no line coloring for #thedailymarker30day over on Instagram!  I love Instagram, I find so much inspiration from so many paper crafters there! Join in with the #thedailymarker30day it is not two late!  I would love to see what you color!  Have a great Tuesday 😍

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Lilypad Lake, Oil Pastils | 6 comments

Chilling at the unwind retreat in my mind….

One of my favorite Saturday morning activities is catching up on my favorite blogs.  Having coffee and chilling for a bit. This Saturday I was pleasantly surprised when one of my favorite bloggers, Lydia at Understand Blue, was sharing a technique she was teaching at her retreat!  Of course, I had to give it a try!

This super fun technique just takes masking paper, oil pastels, and paper!  Oh and your finger!!  Wow! I thought, I have all those things….lets give this a try!!!

I was not sure what I was going to do with this technique but, it just looked way to fun!   What you need to know, Lydia is my favorite artsy stamper! And she has this awesome Retreat that one day I’m going to actually attend!  They do all sorts of cool artsy stuff and post pictures on Facebook and Instagram that will just make you crafty soul envious of all the fun!  So,  I had my own little unwind retreat (in my head) day dreaming that Lydia was actually their teaching me.  She would have laughed at how old my oil pastels were(and dried up).  The oil pastels are actually a set I swiped from my Mom as a pre-teen when I took art.  And how hard I was ribbing with my figure.  I’m sure your not suppose to rub off your figure print while crafting. 😱 In the end the results were beautiful.

Lilypad stamp set combined with finger paint technique

  • For the background mask a line. Then use the line to apply the oil pastels. Use your finger to transfer your color from the masked area to the paper
  • I used shimmery white paper. But really any paper will work
  • The bird is stamped in Tranquil Tide as is the be calm
  • The “be calm” is part of a larger sentiment in the Lakefront set .I just sniped out the part of the sentiment I needed

Lilypad Lake is a wonderful stamp set!  It is one of the New Bundles available June 1!  Are you excited as I am about the upcoming catalog! There are some amazing stamps in there!  Lilypad Lake is one of the best! The bundle which includes one very unique die!  You will really enjoy have this set in your crafty stash

Lillypad Lake Bundle

Lillypad Lake Bundle

I have not had much of an opportunity to play with this bundle! But, I can tell you I am defiantly looking forward to it!!!  I just think it is wonderful!!!

 Here’s one last look at today’s card!

Lit pad lake stamp set and oil pastel technique

I hope you will consider giving this fun technique of finger painting with oil pastels a try!!!

The card layers are Tranquil Tide and Dapper Denim (retiring). Dapper Denim is retiring the end of May! I love this particular blue so very much!  It is just a great color!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here


Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Have a great Tuesday! I’m back in the land of reality and off to work today!  Go and live creatively my friends

Peace-

Jennifer

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