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Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Beauty Abounds, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, Occasions 2019, Sale-A-Bration 2019, Tea Together | 6 comments

Sale-A-Bration with the Blogging Friends Hop!

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be joking the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! This is my first month hopping with this group of creative stampers and bloggers!  This month we are celebrating Sale-A-Bration with a CASE the Designer Hop!  We are all CASEing our friend Laura Borchert of Laura’s Stamp Pad!  She designed a wonderful card using products from Sale-A-Bration!

Laura’s inspiration

I really liked the purple and black combination with the pop of yellow! And the fact that she made use of the black and white paper that is part of Sale-A-Bration is even better!  This got me excited to use this color combination with the black and white paper!  I really wanted to use the tea-pot set from the Tea Together stamp set!

Tea Together Stamp Set

The coordinating dies for the Tea Together stamp set is Free with a 100 dollar purchase during Sale-A-Bration

This card has been in my mind for several weeks!  I just kinda let it mull around up there while I was doing other things.  So, I was figuring out how to incorporate the butterflies, and I really thought it would be great to have them on the tea-pot some how.   That’s when I chose to use the itty bitty butterflies in the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

And like I already said, I was super excited that Laura used the black and white paper that is part of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper .  I love the black and white patterns in this paper. Especially the dots and the strip pattern!!  Needless to say, I was definitely using this paper!!

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

So, I knew the elements I wanted to use! Now, just how to combine them into a card???? Well, this is where you need to know that I have challenged myself in improving my card scene building skills. In my mind I envisioned a wood table with the tea-pot, cups, and wallpaper for the background.

  • The first thing was to create the wood table. I did this using Stampin’ Blends.  I basically used every brown . Both crumb cake, both soft suede, and bronze.
  • After stamping the tea-pot, I masked everything but the belly. Then stamped the butterflies.  At this point, I decided I didn’t like the think lines of the butterflies. So, I colored a solid purple. (While working on this version of the card I was also working on a one layer version. Anyway, I had masked the tea-pot and cups.  And decided to color it even though the pot had butterflies on it.  It was at this point, I decided I liked the butterflies!!!!)
  • The Tea pot and cups are colored using the Highland Heather, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends
  • After everything was colored, I used the die cuts to cut them out
  • The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration product.  The Part of My Story Stamp Set
  • The final step was to put the card together.  This card is a 5 x 7.  To make this size card you need to cut your card stock to 7 x 10. Then score at 5 on the long side!

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Well, that’s it! I hope you enjoyed my take on Laura’s card!  If you would like to see my progress on the one layer version of this card check out my Instagram for progress!   I hope you will continue to hop along!!

Have a great day!  Go and Be creative my friends!


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Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in All That You Are, Bloom By Bloom, Happiness Blooms, In King Royalty Blog Hop 2019, Occasions 2019 | 20 comments

For the love of stamps!


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

There are so many things I love about the Occasions Catalog!  It is jammed packed with stamps, papers, and embellishments that will make your crafty heart go pitter patter!!!  My most favorite paper is the “Kate Spade” paper.  Well, that’s what I call it…It is not actually Kate Spade.  But, It so reminds me of her back in the day!  How did we get to the place that 1999 is back in the day???  Anyway, the Happiness Blooms paper is Awesome!!!

The combination of bright colors, floral, and pretty patterns is just perfect! I adore the color combinations found within the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper!!   I decided to combine this happy paper with the All That You Are Stamp Set.  The style of this stamp set pairs well with the style of the paper.   I also knew this would give me the opportunity to color the pretty flower in the stamp set.  You guys know how much I like to color!

I pulled out a limited section of the Stampin’ Blends.  Basically, the colors that coordinate with the Happiness Blooms DSP.  Night of Navy, Call Me Clover, and Calypso Coral.  Then I added in light Daffodil Delight, light Mossy Meadow, and Blamey Blue.   Using a limited color palate helps in coloring.  Some times when I have all the colors out, I think I have to use all the colors.  So, by just pulling out the colors I attended to use helped me stick to the color palate!

  • The first thing was first!  The flower was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This is a Stampin’ Blend friendly ink.  Meaning the ink will not bleed when the ink from the Blends touches it.
  • The second step was to color the image.  I have been working on getting comfortable adding shadows.  So, for this card I used the Mossy Meadow to add the darkest shadows in the corners of the flower.  Doing this really made the petals look more dimensional.
  • The final step was to add the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.  These dots are beautiful!!!  I love the jewel look to them!

It is always fun to decorate the envelope!  I used the Bloom by Bloom stamp set!  This stamp set is ment to coordinate with he Happiness Bloom Suite.  I think it also looks great with the All That You Are flower!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss


 If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts


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