Monday, August 1, 2016

August Blog Hop

Happy Monday Stampers! Can you believe it is August 1st!  This year is flying by!  Good thing I'm having fun and enjoying my summer.  Speaking of summer, it's our theme for this months blog hop with my fellow Country INKers. Summer in Phoenix, Arizona is, well HOT.  You know you've been in Phoenix during the summer months for a long time when you can tell the difference between 113 and 90 degree weather. Trust me, you can! But summer time is also a time to relax, hang out by the pool, spend late nights outside gazing at the stars. As long as you have air conditioner, you're good.

If you are just stopping by, you have arrived after visiting Barb's blog.  She once again created our beautiful blog hop buttons.  She always creates such great projects.

My project features an exclusive, limited-time bundle Thoughtful Branches.  It will be available to order starting tomorrow, August 2nd. It is such a beautiful bundle.  I'll be posting more samples throughout the week.  This set inspired me for our blog hop today because of all the beautiful flowers that bloom during the summer. Love how our new In-Colors pair well with each other.  

Up next is Crystal. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time. 

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Di's Country INKers July Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to another edition of Di's Country INKers Blog Hop!  Every 1st of the month we have a fun themed blog hop.  For the month of July, (WOW, July already!) our theme is Red, White and Blue!  Did you check out Barb's beautiful creation? And aren't our blog hop buttons awesome!

So, can you see the Red, White and Blue theme in my card? I may have stretched the theme a bit...

Loving the Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating framelits. So many possibilities with this stamp set. Getting the bundle is your best bet. The base of my card is Dapper Denim, a new InColor.  I layered Shimmery White card stock on top of it. It doesn't scream patriotic but I like how it turned out. 

Can't wait to see what Crystal has in store for us! She always has fun creations to share with us all.

Below are the links to everyone's blogs:

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a fabulous 4th of July! Be safe and have fun!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Di's Country INKers June Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to another edition of our Blog Hop. So excited to share with you today!  We are showcasing new products from the new catalog, which starts today! So many amazing new products and accessories!  If you are just arriving here, what did you think of Barb's beautiful creation! She also created our blog hop buttons, aren't they pretty!

I created monochromatic using the new InColors, these colors are gorgeous! Right now I can't decide which color is my favorite! 

Sweet Sugarplum
Dapper Denim

Peekaboo Peach

Emerald Envy

Flirty Flamingo

Up next is Mary, can't wait to see what great project she has to share with us! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fab Groovy Love

Happy Wednesday Stampers! Hope your week is going well.  We had a wonderful time in Tucson/Tubac over the weekend. It's amazing how quickly the weekend goes. There were a couple of time where Mother Nature inspired me to get back to creating. You know when you get that "itch to create?"

The fabulous designers over at the Fab Friday Stampin Challenge blog inspired me to once again create with a wonderful color challenge.  At first I was having a mental block as far as to how design my I looked through the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and the sample on page 129 caught my eye.  I've been wanting to ink up stamp sets that are being retired, so I picked up Groovy Love. This is another stamp set that I have not inked up enough.  It coordinates with our Sweetheart punch.

This is actually a very soft color combo and you can see how the Designers created such beautiful creations with this combo. You should play along too! 

Stamp Sets: Groovy Love and Work of Art
Ink: Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Color Me Irresistible Speciality DSP
Other: Stamping Sponges, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Stampin' Dimensionals
I didn't have any Lost Lagoon card stock and then I realized I had the Color Me Irresistible Speciality DSP so I made my own.  I sponged with Lost Lagoon ink. Very cool, why didn't I use it before? LOL.

I really like my final result. Now I need to decide who I should give this card to. Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Di's Country INKers Blog Hop

Happy Sunday Stampers!  Hope your weekend is going great!  I'm in Tubac, Arizona visiting family. Tubac is just south of Tucson and it's a very artistic town, lots of history here.  It's very beautiful here. So our theme for our blog hop this month is retiring products from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs.  It's sad to see all the stamp sets and accessories that are retiring, but room has to be made for all the new stamp sets and accessories in the catalog.  If you're just arriving here, you just came from Barb's blog.  Wasn't her creation beautiful?

I created my card following the sketch from Match the Sketch Blog Challenge. I recently came across their blog and fell in love with their great sketches.  So many ways to use the sketch. Make sure you check out their blog for more inspiration. 

 As you know, every two years we get new In-Colors introduced.  Blackberry Bliss one of colors from the 2014-2016 In-Color collection has been one my favorite colors. Also in the collection is Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist. I paired Blackberry Bliss with Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The stamp sets I used are "A Dozen Thoughts" and "Six-Sided Sampler". The Hexagon punch is also retiring, which coordinates with Six-Sided Sampler. The Candy Dots are also retiring, which I use those all the time. The DSP is from the Occasions catalog, the Love Blossoms DSP Stack, which is still available to order but will not be in the Annual Catalog. The ribbon has been retired for some time, which apparently I forgot about that, because obviously, I still have a lot of it, lol. Told you it was my favorite color.

Up next is Crystal, she always has the cutest creations!

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

"Tap Tap Tap", Happy Monday!

Happy Monday Stampers! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I recently started hiking and I've come to really enjoy it. Yesterday I hiked Echo Canyon Trail at Camelback Mountain with my sisters. It was a great challenge and we conquered it. Such an amazing feeling to complete it.

It's been a long time since I've blogged, let alone create something. I recently viewed our upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual catalog and I LOVE IT!  So many great stamp sets and accessories! Can't wait to place my preorder. For course, when new items are coming, room has to be made for them, hence our retired stamp sets and accessories has been released. Realizing how many items are retiring, it gave me a creative push to use my stuff!

The Designers over at the Fab Friday Blog Challenge have a great sketch that inspired me to create something! I can definitely see myself using this sketch over and over. Make sure to check out their blog for more inspiration with this sketch.

Here is how the sketch inspired me:

The used the stamp set called "Tap Tap Tap" which is being retired. I feel sad because I didn't ink it up that much and I haven't decided yet if I'm going to keep it or not. I'm really bummed  to say goodbye to Blackberry Bliss, it's been one of my favorite In-Colors. In fact, it was the main color I used for my wedding. I will definitely keep this color around. My color combo is Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron. I used the clear Wink of Stella to watercolor the type writer. It was a fun technique, can't wait to try it again. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Blog Hop

Welcome Stampers! It's time for another blog hop!  So excited that it's March 1st!  Spring is near, it's my birthday month and everything starts blooming!  Let's hope my creativity starts blooming as well. The theme for our blog hop this month is CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the Catty, in this case, our Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog. If you are just stopping by, you just arrived from Barb's awesome blog. Great project right?

I decided to CASE our Annual Catalog, using the stamp set "You've Got This". The sample is on page 113. I used our new Whisper White Thick Cardstock, OMG perfect for cards like this! If you haven't tried it, I would suggest you do. I was able to crank out four cards with this simple design. 

Card Stock: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Inks: Sahara Sand, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Other: Regals Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Banner Triple Punch

Up next is Crystal, can't wait to see what she creates for this blog hop. 

Below are the links to everyone's blogs:

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time.

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