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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