Sunday, June 6, 2021

Monday Montage is All Squared Away


Glad to have you here for our Monday Montage Blog Hop.  Today I am sharing card I made using the All Squared Away Bundle.


I grabbed four of the new 2021-23 In Colors.  My card base is Soft Succulent, ink colors include Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen.


Along the right side of the Basic White Stitched Rectangle I tucked a strip of Pansy Petals DSP.  For some embellishments I tied a bow of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8" Reversible Ribbon and added Basic Rhinestones.  Oh how I love those rhinestones!  I like to add them to just about everything.


Next up in our hop is Melissa Stout.  Click on over and give her some love.  Or, if you like working the opposite direction, click back to check out what Cheryl has been up to.

to Melissa





Creation Station Floral Frenzy


It's that fun time again -- we're having a Creation Station Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Floral Frenzy with a Color Mash Up.  We are to use any of the current Stampin' Up! In Colors and white.  I chose to focus on all five of the newest 2021-23 In Colors and the Expressions in Ink Suite.



While all my supplies were out I sat and created three "floral frenzy" cards.  My first two cards have Thick Basic White card bases and no other added layers.  I enjoy the simplicity, the lightness, and airy feel of a crisp white card.  This first card includes three of the geometric punch outs from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.


I used the iridescent sequins from the Ephemera Pack to not only add a gorgeous pop of prettiness, but to also hold the gold geometric pieces in place.


For this card I added a Polished Pink die cut and a white embossed Stitched Rectangle along with more pieces from the Ephemera Pack. 


I am enjoying all the new In Colors and I like to use the Evening Evergreen in place of black.


This last card is based on Pale Papaya and has a layer of Polished Pink and Basic White.  The white layer has been embossed with the new Macrame 3D Folder.  Of all the new folders this one is my favorite.




It's been fun to have you here today.  Next up along the hop is one of my most favorite stampin' friends ever, the beautiful Julie Beltramo.  Be sure to hop through alll the blogs to get some great floral inspiration.



Friday, June 4, 2021

#TGIF319 is Cool


How about a color challenge?  Here is a cool one to chill off the early sizzling summer temperatures brought to you from #TGIF319.








Thursday, June 3, 2021

Batter Up: A Paper Pumpkin Thing


Welcome Paper Pumpkin Fans to our Batter Up A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  This Hop is all about sharing alternative projects using the Batter Up Kit from May.  I "Up!STYLE" my projects using a few added tools like dies, ribbons, and cardstocks.  


My focus is the product in the kit and finding new layouts and folds.  For this kit my goal was to increase my stash of cards that are geared for the boys and men in my life.  So, with the kit and some added cardstock I made ten baseball themed cards. 


Using the Layering Circles Dies I cut a window in one of the cards to perfectly frame one of the baseball elements from the kit.  Besides the circle dies and the kit I used a piece of Bumblebee and Basic White Cardstock.


Take a close look and you'll see that the baseball is mounted on the inside of the card.

I made a second window style card using the Rectangle Stitched Dies.  This time I layered one of the envelopes inside the window.



I'll be teaching a Facebook Live Class today at 10:00 a.m. PST on my Seeinginkspots Page.  Join me, it's free and fun.  A full list of supplies has been posted on my Page so you can be ready to stamp. Click here to see the remaining eight cards I made with this kit.


Thanks for stopping by today and reserve a few minutes to click through each of the hoppers as you will find MASS INSPIRATION featuring the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit.



Batter Up Paper Pumpkin Up!STYLED Cards

I mentioned in my previous post that I made a stack of baseball themed greeting cards.  Here are the remaining eight cards.  This post will be all about the pictures.  For more details watch my Up!STYLE Class on my Seeinginkspots Facebook Page.  (link coming 6/3 afternoon)







This next sample is what I call a Friction Buckle Card.  The large tag/buckle slides off to open the card.