Saturday, July 10, 2021

Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin

I thought I would share all of my Up!STYLED projects made with the Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Here they all are, no big descriptions just lots of pictures to view.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Creation Station is Embossing

Happy Fourth of July!  And, let me say hello to our Creation Station Friends who are hopping around with us for our first Sunday of the month blog hop.  Texture is our theme for this month so we're using embossing paste, powders, or folders to give our projects so eye appealing dimension.

Have you had your hands on the Art in Bloom Hybrid Bundle?  The 3D folder in that Bundle creates the MOST 3D images I've ever embossed.  Scroll through my photos to see how amazing this first of it's kind hybrid set of dies, stamps, and folder is.

Now that you have seen how amazing the embossing power of the Art in Bloom Hybrid Bundle it's time to hop over to the beautiful Sara Levin, the Artfulinker.

Stanppin' Up! Products Used
Art in Bloom Hybrid Bundle | Pansy Petals DSP | In Color Shimmering Vellum
Pale Papaya Ink & Cardstock | Fresh Freesia Ink & Cardstock | Soft Succulent Ink & Cardstock
Misty Moonlight Ink & Cardstock | Basic White Cardstock  
Rich Razzleberry & Mint Macaron Inks | Stazon Jet Black Ink | Check & Dots Embossing Folder Pack
'21-'23 In Color Jewels | Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon | Old Olive Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon
Soft Pastels Assortment | Blender Pens | Linen Thread

Friday, July 2, 2021


Check out this bright and bold color combination challenge for #TGIF323.  It's totally my thing as I enjoy colors that are statement makers and these three definitely together make a strong statement.

First, I started by watercoloring a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock with the three challenge colors.  Once it was fully dry I cut out the three flowers using the Bloom Hybrid Dies/Embossing Folder.  I ran a second piece of Shimmery White Cardstock through the embossing folder and then layered that on a panel of Granny Apple Green.  FYI, the card base is also Shimmery White.

Layered in the flowers is a Basic White Artistic floral die cut which adds lots of visual pizzazz.  From the Bloom Dies I die cut some Polished Pink Shimmer Vellum leaves.  If you haven't picked up a pack of the Shimmer Vellum what are you waiting for?  Each color is so so so soooooooooo stunning.  GET SOME!

I think my favorite touch is the addition of the In Color Jewels.  The clusters in the flower centers just make me smile.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Expressions in Color: A Paper Pumpkin Thing

Welcome Paper Pumpkin fans to our monthly "A Paper Pumpkin Thing" Blog Hop.  I have made a fancy folded card that is filled with tons of pretty stuff and fun dimension.

I like to "Up!STYLE" my alternative Paper Pumpkin projects.  I call it Up!STYLING because Stampin' Up! gives us such amazing products and I like to rearrange them without adding too many other things.  I may add ink pad & cardstock colors that are in the kit, and if there is catalog merchandise that coordinates I mix that in too.  For this month I am working in papers, stamps, dies, and ephemera from the Expressions in Ink Suite.

For this card I added in a 5 1/2" x 5 1/8" piece of Thick Basic White Cardstock and the Ephemera Pack.  That's it, the balance of the elements all came from the PP Kit.

While this card folds flat to fit into an envelope found in the kit, it opens and can stand on it's own as you can see in the picture.  This fancy fold is called a "pinwheel" card.

The gold foil Ephemera pieces coordinate beautifully with the geometric labels in the kit.  I have to say "thanks SU! for such smart product development."

Join me July 10th for a Facebook Live video class on all things Expression In Color Paper Pumpkin. I'll post a list of supplies needed on my SeeingINKspots FB page a day before my live video class.

Thanks for checking out my Up!STYLED Paper Pumpkin project for today's hop.  There is lots and lots more inspiration ahead so take a few minutes to fill your bucket with all kinds of alternative projects featuring the Expressions in Color June PP Kit.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Inspiration Board Challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments

It's a happy Hand Stamped Sentiments day!  Our 367th challenge is all about an inspiration board.  I happen to love this board.  Maybe because this is one that I put together for our team.  I was inspired by the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper Pack by Stampin' Up!

For this challenge I included a small Rectangle Stitched Die cut of one of the designs from the Expressions in Ink DSP with crisp Basic White, gold foil Ephemera, and a Polished Pink sponged pansy.  I'm on a pansy kick right now as I just finished hosting a three-day summer intensive stamp camp.  The camp was all about the Pansy Patch Bundle.  (check back to see the projects from my camp)

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Using Pansy Patch to Case the Catalog

Hello stampin' friends!  For this Monday Montage Blog Hop I wanted to show you a Pansy Patch card that I totally cased.  On page 169 in the Annual Catalog there is an adorable Sweet As a Peach card that I think has the coolest layout.  With that said I had to make my own version with the Pansy Petals DSP and the Pansy Patch Bundle.

I also used one of SU!'s color combinations featuring Pale Papaya which is one of the new '21-'23 In Colors.  I mixed the papaya color with Basic Grey/Smokey Slate and Calypso Coral.

It makes me happy to know you hopped by for our Monday Montage Blog Hop.  Click "back" to visit with Cheryl and "next" to check what Julie has been up to.