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Stampin’Up! Hold onto Hope stamp set, 3 ways!

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

I do have a fabulous share for you today from my InkBigAcademy Design Team that showcases the Hold on to Hope Bundle from the Occasions Catalog…..plus I have even more samples of this over on my Facebook Page today.

The Hold on to Hope bundle is such a beautiful set that you can use not only year round, but will make spectacular Easter cards

I love the monochromatic look of Fresh Fig on the card below.

Both the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper add so much interest.

Stampin'Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set, bundle, Easter card, papercrafting, DIY, Tutorial, Technique

Lemon Lime Twist….can we have a moment. I have to be honest that when I got a preview of this color I was not excited. But once I had it in my craft room? It is my number one go to color. I love how well it plays with others and has a retro/hip/modern feel …. is that even a thing?

Isn’t this card so fresh and bright and cheery?

the church that I belong to has a Good Friday service that I rarely miss. It begins at noon and finishes at 3 pm. One of the last things they do is shroud the cross. It is so emotion filled….luckily we take the shroud off on Sunday morning, but that imagery will always stay with me.

Those emotions are so strikingly conveyed in the card below, and isn’t that sentiment just perfect?

I have some more samples of this bundle on my Facebook page today so be sure to pop over there, leave a comment and be entered to win today’s giveaway.

and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter where I will share a weekly special, along with PDF’s for your use!

Happy Friday xoxo

lisa

Inking Royalty February Blog Hop: They Say It’s Your Birthday!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!

Today’s Blog Hop today is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share 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.

As my friends and I have gotten (a little) older we have realized how critical it is to show up for each other. One of the things I am committed to doing is sending more birthday cards and goodies. Not every one has a significant other and when you have college age kiddos you are happy for a random text. Girlfriends become more importnat each year!

I thought this card would certainly make anyone feel special and cared for on their birthday

Stampin'Up! Beautiful Peacock stamp set, SaleABration, happy birthday card, free with $50 order, template, technique, tutorials

Details:

The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock. I love how fancy and impressive it feels. I added a layer of our regular Whisper White cut to 4 x 5 1/4″.

I stamped the sweet little flowers from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set diagonally across the Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise. The Beautiful Peacock stamp set is one of our SaleABration sets and is free to you with a minimum $50 purchase.

I added some of our Glimmer Dots for a festive sparkle. I love that they have adhesive on the back for a clean and simple placement.

the main image is stamped in a combination of those same 3 colors again: Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise.

I added lots of colorful layers and dimensionals under the layers for an extra wow factor.

The sentiment is also from the Beautiful Peacock stamp set and is stamped in Tempting Turquoise and cropped out with one of the small scallop circle punches. I layered it onto a Lemon Lime Twist Circle.

I love that this card looks special, but actually came together rather quickly with the emphasis on the artwork and layers of cardstock.

I had all of the supplies out and on my stamping table so it was really easy to create the card below, #bonus

The only additional product I used was the Petal Pair Embossing folder. I love how it elevates this clean and simple card to a WOW

Stampin'Up! Beautiful Peacock stamp set, saleabration, free with a $50 order, happy birthday card, template, tutorial, technique

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Product List

​Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Inking Royalty: I Think I Love You Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop!

This year’s Blog Hop themes will be inspired by popular songs – the first is “I Think I Love You.” Our Blog Hop today is jam-packed with projects that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or that showcase love. How sweet is that?! We are excited to share our love-themed 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.

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, Ceelbrate You thinlits, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Valentine, DIY, papercrafting

Details:

  • The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock.I adore this cardstock as a base. The trick is to lightly score the cardstock before folding for a crisp clean line.
  • The top layer of Whisper White measures 3 3/4 x 5″. It like this bolder border (say that 3x fast!!) for a simple card layout.
  • I created a negative image using the Celebrate You thinlits from the Stampin’Up! SaleABration Catalog. These are free with a $100 purchase and are my favorite offering this year. I made a light line with a pencil to help me line up the images. Another little tip? By placing them in the bottom corner I don’t have to worry about centering the sentiments vertically. Make sure to keep the middle of the O and adhere with a mini dimensional.
  • The striking Painted with Love Specialty Designer peeks thru the negative space and is just perfect! The gold foil on this paper is always so hard to photograph, but in person? Oo-la-la
  • I added a little banner on the left side showcasing our Gold Glimmer Paper, Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon and a sentiment from the Petal Palette stamp set inked in Melon Mambo.
  • Loads of dimensionals give it some pop.

Stampin'Up! Petal Palette stamp set, Ceelbrate You thinlits, Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Valentine, DIY, papercrafting

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robbye Hamiliton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Don’t forget that you can start earning your FREE SaleABration items NOW!

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Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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