Friday, May 4, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Design Sketch Challenge


Welcome to the 21st Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, featuring a Design Sketch Challenge! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

We hop the first Friday of each month, and my project features the Share What You Love Early Release products, which will be in the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, but are available to order NOW!


GSFBH May 2018 Design Sketch

The Share What You Love Early Release features 3 Bundles of products from the upcoming Share What You Love Suite that you can order right NOW. You can browse the products in My Online Store, or click the image or link to view/download the PDF flyer below:


SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE EARLY RELEASE FLYER (PDF)

You can also order the set of (5) 2018-2020 In Color ink pads right now. You can see each of those In Colors in an earlier blog post HERE.

I used the Gotta Have It All Bundle for my project--it's the only bundle that includes the GORGEOUS Pearlized Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. For me, the paper pulls the entire suite of products together, and makes it super easy to create fabulous projects with virtually no effort. You really have to see it in person to catch the subtle beauty, but you can at least see all the versatile designs depicted below:


The Gotta Have It All Bundle is also the only bundle that includes the Statement of My Heart stamp, which I did not use on my project today, but it is actually printed on the lid of the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit box (which you can see peeking out behind the card in my first picture). It also includes two more stamp sets, one of which has a whopping 143 STAMPS in it -- called Make a Difference. The other stamp set is called Love What You Do, which I used to stamp my card today.


The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is a bit unique, in that it contains (24) 12"x12" sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs (rather than only 12 sheets). There are a ton of Stampin' Up! colors that coordinate with this beautiful paper, one of which is Tranquil Tide, which I used to stamp the greeting, and the tiny flowers in the background. In my opinion, Pool Party also coordinates, although it's not listed as a coordinating color in the product description. I used a little strip of Pool Party card stock as a layer on the card, and also stamped both the Pool Party card stock strip, and a shadow of the greeting, with Pool Party ink.


The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls also come in the Gotta Have It All Bundle, and I used a few of those on my card. The laser cut greeting label, mini silver paper clip, and the pearlized thread are all from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, the full contents of which you can see below. The box itself is stunning and sturdy, and is big enough to hold a handful of standard sized cards and envelopes for gifting!


Stampin' Supplies: Share What You Love Gotta Have It All Bundle, Crumb Cake Card Stock, Pool Party Card Stock and Ink Pad, Tranquil Tide Card Stock and Ink Pad, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-1/4" Circle Punch, Triple Banner Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score card stock), Grid Paper.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Jenn's take on the sketch!
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2018 MAY - DESIGN SKETCH CHALLENGE BLOG ROLL

13. Sarah Mcdermott
14. Kimberley Anne Morris YOU ARE HERE!

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - You Are My Anchor


This month is our 13th #APaperPumpkinThing Blog Hop. Our kit this month is called You Are My Anchor. It came with supplies to make 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs - the cards are 3"x3" and there are coordinating envelopes included for each card. There are also 4 boxes that slide open, so you can fill each box with 5 cards (that's one of each design), plus an envelope for each card. Here are my alternates:


The picture below shows how the kit would look if you made everything according to the kit instructions:


As usual, I tried to stick closely to the Paper Pumpkin kit supplies. For my alternate projects I added Sahara Sand Card Stock to create standard card sized bases, plus a little bit of Pool Party Card Stock for an accent layer. If you're going to mail your standard sized cards, you'll definitely want to grab a package of Whisper White Medium Envelopes.





As for the boxes, I decorated them a wee bit differently, and used them to hold some treats instead of cards! I bought one pack each of the Coconut OCHO bars, and the Peanut Butter OCHO bars, and 2 (4-packs) of the Haribo Roulette candies. That gave me exactly enough treats to split out evenly in my 4 boxes...with two candy bar bites left over. They aren't really left over. They are gone. Lol.





Stampin' Supplies: April 2018 You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Kit, Sahara Sand Card Stock, Pool Party Card Stock, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (for trimming and scoring).

There are several items available right now the on the PAST KITS page in my Online Store. There are sometimes full Kits available on that page, but many are just Refill Kits which include the consumables only...meaning everything but the stamp set & ink pad. By the way, you're gonna have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to buy whatever's available on that PAST KITS page, so go ahead and sign up HERE to get your email address in the system first!

***PAPER PUMPKIN 50% OFF SALE INFO BELOW***

NEXT UP: Click the Next button below to see the AMAZING projects Debbie Henderson has in store for you! If you have any problems navigating the hop, there is also a Blog Roll listed below for your convenience.


MAY 2018 BLOG ROLL



MAY Monthly Perks Code: Y77W46UG
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We Create Feminine Blog Hop


Welcome to the May 2018 We Create Feminine Blog Hop!!! For our blog hop today, we are featuring stamp sets and colors that are Feminine, which includes Mother's Day, flowers, frills, butterflies etc. My cards for the hop feature the Beautiful Day stamp set, with some simple cards featuring the NEW 2018-2020 In Colors: Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, and Call Me Clover.


Frilly, froo-froo feminine is not really my style, so I just kept these pretty simple. If you just came from Lynn's blog, you've seen the Share What You Love Suite of products you can order starting TODAY! What you might not have noticed in the sale flyer is that you can also order the NEW 2018-2020 In Color Ink Pads BUNDLE today, for 10% OFF. Let's take a closer look at each color:

Grapefruit Grove

Lovely Lipstick

Pineapple Punch

Blueberry Bushel

Call Me Clover

Click the image below to hop to Libby's blog next, and see what pretty things she's designed...



Stampin' Supplies:



MAY Monthly Perks Code: Y77W46UG
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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Friday, April 20, 2018

Global Stamping Friends Extraordinary Blog Hop - Exciting Times!


Welcome to an Extraordinary Edition of the
Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, called Exciting Times! You'll see projects from stampers from around the world--I'm in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Note: I can only sell to customers in the US, so any prices are in USD)

This blog hop is outside our ordinary postings on the first Friday of each month, and the theme is to share Sneak Peeks at upcoming products, or to feature projects using items that will carry over, into the Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, which debuts June 1st!

I was fortunate to be invited to be a Display Stamper for the recent Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Las Vegas, so I got a few Sneak Peek items ahead of the game. These are a few of the samples I made featuring the Animal Expedition Suite from the upcoming catalog. Little did I know that Stampin' Up! was going to be giving away the Animal Outing stamp set to everyone who attended the event...but still, I did get a few pieces that not everyone got.


One of the items I got was the coordinating Animal Friends Thinlits dies, which will actually be available in a Bundle with the stamp set for 10% OFF! You can see in the Ark card below, how the dies can cut out the animals quite nicely. I did do some extra trimming on some pieces, but I'll tell you more about that later in another post, where I can show you how I made the whole card.


Another couple items I received were the Leaf Ribbon which comes in the NEW Call Me Clover In Color, as well as the NEW coordinating wooden Frames Elements. I used both those items in the card below. I did not receive the Call Me Clover card stock that coordinates with the ribbon, so I used a green card stock I had lying around that was close enough to convey the coordination.


I also received a couple more stamp sets in my Display Stamper supplies box, including the one with the dashed lines image you can see in the card below. That stamp set is called Birthday Backgrounds. And, you can see more of those coordinating wooden Frames Elements in this card, as well.


Current Stampin' Supplies: Pool Party card stock, Smoky Slate card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Early Espresso card stock, Sahara Sand card stock, Soft Suede card stock & ink, Cajun Craze ink pad, Basic Black Archival ink, Basic Gray Archival ink, VersaMark ink pad, Watercolor Pencils, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Seaside Embossing Folder (used with the Big Shot), Linen Thread, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score card stock), Grid Paper.

Sneak Peek Stampin' Supplies: Birthday Backgrounds stamp set, Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Friends Thinlits die, Frames Elements, Leaf Ribbon.

If you are in the US and you want to get a hard copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalog, drop me an email with your mailing address, and we can get that coordinated!

Click the Next arrow below to see Jenn's marvelous creations!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrow for navigation)


2018 APRIL - EXCITING TIMES BLOG ROLL
11. Kimberley Morris YOU ARE HERE!
16. Sarah McDermott

APRIL Monthly Perks Code: PMNQQMNU
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
procrastistamper@gmail.com
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