Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wacky Watercooler May Celebration Blog Hop
Welcome to our May "Old Favorites Which Made the New Catalog" Blog Hop. Today's hop is all about those favorite products that made it into the new 2017 Annual Catalog that comes out on June 1st. I was so glad to see that three of my favorites will be around for another year.
Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs. It's always a lot of fun.
You should be coming to my blog from Sheri Lee. After your visit with me, you'll head on over to Judy Markowitz. And, as always, our Hop runs in a circle. Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.
My first project highlights the Beautiful You stamp set. With the stormy, rainy weather we've had here lately, which is to continue tomorrow, I thought a walk in the rain was so appropriate. I love how those Clarity Stencil Brushes let me control how much depth I want in any given area. Oh, I did sneak in one of my favorite sets that will be gone come May 31st. It's the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I'm really sad about that one. It made for some nice rain effects on my card.
Stampin Set: Beautiful You, Gorgeous Grunge, Jar of Love (horizon); Inks: Basic Black Archival, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate; Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White; Other: Clarity Stencil Brushes, Stamping Mask Paper
For my next project, I had to used the High Tide stamp set. I made the background using the Clarity Stencil Brushes and different inks to get the effect I wanted. I love the image of the lighthouse and the birds. For a finishing touch I added some sequins.
Stamp Sets: High Tide, Sunshine Sayings; Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Old Olive; Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White; Other: Clarity Stencil Brushes, Fancy Frost Sequins
My final project is a shaker card made using the Jar of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies. I know, the paper I used is retired but it goes so well with the lightning bugs that I just couldn't resist. This is a CASE of a card done by Priscilla Ivler. To see hers, click on her name.
Stamp Set: Jar of Love; Ink: Basic Black Archival, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker, Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate; Cardstock: Crumb Cake; Patterned Paper: Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack; Other: Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips, White Blizzard Glitter Drops (Nuvo)
Well, that is it from me for this time. The next stop on your tour is Judy Markowitz. Judy is new to our hop, so please make her feel welcome and leave her a bunch of comments. To see her wonderful projects, click the image below.
If you'd like to revisit Sheri Lee and see her wonderful projects again, click the image below.
To start at the beginning you can click the image below to go back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,
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The cards are so pretty Marsha...and my fave...the shaker card, of course!! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration...I might need to add the Beautiful You and High Tide stamp sets to THE list! ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sheri! I don't make many shaker cards but they are fun.Delete
Hi Marsha, like you I'll miss that Gorgeous Grunge (although it isn't going anywhere except to my retirement shelf). Yes, it did add wonderful rain streaks to the card. Love the many shades of blue and grey. This is how a real rainy day looks. I know you love that High Tide set and, like you, I'm glad it carries over as well. The wonderful colours in your sky really take the images to a new level. Beautiful! I think one of the products I will miss most is that Serene Scenery DSP which you used in your last card. That had to be one of the most versatile paper stacks I've ever bought. Love the way you combined it with the Jar of Love and those lightning bugs. You've taken Priscilla's card and made it your own---beautifully.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Heidi! Gorgeous Grunge is on my shelf permanently, for sure. I had fun making all of these cards. So many possibilities with these stamp sets.Delete
I'm happy that all three of the cards you've show cased Marsha have carried over. The High Tide card is my favourite with the beautiful sunset. Thanks so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penny! Now that I have the Clarity Stencil Brushes, blending is so much easier.Delete
Marsha, I would have never thought of using the Gorgeous Grunge for rain - brilliant! So any times here in Oregon the rain comes done at that exact angle! I too am happy the sets you showcased are staying around this next year. Wonderful cards! TFSReplyDelete
Thanks, Marie! I remember seeing the rain done somewhere on a card and loved the look. We have slanted rain here in Iowa, too.Delete
WoW your mind was all over marvelous ideas. All of the inspirations are gorgeous. Being a lighthouse freak I love the High Tide. That background blended beautiful and the colors are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gabriella! I, too, love lighthouses. And, my Clarity Stencil Brushes has made it a lot easier to blend backgrounds.Delete