Valentines Anyone!

Valentines
Valentines Anyone!

Our theme for January is Valentines and you are on Francine Wilson @ Stamp Scrap Go Blog page.  If you get off track during the hop, there is a link below for the full list.
Valentine Anyone!

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday for card giving.  You can give cards to the one you love, to your children, your friends, and your family.  It is a harried holiday for parents (moms) of elementary aged children…having to get enough cards for all the kids in class and getting your kid to sign them all!  Yep, lots of fun.  I love making Valentine cards because it shows just how much I care about the person I intend to give the card to.  So I say Valentines anyone!

For this blog hop, I chose the Tutti Fruitie suite from our spring Occasions catalog.  Some might think it an odd choice, but I love the sweetness of fruit and it just called to me for this card.  I also incorporated some stamps from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  You can find all the instructions and supply list for “Valentine Anyone!” in the Tips & Tutorials link to the left.

Valentine Anyone!

Thanks for taking part in our wonderful blog hop today.  To see more awesome Valentine ideas and inspiration  Click the next person in line.


Time to Bundle up with Sweet Soiree!

Bundle up!

2017 has come & gone.  Time to Bundle up!

It’s been a busy 2018 already!  Sale-A-Bration (SAB) has begun, our biggest event of the year, and it coincides with the launch of the Spring Occasions catalog.  There is so much beautiful product to see, how do you choose which to make your own?  Well, let me share what I chose to start out the year with.  Believe me, it was difficult to decide what to get first.  My shopping list is long, and the budget is in the works to make it all happen.

I am blown away by the Sweet Soiree suite!  I took the time to bundle up!  The Cake Soiree stamp set & thinlit bundle is amazing.  This may look like all you can do is stamp cakes, but it is so versatile, you won’t believe it till you see it.  Let’s move on to the Designer Series paper…OMG!  The beautiful silver foil on one side makes for an elegance you can’t imagine.  The colorful print on the other side adds to the whimsey.  The Ribbon is to-die-for!  I ordered 3 spools of it.  There is a fun embellishment kit in this suite that has fun stickers, cute tiny tassels and clothespins, washi tape, and velvet ribbon.  Want some texture?  We have it…Silver embossing paste & Shimmery White embossing paste work beautifully with the decorative masks.  Add some more texture with Scattered Sequins Dynamic embossing folder.  Top it all off with beautiful packaging for that special someone…a bit of colorful shreddie in the silver gate boxes make an amazing presentation, you can tie on the hand-made gift tag with silver bakers twine.  Oh, and don’t forget the coordinating cardstock pack (Berry Burst, Marina Mist, Old Olive).  So much awesomeness packed into one product suite!  If you were to get this entire suite (you will want it all), you will also earn your choice of 3 first tier SAB items or 1 first tier and 1-second tier plus Hostess Rewards ($15) to use for anything else you want!  Notice I didn’t say NEED…I mean, we need some things, but we WANT it all!

There is definitely a learning curve with embossing paste.  I would recommend using it on a layer vs the card base.  The silver embossing paste is a thinner consistency, so it will take a little longer to dry and I would use some temporary glue on the mask because it has a tendency to bleed under.  You can use our multipurpose glue – -when it dries, it is still tacky, which make it repositional.  just don’t leave it too long so you don’t damage your design.

Check out all my examples, I have 3 cards, gift package, and a desktop calendar.  Click the Tutorial link for dimensions & instructions.

Click the little froggy to see what other wonderful ideas are out there!


Product List

Stamp, Scrap, Craft, Blend!

Blends blog hop

The Stampin’ Blends were made available on November 1st.  You gotta get some of these…they are fabulous!  I purchased the original Blendabilities a few years ago and I love them then.  I was so excited to see that Stampin’ Up! was bringing that back into our product line.  These alcohol blending pens have been years in the making…lots of testing to make sure there were no issues with the end product.  Stampin’ Up! prides itself on a quality product.

If you like to color and aren’t too sure about shading & lighting, these pens are awesome.  You get two shades in a pack and there is a color lifter/blender pen to help with shading.  There are lots of youtube instructions out there to show you different techniques.  You can mix media and use your watercolor pencils, and you can mix colors without messing up either pen tip.

Using my Stampin’ Blends, I created a few sympathy cards.  They turned out pretty wonderful, didn’t they?  I used the ‘retired Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities’ because I wanted this color to go with Elegant Eggplant card stock.  I am hoping it will be a future release for the Stampin’ Blends.  See the list of all the product used below.
Sympathyrose wonder

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So Thankful for You

Blends blog hop

We are coming into the Thankful or Give Thanks season.  Why we don’t exemplify this thought throughout the year has puzzled me.  Personally, I am thankful all year that I live & breathe and have my family & friends with me.   I try to reflect that as I go throughout the year by telling my family & friends how much I appreciate them with my words and my actions.  I try to send out cards, although not always on time!  For some reason, a special occasion comes along and I don’t have just the right card even though I make tons of cards.  Getting creative real fast is pretty easy with Pinterest for inspiration.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Francine Wilson or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

For this post, I am presenting my fall So Thankful for You card.  I used my retired smokey slate blendability to add shadow since I don’t have a full set of the stampin’ blends yet.  Still working on my blending skills, but I think this turned out well.  The color lifter works wonderfully to give a lighter effect and mute the colors.
give thanks

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are at my blog – Francine Wilson, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.




Product List

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
[100079]
$3.50

Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker
[120967]
$3.50

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
[120970]
$3.50

Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker
[105115]
$3.50

Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Smoky Slate Assortment

Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Smoky Slate Assortment
[131005]
$11.95