We’re In This Together

Last week I shared a promotion that Stampin’ Up! was offering where you could order and download a PDF full of sassy social distancing and quarantining sentiments! Well, this week I’m sharing some of the cards I put together with a few of my favorite sentiments.

I hope this reminds you to #spreadsunshine! I’ve been seeing a lot of rainbows as inspiration lately whether posted in windows, drawn on sidewalks with chalk, or using various stamp sets, dies, or creative techniques to make cards to share. I thought I would join in on the rainbow fun (and use up some of my soon to be retire DSP).

I love the look of black and white with all of the colors of the rainbow! Below I’ve listed all of the products I used that are currently available. During this time I’ve been able to clean and organize my craft room a bit and I found an almost used up package of black rhinestones so I decided to use them on these cards! While black rhinestone aren’t currently available from Stampin’ Up! I do have a trick to share with you…sharpie markers. Use a black sharpie marker and color over a Rhinestone Basics Jewel to create black rhinestones. Our Stampin’ Blends markers work really great for this technique if you want a color of rhinestone that doesn’t exist.

Colour Combo Blog Hop: May 2020

Thank you for stopping by today, I’m so happy to be participating in another Colour Combo Blog Hop! My favorite part about this hop is seeing the different interpretations of the combo.

I created this card using one of my favorite floral set from the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, Beautiful Friendship. I find that this stamp set is my go to when I need to make a thoughtful card and right now we all need a little more thoughtfulness! The sentiment is from Tasteful Textures and can’t we all agree it’s important to take time to feed our souls!

I stamped the largest flower image in Crumb Cake ink stamped off once to give it an even more subtle imprint. Then I stamped the rose trio image once in full strength Calypso Coral and then again, but twisted to offset the image. I added in Soft Sea Foam leaves because you can’t use this set without the leaves! Finally I stamped the sentiment from Timeless Textures in Gorgeous Grape.

Normally, I would add sparkles (hello, it’s in the name) or embellishments to my cards but this card didn’t seem to call for any rhinestones or pearls. If you want to make this card I’ve listed the products I used below. I also have a variation on this card here.

Again, thank you so much for stopping by today and I encourage you to click the next button to continue on this hop. The creators who participate are amazing and you should totally check out what they are sharing!

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK)
  3. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  4. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  5. Tricia Butts (US)
  6. Kathrin Fuchs – stempelfux (DE)
  7. Judith Postler – Judiths Stempelei (AT)
  8. Sigrid Joch – Sigrids kreative ART (DE)
  9. Anastasia Radloff (US)
  10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin (AU)
  11. Gez Carpenter (UK)
  12. Nicole Mahler (US)
  13. Caroline Peck (US) <– You Are Here!
  14. Rochelle Laird-Smith

Share Sunshine


Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of our Making a Difference program we’re offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic.

You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and we will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID-19 efforts.

The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using your Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

Buy it here!

Ornate Garden Suite

For that past few years, Stampin’ Up! has released a whole suite before the annual catalog and I’ve loved it! This year the suite is called Ornate Garden Suite. I’ve shared the samples below on my Instagram, but I’ve also seen some of my favorite stampers share some beautiful samples.

This suite includes 2 stamp sets, 2 coordinating die cutting sets, Specialty Designer Series Paper, a 3D Embossing Folder, Ribbon, and beautiful Gilded Gems. All of these items can be ordered a la cart, but there is also an I want it all button (154153) where you can order the whole suite using one item number!

The Specialty DSP has gold foil designs that you can color in with your Stampin’ Blends or leave without color for a stunning look. You get 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs. Coordinating Colors: Early Espresso, Gold, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile, Whisper White, and a brand new In Color!

The Ornate Thanks stamp set speaks to me, I love a good set of sentiments! I’m so excited to add this to my collection and use all of the different phrase combinations!

Reach out to me today to order or click the links below to be taken to my store!

Colour Combo Blog Hop: March 2020

Hi Everyone! I’m so happy to be able to participate in this monthly Colour Combo Block Hop! It helps me to see colors that I wouldn’t normally use working together.

To create the pattern on my stitched rectangles I used a baby wipe wrapped around a clear block. I dotted ink along the edge of baby wipe and brushed it over whisper white cardstock. Then I die cut and arranged them on my card front. I love this technique for when I can’t find DSP that coordinates with my project.

This Month’s Colour Combo Creators:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) – https://www.little-lizzys-crafts.at/2020/03/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-maerz-2020/
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ (UK) – https://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-march.html
  3. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL) https://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-maart-2020.html
  4. Jenn Petersen (CAN) – https://jenniferpetersen.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/swirly-frames-birthday-for-the-color-combo-blog-hop/‎(opens in a new tab)
  5. Angela Köber / Stempelfamilie (GER) – https://stempelfamilie.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-marz-2020-flip.html
  6. Rene Guenther / Stempeln-mit-Rene.de (DE) – https://blog.stempeln-mit-rene.de/2020/03/colour-combo-bloghop-maerz-2020.html
  7. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – https://stampingflair.com/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020/
  8. Sharon Dalton – https://studioshabazcreativeme68.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020.html
  9. Jo Blackman (UK) – http://www.joblackman.com/2020/03/color-combo-blog-hop-march.html
  10. Gez Carpenter (UK) – https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/03/march-colour-combo-blog-hop-daisy.html
  11. Melinda Whittington (Australia) https://comecreatewithmel.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-march-blog-hop.html
  12. Tricia Butts (U.S.A.) – https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-march-blog-hop.html
  13. Sue Allen – Australia https://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020.html
  14. Jill Chapman – (UK) https://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/03/colour-combo-march-blog-hop.html
  15. Caroline Peck – (US) https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/03/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020/(opens in a new tab) <–You’re Here!
  16. Kristie Wilson – (US) https://mypaperlife.com/2020/03/08/colour-combo-march-2020-blog-hop/
  17. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- (AU) https://rebecca-jounwin.blogspot.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020.html
  18. Cheryl Taylor (UK) https://cheryldiana.co.uk/colour-combo-march-2020-blog-hop
  19. Anastasia Radloff (US) http://www.stampinblondie.com/2020/03/colour-combo-blog-hop-march-2020.html
  20. Kimberley Morris (US) https://procrastistamper.blogspot.com/2020/03/CCBH-Mar2020.html