Colour Combo Blog Hop: August 2020

Welcome back to another month of Colour Combo Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, and Soft Suede. All three are beautiful colors on their own and even better as a combo! If you are hopping along start to finish you’ve just come from Rochelle Laird-Smith of Stamping Flair. If you joined us today from my IG (@Sparkle_And_Stamp) or you are subscriber be sure to follow the NEXT link below to check out all of the other creators this month!

When I first saw this color combo for August I couldn’t help but think I’ve seen this combo used before and I loved it! Does anyone remember the Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP from 2016?

Sometimes the right pattern of DSP will just stick in your memory for later inspiration! While there wasn’t Soft Suede in this DSP, the Rich Razzleberry and the Mint Macaron are front and center in several of the sheets! Which caused my to search through my archived and choose a card design that I also used with that DSP!

I would call this card Clean and Simple (CAS) because I only used Cardstock/DSP, Ink, and a few Embellishments. No special techniques or fancy stamping! I used the new Gilden Autumn Specialty DSP from the August – December 2020 Mini Catalog an my main background and focal point piece. The DSP is Mint Macaron and gold foil! To tie in the gold foil from the DSP I also used the Gilded Gems and the gold trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack!

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far or if you just started I hope you enjoy the projects that are shared! We have a large group hopping today so make sure you check them all out and leave some love in the comments section below!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) – https://www.little-lizzys-crafts.at/2020/08/09/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ – http://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  3. Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK) – http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2781
  4. Amanda Farlinger (Canada) – http://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  5. Annette Elias- De Kijkkast – NL https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/06/een-vleugje-vintage-colour-combo-bloghop.html
  6. Alejandra Gomez – Creating with Allie (USA) https://wp.me/pb8L5K-15p
  7. Lisa Kmiec (US) – https://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop.html
  8. Anastasia Radloff (US) – http://www.stampinblondie.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  9. Jenn Charles (US) – https://bffstampers.com/?p=4015
  10. Tricia Butts (US) – https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-august-2020-blog-hop.html
  11. Jo Blackman (UK) – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august.html
  12. Sigrid Joch – Sigrids kreative ART (D) – https://sigridsmeineart.blogspot.com/2020/08/himbeerrot-minzmakrone-wildleder.html
  13. Jill Chapman UK https://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop-with.html
  14. Gez Carpenter (UK) – https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/08/colour-combo-august-blog-hop.html
  15. Karen Egan (UK) – https://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  16. Rebekah Crisp (AUS)- https://bcreativewithberyl.wordpress.com/2020/08/09/colour-combo-august-hop/
  17. Linda Moore (US) –https://moorefunstamping.com/colour-combo-august-blog-hop/
  18. Kathrin Fuchs https://stempelfuchs-stuttgart.blogspot.com/2020/08/schone-schmetterlinge-colour-combo.html
  19. Donna Lester https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  20. Sue Allen – ( Australia) https://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020.html
  21. Melinda Whittington – Aus- https://comecreatewithmel.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-up-basket-of-blooms-colour.html
  22. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
    https://stampingflair.com/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/
  23. Caroline Peck – US – https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/colour-combo-blog-hop-august-2020/(opens in a new tab)

Stamp ‘N Hop: August 2020 – Favorite Bundle

Hey Stampin’ friends, I’m so glad to be back with the Stamp ‘N Hop this month. Today we are sharing projects created with our personal Favorite Stampin’ Up! Bundle. A Bundle can be any stamp set and tool combo that is currently offered! If you are hopping along, you’ve come here from Rochelle Laird-Smith’s blog.

In the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog there are 34 bundles and in the brand new August – December 2020 Mini catalog there are 30 bundles! How can I possibly choose a favorite!?! I found it incredibly challenging to decide which stamp set and tool bundle I wanted to use for this months hop!

As you can see I finally narrowed down the list and use the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle on pg. 13 on the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog! There are so many bundles to choose from, I may have to do a monthly bundle feature…and even then I wont get through even half of the bundles!

I used both the solid image dies and the line image dies to create my main sunflower focal point! I cut the line image sunflower out in both Bumblebee and Early Espresso Cardstock. Then I trimmed around the Early Espresso center to make a larger brown center for my sunflowers. This card was a little fussy to put together, but I really love the way it came out!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to assist you with all of your Stampin’ Up! needs! Please feel free to use the links below to add items to your cart!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope that you have found some inspiration to create your own project using the products I’ve featured here. Please click the next arrow or blog roll below to hop along with the rest of us! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be notified each time I post and feel free to leave a little love below!

Stamp ‘N Hop Creators:

  1. Sandra Roberts (UK) http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2853
  2. Stacey Marsh (UK) http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-august-blog-hop.html
  3. Jenn Charles (USA) https://bffstampers.com/?p=3995
  4. Sandra Herzog (AT) – https://herzerlskreativecke.at/2020/08/08/stampn-hop-august-2020/
  5. Jo Blackman (UK) – https://www.joblackman.com/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-august-blog-hop-favourite.html
  6. Karen Egan (UK) – https://craftykarendesigns.blogspot.com/2020/08/flowering-blooms-get-well-card.html
  7. Narelle Fasulo (Aus) – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-favourite-bundle.html
  8. Vickie Kello (Aus) – https://vickskraftykreations.com/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-august-whale-of-a-time-suite-is-my-favourite-bundle
  9. Mo Rootes – http://www.crafty-rootes.com/favourite-bundle/
  10. Libby Dyson (Aus) https://libbystampz.com/august-favourite-bundle/
  11. Susan Simpson (UK) https://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2020/08/so-much-happy-stamp-n-hop.html
  12. Jill Chapman – (UK) https://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-august-blog-hop-favourite.html
  13. Gez Carpenter – (UK) – https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-august-blog-hop-favourite.html
  14. Sue Allen -(Australia) https://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/08/stamp-n-hop-august-2020-blog-hop.html
  15. Melinda Whittington – Australia- https://comecreatewithmel.blogspot.com/2020/08/stampin-up-little-treats-bundle.html
  16. Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia)
  17. https://stampingflair.com/stamp-n-hop-favourite-bundle/
  18. Caroline Peck – (US) https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/stamp-n-hop-august-2020—favorite-bundle/(opens in a new tab) <–You Are Here!
  19. Donna Lester – (UK) – https://taffycrafting.blogspot.com/2020/08/Stamp-n-hop-august-2020-blog-hop.html
  20. Annette Elias – De Kijkkast – NL https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/08/driehoeken-als-basis-stamp-n-hop.html

Colour Combo Blog Hop: July 2020

Welcome back to another month of Colour Combo Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the brand new 2020-2022 In Color Misty Moonlight along with Highland Heather and Sahara Sand. If you are hopping along start to finish you’ve just come from Linda Moore at Moore Fun Stamping. If you joined us today from my IG or you are subscriber be sure to follow the link below to check out all of the other creators this month!

If we haven’t met before, I’m Caroline and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the US. You can follow me on Instagram @sparkle_and_stamp for nearly daily updates and share!

Have you ever started a card with an idea in your head and had the final product turn out completely different than you imagined? OMG, I have! Today’s card is a perfect example of that. I can’t explain what I saw in my head when I set out to create this card, but as I developed the pieces my creation took a different direction.

I used the Birch background stamp to cover my Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped one of the floral imagines (I think they are actually poppies) from Bloom & Grow using my Stamparatus in Highland Heather ink. Then I took a Water Painter and Highland Heather ink refill to fill in the entire image. Once my paper was dry I put it back into my Stamparatus and stamped the floral image again in Highland Heather ink.

Normally, I would put an excessive amount of metallic threat behind the floral image but it’s no longer available so I try not to use it on cards I showcase here. Instead I used my Stamparatus again to stamp the sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set in Misty Moonlight. Then I cleaned my stamp really well and inked it up with Versamark ink. I used clear embossing powder to give the sentiment more depth and to set the ink on the vellum. Finally, I used the new Lovely Labels Pick A Punch to “fancy up” the ends of the vellum and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots as accents.

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far or if you just started I hope you enjoy the projects that are shared! We have a large group hopping today so make sure you check them all out and leave some love in the comments section below!

Colour Combo Blog Hoppers:

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt – Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT) – https://www.little-lizzys-crafts.at/2020/07/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-juli-2020/
  2. Sue McDonald – Frankiesue Stampin’ – http://frankiesue.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july.html
  3. Sandra Roberts (UK) – Sandra’s Craft Studio – http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2776
  4. Lisa Kmiec (US) Simply Stamping with Lisa Kmiec – https://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-july-blog-hop.html
  5. Amanda Farlinger (Canada) – http://www.fromwhereistamp.ca/2020/07/july-colour-combo-blog-hop.html
  6. Vickie Kello (Australia) – https://vickskraftykreations.com/colour-combo-blog-hop
  7. Annette Elias-De Kijkkast- (NL) https://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/07/koele-kleuren-voor-een-coole-kaart.html
  8. Katie Johnson (US) – http://www.stampladykatie.com/2020/06/seaside-notions-color-combo-blog-hop.html
  9. Tricia Butts (US) – https://triciastampingcreations.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-july-blog-hop.html
  10. Stacey Marsh (UK) http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/2020/07/july-colour-combo-blog-hop.html
  11. Judith Postler – Judiths Stempelei (AT) – https://www.stempelei.at/colour-combo-in-july
  12. Kimberley Morris – procrastistamper (US) – https://procrastistamper.blogspot.com/2020/07/CCBH-July2020.html
  13. Melinda Whittington – Australia https://comecreatewithmel.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july-2020.html
  14. Sigrid Joch – Sigrids kreative ART (D) – https://sigridsmeineart.blogspot.com/2020/07/heideblute-abendblau-saharasand.html
  15. Nicole Mahler (US) – https://sugarandscraps.com/2020/07/12/july-2020-colour-combo-blog-hop/
  16. Gez Carpenter (UK) https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july-2020.html
  17. Alejandra Gomez (USA) – Creating with Allie https://wp.me/pb8L5K-15j
  18. Sue Allen – Australiahttp://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july-2020.html
  19. Linda A Moore (USA) – https://moorefunstamping.com/color-combo-blog-hop-july
  20. Caroline Peck (USA) – https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/07/12/colour-combo-blog-hop-july-2020/(opens in a new tab) <– You Are Here!
  21. Sharon Dalton – Australia https://studioshabazcreativeme68.blogspot.com/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july.html
  22. Jo Blackman – UK https://www.joblackman.com/2020/07/colour-combo-blog-hop-july.html
  23. Jill Chapman UK http://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/07/the-right-triangle-for-colour-combo.html

Stamp ‘N Hop: July 2020 – In Colors

Hey Stampin’ Friends, it’s been a few months since I’ve been able to participate in the Stamp ‘N Hop! Welcome back! This month we are sharing projects created with Stampin’ Up! In Colors. If you are hopping along, you’ve come here from Kristie Wilson’s blog.

If we haven’t met yet, I’m Caroline and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here in the US. I hail from a small town in Michigan and I’m so excited to share my creations with you!

I’m in love with the new 2020-2022 In Colors! They are so bright, vibrant, and bold when put together, but they have their own personalities when they stand alone. The Flowers for Every Season Suite showcases the new In Colors perfectly. When I saw it in the catalog I knew I would need to use it for quick and easy thank you notes!

I used a card from the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Card Pack and one of the Misty Moonlight cards and envelopes from the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes to create this card. I stamped the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set in Misty Moonlight on Magenta Madness.

Then I took the twine from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to accent my sentiment banner. I also used the Pumpkin Pie (I think they have more of a yellow hue than orange) rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels to add some sparkle.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator I would love to assist you with all of your Stampin’ Up! needs! Please feel free to use the links below to add items to your cart!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I hope that you have found some inspiration to create your own project using the products I’ve featured here. Please click the next arrow or blog roll below to hop along with the rest of us! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be notified each time I post and feel free to leave a little love below!

Stamp ‘N Hop Creators:

  1. Vickie Kello – https://vickskraftykreations.com/stamp-n-hop-blog-hop-july-in-colours
  2. Sandra Roberts (UK) http://sandrascraftstudio.com/?p=2850
  3. Michelle Bryant – http://craftypaper.co.uk/?p=862
  4. Sandra Herzog (AT) – https://herzerlskreativecke.at/2020/07/11/stampn-hop-july-2020/
  5. Annette Elias- De Kijkkast (NL) – http://dekijkkast.blogspot.com/2020/07/een-kleurrijk-kadootje-stamp-n-hop.html
  6. Gez Carpenter (UK) – https://www.nigezza.co.uk/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-july-blog-hop-in-colours.html
  7. Jenn Charles (USA) – https://bffstampers.com/?p=3922
  8. Susan Simpson (UK) – http://craftyduckydoodah.blogspot.com/2020/07/2020-2022-in-colours.html
  9. Mo Rootes (UK) – http://www.crafty-rootes.com/in-colors-for-the-stamp-n-hop-blog-hop/
  10. Narelle Fasulo (Aus) – http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com/2020/07/stamp-hop-incolors.html
  11. Libby Dyson (Australia) https://libbystampz.com/in-colours/
  12. Sue Allen (Australia) http://sueallensimplycraft.blogspot.com/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-july-2020-blog-hop.html
  13. Stacey Marsh (UK) http://www.staceymarsh.co.uk/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-2020-2022-in-colours-blog.htm
  14. Kristie Wilson (USA) https://mypaperlife.com/2020/07/10/stamp-n-hop-july-in-colors/
  15. Caroline Peck (USA) https://sparkleandstamp.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/stamp-n-hop-july-2020-in-colors/(opens in a new tab) <–You Are Here!
  16. Vicky Wright – Australia https://wp.me/p4cXCG-5DO
  17. Sharon Dalton – Australia https://studioshabazcreativeme68.blogspot.com/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-july-blog-hop-incolors.html
  18. Jo Blackman – UK https://www.joblackman.com/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-july-blog-hop-in-colors.html
  19. Rochelle Laird-Smith https://stampingflair.com/stamp-n-hop-2020-in-colours/
  20. Jill Chapman – UK http://www.paperdaisycrafting.co.uk/2020/07/stamp-n-hop-july-blog-hop-in-colors.html
  21. Nicole Mahler – USA https://sugarandscraps.com/2020/07/10/july-2020-stamp-n-hop-blog-hop/
  22. Cheryl Taylor – UK http://cheryldiana.co.uk/stamp-‘n-hop-july-2020-blog-hop

CASE the Catalog: So Grateful

If you didn’t already know this, the catalogs that Stampin’ Up! releases 3 times a year are full of great ideas! In fact when I first started creating with Stampin’ Up! products the catalog was actually called an Idea Book. I always know I will find amazing inspiration with each publication at this year has proven no exception!

The card I’m sharing with you today is on page 1 of the catalog. That’s right we just barely made it inside the cover and I already found something that wow’d! This card features the Ornate Style Bundle and the Ornate Thanks stamp set.

I used Versamark ink and Gold embossing powder for my flower image (I didn’t yet have my In Color Inks when I created this card) and I just love how it turned out!

Thank you for checking out my creation today! Be sure to subscribe for instant updates when I post!