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Kre8tors June Blog Hop Featuring New Annual Catalog

Welcome to the June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! Today we are all about celebrating the amazing, brand new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! This beautiful book is full of amazing ideas and products to make the next crafting year totally AWESOME! I am so excited to show you my project and I hope you hop around to all of the other talented demonstrators taking part in this month’s hop by clicking the Next button at the end of this post!

To check out the new catalog, be sure to visit my Catalogs page where you can download a pdf copy of this stunning 240 page book, chalk full of amazing ideas and inspiration!

For my project, I’m diving right in to the beautiful hostess exclusive set, Very Vintage. This stamp set is GORGEOUS! I love the vintage aspect, and the floral element is so pretty and delicate. It almost reminds me of something you would see on fine china.

Both of these cards are made in a similar layout, but the colors make them both VERY different! For the muted, brown and mint card I used Crumb Cake and Call Me Clover. For the bright, red and black card I used Basic Black and Lovely Lipstick.

Look on the page that features hostess exclusive stamp sets to see the sample that I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog. I didn’t have all of the same materials that were used in the catalog sample, but I think I did pretty darn well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like how the muted tones turned out on this card. I stamped off the Call Me Clover before stamping it onto my card mat to get a more mint green instead of the vibrant green it actually produces with full ink. There’s something about brown and mint green that I just love!

The red and black are also beautiful and, in my opinion, very elegant. It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite color scheme between these two because they both offer something very different. Which one is your favorite?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the sentiment, both the border stamp and the “You’re a blessing” stamp are from the Very Vintage set and make a very adorable accent to pop up this card. I also really love the little bee that comes with this set. He makes such a but accent and really blends in nicely to the muted background. I used the 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon along with the Pearls for a little bling on the muted card, and swapped out the Crumb Cake for the Whisper White ribbon on the Red and Black card.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scrap for sentiment


Materials:

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

 If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code D2TE33R9 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making projects for you to enjoy.

Click the next button below to hop on over to Su’s blog to check out her amazing project for this month’s hop! If you get lost along the hop, you can use the Roll Call List below to help guide you along.

June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Jackie Lawless

Lisa Kmiec

Kathy Maurer

Maria Calia

Tracy Marie Lewis

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Diana Core Tillery

Becky Browning

Sandra Roberts

Jo Blackman

Laura Kate Mackie

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Anastasia Radloff

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ICS Blog Hop Introducing the New In Colors

Hello and welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share blog hop for June! So glad you could join us for this exciting hop to introduce the brand new 2018-2020 In Colors! There are so many wonderful demonstrators on this hop, so I hope you make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post and click that Next button to keep the hop going!

Introducing 5 brand new colors to the Stampin’ Up! Family. Here are the In Colors for 2018-2020!

I really wanted to play with one of the brand new stamp sets from the Annual Catalog too, so I decided to stamp this adorable octopus from the Sea of Textures stamp set in each of the new colors! I love how this stamp turns a clean and quick card into a fun set using each of the colors.

I was surprised just how bright the Pineapple Punch was! It shows up fantastically on the Whisper White cardstock. I used the Stamparatus to get the same placement for my sentiment on each card.

The Stamparatus made it so easy and quick to stamp these 5 cards. I can’t wait until Christmas card season arrives so that I can use this handy new tool to whip through all those cards!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code D2TE33R9 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Be sure to hop on over to Cynthia’s blog to see her amazing project! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great time hopping!

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2018 Annual Catalog is HERE!

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited that the new Annual Catalog is here! I made a quick video for my preorder I received a few days ago and wanted to share with all of you! I’m very excited to play with some of these new products and can’t wait to dive in and share some projects with you. I hope you enjoy this peek of new products!

Check out the new catalog by visiting the Catalogs page!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code D2TE33R9 when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Ink & Share Blog Hop Sneak Peek

Good morning, Kre8tors! Welcome to this month’s Ink & Share Blog Hop! I’m so excited to share with you an awesome sneak peek from the brand new Annual Catalog that will be available to customers on June 1st!

Without further ado, I introduce to you the beautiful 2018-2020 In Colors!

Blueberry Bushel

Call Me Clover

Pineapple Punch

Grapefruit Grove

Lovely Lipstick

I’ve used three of these five brand new colors on the project I’m sharing with you today! I wanted to make a birthday card for a sweet little 8 year old and saw the perfect opportunity to let these colors shine using Swirly Bird!

I took the paint splatter stamp from Swirly Bird and used Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick to create a fun background on Whisper White cardstock. I cut out a few swirls out of Basic Black cardstock from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to create the number 8.

I also took some of our Whisper White Baker’s twine, and dyed it with the Lovely Lipstick ink pad to put behind the celebrate sentiment from Thoughtful Banners. I think all the loops and swirls coordinate perfectly with this theme!

Thanks so much for hopping on over here today! I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoyed seeing it! Don’t forget to hop on over to the other talented demonstrators by clicking on the next button below or using the Roll Call List to help guide you.

Next up is the oh so lovely, Lisa Kmiec! Her creation is just fantastic and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Ink & Share May Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec

Tricia Butts

Sandra Roberts

Joanne Hodge

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Laura Mackie

Rhonda Waechter

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Ginger Rabesa

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Deb Naylor

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code TF79F9TQ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Goodbye 2018 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 May Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is all about the retiring products from the Occasions catalog, which are now while supplies last until May 31st! So, be sure to hop along to each participants blogs to check out their wonderful inspiration projects and grab these supplies before they retire at the end of the month, (unless they sell out before then!)

It’s Mother’s Day today here in the United States, and I’ve decided to create a beautiful card using the Petal Palette suite for my mom. Now, the stamps and the dies from the Petal Palette bundle are NOT retiring per say, however the discounted price to get them in a bundle IS retiring. So you will still be able to get your hands on these items, just not at a 10 percent discount. So if you really love this set, I highly recommend picking it up before the month’s end!

One of the reasons I love this set so much is the adorable little bird! He’s so cute and squishy, and I love how he can perch on just about anything! On this reverse eclipse card, I have him perched on top of the M in the word MOM.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my base and top mat layer. I used a piece of Fresh Fig from the 2017-2019 In Colors for the middle mat layer. I stamped my base images in Memento ink, and colored them in with the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Duo colors, (light and dark). I used the Color Lifter to give the flowers a lighter and more natural look.

I stamped the greenery in Old Olive, and used my Fresh Fig to stamp the accent flowers. I stamped two of them in full ink, and two of them using second generation ink. (Inking the stamp, stamping it once, and stamping it again without re-inking to get a lighter image.)

I really love this set, and it has been one of my all time favorites since it’s debut in the 2018 Occasions catalog. I’m SO glad this made it into the new Annual Catalog, which will be available to customers to view starting at the beginning of June! Yay! 😀

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″
Rich Razzleberry Middle Mat Layer – 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla Top Mat Layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Scrap – Approx. 4″ x 5-1/4″

 Materials:

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code TF79F9TQ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making projects for you to enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by on our hop! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gives you some inspiration to make sure this set is in your collection before the bundle price retires at the end of the month! Now click on the Next button below to hop on over to the lovely, and very talented, Amy Grendel’s blog to see her beautiful project using some retiring Occasions products! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way! Happy Hopping!

May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Amy Grendel
Tricia Butts
Jackie Lawless
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jo Blackman
Su Mohr
Deb Naylor
Linda Handford
Kirsteen Gill
Laura Kate Mackie
Jan Musselman
Alexandra Rauf
Kathy Maurer
Cheryl Hamilton
Becky Browning
Hiske MacKay
Maria Calia

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