Color Your World Blog Hop - Floral Phrases

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop
It's Color Your World International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop day.  You get to take a trip around the world and visit my demo friend's blogs.  I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing design team!

 

Color Your World International Blog Hop Color Challenge August 2017

Today's color palette is bright and cheery using Stampin' Up! colors...

  • Real Read
  • Berry Burst
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Lemon Lime Twist

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I used the Stampin' Up! Many Marvelous Markers to color the stamp.  The flower is from the Floral Phrases stamp set and is a blend of colors starting with the Peekaboo Peach in the center, followed by Berry Burst and a fine line of Real Red on the edges of the flower.   The leaves are colored with the Lemon Lime Twist. 

I love the ombre ribbon and used the Lemon Lime Twist to tie above the stamped image.  Then topped it off with the sentiment stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on Peekaboo Peach and punched out with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch and attached with a dimensional.

Card Measurements:

  • Card Base: Whisper White 4-1/4" x 11"
  • Card Front: Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper (Berry Burst) 4-1/4" x 5-1/4"
  • Black Matt: 3-3/8" x 3-3/8"
  • Whisper White: 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"
  • Peekaboo Peach: 2" x 3"
  • Ombre Ribbon: 10"


Meeting up with part of the Color Your World Design Team

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L to R: Alison Solven (Canada), Patsy Waggoner (USA), Alisa Tilsner (Australia), Sam Hammond (UK)


It was such a pleasure to meet my fellow Color Your World Blog Hoppers on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to Thailand.  And we even remembered to snap a picture!

 

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We do ask that you not post any links or promotions to the group, we're here to get our creative juices flowing and share photos with each other. 

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Sunday Sketches SS046
Bike Ride Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Sunday Sketches SS046 Bike Rde stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor-horz

Today's card sketch markes 46 weeks of Sunday Sketches.  It is fun to create a card and sketch to share with you each week.  Have you found the sketches helpful to get your creativity going?

Bike Ride Stamp Set and Build a Bike Framelits by Stampin' Up!


The Bike Ride stamp set with it's coordinating framelits was top on my list of have to haves this year,  I "needed it", okay wanted it.  Do you ever try to justify why you need a stamp set?  

You would think after almost 19+ years of stamping I would have everything I "needed" LOL.  But every year Stampin' Up! comes up with more amazing stamp sets with coordinating framelits.  I love when I don't have to fussy cut!

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I saw on Pinterest a card made with the bike partly cut off and thought it was a neat concept so recreated it on my card.  The bike basket I cut out with one of the framelits from the Build a Bike set using silver foil paper so it almost looks like a real metal basket.

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The patterned paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper package.  It has a great variety of designs, color and can be used for some many of your upcoming stamping projects. 

Sunday Sketches SS046 Bike Rde stamp set and Build a Bike Framelits by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Did you know all the sketches can be found in one place? 

Click here to visit the Sunday Sketches Card Album.


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Border Buddy Saturday - Carols of Christmas Bundle - FREE CARDS

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today! Patsy and I had lots of fun playing with the Carols of Christmas and coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies which are available in the upcoming 2017 Holiday Catalogue on September 1st! Good news....you can purchase these in August in a Early Release offer!

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Today I'm featuring one of the cards in our Border Buddy Free Card August offering.  Each month we pick a Suite of products and create a PDF of instructions (including pictures and measurements) for 8 cards! Then we send those out FREE to our customers who place ANY SIZE order through our online stores.  It gets better....when you order $50 or more we mail you two of the cards by snail mail! Imagine getting two beautiful cards in the mail - sure beats bills.

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When I first saw the Holiday Catalogue I fell in love with the black and white colour theme with some of the Designer Series Paper and other embellishments.    I created the two colour holly and berry image by using my Stampin' Write markers directly on the rubber and then stamped on the cardstock.  This stamp has a matching framelit if you want to cut it out and pop it up.

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The Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper is my favourite and features the actual music from some of our favourite Christmas Carols including Deck the Halls, Silent Night and Jingle Bells.

Here are some "sneak peeks" of the cards from this month's free tutorial.

August 2017 BB Collage

 

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Just in CASE - A New Adventure

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Today's Just in CASE card is stamped using the Bike Ride stamp set and cut out with the coordinating Bike Builder Framelits and Big Shot.  

When the catalog first came out this bundle was top on my personal wish list.  I have stamps that I buy because they are a good business investment and stamps that I absolutely LOVE just for me.

Remember the Lama set from last years Annual Catalog absolutely a LOVE stamp set, not the biggest seller but totally on my happy ever after list.  

Bike Ride Stamp Set and Build a Bike Framelits by Stampin' Up!

I love everything about the Bike Ride stamp set with it's coordinating Build a Bike Framelits.  

Bike Ride stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Stamping with this set brings back so many happy memories of my very first new bike.  I was about 10 years old and in the 4th grade.  My bike was the metallic color of the streamers on my card (Berry Burst).   It was a Schwinn bicycle which was the Cadillac in bikes in the 60's.

Bike Ride stamp set & Build a Bike Framelits by Stampin' Up! Just in CASE Series by www.stampstodiefor.com
Left: Stampin' Up! Card ~ Right: My CASE

While I changed up the stamp set and the twine,  I kept all the colors the same.  See how just changing the stamp set gives the card a totally different look. 

What memories does the Bike Ride stamp set bring back to you today?   

SM ALISON

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Thailand Travels and another Make and Take Share

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The memories of our Thailand trip will glow for many years much like the foil paper in this card.  This is one of the Make and Takes we made in Thailand featuring the Year of Cheer Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  The Holiday Catalog goes live September 1st and you won't want to miss checking out this glowing suite. 

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Much like the Beauty of Thailand the beauty of this card is hard to capture in a photo.  The foil designer paper had 4 different designs in champagne, copper, gold and silver.  

The stunning Foil Snowflake can be either Silver or Gold with a simple flip of the snowflake.  

See the dangling little star tied with the Linen Thread?  This fun embellishment comes in a package of 24 and has both gold and silver charms in 2 different designs.  

There are so many amazing things it this Holiday Catalog I am going to warn you - your list will be HUGE!  

I know it isn't everyone's favorite thing to look at friends vacation picture, that is why I am putting them at the end of the post so you can escape easily. 

Day  Two of the Thailand Adventure

Morning Fruit Mangosteen
Tom is opening a Mangosteen fruit for me - these were my favorite exotic tropical fruit and part of the wonderful bowl of fruit that welcomed us to our room.

Day 2 Thailand Incentive Trip!
We spent the 2nd day with our dear Stampin' Up! incentive trip buddies Dave & Georgia walking along the beach and swimming the afternoon away in the pool.  For some reason I only have a pic of the guys!  

I was a bit freaked out as we walked along the beach all the little sand crabs ran around down into their holes.  I really don't like critters and there were a few on this trip.  Stay tuned in weeks to come for more critter stories. 

Day Three of the Thailand Adventure

Thailand Wires
This morning we boarded a bus and headed to the east side of the island.  The wires on the poles were overwhelming, it was an endless stream of wires everywhere. 

Boat we took to the floating city
When we reached the east side of the island we boarded a boat to take us out to the floating city of Koh-Panyi.  

Dock at the floating city
Here is were we disembarked the boat to tour the floating city. 

Koh-Panyi Thailand
Here is an arieal view of the city, of course I didnt' take this photo from the air. 

Thailand Floating Village
This sort of blew my mind - we were out in the middle of the Andaman Sea and here is the city built on stilts with a population of over 1,000 people. 

Thailand Floating Village (3)
As we walked through the shops and small boardwalk streets with water on the edges I wondered how they raise small toddlers (I am sure they learn to swim early). 

Thailand Floating Village (4)
You can see the  blue roof of the elementary school on the left, the picnic tables are their lunch room.

Thailand Floating Village (5)
Here we are getting ready to meet the boat that dropped us off on the other side of the city.  

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We saw many of this type of boat in Thailand with these big card engines and long shafts. 

James Bond Island
Our next stop was the famous James Bond Island.

Lunch on the Beach
We finished out the day on a beautiful island with a feast set for a Queen.  The tables were sheltered with a canopy provided by the beautiful trees it really was breathtaking. 

Enjoying the Beach in Thailand
The rest of the day was spent swimming in the ocean and just some R&R on the beach!

Just another day in Paradise.  I feel so blessed to have earned so many incentive trips with Stampin' Up! and I couldn't do it without you amazing customers and team members who make my job the BEST in the WORLD! 

 

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Sunday Sketches S045 - Coffee Cafe Stampin' Up! Stamp Set

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A little cup of Java brightens many peoples days each morning.  Why not brighten a friends day by making and sending them a hand stamped card using the Coffee Cafe Stamp Set and the Coffee Cups Framelits. and so this is a perfect stamp set to create a hand stamped card to your friends who love coffee.

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Each Sunday I create a card using a cardssketch.  It gives me a starting point if I can start with a sketch or sometimes just a color pallet.  Have you checked out our amazing Colour Your World International Colour Challenge Blog Hop?

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I would love for you to take my challenge and create a card with today's card sketch and share it on My Stamps to Die For FaceBook page.  

Where do you find your inspiration? Please Share

Coffee Cafe stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com

Notice the little bit of embossing on the cup sleeve.  The Coffee Cup Framelits not only cut this out but emboss it at the same time how cool is that!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Merry Little Christmas Suite

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday Patsy here. 

Each Saturday Alison and I take turns sharing across the borders with our readers.  We also create 4 cards each using one of the suites out of the Stampin' Up! catalog that we compile into a monthly Border Buddy's PDF Card Tutorial. 

Free Card Tutorial featuring Stampin' Up! Products.

If you have not had the fortune to receive one of our tutorials it is very easy - just place any size order at our online store and we will send you the PDF FREE via email.


Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builder Thinlits by Stampin' Up!
This month's featured Stampin' Up! Suite

The tutorial features the Merry Little Christmas Suite that is featured on a 4 page spread in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The wonderful news is you can get one of the stamp sets featured in the suite Carols of Christmas now along with it's coordinating Card Front Builders Thinlits.

Carols of Christmas Stamp Set & Card Front Builder Thinlits by Stampin' Up!
The patterned paper is part of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper Pack.  There are 12 sheets 12" x 12" - 2 sheets of 6 doubles-sided designs.  It coordinates with Basic Black, Old Olive and Whisper White.  


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Many of you know my love of trees and you can either use them as a cut out as I did here or...

 

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as a Silhouette in this sample from Stampin' Up!

If you would like the complete instructions, with images, supply list, measurements and step by step directions for this card and 7 more just place any size order at our online stores.  PLUS you can earn Free Cards too!

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Just in CASE - Card Front Builder Framelit Dies

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Each week Alison (My Border Buddy) and I CASE a card from the catalog. CASE is when you copy a card almost exactly or you might change up the colors or even the stamp set. If you go to far you didn't CASE the card but was inspired by the card.

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Left: Stampin' Up! Card ~ Right: My CASE

Today I decided to CASE the card on the left and changed not only the colors bu the stamp set too!  I wanted to share with you the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set.  You wont' find it in the Annual Catalog as it is going to be in the new 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Good News! 

You can you get the Carols of Christmas stamp set and coordinating Card Front Builders Thinlits Dies  NOW, you don't have to wait until September 1st when the Holiday Catalog goes live.  It is all part of an early release for customers.

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While it may seem early did you know the majority of my customers who send out hand stamped Christmas Cards are getting ready to order and stamp them early this fall?  I am not one of those people I am frantically stamping them at the last minute. 

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Each Friday I send out a newsletter with a free PDF Tutorial of the Thursday Just in Case Card.   The tutorial features images, supply list,  measurements and step by step directions for the Just in CASE card. 

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2017 Thailand Travels and Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

Traveling half way around the world  on the 2017 Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip has left me with some major Jet Lag!  It wasn't bad when we arrived in Thailand (except for being in bed by 7 or 8 in the evening).  However returning back home we have had some major adjustments, but all worth it!

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Stampin' Up! had the entire Angsana Laguna Resort in Phukett, Thailand.  You can see from the image above how large it is.  So fun to be walking through the resort and meeting people and knowing you are all a part of the same amazing company. 

No Stampin' Up! Event is complete without stamping.  I will be sharing some samples over the next few weeks along with some photo's of our trip.  Hope you will indulge me as I relive this amazing trip.

2017 Thailand Make & Takes

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We made these three cards at the incentive trip Make & Takes.  No Stampin' Up! event is complete without stamping.  I love that they are  quick and easy cards.  They will be great to CASE for upcoming fall birthdays.  Just change out your card base and pattern paper for some fun variety and stamp Happy Birthday.

Painted Autumn Paper and Painted Harvest stamp set by Stampin' Up! www.stampstodiefor.com
The patterned paper is the #144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog along with the #144783 Painted Harvest Stamp Set all by Stampin' Up!  The stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set which is my favorite.

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The Painted Harvest Stamp Set can be part of a #146021 bundle which includes the Leaf Punch.  I punched out some velum with the leaf punch to embellish this card.  We received so many amazing stamp sets, bundles, paper and embellishments on this trip.  One always has to take an extra suitcase just to bring back all the fun stuff. 

2017 Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Korean Air A380
This is the amazing plane we flew to Thailand via Korean Air they are partner of Delta airlines and are top notch! 

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We arrived almost in the middle of the night so the resort was very quiet, this is the lobby at night.

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Here are the steps down to the path to our home away from home.


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A fun Welcome Sign with my name on it!

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This was or amazing room, what a welcome sight after 30 hours of travel time.

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Have you ever seen one of these?  When we arrived to our room we couldn't figure out how to get the lights on.  After several minutes of taking the bulb out of the one lite light and trying in the other lamps I found this by the door. 

You have to slip your key card into the slot for the rest of the lights to work.  Great part is I never lost my key card as you remove it when you leave and it shuts off all the lights. 

2017 Thailand Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Room with a View Angsana Laguna Resort in Phukett  Thailand
This was the view we woke up to from our balcony.  Love our location so quiet and peaceful in the mornings.


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A basket of exotic fruit awaited our arrival.  Some I had never seen or heard of.

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In the morning we meet our dear friends Matt and Linda Heller to ride over to our opening Session.   We meet Matt and Linda many years ago on another incentive trip.   We have visited them at their home and they have come to Minnesota to visit us and have become more like family!

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Border Buddy Saturday - Delightful Daisy Suite

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today.  I'm so excited that the Daisy Punch is back in stock and that means the Daisy Delight Bundle is available again to order at 10% discount.

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The Daisy Delight Photopolymer Stamp Set has 16 pieces including the six featured in today's card including:

Thank You
...for your kindness
Flower Stem
Flower (open image)
Flower (solid image, 2 step)
The grass

I love 2 step stamping because you can layer stamps in different coloured ink easily.  The Daisy Delight stamps are photopolymer so placing them so the line up is a snap because you can see right through them!

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The black outline flower is stamped first and then the more solid flower image is stamped on top.  The colours include Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.  The center of the flowers are highlighted with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to give them a little sparkle.

 

The Delightful Daisy Suite of products will be featured in Patsy's and my Free Card program for August.  When you place any size order in our online store in August you'll receive a PDF with instructions and measurements to create 8 card using these products.

Here are some other wonderful projects made using the Delightful Daisy Suite and designed by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!

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