Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stampin Friends - January Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month’s theme is "Love". If you’re following along the hop, you’ve arrived from Melissa’s blog.  Wasn't her creations great?

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Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop at Maureen’s blog.

I am glad to be kicking off 2017 with my fellow bloggers of the SF Blog Hop.  Since this month's creative theme is love, I decided to use the Sending Love Suite from the new Stampin' Up Occasions catalog.



For this card, I used the "Sending Love" 6 x 6 DSP.  Aren't the little hearts just adorable?

I also incorporated the silver metallic foil doilies from the annual catalog.  The two sizes really fit right into my project designs for this month's hop.

The silver from the doily and cording really give this card a little extra punch against the red, white and black color scheme.

The sentiment is from the "Sealed with Love" stamp set.  The more that I am using the photopolymer stamp sets, the more I am falling in love with them.  I find myself ordering these sets whenever possible.  I love the idea of looking straight thru the stamp while positioning my images to ensure that I am hitting the proper section when stamping.

The miniature kisses for the background and stamped off image along side of the sentiment are really cute additions to the card.  Although not used in my projects this month, the coordinating framelits with the arrows and miniature envelopes will definitely be used for future projects.

Here is a close up shot of the sentiment and lip print.

With the 27 different pieces contained in the stamp set, you could easily make your own DSP with several backgrounds.  Have you every tried to make your own DSP?


To continue on with the heart theme, I decided to create a gift box that coordinates with the Valentine card.







 I could see this box holding something sparkly to go along with the shimmer of the foil and metallic ribbon!

I am so glad you were able to join my for my blog project.  Please continue to follow along with the remaining hoppers.

You can click on the "Next" button below to progress to the next participant or click the name below for a direct link.






If you like our projects, please take time to comment.  I enjoy creating projects and having others' creations shared with me.  As a paper crafter, feedback is always appreciated.



As we are getting closer to the end of the week, I hope you have a great day and enjoy the upcoming weekend.... and as always - Happy Stampin'!


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Now is an excellent time to signn up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator!  Whether you want to be a hobby demo for the discount or pursue it as a business, the Sale-A-Bration deal is awesome!  For $99 you can chose $125 worth of new product and receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit.  During SAB Stampin' Up is adding a bonus to the deal!!  You can choose ANY 2 Stampin' Up Stamp sets for FREE.....yep, you read that right - FREE!  This could be up to $108 in value depending on what two sets you choose.

If you aren't quite ready to join Stampin' Up, you can still benefit from Sale-A-Bration.  For every $50 spent from the annual or occasions catalog, you can pick a free item from the SAB flyer!  Who doesn't like FREE?

If you are interested in a catalog or would like to join my team, please feel free to contact me or visit my business page.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

OSAT - No rules New Year Blog Hop



Good morning everyone!  Welcome to the first 2017 One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is No Rules New Year.  I am glad to be joining my friends again this year to bring you creations that hopefully will inspire you.


In November I attended my first Stampin' Up event and had a wonderful time!  One of the make and takes that we created was the lovely card that you see below using product from the current catalog and items from the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for FREE!  I love using the new water color pencils along with the blender pens to color in the designer series paper.


To compliment the card and to incorporate the current trend, I created a travel adult coloring book.  This would be perfect to throw into your travel bag or purse for a long road trip.  I used several different stamp sets to create the designs (Paisleys and Posies and Remarkable You).


When I began to color the stamped images, I had to stop myself in order to take the picture for my blog!  Very relaxing!


I love the bright colors with this Sale-A-Bration DSP.  You can't help but smile!  I used the Lift me Up stamp set to accent the sentiment that was used from the Baloon Adventures stamp set.


I hope you have enjoyed the creations presented this month and will continue to hop along with Jeanna!  You can continue your journey by clicking the direct links below or the next button.  Until next month...... as always - Happy Stampin'!

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Now is an excellent time to signn up to be a Stampin' Up demonstrator!  Whether you want to be a hobby demo for the discount or pursue it as a business, the Sale-A-Bration deal is awesome!  For $99 you can chose $125 worth of new product and receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit.  During SAB Stampin' Up is adding a bonus to the deal!!  You can choose ANY 2 Stampin' Up Stamp sets for FREE.....yep, you read that right - FREE!  This could be up to $108 in value depending on what two sets you choose.

If you aren't quite ready to join Stampin' Up, you can still benefit from Sale-A-Bration.  For every $50 spent from the annual or occasions catalog, you can pick a free item from the SAB flyer!  Who doesn't like FREE?

If you are interested in a catalog or would like to join my team, please feel free to contact me or visit my business page.

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kimsmith/

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  • Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Stampin' Friends - November Happy Holidays Hop!


    Welcome everyone!  Today is blog hop day!  This week I am hopping along with my buddies at the Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  If you are visiting all the blogs, you have just arrived from Robyn's page.  I hope that you are enjoying all the creations and that mine will not disappoint!


    As the holiday's are fast approaching, now is the time to think about making those handmade greeting and gift card holders.


    As I recently attended a Stampin' Up event, I needed to create a gift card holder for a organized swap I was participating in.  With my life running at the speed it is, of course I didn't begin my gift card holder until 8:00 the night before..... eek!  I guess I work better under pressure.  I finally dozed off about 2:00 in the morning, but I was able to create 20 of them for swapping.  


    In coming up with my GC creation, I decided to use items from the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.  I loved the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating builder punch so much, I made a greeting card using the same stamp set and DSP accents to create the greeting card.


    For the card front and the base of the GC holder I used the crumb cake card stock.  Basic black and real red were my accent color combination.  There are so many beautiful designs on the Candy Can Lane designer series paper.  I used my blender pen to color in the antlers of my Reindeer and of course he had to be Rudolph!


    My gingerbread man was a little spiffy with a bow tie and a touch of bling with the rhinestone accent.  The real red stitched edge ribbon was used as a decorative piece as well as the pull tab as it wrapped around the gift card.  Isn't the mini jingle bell adorable?  The best part of this card holder is that I could cut 4 out of one sheet of card stock.

    I hope you have enjoyed my items that I have shared.  Be sure to leave a comment for an opportunity to win multiple prizes.  Hop along with the rest of the gang!  Be sure to include #SFNovHop as part of your comments.  For every blog you comment on with the hash tag, the more chances you have to win!   It is almost like Christmas!!!  Ha ha!


    We would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.  Enjoy your friends and family!  As always, Happy Stampin'!

    Thursday, November 10, 2016

    OSAT Blog Hop - Let it Snow


    Welcome to the November One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop!  Can you believe that we are already in November.....bling and it will be 2017... eek!

    I am happy you decided to join in following along with this month's hop.  The theme for this month is "Let it Snow".

    With this challenge I decided to go with a non-traditional color combination that we used in a recent demonstrator meeting with my up line - Diane Squires.



    The colors I used were Sweet Sugarplum, Smoky slate and of course Whisper White.  The Flurry of Wishes was the stamp set used to create this cute snowflake card.



    I accented the sentiment by embossing in silver on vellum and attaching to the front of the smoky slate card stock.

    I added a little bling to the card by attaching rhinestones to the middle of the snowflakes.

    I continued with the silver accents with the addition of the ribbon to the side of the vellum pennant.


    As the holiday's are quickly approaching I decided to do a coordinating gift card holder.   I love the way this holder has a sliding insert that holds the gift card.
      





    I am so glad that you decided to join us for this month's blog hop.  I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!  If you would like a new catalog annual catalog, holiday catalog or would like an upcoming Stampin' Up Occasions catalog, please let me know.  I will be happy to send one your way.

    Check out the rest of the group's projects by clicking the next button below or directly on the name to be connected to the link.  Next up on the hop is Kelly Acheson.  Happy Stampin'!


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    Thursday, September 8, 2016

    OSAT Blog Hop - Birthdays Bash

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    Good Morning!  I hope everyone is enjoying this FABULOUS Thursday!  I am so glad that you are joining us today for the One Stamp at a Time September Blog Hop.  The theme for this month's hop is "Birthdays"!

          

    I have been on a card making hiatus and am so excited to finally begin to get back to normal when I can enjoy making different creations.  I have had all these new goodies sitting around from my recent 2016-2017 Stampin' Up catalog purchase, but sadly no time to play :(.

    I really love the Floral Boutique DSP and made a birthday card earlier this week and thought I would continue on with one of the different prints from the package.



          

    I love the night of navy with the touch of Regal Rose.  I used two separate stamp sets - Rose Wonder and Penned & Painted.  I colored the little pearls on the card with the Regal Rose marker and also accented the stamped flowers of the top portion of the gift box.  To create the flip top box, I used the gift bag punch board and a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 whisper white card stock.  I think it turned out so cute!

         

    I finished up the card with an added paper doily and white satin ribbon.  The gift box was accented with pennants created by the triple banner punch and the bitty butterfly punch with pearl centers.

    I am so glad that you have visited my blog and hope that you will continue to hop along with us by clicking the next button below to visit Lori's blog or click the links below to visit the other hoppers.

    Until next month...... Happy Stampin'! :)



    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    OSAT Blog Hop - Dog Days of Summer


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    Good Morning!

    So glad you could join us today for this month's OSAT Blog Hop.  This month our theme is "Dog Days of Summer".  We have three wonderful guest hoppers joining us this month.

    Tracy Elsom
    Rick Adkins

    Please be sure to check out their blog and show some love.

    When I think of the "Dog Days of Summer" I always think of that last getaway before school.  What better getaway than going to the beach.  On that note, I decided to create a beach themed card and project this month.




    I cracked open my new Stampin' Up Seaside Shore stamp set to create this adorable underwater scene.  This card would be a nice thank you for someone who house sat or took care of your animals while you were getting in that last trip.



    One of my favorite things to do at the beach is to walk the shoreline and collect shells of all sorts.  I accented my photos with some of the shells my daughter and I picked up on our last beach trip.  It is so relaxing to me.



    To coordinate with the beach-thank you theme, I created a little gift box to go along with the card.  This is the perfect container to use for a smaller gift such as a ring or a pair of earrings to show your appreciation.

    As we move towards the end of summer, I hope to be able to take some time off and enjoy it with our friends and family!

    Follow along with the rest of the group and see what awesome creations they have came up with.  To make it easier, you can click the next button to go to Pam's page or click the names in the listing below.

    I hope you have enjoyed my projects and as always - Happy Stampin'!


    Kim Smith - You are here!



  • Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Stampin' Friends - No Rules June Blog Hop


    Welcome everyone!  Today is the day!  Time for our monthly Stampin' Friends Blog Hop.  If you are following along with the hop, you have just arrived from Barbara's Hop.  


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    Don’t forget to click the Next button at the bottom to continue on the hop with Stacey’s blog.

    This month we have some awesome guest hoppers. 
    Please make sure to stop by their blog and show some love.


    This months' theme is "No Rules" - yea!  We can create what ever we want.  

    With Father's Day just around the corner and both my daughter and husband's favorite past-time being the same, I decided to go with a Golf theme.  

    After visiting Pinterest for some inspiration, I decided to CASE this card and project.  The card turned out so cute.  I used the Cucumber Crush green card stock for both the background and the spot of grass that the "Tee" is stationed on.  I cut the "Tee" out by hand from Cherry Cobbler.  I used a 1 1/2 inch circle punch and cut out the "Golf Ball" and embossed with a retired folder.




    I think that the combination of the card with "Tee Time Fees" and the adorable container for the balls and tees make the perfect Father's Day gift, don't you?

    I think that this gift would make for the perfect Daddy/Daughter day!






    I used an empty Tissue Paper roll as the base for this project and covered it with Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I cut 2 - 2 inch  coordinating  DSP circles and slightly snipped all around each circle.  

    I then cut strips of the DSP to glue around the edges.  I used the top of the container to help bend over the snipped edges to glue the strips around to make the cap on both the top and bottom of the gift container.  Using the same DSP and card stock I added the "Golf Bag" handle and side pocket.

    I certainly hope you enjoyed my items that I've shared.  Be sure to leave a comment for an opportunity to win multiple prizes.  Hop along with the rest of the gang and leave a comment with #SFJuneHop to have more chances to win!

    As always, Happy Stampin!








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