April Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #41

April Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #41

Welcome to our April Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #41. You may have joined me from Marelle’s Blog or are you starting right here? Either way, welcome. There are 9 of us hopping along this month so you’re in for a great hop.

This months Blog Hop is a layout challenge and these challenges can be fairly quick to whip up as you just have to decide what stamp set and colours to choose. The retiring list is out and so I have chosen to use the Smooth Sailing dies which is discounted to $33.60 and coordinating stamp set Sailing Home which is now no longer available to purchase. I also used the New Horizons 6×6 paper stack from the January-June Mini Catalogue.

I gave some texture to the “Rope” by adding some crumb cake ink, and I also did the same to the sentiment. The seaweed I used some Mossy Meadow ink to add some texture. Don’t forget to keep hopping along on the other blogs by clicking the Next blog below or any of the links.

My Card

A close up of the elements
  1. Nikki
  2. Melissa
  3. Kylie
  4. Olivia
  5. Marelle
  6. Sharon – You are here
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Meighan
  9. Amanda

Product List
Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set
$42.00
Smooth Sailing Dies
$56.00
Night Of Navy A4 Card Stock
$15.25
Mossy Meadow A4 Cardstock
$15.25
Crumb Cake A4 Card Stock
$15.25
Sahara Sand A4 Card Stock
$15.25
New Horizons 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$20.00
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
$14.25
Blending Brushes
$21.00
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Paper Snips
$17.00

March Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #40

Welcome to our March Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #40. You may have joined me from Melissa’s Blog or are you starting right here? Either way, welcome. There are 8 of us hopping along this month so you’re in for a real treat.

This months Blog Hop is a colour challenge and we are using some In Colors that will be retiring very very soon. I love the colours for this challenge but struggled to work out what I wanted to do so I went with a stamp set that I have been creating with lately, the Artfully Layered Stamp Set.

The Artfully Layered stamp set is from the January to June Mini Catalogue. I chose to do a slim line card this month. Can you believe that this is only the 2nd slimline card that I have created? What do you think of my card?

You can continue along the Blog Hop by clicking on the “Next Blog” button or by clicking on any of the names below.

  1. Nikki
  2. Kylie
  3. Melissa
  4. Sharon – You are here
  5. Olivia
  6. Elizabeth
  7. Marelle
  8. Meighan
Product List
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
$14.25
Basic White A4 Cardstock
$17.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$6.00
Stampin' Seal
$14.00
Artfully Layered Cling Stamp Set (English)
$42.00
Basic Black A4 Card Stock
$15.25
Bumblebee A4 Cardstock
$15.25
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00

February Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #39

Welcome to our February Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #39. Have you joined me from Niki’s blog or are you starting right here? Either way, welcome. There are 9 of us hopping along this month so you’re in for a real treat.

This months Blog Hop is a layout challenge. This challenge was a lovely one to participate in. I was able to create two cards this month and I rotated one of the cards.

I chose to use the tulip paper and coordinating stamp set from the January to June Mini Catalogue. The cards aren’t square but I hope that I have fulfilled the challenge. Layering the DSP onto a colour other that white really brings out the colours in the Designer Series Paper. Isn’t the Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper just beautiful? Leaving the DSP to shine was a great choice with just a small amount of stamping.

My Cards – February Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #39

Continue on our blog hop by clicking any of the names below or go to the next blog by clicking on the “Next Blog”

  1. Nikki
  2. Sharon – You are here
  3. Elizabeth
  4. Kylie
  5. Marelle
  6. Melissa
  7. Olivia
  8. Linda
  9. Meighan
Product List
Flowering Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$41.00
Flowering Tulips Bundle (English)
$91.75
Flowering Fields 12” X 12” (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$20.00
Layering Circles Dies
$58.00
Evening Evergreen A4 Cardstock
$15.25
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
$14.25
Basic White A4 Cardstock
$17.00
Merry Merlot A4 Cardstock
$15.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels
$13.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$8.75
Paper Trimmer
$44.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$6.00
Stampin' Seal
$14.00

November Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #36

Welcome to the November Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #36. This month’s blog hop is a layout challenge. You may have arrived here from Melissa’s Blog or you may have started here. You will be able to continue to the blog hop by clicking on any of the links below or by clicking on the Next button which will take you to the next blog.

This week has been a fairly busy week. I had my ProCRAFTinators Retreat last weekend and this weekend I have had Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage@Home event. So I really had very limited time to get the creative juices flowing. Having the challenge be a Layout meant I didn’t need to think of a design but did need to choose some products to use. I went with the early release Eden’s Garden Suite. This includes the Stamps and Dies and the limited release products of the cotton paper, designer series paper and the gems. If you love these papers and gems as much as I do, then you will want to get your hands on them quick smart as these are only while supplies last.

My card came together really quickly while I was in a break from OnStage@Home. I wanted to show off this suite and have a good play with it as I haven’t had too much time to just create for the sake of creating. On the white piece I have used my paper snips to rough up the edges around and repeated this process for the evening evergreen layer. To finish off the card I have use the gorgeous Garden Gems to help bring out the gold foil that is on the DSP.

My Card Design

In the first image below you can see the texture I created using the cotton paper where I using liquid glue and scrunch up the cotton paper and then layer onto the card front to get the crinkle look. The second image you can see that I have stamped the insert inside the card. I have also layered the white onto a piece of Evening Evergreen card stock to add extra details. On the envelope I have used the Designer Series Paper to decorate the back flap and I have stamped on the front as well.

Do you want to get your hands on all of these products before they are gone? Then click on this link to add as many of these products to your cart right now and place your order!

  1. Nikki
  2. Melissa
  3. Sharon – You are Here
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Kylie
Product List
Eden Dies
[157831]
$61.00
Garden Gems
[159277]
$12.25
Paper Snips
[103579]
$17.00

October Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #35

Welcome to the October Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #35. This month’s blog hop is a colour challenge. You may have landed her from Melissa’s Blog or you may have started here. You will be able to continue to the blog hop by clicking on any of the links below or by clicking on the Next button which will take you to the next blog.

The creative juices were flowing and so I created 2 cards this month. Both cards I used the Color & Contour Stamp set. The inspiration for the first card came from Beth McCullough using blending brushes to create the background and masking off sections of the card each time to create a line and an ombre effect. The Basic Border Dies is a favourite product for me right now and so I chose the zigzag border to cut off the edge of the card front .

The Cards

The second card I made is a simple card just using stamps ink and paper. My husband is more partial to the cleaner look. Which one do you like better?

Continue your journey along the Hop

You can continue on the October Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #35 by clicking on any of the links below. Elizabeth is the next stop along the way. If you get lost along the way just come back here and click on any of the other links.

You can go to the next blog by clicking on this button or click any of the names below.
  1. Kylie
  2. Melissa
  3. Sharon – you are here
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Meighan
Product List

September Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #34

Welcome to the September Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #34. This month’s blog hop is a layout challenge. You may have landed her from Melissa’ Blog or you may have started here. You will be able to continue to the blog hop by clicking on any of the links below or by clicking on the Next button which will take you to the next blog.


In my card I have used 3 different die sets, Scalloped Contours, Floral Heart & Stitched Rectangle Dies. The Designer Series Paper I used is the Beautifully Penned paper which is available to earn FREE during Sale-a-bration which ends at the end of September. You can choose this paper FREE if you place a qualifying order for $90. If you purchase these three die sets and some card stock you will get over the $180 and you can then choose 2 items FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

I layered the patterned papers onto basic black card and layered them all onto Petal Pink card stock. I cut the intricate heart out of the Rose Metallic Specialty Paper. Using the banner die that is in the Floral Heart dies was also cut out of Petal Pink card stock and I stamped in Memento Black ink and made it into an anniversary card.

You can continue on the September Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #34 by clicking on any of the links below. Elizabeth is the next stop along the way. If you get lost along the way just come back here and click on any of the other links.

You can go to the next blog by clicking on this button or click any of the names below.
  1. Nikki
  2. Melissa
  3. Sharon – you are here
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Marelle
  6. Olivia
  7. Kylie
Product List

August Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #33

Welcome to the August Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #33. You may have joined me from Elizabeth’s Blog or you may have started here. This month’s Blog Hop is a colour challenge. Initially I didn’t have any idea what I was going to create but after playing with a Sale-a-bration stamp set today, the card came together really quickly. The new Sale-a-bration Stamp set “Textures & Frames” which you can earn for FREE with a $90 purchase. I paired this set with the “Enjoy the Moment” stamp set from the Annual Catalogue.

We needed to use 3 of the new In Colors from the Annual Catalogue, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen. I chose to use the Tuxedo Black ink for the seed pod. Layering it onto a piece of Evening Evergreen and then onto a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock.

You can continue on the August Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #33 by clicking on any of the links below. Marelle is the next stop along the way. If you get lost along the way just come back here and click on any of the other links.

  1. Nikki
  2. Melissa
  3. Kylie
  4. Elizabeth
  5. Sharon – You are here
  6. Marelle
Product List