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Thursday, June 14, 2012

another llama blog hop adventure

The start of a new Stampin' Up!® catalog year of course, calls for another llama hop.  This time we are showcasing the many wonderful products from our 2012-2013 Catalog.

You have possibly arrived here from Joanne's Much Ado About Stamping, but if not you can jump back by using the link at the end of this post, or you can hop all the way around and end up at Joanne's blog.  You won't want to miss the beautiful cards based on her father's garden and her mother's blanket - they are fabulous!

I used a brand-new stamp set and matching Stampin' Around wheel to make this card. I also used Freshly Made Sketch #39 and the colors (mostly) from colourQ challenge #141:

stamp sets - Betsy's Blossoms, Perfectly Penned; stampin' around wheel - Betsy's Blooms; ink - Night of Navy, Lucky Limeade; card stock - Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist; punches - 1/2" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle, 2-3/8" scallop circle, dotted scallop ribbon border; Stampin' Dimensionals

I'd also like to share with you two more of the cards I made while I was experimenting with the new In Color, Summer Starfruit.  I posted earlier this month about the thread at Stampin' Connection (our demonstrator-only forum and gallery), where several people shared some possible combinations.   Some also posted samples, from which I CASE*'d this:
stamp sets - Word Play, Pennant Parade; ink - Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise; punches - Pennant Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes; Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dots and Stripes embossing folders, Tasteful Trim die, Labels Collection framelit

In my attempt to Copy and Share Everything* here, I changed the ink colors and substituted embossed texture for the textured card stock and for the designer series paper, reversed the layout and reduced the size of the scalloped piece.  I didn't change any of the card stock colors, though, because that was the point of my CASE* <grin>.  I thought I'd made a note of the demonstrator's name, but I'm sorry to say that I didn't.

This color combination came from one of our new designer series papers, Comfort Cafe:
stamp sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Up, Up, and Away; ink - Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant; card stock - Baja Breeze; designer series paper - Patio Party; Big Shot with Bitty Banners Framelit, Houndstooth folder; Stampin' Dimensionals; Simply Scored
 I like the brighter one better, although I'm pretty proud of having used the Simply Scored to pleat the paper, and I'm still partial to those hot-air balloons ;)

I hope you're enjoying our hop - you can click the link to the next blog, JackOtterStamp and continue around our Stampin' Llamas Summer Blog Hop from there, or use the buttons below to take you where you want to be:

16 comments:

Linda said...

Love your color combinations and the creative ways you use stamps and punches. Such deliciously summery cards! TFS!

Jen Brum said...

I also love Betsy's Blossoms and love how you've punched it out! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

What a lovely array of cards Kathe ... love your showcase of pretty stamps and fab colours!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Mynnette said...

These are fabulous!!! LOVE all the colors you used on the second one--and your pennants are fabulous! :)

Linda Suarez said...

Love that stamped strip! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Joanne said...

wow, you're making me feel better about Summer Starfruit. I like the bright card, too - I'll have to try that color combo. Thanks!

Allisa said...

Love your layered flower. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Marsha Reed said...

Great cards, Kathe.

Sylvia said...

What fun cards, Kathe, fun blog post! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week and sharing your cards!

Debbie Martin said...

Love your color combos, going to have to try those.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Kathe such bright and cheery cards. I really love your pleated paper ribbon too, and I agree the balloons are too fun. hugs.

Christine said...

Great cards, I love your color combos.

Jen said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great cards Kathie. Very cheery and bright.
Penny
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Buffy said...

These are great, Kathe! I love what you did with each stamp set. These are some that are hardest for me to use, and you gave me great ideas!

Cindy Hall said...

I love how you made the strip with the smaller punches from Betsy's Blossoms! It's perfect and looks like real DSP! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!