Thursday, December 31, 2009

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts' Occasions Mini Blog Hop - Stop #9

Thank you for stopping by today for the Stampin' Addicts' Occasions Mini Blog Hop!  The Occasions Mini Catalog is the newest catalog from Stampin' Up!  Our blog hop is designed to show you many of the new products from this mini catalog, soon to be available (January 5, in fact).

You may have arrived here via Kim's site, Stitchin n Stampin' On Paper.  Weren't her projects using the Folk Flower Stencil great?  If you are just joining the hop starting with my blog, you can continue from here to visit all 23 of the blogs on this blog hop.  The hop continues through January 3, so be sure to make some time to sit back and enjoy all of the projects we're going to share with you!

My stop on the blog hop features the Well Scripted stamp set.  It is available as the traditional wood-mount stamps (117072) as well as clear-mount stamps (118601) - something new from SU!  I chose the clear-mount stamps for my projects, and I have to say, I really like them!



My first project is a scrapbook page.  It started out as a 12x12 page which not only uses the Well Scripted stamp set, but some new paper and embellishments from the new Occasions mini, as well as new punches (the Scallop Trim corner punch comes from the Occasions mini catalog and the coordinating Scallop Trim border punch comes from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalog).  I ended up participating in a scrapbooking swap over at Stampin' Addicts, so I scaled down the 12x12 to a 6x6 for the swap.  I love the combination of colors in this project - Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Sahara Sand.



 

With Mother's Day coming up before you know it, I thought I'd create a card for my mom.  This project features the beautiful Cottage Wall designer series paper (DSP) from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog and a Mojo Monday sketch gave me the inspiration I needed to make it.  The DSP features Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence.  Once again I used the Scallop Trim corner and border punches.  Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon with Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon on top adds some texture.  The butterfly comes from one of my favorite sets, Great Friend.  I used Ice Circle Brads to glitz up the butterflies.



I decided to pull out one of my favorite cards from earlier this year and rework it a little to use for my final project.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.  I didn't realize it until I was assembling the card that I had a deer on my 'Dear Father' card!  The new sentiment completes the card much better than the original, in my opinion.  This card uses the Nature Silhouettes stamp set and Sanded background stamp in addition to Well Scripted.  I used a brayer to create the gradient background in the central image.



Thanks for visiting my stop on our blog hop!  Next up is Heidi's site, RunningwScissorsStamper where she'll show you some cute projects featuring Something Sweet.  Don't forget, you can come back and visit anytime!

30 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards and SB pages! I especially love the Mother's Day card.

Marie said...

Lovely cards and pages! I really like how you framed the sentiment with the butterflies on the one card. Nicely done!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The mother's day card made my jaw drop! WOWZER!

Heidi Baks said...

Great job! The Father's Day card is stunning.

HeathersHobby said...

That scrapbook page is absolutely scrumptious!

Dawnmarie said...

That SB page is incredible. I absolutely love it.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

All wonderful, but that Father's Day card is incredible!! Love the color combo - so striking!

lisa808 said...

Adorable font.

Cherie said...

Cool pages! Love how you added the bling to the butterflies! I'm going to CAS you "deer" card! Tks!

Jacqui said...

I love the scrapbooking pages. The paper is beautiful.

Yapha said...

What beautiful projects! Each one just gets more and more spectacular! Love it!

Kandi said...

I'm loving that new circle designer paper! Great pages!

Lisa Y. said...

Beautiful projects! I love the mother's day card with all of its detail.

Melissa said...

Beautiful projects, Cheryl! Love that Mother's Day card especially!

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Great post. My favorite is the scrapbook pages. I really need to get that Flower Folds.

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

Great post. My favorite is the scrapbook pages. I really need to get that Flower Folds.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

WebDeb said...

I love your scrapbook pages -- great colors!

Lisa said...

The scrapbook pages are beautiful. The cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

All your projects are beautiful! Love the card for a Mom.

debadoo said...

Ohhhh cottage wall!! I love that paper. Loved all your projects, but that is my fav.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a nice variety, love the SB pages and cards you've made!

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

ooooo, love how you took the 12x12 page as inspiration for your 6x6 2-page layout! Great reminder that sentiments can be titles, too!

Rhonda L. said...

Great cards and pages! Love, love, love the last card! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous - love them all :-)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wow! Gorgeous creations! Great layouts/sketches and wonderful choices you made!!!

Sofia said...

As always everything is beautiful, but I especially liked your Mother's Day card.

Melina said...

Just beautiful...absolutely beautiful!

Holly said...

Great projects!!

I love your scrapbook page, very nice!

"LZ" Linda Z. said...

Stunning!! Absolutely beautiful...