Thursday, July 18, 2019

Floral Essence - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop


Perennial Essence

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Floral Essence Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Each month our very talented and creative team of designers will be bringing you inspiration, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us. You may have just arrived from the wonderfully talented Kaylee Van Es' Blog. Just over the moon about what she has created!


Today, we will be showcasing the Floral Essence Bundle. These products come from the Perennial Essence Suite and all coordinate beautifully with the hand-painted Perennial Essence DSP (Designer Series Paper), and gorgeous Organdy Ribbon (plus more)-everything you need for that unique artistic or floral look! What I love about this set is the variety of floral images and sweet sentiments in the most gorgeous font.There are 14 stamps and this set coordinates with the Perennial Flower Punch. This perfect punch creates the loveliest flowers when you layer up the punched pieces. I just love all of the possibilities!

   FLORAL ESSENCE BUNDLE

 For my project today, I created a scrapbook page. I was able to get a soft watercolor wash by first adding a thin layer of Gesso (a substance that is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner, prepares the surface for painting) to my 12 x 12 Whisper White Cardstock. Be sure to give the Gesso time to dry completely before adding any watercolor. Then I used my Aqua Painter to add subtle color in an ombre fashion, using Flirty Flamingo Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, and So Saffron Ink, making sure to blend wherever two colors met. Here's close-up a look at the effect: 


I also watercolored a stitched circle in the same colors and embossed the sentiment in gold. I wanted the flowers to be soft and subtle as well, but to still stand out, so I embossed them in white onto Vellum Cardstock. I also took one of the leaf images and embossed it in gold throughout my background to tie everything all together.  



Here's one more close-up of those beautiful flower images:


These products were so fun and inspiring and I know I had a blast using them. I hope you have enjoyed today's scrapbook page (full list of supplies below). Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share. I’ve listed them, along with all products used below or you can just click the link below to hop to the fabulously creative Maike Beimler


Don't forget: Stampin' Up! features a corporate blog post each Thursday of the month where we Artisans share creative tips, tricks, and strategies. You can find these posts in the "notes" section of the Stampin' Up! Facebook Page.Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you next post!



Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!



Use my host code (ABUJJXW) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

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Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of July! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
July 2019 Hostess Code:
ABUJJXW

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog. This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!






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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stampin' Up! Follow Your Art - Watercolor Textured Card

Hey peaches! I have the cutest little "art" card for you today featuring a few products from the Follow Your Art Suite of products. I have really been enjoying working with this set and wanted to share one of my latest projects made with it.

Here's a look at this adorable bundle (pictured below). It has so many crafty images and coordinating dies for those artistically inclined people in your life. Well, let's be honest, even if you aren't  crafty, who wouldn't appreciate a card made with this sweet set?!

IT STARTS WITH ART BUNDLE

You may be wondering about my very colorful background. Well, it was created very easily. I used our brand new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper , which is so lovely to use by the way. I have been asked for my opinion about any difference I have noticed between this new paper and the older watercolor paper, and so far I feel that it is more user friendly, especially to anyone new to watercoloring. With the previous paper, I really had to be careful  about applying water first then color and not over saturating my brush with color or I would get areas of color that would behave as if it were regular cardstock that I had applied it to. These spots of color would not move as the rest did. However, with the new paper, I have not had any trouble at all with this issue. I can apply wet on dry, wet on wet, or virtually any combination I like without having to worry about creating those darker stained spots. I love it!

For my background, I used Pacific Point Ink, Bermuda Bay Ink, and Daffodil Delight Ink. I love this color combo together and I think they're the perfect pairing for this set. Here's a close-up of the finished background:


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!



Use my host code (ABUJJXW) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

Host A Party


Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of July! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
July 2019 Hostess Code:
ABUJJXW

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.


 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog. This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!






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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Stamp Review Crew - Free As A Bird

the stamp review crew
Hello Peaches! I'm here to participate in another fun blog hop with The Stamp Review Crew! If you're not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew , they are a group of very talented international Stampin' Up! demonstrators who get together on the first and third Monday of each month to bring you all kinds of delicious inspiration that features a different stamp set each new Monday. 


The blog hops are archived at The Stamp Review Crew blog and you'll be able to click through the hops at any time, going directly to the posts as you wish for any of the hops. Just click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also. If you have already started the hop, you will have come from the lovely and creative Bronwyn Eastley.

FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE

For this hop, we are featuring the Free As A Bird Bundle from the Bird Ballad Suite of products. I have made quite a few cards and projects with this stamps set because it's such a beautiful and versatile set. 

I went for a bold look so the natural choice for me was to use the brand new Incolor Pretty Peacock Cardstock  for my base panel. I also thought that Petal Pink would compliment the peacock color so I used a bit of the Petal Pink patterned paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP).



  I wanted to add a little bit of extra texture so I roughed up the edges of the stitched die cut edges. It's super easy and if you've never done it before, here's how you do it:
  1. Take your Paper Snips and run them back and fourth along the area that you'd like to rough up. You're essentially breaking down the fibers in the paper.
  2. Once the paper is more "pliable" you can feel the layers apart for a more textured look, super simple! 


I made a second bonus card with this set, only this time I went with a softer look. Here's a close-up of the finished product:

 

Well, those are my cards for today's hop! Thanks so much for hopping along! Your next stop is my lovely and talented crafty friend Stesha Bloodhart! Check out her gorgeous blog and projects!


 



Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you next post!
Don't forget! You can find me on Instagram and Facebook! Happy stamping!



Use my host code (ZSBK6EH2) for monthly bonus items. Contact me for more info: Craftylittlepeach@gmail.com 

Host A Party


Get your friends together and host a party to earn Stampin' rewards during the month of June! Contact me to book an event!

To order online: 
June 2019 Hostess Code:
ZSBK6EH2

Starting January 3, hosts with qualifying orders can receive additional Stampin’ Rewards. Below are the markets, qualifying amounts, and additional Stampin’ Rewards they can receive.



 If you’ve considered joining, it's a truly great time! For just $99, you can select $125 of your choice of product AND earn a 20% discount on purchases from the Annual Catalog. This is an amazing deal! If you want to join my team, click here or please email me!






Supplies:

Floral Essence - Stampin' Up Artisan Blog Hop

Well, hello peaches! Welcome to the Floral Essence Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!  Each month our very talented and crea...