Sea Turtle

Do you love the sand, water, and sun? Or a day at the beach? The images from the Sea Turtle stamp set (160500) remind me of our last vacation with our daughter and looking for Sea Turtles on the beach. We finally found some during out last couple of days.

They weren’t exactly what I expected as they laid there sunning themselves, but pretty cool just the same. Today’s card was made using the stamp set and a little spring so the turtle actually bounces around making it a pretty cool card.

The card base is Wild Wheat, which is one of our 2023 In Colors it’s been teamed up with Old Olive and Soft Sea Foam which has been used for the turtle. Of course the stamp off method has been used to create different shades on both the card front and the ocean panel. The little fish have been stamped using Pool Party and a bit of color has been added using the Blending Brushes (153611) to give the water movement. and of course our 2023-2025 In Color Dots (161620) add a bit of shine to the project.

Why not stop by my Online Store and check out this fun Reversible stamp set? Not only can you team up your favorite sentiments with this set since it is just images, buy you’ll get double the images since it is one of our Reversible stamp sets which makes it an even better value!

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Summer Fun with Circle Sayings

Today’s cards have a summer vibe and use the fun Circle Sayings stamp set (161348) two step shell image.

This first card uses the fun colorful, Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper (161449 just $10.62 during June) to create a back drop.

The panel swings up when you open it on this fun fold to create a pop up effect for the sentiment.

And this next card teams up the Waves of Inspiration stamp set (158833) to create a lovely beach scene.

A lot of fun and a clever way to use the Waves of Inspiration stamp set. The torn edge of the Crumb Cake gives you a feeling of the shore and is simple technique that adds a lot to this project.

Why not stop by my Online Store and check out the fun summer themed stamp sets that we have like these two? And while you are there don’t forget to check out our Designer Series Papers that are on Sale during June – there are a ton of fun packages to choose from!

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Beauty of the Deep

Summer has started and that always makes me thing of the beach. How about you? I got my first real taste of snorkeling and fell in love with it. Normally we had start off the beach, but the boat allowed a much different experience and there was much beauty in the Molokini Crater. So when I saw the Beauty of the Deep Bundle (161237) in the 2023 Annual Catalog I knew is would be a great one for ocean themed cards and would bring back those wonderful days of snorkeling.

Today’s card was created with the Beauty of the Deep stamp set (161233).

The background has been brushed with Lost Lagoon and Blueberry Bushel to create a watery effect and create movement. And the lovely little Iridescent Pastel Gems (160429) were used for the bubbles and picks up the colors around it. A die cut anchor done in Pebbled Path adds a bit more depth to the scene.

Can you feel the movement of the water? And the sun?

Why not stop by my Online store today and check out this lovely bundle of products along with others for us beach lovers?

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Not only will you get to choose even more fun products you can also be part of our preorder for the July Online Exclusives too, making it a great time to give this no obligation offer a try.

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What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
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The Open Sea

Need a great male card? The Open Sea stamp set is wonderful for making masculine cards and here is a great card that my friend Bonnie gave me recently during one of our demonstrator gatherings. I really like the way she used our Stampin’ Distressing Tool (item 127562) from the Spring Catalog to distress the edges of the card stock.

The Open Sea swap Bonnie

Did you notice that this card was created using our Not Quite Navy Ink and Cardstock that are being retired? Although I’m excited about the upcoming Color Refresh, I’m going to really miss Not Quite Navy. It’s always been one of my go to colors for masculine cards. I’m sure I’ll find myself reaching for our In Color Midnight Muse more and more when Not Quite Navy is no longer available soon.

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Stamp Set: The Open Sea (item 123030/123032)

Inks: Not Quite Navy (retiring item 126971) and Crumb Cake

Paper: Not Quite Navy (retiring item 101722) and Whisper White

Accessories: Stampin’ Distressing Tool (item 127562) and Linen Thread

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By the Seashore

This summer I spent some time with my daughter visiting my sister and her husband in Texas. We made a lovely day trip to Galveston and played in the surf for a while. Part of the fun that day was the ride we took on the ferry and looking for sea shells on the beach. So when my friend Teresa gave me this card made with By the Seashore in a recent swap I was tickled. It reminded me of those wonderful memories.

By the Seashore is a great stamp set and the images are bold which makes it a perfect set to do all kinds of techniques with. I love the colors Teresa chose to use when she designed this card it makes me think of the colors of the ocean and the Linen Thread adds some texture.

So the next time you need to relax and get away why not stamp a little scrapbook page or card with our By the Seashore stamp set? It’s sure to bring back those vacation memories.


Stamp Set: By the Seashore and Perfectly Penned

Inks: Pacific Point, Soft Suede, River Rock, Crumb Cake

Paper: Pacific Point, Soft Suede, River Rock, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Linen Thread


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