Rooted in Nature

We are all trying to get out a bit more and spend a little more time with the great outdoors so today I thought I’d share some cards made with the Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Root Dies. This bundle is super for year round cards, masculine cards and more since it is filled with some wonderful sentiments.

This first card is done in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.

It also uses the Woodland Embossing Folder (152881) to create some texture along with the Braided Linen Trim (147808).

This next card uses the same Braided Linen trim but this time teams it up with some layering.

First the leaves are stamped in Mint Macaron Classic Ink. Then slice of tree is stamped in Soft Suede and is fussy cut with Paper Snips. A little sponging along the edges not only adds depth but also helps hide the edges. It’s popped up along with the top set of leaves. And of course, one of my favorite punches is used for the sentiment. The Triple Banner Punch (138292) is one that I reach for over and over again, so it is a great addition to your collection.

And here is a great monochromatic card – a classic color choice of black and white never fails to impress.

A little sparkle is added with our Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897).

And finally this last card is packed with a lot of texture.

It uses our Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) along with the oak tree image which has been colored with our Crumb Cake and Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Markers for a cool effect.

So what do you think? Does it inspire you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?


Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature (146482)

Accessories: Nature’s Roots Dies (151786), Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder (152320) and Woodland Embossing Folder (152881)

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Over the Moon

Ahh…cows and dairy country, the ones with the black & white spots. I was born and raised in the Wisconsin country side and these cows are a part of my childhood. Being raised in the dairy state meant drinking at least 3 full glasses of milk a day – and ahhh the cheese! I miss the farmer’s brick cheese that my grandmother use to get with it’s mild flavor and oh what fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches it made with it’s stringy goodness! I just haven’t had any luck finding something comparable here in Georgia where I live and our cows are brown or black, a shock the first time I learned they were dairy cows since I thought all cows looked our Holsteins. LOL

Anyhow, when I saw this stamp set in the 2019 Annual Catalog I knew it would be one on my shopping list for sure, and after seeing the great cards folks are making with I’m even more excited about the set! After all who can resist these little cows and their adorable faces?

And animals cards are typically great for all ages – The sentiments in this make it super for all kinds of occasions.

Check out these fun cards I received in my swap using this set

This first one is done in a classic color combination of red and black. Can you guess where the spots come from that were used for the back ground? They are are from the Love What You Do stamp set (147042). Isn’t it great the way we can use our Stampin’ Up! products together?

And this next one done in Pretty Peacock is teamed up with the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3d Embossing Folders (152325) along with our new Medium Daisy Punch (149517).

And here is one done in Daffodil Delight – I love the way the Pinewood 3D Embossing Folder (152320 available again soon) has been used to create the barn yard feel.

And my final card uses the bright and cheerful color combo of Pool Party & Calypso Coral.

The little flowers in the background come from the Colorful Seasons stamp set (143726) – so clever!

Same set – so many choices! It’s part of what I love about stamping – we start with the same stamp set and can create totally different looks just with our choice of color. How about you what is one of your favorite things about stamping? Why not take a few minutes and leave me a comment?

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Stamp Set: Over the Moon (149331)

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Happy Tails to you

Love dogs? or know someone who has a 4 footed family member? If so this set might just be perfect for you. I was excited when I saw it since we have two, 4 footed family members our self, Chewie and Yoda. (Yes, my kids are Star Wars fans lol!)

This set not only has a coordinating punch which makes it so easy to use, but also some wonderful sentiments.

And did you know you can purchase these as a bundle to save 10%?

Want to see some wonderful cards made with this bundle? Here are a few I received in my recent swaps.

This first one uses our Call Me Clover Designer Series Paper (146963) and 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (146951) to highlight his sweet pup. And yes, that is the Lace Dynamic Embossing Folder (148530) used in the background.

This next card uses Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake on a Granny Apple Card stock card base. Check out the texture added to the front using the Subtle Embossing Folder (143706).

And how about this final card for today?

Done in Soft Suede and Blueberry Bushel. The Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder (143708) and Gingham Ribbon (144232) add some texture.

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

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Stamp Set: Happy Tails (*148682)

Accessories: Dog Builder Punch (*148543)

*Happy Tails Bundle (148543)

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Shoe box fun at the Blue Mountain Stampers’ Weekend Retreat

This past weekend was my 5th Annual Weekend Retreat – (wow it’s so hard to believe we’ve been doing this that long already!) This event is held each June so that we can gather and have fun playing with our new catalog goodies. It’s a laid back, full of stamping and laughter – just a great weekend of sharing and fellowship. I feel really blessed to have such a wonderful team.

There were a total of 8 of us this time and we had a lot of fun with a project Cindy has been wanting to try – Shrinky Dinks!

Several of the group had never played with Shrinky Dinks before, so you know what that means! Who doesn’t love watching them watch them curl up and shrink?

We also did a shoe box swap on Saturday, so I thought I would share the cards everyone made for it.

This first card is made with Pocket Full of Sunshine (143719) and the Pocket Framelits Dies (143750) that you can get in a bundle allowing you to save 10% (145345). I think it is a very fun set, perfect for those younger folks in our life.

And this next card uses the Daisy Delight stamp set (143669), Daisy Punch (143713) and the Wood Words stamp set (143925/143928). Can you guess where the scallop comes from?

It’s the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies (143751).

The Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set (143937/143940) was used to create this lovely Powder Pink card.

And how about this great card made with the Daisy Delight Bundle (145361) and the sentiment from Swan Lake (142974/142977).

And the final card today, is a wonderful Masculine card made in rich bold colors using the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies (143700). You are going to love the NEW 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (144189) and

Pinewood Planks 3d Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143708) since it creates a wonderfully deep, dimensional images!!!

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