Friday, July 10, 2015

It's Blog Hop Time with the Stampin' Addicts!!

I hope everyone has been enjoying the new Stampin' Up! 2015-2016 Catalog.  The Stampin' Addicts have put together a blog hop to showcase some of the newest stamp sets available.  You may have come from Rhonda's Blog, The Stampin' Bunny, or you may have started here.  Either way don't worry, the hop will loop you back to the beginning.  Just follow the links below and you will see everyone's projects.  If you would like to see all the links or chat about the hop, you can go to the discussion thread on Stampin' Addicts HERE.  Now on to my projects.......

I am featuring the From Land to Sea stamp set on page 83 in the catalog.  I immediately fell in love with the turtle.  It reminds me of the Hawaiian Honu.  The Honu is the Hawaiian symbol for luck, endurance, and a long life.  After stamping the image in Momento Black ink, I colored mine with Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Crumb Cake markers.  I chose the Decorative Dots embossing folder to resemble the spots on the turtles body.

Next, I have the swordfish stamp.  It just called out "I caught a fish THIS BIG!".  I can picture it mounted on a fisherman's wall.  It makes a perfect masculine image.  I layered my image several times to give it the feeling of being mounted on the wall.  He is colored with a Smokey Slate marker.  The Silver 1/8" Ribbon gives the card that little prize winning touch without taking away the masculine feel of the card.

The Boat Wheel image has always been a fun nautical image.  I love the idea of being out on the open sea steering a boat, just being calm with my thoughts.  I have had the Typeset Specialty Designer Paper in my stash for awhile now and it just called out to me for this project.  The Mini Treat Bags are so easy to make with the thinlets die.  I wrapped my bag with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock before adding my tag.  The stamp set has a jellyfish image.  Do you see it?  I turned it over and used the tentacles to make the seaweed at the bottom of the tag and insert.

Lastly, I have the lighthouse stamp.  Lighthouses shine their beacons to help ships find their way home.  When I see one it makes me think of a loved one on the shore waiting for their sailor to come home.  I used sponges and several shades of blue and green to create the see and land.   The sky is done with Soft Sky pounced to give a cloudy look.  The sand is Hello Honey.  Of course the beacon is shining to help guide our loved ones home and the sentiment sends my feelings to the person who is far from me.  I wish this picture was hanging on my wall, so I framed out the area with the Hardwood background stamp.  I cut out the center of the frame so it sits on top of the image area.

I hope you have enjoyed my projects with the From Land to Sea stamp set.  I love to receive comments, so please leave one below.  The next stop on the hop is sure to brighten your day.  Yapha is featuring the You're Sublime stamp set.


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Yapha said...

Great projects, Kathleen! The lighthouse card is gorgeous, and I love the embossing with the turtle card. You really show off the versatility of this set.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such cool designs, Kathleen!! Love your ideas with this great set! I think the lighthouse is my favorite.

Pam said...

Great ideas for this set!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Wow you really showed this set off good :)It's pretty versatile. I like each project. The light house card is gorgeous. I am with Yapha the embossing on the turtle card is perfect for it.

Natalie Kennedy said...

Really fantastic projects! The texture from the Decorative Dots piece pairs so well with the turtle - very clever!

Pat Jandacek said...

These are wonderful. All of them would be appropriate for masculine cards and most except maybe the swordfish would work for women, too, depending upon their interests. The seaweed idea is very clever, I thought it was seaweed and jellyfish never entered my mind. I'm glad you explained where it was after teasing 'did you see it?" The gift bag with note inside is great idea! TFS