Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Let’s Sale-a-Brate!

Well, hello there stranger!

It’s been quite a while since I have been a part of the monthly Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop. I have been off raising some grandbabies and helping out my mother. I am so happy to be back.

This month’s theme is Let’s Sale-a-Brate!

It’s not just any celebration – it’s a Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration! The time of year that you can earn FREE stuff with every $50 you order! It’s like Christmas but better because it’s Stampin’ stuff!!!

If you know me, it should come as no surprise that I immediately gravitated to the JUNGLE PALS stamps and dies.

The Jungle Pals Stamp Set (#162950) is FREE with $50 purchase and the coordinating Jungle Pals Dies (#162973) are FREE with $100 purchase. So, if you buy $150 in stuff… you can get them both for free, plus you get REWARDS for MORE FREE STUFF!

I bet you are asking what I did with the stamps and dies. Well, let me show you!

I made a quick and simple card!

I think the sloth I colored using the Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends (#154904) was just right for a black and white card and I threw in some Granny Apple Green (#146990) as an accent color.

I used the Something Fancy Dies (#160424) to layer the sentiment from the Little Monkey Stamp Set (#161372). I added some of my favorite ribbon of all time, the Black & White Gingham Ribbon (#156485) just because I could!

Well, that’s all I have to show you this time around! I am looking forward to seeing y’all again next month!

Go check out what the other ladies have created for you! You are going to love their projects as well!!!.

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Sketch Challenge

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Hello and welcome to my little corner of the interwebs! You are hopping along with the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop!

Our theme for this month is a sketch challenge. So, first… here is the sketch!

Now, let’s see what sort of fun I had with it.

Here is the first card I made. I went very simple and let the Designer Series Paper speak for itself. This paper is from the Countryside Inn pack.

Here’s a gander at the inside!

The sentiments used are from the Limited Edition Stamp set.

And, since I can never do just one project for y’all… here is the second card.

I used the Taco Fiesta Stamp set and some Stampin’ Blends to create this adorable card. and… truth be told, I was in a hurry to get it done and wasn’t paying attention to how I was cutting the faux-DSP. Since I didn’t cut it “right,” I just layered it a bit to give it more interest. This is definitely a card I will try again when I have a bit more time.

Oh… here on the inside of the card!

That’s all I have for you this month! Head on over to see what the other ladies have for you!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Returning Colors

Hello and welcome to the May 2023 edition of the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring the Returning Colors! You see, every so many years, Stampin’ Up! refreshes their color line up to stay fresh and current. The new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog features new colors and returning colors along with some tried and true colors. Our blog hop this month focuses on the colors that have been brought out of retirement!

This monochromatic card is done in Misty Moonlight. You might remember Misty Moonlight was an In Color just a few years ago. I was so sad to see it go and I am so glad to see it have returned.

For this card, I stamped the images and sentiment from the new Cheerful Daisy Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight as well.

With just one color of ink and card stock (along with the white), monochromatic cards bring a elegant simplicity to your card making repertoire!

Here is the same basic design in Pretty Peacock which was also introduced to Stampers as an In Color a couple years ago.

Of course, I can never use Pretty Peacock without thinking of my dear Stampin’ friend, Linda Reaney! She was so full of life and brought joy to all our team stamping events!

Pretty Peacock was one of her favorite SU colors. I sure do miss her and all her cat stories!

Well, that’s all I have for you this month! Hop on over ti see what the other ladies have for you this month!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop!

You have stopped here at my little corner of the web. I am Joanne Cantrell and I live outside of a tiny town in the middle of the United States. I am glad you hopped on over.

Let’s get this party started by taking a look at this month’s inspiration…

What a tranquil setting, don’t you think?

Well, I was inspired by both the setting (the tea cup actually!) and the color combos. And Stampin’ Up! was as well… a year ago! LOL

Here, I’ll show you what I mean!

This card features the soon (like very, very soon… in 3 days) retiring Tea Boutique Suite from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series paper shown includes three of the colors from the inspiration photo: Sweet Sorbet and the retiring Garden Green and Blushing Bride. And the Teacup Dies pull in the teacup from the inspiration photo.

Here’s a sneak peek at the fun fold that I am absolutely in love with. It’s call a double flap card and I CASE’d it from Lisa Curcio.

Let’s see the inside of it…

But wait… there is one more layer! 🙂

I don’t not what I love more, the fold or that gorgeous paper! Let me know which you like best!

But wait… there’s still more!

So, I couldn’t really decide what I want type of fun fold I wanted to do. I made several birthday party invitations using this Double Flap so I had it in the mix. If you search “Double Flap Card” on Pinterest, you come up with several other double flap fun folds. I choose the two that I saw the more often and created two other cards with the same suite.

Here are the results…

Well, that’s all I have have for you this month! I hope you have found inspiration in my inky creations! It;s time to hop along and see how the others have been inspired!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Going, Going, Gone!

Hello and welcome to the April 2023 edition of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop!

This month, we are focusing on the products we are getting ready to say goodbye to. These are the items that are retiring on May 1, 2023. I hate to see these products go, but it just means that there will be new favorites heading our way!

One of my favorite bundles from the January-April Mini Catalog is the Framed Florets (161815). As a self-proclaimed font geek, I love the font combinations used. And the flowers are so pretty. They can stand alone as just an stamped outline, or you can color them in with Blends, Water Painters, Colored Pencils or Blender Pens. And, let’s not forget to mention the dies. The decorative oval frame are great for all occasions and can be used across a multiple of card types.

So, with out further ado…

This card has Parakeet Party as it’s base color. While it’s not going anywhere this year, the Designer Series Paper is. This stripe pattern is from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. It was definitely one of my favorite from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

Let’s take a look at the inside!

I saw this Dual Pop Up Card on Jan B’s Pinterest board and fell in love with the fun fold. What a great way to showcase your favorite DSP.

Here is a peek at inside inside!

While I am sad to see this bundle and this paper go…I can’t wait to get my box of new goodies! Out with the old and in with the new. (Which I can say until someone decides to replace me! LOL)

Well, that’s all I have for you this month. Here is the list so you can keep on hopping along!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this month’s edition of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop!

This monthly is all about BUNDLES from the spring min catalog. But, me being me and trying to juggle so many things. I tried to do a little double duty using a new stamp set and it’s coordinating dies!

As you can tell, I used the cute little Friendly Gnomes stamp set from the mini catalog and the coordinating gnome dies…. Only to find out the dies aren’t available right now. I’m sorry but hope if you have the dies already, these projects inspire you… and if you don’t, that shouldn’t deter you from getting the stamps! I’m new to the gnome bandwagon, but I just love this set!

See, they are beautiful just stamped on to paper and colored. I colored these with my Blends. How cute is that little gray squirrel!?!

My color scheme is Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet, and Basic White. The paper is from the 2022-2024 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack. And life is always better with a little Wink of Stella!

I created a dozen of these cards for a Valentine’s Day party at our small church for our young girls in grades 4-6.

But… I thought they needed a little treat as well. I used the Pretty Pillowbox dies to create a pouch to hold a handful of conversation hearts!

Here is a shot of the whole lot!

There is no doubt in my mind the girls will be thrilled with them!!!

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Maybe next time I’ll follow the brief a little better. Why don’t you head on over to the another blog to see if they could follow directions! Lol.

Here’s the list… keep on hopping!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop!

You have stopped here at my little corner of the web. I am Joanne Cantrell and I live outside of a tiny town in the middle of the United States. I am glad you hopped on over.

Before I show you this month’s inspiration photo, can we just take a moment to ooh and aww over the new blog graphic. It is so fresh and beautiful, don’t you agree!?!

Well, that is our inspiration image this month. And, I did enjoy starting at it wishing I was there as I was creating my cards last night. If I would have turned around to look out my window, I would have seen the snow falling – BRRRR!

But, enough about that. Without further ado, here are the projects I made…

As you can see, I used all the colors except Tahitian Tide. (Which I had used but it looked odd as there was only one strip of it and I couldn’t figure out how to get anymore of that color to look right!)

To create the frame, I used some of those 1/5″ strips that you get when you cut an 8″ x 11″ piece of card stock into layers. I covered a piece of Basic White cardstock with Stampin’ Seal and laid the stipes from top to bottom. Then I used the Stitched Rectangles to cut out the frame.

The images and wording are from the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and the die cuts are from the Love You More Than dies in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

Here is a glimpse at the inside.

But, the question you might be asking is what did I do with the center of the frame?

Well, I made another card, of course!

I just added some die cuts from the Painted Labels dies and the sentiment came from the new Conversation Bubbles stamp set in the new Mini Catalog.

Well, that’s all I have for you for now.. time to keep hopping along!

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Until next time… Keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Sale-a-Bration

Welcome to this month’s installment of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop!

This month is all about Sale-a-Bration! You know, that magical time of the year where you earn FREE products for buying stuff you were already going to but anyway!

While I love all the new stamp sets available in the stamping up brochure… I mean really – have you seen the Owls! 😍. Even more so, have you seen the Designer Series Paper? Wowzers!

So that’s what I focused my projects on this time… I Picked out two of the paper packs and had a little fun!

This gorgeous paper is from the Dainty Flowers DSP pack. It coordinates with the Dainty Delight found in the new January-May Mini Catalog. The sentiment is from the Sending Support sentiment-only set found in the Sale-a-Bration brochure!

Here is another way to use that beautiful paper. The flowers are cut from the Dainty Delight coordinating dies, but the tags come from the new Something Fancy dies in the new Mini.

Here is my last card using this paper! I know this is my second post for this blog hop using this paper… but I just love it so much! And it’s FREE!!! It really doesn’t get much better than that! Or does it?

Hmmmm…

What about these cute patterns from the Down on the Farm Designer Series Paper pack also available for FREE in the Sale-a-Bration brochure?!?

And when you pair it with the Silly Goose stamp set from the new Mini…. Oh be still my heart!!!

Sorry… the inside of the card was too cute not to share!!! I’m sending it off to my nephew who had a birthday yesterday! He turned 30. I’m happy to say, this was only the 26th birthday I’ve missed! Lol!!!

But wait… there’s more!

I can’t believe I actually chopped this paper! #loveitchipit

But I had a vision…

And I had to show you!

Didn’t I! 😁

Well, that really is all I have for you this time around!!! Hop along and see what the others have in store for you!

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop ~ Something New for the New Year!

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Welcome to the December 2022 edition of the Stamper’s Dozen Blog Hop! Youa re currently hopping through my neck of the woods! I hope you enjoy what you see!

So, this month is all about new things. What better than showing a sneak peek of some of the new products coming in January?

One of my favorite sets is the Dainty Delight Bundle. I love how delicate the flowers in the imagine are but, not so delicate that they are hidden. Not only are the images great, but so are the sentiments. And what’s better than a stamp set with great images and sentiments? Why of course… coordinating dies! And this bundle has those too! So, let’s get on to the good stuff… my projects!

Oh, did I forget to tell you… not only are there great sentiments (just not the one that I used), beautiful images, and matching dies… there is coordinating Designer Series Paper that you can get for FREE in the upcoming Sale-a-Bration brochure! One of my favorite sheets in this DSP pack features these gorgeous water colored flowers. It even has the texture of water color paper!

So, why, if they are such great sentiments, didn’t I use them. Well, this card.. and the matching one below is for two very special people that have made a very big change in their lives and have over come a lot to be where they are! Some of you may remember back to when my son went through Navy Boot Camp. Well, tomorrow morning, his baby sister, my favorite daughter, Katelynne Rose, is graduating Navy Boot Camp! Well, her and 800 of her new friends. So, this card is for her.

Here is a gander at the inside. I thought this perfect was more fitting. And, believe it or not… it comes from the A Grand Kid stamp set found in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.

I made a nearly identical using the same DSP and sentiment with a different color scheme.

This card I made for her new bestie that she meet during Boot Camp. She says the two of them have been inseparable. I have been sending her cards every week as well.

Which color scheme do you like better? Drop me a comment and let me know, then hop along to see what the other girls have for you this month!

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Until Next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to this edition of the IIBH Blog hop! You are currently visiting Joanne Cantrell smack dab in the middle of the United States.

Let’s take a look at the inspiration picture…

So, what spoke to me was really the whole picture. LOL The first thing saw in it was the Mountain Air stamp set. Come on now, I am positive I am not alone in that!

Here’s what I did with it.

What do you think?

And, did you notice the sneak peak at the new sentiment! It is from a lovely sentiments-only set found in the upcoming Sale-a-Bration catalog called Sending Support.

Well, that’s it from me today! Time to hop along…

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Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne