Tuesday, September 1, 2015

We Create Blog Hop--Step it Up!

Here we are, another month, another blog hop! We are still working on stepping up our basic cards, and I hope you are enjoying the projects the other bloggers are sharing.  Today, our new Holiday catalog goes live!! YAY!!!  You will not believe all of the fantastic new products!  Check it out here.

One of the new hostess sets is called Six Sayings.  It is a set that I won at the past Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City!!  I love the font used for this "thankful" stamp and thought it would look oh so lovely with gold embossing.  The original card is very basic, I only used the Watercolor Wash background stamp on Old Olive card stock with the "thankful" stamp.  I added some of the simple Blackberry Bliss striped cotton ribbon to coordinate with the card stock and a Very Vanilla Candy Dot.
The "stepped up" version added splatter from Gorgeous Grunge, a crinkled piece of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper, and a strip of Burlap Ribbon (which I cut in half).  I also distressed and inked the edges of the card stock.

I would love to hear which new stamp set is your favorite from the new Holiday catalog, I have several...it's so hard to pick one, but prepare to see Howl-o-ween Treat bundle projects soon!

It's on to Tanya, let's see what she's come up with!
I have to admit, I'm not quite ready for summer to be over, but I do look forward to autumn! I know it's right around the corner!  Enjoy the last few days of summer!