Bloom with Hope …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you one more card from my Kick-Off Party.  I am lovin’ the new In-Colors this year. “Stampin’ Up! has done it again! The new 2014-16 In-colors offer something for everyone.

My favorite …Blackberry Bliss is amazing as a dark grape color with hints of brown… you got a taste of it yesterday on my “Time to Celebrate” card. I must say it looks awesome next to the Mossy Meadow color! But that was another card. (sorry for the tease)

Today’s card features Lost Lagoon, a cool color – and I mean cool – because it has hints of green in it, which makes it a perfect pair with many of the subtles, because it will highlight the intensity of those colors without overwhelming them.


I used the “Circle Card Framelit” die and paired it with gorgeous Hostess set “Bloom with Hope”. This stamp set is filled with beautiful flowers and salutations.

The flower was stamped with Black StazOn and colored in with a Blender Pen and the Lost Lagoon Ink pad. A basic technique but a great way to color … makes blending easy.  The center was colored in using the “Hello Honey” marker.

The flower image was punched using the 2-1/2″ Circle punch, which coordinates perfectly with the Circle card framelit die!  Another clever decision by Stampin’ Up!


The charming designer series paper I used is “Lullaby”.  It work so well with the flower. Then again, any of our beautiful designer papers would look great with this stamp set.

I can’t finish this post without sharing the remaining In-Colors.  The Hello Honey is “sweet”! Like the word says, it has great Honey hues with a nice brown under-tone, so it’s not to bright or too light.

And finally Tangelo Twist… a soft orange that will blend seamlessly with so many other colors, especially the pinks since it does have some pink and yellow undertones. Who knew … right!  I am definitely going to try out that color combination!

OK … I have been so excited to share all the fun new items that I forgot to share with you the “Weekly Deals”.  I have now made it easier by putting the link on the side bar!  Just click on it at anytime and check out the “Weekly Specials” !

Have yourself a most awesome day!!


Please remember that the “Bloom with Hope” is a Hostess stamp set.  You will need to host a qualifying workshop (stampin’ party) or purchase $150 or more.  You can order directly on-line, have a book party, or I’ll come over to show you this beautiful and more!!



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