Be Inspired Blog Hop June 2019: Happy Mail

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Welcome to the Be Inspired Blog Hop!

This month’s theme is…..Happy Mail!  I decided to make a card for a friend that just had a baby.  I used the Wildly Happy Cling Stamp Set. 

Wildly Happy Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Baby Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Simple images that can be stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends!  

I used the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper as the background with a piece of Vellum Cardstock over the top to soften it up a wee bit more. 

I added some Glitter Enamel Dots and Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine for just the right touch. 

I snipped the elephants with a Paper Snips and cropped two “clouds” with the Pretty Label Punch. 

The line art of these images makes it easy to add color with just the right placement for shading.  I colored the elephants with Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends. Easy Peasy. 

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Artisan Blog Hop June 2019 : Come Sail Away Suite

Come Sail Away Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! Home Decor by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! 2019 Artisan Design Team

Welcome to the June 2019 Artisan Blog Hop!

The Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team has so many amazing creations for you to see!  I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs!  This blog hop will feature creations using the Come Sail Away Suite of Products from the  all-new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  

My wall art showcases the amazing elements from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack.  The photo was taken several years ago on Lake Tainter, during one of our many evening cruises on the pontoon. Sunsets on the water are the best! I love that I now have a piece of wall art that reminds me of how beautiful nature can be. 

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If this is your first time stopping by my blog, I truly want to thank you for being here!  I am so very honored.  I do my best to provide inspiration as well as step-by-step instructions to my creations so that you can make them too! 

 

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up! _ Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!(1)

The Memories & More card pack made these wall hangings a quick and easy collaboration.  The sticker elements were easy peasy to apply, I just peeled (added Stampin’ Dimensionals on some) and placed where I wanted them.  Other elements were snipped from the Memories & More cards and Designer Series Paper.   You can watch a video below showing the amazing products that are included in the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up! Wall Art by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The Sail Away Trinkets and Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine add the perfect enhancements to a paper craft project.  They are subtle but eye-catching…does that make sense?  Lol! 

My large wall art hanging plays off the blues of the water in my photo, the color of the elements I used pairs perfectly, don’t you think?  The photo below shows the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper and how it compliments the Memories & More Card Packs.  The mat below my photo is the first piece of Designer Series Paper shown on the left.  

With the small wall art hanging, I decided to play off the color tones of the wood.  Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede pair together and “Set Sail In the Direction of Your Dreams”.  A perfect sentiment snagged from the coordinating Sailing Home Stamp Set. 

Come Sail Away Suite by Stampin' Up! _ Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!(1)

Below is a grid of photos showcasing the creations from the 2019 Artisan Design Team.  Be sure to hop along to gain oodles of inspiration for the Come Sail Away Suite of Products. 

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Pals Blog Hop: Anything With Wings

Pals Blog Hop February 2019 Stesha Bloodhart. Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Noble Peacock Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot

Noble Peacock Suite! One of my top picks from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog!  My favorite items are the Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper & Noble Peacock Foil Sheet.  Pair it with the 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon and Noble Peacock Rhinestones, you have a recipe for a whole lot of GORGEOUS1

Cut a piece of Old Olive Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper to 4 1/4 x 11″. Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

Wrap a piece of Old Olive/Pretty Peacock 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon around a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″ piece of Pretty Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Layer and adhere a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2″ Pretty Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper to an Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet to 3 3/8 x 4 5/8″ together and to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use a die-cutting machine to crop a piece of Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet with the 2nd Largest Stitched Nested Label Die.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Crop several Old Olive and Pretty Peacock Foil stems using a die-cutting machine and the Detailed Peacock Dies.  Adhere with Mini Glue Dots. 

Use the Stamparatus to stamp the peacock (Royal Peacock Stamp Set) in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Crop with the coordinating die.  Stamp the peacock tail image in Pretty Peacock Ink.  Stamp again in Versamark Ink.  Cover with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool. Use an Aqua Painter to add a wash of Pretty Peacock Classic Ink.  Adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Stazōn Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Snip with a Paper Snips.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add Noble Peacock Rhinestones to the peacock’s tail and stitched label as shown.  

 

Noble Peacock Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot

I am a huge fan of teal tones and the Noble Peacock Suite of products is packed-full of teal goodness.  The Specialty Designer Series Paper, Foil Sheets, and Rhinestones shimmer and shine, allowing you to create jaw-dropping, beautiful projects.  

Noble Peacock Suite of Products by Stampin' Up! Card by 2019 Artisan Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot

Be Inspired Blog Hop May 2019: Anything Goes

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Welcome to my second hop as part of the Be Inspired Design Team!

This month’s theme is…..Anything Goes!  YAY!  I still have a few creations that I made  back in April that I have yet to share with you.  So I decided this was the ample time to get them out there.  Most of them use a few items that are retiring (and maybe already gone) and I will list all current and retiring products for each creation.  I would love to hear YOUR favorite and why! 

If this is your first time stopping by my blog, I truly want to thank you for being here!  I am so very honored.  I do my best to provide inspiration as well as step-by-step instructions to my creations so that you can make them too!  You can view my PDF Tutorial Library Here.   You can also subscribe to my Newsletter and Blog Updates so you don’t miss out on future posts!

148403 Bouquet Blooms Bundle

The Bouquet Blooms Bundle, as well as the Faceted Dots, from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog are retiring and only available through June 3, 2019 or While Supplies Last. 

The dies included in this bundle are fabricated to create a gate-fold card.  Although I opted to make a standard card, I think the gate-fold card is incredible and would wow any recipient. 

The color combinations on this card are some of my favorite.  Coastal Cabana, my #1 go-to Stampin’ Up! color (can you tell from my blog?) paired with Blackberry Bliss are so yummy! The contrast in colors really make a statement.  

A pop of Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, and Soft Sea Foam compliment the main colors of the card.  The line-art images were colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  

Pair it with a sentiment from the Well Written Dies and you have the perfect thank you card for a friend. 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The Artfully Aware Stamp Set is carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, and I am so excited for that.  I love the images and sentiments in this set, they are so “color friendly”.  An Aqua Painter & Classic Inks or Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers do a fabulous job adding the pop of color these images deserve. 

I used the Grapefruit Grove piece of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper as the mat of the main image.  This fabulous Designer Series Paper is retiring and only available through June 3, 2019 or While Supplies Last.  

The Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon is such a gorgeous ribbon and coordinates with the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper well even though it is a slightly different color.  This ribbon is also retiring on June 3, 2019 or While Supplies Last.  

Get these retiring items while you can!  They are an incredible addition to your paper craft collection.

 

Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
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Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!
Artfully Aware Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

This card also uses the Artfully Aware Stamp Set as well as the retiring Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper.  Don’t you think the color combinations and designs of this paper are just stunning? I am so happy I have this paper in my collection.  I have used it on several things, including scrapbook pages and handmade envelopes. 

Did you know that the Artfully Aware Stamp Set coordinates with the Support Ribbon Dies?  I love that the line art ribbon stamp can be quickly cropped with the coordinating die or the die can be used on its own with any Designer Series Paper or cardstock. 

The Metallic Pearls, Vellum Cardstock and Be Mine Stitched Dies (heart) are also carrying over into the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.  Don’t miss out on all the bundles while they are still 10% off!  You can see ALL the current bundles that will either retire or no longer be available as a “bundle” in my online store here.   Purchase by June 3rd, 2019 before they retire or are no longer available as a 10% savings. 

 

Rooted in Nature by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and Nature’s Root Dies will be available in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, BUT they will not be available as Clear-Mount, Wood-Mount, or as a bundle that saves you 10%!  So if you like the Rooted In Nature Bundle, get it while you can still save!

This Thinking of You Card also uses the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper and the Faceted Dots that are soon to be gone for good.  

You can shop all retiring products (that are still available) by visiting my online store here

Don’t forget, Stampin’ Up! is transitioning to only producing Cling Mount and Photopolymer Stamp Sets.  The Clear-Mount & Wood-Mount Stamp Sets will no longer be available as of June 4, 2019.  The Stampin’ Trimmer and Big Shot (including all accessories) are also retiring.  Replacement products are to be released at a later date (TBD). 

 

Rooted in Nature by Stampin' Up! Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Be sure to click on the buttons below to see what the rest of the Be Inspired Design Team has to inspire you with Anything Goes!

The complete blog hop lineup is listed below in case you missed some on your way through!

Nadine Hößrich

Tanya Rees

Janneke de Jong 

Monica Gale

Jackie Aitken

Cathy Caines

Manuela Geiswinkler

Carolynn Sander

Brian King

Emma Goddard

Stesha Bloodhart

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My Artisan Instagram Tip: Ink Smooching

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Fable Friends Stamp Set!  Such a cute collection of critters that are fun and easy to color.  

As part of the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Artisan Design Team, we are asked (and honored) to supply a tip to fellow stampers that is shared on Instagram by @stampinup.  My first tip was published back in February and I shared how you can use punches to create notches to hold twine and thread.  You can see that post here

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.

Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8″.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive. 

Cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to 3 x 4 1/2″.  Smooch with Coastal Cabana Classic Ink.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

SMOOCHING INSTRUCTIONS:  Cut a Window Sheet down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 or similar size.  Take the edge of a Classic Ink Pad and press it onto the Window Sheet multiple times, criss-crossing the edge to get decent ink coverage.  Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to apply three pumps of water onto the Classic Ink on the Window Sheet.  Carefully flip it over and gently apply to the piece of Shimmery White Cardstock (NOTE: You must use Shimmery White to get the effects shown). Pick it up off the Shimmery White and apply it again (in a different area) until the desired coverage is

obtained.  Set aside and let dry completely.

 

Use the Daisy Punch to crop two daisies of Vellum Cardstock.  Adhere together (alternating petals) and to the smooched cardstock with Mini Glue Dots.  

Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 5/8″ x 3 1/2″.  Rub with an Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the sentiment (Fable Friends) in Versamark Ink.  Cover with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp the squirrel image (Fable Friends Stamp Set) in Jet Black Stāzon Ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock.  Color with an Aqua Painter and the following Classic Inks:  Soft Suede (squirrel and daisy center), Coastal Cabana (sailor jacket), Old Olive (daisy leaf/stem), Crushed Curry (daisy petals).  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere to the strip of Coastal Cabana with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add three Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins as shown. 

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

Here is my tip that was published on Instagram by Stampin’ Up! on May 21st:  

• @stampinup From #ArtisanDesignTeam member Stesha Bloodhart (@stampinhoot):
“Create a quick but gorgeous smooched background using a Classic Ink Pad, Window Sheet, Shimmery White Cardstock & a Stampin’ Spritzer.” Swipe left to see! #ADTtipsandtricks#stampinup #handmadecards#papercraft #crafting #cardmaking#card #watercolortechnique#watercolorwash

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

The smooching technique is so simple and every background turns out different. You can add multiple colors of ink, add more ink for depth, or less for a softer feel.  The possibilities are endless!  Play, play, play and you will get a result that you love.  

Fable Friends Stamp Set byStampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Ink Smooching by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot!

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Lilypad Lake with the Stamp Review Crew

lilypad lake stamp set by stampin' up! card by stesha bloodhart, stampin' hoot

So, a busy weekend caused me to fall behind on my creating…so I decided that I would just share a previous creation..I dusted it off and posted it a 2nd time fo you to enjoy.  

Be sure to hop along with the rest of the Stamp Review Crew and find more inspiration for the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!

 

lilypad lake stamp set by stampin' up! card by stesha bloodhart, stampin' hoot
  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Using an Aqua Painter, create a watercolor wash background on a piece of Watercolor Paper.  I used Classic Inks:  Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, & Crushed Curry. After the ink dries, crop out the background using a Big Shot and the largest label die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies.  Adhere to the center of the card base with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x  5 1/2″.  Crop the frame using the same Stitched Seasons Framelit Die.  Adhere to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  4. Stamp the following images onto Shimmery White Cardstock using Stazon Ink:  Sun, Sail Boats, Lilypads, Crane. Crop with a Big Shot and the coordinating dies from the Lakeside Framelits Dies. Also, crop two grass die cuts of Shimmery White Cardstock.
  5. Color the images with an Aqua Painter.  Crane: Smoky Slate, Grass: Old Olive & Pear Pizzazz, Lilypad: Petal Pink, Old Olive, & Pear Pizzazz, Sail Boats:  Smoky Slate & Coastal Cabana, Sun: Crushed Curry & Mango Melody
  6. Adhere all images with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Be sure to visit the Stamp Review Crew Blog to see the entire blog hop line-up and to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team.

Place an online store order valued at $50 or more (before shipping and tax), enter the host code C3UV2BQH and you will earn YOUR CHOICE of ANY Current Item valued at $10 or less! Click on the image below to learn more about how you can earn Monthly Hoot Loot for FREE!

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Click on the image below, it takes you right to my store so you can begin shopping NOW!

Want the Ultimate Bundle, the best deal?  Get $125 worth of product for just $99+ tax and FREE Shipping!  Then save 20-25% on future purchases, with no obligation to buy, sell or stay active…do it for the discount and for you!

THREE IS BETTER THAN ONE! Become a part of Stampin’ Up!, The Hootenannies, & Mary Fish’s Pals Stamping Community!

  • Purchasing the starter kit! Joining Stampin’ Up! includes access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! ideas and resources!
  • Purchasing the starter kit and joining through me includes access to the Hootenannies AND the Stampin’ Pretty Pals Pals private Facebook groups and community.  Immerse yourself at any level you like in daily stamping discussion, prizes, polls, ideas and inspiration, recognition, friendship, and fun!

Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Hoot-a-Riffic Day!

Stesha

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