Friday, January 1, 2010

Occasions Mini Blog Tour, Stop #15

STAMPIN' ADDICTS OCCASIONS MINI BLOG TOUR
Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts SU! Occasions Mini Blog Tour. We're kicking off the year in grand style, showcasing many of the products in Stampin' Up!'s newly released Occasions Mini brochure. These items will all be available from your demo on January 5.

You may have arrived here after visiting Dawnmarie's site, didn't you just love all the wonderful creations she made using the gorgeous Shades of Spring designer series paper! If you are starting the tour at my blog, you can continue on to visit all 23 participants via the link at the end of my post. If you get lost anywhere along the way, you can find links to all the participants on Stampin' Addicts website. All links will remain live until Sunday evening, so sit back, take your time, visit often and ENJOY!

I am showcasing the stamp set Vintage Vogue, available in wood mount and NEW clear mount. I decided to be brave and try the clear mount set, must admit I was totally thrilled with how easy they are to work with.

The first project I'm sharing is a stamped picture frame. I purchased this several months ago with the intention of altering it - this stamp set seemed perfect for this project. I used Brocade Blue and Soft Suede inks, and the "rock and roll" technique to get some variation in coloring; then stamped randomly all over the frame. Since these were the clear mount stamps, I was able to eyeball the placement. What a super easy project and I love how it turned out!

ALTERED PHOTO FRAME

RECIPE:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Paper:
Bashful Blue
Ink: Brocade Blue, Soft Suede

 

 

 

 

 

Next I chose to try my hand at stamping on a tumbled tile. This was totally new to me and a fun learning experience. The distressed look of these tiles just seemed to go wonderfully with this stamp set.

TUMBLED TILE

RECIPE:
Stamps: En Francais, Vintage Vogue
Ink: Pale Plum, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss


 

 

 

For my last project I decided to make a stair step card. This was once again my very first attempt at this so please excuse my imperfections! I discovered (by mistake!) that the new Beautiful Wings butterfly embosslit layers PERFECTLY with the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies diecuts. I had so much fun making this card and it seemed to continue to grow with each and every step. I finally had to call it quits before it became too busy.

STAIRSTEP CARDRECIPE:
Stamps:
Vintage Vogue
Paper:
Bravo Burgundy, Pretty In Pink, Mellow Moss, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Pretty In Pink, Versamark
Accessories:
White EP, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pretty In Pink Corduroy Button, Regal Rose brads, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, hemp twine

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I did creating them. Please continue on the tour by visiting Marie who will be showcasing the brand new stamp set "Tiny Tags".



28 comments:

Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek said...

These are AWESOME! I can't decide which is my favorite. I am so happy to hear the butterflies nest with the Bigz ones!!!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, those 3-D projects are great!

Dawnmarie said...

I love the picture frame and the coaster! They are wonderful. I might be casing these!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

The tiles and picture frame are great, but I love that card the most!

HeathersHobby said...

The tumbled tile is perfect with this set. I love the rock n roll on the frame. The colors are great and that technique is perfect with this set.

Cindy said...

Joyce, you really did this stamp set proud! It's on my list to order on Tuesday!

Yapha said...

Love the tiles! All of your projects are magnificiant!

lisa808 said...

They don't look like first attempts!

Kandi said...

gorgous! great color combo on your frame

Stamp/nScrap said...

Great projects! I LOVE this set and you did a great job with it. Cheryl

Melissa said...

Joyce, your projects are just so beautiful!! That stamp set is definitely on my "must have" list now!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 2. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

Lisa Y. said...

You do beautiful work! I especially loved the picture frame!

Lisa Naples said...

Very beautiful projects. I love the frame and the stair step card. Thanks for sharing.

Cherie said...

Wow! Awesome projects! TFS!

heartfeltinkspiration said...

Great job trying something new -- the tile is just fabulous!

Debadoo said...

Great job on everything! Can't wait to try the clear stamps. And how fun is that the embosslit layers with beautiful butterflies bigz die. Love me some butterflies, yes I do.

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

WOW--your stairstep card is a knock-out, Joyce! Love the antique-y touch that the rock-n-roll technique added to your picture frame, too. . . .

Sage said...

Beautiful projects. I had envisioned a frame like this for a Christmas gift exchange, but couldn't find a frame with so much room for stamping. Is this one wood or ceramic? Where did you find it?

I love the stairstep card as well. Great use of a great stamp set.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous projects Joyce! I especially love the frame!

Sarah said...

LOVE the tile idea...thanks for sharing...gorgeous :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a great stair step card. So much time went into designing it - so many details - and so "put together." Keep up the great work : )

Susan

KelliStamps4U said...

Joyce, you never cease to amaze me. Your work is just beautiful!!! I will be casing each of these :)

fingers inky girl said...

Love the projects, the stairstep card is BEAUTIFUL!

Melina said...

Wonderful projects!

Holly said...

all your projects are great! Love your last card!! Awesome stuff!

Jenn said...

What GREAT projects. Love the coaster...very stunning! Thanks for posting your blog on Stampin' Connection.

Linda said...

I am so in love with that picture frame! I definitely a fan of your work...but you already know that! Terrific display of your talents!

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