Showing posts with label Bear Hugs. Show all posts

Bev's Soap Box - Stampy Friends

Time for Bev's Soap Box ... 
Stampy Friends - and What's that all about anyway?!

Have you ever wondered about the friendships created through the love of stamping ... Let me assure you that there are true blessings to be enjoyed.  Stamping has brought the most amazing people into my life, both near & far, far away.  

We're all fans of stampers who inspire us with their creativity, or their style, their humor, their easy-going attitude, or likely several other positive aspects.  One of the many stampers who inspires me on a regular basis is Brian King.  Brian is a Master of CAS (clean + simple) designs and an unmatched deliverer of smiles 'n humor.  And, he's an incredibly successful SU demonstrator.  Every now & then I'll comment on another creation of his, and I'm never too shy to ask permission to share a design here in my own classes.  That's exactly how this class card came to be.  
~

Mega Thank You, Brian!  Click here to see Brian's original.   Just a few little changes and this bear was bringing joy to my weekend class!

~
~
~
Gotta love adding dimension on cards, whether it's via texture or lifting images with Stampin' Dimensionals.
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
~
Need a specialty card?!  Here's what resulted in class when a brand new stamper said she needs a card for a new baby girl:


Still the same Bear Hugs stamp set & dies ... just a color switch to Pink Pirouette for the parachute (Weather Together) and added the bow image from the bear set!

Remember to scoop up your limited edition Thoughtful Branches set during August!  

Hope you found some inspiration here today!   
Inky (((hugggsss))),



See This Hug?

It's a beautiful day here in Texas!  A brief but welcome break from colder days, but not quite to the point of having my studio door open ... close ... but that's it.    No complaints here, though!  My sweet friend + fellow stamper up in Kearney, Nebraska said she's expecting 1-15" of snow tomorrow!  OMGosh ... I'm just fine where I am, thanks.

~
~
I welcomed some stamping time for pure pleasure today.  The result is my card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #32.   The SIP32 challenge is a fun tic-tac-toe choice in which you choose your own tic-tac-toe line of 3 items as in this diagram ... a fun twist!
It's also drawn from today's Featured Stamper challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, featuring SCS member 'MochaFrap'.  Although I don't know her in person, it didn't take long at all to find inspiration for stamping! 




Not likely to be included in next weekend's Stampin' Saturday class, but now that I have the finished card in hand, I already know who needs to receive this one.  Sometimes, the card just 'tells you'.   Don't you love it when that happens?  Tex's Tip:  Card-making and sharing literally shares a part of you!

The Bear Hugs stamp set and Bear Hugs Framelits dies are available separately, or at a 15% savings in a bundle altogether in the Occasions catalog.  A purchase of the Little Letters Thinlits from page 172 in the annual SU catalog puts you over half-way to earning a free Sale-A-Bration item!

~
"HUG" was cut from the front designer series paper panel using the Little Letters Thinlits dies.  Since I had the had the cute positive images from die cutting, I decided to let them spread a smile on the inside of the card.   I simply recreated a bit of the front design for staging the lettering on the inside.
~

Psssst!   Did you know that If you would like to join us this coming weekend for 1st Saturday Stampin', please just RSVP via email here, or through my Events schedule, or on my Texas Rubber 'n Ink! Facebook page - Events tab.

I'm ready with answers to any questions via email any time.  Hope to hear from you or stamp with you soon!  Need help setting up your own happy stamping gatherings?  I'm happy to help!

Inky (((hugs))),



Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Sunshine Wishes 'n Shiny Fishes

Winter... it's here ... bringing plentiful cloudy days, snow, and more.  
So, send some sunshine wishes!
And how about a bonus of shiny fishes?!


Here's my first creation featuring the new Bear Hugs stamp set and it's coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits dies!  This guy is stamped with Archival Basic Black ink on Sahara Sand card stock.  I haven't brought out the Sahara Sand in quite a while ... but while playing around with colors, this combo shouted out a happy "Yes!" just as soon as I stamped it out.  

~
~
Just a few Stampin' Write Markers make it a snap to color a stringer full of fishes, and add just a bit of tone-on-tone dimension to bear's face.  Tex's Tip:  If you prefer coloring with your Aqua Pen, that will work just as well when stamping with Archival Basic Black ink.

That sparkle on the shiny fishes?  It's a quick brush-on of our new Wink of Stella - Gold.
~
~
~
~
  The Bear Hugs stamp set offers lots of fun images and truly delightful sentiments.  I've paired this sentiment with the banner stamp and matching die from the new Number of Years stamp set and coordinating Large Number Framelits.

Both of these collections are available in the brand new Occasions Catalog either separately as stamps and/or dies, or save 15% immediately by purchasing either in bundles!   Just let me know if you need guidance or assistance!  I'm an email or a phone call away!  
Tex's Tip:  Wishing you had a beginning 20% discount on these darling stamps 'n dies?  I've got a free stamp set waiting for everyone joining my team right now!  

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog