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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Global Creative INKspirations - May 2020 - Stargazing Farewell

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards

Welcome to another edition of the Global Creative INKspirations Blog Hop!  The three of us - Tania TobinDanielle Kassing and myself - are teaming together to expand your creative inspirations - well, INKspirations as I call it!  You are either starting here or coming from Danielle's blog.  We hope that you are enjoying these special monthly posts as much as we enjoy sharing this time with you!  This month we are saying Farewell to Retiring Product(s).

This past weekend was the first holiday weekend that we've experienced with this new normal that we are in and I must say that it was not as much fun without all the gatherings, parades and fireworks!  Here's hoping that the BIG one later in July will be quite different.  But at least, with the clearer skies the stars at night have been brilliant and not obscured by clouds other than the few rain clouds.  Looking at the constellations here in NW Ohio is amazing... it reminds me of the summer before I married my honey when my future father-in-law shared his love of the constellations with me along the edge of the rocky cliff at The Driftwood Inn in Maine as we peered out over Casco Bay.  Amazing memories that I will always cherish as he left this earth way too early... and now it's up to me and my hubby to pass along his love of stars to the next generation.

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

The minute I saw the Stargazing stamp set in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, it was definitely a "must have" set for me.  And like my father-in-law is has been short-lived (it has already been discontinued!)  It was also much overlooked!  What many may see as a galaxy mass...  my eyes saw as a leaf!  Not only any leaf... but a leaf that resembles the leaf from my dream which is part of my logo!  
My logo!!!
By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

I definitely felt that this stamp set was designed just for me!  It is unbelievable how it feels like me... and even more so when I go back in time to my initial drawing which was done shortly after I awoke on that Thursday morning three years ago (you can read all about it here)!!!  As the sentiment says... "if you dream it, you can do it"... AMEN!  Dreams can come true...  you just have to believe!

My dream!!!

The fun part about stamping today's project was playing with the different colors of green for this leaf! Choosing to play with Pear Pizzazz (matches my logo), Mint Macaron (my favorite shade of green), and Granny Apple Green (my favorite apple) made it easy to create!  Also by stamping these colors onto Shimmery White cardstock, the stamped hues were a bit warmer than they would have been if they were stamped on Whisper White... thus Mint Macaron looking like Just Jade, Granny Apple Green like Garden Green/Pear Pizzazz and Pear Pizzazz like Old Olive!

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

Blushing Bride was applied to both horizontal cards with an ink blending brush, but a Stampin' Sponge or sponge dauber can create this same effect.  The horizontal cards also have Shimmery White embossed Greenery layers (the Greenery Embossing Folders are part of the new Forever Greenery Suite in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog).  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Shimmery White, fussy cut and adhered to the card front with Adhesive Strips which were colored with the Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker to fit over the Linen Thread.

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

The vertical card has a Pear Pizzazz Old World Paper embossed layer that was adhered to a Garden Green card base.  The Old Olive Linen Thread was wrapped around the layers and tied off with double strands.  The sentiment was fussy cut and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoitBBy Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

The insides are just as important as the card fronts so they were layered and embossed to compliment the card fronts leaving room to handwrite a personal message to the recipients.

I hope that these projects have inspired you to enjoy this amazing stamp set and already have it as it has been much loved by many and has unfortunately been discontinued by the time of this blog post!!!  Now, let's pop over for some more inspiration across the waters with Tania (click here)!  She has another fabulous idea for you... you'll be amazed, I'm sure.

Global Creative INKspirations Blog Hop
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Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retired Stargazing stamp set from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stargazingstampset #fussycutting #greeneryembossingfolders #inkblending #stampingtechniques #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards #stampinupinks #oldworldpaper3dembossingfolder #linenthread #friendshipcards #ifyoudreamityoucandoit

Do you love these projects?

You can find the supply list to create them on your own at the bottom of this blog post.


                                                   

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Purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and 100% of the proceeds are donated to COVID-19 efforts.
The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

                                                   
Box of Sunshine - June Paper Pumpkin

ABOUT THE JUNE KIT


Box of Sunshine
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)

                                                   

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In the current Annual and Mini Catalogs, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) as you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    

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Old Olive Linen Thread
Old Olive Linen Thread
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2 comments

  1. Cute cards Angie! Pinks and Greens go so well together! Thanks for blog hopping!

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  2. These colors are amazing together. Love your cards

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