Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Birthdays Blog Hop

Hello everybody! I hope your are enjoying your holiday festivities, as December is certainly a month full of them. But let's not forget all the people who have birthdays in December! They kind of get the short end of the stick... frequently their birthdays are completely forgotten in the holiday rush. And if they are remembered, they might get a Christmas gift that is a "birthday" gift too.

Well, my friend Natalie Lapakko decided to honor those December birthdays by hosting a blog hop, and asked me to play!

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
I have been trying to improve my skills with the Blends, so I challenged myself to using them on a few projects.

Birthday Blooms is one of my favorite stamp sets. That gorgeous bouquet of luscious flowers is so fun to color with any medium.

This does have a December flavor to it, with the reds and the greens, but it certainly plays well with any time of year.

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
I used the Layered Leaves embossing folder on the background for a subtle addition of texture. And those Black Mini Sequins pack quite a glamorous punch! Clear Wink of Stella was applied to all of the blooms too.

Birthday Blooms and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up! make a lovely December birthday card- Tanya Boser
The bloom for the inside was colored, then cut out and adhered to the inside of the card. This gets around the whole markers bleeding through the paper issue.


Now, off to the next stop!

https://stampwithamyk.com/2017/12/13/stampin-up-magical-day-for-the-december-birthdays-blog-hop/


Amy Koenders Carolynn Sander Charlet Mallett Holly Stene Janneke de Jong Jay Soriano Jenny Hall Jessie Holton Kelly Kent Natalie Lapakko Rochelle Blok Stesha Bloodhart Sylwia Schreck Tanya Boser

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Inky Friends: Blending a Year of Cheer

Welcome December! It is time for the Inky Friends monthly blog hop, and this time we are each taking a month of the year, picking something about that month to feature, and using Stampin' Blends to do it!

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from July and "Welcome to the Neighborhood" on Sharleen Luciano's blog!

So, when I was trying to pick a theme for August, I had lots of thoughts. The Dog Days of Summer, Garden Bounty, Adventures in Camping, Wet and Wild Water, Picnics and Parks.... I even thought about using a bunch of these ideas together! (I do tend to try to bite off more than I can chew 😏) But I finally settled on Refreshing Beverages! And we have several boozy stamps set to play with, and they never seem to get enough attention. I'm gonna work on that 😎

Mixed Drinks and Blends from Stampin' Up! Who doesn't want some cold ones in August?! Alcohol markers are a breeze to color with. ~Tanya Boser for Inky Friends
This first card is all about the backyard and casual. I used the Mixed Drinks stamp set with the Daffodil Delighr, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake Blendas.

Mixed Drinks and Blends from Stampin' Up! Who doesn't want some cold ones in August?! Alcohol markers are a breeze to color with. ~Tanya Boser for Inky Friends
The drink inside was colored with Blends, then cut out and adhered to the card base. That avoids the whole markers bleeding through issue 😊

The sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings.

Tuscan Vineyard and Blends from Stampin' Up! create a wine themed birthday card. ~Tanya Boser for Inky Friends
 Next up we have a little Tuscan Vineyard action going on. Loads of colors here, with lots of blending of colors. Believe it or not, those mountains are Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry, with a smidge of Ivory!

The background is Fresh Fig cardstock with Clear heat embossing. This sentiment is from Ready to Pop!


Half Full and Blends from Stampin' Up! make a fun wine bottle tag ~Tanya Boser for Inky Friends
 My last project is a wine bottle tag. I know, I have made a ton of these lately! But you know what? I Don't have any left! People keep buying them 😍

This time I used Half Full, from the 2017 Holiday Mini. I love this set!! I really hope it carries over into the next Annual Catalog....

Here is a tutorial on how to make the wine tags!

http://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2017/11/display01.htmlhttp://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2017/11/artisan-nov-2.htmlhttp://tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com/2017/11/src-painted-harvest.html

And here are a few more bottle tags from previous posts. Click on the images to go to the posts!



Mixed Drinks, Tuscan Vineyard, and Half Full from Stampin' Up! that's a whole lot of booze! Wine and beer too. That will cool you off on a hot August afternoon!~Tanya Boser for Inky Friends
Here they all are together, in case you want to Pin just one picture and get all of them together. Go ahead, we'll wait 😉

Now it is time to head "Back to School" and September with Yapha Mason!

http://yaphamason.com/blog/2017/12/08/stampin-blends-for-inky-friends/



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