StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop

By Suzanne

This is my second post for today. For my Waffle Flower Crafts post, please click here. Thanks!

Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop. Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of crafty friends, is hopping along sharing projects inspired by our first challenge, “Beach Style,” as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here’s my project for the first challenge – this is the first time I am sharing some Project Life on my blog! I started a new album recently and hope to do this more frequently now that my first album’s complete and now that I’ve gotten the hang of it. The journal cards are from the PL Midnight Edition kit, which has very neutral colors (black, gray, white, yellow) and allows me to embellish with whatever extra colors I like. (For this layout I went with red and aqua.) I hope you’ll indulge my showing you pics from our trip to the Caribbean last month. You can click through all the photos, including some close-ups, here:

  • Left side of a two-page layout; photo corners were rounded with the Corner Rounder.

  • Right side of a two-page layout; a second journal card was trimmed and stitched to the bottom of the card on the top left.

  • Lawn Fawn’s hello die was used to cut from red glitter paper; the date was stamped with a PL date stamp; Jenni Bowlin alphabet stickers.

  • This card was stamped with Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine stamp set using dye inks from Hero Arts.

  • Isn’t this monkey CUTE? I added the heart strip which was made using the Paper Smooches Hearts dies.

  • The crab was colored using Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. He’s from Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good stamp set. He was cut out using the coordinating dies, and the zig-zag was cut using Paper Smooches Stitches die.

  • The parrots were amazing! Sentiment comes from Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine and banner die is from their Stitched Journaling Card die set. The enamel hearts are all from Chickaniddy Crafts.

  • A very majestic bird! I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal card dies again here.

  • I broke up the space on the right with a strip of cardstock stamped with a sentiment from Life is Good by Lawn Fawn.

The majority of the projects used to create these layouts are from Lawn Fawn – please see below for links. I have a variety of PL page protectors, and these are from Becky Higgins and We R Memory Keepers – the latter company manufactured the page with the 3 Instagram (square) photos across the center of the page.

It’s time to hop along now! Please leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win…

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships. Plus…

$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate

Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let’s Polka 6 x 6 Pad

For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation! You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine’s blog.

Catherine Pooler
Maureen Merritt
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Allison Cope
Virginia Lu
Iwona Palamountain
Paulina Nakamura
Jean Manis
Suzanne Dahlberg<– you are here!
Sandy Allnock
Amy Sheffer
Tracey McNeely

Not a StampNation Sistah yet? You can learn more here. This event is going to be SO MUCH FUN! Here’s a peek at another project I have coming later this week…




Hey, Boo with Waffle Flower Crafts

By Suzanne


Is it too early to be thinking about Halloween? I am so excited for it this year – we never had trick or treaters (never ever!) at our old house, and I have high hopes at our new place! When I saw the flower center image from Waffle Flower Crafts’ Flower Circles Stamp Set, it reminded me of a spider, so I fashioned a cute Halloween card with it:

_DSC0111bI used the edge of the tag image from Surface Tag Stamp Set to create the dashed line that he’s dangling from, and the cluster of dots from the Loved Stamp Set to add light dots in gray, purple and orange. The sentiment comes from Bowtiful Additions Stamp Set, and a Signo white pen was used to add his eyes.

I had so much fun making this card – I am thinking of mass producing them this year. Hope you’re having a fun weekend!

Guest DT for StampNation Beach Vacation!

By Suzanne

Hi there! Hope that you are having an awesome week! I am dropping by to let you know about an event taking place at StampNation, starting on Sunday: Beach Vacation. The lovely Catherine Pooler has invited me and several others to be guest designers for the week-long event, so be sure to head on over to her blog to check out all the details! I’ll be back soon with some projects…xo

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