Friday, July 25, 2014


Thank you everyone who commented on my Swallowtail cards on this weeks Happy Stampers blog hop.  The winner is #1 - Elisha!  Congratulations Elisha, please email me at: with your mailing address and I'll get your blog candy in the mail to you. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Stampers New Catalog Blog Hop and Blog Candy Too!

Welcome to the Happy Stampers new Stampin Up 2014-2015 Annual Catalog blog hop.  A first for me so here goes....

I chose to use the Swallowtail stamp set two different ways.  The card below has been masked off with just the square in the middle to be stamped and colored.  I've cased this card from the Stampin Schach.  I've changed it up a bit with different colors and a different sentiment.  My coloring was done with a blender pen and ink pads - the pads were squished in the middle to leave ink on the inside of the lid and picked up with a blender pen.  The sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set.

The next card also uses the Swallowtail.  I was inspired by this card on Pinterest.  The Swallowtail was embossed with VersaMark and black embossing powder.  This time I colored it with our new Blendabilities,  Can you tell that the colors are more vibrant in this version?  I then fussy cut him out and placed him on my whisper white card using dimensionals.  I've wrapped him around to the back side of the card as well.  A little bit of his wing was trimmed off to fit on the card where I wanted him.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite new stamp sets in this catalog - Choose Happiness - I have the clear mount version and was able to curve it ever so slightly to follow the curve of the swallowtail's wing. Popping him up on dimensionals really makes him stand out.   I love how it turned out and hope you do too. 

And now for the blog candy...please leave me a comment and tell me which card is your favorite.  I'll choose a random recipient to win a pack of Basic Rhinestone Jewels AND a pack of Stampin Dimensionals.  I'll announce the winner on Friday, July 25.  So be sure to check back.

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  

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 Here's a list of all the talented "Happy Stamper" participants:

Sandi MacIver 
Amy Koenders
Denise Melia  - You are here! 
Heather Van Looy
Trude Thoman
Marian Anderson

Thanks for visiting today. And don't forget to leave me a comment.  Enjoy the hop.