Choose Happiness with a Tea Party

July Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Pals Blog Hop. This month we are featuring a New Hues Review. Let the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors for 2014-16 inspire you – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist.  We hope you find great inspiration from our creations.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Tea Party, Choose Happiness

You know how much I love this Tea Party stamp set and I couldn’t wait to see how the new In Colors worked with it. This card started by stamping the flower from Choose Happiness with Mossy Meadow then heat embossing the leaf stamp with white embossing powder. I rubbed Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey in circular motion with a sponge until I got the look I wanted. The stamp from Tea Party was stamped in Lost Lagoon, the Oval Framelit was used to cut it out then another in Hello Honey. Have you started using the Fast Fuse adhesive yet? It is great for holding my many layers together and especially the ribbons! The new crochet ribbon is so much fun to use, so you will be seeing more cards with it from me in the future.

Tea Party, Choose Happiness Muslin Bag

I wanted a gift to hold some of the great teas I got in Turkey so the Muslin bag was the perfect size. Lost Lagoon was used for the adorable Tea Party stamp and Hello Honey for the leaves, then a sweet little bow in Lost Lagoon to finish it off. It really doesn’t get easier than that!! I just added some ribbons around the cording and the precious tea cup from the “vintage” Tea Time Trinkets. Yep, I hoarded those for special occasions!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Choose Happiness, Tea Party
  • Paper: Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Ovals Collection Framelits, Distress Tool
  • Finishing Touch: Venetian Crochet Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Muslin Bag, Tea Time Trinkets (retired)

So, I hope you liked my card and gift bag today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. The next stop is Amy Hoptay at on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you soon.



  1. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  2. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper ⇐⇐⇐⇐You’re Here!
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  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  12. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  13. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  14. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  15. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  16. Donna Kopenski at
  17. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  20. Cheryl McAskill at A Stampin’ Holiday
  21. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  22. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  23. September Gray at
  24. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  25. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  26. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  27. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  28. Rae Harper-Burnet at

By the Seashore and Tide

By the Tide, By the Seashore, Apothecary Art

This card is perfect for my family right now because we would just love to be By the Tide and By the Seashore! I love to make nautical cards, and surely they are my favorite scrapbooks pages to make as well. I really love this color combination and you have definitely seen me use it before. It is just the perfect summer palette, don’t you think? I am submitting this card to The Paper Players challenge this week. With a challenge that is this much fun, why don’t you play along, too?


This card started with using Crisp Cantaloupe core’dinations cardstock (unfortunately, it was retired but regular cardstock would work as well) with the Decorative Dots embossing folder then sanded just a little. The crab and shell were stamped and colored with the new flesh toned Blendabilities. If you don’t have those yet, you could definitely use your Crisp Cantaloupe marker or the blender pen, of course, but I love how the “Blendies” color and thought they were a very good match. The fish was stamped in Coastal Cabana and then the shell and fish were fuzzy cut. The sentiment was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, trimmed and ends were flagged with the hexagon punch, then layered on the Burlap and Chevron ribbons. Did you notice my pearls? They were colored with the Blendies! I love how they turned out! I also roughed up the edges of each of the layers with the distressing tool. In a last minute decision, I stamped the coral onto the crab to keep the card on the rustic side. What do you think? Should I have left it off??

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: By the Seashore, By the Tide, Apothecary Arts
  • Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe Core’dinations (retired), Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Sanding Block (retired), Chevron punch
  • Finishing Touch: Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment, 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels

Weekly Deal

It’s Tuesday so you know what THAT means!! Time to save $$ on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! Go to my store to see what the sales are this week!


DSP 3 for 1

Stampin’ Up! is excited to offer you the chance to earn a FREE Designer Series Paper pack every time you purchase three others packs during the entire month of July. That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra DSP—all for free! This is a great opportunity to buy all of your DSP for the year and this offer won’t last long so start stocking up!

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Lullaby Designer Series Paper

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Back to Black Designer Series Paper

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The Blendabilities are here! Click on the photo above and get yours today before they are backordered! There is a video that you can watch to teach you the techniques as well. You will absolutely love them!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (never more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!