Friday, April 30, 2010

WELCOME TO THE STAMPIN' ADDICTS SUMMER MINI BLOG TOUR!


Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have been enjoying the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Blog hop so far.  Stampin' Addicts is a wonderful, positive community dedicated to Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers alike, who share a love of all things Stampin' Up!  It's free to join, and you couldn't meet a nicer group of stampers, so please come and check us out - after you finish the tour, of course!


If you have been following the links, you just left the Creative Stampin' Spot.  Didn't Barbara do a fab job with the new Square Lattice embossing folder?!  Love, love, love the tote and flower card above it, especially!  I like that embossing folder so much, that I just had to use it on the Mother's Day card I made for my mom, even though I'm showcasing the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack trio, and the Bitty Buttons.  (Sorry, Barbara, I couldn't help myself!)
Mom's Lilac card was made with the four petal punch using Lovely Lilac and Lavender Lace (colors that will be retiring the end of June). I stamped a few of the blossoms in Whisper White Craft ink with the four petal stamp to make them stand out a bit more, and "popped" some of them up. The leaves were a lot of fun to make - I'll show you how to make them later in the week.
The next card uses two NEW colors, or should I say, one new and one returning old favorite. The lighter blue background is new, called Marina Mist, and will be available in the new big catalog in July.  The darker blue is a returning favorite, called Pacific Point.  The flowers are from the Two-Step stamp set called Greenhouse Garden.  And see those buttons?  Those are the Bitty Buttons, which started out clear.  Check back next week and I'll tell you how I turned them into gold!
The last card is a pretty little baby girl card.  I made the patterned paper using the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, stamped in Pretty in Pink ink, then selectively punched out some of the shapes and adhered them with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The circle punch from that punch set is just 3/8" in diameter!


I really hope you enjoyed your stop here.  As a thank you, I have some blog candy to give away. It's the Sale-A-Bration "Whimsical Words" stamp set in the clear mount option.  Just post a comment here, and I will select a winner on Tuesday.


Your next stop on the tour will be Holly's blog, Rubber Redneck.  She's going to dazzle you with the gorgeous, vintage-looking Elements of Style stamp set!

Thanks again for stopping by!

38 comments:

  1. Great job! Can't wait to get my hands on those itty bitty thing.
    Dorene
    jayco@pacbell.net

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  2. Love them all Cindy ! Especially the Mother's Day card !!

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  3. Wow Cindy! Your cards are gorgeous! I LOVE the hydrangea card. The colors and textures and all those little flowers. Fabulous!!!

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  4. Cindy, I adore that blue card! Gorgeous cards!

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  5. These are fabulous! Love them all.

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  6. The lilacs are AWESOME! TFS!
    Tina
    tinataves.blogspot.com

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  7. Love your projects, my favorite is the first one...such a clever way to use the punch.

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  8. Love all of the cards! Great job using the Itty Bitty line, especially with those gold buttons!

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  9. Cute ideas! I love the lilac card!!!

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  10. What lovely cards. Of course, I am really fond of the lilac. All so pretty!

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  11. lOVE THE LILAC!! I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT THIS STAMP/PUNCH SET ON LINE AND ALMOST DECIDED I DIDN'T NEED IT. THIS CHANGED MY MIND!! VERY CREATIVE
    JILL
    stamperjf@comcast.net

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  12. Wow! Great creative projects! I love the golden buttons, but the lilac--WOW! So wonderful!

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  13. The lilac card is so pretty and creative. Thanks for the chance to win your candy.

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  14. Wowza! Love the mom card with the tiny flowers and the gorgeous blues together. You're so brave to cut into your new cardstock - I'm still staring at mine :)

    tfs - Anne

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  15. what beautiful projects with these itty bitties!

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  16. You did a wonderful job Cindy. That lilac card is gorgeous. All of them are, and I really love your ribbon treatments.
    Deb B.

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  17. Wow, that lilac MD card is stunning! Lots of punching ... for a fabulous effect!

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  18. The itty bitties are so cute! You're cards are so fabulous.

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  19. Love your cards, they are all beautiful. Can't wait to here about the "gold" buttons

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  20. Lovely cards! I like how you stamped your own background paper!

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  21. Wow, that first card is amazing! LOVE the lilac!

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  22. Wow Cindy! Your cards are gorgeous darling :) I love your hydrangea card! They are all wonderful!!

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  23. That lilac card is stunning! And Marina Mist with Pacific Point? So Yummy! I can't wait!!

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  24. I love them all! Gold buttons, a lilac...great ideas!

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  25. wow.. ** card-tabulous ** lilacs are pretty enough to put in a vase and display.. WTG
    ( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

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  26. Love what you did with these!! I thought they were too tiny but i think I have changed my mind!

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  27. You have outdone yourself! I love the lilac!! Just fantastic!

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  28. Elaine SandersonMay 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    I'm a sucker for small things. I love the ideas you have posted for the stamps, punches and buttons.
    ElaineS GSOLFOT

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  29. Cindy, I keep coming back to this post to look at all the tiny details. You've made me reconsider this set.

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  30. So cute! I especially love that Mother's Day card!

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  31. I love ALL of your projects! The lilac card is my fav, maybe because I love lilacs! They were even my wedding flower! You did an awesome job with the Itty Bitty stuff, I'me really glad I will be getting them this week so I can try some of the stuff you showed us!

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  32. Beautiful job, Cindy, Love that first card!

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  33. That lilac card is so lovely it almost *smelled* beautiful! From here! :) You made the itty bitty things into a "big deal".

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  34. the lilac card is beautiful! i will add the itty bitty items to my wish list!

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  35. Oh Cindy, these projects are so sweet! You've really shown how these little punches are going to be so much fun. The lilac just melts my heart. . . .

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  36. Cindy, I LOVE your projects for the tour! Awesome! Well worth the wait!

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  37. What a showcase ~ more to add to my wish list now! Your Mom's lilac card is absolutely beautiful and oh so clever. Your color combos are also terrific. thanks for sharing!

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  38. Beautiful cards Cindy! The Lilac card is so original - love it!

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