Friday, May 08, 2009

Parade of Papers Blog Hop!

(OPPS! You missed the big event! The links have been removed from this post because the Blog Hop ended at 12 AM, May 11, 2009. Please enjoy my projects and contact me if you would like more information about the other participants!)

Welcome to Stop #13 on Sta
mpin' Addicts first ever Blog Hop! Each stop along our Parade of Papers tour features projects made with Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper (DSP) created by 24 different Stampin' Up! demonstrators. There is an amazing special on Designer Series Papers this month - buy 3 get 1 FREE - and we are throwing a parade to celebrate!

My projects all feature Manchester D
SP. My first thought on this paper was that it would make wonderful masculine projects but, when you look at my projects, you will see that it is great for girly stuff too! Manchester features the colors Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Kraft, and Very Vanilla. Don't you just love that combo?




May is, of course, National Scrapbooking Month so my first project is a 12 x 12 scrapbook page. I've been
holding on to this picture for years, just waiting for inspiration . . . and I finally found it with the color scheme and style of the Manchester DSP! Yes, that really is me in the picture . . . and yes, I know. But I'll bet you were cuter 23 years ago too! LOL!

All supplies from Stampin' Up! In addition to the DSP, I used Baja Breeze textured cardstock and classic ink, Always Artichoke cardstock and marker, On Board Timeless Type chipboard letters, and the SU! Exclusive Top Note die with my Big Shot.




Next up is another scrapbook related project . . . this time a mini brag book!
I used my Big Shot along with the Top Note die to cut my chipboard, DSP and cardstock. I then used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in everything, added Jumbo Eyelets in pewter to the front and back cover, then pulled everything together with a book ring. The front and back covers feature the DSP, Very Vanilla cardstock, and On Board Timeless Type chipboard letters, which I dyed using Baja Breeze Classic ink. A bit of Baja Breeze ribbon gives it a finishing touch!

And . . . My name is Earl. Really, just like on TV. Except we are not at all like that Earl! Really. Not at all. LOL!

How about a card or two? If you saw Wednesday's Sneak Peek, you saw my Father's Day card and I'm sure you will agree that Manchester DSP is great for masculine cards. Well, this card is very girly!
Now . . . I am not normally thrilled with 'odd' colored roses but - oh my goodness! - I love how this turned out! It reminds me of Waverly fabric. For this, I did a One-Sheet-Wonder (if you aren't familiar with that term, check back next week because I'm going to explain) using the set A Rose Is A Rose with Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke classic ink. The sentiment is from All Holiday stamped in Artichoke and the ribbon is Baja Breeze double stitched grosgrain. I really wish you could see this in real life . . . the pic just doesn't do it justice!

My next card was inspired by a card I saw on Michelle Sturgeon's blog, Come Stamp With Me. (I'll post a link to her blog next week 'cause I want you to see her great stuff!) Even though this is very simple, the DSP makes it striking . . . again, the picture just doesn't do it justice! In addition to the DSP, I used Kraft, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla cardstock with Always Artichoke classic ink. The stamps are from Thoughts & Prayers and All Holidays. Finally, I used the oval scallop punch from the Occasions mini catalog, along with the Large Oval punch.

So . . . Whatcha think?


Want to see more cards?? Check my blog next week! I had so much fun with these, I created more projects than I could use for the blog hop and you are not going to want to miss them!
And there just might be blog candy involved . . .




I ALWAYS try to save the best for last! This group of projects are my absolute favorite. And the best part? They were SO EASY! I think I'm gonna have to plan a party so I can make favors! LOL! Again, they all feature Manchester DSP.

The
Just For You basket was cut from the SU! Exclusive Basket and Blooms die using my Big Shot and features the large oval punch, the scallop oval punch, and Baja Breeze ribbon. The stamp is from Oval All using Always Artichoke classic ink.

The pillow box is cut from the Pillow Box die and uses the oval punches. The stamp is from Great Friend using Baja Breeze classic ink.


And finally, the box was cut with the new Matchbox die from the SU! Occasions mini catalog and features flowers from the Pretties Kit that were dyed with Baja Breeze ink and attached with a Rhinestone brad. And, oh yeah, that IS chocolates in the box!


(Sorry, Links have been removed . . . contact me if you want help finding the other participants. Believe me, you will be happy you did!)

For more information about Stampin' Addicts and the blog hop, click HERE.

60 comments:

Sharon Bridwell said...

Super projects!

chaper said...

Perfect!

Catrules said...

Great projects love your scrapbook page, very classy!

Janine said...

Beautiful!

Janice (Doxiejan) said...

Fabulous projects!

Jaimie said...

Your projects are sooo cute! The Just For You bag is mt favorite! :)

saucersrus said...

I need to quit hoarding all my paper and get to work!!
Thanks for the great project ideas :)

Mary said...

FANTASTIC use of this paper! I love how on many of the cards you stamped onto the dsp! That is such a GREAT technique to add even more to our wonderful paper! Your projects are all just delightful!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous designs! Beautiful work!

MaryR said...

gorgeous! love the mini brag book especially

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

LOVE the party favors! I am all about entertaining! And the feminine card is just perfect--who'da thunk with such masculine papers? Great job.

Candace Lawlor said...

Love these projects...you've made me really glad that I just ordered a package of Manchester DSP! Can't wait to get it and play!

Patti Chesky said...

I love how you stamped the roses on top of the patterned paper. Nice effect!! Great job on all the projects.

WebDeb said...

These projects are wonderful! Your first SB page is terrific -- very appealing!

Holly said...

Wow, I can't believe that, in your picture from *1986* in *England*, your *favorite* picture of yourself *ever*, you are wearing the *exact* shade of blue from the Manchester DSP!!!!! Is that like a sign from God or what? Terrific projects--can I come to your party?

yaphastamps said...

Love the scrapbook page! It is so stunning! And the roses stamped on top of the pattern just looks amazing! Fabulous projects!

Dawnmarie said...

Beautiful projects. I love them all!

Debbi said...

Fabulous projects! I really liked the mini chipboard album. Very cool. Thanks for being part of the blog hop. SA girls rock! Off to Dawnmarie's....

kchristensen said...

You made some lovely feminine projects out of masculine paper. Just lovely!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! LOVE the OSW with the blue roses!!!!

Beedubya said...

Beautiful projects, Comeka!

Amy said...

OH, I love the mini-brag book! What great projects! Way to go!

JulieA said...

I love what you've done with these papers. Definitely beautiful!!!! And I really love how you stamped over the DSP with the roses. WTG GF!

Rose said...

All of your projects are fantastic!

Kim said...

You did so many wonderful things with this paper. They are truely gorgeous! My favorite are the party favors, I love 3D stuff!

Krissie said...

Love what you did with all this pretty paper, the projects are GREAT!

Deb B said...

You did such a wonderful job on these!! I don't think I've even noticed this paper but it is so pretty and great for masculine or girly cards.
Debadoo

~Q~ said...

I love the Manchester paper and your projects are all so lovely. I love the Friend card - definitely very girly. :) Can't wait to see your projects next week!

Dixie Finn said...

Really nice projects.

Faye said...

Simply beautiful.

Angie said...

Cute, cute projects! The favors set it my favorite as well. Great job with this DSP!!
Thanks for your support of Stampin Addicts!
fingers inky girl (angie)

Jenn D said...

I think the "odd" color roses are my favorite, but that brag book is adorable too.

Amy said...

Wow! These are fantastic projects. I didn't think I would like this paper set, but you've made me think twice.

Vicky said...

Comeka,
love your scrapbook page, all your projects are very nice TFS!
Vicky

Stamp/nScrap said...

Love the 'girly' Dear & Kind Friend one!

Char in So Cal said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful projects. They are simply gorgeous!

Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

Kat said...

Great Projects. I love this blog hop thing.

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Beautiful work!

Joyce said...

Waiting on my Top Note die to come in. Love your projects.

Sharon said...

Great projects - thanks for sharing!

Shelley said...

Lovely! I really like your favors.

Benjaman said...

Great presentation and beautiful work (as usual.) TFS!

Kelly said...

Comeka,
Your cards are gorgeous, your gift set is adorable, and your scrapbook projects are timeless. Thank you for sharing your projects in the paper parade.

HUGS!
Kelly

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Cute is cute 23 years earlier or later and it sure comes out in your projects :D

Thanks for sharing the inspiration and the paper (I loved the way you used tiles too for photo props).

Gotta Hop.... - Jean

Bonnie said...

Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

Wonderful projects! I love the little basket and matchbox you made. Very cute!

Lucia said...

You did a wonderful job with all your projects. They are beautiful, each and every one! I hope you'll be on one of my blog tours soon! ~Lucia Kaiser

Carmen said...

Can't decide which one I like best ... they are all just beautiful!!

Pammybaby said...

These are all beautiful! I really like your style! And I love that Manchester paper, too!

Anonymous said...

The favors set is fantastic! I really like this paper and you did an amazing job with it. Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

Twila said...

Oh so pretty projects! Love your scrapbook page and of course the group of projects at the end. THanks for sharing your creativity with us.

imagine.create.share. said...

Of course, I loved your last project! But the one that really blew me away was the "friend" card where you stamped the roses onto the patterned paper. I never would have thought of that, and it is gorgeous!

Barbara

Julie A. said...

Beautiful work! I love the little basket! So cute!

Faye said...

Did not think I would order this DSP BUT you have changed my mind. Absolutely beautiful!

Tina said...

The Just for you basket is adorable and I love your other projects too, thanks so much for sharing!

Beth said...

Oh my, love! Your scrapbook page is wonderful-I can't believe how closely your shirt matches that paper! Very cute brag book (I have soooo many things I need to try & this is now one of them). Your cards are amazingly elegant-simple, clean & striking! Finally, your gift set wonderful-a nice little selection of goodies! Thanks so much for sharing the inspiration!!

Darlene said...

Beautiful work. I love your gorgeous one-sheet-wonder card. I've never done it by stamping on designer paper but I'm going to try it.

stampmiser said...

These were gorgeous! The roses on plaid paper were to die for!!

Karen said...

What a great selection of projects! Thanks for giving me some ideas for using up my pack of this paper. I like the way you demonstrated how to make a girly card with it.

Jennifer Murai said...

Fabulous group of projects. TFS