Monday, November 30, 2009

Summer Mini Blog Hop


It's HERE!

Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous Blog Tour! You may have just come from Sharon's blog, but if you are starting here, don’t worry … you can make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the gorgeous creations we have to show you!

For our first tour we decided to showcase the beautiful new products in the Summer Mini, available to you from December 1st. At the end of each post there will be a link to take you to the next stop on the tour. It would be fantastic if you could “share the love” and leave a comment! So grab a cuppa, sit back, relax and enjoy!
I have 4 projects to show you. First I have a dragonfly card that I made using the (NEW!) "Nature's Nest" Stamp Set. It's a beautiful set to watercolour:
I've used Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy, and coloured on Watercolour paper using Blender Pens and inkpads. I've made the wings and the inner part of the sentiment glossy using Crystal Effects. I've stamped a small flower from the (NEW!) "Razzle Dazzle" set in the background, and the 'friendship' sentiment is from the (NEW!)"For Everything" set. I've layered it on a Designer Label that I cut in half to make narrower. Lots of sponging on this one, and I also crumpled the Not Quite Navy piece and then sponged the creases to give it more texture.
I've gone pink for my next creation:
I've used the very pretty (NEW!)"Razzle Dazzle" set for my main image. I inked up the whole image in Pink Pirouette and then used a Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose marker to highlight parts of it. I made the large circle with the (NEW!) Circle Scissor (love, love, love this tool!) and sponged around it. The sentiment is also from "Razzle Dazzle" and I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and punched it out with the Word Window. Isn't the (NEW!) pink ribbon just to die for? It's so soft and luscious. The white patterned border are (NEW!) "Dots and Designs" Rub-Ons. I layered my card on Kraft cardstock, just to take away from the 'pink-ness' a bit!
The next one is not so girly. I needed to make a card for Jacob's birthday yesterday. 9 year-old boys are pretty hard to impress, but when Jacob opened this card he said "Your cards are getting pretty clever Mum. You'll be doing pop-ups next!" LOL
I had lots of fun making this one....and I used all Bold Brights colours! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Yoyo Yellow *shock!* I've used the (NEW!) "Something Sweet" set to make a gumball machine, and filled it with mini m&ms. This set co-ordinates with (NEW!)Sweet Treat Cups and the (NEW!) 1 3/4" Circle Punch! There are lots of little details on here - a small (NEW!) silver grommet on the gumball machine, and the (NEW!) ribbon has pretty white polka dots on the other side, but I've used the plain side, which just has stitching. The greeting is a (NEW!) "Chit Chat" Rub-on. Here's a close-up pic:The 'arrow' has been made from a large and small photo corner punch with the ends trimmed off. I didn't want him to have to destroy the card to get at the m&ms, so I made it a slider. And this is what it looks like inside:
When the m&ms are gone, he can still use the slider to reveal the greeting and stamped gum-balls inside.
The final creation I have to show you is a little box with accordion sides and 6 scallop notes inside. I've decorated it all using the (NEW!) "I {heart} hearts" set. Here's the outside of the box:
This is what it looks like from the side:

And inside:And this is the set of (NEW!) Scallop Notes:These are so cute, and the perfect size for a little gift card. They come in a mixed pack of Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip, with Very Vanilla envelopes. Mine all have a punched window on the front, and since the (NEW!)"I {heart} hearts" set co-ordinates with the 2 heart punches, this came together so quickly. I'm thinking this would make a great class in February, or I could do it as a workshop for a group of people at your house...
Well, that’s all from me. Now you’re off to enjoy the wonderful creations of Kerry (the brains behind this whole adventure!). Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Don't forget to check out the Summer Mini Catalogue on line tomorrow (email me if you'd like a hard copy!), and I'll also be hosting some Special Shares and Bundles that I will post up here tomorrow and also send out in my newsletter. Stay tuned for that!

31 comments:

  1. LOVE all your new projects Marelle, especially the Pink Razzle Dazzle card!

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  2. Well you have out done yourself. AMAZING WORK :)

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  3. Oh Marelle!
    Just fabulous! I hope you're going to have a project class for that accordion box.
    I've had my eye on the Something Sweet set. All your little details are amazing. You've really sold it.
    Hope the house is holding up
    Jo

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  4. All wonderful as always Marelle. I think I'm going to have to have some or the Pink Pirouette ribbon now.....

    Nikki

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  5. Great projects Marelle - as usual! New stuff looks great! A few Xmas suggestions for my hubby maybe?

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  6. Totally gorgeous Marelle!

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  7. As usual, I love your cards Marelle. Love the colours also. I hope you do a class on those cuter little notes...thank you...Carolin

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  8. You have been a busy chick. Great projects love them all.

    Liam

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  9. Brilliant love all the projects - awesome

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  10. They're all beautiful Marelle, but my favourite is the Pink card. Love it.

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  11. These are all really amazing Marelle. How did you manage to do all this with renovation chaos? Love the idea for the slider in the Gumball machine!

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  12. I can see I'm going to have trouble deciding what to get from the new mini. Your work is beautiful

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  13. I Love the sweet treats cups. Have seen them in the US and I am so glad we now have them here. Fantastic inspirations. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Where did you find the time??? Love the Sweet Treat Cups card especially the M&M's. Amazing!!

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  15. Amazing Marelle - don't know how you managed it with the chaos going on. Love the accordion box, love Jacobs card - wow!!!

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  16. I can see the dentists are gunna do v v well aftter the release of this catty!!! LOL!! The wee notes are also way cute...but HOW good is the circle cutter...wowsers!!!!

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  17. Jacob's a lucky boy to have a Mum who makes great yummy cards. You've been very busy with all your lovely posts.

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  18. Totally delightful Marelle, love all the projects you made for your blog hop.

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  19. AMAZING as always! Love them all Marelle!
    Rachel

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  20. Gorgeous projects Marelle, and the slider idea for the sweet treats card is so clever!

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  21. Wow - love them all. good on you for using "that" yellow!!

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  22. WOW! Marelle, these are such wonderful projects, you are a real inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us, now I know what to do with that gorgeous wide riboon! Lots of inky hugs from Charmaine :-)

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  23. Carol Jeffery1/12/09 2:00 pm

    Marelle your Razzle Dazzle card is so pretty.. the colour combination is just perfect.
    Congratulations!
    Caz

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  24. Not fair Marelle, you're making me want all the sets I thought i didn't like. My credit card will not thank you!! Fantastic job with the gumball card.

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  25. Marelle, you are a GENIUS! That Sweet Treats card blew me away. Love all of your Summer Mini creations; you sure have been busy!

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  26. I am still undecided whether to buy Nature's nest but with a beautiful dragon fly card it has become more tempting. Beautiful work.

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  27. Love all your work and Jacob's card is nice and bright which I know you don't normally go for, so it really looks great.

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  28. Marelle they are just devine projects I especially love the scallop notes and box! You are so clever! X

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  29. All these projects are stunning, Marelle! I especially love the accordion box set and Jacob's sweet treats slider card - I hope he had a fabulous birthday!

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  30. Janice Klass7/12/09 11:24 am

    MARELLE!! They are all so lovely... I especially love the Razzle Dazzle card its so pretty. Beautiful work as always.

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