Ginny Harrell - Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator (678) 596-6802 ginnyharrell@gmail.com

Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop Presents New Colours

Welcome to the Stampin’ Creative Blog Hop. I am excited to be a guest blogger this month. This month we are sharing new and returning, amazing Stampin’ Up! colours. I know you will enjoy this outstanding group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and all their lovely projects.

Currently you are visiting Ginny Harrell at Celebrate the Journey. Welcome to my blog. To see the rest of the blogs in the hop, please see the list below. Here is a hint: we love comments.

Have you seen all the new and returning colours for this year? They are outstanding. I have yet to pick a favorite because I love them all. I will say that I squealed when I heard Coastal Cabana was returning. Coastal Cabana coordinates with just about everything. Especially the new Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade and more.

The launch of the new catalog is right around the corner. Hopefully you have received your catalog by now, if not please contact your local demonstrator.

Today I am focusing on projects made with the new Springtime Impressions Thinlits. This thinlit enables you to create beautiful cards in a variety of ways. First it coordinates with a stamp set, Abstract Impressions, second you can color it, third it is stunning left white.

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Here I cut the thinlit out of Thick Whisper White card stock. The image is sponged with Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, and a touch of Shaded Spruce. All new colours from Stampin’ Up! The flowers are centered with pearls. Sponging gives the flowers a watercolor effect. It does not have to be perfect!

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Colour, colour, colour makes me smile.

If you are not into colouring or sponging, then I suggest you try a card like these. Aren’t they pretty? Just pick a color, sentiment and adhere the image. Your friends will be thrilled to receive a beautiful card.

Thank you for visiting today. To carry on with the hop use the links below.

  Ginny

 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

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Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
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Sea of Textures for Friends of SUBA Blog Hop

Welcome to the May SUBA blog hop dedicated to Stampin’ Up! Pre-Order products. These new products will be available for you to order starting June 1, 2018. We thought it might be fun to get you excited about new stamps, framelits, punches and COLOR! You may have just started with me or hopped over from Gina at Emerald Creations. Make sure you continue the hop as you are going to love what we have to share. 

SUBA stands for Simply Unique Business Angels which is headed up by Louise Sims and Pip Todman.  They have helped us all so much with their training courses and you can find out more about them here.

I have three projects to share today, all created with Sea of Textures Bundle. This was a bundle we were able to pre-order so we could start preparing for the new Stampin’ Up! year. If like sea and beach themed sets this will be just right for you.

My first card is the simplest of all the three.

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

To create this card, you will use the Under the Sea Framelits and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. Can you spot the two new colors? Costal Cabana and Lovely Lipstick. So bright and cheery.

This card is embellished… really embellished!

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

I had so much fun adding elements and texture to this card front. Every once and awhile I have to go overboard on a card. The Powder Pink octopus is white embossed to give her a soft look. She sure is sweet.

Next up is a mini album.

We will be going to the beach in later in the month, so I thought it would be cool to have a mini album all ready to add the pictures and memorabilia when we return home.

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

It is hard to get a good photo of the album as it has so many sides, pages, and angles. I hope you can get an idea of how it folds up into a smaller album.

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

Most of the elements are held on with temporary tape so I can put them on top of the photos once I get them added.

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

SUBA Blog Hop Sea of Textures Ginny Harrell Stampin' Up Pre-order

There are also 2 pocket pages for tickets etc. I like to save little reminders of our trips. Do you?

I hope you have enjoyed my projects. I certainly had fun creating them. Remember these new products will be available starting June 1.

Continue the blog hop with Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryl Diana.

 

  Ginny

Caro at Craft with Caro

Gina at Emerald Kreations

Ginny at Celebrate the Journey

Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryl Diana

Deborah at DJC Creativity

Sandra at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio

Carrie at The Inky Nook

Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft

Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

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Flowers Presented by RemARKably Created Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day – Go Me! This post is all about Flowers and the RemARKable Stampers have a lot to share. You can never run out of flower ideas if you are a Stampin’ Up stamper/demonstrator. We love flowers!

You may have arrived here from Gloria Plunkett’s blog or you are just starting here with Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey. If you happen to get off track or lost just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants.

Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper has beautiful flowers!

I have gone through at least 2 packs (or more) of the gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series paper. If you haven’t looked at it then you should look again. It makes beautiful cards. There are so many colors to use and that means a different look for each card design.

Created by Ginny Harrell #flowers #Stampin' Up Annual Catalog

My first card uses Soft Sky cardstock, Pear Pizazz cardstock, and Whole Lot of Lovely DSP. You will use the stamp set Perennial Birthday to stamp the flowers and sentiment. These flowers are so easy to color. Just use a sponge dauber and swirl the ink inside the flower image. This card design is called a Triangle Fold card. Use a small Velcro dot to keep it closed.

It is different and easy, which I really like.

More Flowers!

 Created by Ginny Harrell #flowers #Stampin' Up Annual Catalog

My second card lets the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP do hard the work. You layer the DSP behind the split in the cardstock. Then fussy cut the flowers from a piece of DSP. Use the leaf from Painted Harvest and the Leaf Punch to create the leaves under the flowers. All these layers will be popped up with dimensionals. Use whichever sentiment you like. I used Beautiful You for this card.

Now hop on over to Jamie’s Blog and see what she has to share. Make sure you leave a comment and show her some stamping love. We all love comments. If you get off track just click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping by today.

  Ginny



 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

All orders placed with this Host Code will receive a gift from me.

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

Friends of SUBA Present Retiring Products

Welcome to the April Friends of SUBA Blog Hop. This month we are focusing on Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products. Some of my favorite products are in the current Annual Catalog and you still have time to purchase them. Lucky you! Don’t procrastinate because they are available through May 31 or while supplies last. 

You may have arrived from Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryldiana or you are just starting here with Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey. If you happen to get off track or lost just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants.

Watercolor Wings is the all-around winner for cardmakers.

My first two cards use the Watercolor Wings stamp. I have used this one set so much I am not sure what I will do without it. This stamp makes beautiful birthday cards, thinking of you cards, sympathy cards, baby cards, thank you cards – Watercolor Wings works for everything.

I created a soft card as a sympathy card and then I created second card with the same layout, but it is bolder and a little more fun. I left it blank, so I can use it for any occasion.

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Created by Ginny Harrell #Watercolor Wings #Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Which one is your favorite? Bold or soft?

Did you notice I also used retiring ink colors? We will be saying so long to Marina Mist and Island Indigo.

Cool Treats is one of those retiring stamp sets that never got much attention.

Created by Ginny Harrell #Cool Treats #Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Cool Treats is the perfect stamp set if you have young children or teenagers. Everyone loves ice cream. For this card I bunched the sweet treats on the left side, cut up the sentiment and added a small strip of DSP. A quick and easy card.

Please note: All DSP retires every year, except this year the Wood Textures DSP is carrying over. Yippee! I love it when Stampin’ Up listens to our suggestions.

If this is the first time that you have come across our SUBA blog hops and are wondering what SUBA stands for – well it stands for “Simply Unique Business Angels”. You can find out more about what our talented friends Louise Sims and Pip Todman are doing, click SU Business Angels. They will love to help with any online business needs. You may sell Stampin’ Up, or make-up, essential oils, or candles. They still have much to offer you.

Please spend some time looking through the Retiring Products today. Some great stamp sets and supplies will be disappearing soon.

Now hop on over to Mikaela’s page and show her some stamping love. If you get off track just click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping by today.

   Ginny

 


Friends of SUBA Blog Hop List

Deborah at DJC Creativity
Gina at Emerald Kreations
Caro at Craft with Caro
Sandra at Sandra’s Stamp & Craft Studio
Carrie at the Inky Nook
Di at Dianne Richardson Craft
Leighsa at Leighsa’s Loft
Cheryl at Stampin’ n Crafting with Cheryldiana
Ginny at Celebrate the Journey
Mikaela at The Crafty Oinkpen

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

All orders placed with this Host Code will receive a gift from me.

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Friends of SUBA Bring You Easter Inspiration

Welcome to the first Friends of SUBA Blog Hop highlighting Easter Inspiration. You may be wondering, what is Friends of SUBA? We are a group of demonstrators who are blessed to be friends (and students) of Simply Unique Business Angels. Simply Unique Business Angels are two demonstrators based in the UK who provide technical training for other SU demonstrators who are interested in improving their web presence and Facebook activity.

You may have arrived here from Leighsa Allport or just starting here with Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey. If you happen to get off track or lost just scroll down to the bottom and you will see the entire list of participants.

This past February we were in Paris and I knew the Angels were offering a workshop in Hook, England. I knew this was something I needed help with, so I just hopped on a plane and joined them. It was so helpful and fun. Both Louise and Pip were very patient with us and we all learned new skills. I highly recommend their training!

On to the projects. We are highlighting Easter Inspiration for you.

I have very few Easter themed stamp sets, but flowers are always good for Easter, so I pulled out some pretty paper and stamp sets and got busy.

Easter treats created by Ginny Harrell using stampin' up sullpies by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

These sweet candy boxes are created with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Die. The tiny jelly beans box was much smaller than the framelits box. To make it fit the smaller box you just cut off about 1” of the box bottom before assembling. This is a great way to use up some of that DSP you have been hording! Punch out some daisies and add the center stamped with Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny wishes. Assemble with some ribbon and pop it in an Easter basket.

Easter cards in two pretty colors.

I love to send Easter cards to friends and family and these will be going out soon. Both cards use Springtime Foils DSP (free during Sale-a-bration).

Tips for creating two vibrant Easter cards:

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

To create this pretty blue color, use the sponge roller and add layers of Pacific Point ink. After inking it up use a tissue to wipe off the excess ink. That will bring out the silver and gold colors of the DSP.

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

To create the pink card, use Flirty Flamingo ink. Both cards use a combination of Gold and Silver Foil cardstock. Mixing metallics is very trendy!

I have included two extra photos, so you can see how the card is assembled. Leave me a message if you would like the measurements. I should have them typed up in a few days.

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

Easter card created by Ginny Harrell using Springtime foils by Stampin' Up! Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate-the-journey.com #stampn' up! #Sale-a-bration #2018 Occasions Catalog

If you are interested in learning more about the SU Angels, you can click HERE.

Thanks for joining us today. Keep on hopping and enjoy all the Easter Inspiration.

 Ginny

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Carrie Bates @ The Inky Nook

Mikaela Titheridge @ The Crafty oINK Pen 

Gina Connor @ Emerald Kreations

Leighsa Allport @ Leighsa’s Loft

Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey

Di Richardson @ Dianne Richardson’s Craft

Sandra Roberts @ Stampnstudio

Deborah Carder @  DJC Creativiy

Caroline Thomas @ Craft With Caro 

For your shopping convenience I have listed the supplies for these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

All orders placed with this Host Code will receive a gift from me.

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Daisy Punch

$18.00

RemARKably Created Blog Hop – Easter

Happy Sunday Stampers! The RemARKably Created Blog Hop is Celebrating Easter! I can’t wait to see all the amazing projects.


I created two Easter projects for your enjoyment.

Let’s get this blog hop started…..

For some unknown reason I did not purchase any of the Easter stamp sets in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I like several of them but just never got around to ordering! I didn’t let that get in my way though. I dug out several spring like stamps sets and looked for pretty designer series paper and got busy. It was so much fun.

Here are my two blog hop projects.

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It has been a long time since I created a “shabby chic” card and I rather like this one. The colors are soft and pretty, the paper doiles, ribbon and linen thread give it a scrappy vintage look. Such a delightful change from clean and simple.

 #stampin' up #ginny harrell #Easter #shabby chic #blog hop

The little Easter market basket is covered with sweet flowers and holds some tiny chocolate carrots. A sweet treat for a friend or grandchild.

#stampin' up #ginny harrell #Easter blog hop

To create the basket look I used Crumb Cake ink on the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then ran the Wood Crate pieces through the Big Shot. It really gives it depth and texture along with the impression of basket weave. The Wood Crate Thinlits make so many great projects. I am sure you can come up with lots of ideas.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Ginny Harrell @ Celebrate the Journey or arrived here from Esther Boulter, the blogger previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, don’t worry. Just surf down to the full line up below and follow along from blog to blog.

   
 Ginny



 

I would love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment.

 

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button to go directly to my online store or drop me an email: ginnyharrell@gmail.com  if you have any questions.

All orders placed with this Host Code will receive a gift from me.