Thursday, April 19, 2012
Welcome to the April Tour de Freaks Blog Tour!
You have likely arrived here at my blog from the lovely blog of the talented Yvette Ashe at Yvette's Paper Garden.
I'm glad you've joined the Freaks as we showcase projects from the Summer Smooches line of products. The Summer Smooches Suite is a line of products that will be in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog beginning on June 1, 2012. Stampin Up is doing a special sneak preview of the product line for the whole month of April. You can order all of the products in the suite until the end of April. After April they will take a "vacation" until the Annual Catalog starts in June when they will be available again for the whole year!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bright and fun colors and patterns of this collection!! It has been so much fun creating with such vivid colors and fun patterns. Hopefully you will enjoy the collection as much as I have!
This first card is one I did for a demo swap I do locally each month. This is an MDS digital hybrid card. Because Awash with Flowers (retiring soon) is a two-step stamp set, I didn't want to have to stamp it for each of the swap cards I was making. So I opened up my handy dandy My Digital Studio program and created my stamped image with the digital version of Awash with Flowers. I filled each flower with some of the colors that are found in the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. Once printed and cut, I created the rest of the card using traditional products in colors that are also found in the Summer Smooches DSP.
The card below is the card I created for the Summer Smooches Freak Swap that we had last month during the demonstrator preorder period of this product line (one of the perks of being a demo!). I received some GORGEOUS cards in return from this swap and hope you have enjoyed seeing some of them along the tour today! The new Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon is one of my favorite new products in this suite!! Don't you love it??
The Happy Mother's Day card below is a card we did last week in my Stamp Club meeting. I love how it's a bright and cheery Mother's Day card rather than a soft and subtle one that we often see for moms. This card doesn't use many of the products found in the Summer Smooches Suite, but it does use the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and coordinating colors.
Another great perk of being a demonstrator is receiving our monthly demonstrator magazine called Stampin' Success that is FULL of inspiring ideas and projects! The tutorial for the bookmark below was recently featured in one of the issues of our Stampin' Success magazine. I took the idea and made it into a fun Summer Smooches bookmark with the Summer Smooches DSP, coordinating colors and another fun new product called the Blossom Punch and Mixed Bunch stamp set. These fun and functional bookmarks are SUPER easy to create using the new Diagonal Scoring Plate and Simply Scored Scoring Tool!
I'm really glad you stopped by and visited me on the Tour de Freaks! I hope these projects have helped you get excited for the Summer Smooches line of products that are available until the end of April and then again in the new 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.
Please leave me a comment and let me know yous stopped by to visit!
The complete Tour de Freaks lineup can be seen below if you happen to get lost along the way.
1 Jan Tinklenberg http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com
2 Wendy Weixler http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com
3 Barb Mullikin www.barbstamps.com
4 Lisa Martz http://lvstmpn.wordpress.
5 Connie Babbert http://inkspiredtreasures.com/
6 Yvette Ashe http://yvettespapergarden.wordpress.com
7 Jason Casper http://www.stampindad.com
8 Sandy Mathis http://www.stampwithsandy
9 Deb Currier http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com
10 LeeAnn Greff www.flowerbug.typepad.com
A special thanks to the following stampers for their inspiration: