Monday, August 1, 2016

Blogging Friends Blog Hop - Taste of the Tropics 08/2016

Welcome to the Blogging Friends Blog Hop August Edition!

Whether you have come here direct as one of my followers or via a link from one of the other Blogging Friends Blog, I hope you will find lots of inspiration as you hop along.

Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have in store for YOU! 

This month our theme is: Taste of the Tropics

For this month, I am focusing on "Pop of Paradise" stamp set in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog, page 85.

My first creation is showcasing the flamingo from the Pop of Paradise stamp set, which I stamped with the new 2016-2018  In-Color, Flirty Flamingo and wiped off the color with a cotton swab from his beak, eye and legs.  I used the Basic Black marker and colored in the parts I wiped the color off and fussy cut him out.  The Basic Black paper has been embossed using the new Seaside embossing folder, page 195.

Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Ink: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, Basic Black marker,
Stamp Set: Pop of Paradise
Embossing Folder:  Seaside
Framelits:  Lots of Labels Framelits

Pop of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set     Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  Lots of Labels Framelits Dies

The second card I created not only showcases the "Pop of Paradise" stamp set, but the coordinating "Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape", page 85.  I accented the flamingo by cutting him out using the Layering Ovals Framelits and layered on top of some Gold Metallic Thread.

Stamp Set:  Pop of Paradise
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Framelits:  Layering Ovals Framelits
Others:  Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape, Gold Metallic Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels

Pop of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set  Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape  Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

My last creation was creating my own DSP (Designer Series Paper) using the flower and leaves from "Swirly Bird" stamp set, page 152.  The double Flower Medallion sentiment is tucked under the flamingo to keep it closed.  To open, lift the sentiment.  Again, my flamingo was using Flirty Flamingo and wiping off the color from his beak, eye and legs and coloring with the Basic Black marker and fussy cutting him.  I used Thank you from, "One Big Meaning" stamp set, page 41 and punching it using Flower Medallion punch on page 187.  I thought it was fitting for my last creation as I want to, Thank You for stopping by our Blog Hop.

To open this card, lift the "Thank You" sentiment from under the flamingo to open the left panel.  To close it, tuck the sentiment under the flamingo.

Stamp Sets:  Pop of Paradise, One Big Meaning, Swirly Bird

Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black marker
Punch:  Flower Medallion
Others:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Pop of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set  Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set  Flower Medallion Punch

Please browse the catalog below and tell me what is your favorite stamp set bundle.  If you do not have a copy of the new 2016-2017 catalog and would like to have one in your hot little hands, please contact me for details.  I would love to earn your business. 

I would appreciate you leaving me a comment on my creations for August month Blog Hop.

Please follow the instructions below to continue your journey of inspiration as you hop along to your next stop, Mary Ann Rossiter.

*In case you've never done a blog hop before, it's really easy!  At the bottom of this post, you'll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you'll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop.  Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you'll hop through all of the participating blogs, back to where you started - and you'll see all of the amazing creations for your inspiration!  If you'd prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. 

Thank you for spending this time with me!

Happy Hopping!
1.  *Crystal Komara*
2.  Anna Masciovecchio
3.  Libby Fens <=skipping this month
4.  Anne Power <=skipping this month
5.  Mary Blocher <=skipping this month
6.  Danica Ferrante
7.  Deborah Smart <=skipping this month
8.  Jessica Mink
9.  Jodi Horsley
10.  Leanne Johnson <=skipping this month
11.  Michelle Clark

12.  Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa <--you are here
13.  Mary Ann Rossiter
14.  Tammy Gill
15.  Rick Adkins
16.  Lisa Reber <=skipping this month

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What fun and fabulous cards, Lorene! I did not buy that stamp set, but man do I ever love that flamingo! Thanks again for another great blog hop! Crystal

Posted by Super Stamp Girl on August 01, 2016 at 09:21 AM #

Wonderful cards Lorene! Love how you used the washi tape! Adds a Quick wow to a card!

Posted by Michelle Clarke on August 02, 2016 at 06:02 PM #

Cute, cute, cute. three really great ways to use that flamingo. Thanks for some great card ideas!

Posted by Tammy Gill on August 03, 2016 at 05:58 PM #

Lovely cards Lorene! I love that flamingo and hope to get this set soon.

Posted by jessica mink on August 10, 2016 at 06:57 AM #

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