Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop March 2013

Yay!  It's another installment of our Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop.  This month's theme is Renewal.  We're celebrating birthdays, Easter and spring.  If you have come from Shellie's blog, welcome!  Doesn't Shellie always make the best stuff???

As for me, I just received my order of Best of Flowers stamp set.  This is part of Stampin' Up!'s Best of 25 Years Stamps series.  I thought what better way to showcase spring and renewal/rebirth than flowers and this particular stamp set.  Because what is old is now new again!

This first one uses the image that's a spray of roses.  I heard this is from a retired set called, Gentler Times.  I paired this stamp with one of my new favorite DSPs, Tea for Two, and the new stamp set and punch from Sale-a-Bration.  To show you  how much love I've got for my readers and for this blog hop, I hand fussycut all 3 stamped images.  Can you believe that?  Imagine the time that took. LOL.

This next project uses another stamp out of the Best of Flowers set.  The image is from retired Upsy Daisy.  In full disclosure, the new stamp is sized much smaller than the original.
In this card, I paired the new smaller Upsy Daisy with the original Upsy Daisy.  This layout is based on a fellow demonstrator friend's recommendation.  I think this card turned out really cute.  I debated whether to show you a retired stamp.  But since the theme is renewal and rebirth, I figured it's fitting.  Plus, I hope many of you already have the original set, and I've inspired you to bring it out and play with it once more.

That's it from here.  Onward to sweet Nancy's blog.
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  10. Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
  11. Jennifer B of NW Stamper
  12. Bree of Craft-somnia
  13. Diana E of Stampin' Fun with Diana


brrenwick said...

Two totally amazing rock! I love the layout of your Upsy Daisy card...going to CASE that one for sure :)

Tonya said...

Great use of the new Best of Flowers Stamp Set and thank you for the comparison card with the Upsy Daisy. I love the colors you used on the cards and I am resisting buying the Tea for Two Paper but it looks so pretty with your flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Stampin Dj said...

Love your cards!

Shellie G. said...

Fussy cutting at it's best :)
Beautiful cards Annie. Love the happy springtime colors :)

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Annie, I love your cards.. you always do such wonderful work!!! *hugs*

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Annie, I love your cards.. you always do such wonderful work!!! *hugs*

Diana Eichfeld said...

Love your projects Annie, these new Best of Flowers are beautiful and perfect for spring!

Kim Ryden said...

Cute cards this month! I love them!

Rose Castillo said...

Love them both! You have pushed me over the edge and I'm buying that set.

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