Wednesday, August 19, 2020

In-Color Highlights ~ August Control Freaks Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this months Control Freaks blog hop!  I am so excited to be hoping along with these talented designers and can't wait for you to see what everyone has created.  This month we are focusing on the 2020-2022 In Colors...aren't they all beautiful?  You may just be starting the hop or you may have arrived her from the creative Connie Tumm.  No matter how you got here, make sure you keep on hoping all the way through!
Sunflowers are in full bloom in my part of the world right now and were the inspiration behind my first card.  I was originally going to make a cute banner to hang up on my cubical at work, but got lazy and went with a card instead.  LOL!  This will still look cute hanging up in my cubical, right?!?
I cut strips of 2020-2022 In Color DSP to create a fun background, then added the beautiful sunflower and my favorite sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set.  I added a few Cinnamon Cider Enamel Dots to finish the card off.

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Whisper White, Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, 2020-2022 In Color DSP
Ink ~ Misty Moonlight
Stamp Set ~ Ridiculously Awesome
Other Supplies ~ Sunflowers Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots

I pulled out one of my favorite carry over stamp sets, Country Home, for my next card.  After seeing the sample in the Annual Catalog, I decided I just had to CASE it.  I loved coloring all of the flowers in the 2020-2022 In Color's!  Now I want an arrangement like this for my front porch!
I've been on a kick of roughing up the edges of my cards lately.  Is this a technique you use very often?  I love how much it can add to a card!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Misty Moonlight, Whisper White, Bumble Bee, In Good Taste DSP
Ink ~ Misty Moonlight, Bumble Bee, Memento, Stampin' Blends:  Smoky Slate, Magenta Madness, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Cinnamon Cider
Stamp Set ~ Country Home
Other Supplies ~ Tin Tile 3D EF, Linen Thread, Banner Triple Punch

Next up is my stampin' BFF Wendy Weixler!  You are going to LOVE what she has done with the In Colors.
Thanks for hoping along with us!  I hope you have found some inspiration in our creations!

Happy Stamping!


  1. These are both wonderful cards. I especially like the one with the blue background. Also can you add a, Follow By E-Mail button to your sidebar. Makes it easier to get updates when you post new posts.