Happy Leap Day…  The NC Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have another great Blog Hop for you this month as we celebrate Stampin’ Up! In Colors combined with the Occasions Catalog.  Check out all the awesome projects and don’t forget to leave some comments.


NC Demo Blog Hop


Project #1 – Picture Perfect with BlackBerry Bliss In Color

NC Demos Blog Hop featuring Stampin' Up! In Colors and the Picture Perfect Stamp Set by Pam StaplesEach year, Stampin’ Up! introduces new In-Colors but with those colors we must say farewell to a different set of colors.  One of my absolute favorite In-Colors this past year has been Blackberry Bliss which will be retiring.  I love the RICHNESS of this color.  The first project I have for you features the Picture Perfect Stamp Set paired with Blackberry Bliss.

The Hummingbird features the Blackberry Bliss and to create the layers, I actually stamped off first before stamping the first layer then continued to use the two-step technique to finish the hummingbird.  On the edge, I added a floral strip of Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper with an Antique Brad.  The sentiment is stamped with Lost Lagoon which is another In Color that will be retiring.


Project #2 – Balloon Celebrations with Watermelon Wonder In Color

NC Demos Blog Hop featuring Stampin' Up! In Colors and Balloon Celebrations by Pam Staples

The second project I’m featuring uses the Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set paired with Watermelon Wonder along with Cucumber Crush which are current In Colors that will be around for one more year!  I love the Balloon Celebrations Stamp Set and Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  It is a fun, easy stamp set to use and especially great for the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign.

I stamped these dots in the background with Daffodil Delight thinking they look like sun spots – bright & cheerful.  Then I added a strip of Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  The Balloon is stamped off first with the Watermelon Wonder then stamped again with the “dots” for the second layer of the balloon using full strength Watermelon Wonder.

The Happy Birthday was stamped with Watermelon Wonder on a banner which overlaps the Cherry On Top DSP Stack.  Now, I could have stopped there but I really felt that the card was missing a small bit of detail.  The flowers are the perfect finish.  I used the Petite Petals Stamp Set and coordinating punch stamping the flowers with the Watermelon Wonder then adding a the Cucumber Crush It’s My Party Enamel Dots to the center of the flowers.  This card is REALLY easy and fun.


To purchase the products used on this beautiful project, visit my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store by clicking HERE!  For your convenience, I’ve also included a supply list at the end of this blog post – just click on any of the items to be taken directly to my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! store to purchase the products used.  


I also invite you to pin my creations to Pinterest and to share your thoughts or questions by leaving me a comment.  I love hearing from all my readers – word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of flattery.  Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!

I’m actively building my Stampin’ Up! team and invite you to join the Sunny Craftin’ Crew!  We are a group that loves having fun, creating and doing what we love with Paper Crafting – we are spread out across the United States and around the globe (Military Downline).  Some of us are Business Demo’s and some are Hobby Demo’s…  I love having both on my team.  Now is an especially GREAT time to join.  Feel free to email me if you have questions or click HERE to join my team today!


To continue on with the next blog on the NC Stampin’ Up! Blog Tour, you’ll want to visit Lisa Tedder!  I’m certain you’ll enjoy the projects she has to share with you!  To view her blog, you can click on her name or on the photo below.



Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Shavon Borders – http://scrappingvon.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demo-occasions-catalog.html

Regina Campbell – http://workinouttheinks.blogspot.com/2016/02/botanical-box-card-for-nc-demos.html

Tamra Davis – http://www.theCardLadies.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-birthday-party-for-the-in-colors/

Kitty Helton – http://www.creativecardsbykitty.com/nc-demonstrators-blog-hop-2-helping-me-grow

Jo Anne Hewins –http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2016/02/say-it-isnt-so-in-colors-dont-go-1.html

Amy Ingram – http://amysbarn.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demos.html

Michelle Irinyi –  http://michellesstampingcorner.weebly.com/home/nc-demos-blog-hop-outgoing-colors-or-the-reason-i-joined-stampin-up

Melissa Kerman – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thecraftingtreehouse/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/60800/entry/nc_demos_blog_hop_helping

Tracie Langley – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop

Sharon Maranich – http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-demos-blog-hop-featuring-occasions.html

Laurie Meier – http://stampedgreetings.com/bloomin-heart-nc-su-demos-blog-hop/

Mary Robinette – http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/mrobinette/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/2026420/entry/let_s_party_like_is

Susan Root – http://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-su-demos-occasions-and-in-color-blog.html

Pam Staples – http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1gP

Lisa Tedder – http://creatingwithlisa.com/nc-demo-blog-hop-tree-bark-technique/

Frances Wagner – http://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2016/02/nc-su-demo-blog-hop.html