Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bon Voyage Blog Hop Stop #20

Welcome to stop #20 on Stampin' Addicts Bon Voyage Blog Hop. It doesn't matter if you came here from Holly's Stampin' Mania (love ya Holly!) or if you are just joining the hop because each blog is linked in a chain to make one continuous loop. I hope you are enjoying this look at some of the stamps on the Last Chance List and all the fabulous talent you'll see along the way! Remember, the links will be removed Tuesday at midnight so be sure the bookmark your favorites so you can visit again.

Maybe I should have started my post with "Welcome to the Jungle" because I get to show you some projects made with an old favorite: Wild About You. (Do you have a little Guns N' Roses in your head now? Sorry, I'll fix that in a minute). This is one of the first stamp sets I ever bought when I was first introduced to Stampin' Up! I loved it then and now because it is perfect for scrapbooking, giftables and of course, cards. It's a set I reach for over and over and it is definitely staying in my personal stash even though it is only available from Stampin' Up! until June 30. Don't forget, you can click on any of the pictures to get a closer look.

I bought this set orginally with scrapbooking in mind. After all, who isn't "Wild About the Zoo" and who doesn't have Zoo pictures to scrapbook?

Recipe:
Stamps: Wild About You and Schoolbook Alphabet
Colors: Kraft, More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Tab Punch, Brads, Marker
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Here I used the set to make a wall hanging with a fun "Faux Alligator" technique. (Come back on Wednesday, and I'll tell you how to do it.) These animals are perfect for adding accents to a decor project for a jungle or zoo-themed room like my boys' bathroom or my neighbor's little boy's room.

Recipe:
Stamps: Wild About You
Colors: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, More Mustard, Always Artichoke, and Sahara Sand
Big Shot: Serif Essentials Alphabet
Accessories: chipboard, jumbo eyelets, clear embossing powder, heat gun, Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon


Remember "Pink Elephants on Parade" from Dumbo? (Told you I'd fix that other song in your head.) This last project is to show you that even though this sets screams EARTH ELEMENTS to me, you can go less traditional and make a really fun girl card with it too. I love pink and gray together, especially Pink Pirouette (may she shortly RIP).

Recipe:
Stamps: Wild About You
Colors: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose
Accessories: Scalloped Edge punch, markers, Pink Pirouette stripped grosgrain, mat pack and paper piercer.


I promised a little BLOG CANDY so here it is: a brand new roll of yummy 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon. To win: leave a comment here during the tour letting me know which of the three project you liked best AND come back later this week and leave another comment (I promise to show you the Faux Alligator technique on Wednesday and a sneak peak at the brand new In Colors on Thursday). You must have a US mailing address to be eligible. I will pick a winner on the afternoon of Friday, June 19.

I hope you enjoyed this detour to the jungle. Thanks for stopping by. Next stop on the Bon Voyage Tour: Beth's Stamp Me a Rainbow and a real oldie but goodie: Heartfelt Thanks. Be sure to check out Stampin' Addicts too. It's a great place for Stampin' Up! lovers. (And if you still have Guns N' Roses or Dumbo in your head, try singing It's a Small World. That fixes it for me every time.)

50 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, that wall hanging is perfect! Way to go, my friend!

Bogner's said...

I love your zoo page. I used this set to make my son's TY cards after his birthday and then a zoo page of our own... not as nice as yours, but still a zoo page! I wish I had had the markers for the TY project because I ended up cutting out A LOT of small pieces that I could have just coloreds straight to the stamp... OH Hindsite! TFS

Shelly said...

I love the Faux alligator wall hanging. It looks great.

Murphy Family said...

I love your zoo page! SO, SO, So Cute!!!

Angie said...

Oh Paula, I love the Zoo page, and I am sad to see this set go! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for all your hard work.......I just love the pink elephants card........I need to make this one.
Debbie
essay18@verizon.net

Debadoo said...

I've wanted this set for so long and had just about talked myself out of it. That wild card with all of em peekin out from behind is too cute!! Love the zoo page too.
Deb

Beedubya said...

That SB page is gorgeous, Paula! I love the pink card, too. You did a fantastic job, my friend!

Brandi

Chrisd said...

That wall hanging is super! Everything is great and I'll be back for a visit!

Alicia said...

I love them all, but I think my favorite is the WILD wall hanging. I love the little animals peeking out from the letters!
Alicia

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Great job Paula! I love all your projects! Wowie!

Dixie Finn said...

Too stinkin cute!!

Stamp/nScrap said...

I'd have to say that the wall hanging is my fave, although they're all great!!

Kathy said...

You sure knew what you were doing when you bought this set! It's just right for you and your boys. And even the pink card is so cute.

Michelle said...

sadly, I do not have zoo pictures...
I LOVE that page though! Very cute...all the projects are so adorable!

Twila said...

Great projects! Love the zoo page. I'm going to miss this set.

Rhonda Langley said...

This is one of my favorite sets and they can't pry it out of my hands!! Love the "WILD" sign and the animals peeking behind the letters! Wonderful projects!!!

Julie A. said...

Paula-

You did a great job with this set! The scrapbook page is my favorite:)

Margaret said...

I love the pink elephant! Thanks for reminding us to think "outside the color family"!

Valerie Durham said...

What lovely scrapbook pages! You'll have to send a pic/link to the pink elephant blog. I'm sure they would all love your card!

Marla said...

Lovin' that wall hanging! How cute!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Yay! Comment function is working again - here's my original comment Paula that I couldn't get to post!

Funny Lady Paula! Now I can't stop singing It's a Small World - My cats will dropping by shortly to discuss this with you... :D

Love all the projects but I have to admit that the pink elephant is calling my name...hmmmm...that in itself is a little disturbing....maybe it's the singing! RIP Pink Pirouette! And hope for a resurrection if SU ever reinstates In Colors as their own color library group.

Hugs and blessings and thanks for sharing the creativity and the humor...It's a small world after all.......

- Jean

jmniffer said...

The pink elephant card was my favorite, it just made me smile when I say it. Great projects with a fun set. jmniffer

Missi said...

Cute projects! I love the wall hanging, the faux alligator technique is a great touch on the wall hanging!

Sharon Bridwell said...

Wow Paula, I really love what you did with this set. The wall hanging is darling as is your Pink Elephant card. I'm so going to miss this set!!

Vicky said...

I love your scrapbook page, I always take a lot of pictures of the animals too and this is a great way of showcasing them, thank for sharing Paula.
Vicky

yaphastamps said...

I love that WILD wall hanging! It is fabulous!

Stacy said...

Perfect pictures for this set - love the scrapbook page (a LOT) and the elephant card is so creative! Nicely done!

rush8888 said...

chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon! yummy! i will come back for the faux aligator technique.

vlinn60 said...

I LOVE YOUR WALL HANGING,SO CLEVER.I HAVE THIS SET AND MUST CASE THIS FOR MY GRANDSONS' WALL.THANKS FOR THE IDEA.AND A CHANCE FOR THE RIBBON.

inkpaperstamps said...

Oh, I love your dainty elephant, Paula, but I have to say, that wild wall hanging is my fave. Can't wait to hear about the thechnique!

Patty said...

Loving the zoo spread. This is such a great set.

stampmiser said...

I like the zoo scrap page. I have a lot of (unscrapped) zoo pictures!!

Anonymous said...

I love the zoo scrapbook page. But, this has been a fav stamp set for me...sorry to see it retire. Mary Jo (mdmjtaylor@msn.com)

Catrules said...

Love every thing Paula! It all rocks!! I love the scrapbook pages of course :)

J said...

What a fantastic way to use up all those pictures that you just can't bare to throw out, yet don't have that "scrapable" essence to them. :)

love all your projects!

MaryR said...

super cute Paula! love the wall hanging

Comeka said...

Very cute projects - especially the pink elephant! TFS!

Krista said...

My fav has to be the pink elephant, love it!

Pammybaby said...

These are all great! Love the wall hanging!

Debbi said...

Awesome projects Paula! Sorry, but Guns N Roses is still stuck.

Anonymous said...

That pink elephant card is about the cutest thing I've ever seen. Lyssa Z

Kathy Mc said...

I love the pink elephant ~ who would have thought! Will return though to learn how you did the Faux alligator wall hanging. Great Zoo scrapbook page!

Connie said...

Cute projects! Love the wall hanging...

Kat said...

Great Projects! I love the wall hanging. It is perfect for a kid's room.

Candace Lawlor said...

Love the zoo layout... now I need this set to scrap our zoo photos. Another one to go on the list! Great work... love it all Paula.

Dawnmarie said...

Paula, I love the scrap page - way tooo cute!

Diana said...

Very nice projects. Thank you for all of this. It is so much fun.

Beth said...

Oh, my-that is one AWESOME layout!! Very cool wall hanging-I've not yet tried the faux alligator, but it really looks great on this project! Your little elephant is just precious-love the complimentary ear color, she's darling!
(um, GNR is definately stuck in my head now, lol)
TFS!

Renée said...

Love your projects! The faux leather tech is awesome with this set. TFS :)