Sunday, August 11, 2013

August Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Tag It

Hello there stampers!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today on our fun tour of the Tag It stamp set. 
If you're following along, you've just come from Anne Matasci's blog - Maui Stamper. Here's a pic of me and Anne at Convention last month:

She's a ton of fun as well as a super talented stamper! (Love the glasses Anne!)

So, about my post. 
One of the things I LOVE about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is all the really good friendships I've made because of it. I know, you've heard it before, but now you are seeing it in action. 
You see, I was able to escape to beach this week with my handsome hubby, Mark. And well, before I left, things were a little out of control with some life stuff with my Mom and her care. Soooo, I totally forgot about doing my project for the blog tour until Mark and I were in the car on the way to the beach. 
That's a little too late to get any stamping done - just in case you're wondering. 

Well, one of my dearest stampin' BFF's - Tiffany Bauer - just so happens to be a super-talented stamper too. And I knew if anyone would help me out of a jam, she would. 
And I was right - just one phone call explaining the situation and she came running, er, stamping to my rescue!
She whipped up an uber cute card and texted me the photo so I could still share a project with you here and not mess up the blog hop. 
Yeah, I owe her a good mexican food meal and some 100Thousand Dollar Candy Bars (her fave). She's the best! Here's a pic of the two of us at Convention last month:



And here's her sweet card:


I love all the fun elements that Tiffany used to create her card - 
and she incorporated new things from the Holiday Mini Catalog too! 

Her color scheme is Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White - taken straight from the new designer paper package - Season of Style. 
Check out the Washi Tape on the Designer Paper flag - that's a great way to add some texture and another element of color contrast to your project. 

And I think my favorite thing about this card is how she used just a portion of the Santa image from the Tag It stamp set as her focal point, in the center of the Blossom Punches. That's really out of the box designing and I LOVE it!
Did you see the sweet little Candy Dots Brads in the upper left corner? Yep, they are the perfect accent. 

I love this card so much, that I'm going to be offering a version of it in one of my upcoming classes - thanks Tiffany for the save and for the awesomely cute card! MWAH!

Now, it's time to head over to my friend (and downline member) Audra Monk's blog - The Crafty Yogi. I know she'll have something fun to inspire you! 

Happy stampin', 
~~Robin


And just in case you experience a broken link along the way, here is the complete list of our Tour Participants: 

Nancy Amato          http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger      http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley     http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson         http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis            http://www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deibler         http://www.conniestamps.com
Danielle Denhardt    http://www.purrfectlycreative.com
Sherri Eddleblute     http://www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Crystal Kondo          http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh              http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci           http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman       http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Audra Monk             http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com
Maria Pane              http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler              http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds     http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Vicki Soni                http://www.paperinkle.com
Pam Staples            http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com
Jeri St. John            https://jerrisgemtastics.blogspot.com
Jeannette Swain      http://www.stampsnwhatnot.com
Janet Wakeland       http://www.remarkablycreated.com

2 comments:

  1. Totally darling card! Gotta love those awesome friends that come to the rescue.

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  2. WOW! Didn't expect to see my face here! Fun picture and great card - Tiffany is truly a BFF!

    Anne

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