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Welcome back! I'm so glad you could join the Stampin' Up! 2012 Artisan Design Team for our final blog hop of July and of our year together! It has been an honor and a treasured experience to be a member of this team. I'm so glad that our team has formed friendships that will last beyond this year.

Today we are featuring our July Facebook projects which use several new products from the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog! You might have just arrived from Jeanna’s blog. If not, make sure you go all the way around the hop to get to her project!

There are so many beautiful items in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog. I love the Butterfly Collection Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel. It is such a bold design element all by itself, so I wanted to feature it on my cards. I love watercoloring, and it's so easy to use our Aqua Painter and ink pads to get an ombre watercolor effect. I just squeezed the ink pad so the ink would transfer to the lid, and picked it up with the Aqua Painter, adding more color at the bottom of the piece!


I really love the new Modern Medley Designer Series Papers also. There are so many great patterns that will give all of your projects an extra touch of class. I used the newsprint, polka-dot, mosaic and antique prints here.


Add in some pretty colored ribbon, some glimmer (from the paper and the brads) and some beautiful sentiments, and you have yourself a set of trendy cards to send to your friends or give as a gift.


All of the greetings are from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set. The font below is my absolute favorite!


Here are close-ups of the remaining two cards.


The colors I used for this set of cards are Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Real Red.


Well, that is all for today. I have lots of fun things planned for my blog in the coming year, so you can expect to continue to find regular posts and lots of creative projects here. I hope you'll continue to join me on a regular basis! And don't forget to follow the 2013 Artisan Design Team as they continue the weekly blog hops. Now, don’t forget to click below to get to Sarah’s Blog for the next stop on the hop. You won’t want to miss her amazing projects. Thanks for stopping by!

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131056 (wood-mount) or 131059 (clear-mount): A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set
130112: Butterfly Collection Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel

131171: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
126948: Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad
126949: Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
126953: Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
101406: Jet Black Stāzon Pad
102283: Versamark Pad

131197: Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
115320: Melon Mambo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
100702: Old Olive 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
102482: Real Red 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
126926: Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
122959: 6 X 9 Watercolor Paper
124005: Silver Glimmer Paper

Accessories & Tools
119882: Scallop Edge Border Punch
121812: Fun Flowers Bigz L Die
121003: Basics Glimmer Brads
131206: Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
131207: Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
119256: Old Olive 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
119251: Real Red 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon
103954: Aqua Painter
109130: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder