Thursday, July 18, 2019

SF July 2019 Anything Goes Blog Hop

Anything goes - I can do that lol!  We just got back from our amazing Incentive Trip to Italy and then the Greek Isles courtesy of Stampin' Up! and I'm beat.  But when I saw it was anything goes - well - I can do this.  So check out these fun projects and be sure to hop on through to all of the blogs on the list.  

So for my projects I am sharing cards and a sampler.  The Ocean has been my happy, peaceful, renewal place for years.  The beauty of the sun, clouds and water; the crashing of the waves, when I'm there all stress is gone.  A bit back we moved from California to Arizona - and believe me I miss the ocean!  So I am just so in love with the "Come Sail Away" Suite of products and could not wait to make up some type of Home Decor piece with it - so here is the sampler I came up with - 
I chose Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Gray Granite as my colors - and I used a ton of sets to create this - but it was oh so much fun.  I started with a standard black 8 1/2" x 11" frame that can stand or be hung up.  It has a pop out glass piece on the front.  I used the black lining from inside for the base and then layered the images.

We made these at a recent Technique Club and I knew that this would not go with everyone's decor - so I also gave an option of just making cards from the layers - and they could have the frame to make something else.  The cards are pretty much just the same - here they are - 
Panel 1 card - 
 Panel 2 card -
Panel 3 card with the center circle -
Panel 4 card - 
Basically I made the four panels and center just like in the frame - but then instead mounted them on full size cards.  This would also make a great coordinating gift set for someone who loves the sea.

Once again, thank you for stopping by.   I hope you enjoyed these projects and got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it, if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more amazing Posts with a "anything goes" theme.  See you soon with more ideas!  ~Maureen

JULY SF Hoppers - check them all out by clicking on their links, for some more great ideas - and please leave comments if you can, to show appreciation for their work :)
  1. Sue Vine
  2. Ellen Woodbridge
  3. Anastasia Radloff
  4. Katja Ettig
  5. Barbara Welch
  6. Maureen Rauchfuss - YOU ARE HERE
  7. Cheryl Taylor
  8. Steph Jandrow
  9. Anne Marie Hile
  10. Melissa Thomas
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Ellen Woodbridge said...

What a beautiful Project. Picture Perfect

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

What a beautiful display! Thank you for your inspiration!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Maureen, this is one of my favorite bundles and your sampler is just beautiful! I love all of the fantastic detail you added. Wow!

Katja said...

I hope you had a wonderful time during your trip to Greece. Of course your samplers and cards are perfect for that boat trip. Gorgeous!

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

More projects that remind me I must get this set! Love your creations, tfs said...

What a fabulous way to show off this bundle and have cards to use as well! - Kristal Bell

Barbara Welch said...

Your cards showcase this set beautifully. What a great idea to take the 4 cards and make a decor piece. Thank you Maureen for sharing.