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Fun with Stencils

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 8 of us highlighting Fun with Stencils. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR BLOG, you are on the right track!

So I decided to to utilize one of the succulents from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. So I cut them at varying sizes along with the base layer.

Then I placed the cut outs on white cardstock starting in the middle.  Once the succulent was sponged I then took the base layer and masked that spot.  I then layered all the different succulents, sponging and masking as I added layers.

This is how the base turned out.  I then added a sentiment.

I used the Little Dreamer Paper Pack for the strip and Blossom cardstock for the oval.  I used the new oval thin cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto JUDY FAYE GARNER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Stampaganza Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blast from the Past Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases some of the fabulous stamp sets which come back just for this month’s Stampaganza special.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 10 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

It is Christmas in July!  This is one of my favorite stamps and I am so happy to see it return!  Who could resist these adorable penguins in Wintery Wishes C1560.  I paired it with the Sapphire from the Enchantment Fundamentals and the Silver Glitter paper.  The Snowflake is from Artistry Cricut cartridge. I even incorporated our new blue burlap ribbon.

You will want to take advantage of this months Stampaganza!! Here is how it works ~ when you buy two stamp sets, you can get a third of equal or lesser value FREE!!! Now who does not love a great deal??? Stock up now and take advantage of some of these awesome stamp sets that have come out of retirement!  You can find them HERE! 

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July Stamp of the Month ~ Storybook Alphabet

 

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~Storybook Alphabet (S1707) a set of 26.If you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

The awesome thing about alphabet stamps is the possibilities are endless!  I decided to create a bright and colorful Thanks card using Prickly Pear Papers.

I used my Shinhan markers to color in the stamped letters.  I used White Daisy, Tangerine and the Prickly Pear papers to create the card.  I used the blue burlap ribbon and Prickly Pear Sequins.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases some of the fabulous stamp sets which will be retiring July 31st.

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been needing to make a few boy birthday cards so I thought I would use the Racecar Birthday B1531.

I thought it would be fun to make it a moving car so I made a pull tab.

I used Whimsy Fundamentals and Little Dreamer papers and popped it with Tangerine.

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Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the new products just released in our Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from SHEILA BENNETT’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love this adorable unicorn and decided that was where I would begin creating.

I used the Little Dreamer paper and Little Dreamer Gems.   I used Thistle, Lagoon, Tangerine and Blossom ink.  And of course the adorable Little Dreamer Card Stamp and Thin Cuts.

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Live Beautifully Month Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the wonderful Live Beautiful promotion!!  I know this month is National Scrapbooking Month and these papers lend themselves beautifully to scrapbooking but they can also be used to make cards!

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this card I used the Live Beautifully stamp set with Thistle and New England Ivy.

I decided to try to water color the white gold floral paper.  I have to say I though it would take the color better but it did alright.

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Live, Laugh, Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~Live, Laugh, Love (S1705) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I decided I needed to create a layout with this stamps set with the Live Beautifully papers.

Here is a close up of the love that I watercolored.

This project works perfectly for our new monthly challenge over on Color Dare.  The featured colors for this challenge are:  New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pixie, Lemon, Sea Glass, Juniper, Whisper, White Daisy and Black. So come join us and play along.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop!!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the Cardmaking WYW!! What I love about these kits is you are getting an exclusive stamp set plus the instructions, and supplies to make 12 cards.  What is great is you do not need to follow the directions or even change things up a bit.  The ideas are really endless.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 14 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I chose the Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit which has unfortunately has sold out. I did not need 6 mother’s day cards, however, I do need thank you cards so I decided to add my own twist to these cards.

So the top card is how the instructions show to design the card and the bottom two thank you cards I designed using the same sketch.  I just pulled a little Glacier and Pacifica cardstock for my stash.

So the card on the bottom row middle is closest to how the kit show to make the cards.  I decided to create my own using the Pacifca and Glacier papers.  So you can completely work these cards to your needs.  It is nice to have the sketches and cutting guides to work from.

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April Stamp of the Month ~ Flock Together

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring April’s stamp of the month ~Flock Together (S1704) a set of 11.

If you are coming here from MARIE FLAYER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I really love this stamp set!  These quails are so adorable!!! I though this may be a great anniversary card and since my anniversary is next month, I am ahead of the game.  I stamped the sentiment “together is the best place to be” on the inside. Sorry I did not take a photo.

I did a bit of paper piecing and watercolor for my birds.  I then rock an rolled the Love This in juniper and peacock.  The birds were stamped in Archival Black and then I stamped them in peacock.  I then cut the breast panel on the one on the left and the top for the one on the right.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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