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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Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts 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 awesome Thin Cuts!! How can you not love these things?

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE STEWART’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.

Since we are approaching spring break for a lot of people and many will head to the beach, I was inspired to use the Swirly Shells.

For this card I used Colonial White cardstock for the background.  I then took Sea Glass, Chrystal Blue and Glacier to make the water side.  I created the sand look with Dessert Sands, Champagne and Cashmere using a sponge.  I then watercolored the shells.  I used Sea Glass glitter paper and Kraft cardstock.

Remember that this month you can save 25% on all of the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!! So stock up now!

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March Stamp of the Month ~ Tea-rrific

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Tea-rrific (S1703) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’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.

This is a fun stamp set!  I saw the stacked cups and knew that would be something I would focus on.  Here is my design.

I had fun coloring those cups with my Shin Han markers.  I used almost all of them :-).  I used my White embossing powder to stamp the sentiment in the tea cup.  I added a little Whisper twine around the Hello Lovely pattern paper and mixed it with the fundamentals.

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 WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Easter Bunny

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring Febuary’s stamp of the month ~Easter Bunny (S1702) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 love this set as these bunnies are too cute!! Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Sugar Rush Paper Pack. I used Archival Black Ink and my watercolors to add color.

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 February 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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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Crazy for Complements

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring Complements!!   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from ANNEMARIE JULIAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I have been working on my 2017 calendar (yes I know we are half way into January) Well I finished it last weekend and just got it back from being bound.  I am so happy the way it turned out.  Using complements made embellishing my calendar a snap.  Here are a couple months to show you.

This page I use the School K-6 Complements.

For May I also used the School K-6 Complements.

For October I used the School K-6 Complements and My Boy Complements.

Now hop on over to TERRIE SHORTSLEEVE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here

Happy Crafting!

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