National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Postcard Perfect 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 our National Scrapbooking exclusive Postcard Perfect paper and stamp set.  This paper is so beautiful and fun.

If you are just arriving here from KIRSTEN JADES 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 17 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love to scrapbook and I am excited to use this paper for some our cruise from last may.  But what I wanted to show you, is if you are not a scrapbooker this paper is great for any type of papercrafting.  Here is a card that I created.

I am loving the Make it from your Heart Volume 4. If you do not own this pattern book then you are missing out.  I used pattern 7 as my basis for this design.

For my card I used the Postcard Perfect paper pack and the Aqua blue color that is in the coordinating cardstock.  I also use Silver Glitter paper and Peacock Cardstock.  I used the Postcard Perfect stamp set to stamp the flowers in Pixie ink, then I fussy cut those flowers.  I added the new White Ribbon behind the sentiment and the Bitty Sparkles to the flowers.  The sentiment if from the Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp Set and Die and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

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

Happy Crafting!

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May Stamp of the Month ~ Classic Summer Bash

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~CLASSIC SUMMER BASH (S1805) a set of 25.

If you are coming here from MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS 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.

I love this jar!! I knew that would be the center of my creation.  I decided to do a jar full of flowers.  I really am happy with how it turned out.  I crated more of a jar look by using white daisy cardstock as the base of the jar then stamped the jar image on velum to layer.

Here is a side view so you can see that layering.

For this card I got to play with a few of the new products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 that is now live!! I used Beautiful Friendship paper pack for the background. The flowers are Trillium Cluster – #MD6F60F which is from Flower Market.  I did slice some of the stems and leave off a few flowers but wanted to create a cluster.  I used Canary, Nutmeg, Linen and Fern as the colors for the flowers.  I used the Fresh Air Cardmaking and Die set for the sentiment.  I masked the stamp so I could get the Smile in canary ink.  I added a little of the Blue Burlap Ribbon and Clear Sparkles to finish off the card.  I did watercolor a bit of blue on the white stamped jar.

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 May 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!

Picture My Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Picture My Life 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 our Picture My Life Cards.  What is Picture My Life? Well these are 4×6 and 2×3 inch cards that can be used for pocket style scrapbooking; however, they can also be used for a variety of projects.  I will use them as they are intended when I am adding flip flaps.  I will also use them on traditional scrapbook layouts as well.  But they can also be used to make cards and what ever else you can dream up.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 20 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For my card I wanted to play with the Gimme Some Sugar papers and Stamp Set.  I then started flipping thru my stash of PML cards.  I stumbled on this PML Clear White Overlay with the “life is good” and knew it would be perfect.  I used it as on overlay over the pink checked PML card from Gimme Some Sugar paper pack.  I did trim both of those down so it would fit better on my card.

You can see in this photo the White PML Card better.  You can also see I used the Juniper twine from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack.  For a final touch I added two grey gems.  This card was based off pattern 17 in the Make it from your Heart Volume 4.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Creative with Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting our Picture My Life Cards. These cards can be found in sets and also as part of each of our paper packs. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

If you are coming from TAMMY LUBICK’S BLOG, you are on the right track!

I decided to play around with the Watercolor Cards. I then used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4 to create my cards.

This card I used the Making Waves Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts.  I also used patter 17 as my design.

With this card I used the Stargazer paper pack, Stargazer Cardmaking stamp & thin cuts, Blue Burlap Ribbon, White and Sapphire cardstock. I used pattern 8 to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE JOHNS BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the awesome patterns Close to My Heart Offers!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Step Right Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the STEP RIGHT UP 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 Step Right Up Bundle.

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 12 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed two cards for this hop, both using our wonderful new Make it from Your Heart Vol 4 how to book. Here is the first and it is based on pattern 10 on page 24.  I used Sapphire, Cranberry, Saffron and White Daisy Cardstock.  I added the polka-dot PML from Stargazer too. I colored in the fun and then added a bit of Gold Shimmer to it. Which you may be able to see better here…

Here is my other card. This one is designed using pattern 20 on page 44.

For this card I used the exclusive Showtime stamp set and the stamp of the month Birthday Time.

Be sure to take advantage of this great bundle!! Here is the link .

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

Happy Crafting!

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Purposeful Patterns Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 14 of us highlighting our wonderful patterns from our awesome MAKE IT FROM THE HEART Books. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

If you are coming from TAMMY LUBICK’S BLOG, you are on the right track!

I chose to use Pattern 12 from the Make It From the Heart Vol 4. I decided to incorporate a technique I saw just a few days ago by Michelle Loncar and then checked out the link to learn about off the edge die cuts.  I did my own twist using Punny Pals Thin Cuts.

For my card I used the Punny Pals stamp set and the thin cuts which are available again for a limited time!!! I used Saffron as the base and then Peacock from the Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack.  I also use Charcoal cardstock and one of the patterns form the Basic Fundamental Paper Pack.  I also used the Peacock Ribbon and Grey Gems.

Here are the steps I took to make the animal strip.

Step 1 ~ I aligned the thin cuts along the 1 1/2 ” by 5 1/2″ strip.

Step 2 ~ I made my sandwich with the “B” plate on bottom then I aligned the thin metal plate and my top “B” plate.  I made sure the top plates were where I wanted the cut image to stop.

Step 3 ~ Here is what it looked like after running through my Cuttlebug

Step 4 ~ I used my trimmer and scissors to cut between the cut animal

Here is what they looked like when I stamped them.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto SARAH DEVENDORF’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the awesome patterns Close to My Heart Offers!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Die-Namite Blog Hop

Welcome to the Die-Namite 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 pink products are part of March’s 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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I decided to play around with the Thin Cut ~ Gift Card Box. I used Peacock cardstock for the box.  I then cut the oval ring with Toffee Cardstock.  I used the Punny Pals stamp set and the Punny Pals Thin Cut which is available for this special!!!

Here are a couple other views:

I colored the lion with my Shin Han markers. I used the Peacock Stitched ribbon to go around the box.

The last item I used were the Gold Pearls on oval top.

If you want to take advantage of this great sale going on with 25% off our thin cut dies (and you will want to do so soon as they are only while supplies last!!) hop on over and check them all out on this LINK.

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

Happy Crafting!

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March Stamp of the Month ~ Birthday Time

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Birthday Time (S1803) a set of 26.

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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I am still in love and have not been able to break away from the Stargazer stamp sets so I decided to blend the Stargazer Scrapbooking set with Birthday Time.  

I used a background die that I had in my stash to cut the Pacifica cardstock.  I then chose Canary cardstock to back the Pacifica. I found a flame on my Cricut Subscription which I cut and then trimmed a little to get it to fit with the space ship. I used my silver embossing power on the ship and my markers to color.  For the planets I stamped the Saturn twice once in Ruby and once in Fern.  I cut the Ruby ring out and colored it in, then pieced with the Fern Saturn. I added yellow marker to the other Ruby planet.

I decided to try another background after watching this Video.  So I used watercolor paper and our inks.

I used some washi tape to hold the Water Color paper down. I then used Sapphire ink.  I squeezed the pad together while closed so ink is put onto the top. I then wet the watercolor paper and picked up ink with my brush and painted the paper.  I then did the same thing with Lemon ink but plastered the ink.  I then took my Shimmer Brush and did the same thing as the Lemon.

So for this one I also used the Stargazer Scrapbooking stamp set Fern and Ruby Inks and bitty sparkles.

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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Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink 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 pink products are part of February’s special.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the mobile idea that Close to My Heart came up with using the pinks.  It inspired me to make a Spring Home Decor.  I have made one for Fall and Summer so it was time for a “Spring” one.  Here is how it turned out.

I know it is hard to see the detail in this photo so her is a close up of two of the letters.

For this project I used 4×4 burlap tiles that I purchased about 2 years ago.  I used Bashful cardstock along with a bit of the pixie cardstock (for the base layer of the butterflies).  I wanted a bit of pattern paper so the Gimme Some Sugar pattern paper was perfect. I used the same cricut cuts for my flowers and butterflies.  I also used the Bashful Pearls for the center of the flowers. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer so I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush.

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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In Love with Velum Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our wonderful VELLUM Paper. 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 REBECCA COOMBS’ BLOG, you are on the right track!

I decided I wanted to play around with the vellum a bit.  I broke out my watercolor pencils and colored on a piece of vellum with some blues and greens.

I then took one of my water brushes and then blended the colors.

Then I used my black Momento ink to stamp the butterflies.  I will make the recommendation to try to flatten the vellum before trying to stamp so that you get a cleaner stamped image.  Here is how my card turned out.

I decided to water color the white behind the butterflies a bit.  I love the Chelsea Gardens paper pack. So I will use every opportunity to use it and those wonderful Chelsea Garden Gems & Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto DANIELLE WAGNER’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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