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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February Stamp of the Month ~ Sunny Thoughts

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Sunny Thoughts (S1802) a set of 13.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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.

Here are some of the supplies I used to create my card.

Here is a close up of the card:

I am so in love with the Chelsea Gardens paper pack! The colors are fabulous and for me who is not a floral person I love this pattern with the butterflies. I used the Rose Embossing Folder and Glacier ink to create the ink embossed pattern.  I also used pattern 3 from the new Make It From the Heart Volume 4  (page 10).  I used the Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems, Whimsy Ribbon, Glacier and Mink Cardstock.

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

Happy Crafting!

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 Seasonal Expressions One 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 some of the fantastic new product which has just been released.

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

Here is a close up of each half.

For this layout I used Glacier for the background and then used several of the pattern papers from Chelsea Gardens.  I used the the Chelsea Gardens Complements and the Chelsea Garden dots and gems. I also incorporated the  Chelsea Gardens -Cardmaking Stamp set.

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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Blushing Background Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting our wonderful BACKGROUND STAMP SETS. 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 PRISCILLA GOTHAM BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love some of our background stamps, in particular the paw prints. So of course I needed to crate something with this stamp set.

For this card I used the Faithful Friend and Paws stamp set. I chose pomegranate as the color to highlight next to the neutrals.  I used Heather Cardstock and the Basic Fundamentals.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto REBECCA COOMBS 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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January Stamp of the Month ~ Bloom & Grow

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Bloom & Grow (S1801) a set of 15.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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.

For this card I used and image form the Flower Market Cartridge and cut it with Saffron and Lemon.  I used Crystal Blue for the background.  I stamped the image on the a circle and then water-colored to add color. I wanted to add some shiny so I used the gold shimmer brush on the lemon cardstock.  Here is a close up:

I also created another card using this stamp set and the Flower Market Cartridge.

For this card I cut the oval on Velum and then stamped.  I added color to the back side using my Shin Han markers.

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 January 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!

You Are Here Blog Hop

Welcome to the You are Here 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 fantastic Cricut cartridge ~  You Are Here!

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

For this card I used several images you can find on page 24 (#m2762c8a, #m2762c6c, & #m2762pf7).  I used some scraps I cut like waves or snow drifts, then inked them with Crystal Blue.  I used the confetti/sparkles from Birthday Sparkles to make the snow by masking off sections.

I used the Merry Christmas Stamp set again with Crystal Blue ink.

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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December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ A Little Bit of Pun

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~A Little Bit of Pun (S1712) a set of 17.

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

I thought it would be fun to create some small valentine’s cards that my son may want to use for his school Valentine’s Day.

I started with a 2″ by 2 3/4″ white card base.  I stamped and watercolored then matted on a 2 1/4″ by 3″ color cardstock.  Then on the back side I added another white card base with to/from and happy Valentine’s Day.

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 December 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!

Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just for Fun 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 Fundamental product line!

If you are just arriving here from EMILY SARARAS 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 19 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Whimsy Fundamentals for my Card.

I just had surgery on my right arm and I am right handed so I needed to design something that would be easy to put together. I love how with all these coordinating elements make it so simple to put something together.  For this card I used the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack, Whimsy Coordinating Ribbon, Inspire Complements, and White Pearls.

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

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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Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Christmas Card 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 showcasing Christmas cards using our papers and stamps.

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

For this card I used the Berry Christmas paper pack with the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp set.  The sentiment is Merry Christmas Stamp Set and the oval is cut with oval thin cuts. I used the Berry Christmas Dots for accents.

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

Happy Crafting!

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