Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share a Smile 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 adorable Punny Pals stamp set and the Thin Cuts that are only available this month.

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER 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 love the 3 x 3 cards that are available for this months Operation Smile promotion.  The cards kit is fabulous but you can totally design your own.

I chose to use Falling For You paper pack and accent with the G0ld Glitter paper.   I cut the Goldrush circle at 1 3/4 inch and used the 2 inch circle die to cut the gold glitter. I used watercolors to color the cute puppy.

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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Share the Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share the Love Blog Hop!

12642710_10153360857702686_7523056129671873128_nToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the exclusive Share the Love stamp set CC1060.  This stamp set is special in so many ways, not only is it adorable but $7 of every stamp set sold goes to Operation Smile.

If you are just arriving her from JEANIE BURCH’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 26 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Share the LoveI love the camera so that became the source of my inspiration.

Film Strip Card ~ Share the Love ~ You make me Smile ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the inside of the card.

Film Strip Card ~ Share the Love inside ~ You make me Smile ~ CatScrapbooking.comTo make the card base I used the Film Label from Artistry #M41706E  I took two of them and welded them together then added a score line.  I then used the layer and made it a tad smaller so the card base would show around the edges.  I then made a duplicate and hid the contour lines of the small rectangles on the inside one.  Since this is the Share the Love blog hop, I am going to share with you my design for the card base just click HERE.  I used the Rock-n-roll technique to ink the center camera on White Daisy cardstock.  I first inked in Slate then rolled in Black ink.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now it is time to move onto your next stop on the hop, which 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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Everything ABC’s ~ X

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “X”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “X” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S Blog then you are in the right place.   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 Linda’s blog HERE.

The letter “X” is especially challenging when you are trying to thing of how it can relate to crafting so I am going to stretch it a bit.  I have been working on items for the craft fair I am participating in which is today ~ EEK.  I have been so busy preparing and hoping things will sell well as this is the first time I have done one.  Anyway, I have been working on holiday goodies and since Christmas is some times shortened to X-Mas, I am going to go with that as my “X” element.  Along with the eXcitement that has been building for this Craft Fair.  Now for my project:Animal Greetings ~ Holiday Treat Topper ~ Cat

Here is a close up of each of the animals.Moose Treat Topper ~ Animal Greetings ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Racoon Holiday Treat Topper ~ Animal Greetings ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Bear Holiday Treat topper ~ Animal Greetings ~ CatScrapbooking.com

I so love those cute little critters on the Operation Smile Stamp Set Animal Greeting D1679.  Not only is the stamp set just adorable with every stamp set sold CTMH will donate $7 to Operation Smile!!!  I wanted to make them festive for the holidays so I cut little Santa hats for them.  I did this using a SVG file with my Silhouette.  I used Momento ink to stamp the moose, raccoon and bear on the watercolor paper circles.  Then I used the watercolors to color them.  I found these 1X8″ plastic sleeves which I filled with M&M’s and tied them on using some ribbon.  I just think they are adorable and hope the shoppers do too.

Now it is time to hop on over to DONNA LONG’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Operation Smile ~ Happy Everything Blog Hop

Welcome to the Happy Everything Blog Hop!

HappyToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the Happy Everything Stamp set which is a special stamp set which benefits Operation Smile.  This stamp set is only offered for the life of the Seasonal Expression 2 idea book which ends on August 31, 2015.  For every stamp set sold Close to My Heart will donate $3 to Operation Smile, so be sure to order yours soon!1507+Happy+Everything

If you are just arriving her from LISA PLUMER’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 31 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

It was hard to pick which of the stamps in this set I wanted to used.  I have designed a couple cards with the Happy Everything sentiment so I knew I wanted to do something different. Then what jumped into my mind was the bee and to use the Boken technique (which by now you know I am sort of hooked on 🙂 ).

Happy Everything ~ Operation Smile ~ Boken Technique ~ catscrapbooking.com

I used Honey, Whisper and Black ink on Colonial White to create the base.  I then used Colonial White ink to create the circles.  I then came back over the base with Black pigment ink and stamped the bee, the bee trail and sentiment.

Happy Everything card detail ~ operation smile ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is a close up so you can see the Honey Fundamental paper with the honeycomb pattern which was backed by the Black Shimmer trim Z1809 to give a little pop.  I used the black sequins from the Mini-Melody Accents Black Collection Z1862.

Your next stop on the hop is JENNY GILBERT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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