Technique Blog Hop – Paper-Layering

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on layers.   This could be layering of stamps or papers. 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 KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to go with layering of papers. I love the Paper Pal Christmas Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, but I have not played with them yet. I know they will be great for layouts so I decided to make a card.

I used the Seasonal mix-in papers. I added some shimmer with the Red Shimmer trim and a few of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins. I used Tri-blend markers to color him. You start with the Paper Pal stamp and thin cuts and then you have to layer his pants, jacket, beard and hat. The end result is a super cute Santa!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TAMARA SANDWISCH’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November-December New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases the New Products from the November/December Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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

I have been on a kick using the Cedar & Pine – Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I really love this nutcracker!! With the ability to change mustaches, hats, add a drum, and even ink color for the hair. You can watercolor him or use markers. I went with watercolors. I stamped him in black pigment ink then used clear embossing powder. The tree is from Complete Creativity and was cut using both sided of Evergreen cardstock.

I then used the Gold Embellishing Thread to wrap around the tree. I then created ornaments with Stickles, I used Christmas Red, Green, and Golden Rod.

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!

November SOTM Blog Hop ~ Family Time

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring November’s stamp of the month ~ FAMILY TIME (S1911) a set of 18.

If you are coming here from JEN RUBIO’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 know this stamp set will be great for scrapbooking but I wanted to see if I could incorporate into a card.

I used New England Ivy for background and the strip paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in Papers. I used the flower and leaf stamp from the Family Time Stamp set. I used Smoothie, Sapphire, Canary and New England Ivy inks. The sentiment is from the Joy Stamp Set. The circle is one of the Stitched Circle Thin Cuts. I used the White Burlap Ribbon and Julep Glitter Gems for accents.

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 NOVEMBER 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!

Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cheer Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our HOLIDAY CHEER Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I used the Digital cuts that are included with the HOLIDAY CHEER special to cut the snow globe out of the Silver Foil Paper. The Sapphire cardstock was embossed with the new Snowflake Embossing Folder. I also used the Holiday Trimming Stamp Set to stamp the Happy Holidays. I used White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing power. I did do this prior to using the snowflake embossing folder. I then wrapped Silver Embellishing Thread around the bottom. I used the Whimsical Holiday stamp set with Bluebird, Carolina and Sapphire inks to stamp the stars and snowflakes. I mixed the blue sequins from the Loose Craft On and Silver Sequins.

I also made up a few of the tag/ornaments as the special intended. I love that there is a variety of options with this special.

I had to make one as an ornament of my son. I love that this can be the perfect gift for a grandparent one just for us to hang on our tree. I picked out some of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins and mixed with Silver Sequins.

Here is another with the Gold Sequins and Gold Glitter Paper.

Here is one more. I used the Dark Red Marker to color the base then went over it with the Red Shimmer Brush.

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!

Technique Hop – “Back to the Basics!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on going back to the basics.   There are so many basic stamp techniques that we often forget about such as rock & roll technique, random stamping, masking, and second generation just to name a few. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I thought I would showcase Random Stamping. This is a great way to make your own pattern papers. The trick is to think about stamping in a triangle when stamp the images.

I used the moon, stars and clouds from the  Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I used the new Tri Blend Spectum Noir markers to color the witch and make her striped leggings.

I used some Black shimmer trim behind the Lagoon stamped sentiment. I also used the Black Shimmer Brush to fill in the larger star. I also used Diamond Stickles to fill in the moons.

On the inside of the card I used the masking technique. To do this technique you use a Post-it note or tape to cover a portion of the stamped image. Then ink the stamp, remove the tape or Post-it and stamp on paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our SPOOKTACULAR Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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 8 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed this layout to showcase the photos from our Pumpkin Carving carving party. I though I would show you it with out the photos first.

Here it is with our photos.

Here is the left hand page. I used pattern 18 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. The pumpkin carving cut is a SVG file from my Silhouette. I used the Spooktacular papers and coordinating Stickers.

Here is the right side.

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

Happy Crafting!

October SOTM Blog Hop ~ Autumn Air

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~ AUTUMN AIR (S1910) a set of 14.

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

I love fall!!! It is my FAVORITE time of year. I have been having a lot of fun playing with this stamp set.

So I love the Build a Plaid Stamp Set so I decided to make a couple of fall feeling plaids. I used Fern, Saffron, and Paprika inks to create the two plaids.

For this card, I created the plaid then using the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts. I added the corrugated paper from Hawthorn and used French Vanilla, Fern, and Paprika cardstock. I used the Copper Tinsel Embossing powder with my VersaMark Ink to stamp the “is in the air”. I used the White Burlap Ribbon with a button from my stash!

With this card I used the Build a Plaid Stamp Set to create the background plaid. I then stamped the Fall and the acorns with Espresso Pigment Ink. I then used ton on ton for the leaves then fussy cut them.

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 OCTOBER 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!

Share the Seasons Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share the Season Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our Share the Seasons promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATY TAYLOR’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 and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I tried to think of new ways to use this special. Here is what I came up with…

For my fall card I to cut down the squares to make it look like a shaker. I used the leaves from the Give Thanks stamp set. I used the binder clip cut to stamp the sentiment. The letters and binder clip stamp are from the Give Thanks stamp set. I stamped the letters using Versamark and then used Copper Embossing powder. I used Paprika and Hawthorn for the base. I added a bit of the Sangria Ribbon. The outdoor sky effect was accomplished by sponging Carolina and Pebble inks onto Daisy White.

I wanted to create another window type scene and use our new Create with Creativity Cricut Collection. I used the folded trees and the tis the season cuts. I copied an idea from Miss. Carrie’s Creations, she used the cut as a stencil. I did the same and sponged Bluebird and Carolina inks on Daisy White Cardstock. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin cut to cut out the sponged image. I added a bit of gold with the Stickles on the stars and in the circles on the trees. I also added a bit of Gold Embellishing Thread to the clip.

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!

Technique Hop – “It’s in the Script!”

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on It’s in the Script.   With the release of our the idea book came a brand new product line ~ Melissa Eplsin penmanship guide and her own stamp sets!!  I have always wanted to learn how to do cool penmanship as like most people, I am super critical of my own. While I have great intentions to practice with this guide, I have now made the time that I have wanted. Now that my son is back in school I should be able to find the time. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I made a card about a month ago using the cool chevron technique that Close to My Heart shared. You can find my original card HERE along with the link to what Close to My Heart shared. I had a lot of the zig-zags left over so I cut a few new colors with Goldrush, Green Apple and Lemonade to make it more Halloween inspired. I then used the Months by Melissa Esplin stamp set to stamp October. I used Black Pigment Ink and then used Clear Embossing powder. The hat is from Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I added a bit of bling with Silver Stickles on the buckle of the hat and a few loose Silver Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!

New Idea Book ~ September/October

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our NEW SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’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 and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had so much fun playing with the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. This is one of my favorites stamp sets!!!! Here is a few cards using some fall colors.

This was the first one I created. I used the Toffee, Saffron, Sangria, and Sapphire ink and random stamped the coffee rings from the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used Hawthorn paper pack for the sleeve on the Sapphire cup. I also added the beautiful sangria ribbon but since it is too thick I cut it in half and it worked out great.

This was the second one I created using Almond, Goldrush, Peacock and Espresso colors. I used my Espresso Pigment ink for the stamped images. I used the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts and Autumn Blessing Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used my watercolor paints to add the splatter to the French Vanilla cardstock. I also played with the Build a Plaid Stamp Set to create the plaid behind the coffee cup.

My final card is the same design idea as the first, but uses the Hawthorn paper pack for the base. I featured Sangria, Saffron, Black, Pebble and French Vanilla. I used Mink Twine in place of the Sangria Ribbon.

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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