April Stamp of the Month ~ O-fish-ally Awesome

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~O-Fish-Ally Awesome (S2004) a set of 37.

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

I love this stamp set! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to make a Pop Up Shadow Box card with it. If you want to see the basics on how this was made you can check out this post for directions.

There are actually two layers in the middle. I did do a lot of fussy cutting but it was totally worth it! I was inspired by the card in the catalog which shows the port hole window. I did use a bit of Waterfall Stickles and Golden Rod Stickles with the treasure chest. I also used Glacier, Daisy White and Peach cardstock. I used the Seas the Day paper pack.

I also created a layout with the stamp set.

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 APRIL 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!

Technique Hop – Distressed Much?

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring Distressing techniques. Distress is giving (furniture, leather, or clothing) simulated marks of age and wear or in our case 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. 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 started with a piece of almond cardstock and distressed it. I used toffee re-inker and water. Here are some pictures of what I did.

Step 1 ~ I used my All-Purpose mat and added a few drops of Toffee Re-Inker. I then spritz with water. Step 2 ~ I then smooshed the Almond Cardstock into the re-inker and water. Step 3 ~ Is what It looked like. I did another one and spritz the paper before smooshing it. So you can see the two in the last photo.

Once the paper dried I tore part a portion, then crumpled it. I then used a sponge and Toffee ink to go over the creases to give it more of a weathered look.

The rest of the cardstock I used the Under the Sea Embossing Folder and then cut as the base for the shaker with the Shaker Window and Thin Cuts. The pattern paper if from the Seasonal Mix-in and I paired with Glacier cardstock as I like the way it looked with the mint pattern paper. I used the new Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp Set and thin cuts. I added a few of the Loose Crafty Sequins which are still available.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Valerie Kapsha’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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March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the March – April Idea Book.

Today 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 using products from the new March-April Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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 and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to use the super cute cookoo clock stamp set called Around the Clock stamp set. I used the coordinating Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts. I used the Love of Color book to help me pick my colors. I started with Sweet Leaf and added Peacock, Saffron, Linen and Mink. I wanted to make this a birthday card and love the sentiment “a little birdie told me” and wanted it’s your birthday. So I used my computer and typed what I wanted then ran some linen cardstock through my printer and cut it to the size I wanted. I added a couple of gold gems.

Here is a quick video to show you the card.

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!


March Stamp of the Month ~ Family Legacy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~FAMILY LEGACY (S2003) a set of 17.

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

I have to be honest in saying Vintage/Heritage is not my thing. I appreciate it but it is something I struggle with so this stamp set and the Yesterday and Today papers are not really in my wheel house. But I am up for a challenge and here is what I came up with.

For this card I used Espresso for the base and used the Yesterday & Today Paper Pack. I used the floral stamp to create the pattern on the middle of the card. I stamped Espresso on the pattern paper. I also inked all the edges in of the papers in Espresso ink. I used the Oval Stitched Thin Cut for the sentiment. The flower is from the Yesterday & Today Sticker Sheet, which I used my watercolor brush with Sangria ink to color. The leaves are from the Yesterday & Today Velum, which I colored with Fern ink.

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!

Stamptacular Stamp and Thin Cut Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop!

Today 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 using products which are part of the Stamptacular Stamp and Thin Cut Sale. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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

One of my favorite stamps is the Remarkable Wreath. I was so excited that they brought it back for this sale!!! You will definitely want to check out this amazing sale as there are some wonderful stamps that have been brought back from the past. Decided to create a card using the Seasonal Mix in papers and the Spruced Up papers. I focused on Sangria and Julep. I used Mink for the base. To stamp the wreath I used Expresso and Sangia. I then added a bit of Glisten Stickles to the center of each of the flowers. I used a sketch I found on Pinterest.

Your next stop is along this hop is BRENDA LAPP’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today. Please share your thought with me before you go.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Color Your World

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are having fun coloring in images with colored pencils, markers, etc. I have been wanting to play with the Keep Your Head Up stamp set which was created as a fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross. All proceeds from the sale of this stamp set go to the support the Australian Red Cross. 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 HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I used pattern 5 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4. I used the Seasonal Mix-In papers for the base. I used Wisteria cardstock to mat the Daisy White. I used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts on the Daisy White. I then stamped the heart in Black Pigment Ink then used Clear Embossing powder. I also added some Wisteria Ribbon to the bottom.

Here is a close up of the stamped image. I used 13 of our Tri-blend markers to color this image and if you add in the fact that there are 3 shades of each marker that is a lot of different colors used! I am loving our markers and if you have not tried them you should.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Darlys Recker’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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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Cherishing Her

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Cherishing Her (S2002) a set of 23.

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

This stamp set has such a wonderful bouquet of flowers that you will want to make as a focal point on your artwork. Here is what I came up with.

I wanted to create a card with the bouquet as the focus so I started with the one on the right. I decided to play with the new Holographic papers to stamp some of the flowers.

I fussy cut the bouquet and colored it with our Tri-blend markers. I stamped the flowers on the Dreamy Holographic papers and the Oasis Holographic papers. I used Stazon Ink and then fussy cut. I used the Seasonal Mix-in papers and a bit of Black shimmer trim. This cards pattern is number 9 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4.

For this card I stamped a portion of the bouquet around the edges ad then colored them. I used the brush stroke stamp from the Can’t Get Enough stamp set. I used Lagoon ink for the strokes and to mat behind the flowers.

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!

New Product Blog Hop ~ January – February

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the January – February Idea Book.

Today 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 using products from the new January-February Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KIM LOEWEN’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 love the I Chews You gum-ball machine image and knew I wanted to make a birthday card with it. So here is what I came up with. I used the I Chews You Stamp set and thin cuts along with the Say It in Style stamp set for the sentiments around the spinner. The pattern paper is the Seasonal Mix in.

I used a punch from my stash that was 1/2″ to make the gumballs in Pixie, Clover, Bluebird, Candy Apple, and Lemonade, but it could be done with a Cricut as well. I also used the Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts.

I fussy cut the base of the gum-ball machine. In order to line up the opening on the base I used the negative from the base and then laid the Card Front over it.

I have to admit I have struggled getting the spinner part stamped the way I think it should look. I want the spin me to be showing when there is a sentiment showing in the window and an arrow when if I use something else. So I came up with this template.

I was able to mark where I would like the spin me or arrow to go in relation to where I will stamp. I then took this one off and placed the one I plan to stamp on the paper.

It worked perfectly!!!

For the inside I used the Birthday Greetings stamp set and added a couple of gum-balls.

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!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Terrific Treats

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on fun treats.   With Valentines just around the corner I thought I would make a few Valentine treat holders. 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 HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I actually made two different styles. The first on I am going to show you is a Double Ghirardelli Treat Holder that I found on Pinterest by the Robin Griffin.

I used the Oh My Heart papers to make these. I also used the cute sweet hearts from the I Chews You stamp set along with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts. I used the white ribbon at the top and the Soft Pink Shimmer Trim at the bottom of the left one.

To make this adorable envelope you will need a 6 inch square of patten paper. Then fold along the diagonal. Then you will score at 1/2 inch along the long folded edge of the triangle (Step 1). Then you will rotate your folded triangle and score at 2 3/4 inches. Flip and score again on the other side at 2 3/4 inches (Step 2). Then open up and fold along the 2 3/4 scores folding into the center (Step 3). Then you will create a “W” with the 1/2 inch scores (Step 4). I used some adhesive to attach the tops together and then punched a hole for the ribbon.

The second treat holders are these cute mailboxes. I found them on Pinterest by Helen Griffin.

I used the Oh My Heart Papers, with Glacier, Candy Apple, Ballerina, and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Oh My Heart stamp set to make the flags with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts.

Then papers you will need is the Base to make the box in 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ . The base will make a box by following the steps below. Score the 1 3/8″ and 4 1/4″ along the long side (Step 1). Then score at 1 3/8″ and 2 3/4″ along shorter side (Step 2). The you will want to cut at an angle the scores which are perpendicular to the long side (Step3). This will help to make the box fold neater. Once you have done this to all four sides and trimmed the end it will look like the image in Step 4.

The patterned paper will need to be 6″ x 2 7/8″. you will score along the long side at 3/4″ and 5 1/4″. This will be attached to a bottom piece which is 1 1/2″ X 2 7/8″

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS. CARRIE’S CREATIONS 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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Oh My Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh My Heart Blog Hop!

Today 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 OH MY HEART promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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

For this card I used the Oh My Heart papers and the Oh My Heart Stamp Set. I also used the Acrylic Hearts and the Soft Pink Shimmer Trim. I also used the new Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts.

For this card I used the Oh My Heart papers and the Oh My Heart Stamp Set. I also used the Say it in Style stamp set for the sentiment. I used the the new Scalloped Thin Cut which I paired with the Basic thin cut circles.

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

Happy Crafting!

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