May/June New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the May/June New Product 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 from the new May-June 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 17consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I absolutely love the Aurora papers and stamp sets!!! Particularly living here in Colorado! I love the set of 5 cards that I created using the These are my People, so I decided to use those 5 card layouts to make cards with the Aurora papers. If you want to see the original cards you can find them HERE.

For this card I used Evergreen cardstock with the Aurora papers. I used the Aurora – Scrapbooking Stamp set with A Little Sentiment stamp set. I added a couple of the Blue Seas the Day dots.

For this card I used the Stamp of the Month stamp set for the sentiment. The trees are from the Aurora – Scrapbooking Stamp set using 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping.

With this card I used Charcoal and Evergreen ink to rock-n-roll the stamp of the wolf image. I then came back and used the Gold Shimmer Brush to color the moon. I also made a stencil with 3 stars that I used with Texture paste that I colored with Evergreen Ink. I did used Linen cardstock for the wolf image.

I used the same technique of stamping in Charcoal ink the using Evergreen on the edges. I did add one of the Gold Glitter Gems for the center of the sun. I did add a bit of sapphire burlap ribbon which has been retired. I doodled with the Pewter journaling pen to add more dimension.

For this card I used the rock-n-roll technique with the image. The sentiment comes from the Stamp of the Month stamp set for May. I used my Pewter Journaling pen to doodle around the white cardstock.

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!

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop – Blue Skies

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month 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 from the May National Scrapbooking Special ~ Blue Skies. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATHY BURROWS 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 and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this layout I used the Green Apple cardstock offered with this set as the base. I love the glossy pattern! I used several of the Blue Skies pattern papers and the stickers. I used a few of the red Seas the Day Dots for accents.

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!

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – Time to Celebrate

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ TIME TO CELEBRATE a set of 28.

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

I LOVED the tutorial that Miss. Carrie’s Creations shared HERE showing how you can make totally different cards using the same Cricut Cut. I decided to replicate it for the most part using the Stamp of the Month and the new Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

I used the Everyday Memories Cricut cuts. I stretched the cuts to change it from a 4.25″ to 5.5″. I used the white ribbon along the top and added one of the Acrylic Hearts.

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

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Heat it Up

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Heat. I think about Heat embossing. This technique is a great way to add texture and can help when using markers or watercolors to keep the colors from bleeding over. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to play with Fairy Tale Magic Stamp set. I started with Daisy White cardstock that I used the large Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to make the stitched base. I used a stencil that I had created this past fall for a halloween card you can see the stencil HERE, it is basically a circle and a rectangle negative. I started by using White Pigment Ink and then Heat Embossed with White Embossing Powder on the sparkles and sentiments. I then held the circle stencil in place and sponged Pixie & Thistle ink. I then used the rectangle negative and sponged Canary Ink. I then stamped the fairy with Black Pigment Ink on velum and then used Clear Embossing powder.

To color the fairy I used Triblend Markers for the hair and skin, by coloring the back of the fair. I then used the shimmer brushes to color the rest. I used Julep, Peach and Clear. I also splattered the Clear Shimmer brush on the base. I am not sure if you can really appreciate it in this photo.

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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These are My People Blog Hop

Welcome to the These are My People 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 from the new April special ~ These are My People. 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 18 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided that I wanted to do something with my card making abilities during this time of Staying Home. I know that crafting keeps me sane and it does the same for you. I have been able to complete a bunch of layouts and was feeling great about that. But I really wanted to do something for others. My son’s school was collecting notes and pictures to give to essential workers. I decided that I was going to drop off some cards at a Retirement/Assisted living facility here in Arvada, CO. I googled the one closest to me and called. I asked if this would be alright and how many residents did they have. So I had a challenge for myself to make 110 cards to lift others spirits. I got to work. I used the These are my People papers to make 15 of the 110 cards. Here they are in closer detail.

For this card I used the Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts for the sentiment. I used the Let the Good Times Roll stamp set for the sentiment. I inked the edge with Pixie. I added some bling with the Pink Shimmer Trim and Pink Taffeta Stickles.

For this card I used the Joy by Melissa Esplin stamp set for the sentiment. I used my journaling pen to doodle and added a few drops of Pink Taffeta Stickles.

I used the Let the Good Times Roll stamp set for the sentiment and one of the flowers to stamp tone on tone with Pixie. I added some bling with Pink Taffeta Stickles.

For this card I used the Joy by Melissa Esplin stamp set for the sentiment. I also used the Let the Good Times Roll stamp set and added Pink Taffeta Stickles.

With this card I used the Pink Shimmer Trim and Pink Taffeta Stickles. I did use a retired stamp from the Random Acts of Cardness as the sentiment was perfect.

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.

Happy Crafting!

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!

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