Everything ABC’s ~ Letter E

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “E”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “E” 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 at the bottom of this post.

Today I designed a card featuring the ENDEARING Balloon Animals, more specifically the ELEPHANT.  I used EGGPLANT Fundamental papers from the ENCHANTMENT pack.

ABC's E ~ Balloon Animals Elephant ~ Shaker Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the rock-n-roll technique to stamp the Elephant, first stamping in Whisper then rolling in Slate.  I stamped the confetti in Eggplant in first generation and second generation along with Gypsy.

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

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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Balloon Animals ~ Sock Monkey

I fell in love with this AWESOME card designed by Artsy Margi ~ Check it out HERE.  She saw the adorable monkey on the Balloon Animals as a sock monkey which is so clever.  So of course I wanted to give it a try.  Here is my take ~

Balloon Animals Monkey ~ Share the Love ~ Sock Monkey ~ CatScrapbooking.comI combined the two exclusive stamp sets which are only available this month ~ Balloon Animals S1602 and Share the Love CC1060 .  I followed Artsy Margi in using Chocolate ink and Desert Sands to create the sock monkey.  I stamped two monkeys one in each color.  I then cut the Desert Sands and pieced it on the Chocolate.
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Since the Balloon Animals and Share the Love stamp sets are only available this month, be sure to order yours before they are gone!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Kissing is for Stamping

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!12654374_10153385335867934_7561329688020540845_n

This month we are featuring the Kissing Technique!  Have you heard of this technique??  Well the way it works is you ink up one stamp then take a second stamp with no ink and touch or kiss the inked stamp.  The result is a pattern on the stamp image.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I haven not used this technique a lot but have tried it a couple of times.  Decided to make those adorable balloon animals in this months stamp of the month have a pattern.  Check it out…

Kissing Technique ~ Penelope ~ Balloon Animals ~ Celebrate ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can see that the Elephant and Horse have polka-dots.  I inked up the elephant then using the cluster of dots from the Balloon Animals stamp set I randomly stamped the inked elephant stamping the dots off on a piece of scratch paper between each “kiss”.  Then once the entire elephant was random stamped, I then stamped the elephant. I repeated the process for the horse too.

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Now hop on over to PRISCILLA GOTHAM ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Balloon Animals ~ Bunny

Have you seen the adorable Stamp of the Month for February??? As you know every month Close to My Heart offers one stamp set which is only available that month and can be purchased for $5 with any qualifying $50 order.   And this months is do cute!!!!12357011_10208347768278067_8488060602575456311_o Here is a cute bunny card.

Balloon Animals ~ bunny ~ hip hip hooray ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the list of supplies used to make this card:

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month ~ Balloon Animals

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Balloon Animals (S1602) a set of 13.

FebSOTM2016If you are coming here from VICKIE ODELL’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 over 35 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.12357011_10208347768278067_8488060602575456311_o

Don’t you just love these adorable balloons???? I love them! Here is the card that I came up with.Balloon Animals ~ Jungle card ~ Birthday Card ~ artistry ~ embossed ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I punched three 1 1/2″ circles into a wood grain embossed cardstock.  I used the rock-n-roll technique with a twist on the animals.  The monkey was inked in Desert Sand then rolled in Chocolate.  I then came back with a tissue and removed a bit of the ink on the nose.  I then took a dauber with Champagne and inked the nose.  The giraffe was inked in Saffron and then rolled in Saddle.  The elephant was inked in Whisper then rolled in Slate.  I then took a tissue and removed a little of the ink in the ears, then using the dauber added a little Cotton Candy.  Then each animal was fussy cut.  The leaves are Artistry leaf #m411e88 and leaf border #m418c8f.

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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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