ABC’s Blog Hop ~ J

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “J”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “J” 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.

I was trying to decide what would be my “J” element … Juniper, Jewelry… Jewels!  Yes, Jewels, all those shinny, blingy items would be prefect to use for a project.  Now how to use them…. what about doing something similar to the Happy Canvas on page 33 of the new Seasonal Expressions 2?  Perfect…. I love the heart with the sequins on our 6 x 6 canvas but to make it mine I changed the color to Thistle and instead of using sequins, I used some of the purple (my favorite color) gems/ jewels.

ABC's J ~ Canvas ~ thistle ~ carscrapbooking.comI cut the heart from Artiste pg 51 at 3 1/2″ and the Happy is from Artbooking pg 75 and is cut at 2″.

Items used:

  • My Creations Canvas 6 x 6 Z1818
  • Cardstock ~ Thistle, Whisper & Colonial White
  • Thistle Extra Thick Twine Z3040
  • Jewels ~ Purple Jewels (retired), Sparkles Red, Pink & Purple (retired) and Purple Glitter Gems Z1936

I so love the way this turned out and it will be hung in my craft room.  Now hop on over to MARIE GOETZ’S Blog to see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing is Back

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!


This month there are 11 consultants featuring the technique ~ EMBOSSING IS BACK!  This technique is featured on page 128 of the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  Embossing is a great way to add some interest to your projects and a little shimmer.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from HALEY DYER’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I love the stamp set Smiles Begin with You A1172 and the cover of the My Creations Mini Mix Album shown on pg 17 of the new Seasonal Expressions 2.  So I decided to make a card based on this cover using white embossing powder and black cardstock.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Thistle ~ Technique Hop ~ Embossing ~
I colored the Clear Sparkles with my Peony Purple ShinHan marker to make them puple.  For my next card I then decided I wanted to create one more using Kraft cardstock with the white embossing.

So Many of My Smiles ~ Blossom ~ Embossing ~ Technique Hop ~ #catscrapbooking.comI so love the new Blossom paper pack so it was the perfect choice to use with the Kraft.

Products used for these cards:

  • Papers ~ Blossom Paper Pack X7196B, Glacier Cardstock, Thistle Fundamental Paper, Black Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock
  • Extra Thick Twine ~ Glacier Z3039 and Thistle Z3040
  • Embellishments ~ Coral Reef Sequins Z3042 and Clear Sparkles Z1752

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’S Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!


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