Sunday, March 19, 2017

Giveaway Time!

As a special celebration of my 1000th post, for every order of $50 (before tax and shipping), you will be entered in a drawing for the Cool Treats Bundle!


Now that is one "sweet" deal 😀 Orders must be placed using the current Host Code: VSS2WQ6J and be completed by March 26, 2017.
And since this is still Sale-A-Bration season, you will still earn a free SAB item with every $50 purchased also! 

Stamp Review Crew: Oh So Succulent Edition

http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2017/03/oh-so-succulent.html
Oh, so excited! This post is extra special post for me because it is my 1000th post! Wow, that is a lot of posts! And it kind of snuck up me. I really should do something special for this occasion..how about a give away?! Click here for the details.

And I adore this stamp set! Succulents are so popular right now, but I have loved them for a long, long time. They are pretty easy care, and lush and diverse in their form. I can't wait to share some fabulous projects with you 😁

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, then you have just arrived from the scintillating Sue Plote's blog,
with her simply gorgeous style!

I know there is not much stamping on these projects, but with this amazing DSP, you really don't need much.

So I discovered that the dies make awesome vellum flowers, and they are sooo pretty! And I just grabbed one of the DSP sheets, it did not even matter cuz they are all awesome! The Seaside embossing folder goes really well with the Swirly waves die here, don't you think?

The dies also make quick and easy work of masking. This is the inside of the card. Some Tip Top Taupe, Sweet Sugar Plum, and Mint Macaron succulents to match the DSP on the front.

Now, I must be the last demo on the planet to get the Curvy Keepsakes die. Seriously, why did I wait so long?!!! I love this thing! It is so easy to use, and so darn cute!

I had just a little piece of this DSP that I could not bear to throw away, so tag time!! I cut the Succulent Garden ribbon into 3 strips, added a couple tails of Thick White Bakers Twine and stitched those to the top of the tag, then added the vellum flower with a dimensional.

That's all for this hop. Come back again soon for more projects!

Are you ready to hop to the next stop? Off to Tasmania and the incredibly creative Bronwyn Eastley!

http://addinktivedesigns.com/2017/03/20/the-stamp-review-crew-oh-so-succulent/

http://thispinkrooster.blogspot.com/2017/03/stamp-review-crew-oh-so-succulent.html


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Welcome! The Artisan Design Team is back with another hop full of ideas with Dragonfly Dreams and Basket Bunch. These are both really fun, and yet really different stamp sets that both feel very much like spring 😁 Who couldn't use a little spring right now?! Somehow, this month got very busy with all kinds of things. I need to start my seeds for my garden this summer. I am looking forward to the clouds of dragonflies that we get in our yard all summer long. They eat mosquitoes, did you know that? Just one more reason to love dragonflies 😂

If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from the lovely Sylwia Schreck's blog. Beautiful work, I know!

What I have for you this time is a home decor piece. I was just messing around with the scraps on my desk, and found a bunch of 2"x9" scraps of watercolor paper. And this is what came of those scraps 😉 Here is how I made this.
  • Take four 2"x9" strips of watercolor paper, lined up so they form a 8"x9" rectangle and tape together with painter's tap on the back. 
  • Wipe with Embossing Buddy, stamp the dragonfly image in Versamark all over the rectangle. Separate the strip, and heat emboss one in Copper, one in Gold, one in Silver, and one in White.
  • On the Copper embossed piece, apply a wash of Mint Macaron, darker on the bottom fading to almost nothing at the top. Repeat with Daffodil Delight with the Gold, Emerald Envy with the Silver, and Dapper Denim with the White. Set all aside to dry.
  • Take three 1"x9" strips of  Thick Whisper White and emboss one each with the Seaside, Hexagons, and Brick Wall embossing folders. 
  • Cut a sheet of Whisper White cardstock to 8"x10", lay out the strips to alternate watercolor strip with embossed strip, adhere the embossed strips first, then the watercolored strips over the top. Put in a lovely 8"x10" frame to hang on your wall or set on a flat surface. All done!
This angle shows the embossing a little better. If you wanted a little glam on this, you could add sweeps of Clear Wink of Stella just on the dragonflies, or just on the background.

Now, if you started at the beginning, I am the last stop. If you started somewhere in the middle, be sure to keep going! You would not want to miss all of the crafty goodness 😊 Allison Okamitsu is the first stop, and she is amazing!

http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com/2017/03/artisan-mar-2.html



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