Saturday, August 31, 2019

Impression Obsession - Fall super cute metal things hop Day 1

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration!
The Impression Obsession Fall Die Release Celebration starts today! Each day (August 31st/September 1st ) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am. Every single blog will have a $25 gift certificate to give away for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win! All comments for all of the event days will be open until Thursday September 5th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Friday September 6th.
All of the new dies are available now! You can find them all HERE

For my card today I using the Black Eyed Susan die along with the HI die. Cut them few times from yellow, green and brown card stock and assembled them. I used Navy card stock as my base to get them to pop up against the dark background

Hop List 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Pink and Main and Paper Sweeties Blog Hop

Hi everyone.

Pink and Main is celebrating Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday with a fun hop full of inspiration!

For my card I used the Paper Sweeties Birthday Banners set and . the coordinating dies. I stamped the triangle banner twice on watercolor paper, die cut and colored.

For the sentiment I used the new Pink and Main set Special Day and die cut the sentiments using the Sentiment Strip dies.
I assembled the front and adhered to layer of Summer Splash patterned paper.

Pink & Main is giving away a special prize to one lucky commenter...
Paper Sweeties is offering 25% discount... get all the details on the PS blog.

Pink and Main Line Up

Make sure you hop along to all the blogs and leave comments for a chance to win. Winner will be announced on Wednesday, August 28th on the Pink & Main blog. Must leave a comment on each stop.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hero Arts: Oh What Fun Catalog Release, Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi everyone!
Today is the day! The new Hero Arts winter catalog products are live on the Hero Arts website and we are celebrating with a hop and giveaway!!! 

If you are following the hop, you have probably arrived from Emily Midgett's blog and your next stop will be the fabulous Janette Kausen.
Today I have few fun projects to share with you!

My first card features the new Merry Christmas Banner die, I cut it out from gold shimmer card stock and adhered to a background I made using card stock strips in: Peony, Cherry red, Pesto and Palm.

 Next is a card using the From the Vault Winter Joy stamp set and coordinating frame cuts, along with the Merry Christmas Cover plate, that I cut the top off.

Then, a cute little card using the Birch Forest Background stamp combined with the Winter Forest Animals set and the coordinating frame cuts.

And last but not the least, I have a card using the Color Layering Peace stamp set!

Blog Hop Giveaway: Hero is giving away  $50 gift cards to the Hero Arts shop to two lucky winners drawn from all comments left across the hop. Comment by August 31 at 11:59 PST. Winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Blog Hop List

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crafty Friends Blog Hop: Concord and 9th

Hi everyone!
Welcome to our first monthly Crafty Friends Blog hop!
Who are the crafty friends? We are group of talented, crafty, stampers who all share a similar crafty beginning and want to show our amazing projects to all of you!
Each month we will be focusing on a specific brand or company that we all love and this months surprise, surprise is is CONCORD and 9TH!!! You already know how much I love Concord and 9th!
We have exciting things to share from other brands in the coming months, so be sure to stay tuned.

For my card today I HAD to use one of the turnabout stamps, and since I LOVE butterflies I had to use the Butterfly Love turnabout and stamped it in Tiara, Aquatini, Lime Rickey and Coral Cabana. Next I stamped the sentiment from Filled in Florals set on Bellini card stock and embossed in white, then die cut using the coordinating die. Assembled the card. I added circle of vellum under the sentiment to make it pop up little bit more.

And, to celebrate with us Concord and 9th is offering 20% discount to our readers! See code below!!!! 

And if you are following the hop, you have probably arrived from Tanya Boser blog and your next stop is Maria Willis

Ilina Crouse - that's me

Friday, August 16, 2019

Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps and MISTI Collaboration

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday! Today we are celebrating collaboration between Sweet n Sassy stamps and My Sweet Petunia, and we are celebrating with a hop and of course prizes! 
If you are following the hop, then you should have arrived from Stephanie Severin blog and your next stop will be Giovana Smith.

To make my card I used two sets from Sweet'N'Sassy stamps Peony Cluster and Scripty Thoughts .
I used my MISTI to stamp the image with Watermark ink onto cold press watercolor paper. I stamped few times to have nice coverage, then embossed in white. Watercolored with Tombow markers and set it aside. 
Stamped the sentiment onto Pebble card stock and embossed in white. Using my Cut And Align tool I cut the sentiment then assembled the card

Prizes: Each company is giving away $50 gift certificate. Winners will be drawn from across all coments. Winners will be announced on August 27th
Full Hop List

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Partners: Pink Fresh Studio & Hero Arts Blog Hop + giveaway!

Hi everyone!
Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years, and we are honored and humbled that Pinkfresh Studio is sharing in the celebration! A special “Partners” Hero Arts + Pinkfresh Studio stamp set is available on the Hero Arts Website, also it is available on the Pinkfresh Studio website!!
This is an amazing 6x8 stamp set called You Make a Difference! The flowers are amazing also the sentiments included in the set, they speak tons to me! 

So, we are celebrating this partnership and release with a hop and giveaway. So if you are following the hop then you should have come from Heather's blog and your next stop will be Ivana!

For my card I stamped the big flourish onto watercolor paper using watermark and embossing ink, then embossed in white. I watercolored it using Zig clean color real brush markers. Set it aside to dry.
In mean time I stamped the sentiment onto vellum using watermark ink and embossed in white. Trimmed to size and adhered to the watercolored panel. To finish it off I adhered it to Pebble note card using fun foam

And it's not celebration without give aways! So we have 3 prizes this time!
There will be 3 prizes, drawn from comments left across the blog hop:
- One winner will receive the stamp set!
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts

You have until Sunday, August 18 to leave their comments, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Full Hop List 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios: August Release is Live

Hi everyone!
Happy Thursday! Today is the 14th of the month which means it's time for the Picket Fence Studios new release. As with every release, this one is another amazing one! 
It's mainly about Fall and Halloween!
Here are few samples I made! 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Impression Obsession: Old is New

Hi everyone,

Sometimes we get so busy with new released stamps that we forget about our old favorites. The Impression Obsession team has set aside a couple days a month to share some new projects using some great older stamps. You can see the list of today’s participants on the Impression Obsession blog.

For my card today I created an alcohol ink background on Yupo paper, then stamped the Lions using Versamark and embossed in Black. Next stamped the Don't look back sentiment and also embossed in black.
Trimmed the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4" and adhered to top folding black note card.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hero Arts: Follow Your Dreams

Hi everyone! 
I hope you love the August release as much as I do! One my my favorite sets from the release is Dragons and Unicorns. I LOVE LOVE the unicorns in this set. 
I started by stamping the unicorn on Dove White card stock and colored with copics. Die cut and set it aside. 
I stamped sentiment using Watermark ink and embossed in white. Trimmed to size.
Cut Star confetti die from Dove White cardstock and layered onto piece of white glitter card stock. Die cut circle from vellum and assembled my card onto top folding Dove White note card. 

Impression Obsession: Moody Blues

Hi stampers!
Welcome to another Impression Obsession challenge. This round it's called Moody Blues. Blue is my favorite color, so this was perfect for me. 
Visit the Impression Obsession blog to find a full list of designers who are playing along and for more inspiration. 
For my card today I decided to use the Poinsettia stamp along with the Merry Christmas die. I stamped the image onto cold press watercolor paper with Watermark ink and embossed in white. Then watercolored it with Dr Ph Martin's Radiant Liquid watercolors. Once dry I sprayed with Glitter dust spray.
I die cut 3 times the sentiment from white card stock, adhered all layers together, let it dry then sprayed with the glitter spray and adhered to the watercolored panel.
I used fun foam to adhere the panel to top folding white note card. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Thermoweb, Picket Fence & MISTI Trifecta + Giveaways

Today we are doing three-way collaboration with  My Sweet Petunia,  Picket Fence Studios and Thermoweb!

Be sure and visit their blogs for tons of designer inspiration in our hop today, and comment for a chance to win $25 shopping sprees from all three companies

All three companies have items that I can't live without in my craft space and always come in handy: MISTI too, Life Changing Brushes, Pixie Spray, Glitter Spray and so on.

For today's projects I was playing with few of the products!!!
I used the Metalix medium, the Transfer Gel Medium, some rainbow foil, Pixie spray, my MISTI of course, Picket Fence stamps, dies and stencils.
For my first card I stamped the Vortex of Hearts in Watermark ink, embossed with Ultra fine clear embossing powder and applied rainbow deco foil.

For the next two I used the Peacock Mandala stencil and applied Deco Foil Transfer Gel on one and MetalIx pearlescent medium on the second one. For the transfer Gel one, once it was dried I applied Opal Deco foil.
All supplies and details about the hop are on the bottom of this post

All three companies are giving away $25 shopping sprees, so just leave us a comment to be entered to win all three! 

Be sure and stop by the  My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios Blog and the Thermoweb Blog and all our designers below for more inspiration and more chances to win! Thanks for stopping by!
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