Thursday, April 21, 2016

Stampin' Friends April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends April Blog Hop.  If you are joining us from Lynn's blog, thanks for checking the rest of us out!  Below we have all the blog hopper's links listed, but you can click the NEXT button to visit Kirsteen's blog.  Plus....... keep reading and hopping along for a chance to win a bunch of new crafty prizes!

We are excited to welcome our three guest hoppers for this month.  The creations they have made are definitely worth checking out.

Robyn Rasset
Kristal Bell
Melanie Coverston

This month's hop theme is "Animals".  I must admit when I first heard this, I was a little stumped as I do not do a lot of cards or projects that have animals on them outside of butterflies.  I had it on the brain so much that I woke up one morning and had dreamed of the card I wanted to make.  Have you ever had something like that happen to you?  LOL...

My card has a a hippity hoppity Frog.... you just have to smile.  I love the color combination of the green and bright yellow.  I used three different Stampin' Up Stamp sets with this card - Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge and You're Sublime.

I used Cucumber Crush and Daffodil Delight for my color combination. 

 I colored in the little toad using my blender pen and the Cucumber Crush color.  I stamped the Chevron's in the Daffodil Delight and splattered the top with the Gorgeous Grunge set in Cucumber Crush.  I used linen thread, flags and sequins as accent pieces to the card.  I popped the lovely little froggy with dimensionals.    

This card would be so cute to brighten someone's day.  

For my project, I created a Frog Prince using the Playful Pals Bundle.  

I stayed with my color combination and used a pencil to stamp the little circles on the base of the frog.  

This would be a perfect little treat holder or party favor for a birthday bash.  

I really had a lot of fun with this challenge.

I am so glad that you joined me this month and hope that you will continue to "HOP" on down the line.  

I hope you have enjoyed my little frogs!  Don't forget to participate in the giveaway!

Continue on the hop and increase your chances of winning by commenting on everyone's posts.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe

Welcome to the April OSAT Blog Hop!  I have been MIA for the last couple of months and am glad to be "back in the saddle" so to say..... lol.  I have had card making withdrawals and was extremely ready to get back to creating!

We have a guest hopper this month - Lea Denton.  

Please make her feel welcome and show some love on her blog.  I am sure you will love her creations.

This month we are playing a little "Tic Tac Toe".   The game is to make projects that contain the items in a line to create the "Tic Tac Toe".  If you get in a creative funk, this is a great way to get your mojo going.  

I am not a big glitter or sequins person, so I decided for my card and project to go across on the top line for my "Tic Tac Toe" and chose - LACE/TWINE/BRADS.

I decided to make the theme of my creations surrounding gratitude.  Who doesn't like being appreciated?

I created this "Thank You" card and "Just Because" gift card holder to match.  I used the Stampin' Up Sahara Sand card stock.  For the "Lace" portion of the "Tic Tac Toe" I used paper doilies as accent pieces.  For the "Twine" I used Linen Thread and used darker brown brads.

For the designer series paper accent I used the "My Party Designer Series Paper Stack".  For the stamp sets I used "Suite Sayings", "A Dozen Thoughts" and "Timeless Textures".

I used the Early Espresso ink to stamp the sentiment and flourishes.

I hope you have enjoyed my creations and will check out all the other blogs in this hop.  I can't wait to see what they have created.  Each blogger's link is below.  Thanks for joining us this month and we will see you again next month :)!  Happy Stampin'!
  1. Martie Pollard -
  2. Anna Smith -
  3. Melissa Davies -
  4. Elizabeth Jeanne -
  5. Lea Denton -
  6. Wynne Grob -
  7. Alisa Tilsner -
  8. Tina Riddle -
  9. Marisa Gunn -
  10. Lori Mueller --
  11. Sara Levin -
  12. Pam Tetreault -
  13. Renee Ondrajka -
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker -
  15. Justin Krieger -
  16. Jeanna Bohanon -
  17. Maria Willis -
  18. Kim Smith -
  19. Edna Marie-