Sunday, September 18, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Timeless Textures Edition

http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2016/09/stamp-review-crew-timeless-textures.html
Welcome to another Stamp Review Crew blog hop! We are well into the month of September, which is a very transitional month everywhere, I think. I love the autumn weather, finally getting to wear flannel shirts and sweaters again. I love flannels and sweaters! And I think this stamp set, Timeless Textures, is going to be like a comfy sweater that you want to keep in your stamping closet for regular use!

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 amazing Heidi Bak's blog!

I was playing around with the flourish-y plant-like image in this set and ended up making a stamped, then sponged Ombre background with a bit of a Damask look to it. I never have enough sympathy cards, so that is where I went with this, and the strip of vellum allows some of the background to show through.

Inside got a lighter hand with the sponging and stamping, all just in the lower right corner.
This would make a great card for just about any occasion, and in several colors.

The next stop is Nikki Spencer, and I am sure that she will delight you with her project!

http://rochelleblok.blogspot.com/2016/09/stamp-review-crew-timeless-textures.html

http://runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-stamp-review-crew-timeless-textures.html

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)


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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Foxy Friends Edition

http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2016/09/stamp-review-crew-foxy-friends-edition.html
Welcome to September! In the US, this is Labor Day weekend, kind of the last hoorah of summer, with everybody trying to cram one more visit to the lake or camping and fishing. Well, the Stamp Review Crew is going back to the woods too! We are featuring the adorable set, Foxy Friends.

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, you just arrived from the super sweet and talented Kelly Kent's blog!

I have just one card to share this time, as I am such a procrastinator when it comes to my crafting! And I hope that some of you enjoy it. I kind of like it, but feel there is not much special about it.
I was really wishing for a little acorn to put in this fella's hands! I see squirrel when I look at this, and I hope you do too :)
I used some simple masking, sponging, and spatters of water to create this watercolor panel. The squirrel is stamped repeatedly in Archival Basic Gray. No, I do not have a MISTI, and I did not use a Stamp-a-ma-jig, but the photopolymer stamps are so easy to see through, this was very easy to just eyeball!

I did pop this up on coasters again, and I have not done anything on this inside of it yet.

That is all I have, so now it is time to hop on over to Nikki Spencer's blog, I can't wait to see what she has created this time!

http://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com/2016/09/stamp-review-crewfoxy-friends-edition.html 

http://mypapercraftjourney.com/2016/09/05/stamp-review-crew-foxy-friends/

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Stampin Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop: Glamper Greetings

http://forums.stampinaddicts.com/threads/fall-holiday-catalog-blog-hop.9203/
It is new catalog time, and that means another blog hop with the Stampin Addicts! We are featuring stamp sets and products that focus on the fall holidays for this hop, and there are so many great holidays and seasons in the fall. It is almost time for pumpkin spice everything :)

You can go chat with others and find the master blog roll list at Stampin Addicts, we would love to have you! If you are following along in order, then you just arrived from Betty's blog. She always does such amazing things!

I have chosen to use the Glamper Greetings set. Maybe because we have been thinking about getting a camper trailer for a couple years now :)

The first thing I made with this set is this pair of cozy Christmas tags. I could not resist playing with the Cable Knit embossing folder and the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack with this cute little tree! I just used some ½" strips of the DSP, so this took very little of it and you could get a lot of tags this way.  I watercolored the trees and covered them with Clear Wink of Stella for a little glam. I think I used Wink of Stella on everything this hop, lol!

I used the Cable Knit embossing folder again here to provide a foreground for this little fall camper. My hubby thought it looked like a trail and tire treads. I was just thinking cozy sweaters on a cool fall day, but his idea works too :) This scene is on a panel of watercolor paper, and it takes embossing beautifully! After creating this card, I really want a camper, lol!!

Inside of this card is pretty too :) I love all the great sentiments in this set! This will make a great general card for a bunch of people on my list.

So, I loved the sentiments so much I had to use most of them on one card :) This seems like a card I would give to the hubby with plans for a surprise trip. Of course, we love to travel, so this would be an awesome surprise. And I chose colors reminiscent of a sunset, as in riding off into the sunset :) This is again a watercolor panel. I stamped the sentiments in Basic Black Archival ink, then applied the stripes of ink with a watercolor brush. Then I spattered water on the panel and lifted some of the color off. The partial circle is Thick Whisper White and it take watercolor well also, which is how I colored that panel.

More sentiments inside too. LOVE these, have I mentioned that yet?   ;)

That is all I have for you, and I hope I have shown you a little of the appeal of this stamp set. It is now time to go check out what Yapha is making with Totally Trees!

http://yaphamason.com/blog/2016/09/02/totally-trees-for-the-stampin-addicts-fall-holiday-blog-hop/

http://kittystamp.blogspot.com/2016/09/stampin-addicts-fall-holiday-blog-hop_2.html


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