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August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are participating in a Color Challenge! I’ve created the color challenge graphic below based on beautiful farms in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The image below gave several color choices, but I pulled out 5 that I thought would be slightly challenging together. Our participants were to choose at least 3 and use them on their projects. Use the Next button and Roll Call list below to hop along and see how everyone’s projects turned out!

The five colors we had to work with include Gray Granite, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink, and Highland Heather. The colors I chose to use were ALL but the Cherry Cobbler. Here’s my project!

I decided to go with the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquets die cuts. I adore this set and have found it to be very useful for a number of occasions, not just Christmas.

I used a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and an Aqua Painter dipped in the Highland Heather and Petal Pink colors to splatter a little texture on the background of the card mat. I really like this effect and think it adds a lot to the card.

I accented the flowers with some of the Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets. These little droplets are perfect with this set because of the frosted look. I really like the bling they add!

And finally, adding the darker banners behind the flowers really helps them stand out against the white background. The color challenge called for Gray Granite, but I think I may have grabbed Smoky Slate on accident. Whoopsy! Close enough, I suppose!

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more color inspiration! And check out our Guest Designer this month, Libby Fens! She has a wonderful project for you to check out. Just click the Guest Designer image below. Be sure to pop back here and continue on with the hop once you see her wonderful creation!


Hop along to Cheryl’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA
Cheryl Hamilton
Su Mohr
Rochelle Laird-Smith
Linda Handford UK
Sandra Roberts – UK
Laura Mackie (UK)
Anastasia Radloff
Sue McDonald
Angie McKenzie (USA)
Jan Musselman – USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Deb Naylor
Tracie St-Louis – Canada
Janey Backer
Tracy Marie Lewis – US
Ximena Morales
Margriet Siekman
Tricia Butts
Alexandra Rauf
Annette Ball
Dana Sullivan – USA
Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″ (+ scrap piece)
Gray Granite Banner Pieces: 2 @ 1/2″ x 2″, 1 @ 1″ x 2-3/4″

Materials:

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ICS Blog Hop Beautiful Bundles

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today and we have some very fun bundles to share with you! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I’ve decided to showcase the Sailing Home Bundle today, along with a few extra bits from the suite of products that coordinate beautifully. I’ve scoured Pinterest for some layout inspiration and came across Heather Klump’s beautiful project which you can see here. My layout is almost identical to Heather’s, but she used an older Stampin’ Up! set for her focal pieces.

I rarely make square cards, or any card that isn’t the standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, but this one really stood out to me. I loved the tile look and the floating accents in the foreground. It was a lot of fun to put together and not as time consuming as I thought it might be.

And I absolutely love the Sail Away Trinkets! They just add a pop of shine. I did color mine with an Old Olive Dark Stampin’ Blend alcohol based marker, but it would look beautiful heat embossed in some copper or gold embossing powder as well.

Check out my video tutorial below to see exactly how this card came together, and subscribe to my YouTube channel for more video tutorials!

Don’t forget to hop along to Cynthia’s blog to see what exciting Bundle she has worked up for you! Click the Next button below!

Measurements:

Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 4″
Tile Background: 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″
Tile DSP: 3″ x 3″

Materials

Paper Snips

$10.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code Z4BZJ49J when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop Fancy Folds

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. Blog Hop today and we have some very fun folds to share with you! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

For my project today, I’ve decided to make a Half Easel Card. What I love so much about this fancy fold is that you have the large canvas of the inside card mat to play with, as well as a pop-up element to make the card a bit more… fancy!

I went with the Rooted in Nature stamp set because it had a large and interesting sentiment I could place on the right hand side of the inner mat, as well as an elongated image that is perfect for the narrow easel on the left.

Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake are the perfect colors for this card! It can be both masculine and feminine, and there are so many design changes that could be made. This will work with a variety of different stamp sets. Use your imagination and show me what you come up with! Tag me on Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook! @MKre8tions

Here’s my video tutorial to demonstrate how this card is made. Be sure to visit my YouTube channel and click that SUBSCRIBE button! It helps me to continue making videos for you to enjoy!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting Fancy Fold my friend Deb has created for you! Click the Next button below!

Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Pia Gerhardt

Sandra Roberts

Tricia Butts

Linda Handford

Shirley Merker

Stacey Marsh

Michelle Bryant

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Janey Backer

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Annette Ball

Anastasia Radloff

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman


Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″ for 2″ then cut the rest.
Score on the easel flap at 2-1/8″ (See video above.)
Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Easel Accent: 1-7/8″ x 4″
Scrap for embellishments

Materials

Paper Snips

$10.00

Stamparatus

$49.00

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 72QWMXAZ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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July Kre8tors Blog Hop Floral

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the July Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month our theme is Floral. I decided to showcase the Bloom and Grow Bundle to demonstrate my version of the “reflection” technique using Vellum paper. I really love how this turned out, and it was so fun to create! Check out my video tutorial on my YouTube channel and be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more floral inspiration!

I really love how soft the reflection portion of this card turned out. I used my Stampin’ Blends to create a vibrant top and a subtle bottom using the Dark and Light Stampin’ Blends in each color.

The stamping process was fun, but I do recommend stamping the floral pattern on your vellum and WALKING AWAY for a good while to allow the ink time to dry. Otherwise, you’ll end up with a smeary mess, which is not fun! Because I colored this with our Stampin’ Blends which are alcohol based markers, I used the water based black ink Memento stamp pad.

Once I had everything stamped and colored, I did a little background stamping with a “second generation” Smoky Slate and started adhering my pieces. I finished it off with some lovely Rhinestones and this card was done! Every time I look at this font I get chills, I just love it so! Be sure to check out my video tutorial below and click that next button to hop along to all of our other amazing floral projects!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Strip: 1-1/4″ x 5″
Vellum: Approximately 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

Materials:

Stamparatus

$49.00

Hop along to Tricia’s amazing creation! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (USA)

Tricia Butts

Michelle Bryant

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford UK

Jacqui Lawrence

Libby Fens

Lisa Kmiec

Angie McKenzie (USA)

Annette Ball

Margriet Siekman

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Cheryl Taylor (UK)

Jan Musselman (USA)

Deb Naylor Flying Stamper

Annette Elias

Anastasia Radloff

Janey Backer (USA)

Laura Mackie UK

Su Mohr

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 72QWMXAZ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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July ICS Blog Hop Punch Me Out

Welcome to the ICS Blog Hop! Today we are sharing projects using punches, so I’ve decided to use a few classics from the Annual Catalog. CIRCLES! I’ve used three different circle punches on today’s card and I really love how it turned out!

It’s very similar to the Tunnel Card I made earlier, however on a much smaller scale with not quite as much dimension. Some people call this a porthole as well, like the windows on a ship. What would you call it? Let me know in the comments below!

I really love how soft the Champagne Foil is on this card. It is a beautiful color! It’s very soft, and elegant I think. Silver and Gold are beautiful and have their place, but there’s just something about this Champagne that says “I’m here and I brought the Bubbly, er, MYSELF!”

I accented the 1/2″ Champagne circles with two of the dies from the Detailed Peacocks Dies. I love these little branch dudes. They are so pretty! And I especially love the Champagne foil paired with the Basic Gray. It really makes a lovely combination.

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Gray Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Champagne Foil: Scraps

Materials:

Hop along to Candy’s wonderful creation! Click below!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
If your order is over $150, don’t use a hostess code because you qualify for your own Stampin’ Rewards!
If your order is less than $150, use my current hostess code 72QWMXAZ when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

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