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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sketch Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! Today we are crafting with a sketch challenge! I’m so excited to see what everyone comes up with for this sketch. If you’d like to try this sketch, make sure you tag me on social media @mkre8tions so I can see your version!

KBH Card Sketch 3-22-01

Sketch Challenge Using Cactus Cuties

As soon as I saw the Cactus Cuties set from the Mini Catalog I knew I had to have it. I’ve recently become obsessed with succulents and this adorable stamp set spoke to my soul.

Sketch Challenge Colors

I knew right away that I wanted to use this year’s retiring in-colors because I have A LOT of paper left! 😅 These were some of my favorite in-colors from recent years. I used Misty Moonlight for the base of the card and brought in some Bumblebee and Just Jade for my stamped accents.

Sketch Challenge Details

I’ve also been on a HUGE gilded leafing kick lately, and I wanted to hide the un-embossed edges of my blue cardstock. This beautiful metallic accent can really help hide those oopsies! 😁

You know it, I also had to throw on a couple of the Iridescent Rhinestones for that bling bling!

Sketch Challenge Video Tutorial

Here’s my video tutorial for you to see more in-depth details for today’s card. I really hope you’ll consider subscribing to the channel while you’re there!

Hop along to Dana’s amazing interpretation of this challenge! Click below!

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison (US)
Dana Sullivan – The Stampin’ Chic (US)
Kirsteen Gill (US)
Angie McKenzie (US)
Jan Musselman (US)
Jo Blackman (UK)
Annette Elias – De Kijkkast (NL)
Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley(US)
Jacqui Lawrence (UK)
Deb Naylor-Flying Stamper (US)
Kristie (US)
Laura Mackie (UK)
Libby Fens – libbystamps (US)
Tricia Butts (US)
Sandra Roberts – Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)

Measurements:

See Sketch Challenge Image

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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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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January KBH Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello Kre8tors, and welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world getting together to bring you some beautiful handcrafted projects. Today we have a challenge to follow! The Tic Tac Toe Challenge, also known as Noughts & Crosses.

I’m also opening this challenge up to YOU! That’s right, just create your project using three of the items in a row, column, or diagonal line from the graphic above and post your creation on social media using the hashtag #kre8torstictactoejanuary and I will pick someone to be featured in the next Kre8tors Blog Hop post. Submit your projects using this hashtag on social media by Sunday, February 3rd!

We were tasked with using products from the brand new 2019 Occasions Catalog or Sale A Bration Brochure. If you’d like to see this catalog and flyer, ask your demonstrator for copies. If I’m your demonstrator, or you don’t yet have one, click on my Catalogs link to check out the electronic copies.

I decided to use the Meant To Be Bundle which includes the all new Cling mount stamps along with the coordinating Framelits Dies. I absolutely love the stitching around several of these die cut pieces and can’t wait to show off my Galentine’s Day project samples for you! Coming soon!

I decided to complete a diagonal line on our Tic Tac Toe Challenge graphic, using Sequins, a Punch, and Ribbon on my card today. The colors I featured are Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron. these two colors compliment each other so well, and I really love how the Grapefruit Grove matches the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins I used.

I used the Classic Label Punch to punch out each line on the sentiment to give it a little more interest over the stamped heart. And finally I used our Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake to really tie all of these elements together. I can’t find the original designer for this card, so if it looks familiar to you, leave me a comment and let me know who I can credit for the inspiration!

Check out my Video Tutorial below to see this card come together, and to learn more about Sale A Bration, how it works, and what you can earn! Plus I have a bonus #simplestamping project featuring the Hello Cupcake stamp set I earned for FREE!

Don’t forget to click the next button below to hop along through this month’s blog hop and see the amazing projects from our talented designers!

Measurements:

Mint Macaron Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/2″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 3″ x 5″


Materials:

Glue Dots

$5.25

Big Shot

$110.00

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 2MKSGAKY 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.

Click the next button below to hop on over to Sandra’s beautiful blog where she shows off her project using the Tic Tac Toe Board! There’s also a Roll Call list in case you get lost along the way!

January 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Janey Backer
Tricia Butts
Linda Handford
Jacqueline Schilder
Eva Potts
Sue McDonald
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Tracy Marie Lewis
Laura Kate Mackie
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Dorothee Buhn
Jan Musselman
Sandra Mastello
Kathy Maurer
Kirsteen Gill
Deb Naylor
Jo Blackman
Cheryl Hamilton

I would also like to invite you to take a look at our guest designer, Ilonka Schneider. She has a gorgeous project for you over at her website. Click the link below to view her post!

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Tic Tac Toe Challenge for the Ink Stamp Share Blog Hop

Welcome back Kre8tors! Today we are hopping with the Ink. Stamp. Share. crew! We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity! This month’s hop theme is the Tic Tac Toe Challenge! I’ve never participated in a TTT Challenge before, so I was really excited to give this a try!

We were tasked with choosing three squares in a row, either horizontal, vertical, or diagonal from the image below. I knew that I needed to make a special Birthday card for my Sister-In-Law, and her favorite color right now is yellow, so I chose the three horizontal squares in the middle.

I also knew that I wanted to use my host exclusive stamp sets, Artfully Folded and Very Vintage. I have been eyeing both of these stamp sets, and haven’t been able to think of anything very creative for them. I searched Pinterest for ideas on the Artfully Folded, but could only find three projects! I was very surprised! So, not only was this set perfect for my Sis, but it will hopefully inspire more out there to see the beauty in this sweet stamp set!

As I was going through the challenge, I had to keep adding bits and pieces, because I forgot which line I was trying to complete on the TTT Challenge graphic! So, here is a progression of my additions to complete the challenge line.

For the first image, I colored in the flowers with Pineapple Punch and a Blender Pen. Then I colored the leaves with my Old Olive Stampin’ Blend marker. I stamped the Swan outline in Tuxedo Black Memento, and then stamped the fill in with Pineapple Punch. You can see I’m a bit off in my stamping for this first project, but I figured it out in my video tutorial below! Come learn with me and find out how to stamp the image inside the lines! I cut my square out of the Stitched Shapes Framelits, but once I had this all put together, I realized I was still missing TWO of the elements from the challenge.

I inked up some of the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon with a sponge dauber and some Pineapple Punch ink, and decided to add a little bit behind the flowers. Once I was done with that, I AGAIN didn’t have all three elements in a row from the TTT Challenge graphic. I knew it was a birthday card, but it didn’t SAY it on the card!

Well, that’s where the Very Vintage stamp set came to my rescue! It has an adorable “Happy Birthday” sentiment, that I think matches the tone of this card beautifully! So, I added my banner, and a couple sequins, and this card was complete! Looking back now, I think I could technically complete at least two more lines on the TTT Challenge graphic. What lines do you think I can complete with this card?

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope this card has inspired those of you who own these stamp sets to get them out and play! And for those of you who don’t have these sets yet, have I changed your mind? They are so much fun to play with, and I can’t wait to continue designing beautiful projects with them! Click the NEXT button below to hop along to Tricia’s inspiring blog!

Ink. Stamp. Share. Roll Call List

Laura Mackie

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Karen Pearmain

Sandra Roberts

Deb Naylor

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Janey Backer

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Handford

Sandrine Jse

Shirley Merker

Ginger Rabesa

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Tricia Butts


Measurements:

Pineapple Punch Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pineapple Punch Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White Scraps: Approximately 4″ x 5″


Materials:

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 YR4VGW9S 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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Kre8tors Autumn Color Challenge

Hello, Kre8tors! I’m Melissa from Melissa’s Kre8tions. Welcome back to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating Autumn with a color challenge! I’ve provided our hop participants with the following color palette to create their projects. I think they’ve all done an amazing job, what do you think? If you’d like to create your own project using this color scheme, upload a picture of your finished project to social media and tag me on your post so that I can see your wonderful creation and share it with my followers! See the Social Media buttons at the bottom of this post to find out where you can share!

So, our color challenge theme is Autumn, and the photo above is the inspiration for our color palette. I challenged our lovely demonstrators with using at least 3 out of 5 of the colors above, and in addition to those, they are allowed to use black, white, and vanilla. Here’s what I came up with!

As I was perusing Pinterest, I came across a photo that had a beautiful dark background with colorful leaves all over. I clicked on the photo to find out more, however there was no link to follow. The only information that was on the pin said Patsy Collins and Josephs Coat Technique. She did a great job using the photo to show step by step how this technique works. I wanted to recreate her technique using the beautiful Rooted in Nature stamp set. I am in LOVE with how it turned out!

The colors I chose to use are Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Granny Apple Green. We were allowed to use Black and Whisper White as well. I think these colors are so beautiful together! They remind me of Autumn and rainbow sherbet ice cream! Yum!

Check out my video tutorial to learn how to make this fun and colorful background using the Joseph’s Coat Technique! Don’t forget to hop around to all of the very talented demonstrators that are part of our wonderful Kre8tors Blog Hop! They’ve all worked very hard on these projects! Click the next button below, and use the Roll Call list if you get lost along the way.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Pumpkin Pie Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Shimmery White Cardstock: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap Whisper White: Approx. 2″ x 3″


Materials:

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 HR9T4RDU 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.

Click the next button below to hop over to the beautifully talented Laura Mackie! She has an amazing project for you! There is a Roll Call list below in case you get lost along the hop.

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Laura Mackie

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Su Mohr

Ilonka Schneider

Sharon Dalton

Jo Blackman

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Jackie Lawless

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Sandra Mastello

Kathy Maurer

Anastasia Radloff

Jan Musselman

Eva Potts

Alexandra Rauf

Cheryl Hamilton

Tricia Butts

Cheryl Taylor

Becky Browning

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