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September 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop Brides and Babies

Welcome Kre8tors! So excited to have you here for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Brides and Babies! That means our blog hop group could make a card that had something to do with brides, weddings, bachelorette, etc. or babies like a welcome baby card, baby’s birthday card, etc.

Be sure to use that Next button below to hop along to the next amazing blog post for some more inspiration!

I have TWO weddings and FOUR babies (one of which is mine!) happening in my life within the next year, so it was a tough choice on projects. Because I just made a baby card a few posts back, I decided to focus on the soon-to-be brides in my life and make a card and tag set to send with their gifts.

I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and came across Artisan Design Team Member Narelle Farrugia’s post using First Frost and was absolutely in awe! The colors and design were so gorgeous, I knew that I wanted to make it as exact as I could! If you haven’t seen her designs, definitely check her out by clicking here.

The colors I chose are Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, and Basic Gray. These colors work wonderfully together! The bright colors against the neutrals really is what made me fall in love with these designs. Take a peek at my video below to see how these projects came together!

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

Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison USA

Tricia Butts

Su Mohr

Libby Fens

Sue McDonald

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Laura Mackie UK

Jan Musselman – USA

Margriet Siekman

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Jacqui Lawrence UK

Cheryl Taylor – UK

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Janey Backer

Anastasia Radloff

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Annette Elias-de Kijkkast-NL

Tracy Marie Lewis

Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, & Crumb Cake

Tag:
Whisper White 2″ x 4-1/2″
Scraps of Whisper White, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, & Grapefruit Grove

Materials:

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blog hop · Cards · Crafting · paper crafting · Stampin' Up! · Stamping · technique · Tutorial/How To · Video

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop Babies

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! The theme is Babies & Children, and I’m super excited about this one because I’m expecting my first baby very soon! 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 this card, I decided to keep it super simple and let the coloring really shine through. I stamped the mother and baby fox in Stazon Jet Black ink so that I could use the watercolor technique and prevent the black lines from bleeding.

This image was really fun to color in. I decided to use Pumpkin Pie as the main color, and accent the darker areas of the fox with Cajun Craze. I colored in the little ear insides and the nose with Blushing Bride. The tail and chins I used super light Pumpkin Pie just to keep them from looking too white.

I added a few of the Basic Jewel Rhinestones around the fox to add a little more interest to the card. I love how quick and simple this card was to make, and coloring in the foxes was very soothing.

These clean and quick cards are the perfect baby shower accompaniment, or could make a gift themselves when done in packs of 3 or 5 with some envelopes to go with. You could even add in a package of rhinestones and leave them off the cards so the recipient gets to put them on for fun!

Don’t forget to hop along to the next blog to see what exciting project Rebecca-Jo has created for you! Click the Next button below!

 

Measurements:
Whisper White Thick Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″

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 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.

Knitting

Spinning in the park

So on Saturday, it was such a gorgeous day out, Matt and I decided to go to the park.  I took my Ashford with me.  And some roving.  It was a great day!  It was a little chilly, but the sun kept us warm enough to bear the chill for an hour or so.  Here’s a few pictures.

spinning in park

me spinning

And from the spinner’s point of view. . .

spinners pov

I also finished my fair isle hat!  It’s a just a tiny bit too small, but it fits without falling off.  It was made with Ultra Alpaca which is lovely to the touch, however it is very very fine and maybe a little too slippery.

fair isle closeup

All in all it turned out well.  And I have to brag about the new yarn that I got today.  It’s from Dream in Color.  One skein of Smooshy sock yarn, and one skein of Baby lace weight.  Mmm, can’t wait to dig into this!

Baby

That was Baby and this next one is Smooshy.

Smooshy

The colors may be a bit off because the lighting at the table wasn’t all that great.  But they are beautiful still.  That’s all for now.  More to come!