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First Frost Blueberry Bushel Card

Hello Kre8tors! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been able to get on and post let alone film a video! I was able to find some time tonight to play with my new Christmas goodies that are helping me get better organized and a bit more professional! My customers got a first hand look at my new toys when I went live to make this beautiful First Frost card in my private Facebook group.

I really love how this card turned out. I wasn’t sure about using Blueberry Bushel at first, but when I saw Melissa Gifford’s card on Pinterest, I really wanted to try it out! I tweaked it to use what I had on hand, but for the most part stuck with the overall layout.

The Blueberry Bushel and Whisper White are so lovely together, especially when you throw in some Glimmer paper and Vellum! And can we just give those Epoxy Droplets a moment?! They are STUNNING with this bundle! I love everything about how this card turned out!

Be sure to check out my video tutorial below to see how it all came together, and to get a peek at my new video backdrop! I’m SO in love! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 4″ x 5″
Blueberry Bushel: 2″ x 5-1/4″
Vellum: Approx. 3″ x 6″
Glimmer: Approx. 2″ x 6″


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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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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

Welcome to the February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is our second hop, and I’m so excited to continue working with so many talented demonstrators in sharing our passion for paper crafting! If you’d like to check out our first blog hop, you can start at 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette. Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this post to hop over to Amy’s blog to check out her fantastic project! In case you get lost along the hop, there is also a Roll Call list below the Next button.

For my Sale-A-Bration item I decided to use the Lots of Lavender stamp set. This is a GORGEOUS set and it’s really versatile. I’ve used this set on my Clean & Quick Card and thought it came out beautifully, but wanted to step it up a little. So this card was born!

I love how clean this card looks with just two main colors and a pop of an accent color. I used Rich Razzleberry for most of the coloring as well as my accent pieces and cardbase. Lemon Lime Twist was used to color in the leaves and stem. I did use just a touch of the Powder Pink in the ribbon holding the lavender bunch together. Oh, and we can’t forget the Clear Wink of Stella to give it the slightest shimmer.

The Stampin’ Blends are so much fun to color with! I used both the light and dark Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the petals on my lavender bunch. I decided to keep the petals full color and not use the Color Lifter to blend it out. I really like how crisp this looks against the white accents on the card. I also used some beautiful Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White to lace behind the lavender bunch.

Since the Lots of Lavender stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I opted to use the Petal Palette Bundle to add the finishing touches to the card. I used both the label framelit and trellis thinlit to spruce up my sentiment at the bottom of the card. This paired with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits, I thought the card really came together well. I also added a little more pops of green for contrast with the Glitter Enamel Dots. LOVE the bling!

This project was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post to see how it all came together. Don’t forget to check out the other members of this Blog Hop by viewing the Roll Call List at the bottom of this post, and clicking the Next button to continue on through the hop!

Measurements:

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

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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products simply by shopping! Every $50 (US) you spend you can earn a free level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And NEW this year, every $100 (US) you spend, you can either pick two level 1 items OR one level 2 item! Be sure to visit my store to see all the wonderful products you can choose from!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach! Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 6JX4EGJM when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code because you will qualify for your own rewards! 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 on the Next button to head to Amy’s blog to check out her amazing project for the hop! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way.

February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Amy Grendel
Su Mohr
Becky Browning
Laura Kate Mackie
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Jackie Lawless
Linda Handford
Lisa Kmiec
Kirsteen Gill
Alexanra Rauf
Nichole Loe
Mary Trautner
Sanda Roberts
Maria Calia
Hiske MacKay
Jacqui Lawrence
Leisa Pedersen
Diana Tillery

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What Was That Wednesday – Jar of Love Bouquet

For today’s What Was That Wednesday, we are reminiscing with an annual catalog fav, Jar of Love! This Jar of Love bouquet card is so sweet, so easy, and so pretty! I originally posted it in June 2016 and it has been one of my most watched videos on YouTube.

Don’t mind my stumbling over my words and the length of the video, I think I’ve improved a bit. 😉

This beautiful card features some of the 2016-2018 In Colors like Peekaboo Peach & Flirty Flamingo. I love how the linen thread looks around the tiny mason jar on this card, too. Be sure to give this video another glance if you haven’t already checked it out!

Measurements:

Peekaboo Peach Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Scrap: Approx. 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 NTJUWGMD 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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2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette

Welcome to the first ever 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m so excited to start this hop along with some very talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! January’s theme is Occasions to celebrate the launch of our 2018 Occasions Catalog! There are some AMAZING goodies in this catalog so be sure to visit each of the links at the end of this blog post to see everyone’s projects!

My project was using the Petal Palette Bundle. I think this is one of my FAVORITE new sets! I am sure I will be getting SO much use out of this bundle! I colored in the roses with our new Stampin’ Blends markers in Rich Razzleberry and our tried and true favorites, the Stampin’ Write markers in Garden Green and Wild Wasabi for the leaves. I did not use the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to blend my colors because I love how the outline looks.

This is set against a background of Basic Gray and Smoky Slate with a few fun little flowers falling down from the top of the card. Life is so much better with you in it and I’m so glad you are here to start off this Blog Hop with us!

Measurements:

Cardbase: Rich Razzleberry 4-1/4″ x 11″, score @ 5-1/2″
Mat 1: Basic Gray 4″ x 5-1/4″
Mat 2: Very Vanilla 3-3/4″ x 5″ (x 2)
Scrap Very Vanilla: Approx. 4″ x 5″

Materials:

Don’t forget to use the current hostess code NTJUWGMD 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.

 

Don’t forget to check out the other demonstrators that are participating in this blog hop! Click the next button to head over to Nichole’s page. If you get lost, there is a numbered list below so you can keep track of where you are in the hop. Have fun and thank you so much for joining us!

1. Melissa Tennison
(You are HERE!)

2. Nichole Loe

3. Deb Naylor

4. Lisa Kmiec

5. Tricia Butts

6. Laura Kate Mackie

7. Cheryl Hamilton

8. Su Mohr

9. Hiske MacKay

10. Kathy Maurer

11. Leisa Pedersen

12. Linda Handford

13. Mary Trautner

14. Jackie Lawless

15. Alexandra Rauf

16. Maria Calia

17. Kirsteen Gill

18. Amy Grendel

19. Diana Tillery

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