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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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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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KBH Spring Color Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors! It’s finally here once again, the Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month is a color challenge, and I’m really excited about it because it has some beautiful colors. I found this beautiful photo and knew I wanted to use it to welcome Spring. I chose five colors that I felt represented the photo, and challenged my hoppers to use at least 3 of the 5 colors on their projects.

This hop was definitely a challenge for me! Not because of the color limitations, but because my husband and I just MOVED this weekend! I was so busy this week, I didn’t have time to make a really detailed card. But that doesn’t mean I can’t still create! In the chaos of all our moving boxes, no office set up, and everything packed away, I managed to pull out some inks, a stamp set, some card stock, and my Stamparatus. And boom! Simple Stamping to the rescue!

I decided to use the stamp set Colorful Season because it’s so versatile and fitting for this project. I wanted to use a larger sentiment as the focal point and add some pops of color with the little flowers. I really like how it turned out! What do you think? Super easy to create with virtually any stamp set that has a sentiment and smaller embellishment stamps.

Here’s the photo and color challenge palette that the Kre8tors Blog Hop were tasked with using. What do you think? Would you like to give it a try? Post your card to Facebook or Instagram and tag me, @MKre8tions and I’ll give you a shout out!

Before you hop along to the next amazing demonstrator in this hop, be sure to click on this month’s Guest Desinger, Tracy! She has a wonderful project for you, just click the image below!

Now that you’ve seen Tracy’s awesome project, be sure to click the next button below to hop along and see the other wonderfully talented demonstrators and how they’ve used the color challenge in their projects. The Roll Call List is below in case you get lost along the way.

April 2019 Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Ximena Morales – Stampin’ Xime

Sue McDonald

Pia Gerhardt

Lisa Kmiec

Jacqueline Bobeldijk

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Linda Handford

Dorothee Buhn

Alexandra Rauf

Eva Pottsova – Crafting with Angels (UK)

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Becky Browning

Jo Blackman (UK)

Laura Mackie UK

Libby Fens

Sandra Roberts (UK)

Jan Musselman – USA

Anastasia Radloff

Cheryl Hamilton

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 49NXT347 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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Seeing Hearts with the Kre8tors Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Kre8tors Blog Hop! If you haven’t been to our hop before, you’re in for a treat! We have 27 Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from all over the world collaborating to bring you some wonderful Valentines and Love themed projects. Be sure to read through each, leave a comment, and click the Next Button to hop around to everyone’s post, you really don’t want to miss out!

I first saw this adorable Triangle Treat Box from Beth McCullough over at Stamping Mom. They were so adorable, I had to CASE it, and add my own personal touch. The base is exactly the same as hers, except I added an embossing folder to mine. The embellishments on the front are my own design, and I really love how they turned out!

I used these as party favors at my Galentine’s Day card making class at the beginning of February. We made five Valentine’s Day cards, some of which you can see in my previous posts: Tufted Heart of Gold and I Believe in a Thing Called Love.

These really were fun to make, and I couldn’t stop! I think I made about 10 of them. They are addicting! They are also the first 3D project I’ve made in a long time! I’ve been making so many cards lately, it was really nice to get out of the card comfort zone and do something different. Do you prefer 3D projects or cards? Let me know in the comments!

Beth’s directions were super easy to follow, and she gave lots of great tips on how to construct this box. I’ve included what I learned in my video tutorial below. The Meant To Be Bundle really adds a special Valentine’s touch to the embellishments on this treat box. You can save 10% by purchasing the Meant To Be Stamp Set and the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies together in the Bundle.

Click on the Next button below to hop on over to Su’s blog to see her lovely project! There’s also a Roll Call List below in case you get lost along the way.

February 2019 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here)

Su Mohr
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Janey Backer
Ilonka Schneider
Jacqui Lawrence
Sandra Roberts
Kirsteen Gill
Pia Gerhardt
Jacqueline Schilder
Tracy Marie Lewis
Linda Handford
Sue McDonald
Alexandra Rauf
Anastasia Radloff
Jo Blackman
Laura Kate Mackie
Cheryl Hamilton
Deb Naylor
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Ximena Morales
Cheryl Taylor
Dorothee Buhn
Eva Potts
Jan Musselman
Annette Elias

Measurements:

Flirty Flamingo Card Base: 6″ x 8-1/2″
Scoring: Long Edge 3″ & 5-1/2″ and Short Edge 2″ & 4″
Scraps: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sparkle Glimmer Paper


Materials:

Meant To Be Cling Bundle

$53.00

Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$9.00

All My Love 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock Pack

$8.50

Sparkle Glimmer Paper

$5.00

All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack

$9.00

Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Rose Metallic Thread

$3.50

Heart Epoxy Droplets

$6.50

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$7.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

$7.00

Simply Scored

$30.00

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!
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Kre8tors Blog Hop Sympathy Cards

Hello Kre8tors! Welcome back to my blog. Today is a special edition because it’s once again time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Where a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Independent Demonstrators from around the globe get together to inspire you with beautiful projects! This month’s theme is Sympathy. I have experienced quite a few losses in the month of September, so I thought I would honor those people in my own way, by using my creativity to inspire and share with others.

For my Sympathy card, I decided to use Flourishing Phrases, a classic in the Annual Catalog. It is such a versatile set and so beautiful for a card like this. I wanted to use Gray Granite and Mint Macaron, and think this combination is beautiful with this stamp set.

I love using our Whisper White ribbons and baker’s twine because I can dye it any color I need with our ink! I used that technique on this card to match my ribbon with the Mint Macaron. I also used some of the gorgeous basic adhesive backed sequins to add a little bling. Check out my video tutorial below, and don’t forget to hop along to the other demonstrator’s blogs and see their beautiful, heartfelt projects.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, Scored @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Card Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Scrap of cardstock for circle template


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 2YZTD9GK 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.

Be sure to click the Next button below to hop on over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful project!

September 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Sandra Roberts

Tracy Marie Lewis

Laura Mackie

Lisa Kmiec

Sue McDonald

Kirsteen Gill

Su Mohr

Maria Calia

Jackie Lawless

Deb Naylor

Jan Musselman

Tricia Butts

Ilonka Schneider

Pia Gerhardt

Linda Handford

Cheryl Hamilton

Anastasia Radloff

Jo Blackman

Jacqui Lawrence

Kathy Maurer

Nichole Loe

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Teresa Cameron

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