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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:

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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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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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2018 August Kre8tors Blog Hop

It’s once again time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Where a group of Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators from around the world share their projects and ideas with you! We have been hard at work on the August hop and are so excited to share this month’s theme: WATER!

That’s right, we are featuring OUR interpretations of the theme, water. It could be in the ocean, a beverage, weather related, or just about anything else that has to do with water. One of my favorite seasonal transitions is from Summer to Fall, and living in the United States in the state Oregon, I love the rain! I can’t wait for it! I know, most people aren’t fans of the rain, but I’m very ready for it! 🙂

The card I decided to make features a fun fish bowl in a mason jar! I wanted to blend two of my favorite sets together, Jar of Love and Sea of Textures. Jar of Love is a classic that has been with us for a little bit now. There are coordinating framelits dies to cut out the fish, jar, and so many more shapes and jar sizes!

I combined this with the brand new Sea of Textures stamp set with coordinating framelits dies, Under the Sea. I used that set to cut out the coral and background foliage. I also stamped the “thanks” from this set.

I love using Window Sheets to get a really fun 3D effect for my “fishbowl”. I stamped directly on the window sheet to make the jar, and then popped up my fish and coral using layered dimensionals. I added a few sequins to finish it off and hide the dimensionals. I love how it turned out! What do you think? Check out the video below for more details on how this came together!

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Window Sheet: Approximately 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
Whisper White Scraps for fish and coral
Tropical Escape DSP Scraps for foliage


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.

Click the next button below to hop on over to Lisa’s blog post to see her beautiful, water inspired project!

August 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Lisa Kmiec

Su Mohr

Anastasia Radloff

Tracy Marie Lewis

Sue McDonald

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Cheryl Taylor

Alexandra Rauf

Kirsteen Gill

Laura Kate Mackie

Tricia Butts

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Diana Tillery

Jo Blackman

Maria Calia

Jackie Lawless

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