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ICS Blog Hop Hello Cupcake

Hello Kre8tors! Thanks so much for joining me today for the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month we are SALE-A-BRATE’ing with some amazing products you can earn for FREE with a qualifying purchase! I’ll be showcasing the Hello Cupcake stamp set and teaching you how to put these adorable cards together! Be sure to scroll to the end of the post and click that Next button to hop along to the other wonderfully talented Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators that are collaborating in this hop!

For my project, I decided to CASE the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are a lot of amazing projects and inspiration waiting to be crafted! I used the Hello Cupcake Sale-A-Bration set and created these two cards. I used every color from the 2017-2019 In Colors to stamp on both of these cards. Can you name all 5 colors without peeking at the products? If you love those colors, snag them quick! They will retire this year, and may start selling out as we get closer to the end of the current Annual Catalog!

The first card has a Soft Sea Foam card base and features a watermark effect with the sprinkles stamp. I achieved this look by using the same color Stampin’ Pad to stamp the sprinkles. I also used Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Soft Suede.

The banner is one of my favorite parts on this card! It’s so easy to make and whips up in no time with a little scoring and a little snipping. See how I made it by watching my tutorial at the end of this post, or by visiting my YouTube channel.

The second card I CASE’d from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure is this adorable miniature card. It measures 3-1/2″ square and features the cupcake again, only this time I used Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.

I added some washi tape behind the cupcake, and stamped my sentiment in Memento ink on a piece of Vellum cardstock. I fussy cut out the frosting, however if you purchase the Sale-A-Bration Coordination item, Call Me Cupcake Framelits, you won’t need to fussy cut! I also added a couple frosted epoxy droplets and boom! This card was finished!

I really hope you enjoyed my projects today! Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to click the next button below to hop along to Darla’s awesome project.


Measurements:

Card #1
Soft Sea Foam Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White: 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
Powder Pink: 1″ x 4″

Card #2
Daffodil Delight Card Base: 3-1/2″ x 7″, Score @ 3-1/2″
Daffodil Delight Mat: 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Whisper White: 2-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ + Scrap
Vellum: 1″ x 2-1/4″

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 J2EBYYBC 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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April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Color Challenge

Welcome to the April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month we are doing a color theme, as you can see from the lovely color scheme below. The challenge was to use at least three colors from the color palette, however I broke the rules and only used two because I forgot my own rules! It’s been a hectic few months.

As most of you know, I’m in the process of moving and almost ALL of my supplies are packed up in boxes! I was lucky enough to have a few essentials left out for a charity craft event I attended yesterday. This was my fourth year as a Make and Take Demonstrator and volunteer at the Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event which is a fundraiser for the Clatsop Emergency Food Bank. It’s a wonderful day full of friends and fun, held in the beautiful town of Astoria, Oregon. You can check out the website or find us on Facebook!

And now, on to my project! I decided to CASE a project from Maymay Made It Crafts. She has a fantastic video on how to create one of these A2 Card Holder Magazine Style projects. I really LOVE this project because it’s fun and easy to make AND I use a ton of them to store my cards!

The colors I chose to use from this month’s challenge include Wild Wasabi for the base and Powder Pink for the DSP. I planned on using Crumb Cake for the sentiment and to sponge daub the edges of the DSP, however my daubers were packed, and the Crumb Cake didn’t show up well on the DSP. Looking back, I wish I would have used the Crumb Cake on Whisper White and cut out a small oval to go on the flap.

This project is VERY easy to make, and takes only a few materials. It was perfect for me to whip up to share with you on this hop. I also used it as my Make and Take at this year’s Let’s Stamp Out Hunger event, and it was a huge hit!

I’ve already made quite a few of these awesome card holders, and will be making several more for all sorts of occasions. They hold a ton of cards (and big enough for the envelopes, too) and look so cute sitting on my shelf. At least, they WILL look cute once I get my shelf put back together in my new place!

While visiting Astoria for the fundraising event, my mother and I had a little fun walking around and enjoying the sunshine along the waterfront.

Not to mention enjoying some delicious iced coffee from a local coffee shop down the block. We took a ride on the trolly and also had some very yummy lunch! It was such a fun weekend, full of family, friends, and STAMPING! Which is my favorite activity!

Measurements:

12″ x 12″ Card Stock for Base
6″ x 12″ DSP for Accents

For directions on how to create this fun card holder, see Maymay’s video on her YouTube channel! I hope to make a video of my own for this soon, but I just wasn’t able to get one done with everything happening at the moment. I hope to get some videos up for you again in May!

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 S6BPP672 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 on the Next button below to head over to Sandra’s blog to see her beautiful creation using this month’s color challenge palette!

April 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Sandra Roberts
Su Mohr
Tracy Marie Lewis
Jackie Lawless
Lisa Edwards Kmiec
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Cheryl Hamilton
Jo Blackman
Tricia Butts
Laura Kate Mackie
Kathy Maurer
Alexandra Rauf
Amy Grendel
Linda Handford
Hiske MacKay
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Diana Core Tillery
Deb Naylor
Kirsteen Gill

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Ink & Share Blog Hop Spring

Hello and welcome to another Ink & Share Blog Hop! March’s theme is Spring/Easter and I’m so excited to share my project for this hop! The sun is shining and the birds are singing, it’s such a lovely day that I knew I wanted to feature a floral card for this month’s hop. After you check out my project, be sure to scroll all the way down to click that Next button to keep the inspiration going!

I really love the look of Pink and Gray together. There’s something whimsical in those colors that softens the white background. I saw a similar design on Pinterest and knew I wanted to use the same colors with the Petal Palette stamp set.

I started with a Whisper White standard card base, then added two layers to give a step effect. I stamped the polka dot stamp all over the background, variegating the ink tones as I stamped from the bottom to the top of the cardstock. I also used an Aqua Painter with the Powder Pink and Basic Gray to splatter the background for the added texture.

I stamped the roses in Powder Pink, and the leaves in both Smoky Slate as well as Basic Gray. I really like the two tones of gray on this card. I think it makes the subtle pink pop a little more. I stamped the sentiment in the Memento Black ink.

I also added a few of the Glitter Enamel Dots in the pink tone. I really love how this delicate card turned out! It’s a great mix of shabby chic and feminine grunge. I don’t have a video tutorial for this card, as I didn’t craft this in my office. I’m hoping to get back to a somewhat regular video schedule soon!

Measurements:

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


Materials:

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?

Click the Next button below to hop over to my good friend Amy’s blog to see her adorable project for this month’s hop! There is also a Roll Call list posted below in case you get lost along the way.

Ink & Share March Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Laura Mackie

Sandrine Jse

Deb Naylor

Tricia Butts

Karen Pearmain

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker

Joanne Hodge

Ginger Rabesa

Linda Handford

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Amy Grendel

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

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Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

It’s that time again! Time for the Stamp ‘N Hop Blog Hop! March’s theme is Second Chance Sale-A-Bration! We are nearing on the end of the amazing Sale-A-Bration promotion where you can earn FREE products just for shopping! Be sure to check out all the amazing products available while this promotion lasts! Today I’m featuring the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration set, one of my all-time favorites!

This blog post will be quite different from my normal posts, as I do not have a coordinating video link for you. I’ve fallen ill recently and have been focusing on recovery, so I wasn’t able to get a video done for you. However, I was able to come up with this fun, crumply card! Do you like the color and crush technique? It’s when you stamp your image, color in if necessary, and then CRUMPLE it up! It gives a very vintage look that I think is so much fun!

I cut up a variety of neutral cardstock along with some beautiful 2017-2019 In Color cardstock and adhered it to a Crumb Cake cardbase. I then embossed it all with the Hexagons Dynamic TIEF. Add some layers, ribbons, and pearls and you have a fun, layered card! Oh, and don’t forget the CRUMPLING!

I used the new Stampin’ Blends in Rich Razzleberry Light & Dark to color in the lavender bunch and then used the Color Lifter to blend out the Light & Dark shades of Old Olive on the leaves. I really love these markers! They have made coloring so much more fun!

If you enjoyed this card, don’t forget to scroll down to that Next button and hop along to all the other members in this hop! There are some AMAZING projects created by some awesomely talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world!

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Banners: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Smoky Slate: 1-1/16″ x 4-1/2″ to 5″
Powder Pink Torn Rectangle: Approx 3″ x 4″
Very Vanilla: Approx 2-1/2″ x 4″ + Scrap for sentiment

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 HYUCYZY2 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.

Click the Next button below to head over to Mo’s blog to check out their super fun project! If you get lost along the way, you can click on the names below to get back on track! Happy Hopping!

Melissa Tennison 
(You Are Here!)

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ICS Blog Hop Last Chance SAB

Hello and welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! This month’s theme is Last Chance Sale-A-Bration, because this awesome promotion ends on March 31st! I’m using the Happy Wishes Level 2 set on this awesome Shutter Card! Be sure to check out all of the wonderful projects in this month’s hop by using the Next button at the bottom of this post.

This was my first time making a shutter card, and I LOVE it! It’s so much fun to make a card with such a different twist. I couldn’t believe how simple this technique was, I want to make loads more!

I started this card by stamping the “best” stamp from the Happy Wishes set in Crumb Cake and then I used the Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the leaves, dots, and flowers. I adhered that to a Crumb Cake oval, and then added some ribbon loops behind with the Finely Woven Ribbon.

I stamped the “wishes” stamp on Whisper White and then cut that out with a small circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. This card came together so quick once I cut all the pieces. To see more details, check out my video that has all the instructions for you to make a shutter card of your own!

Measurements:

Powder Pink Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-1/8″ & 6-3/8″
Tranquil Tide Banners (x2): 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″, score @ 1/2″
DSP Outside Panels (x2): 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
DSP Inside Panel Mat: 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″
Whisper White Inside Panel Base: 3″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps: Crumb Cake, Whisper White


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 HYUCYZY2 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 Janey’s blog to see her awesome project using a fun Sale-A-Bration product, Springtime Foils!

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