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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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Kre8tors June Blog Hop Featuring New Annual Catalog

Welcome to the June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! Today we are all about celebrating the amazing, brand new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! This beautiful book is full of amazing ideas and products to make the next crafting year totally AWESOME! I am so excited to show you my project and I hope you hop around to all of the other talented demonstrators taking part in this month’s hop by clicking the Next button at the end of this post!

To check out the new catalog, be sure to visit my Catalogs page where you can download a pdf copy of this stunning 240 page book, chalk full of amazing ideas and inspiration!

For my project, I’m diving right in to the beautiful hostess exclusive set, Very Vintage. This stamp set is GORGEOUS! I love the vintage aspect, and the floral element is so pretty and delicate. It almost reminds me of something you would see on fine china.

Both of these cards are made in a similar layout, but the colors make them both VERY different! For the muted, brown and mint card I used Crumb Cake and Call Me Clover. For the bright, red and black card I used Basic Black and Lovely Lipstick.

Look on the page that features hostess exclusive stamp sets to see the sample that I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog. I didn’t have all of the same materials that were used in the catalog sample, but I think I did pretty darn well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like how the muted tones turned out on this card. I stamped off the Call Me Clover before stamping it onto my card mat to get a more mint green instead of the vibrant green it actually produces with full ink. There’s something about brown and mint green that I just love!

The red and black are also beautiful and, in my opinion, very elegant. It’s really hard for me to choose a favorite color scheme between these two because they both offer something very different. Which one is your favorite?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the sentiment, both the border stamp and the “You’re a blessing” stamp are from the Very Vintage set and make a very adorable accent to pop up this card. I also really love the little bee that comes with this set. He makes such a but accent and really blends in nicely to the muted background. I used the 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon along with the Pearls for a little bling on the muted card, and swapped out the Crumb Cake for the Whisper White ribbon on the Red and Black card.

Measurements:

Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Card Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Scrap for sentiment


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?
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 D2TE33R9 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 projects for you to enjoy.

Click the next button below to hop on over to Su’s blog to check out her amazing project for this month’s hop! If you get lost along the hop, you can use the Roll Call List below to help guide you along.

June 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You are here!)

Su Mohr

Tricia Butts

Jacqui Lawrence

Jackie Lawless

Lisa Kmiec

Kathy Maurer

Maria Calia

Tracy Marie Lewis

Linda Handford

Jan Musselman

Diana Core Tillery

Becky Browning

Sandra Roberts

Jo Blackman

Laura Kate Mackie

Cheryl Taylor

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Anastasia Radloff

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2018 Annual Catalog is HERE!

Hello Kre8tors! I’m so excited that the new Annual Catalog is here! I made a quick video for my preorder I received a few days ago and wanted to share with all of you! I’m very excited to play with some of these new products and can’t wait to dive in and share some projects with you. I hope you enjoy this peek of new products!

Check out the new catalog by visiting the Catalogs page!

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 D2TE33R9 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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