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July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Card Sketch Challenge

Welcome Kre8tors to another Kre8tors Blog Hop! So glad you have joined us! Whether this is your first time hopping with us, or you’re a seasoned hopper, you are in for a treat! This month, the members of KBH from around the world are bringing you inspiration in the form of a sketch challenge! This is one of my favorite sketches and I’m so glad to bring it back to debut some awesome products from the new Annual Catalog!

Here’s a copy of the sketch challenge that was issued to the members of KBH. You might recognize this sketch from a previous post involving some super cute pandas from Sale A Bration earlier this year.

I decided to use the beautiful Sea of Textures stamp set to re-create this sketch challenge. I am SO in love with how it turned out! I used Berry Burst for the frame and Octopus with a Crumb Cake card base, and whisper white scrap pieces.

I really love all the different nautical textures in this set, like the fish scales and fishing net. I also just can’t get enough of that octopus! I just think he’s so different and fun!

Be sure to watch my tutorial to see how this card came together, and scroll down to the big ol’ NEXT button to hop along to Lisa’s project. I love how she interpreted this sketch challenge! Thanks so much for hopping with us, and we will see you soon!

Measurements:

Crumb Cake Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Berry Burst Frame: 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″, cut frame 1/4″ thick
Whisper White Scraps: 1/2″ x 3-1/2″, 3/4″ x 1-1/2″, Scrap for Octopus


Materials:

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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 RK6MBR73 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.

July 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Lisa Kmiec

Su Mohr

Kirsteen Gill

Jacqui Lawrence

Diana Core Tillery

Laura Kate Mackie

Jackie Lawless

Sue McDonald

Tricia Butts

Jo Blackman

Linda Handford

Deb Naylor

Tracy Marie Lewis

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Cheryl Taylor

Amy Grendel

Sandra Roberts

Maria Calia

Anastasia Radloff

Becky Browning

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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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Hanging Banners Sketch with Daisy Delight

I love challenges and have been trying so many different ideas in my VIP group. We have been doing sketch challenges which are so much fun because I get to see my VIP’s ideas unfold. There are so many different ideas and possibilities when it comes to sketches. I created the Hanging Banners sketch with the Daisy Delight Bundle, which includes a coordinating punch, in mind. It’s simple, but still so much fun for a quick card. The sentiment can easily be left off this card right up until it’s ready to be gifted, making it a perfect all occasion card. I’m so excited to announce which one of my VIP’s won this challenge, so let’s get to it!

I used the coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Daisy Delight suite of products in the annual catalog for this challenge card. I really love how the Gold Glimmer Paper accents the Tranquil Tide colors. I used both Cardstock and the Finely Woven Ribbon on this card. I love how the colors are perfect matches!

The inspiration for this challenge came from a few card designs I saw on Pinterest. I love how simple and fun the banners are hanging from the off-set circle.

The winner of this challenge was one of my downlines, Diane Marra! Her card is so lovely, I absolutely adore the DSP with flecks of gold foil! She changed the alignment to create a portrait card instead of landscape, and I just adore how it turned out!

Whether you are stamping on the circle, or creating a 3D item to pop out, this fun sketch works well for so many different stamp sets! I encourage you to give this sketch a try and share your projects with me! You can post on social media and use #mkre8tionssketchchallenge or tag me with @mkre8tions so that I can see your fun projects!

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla for Daisies (x2): Approx. 4″ x 5″
Tranquil Tide Circle: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Delightful Daisy DSP: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Strip: 3/4″ x 5-1/2″
Gold Glimmer Banners (x2): 3/4″ x 2″


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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.

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Belly Band Gate Fold Sketch Card with Beautiful Peacock

We are right in the middle of Sale-A-Bration and this Beautiful Peacock is strutting his stuff on this Belly Band Gate Fold Card! This card was inspired from a Sketch Challenge I offered to my VIP’s in our Facebook group to encourage them to use up their materials and get inspired to create! I absolutely love how this turned out, and I can’t wait to show you how I made it!

Belly Bands are so easy to make, and they are perfect for keeping Gate Fold cards closed. The simple embellishments on the center oval really add a special touch to this beautiful card. And yes, I had to use MORE rhinestones!

The challenge winner for my Magic Mirror Sketch Challenge was Pam! Here’s her beautiful creation along with the sketch image. If you would like to participate in my sketch challenges, just click on the Shop Now button! All my customers and downlines gain access to my VIP Stamp Lounge to see sneak peeks and gain entry to challenges and prize drawings!

I’m calling this sketch the Magic Mirror sketch because of how the center oval reflects the card’s personality. I really like how the Soft Sky and Basic Gray complement one another so well in this design.

I also decided to add some stamping to the outer panels to add a little more interest behind the belly band accent. I am so excited with how much this steps up the card! And I’m a sucker for flourishes, so win win!

Don’t forget to earn the Beautiful Peacock stamp set for FREE with a qualifying Sale-A-Bration purchase! Head over to my online store to grab the supplies you need to make this card and earn the stamps for FREE!

Measurements:

Soft Sky Cardbase:5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, with long edge @ top, score @ 2-1/8″ on each end
Basic Gray Front Panels (x2): 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Gray Inside Mat: 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
Very Vanilla Inside Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Soft Sky Belly Band 1: 1″ x 8-1/2″
Basic Gray Belly Band 2: 3/4″ x 8-1/2″
Scraps for Ovals & Stamping: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Basic Gray

Materials:
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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 6JX4EGJM 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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Happy Wishes SAB Card

The Sale-A-Bration set Happy Wishes is making its debut in my collection on this beautiful card! I’ve used some delicious Watercolor Paper with an Aqua Painter and three main colors; Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, and Powder Pink. Adorned with gold accents of glimmer paper and foil sheets, this is one luscious card! I can’t wait to show you how this card came together!

I submitted this card for two different color challenges. Both challenges had the same color scheme, and I’m so excited with how it turned out! The first challenge is from TGIF Challenges and is a color challenge that required participants to use Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, and Powder Pink. I used all of these colors on the watercolor paper, and also brought out the Sweet Sugarplum more with a mat and my main stamped image. Check their challenge out by clicking the icon below.

I also decided to add bits of gold. And by bits I mean LOADS! I love how sparkly and shiny this card is with the added Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Vinyl Stickers, and Gold Sequin Trim.

And adding the gold accents was PERFECT for the next challenge from Sunday Stamps. They also had a color challenge and gave us a palette of beautiful swatches to work from. To visit them, click on the image below! There are some amazing projects to inspire your creativity!

I really think this card is one of my new favorites! It has a little bit of everything, especially that BLING! I want to give a HUGE thank you to one of my downlines, Ma, for making this card possible with her generous gift of the Happy Wishes stamp set! Thank you, Ma! ❤

I used a fun technique with the Stampin’ Write Markers to get the splotches on the background. See the video below for details. You can get this Sale-A-Bration set for FREE with a qualifying purchase! This set is part of Stampin’ Up!’s brand new Level 2 Sale-A-Bration rewards! Learn more by clicking HERE.

Measurements:

Whisper White Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 4-1/4″
Sweet Sugarplum Mat: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Watercolor Paper Mat: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Vellum: 7/8″ x 2-3/4″
Scraps: Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Foil Sheet, Basic Gray & Whisper White Cardstock

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 6JX4EGJM 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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