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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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March Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful blog hop featuring alternate projects for the March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit by Stampin’ Up! There are some amazing projects featured by very talented demonstrators, so please be sure to scroll down to the next button to check out all of the other blogs!

I love the shabby-chic vibes I got when putting this kit together. The suggested projects for this kit are beautiful all on their own, but I really like trying to create alternate cards using only the contents of the kit. Scroll down to see a time-lapse video of how I put this card together using one of the envelopes from the kit.

I love that this kit included brads! I love hardware on my cards, and have been missing brads and eyelets. I decided to use two brads on the label because I think it gives this card an extra “oomph”. I cut off the scalloped edge of the flap and used the Crumb Cake side as an accent on the front of my card. I also cut out the two roses from the Flower Seeds packet envelope and paired them with the green die cut leaves. I added a few of the Fresh Fig pearl embellishments and tied some ribbon around the scalloped flap piece.

I love the colors on this card, and how easy it was to put together. Dimensionals are definitely one of my favorite adhesives, and I was so glad Stampin’ Up! added a HUGE sheet of them in this month’s kit, because I doubled up a lot to get several layers on this card.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your Creative Coach! How can I help you?
Your support means a lot to me and helps me to continue doing what I love, which is making videos for you to enjoy.

Continue the hop and head over to Cynthia’s blog by clicking on the “Next” pumpkin below to see her wonderful alternate for this Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again very soon!

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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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March 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Amazing You

It’s that time again, time for the Kre8tors Blog Hop! Yay! This month’s theme is Birthdays and I think this project is a PERFECT birthday card/gift because it holds a GIFT CARD! And bonus, it’s a fun fold card with a Double Slider! Woot! I’m so excited to be hopping once again with so many talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators! Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this blog post to hop along!

I knew I wanted to use two Sale-A-Bration sets on this card, Lots of Lavender and of course Amazing You (for the Birthday portion of the card.) I also knew I wanted to make a Double Slider card. The last one I made was SO long ago, I needed to find some newer dimensions. So I took to YouTube and found Julie Davison’s tutorial. I used her dimensions, and made a few of my own alterations to turn this into a gift card holder.

I made two different color versions. The one featured in my coordinating YouTube tutorial features Berry Burst and Smoky Slate. I LOVE this color combination so much! I also threw in a few pops of Old Olive for the leaves and one of the glitter enamel dots.

The Let’s Celebrate and Amazing You sentiments came from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set, and the floral images on the front of the card came from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration stamp set. I’m so happy with how these cards turned out! What color is your favorite? Don’t forget to pick up these Sale-A-Bration stamps for FREE with a qualifying purchase before they retire! March 31st, or while supplies last!

Measurements:

Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score @ 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, & 8-1/4″
Berry Burst Bases (x3): 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White Mats (x2): 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Fresh Florals DSP: 4″ x 6″
Berry Burst Scrap: 1″ x 2-1/2″


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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.

Don’t forget to hop along to see the other amazing projects our fellow demonstrators have come up with for this Blog Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Amy’s blog to see her awesome Birthday project! There’s also a roll call list, in case you get lost along the way.

March 2018 Roll Call List

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)

Amy Grendel

Lisa Kmiec

Sandra Roberts

Jacqui Lawrence

Deb Naylor

Laura Kate Mackie

Kathy Maurer

Linda Handford

Alexandra Rauf

Su Mohr

Jan Musselman

Shannon Cole

Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Tricia Butts

Hiske MacKay

Jackie Lawless

Maria Calia

Mary Trautner

Nichole Loe

Becky Browning

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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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