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Goodbye 2018 Occasions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 May Kre8tors Blog Hop! This month’s theme is all about the retiring products from the Occasions catalog, which are now while supplies last until May 31st! So, be sure to hop along to each participants blogs to check out their wonderful inspiration projects and grab these supplies before they retire at the end of the month, (unless they sell out before then!)

It’s Mother’s Day today here in the United States, and I’ve decided to create a beautiful card using the Petal Palette suite for my mom. Now, the stamps and the dies from the Petal Palette bundle are NOT retiring per say, however the discounted price to get them in a bundle IS retiring. So you will still be able to get your hands on these items, just not at a 10 percent discount. So if you really love this set, I highly recommend picking it up before the month’s end!

One of the reasons I love this set so much is the adorable little bird! He’s so cute and squishy, and I love how he can perch on just about anything! On this reverse eclipse card, I have him perched on top of the M in the word MOM.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my base and top mat layer. I used a piece of Fresh Fig from the 2017-2019 In Colors for the middle mat layer. I stamped my base images in Memento ink, and colored them in with the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Duo colors, (light and dark). I used the Color Lifter to give the flowers a lighter and more natural look.

I stamped the greenery in Old Olive, and used my Fresh Fig to stamp the accent flowers. I stamped two of them in full ink, and two of them using second generation ink. (Inking the stamp, stamping it once, and stamping it again without re-inking to get a lighter image.)

I really love this set, and it has been one of my all time favorites since it’s debut in the 2018 Occasions catalog. I’m SO glad this made it into the new Annual Catalog, which will be available to customers to view starting at the beginning of June! Yay! ūüėÄ

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″
Rich Razzleberry Middle Mat Layer – 4″ x 5-1/4″
Very Vanilla Top Mat Layer – 3-3/4″ x 5″
Very Vanilla Scrap – Approx. 4″ x 5-1/4″

 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 TF79F9TQ 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.

Thank you so much for stopping by on our hop! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gives you some inspiration to make sure this set is in your collection before the bundle price retires at the end of the month! Now click on the Next button below to hop on over to the lovely, and very talented, Amy Grendel’s blog to see her beautiful project using some retiring Occasions products! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way! Happy Hopping!

May 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
Amy Grendel
Tricia Butts
Jackie Lawless
Sandra Roberts
Sue McDonald
Jacqui Lawrence
Cheryl Taylor
Tracy Marie Lewis
Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Jo Blackman
Su Mohr
Deb Naylor
Linda Handford
Kirsteen Gill
Laura Kate Mackie
Jan Musselman
Alexandra Rauf
Kathy Maurer
Cheryl Hamilton
Becky Browning
Hiske MacKay
Maria Calia

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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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March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I simply adored this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It was SO adorable with a shabby-chic and vintage vibe. I only made one of the two designs from this month’s kit, and fell in love right away! I wanted to share a few photos of the card I created, and a quick time-lapse video from putting together this card and envelope.

The colors from this month’s kit were so well coordinated, as it is with all of Stampin’ Up!’s products. I really love the pink and purple colors together mixed with the gorgeous neutrals of Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. These colors really complimented the project.

The card was very simple to put together. I used the included stamps for the corner images on the pink background as well as the sentiments on both the card and the envelope. (The card is on the right, envelope is on the left.) The floral and leaf images were already printed on paper. All I had to do was pop them out and glue them down! This kit also included some beautiful Fresh Fig ribbon and pearl embellishments.

I love how easy it is to have a monthly kit delivered to my mailbox. Every month, I have at least 8 projects that I can create quickly and share with my family and friends. The kit includes everything I need to make beautifully coordinated cards or other fun projects. Plus, signing up for a 3-month or longer subscription in March also earns Sale-A-Bration rewards! So it’s a perfect time to get started with this amazing kit!

To learn more, head over to my Paper Pumpkin site, or contact me to talk one on one about how you can use this amazing subscription to jump start your monthly creativity escape!

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.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a super special blog post with an alternate project for this kit!

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February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop with Lots of Lavender

Welcome to the February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! This is our second hop, and I’m so excited to continue working with so many talented demonstrators in sharing our passion for paper crafting! If you’d like to check out our first blog hop, you can start at 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop – Occasions Petal Palette. Be sure to click the Next button at the bottom of this post to hop over to Amy’s blog to check out her fantastic project! In case you get lost along the hop, there is also a Roll Call list below the Next button.

For my Sale-A-Bration item I decided to use the Lots of Lavender stamp set. This is a GORGEOUS set and it’s really versatile. I’ve used this set on my Clean & Quick Card¬†and thought it came out beautifully, but wanted to step it up a little. So this card was born!

I love how clean this card looks with just two main colors and a pop of an accent color. I used Rich Razzleberry for most of the coloring as well as my accent pieces and cardbase. Lemon Lime Twist was used to color in the leaves and stem. I did use just a touch of the Powder Pink in the ribbon holding the lavender bunch together. Oh, and we can’t forget the Clear Wink of Stella to give it the slightest shimmer.

The Stampin’ Blends are so much fun to color with! I used both the light and dark Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the petals on my lavender bunch. I decided to keep the petals full color and not use the Color Lifter to blend it out. I really like how crisp this looks against the white accents on the card. I also used some beautiful Classic Weave Ribbon in Whisper White to lace behind the lavender bunch.

Since the Lots of Lavender stamp set doesn’t come with any sentiments, I opted to use the Petal Palette Bundle to add the finishing touches to the card. I used both the label framelit and trellis thinlit to spruce up my sentiment at the bottom of the card. This paired with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits, I thought the card really came together well. I also added a little more pops of green for contrast with the Glitter Enamel Dots. LOVE the bling!

This project was so fun to put together! I hope you enjoy the video tutorial towards the bottom of this post to see how it all came together. Don’t forget to check out the other members of this Blog Hop by viewing the Roll Call List at the bottom of this post, and clicking the Next button to continue on through the hop!

Measurements:

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

Materials:
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(Don’t forget the adhesives!)

During Sale-A-Bration you can earn FREE products simply by shopping! Every $50 (US) you spend you can earn a free level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And NEW this year, every $100 (US) you spend, you can either pick two level 1 items OR one level 2 item! Be sure to visit my store to see all the wonderful products you can choose from!

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love to be your creative coach! Don’t forget to use the current hostess code 6JX4EGJM¬†when you place your order to get a thank you card from me at the beginning of next month! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code because you will qualify for your own rewards! 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 to head to Amy’s blog to check out her amazing project for the hop! There’s also a roll call list in case you get lost along the way.

February 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop Roll Call

Melissa Tennison
(You Are Here!)
Amy Grendel
Su Mohr
Becky Browning
Laura Kate Mackie
Tricia Butts
Kathy Maurer
Deb Naylor
Jackie Lawless
Linda Handford
Lisa Kmiec
Kirsteen Gill
Alexanra Rauf
Nichole Loe
Mary Trautner
Sanda Roberts
Maria Calia
Hiske MacKay
Jacqui Lawrence
Leisa Pedersen
Diana Tillery

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