Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop – Lola the Giraffe

Thank you so much for visiting my blog on today’s 1st Celebration Blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com,  Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from Taniesa’s Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post on www.katscrappinessblog.com.
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We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive papercraft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at www.katscrappiness.com.  Here are the two stamp sets:
I apologize that I will not have a step by step instruction on how I made the card (for now). I am planning to recreate this card with a video tutorial once I get back from my trip in Toronto.  I am currently still going through my medical issue and I am in Toronto  getting physiotherapy.
Here’s the front of the card.

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Here’s what it looks like when you open the shaker card:

 

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I hope you have been inspired by my project.  In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designer’s blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!
Next person in the hop is Cheryl. Hop on over and see what’s next! If you have missed any designer’s posts you can find the links below. Thank you for participating in the very first blog hop for www.katscrappiness.com
The full blog hop line up is:
Maria  ← you are here!
Cheryl  ← Click here to the next person on the hop!

Blessed To Be Your Friend

Hello everyone! I am back to share with you a very special card that I made, dedicated to our Kat Scrappiness Design Team Coordinator, Deb Peterson Rauch.  I am showcasing the Bear and Bird stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Concord & 9th Tree Ring Background stamp, Kat Scrappiness Double-stitched rectangle dies and the Blessed Scripty dies, plus other products available at the shop.

I will not have any step-by-step instructions or a process video for this card. It is very simple but I love how it turned out.

This card is dedicated to Deb. I am “blessed to be Deb’s friend”. Deb has a huge heart. When I got sick, a few weeks ago, Deb has been (and still is) such a great confidant to me! She was my constant support during those times when I feel like I would never get better. When I start panicking with the pains I had, I would constantly send Deb a message and ask her so many medical questions and she would immediately give me answers, advice, support and recommendations. It didn’t matter what she was doing that day, she would always send me a reply and make me feel “safe” and less paranoid. Both Deb and Kathleen understood that I had to take it easy and need time to heal.  Thank you, Kathleen Driggers. Thank you, Deb for all the things that you do, for being my friend, and a great DT Coordinator. This card is for you:

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I hope you like the card today and got inspired. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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Prayers & Hugs Coming Your Way

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you today. It’s been awhile since I made a project for Kat Scrappiness. I was traveling for two weeks and if you have been following me here on my blog, you’ll probably know that I got sick. I am on the mend now but it is taking a lot longer than expected which is making me a little miserable!

I apologize that I don’t have a process video for you today because it takes awhile for me to create a project right now. I can’t sit still for so long and look down so I constantly take a break and walk so I don’t get any pains. Please bear with me as I get better and I promise to make more process videos once I am over this hump.

For my shaker card today, I am showcasing the Hero Arts Color Layering Poppy Stamps and Dies, the Prayers Stamps and Die set, with the Wood Floorboard Prints Cling stamp, as well as the White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness, and a lot more supplies available at Kat Scrappiness online store.

I started out by stamping and layering my images on Neenah solar white card stock using three Lawn Fawn Ballet Slippers, Guava and Lobster ink. I die-cut the flowers using the coordinating dies.

I stamped my background using the wood floorboard cling stamp with light- gray ink. I wanted a subtle background for my card because I wanted the main focal point to stand out, which are the poppies!

I die-cut the prayers die using a dark gray card stock, and stamped my sentiment using the Hippo Ink on my card front.

I ran my flowers, branches and die cut sentiment using my favorite Xyron sticker maker and Mega Tape Runner. I also adhered my acetate sheet using glue dots, and created my shaker window panel with scotch foam tape. I added my favorite White Diamond sequin mix by Kat Scrappiness and adhered my window panel to my card base.

I finished off my design by sponging my Neenah white card stock with the Tim Holtz worn lipstick distressed oxide ink to match the color of the dot details on my shaker card.

Here is the card. I hope you like it and got inspired today. The supplies I have used are listed and linked below. Have a great weekend!

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DCWV/Xyron – Tag Mini Album

Hello my crafty friends! I am so excited to share with you today’s post because the Xyron design team is teaming up with DCWV.  My project today is an inspirational Tag/Mini Album, using stamps from my stash, showcasing this beautiful paper pack by DCWV called “Meet Me in Paris”.  A huge “thank you” to DCWV and Xyron for all of the amazing products we got to play with. They are extremely beautiful!

 

Here are the supplies I got to play with.

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I started out by die-cutting my tags using the beautiful paper packs and a tag die by Kat Scrappiness.  I distressed the tags with my distress ink using my sponge to make the tags look a little more vintage.   I also used my Xyron mega tape runner to adhere both tags to make it a little more sturdy.

 

For my tag below, I used an Eiffel tower die from my stash that I die-cut in gold.   I then used my Xyron Creative Station Lite to adhere the die-cut on my first tag.  I did the same process for all of my tags.

 

Here are the photos of the individual tags.  The first one is a shaker tag:

 

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Here’s a photo of all of the tags.  I really love how it turned out:

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Here’s what the tag mini album look like with the binder clip.  I also embellished the album with a gold tassel and a silver key.

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I hope you got inspired today and like my project.  If you are interested to purchase DCWV paper packs, they are available online at http://www.joann.com.

 

You Make Me a Happy Camper – Avery Elle ~ Glamper Camper

Hello my lovelies!  I hope you are having a good day so far.  I am back today to share with you a cute card that I made, showcasing the Glamper Camper stamp set by Avery Elle, Kat Scrappiness Stitched Circle die, Distress Oxide Inks, Inkadinkado masking paper and a bunch of other supplies available at Kat Scrappiness.

Here’s the card:

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I have a process video for you today if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I also listed and linked the supplies I have used below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code: MARIA10 for 10% off  your order at Kat Scrappiness shop.  I hope you got inspired.  Have a wonderful day!

Here’s the process video:

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Creative Vision Foilables ~ Perfect Day to be Happy

Good morning my crafty friends! I am back to share with you my design team project this week for Kat Scrappiness and I am showcasing the Creative Vision Foilables, Double-stitched rectangle Dies, Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers Stamp set and dies, sparkling clear droplets and a lot more supplies available at the shop.

Here is the card:

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I have a process video for you today. I hope you got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Have an amazing day!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs April Release – Newton’s Birdbath

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Good morning stampers and crafters!  It is the last day of the April release at Newton’s Nook Designs.    All of the new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow for purchase.  I hope you have been checking out the projects since Monday.  You also have a chance to win each stamp set during release week so check out the details I have indicated at the end of this blog post. [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on WordPress is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the confusion.]

For today’s card, I am showcasing the adorable Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and its coordinating dies.   I absolutely adore the images that Jennifer included in this set!  This Newton’s Birdbath stamp set and coordinating dies be available for purchase on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 a.m. CST.

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I have created a very simple card today but I really love how it turned out.  I stamped my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.

I die-cut my card front using the  Stitched Fancy Scalloped Die by Kat Scrappiness.  Once again, I used my D.I.Y. clouds border stencil to sponge the color on my card panel to create the clouds.   I also sponge the colors at the bottom using my new Lawn Fawn ink pads (Minty Fresh and Bubblegum).  It almost looks like grass and flowers.  I love this color combination!

To finish my design, I used the Land Borders die from Newton’s Nook, and also used a small die from my stash to do the stitching details for my butterfly.  Here’s my finished design:

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Would you like to win the “Newton’s Birdbath” Stamp Set?  This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!  Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Thursday, April 13th at 9pm CST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 14th.

 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter the giveaway:

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Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Naki Rager

Maria Russell (you are here)

Jennifer Timko

Tatiana Trafimovich

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(I have listed and linked the supplies I have used from different suppliers for availability.  Some affiliate links may have been used AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO YOU)

Simple D.I.Y. Easter Banner

Hello crafters and stampers!  I am super excited to share with you today this simple D.I.Y. Easter Banner to decorate your home.  This is very easy to put together and you can create multiples to decorate your mantle or any room in your house.

 

I am showcasing the Easter peeps dies and Happy Easter Script sentiment dies by Kat Scrappiness and the Dogwood Flower Wreath die by Gina Marie Designs.  They are all available at the shop.  Here’s the photo:

 

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I will keep this blog post short because I have a process video for you below.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used.  I hope you like it and got inspired.  Happy crafting!

 

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There’s No Otter Like You

I finally had some down-time this week and was able to play with my Otterly Love You stamp set and dies by MFT Stamps.

I started out by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock using my Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink pad.   I colored the images in with my Copic markers. I wanted to achieve soft coloring on my Otters and I used my E40 and E41 markers, highlighting their cheeks with R00.

I die-cut my front window frame panel using a die from my stash, and die-cut the blue vellum paper to achieve the look of water.

I used my clouds border die to die-cut the clouds using Inkadinkado masking paper, with my broken china distress ink to achieve the look of clouds on the front panel.

I finished off the design by adding the light blue coral from another stamp set. I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I have used.  Have a great weekend!

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