Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends!  I am so excited to share today’s post because I have been invited to guest-design and join the Joy Clair’s 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!   I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Joy Clair for inviting me. 

 

Hop along with us and leave a comment on each of the participating blog post.  Joy Clair will be giving away one (1) $25 gift card to TWO (2) LUCKY WINNERS!  

For my cards today, I am showcasing the Christmas Penguins stamp set.  

To begin, I stamped and colored my images with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Ink in Rustic Brown using my MISTI stamping tool.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut machine to die-cut the images.

I also die-cut some of the elements that I needed to create my winter scene using some dies from my stash.   Here’s my first card:

Those little penguins are super adorable! I finished my design by stamping the sentiment “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with some lobster ink by Lawn Fawn. I also added some snowflake sprinkles for some added texture. Here’s a closer look:

For my second card, I ink-blended a Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks using my blending brushes. I wanted to create a soft-winter sky for my scene. I also die-cut the trees and the snow hill using some dies from my stash.

I colored the trees using some dye inks and mini ink blending tool. I took my time until I was satisfied with the colors. I adhered the trees and the penguins on my colored background with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my second card:

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on the card and used my black gel pen to add more depth to the eyes. Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired. The supplies I used are listed and linked below in case you’re interested.

 

The next person on the hop is—-> Jowilna. In case you get lost, I have also included the line-up below (click to enter and see the line-up).

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop For the Benefit of Coffee Oasis Youth Program

Hello and welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis!  The blog hop begins today, Friday, December 7 and will remain open through Monday, December 10th.  The theme of our blog hop is “WINTER”.   (There is more information about Coffee Oasis and how you can help at the end of my blog post .)

Simply click on the first photo in the list below to visit the blogs of those who are participating.  Each blog will have the same list of links on their blogs and you just follow them in order to go to the next blog!

And to make it more fun we have many prizes to give away!  There are two ways to participate and win in this blog hop.

  • Option One:  Create a winter themed card and enter it into the blog hop.  If you are entering your card to the blog hop, just click on “Add Your Link” at the bottom of the list and follow the instructions, it’s quick and easy!   If you have any questions on how to enter the blog hop, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
  • Option Two:  Leave a comment on the blogs and YouTube channels participating in the hop!

At the end of the hop, (on December 13th) we will randomly choose the winners and they will win fabulous prizes from our sponsors. (Prizes listed below)  All Winners names will be posted on our blog and we will attempt to contact everyone who leaves their contact information.  If prizes are not claimed within 7 days, another winner will be chosen.

If you are participating in the hop, please post your card/project on social media and use the following tags:

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR MEGA SPONSORS!

The following sponsors have agreed to donate a portion of their sales during this hop to the Coffee Oasis.  Please visit them and remember that if you place an order, you will be donating and supporting Coffee Oasis as well!  These sponsors are also providing prizes to the hoppers as well!

Kat Scrappiness is offering 15% off EVERYTHING IN THE STORE and is donating 15% of all sales during this blog hop to Coffee Oasis!  Use coupon code:  COFFEEOASIS to save!  We are also giving away gift packages!  To look at all the amazing prizes, please visit this link –> http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/

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Now let’s get on to my project.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Blah Humbunny stamp set and coordinating dies by Honey Bee, the All That Glitters stamp set by Picket Fence Studios, the stitched rectangle dies by Kat Scrappiness, and a bunch of other supplies available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping the background stamp by the Picket Fence Studios called All That Glitters onto my Neenah Solar Classic Crest 100 lb. card stock using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform.   I also stamped the images from the Blah Humbunny stamp set and colored my images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I adhered the presents using my Nuvo liquid adhesive onto my stamped background, and also adhered the bunny with foam adhesives.   To finish my design, I used my white gel pen to add some details to the images and also added some crystal jewels on my background.

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I also added the eyelashes to my cute little bunny using my 0.3 Copic multi-liner pen.  Here’s a little close-up:

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I used my Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiment on my card.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  Please visit http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ to find our more info about this hop.   Click on the inlinkz button below to hop along with us and leave us a comment.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day.

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Learn more about Coffee Oasis:

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis

We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.  You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn’t matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

Donate to Coffee Oasis Today!


Let’s get hopping and spread the word to see how much we can help this wonderful organization.

This is the sign up for bloggers/youtubers who are participating in the Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to Benefit Coffee Oasis.  Click to view and add your links:

It’s A Hot Chocolate Kind of Day – Fall/Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  This is my second post for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.  I wanted to enter another card today showcasing some of my favorite stamp sets by Newton’s Nook Designs.

For my card below, I am featuring the Cup of Cocoa stamp set and its coordinating dies, the Sweater Weather stamp set and coordinating dies and the Sky borders die set.

Just like my first blog post, I stamped the images on Copic friendly ink and colored them  in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.  I inked up a piece os Bristol smooth white card stock with my Distress Oxide inks and used a circle trio die from my stash to cut the windows.

I adhered the colored background onto my card base with some foam adhesive.  I also die-cut another piece of white card stock using the sky borders die set.   I adhered the images with foam adhesive and some Nuvo liquid glue.

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To finish my design, I die-cut the little bows and also stamped the sentiment.  Here’s a little close-up of my card:

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I don’t know about you but this kitty cat certainly makes me want to put on some skinny jeans, UGG boots and comfy sweater and drink hot chocolate all day long!  Okay, maybe not all day because I now have low-tolerance on caffeine but maybe two cups will be my limit!  Haha!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my second card for today!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day!

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Wishing You Holiday Happiness – Winter Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

Hello my fellow coffee-lovers!  I hope you are all having a great day!  I am super stoked because today is the start of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and her team for organizing this event!

Kat Scrappiness is also a super sponsor!!  Kat will be giving away One (1) $25 gift card and One (1) Flash prize of Kat Scrappiness Package worth at least $25.00 and use coupon code: COFFEELOVERS18 for 15% off site-wide sale.  Click here for more details:  http://KatScrappinessBlog.com/fall-winter-coffee-lovers-blo…

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For my project today, I am showcasing the new Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set  with the Beary Merry stamp set by Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping my image with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die cut the Trees and snowbanks with Neenah Solar white card stock with the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set.

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I inked up my Bristol smooth white card stock with Tumbled glass and Spun sugar distress oxide inks with my mini-ink blending tool.  I am loving this color-combo for the winter sky!

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To finish my design on this card, I added some Stardust stickles on the trees and glossy accents to the North Pole sign.  Here’s a little close-up:

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Don’t you just LOVE this cute bear?  Also, the Crafter’s Essentials – Winter die set is a must-have for sure.  It gives you all the dies that you need to create your winter scene.   Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please use coupon code “COFFEELOVERS18” for 15% off your order at the Kat Scrappiness.

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Make the Moose Out of Life with Newton’s Nook Designs

Have you seen last week’s November release by Newton’s Nook Designs?  Did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales?  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Since hubby and I are currently in Abu Dhabi, we didn’t get to roast our own turkey which made me a bit sad.  However, the most important thing is that we’re together and that’s all that matters!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Moose Mountain stamp set and coordinating dies with the Forest Scene Builder dies and the sky borders die.

I stamped my image on Neenah solar white card stock and colored him in with my Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut the image.  I used the birch tree from the Forest Scene builder dies and the sky border dies to die cut my trees and the clouds.  I also cut an A2-size card base, and trimmed the front flap so that I can layer my clouds and snowbanks with vellum.   I wanted the patterned paper inside to show through but not overwhelm my design.

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To finish my design I adhered the image on my foreground and also added some berries.  Here’s what it looks like:

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This is an old card design of mine but I keep going back to this because it is such a great design.  When you open the card, you can see through what’s inside.

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I really love how this card turned out!  Here’s another look:

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I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

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It’s Beginning to Look a Sloth Like Christmas

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Hello my crafty friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!  I meant to post on November 23rd but due to my current move and travel schedule, I was not able to organize the post so I apologize for that.  Before I begin, I wanted to let you all know that Cyber Monday sale is 25% off Please use coupon code “MONDAY25”  Hurry and order your favorites before they are gone!

 

I am back today with this cute Christmas card, showcasing the Foliage Frame Die, the Slothy Christmas stamp set and matching die by Newton’s Nook and other products available at the shop.

 

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Copic markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.  I also die-cut another piece of Neenah solar white card stock using the Foliage Frame die set.  This die is so beautiful!

 

I cut an A2-size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up this background with some Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks, using my mini-ink blending tool.  I put a few drops of my Vintage Photo distress re-inker onto an acrylic block and added a few drops of water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some color onto my colored background.  I adhered this piece onto my card base.

 

 

I added some foam adhesive on the frame to give it a little bit of a dimension.  To finish my design, I adhered my colored images onto the card and covered the Santa hat with some stardust stickles.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

Don’t you just LOVE this new Foliage Frame die?  Also the sloth is so cute with that little mouse!  I really love how this card turned out.

 

 

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit Kat Scrappiness today to order all of the supplies I used.  They are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the Cyber Monday sale using coupon code “MONDAY25” for 25% off your order!

 

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Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 3

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It is the last day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   Were you able to check out the last two days of the reveal?   Which one is your favorite so far?  You 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 Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For the last day of the November reveals, the design team is showcasing the Newton Celebrates stamp set and the Newton’s New Year stamp set, with their coordinating dies. Here’s what they look like:

 

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I don’t know about you but that cat in the martini glass is the BOMB!  I just love, love, love that image.

 

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I don’t know if you can tell but I put glossy accents on the martini glass and the olive.  To finish my design, I added some champagne jewels by Kat Scrappiness.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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NEWTON’S NEW YEAR:

For my last card, I wanted to create a shaker card to celebrate the occasion.  I created my own stencil using my circle dies and colored my Bristol smooth white card stock with different distress oxide inks.  I also used my rectangle dies to create my border with the Sky Borders die.

 

 

Here’s my card:

 

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I added glossy accents to the champagne glasses and the bubbles!  I really LOVE how this card turned out.  Here’s another look:

 

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I hope you like my cards today.  Which one is your favorite?  Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

 

 

Newton’s Nook Designs November Release – Day 2

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It is the second day of the November reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.   I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  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 Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

 

For our projects today, the design team is showcasing the  Poinsettia Blooms and Winter Birds stamp set plus the coordinating dies.  Here’s what they look like:

 

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Just like I said yesterday since we are featuring a couple of products each day,  I will not have any tutorials.  If you have any questions or would like to see how I made it, please leave me a message below.

 

POINSETTIA BLOOMS:

 

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At first, I colored the poinsettia images in pink but I didn’t like how it turned out so I used my red Copic markers to layer on top of the pink.  For this card, I also used my all-time favorite Pines & Holly die set and added the berries from the Winter Birds stamp set.  For my sentiment I used the Ornamental Wishes stamp set, released last month.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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WINTER BIRDS:

 

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Jennifer was just so kind because she sent us this PDF document that identifies the birds and what they look like in real life.

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Here’s how I colored mine:

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I just LOVE cardinals!  They are so pretty and in my opinion, they are a symbol of the holidays!  For my card, I used the Pines & Holly die set once again to decorate my branch and the Festive Forest stamp set for the trees.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

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Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs?  ONE lucky comment will be chosen from each reveal day to win!

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 will be randomly chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Wednesday November 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 23rd.

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

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s Snow One Like You with Kat Scrappiness

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here with you today and I’m back with a Christmas card, showcasing the Merry Critters stamp set.  I LOVE this stamp set so much and I just couldn’t wait to play with it.

I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers.  The little yellow bird reminds me so much of tweety!   Here’s what the stamp set look like:

Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.

I inked up my background with some distress oxide inks.  I ahve been loving the Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar color combination lately!  It gives the perfect wintery-sky!  Here’s my card:

I used some white glittered card stock as well to create my snow hill.  I think this card turned out so cute.  Here’s a little close-up:

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked blow.  Please consider supporting me by clicking on those links.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

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