Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop

Time for March Stamp Release Blog Hop at Sunsational Stamps


Welcome to Sunsational Stamps March Stamp Release Blog Hop  Thank you for joining us today  we  are excited to present our new Spring Stamp Sets . We have 14 new sets, 10 of which will be showcased during the hop. All will be Available in the store this weekend!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy the show.

 We do have a few rules for this hop, to support each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible to win the Get Well Stamp Set, you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment, becoming  a follower of each blog is also required. In addition to this Everyone who participates will receive an adorable cut file as a free gift from our sister site, Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

We are offering a special for this release:
  1. If you purchase 3  4x6 stamp sets you will get 1  4x6 set of your choice free.
  2.  If you purchase 3  3x4 stamp sets you will get 1  3x4 set of your choice free.     
 This special offer is good until  Sunday Mar 29  at midnight  EST.

Here is the stamp set that you could win for your participation:



Here is the Free cut file that you will receive for completing the hop. It will be found on one of the Blogs during this hop.



This hop runs all weekend, so you will have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop.  So let's party and give a big welcome to Spring

 Here is my Project for the hop I was given









Using the file I was given to work with, I created a 2-page layout.  I used a Fiskar's Die Cut and created a lattice edge border, placing design paper in the long center.  The photo frames are print and cut, foam taped to the mat and than placed on the page(s).

Butterflies are punched (the punch has 3D layer pieces to punch, and I used a 2 layered butterfly)  The flowers and the grass the duck is standing on comes from the It's Spring Time kit from Creative Kuts (not sure if it's in their store yet).

I printed the duck, flower(s), cloud and umbrella on individual squares, layered on 2 mats each, and layered down the lattice border.

Lot of my print and cut (or as Cricut calls it print than cut) done in Silhouette Studio Design Edition or Cricut Explore using Design Space.

Here is the line up for today’s Hop :

            Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
            Carla - http://www.racincrafts.blogspot.com/
            Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
            Sher - http://www.sherscards.blogspot.com/
            Marji - http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
            Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
            Tammy - http://tampatha.wordpress.com/
            Carolyn - http://www.grandmacarol46580.blogspot.com/
            Lisa - http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us and we hope we were able to inspire you just a bit!! Check back here often for more inspirational projects created by our very talented Design Team!

Easter Express Tent Card

My final Easter card .... Easter Express

http://www.sunsationalstamps.com/images/EasterExpress347x246.png 

And here is a tent card I created using the image file....



Tent card base from the SilhouetteAmerica Online Store and expanded it to 5.50x9.00 size. Matted expanded to fit or as close to fitting as I could using the offset option Silhouette Studio DE.

Coloring done with my Prismacolour Markers (I love these markers)) and Happy Easter stamped using a wood-mounted stamp that I've had forever.  The hearts were colored with Wink of Stella Red glitter pen.

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me today; and check out the March Stamp Release Blog Hop at Sunsational Stamps that is occurring this weekend.  Have a happy crafting weekend and God bless.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Window Frames Gate Fold Card

Good morning, and happy to have you visiting with me today.  I am sharing a card I created using a version of a gate fold card I viewed on youtube.com by Dawn5377 (I am subscribed to her videos and receive notifications via e-mail).  Here is a link to her video; and she has other gate fold cards listed as well.




Sine I do not have this particular die cut I used another die cut which did make my inside card smaller than her version, but it works.

Here is the photo ....




Recipe for card:
  1. Card stock from my personal stash, the tag and mat Crumb Cake from Stampin Up
  2. Framelits - Labels Collection #125598 in Stampin Up catalog (page 231 of latest catalog)
  3. Faith in Nature stamp set from Stampin! Up (received as a hostess gift)
  4. Fiskar's Compact Stamp Press to help with lining up the stamping of images/sentiment (will be replacing this tool with the new MISTI that has just come on the market)
The white card mat will tuck in a pocket under the front gate fold which is super great for closing the card - no belly band, etc to close the card for mailing purposes (it's shown more in the video)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Challenge # 50 Easter




The Bunny Face and Hoppy Easter Sentiment from The Creative Pointe.
The 'pink' duck from It's Spring Time scrapbook layout kit ... this color was unintentional - my color ink cartridge is low on color.
The design paper from stash of paper.
Ribbon (Old Olive I believe) from Stampin! Up 

I also included the above card in the Challenge over at Scrapbook Blessings Club  for the month of April, beginning April 5, 2015.  

Thank you for stopping by to visit with me, and happy crafting to all.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Bunny in Basket 2

Good morning and it's officially Spring (as of March 20th) and we're experiencing warm, almost hot weather here.  The Pear Trees are blossoming and Spring is in the air.

I am sharing A Bunny in Basket 2 in two photos - one with a brown background, and 2nd one with a white background.  (I have the worst cameras and just can't get a clear and sharp picture!!)

 
Photo #1

and

 

Photo #2

I believe the photo is better looking in person!!  

The background paper is unique for me.  I was printing a scrapbook paper for another project; and ran out of yellow in my colored ink cartridge and came up with this design.  Since I was working with this image, I thought the blue would be a sky; and the green the grass.

I print and cut the png image and colored with my Bic Markers.  I placed dots in the one egg using my white gel pen along with the stripes on the center egg.  The grass was from my Silhouette Studio Library collection.  The banner is from a scrapbook kit by Mandy King Bring On Spring kit.

Thank you for spending some time visiting with me today, and please join us in our March Spring Hop at Sunsational Stamps blog