Thursday, December 31, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of the year!  Why?  Because for every $50 in Stampin' Up! products you buy you get to pick a FREE product from the SAB flyer.  WOHOO!  I love FREE stuff!  Ok back to business, there are nine stops on this Hop and if you are following the Hop in order then you have just arrived from Betty's Blog where she wow'd us with her beautiful creative projects featuring the stamp set Flowering Fields.  Didn't she do a super job!  The stamp set I chose to feature is Honeycomb Happiness.  
This is such a fun stamp set and paired with the new DSP called Birthday Bouquet from the new Occasions Mini makes for a super cute card.  Cardstock and ink colors I used were Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede & Whisper White.
I stepped it up just a little bit for this second card and added one of our fun Honeycomb Embellishments from the new Occasions mini to my ice cream cone.  I also added a couple of Dazzling Diamonds little hearts that I punch out using our Heart Boarder Punch.
The Honeycomb Embellishments come with adhesive on both back sides of the fan, so if you were to mail this I would adhere it on one side and let the recipient adhere the other side of it.  Thanks for stopping by and now it's time to Hop on over to Rhonda's Blog and see the funtastic projects she has made using the stamp set Sky Is The Limit.  Happy Hopping!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Stampin' Friends Blog Hop December

  Happy Thursday!  Welcome to the Stampin' Friends December Blog Hop!  There are 3 guest bloggers this month and  I am super excited to be one of them.  Other guest bloggers for the month of December are - Maria Willis and Barbara Welch.   Be sure to check out all the great blogs for this month's Hop!
  If you are following the Hop in order you have just arrived from Andrea Pancrazio's Blog.  What great projects she shared with us! There are 13 stops along the Hop so I hope you will join us for all of them.
  Christmas is my favorite time of year so I was really happy to be chosen to join in on this Hop.  So let's get on to my projects.
I chose to use the stamp set "Peaceful Pines" and the Framlit Dies "Perfect Pines" from Stampin' Up! for my projects.
A closer view of my card shows that I used the dryer sheet technique with some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to give the background a softer background.  First I stamped the trees in Mossy Meadow ink and stamped off every other tree.  Then added a dryer sheet that had been sprayed with spray adhesive then added the glitter on top.  I layered a strip of Mossy Meadow behind it and then Real Red then finally onto a Crumb Cake cardbase.  I then added focal point, a tree with some dimensionals to make it stand out a little more.
For my 3-D Project I chose to make a little treat holder that can easily hang from a tree or be used to tie on a special present.  I used one of the mini Tic Tac containers in mine.  Starting with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch I made a back for my holder then added a little box to the front of it.  I made some fun shred by cutting real skinny strips of cardstock and then wadding it up.  Adding some fun Polka Dot DSP adds some color to the project.  I freyed some wide burlap ribbon and used some of those pieces for my ribbon.  (I love the texture of freyed ribbon)
Thank you for stopping by to check out my projects.  
Time for a Give-Away!
My favorite Holiday is Valentine's Day.  I have always loved making and collecting Valentine's.  Good luck!
Now it's time to hop on over to Lisa Altman's Blog and see what fun projects she has made to share with us.

Here is a list of all the bloggers and their blogs that are included in December's Stampin Friends Hop.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

November Monthly Stamp Group

Thanks to everyone that came out to the farm last night for some crafty fun. Thank you to Tracy for hosting and making such yummy food for us to eat. Here is a picture of what went on last night. I made a bigger version of the Santa Pants and put some cardmaking goodies in it for Tracy. The little luminary was also for her and I made 2 others for Door Prizes. Everyone who came made the Star Santa Ornament and the 2 cards. The window card idea came from the mini Holiday catty and the other was a cas from Mary Fish, although I added a paper star instead of a button. 
Thanks for looking! If you would like to have one of the window cards, please leave me a comment and I will pick a winner. Have a great day!