Friday, March 18, 2022

March/April 2022 Seasonal Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the March-April Seasonal Blog Hop. I absolutely fell in love with this catalog as soon as I opened it. I am so excited to see what everyone has for us. You should have come from Brenda's blog. But if you started here, don't worry. The hop is a circle. Just keep going until you get back where you started. If you get lost along the way, jump over to Melinda's blog for a full list of participants.

My favorite of all is the In Full Bloom-Scrapbooking set, so I made two cards for the hop. Here's the first one...

To start, I added a couple strips of Mix-in Paper to my card base. I stamped my flowers and leaves in Mink before coloring with pencils. I cut them out then layered them onto the card base, adding foam tape to some for extra depth. I stamped the sentiment - from the In Full Bloom Cardmaking Workshop - in Charcoal on the top flower before layering it onto the card. I embellished with gold glitter gems to finish off the card. 

Here's card number two...

I started with Pewter cardstock layered onto a white card base. To that I added a strip of the Mix-in Paper, a smaller strip of Mulberry Glitter paper, and then I cut a zip strip from the Mix-in paper in half lengthwise and cut angles on the ends, adding it partially over the top of the glitter paper. I stamped the zigzag from Embroidered Borders in White Daisy ink along the sides of my strips before starting the tag portion.

I used Buildable Tags Thin Cuts on the newsprint pattern of the Mix-in paper. I stamped one of the "blobs" (yes that's the technical term) from Perfectly Imperfect Patterns in Mulberry and then Rosemary. Then I added the ink splatter from image in the same colors around the edges of the blob. I then overstamped the flower and leaf images from In Full Bloom in black. I accented with the butterfly image. I added ribbon to the tag before adding 3D foam tape to the back before putting it on the card base. The circle sentiment is a combination of Embroidered Circles stamped in black then overstamped with the blog from Perfectly Imperfect Patterns in Mulberry. The actual sentiment is from Spot-on Sentiments, which was introduced several catalogs ago and is still available to purchase. I hand trimmed it and the embroidered scallop, layered one on top of the other, then added it to the tag with more foam tape. Black dots were the final touch. 

Now you're off to CatScrapbooking's blog to see what she's made for us. I'm right behind you!

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring "You're the G.O.A.T." Now, if you're not up on all the terminology, you might need someone to explain that abbreviation--like I did. GOAT stands for Greatest of All Time. You should have come from the fabulous Katy Taylor's ScrappinKaty blog. The hop is a circle, so keep going until you get back to where you started. Head over to Melinda's blog if you get lost along the way. Here's a close up look at this adorable stamp set.

I am still recovering from my heel spur surgery and working with limited supplies. I haven't been down to my craft room for almost TWO MONTHS! **Sigh** But I grabbed the same Card Front Stencil Pack I used for last month's blog hop to create two, new cards.

This one uses Capri, Sapphire, and Lagoon inks for the background. The whale was stamped in Capri and rolled in Sapphire. To finish off, I sponged the edges in Sapphire as well as added some clear shimmer brush splatters before adding it to my card base.

For this card, I used Candy Apple and Black inks for the stenciled pattern with Papaya cardstock borders. I stamped the cat and dog in black twice, cut them out, and then added them to the card base which I cut down to accommodate the off-the-edge images. I made sure that the entire card would still fit inside a standard size envelope. 

After I mounted the first layer of the cat and dog, I cut out the faces from the second set of images I'd stamped and used foam mounting tape to lift them.

The final accents were some red colored pencil on the lips and a bitty sparkle on the dog's collar. 

Now you're off to the amazing Kim's blog. I'm hopping right behind you because I can't wait to see what all our wonderful Makers have made to inspire us.

Until next time,