Friday, May 10, 2019

Tea Time Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
The Tea Time BLOG HOP

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This is a blog hop featuring projects based on a hot cup of tea.
So grab a nice cup of tea and sip along while you hop!
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this hop! But you should have arrived from Rebecca Ann
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

 has graciously donated this beautiful Tea cup and saucer
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is giving away this gorgeous Set of 8 Ribbons!! WOW!

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is giving away 2 wonderful Stamp Sets from CTMH

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/15/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far.  I want to share my project for this hop.  I joined a fat page swap and these were my projects,  A fat page is a 4 x 4 page to add to art journals.  I used 3 RG Studio yellow inks to make the watercolor splashes and then added the honeycomb stamp to finish off my background.
 
I layered that on my Sweet Blue paper to make the tea cups stand out. The cups from the seasonal mugs stamp set are plain so I decorated them with flowers from the You Inspire stamp set.  I love the versatility I have with them because you have the ability to decorate them any way you want.  Once I had all my pieces colored I was able to add my glaze and glitter.

  Now I just had to layer them on my base and add my tea bag to the cup.



 Thanks for hoping, I always love sharing my creations with others.

Be sure to hop over to my friend EK

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to join us next month for our
Love Sports Blog hop!









Friday, April 12, 2019

Rain Rain Go Away Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the Rain Rain Go Away BLOG HOP

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This is a blog hop featuring projects with rain, clouds, umbrellas, or rainbows!
You should have arrived from EK, if not,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this interactive hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have four awesome sponsors for this hop!!

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 has graciously donated a $20 gift certificate to shop her online store

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is giving away this gorgeous Easter kit by Simple Stories

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is giving away this awesome package containing a wreath kit, a stamp set, 2 rolls of twine, and 2 rolls of washi tape

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Liz with Love 
is donating an awesome envelope punch board, stickers, and a pen.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4/17/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I couldn't wait to use my little umbrella holding girl from the Spring Thoughts set from RGStudio360.  


  I have been having a lot of fun with this set.  I have colored it with my color pencils and have watercolored it with my inks.  

This first card I used watercolor paper to stamp the image.  I then watercolored using my distress ink pads.  This gave the image a softer edge when colored.  

The second card is colored with my color pencils. 

As you can see this is very vibrant and bright.  I love to color with my pencils and build the layers of color.  It's fun to see the various shades of colors you can get with each pencil.  I hope you enjoyed my entry for this blog hop. Make sure you leave comments on each stop for your chance to win some of the wonderful sponsored items.  Enjoy the rest of the hop.


Be sure to hop over to Holli

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, March 8, 2019

SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP

Thank you for joining us for  
the SHAKE IT UP BLOG HOP

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This is a blog hop featuring projects with parts that either move or shake! 

You should have arrived from Julia but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this interactive hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

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Action Wobbles is giving away a 13 pack of Wobbles!!
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Simply Stamping with Narelle is giving away this adorable stamp set...Bella & Friends

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Wendy Bellino is giving away Two (2) Club Scrap page formulas. Each includes thirteen PAGE FORMULAS with cutting instructions (12x12 scrapbook format). Delivered as printable .pdf files.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 3/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!


Let's get to my project.  I had some fun with my RGStudio360 stamp set Adventure Awaits

I started with using watercolor paper for the background.  I wet the paper and then brushed ink from my Sugar drops to get a colorful background.  I did 2 cards, one in blues and greens, and the other in yellows, reds, and oranges.  Once I had the backgrounds done I set them aside to dry and made my shaker packet.  I made 2 pockets with my Fuse tool to hold the background paper.  I then gathered the items for my shaker, which I used glitter, mica fragments, glass glitters, and chunky glitter. I inserted my background and adding my shaker fun pieces and then sealed my pocket with my fuse tool.  I then layered that on my card front with a frame and then added my stamped images.

 As you can see above I used the turtle and the octopus. I wanted to add some texture to my frame for the Octopus card so I used Burlap print stamp. I also used the same color sugar drops to watercolor these images as I did the backgrounds. I think the shaker flakes and glitter make it look like coral and items at the bottom of the ocean. I hope you have enjoyed my cards.  Now it's time to continue on the hop.

Be sure to hop over to Holli

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


Be sure to join us next month for our
Rain Rain Go Away Themed Blog hop!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentine Trading coin

Today I want to share a trade project I made.  I signed up for a trading coin swap.  I had never tried this so I was excited to see what I could do.  I started with my gel press and sticker paper.  I used my Sweet Cane, Sweet Pink, Sour Watermelon and Rich Cherry Sugar Cubes.  I wanted the square shaped background so I didn't use a brayer to blend the colors.  I then used my background stamp, Many Hearts to pull ink off the gell press and stamp on to my print. 

I then used my Scan and cut to  cut circles in the sticker paper and a circle a 1.4 inch larger in Rich Cherry Sugar Stock to cover the base of my chipboard coin. I then used the digital file Sweet Love to size my bear to fit on the coin.  I then duplicated it on a sheet to make 10 coins. The bears I colored with my copic markers and cut out with my Scan N Cut.  I layered the 2 circles and then added some valentine washi tape I had and some heart confetti to add to my theme.  I then popped my mama and baby bear on the coin.  I finished off the coins with a red sharpie to color the edges of my chipboard.


For my first coin swap I really had fun making them.  It was a challenge to edit plans once you get going on the coin.  You realize real quick that there isn't a lot of space and you have to really pick and choose what you want to include and make it work.  I made sure my strip of washi on the bottom would all show the word love once I added my bear.  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Pawprints on my Heart Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the
Paw Prints on my Heart Blog Hop!

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This is a blog hop featuring projects showcasing the love we have for our fur babies!


You should have arrived from Liz but if not
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!
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Alicia O'Bryant with Golden Goddess Designs is giving away this super adorable Woodland Animals die set! 
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AudRey Mysterio with Orquide' Art is giving away this beautiful Mixed Media Tag she created.


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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/13/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today I want to share 2 cards I made with an RGStudio360 digital image.
  

This is Wee Doggie and reminded me of my little guy Beegley.  





So I colored the images with my copics and made these 2 cards.  Although Beegley is 15 now and a little more grey in the face he did have a lot of brown when he was younger. These were fun to make.  Do you have a furry friend at home?  Its always such a joy to come home and have a welcoming committee there to greet me.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of our hop.

Be sure to hop over to Kim next.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bluebirds and blog hop winner

Hi Everyone,

First let me say thank you to all who did our blog hop this past weekend.  So many great project shares and inspiration.  I hope you found something exciting to try yourself.  So I have compiled all the comments on my blog and the winner is Liz Mullen.  Thanks so much for following my blog and posting a comment.  Please send me an email to StampinNikki@aol.com with your address so I can send you your prize.  Here is the stamp I will be sending to you.

Now let me share with you 2 cards I did using my Prisma color pencils for class this week.  I used 2 stamps from Unity Stamps that had birds.  I wanted to color some bluebirds.  
For the first card I wanted to just use the pencils themselves to blend the colors with each other.  By building layers and adding pressure I liked the texture and blending I achieved in the 2 birds.  The second card I used a blending stump and odorless mineral spirits to blend my pencils.  I colored the edge of the birds and then used the stump to pull the color towards the area I wanted highlighted.  We were able to work on both techniques with these 2 cards.  


Have a great weekend and congratulations again to Liz Mullen for winning my blog hop drawing.  Don't forget to send me an email with your address so I can get the stamp set mailed to you.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Just One Word Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
the very first"whogivesascrap?!" Blog Hop
Just One Word!
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"whogivesascrap?!" is an online community of crafters who LOVE to indulge 
in our passion which obviously is paper crafting! Each of our talented ladies will be 
creating projects based on their word for the New Year!


You should have arrived from Debra, but if you need to start over,
Connie Can Crop , is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.



Each Blog will be offering their own special prize!!

I will be giving this beautiful stamp I used in my project to my blogs winner.


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/23/19 at each individual blog so be sure to check backBe sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my project I'm sharing an art journal I started.

I got this journal at the Festival of Books last year and am excited to get to use it.  I used the Beautiful Rose stamp by RGStudio360 to decorate my page.  My first page is my one word for the year and I chose Connect.

I started using distress paints to color the background.  I then embossed the Rose in Gold.  I then used the paints to color in my rose and add my word.  This year I want to try and connect more with everyone.  I get so busy with work and other things that I feel like I have missed out on staying connected to so many of my friends.  I want to send out more of my cards just to say hi and reconnect with many of my friends.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Your almost done with the hop so be sure to
 hop over to Kim

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.