Thursday, August 18, 2016

Stampin Friends Hope Blog Hop

Hi Stampin Friends!

It's that time of month for Stampin Friends monthly blog hop. This month our Stampin' Friends will be creating projects based around "Hope".  If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Lynn Streifert's awesome blog.

You can click the "Previous" button above to travel to Lynn's blog and I have included a "Next" button at the bottom of my post to travel to Andrea Tracy - Tucker's cool blog.

This month we are excited to have three guest bloggers for our hop. So excited to have these ladies hopping with us and they have some super cool projects to share with you. Our guset are:

Are you ready?.....Be sure to read through the bottom of my post because we have an exciting contest. You have a chance to win a prize from each blog participant.....more details further down in my post.

Here is my  "Hope" themed card:

My favorites are "Clean and Simple"....all about simplicity. For my card, I used Stampin' Up!'s Watercolor Words Stamp Set and the pretty paper from Stampin' Up!'s Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. I have to say that that paper stack has really gorgeous prints!!! I'll have the list of all the supplies I used later in my post. 

Here are the card dimensions in case you would like to make your own card:

Base layer: 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Card stock

1st layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Sweet Sugar Plum Card stock

2nd layer: 3 3/4" x 5" Designer Series Paper

3rd layer: 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" Sweet Sugar Plum Card stock

4th layer: 3" x 4 1/8" Whisper White

(A quick note: Watercolor Words is a photopolymer stamp set-it's best to stamp on a piercing mat to get a crisp stamped image). Here is my project:

For my project, I altered a mini composition notebook and R.S.V.P. Pen. I carry a notebook similar like this in my purse. I like to keep readily available so that I can jot down inspirational quotes or scriptures that I read. I ofter refer to it when I need to find encouragement or to be uplifted from any circumstance.

For note notebook, there really is no meausrements. I just add Fast Fuse to the edges of the notebook (make sure to not add adhesive to the Black binding edge). I then carefully trim off the excess DSP. If you are careful, you can use 1 sheet of 6x6 DSP to cover both front and back of your notebook.

For the pen, I cut a piece of DSP at 3 3/8" x 1". Unscrew the bottom of the pen and remove the ink. Roll the DSP and insert into the pen. Place ink cartridge back into the pen and screw back the cap.

Both the mini composition books and pens can be found in your local office supply store.

Hope my projects encourgaed you and hope that you liked them. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I would greatly appreciate it. 

Okay, do you remember I said prize giveaway????

Here it is:

Increase your chances by commenting on each persons blog. Make sure you add #SFAugHop in your comment. Deadline to enter the contest is Midnight, Aug 21st-----Good Luck!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. Hope you all are enjoying your summer and Happy Crafting!!!!

Click the next button to head on over to Andrea Tracy-Tucker's fabulous projects.

 Blog Hop Participants:

1.  Elizabeth Jeanne

2.  Kim Lamos

3.  Kathie Rotti

4.  Angela Lorenz

5.  Christine Pennington

6.  Barbara Welch

7.  Steph Jandrow

8. Melissa Thomas

9.  Carolina Evans

10. Cindy Waldroff

11. Lynn Streifert

12. Siara Acdal (You Are Here)

13. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

14. Maureen Rauchfuss

Here is a list of supplies used:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stampin Friends Summer Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends July Blog Hop! This month's theme is "Summer Fun". If  you're following along the hop, you've arrived from Lynn Streifert spectacular blog.

For your convenience, I also have the "Next" button at the bottom of my post to continue to Steph Jandrow blog.

This month we have 3 awesome guest hoppers:

Cindy Waldroff

Let's get started....

For my 1st Summer Fun Project, I decided to use Stampin' Up!'s Fresh Fruit Stamp Set. This summer my family and I are into doing lots of "water with fruit" to help curtail this hot and humid weather here in Hawaii. We are having so much fun creating different fruit combos to add to our water that I thought that this would be been a perfect match for our theme.

Here are the dimensions for the cards:

Base layer - 4 1/4" x 11" (Fold in half)

1st layer - 4" x 5 1/4"

2nd layer - (Desiner Series Paper) 3 3/4" x 5"

3rd layer - 3' x 4"

4th layer - 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"

For my 2nd project, I decided to make a box to hold these set of cards.

Here is the cutting diagram for the Card Box:

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 8" x 11".

With the 8" side against on the top Score at 1/2", 1 1/4" and   7 1/4".

With the 11" against the top of your scoreboard, score at 3/4", 5 1/4", 6" and 10 1/2"


     ----- Cutting lines

     ___Scoring lines

       X   Remove

Hope you enjoyed this month's "Summer Fun" projects.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win this awesome Giveaway!

Thank you so much for joing in and visitng my blog. Here's wishing you all a fabulous summer filled with much sunshine and happiness!

Don't forget to click "Next to follow along on the Blog Hop.

Blog Hop Participants:

12.  Siara Acdal  (You are here)

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Team Stamp It's Stampin' Up!'s New Catalog Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It's New Catalog Blog Hop!  This month's hop is centered around Stampin' Up!'s new catalog. Have you seen it yet? I am absolutely in love with everything in that catalog. It just gets better and better every year!

For today's hop, I am sharing with you a set of cards I created using one of the coolest stamp sets in the new catalog called One Wild Ride.  The theme of this stamp set happens to coincide with one of my favorite pastimes......

Now, let's look a little closer at each card...

Isn't that wording just super cool!!

Making these set of cards was so much fun!!!  I hope you enjoyed them. Don't forget to leave a comment before you leave and let me know what you think. When you leave a comment, include #stampitcontest so that your name can be put into our drawing for a really cool kit.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Here are the supplies:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stampin Friends No Rules June Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends June Blog Hop!  This month's theme is "No Rules".  If you're already following along with our hop, you've arrived from  Angela's Carter's wonderful blog. 

Don't forget to to click the "Next" button at the bottom to continue on the hop with  Barbara Welch's awesome blog.

This month we have 3 awesome guest hoppers. Be sure to stop by their blogs and check out their awesome creations. Our guest hoppers for this month are:

Let's get started.....My first project is this multi layerd card using the "Colorings With Markers Technique":

Have you seen Stampin' Up!'s New Annual Catalog? I am absolutely in love with this stamp set called Artiscally Asian. In addition, the new In-Colors are just gorgeous. I couldn't resist so I ended making a whole set of cards with the Artiscalloy Asian Stamp Set with all the Newest In-Colors - Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo.

To create the image all you need to do is grab your Stampin' Write Marker and color your image with the markers.... 

and before you stamp it onto your cardstock.....give it a quick "huff" like you would breathe onto a window ..... then stamp.

Card dimensions:

Base of Card - 4 1/4" x 11" Whisper White Score at 5 1/2"

Layer 1 - 4" x 5 1/4" Choice of In-Color

Layer 2 - 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White

Layer 3 - 3 x 4 1/8" In-Color

Layer 4 - 2 3/4" x 3 7/8" Crumb Cake

Layer 5 - 2 5/8" x3 3/4" Whisper White

What do you think?.....Which is your favorite In-color? I tend to think Peekaboo Peach is my favorite.

For my project......What would go perfect for a set of cards?.....You guessed it!! A Card Holder:

This card holder can easily hold up to 10 of theses cards along with their envelopes. This is a really cute gift giving idea.

The card holder is simply made using a piece of 8 1/4" x 11 piece of cardstock.

Lay your cardstock on your Scoreboard long ways and score at 5 1/4" and 7". 

Then turn and score at 1 3/4" and 6 1/2:

The ++++++ is your cut lines.

Assemble your box. Once your box is assembled, make a cut diagonally on both sides of your box to add a pretty touch.

Then you can decorate the front panel of your box. For my example above, I wanted it to match my cards so I used the same stamp set and colors. 

I really hope you liked my projects and would love to hear what you think. Don't forget we do have our prize giveaway this month so don't forget to use #SFJuneHop in your comment so you can be entered into our drawing. Make sure to comment on everybodys blog in order to increase your chances. 

Don't forget to click the "Next" button to head on over to Barbara Welch's blog.

List of Hoppers:

1.  Elizabeth Jeanne

2.  Christine Pennington

3.  Kirsteen Gill

4.  Steph Jandrow

5.  Kathie Rotti

6.  Lynn Streifert

7.  Melissa Thomas

8.  Carolina Evans

9. Angela Carter

10. Siara Acdal (You Are Here)

11. Barbara Welch

12. Kim Smith

13. Stacey Lane

Supply list to create these projects:

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stampin Friends Sympathy/Get Well Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Sympathy/Get Well Blog Hop!  If you are following along on the hop, you have arrived from Christine's blog and Thank You for stopping by and continue through the hop! We have a prize giveaway too!! Be sure to keep reading to get the scoops on our giveaway. 

Make sure to click the Next button at the end of my post to continue to Deana's blog.

This month we have 3 awesome guest hoppers that you got to check out!!!

Now, let's get started. For this month I chose to stay with the "Get Well" theme. I chose to use Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blooms Stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet designer series paper. Ha! Ha! Yes, it is a birthday themed stamp set and paper series, but I thought that it was very versatile and voila! 

My first project is the "Get Well" card.  I love the color combination of the desinger series paper. It's so soft and subtle.

The Pool Party Glitter Ribbon really adds a nice touch to the card. For the image, I first stamped it on Whisper White card stock using Black Memento Ink. Then, I re-inked and stamped the image onto Blushing Bride card stock. The flowers are then hand cut and adhered to to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals to add a 3-D effect.

For my second project, I created a matching Mini Tissue Holder using Mint Macaron card stock and the same designer series paper from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

To Make the Tissue Holder:

1.  Cut a piece of card stock at 8" X 7 1/2".

2.  With the 8" side laying on the top edge of your Scoreboard, score at 1/2", 1 3/4", 6 1/4" and 7 1/2"

3.  Rotate and score at 2 1/4", 3 1/2", 5 3/4" and 7".

4.  Leaving the paper in this position, cut up to second score line. Do the same to the other side.  Remove the sections as pictured below. Note the diagonal cuts on the tabs as pictured.

5.  Now you are ready to decorate your holder. You will need 2 pieces of 4 1/4" X 2" Designer Series Paper for the top and the bottom of your holder. 2 pieces of 4 1/4" X 1" Designer Series Paper for the sides and 2 pieces of 2" x 1" Designer Series Paper for the side tabs. Adhere the cut designer series paper to the cut card stock. For the kleenex opening I used the thinlit from the Rose Garden Thinlit set. Once I adhered the designer series paper to the card stock, I positioned the thinlit where I wanted it to be and ran it through the Big Shot.

6.  Assemble your box and there you have it.

Hope you enjoyed my projects for the Hop.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!


Click "Next" to follow along on the blog hop and head on over to Deana's  blog.

Blog Hop Participants:

Here are the list of supplies I used for these projects: