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:


  1. what a great idea, love the little notebook. TFS!

  2. Beautiful projects Siara - I too love this new incolour! #sweetsugarplum

  3. #SFAugHop Love the little notebook and pen idea! Love the colors and stamp set you used. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Nice gift set. Love the tiny notebook. --Christine

  5. very pretty set. I haven't tried to do a pen yet and it looks like i'll be going to the store and getting some to decorate. And lots of little notebooks also. thanks for inspiring me. #SFAUGHOP

  6. Sistas, these are wonderful. TfS, I will be casing soon.

  7. Very cute - love the journal - great minds think alike!

  8. I love your projects Siara, very clean and simple.

  9. Love the watercolor set. Can't wait to try it

    1. Love to see what you come up with karen! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Love clean and simple. Great projects.

  11. Cute projects. I think they coordinate great! #SFAugHop

  12. Love the pen idea! Great job!

  13. Love, Love the pen and notebook idea! Great way to use up DSP!

  14. Cute & Simple - Love it! #SFAugHop

  15. Wonderful card and project!!!

  16. I love the notebook and the pen-- such a fun way to showcase the paper!

  17. I really liked your projects! What great gifts these will make for a little something for those special someone's! I don't seeing much of the Watercolor Words stamp set. I probably have, just don't remember. But, I think I'll have to add this to my shopping list. I really your design! Thank YOU for sharing!

  18. Very nice projects! Great ideas and beautiful colors