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Topflight Stamps Grand Opening Blog Hop

 

Welcome to Topflight Stamps, LLC Grand Opening!!!  We can’t wait to share with you our fun and different art stamps from all around the world. What makes us different? You can shop for hard to find, international stamps all in one place. And, we offer free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50!!

We also have an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount – 20% off ALL ordersuse code TFS-GO20

Today we have an AWESOME blog hop (read through the end of this post for details) with some of the best paper crafters in the industry. They are each featuring some of our favorite stamps, many you probably have not seen before. Be sure to comment on this blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS  – each of the designers in this blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3.  The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!

I’m sharing a project made with Fleurs / Flowers stamps by Katzelkraft from France.  I used a lot of Golden Paints, Heavy Weight Modeling Paste, a fun stencil from My Favorite Things aaaand some Pearl Texture Luxe  for my background. Oh!! There’s also some tissue paper in there and I created texture with burlap that you can just barely see in the corner. Lots of fun Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, too. Did I mention the glitter? Because there’s glitter, too. It not only adds texture but a pop of shimmer. I wish the photo did it justice.

 

 

And another pic with just a slightly different view. This thing is a MASSIVE tag and very hard to photograph! Each one of the floral stamps is a tiny little shaker that I attached onto vellum and then created a shaker pocket for. Cool, huh?

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

Thanks for hoppin’ with us!  See you back here for the announcement of the gift card!! :)

February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop

Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! You should have arrived at my blog directly from the CLASSroom.

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Onto some craftiness!

I’m showcasing two stamp sets today.  Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Spa Day by Brandi Kincaid and Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wonky Backdrops by Julie Ebersole.

The first card that I made just makes me giggle. I used Copic Markers to color the cutie from the Spa Day stamp set, the candle, some flowers and cucumbers. Then I used the coordinating die set and die cut them all out, plus the face mask. I also used the ARC Crafts Cherry wood Veneer Envelopes (what I had on hand) to die cut the mirror. Love that stuff and it makes the mirror more homey looking. The mirror’s bulbs were created using the 4mm Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh, and coloring them with a bright yellow Copic.

I also used the Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies by Brandi Kincaid Mirror, Mirror to create the mirror. The phenomenal quote is from the Spa Day Stamp Set.

My second card is a little bit different, but I hope you like it. I’m using the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wonky Backdrops by Julie Ebersole for this one.

The beautiful yellow cardstock was stamped in Versamark repetitively with the polka dots to form the background (using the MISTI) and then heat set using a clear embossing powder.

Then using the large dots from the set I used Distress Inks to create watercolor spots/blobs/dots. ;) Once dried, I stamped over them with Versamark using the sketchy wheel designs from the same set and heat embossed with a gold embossing powder. Using a stamped/heat embossed sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mirror Mirror by Brandi Kincaid completed the card. I just love how graphic this card is and shows the many ways you can use the stamps from the Wonky Backdrops set.  It’s a keeper! HA!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. I know I had fun creating them. This is a really great release that has something for everyone. So onto your NEXT stop! The always amazing Sandy Allnock!! Enjoy her wonderful creativity and the rest of the hop.

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all of the designers.

*COMMENTING IS CLOSED*

 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

advent-calenda-extravaganzaHi! I’m super happy to participating in my dear friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card (made by me…of course).

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Here’s a little bit more about this event from Taheerah herself: 

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!”

Now onto the creativity! I am designing with a stamp set designed by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, LLC today. I am so very fortunate to be a member of this wonderful team of creative women. The stamp set I’m using today for my entire project is Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Brushstroke Christmas, by Julie Ebersole.

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This card is created by embossing the “Peace on Earth” first and then doing the watercoloring. And additional stamping is done after so it is more subtle, but still seen. The white dots were stamped, but weren’t bright enough. I didn’t want them heat embossed so I just went over them with a white gel pen. (Some have a white pearl on top as an added embellishment.)

When completing the card and adding embellishments, sequins and rhinestones are used to keep the effect rather ethereal.

Here is a close up for you:

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And one more look of the finished card:

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It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Ellen Hutson.com  so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheera Atchia runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

*edit – Thank you to everyone who has commented that thinks I should do a video!! I have been in the process of a move. Once I am completely unpacked a video of my watercolor backgrounds will be done. :) *

Below are listed all of the supplies I utilized to make my card. These are affiliate links from which I do make a small percentage from any purchase. Thank you. xo

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Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop

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Hey there!! Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived at my blog right from the CLASSroom.

And, best news?!!! I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  How awesome is THAT?!! To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th

There is also an amaaaaaazing Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th.

 ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

 If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

 Most of all….Have fun and enjoy the blog hop! YAYAYAY!!!

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I am so excited to showcase the drop-dead GOR-JUS Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Season to Sparkle by Julie Ebersole and the coordinating die set Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Season to Sparkle by Julie Ebersole.  This set is so amazing. I think my jaw dropped when I saw it for the first time. So, so pretty! The sentiments included in the stamp set are just perfect, too.

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I was going for a bit of a Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis feel with my watercoloring.  What do you think? And rather than use silver embossing powder I used pewter. I love that it’s a tad less “harsh” in tone. Y’know? The pewter EP looks phenomenal against the jewel tones from the cardstock and my Aurora, too. So happy with this card. :)
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For my second card I used the stand alone Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Geo Tree by Julie Ebersole. This card is so much prettier than what you can see. Which bums me out. The tree behind the geometric tree is water-colored with Distress Crayons in bright Greens and Blues. And a few sequin “ornaments” have been hung. I love the effect.   The shiny bits are FOIL!! 

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I wanted to keep this card simple, so NOT normal for me…I know! To do this the geometric tree shape was die-cut out of Essentials by Ellen, Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock. Everything was layered from the back panel up. And to add a bit of dimension? 3D Foam Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, of course. The final touch was a few more sequins and another stand alone die: Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Believe by Julie Ebersole.

 

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There are so many amazing products in this release you will want them ALL!! And I don’t blame you. Everything is gorgeous. I’ll link you to the entire release below.

Next up on the hop? The ever so amazing * SANDY ALLNOCK * !! I know she’ll knock your socks off with her creativity and beautiful coloring skills.

Don’t forget: If you get lost along the hop, please visit The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun Hoppin’ and Shoppin’ this brand new Release from Ellen Hutson !

COMMENTING IS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOPPIN’ BY!

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Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn Day 2

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Yay!! The Design Team of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® is taking part in a Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn this week! And today is day TWO! Make sure to visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog AND the Lawn Fawn Blog each day for a chance to win prizes and to be inspired by the designers for each team. (Even me.)

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The card I made above, for the Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn, uses beautiful patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Petite Paper Pack. And also the sweet Let’s Polka In the Meadow Collection Pack. It’s still super hot here in Nevada, so the beautiful colors in these collections reminds me of a desert sunset OR sunrise.

I, personally, love Big Hugs! How about you? :)

Use the Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts and die-cut the word “Big Hugs”. Adhere the die-cut using the Adhesive Sheets 4×6″. Stamp the birds from the Big Scripty Words  stamp set, color with watercolors, then die cut using the matching dies. Add dimension to the birds with 3D Foam Squares – White Mix. 

Attach the sequins using the Dodz Adhesive Dots Mini. They stay in place perfectly with no glue or tackiness showing through. The E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser is my very favorite adhesive to use for flat surfaces and that’s what I used to adhere the white cardstock to the card base, and the plaid paper to the white cardstock.

Please don’t forget there’s a giveaway with our Blog Hop with Lawn Fawn so be sure to comment every day for your chance to win.  And check out the Lawn Fawn blog for TONS more inspiration.

I have some of the supplies used in the project above, linked below. Some affiliate links are used.


Enjoy the rest of today’s Blog Hop With Lawn Fawn and make sure to scroll UP for my SECOND post of today!! #TexturalTuesdays ! I’m getting Fuseable. ;)

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