Saturday, September 20, 2014

BLOG HOP Giveaway with The Twinery and Ruby Rock-it

Welcome hoppers hopefully you came here from the Netherlands... or at least from Moniques Awesome blog HERE. Ready for some more inspiration from The Twinery and Ruby Rock-It? I got Ruby's Oriental Chic to play with and the second I saw it I thought of an adorable picture of my friends baby dressed up like a little piece of sushi! Now that's a picture that deserves memorializing in a scrapbook page and here is what I came up with-

{Twine is always a great accent piece, and the metallic copper I used played off the foil in the background paper and the "baby" letters}

{I always look for a place to add an extra little twine and this addition balanced nicely}

{Ruby Rock-it has amazing wood embellishments that are a great contract to the bold colors and metallics}

NOW- how about those prizes???

Ruby Rock-It will be giving away the Essence Empire Bebe collection (Album not included).

The Twinery will be giving away THREE FULL SPOOLS of twine (winner’s choice!) ($45 retail value). Hoppers can visit the Twinery blog and the Ruby Rock-It blog to ​find out how to enter to win.

supply list:
The Twinery- Copper Shimmer Twine
Ruby Rock-it- Oriental Chic Collection Embellishments, stickers and paper pack

Now you are off to visit Rebecca at her blog Hugs Are Fun!

Here's the whole blog roll for today just in case!:
Ruby Rock-It -
The Twinery -
Jenifer Cowles -
Melyssa Connolly -
Pattie Beltran -
Katarina Damm-Blomberg -
Jeanne Jachna -
Monique Liedtke -
Denise Hahn - <-----you are="" b="" here="">
Rebecca Greco -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clearsnap and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop- Easy Stencil Tips

My fear of stenciling- real! I always screwed up my project- goops of color in the corners- slippery stencils, color under the stencil. I wasn't about to let stencils beat me, so I practiced. I made a stencil-life-changing-discovery; Respoitionable Spray Adhesive! I use it all the time on my die cut machine carriers- why not on my stencils? And it works- just take a look at my Snapguide at the end of this post and you can see my tips and tricks in action. Today I am playing with some super fun Walnut Hollow French Provincial Signboards. I got a few sizes and when they came, I immediately saw that they needed to be a two tier display tray. First I just base coated them with some white primer, stenciled them with Colorbox Crafters Ink in Aruba and Limon and Colorbox Art Screens Bloom and Rounded  then added in a dollar store candlestick and voila!


Check out How to Stencil With Clearsnap Inks and Walnut Hallow by Denise Hahn on Snapguide.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Clearsnap and Fancy Pants Blog Hop Embossed Mini

Oh how I fell in love with Fancy Pants! Today I am working with their Burlap and Bouquets Collection Kit. Visit Clearsnap at HERE and Fancy Pants HERE for more inspiration!

I added to that kit some of their Chalkboard stickers and Tape. The stickers have the texture of electrical tape and I knew right away the best way to use these awesome embellishments- embossing!
{This mini is constructed with drink coasters- the corrugated cover is Fancy Pants Kraft Corrugated Paper}

{This cover is a Fancy Pants Scallop Bracket Chalk Label Sticker, White Clearsnap Pigment Ink and Clearsnap White Embossing Powder- the Stamp is Hampton Art- Footloose}

{For this embossed Bracket Chalk Label Sticker used Clearsnap Top Boss Embossing Adhesive Stamp Pad and Clearsnap Gold Embossing Powder}

Burlap and Bouquets:
Poppy Stamp- Bicycle
Ribbon May Arts
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Create A Sticker Max

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clearsnap and Smoothfoam Blog Hop- Fake Ca

Hello everyone!
Welcome to the Clearsnap and Smoothfoam Blog Hop! Hop along to each blog in the hop list to see inspiring ways to use Smoothfoam with Clearsnap’s ink, created by our teams of designers. Be sure to comment on each blog in the hop, then use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to enter to win a prize pack of Smoothfoam and Clearsnap goodies! Today I whipped up a piece of cake for you- but trust me you don't want to eat this one! Smoothfoam, plaster of paris and Clearsnap inks. I made you a Snapguide to show you how it's done!

Check out How to Make a Fake Cake Slice With Smoothfoam by Denise Hahn on Snapguide.
Hop List:
Suzanne Austin - What's in a Lousyananut
Julie McGuffee - Life in the Craft Lane
Jennifer Priest - Hydrangea Hippo
Lisa Fulmer -  Lisa Liza Lou
Meihsia Liu - Simply Paper Crafts
Anita Scroggins - The Flamingo Chronicals  
Steph Ackerman - Live Laugh Scrap
Carmen Flores Tanis -  Flores Tanis Studio
Tami Sanders - tami sanders * paper crafter  
Beth Watson - Beth Watson  
Sabrina Alery - The Honor Roll
Marilyn Gossett - Marilyn Gossett Designs
Denise Hahn - In My Blue Room <------ dessert="" hey="" is="" last="" look="" span="">

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Twinery and Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop

Welcome to The Twinery and Pretty Little Studio Hop- please click on the names for instructions on how to enter to win the awesome prizes they have for you! Thanks for visiting from Tinas blog:
{the prize from The Twinery will be a Striped Twine Sampler a $65 retail value}
{And a Pretty Little Studio Gift certificate}

Today I made a gorgeous mini. When I got all the PLS goodies for this hop I wanted to use them all and making a mini lets you have the most space to squeeze all that goodness in! Supply list is the end of post along with the hop order- Thanks for stopping by- Denise
{I make my minis out of drink coasters I collect from all over}

{I love to layer the coaster sizes so everything peeks out a little}

{My Twinery Twine is a perfect backdrop to add interest- just a few little wraps and bow!}

{Then the opposite side you can tuck little things in the twine}

{I can't wait to get my pictures for this summer mini}

{here I used the twine wrapping technique again- a little instagram pic is going to look super cure in here}

{The back of the twine wrap fits this sweet little Pretty Little Studio Owl die cut}

{Is this little deer the cutest?}

{and a little squirrel too}

{I finally made a little tassel with my Twine-so cute and easy!}

The Twinery:

Pretty Little Studio:

Tuesday, August 12:
Denise Hahn - <----------- are="" here="" span="" you="">
Keri Babbitt - <------next span="" up="">

In case you missed anyone here is the full hop list:

Monday, August 11:
Tuesday, August 12:
Wednesday, August 13:
Maryanne Jenkins -
Rhonda Van Ginkel -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop- Sweet and Simple Gift Boxes

Welcome Hoppers from: Holly Craft - http://todayscreations.
I love a good gift box, and these are my favorite. I call them my little cake slices! They can be used to fit a small gift, gift card or even to use as party favor boxes. You can find the 5 minute tutorial on how to make the box HERE.  You can make these as simple or as complex as you want, and these Serendipity Stamps were so versatile. The icing on these "cakes" is The Twinery twines! Make sure you visit The Twinery and Serendipity Stamps blogs to find out how you can enter to win some very cool prizes- 
The Twinery - is giving away a full set of solids!

Serendipity Stamps - blog- Is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!

{I pre made the stamp part, cut it out and attached with foam dots}

{kept the closure simple by just doubling up the Twinery  twines to play off the floral stamp colors}

{the technique I used was what I call overstamping- I line up my stamp with my paper, make a light stamp of the image. Color it using my izink pigment and a fine brush, then overstamp it again with black ink, making sure to line the stamp back up perfectly}

{for this one the lines were easy, so I just stamped and then painted over the top}
{I loved how the side stamp sentiment came out}
{I did a lace up technique with my Twinery Twine. When punching the holes, you may miss the very edge of the paper (see very bottom hole} no worries after it's tied you won't even notice

{Yeah Mason jars, I am NOT over them...}

{I did just two holes on this one with a simple bow}

Serendipity Stamps:
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea
DCWV Limoncello Stack
Coredinations Cardstock
Izink pigment inks
Colobox Pigment Ink Black

Denise Hahn - http://www.inmyblueroom. {------you are here!

Sue Eldred - {------ NEXT UP!