Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop

This month, we are showering you with Stamptacular discounts so our blog hop team decided that we would showcase just a few project ideas using some of the stamped images available during the month-long sale.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Katy Taylor’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Simple Floral Meadows cards, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month, I packed my schedule full of fun projects and three retreats – then life happened. When I realized that I needed a project for today’s blog hop, I decided to keep it super simple and use up a few of my paper scraps in the process. I am sure that many of you also have days where life “just happens” making these Simple Floral Meadows cards a perfect project for you to make.

I wanted to highlight two of my favorite stamp sets – the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking bundle and the Sentiments & Stitches stamps. Both of these have images and sentiments I enjoy using on my creations.

The Sentiments & Stitches stamp set is an older set that is currently on sale during Stamptacular. As many of you know, I like to add stitching to my projects. This stamp set has quite a few stitch images that I can use when I don’t have time to pull out my sewing machine or hand stitch.

On this first card, I stamped the stitching across the top of the plaid Mix-In paper in Peacock ink. To create the scallop design, I used our Fancy Borders Thin cuts.

I used those borders on all three of my cards. On this second card, I use another border to create the lace. The stitched stamp was added along the side of the card onto a piece of Daisy Meadows paper.

Each of the stitched images and sentiments was paired with some beautiful florals from the Daisy Meadow Scrapbooking thin cut bundle. This set comes with matching dies to help you cut out each of the flower, leaf, and butterfly images.

I shaded each of the images using our TriBlend markers. These are some of my favorite alcohol markers. Each pen comes with three shades which is a such a time saver. Having three shades in one is also a benefit for beginning alcohol marker users. No more searching to find the perfect shadow shade – it’s already built-in.

Shading these Daisy Meadow images was so relaxing and simple to do with the TriBlends. I used a combination of Golden Yellow, Corals, Vintage Blue, and Antique Pink to create these stunning little gems.

I chose these colors to match my paper patterns. Even though Antique Blue might not seem like a color for leaves, it matched the Peacock color perfectly.

After shading the flowers, I added a dash of clear shimmer to each of the flowers, some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread, and Daisy Meadows Dots.

If you would like to learn how I created each of these Simple Floral Meadows cards, you can view the video below. In this video you will learn a few TriBlend Marker tips & tricks.

I hope that this project showed you a few new ways to use the Daisy Meadows Scrapbook bundle and Sentiments & Stitched stamp sets. Now head on over to Kim Loewen’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

Remember, the Stamptacular sale ends April 30th. Many of the thin cut bundles are only available while supplies last, so make sure you snag a few at a discount before they are gone for good. 

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These Are My People Blog Hop

Welcome to the These are My People Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety of projects using the These Are My People Collection. 90342996_10157279803947686_9053784544502611968_nIf you have come here from Kathy Burrows blog you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

Our These are My People papers and stickers are full of vibrant colors and patterns which I chose to use on this Simply Stickers card.  Many of you probably use stickers primary for scrapbooks, but did you know that they are also perfect for your card making projects.  Let me share with you a few ways that you can use stickers on your handmade cards. 

Cut Them Up to Fit Your Project

Don’t panic! It’s okay to cut apart your stickers.  Let’s take a look at what the These are My People sticker sheet looks like. 

Do you see that Green Border strip with the dots at the top?  That is the sticker I cut apart to create the top and bottom border of my card.  I simply placed the sticker sheet into my paper trimmer, and cut off the dots. 

Color Your Stickers to Make Them Pop

Sometimes, stickers need a little color.  On the sticker sheet, the two larger rose stickers had white leaves and the small rose was completely white. To bring more of the green color in from my border and heart, I used watercolors to shade the leaves. The small rose was shaded pink.  

Use the Phrases As Sentiments

Many of our sticker sheets come with fun phrases for your scrapbook pages. These phrases also make wonderful card sentiments.  You can chose to use them as is, or use them to create a sentence like I did on my Lilac Dragonfly Card.  On this card, I used the bold, typeset sentiment across the bottom of the card. I like how it grounds the images and puts the focus on the sentiment. 

I hope that today’s project inspired you to pull out a few of your sticker sheets and create a some cards for your home dwelling friends.  

Now ‘Hop” on over to Kim Loewen’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the These Are My People products are only available, while supplies last, until April 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 20% on these products.

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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed So Much For All of Us

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers and they bring tears to my eyes when I am reminded of what they represent to the many who lost family members to wars that were fought.  No matter if you’re from, the United States, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, we all owe a great deal to the men and women in the armed forces who have sacrificed so much to preserve freedom. On days like Anzac (Australia & New Zealand Army Corps) Day, we have the chance to express some of our appreciation and gratitude as we set this day aside to commemorate their actions.

This year, we wanted to celebrate Anzac Day with a two exclusive stamp sets. The Remembering Anzac Day special features the My Acrylix® Lest We Forget stamp set and the My Acrylix® Poppy Sentiments stamp set. These stamp sets are available at a 20% discount when you purchase the Remembering Anzac Day Stamp Bundle

Save 20% on the Stamp Bundle

Although the Lest We Forget stamp set is totally focused on Anzac Day, the Poppy Sentiments could be used for just about anything. I plan on purchasing these for myself, simply for that beautifully designed Poppy image. I can’t wait to create a few layers of flowers on my spring creations.

Unfortunately, the items in the Remembering Anzac Day special are only available through April 30.  Make sure to stop by my website and order yours before they are gone.  

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.