Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptaclaur Stamp & Thin Cuts Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our February STAMPTACULAR Sale. 84330596_10157170281087686_7523724538614382592_nIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’s 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.

For this month’s hop, I decided to use two of my favorite stamp sets from the Stamptacular sale.  When I purchase a stamp set and/or matching thin cut die, I am careful to choose ones that I will use again in the future, and the two that I used on my Beautiful Things card are definitely well loved.  

Not only do I want to be able to use my stamps multiple times, I like to use them in multiple ways. For example, on this card I used the Perk Up Stamp set and dies to stamp and cut out the coffee cup and create the domed lid. Even though this set does not come with a domed lid image, I was able to trace the “lid” and a circle die onto some vellum and create the dome shape I needed.  

I was also able to use the coffee sleeve image in an unexpected way.  By flipping the stamp over onto the block, I was able to use some inks to create a shadow around the edges using the Rock-n-Roll technique.  This allowed me to use some patterned paper and have a shadow around my sleeve. 

Stamps with sentiments are also one of favorites and big, bold statements, like this Full of Beauty stamp, are always added to my collection.  Sentiments like these are great for cards, album covers, and scrapbook pages. They are also fun to use on home decor pieces. Honestly, you can never go wrong with a big, bold, kind sentiment especially when it is on sale for only $5.00 this month. 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’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. The STAMPTACULAR stamp & thin cuts will only be available while supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order a few of those stamps and dies that have been on your wishlist. 

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A Card For the Bad Days & the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Some days you just feel like a big pile of yuck has been dumped on you and all you can do is look up to the sky and pray “God, whatever lesson you are teaching me, please make it quick.”  Lately, I have had quite a few of those days, so when I was trying to come up with a project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, an idea struck me at 4:00am. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCard.jpg

There is not much that can make me cry, but watching my favorite cup of java splash all over the ground – especially when I am already having a bad day – usually sets me off.  My card titled, There Are No Words for This, was created using Perk Up  accompanied by a few other Close to My Heart stamp sets that I have listed below.

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I created the brick background using Texture Paste that is splashed with some Espresso coffee. The cup was shaded with Tri-Blend Markers, stamped with flowers, then added to the background in a way to make it appear as if coffee is spilling and splashing all over the ground. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCardDetail

This sentiment reflected exactly how I would feel on a day like this – there are just no words. Maybe some tears, some prayers, some grumbles – but no words when you are having a bad day and you spill your coffee.  All you can do, my friend, is pray that it gets better and that the next cup is even better than the first.

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I hope that this card has inspired you and encouraged you – even on your worst days. If you have a chance, stop by the Winter Lovers Blog Hop and check out all the amazing creations for coffee lovers like us.  Feel free to join in the fun, if you like.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Z3537
Perk Up Stamp + Thin Cuts

There Are No Words
There Are No Words Stamp Set

Z4260
Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts

D1887
Strokes of an Artist

S1911
Family Time November SOTM

Z8003
Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

VersaMark™ Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad

Z2851
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4220
Anti-Static Pouch

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Palette Knives
Palette Knives

Stencil Sheets
Stencil Sheets

Z3553
Acrylic Hearts

X5955
12 x 12 Pebble Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Sapphire Cardstock
12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

Z4221
Mink Twine

Z2474Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

B073W19WGXTim Holtz Stamp Platform

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Air 2 Cricut Machine

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2479
Gold Brown TriBlend Marker

 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

In case you may have forgotten, the Fall Seasonal Expressions catalog products are retiring this week.  With the catalogs only lasting two months, you don’t much time to allow things to sit in your cart before they are no longer available. Today, I thought I would share with you a few of my favorites from this catalog that you might want to snag before they disappear.

Hawthorn Paper, Shapes, and Complements

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Close to My Heart did not disappoint this season. The Hawthorn collection had to be one of my preferred products to create with. Full of corrugated patterns, rustic fall designs, and vintage images – this collection is full of possibilities.   Can you believe that the scrapbook kit is ONLY $32.95I got myself two because I fell for the pre-printed pages and die cuts. I may not create them as shown, but I have a bunch of layouts planned.


Every Little Thing Vellum Die Cuts

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The website image does not do this set justice. If you search my blog, you will find that I used these vellum die cuts on just about any project I could. Left as is, they create a simple statement. Add a bit of color, and your project pops. These 10″ sheets of vellum can be shaded with markers, inks, and watercolor pencils.


Fall Stamp Sets with Matching Thin Cuts

We had quite a few stamp sets that came with matching Thin Cut dies, and, this season, I could not get enough of the Perk-Up, Autumn Blessings, and Sunflower Sympathy sets.  I am a sucker for anything that involves coffee, which meant that many fall cards included one of those cute cups or coffee rings. ☕


Mix-In Paper Packet

MissCarriesCreations-FallMixinFor those of us who ADORE paper, the seasonal Mix-Ins are a great way to add to the stash. I truly enjoyed the charcoal plaid, roughed up designs, and beautiful fall patterns. These papers are intended to match many of our collections, allowing you to easily add them to any project without overwhelming the design.


Layered Leaves Thin Cuts Dies

I know, I know…I think I have mentioned these so many times, but they ARE MY MOST USED ITEM. I am in the process of creating a new video showing how I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts on TWO Christmas projects. Make sure you are subscribed to YouTube Channel so that you are notified when they are uploaded.


Many of the items may have sold out before this posted. I am hoping that you were able to get yourself a few of “my favorite things” before they were gone. If you didn’t, make sure that you grab some of the holiday items soon. Like I said, with only two months to purchase, you have to snag them quick.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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