Monday, April 21, 2014

Use Your Stash: April Showers Bring BLING showers

Hi. Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. This month, we'll dazzle you with bling.

I'm guessing many of the photographs won't truly capture the 
blinding blinginess 
so please use your imagination to add sparkle. 

Janet's  Blog comes before mine on this blog hop.  She also has a full list of hoppers in case a link is broken.

My card features our fantastic (not messy) glitter paper, small clear sparkle flourishes, and  an epoxy bubble. Also, D 1491 Hooray Bouquet Stamp set for the flowers and sentiment.
 Thanks for stopping by. The next blog with a Bling Shower is mi amiga, Judy Faye.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Rockin' Ink Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rockin' Ink Stars Team's first blog hop. Our hop is centered around Spring themed items.

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Resurrection Sunday!

You should have arrived from Melissa's blog. She also has a full list of bloggers if a link doesn't come up along the way.

My little bird was stamped in Outdoor Denim in pigment ink so I could color with my alcohol marker to give him a little tint in honey. I really like how the chevron embossing folder complements the Honey Washi tape from Close To My Heart.

This card is also a part of the Color My Heart Challenge #90, their website is found here for more items using Pacific, Outdoor Denim, Indian corn blue, with a pop of Honey. Don't you love blues with a pops of yellow?

Thank you for stopping by, please hop over to our next blogger, Jennifer!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Everything ABC Blog Hop: Letter H

 Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter H. 
This may be the name
of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever each crafty blogger has
chosen as their H element will be featured in their post
If you came from my dear friend's, Judy Faye's, blog then you're on the right track.
If you find a bad link, Linda has them all here. You  can also start at Linda's and hop through as well.

H is For Hello!

CTMH's Cricut cartridges made this card come together so quickly. The Lion and Overlay came from the Artbooking R key. The word bubble came from Artiste with the stamp set below (only available in April 2014 for $17.95 or $5)

Please head on over to Angela's blog Krafting with Kings. Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washi Tape Blog Hop

Welcome to the Washi Tape Blog Hop. I think you arrived from Gina's Blog if you didn't begin here. If not, maybe you are hopping backwards. I won't judge you for that mode. If your hopping and a link doesn't work, please go to this List of Blogs.
so easy to shape!

I made my own Twisty Ties with the Washi, using some old jewelry wire, and a couple of wire tools.

purple one is the one I call burnisher below

My best tips and how I did it:
-use shorter pieces of wire (maybe 4 inches or less)
-straighten the wire with a burnisher
-put tape sticky side up on the table, still attached to Washi roll
-press down wire into tape
-unroll more tape
-fold tape over end of wire
-make sure tape is even before sticking both sides together (easier than it sounds-LOL)

Please head on over to Dawn's Blog! Thank you for stopping by.

Technique Blog Hop: Who's the Boss?

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop. You might have arrived form Shelia's Blog. We're using embossing folders this month. Who's the Boss?

My special technique is to emboss both ends of a card front.

I did the zig-zag first then added the dots on the second pass through. I wound up with a little line between the two that I didn't like to added the ribbon. Also, a little sanding brought out the dry embossing.

I really love using the Big Hug stamp set.

Please hop on over to Wendy's Blog. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Washi aka Wasabi; Nothing Wishy Washy about Washi!

Until 2013, I had no Washi tape!

After confessing to the Scrap Happy Community about my lack, I set out to buy some Washi, starting with about 7 rolls from various vendors.

Right after that purchase, CTMH got on the Washi bandwagon.

(Link to Close To My Heart Shop Washi is here.)

What is Washi Tape? Well, like Wasabi, it is a Japanese condiment of sorts for your papercrafts. Washi Tape is sort of like smooth semi transparent masking tape and is paper based so it tears nicely. The torn look adds interest and texture on our straight-lined projects.

This is part of CTMH's Collection:
I'm not crazy about this holder but love the contents!
Be sure to stop by here on April 16th for a great Washi themed Blog Hop with about 20 participants.