Creative Embellishments and SpiegelMom Scraps Product Swap Blog Hop

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Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us this week for the SpiegleMom Scraps and Creative Embellishments Product Swap Blog Hop! What an awesome duo! Their products compliment each other beautifully, and it was such a blast combining fabulous products from both companies! I hope you enjoy the project I came up with! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop (including mine) along the way for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments! That’s all you need to do in order to enter to win! 😀 You have a whole week to complete the hop (this hop is open until 11:59 pm ET on March 7th). Be sure to let your friends know too! The blog list is at the bottom of this post to guide you to your next stop. I hope you have fun checking out all the inspiration we have in store for you!  

The first project I created has actually been planned for quite a while, so the base had already been prepared. I have a decorative wooden box that I’ve been meaning to alter for my daughter. It’s a sizable piece and the plan is to alter each side and the lid with a different fairy tale inspired scene. For the lid, which I removed to make it easier to alter, I decided to go with Sleeping Beauty since it requires the most space for what I have in mind. I started out by adhering patterned tissue paper to the flat surface. I then used the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint from the SMS store blended with a black acrylic I already had to create the sky, and green with black and yellow to variegate the grass portion of the background. I altered the Corky Cumulus die cuts from the SMS store using gesso and PITT markers:

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I lightly gessoed all the CE pieces for my project this time in order to have greater control over the final color on each piece. The Cobblestone Castle was altered using Distress Paint and PITT markers. For the Thorn Frame and Thorn Flourishes, I started out with a layer of Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste, then used Distress Paints in a few different shades:

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The Dragons were altered using some gorgeous, shimmery Viva Decor Inka Gold in multiple colors. Some were rubbed on dry, and others were applied with a wet brush, then blended. For the Once Upon a Time title piece, I used a PITT marker, then went over it with Inka Gold for some shimmer:

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The Knight piece and shield are from CE’s Knight Set and was the most fun to alter! I loved drawing on the details rather than leaving as a silhouette. It has so much versatility and can be customized in so many different ways! For mine, I sued PITT markers, and watercolor pencils. I used an adirondack  paint dabber on the shield, then rounded it out, and popped it up with some foam adhesive to add more dimension:

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To tie elements together, I added the same red from the title piece to the castle and the belt/sash I drew onto the warrior. I finished the piece by using copper acrylic paint that matches the copper details on the character to the border/lip of the lid. Here’s how it turned out: 

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Once I’d completed my project, I realized I still had a ton of awesome SMS goodies that Jody had generously supplied, so I decided to create a tag set as well! For all 3, I started out by distressing the edges and inking with Distress Ink pads. The papers used were from a Tim Holtz paperpad, and the trims are either TH or G45 from my stash. The CE panel I cut apart and used on 2 of the tags is the Moroccan Lattice Panel (it’s a must have!!!), and the sentiments are all from the Small Sentiment Words Set (LOVE this one!).  The background stamps I used are my faves and staples in my crafting arsenal. The 2 of the ends feature the Distressed Text stamp, the one in the middle uses the Distressed Grid stamp and the Distressed Corner stamp. The one on the right also uses the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp. I splatter them using black india ink, white acrylic paint, and a green smooch spritz.

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For the one on the left, I used Green Acres Sequins from the SMS shop, along with half of a white doily (Jody had packed my goodies in a glassine bag and sealed it by stapling a doily on top. How cute is that?!)

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The tag in the middle features the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint. This time, I blended with white to lighten it a bit:

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The one on the right features the other half of the doily, more sequins from the same variety packet, and Chunky Cork Hearts that altered using white acrylic paint and green Staz-on ink, then arranged to look like a shamrock/four-leaf clover:

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I hope you enjoyed my projects using both CE and SMS products! It was soooo much fun to create with these awesome goodies! Sorry my post is so incredibly photo heavy. I just couldn’t do the intricate, CE designs justice with my pics. They are incredible in real life and I cannot ever get enough of them! They offer a HUGE variety and suit every scrappy style! There’s truly something for everyone and every occasion in her ENORMOUS selection! 😀

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REMINDER: Please leave a comment at each stop along the hop for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments!

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In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops along the hop:

SMS Blog www.spiegelmomscraps.com

Creative Embellishments blog- https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/?p=12267

Jody’s Blog: https://spiegelmomscraps.wordpress.com/

Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer) http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.com/

Nicolle Kramer’s blog: http://www.nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Lisa Kingston http://pinkglitterscrapper.blogspot.com/

Doris Widder’s blog: http://www.distressedscrapper.com  <———YOU ARE HERE

Christy Harriman http://www.christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com/…  <——YOUR NEXT STOP

Maggi’s blog: http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/

Sarah McClellan http://theadventuresofscrappysarah.blogspot.com/

Sarah’s Blog: http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca/

Hannah Lemieux http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/

Heather’s Blog: https://heifer21.wordpress.com

Khristina Sorge http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com/

Marci’s Blog: http://ascrapfrommarci.blogspot.com/

Evi Cortes http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog

Bev’s Blog: http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/

Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/

France’s blog: http://fringuetteart.blogspot.com

Rachel Stewart – https://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/

Nanné’s blog: http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com

Laura Rumble – http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com/

Laetitia’s blog : http://triniti59760.blogspot.fr/

Felicia Young – http://rosescrapco.blogspot.com/

Lisa’s blog: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/

Beth Soler – http://scrappingwonders.com/

Nadine Carlier’s Blog: http://www.myscrapnstuff.com

Crafty Meggy – http://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/

Shona Keehn blog: http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.ca/

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S.W.A.T. Red White and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the first
S.W.A.T Design Team Blog Hop!

Today S.W.A.T is welcoming the new design team with a Blog Hop & Challenge. I’m so excited to finally be able to announce that I’m now a part of this talented group of ladies and look forward to sharing projects and new techniques with you! 😀 If you are not joining us from the S.W.A.T. blog, please CLICK HERE to begin the hop.

For our first challenge we were given this color palette:

Here’s my example for the challenge:

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays papers, stickers, chipboard, overlay, pins, tickets
Webster’s Pages trims (Yacht Club, All About Me and Spring Market)
Prima masks
Modeling paste
Golden course pumice gel
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals
Distress Ink

So now its up to you to create something using the colors Red White & Blue and link it up at S.W.A.T for a chance to win this pretty, Pink Paislee prize pack.

All entries must be received by July 28th 11:59PM EST

My CLUE WORD is: FIREWORKS

Now remember the rules for playing! You MUST be a follower of each S.W.A.T Girl’s blog and leave a comment on each blog
You MUST also be a follower of the S.W.A.T blog.
You must email your quote answer to: swatscrappygirl@gmail by Monday July 1st at 11:59PM EST for a chance to win one of the highly coveted, completely sold out, warehouse box kits by Webster’s Pages, which was generously donated to S.W.A.T for our hop by Brandin O’neill (I just adore this woman!).

This kit has a retail value of $131 and is filled with 25 sheets of their fabulous papers (there’s even 6 sheets of their mid-season release, Citrus Squeeze), 2 book markers, 14 sparklers and/or whimsies, fabric tickets, quick picks, 3 sheets of stickers, a 6×6 perfect motif paper pad, pin block w/pins, a flower pack, 3 journaling card sets, 4 trim packs (which includes new releases!!!), 4 of their new washi tapes, and 12 new release mini bags from New Beginnings and Modern Romance! You can read more about this amazing kit here on their website: Warehouse Box Kit

***Added BONUS challenge from me:****

If you incorporate any type of masking or stenciling on your project, leave a comment on this post on my blog with a link to your project. One randomly chosen winner will receive this fun prize pack full of Creative Imaginations Studio Basics 101 summery goodies from me personally:

This kit includes 12 papers (2 each of 6 designs). 4 of the designs are single sided because they are glittered specialty papers. 2 of the designs are double sided papers. Also included: 12×12 sticker sheet, 5×12 sticker sheet, epoxy stickers and 1 packet of 69 diecuts. For your chance to win this great kit, don’t forget to complete the red, white and blue challenge and link it to the sidebar on the SWAT site by July 28th 11:59 pm EST, incorporate some type of masking or stenciling (store bought or homemade/improvised stenciling accepted) on you project. Then post a link to your project in the comments here! 😀

Now head on over to ***LISA’S BLOG*** and check out what she has in store for you! And just incase you get lost here is the lineup.

Alison Day

Becci Manies

Bev

Claude Campeau

Deborah Johnson

***you are here —> Doris Widder <— you are here***

Lisa Peeples

Michele Kosciolek

Nicole Laha

Nicolle Kramer

Venetia Holbrook

Lanette Erickson

Scrapbook Kits with a Difference (SKWAD) Blog Hop

Scrapbook Kits With A Difference and the Design Team, would like to welcome you to our first ever Recipe Layout Blog Hop. We’d like to share this special event with you, and to celebrate, we are offering three kits from Scrapbook Kits With A Difference, for 3 lucky people.

The blog hop begins at the Scrapbook Kits with A Difference (SKWAD) blog. On the SKWAD blog you will find a complete list of all the designers participating in the blog hop in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play with us, just follow along the blog path. Each SKWAD designer is linking to the next designer, and that designer is linking to the next, and so on. Be prepared to find lots of inspiration along the way. Our 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. Woot! Woot!

The Blog Hop starts today, July 15, 2012 and runs through until July 22, 2012 (midnight AUS Eastern Standard Time). The three winners will be announced on the SKWAD blog on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. To be in the draw to win one of the fabulous prizes:

1. Become a follower on our SKWAD blog.

2. Like us on our Facebook Page (link can also be found on the top right side of the blog).

3. Add our SKWAD blinkie to your blog.

4. Leave a comment on each designer’s blog and on the SKWAD blog.

5. If you create and share a layout using our blog hop recipe, you will receive 5 extra tickets in the draw. Please link your layout to the Recipe Blog Hop post on the SKWAD blog.

If you did not start at the Scrapbook Kits With A Difference Blog, please click HERE to go to the beginning of the hop.

Here is the official recipe for our Blog Hop:

3 photos
1 cardstock
2 patterned papers
a wet medium (eg. paint, mist spray, gesso)
a mask
raw chipboard
5 buttons (or brads)
3 rows of text
twine (or string)
2 butterflies

Flowers, ribbons, and bling are all optional. 😀

Here’s the example I came up with using Webster’s Pages Everyday Poetry papers, journaling card and fabric ticket; Dusty Attic chipboard frames, alphas and flowers, Basic Grey brads, The Crafter’s Workshop mask, Smooch Spritz and PanPastels:

The Hop Order:

Scrapbook Kits blog

Juanna Hope Sia

Lisa Kamphuis

Nicole Knopke

Petra Offrell

Kim Kendall

Erin Reed

Kirsten Casey

Doris Lee Widder…YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Wallace…YOUR NEXT STOP

Rebekkah Lynch

Annette Gearside

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create. Don’t forget to drop by on Tuesday 24th to find out who the lucky winners are!!!

Scrapbook Kits With a Difference Blog Hop

Come join us for a fun, prize-filled blog hop starting on July 15th! The excitement begins on the Scrapbook Kits with a Difference Blog. Hope to see you there!

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