October’s Technique Tuesday Stamping Tech Blog Hop!

Hello, hello!

It’s Blog Hop time in Technique Tuesday land. 😉

I’m blogging hopping today with  TT’s Stamping Techs. We are sharing thank you cards today. With November and December coming up (and lots of reasons to give them out), it seemed like a great subject for a blog hop so here we are.

So without further ado, meet today’s card (and my card for the hop).

I used two of my favorite Technique Tuesday classics… er… stamp sets on it: Passion for Polka and Loving Words by Ali Edwards.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop.

We want to give thanks to one of you for taking part in the blog hop today.

From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win the I Pick You stamp set. This is one of TT’s newest stamp sets!

You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Nov. 2nd. The winner will be announced on Nov. 3rd sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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GCD Studios theme: Way to go, team!

Hi everyone!

This is a post I shared a bit back on the GCD Studios blog so I thought I would share it here, too.

When I think of Fall, I think of bundling up and heading out to watch soccer and football games.

I remember when I was teen-ager that no Friday night was complete without spending some time huddling with my best friends under a blanket in the stands at the local sports field. We loved cheering on our school’s football and soccer teams. Win or lose, we’d always head back to high school after the games for a big dance to finish up the night.

September always brings such sweet memories of that time in life so I decided to make two sports-themed cards this month.

I drew inspiration for my two cards from this photo. (Removed by request.)

 

Who would think such a colorful bird would make me think of Fall, but it did. To stay a bit more in the Fall feel for my cards, I went with more of an orange color for my cards rather than something close to coral or red.

The first card I made was one for coach.


Of course, all the paper I used is from GCD Studios. 🙂

The gray paper from The Great Outdoors collection was especially perfect for my card. I reminds me so much of one of the sweatshirts I used to wear when I’d go to games during my teen-age days.

Such fun memories!

The second card I made is one for the team.

What sports team couldn’t use a little extra cheer to help carry them through the big game?

I cut each banner flag from GCD patterned papers from the Animal Crackers for Boys, Soul Food and Elementary, My Dear collections. I added string across the top of them and then added a little ribbon (cut from cardstock) at the end of each banner.

See you again soon!

Technique Tuesday Studio AE Sneak Peek

Hi all!

Just thought I’d share a quick peek today of something I’ve whipped up with the November Studio AE stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

Ok, I totally admit that it’s not much a peek, but it’s all I can share until Nov. 1st when TT reveals the new set. Really, it’s true. They don’t let me share more than this.

But I’ll share more after that.

Although, hee hee, you can probably guess what the new stamp set involves! 😉 I may or may not be able to confirm your guesses.

Be back later.

Paper Smooches winners announced!

Hi all!

It’s winner time. 😉

One lucky person who left comment during the Paper Smooches Blog Hop on my blog is going to get the new Wake Up stamp set from Paper Smooches.

And that lucky person is……

(drum roll, please……..)

Toni Storie (10:46 p.m. on 10/27)!

Congrats, Toni! I’ll be in touch today via email.

Thanks to all of you who stopped by over the last few days. Your comments (and kindness) are always appreciated.

Be back later.

October Paper Smooches DT blog hop!

Hi everyone!

Well, it’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world. Hooray!

The gang’s coming together today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches November stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on November 1st.  You will find them HERE.  Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new November stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, October 28th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, October 29th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post

2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop

3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop

4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

So enough talk about the hop.

Meet today’s card.

I used the all new Wake Up set. The happy face is actually a separate stamp. You can use the toast and egg stamps happy face free.

I have to admit I howled when I saw bacon stamp in the set.

One of trends I’ve been watching for some time is the “bacon” trend. Surprisingly, there are so many bacon products out there: jellybeans; bandages; necklaces and more. I get a kick out of it.

To make the plate, I just cut two circles, inked the edges and stacked them together.

That’s all for now.

Be back later, gators. 🙂

See you again soon.

GCD Studios Technique: Rosettes on a Line

Hi all!

I had the chance to share a post on the GCD Studios blog this week so I thought I would share it here, too.

So… here you go. 🙂

Today, I’ve got a fun twist on the popular rosette fad for you: Hang them on a line.

I’m going to show two cards that use hanging rosettes and I am going to show you how to make a rosette! So let’s get started.

You are going to need:

* paper (GCD Studios paper, of course!)

* a strong adhesive (I prefer a good liquid glue.)

* a scoring board

* a 1″ circle punch

* string

Here’s what you do:

1. Start by cutting a 2″ x 6″ piece of patterned paper.

2. Set the paper upside down on a scoring board. Score every 1/4″.

3. Flip it over and cut the strip into two 1″ x 6″ strips.

4. Glue the ends together.

5. Cover a 1″ circle punched or cut from cardstock with glue. Press the pleated circle down on top of it. This is going to take some force. Don’t be surprised if it takes a little pressure. Hold until the glue holds the rosette down.

The end result will be something like these.

6. Once you have several rosettes made, adhere them on a line of string.

Then, use the line of rosettes on a card or a scrapbook layout!

I made two lines of rosettes to use on two cards to share with you today.

Here I put circles made from scraps of patterned paper from the Elementary My Dear collection between my rosettes.

I added a little visual interest to my line by added a clip at the end.

I played things straight with this Thank You card.

I hung the rosettes on string and then just wrapped the line around the card.

I finished the card off by adding a bow to the line.

See you again soon!

Today’s card (10-17)

Hi all!

Meet today’s card.

This is because of Katie.

Totally moved to see the paper crafting community come together in the last few days and support her. Stay strong, Katie.

The stamp is one created by Becky in Katie’s honor to benefit her and her family.

The patterned paper is from Jillibean Soup. The rest is just cardstock, ink, twine and good old wiggle eyes. 😉

Be back again soon.