Posts Tagged ‘blog hop’

November Blog Hop Winner!

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Thanks so much to everyone who left us comments during our November Sweater Weather Blog Hop!  Once again, we’ve randomly selected a winner from the comments on our blog posts and social media!

Congrats goes to Carol Wortman, you are the winner of a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!

You have two weeks to claim you prize HERE!

November Sweater Weather Blog Hop

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day!  Today’s hop celebrates Sweater Weather… these cooler temps let us pull out our favorite sweaters and bundle up in cozy clothes!

As always, we’ve got a prize to be won- a $50 SNS gift certificate for one lucky person who leaves a comment on a blog or social media post!  We also have savings for everyone!  Bundle up for great savings. Various products ‘bundled’ together (ie. stamp & die together) for a great price.  Check them out this weekend in the online store!

Today you’re gonna see cards from me twice along the hop (hope you don’t mind)!  I had an idea for two variations on this new Winter Trees stamp by Paper Rose and decided to share one on my personal blog- it could use some visits since I’ve neglected it a lot and am trying to give it some life again.

For my first card, I’m embracing the winter weather I know many of my friends in Canada are facing on a regular basic.   I selected a few shades of Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg, Shaded Lilac) and smooshed them onto my craft sheet, then misted them with water and picked up the color with my folded card base.  I dried with a heat tool and then dipped it again in what was left of the ink until I got some splatters I was pleased with.  I used an ivory card for this, but tried with another white card base as well and found it to be too absorbent for this technique.  Keep that in mind if you’re doing something similar at home, not all card stock is created equal and sometimes you have to play around with different mediums to get the results you want!  

The stamping on this card is all done with simple black VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink.  I stamped over the trees once the background was dry.  I also stamped the MFT Buffalo Plaid Background over some book print paper and I really liked how it turned out, so I’ve decided to use a strip of it on my card.  I selected a scrap of blue card stock that matched my inks and layered it behind the plaid as well as die cutting an oval label (from an old Spellbinders set). I stamped one of the sentiments from the Winter Trees set on the label and tied it on the card with some thin purple jute.

And that finishes off my simple sweater weather card!  The cool colors definitely have me thinking about bundling up in something cozy 🙂

Next up in the hop you’ll visit Nancy– you’ve already seen a little peek at her card in our hop graphic, so you know it’s gonna be fab!

Here’s the full hop order, be sure to leave us some comments along the way and check back in a couple weeks for us to announce the winner!

Thanks again for joining us today!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

 

Happy Fall Y’all! SNS October Blog Hop

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day and Happy Fall Y’all!  We are excited to be celebrating all things FALL with you today!

We have a couple talented bloggers & card makers joining us as guests in the hop today in addition to our regular creative team members.  As always, there is a chance to win prizes and we are randomly selecting a winner for a $50 gift certificate from among all the comments left at each of the blogs.

There’s a SALE this weekend too!  Saturday is World Card Making Day so there will be tons of great products on sale 20-50% off in the online store!  Be sure to check it out!

I’m the lucky one to kick off the fun, and as you may have gathered from some of my recent cards, I’m featuring Autumn Blessings by MFT once again!  I had a card idea in mind, but tweaked it a bit at the end and added some PSL vibes 😉 so I hope you like it!

I colored up the pumpkins from the MFT set and the Pumpkin Spice Latte stamp by Lawn Fawn with Distress Ink & water.   They were all stamped on water color card stock with Archival Ink.  I cut them out with the coordinating dies.  I decided afterwards that this would be a fun project for Distress Embossing Glaze, so I used Clear Embossing Pen to color in the mug and glazed it to give a nice shiny mug!  I used the glaze over Clear Embossing Ink on the sentiment, which I stamped directly on the Kraft card base.

I really wanted to pair these pumpkins with Buffalo Plaid, but my new stamp didn’t arrive in time (I’ll have some fun with it in the near future though!) so I found some patterned paper to use.  A touch of silk ribbon and some glitter (Distress Stickles are the perfect ‘spice’ here… they are discontinued, but still a fave of mine.  Buy some if you find them!) are the finishing touches for my fun FALL card!

I’m not gonna lie, autumn cards are my favorite… so I know that everything the girls have for y’all in this hop will be completely fabulous!  Next up is a visit to see what Susan made!  Here’s all the links if you get lost or need to take a break along the way 🙂

Happy Hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win the $50 gift certificate!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Just for fun- the card featured in our hop graphic this month is actually the card I made for our October 2019 Blog Hop!  You can visit that hop for extra inspiration when you’re done with this one 🙂