Posts Tagged ‘blog hop’

Snarky New Year Blog Hop

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop of 2020! We’re coming at ya with a bit of an attitude today… celebrating a SNARKY New Year. Be prepared for a bit of humor, sarcasm & sass! I’m not sure exactly what all the girls have in store for ya, but if you are feeling sensitive and easily offended today, you may want to come back and hop along with us another day! LOL

I’ll have the blog hop order at the bottom of this post, after my card. We are once again offering a $50 SNS online store GC to a random commentor along the way, so don’t hesitate to leave us some love or a snarky comment :). We also have a coupon code for you to use this weekend- SNY20 will save you $20 on any order over $75!

My card was inspired by those vintage pre-meme graphics. I knew I wanted to use the Snarky Big Talk stickers by Tim Holtz, but wasn’t sure what images to pair them with until I remembered my Paper Dolls! It’s the perfect vintage feel I was going for. I’ve used a Kraft card base with a panel that I inked up with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Spray . I love how one spray can give such a unique mix of colors!

The panel I chose for this card didn’t have a lot of inky texture, so I covered it up with Nuvo Glimmer Paste through the fabulous Simon Hurley Backsplash stencil. I love the texture and mix of colors it gives! Since this doll is so tall, I added a bit of torn book print and some bling to the bottom of the panel. I added a bit of ink over the snarky sticker to soften the starkness of the white words.

I selected the Paper Doll first, then went through the book of stickers to find one that seemed to suit her… how did I do? I swear, if you look close enough you can see her roll her eyes! LOL (The Snarky BIG TALK stickers aren’t available from SNS right now, but the Small Talk Snarky is fab too, just smaller!)

If you’re ready for more… check out the rest of the hop!

Have a SNARKY New Year!

Inky hugs,

Tara

White Christmas Blog Hop

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Happy blog hop day! We are excited to kick of December with a fun Christmas themed blog hop to inspire you! But this isn’t just any Christmas blog hop… we’re dreaming of a White Christmas this year and we hope our cards will inspire you!

The hop starts here, with a card by Tara, and links for the rest of the team will be at the end of this post. Leave comments along the way as you hop for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store!

We also have a free gift with purchase for you while supplies last! There is NO minimum purchase, but you do have to pay shipping on your order. Seems to me like a good excuse to do a bit of shopping 😉 Just add this item to your shopping cart and it will be free when you check out! Quantities are limited!

White Christmoose

My card today was inspired by dreams of a winter wonderland… not something I’ve had at Christmas since moving south! I love this Merry Moose die by Tim Holtz and decided to start by cutting him from white watercolor card stock. I had plenty of ideas for this dude, but keeping it white (mostly) was the hard part! Hopefully you like what I ended up with!

Merry Christmoose/ White Christmas card

Using white on white can be a bit tricky, so I wanted to play with textures. I combined the roughness of the moose die with some smooth pearlescent white cardstock as my base. I layered another piece of the same cardstock over it. This one has some snowflakes stamped in pale blue and the addition of Nuvo Glimmer Paste stenciled over Simon Hurley’s Backsplash stencil. Such a pretty combo!

I created a bit of a scene on my card by adding the layers of trees by Memory Box & Poppy Stamps. The card needed something else, so I cut an ornament from Tim Holtz’s Christmas Circle Words die set. The top layer is from Silver Alcohol Ink card stock and the base is a piece I had inked up with Distress Oxide Sprays. I had this little die cut branch sitting on my desk as the perfect spot to hang the ornament!

Next on the hop…

Time to hop along over to see what White Christmas inspiration you’ll find from our team! Next up is Nancy E, who is taking a break from DT work right now, but still is joining us and has a great card to share! Here’s the full list- happy hopping!

Tara

Nancy E.

Laurie

Deborah

Chala

Sandi

Kia

Susan

Have a fabulous weekend and happy hopping!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Poignant Poppies Blog Hop

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to check out our November Blog Hop! The theme this month is Poignant Poppies. Yes, it’s all inspired by the flowers that we love (and their connection to Remembrance Day)! There are some beautiful stamps & dies in the SNS online store featuring poppies, and this weekend they are all on SALE! You can save 20% through Sunday, Nov 3- happy shopping!

challenge & prizes

We also challenge you to play along with our FB group and create a POPPY project! We’d love to see themes of remembrance, sympathy, thanks, friendship… or just some pretty flowers! As usual we’ll be giving away $50 gift certificates to the SNS online store. We will announce the random winner for comments/social media shares of the blog hop Nov. 19. The FB Challenge prize will be announced at the start of next month!

The full list of links for the blog hop will be at the bottom of this blog post. I hope you enjoy the hop and my card!

my card

It wasn’t intentional, but the primary elements I chose were all from My Favorite Things (aka MFT)! I’ve used the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Framework stencil & Miss You dies. I decided to try my hand at ‘no lines coloring’ for the first time on this card. When I look closely I really wish I had practiced more before sharing, but it’s not bad for a first go at it! LOL

I stamped the poppies (blooms, stems & leaves are all separate stamps so you can create your own arrangements) with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Once that set for a bit (not because it had to necessarily, but I was nervous and decided to walk away from it!), I set in with my Copics, starting with an outline in my mid-tone color. I won’t go into details of my technique because I really don’t think it was that great… I actually think I’ll look for a tutorial to watch before trying again!

finishing details

Once I finished coloring my poppies, I selected Lawn Fawn’s Dotted Square dies to cut it out. I also cut a larger layer in black to frame my design. The white background needed some detail, so I chose to take a risk and stencil over/around my image. I used the MFT Framework stencil, Distress Ink in Scattered Straw & Vintage Photo and gently inked the white space with a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence.

I finished off the card with a bit of washi tape & bling to highlight the die cut sentiment. On the card base, I stamped a poppy and sentiment from the stamp set multiple times in Scattered Straw for some subtle detail, then added a strip of torn paper and red twine to anchor it all. On a simple card, those little details can make a big difference!

hop along

Our design team has some fabulous projects ready to inspire you- hop along with us! Be sure to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store. Your next stop is Sandi! The full list is below in case you get lost along the way or need a second (or third!) look at any of these beautiful cards.

Hope you are inspired by my card and all the projects on our Poignant Poppies Blog Hop! Happy Hopping & Happy November!

Inky hugs,

Tara