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SNS Live, Love, Lavinia Blog Hop

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Welcome to the September Scrap N Stamp blog hop- Live, Love, Lavinia!  We are hoping the cards you see will bring a bit of magic your way as we share projects featuring this British company that is new to SNS, Lavinia Stamps!

if you like what you see, you can save some money shopping this weekend since all Lavinia stamps are 20% off until Sunday at 9pm, PST!

I’ve used an assortment of stamps on my card today: Make a Wish & Three Dancing Fairies by Lavinia Stamps and Dandelion Wishes stamps with the Fairy Wings stencil by Picket Fence Studios.   I’ve also used a bunch of Distress Oxide Inks and Paints to tie this fun angled tri fold slimline card together!  It was a fun challenge and I hope you like how it turned out!
Here’s a peek at the center panel on the folded card. I used Distress  Paints to get a marbled effect for some fun contrast to the rest of the straight lines. It’s a bit messy, but I think it works well with the finished card!

Here is a look at the open card!  I started by inking all three panels on white, then added the stamping and more inking after I trimmed them to size to fit my angled design.  It was fun to create a sort of continuing scene across the panels with the fairies and the dandelions.  One I got going, I challenged myself to use every stamp in the sets (and I did!).  The final touches included paint splatters (I love the Distress Oxide Sprays for this!) some sequins and glitter glue & markers.

 

The hop today continues over with Nancy, and I can’t wait to see how she makes a clean & simple card with Lavinia stamps!

Here’s the full hop order: 

HERE at SNS with me, Tara

Nancy

Laurie

Deborah

Kia

Chala

Susan

 

Happy hopping!  Don’t forget to leave comments here and on other social media for your chance to win one of three surprise packs!

 

inky hugs,

Tara

 

 

Shake Up Summer! SNS August 2020 Blog Hop

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Happy Blog Hop Day!  The girls at Scrap ‘N Stamp are here to help you Shake Up Summer with some fun projects featuring Tonic Shaker Card kits!   We’ve got some great prizes and fun cards to share with you and I hope they inspire you to Shake Up your Summer!

Be sure to leave a comment along the way for chances to win one of 3 Tonic Shaker Prize Packages- and watch for chances to win on our Facebook & Instagram as well!  You can also have some fun shopping this weekend after you hop and save 20% OFF TONIC (including Nuvo) products this weekend, until midnight Aug.9th!  I suggest starting with your favorite Die & Shaker set, like the Coffee Mug one I’m using today!  They include the dies you need & adhesive backed shaker pouches to make it easy for you to make unique shaker cards, just add the fun filler!

Enough talk… I bet you’re ready to get hopping!  Here’s what I made:

Here’s a look at most of the products I used for my card.  I was kinda stumped on my layout, until I noticed a fun Tim Holtz Doodle Art Stencil I hadn’t inked up yet… so I decided to blend a background with a mix of Ground Espresso & Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, using a Life Changing Blender Brush by Picket Fence Studios.   You can see the Coffee Mug Die & Shaker pieces here, as well as the Moscow Mule Sequin Mix I used.  I also used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Tonic Tea & Coffee Stamp Set and a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Blush.  I also added one of my new fave dies (in case you hadn’t noticed yet, haha), Tim Holtz Feathered Friends.  Sometimes you just have to put a bird on it 🙂

The card is really very simple!  I inked up the stenciled background on a white layer and figured out the position for my cup, with room to place my bird on top.  I selected a lime green for the mug & base card, then decided I needed some color contrast as well for my stamped sentiment. I stamped it in the same Ground Espresso ink on some aqua card stock, which I cut deliberately crooked and curled my edges a bit.  I pulled out some Distress Oxide sprays to add some splatter with a mix of Evergreen Bough & Speckled Egg. (Then when everything was done I added some more speckles… which got a bit out of control, which is why there’s some blue shading on my mug!).  Shimmer on the bird, stamped coffee beans & under the mug add a little bit extra, as does my fave thin jute twine.

In case you are wondering how it all goes together, here’s a look at the pieces for the actual shaker.  I cut the opening as you see here, then the window was adhered from the back.  I filled with some fun (I always struggle with how much to add)! and glued the full mug cut out to the back and the open mug to the front.

Here’s a final close up to show you the mix of goodies in my ‘cup of happiness’ shaker.  I added a few mini die cut hearts and some micro beads for variety.  As you can see, I decided to stamp a small sentiment inside my shaker for a fun touch.

I hope my little card makes you smile!  Can’t wait to see what the rest of the girls have shaking for us!  Next up is the talented Chala– I caught a little peek of her card and already asked her to pour me a glass 🙂

Here’s the full set of hop links- have fun and don’t forget to comment for  your chance to win!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Canada, Eh! Blog Hop

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Happy Canada Day and welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp July 2020 Canada, Eh! Blog Hop!  We are excited to be hopping a few days early this month so we can properly celebrate Canada Day with all of you!

Be sure to leave comments along the way as you hop- you’ll have a chance to win one of 3 Canadian prize packs this month (there will also be opportunities to win on Facebook & Instagram)!

Today I’m kicking things off using stamps, dies, ephemera & paper O Canada collection designed by Becky Fleck for Photo Play.   It’s got a lot of fun elements, though I have to admit I was a bit creatively challenged this time… probably because it’s been too long since I’ve been back in my “home & native land.”  It looks like future travels from my current home in the south back to British Columbia are probably in the distant future, so I decided to embrace the ‘eh’ factor, which I tend to do when I feel a bit home-sick for Canada.

Since colouring a beaver (we’re calling him Rocky.  Do you recognize him from the hop graphic above?) was one of my many challenges, I chose to stick to some simple brown shading on white and added a paper pieced vest.  As I played around with patterned papers & ephemera pieces to decide on a layout, I thought a window opening would give some fun dimension.  I used a strip of plaid paper to give Rocky something to stand on and added my die cut speech bubble and ephemera around him.  A bit of red twine tied around the bottom of the card adds some fun texture.

Inside the card I added a die cut rectangle of maple leaf paper and added a second die cut of Rocky & strip of plaid paper to stabilize the ‘floating’ elements in my window.  I stamped one more ‘eh?’ to tie it all together…

Here’s a closer look:

It turned out not too bad for a creative slump, eh?  Trust me… you’re in for a treat when you see what the rest of the team has come up with!

Here’s the full list of links for today’s blog hop:

Enjoy, and Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Inky hugs,

Tara