Saturday, June 15, 2013

100 Acre Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop  

Today we invite you to come check out this great  group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring  our favorite Winnie the Pooh Characters. 

Connie Can Crop is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate  your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue  sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this  hop!

Mae Sunshine Designs will be giving away a cute stamp set to one lucky person.  

 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you  followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Ready to join in the fun?

 Up next is Tonya

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

14. Miranda -

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Stamping Dragon Sunday

Today I thought it would be fun to figure out how to color foil using alcohol inks. I watched a few videos to see how exactly to do it as I don't use alcohol inks all that much. 
So in the interest of remembering what I did, what I'd do differently next time, and sharing my results with you I've done a tutorial for today!!

The first step was figuring out how to start, lol. I figured I needed something to back it, so I got out my computer card stock - not as good a quality as I use on cards - and decoupaged it to the foil.

After the glue had dried I gathered the colors I wanted to use, the inking tool - it's best to use a different one from the one you use for your distress inks because of the way the inks behave differently. Also be sure you're using the felt pads for the alcohol inks, not the foam.
In retrospect, I wouldn't have used the gray ink on the silver foil...

So I decided I would use the technique of, well I actually don't know what it's called, but it's just the dabbing the color around.

See the gray doesn't really come out.

I left the edges on to that I could get the color all to the edges.

After I had all the color on the foil I used the alcohol solution and sponged that on.

I tore the foil from the back to ensure that it didn't tear off the front.

I thought it would be fun to emboss it. I used the Cuttlebug Argyle folder.

Here it is before I sanded it.

After I sanded it.

I then went back through with the ink bottle and colored the depressions a bit more to give a little more definition.

And now the completed card with Jiggy on it!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

First Ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Get Inky! Stamps "Repeat" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme for this hop is REPEAT, in celebration of National Repeat Day, which is this Monday, June 3rd! It is a day to repeat anything...such as eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Or, for repeating things you've said...are you ready for some blog candy blog candy blog candy? Yes? Well...great, we have some! Among the prizes, one lucky person will be winning a 3 set sample of our BRAND NEW, NOT YET RELEASED STAMPS!!! How fun is that!?! 

Along your blog hopping journey you will see some brilliant hand crafted works of art brought to you by designers from Get Inky! Stamps, and we know you're going to love each one of them! The first stop on the hop is Thia from Blue Moon Creation, so be sure to start there! We are THRILLED you could hop along with us! Have fun!

For my project I Repeated the Bees, Hearts and the Distressing.
The Bees, Hearts and Sentiment are all Get Inky!
The patterned paper is DCWV.
The punch is EK Success.
And, the Distressing is Picked Raspberries Distress Ink.

And of course we have blog candy! To be eligible to win, you must:
  • Become a follower (if you aren't already) of the Get Inky! Stamps blog
  • Become a follower of each design team member's blog (if you aren't already)
1 Winner will receive the Joyful Jar stamp set:

1 Winner will receive a bundle of our 3 new stamp sets:

And THREE design team members have hidden gift certificates valued at $5, $10, and $15. Remember that commenting on every stop of the hop increases your chances of winning!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5th 

Your next stop is Julie's blog. 

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!