Spring has Sprung! Pals Blog Hop – March 2018

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

 

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I decided to use the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set in my creation for today.  I usually do not CASE (copy and selectively edit) other creations, but this time I decided to re-create a card by the talented Steffi Helmschrott, a fellow demonstrator from Germany! I love the cute little ladybugs and I think they speak spring!  Enjoy!

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. With a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut a piece of Whisper White Thick Cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score and fold at 5 1/2″.
  2. Cut a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Adhere with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Cut a piece of Watercolor Paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  Adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Using 2nd Generation Stamping (Ink the Stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then on final project for a lighter ink image) stamp the jar image, in Basic Gray Archival Ink, on Watercolor paper.
  5. Crop the image with the coordinating jar framelit (Everyday Jars Framelits Dies Set) using a Big Shot and a Magnetic Platform.
  6. Add shading to the jar and background by applying Smoky Slate Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  7. Stamp the grass image 3 times using Old Olive Ink.  Blend lightly with an Aqua Painter.
  8. Use 2nd Generation stamping on the twig inside the jar.  Add Old Olive and Soft Suede Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  9. Stamp two ladybug images (one inside the jar, one to crop out with a Paper Snips) in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Add Real Red Ink with an Aqua Painter.
  10. Cut a piece of Linen Thread.  Tie in a bow as shown and adhere with a Mini Glue Dot.
  11. Adhere jar and ladybug images with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  12. Use Versamark Ink to stamp the Sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock.  Add White Embossing Powder and set with a Heat Tool.  Snip with a Paper Snips and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Add Clear Epoxy Raindrops for the Final TOUCH!
Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp SetSharing Sweet Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set  – Item 144051 – Price: $21.00 

For all the sweet things in life you wish you could bottle up and keep with you forever, this stamp set will help! The dextrous jar is just waiting to be filled with whatever inspires you!

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! Proceeds to Ronald McDonald House with Every Purchase. Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart for Spring Has Sprung Pals Blog Hop! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

I am trying to step-up my watercolor game!  This time I went with more of a no-line watercolor look!  I kept the image simple and had a great example to follow! Steffi does amazing watercolor work and I am going to use her creations to practice and hopefully get to her level of expertise!

Birthday Card by Steffi Helmschrott

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Beautiful Day Sneak Peek for GDP117 Color Challenge

Happy Monday Everyone!
Welcome to another Global Design Project Color Challenge. GDP117 I love this color combination.  I struggled at first, creating a card I wasn’t too happy with, so I tried again, loving my results! Make sure to pay a visit to the Global Design Project Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created to help inspire you! #gdp117

Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP117 Color Challenge #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #beautifulday

Card Details:

Card Base:  Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 4 1/4 x 11 inch. Scored/Folded at 5.5 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Watercolor Paper with a Crumb Cake Watercolor Wash. Adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellishments: Black Rhinestone Jewels (retiring) and Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon

Stamps: Beautiful Day from the 2018 Occasions Catalog

Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Ink Refills, Basic Black Archival Ink Pad

Tools:  Aqua Painter (large), Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks E & H, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP117 Color Challenge #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #beautifulday

I stamped the Butterfly in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Watercolor Paper.  I used my Heat Tool to dry and set the ink more quickly.  I then added a few drops of color from my Stampin’ Ink Refills into my Watercolor Paint Tray Palette, grabbed my Aqua Painter and started adding color.  I wanted to make sure to leave some white space in each section of the wings and I really like the effect.

Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP117 Color Challenge #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #beautifulday

This stamp set, called Beautiful Day, will be available starting January 3, 2018, when the FABULOUS 2018 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs go live!  It is available in Wood or Clear-Mount (Red Rubber Stamps) and pairs perfectly with a new product called “Brusho Crystal Colour”.  I will be sharing details on that new medium as soon as I have it in hand.

Be sure to visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalog for GDP117 Color Challenge #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #beautifulday

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Congratulations On Your New Home Card

At Home With You Bundle by Stampin' Up! was used to create a Congrats on Your New Home Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Congratulations On Your New Home Card

Another card with the At Home With You Bundle!  The perfect card to give a family / friend to congratulate them on their new home! Have I convinced you that this bundle is a must have?  It has so many possibilities, I am so excited that it is part of my collection. I have made several cards, with and without doors, all occasions.  And how cute is that door that actually opens?

At Home With You Photopolymer Bundle Item # 145351 Shop Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #bundleandsave #stampinup #framelits #dies #bigshot #stampsets #door

This card also features one of my favorite coloring mediums:  Shimmery White Cardstock and my trusty Aqua Painter that I cannot live without! It’s my go-to and I have several creations that bear the stunning results of using this pairing.

At Home With You Bundle by Stampin' Up! was used to create a Congrats on Your New Home Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Several of our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders pair well with this bundle.  I used the Brick Wall Textued Impressions Embossing folder, along with Shimmery White Cardstock, highlighting the ‘cracks’ using Soft Suede Classic Ink paired with my Aqua Painter.

At Home With You Bundle by Stampin' Up! was used to create a Congrats on Your New Home Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The door is colored in Cajun Craze, so bright and beautiful!  A color that I feel doesn’t get enough attention, but then again, I am an earth-tone girl.

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At Home With You Bundle by Stampin' Up! was used to create a Congrats on Your New Home Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Oh So Eclectic Lovely Tri-Color Watercolor

Oh So Eclectic Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Tri-Color Watercolor from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #ohsoeclectic

Oh So Eclectic LovelyTri-Color Watercolor

Today I share with you another card created with the Oh So Eclectic Bundle for the InkBig Academy Design Team!  This one I wasn’t sure about, I struggled with whether I liked it or not.  But, the more I look at it, the more it grows on me.  I like the colors, the way they pop!  So, I decided to share it with you and get your thoughts! 🙂

Oh So Eclectic Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Tri-Color Watercolor from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #ohsoeclectic

Here are the card details:

  • Card Base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock cut to 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in and scored/folded at 4 1/4  in.
  • 2nd Layer is a Watercolor Sheet cut to 4 in x 5 1/4 in and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the colors of Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze with an Aqua Painter.  1st Layers of color were added with lots of water, allowed to dry completely then color was added again with less water and more color.
  • The leaves were stamped with Always Artichoke Ink onto Watercolor Paper and then cropped out with the coordinating framelits dies from the bundle.  They were adhered to the 2nd Layer with Stampin Dimensionals.
  • The flowers were all stamped in the coordinating background colors, with Always Artichoke in the middle.  They were cropped out with help from the Big Shot and the coordinating framelits dies.  They were adhered to the 2nd Layer with Stampin Dimensionals.

Oh So Eclectic Bundle by Stampin' Up! for Missing You Friend Card by Stesha Bloodhart with Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Oh So Eclectic Bundle by Stampin' Up! for a Tri-Color Watercolor from Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #ohsoeclectic

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  • The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 USD/$375 CAD (before shipping and handling)
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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Ribbon of Courage Bundle by Stampin' Up! for 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #stampinup #ribbonofcourage #handmadecard #watercolor #hope

I am so excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull it off but an idea came to me late in the night and I acted on it.  A lot of the time my ideas pop in my head as I am laying down trying to fall asleep, that is how this one came about.  I am sure I had scanned over ideas in Pinterest and my mind took it and put my own spin on it.

Ribbon of Courage Bundle by Stampin' Up! for 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #stampinup #ribbonofcourage #handmadecard #watercolor #hope

The card was fairly easy to create.  I used the Watercolor Splash Background Technique.  You can download my Step-by-Step Tutorial for detailed instructions on how to create the background.   Click Here: Step-by-Step Tutorial  I love bright pinks and wanted to use Melon Mambo for my Ultimate Pink Blog Hop Creation.

Once you create the background, you will want to stamp and crop the Ribbon from the Ribbon of Courage Bundle.  I stamped the image in Versamark Ink of Shimmery White Cardstock, the heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Then I took an Aqua Painter and added the Melon Mambo to the ribbon image.  I layed it down on the background and then took my Large Letters Framelits Dies to spell out HOPE.  Place them where you want them then Zip it through the Big Shot to crop them out.

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Ribbon of Courage Bundle by Stampin' Up! for 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #stampinup #ribbonofcourage #handmadecard #watercolor #hope

After you crop out the letters, (make sure you save all the pieces) glue the watercolor background to the Melon Mambo cardstock mat. Note: You want a darker color behind the letters for the best effect.  Add Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the letters and adhere them over the negative space from cropping them out.

Ribbon of Courage Bundle by Stampin' Up! for 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #stampinup #ribbonofcourage #handmadecard #watercolor #hope

I added three Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the background.  Then I stamped the “courage” sentiment with Versamark on Basic Black Cardstock and then heat embossed it with Stampin’ White Embossing Powder.  I snipped around the letters with my Paper Snips and adhered it over the E with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Ribbon of Courage Bundle by Stampin' Up! for 2nd Annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop. See details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #pinkribbon #breastcancerawareness #stampinup #ribbonofcourage #handmadecard #watercolor #hope

Thank you for hopping by!  Please be sure to Hop Along with all the wonderful participants and get some pink awareness inspiration!



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A Spin on the Painted Harvest Bundle – Silver and Purple

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! Takes a Spin with Elegant Eggplant and Sparkly Silver. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #paintedharvest #eleganteggplant

The Painted Harvest Bundle Takes a Spin with Elegant Eggplant and Sparkly Silver!

The Hoot N’ Easy Friday and Scrapbook Sunday Features are taking a break as I spend a much needed 3-day weekend with my Husband and Boys.  I still wanted to give you glimpses of creations I have made in the past month, but hadn’t had a chance to share on my blog.  Today’s post features the Painted Harvest Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! Takes a Spin with Elegant Eggplant and Sparkly Silver. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #paintedharvest #eleganteggplant

I rarely use shades of purple in my creations and I am not sure why as I sure do love the effects, especially when paired with the array of glimmery silver products Stampin’ Up! has available.  I did lots of layers on this card, something I rarely do, but again, need to more often.

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! Item # 146021 Available September 1st 2017 Holiday Catalog Purchase Online at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #stampinup #paintedharvest #bundleandsave #stampandpunch #falldecor #sunflowers

Painted Harvest Bundle by Stampin' Up! Takes a Spin with Elegant Eggplant and Sparkly Silver. Details at Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #paintedharvest #eleganteggplant

If you are not up to fussy cutting out the Sunflower, the Starburst Punch does the job quickly and it still looks amazing.  I love the watercolor look of the sunflower and wanted a background to match.  So I pulled out my trusty Aqua Painter and created a watercolor wash background and I think it did the trick and finished off the card beautifully.

Want to see some previous blog posts using the Painted Harvest Bundle.  Click on the links below to view them!

3-D Thursday: Painted Harvest Greeting Card Gift Box

Painted Harvest Bundle Sneak Peek – Day 2

Painted Harvest Bundle Sneak Peek: Day 3

3D Thursday: Painted Harvest Pair of Vases

Scrapbook Sunday : Painted Autumn DSP Sneak Peek

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