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VC Rocks Blog Hop – Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Punches

Hello all…

It’s time to blog hop with our talented VC Rockers!  This time around, we are focusing on the Big Shot, Sizzix Dies, and Stampin’ Up! punches.  I’ve got one of the favorite cards from this week’s Technique Tuesday class to show off.

The card we made used the Northern Lights technique.  No, I cannot take credit for the technique.  I actually learned it from another demonstrator, Kay Kalthoff.

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I used the Apothecary Accents framelits for the focal image.  I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder – one of my favorites!

The instructions for the technique are really pretty easy.

Supplies

  • Daffodil Delight/Tempting Turquoise/Rich Razzleberry/Night of Navy Inkpads
  • StazOn Inkpad
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Sponges
  • Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set or other Landscape Stamp Set
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits
  • Scrap Paper
  • White Gel Pen
  • Black Taffeta Ribbon
  • Glue Dots

Lay Whisper White CS on scrap paper.

Using sponge and going in a back and forth motion, apply stripes of color to WW CS.  (1-DD; 2-TT  Add Rich Razzle on top).  Leave a little light coming through the other colors.

Stamp the tree landscape in StazOn on top of the stripes.

Sponge Night of Navy to the edge of the ground.  Completely fill in that section with Night of Navy.  (Northern Lights don’t shine through the ground.)

Lightly sponge more Night of Navy over the top of the stripes.  Leave some light shine through.

Once dry, add “stars” with white gel pen.

Dramatic effect – all will look a little different.  The colors will soften as they dry.

 

I hope you enjoy all the VC ROCKS blogs on this month’s blog hop!  Come back again!

 

 

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Chalk Talk Alphabet Press Card with Washi Tape

At my 2013 New Catalog Card Buffet this week, I wanted to show LOTS of new products!  Here is a card that used new color (Strawberry Slush In Color), new stamp set (Chalk Talk), new Big Shot Embossing Folder (Alphabet Press), new Big Shot Framelits (Chalk Talk), new paper (Core'dinations In Color-Strawberry Slush), and new accessories (Gingham Garden Washi Tape and Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Ribbon).  WOW – talk about NEW!!!!!

Here is the final card – some of my stampers put the saying askew on the top of the card.  They LOVED all of the new products but especially the new washi tape and ribbon. 

Chalk Talk-2013 New Catalog Card Buffet

I haven't used this color combination (deep pink and dark blue) in a very long time.  It was the washi tape that inspired me….

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LNS 2013 Spring Treasure Hunt – LNS Web Ring

I'm participating in the LNS 2013 Spring Treasure Hunt!  How can you play?  

At the end of this blog post is a list of all the blogs participating.  These blogs will have the following picture on their blog:

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They will also have a clue on their blog having to do with a Stampin' Up! product. 

For instance – MY CLUE IS RHINESTONES.  This is Stampin' Up! product number 119246 – some fabulous bling for your cards, scrapbook pages, or other creative project.

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You will need to make note of what the clue is and whose blog it is on.  So for my entry you'd have "Rhinestones; Jane Hignite – www.stampwithjane.com".

You need to visit all the blogs.  Since you are stopping by these blogs, be sure to leave a nice comment about their blog, artwork, or ideas.  I hope you have a chance to look at some of my blog entries/pages.  Of course, I'd love for you to subscribe to my blog!

Once you have collected 50 clues, you will need to email them to your demonstrator with the complete listing of clues/blogs.

You have from March 1st until May 12th at Midnight PST to collect the clues.  Contest participants who send in their entries by this time will be entered into a drawing for $150 of Stampin' Up! product.

Ready, set,….go hunting!

Treasure Hunt Participants 2013

Angela Carter                                   www.angelasinklink.com
Lisa Kmiec                                        http://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com
Jane Hignite                                      www.stampwithjane.com
Deborah Smart                                  www.stampandcreate.net
Penny Hanuszak                               http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com
Kimberely Morris                               http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
Trish Cortez                                       www.stampingwherepapercomesalive.com
Beth Robinson                                  www.sweetsentimentscrafts.com
Rhonda Gabriele                               http://rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
Jackie Watson                                  http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com
Cynthia Millian                                  http://StampwithCynthia.blogspot.com
June Reister                                     http://junescreations.blogspot.com
Debbie Broughton                            www.nanastampingroom.com
Joni Metras                                       www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com
Laurie Reaume                                 http://www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.ca/
Sherrill Graff                                     http://latenightstampinwithsherrill.blogspot.com
Nicole Tugrul                                    http://becreativewithnicole.blogspot.com
Shelly Peck                                      www.stampinandscrappingnews.com
Megin  Gallagher                             http://vmg206.blogspot.com
Marcee Rodgers                              http://thecraftbinsu.blogspot.com
Karen Philipp                                   www.zgrandmakaren.com
Kris Sobolik                                     http://maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com
Heidi Weaver                                   http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com
Carolyn Bennett                              www.carolynstamps.com
Betty-Ann Manghi                            http://stampindemon.blogspot.com
Jan Schoenfeld                                www.getinkywithjan.com
Glenda Mollet                                   http://glendamollet.blogspot.ca
Kat Zariengo                                     http://Katzcreates.wordpress.com     
 
THANK YOU for playing along and HAVE FUN!!
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Posted on : Feb 28 2013
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It’s Happy Hour!

Hello!

Welcome to my stop on the VC Rocks June 2012 blog hop.  You probably came from Toni Tessler's blog .  This time around we are focusing on any size cards!  I created a Z Fold card for my Birthday Blowout Stamp Camp this week.  Z Fold cards are easy and fun to create. 

One of the must-have stamp sets for me this year was Happy Hour. I like the whimsical feel of the stamps! The Polka Dot DSP matched perfectly with the image I used too! Here is my creation:

2012 VC Rocks June Blog Hop Happy Hour Z Fold Card

2012 VC Rocks June Blog Hop Happy Hour Z Fold Card

The Z Fold card is a wonderful way to package a gift card.  Just put a few glue dots on the back of the gift card and put it on the inside part of the flap. 

Color combination on this card was Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White.  The new stitched ribbon is so sweet.  Did you know you can use your 1/2" circle punch to punch out the lemon (lime, orange, or?) slice?  All you need to do is stamp the image, use the punch, cut it in half, and you have your slice!  Much easier than hand cutting that little dickens!

 Well, there are lots of stops on this blog hop. Pam Mullis is the next stop along the way.  Hmmm, I think I am going to fix myself a cocktail!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUDSOL Blog Tour-Hearts and Hidden Treasures

Hello all! 

Today is the SUDSOL Blog Tour!  Our blog tour is featuring projects using the Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini stamp sets and products. 

Heart Framelit 3D Valentine Project

I am sharing a wonderful project from last weekend's Mom and Me Valentine's Day Stamp Camp.  I had three girls attend – who ranged in ages from 6 to 11.  This project was simple enough so the girls could easily recreate it for a Valentine's Day class handout.  All of the ladies loved it! 

The project features the new Heart Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog…it took me a while to open up this package and use it.  BUT I AM NOW HOOKED.  Oh, it is so much fun creating with these beauties! 

Here is the project we made:

 2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Project

For this version, here are the supplies needed:

  • Pretty in Pink/Melon Mambo CS
  • Heart Framelits/Big Shot
  • Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
  • Small Heart Punch/Designer Label Punch
  • Sticky Strip/Adhesive
  • Pretty in Pink Brads
  • Whisper White Ribbon
  • Basic Gems
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • York Heart Peppermint Candy

Here are our proud stampers – thank you Erica, Heather, and Katie for stamping with me today.  You were so sweet!

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Mom & Me Girls

Want to see a "Blinged Out" version of the project?  This one could be made for your child's teacher or maybe tucked in your sweetie's lunch on Valentine's Day. I embossed the back Pretty in Pink heart using the Polka Dots Embossing Folder – plus added some smaller Melon Mambo hearts before embossing the front Pretty in Pink heart.  I also added a backing to my phrase and colored the heart in with a Pretty in Pink marker and then topped it with Dazzling Details.

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Heart Framelit-Quilted Heart Technique TUTORIAL

I teach a Technique Tuesday stamp class every month.  We did take December off, but I was ready to go tonight with a fabulous new technique. I taught my stampers how to do a Quilted Heart card.  Here is the finished card:

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR

Supplies needed:

  • Big Shot and Heart Framelit Set
  • Designer Series Paper (I used Twitterpated)
  • Copy Paper
  • 1" Square Punch
  • Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Ink
  • Blushing Bride CS/Whisper White CS
  • Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon
  • Large Pearls
  • Sponge
  • Small Heart Punch

Instructions

  1. Cut the Scalloped Heart Framelit using your Big Shot and a piece of COPY PAPER.
  2. Cut strips of DSP (1-1/4" is wide enough to punch with the 1" punch).
  3. Center the first square in the center of the Scalloped Heart.
  4. Continue adding squares – pattern or no pattern – it is up to you!
  5. Add them to cover entire heart but be sure to adhere only the DSP to the heart – you don't want to squares to stick to your scrap paper.
  6. Center the next largest heart over where you'd like to cut out.
  7. Run it through the Big Shot.
  8. Use on card and embellish!  The card shown above is a 5" x 5" card.

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Hidden Treasures Technique

Another technique I taught my customers tonight was the Hidden Treasures technique.  SO SWEET!  We used lots of Sale-A-Bration items including the Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack, and the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set.  Here is the card:

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

2012 SUDSOL BLOG TOUR-Hidden Treasures Technique

 

Supplies Needed:

  • Lucky Limeade/Pool Party CS
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP/Ribbon Pack
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Blossom Bouquet Triple Flower/1-1/4" Circle/Jewelry Tag Punches
  • Mini Brads and Brads
  • Adhesive and Sticky Strip
  • Paper Piercing Tool and Mat

 

What is SUDSOL?

I've been a member of SUDSOL for over 10 years.  SUDSOL is a online business group with a huge demonstrator-only gallery…one of my secret weapons when planning my stamping events.  There are business resources, workshop ideas, templates, techniques, newsletter examples, and so much more.  This is a strictly BUSINESS group – if ever I have a question about my SU business, I ask this forum first.

Here is a link to my SUDSOL gallery – http://www.sudsol.org/members/gallery/showgallery.php?ppuser=63&username=hignitej .  Why not join with a 2-week trial?  Click on the icon on the top left side of my blog!

I hope you've enjoyed this stop of the SUDSOL blog tour.  

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

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Sudsol Blog Tour-Stop by on Wednesday!

I'm participating in the SUDSOL Blog Tour this Wednesday – be sure to stop by and see my creations using products from the Occasions Mini Catalog!  All tour stops will feature Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Mini Catalog items.  See you then!

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Posted on : Jan 29 2012
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