Saturday, March 5, 2016

Spring, Happy Spring! - Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome back to •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Blog Hop.  This time around we are sharing all things inspired by Spring!   It seems winter here really hit hard in February so hopefully it's on its way out and the warmer weather is coming! There are some great products in the Seasonal Expression that surely will put a hop in your crafting!

If you've arrived from Sheena's blog, you're on the right path! Remember, the blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Get lost, not to worry as you'll find the complete list here.

Do you have a card stash? Or do you simply make cards as you need them? I stumbled across a Pinterest board chalked full of card ideas ... and I was off to create! 

First off, I had to re-create this one which is featured in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  I love this stamp set - Stuck on You & coordinating Thin Cuts.  For the most part, they are the same but I tweaked it with a piece of Pear cardstock. I used the stitch guide to pierce the White Daisy cardstock all the way around. The cactus and flower images are water colored and the pots are stamped.  Too cute! 

The next two are also using a new stamp set & coordinating Thin Cuts - Springtime Wishes. This one is great because you can build clusters of floral arrangements or just use a few single images.

The first one is rather simple with a few pieces of Zoe pattern paper, a sentiment and flower/foliage stamped, thin cut and water colored.  The second is a floral wreath made up of various thin cut images all colored with Prismacolor pencils and blurred with Taltine odorless solvent. I haven't played with these for quite some time. And, then stamped with a sentiment. 

Finally, I decided to also make a few 3x3 cards as well. Here, I used a few different stamps sets, paper and ink to create fun little cards. 

And, that's a wrap! Thank you for stopping by ... now it's time to head on over to Diane's blog to see her artwork! Be sure to visit again in May for our next one! 

Papers: Zoe (X7197B), Whisper, Glacier, Pomegranate, Peacock, Goldrush, Pear, White
Stamp: Stuck on You (C1643), Springtime Wishes (C1641), Ink Blot (D1660), Wish (M1051), Feel Better (M1123), XOXO (M1054), Doodled Designs (A1170), Brushstrokes (C1608)
Ink: Archival Black, Slate, Smoothie, Topiary, Cashmere, Whisper, Gypsy, Thistle, Eggplant, Black, Glacier, Lagoon, Peacock, Goldrush, Fern, Pomegranate 
Thin Cuts: Stuck on You (Z3200), Springtime Wishes (Z3201)
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy, Watercolour Paints (Z3132), Paintbrush Set (Z3188), Stitch Guide (Z1852), Foam Mat (Z1859), card bases, Prismacolor pencils, Taltine odorless solvent

Friday, January 15, 2016

Love is in the Air! - Seasonal Blog Hop

Hello and Happy New Year!  Welcome to another •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Blog Hop.  This time the creativity is inspired by National Papercrafting Month, Beloved Bouquet ~January's stamp of the month or my fave Valentine's Day. Bonus, new products too!  You'll see fun and simple things to make ... so enjoy!

If you've arrived from Julie's blog, you're on the right path! Remember, the blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. Get lost, not to worry as you'll find the complete list here.

The holidays are not over fast enough before those shelves are filled right up with all things Valentine's! What could be more perfect than to make something sweet for someone you care about? Or perhaps something special for yourself? No matter who you are creating for, this is the perfect way to get you started!

I created a layout this time around ... it's not often a single page but I was pressed for time. I was feeling hearts though ... and lots of them!  I am all for simple so I literally threw together pieces of cardstock along with pattern paper. No inking or stamping.  And, for the most part, I tend to use one of the My Reflections paper packs since it's all coordinated for you however, I had a few single sheets each of the new collections from the NEW Seasonal Expressions I in front of me and thought what the heck!

Anyways, here's another look ... 

I am loving the ombre sheet from the Regatta collection. It's pretty as a full sheet on its own yet here it's all the hearts! And the arrow pattern is from the Charlotte collection.  I am so LOVING this catalog!  Well now, it's time to stop on over at Diana's blog.  Thanks for stopping on by and hope you join me again for the next blog hop 'Spring is in the Air'!

Papers: Regatta (X720B), Charolotte (X7205B), Pomegranate, Glacier, White
Other: Cricut Art Philosophy, non-CTMH word dies