Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simple Christmas Card Hop with Susan K Weckesser & Unity Stamp Co

Oh, we are so very excited you are joining us for our first ever Susan K Weckesser Design Team Blog Hop with Unity Stamp Design Team
If you are not already a follower, we would love for you to join our families and follow our blogs as well as stay up-to-date by Liking us on Facebook:
During this 2-day hop, you will be inspired and in awe of all the fabulous creations shared by members of these two talented design teams.  Both teams will be sharing Simple Christmas Card Ideas using Unity Stamps designed by Susan K Weckesser Inc.  It's not too late for Christmas Cards.   According to the US Postal service, if you mail your holiday cards by December 20, they will arrive by December 25th!  And, this will give you a chance to also join in the Christmas Love Campaign.
For my simple card tag, I used the adorable One of a Kind Winter itty bitty stamp. I just adore snowman & this one is too cute! I wanted to keep it one layer(ish) by stamping directly on the cryogen cardstock and coloring with Copics. Then I masked the snowman along with some snowy hills and created the background by sponging some distress inks in different color blues. I just punched a hole and added some seam binding as well as twine. This will look so cute on a Christmas present or bag. You can also recreate this on a standard card size to mass produce for easy & simple but awesome Christams cards to mail out.
We are giving away two chances to win an amazing prize package containing a generous variety of Susan K Weckesser stamps co-branded with Unity Stamps. 
For a chance to win, visit each blog and leave a comment.  Then come back on Dec 3 at 6 PM CST to find out if you are a winner at Susan K Weckesser Inc and Unity Stamp Co blogs.
Here is the blog hop order: 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Winter Release

Hi everyone!!!! 

I'm super excited to be asked by Leanne to create a sample for Yumi & Fumi Handmade Winter Release!

I couldn't resist coloring up Bob the Yeti! I mean, seriously, how cute is he!? Reminds me of the little abominable snowman from Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer - one of my favorite holiday movies of all time! I think we've all felt like Rudolph at one point or the other, right?

So, here is my little Bob the Yeti card. Isn't he the cutest?!? I colored him with Copics and Spica glitter pens for the lights. I used October Afternoon for my paper and a wood chippie from Pink Paislee. I also added some silver bells dew drops from Robin's Nest for a little sparkle. I'm hoping for a snow day here soon. It's been a bit too dry and warm for Colorado. Come on WINTER! ;)

Be sure to head on over to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade website to get your inky hands on all these new releases and MORE.  Today is a great day to get them as you take advantage of their Cyber Monday sale with a one-time use 20% OFF entire order coupon valid only on 11/26 that expires at 11:59pm PST! For more cute projects with these adorable new stamps, stop by Yumi & Fumi Handmade Blog!

I want to thank Leanne again for asking me to join in their special new release!!! I am in love with their new line of stamps and can't wait to see more!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

May Arts & Helmar Blog Hop!

I am so excited about this hop. All of us at Helmar love playing with ribbon and May Arts always has gorgeous ribbon for us to play with.   What is even more fun is that Helmar and May Arts are giving away TWO chances to win some great product on this TWO day Hop!

Helmar will be offering two Arts & Crafts Starter packs!

May Arts will be offering two prize packages of winner’s choice of 2 spools of ribbon!

For my project, I took a simple plastic ornament and punched out a snowflake border with simple printer paper using a Martha Stewart punch. Then I laid it on top of the ornament like a mask, while it was own, I spread some Helmar Gemstone Glue over it with a paintbrush. While it was still wet, I poured some Art glitter in mystery over the top and removed the paper to leave the snowflake border showing through the glitter. I loved how it turned out. I add some red stickler to the center of each snowflake. Then, I topped the ornament with this luxurious Silky Crushed ribbon by May Arts. It really adds an elegant touch to ANY project!!!
So, how do you enter to win a chance at one of these grand prizes?   Hop through with us and visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment on their Helmar and May Arts Blog Hop post.   The first winners will be chosen on the 21st and the second winners will be chosen after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend!    So let’s get started!
Day 1 – November 19th
Day 2 – November 20th

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Robin's Nest & Helmar Blog Hop!

Hi, I'm Carisa and I'm a Helmar designer! We are THRILLED to be partnering with Robin's Nest for this fun Blog Hop. The start of this hop begins at the Robin's Nest Blog so if you are just seeing my blog, please be sure to head over there to start - you're not going to miss a blog as we EACH have a special prize to give away. Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to shop at Helmar

Now, if you've arrived from Marilla's Blog you are in the right spot. 

For my project, I wanted to create one of a kind embellishments for my page so I used the Large Clear Drops by Robin's Nest plus Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere my pattern paper to coordinate with my page. 

And this is how I made them:

Then just cut them out with scissors. Easy peasy! And my page which I also used Helmar Premium Craft Glue and more Robin's Nest goodies. The rhinestones around my oval journal card is Robin's Nest from an awesome netted rhinestone ribbon that I cut apart. 

I created this page for my 30 days of Gratitude journal. This idea begins every November on Facebook and I decided to take out one of my Amy Tangerine Day Books to get a little creative & crafty with it this year. I'm looking forward to completing each page every day! 

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win! A full list of every designer participating is below: