Thursday, March 5, 2015

Unity Blog Hop

Welcome! Wow, I'm excited to be back into blogging mode. I'm very excited to be a part of the blog hop this week with Operation Write Home and Unity Stamp Co! What an awesome bunch of stamps they have to offer!

Today I am using the stamp set called Ragged ol' Flag. They're so grungy and cool looking! I immediately thought of masculine colors and themes. I especially like the Johnny Cash quote!

I stamped the flag stamp onto kraft cardstock and embossed with clear embossing powder. I was going to add the sentiment to the outside of this card as well, but it just covered up too much of the awesome flag image. I decided that less is more. I love this simple card. The clear embossing powder gives it a cool texture, too.

I went ahead and put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I do think that this would make an awesome "Any Hero" card for OWH.

The more I played with these stamps the more I loved them, especially the "handmade" stamp. I wanted to think of a way to incorporate this in to the front of a card. "Made in the U.S.A." also makes me think of things like apple pie and jeans. :)  So here is my second card. I used some denim patterned paper and I stitched using a template and some light tan floss. The star stamp is heat embossed with white powder so that it, too, has a cool texture.

I'm glad to see you all again!

Here is a link to all of the blog hop participants, or, you can go to the Unity Blog or to Stars & Stamps to begin. Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Mini-Album Hop

Well, here's a fun thing! I've been following this page over on Facebook called Erica's Room. There are a few really great blog hops coming up and I thought this would be a fun one to join in on since I've been working on this little mini-album for a friend!

So if you've stopped here for the "My Cricut Craft Room's Mini Album Blog Hop," you're in the right place! Here is my little album:

This was my first attempt at creating a mini-album from envelopes. I used some 5x7 kraft colored envelopes to make the pages. I made the cover and many other pages from the DCWV "Playtime" stack. Some accents were made using the "Storybook" cricut cartridge. Isn't this fun for a baby girl?

The book looks a little flat at the time, I left lots of extra room for the pages to expand in the cover after the photos are added.

I made some fun interactive pages and I used anything leftover that I could find that was pink or white or frilly!

The flaps were cut off of some of the envelopes to make cute pocket pages. 

It was fun to make something glittery and girly for a change. :)

It's so hard to take still photos of a mini-album and show all of the fun interactive pages! I made a tiny video to show a little more of the album in action.

Thanks for stopping by today... If you're hopping along, the next stop is Kim's! Hope you are having a fabulous, bloghoppy weekend.