OSAT Blog Hop – Winter Holiday

Hello! Welcome to the November OSAT Winter Holiday Blog Hop! We just got our first taste of some winter weather here in North Florida.  We had our first day with a low in the 30’s!  It was kind of nice to be outside with the trick-or-treaters on Halloween in what felt like winter weather, instead of wearing shorts and flip-flops!  For the first time I felt like the holidays were approaching!

This month’s theme is Winter Holiday.  I love the holidays for many reasons.  Spending time with friends and family ranks at the very top of my list of reasons.  It is always my hope that I have the chance to spend some time with my favorites over my break from work (my day job) in both November and December.

Wine is such a fun holiday gift.  I especially like it as a gift when visiting friends or family and need to bring something that doesn’t take a ton of time, because let’s be honest, lots of us find ourselves running short on time.  Insert wine tag.  Instant FANCY!

And of course, a matching card:

Oh, the wood background!  I kissed it when it was all finished…I LOVE it!  I saw this card {swoon} made by Shannon Lane, one of Stampin’ Up’s Artisan designers, and have been wanting to bring it to life in my craft room ever since!

To make the background, I started with a base piece of cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.  I chose crumb cake so that if there were any gaps in my Wood Textures DSP strips that it wouldn’t be so obvious.  I next cut several strips of the Wood Textures DSP to 3/4″ and a few is 1/4″.  I then began to lay them out, kind of like playing with a puzzle, staggering the places where the strips met ends.  When it “looked” like I wanted, I started to glue them into place, using liquid glue so I had a little wiggle room.  When all the strips were glued down I used my trimmer to cut off all of the ends and pieces hanging over the four sides of the Crumb Cake base layer.  I then added it to another layer of Crumb Cake just a smidge bigger for an itty bitty mat.

The Half Full stamp set is PERFECT for any wine gifting!  I stamped the label and wine bottle on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them in using the BRAND NEW Stampin’ Blends!  They are our newest coloring tool, premium alcohol markers!  You can blend and shade with them.  Dreamy!

I finished the wine bottle (green portion) and the grapes with a little bit of Fine Tip Glue Pen so that they looked glassy and shiny!

Project by Jennifer Hill for OSAT Blog Hop, Half Full, Wood Texture DSP. For more details, click through to my blog!

The inside of the card is finished off with a strip of the Wood Textures DSP and a little more stamping and coloring!

Project by Jennifer Hill for OSAT Blog Hop, Half Full, Wood Texture DSP. For more details, click through to my blog!

I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  They are so easy and make me feel like a real artist (like a painter artist!).  I hope you will give them a try, I know you’ll love them, too!  But, in the meantime, I know you’ll love what Pam Staples has to share with you…so click the next button below to check it out:

Make sure you don’t miss any of the stops along the hop, here’s the full list:

Jenny Hall
Tina Riddle
Rick Adkins
Megan Thompson
Sue Plote
Melissa Davies
Dena Rekow
Lori Mueller
Kelly Acheson
Renee Ondrajka
Jennifer Hill – You are HERE
Pam Staples
Maria Willis
Marisa Gunn
Jessie Holton
Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thank you for stopping by and hopping through!

Hugs,

xoxo Jennifer

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – Pining for Plaid

Ahhhh, FALL finally found me in Florida today!  I wore a light jacket for the first time since the spring and it felt so awesome.  I am looking forward to fires in the fire-place and being outdoors without being so darn hot!

In the meantime, I was inspired by the actual winter for this months Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop featuring the Pining for Plaid kit for October.  Each of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators on the hop took the monthly Paper Pumpkin kit and used the supplies to turn it into something different.  If you would like more information about getting your own Paper Pumpkin, you can check it out HERE.

Maybe you made it here by way of Kimberly Morris’ blog or maybe you just started right here.  Either way, welcome!  We hope that you enjoy the projects and even make some on your own!  So sit back, enjoy, and make sure you visit all of the blogs to check out what the other artists made for you!

This month’s kit, Pining for Plaid is ADORABLE!  So adorable that I really didn’t want to cut into or use any of the parts and pieces because I wanted to have all of the sweet cards from the kit!  Look how adorable they are:

Cute, right?  So cute!  So my challenge was, what leftovers would I have to use, that paired with the stamp set could make some more fun projects?  Think…think…OH!  I love the little snowflakes in this set and the Pool Party sequins are sparkly and fun.  I pulled out some Pool Party cardstock and some snowflake dies (from the Seasonal Layers set).

I layered some Crumb Cake and Wood Textured DSP that I had stamped with the snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the itty bitty ones from the Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I love the layers and textures on this card, with the wood grain paper, stamped snowflakes AND the die cut ones…yumminess.  I stamped the sentiment on the cutout piece from the kit’s shaker card top layer, that would likely just go in the trash.

That little box is chocked full of sweet treats, ready to gift with the card, or all by itself.  I got the idea for this little box from my friend, Julie Dimatteo over at The Paper Pixie.  You can find her tutorial HERE.

Now all I have to decide is who the lucky person is that gets this adorable duo!  That’s the fun part!

For you, the fun part is continuing on to the next person in this hop to see what they whipped up for you.  So, without further delay, hop on over to the incredible Kelly Acheson for fabulous!

Did you miss someone along the way?  Here is the full hop list:

  1. Sara Levin
  2. Lori Mueller
  3. Kimberley Morris
  4. Jennifer Hill – You are HERE!
  5. Kelly Acheson
  6. Cathy Caines 
  7. Rachel Tessman
  8. Rick Adkins
  9. Audra Monk
  10. Dena Rekow
  11. Megan Thompson
  12. Maria Willis
  13. Monika Davis
  14. Andrea Tracy-Tucker

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OSAT Blog Hop – Fall/Halloween

Hello!  Welcome to the October OSAT Fall/Halloween Blog Hop!  I am not one to make Halloween cards but I knew I saw a card that was going to be perfect inspiration.  Plus, I totally love making candy treats all packaged up cute so I just jumped right in!My projects were inspired by a sweet card I saw this weekend at a wonder World Card Making Day event in Atlanta, GA.  The card was made by Donna Griffith from Stampin’ Up! Corporate office!  I didn’t snap a pic of it for some reason.  This is odd, because I take pictures of everything, even my lunch:

Because is this not one of the prettiest salads you have ever seen?  Seriously!  But I know you didn’t come here to see salad today, so I guess I should share my projects:

I love the combination of Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Lemon Lime Twist in them:

The 3×6 gusseted cellophane bags are absolutely one of the easiest ways to step up your holiday treats!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope that you will continue on the Hop to see what everyone else came up with this  week!  Next up on the hop is Sue Plote, click the “Next” button:

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A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop – September 2017 Layered Leaves

Is it possible that there are only THREE days left in September?  Where has this year gone?  Poof!  That’s what it feel like.  Today we have a great Hop for you!  It’s the September installment of A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who have taken the monthly subscription kit, Paper Pumpkin, and turned it into something other than it was designed for. If you want more details about Paper Pumpkin or subscribing, you can check it out here.

Did you make it here from my sweet friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker?  Her creations are always FABULOUS and today she hasn’t disappointed.  Whether you came here from Andrea or you just started here, welcome!  We hope you enjoy the projects and make some of them yourself.  So sit back, enjoy, and make sure you visit all of the blogs to check out what the other artists made for you!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin has me itching for turkey, dressing and mulled wine!  It may have a thankful theme but when I saw it I was immediately transformed to Thanksgiving day!  But before I share that, check out how stinkin’ adorable the kit is, as designed!  Perfect little pillow boxes and mini cards…oh the sweetness!  The kit comes with all of the supplies to make eight (8) of each!  Wowzer !

I had a vision of what my alternate project would be, and I have to be honest.  It’s not as much an alternate project as it is an alternate use with slight adjustments.

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is sharing it with my family AND fun table settings.  These pillow boxes are the perfect way to fancy up your plates, and hold all of your silver safe until it’s time to chow down.  Instead of closing the pillow box, I left the top open.  I closed the bottom only after I wrapped the twine around the front and through the inside of the box.

Confession:  I struggle tying bows with baker’s twine that has metallic thread in it.  I always seem to get my bows all twisty and it drives me crazy!  On this project, instead of tying a bow, I made four loops around my fingers, creating a circle.  I pinched them in the center, making a bow shape, and used the twine around the box to tie a knot in the center of the twine.  It’s kinda like a FAKE bow but it doesn’t get all twisty…score!

This little name plate was so simple and how cute is i?  This is simply the card, made as the kit is designed, with the Duet Banner punch providing the perfect little shape to write in your special family members names!  That’s it!

Can you see a table full of these?  I certainly can, and maybe they will end up on this year’s table…

I am so glad that you hopped by today and hate to see you go, but now it’s time for one thing, to see what Dena Rekow has in store for us!  Click the button below to visit her blog.

Did you miss someone along the way?  Here’s the full blog list:

Sara Levin
Rachel Tessman
Kimberley Morris
Monika Davis
Cathy Caines
Carolynn Sander
Maria Willis
Megan Thompson
Lori Mueller
Audra Monk
Kelly Acheson
Rick D. Adkins
Andrea Tracy-Tucker
Jennifer Hill I am so glad that you are here!
Dena Rekow
Pam Staples


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Don’t miss out of the super exciting and coordinating October and November Paper Pumpkin kits by joining before October 10th.  Want to join now?  Click below:

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Jennifer

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OSAT Blog Hop – Throwback Thursday

Hi there.  Welcome to the September OSAT Blog Hop!  Maybe you came here by way of the talented Melissa Davies’ blog or you started out right here.  Either way, welcome, I am glad to have you. This month’s hop theme is Throwback Thursday.  The idea was to find an old card or project that we made and use is as inspiration for a project today.  I searched back in my pictures and found a card I had made just over five years ago, just one month before becoming a demonstrator:Since this photo was snapped way before I was sharing much on social media of my cards so, I get a pass for how crappy it is, right?  Phew, good.  I remember getting this flower stamp set, it was a promotion and you got it FREE when you made a purchase one month.  Any flower is perfect for this stamping technique call triple stamping.  This technique video was published the month before I made the card above…I wonder if I watched it back then?

I decided to pull out the stamp set that I have been obsessed with lately, Painted Harvest.  Do you have it yet?  Oh, the pretty projects that come from this set:This stamp set is full of watercolory stamp goodness.  I have been obsessed with the sunflower stamp and decided it was a fabulous option for this Throwback Thursday project.  A great color combo was where I needed to start:

This color combo turned into this:I am seriously dying for these sunflowers.  I mean SERIOUSLY!  I started out using Soft Suede to stamp the flower centers.  Next I used Crushed Curry for the larger portion of the flower and Cajun Craze for the smaller, more detailed flower stamp.  The stamped layers are Very Vanilla and the card base and mats are Dapper Denim.There is so much dimension in these stamped sunflowers yet they are still dainty, soft.  I love the way that the images just spill over one layer to another.  That is the magic of the triple stamping technique.I paired the card with one of my favorite new items out of our Holiday Catalog, the Mini Pizza Boxes.  You get 8 of them for just $6!  They are perfect for small treats or a collection of 3×3 mini cards and envelopes!

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects.  Next on the hop is Jessie Holton.  I can’t wait to see what they put together for us today.  Click the next button to find out right now:

If you missed anyone on the hop, here is the full lineup:

Elizabeth Jeanne
Jenny Hall
Kelly Acheson
Anna Smith
Rose Grunewald
Maria Willis
Melissa Davies
Jennifer Hill – You are here!
Jessie Holton
Rick Adkins
Dena Rekow
Renee Ondrajka
Tina Rackley Riddle
Lori Mueller
Pam Staples
Jeanna Bohanon
Marisa Gunn
Justin Krieger
Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

xoxo–Jennifer


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