Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop!

Well, the blog hop is over, and it sure was a lot of fun for me to see how many people stopped by to visit!  I had  about 1000 hits to my blog over the three days of the hop!  I'm now zeroing in on 25,000 hits, where I'll offer up some blog candy to say thanks to those of you who come visit my little corner of cyberspace.  I left the links at the bottom of this post active so you can visit Kat's and Holly's posts from the tour.  I loved Kat's pinwheel flowers that she made using the ornament punch.  Too cute!  And let me tell you, I'll be CASEing Holly's snowflake card in those rich brown tones - love it!  Here's the  text from my stop on the blog hop...

My stop on the blog hop features both sets of rub-ons available on September 1 from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog - Icicle (116804), as well as Merry and Bright (116801). The rub-ons sell for $10.95 and contain two sheets of rub-ons, one in white and the other in silver. I'm also featuring an individual stamp available from the Holiday Mini called A Brand New Year (116838), which sells for $8.95.

My first project is a home decor project. I found this cute frame at our local Target. It fits a 4 x 6 picture perfectly. I used the silver Icicle rub-ons to accent the frame, and made a mat using Brushed Silver and Whisper White card stocks. Isn't it cute?


Next up is a card I created to highlight the rub-ons. I've always wanted to make an acetate card, and I knew it would be perfect to show off the rub-ons. I used a medium Window Sheet cut to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, scoring it in half (it fits nicely into a medium square envelope). I added white Icicle rub-ons to the acetate to frame the main image. The card front then uses Brushed Silver, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy card stocks. The ornaments were stamped on Whisper White card stock in Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue inks, using Delightful Decorations (116517, $21.95), and punched out with our new Ornament punch (116794, $15.95), both available in the new Holiday Mini. A white Merry and Bright rub-on adorns the foremost ornament, punched out in Night of Navy card stock and popped up with stampin' dimensionals. Serene Snowflakes (115438, $20.95), new in the Holiday Mini, is stamped behind the ornaments in White craft ink. Inside I added a sentiment from the Merry and Bright rub-ons on Night of Navy card stock. This was a fun card to make!


The next project I'd like to share with you is a mini garland that I created using mostly Icicle rub-ons (a few of the small snowflakes came from the Merry and Bright rub-ons). The garland was created using Night of Navy card stock cut into tag shapes, topped with the Jumbo Snowflake punch using Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White card stocks. The chipboard letters are from On Board Loads of Letters. I covered them with White craft ink, sprinkled them with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and then heat set them. They are attached to each panel using mini glue dots. The panels use Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White card stocks, along with Bashful Blue Patterned designer series paper. Each panel is accented with the rub-ons. Silver and clear rhinestone brads add a little additional 'bling' to my garland. This is my favorite project that I created for the blog hop.

My stop on the blog hop ends with the individual stamp, A Brand New Year. I wanted to use black and gold, creating a 'black tie affair' kind of look for my card, so I stamped the image in VersaMark ink onto Whisper White card stock and embossed it in gold embossing powder. The new Groom Specialty Paper complimented the stamped image nicely (matted with Brushed Gold), but pairing it with Basic Black card stock just didn't give me the look I was after. I decided to stamp the edges of the Basic Black card stock with VersaMark ink and then emboss with black embossing powder, giving me that glossy look that fit with the Groom Specialty paper. The Tag Corner punch and gold brads accent the stamped image. I popped up the main image with stampin' dimensionals and put the black 1/4 inch black grosgrain ribbon behind it. Inside I used a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and added accents from Priceless, all stamped in VersaMark ink and then embossed in gold.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hoped you enjoyed the projects I created for this fun blog hop - I hope to participate in another in the future.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing.
stamper_jamie @ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Cheryl, I love your projects! You always do such a wonderful job especially with all the details. I am so glad you are part of our team :) Anne

Marie said...

I just love your color combinations and all of your projects are fantastic! I love your style. TFS!

Debbie said...

I love your projects. My favorites (I can never pick just one) are the New Years and the Winter Tag ones. Thank you for sharing!

Elaine said...

How can you choose when they are all so beautiful, but I must say the acetate card is a real wow

Paula said...

Well Gosh! I love them all. But I think my favorite is the banner. Thanks for sharing them with us on the tour!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love all your projects, and my fave is the 'winter' project! fantastic!!
Thanks for all your work and creativity... and for sharing it with us!
Lee

Lisa said...

Wow. I love what you did with the rub-ons! I like the New Years card too, but I think the acetate card is my favorite!

gayle said...

LOVED THEM ALL, BUT ESPECIALLY THE SNOWFLAKE ACETATE CARD

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder to use our great SU rubbons.
Stasia

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous projects!!

My favorite is your Winter Banner, though I LOVE your masculine New Year's card too.

Linda said...

That frame is just stunning! Beautiful work!

Sharon said...

Hi Cheryl,
I've peekied in on your blog several times and am now subscribing after seeing the BLOG TOUR! My favorite project is a toss up between the acetate card and the "winter" tags.
Thanks for offering up some blog candy!

Crissy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous projects! My favorite is the acetate card, why did I never think to use rub-ons on those???? Genius!

lisa808 said...

I really liked all of your projects. Picking a favorite is so hard. I would have to go with the ornament card. The navy and white looks so pretty and elegant.
Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy and for participating in this fun hop.

Comeka said...

Beautiful projects! TFS!

jmniffer said...

My favorite project was the mini Winter garland using the rub-on's. Very cute. jmniffer

Lisa Curry, Independent Demonstrator, Stampin' Up! said...

Your acetate card is stunning! Thank you for inspiring me!

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS - love that acetate card :-)

rush8888 said...

the W I N T E R garland is especially nice. i am enjoying the blog hop. keep 'em comin'!

WebDeb said...

Your acetate card and winter garland are amazing!

Stacy said...

The garland is great!!! Love the new year card as well - bought that set and really like your layout! Thanks for sharing...

Lorie said...

Your projects are beautiful! If I won the rub-ons I'd let you choose for me! :o)

Deb (Debadoo) said...

Wow Cheryl....pick a favorite?? That's like picking a favorite kid!! lol I really love the acetate card and have wanted to do one of these for a long time. But I think my fav was the garland. I think I just found the project I want to do for my secret sister. Hope you'll do a tutorial for this. You did some fantastic projects. Everything was so beautiful!!
Deb
Debadoo

Lisa L. said...

Nice projects. My favorite is the acetate card.

Cam said...

Love the rub-ons and the "Winter" post. Fantastic job. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

PaperFairyKris said...

Oh my, it's hard to pick a favorite. I love rub ons. If I had to choose I would choose the WINTER garland. I liked how you placed the patterned paper and loved the embossed sparkly letters.

Lucinda said...

I love the mini-garland - what a fabulous idea!
http://stampinlucinda.blogspot.com

Bandon, Oregon said...

They are all so beautiful.... my fav is the 1st card with the ornaments... just really reached out to me... Thanks for sharing...
Faith

Tracey Clay said...

I definitely LOVE them all. Very Nice Work!! But the New Year's card is perfect. I knew I wanted this stamp as soon as I saw it and I will be making your card exactly!! TFS tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Oooooo, how to choose from all your beautiful projects. . . . okay, I've narrowed it down: the striking picture frame and that delightful winter tags display. Oaky, picture frame by a hair--it looks like a terrific easy, inexpensive gift with a definite WOW! factor!

Joyce said...

Do I really have to pick ONE project - they all are gorgeous!!! My fav is the acetate card, I've always wanted to make one and you've inspired me to give it a try. Wonderful creations and great job showcasing the new rub-ons!

Beedubya said...

Great projects, Cheryl! TFS!
Brandi

Ashley said...

I can see your Winter garland on my fireplace! Stunning projects! TFS!

Trina Caraway said...

Love the acetate card and the oh, so elegane New Year's card! Thanks for sharing these.

yaphastamps said...

I love that New Year's Card! It is beautiful!

Soozie4Him said...

I love the winter garland banner project! I think I might have to make one!!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS and SA
moot96 AT aol DOT com

Catrules said...

You did a fantastic job! I love everything! I soo am going to get these rubons now!

Anonymous said...

Allof your projects are awesome but I love the New Years card...so elegant! But actually I think the Clear Card is my favorite... So hard to choose!
Sherri (sherristampsalot on SCS)
ssbsmmallory at msn dot com

Jyll said...

I loooove the winter garland. I am off to case it.
Thanks!
Jyll

Michelle said...

That acetate is so BEAUTIFUL!

Ariana said...

I love your Winter garland! Using the snowflake punch at the top of each tag is a great idea. Very cute.

Kim said...

How to just pick 1???? They are all so gorgeous, but I think my fav is the mini garland.

Lyssa Zwolanek said...

totally cool!!! I love your acetate card especially and that is one of the cutest home decor pieces I think I have ever seen. I am so CASE'ing that!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Cheryl, I like them all. Since I have to chose I think my favorite one is the acetate card. Fantastic job girlie :) Darla Clough

pattiginaz said...

The "New Year's" card is very elegant but my favorite is the acetate card! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Tough decision! I am really impressed by the acetate card- have never tried to make one. I guess that's my favourite!

Sharon

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Fantastic set of projects each and every one! But my fav has to be the window acetate card. Though it's a close call with the new years card as well. Very elegant with all that black!

I'll be back for more creative inspiration. I can see I've found a mojo stop and fill for sure!

Hugs from a sister demo - Jean

Anonymous said...

Great job Cheryl. All your projects are wonderful. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the acetate card with the rub-ons ... just beautiful. Sofia

DM Dezigns said...

Great ideas! Now I'm going to have to order more rub ons! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the banner you created!

Bev Dahl said...

All of your ideas are fantastic and definitly will be used in my upcoming projects and workshops, however one in particular is a major WOW and that is the acetate card. My gosh, how absolutely stunning! I, too, have kicked around making one of these but never could formulate an actual idea I LOVED, not taking away from a lot that i 'liked'. this one is definitely in the 'WOW' catgegory and I will be casing it for sure. thanks so much for coming up with some great ideas!
Bev

Tiya-B said...

i love the acetate card, i want to make a similar one myself, thanks for sharing

Stephanie said...

WOW!!! I love your creativity! The mini banner is so pretty! I made one a year or so ago, so I am partial to that, but I have admired the acetate cards for awhile now and haven't gotten brave enough yet! Love your stuff!

Leah said...

Great creations... my favorite would have to be your acetate card. How elegant it is!!! I just love it & can't wait to make one of my own now. Thanks for the great ideas!

Elizabeth said...

All your projects are so beautiful! I love the garland and the clear card the best! I can't pick just one!

Hugs!

Twila said...

Great projects love the Winter Tag card!

Barbara Welch said...

I love them all, but my favorite one is the acetate card. Great colors and fun ideas, thanks for sharing.

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous blog and creations . . . thanks for pointing out that the card I received was a CASE of your design. I wasn't aware of it. You deserve credit :) Hugs, M

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love the ideas here and they are gorgeous!