Friday, August 19, 2016

Sail Away With Me Blog Hop

If the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility...
Sailing by Christopher Cross
Those song lyrics should really set the mood for our trip across the water! 
Sail away with us to view nautical creations of all kinds by our lovely line up of crafters. 
Today's hop should be smooth sailing! 
If the sails were set correctly you should have arrived from the Card A Day Blog.
 Should you veer off course the first stop on your hop is Alicia's blog
and she can get you back in the right direction.

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to our sponsor today.

Theresa is giving away a $20 Stampin' Up Gift Certificate to one lucky winner AND
take 10% off any order placed through her (not available on website) by August 30th. 
Email her at scrapsbygracie AT with your order.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy. 
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too.

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Now on with the hop!

For today's hop, I'm featuring a page from our first cruise that we took 
in 2014. My hubby and I sailed away to Key West and Cozumel with 10 of my crafty
sisters.  We had a ball.  Hubby is afraid of the water and some I was fearful he wouldn't
have a good time, but he really did enjoy himself 
and he's looking forward to the next cruise as much as I am.
This is the cover page to the album. It is simple but I like how it turned out. 

Well, I'm the last stop on this voyage.
 We hope your enjoying your journey!

Happy Crafting

If the currents have drifted you can find the full line up here:

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques August Blog Hop

It's month eight of our year long adventure 
into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  
We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.

It's not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.
If you missed any of the previous months,
 you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop. 
January       February  March     April     May  June  July

This month we are playing with the baby wipe technique and 
you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. 
 We really love feedback,  
so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop.  
Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be 
entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate 
(Winner's Choice). 

Now on with the projects.

I used Stampin' Up ink refills to create my cards.
The first two feature leaf stamps from the Vintage Leaves by Stampin' Up.

The rest of the cards are random stamp sets that I had laying on my desk.

There are lots of ways to do the baby wipe technique, from using it as a
multi-colored stamp pad (my first two leaf cards) or using it to create
stripes or plaids or using it "dot" on color. 

Get out your ink refills, it doesn't matter the brand and pull out 
the baby wipes and get to playing.
One hint though, WEAR GLOVES! 
I've still got ink on my hands and it's been a week since I created these cards.

Happy Crafting

Today's Hop Line-up: