Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Has Sprung - 2012 Pals Blog Hop

Spring has sprung and it's time for Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous Spring themed cards and projects that we think you'll enjoy! You've probably hopped over from Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff.

I'm stop number 3 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for spring themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

My "Garden Gate" card has a white textured card stock gate cut with a Cricut Picturesque cartridge.  The cardstock is Stampin' Up!'s Naturals Ivory.  The garden was stamped with two of the stamps from SU's Pocket Silhouettes in Taken with Teal ink.  The Butterflies were die cut with the SU Embosslits Die, Beautiful Wings, using SU Burmuda Bay card stock.  I was able to use all five butterflies in my design!  Welcome Spring!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp, stop number 4 on the Spring Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  2. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  3. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  4. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  12. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  14. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  17. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  18. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  19. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  20. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  21. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  22. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  23. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PPA 130 A Trivet in Green

This is the link to the PPA Challenge website:

For the color challenge I used a 5.5 inch square tile that I bought at Lowe's Home Improvement store. 

I then directly applied ink by rubbing the ink pad over the whole tile.  I then took the darker artichoke green and applied that to the Hello, Doily stamp (Stampin' Up!) and stamped the image on the tile.

Then using black I stamped the Sentiment "Memories" from Stampin' Up!'s Loving Thoughts stamp set.

I used the "Memories" sentiment because the doily looks faded on the tile, almost as if it is a memory.

I then spray the tile with a few coats of ci Super Seal, an ozone friendly acrylic sealant spray that dries in less than 2 minutes.  It seals and waterproofs the trivet.

The finishing touch is four little stick-on protective pads  (for the feet) that I get at the dollar store.  It works great as a candle base or a hot plate for a bowl.