Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer Blog HOP….Fantastic creations and Fantastic prizes!!!!

Today some fabulous designers and fabulous craft manufacturer’s have come together to showcase some fabulous creations used with fabulous product!!!  A big thanks to Taylor Usry for organizing such fabulous hops!!!

If you are here from Beth’s blog,  you are in the right place.   If you just happened upon my blog today, you can start at the beginning at Taylor Usry’s blog.

I am so happy and proud to design for Stampendous, Dreamweaver Stencils and Skipping Stones Design.  I have made a creation from products from all three of these fabulous companies!!!

Here is my Stampendous card…


Stamps:  Aaahsome Fireworks (Stampendous)

Ink:  Tuxedo Memento Black, Versamark (Tsukineko), Copic Markers

Extras: Crystal Glitz Glitter (Elizabeth Crafts), Peel n Stick Sheets (Thermoweb), Blue Tinsel, Gold Tinsel, Red Tinsel, Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous)

Here are the easy instructions…

1.  Stamp focal image on white cardstock and cover with a clear, double sided adhesive sheet.  Cover image with translucent glitter and color with desired medium.

2.  Stamp background images and sprinkle desired embossing powder on each image.  Stamp and heat emboss sentiment.  Apply heat. 

3.  Adhere focal image with dimensional foam.

My next card is made with Skipping Stones Designs stamps!


Stamps:  Home of the Brave (Skipping Stones Design)  Pssst….on sale right now for $12.49 and all purchases will be shipped for FREE if you use the coupon code freeship !!

Ink: Copic Markers; Tombow Markers

Extras: Copic Airbrush System

Here are the easy instructions…

1.  Color focal image stamp with water based markers and stamp on white cardstock.  Stamp sentiment with dye ink.

2.  Fold card stock base and using your air compressor for Copic Markers, swipe the color in diagonal motions in red, white and blue. 

Pretty simple that one.

My next card is from Dreamweaver Stencils…


After I got my cards all finished, I realized that my Stampendous card and my Dreamweaver card were practically identical.


Stencils:  Celebrate Script LS90Fireworks LJ886 (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Paper:  Velvet Paper (The Paper Company), White Cardstock (Kelley Paper Company), acetate (Graphix)

Embossing Paste: Translucent, Glossy Red (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Extras: Glitter (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Here are easy instructions:

1.  Cut velvet paper to desired size, place the fireworks stencil on the velvet paper using the hinge technique with removable tape. 

2.  Paste the stencil with transluscent embossing paste and sprinkle different colors of glitter over different “explosions”.

3.  Paste sentiment on acetate.  Set all aside to dry.  Once dry, piece your card together!!

Here is the entire hop order….












Jennifer D




Wendy P




Wendy J {{You Are HERE!!!}}






Jennifer I




Here are all the fabulous prizes that you can win from commenting on each designers blog.  Comments can be made until July 5th 6pm EST.  Winners will be announced on Friday, here on my blog!!

  • Stampendous is generously donating THREE prizes: a Cling Jumbo Tulip set, a Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily set, and a Cling Jumbo Dogwood set. Each set will come with a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle.
  • Chi Chi Memories is donating a digi stamp set of the winner's choice
  • Pixie Dust Studio is donating two digis of the winner's choice
  • Dreamweaver's Stencils is donating one prize pack (of their choice)
  • Karber Digital Studio is donating two digi images of the winner's choice
  • Maria Levine is donating an Ippity Stamp kit
  • Skipping Stones Design is donating a clear stamp set (of their choosing)
  • Cindy Coutts and Christian Paper Crafts are donating one Stampin' Up Fast & Fabulous set (must be a US resident to win this)
  • Sunghee Chon  is donating an a muse studio catalog and one stamp set (up to a $12.00 value) of the winner's choice (must be a US resident to win this)
  • Sunghee Chon is donating a $20 gift certificate to Little Potato House, her amazing digital template store
  • Karen from Your Next Stamp is donating one Ellie Loves the Beach cling rubber stamp

Next, rush off to Kerry’s blog to see her fabulous creations….

I hope you all have a fabulous 4th of July!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!!


Mrs Weyremaster said...

What a beautiful selection of cards, love the vibrant colours on them all, that airbrushed background is so dynamic, awesome work:)
Happy Hopping

Taylor U. said...

THREE cards? You overachiever!! They are all amazing - love all the colors you went with!

Thanks so much for hopping with me :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my gosh I love these and I am freaking out that you made 3 WOW GF UROCK!

Lisa said...

Super cute. love the fireworks background. Thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Great cards! Love the airbrushing.

rosewendy said...

I love the fireworks cards.

Krissy said...

love them all!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the Stampendous bling on black...very striking! You did a fab job coloring! Loving the DW card with the overlay of the Celebrate sentiment! Beautiful! Hope you are having a great weekend!

sharon g said...

I love the kids watching fireworks.

Sandra said...

very cute - I love the fireworks!
Sandra ltb

Jingle said...

Fabulous cards!

Anonymous said...

Great cards!
Hugs Julie P

Patricia H said...

All your sparkly fireworks are terrific! The airbrushed background is wonderful too.

Louise said...

Great cards Wendy, maybe that't where my firecracker stencil went, you have it! Just kidding. Happy 4th!

Indy said...

Wow! Three amazing cards! Good work!

Lea said...

What can I say, besides fabulous!

Lea Kimmel

Laura Drahozal said...

WOW! THREE cards?!? You are an overachiever, Wendy. Great work on all, but of course, my fave is the Dreamweaver one. We used the same stencil and the same technique!

Scrappychick said...

Even almost identical those cards are gorgeous as is your SS's one too! You are so funny. Have a great weekend!

Kerry said...

What an awesome set of creations! Love them all! Have a great holiday weekend!

mousekemom said...

Great cards...especially love your use of black backgrounds, they really make the fireworks pop! Thanks for sharing!
April D
Marion, IA

Jan Marie said...

Wow! Look at you, three amazing cards! Nice work. They're all so pretty and all so unique. Thanks for sharing your talent! Blessings!

Billie Dee said...

I am loving all of your sparkles! Great cards! Thank you - and happy 4th!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the fireworks!

CCC said...

Wow! Three fantaastic cards Love the bold colors of the fireworks cards. Don't worry-they are similar but so different and the recipents will love them. THanks for sharing.

charli said...

great powder bg!

Erin said...

Love all the sparkle.

Alison said...

Wow! 3 fabulous cards! Love the images in the first one, the airbrushing in the second, and the stencil you used in the third! Fantastic!

Melinda said...

Fabulous fireworks! Luv all three.

Isabel Z said...

Your cards are amazing; I love them!

Billie Dee said...

3 wonderful cards! Love the stencils, love the sparkles! Registered blog on reader *wink* Happy 4th!

Clare G said...

Beautiful cards -wonderful techniques!

Angie said...

Very cute! I like the celebrate card... Way cute!

Janelle said...

Wow! you can whip up some awesome cards! I love all the fireworks but the airbrush one is SO refreshing and different. Wonderful talent and ideas, thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous patriotic card creations!

Rachel said...

I absolutely love how glittery everything is! TFS!

luvmy2girls said...

Such wonderful and festive cards! Have a wonderful holiday! =)

sunghee said...

Gorgeous! Fireworks look so good on the black paper. Cool! Happy 4th!

Stephanie said...

I really like all 3 of your Patriotic cards!! Great job!!

Clare G said...

Sorry if this is duplicate-thought I had left a comment earlier.
I love all of the techniques you've used, spectacular cards!

joy said...

I love all three of your fantastic cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Reba said...

AWESOME CARDS!! Love the techniques you used! Happy 4th!!

Nicole Brenna said...

I love all the cards!

wendyp said...

and I was calling Taylor an over-achiever! LOL! Wendy, these are all FANTASTIC! Hope you're having a fun and safe 4th of July!

Cat said...

Gorgeous cards! Such fabulous LOs! Happy 4th!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Happy 4th! Love your cards Wendy...the Black Velvet Dreamweaver card is sooo striking and I am off to see some real fireworks right now.

FrancineB said...

Wonderful cards. Love the background on the Stepping Stones card and the embossing against the back looks fabulous!

Jan Garber said...

Great cards and prizes! Thanks!

Cornville Country Crafts said...

Love the projects! Thanks

Carol said...

Super fun patriotic projects!

Carol B

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the glittery ones.

Toucan Scraps said...

nice and sparkly, hope you hada great day yesterday