Thursday, September 10, 2015

OSAT September Blog Hop - Designer's Choice


Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  Since I was off work on Monday, it has been a short work week for me and of course, it doesn't get much better than that!  Well, except for vacation.... I need one of those soon!  I'm so happy that it's time for another One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!   This is our biggest hop ever and we are so happy to have such talent included in our Hop!  If you've already been hopping along, you should have landed here from the Fabulous Renee's blog! Isn't she amazing!  Since this month's theme is Designer's Choice. and I recently received my Stampin' Up Holiday items, I couldn't resist trying out a some dies and stamps that I hadn't had a chance to play with yet! I have two cards to share with you using some of my new Holiday Catalog goodies!




My first card uses the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies and Jingle All the Way Stamp Set for the sentiment and the snow.  On this card I used Stampin' Up! Shimmery White Cardstock for the background.  I embossed the snow with White embossing powder and then sponged on Yellow, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo and just a touch of Night of Navy.  I used the thick Whisper White cardstock for my Village and Tree Hillside scenes.  I cut an extra Village slope so that I could cut off some of the houses to insert them in other places on my scene.  I used the Home for Christmas sentiment in Island Indigo under the bottom slope.  I mounted my scene on fun foam and then mounted that on a piece 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Silver Glimmer Paper and that was then adhered to an A2 Bermuda Bay Cardbase.


My second card uses the same Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way Stamp Set along with the Hearth and Home Framelits for the window die and Hardwood stamp for the background.  My top layer was Smoky Slate Cardstock that was stamped with the Hardwood Stamp with Smoky Slate Ink.  For the background scene inside the window I used the same method as my first card but only used one of the slopes.  Again, I cut two of the tree slopes so that I could cut off trees to add to the one slope that I used in my scene. After adhering the tree slope to the sponged background  I stamped the dog (love love love this dog!!) onto the slope.  I added a few dark brown spots on the dog so it would look more like my beagle! lol I then cut out the scene to fit inside my window die cut.   For the sentiment I used the same sentiment as the first card but stamped it in Island Indigo on Whisper White cardstock and hand cut a sloped banner.  I double scored right past the sentiment so it would fold and used my banner punch to banner cut the ends.  I sponged the edges of the banner in Island Indigo.   The Greenery at the top of the wall over the window is from Little B's Holiday Die Set.  I am really loving these sets and am now officially excited about making my Christmas cards this year!

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Next up is the incredibly talented Diane Squires blog!  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

Here's the entire list of our talented Hoppers:
  1. Eva 
  2. Ginger
  3. Martie 
  4. Elizabeth Jeanne
  5. Amanda Bodine 
  6. Megan 
  7. Wynne 
  8. Lori Mueller 
  9. Dena Rekow
  10. Renee Ondrajka 
  11. Tina Riddle - You are Here!
  12. Diane Squires 
  13. Maria Willis 
  14. Raquelle Clifton 
  15. Jeanna Bohanon  
  16. Terri 
  17. Kim Smith 
  18. Maggie 
  19. Marisa 
  20. Holly 
  21. Andrea P 
  22. Andrea T

Here are the Stampin' Up! Products used on my two cards:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Non-Stampin' Up Products Used:
White Fun Foam
Little B's Holiday Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Blessings,
Tina

45 comments:

  1. Love both of these cards Tina!! The sponged sky with the falling snow is beautiful! I cut a few windows and scenes with these framelits when I visited my mom - I'm thinking I need to just order them already!

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    1. Thanks so much Holly! You should definitely get these! :)

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  2. Oh, holy smokes-that background on your first card is unbelievable! Two amazing cards Tina-you're making me excited to go play around in my craft room!
    -Maria

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  3. Tina,I love window cards..every time you share one of your creations, it makes ideas go off in my head like fireworks..Your work is so inspiring!!

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    1. Thanks so much Shirley! You just made my day. :)

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  4. oh be still my heart that doggie playing in the snow...(see I am hard at work!!!)

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    1. lol Yep Martie..that dog is so sweet! I was so excited to see that with the stamp set! :)

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  5. Tina,I love window cards..every time you share one of your creations, it makes ideas go off in my head like fireworks..Your work is so inspiring!!

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  6. Tina, two very vibrant cards! I just love both of these scenes! The doggie running in the snowbank in the window is soooo adorable! Glad to see you're putting those Little B dies to good use, now I need to break mine out and try them too!

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    1. Thank you AJ! :) I love that doggie too!

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  7. I love your sponge work! You did a really amazing job on both of your cards!

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  8. Tina... LOVE LOVE LOVE your cardz..... tehe :) Eva

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  9. Oh my gosh, Tina I absolutely love these! They are my favorite things in the Holiay catalog and that background is just awesome! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks so much! These were my favs from the Holiday Catalog as well!

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  10. The snow falling and the scenery are just adorbs! You did such a great job on this!

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  11. Love those colors. These projects are just too cute. Great job!

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  12. Amazing cards! Beautiful sponging...and that thick Whisper White cardstock is a great idea for adding a little depth to the die cuts. Definitely taking note on that idea. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think you'll be happy using the thick cardstock on these!

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  13. Love the cards! The edgelits are going on the order list! :)

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    1. Thanks Kim! They really are a must have in the new catalog :)

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  14. Your cards are gorgeous. The colors, the details. The people lucky enough to receive them are going to LOVE them!

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    1. Jeanna, thank you so much. Very sweet of you to say. I hope they do :)

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  15. Two gorgeous cards! Also love the colors and that awesome sky in the first one. I'm thinking I need to use this with my club girls next month.

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  16. Love Love Love it! What more can I say? :)

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  17. two of the most beautiful backgrounds! I just love it!

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  18. Tina your cards are just beautiful!!

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  19. Love your work and I have many of those on their way to my inky little hands!

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  20. Tina, I just love both of these!

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  21. I love both of your cards! The inked backgrounds are beautiful, and I love the layouts as well. Awesome projects!

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  22. These are both amazing! you are enabling me to get these stamps!!! ;)

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