ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Final Day

Hello and Welcome to the Final ADT Display Stampers Blog Hop (DAY 10)!

As you know, our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so if you missed any of our hops, go back and check them out! DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5, DAY 6, DAY 7, DAY 8, DAY 9

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My final project is a bunch of 3"x3" cards. Well, 10 to be exact. They are all the same layout and they all have the same greeting, but each one features a different beverage. That's how versatile the "Beverage Bar" stamp set is. I made 10 different combinations of drinks and I could have kept going. The possibilities are endless with this 44 piece stamp set!

Wouldn't these be cute little tags to attach to a bottle of the receivers favourite beverage?

Thank you so much for hopping with us for 10 days! I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse of product to come. Up Next is the talented Shannon Lane! Enjoy the rest of the hop.



Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Day 9



Hello and Welcome to Day 9 of the ADT Display Stampers blog hop; 10 Days worth of sneak peeks!

Our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so make to sure to join us for all 10 hops! Missed a day? Check out: DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5, DAY 6, DAY 7, DAY 8

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Today I'm sharing a couple of projects using the NEW, Up Coming Eastern Palace Suite. DID YOU KNOW, that you can get your hands on this suite starting May 1st! Message me, if you would like more details.



For my peek through, gift box, I used the retiring <insert sad face here> White Gift Boxes. In order to die cut through the actual box you have to take it apart. But don't worry, it's actually really easy. All you do is take your Heat Tool, heat up the seam and then gently pull it apart. Once you're done designing, just glue the seam back together.

After running it through my big shot, I applied my ink colour with a sponge dauber. You have to give it a few minutes to let the ink dry and you may have to apply it several times to get your desired intensity.

My card today is VERY similar to these... This one is a little bigger and I also added a window sheet backing to turn it into a shaker card. My shaker items are just sequins that I pulled apart from the Gold Sequin Ribbon.


Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of the hop. Up next is the talented Shannon Lane! Happy Creating!

Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Day 8

Hello and Welcome to Day 8 of the ADT Display Stampers blog hop; 10 Days worth of sneak peeks!

Our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so make to sure to join us for all 10 hops! Missed a day? Check out: DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5, DAY 6, DAY 7

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just follow the button below and hop all the way around!

My project today once again, features the NEW stamp set: Beverage Bar. Hopefully this time though, you'll get a better idea of what the 44 piece stamp set is all about. (Funny enough... my card STILL only uses 15 of the 44 stamps! LOL)




Today's card is actually a shaker card. I stamped the "beverage cart" onto Smokey Slate cardstock  and then cut it out to create the window.

I made it a shaker card so I could show off the NEW Iridescent Sequin Assortment! These sequins are faceted (to reflect the light better... I think...) and super pretty! The colours in this assortment are: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink and So Saffron. So as you can tell... I really did make the card for them. 

Since my "cart" looked like it was all set for a party. I decided to dress it up a bit more with the NEW, Whisper White, 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon that I stamped the greeting onto with Basic Black ink.

So what do you think? Are the new sequins on your list? They're definitely on mine!

Up Next is the Talented Shannon Lane, so hop on over and enjoy the rest of the hop. Thanks for stopping in! See you tomorrow for Day 9!

Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!



Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Oh So Succulent

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring the stamp set: Oh So Succulent!

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So I have to admit, that I... really, kind of... dreaded doing this particular feature...  You see, I always like to try and bring something new to the table, something different each time (I know, no pressure eh?)... But have you seen the samples out there using this Bundle!?! THEY ARE AMAZING!!!

When the occasions catalogue first came out, you could not go a day, without seeing a new picture of succulents, made with this bundle. So... how do you add to that!?! Yep... that was the struggle.

Well, after many brainstorming sessions, inking sessions and paper wasting sessions... I realized that all the succulent creations I've seen, have been life like... A.K.A. real size, die cut size.... so what about creating mini succulents? and Voila! my project was born. A miniature succulent pot and a succulent garden necklace.

To create my mini succulents, there was A LOT of same image stamping, colouring, and cutting. I took several of the same succulent and layered them, only each time I cut one out, I eliminated a few petals. (Just like I did here, only with a bigger flower stamp).

All of my Succulents are coloured on Whisper White cardstock with an ink colour of choice and an aqua painter. The combinations that I used are: Mint Macaron and Perfect Plum. Old Olive and Cajun Craze. Old Olive and Perfect Plum. Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.

Before assembling each succulent, I "edged" each cut out layer with a basic black marker to eliminate the bright, white edges of the paper.  Not sure what I mean? Check out this post for a visual.

For the necklace, I found the perfect little locket at the local craft supply store in their jewelry section. It reminded me of a little green house box and I couldn't resist. I measured the inside and created a little insert, allowing me to remove and change it out! It made it a lot easier to assemble too.

Now, you might have noticed my purple tassel and you might think that its from the up and coming Eastern Palace suite... but it's not. In fact, at the time of creating my project, I knew nothing of the Eastern Palace suite. This is actually a tassel from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit and I dyed it.

I used a large, clear stamp block and dropped a bunch of Perfect Plum re-inker on it. I then squeezed my Aqua painter brush, allowing more water to flow and diluted the ink. I mixed it all together and then applied it onto the tassel. Let it dry over night... and done. A Perfect Plum Tassel.

Well, that's it from me today, I think... did I miss anything? There's so many details...

Thank you for hopping and checking out my creation for today. Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Happy Creating Everyone!



Artisan Design Team:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Day 7

Hello and Welcome to Day 7 of the ADT Display Stampers blog hop; 10 Days worth of sneak peeks!

Our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so make to sure to join us for all 10 hops! Missed a day? Check out: DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5, DAY6

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Today I'm sharing a couple of scrapbooking pages. I have to admit that I'm... a scrapbook wannabe / faker or whatever you call it. I Love scrapbooking, I love the finished product, I take pictures with pages in mind and then... it kind of... stops there. I'm a perfectionist... it takes me FOREVER to complete one page, so with all of my other obligations now a days... I don't tend to start or create scrapbook pages... but one day it will happen.

My pages today, pretty much use the NEW product that I've already shared with you: Lemon Lime Twist colour, Foil Frenzy S-DSP (which I dyed the kraft part with Lemon Lime Twist ink), Powder Pink colour, Tranquil Tide colour, and the Fabulous Flamingo photopolymer stamp set.

A few NEW things to point out is the Black washi tape, and ribbon.

The NEW "Pick a Pattern" washi tape is a bundle of 5 rolls, all of different patterns, and just using the colour: basic black. The rolls vary in size from 1/8" up to 1" width. It's a Fun bundle.

The Ribbon is the NEW 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon. It is a glossy satin ribbon with metallic edging. It's beautiful and although I didn't do it on this page, it can be dye. 

NOW... I have to tell you a few ERRORS on my part.

First off... I didn't realize washi tape is NOT acid free... which means: you shouldn't use them in your scrapbooks <insert SAD FACE here>

Secondly... When I received the Foil Frenzy S-DSP, I hadn't seen the new catalogue and I knew nothing about it, except that I was excited about it. Well... upon receiving the catalogue, I discovered that it is NOT Acid Free or Lignin Free, which once again, means you shouldn't use them in your scrapbooks <insert a REALLY SAD FACE here>. I'm really sorry, but hopefully my layouts will inspire you.


Well, thanks for stopping in for day # 7. Next up is the talented Shannon Lane. Enjoy the rest of the hop and we'll see you back tomorrow for the Artisan Design Team, Oh So Succulent Blog Hop and then we'll be back at it on Friday with Day 8! Happy Creating!

Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Day 6


Hello and Welcome to Day 6 of the ADT Display Stampers blog hop; 10 Days worth of sneak peeks!

Our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so make to sure to join us for all 10 hops! Missed a day? Check out: DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5

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My cards today, once again, features the NEW stamp set: Beverage Bar, the NEW Specialty DSP: Foil Frenzy, and the NEW In Colour Embellishment: Bitty Bows! They also featuring the new In Colour: Lemon Lime Twist (which I've shared already...) AND Berry Burst!


As you can see, my cards today are ALMOST identical, and I did that on purpose. I wanted to showcase how you can play with the NEW Foil Frenzy S-DSP  and completely change the look of your project.

As the name suggest: the Foil Frenzy S-DSP is foil on top of cardstock. Foil is non absorbent, which means the foil on this S-DSP is actually acting like an resist and our inks can't absorb into it. Well... this gave me an idea. "Why can't I dye the Kraft cardstock?". Well... YOU CAN! How fun is that!?! And the best part: It is SO EASY to do.

All you need is an ink pad of choice, a sponge dauber and a piece of paper towel or kleenex. Simply dab your sponge dauber onto your ink pad and then rub it over the cardstock. Continue to do this until you get your desired intensity. Once you're done inking, take your piece of paper towel or kleenex and rub it over your entire piece of cardstock to wipe up any ink residue that might be left of the foil parts and... Voila! Yep! Easy Peasy!

My Colour Combo for today's cards are: Whisper White (cardstock), Archival Basic Black (ink, NEW Washi Tape & thread), Tangerine Tango (cardstock), Lemon Lime Twist (cardstock), Soft Sky (cardstock), Berry Burst (cardstock and embellishment).


Once again, thank you for hopping in, next up is the always Talented Paula Dobson! Happy Creating and we'll see you again tomorrow, for day 7!

Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!

ADT Display Stamper Blog Hop: Day 5

Hello and Welcome to Day 5 of the ADT Display Stampers blog hop; 10 Days worth of sneak peeks!

Our hops feature NEW products that will be in the 2017-2018 Idea Book & Catalogue, so make to sure to join us for all 10 hops! Missed a day? Check out: DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4

If you're already hopping then you just came from the Talented Maike Ulbrich's blog. If you're just joining, no problem! Just follow the button below and hop all the way around!

My project today features the NEW stamp set: Beverage Bar! It is a photopolymer stamp set that contains 44 stamp images! CRAZINESS!!! My card today is only showing 7 of the 44 stamps!
Other stamps that are included in this set are a beverage bar cart, 6 greetings, beer bottles, liquor bottles, glasses, ice bucket, tongs, straws, tassels, corks and MORE! I know it's hard to imagine, but don't worry. I have a few more projects that feature this crazy set and I'll be sharing them in this 10 day hop!

My colour combo for this card is: Whisper White (cardstock), Lemon Lime Twist (cardstock and ink), Fresh Fig (another NEW 2017-2019 IN colour) (cardstock and ink), So Saffron (cardstock and ink) and Pool Party (cardstock, ink and ribbon).

For my main focal point I used the NEW 2-1/4" Circle Punch! Which will be the largest circle punch in the new catalogue. I then layered a mat behind it, using the layering circle dies.

Thank you for joining me again today! Up Next is the Talented Paula Dobson! Enjoy the rest of the hop and make sure to drop back in tomorrow!



Participants:
Martha Inchley - That's me!