Saturday, December 6, 2014

{JAX Starz Blog Hop} 365 Cards: A Merry Little Wish

 Happy Saturday and welcome to the monthly Jacksonville Starz Blog Hop! In case you missed past blog hops, you can check them out here. And now onto this month's hop... :)


This month's challenge is a sketch challenge! It's actually based on one of my favorite cards and it's my go-to sketch!

I tried a new technique this month and wanted to share it with you.... see that sparkly pretty star? I punched a star out of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Itty BittyPunches Punch Pack. Then colored the star using the darkest shade of the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities pens.





You'll want to make sure when you are coloring your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with Blendabilities that you are dabbing to add color -- you don't want to move the tip across the surface in a coloring motion and ruin the tip of your blendie!


Up next in this month's hop is Cari Verschueren -- she makes awesome cards! I always love to see what she creates! Go check it out :)

http://papercraftingwithcari.blogspot.com/


Just in case you get lost in the hop.... here is this month's blogroll:
Maria Willis
Rose Ann Marr
Monique Zimmer
Amanda Sevall <-- you are here! :)
Cari Verschueren
Amy Unick
Sheilah Stamper
Susan Best
Lee Conrey

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

{JAX Starz Blog Hop} 365 Cards: Truly Grateful

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Jacksonville Starz Blog Hop! I'm happy to say that this is a regular monthly feature around here... you can find it the first Saturday of the month going forward! :)

In case you missed past blog hops, you can check them out here. And now onto this month's hop... :)


This month our theme is a color challenge -- how fun, right?! I love color challenges and this one comes from our Color Coach, a great tool that can help jump start your creativity when you are stuck or when you want to try something new with what you already have on hand. And this color scheme is one of my favorites! :)




When I sat down to do this month's card, I had intended on using a different stamp set than this... but I had loaned it out to one of my friends! So I began searching through stamps I hadn't used yet and found this one... I'm so glad that I did.



This set is perfect for anything fall or rustic. Great sentiments and I love the wood grains (of course!). I mixed in a little Gorgeous Grunge stamps just to finish it off (I'm hopelessly addicted to those ink blot stamps in that set!).
Up next in the hop is one of my favorite stampers... Maria Willis! I'm lucky to say that she is a part of my downline team and we are long lost stamping soul mates. (Seriously, we always buy the same stamps, pin the same cards.... we are long lost stamping twins!) So please go hop along to Maria's blog to see her fabulous (I'm sure it's fabulous!) card this month!






And just in case you get lost... here is this month's list of participants! 
Lee Conrey
Sheilah Stamper
Cari Verschueren

Amanda Sevall <-- you are here! :)
Maria Willis


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

{JAX Starz Blog Hop} 365 Cards: Boo to You!

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Jacksonville Starz Blog Hop! This is our second blog hop and I'm happy to say this will be a regular feature around here going forward! :) In case you missed it, you can check out our first one here.

This month our theme is Halloween... and I love the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper, so I knew I had to use that for my project! :)


When I first saw this paper, this particular piece just called for being made into a simple and quick card!  After cutting out the little monsters, I added a little detail by stitching around the edge with my sewing machine, matting it with Basic Black cardstock, adding some Linen Thread, and using my Starburst and Bitty Banner Framelits to make a fun tag to use for my sentiment!


Came together so fast! The "boo to you" sentiment I used is part of the Good Greetings stamp set only available through the end of this month to hostesses, so contact me if you'd like to host a party in order to earn the set for FREE! :)


Up next in the hop is Priscilla Thoreson! Priscilla makes the CUTEST cards and banners!! I love her style and I can say that I'm lucky enough to have met and spent time with her at Convention this summer!! I can't wait to see her again (and I will NEVER pass up an invite out for drinks again Priscilla!! HAHA).... So go check out what she made!! :)



And just in case you get lost, here is a list of this month's participants!

Amanda Sevall <-- You're here! :)
Priscilla Thoreson
Maria Willis  
Cari Verschueren
Amy Unick
Lee Conrey
Susan Best
Lisa Tyndall
Monique Zimmer


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