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Clearsnap & The {Stamps} Of Life Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Clearsnap & The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop!

All day today we’re stamping and inking, creating and sharing. Be sure to visit everyone on the hop and leave a comment to be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stephanie Barnard’s line of ColorBox inkpads, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Stephanie’s new SCREENS!

***You can find the list of blogs on the hop below my project***

For the hop, I’m sharing a SUNSHINE-Y card with you. It is HOT, HOT, HOT here in sunny Texas. These hot summer days have me dreaming of a trip to the beach for a little cool H20 relief. But since the family can’t fit in a beach trip just yet, I thought I’d make a card featuring blue skies and waves, with white fluffy clouds and a big bright sun!

I used ColorBox® Premium Dye Inks and Sprays! by Stephanie Barnard along with some stamps and dies from The {Stamps} Of Life on glossy paper to create this fun little card…

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I love how Stephanie gives you lots of parts and pieces that you can stamp and arrange how you like! It makes it fun to mix and match designs and make something uniquely your own.

I wanted to use black ink to really POP the bright colors, but I wanted a “softer” look, so I used Charcoal ColorBox® Chalk Ink. Chalk Inks work great on glossy cardstock, just heat set to speed up dry time to reduce the risk of smearing.

The sun was stamped on glossy paper that had been spritzed with Banana ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Spray!, and the center was punched from paper inked using Tangerine ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink

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The clouds were actually stamped on the BACK of some leftover glossy paper that had been sprayed with the Blueberry ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays! Little dotted areas had soaked through to the backside of the paper and I thought they would make pretty clouds.

The waves were made by stamping them on glossy papers that had been sprayed with Blueberry and Sky ColorBox® Premium Dye Ink Sprays!.The waves were cut out and then the colors alternated with the waves offset…

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Using the Color Catcher® helps keep all the inky goodness contained! And don’t forget to use your ColorBox® Cleaning Pad to spiffy up your stamps!

ColorBox Cleaning Pad

The ColorBox® Cleaning Pad is a quick and easy way to clean off your stamps {even for those of us who don’t like to clean our stamps– -wink…wink!}

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

The {Stamps} Of Life:

Other Supplies:

***BLOG STOPS ON THE HOP***

If you were just here visiting my blog, or stumbled across the hop somewhere in the middle, just click on the Clearsnap Blog link and start at the beginning so you don’t miss anything!

Clearsnap Blog: http://blog.clearsnap.com

Jeanne Streiff  http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/

Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/ ***YOU ARE HERE***

Lorie Souther http://www.thinkinspot.com/ ***GO HERE NEXT***

Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com

Kim Howard http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/

Judy Rozema http://jarfullofjoy.blogspot.com/

Becki Adams http://beckiadams.com

Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/

Emily Niehaus http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

Laura Williams http://www.lauralooloo.blogspot.com/

Steph Ackerman http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

Anna Wight http://sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com/

Kelli Hull http://stampingwithadream.blogspot.com/

Adrienne Ford http://bry-and-i.blogspot.com/

Tiffany Johnson http://iheartartblog.com/

Lydia Fiedler http://www.understandblue.blogspot.com/

Meihsia Liu http://meihsia.blogspot.com

Debbie Cole http://debbiecole.com/blog/

Thanks for stopping by! If you enjoyed the projects along this hop, please subscribe to the Clearsnap Blog and follow us on the following social networks for even more inky inspiration:

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new products from ClearSnap…

ClearSnap has released a LOT of brand new products! lots of exciting inky things going on over there!

i’ll be posting a few peeks at projects here; you can go to the ClearSnap Blog for all the info — supplies and directions.

today, i posted a card using 5 of the 6 new ColorBox Archival Dye Ink colors…

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ColorBox Archival Dye Inks are nice and bright and dry quick! they also work beautifully on glossy cardstock, as was used on this card.

Visit ClearSnap’s Facebook Page for updates on new products and giveaways too!

thanks!

tami


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Made in the USA Blog Hop!!!

Clearsnap is Made in the USA so what better time to celebrate that fact than on the 4th of July!

Hop along with our team as they share patriotic projects to ring in this Independence Day here in the US.

Enter for your chance to win one of our EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition 3 Color Red, White, and Blue ColorBox Pigment Inkpads!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONTEST!

Now… onto my project for the hop!

Hopefully, you started the hop at the beginning — at the CLEARSNAP BLOG. if you didn’t, you might want to go back and start over at the ClearSnap Blog so you can see ALL the projects! Plus, the project for my blog begins with leftovers from the project I made and posted to the ClearSnap Blog, so you might feel a little confused if you don’t view that post first.

I LOVE being able to use leftover bits and things that might otherwise get tossed. This card is a great example of upcycling your paper craft “trash”. I thought it would make a nice “thank you for your service” card for your favorite military gal. Delete the gems for a great card for your favorite military guy ;)

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All the supplies for this project – with the exception of the gems, came from the leftovers from my frame project or papers from my scrap bag – including the card base.

The red piece and the thin blue border strip were both leftover from the kraft paper that I sprayed with the Stephanie Barnard Sprays! for the frame, and the stars were leftover from that project as well. The diecut frame was a “negative” of a piece I had cut for another card. No sense in tossing it out! Negatives from your diecuts can be very useful. The cream piece that the sentiment was stamped on came from my scrap bag. Twine? leftover from the frame project. AND, my favorite part of this card – the red, white and blue “camo”  print. This strip was made by placing a piece of kraft paper over the ink left on the paper I sprayed the papers from the frame over. {I usually use my Color Catcher, but I was spraying a lot of pieces so I put down a big piece of paper}. Whenever you spray or spritz, there is usually some ink left in the bottom of your Color Catcher or whatever surface you sprayed on, so why waste it. I liked how the piece came out, it looked like a camo print to me!

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SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap Products:

Other Products:

Tools:

  • Trimmer and Scissors

NOW! Please find the other stops on the hop listed below!

Hop List:

http://blog.clearsnap.com

http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/

http://debbiecole.com/blog/

http://www.tamisanders.com *You are here!

http://meihsia.blogspot.com/ *Go here next!

http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog

http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/

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BLOG HOP!!! The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap

The {Stamps} of Life and Clearsnap are having a blog hop featuring The Stamps of Life stamps and Clearsnap inks and other fun products.

Be sure you comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments! The Stamps of Life will be giving away a prize to 3 lucky people – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.

Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks. Enter to win using the widget on the Clearsnap blog and by leaving a comment on each blog in the hop {list below project}.

Now that you have the details, here’s my project…

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This quick and easy card coordinates with the mini garland project I posted on the Clearsnap Blog – you should have seen it if you began the Hop at the beginning. If you are jumping in at the middle, or just came to visit my blog, please check the list below this project to start the Hop at the start – the Clearsnap Blog.

So if you make the garland, you’ll already have most of what you need out to make this card, so why not make BOTH!

The yellow background was made using Stephanie Barnard Sprays! in Banana. The images were stamped using Stepahnie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Spearmint for the trees, Strawberry for Love, Guava for Peace and Blueberry for Joy. The outline stars were stamped in Chocolate. All of the glitter – Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter – was applied using Glue Gloss. A little bakers twine bow finishes it off. If you want to make and mail these, you might want to do them flat instead of using 3D Dots to adhere the tree and circles. That little added dimension can sometimes double the cost of postage!

SUPPLIES:

Clearsnap:

  • Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink: Strawberry, Blueberry, Guava and Spearmint
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprays!: Banana
  • Stephanie Barnard Sprinkles! Chunky Glitter
  • Color Catcher
  • Glue Gloss

Stephanie Barnard The {Stamps} Of Life:

  • The {Stamps} Of Life: Trees4Christmas stamp set

Other:

  • Bazzill Basics: Kraft Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • 1 1/2 Circle Punch
  • 3D Dots
  • Bakers Twine

Thanks for hopping with us! Please be sure you visit all the stops in order to view all the fabulous projects the Clearsnap and The {Stamps} Of Life Design Teams have to show you!

Check the list below to see where you are and where to go next; you should be off to visit Emily Niehaus.

NOW! On to the rest of the HOP!!! 

Clearsnap - http://clearsnap.blogspot.com 

The Stamps of Life - http://stephaniebarnard.blogspot.com/ 

Diana Gonzalez - http://www.arteypoemas.com/

Tami Sanders - http://tamisanders.com/  —– YOU ARE HERE

Emily Niehaus - http://emmielouwho.blogspot.com/ —– GO HERE NEXT

Jennifer Priest - http://hydrangeahippo.com


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Clearsnap Color Challenge!!!

the july Color Challenge at Clearsnap has just been posted! you can view it HERE!

if you would like to play along, the directions to do so are listed in the post. you can get entered to win a BIG prize pack to be given away each quarter! the more you play, the more chances you have to win!

my project was an altered bangle using the inspirations colors of Lime, Black and White. those of you who know me KNOW i LOVE this color combo!

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the bracelet, from Indus AKA DIY Bangle was first “painted” using Smooch Accent Ink in Moonlight. then, each panel of the pentagon bracelet, was stamped and embossed with Top Boss Black Embossing Powder. and then the designs were filled in using some of my favorite “LIME” inks and Smooch Inks: Smooch in Kiwi and Green Apple and ColorBox Archival Dye Inks in: Grasshopper, Tree Frog and Key Lime Pie. the dye inks were used like watercolors to fill in the designs. the colors are so bright and fresh!

if you aren’t up to a challenge {tee hee}, but would still like to win some Clearsnap goodies… then join in on the race to get to 1500 facebook fans BEFORE CHA starts! all you have to do is “like” Clearsnap on Facebook, then post to the wall with a quick comment and that “Tami Sanders sent you“. that’s it! you’ll be entered to win!


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Grande Dame

I’d like to share a project with you today…

This project is very special to me because it celebrates the life of my Grandmother, Merle Virginia focusing on my favorite picture of her, which was taken in the early 1920′s.

My Gram lived to be 101 years old and held on to her wish to be able to stay in her own home til the end, she was one tough lady.

She used to tell me stories about her mother playing the organ and piano to accompany the silent movies in the theatre, so that was the inspiration for the piece.

This altered frame incorporates papers from Graphic 45, stamps and Spritz Screens from Hampton Arts featuring G45 designs and LOTS of Clearsnap products. Also included are bits and pieces of vintage “junque” that I have accumulated through trips to flea markets and estate sales.

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The base of the project is an MDF frame which was flat on the front and resembled a shadowbox on the back. I thought the back was much more interesting than the front, so I used the backside of the frame to build this piece.

If you have someone who is close to your heart that you would like to honor with a similar project, here are s few tips:

  • start by listing things that were unique to them
  • gather memorabilia, cards or letters, and vintage bits that relate to them
  • decide on a color scheme and gather papers, inks and embellishments in those colors
  • select stamps to use as backgrounds and accents that will compliment your project
  • CREATE!

The “create” part should be the enjoyable part, give yourself permission to play and experiment. Relax and let the memories of your special someone inspire you.

Here is a list of Clearsnap products that were used to create my project:

Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Gold Glow, Caramel Latte, Tea Party and Vanilla Shimmer

Smooch: Shabby Pink, Mocha, Lettuce, Banana Custard, Snickerdoodle, Moonlight, Silver Fox, Olive Twist, Gold Lame’ and Taffy

ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mudslide, Cookie Dough, Putty and Mermaid

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan

ColorBox Pigment Ink: Dragonfly Black

Fairy Dust Glitter: Pralines & Cream

Top Boss Embossing Powder: Opalescent Clear

Glue Gloss

Color Catcher

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