April Fools Blog Hop

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Welcome to our April Fools Blog Hop.  So, what did you think of Diana’s project?  She always does BeelineStamping.com-April Fools Blog Hop1such cute stuff!  I am one lucky stamper to be in her downline – she’s the best!

What do you think of my Easter chick?  Well, it is April Fools day after all!  You can’t expect me to be serious all the time! Tee hee…

I just love the little bunny from the Baby We’ve Grown set.  I originally bought it to use on some scrapbook pages of my new Granddaughter, but it really came in handy for this card…  Lots of other goodies from the Occasions mini were put to use here too.  I struggled to find something to make the egg shape with but a quick Google search turned up several templates that I just printed out and traced onto the BeelineStamping.com-April Fools Blog Hop2Watercolor Wonder DSP.

And now it’s time to send you over to see what Kathya has for you.  If you get lost at any time, there’s a list of the participants below this post, and below that are clickable links for the supplies I used on this card.  Thanks for visiting!!

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Diana    www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb  www.beelinestamping.com  (you are here)

Kathya  http://www.stampwithkathya.com/2014/04/april-fools-blog-hop.html

Crystal  www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Mary  www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Leslie  www.blessingsandblossoms.blogspot.com

Francis  www.soapsandstamps.blogspot.com





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Sending Good Thoughts Scalloped Tag Topper Card

beelinestamping.com-scalloped tag topper 4I have another Scalloped Tag Topper card for you today!  These are so fun to make, and I’ve got a pile of them on my desk…

This one starts off with a Pistachio Pudding base that was punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  I posted a video here showing just how that was done.  The front layer is from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack that you can still get today as part of the Sale-a-Bration promo.  (It ends at midnight tonight – don’t wait!!)  The greeting is from Perfect Pennants and was die-cut with the Banners Framelits Dies.  A second Crisp Cantaloupe banner was layered behind the greeting, and a square of Pistachio Pudding was stamped with the dots from Perfect Pennants and layered behind both banners.  Flowers were stamped and punched with the Petite Petals bundle with matching punch.  The card is held closed with twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack.  The patterned inside is a piece of cardstock stamped in Pistachio Pudding ink with the Petal Parade stamp set – makes a cute DSP, doesn’t it?!

All supplies for this card can be found in my online store, but if there are Sale-a-Bration products you’ve got your eye on, don’t wait as today is the last day for them…  For your convenience, all the photos below are clickable links to the ordering page!



Sale-a-Bration Thank You

beelinestamping.com-Flower Shop Thank You 1Seems like I’m just hitting my stride with Sale-a-Bration, but alas, we have just a couple more days before it’s over…

Today’s Thank You card uses some of the paper from the Sweet Sorbet DSP pack that you can get for free with a $50 order.  It also uses the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets and matching punches.  Coincidentally, the stamp/punch bundles for these sets, when added together, total exactly $50.00!  How’s that for a Sale-a-Bration combination?

The other thing I’m absolutely loving about this card is the Thank You from Lots of Thanks paired with the frame from Sweetly Framed (which matches the Decorative Label punch).  Ahhh – Stampin’ Up!  They make it so easy to create great-looking stuff…

Supplies for this card are shown below.  To order, just click on the picture and you will be taken right to the ordering screen…


Scalloped Tag Topper Card Tutorial

Beelinestamping.com-scalloped tag topper 1I’ve been on a quest to find a good overhead camera mount that would work in my studio set-up.  A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a tutorial to make one for relatively little $$ that seemed like it would work.  Two problems – I didn’t have the tools to do it with and the way they showed the camera being mounted would have given me an upside-down video.  Ugh!  I showed the tutorial to my brother, Bill, and enlisted his help to create a customized version.  Not only did he have the tools to work with, but he was able to engineer a solution to the upside-down problem!  In just a couple of days, he had the whole thing built for me and let me tell you, it works like a charm!!

I gave the new addition a test run over the weekend and was able to produce my very first video tutorial for you!  I am a neophyte at this stuff, and am still on a learning curve for the video editing program I’m using, but for a first effort, I think it turned out pretty good.  So, without further adieu, here’s how to make this card…

Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

Outside Panel: 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″

Inside Panel: 5 1/4″ x 4

Click on any of the shown supplies and you will be taken right to the ordering page of my online store!





Thinking of Ewe

Eggstra Special 2-www.beelinestamping.com-3-4-14Here’s another card I promised to show you during last weekend’s blog hop, and was also made with my new favorite stamp set – Eggstra Spectacular.  The hardest part about making this one was getting the Staz-On ink only on the lamb image and not the words.  Of course you could always cut the stamp to separate the words from the image, but I can never bring myself to take a scissors or knife to any of my stamps! Aaaargh!  It’s kind of like seeing a child take a scissors to her long hair and cutting off a chunk.  In the end, you know it’ll be ok, but I’d just as soon avoid it all together.

So, how did I solve the problem you wonder.  Easy peasy – I used a sticky note to mask the words then inked.  Pull off the sticky note and you can then stamp the only the image.

Here, I stamped onto Whisper White, then colored the face and part of the tummy with Pink Pirouette marker.  The eggs and basket were marker colored as well with Pear Pizzazz and Perfect Plum.  It was punched with the 1-1/4 circle punch, then adhered to Pink Pirouette cardstock and punched with the 1-3/8 circle punch.  The next layer is Pear Pizzazz and was punched with a (gasp) non SU 1-1/2″ punch.

The base is Pink Pirouette, with a Whisper White top layer that was embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (only available as a FREE Sale-a-Bration award)  I used the 1-3/4″ circle punch in the white layer to create a frame for my stamped image.  Finally, a bit of Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon for the bow and a few Pear Pizazz candy dots rounded off the embellishments.

What do you think – is it worthy of this little cutie?

www.beelinestamping.com-March, 2014This is my Granddaughter, Karly.  She’ll be 4 months old in a couple of weeks.  What a sweetheart she is – always smiling!  This photo just melts my heart and makes me want to kiss her little face.  (She’s darned lucky I don’t wear lipstick – just sayin’…)

All right, kids.  My laundry awaits.  Have a wonderful Tuesday – stamp something fun this week!





Eggstra Spectacular Easter Blog Hop

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Hi – c’mon in!  Glad you could join us on our Easter Blog Hop!  So, what’d you think of Francis Santos’ lovely project?  So cute…

Here’s a card we did in my Technique Lover’s class this week, where we learned Bouncing Brayer.  We started with a square of Whisper White and ‘bounced’ Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky ink onto it to create the striped background, then layered it onto the coordinating cardstock for a perfect match.  The die cut piece was done in Wisteria Wonder with the Lattice Bigz die and the Big Shot.  We markered the color onto the egg from the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set then cut it with the Ovals Collection Framelits.  The flowers are from the Petite Petals set and were punched with the Petite Petals Punch.

I’m just loving the stamps in Eggstra Spectacular – stop back next week; I’ll have a few more cards to show you…

Thanks for stopping in – off you go to see what Crystal Rood has in store for you!


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Francis Santos  www.soapsandstamps.blogspot.com

Barb Stencel www.beelinestamping.com (You are here)

Crystal Rood   www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Diana Gibbs www.stampingwithdi.com





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