2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party

Hi! I’m glad that you are here today for STAMPLorations’ Giving Thanks Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from the lovely Cornelia Wenokor’s blog. Her card is gorgeous, isn’t it!? I love the bright green “Thankful” and the beautifully embossed and colored basket of apples. I have never used Yupo paper and colored with alcohol inks, but Cornelia’s card makes me want to try it. (Or make an apple pie! 😉 )

As you can see, we’ve got a lot of friends participating in today’s hop. You can participate in this hop multiple ways too. See all the details at the bottom of this post. After you are finished here you can continue hopping along by following my link to Amy’s post (at the bottom) or see the Inlinkz (blue frog button) under my badge at the bottom…… https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/427533497066991616/soWaayG0_400x400.png   or you can start back at the STAMPlorations Blog.

I had a blast using the Be Thankful bundle! Here’s a quick look at the BUNCH of projects that I have to share with you today:

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And here’s a peek at just the start of the fun I had creating projects for this Blog Hop.

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I heat embossed the apple bushel basket in white. Then I enjoyed water coloring the die cut images differently.

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I had a lot of fun creating projects with the Be Thankful bundle.

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I love this word die!
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 I also used the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies for these cards.
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Next, I used a gorgeous stencil, Fall Floral Trio, on this card:
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I used several masking techniques on this final card. I love the technique of combining masking and ink blending!!! Seriously, I have a callous on my left thumb right now. I think it might be from all of the ink-blending?!

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I did some masking by sponging over a “Thankful” die cut to add the sentiment. To make the plaid design, I used Post-it labeling tape. Besides the die cut basket, the card itself is 1-layer.

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I made the card base slightly smaller than the standard 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ so that the card, with the basket overhanging the edge, will still fit in a standard envelope.

I also made a tag with the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.preview-stamplorations-luggagetags

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I made a stencil with the hugs die and sponged red and yellow ink through my homemade stencil.
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I love this cheery set of cards. 🙂img_3323_edited-1

You should be off to visit the incredible card-maker, Amy Tsuruta of Coffee Loving Cardmarkers.

If you get lost along the way just stop back at STAMPlorations’ blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
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Prize Info
Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving

    Thanks

    bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
*Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific.
Giving Thanks Linky Party – Link up your creation at STAMPlorations’ blog.
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
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  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
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  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
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*Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.
Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.
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37 thoughts on “2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Linky Party

  1. Wow! Fantastic cards! Great sketches, coloring, inking! LOVE that second card with the fall floral trio….love the cut triangles! Love your bible verses too! So wonderful to see 🙂

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  2. Hello my neighbour
    are you still living in Germany?
    I am so happy being on the same post with you AGAIN
    you made so many lovely apple basket card wooooww
    how did you steal the time
    I am half day work woman and so busy with drive my kids to football training
    I only made 2 cards but you see wooow so much and all are adorable
    love them all
    you know my address right
    send me one please the one with CAS design
    great design all
    hugs
    Monika

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  3. I have to say that you have a “basket full” of really amazing designs to share with us!! I just LOVE the different looks you’ve achieved and your coloring is really awesome too!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  4. My goodness, Melissa, you make the rest of us look like layabouts, haha! You were a creative machine cranking out one gorgeous watercolored work of art after another! If your post doesn’t sell out that set, nothing will! High five!! Hugs, Darnell

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