Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stampin Friends Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin Friends Thankgiving Hop!
I hope everyone will be enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

We have a line up of super talented designers and I'm sure you will be wowed!
If you just arrived from Tina's Blog thank you for continuing with the hop!
If you missed Tina's click the Previous button to check out her amazing creations.

 We are excited to have three Awesome Guest Hoppers this month that you should definitely check out!

For my card I started of with a piece of 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock and Cas-ual Fridays Amber Waves stamp set. I used two of the stamps and SSS Duckling, Sea Glass, and Orange Peel ink to create the background. Next I cut a piece of Stampin' Up Vellum to 4x 5.25. I outlined it with and embossing pen and heat embossed it with WOW Metallic Copper Super Fine. I stamped my sentiment and wheat image with Versa Mark and used the same WOW embossing powder. To finish I mounted the Vellum using Ranger  Multi Medium Matte in inconspicuous places.

I wanted to make a Fall/ Thanksgiving center piece for the table. I pick up some floral pieces, some foam, and ribbon and arranged them. then I curled some brown pipe cleaners to add a little interest. Next I stamped a whole bunch of leaves from MFT Fall Leaves and colored them. Then I cut them all out on my Brother Scan N Cut 2. I finished it up by gluing my leaves in and placing the arrangement in a beautiful fall basket. 

Who wants to win some crafty supplies?!? If you do, and who doesn't, comment on all 12 post in this hop and email Elizabeth everyones favorite color to happystamper508@gmail.com by midnight Sunday 11/22/15. What do you get? In addtion to enjoying all of this group' s creations, you'll be entered to win a fun crafty present from every one of the bloggers! That's 12 crafty presents for you to enjoy and for us to say thank you for spending time with us!

I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed my creations. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section and feel free to follow me and checkout my other post. Up next is Siara just click the Next button to continue on the hop and see what awesome creations she has in store for you!

Deana Benson-  You Are Here

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter Wonderland With Laura's Loft

      Today I am back hopping with Laura at Laura's Loft for her Winter Wonderland Shop & Hop.
    We have some wonderful talent gathered here today and I'm sure you will love what they have created. If you arrived here from Laura's Blog I know you enjoyed her beautiful creations. If you missed                                  Laura's stop then click the previous button and check her out.

 Laura is having a Winter Wonderland GIVEAWAY featuring Casual Fridays awesome stamps and                                          fridies! The details of Laura's GIVEAWAY are at the                                                                                              bottom of my blog.

Our AWESOME guest designers this month are!
Please check them out they have some fantastic creations for you!

Laura's Loft is also featuring a sale on Avery Elle stamps until 11/28/15. Who doesn't love Avery Elle!!
Coupon Code at the bottom of the blog. 

My first card features Altenew's Poinsettia And Pine. I absolutely love this set. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to stamp my images along with using masking paper to layer the images. I then water colored it using the stamped ink. I added sequins from Design Creative Bling O'Tannumbaum a Laura's Loft exclusive. I mounted my finished card front on MFT Gold Shine card stock then on MFT Red Hot card stock.

This is the card front with nothing added. I think I is beautiful either way.

For this card I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored my images with Prisma Colored Pencils and also created the background. I used Glossy accents on the eyes. The sentiment is embossed with WOW Ultra Bright White Super Fine on a piece of MFT Jelly Bean Green. I mounted my finished card front on a piece of MFT Jelly Bean Green. Last but not least I added tiny silver brads to the sentiment.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp my images along with some masking. I colored them using Copics. My background was also colored with copics. I added snow flakes using Simon Says Stamp cloudy sky.

I glued Joyuex Noel sequin mix by Design Creative Bling to my card front. I double matted this first on MFT Sparkling Silver, then on SU Bold Blue.

This next card was an adventure thanks to Sandy Alnock. I watched a video of hers where she used Haft Grund and Facetten Lack.

 I just love this stuff. I used a piece of water color paper and painted it wth Haft Grund then I applied the Facetten Lack and set it aside to dry. As it dries it crackles and gives this antique look. while that was drying I stamped my bow in Versa Mark and embossed it in Ranger red geranium . Then I stamped the ornament in Versa Mark and embossed it in WOW gold rich super fine. I flipped it over and colored the back of the ornament with Copics. To finish it up I stamped my sentiment in Versa Fine and embossed it with WOW clear super fine

This stamp set reminds me of Jamie's kids. I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink using Masking to layer them. I left the masking paper in place while I created my background. To do this I first made snow using Rangers Emboss it pen and WOW metallic platinum sparkle embossing powder. Then I used Tim Holtz blueprint sketch distress ink. For the bottom I heat embossed it with WOW opaque bright white ultra high embossing powder. I colored my little people with Copics and mounted the finished piece on MFT Green Fields.

Next on the Hop is Robbie. Just click the next button and it will take you to her blog. She has some wonderful creations in store for you so check her out! 

Altenew StampsAvery Elle Stamps
Impression Obsession Stamps

Wow! Embossing PowdersWow! Embossing PowdersWow! Embossing Powders

Laura's Loft-
Deana Benson-You Are Here
Robbie Rubala-
Debbie Brunssen-
LeeAnn McKinney-
Lisa Bedigian-
Joy Hadden-
Linda Gorman-
Jasmine Burgess-
Cindy Dooley-
Emma Hall-


1. Follow Laura's Loft on IG @InLaurasLoft, like the IG Hop/Giveaway post and tag a friend. as many as you like but one tag per comment(this part is for extra entries), If you do not have IG, say so!
2.Visit & Like Laura's Loft store page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/Lauras.Loft.Shop
3. Leave a comment at each stop on the blog hop including Laura's.
After doing these 3 things they need to fill out the rafflecopter to be entered!!