Blogging Friends September Blog Hop

Blogging Friends September Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Blogging Friends Blog Hop".

Who are the "Blogging Friends"? We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who have never met before. Well, actually, we still haven't met yet (in person)... But through our common bond of Stampin' Up! and a shared love of paper crafting, we have created a fun new blog hop. Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created.

Each month we'll have a different theme: this month it's all about the Holiday Catalog

 Welcome to September! You know what that means, right? Yes, kids and teachers are back to school. Yes, pumpkin spice season begins. Yes, Oktoberfest beers are finally available! I was meaning in our crafting world. It means the beginning of the holiday seasons. 

Today marks the official first day everyone can purchase from the 2017 Holiday Catalog. I'm so excited for YOU!. Though I had some products in my craft stash for a few weeks now. I'm ready to show you some samples of what I think is a MUST HAVE bundle. You will want to add the Musical Season stamp set/thinlit bundle to your wishlist.

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I made two cards because I just love how the first one came out. One thing I want to point out is using the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape is how I used it. The sheet music background needed a layer underneath to make it stand out. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and added the multiple metallic washi tape all around. It was perfect to create a border and incorporate the different metals. Gold, Silver, Champagne, Copper and so on. 

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The inside of the card is just as important as the outside, I like to decorate to coordinate with the main focal point on the front. 

Last week a co-worker informed me a manager of ours sister had passed away. They had asked if I could make a card for all of us to sign. So this card is 5" x 7". I immediately knew that I wanted to use the Detailed Gate thinlit to create the gates of heaven. Now was the decision to use the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper to show the inviting shininess or figure out something else? Since this card was for a man, I figured he may not appreciate glitter like I would. So I cut the Detailed Gate in Champagne Foil. Still getting the shiny gate I was looking for and no glitter for him. 

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I added a white heat embossed dove to symbolize peace. The Dove sits upon the gate to welcome those newly called up. Stamping the harp image in VersaMark and poured Clear Stampin' Embossing powder on the Champagne Foil is my new favorite. Not like you could have known from the cards above. The inside has another burst of rays and dove to extend our condolences to the grieving families and friends. 

In case you've never 'done' a blog hop before, its really easy! At the bottom of this post, you'll see another image similar to the one above, and when you click on it, you'll be taken directly to the next blog in the hop. Keep clicking on that image at the bottom of each blog post, and you'll hop through all the participating blogs, back to where you started - and you'll see all the amazing projects and maybe inspire you too! If you'd prefer to hop about at your leisure, you can click on the individual links for each blog. Happy Hopping!

We'd love if you would leave us some comments (aka - Blog Love) to let us know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blog Hop Participant List:

Crystal Komara

Anna Masciovecchio

Libby Fens - returning in October

Anne Power - returning in October

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Jessica Mink

Jodi Horsley - returning in October

Leanne Johnson <----------YOU ARE HERE

Michelle Clarke

Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa - returning in October

Mary Ann Rossiter

Tammy Gill - returning in October

Rick Adkins

Lisa Reber

Creative Color Combination

Frenchorn Christmas Cards


Click the photo(s) below to purchase the products used to create this project directly from my online Stampin' Up! store.

Creative Color Combination

Gates of Heaven Card

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Click the photo(s) below to purchase the products used to create this project directly from my online Stampin' Up! store.

Autumn Greetings

Autumn Greetings

Merry Patterns

Merry Patterns