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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Stampendous! Blog Hop

Happy Saturday, friends!  Welcome to the Stampendous! Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Taylor's blog you're in the right place!  Don't you just love all of Taylor's creations?  I am always inspired by her beautiful work!  If you just stumbled upon my blog today, be sure to stop by the Stampendous! blog for all the details.  I'm really excited to be part of today's hop - it's my first time being a "hop stop"! 


Today's hop is featuring three new JUMBO Cling Rubber flower stamps...Cling Jumbo Dogwood Set,  Cling Jumbo Tulip Set and Cling Jumbo Tiger Lily Set.  They are all beautiful and I'm sure you'll want them all!  If you've never worked with these wonderful Jumbo Clings, don't be intimidated!  They are easy to use, and make for a quick card since they cover such a large area at once.  Plus, they look great when you let the image "fall" off the page.  Give them a try!  I'm sure you'll love them!  The hard part will be deciding which flower you want - they're all so pretty!


After much deliberation, I finally decided to get Cling Jumbo Tulip inky.


recipe:  Stampendous Cling Jumbo Tulip Set, Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle; Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Kraft gift bag; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; MPR Assoc Green Raffia Ribbon; Kraft cardstock


What a fun image to color!  I decided to make a gift bag using this set.  I thought the orange tulip would look pretty against the kraft gift bag.  I'm really happy with the way this turned out!  I think I'll be making more of these to have on hand. 

 
I used Tsukineko Rich Cocoa ink to stamp the images and then colored in the tulip with my Prismacolor Pencils and blended using Goo Gone and Tortillons.  I decided I also needed a matching gift tag, so I stamped the flourish image on a piece of kraft cardstock and trimmed it into a tag shape.  I inked the edges with Rich Cocoa ink also.  Add a green raffia ribbon bow and....VOILA!  Ready to add a gift and give to someone special!


Stampendous! is very generously offering TWO each of the three new stamp sets PLUS each stamp set will come with an easy to use Jumbo Handle.  In order to be eligible for the prize drawing, you must leave a comment (be sure to include your first name and last initial) at each blog along the hop between today, Saturday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 15th.  Winners will be announced on Friday, June 17th.  Good luck!


Well, my work here is done, now you're on to the next stop on the hop....the wonderful Trudee!  I know you're in for a treat - her work is always an inspiration to me!


Take time to get inky today!  Time to get hoppin'!


Stampendous! Blog Hop Participants

Krissy (that's me - you are here!)
Jenn
Laura

Ooh, almost forgot!  While you're here, check out my last post - I've got a Sketch Challenge up and running.  I'd love to have you join us and make a card based on my sketch - just post a link to your blog here.  The winner will receive Stampendous stamps! 

67 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Hey Krissy! Love this gift bag idea! Terrific coloring! I am going to try your sketch this weekend!

Stampin' Meg said...

Those colors are so vibrant on your flower- gorgeous!

craftymom205 said...

Love the bag.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Pam Hornschu said...

We must be in gift bag mode! Beautiful coloring on that tulip. Glad you finally got your images and were able to play along. You did an amazing job!

wendyp said...

gorgeous coloring on that tulip!!! Fantastic job, Krissy!!!

Elissa said...

The colors are pretty and simple, not overwhelming!

Scrappychick said...

A gift bag I would LOVE to get...your coloring is excellent! And I love that you got to HOP with us! You are a sweetheart and I will still continue to stak you!
Cyndi

Anne Temple said...

Your gift bag is fabulous as is your coloring. It looks great on that kraft colored bag.

dinosaur said...

I would love to get a gift in this bag:)

Gramma said...

What a delightful gift bag! TFS!
Hugz,
Gramma

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh Krissy - a lovely gift bag complimented by that tag is a perfect example of how great these stamps are for all types of projects. Well done!

Lelia Pierce said...

Gorgeous bag! I love it and I'm sure Patti will too! :O)

XXX

marinemomof2 said...

I'm really loving the gift bag idea you have done. Thank you for sharing

Anne-Marie said...

Got loads of those kraft bags....thanks for the inspiration...yay! Love the colours you chose, too.

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Obviously perfect size for a gift bag...I LOVE the background stamp on the Kraft bag too!

Michelle Peterson said...

I love your gift bag! So pretty!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty bag! I especially like how you used the damask shape repeating up the side.

Laura Drahozal said...

I signed in on the other blogs as Laura D. I really like the way you used the damask up the side. Very pretty bag!

Dana said...

Lovely gift bag!!! Dana W.

Cindi Flass said...

Great bag! I love the colors on the tulip :)

Crystal said...

FANTASTIC Gift bag, LOVE how you used this beautiful new image~!

Barb Wessel said...

Beautiful bag, fabulous coloring on the flower, and I like how you used the other stamp along the side of the bag!!
Barb
handstamped59@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

Beautiful bag.

Heather said...

Beautiful gift bag!!! Love the colours!!!

Carol said...

Love the gift bag, it is beautiful!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Shirl said...

Another pretty decorated paper bag! Thanks for sharing!

Shirl L

Diane said...

Fab gift bag Krissy !! Thanks for a great idea !!

hugs Diane xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Gorgeous. Love these jumbo images! Thanks for sharing it during the hop!

Heidi said...

Such beautiful coloring!

Taylor U. said...

Krissy, I think this is just gorgeous!! Excellent job on the coloring - wow!

Lea said...

Great bag! Love the orange! If I have time, I'm going to try to play along with your sketch challenge. It could be my inspiration today! Thanks for sharing!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Beautiful project, I love how you used both stamps in the set! Great job on your first hop!!

Francoise said...

Like the idea for a gift bag. Very nice use of the stamp.

Kimberly S. said...

I love Prismacolors! The coloring looks fantastic on the Kraft bag! I also love the flourishes going up the bag...GREAT job!!

Kimberly S. said...

Forgot to put my name...
Kimberly S.

StampendousGraphics said...

This is just so pretty, Krissy! And I love that you used the flourish stamp as well. Terrific job! You can hop with us anytime!

Carmen O. said...

Beautifully done! I just love the multi-colored flower. Gorgeous.

Booknplays said...

What a great gift bag. I am sure nothing you could put in would rival how pretty it is.

Sandra said...

very pretty - these flowers are wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Barbara said...

Love this gift bag. Who needs a gift when the bag is so pretty!
Barbara L.

Barbara said...

Love this gift bag. Who needs a gift when the bag is so pretty!
Barbara L.

Scrap and Stamp Buddy said...

Love your bag. Great idea! Simple and elegant.

Scrap and Stamp Buddy said...

pretty bag. I like that it is simple yet elegant.

I posted but had to use my google name instead of open name. I posted again to make sure that Stampendous recognized this as me.

Mary Matthys

Trudee said...

WOW! The Prismacolors really allow you to make that tulip POP off the bag! So pretty, Krissy!! :)

barbaraflass said...

Awesome gift bag! I love the colors!
Barb F.

Elena C said...

I like your little bag...very cute.

cindy said...

beautiful bag

cindy said...

beautiful bag

Lisa said...

What a pretty gift bag! Nice coloring!

celweb said...

What a stunning gift bag! I love the stamp set combined with your wonderful technique!

Laura /sandytoz said...

Very pretty gift bag!!

Patti J said...

OOh...a present for me? How sweet of you! lol...what a gorgeous gift bag! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

LynB said...

Love the packaging...pretty and very stylish!

Lisa said...

I love bright Prismacolors on Kraft bags!I love that it looks like you made the bow with a tulip stem!

JoAnne said...

This is a wonderful gift bag. I work so often on cards and pages, you have reminded me there are other mediums that I have neglected. Love this project!
JoAnne F.

Tiz said...

Great gift bag idea.

Elizabeth B.

Tiffany said...

Lovely gift bag!

CraftyGirl said...

Love the gift bag. I will have to give this project a try.

Courtney said...

great colors, love the orange on kraft! Thanks for sharing! Courtney I

Brooke said...

I have never thought of stamping on a gift bag! What a great idea! Thanks!

Renee VanEpps said...

Beautiful!!! these stamps look so perfect for creating gift box/bag sets ;) Really hope I win hee hee!

Golda said...

What an elegant bag and tag! Great work!
-Golda P

Liz said...

I love the coloring on the flower!
~Liz b

Leonie Castro said...

cool color on Kraft gift bag

ck said...

What an exciting way to wrap up a gift for a special someone...stunning.

Elizabeth Hart said...

The gift bag is truly beautiful and the color is yummy!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous gift bag and tag!
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