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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, April 14, 2012

Dream-Pendous Blog Hop


Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped!  This week, the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams have had so much fun sharing "Dream-pendous" inspiration with you, and today we wrap things up with a terrific blog hop!  You'll see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.
And since this hop falls on a Saturday,  some of the Stampendous team members are combining their amazing Dreamweaver Stencils projects with the monthly Stampendous challenge.  This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, repurposed, or reused in some way.
Here's my card.  My recycled item is the ribbon.  It was on a gift I received from a friend and it was just too pretty to toss in the garbage....I KNEW I could use it someplace!

This was the first time I've used Pearlescent Embossing Paste.  I had been very intimidated by the thought of using it, and, to be honest, I procrastinated.  I was thrilled to find out that it was really easy to use and a lot of  fun!  I'll be using it again soon!  I love the pearlescent  sheen it gives to the stenciled image.  It looks so elegant!  The stencil I used today is LL599 Heart Whimsy.  I think it's such a versatile stencil that can be used for so many occasions...birthday, anniversary, wedding, thinking of you.  Today I chose to pair this stencil with the cute little butterflies from the  Stampendous Charm Collection stamp set.  I colored the butterflies with my Copic markers and cut them out.  Before adhering them to the stenciled panel, I bent the wings up a bit to give them a bit of "movement".  The sentiment is from the Stampendous Narcissus Perfectly Clear Stamp set.


Here's a close-up of one of the sweet little butterflies....



Okay, there you have all the deets on my card for today.  Now it's time for you to get busy.  First, be sure to leave a comment here on my blog with you email address for a chance to win one of these sets...


Then, sit back with a cup of coffee and prepared yourself to be wowed by all of the creative inspiration that is being shared with the combined Design Teams from Stampendous and Dreamweavers.  Be sure to leave a little love at each stop along the hop in order to have a chance to with the great prizes being offered.
Here's the entire Dreamweaver Stencils/Stampendous party train for the hop today:


Don't forget - we want YOU to play along in our monthly challenge!  You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to add your direct link to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog).  You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do!  As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous Mother's Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.  Available in stores now, it will be on the website for purchase soon!


Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month.
OK, I'm doing talking for now.  It's time for you to get hoppin!
Have a great day and take time to get inky today!

32 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty dearie!!!!

wendyp said...

My favorite butterfly stamp!!! Beautiful job Krissy! Love that stencil with the butterflies!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great CAS card! Really pretty.

rlovew said...

Beautiful card- I love the pearlesant paste and the butterflies add such a lovely pop of color.

Anne Temple said...

That pearlescent embossing paste looks so shimmery. Definitely want to try it. Love how you added the little butterflies.

Colleen said...

So pretty! Love the butterflies.

Joy H said...

Beautiful card Krissy - I love using that paste - such a great shimmer, and your coloured butterflies really stand out next to it as well.

marilync said...

You have inspired me to try the embossing paste. The results are stunning.

Kimbo said...

Very pretty

Bernie said...

Beautiful! Love the butterflies.
Hugs

Pam Hornschu said...

This is beautiful, Krissy! Great example of created CAS with DW and STM. Love the tiny butterflies you added!

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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LizL said...

I love the silver leaves. I have to remind myself that leaves don't always have to be green.

StampendousGraphics said...

This is just beautiful!!Thanks so much for playing along with us. LOVE IT!

Stephanie Lee said...

so pretty Krissy! I really ♥ the contrasts between the butterflies and the pretty pasted stencils and it really shows each other very well!

Daisy said...

Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

Carol said...

Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela V said...

The pearlescent paste is gorgeous on this card - love the colors & your end result. Beautiful card!

Indy said...

What delicate butterflies! Beautiful!

Caroline D. said...

love this elegant card!!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Krissy...the heart whimsy stencil looks perfect with those little butterflies. And I love the delicate edge of color around them. Thanks so much for your inspiring creations this week!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the shimmer and the sweet butterflies.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kimmy said...

How pretty! pearlescent paste is so elegant.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful shimmery goodness! Lovely card!

Lillian Child said...

How lovely is this??!! Beautiful shine!

silvia said...

Pretty ! LOVE the butterflies!

Louise said...

Beautiful creation Krissy. Pearlescent paste is so elegant and those little butterflies are darling!

Janelle said...

Darling card! I love that vine with that sweet little butterfly.

Liz Martin said...

This definitely brings a smile to my face every time I look at your lovely card. Great job!

Terrece said...

WOW Krissy, your butterlies look so real! I love the pearl paste with the heart vine, perfect background for those gorgeous butterlies!! I'm going to have to get them and try it myself!

Karen L said...

So amazing...I'm learning all about the different embossing pastes...and just loving what I'm seeing!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous card - a real cutie! Just popping in to say 'hi' ;) and to say how much I look forward to all future projects as part of the Stampendous team ;))

Big hugs, Asia
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