Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 6-Color Challenge!

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Hi and Welcome to the BFF Stampers blog. I’m so excited to be participating in our 6th Blog Hop.  All of these crafters are so talented and I’m blessed to be united with them.

Today on our blog hop we have a color challenge!  I hope you are inspired by the three colors we have chosen.  The colors are So Saffron, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi.  These colors are really beautiful together.

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When I do a color challenge, I like to get out all the cardstock and ink of the colors that I have.  I play around and stamp different images but the thing that is in right now is watercoloring!  I have to admit, I am absolutely no good at watercoloring.  I’ve tried all the different techniques and I just can’t get it right.  So for this card, I pulled out my trustworthy Watercolor Wash background stamp.  You can’t go wrong with a built in water color look.

Watercolor dragonflies

Doesn’t that black really make the colors pop?  I used my Aqua Painter and dampened the whole stamp first, then I squeezed a little ink onto the lid of the stamp pad and used my aqua painter to paint the layers onto the stamp.  Then stamped it onto watercolor paper.  And it’s watercolored.  And I liked it!  And yes, I’m pleasantly surprised!

I think these dragonflies might be my favorite set from the new catalog.  The background paper I used in the photo is called Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It is a Sale-A-Bration product that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase.  It’s 12 sheets of black and white scrapbook paper, perfect for coloring!  What is your favorite product from the new catalogs?

Stamp Camp feb 4

This Saturday, Feb. 4th I’m having the Occasions Kick Off Stamp Camp.  We will be making these cards plus a surprise Valentine Card and demoing some fun product.  We might even get to color some of that paper from above with the new Watercolor Pencils!  It starts at 6 p.m. at Sew Easy Studio here in Ramona.  Check out the Facebook Page at BFF Stampers and click on Events.  Don’t forget your adhesive and paper snips.

Thank you for joining me on the hop!  Next you will enjoy the creativity of Kimberley Anne Morris.

Happy Stamping,

Jenn

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Here’s a list of all the blogs participating in case you get lost 🙂

1. Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones www.hancraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4.Kristie Neal Walthall www.Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles Www.bffstampers.com  <———–YOU ARE HERE
7. Kimberley Anne Morris www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
8. Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart www.MintyMik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com

 


First Color Throwdown and a Baby Shower gift inspired by the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

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I’ve been searching the internet for all kinds of card/project making challenges this week.  I used to love me some scrapbook challenges on Scrapbook.com.  Years ago I was a regular on that website!  I’ve made friends that I still talk to and have never met!  That is the reason Lisa and I decided to start working with Stampin’ Up.  To bring our friends together and have fun doing what we love doing!  That brings me back to today, scouring the website for challenges and today I came across this Color Throwdown.  I perused their blog and they have so much fun!  And it wouldn’t hurt to maybe win a chance to become a guest star stamper. 😉  That would be awesome and such a compliment.  Go on over to their blog by clicking the image and play along.

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Here’s my take on the color challenge.  I’m a block color challenge person.  I just love the bright colors together.  I heat embossed the greeting in black just so it would stick out more.
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Yesterday I was blog hopping (one of my fave things to do, besides eating!) and I came across the most adorable idea ever for some food tags?  I have no idea what they are called but they are the tags that tell you what’s in the bowl at a self-serve party. Anyway, Allison Okamitsu from Nice People Stamp made the most wonderful decorations for a bridal shower and I just had to case the idea for the little food tags that I was asked to make for a baby shower tomorrow. That Artisan Design Team is so awesome! I inspire to one day have all those great ideas and create for Stampin’ Up! In the meantime, I’m case-ing their wonderful creations.

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And here’s the gift for my friend.  I got the baby a tiny little adorable outfit because I can never resist those tiny little outfits.  I made her a gift bag with a some-what matching card.

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I also have a little girl’s 3rd birthday party on Sunday and they call her bug and she’s stinkin’ cute.  I made a card using the waterfall technique and love it.  It’s so fun.  I know she’ll love it too.  I got the tutorial from Dawn Griffith.  I love her tutorials.  She makes everything seem so easy 🙂

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Thanks for looking at all the fun today!

Jenn