Friday, August 12, 2016

Silly Old Bear Blog Hop

If you are here for the Year of Card Techniques (August) Blog Hop, go HERE (or stick around and check out both of my posts for the day! I can be awesome at time, you know!)

Welcome to the 
Silly Old Bear Blog Hop
Thank you for joining us for a blog hop dedicated to everyone's favorite bear, Winnie the Pooh!

You should have arrived from Daphne's Blog. If you need to start at the very beginning,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one-day blog hop, and we appreciate you leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

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"Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh,
A tubby, little cubby, all stuffed with fluff.
He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh.
A willy, nilly silly old bear."

Let's head on it to the Hundred Acre Woods and visit with this Silly Old Bear!

And so... I took a lot longer than normal to come up with an idea... I owe lots of people lots of cards, so I thought I'd whittle down that I-O-them U pile. A couple of weeks ago, we had the SCS Junior Olympics (swimming) at Riverside City College (in Southern California). A bunch of us "officiated" (AKA: refereed), and dripped sweat quite a bit. I know... TMI... But dang it! insert word of choice here... It was hot! And during a break, a wonderful lady official went out of her way to go to the store to get all the rest of us... ICE CREAM! What a doll!!!! Then I asked her for her physical address and now she probably thinks I'm a total kook, because she hasn't gotten anything in the mail and she DID give me her address... So... I designed this card with her in mind! (in Cricut Design Space, of course!)

I've totally been trying to use/utilize my scraps! Make the most of them! Save that tree!!!! (and just so you know in case you don't remember me telling you before you can move your cut around on the mat in Design Space before cutting, so the placement is perfect for you.)
All of these pieces, even the teeny tiny ones... will go together to make my card.
OMGosh! It totally sucks when you've been way too busy to clean as you go and your table looks like this and you can't find a thing and you have to use another adhesive than you planned on and it gets so slippery...
This is how little Winnie is getting layered. I am so thankful Cricut artists are thoughtful enough to design in the lines to line up our cuts! Otherwise, I'd flippin' be there for.ever! and still never get a thing done!
And don't believe everything that is demonstrated at a srapbooking show! See that sleeve? It's already lifting up! Soooo... I used my handy dandy brayer to get it all down. Works like a charm...
until this happens and stuff like icecream slides all over the place.
And through it all together and brayer it all together and there she is all together and ready to roll! or get mailed... FINALLY!
A little close-up... Shhh... he's sleeping!

 Up next is there is no "up next"... but you can start at the beginning with Connie, as I'm the last bit. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoyed your time in the 100-Acre Wood. Be sure to comment, and come back again!

And don't forget to check out the this month's challenge at 
Connie Can Crop!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #49
due 11:59 P.M. Wednesday August 31st
Pacific Time

A Year of Card Techniques - (August) Baby Wipe Technique

If you are here for the Silly Old Bear Blog Hop, please go HERE, or you can check out all of my hops for today (there's only two!). We'd I'd love to have you!
Welcome to...

It's month eight of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.

It's not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. If you missed any of the previous months,  you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop.
January HERE   February HERE   March HERE   April HERE   May HERE   June HERE   July HERE

This month, we are playing with the baby wipe technique and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).

Now on with the projects.

Okey dokey... Me.  First week back at work. Back at school work. Back at taking a kid to/from school. Wow. Overwhelming. But... it was a good week. And now it's the weekend... and I can totally pretend it's still summer and sleep in... maybe...

But LAST week... I was working on watching these...
trying all different ways with lots of different inks! and using what I already had instead of "re-inkers". I'm on a budget you know... school employees don't get paid during summer vacation! I ended up using Adirondack Alcohol Inks... because they seemed to work the best.
I used this awesome "Citrus" but it looks totally green to me, and in my opinion... citrus would be more yellows and lemons, right? (think lemon and orange.) and this really cool blue.
dotted the folded baby wipe all down... it almost looks like one of those comparison commercials for diapers! hee, hee!
and streaked it across my paper...
See the fold? And how it all goes?
and yep... I made a plaid pattern like the video... My advice? start the streaking OFF the paper and pull across. That way, there will not be the "blob" affect at the base of the paper.

So let's segue yep. it's a word. I even checked my spelling! over to another way... where I dropped it all over the place in a messy psych ink blot pad.
and I used that impromptu pad to blot...
a Christmas stamp! Christmas in July! Wouldn't ya know! Oh shoot! It's August already!!! Ugh!!!
and... stamped it onto clean white cardstock. Um... no... now you know why I went with the plaid'ish way... Back to my other attempts!
(just thought you might want to see the soaked-through underside of the plaid version!)
Matting the pretty plaid on a bluish vertical card and writing on the card "Just a Note," and sprinkling this bright blue embossing powder all over the writing... totally loving the color, too!
With heat applied and the card a tad warped...
I love how the colors "pop" out! LOVE!!!
And voila! Not the professional finish I was looking for... It turned out quite well... You should try it sometime! Did you have as much fun with the end of your summer days?

Up next is Kim! Today's lineup in case you get "wiped" away (so you can be sure to visit everyone!):