Friday, July 30, 2010

Stampin' Addicts MEGA Blog Hop!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Woo!  Hoo!  I am so thrilled to be a part of the Stampin' Addicts New SU! Catalog MEGA Blog Hop!!  Every SA blog hop that I have been a part of has been AMAZING!!!  You will not want to miss one single stop on this hop.  If you have been hopping already, that means you came from Adriana's fabulous blog: escape2stamp.  If you are just starting to hop, no worries.  Just start here and hop your way through.  If you get lost along the way, just click HERE for a list of all the blog stops in order.  This hop runs from Friday through Sunday.

The new set that I "had" to choose (all the other sets I have were already taken!) was Broadsheet Alphabet.  I was a little leary about choosing an alphabet set, because I've given up my scrapbooking skills for cardmaking skills a long time ago.  But I really wanted to be a part of this hop, so I went for it.  And I'm so glad I did!  While creating for this hop, I realized just how awesome alphabet sets are for all papercrafting projects, not just scrapbooking!



For this first card I used the color challenge from the Stamping 411 blog.  The colors are Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.  The sketch comes from the Cards & Things challenge blog.  Little words like "mom" are a great way to use your alpha sets on cards.  I really like the flourish look of the Broadsheet alpha.  I also love the unique look of each letter.



This second card uses the color challenge from the Scrapmasters Paradise Color Challenge blog.  The colors are Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Certainly Celery.  Not your typical "Christmas" colors, but I think they work well.  The sketch comes from the sweetest thing blog.  Again, another 3 letter word that looks great on a card.



My final project is what alpha sets are best at, making things personal.  How simple is it to stamp the birthday boys name on his gift bag?!  The color combo for this creation comes from the Create, Ink! ColorLab blog.  The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, and Crumb Cake.  For the first two projects, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get the letters aligned nicely.  But if you just make your letters crooked on purpose, you can save lots of time!

That's it for me!  I'm officially the "last" stop on the hop, but since it runs in a circle, you can keep hopping to Valerie's amazing blog: createfromscraps.  She will have lots of cute little projects using the Level 2 Hostess set Cute by the Inch.


Be sure to stop by Stampin' Addicts when you are finished with the hop.  It is an amazing Stampin' Up! only online community, with lots of terrific ideas and a fabulous gallery.  And the best part is it's FREE to join!  Both SU! customers and demonstrators are welcome!

Thanks for hopping by!
Happy Stamping!

38 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Great projects, Krystal! So good to non-sb things since I gave it up for card-making, too! The bag is a great idea, too - what fun!

Yapha said...

Great projects! I love the Mom card, and that gift bag is super cute!

WebDeb said...

Beautiful projects with this set! I was resisting another alpha set, but ...

Mickey Roberts said...

Great projects! I wasn't sure about this alphabet, but now you've got me thinking...

JKB said...

What fun you had with the alphabets. Great ideas.

catrules/holly said...

Great projects! You did a wonderful job with the alphabet, I love that treat bag! The first card for MoM so soft and pretty! Love them all!

Debadoo said...

Great way to show alphabets in card making. Love the mom card especially.
Deb B.

Jen Timko said...

Now you've gone and sold some alphabet sets with these cool projects! Fantastic!

Jen said...

You worked the Alphabet set for the Hop! Great job.

Cindy said...

I couldn't wait to see what you did with this set, and as usual, you rocked! The card for Mom is beautiful and I love the bag (prolly 'cuz my grandson's name is Trent). :-)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the use of the letters in the sketches you used. How cool! I have this, but haven't inked it yet. Now I have some great ideas to get going with!

Barbra said...

beautiful cards. Both of the first 2 are simple but striking. and I really like your gift bag too.

Jackie L Watson said...

Your cards are gorgeous, and I haven't used an alph set in awhile. I think this one just went on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

Heidi Baks said...

Great projects, Krystal! I love the gift bag decoration - I think I'm going to use that next time I need one!!

PaperFairyKris said...

Great job with the masculine fun colors on the personalized treat bag. This design is so cute!

Dawnmarie said...

very cute projects! love what you did with the alpha set!

Barbara Welch said...

Very nice way to showcase an alphabet set. My favorite one is the MOM card.

Emily said...

Can I just say I havent always been the biggest fan of the alpha sets, but after seeing for cards I am a smitten Kitten and will be adding it to my next demo order! I love the personalizing for gifts, I already have a million ideas in my head for christmas gift tags !

Brenda said...

Lovely cards and I really like that bag. You are right, most folks think of alphabet sets for scrapbooking, bt your cards show they are more versatile than that. TFS

Linda said...

Oh wow these are lovely. I love the Mom card. Wonderful projects. Thanks for joining us at SPCC this week.

Lisa N said...

Great job! Lover all of your projects.

prsd4tim2 said...

I love the Christmas card. Who says Christmas has to be red and green? My alpha sets just seem to sit in the closet. I'll be dusting them off right away!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

And you were worried about coming up with ideas to highlight an alphabet set?! You did a great job! I LOVE how you personalized the gift bad!!

Kaye said...

Hey sis, I think I really need to take this alphabet set from you. Do I really need another aphabet stamp set? They would look so good in my scrapbooks.

Lisa Young said...

Love your stuff Krystal! What a great way to show an alphabet set in a non scrapbooking way! Love the personalized gift bag - what child wouldn't want one of those!

Created By You said...

Thanks for playing along and uploading your card to the Cards & Things Challenge this week Krystal! I've truly enjoyed being a guest designer this month, and seeing everyone's wonderful creations!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Wow, three great cards! Wonderful use of the ColorLab colors on the last one!!

Kim said...

Just Gorgeous! Now I wish I'd picked this as one of my SAB sets!

Cheryl said...

Great use of this alpha set, Krystal! Since all but one of my alphas are retired, I'm starting to think I may need this one!

Krista Driessen said...

Great cards ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !

Sarah said...

I am now SOOO happy I picked this set for one of my SAB freebies...wowzer...you've given me great inspiration - lovely work :-)

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Love the peppy colors on your bag! All your projects are so cute!

HeathersHobby said...

Great job on the alphabet set! I loved all of your inspiration.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Terrific ideas for making the most of this alphabet, Krystal! I especially love the 'Mom' card. . . .

Allison said...

Fabulous projects Krystal! I love how you used the alpha set for non-sbing--even a gift bag! Great ideas!

Melissa said...

Fabulous projects, Krystal! Great ideas for this set.. it's on my wish list!

Jen said...

These are just great! I love alphabet stamps and I love how you've used them here.

Valerie K said...

I love your gift bag. It does add a little something extra to the gift when the 'wrapper' is personalized. great idea!