Hi Stamping Friends!
Woo! Hoo!! It's time for another fabulous Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop!!! This time we are celebrating the 2nd birthday of my favorite online SUO hangout, STAMPIN' ADDICTS! Stampin' Addicts is a free, public online community of Stampin' Up! fans around the world. We are not associated with any one particular demo group. We have an amazing gallery with over 23,000 projects. It is easy to use, as all SUO stamps sets are organized alphabetically. It is an awesome place to visit for inspiration and ideas.
For this hop we decided to take the birthday theme and twist it to include techniques. So each stop will feature a unique technique. If you have been hopping for awhile, that means you just came from Carmen's blog, Stamping Addiction, where she showed you some fabulous projects using the Inlaid Embossing technique. I love using this technique and the best part is, it's so easy!!
If you are just joining the hop... welcome!! We are so glad you are here. There is a link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next stop on the hop. If you get lost along the way, just CLICK HERE and it will take you to a list of all the blogs on this hop.
For my technique, I chose Spotlighting. I'm not much of a technique junkie. I prefer the really simple techniques. If it has too many steps, I usually only try it once, if that!! And spotlighting is as easy as it gets!! No messy powders or fancy tools. Just a couple of circle punches and you are good to go!
Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, Punch Bunch (SAB)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Glimmer Brads, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Basic Rhinestones
Sketch Challenge: MOJO MONDAY #179
Stamps: Birthday Bakery (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink PIrouette, Pumpkin Pie, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Basic Rhinestones, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Tasteful Trim die, Pumkpin Pie Grograin, Ice Cream Parlor Grosgain and Buttons (SAB)
Sketch Challenge: THE PAPER PLAYERS #35
Stamps: Birthday Bakery, Punch Bunch
Paper: Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Tag Punches, Circle Punches, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Ice Cream Parlor Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestone.
I know what you are thinking... Boy! She was really reaching deep for this 3-D item! And you are right! I'm not much of a 3-D stamper. It just take too long to create 3-D stuff!! So I went easy and made a cupcake wrapper with the Perfect Setting die. Thankfully we had some disgusting Hostess Cupcakes (is that frosting or wax?!) in the house. After I lowered my stamping skills to fake cake wrapped in paper, I found out the 3-D item was not required, only suggested for the hop. Well! You can be sure for the next hop I'll be suggesting to skip it!! :)
I hope you enjoyed your stop at my little piece of cyber-world. I know you have to be enjoying the hop. Stampin' Addicts hops are the absolutle BEST!! And I hope you pop over to Stampin' Addicts and check us out. It's a fun place to visit, learn, share, and laugh. At Stampin' Addicts we are "Positively Creative, Positively Stampin' Up!".
The next stop on the SA Birthday Technique Hop is Sara at Lily's Ink Pad. She is going to wow you with the chalkboard technique. So hop on over to Lily's Pad!!! (Isn't that the perfect blog name for a hop!)
I'll be back on Monday with Challenge Monday, where I post as many challenge cards as I can make over the weekend. Come see if I can beat my record of seven!
Thanks for hopping by!