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Season’s Givings Blog Hop 2015!

Welcome to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop and Happy 2015! I hope you are finding this year’s hop full of inspiration! Each and every blog on the list below is sponsoring their own prize, so be sure to grab a snack and a drink and enter to win some great craft swag!

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I have a super quick and easy card to share today. CHA preparations are in full swing, the boys are home from school and craziness rules! It’s good to sit down and work out the crazies with crafting, isn’t it?

You and Me card by Beth Pingry

I die cut papers from the Basic Grey RSVP collection with A Jillian Vance Design dies. I stamped with the sentiment, then added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®’s 3D Foam Hearts. The back side of the pink die cuts have 3D Foam Squares, so there is some dimension to this card.

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I pulled lace through the two Ribbon Banner die cuts. The 3D Foam Hearts are embellished with pink pigment powder for a nice shimmery look. I sanded the die cuts to show off the embossing better, these dies have great detail!

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Here you can see the lift from the 3D Foam Squares. Easy peasy, right?

Disclosure: I am on the design teams for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and A Jillian Vance Design and have received products to use for blog posts.

Supply List:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Hearts, 3D Foam Squares White Regular, E-Z Runner®
  • A Jillian Vance Design: Polka Dot Circle die, Ribbon Labels die, True Love stamp,
  • Basic Grey: RSVP paper collection
  • May Arts Ribbon: White Lace
  • Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Black Inkx
  • Pigment Powder, Cardstock

My giveaway is over $25 in Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products!

Enter by leaving a comment below! Unfortunately I will only ship to US addresses, due to the cost of postage. I will draw a random winner on January 7, 2015 at noon Central. Thank you! (If you’ve never commented on my blog before, your comment will be moderated, I will be approving comments throughout each day!)

You can also find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Thank You for supporting all of us designers and manufacturers!

Can I take one second to plug my hubby’s app called My Markers! It’s on Google and Apple, and it keeps your inventory and shopping lists of ink pads, artist markers, pens and more organized and on your phone! No more duplicate purchases! Only $1.99!

Here is the full blog hop list! Your next stop is Dina Kowal‘s Blog!

Beth Pingry – You Are Here!

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Blog Hop! This is a hop to thanks the staff there for all the amazing creativity, passion and hard work that it takes to put together a publication. It’s been a pleasure welcoming you into my home every month! I will miss the inspiration!

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You may have arrived here from Laura Pryor at Lil’ Inker Designs, welcome!

I have Thank You card created from some of my favorites, Graphic 45 and A Jillian Vance Design. I used this image because it shows the lady holding a book , or maybe an iPad, so she can catch up on her PCS subscription!

Beth Pingry Thank You Card PCS Magazine Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting, you can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

The next stop on the hop is A Jillian Vance Design!

Click here to see all the participants on the hop!

Thanks for coming by today!

Beth

I used these supplies:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Creative Photo Corners Ivory, E-Z Dots® Permanent, 3D Foam Squares
  • A Jillian Vance Design: Minnie Pearl Tag Set, Vintage Frame die, Many Thanks stamp
  • Graphic 45: A Lady’s Diary collection papers
  • May Arts Ribbon: Lace
  • Ranger Ink: Distress Ink – Old Paper
  • IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Kraft cardstock, doily

Disclosure: I am on the design team for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and A Jillian Vance Design and I receive product in return for blog posts. All opinions are my own.

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop 2014

Welcome to the 4th Annual

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!

A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas.

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We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues.

Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

This is my project, a Shadow Box with Artist Canvas.

Handmade Holidays 2014 Blog Hop Shadow Box Beth Pingry

First, the Supply List: Bold are sponsoring companies, links are below.

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Crafty Power Tape, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, 3D Foam Squares Black Regular, Crafty Foam Tape Black, 3D Foam Leaves, Dodz™ Small, Dodz™ 3D
  • Graphic 45: French Country 6×6″ paper pack
  • Ellison – Sizzix: Lattice, Picture Wheel, Petal Drop dies
  • Buckle Boutique: Couture Embellishment Buckle
  • Clearsnap: Swirl Dot Art Screen, Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Toffee, Dark Moss, Chestnut Roan, Copper, Butterscotch, Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx Patina, Black Craft Foil, Silver Glitter, Stylus and Tips
  • Faber-Castell: Design Memory Craft Gelatos – Yellow, Gold, Blue, Silver
  • Plaid: White, Satin Cream, Country Tan, Silver acrylic paint, Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Studio 490: White Embossing Paste
  • Michaels Stores: 8×10″ Frame 2-Pack, Recollections Flowers
  • Misc: cardboard, paper mache bodice, black tulle, lace remnant, screws and screwdriver, sanding tool, black and kraft cardstock

The instructions:

1. Begin with one of the canvases, flip it over to expose the frame, and with a straight edge, make an X from corner to corner. Cut the canvas on the lines with a craft knife. Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 12. Pull the flaps up and over the sides of the frame, and trim them to the straight edges of the frame. Secure the flaps onto the frame with Crafty Power Tape.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 2

3.  Align the open canvas on top of the back side of the 2nd canvas, to create a deep shadow box. I used screws I found in my husband’s workshop, they sit above the top, but I liked the texture and industrial element they added. I used his electric screwdriver to attach the 2 canvases together.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 3

4. Paint the flaps and front and inside of the shadow box white, as a primer coat of paint.

5.  Color the outside front with Gelatos, and then rub to the desired finish. I used yellow, gold, silver and blue.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 7

6. For the paper mache bodice, hereby called “the lady”, (note in the photo she is already painted, sometimes I re-purpose older items, and this is one of those times) I first painted with silver, allowed it to dry, then added black chalkboard paint to create the top of her dress.

7. For her skirt, I die cut Graphic 45 papers, 2 coordinating patterns, with the Petal Drop die. Sand the edges of the die cuts slightly. Fold them about 1.5 inches down, and arrange them to overlap and wrap around the lady’s waist. Secure with Crafty Power Tape.

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8. Thread black tulle through the Buckle Boutique buckle and wrap it around the waist, slightly overlapping the skirt. I used Black Crafty Foam Tape to secure the tulle.

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The Finished Dress

9. I  cut Crafty Foam Tape into ½” long strips and layered them on top of each other in a few spots; when I was ready to adhere her to the project, I had the tape in the shallow spots on her back (she’s got some junk in the trunk!) Note: leave the liner paper on the top layer of tape until ready to adhere.

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10. Cut cardboard (I used a regular old box) to slightly smaller than the inside opening of the shadow box. Peel some of it to reveal the corrugated texture. Paint part of it white, leaving some of the original box color in random parts. Allow the paint to dry.

11. Using the Clearsnap Art Screen, add texture paste to parts of the cardboard. Allow it to dry.

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12. Add color with Gelatos, rub and wipe to desired finish and tone.

13. Apply Crafty Power Tape to the back side of the cardboard but leave the liner paper on, don’t adhere it inside the shadow yet!

Note: the above items all need some dry time, so you might want to rotate between the die cutting (below) and the painting (above) to save some time.

14. For the Picture Wheel, die cut with white cardstock, and ink to desired color with Clearsnap inks, stylus and tips. Secure to the cardboard with Crafty Power Tape.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 12

15. For the lacey die cuts, apply a 4×6” Adhesive Sheet to black cardstock. Remove the backing paper to reveal adhesive on the cardstock, cover with lace. Die cut with the Sizzix Lattice die.

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16. For the Craft Foil die cuts, apply a 4×6” Adhesive Sheet to kraft cardstock. Die cut with the Lattice die. Remove the backing paper on a diamond shape.

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Place the Clearsnap Designer  Foil shiny side up, on top of the adhesive covered shapes.

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Peel off the Craft Foil piece to see that the foil is now on the die cut, and these are the other patterns that I used – all from the same Graphic 45 pad.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 26

17. Die cut coordinating Graphic 45 patterned papers with Lattice die. Add 3D Foam Squares to the back side of the diamond die cuts.

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18. Using one of the Lattice die cut frames as a template, lay it on the cardboard and position and adhere a variety of the diamonds. Remove the template and discard (or save for another project).

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19. From the kraft cardstock Lattice die cut with an Adhesive Sheet, remove the liner paper and adhere it so it folds to the inside of the shadow box.

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20. Add a few more diamonds to the kraft die cut.

21. Adhere the Picture Wheel die cut to the cardstock so it sits behind the lady.

22. Adhere the cardboard piece to the inside of the shadowbox.

23. Remove the liner paper from the lady and adhere her to the inside of the shadow box.

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Here is where I was stuck for a while…I decided I wanted flowers, but I didn’t have a Sizzix die to cut flowers (I know they have them!) So I used pre-made flowers I had on hand.

24. Create 5 flowers made from various patterns and sizes, layer and assemble with Dodz Small.

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25. With 5 Dodz 3D pieces, remove the Dodz from the box liner, add Silver glitter to the tops of each, shake off excess, and add to the center of each flower.

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26. Add a Dodz Small to the back side of each flower, remove the clear liner and adhere the flowers in the corners.

27. With 3D Foam Leaves, remove the liner from the desired leaf shapes while they are still in the foam sheet, (or you can remove each leaf separately) then cover the exposed adhesive with glitter. Add leaves around the flowers as desired.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 17

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28. You can add a hanger to the back side to use as a wall hanging.Handmade Holidays Beth Pingry 22

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo’s board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop – please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

Additional Sponsorship provided to bloggers by:

Sakura || Fairfield Processing

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Thank you so much for visiting!

Disclosure: I have received some product for participation in this blog hop. I am a Designer and Media Director for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and receive product as part of my agreement with the company.

Catching Up!

Sheesh, it’s been a crazy week here, and I have some projects to catch up on.

Today on  A Jillian Vance Design I have this Wreath Of Hope Card, if you click over I have some details on how I made it. It is very pretty with the white on white embossing, but difficult to photograph when it’s dark and rainy.

Believe - Wreath of Hope card by Beth Pingry

The next one is a card I made last year with the same Wreath of Hope set, I blogged it last year and Jillian used it yesterday for a #tbt, so you can see the details on this blog or at AJVD

Beth Pingry Pink Door Card

The Be Strong card one is very simple, the goal here was to only use the featured Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products. The Pink Photo Corners are limited edition, ask for them at your favorite retailer!

Pink October Card by Beth Pingry

Scoop: Tomorrow is World Card Making Day, there are giveaways happening at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and A Jillian Vance Design‘s blogs, be sure to visit and enter!

This week was my 25th wedding anniversary, so here’s a little #tb25 for you:

cutcakeIf I remember correctly, the theme was Pouf! Big hair, big dress, big veil, big sleeves…oh and big cake! But we had big fun too (and still do)!

One more thing! MyMarkers is featured in the November issue of  Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine! What is MyMarkers? It is an app my hubby (the same one pictured above) wrote for me so I didn’t duplicate my marker buying. It is available for IOS and Android. Included in the app are all the craft and artist markers, and now ink pads too! Its a great way to keep track of what you have, and it also has a wish list so you know what you need!

Happy weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting!

Beth

Disclaimer: I am on the Design Team for both Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and A Jillian Vance Design, and receive product in trade for blog projects.

 

 

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Happy National Coffee Day! And welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I am participating in a fun hop today w/lots of other bloggers, and there are prizes too!

PrintAll the blogs are linked through Cutscropscreativity.com, be sure to visit to register for the prizes/rules and get your fill of coffee related projects today! The hop starts at 6am PST!

Here is my card:

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and a close up

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1. When did you start drinking coffee? When my youngest was about 1 year old. I don’t know why I waited so long, that boy never slept and I spent much of that year half-asleep, while the baby never slept!

2. What is favorite brand (you can name up to three). I stick with what I like, and we brew either Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts at home. We work from home, we’d look pretty silly standing in line at the coffee shop in our jammies!

3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had? Remember where and when? I would have to say my first peppermint mocha…the start of a love story!

4. If I don’t drink my needed coffee, I will… be very cranky! I should also not answer emails before my second cup. Just last week I referred to this year as 2013. (I probably shouldn’t be blogging either!)

So a little about my card – I recently bought some DCWV burlap paper and I love how it die cuts and that you can ink and stamp directly on it! I started with that as my base, and added the Vintage Floral background stamp from A Jillian Vance Design. Then I stamped and colored the Tea Time cup with Copic markers. I also colored the chipboard letters, I didn’t like the look at first, but now I think it looks like coffee stains!

I used 3D Foam Hearts from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® with red glitter above the cup, then added some lines with the brown marker. I layered the burlap on to red cardstock, then a kraft card base, using Creative Photo Corners. The cup was with 3D Foam Squares (they stick to anything!) for dimension.

Here are my supplies:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Hearts, 3D Foam Squares Black, Creative Photo Corners Kraft, E-Z Squares® Refillable
  • A Jillian Vance Design: Vintage Floral Background Builder, Tea Time Stamp Set
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, G28, G24, O, E18, E43 (see MyMarkers for an app that organizes all your markers and ink pads, written by my hubby, available for IOS and Android)
  • Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Chox ink – sparrow
  • DCWV – Burlap paper
  • American Crafts – Thickers Platforms
  • Red Glitter, Red and Kraft cardstock

Thanks for coming by! Please follow me if you like what you see!

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Disclosure: I am on the Design Team for both Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and A Jillian Vance Design, and have received product for use. My husband wrote MyMarkers at my request, so I didn’t duplicate purchases, now it’s available to you too!

 

Blog Hopping with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Welcome, I’m so excited you are here! Today I’m blog hopping with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Graphic 45®, two of my favorite companies! I’m using the Good Ol’ Sport Collection and a variety of adhesives on this 4 x 12 canvas.

I live in a baseball obsessed house with my husband and 2 boys. I’ve actually been to all but 5 of the MLB parks.  This will go perfectly in the man cave!

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I bought a set of 3 canvases a while ago, and well, there’s something about Graphic 45 paper that makes me want to get super creative. I layered the canvas with paint and stain on the sides, then used Gelatos on the front of the canvas for base colors. I wrapped a ribbon around the outside with Crafty Power Tape.

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I used 3D Foam Pennants with craft foil, and layered the tiny borders with Crafty Power Tape. The top “spaldings” image is backed with Crafty Foam Tape to give it some dimension. Also, the 3D Foam is an awesome permanent adhesive!

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In the middle section, I used black Creative Photo Corners to mimic the image, and then added 3D Foam Stars with silver and red craft foils. I inked the edges of all the papers too.

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In this section I used mini canvases for additional dimension. I added kraft Creative Photo Corners to the score card. I wrapped the mini canvases with paper and Crafty Power Tape, sanded and inked the seams. The little bleacher tickets are layered with Crafty Foam Tape.

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From this angle you can see the layers and dimension from the 3D Foam and the mini canvases.

Thank You for stopping by today, I would love for you to follow my blog or Facebook page, Cookies for Breakfast.

Now, on to the Blog Hop details:

Enter through the Rafflecopter app on each blog each day with a comment. Additional entries are available by commenting on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Instagram Page,  be sure to tell us your profile name on the Rafflecopter app. You can also enter a third time via Facebook. Either click through the Rafflecopter app to comment on  the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Facebook page, or click on the Giveaway tab on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Facebook page. Each day there will be 2-3 new blogs to visit, and you can enter each day! Be sure to visit Graphic 45‘s Blog for their contests too!

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Today’s blogs to visit are:

Christine Emberson
Beth Pingry – hey, that’s me!
Michele Kovack
Solange Marques
Tati Scrap
Yumi Muraeda
Graphic 45 Blog
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog

I used these Supplies:

Disclosure: I am a designer for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and have received product in trade for making projects.

Season’s Givings Blog Hop Winner!

Wow, I’m overwhelmed by the comments from the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter and write such sweet things! Thanks to the other designers that offered great prizes and inspiration!

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The winner of my drawing is DottieJ27, who said:

Submitted on 2014/01/02 at 9:56 pm

too much adhesive…. Impossible!
Thanks to all you bloggers who continually offer fresh inspiration to the rest of us. I appreciate all of you.

Dottie, check your email!

And everyone else, be sure to check yours, maybe you won on a different blog? I hope you’ll join me here on my blog, I will be guest designing more for A Jillian Vance Design and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, as well as blogging more in 2014!

Happy New Year! Now I’m off to finish packing (and doing my nails and hair) for CHA. Wish me luck in getting out of Chicago on Wednesday! Oh, and if you’ll be at CHA, stop by to say hi at the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L booth #313 – I’d love to meet you!!

Beth