Saturday, December 18, 2010

Make It Crafty Blog Hop

Woo Hoo!!! Isn't this hop AMAZING!?! All the projects on this hop are incredible!!! If you are mid hop, you should be arriving here from Carisa's awesome blog, WELCOME! If you haven't started this hop from the beginning, you're definitely going to want to.... so many prizes in store!!! Click HERE to start at the beginning.

Prizes Up For Grabs

  • 1st prize - Rubber Collection (Peaches of Plenty, Petals and Palings, Daffodil Dell, Ivy Swing)
  • 2nd prize - Whole Digital Collection (10 digital stamps)
  • 3rd Prize - Four digital Stamps from the collection
  • The hop will end Friday 24th and the main winners will be announced Christmas Day!
  • Random winners will be announced at a later date.

How To Play Along

Along the way, look for puzzle pieces. They won’t be on every post so you need to keep an eye out for them. The puzzle pieces make up one of the NEW images. At the end of the hop there will be an email form where you can submit your answer. This is so that your answer is private.

All the correct answers will be placed into a draw in the order that they are received and random winners will be chosen.

Leave comments on each blog to win random prizes. There are SEVEN hidden prizes along the way that could be rubber or digital stamps so make sure you leave a comment as you hop to ensure you have a chance at winning additional prizes!

Win A Bonus

Place our blog hop blinkie on your blog for more chances to win! Make sure you comment on every post as we will randomly select a commenter from a random post and if they have the blinkie on their blog they will win a choice of one rubber stamp and one digi stamp from the new collection.

Alright.... so now for my project! I am sooooo proud of this project!!! Unlike the other UBER-TALENTED ladies in this hop, I am new to the Make It Crafty stamps! So like many who are hopping, a whole new world opened up when I got the opportunity to see these stamps in action... used with other stamps that I already own and in some cases, had forgotten about. And now I get the opportunity to design with the wonderful artists that opened up that world to me.... well, lets just say, I'm so honored to get to work with these amazing designers! So I think it's appropriate for this hop (our first one!) to share where MY new world is starting. Here is my very-first-ever masking project!!! I happened to have used the AWESOME video tutorial over at Make It Crafty and it worked perfectly.... stay tuned, cuz the tutorial will be posted after the new year!!!

The one tip that I can share that REALLY made this project happen for me, was that I used the Zip 2 Way Glue and "dotted" the glue on the back of my mask (approximately 10 specs of glue for this C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Ladybug Nora rubber stamp) that I allowed to dry for 5 minutes before "masking" the original stamped image and THEN put through the printer to print out Make It Crafy's Ivy Swing Digi. Once my swing scene printed, the mask peeled off PERFECTLY!!! I was pretty amazed that it was as easy as that!!! Wait till you see the tutorial for yourself.... definitely something to look forward to in 2011!!!

Ok hoppers! The next stop is Irina's AWESOME project (be sure to click on "English" at the top of the right margin if you need the site translated to English)! Have fun on the rest of the hop and be sure to check back in here after Christmas for the announcement of a "surprise" winner here at Fun And Mental Changes.

*** Special Note: You will see in the pic above that I used a sticky note to cut out my mask, but because my laser printer is a commercial machine, I was afraid it might get hung up in my unit if I didn't find a way to temporarily adhere the whole mask. The Zip 2 Way was perfect as it didn't disturb the stamped image underneath.

103 comments:

Marley said...

Ohhhh wow I love how you masked this cute girl with the pretty swing! You can definitly be proud of yourself cause this is absolutly stunning! Awesome coloring too. Thanks for this great hop! Hopping to the next one right now.. hugs Marley

Annika said...

ok, have to admit I have missed the tutorial but gonna check it out now - delish!!
Hugs
Annika

Tara said...

I think this is my fave of all the new images and you've really done it justice with your stunning creation..... so sweet!
Hugs Tara xxx

Elsina said...

I think your card is beautiful! Hope to get one day to such a level :)

Auntie Em said...

Great work! You did a great job masking and printing. BTW, I love my zig glue too!
Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :o)

Linda Peterson said...

What a really sweet card!! Your work is awesome! Love your blog!

Дашик said...

Very beautiful card!

Larisa said...

Great job!!! Love this image))

BlackBird said...

Great job!

Oksana said...

Wonderful card!

Bettina said...

love that swing. wonderful card. hopping along. hugs

Гульназ said...

Wonderful card. Congrats!

sharryn said...

great card, thanks for the TIPS on how to MASK..

michele hileman said...

Awesome, and Thanks for the tut.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love your scene and your colouring is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Angela said...

That is so adorable! Beautiful scene and wonderful coloring! hugs, Angela

Amanda R said...

Love the simplicity of your card and thanks for the masking tip!

Debra said...

Wow girl awesome job! (as always) TFS and thanks so much for the hop!

xdebrax@yahoo.com

Вероника said...

Very colorful and beautiful! Ladybird - lovely and cute!

Krista said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
*sigh* i want to color like you when i grow up

Lil Sis said...

Wow your masking was amazing looks like youhave been doing forever. So glad you could join us.

Beccy x

Christina C. said...

Gorgeous card!!! Wonderfully colored and showcased!

yvonne said...

Gorgeous! I am so enjoying this blog hop. Such wonderful creations
Yvonne x

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Sweet card! Thanks for sharing!

Juliep said...

This is such a sweet card. I love the swing and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Renkata said...

Such a cuitie.
Great colours combo.

Patricia said...

Very pretty. I love that swing. Thanks for the masking hits. I can't wait to see the video. Thanks so much for sharing.
~Patricia

Mote said...

Daniele, I am pleased to be with you as a team :)))) I hope we will be friends and cooperate :)))) We have done a wonderful blog-hop!

~Vittory~ said...

He is so funny and really cute!!! like it

Carisa said...

oh wow!!!! look how clever you are! i would never had thought to mask with a rubber & digital image together. i can't wait to see the full tutorial. :)

Ina said...

Beautiful card. Great tip with the zig-pen.

Tracy said...

Lovely Card! I like the inking around the edge and that image is so adorable with that little ladybug.

Kiksisworld said...

Wonderfull Job!

Hugs Kiksi

Cathy said...

How sweet! I just love these stamps.
Your card is perfect with this cute little C.C Designs stamp.

HUgz,
Cathy Lee

SaNata said...

прекрасная открытка!

Kim Kelley said...

Way too cute. Love the coloring!

Kim Kelley said...

Not sure if my initial post will post! LO But I love your card. The coloring is great and the way you masked it worked out perfectly!

Dana said...

Just adorable!! I am a HUGE fan of all of the CC Designs!! I can't wait to see the tutorial on the masking!
Hugs~
Dana

Creativity with Dawn said...

This a great image and I just love the CC Design stamps. I have a few of them.

Rene said...

Fabulous! Love this amazing card!
Scrappy Love,
Rene'

Natacha said...

oh, i never even thought of masking and printing... i have only masked with acrylic stamps. Thanks!!

Lynette said...

Luv the masking tips and can't wait for the video. Beautiful card.

Chrissy said...

What a gorgeous card.Love this image.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Pat Moore said...

So many ideas are going through my head.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

THanks for sharing your masking idea! I will have to try this!
cporter519 at yahoo dot com

Zvenit said...

Hi! Never tryed scrap-boking before - but this idea is so interesting! So just want to have a wonderful wolk through the amasing blogs. Thank you!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I love how you masked this cute girl with the pretty swing!
Rebecca Minor
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

LINDA W. said...

Great card....love the swing...
I can't wate to see the video
Hugs Linda

Frea said...

You're masking worked out perfectly. It's a great card. Greetz, Frea

Julia (Myshilda) said...

Love the colouring and masking! The card is so lovely!

Judy said...

Thanks for your masking technique. I didn't think of copying. Loved your card. Thanks

Aussie Loz said...

Isn't it great that we can mask and use a digi image also! I love your little swing with those sweet red birdies ♥

Mandy said...

Oh wow this is fabulous, so beautifully coloured and well done with the masking ,that is way beyond me so I'll be looking out for the tutorial
hugs Mandy xx

dmbennett said...

Another great card. Love this new image. Thanks for the tip on masking...

Gunvor said...

thank you for charing!
Gunvor

Marie (Mazz) said...

great masking & great images...perfect colouring too !lookin' forward to the tute, will watch out for that :)

Anneke said...

Such a cute card!!
Lovely :)
Hugs Anneke

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the helpful tip!

Jennifer

Connie C said...

I have done very little masking (translate "none") but I love your card and can't wait to see the new tutorial. I really want to do some so your tips are helpful. The coloring is fabulous! These new images are going to be such fun and so versatile! Thanks.

Vixykins said...

Awesome project! Wll have to have a play with the maskng in the new year too x

Viv said...

Fab masking , gonna have to give this a go!
Beautiful card ! Viv xx

gina g said...

Beautiful card i just love the ivy swing it gorgeous. luv gina xx

Crafteezee said...

It does give you self satisfaction when it turns out right. well done, fabulous job. Hugs Tracy x

KimberleyG said...

I didn't know you could use the zip pen as a temporary adhesive, guess that's my learn something new for today. You did a great job tackling a masked image, be proud!

Lenoria said...

This is such a sweet card! I will have to try the masking technique with a digi - I'm digi challenged so not sure if it will work for me but I love your card.

Zoe said...

Well Danielle! What a fabulous result. You did really well to line it up with your stamped image and your colouring totally rocks! I guess I better get busy and create a new tutorial for this technique. I love your idea for the glue so I might just incorporate that one! :) Sooo fabulous to have you with us. hugs xxoo

Gab said...

That swing image is adorable. Thanks for the tip on using it too. Love how you coloured everything

Laney said...

Beautiful card,your coloring is fantastic!!

Nikki said...

Beautiful Card and fab masking :)
hugs Nikki
thanks for the tip on masking too

Charlene said...

Beautiful card and great masking of it. Thanks for sharing. I wish you a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas season.

Katerina said...

Gorgeous card!!!Awesome!!!

emmanuelle061180 said...

Bravo pour cette très belle carte!!!!

THERESA said...

Love your card, thanks for the tip and will def be checking out the tute for the masking !! lotsa luv

Sheila said...

This rocks Danielle!, I'm going to have to give this technique a go never done masking of stamped and digi's before, you did an awesome job of it.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Millinda said...

О красиво!

Diane said...

Wow! You've done an amazing job with the masking and printing! Sounds like I definitely musn't miss that tutorial!
Diane x

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Danelle sweetie, THis is STUNNING dear!!!
happy holiday hugs to you if I don't see you before then..
Janiel

Ms. Jen said...

Great tip and such a beautiful card! Happy Holidays!

Pastila said...

Oh, very nice! I'd like this hop!

Tini said...

Very very nice card - love the masking technique! Hugs Tini

PatS said...

This is adorable. Like that you changed the flower color to show you can make these any color you want. The blog hop is wonderful so far!!

Bente said...

awesome card, wonderful design.
Hugs, Bente

CardArTart said...

Great work! I never even thought of using my printer yet for anything, so well done! I love the colour in your image and the distressed edges of the background.

alethea said...

Love your colouring on this!! And I love how you've put it all together!!

Julye said...

You make it sound so easy lokking forward to the tutorial. Fab cad thanks for sharing and merry christmas.

Only By His Grace said...

A super job of this card. Love the masking of the image.
Hugs Maz

Sherry said...

Yep, I believe I will have to get the swing. Nice card.

tati4ka said...

Hi Daniel, it's a fabulous card.

Olya Mariage, said...

Love your card and stamp. The idea with hop is excellent, so I will jump in another blog:))

Olya Mariage, said...

jolie cette carte!

Mystery said...

Very nice card!

Shannon said...

What a great tip with the masking. I will be trying that one. Beautiful card...

Lorraine said...

this is so pretty i love this card xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Can't wait to see the tutorial. Love all the help they are. Thanks for being part of the hop, it's a great card.

sharman said...

Did a georgous job on this card. I love the scary christmas one though. You did an awesome job on coloring both cards.

usmc_honey said...

Beccy,
you have done an amazing job on your card. i look forward to having a peak at the tutorial that you are touting.

M.J. Rutledge said...

Beautiful!

RuthAnn said...

This stamp is great, would love to use it for my great-granddaughter's 3rd birthday. great
coloring, gorgeous card. Great talent. Thank you for sharing.

Beth said...

I love the colors on this. Beautiful!
~Beth

Sharon in Arizona said...

Wow, Danielle, I am sooooo impressed!!!! What a beautiful job of masking and such a lovely card. I love your coloring, too. Will check out the tutorial. Thanks and Merry Christmas!!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

Shirl said...

Really looking forward to the tutorial on masking. Love your card. Thanks

Светлана В.С. said...

Very beautiful cards!

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, you did a fab job with this. I have only ever masked once and got it completely messed up. Digis are my friend :)

Thankyou for the opportunity to win goodies on your 1st Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year