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!
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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.