Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hello World Blog Hop!

I'm super excited to be part of the Hello World Blog Hop!  A little background about the hop....Catherine Pooler and Chaitali Narla have teamed up to bring the Hello World Stamp set and coordinating dies!  Chaitali reached out to Catherine offering to partner up to do some good in the world.  She would illustrate a stamp set for Catherine Pooler Designs and they would work together to choose a cause to raise money for that cause through the sale of that set.

Catherine spotted in her facebook newsfeed a Go Fund Me page set up by Jennifer Ingle (AKA Jingle) and her husband, Sean.

Sean is a teacher in a school where most kids are on a free and reduced lunch program, they don’t have computers at home or at school and the school doesn’t have the funds for a curriculum.  In the spirit of giving his students the best education he can provide, Sean is working to raise funds to purchase computers for his classroom.  You can read more HERE.

All profits of the sale of the Hello World stamp and die set during October 1 - October 7 will be donated to purchase computers for Jennifer Ingle's husband's class.  

Now how exciting is that?!  I have the greatest respect for teachers.  My kids have benefitted from several excellent + caring teachers in their lives...starting from Pre-K all the way up until they were seniors.  I believe this has helped solidify their self motivation and hard work in college.

For all the details about the new products available, please see Catherine's blog and the shop!

You should have arrived here from Allison Cope's blog!  If not, start at the beginning which is Catherine Pooler's!

Here's my first card:

I knew that my first card was going to be Clean + Simple!  It was thoroughly inspired by THIS card designed by Michele Ferguson.  I heat embossed the Hello World sentiment and the YAY Stripes stamp in white.  I finished it off with some enamel dots.

Thanks to CASE this Sketch:

Next up is rainbow inspired design:

The chevron is from the Yay Stripes stamp set and have been stamped with pigment ink.  The Hello from Hello World was then stamped on top with Versafine.  I finished off  my card with a black strip of cardstock.  

I'll be back next week with a scrappy card using these stamps...I knew my post would be fairly long with two cards!  Next up is Lisa Harrolle!

Here's the hop listing in case you get lost along the way:

Amy Tsuruta --> You're here! 

Clean + Simple Hello
cardstock:  mft grout gray, hero arts sea mixed layering papers
stamps:  catherine pooler designs hello world/yay stripes
ink:  hero arts white embossing powder
other:  studio calico enamel dots, corner chomper

Rainbow Hello
cardstock:  memory box note card, recollections black
stamps:  catherine pooler designs hello world/yay stripes
ink:  impress fresh ink - red currant/pumpkin/chamomille/grass/navy/silver lilac, versafine black  

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® - Happy October!

I'm up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today!  You'll want to pop over there because we have a fun giveaway!

Here's a peek at my supplies:

A gnome!  Pop over to the blog for all the details!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT: Hello Pumpkin

Happy October!  Is it just me, or is this year just flying by?!  The First of the month means there's a brand new Reverse Confetti SFYTT (Sketch For You To Try)!

I love this sketch and had so much fun combining different panels from the Fright Night paper pad!

I use the Forever Fall stamp that sentiment teamed up with the fun polka pumpkin!  I used the Tangerine Dye Ink .

The Cloud White cardstock takes watercolor FABulously.  I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst - Indigo.

I can't wait to see how my teamies were inspired, make sure you check out the Reverse Confetti blog!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Final Day!

I can't believe it, today is the final day of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  As I type out this post, there are 748 linkies!  This Paper Crafting Community is awesome...both the Sponsors + all the Paper Crafters!

Chaitali, my partner in crime coffee, reminded me that yesterday (National Coffee Day) it was 2 years ago when we had our very first hop!  2 years?!  WOW.

It's truly a labor of coffee love...all the logistics and communication...all the work is so worth it because everyone enjoys it as much as I do!  

So I give you my final card for the hop:

So, I might have a 'couple' coffee, tea + cocoa sets/products.  It tends to grow a lot during the hop...I'm easily enabled and with so much fantastic can I resist?

So today's card uses Super Sponsor Newton's Nook  - Falling for You, available at Super Sponsor The Heart Desires!  I did some masking, I combined Ken Oliver Color Bursts and Zig Clean Color Markers.  

The paper is by Simple Stories and the Scallop Frame dies are from Pretty Pink Posh - another Super Sponsor!

My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

Have you linked up yet?!  Remember we have some awesome FLASH be able for today's wave, you'll need to upload your project by 5 pm pacific!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Ton’s Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to The Ton's Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the start of all the fun, The Ton blog!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set - a mini 2x3 stamp set which will be included in all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes).  All new release products (stamps, gilding and coordinating dies) are available now!  


Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. The comment period will close on Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter. 

I have 3 cards to share with you so let's get started!  First up is a holiday design that includes the Holiday Border Cling Background teamed up with Mistletoe Kisses.

Sigh, the Holiday Border Cling Background is gorgeous, isn't it?!  I can't get over the amount of detail work.  I couldn't wait to heat emboss it with Zing Glitter Gold.  I did some random coloring using Ken Oliver's Color Burst in Pthalo Green.  The sentiment is from Mistletoe Kisses and makes it perfect to slip in a Starbucks Giftcard!

Have you seen the new Dog Life set?!

Pet sympathy cards are a challenge but isn't that sentiment so sweet?  Check out that sweet pup...I wanted to do some messy watercoloring and added some pink details.

Next up is something I'm guessing you were waiting for...

Since it's the week of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop AND The Ton is a returning Super Sponsor...I knew that I wanted to create something that would be perfect!  I combined Dog Life with Tea Party.

My design was inspired by the current Retrosketches:

Next up for the Ton's Fall 2016 Release blog Hop is Mayline Jung!

Here's the entire hop listing in case you get lost along the way:

The Ton  
Amy Tsuruta --> you're here!

Hero Arts Planner Catalog: This week

Did you see the new Hero Arts Planner Catalog?  It's chock full of goodness!

I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at just some of the new goodies that will be available!  They will be coming to the Hero Arts shop soon!

I was able to include some Coffee Days in my 'week' but you do know that everyday is coffee day in this house!

I'm linking up to the Fall Coffee Lovers blog hop!

I used a bunch of different Hero Arts products, I've linked the products that are currently available in the shop!

DC194 Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Paper
VC250 VersaMark

CM107 Bullett Journaling
VC250 VersaMark

CM107 Bullett Journaling
DI322 Hipster Icon Dies
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Paper
VC250 VersaMark

VC250 VersaMark

CM117 Fun Day Planner
CM109 Events & Everyday Planner Icons
DI322 Hipster Icon Dies
PS697 Midnight Mixed Layering Paper

CM117 Fun Day Planner
DC194 Everything Smiles Stamp & Cut

CM117 Fun Day Planner

CM110 Holiday Planner Icons
CH203 Black Metallic Decor