2017 Occasions · Blog Hop · Posts

I’ve gotta have – Earning Alaska Blog Hop

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I’d like to welcome you from the talented Nichole Loe and our Earning Alaska Blog Hop.  As you know, we ALL have our must have products from each of the catalogs that are released.  The 2017 Occasions catalog is no exception!

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Dragonfly Dreams Bundle has really become my go to set the last few weeks.  The sentiments are fabulous to use on their own or with the images in the set.  Notice the dragonfly is shimmery?  That’s an amazingly easy effect by using Clear Wink of Stella.  The shimmer is just the right amount of sparkle.  The first set of cards I made, I played it safe by using Sweet Sugarplum  and Soft Sky.  I also used the 3/8″ Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.

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I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and use a color combination that is really outside of bubble.  I know you have your color comfort zone too!  Peakaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz come together amazingly well.  I can’t wait to play with this color combination more.  I love the pop of color that the Peakaboo Peach adds to this card.  Have you made the same card in several color combinations?

Now I’ll send you off to my amazingly talented friend, mentor and fellow Fun n’ Crafty team member Stacey Lane!  Thank for stopping by and see you again soon

– Nicole

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2017 Occasions · Blog Hop · Posts

Out with the Old in with the New

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It’s one of my most favorite times of year – the release of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure!  I’m excited to share with you this card using FOUR BRAND NEW PRODUCTS from the 2017 Occasions catalog that starts on January 4th.  If you are following along on our RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration edition you’ve just came from the very talented Marti Crapo.

Without further adieu, I’d like to share with Nailed It.  I used several product that I have never used before (shhhh…don’t tell!).

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For starters, I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the first time!  Oh my goodness – such yumminess!  It is fabulous to use with our brand spanking new Watercolor Pencils too.  That brings me to the Watercolor Pencils, I never used the watercolor crayons we had carried years ago.  This was a first for me!  I also used a Spritzer Bottle filled with alcohol “to wet” by Smokey Slate Cardstock before using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder in the Big Shot.  I got a much cleaner and deeper impression using “wet” paper.  The alcohol dries much quicker than water.   

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Occasion Catalog Supply List
Nailed It Clear Mount Stamps 143230
Build It Framelits 143230
Hexagon Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder 143231
Watercolor Pencils 141709

Annual Catalog Supply List
Aqua Painter 103950
Dapper Denim Cardstock 141414
Whisper White Cardstock 100730
Smokey Slate Cardstock 131202
Shimmery White Cardstock 101910
Vellum Cardstock 101856
Silver Foil Sheet 132178
5/8” Burlap Ribbon 141487
Basic Black Archival Ink 140931
Fast Fuse 129026
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Dimensionals 104430

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!  Next up is the fabulous Susan Timchack.  Enjoy your travels through our hop!