Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop

**Please note the blog hop officially starts Friday, August 26 at noon EST. Some links may not be up and running before then.

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Mini Blog Hop! Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy a sneak peek of the Holiday mini catalog, releasing on September 1.

If you have been following the blog hop in order, you have just come from Rhonda's blog featuring the stamp set Warmest of Wishes. Didn't she do an amazing job?

If you know me, you know I totally love Halloween. The fact is I had been away from it for many years, and I am just starting to buy supplies and celebrate the holiday again (by crafting, of course!). I go for the whole Halloween suite, hook, line, and sinker! My set for this hop is Out on a Limb. This set allows me to create scenes, which is another passion of mine. The witch, the broom, the branch, the clouds, the moon.... how cute is this set? So without further ado, let's start with some cards.
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I stamped the images and lightly brayered the background to get a sky color. I did some marker and blender pen coloring and paper piecing to get the images colored. I love the little Halloween-style black and Razzleberry flower in the corner of the image, created with punches, edge sponging, and shaping. This card served double-duty, as it was also my card for Janice's Holiday mini card swap over at Stampin' Addicts.

Stamps: Out on a Limb; Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, So Saffron, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pocketful of Posies DSP; Ink: Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight marker, So Saffron marker, Blush Blossom marker; Accessories: Brayer, Sponge, Blender pen, 1" Circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Itty Bitty punch pack, Rhinestone jewel, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 3" Circle die, Tasteful Trim die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.

I thought the branch images (rotated to be trees) and cute little witch would make a good window scene as well. I can definitely see myself using the branch and cloud images well beyond Halloween.

The background was again brayered, this time with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink. I created a window sill with the Woodgrain background stamp, and decorated it with some jack-o-lanterns. I kept the rest of the card simple to reflect a wall around the window scene.

Stamps: Out on a Limb, Wicked Cool, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron marker, Blush Blossom marker; Accessories: Brayer, Sponge dauber, Blender pen, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Curly Label punch.

How about approaching this spooky door on Halloween night?

Can you see how I created the door panel lines with the Simply Scored scoring tool?

Stamps: Out on a Limb, Piece of Poison, Woodgrain BG; Paper: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cajun Craze; Accessories: Aquapainter, Sponges, Silver mini brad, 5/16" brad, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's twine, Simply Scored scoring tool.

Staying with the Halloween theme, I had fun decorating a milk carton house.

Here I used the limb stamp for bushes. Check out the bats hiding under the roof overhang.

Stamps: Out on a Limb; Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Blush Blossom marker, So Saffron marker; Accessories: Brayer, Aquapainter, Blender pen, Silver mini brad, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Milk Carton die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

If you aren't yet a member of Stampin' Addicts, you can sign up here. Make sure you check out the next stop to see what Sara at Lily's Ink Pad put together using Gently Falling. She's made some amazing projects.











The complete blog hop listing:

1. Rhonda (rhondag): Warmest Wishes
2. Heidi (hlw966): Out on a Limb
3. Sara M-B (lilyinkpad): Gently Falling
4. Adriana (escape2stamp): Spice Cake fabric
5. Holly K (catrules): Always Thankful
6. Cindy (CindyE): Pines & Poinsettias
7. Shelley (Packer Fan): The Sounding Joy
8. Carmen: stocking die
9. Sarah W (willsygirl): Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin
10. Kim (s1itcher46): Frostwood Lodge DSP
11. Tanya (tanya27): Christmas Lodge
12. Jennifer (jentimko): Bright Hopes
13. Lisa (genesis): Stitched Stockings
14. Holly P (Hollylogic): Stocking Builder Punch
15. Betty (kittstamp): Peek-a-boo frame die
16. Paula (scrapshappen): 25 & Counting
17. Trina (pepesmom): Festive and Fun
18. Yapha: Digital Downloads
19. Debra (WebDeb): Leaves of a Tree

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Cheri said...

I love your Witch Milk Carton. Absolutely adorable. TFS

Cristy Butzen said...

OMG - too cute! I love the door card, and the milk carton house is adorable! TFS

Tanya Boser said...

Heidi!!! You are so darn good at making me want to buy everything!! These are just amazing. I can't even pick a favorite.

Bandon, Oregon said...

Very Nice Projects Heidi!!! Love them all, but the door is my favorite... I can see a Christmas one... can you share where you marked/scored on the SS??? I would love to make one...

Faith

Amy said...

wow, amazing!!! Love everything you did--particularly how you turned the branch sideways for trees! Clever!

Carmen said...

Oh my how cute?!?! Love the door with the sign but that house!! love it!

Shelley Z said...

These are sooooo adorable! Love the different ways to use that branch!

Paula said...

Brilliant! All of them. But I especially love the milk carton house you made. So many cute details on that one.

Mickey Roberts said...

Heidi, these projects are awesome! What a great way to showcase the versatility of this stamp set.

WebDeb said...

That milk carton is spooky good -- what a fab idea!

Adriana Benitez said...

These projects are wonderful! I can't pick a favorite - love them all for different reasons! :)

Jackie Watson said...

Awesome, love them all. Especially the milk carton house and bats!!

Angie (fingers inky girl) said...

Great projects, I loved how you showed so much versatility with this cute set!

Debbi said...

What fun projects Heidi! You make it all look so easy.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

So SU!per adorable Heidi! I love your haunted house, door card and window scene especially! Cuteness!

Sunflower Stamper said...

Awesome projects!! Love the door!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Adorable! Love the milk carton and the door sign!

Lisa Young said...

Heidi, you are a creative genius - seriously!

Yapha said...

These are all fantastic, but I love. love, love that milk carton witch's house!!

Wendy Knowles said...

Heidi - you got stampin' skills!! :)

Missi said...

Great ideas! You've inspired me to got ink up this set!

Betty said...

Heidi, You are the queen of the scene! Your brayer technique is so lovely. I love the many uses of the branch stamp too. Oh and the bats hanging from the roof and......and......

Vicki Were said...

Oh I love the little halloween house especially the bats under the roof :-)

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

How cute and adorable!!! I know want that set!!! lol I love your 3D project!!!

Jen Timko said...

As usual, I can't choose a favorite! The window scene is awesome and the door is going into the CASE files!

Twila said...

Heidi, super cute projects. But why wouldn't the be. One of my favorite sets from the new mini and you did a great job showcasing it. Love the sign on the door card the best, oh wait maybe I love the milk carton. :)

Anonymous said...

I love the door card! So clever!