Saturday, September 25, 2010

Homemade With A Hop!!!

** Blog hop is now closed **

Welcome to your 2nd stop of 10 on Stamping Vacation's first blog hop:
Homemade with a HOP!
This blog hop starts September 25th at 9 a.m. and ends September 26th at 9 p.m. (US Central time) We're focusing on different homemade embellishments for paper crafting and we have a long list of incredible prizes available to be won on every single blog!
On this blog we have a stamp set (winner's choice) from Practicing Creativity Designs AND 2 separate $10 gift certificates to RubberStamp Ave. up for grabs!! PLUS, one grand prize winner will receive a gift certificate to the place of their choice for $5-$50 depending on how many blogs they've commented on! There are 10 blogs to hop on so you can win up to a $50.00 gift certificate to the place of YOUR choice! So be sure to comment on every blog AND become a follower of Stamping Vacation ! In case you get lost along the way a full list of prizes and blog hop stops can be found HERE.

** I would love it too if you became a follower of my blog but that is optional....only follow if you want to! And if you become a follower or are already one don't forget to check out my New Store Candy HERE!

Now for my project! Today I am going to show you how to make a rosette!

Supplies: Scoring board/tool, strip of paper 1" x 12", 2 circles...I used my nesties... about 1" (one of these will be for the top so you want to make sure it matches your paper), and glue.
** You could also make a smaller rosette using a 3/4" x 10" strip of paper which I have shown on my card below **

Take your strip of paper and score it every 1/4". I used my Martha Stewart Scorboard which I LOVE!

Then do an accordian fold which is just folding back and forth along the score lines which looks like the photo above.

Next you will want to glue your two ends together to make a loop.

Then tip the loop inward so your design that you want to show is facing on the outside like shown in the picture. Put a big dot of fast drying glue on the bottom circle you want to use and adhere together. I usually hold the rosette together and push down until the glue is dry...or you can use something to weigh it down like scissors. If you don't do this the loop will just pop off the circle and roll back up.

The last thing you will need to do is glue the top circle onto your rosette and voila!! A beautiful embellishment to use on your projects!!

Here are two examples of how you can use rosettes on your cards:

This first card is done by the very talented Courtney Baker!! Which is also one of our sponsors for the blog hop! I just love the textures and colors she has pretty!! You can check out the stamp sets she used from her store HERE!

The card below is mine using a digi image given to me from another one of our sponsors and that is Prairie Fairy! As soon as I saw this image I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do! I thought about a sunshine rosette shining down on this beautiful image!!

Your next stop on our hop is Merrymade Cards and Crafts where she will be giving away not 1 but 2 gift certificates ($25 each) to the Sticker Store AND a £ 10 gift voucher for Lili Of The Valley.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win!! If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email address so we can reach you. Winners will be announced on September 28th!

Thanks for hopping by and a special thank you to ALL our sponsors for this entire hop!!

Coming Soon!!!

** This is a sticky post and will stay at the top until the hop....please scroll down for current posts!**

Stamping Vacation is having its 1st ever blog hop on Saturday, September 25th at 9am (US Central Time) until Sunday, September 26th at 9pm (US Central Time). Our title for this event will be "Homemade with a HOP" and we will be focusing on all different kinds of handmade embellishments! There will be prizes on each of the 10 blogs PLUS a $5-$50 gift certificate (depending on the number of blogs commented on) to the grand prize winner's place of choice! Right now there is over $300 in prizes!!! Yes, you read that right $300!!! You won't want to miss this BIG EVENT!!!

Blog prizes include:
Practicing Creativity Designs - A stamp set of winner's choice given away on my blog!!

The Sticker Store
Glitterbabe's Art
Sunflowers and Dragonflies
Meljen's Designs
Sky Blue Pink
Die Cut Dreams
Prairie Fairy Designs
The Stampsmith
Lawn Fawn
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Victorine Originals
Sparkle N Sprinkle
The Pixie Cottage
Rubberstamp Ave. -

There will be 2 separate winners from my blog getting a $10 gift certificate for this store!!
The Cutting Cafe'
Lili Of The Valley
Little Claire Designs
Stamping Vacation (Denise) - This is the one that you could get a gift certificate of the winner's choice from $5-$50 (depending on how many blogs the winner visited)
**For a more specific list of prizes please go to the Stamping Vacation blog and they are listed at the top**

Denise is also graciously giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of Stamping Vacation's Followers once we reach 200 followers!! Right now we are at 132!! This site is great with lots of challenges (and of course a monthly prize!!!). What are you waiting for??? Don't miss all the fun and excitement....go on over there and become a follower today!! And if you do become a follower please help me win a contest by leaving a comment on any post at Stamping Vacation saying Stacie sent you!!! THANKS!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Only one day away!!!!!!!!!!

Are you ready for the biggest blog hop around?? You will see some wonderful inspiration, tutorials AND have a chance to win LOTS AND LOTS of prizes!!! :)
There are over $300 worth of prizes on offer throughout this hop. Which hop am I talking about you might be asking?? The Stamping Vacation: Homemade with a hop!!! Starts tomorrow Sept. 25th at 9am (US central time) and ends Sept. 26th at 9pm. We wanted to give everyone enough time to hop with us from around the world!!

I also have a special treat on my of our sponsors is Courtney Baker from Practicing Creativity Designs and she has made a card to share with all of you during this hop and let me just say it is sooooooooo pretty!!! Below is a little clue as to what is on her card!! But I can't say will just have to come back tomorrow to see for yourself! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sending You Hugs Denise!

Image is from Whiff Of Joy

The Stamping Vacation Design Team decided to get together and make cards for our wonderful team leader Denise! She is truly an amazing woman that deserves a great big hug! Thank you Denise for just being you! :)

Also entering this card into the following challenges:
Glitterbabe - Anything and sparkle
Sew Many - Embossing (used swiss dots folder on the leaves)
Stamptacular Sunday - Use a stamp and grid pattern (hopefully you can tell that paper directly behind the main image is a grid pattern even though I covered most of it up...oops!)
Paper Sundae - Fall colors
Stamping Vacation Embellish It Challenge - Leaf
Stamping Vacation To Who Challenge - Someone who needs a hug
Crafty Creations - Falling leaves

Monday, September 20, 2010

Some Pressies!

I am a little late at sharing this but better late than never right?
These are some pressies I got from family and friends for my birthday.

This is a card I got from my blogging friend Dawn at Dawn's Craft Place
I now consider her the queen of scrap pages....they are gorgeous!!!
Thanks for thinking of me with this super cute card!!! :)

Everything but the Tim Holtz book I got from my family...also got a set of Cuttlebug B replacement pads as I have worn mine out! The book is from my in-laws.
Thank you...I love my new goodies!!

Merry from Merrymade Cards and Crafts had to know my fav color was blue! :) She sent me some lovely crafting supplies and a few homemade items! And one of my fav items is that notepad of Aussie money!! It is so cool....too bad it isn't REAL money! LOL! Isn't that Tilda card so pretty too? I think it is darling! Thanks so much dear friend!! :)

Also, don't forget the blog hop this weekend at Stamping Vacation. We have LOTS AND LOTS of prizes!!! On my blog alone I am giving away a stamp set (winner's choice) from
Practicing Creativity Designs and 2 - $10 gift certificates for Rubberstamp Ave.!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THESE WONDERFUL SPONSORS!!!

You gotta be in it to win it!! :)