Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Very First Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop Sale-a-Bration and Valentine edition! This blog hop will take place on the first Thursday of each month. The blog hop started a couple of months ago, but I decided to take the plunge and hop right in beginning this month! I'm really excited to be participating with this fabulous group of stampers and I hope that you will stop by each month to take a look at all of the projects! If you are following the blogs in order, you just arrived from Linda's blog. If you get lost anywhere along the way, there is a complete list of all of the blogs at the bottom of the page. Happy hopping!

This month the theme of the blog hop is Sale-a-Bration and Valentines Day. I did one project for each theme. My first project is a fun folds card. I have to admit that I really have never branched out and done fun folds, but I saw a great video tutorial on Mary Fish's blog on Tuesday (yes, two days ago- I am a procrastinator and sometimes it pays off!) that showed how to make a really great (and easy) fun fold card and I decided to give it a try. I wanted something a little bit different and special for my very first blog hop! If you would like to try making a card like this, go check out the tutorial that Mary Fish posted.
Here is the card when it is tied closed. I used lots of different products from both the SAB and Occasions mini catalogs. For a complete list of products, see below.

And when the card is all opened up to reveal the hidden panel...

What do you think? I really like the way that this card turned out. I am LOVING the DSP in the SAB catalog! I have gone through almost an entire pack already, but have no fear- more is on its way! Although I was a little hesitant to try a different fold, I have to say that this one is really easy and this card went together very quickly. If you have never done a fun fold, give this one a try. It is great for a first fun fold card!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), Tiny Tags
Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Calypso Coral CS, Baja Breeze CS, Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Calyspo Coral, Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Everyday Enchantment brad (SAB), Victoria Crochet Trim, Color Spritzer, stampin' sponge

I did some sweet and simple Valentine's Day lollipop holders for my 3D project. I saw some made by Angie Juda on Pinterest and followed the easy instructions in her video tutorial to make them. I used the Sweet Shop DSP from the Occasions mini catalog as well as the Fashionable Hearts embosslit to embellish these little treats.

This one was my favorite. I love the color combination on this little treat. So bright and cheery!

Stampin' Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Sweet Shop DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Poppy Parade, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, 1 3/4" Scalloped Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, sticky strip, white baker's twine, dimensionals

Well, I hope that you have enjoyed my projects! I have to give a special thanks to my friend, Rita. She gave me the vote of confidence that I needed that my projects were "blog hop worthy" as I was a little nervous about what to make. Thanks, Rita! :)

Thanks for stopping by! See you again soon! Hop on over to Michelle's blog next! Try to leave some encouraging comments along the way!


Blog Hop Participants:

Shellie G. of Creative Electica

Annie L. of Love Me Cards

Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!

Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot

Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog

Rose C. of Stamp with Rose

Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya

Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft

Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet

Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'

Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog

Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu

Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's

Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot (You are here!)

Michele M. of Michele's Stampin' Blog

Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place

Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps

Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
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Beautiful job, Marla! I think that lollipop holder is my favorite too. Those colors are just awesome together. I love the little banners on them; that was a perfect way to get the sentiment in!

Pat T.

These are such cute projects!!! Love them both. Thank you for sharing. And yes ... you are blog worthy!

Dawn's Creative Chalet

Marla, I love your projects.. so darn adorable!!! Happy Valentines Day! Inky Hugs! :-)


Great projects, your card is beautiful and the lollipop holders are just so cute. Love the color combos. Thanks for sharing!

Shellie G.

Procrastinators unite! I have to say that procrastination definitely paid off for you MArla. I LOVE your projects!


Love the lollipops. Love the colors!

Rose Castillo

You're projects are lovely! I'm glad that you decided to participate. I think I will have to do some casing :)


I love your card with the hidden panel! So cool... The lollipop holders are awesome. They actually remind me of the Wedding Favors I had for the kids at my wedding that a friend made. So very cute.


I adore the fun fold card with the matching panel using the framelits. I just ordered mine and can't wait to use them. The lollipops are so cute, love the colors and the sentiment tag!

Kim Ryden

LOVE those sucker holders! Adorable!

Pam Steckman

OMG OMG I LOVE your first card! There others are so cute but the first one, wow.

Annie Lee

Love the z-fold card and the lollipop holder! So darn pretty and cute! Great job!!!

Nancy Berg

Girl, your projects are GORGEOUS!!

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