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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD MARCH BLOG HOP – RAINBOW FLOWERS!

2 posts in one day! This post I am joining in with a Blog Hop for the Stamping Around the World Tutorial team.  Each month we join in a hop with a project using the same stamp set we used in our Monthly Tutorials.  It’s a great way of seeing a different way of using them.  You might be starting here or have just come from Sandra’s amazing creations.

For my project today I am using the Painted Seasons Stamp set.  It’s been a very popular set in recently and to think that it is a free set with your order!

I wanted a fun, bright card.  I have made a rainbow of flowers on my card.

I stamped the flower in the set over a piece of white card to create a rainbow effect.  The inks used were Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape.  The sentiment is from Love What You Do set.  And did you notice the label shape? I used the new Story Label Punch.  I stamped a piece in Granny Apple Green too and then cut the piece in half and layered it behind the stamped white piece.

While making this card I stamped a few pieces of Whisper White to work on the arrangement.  I didn’t want to waste them so I made another 2 cards with the pieces.

The sentiment on the above cards are from the Butterfly Gala Stamp set and diecut with a small rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I cut another one in Silver Foil and cut it in half and layered it behind the stamped rectangle.

I hope you like the cards.  They are simple but I think bright and colourful and very quick to make.

Now you are off on the next hop.  Head off to Jo Anne’s blog now HERE.  Or you can follow the arrows below.

     

 

If you get lost though you can follow the list below.

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Sandra Mastello (Violet vs Purple Paper Craft)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

Thanks for visiting me. You can be on your way now.

Remember though you can grab these exclusive monthly tutorials by

A) receiving them Free with orders over $78 (Aus residents only) or

B) Purchasing them from me where ever you are in the world for A$20 via paypal.  (Email me for the details).

Jenny

 

 

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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the Stamping Around the World Blog Hop.  The team brings you the Free Tutorials each month and we have decided to join in a Blog Hop to share more creations just for you.  You will travel all over the world in this hop.  Each of us are using the same stamp set that we used in our Tutorial projects. So I hope you enjoy the Hop.

You would have come from Margriet’s Blog HERE or just starting from mine here. Either way you can follow along with us.

For my project this month I have used the Incredible Like You set.  For today’s project I created a Panel card using this set.  I have the instructions below so if you want to make your own you can.  This card was hard to take photos of so I hope you get the idea.

Front on.

The front of the card is cut shorter with the panel overhanging.

The butterfly is from Butterfly Gala coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I just happened to have this finished butterfly on my desk left over from a previous project that I didn’t end up using. It worked well I think.

I added the Glitter Gems for a little sparkle.  The paper is from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  (This paper is in low supply so you if you want it you better grab this one soon). The Organdy Ribbon is already gone sorry.

The inside. 

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

MAKE YOUR OWN PANEL CARD

I have the measurements for you in Metric and Imperial.

METRIC (apologies in advance for the odd measurements but this is what I started with on my white stamped piece and went from there.  The panel can be made in any size to suit)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 14.8cm x 21cm scored at 10.5cm.  Trim off 3cm on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 14.4cm x 7cm

Paper – 14cm x 6.6cm

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 14.4cm x 10.1cm

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 9.5cm x 7.2cm

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 9.1cm x 6.8cm

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 8.7cm x 6.4cm

 

IMPERIAL (for the mat pieces I have reduced them by 1/4″.  You may wish to reduce them more to suit you)

CARD

Base Card (Highland Heather) – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″scored at 4 1/4″.  Trim off 1 1/2″ on the front.

Card Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 5 3/8″ x 2 7/8″

Paper – 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

Inside Piece (Whisper White) – 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″

 

FRONT PANEL

Mat (Highland Heather) – 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″

Mat (Lemon Lime Twist) – 3 5/8″ x 2 5/8″

Stamped Piece (Whisper White) – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

STAMPED FLOWER

Now if you notice the flower on the front there isn’t actually a stamp for that.  I created that using some of the images in the set.  The “dot” for the centre and the “petals” for the leaf.  This is how you can build your flower up.  I hope it is clear enough.

1. First stamp the “dot” on your card.  I used So Saffron.  Use the leaf shape to build your petals of your flower.

2. Stamp around the circle spacing them evenly apart.

3.  Go back around the circle stamping in the spaces.

4. You have your finished flower.  I added some Wink of Stella in the centre of the flower but it didn’t show up too well on the card photo.

 

The Incredible Like You set is in my store now -> HERE.  $28 Aus. It has been very popular at all the events I have done recently.  Everyone loves how versatile it is and the sentiments are lovely.

There is only one week left for the February Tutorial Bundle.  The bundle contains 10 exclusive projects from Demonstrators around the world. Receive it Free with your orders over $78 AUS.  This will be emailed out to you after you order.

OR you can purchase the Tutorials for $20 AUS. You won’t be disappointed.  People have said to me how gorgeous the projects are.  (and they are!). 🙂

Now continue on your Blog Hop by following the NEXT and BACK arrows below.  I have the list below if you get lost.

        BACK 

    NEXT

 

 

Roll Call List

Eva Pottsova (Crafting with Angels)

Linda Handford (Stampin by the Beach)

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Sue Allen Simply Craft)

Jo Anne Hewins (Luv 2 Create)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Lori Schaefer Mueller (Stampin’ Dreams)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

 

Thanks for visiting me

Jenny

 

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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD BLOGHOP!

 

Today I am taking part in a Blog Hop with the Demonstrators from the Stamping Around the World Tutorial team I am part of.  This is exciting! I hope you can take some time and enjoy the short hop around the world.  You might have come from  Sue Allen’s Blog or just starting out from here.  That’s ok.  Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and hop along to each blog.

Today I am sharing a project with the Hello Cupcake set.  I used this set in my project for this month’s Tutorials so thought I would use it again for the Blog Hop project.

Using a Clear Acetate Card Box I created a set of cards.  This would make a nice gift set.

The paper is from the Brights Paper Stack in the Annual Catalogue.  It is 6″x6″ (15.2cm) and not quite wide enough to wrap around the box completely.  I could join it but then you would notice it on this.  So I just went with a strip across the front and tied around some Lemon Lime Twist Organdy ribbon around the strip before adhering it to the front of the box.

The diecut “friend” is from the new Well Written Framelits Dies.  The “FOR YOU” is from the stamp set Well Said. These two come as a bundle or individually.

I made a set of 5 one layer cards using 5 different colours from the Brights Collection: Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay.

The cupcake base was stamped in Early Espresso ink.  The “frosting” was stamped on scrap white card in the ink colour and then fussy cut out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals..  I stamped “sprinkles” in the corner in the co-ordinating colour. Of course, a Rhinestone to finish. 🙂

The cards were very quick to put together.  You could make them even quicker if you stamped the “frosting” directly on the card.  It’s nice to have a little card set on-hand to give out to someone.

Here are a couple of them individually to see.  I had to add a few sprinkles around for the photos. 🙂

This one is in Mango Melody.

This one is in Poppy Parade.  This is not a colour I use too often but I liked it on this card.

I hope you liked the Hello Cupcake card set.

This set is a free choice for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90 AUS.  You can order your Stampin’ Up! products in my store now -> HERE  Please use the Host Code: FYQHM4CK

Once you have ordered you can select your choice of Sale-A-Bration product.  Free is good. 🙂  Don’t forget you will get your free tutorial bundle with 10 projects with this qualifying order too. I will email that to you after you place your order.  Or you can purchase the Tutorials for $28 AUS via Paypal. (link given when you email me for it). 🙂

Now off to the next blog. You will hop to Linda’s blog now -> HERE

If you get lost you can follow along with the list below.

1. Alejandra Gomez

2. Narelle Fasulo

3. Jo Anne Hewins

4. Stefanie Pletscher

5. Eva Pottsova

6. Margriet Siekman

7. Sue Allen

8. Jenny Hayward

9. Linda Handford – UK

Enjoy. 🙂

Jenny 

Blog Hops, cards, Techniques, Tutorials

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE – SALT BACKGROUND!

I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop this month and we are sharing Favourite Techniques.  I always love to try different techniques.  Before we start you might be starting here or you have just come from Jenny Hall’s Blog -> HERE.

As for my Favourite Technique.  That’s a hard one to choose one.  What I am sharing though today is a technique that I have wanted to try for a very long time so it was a good chance to play with it to create some, hopefully fun cards with you.

The technique I am sharing with you is the Salt Background Technique.  Have you tried this before?

Using the salt on a wet background creates a type of “bleaching” of dots on your card as the card dries.  I will show you the cards and then show you how to create your own.  (You might want to continue to Blog Hop and stop by again later to take in all the details).

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SALT BACKGROUND

For this technique you can use any type of salt but the result will differ.  The larger Rock Salt will result in larger “bleached” patterns (like the first example above) whereas the regular fine Table Salt will give a speckled type of “bleached” pattern, (like the 2nd example).

As you need to add water to your card you will need a good quality card to take the water. Either the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper or the Shimmer Paper works very well.

NB: The steps below are for the first card sample above.

1. Wash over your card with the Aquapainter and water.  Add drops of chosen reinker colour(s) over your card.

For this sample below I added drops of Pumpkin Pie Reinker first over different areas on the card.

I added other colours too.  Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.

2. Using the Aquapainter wash over the colours to spread it over the card.  Try not to mix the colours too much though. It does look a bit messy.  The colours lighten as they dry too. Each time you do it, it will work out different.  You can just use one colour reinker too as I did in the Night of Navy card.

While the card is still wet sprinkle over your salt.  I forgot to take a photo of this sample with the salt on it but I will show a different card below.

3.  Allow the card to dry. You could use the Heat Tool but I found it just spread the colours more which I didn’t want so leave the card for several hours or even overnight.

Once it is dried lightly brush off the salt.  You will see little “bleached” spots where the salt was.  It is a great effect and you can use that directly on your cards.

Here is a different sample in Rich Razzleberry showing the salt over the card.  I will share the finished card for this one at a later time.  For these cards I used the Rock Salt which are larger grains of salt.

For this Night Of Navy one below I used the finer Table Salt. Which I didn’t take a photo of at the time. I did add a lot more salt to the card too. I like this effect how it turned out.

I will say my hands were very inky by the time I finished with all the different colours.  But that’s part of the fun. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Now you are off on the next blog and can see what technique they have to share with you today.

Click on the ‘NEXT’ image below to head to Narelle’s Blog.

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

ESAD 2018 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE BLOG HOP!

 

Welcome to the ESAD 2018 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  It’s nice to have you stop by.  I am sure you will see lots of gorgeous projects along the hop with the lovely new products from the new Holiday Catalogue.

Firstly though, ESAD is a great group of Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand and we love sharing with you regularly.

 

You would have come from Rachael’s blog HERE or you are starting from this blog.  You can just hop from one post to the other though in the links shown in each post and see the projects.

For my projects today I have used the very cute So Santa set.  I love that we have some “summery” Christmas sets because in Australia we don’t have snow and snowmen at Christmas time.

These are the 2 cards I have made.

Don’t you love the cool Santa dude in his boardies.  (yes, that’s Aussie for Board shorts).  They were both coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I kept the layout the same for both and just changed them slightly.  Both the sentiments are from the So Santa set.  The paper is from the Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue.  Of course you could use any paper.  I just flagged the end of the pieces.  They were adhered to a white card mat that I had embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. 

One of the images I cut with the Layering Squares Framelits and I cut a Silver Glimmer Paper scallop square to go behind it.  The other was cut with the Layering Circles Framelits with a scallop circle behind it.

Hope you like these Santas??

If you haven’t already checked the Holiday Catalogue out, you can click on the link in the right hand column.

Now you are off to Rochelle’s blog.  I am sure she has something amazing to share with you.  Click on the Next Arrow below.  If you get lost then there is a list of everyone participating further below.  Thanks for visiting. 🙂

 

Blog hop participant list:

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Kim Oliver
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Delys Cram
  5. Katrina Duffell
  6. Peta Stephen
  7. Cathy Pinchbeck
  8. Barbara Williams
  9. Libby Dyson
  10. Jo Stubbings
  11. Fi Cobbin
  12. Rebekah Crisp
  13. Jenna Watkins
  14. Rachael Lewsley
  15. Jenny Hayward
  16. Rochelle Blok
  17. Lauren Meiklejohn
  18. Rose Packer
  19. Monique Fielder
  20. Maree McIntosh
  21. Sandra Mastello
  22. Amity Knight
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Narelle Fasulo
  25. Sharni Haines
  26. Rebecca Scurr
Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – ANNUAL CATALOGUE SNEAK PEEK!

Today I am joining in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  It is all about the new Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek so you are in for a treat.  I am sure there are some lovely creations everyone will share today.  You might be starting here or you have just come from Elaine’s blog -> HERE.

Today I am focusing on the new Bundle Sitting Pretty.

I have created 2 cards with this Bundle.  I really like the seat Dies in the Pretty Park Framelits set.

I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  The card base is the new Incolor Grapefruit Grove.  For both of them I used sentiments from the set Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I kept the layout similar for both cards.

For the top card I cut the bench seat in Black Cardstock.  For the little bird I stamped it in black and stamped the inside of the bird in Mint Macaron.  You don’t even need to colour it with the markers or pencils.  Just a tip though: I stamped the inside of the bird twice turning the stamp slightly each time to give a little more cover in the inking.  It’s a little hard to know how to stamp it. Now don’t bother trying to cut this tiny bird with scissors.  You can cut it with the matching die!

On the card below I have used the lovely Velvet Rich Razzleberry Ribbon. For this set I stamped the ornate seat in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card.  This was then cut out with the matching die.  I also cut a heart in Silver Glimmer Paper with the heart die. 

I hope you like them.

You can head off to the next Blog.  Now we have Jessie’s amazing creations.  Click on the NEXT button below.  If that doesn’t work then click -> HERE.

The full list of participants is below though if you get lost.

Not long now for you to wait for the start of catalogue.  June 1st is the day!!

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

1. Jessie Holton – Australia
2. Vicki Hunter – Australia
3. Pia Gerhardt – Germany
4. Stephanie Fischer – Australia
5. Alejandra Gomez – USA
6. Jo Anne – USA
7. Cheryl Taylor -UK
8. Sandra Roberts – UK
9. Tracy Marie Lewis – Stuff N Thingz – USA
10. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
11. Teresa’s Happy Place – Australia
12. Vicky Wright – Australia
13. Sharon Dalton – Australia
14. Kayla MacAulay – Australia
15. Angela Meiritz-Reid – New Zealand
16. Karen Farquhar – Australia
17. Joanne Hodge – USA
18. Kim Oliver – Australia
19. Elaine Johnson – Australia
20. Jenny Hayward – Australia
3D projects, Blog Hops, cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – BLACK, WHITE AND 1 OTHER COLOUR!

Today I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop.  You might have just come from Jenny Hall’s blog HERE.  This month’s theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is Black, White + One.  Any colour you choose.  There are so many options really.  What to choose??  I really wasn’t sure what to go with until I sat down and started making the card.  My +1 for this Blog Hop is BERRY BURST!  Such a fun colour and I think it really “pops” when added to black.

Here is the card I created.  It’s a Triangle Pocket card using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Don’t think of this paper just for Christmas!

I found the original card inspiration HERE.  I changed the measurements a bit and also how I made it so I will add the tutorial below for you.

You can continue on your Blog Hop now and then come back to see how you make themNow head off to Sharon’s blog -> HERE. 

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CREATE YOUR OWN TRIANGLE POCKET CARD

You will need:

Base card – Basic Black 13cm x 10.5cm (5 1/8″ x 4 1/8″)

Inside card (I used as the inside lining) – Basic Black 12cm x 10cm ( 4 3/4″ x 4″)

Whisper White card  12cm x 10cm (4 3/4″ x 4″)

2 x Designer Series paper (DSP) squares 10cm x 10cm (4″ x 4″)

scrap card for embellishing.

1. Take your 2 Designer Series Paper squares.

2. Turn the papers so that the pattern that you want on the outside is faced down.

On each square fold the top edge in to 2 triangles.  Be sure that both triangles on the piece match.  I found it helped to just hold the mid point on the edge of the square with your finger or the bone folder as I folded it in. Fold up the straight edge over the triangles.  I actually placed the paper on my paper trimmer and scored a straight line just under the triangles to give a crisper fold.

 

Open up the straight edge fold again. Place adhesive behind the triangles to adhere them down.

3. Place adhesive on the back of the patterned paper along the straight edge and adhere them down to the back of your card lining piece. (for this I used Black card).  I added this step as I liked to hide the edge of the triangles to make it look neater especially as it is a colour I didn’t want showing.

4. Place adhesive on the back of the card lining piece and adhere that to your card base with the triangles sticking out.

5. The triangle pieces don’t meet in the middle but that’s OK.  You can embellish the front.  I added some diecut circles (one in black and one in vellum) and a diecut dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  On the dragonfly I sponged in places with the Berry Burst Ink.  I also went over just the “friend” word from the Dragonfly Dreams set with a Berry Burst Marker and it was then cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits. 

6. On the inside white card insert I stamped the sentiment and the spots from the Dragonfly Dreams in Berry Burst and added just a little sponging around the edge.

What do you think?  I think I want to make more of them that’s for sure. 🙂

Jenny

 

 

3D projects, Blog Hops, cards, Techniques

STAMP-A-LATTE HOLIDAY BLOG HOP!!

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Welcome to the First Stamp A Latte Holiday Blog Hop.  We all have some great projects from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to share with you today.  You may have just come from Narelle’s blog Here or you may be starting out here. Either way sit back and enjoy your little hop around.

Today I am focusing on the Snowflake Thinlets. I really like this Thinlets set.  They are so versatile for a number of different occasions not just Christmas.  Not only does it contain the Thinlet to create the Flip card but it has a 2 different size snowflakes, a tree, a heart, banner and 3 words (Brrr, Joy, snow).

snowflake thinlets

On to my projects.  I have made a cute little tag box and a flip card.

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Firstly, the card…

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I have used the Nordic Noel DSP with Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The snowflakes stamped on the card are from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set.  They co-ordinate so well with this die I think.  I cut a large snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller one in Baked Brown Sugar to layer them together.  The Rhinestone in the centre was coloured with the Blendablilites.

What made this Thinlet die even more useful is that recently I discovered that you can cut the centre large snowflake out.  I was watching the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Thinlet video here and they showed this little tip.  I will show you below.

Cutting a Thinlet Snowflake.

Cut a piece of DSP or cardstock larger than the shape and cut it out with your Big Shot.

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Turn the Snowflake to line it up in the Die the other way to cut it out completely.  I found it easier to lay the Die upside down on a cutting plate and place the DSP or cardstock into the Die rather than try and line the Die over the paper. Then you can just lay the other cutting plate on top and cut it.

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This is what you end up with. How cool!

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Now on to the box.

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Once again layering some cut Snowflakes on the top.  The greeting is from the ‘Good Greetings’ set that you can get for free this month. Check the blog post here if you missed those details.

Now on to the inside.

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I used the Nordic Noel DSP again. I added a strip of DSP on the top of the acetate lid but it doesn’t wrap right around.  I lined the bottom of the box too.  This one was the reverse side of the DSP strip used on the lid.  It holds these cute tags I made.  I just made 3 but you could easily fit lots more in there.

Here they are close-up.

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I used the 1 3/4″ circle Punch to cut the Baked Brown Sugar circles. The tree and snowflake are cut from the Thinlets.  The Star is one from the Star Framelits set.  These Banners were cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Here is the back. The “to” and “from” is from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set again.

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OK now you have had a photo overload.  I will spare you anymore so you can be on your way.  If you would like to know how I made the cute Tag Box then stop by tomorrow and I will post a tutorial.  I think I have taken up enough of your time.  You need to get on to the next blog now.  Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Remember to stop by and comment on each blog so you can be in the running for a prize.  You will go in a draw for a Trim the Tree DSP Stack and a pack of Rhinestones (Australian Residents Only & Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ineligible for the Blog Candy).  Now on to Virginia’s blog Here.

If you get lost here are a list of blogs you will visit today.

  1. Leonie Schroder     http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Narelle Fasulo         http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
  3. Jenny Hayward      http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com
  4. Virginia Hampson    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampoutyourartwithvirginia/blog
  5. Libby Dyson           http://www.libbystampz.com