Just A Blog Hop

October 2nd, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!  I hope you’ve been able to carve out some time to stamp today! 🙂  I’m excited to be hosting a super fun blog hop chock full of wonderfully talented ladies that I’m blessed to call friends.  Over the past few years more and more stampers I know have become involved in different aspects of the *industry* of stamping – design teams, illustration, company rep, even company ownership.  It’s been awesome to see, but with so many deadlines and obligations there can sometimes be a downside – not having as much *pure play time* with stamping…time to just play with whatever products might be calling to you at any given moment.  So everyone was invited to put aside all obligations and just stamp for FUN!  What could be better to celebrate World Card Making Day?

The JUST A BLOG HOP criteria was simple:

*choose a challenge from anywhere

*choose either a new uninked image or an old favorite

*make a card and MAIL IT!

And you are weclome to play along with us!

The challenge I chose was from Flourishes: 1 stamp, 2 looks.  I was so intrigued by what I saw their dt create that I wanted to play too.  The actual challenge  is to use a Flourishes Christmas stamp, but I went a different direction and just used the challenge for inspiration.  I have a brand new (to me) set from Waltzing Mouse that I’ve been dying to ink up and this was the perfect chance to make a couple of friendship/thank you cards I’ve been needing to get mailed out.

So here are my 2 looks with 1 stamp:

The stamped label images on both cards are stamped in Pearlescent chocolate ink and heat embossed with clear ep on designer papers.  The first card features paper from the Girls Paperie that I’ve been hoarding. Those pretty pink roses make me swoon!!!


The second card features the  Crate Paper Restoration collection.  I had fun creating a tile/patchwork pattern of little pieces of different patterns.  I just love the look of the label stamped on that woodgrain paper from the collection! This card is 3.25″ x 6.5″ – a mini tall card.

I almost totally ruined the card while I was trying to make a last minute addition of the Zva crystal swirl.  I love the way those swirls look on cards, but I ALWAYS want to tear my hair out trying to apply them.  Does anyone have any tips for me on that?  When I try they break apart or twist over on themselves, etc etc. 

Other than that,  I had a BLAST creating for this hop and I hope all the other girls did too.  I am dying to see what they have to show us,  I know it’s going to be fabulous and I think some of it may be unexpected 😉 …are you ready to hop with me?  Each girl will provide you with a link to the next stop on the hop, but I have the whole road map listed below just in case you get lost along the way:

Jami Sibley – you are here

Lisa Hjulberg

Charmaine Ikach

Denise Marzec

Emily Gunnell

Deborah Robb

Monika Davis

Lori Craig

Anna Wight

Jennifer Balcer

Jackie Pedro

Tosha Leyendekker

Taylor Van Bruggen

Danielle Lounds

Alice Wertz

Dawn Easton  

Rosie Hughes

Rachel Stzonyk

Sankari Wegman

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’ve gotten lots of inspiration for WCMD!  And whatever you do, make sure you mail out a handmade card to brighten someone’s day!

21 Responses to “Just A Blog Hop”

  1. Taylor Says:

    Super sweet, Jami! I love the scalloped lace trim on the Crate Paper card! Thanks for the Just a Blog Hop challenge! I had fun!

  2. Belinda Chang Langner Says:

    Love this! 🙂 Fun take on the WMS remedies set! 🙂 Yeah, I have a rough time with applying some of the larger swirls. I do ok with the smaller ones by slowly taking off the plastic backing and slowly adhering it. Seems to work ok for me. Glad you saved your card though!

  3. Lisa Hjulberg Says:

    Oh Jami, I LOVE these!!! And I can honestly say I love them both equally. And your designs for both are FAB!!! Thank you so much for organizing this hop. I really enjoyed creating just for fun… even though all crafting is fun, it IS nice to branch out a bit. And I’m sorry my card was tardy… I didn’t get home until nearly midnight last night or to bed until nearly 2:00 and couldn’t get myself up and going this morning! I had a blast yesterday, though, and even won a cool prize at the crop.

    Have a wonderful day!


    P.S. If you figure out the trick to Zva’s, please do let me know because I have the same problem and have to keep my bottle of Un-do at the ready every time…

  4. Berenice R. Says:

    Such a nice cards! Thanks for sharing. Happy World Card Making Day 🙂

  5. Danielle Lounds Says:

    Lovely lovely cards Jami! And thanks so much for organizing the hop! So much fun. Oh – and I gave up on the crystal swirls after ruining a couple of cards.

  6. Tosh Says:

    Love what you did with that fabulous image Jami. Both have so many fabulous details!! Super cards!!

  7. Pattie Goldman Says:

    Hi Jami! Great cards and I love blingy flourishes too. Here’s what I do…
    Peel off one edge of the backing paper and adhere it to the project where you want it to start. Peel back a little more backing and stick that smaller area down. Repeat until done. That way, most of the sticker is on the backing until it is ready to go on your project. Hope that helps (and makes sense!)

  8. Monika/buzsy Says:

    These are so pretty Jami! Love those label images and great colors. Thank you for organizing the blog hop. Enjoy the rest of WCMD! :o)

  9. Linda L Says:

    A beautiful idea….too often our cards do not get sent….happy WCMD girls!

  10. Lori Craig Says:

    These are so sweet, Jami. LOVE that sentiment. Thanks for the invite. I was so happy to play along! Hugs, my sweet, sweet friend and happy WCMD!

  11. Rachel (Gingerbread Gal) Says:

    Hmmm…. I had a feeling these stamps were going to be coming out to play. Beautiful designs Jami! I hear you on the crystals. It’s crazy applying those things. LOL! Thanks so much for organizing this fun blog hop. I had a blast! Happy WCMD!

  12. Iris Says:

    Too cute! Can’t wait to hop!

  13. Emily Says:

    I love these, Jami! The trim is such a great touch! Love them both!

  14. Denise Says:

    Such BEAUTIFUL cards, Jami! Love all the feminine details. 🙂

    Thanks for inviting me to the hop. It was just what I needed….FUN stamping! 🙂

  15. Dawn Easton Says:

    Fabulous cards, Jami! I’m loving how that stamp looks on the woodgrain paper!!! Awesome! Thanks for including me in the hop! I am off to catch up now!

  16. Dawn Easton Says:

    Fabulous cards, Jami! I’m loving how that stamp looks on the woodgrain paper!!! Awesome! Thanks for including me in the hop! I am off to catch up n

  17. Lydia Says:

    WOWZA – these are stunning! That stamp is so beautiful on both, and your jewels look lovely even if they were sticky! 🙂

  18. Lynn Put Says:

    What a fun challenge and such pretty cards both with different looks using the same stamp! I love all of the wonderful details on both cards, the pearls, lace, ribbon, butterfly and bling look amazing!

  19. Charmaine Ikach Says:

    Jami, i LOVE these. What a great stamp, first of all, and the different looks you created make it even better! What beautiful cards! the receivers of these are VERY lucky!

  20. Debbie Standard Says:

    Gorgeous card – when you find the trick let me know!

  21. natalie Says:

    Jami, those cards are lovely. Whoever receives them will be delighted!

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