Monday, November 30, 2009

Summer Mini Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampers Anonymous Summer Mini blog hop! I am number two on the tour, so if you want to start at the beginning, pop over to Marelle's blog and then come back, or you can start here and still make the complete circuit just by following the links at the end of each post. There are 14 stops along the way and we hope you will visit each one to see the GORJUS creations we have to show you!

We are featuring the beautiful new products in the Summer Mini, available to you from tomorrow, 1st December. Feel free to “share the love” and leave a comment! So sit back, relax and enjoy!

My first item is a gift for my SIL, who is a very keen gardener. How cute is this little watering can?!!! As soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect for my project. The stamps I have used are Hello Again and the matching wheel called Retro Remix.

  • stamps - Hello Again, Retro Remix wheel
  • card & paper - certainly celery, whisper white

Next are two cards using a set called Razzle Dazzle. The first card uses a lot of direct to rubber technique and was inspired by a card by Melissa Aggie.

Materials for both cards:

  • stamps - Razzle Dazzle, Best Yet, Polka Dot
  • card & paper - Pacific point, whisper white, basic black, elegant eggplant, old olive, rose red patterns paper
  • punches - eyelet border, large oval, scalloped oval
  • ribbon - Pacific point, old olive
  • other - SU markers and inks, dimensionals

My last offering today is a scrapbook layout that I knew I would do the instant I saw this set in the catalogue. As regular visitors know, DD11 has Type 1 Diabetes (that's the auto-immune type, not the lifestyle type) and part of her management plan is treating episodes of hypoglycaemia. To bring her blood sugar levels back on track she eats some jelly beans and always has them with her - hence the theme of this layout. The photo was taken the day she was diagnosed and admitted to The Children's Hospital and I have written some journalling and tucked it under the photo, with a punched tab for easy access.

Here's a close up of the gumball machine. I clear embossed it to give it that shiny, metal finish and used crystal effects on some of the jelly beans for dimension. They look good enough to eat!


  • stamps - Something Sweet
  • card & paper - basic black textured card, Pink Flamingo DSP, whisper white card
  • rub on - Bright Delight
  • punch - round tab
  • other - clear embossing powder, versarmark ink, crystal effects, lettering
The totally cute stamps are from a set called Something Sweet and you can also get a co-ordinating punch and some treat cups to use for real sweets or other goodies (they have literally a hundred uses!); I'm sure you will see some of these somewhere along the blog hop.

Thanks for coming by today; I hope these ideas may help inspire you and that you enjoy the rest of the tour. Now just click on her name to see what wonderful creations Noreen has for you.



Teneale Williams said...

Looks good Kerry, I see you used Razzle Dazzle? Change your mind?

Well Done.


Cheryl said...

WOW Kez,you have been busy.Love everything you have made and the colours are fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

All gorgeous Kerry!

Sandy @ Scrappy Habits said...

Love your watering can! All of you projects are lovely!

Nikki Stalker said...

Love your watering can Kerry.


Nanette said...

I too, love that watering can! Beautiful work!

Liam said...

Love that watercan. it is gorgeous.


Marelle Taylor said...

Fabulous projects Kerry!
And thanks SO much for organising our very first Blog Hop. It was heaps of fun!!

Lorna Casha said...

That watering can is beautiful. Love it. Thanks so much for organising this Blog Hop Kerry.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, congratulations.

Julie Putland said...

I just love the watering can. There really are some clever people out there to come up with such a clever design

Julie Putland said...

I just love the watering can, Thanks for sharing. There really are some very clever crafters out there to come up with a design like that.

Sue Dean said...

Love the watering can, very impressive. I really think I might look at Razzle Dazzle after seeing some great creations tonight. Thanks for organising this great event.

Juliette Chapman said...

The watering can is awesome. Thanks for organising this blog hop. I have had fun.

Lynda said...

Beautiful Kez as always and some too cute to boot!!. Heart strings tugged with the jelly beans. Well Done!!

Noreen said...

I love your watering can, what a wonderful gift to give. You have been very creative in all your posts they are all wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Love them all Kerry! especially the watering can!

Charmaine Black said...

Let me say 'SNAP!" for the watering can, I can't stop making them they're soo cute. I love what you did with yours the colours are gorgeous, I really like your razzle dazzle projects too, I've yet to ink mine up, so thanks for the inspiration. Lots of iky hugs from Charmaine :-)

Michelle said...

Love it all Kerry and yes the Watering Can is very impressive.

Rob I said...

Love the watering can, on the to do list. Razzle dazzle is beautiful and you have done 2 fantastic cards with it.

Scrapin Mel said...

Love the watering can, where did you get the template from. I would love to copy.... Have a great Christmas Melissa....