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National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop | Kellie Stamps

Hello lovelies! In celebrating the National Scrapbook Day (which falls on the first Saturday in the month of May), the Kellie Stamps design team would love to share some stamping techniques with you all. Plus, we are having a BUNCH of stamps to giveaway!

Kellie Stamps NSD Blog Hop

[TO WIN A STAMP SET] Here are 3 chances for you to take part to win yourself one:

 

  1. BLOG HOP – Hop along to each and every blog in the list below, leave a comment on ALL of the Kellie Stamps National Scrapbook Day blog posts.
  2. STAMPING CHALLENGE – Select ONE of the stamping techniques shared by our design team members and create a NEW project using that technique. Link up your completed project link to the linky at the end of the blog post. Your link can be to your blog post or image from your Instagram account.
  3. BOTH OF THE ABOVE.

From now till Monday midnight (AEST/GMT+10), join us in this fun blog hop and stamping challenge!

 

PS – BONUS!! Kellie Stamps May stamp release is now open for pre-order.  Click HERE to check out the new stamp sets, Today and Outline It. And for this weekend ONLY you can use the code: NSDAY2015 for 10% OFF your order, valid till Monday midnight (AEST/GMT+10).

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Kellie Stamps NSD Blog Hop Post

Now, allow me to share with you a fun stamping technique, and perhaps you would take up the challenge and create some projects with this technique! *wink*

 

The usual and most common way of using our stamps is to pick up some ink from an ink pad and stamped onto whatever surface material we want. So how about having some watercolour stamped images? Oh yes, I’m not kidding, I did say WATERCOLOR.

 

What you need is some waterbase color markers, papers, water spray bottle and of course the essential stamping supplies such as ink pad, acrylic blocks and stamp cleaner. I’m using my distress markers from Ranger to create the watercolor stamped images on 3”x4” white cards.

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Instead of the typical one solid color stamped image, I want something fun and of vibrant colors. And here was what happened – I picked a script word ‘TODAY’ from Kellie Stamps May stamp set – Today, applied the desired colors straight onto the stamp piece. Next, holding the spray bottle approximately a short ruler distance from the inked stamp piece, mist the stamp piece lightly and stamped the image with even pressure. To finish off the card, I filled the remaining space with black stamped image in order the make the watercolor ‘TODAY’ to stand out and be the main focus point.

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The same goes for the label stamp piece. Color the stamp piece directly with distress markers, mist it lightly with water and stamped. Hey, I got some really cool-looking labels that I can add words on them!

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At the end of the day, I created a handful of cards to be included in my Project Life spreads as well as for card making. 😉

 

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Alrighty! It is time to do some blog hopping! Leave me a comment and check out the rest of the ladies at their blogs 😀 :

 

Amelia

Awbree

Debra

Jen

Jennifer

Jodie

Juli

Pepper

Jessica

Kellie

Submit your challenge project via the linky below:

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Walk-Through of My Traveler’s Notebook + Video Tutorial + Setup For Family Trip + GIVEAWAY!

Hiya! It had been a hectic and busy past 2 weeks over here, where the husband was away on a business trip for 9 days (not that long I know but without the extra pair of helping hands at home does make a big difference) and my elder boy was down with a nasty throat infection. Still, we were done with the final school term and now we’re all ready for our family trip after we get our luggage packed!

Web - Traveler's Notebook & Travel Essentials 

Hold it, before I go, here is the video I had promised you that I would share — a walk-through on my handcrafted Traveler’s Notebook + a tutorial on altering a traveler’s notebook insert cover + the setup of my Traveler’s Notebook for the family trip + a GIVEAWAY! Oh yes, a GIVEAWAY! I have wanted to do one and I thought it would be nice to have one while I’m away. 😉 Read More

Video Tutorial: Travel Journal Kit – Say Cheese!

This has been on my To-Do list for the longest time and I finally bite the bullet to make my very first video tutorial! 3 cheers for me! LOL.

Travel Journal Kit - Say Cheese! - Full Reveal

First of all, I need to warn you that I sounded funny in the video and that I couldn’t seem to be able to find my tongue at some points during the recording. I had a few hiccups here and there and please pardon me for the many “ok… erm… eh…” I used the whole afternoon to doing the recording, searching high and low for extra SD card (you’ll know why after you watched the video) and running here and there to charge up batteries etc. Gee, I was like a headless chicken. LOL. Still, despite the duh and the oops, I enjoyed the whole process. Like I said, this is my first video tutorial and I guessed I’m still able to pull it off and hope that the video will be helpful to you.

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Tutorial – DIY-a-Notebook

In general, how many notebooks do one owns and uses them at the same time? For me, I’ve six (and still counting)! Each for its own purpose and they all varies in sizes and looks. And out of the six, four of them were handmade by me.

So here’s what I’m going to show you – to make your very own notebook with 20 easy and simple steps! Read More

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