Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SP & Company May Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the SP & Company New Release Day Celebration and the Design Team Blog Hop!!!!

This month's color is Orange! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Orange challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some awesome SP and Company prizes!

Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE.  You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!It's a blast and you don't want to miss out!

Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fun! Our GRAND PRIZE this month is one month in the SP 6x6 Stamping Kit Club! The grand prize winner will receive a newly released 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park + a newly released SP & Co stamp set as their kit.

Now, onto my projects!

For my first project, I created a mini album using the newest SP set, Bold Birthday Sentiments.  I LOVE this set! The sentiments are really so much fun and I always have a hard time finding good birthday sentiments I want to use for my cards.  My little one is turning 3 soon and I thought it would be fun to create a mini album that I can place some Instagram pics in later.  I really like the look of using cheap coasters and turning them into album covers.

I thought it would be fun to use my Spellbinders to make a frame and then to place real candles inside! I also added in some banners I stamped and cut from the Stitchery Doo Banners set.

I didn't have any pink bling, so I just used my Copics to alter the color.  I think this album is really fun and I can't wait to fill it in.  The finished size is 4 x 4, just perfect for those Instagram pictures.  And you better believe I'll be adding more stamps inside, too!!!

My second project is a simple card.

I used some spray mist in the background and I used the Birthday Sentiments stamp on Spellbinders die cut.  I created the rose using some punches.  I created a quick video to show how I made the rose.  This is my very first video, so please be gentle!  :-)  You can find it HERE or just click below.

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects with the stamps that came out TODAY to inspire you!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:


Stamps: SP & Company
Papers: Stampin Up, Recollections, Basic Grey
Ink: Memento, PTI, Versa Magic
Dies: Spellbinders
Punches: McGill
Bling: Recollections


  1. Wonderful, creative projects!

  2. How cool!!! Love how you used the real candles.

  3. OH I love the idea with the candles in the card! will try to remember that :-)

  4. Love your projects...that orange flower is beautiful!

  5. What an awesome album, Chrissie! Love your card, too.

  6. I love how you used the coasters to make an album. TFS!

  7. Gorgeous flower - thanks for sharing how you created it. Love your card and mini album!!!

  8. What a fun album! And a great video - I love rolled petals! My 2-yo was calling me at the same time yours did in the video - I couldn't tell which was mine and which was yours!

  9. I aboslutely love the mini album and the card is so pretty too! TFS!

  10. So cute, I love them both! :)

  11. Love your projects, and your video is awesome! I would never have expected that it was your first.

  12. Including real candles in the mine book was vry creative.The vidoe for making flowers was vry helpful. Thanks so much.

  13. I love the card with the candles on it- what a creative idea.

  14. So very clever! Love the coaster project!

  15. fun album
    simple card but a fabulous flower!
    thanks for sharing

  16. Great projects! Especially love the mini album with coasters.

  17. What a clever idea with the candles! i just love mini albums.
    The card is beautiful--simply elegant.
    You did a GREAT job on your video. Years ago kids seemed to wait til Mom was on the phone, now it's when the video camera rolling on a project! Thanks for sharing it.


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