Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pinspired-Crafter's Companion USA Joint Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion USA Joint Blog Hop!

If you came from Denise's blog, then you are right on track.  If not, you may want to start at the beginning of the hop with Annette.  Once you are finished here, be sure to stop by and see Jean's lovely card.  Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win!

Just in case you are new to either Pinspired or Crafter's Companion USA, below is a short bio about both:

Crafter's Companion USA
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we havve exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!

Pinspired Challenge Blog
Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challengeslaunched in January of 2013. Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. We will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post. That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want. You can take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

From May 3 - 5, both design teams from Pinspired and Crafter's Companion USA will be showcasing stamps from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection. You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion USA (May 3 - 5, 2013), and for a second chance to win, you can play along with us!

Using the image above as inspiration, create a new project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog. If you choose to play along, you have until May 9, 2013 to upload you project for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion USA. If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, then you have two chances to win!

I used the Magnolia stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection.  Since the inspiration photo features mostly pastel colors, I chose to use pastels on my Magnolia bloom.  To get the soft pastel look, I embossed the flower with white embossing powder then colored it in using watercolor paints. I like that when a flower comes in stamp form, it can be any color you choose!  All of the flowers in Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection are beautiful and the possibilities are endless!

Be sure to check out what the other designers made with these beautiful floral stamps!  In case you get lost along the way, there is full list of participants below.  We hope you will play along with us!  Remember that the InLinkz will be on the Pinspired blog!  Now head on over to Jean's blog and enjoy the hop!

Erica-you are here!
Mary Dawn
Stephanie L.
Stephanie S.


Stampn'HI said...

Love the design of your card. All the embellies surely do make me smile and that amazingly colored bloom is just gorgeous!

Deepti Stephens said...

Very sweet card!

aaga said...

Pretty soft tones.

Doris said...

Very pretty. I like the delicate coloring you used.

Khristen said...

Oh that's so very pretty! Love the softness. Fun hopping along with your team!

Khristen, CC DT

sanketi said...

Love the colors used , so soft!

Natasha G.P. said...

Wow, it's so light and pretty.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Very cute card. I love the white outlining in the flowers. Such a perfect touch.

sharon g said...

How pretty your soft flower card is.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

yay, so fabulous, I love the soft colors!

maria f. said...

So very delicate and beautiful. Completely reminiscent of the pastel pencils in the photo.

Emily H said...

Oh my Erica! This is stunningly gorgeous!!

Maria said...

beautiful work

Shari M said...

love the colours. TFS

Sue D said...

Very soft and pretty color palette.

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

yes... that is a smile card. Put one right on my face when I saw it. TFS

barbara macaskill said...

Love how this is soft and delicate, from the colors to the flower! Stunning! TFS!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love magnolias have one in my back yard. Yours is very delicate looking and so real. Thanks for sharing.
Linda K.

Christiana said...

The watercoloring is so soft and pretty! I love it!

Purple Princess said...

love the colors!!

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very pretty!Love the soft colors!!!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Lovely card with pretty blue bow!!! This card of yours is stunning.

PS: Big hug from your new follower. Tan