Saturday, February 11, 2012

Stampendous Blog Hop!

This Saturday the Stampendous design team has something extra special planned for you ... they have combined their regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month! I am super excited to have been asked to participate in this blog hop as a guest designer. Thanks so much to the Stampendous team for inviting me! So pull up a chair, grab a warm beverage and yummy snack, and get ready to be wowed!




The gals at Stampendous sent me some of their new Color Fragments for this Blog Hop, which I used to create a 6"x6" card. I turned these little bits of pure color into egg shells in the nest below:




In the above card, I stamped the bird's nest from the Nest Egg Perfectly Clear Stamps twice and then cut it out with a combination of my craft knife & a pair of scissors. It took a l-o-n-g time, I'm not going to lie. I layered one nest over the other to create the well in the center.

Next I used both the solid and speckled egg stampes from the Nest Egg Perfectly Clear Stamps to create the eggs. I layered the speckled images over the sold images to create this robin's egg look. One of the eggs I cut in half to look like it had already hatched.

After arranging the eggs in the nest, I added Scotch Quickdry to the nest and then sprinkled on the Powder Blue Color Fragments to look like broken bits of shell. Once the next was complete, I added it to the front of my card & I LOVE IT!!! Here's a closer look at the nest itself:




To see more of what you can do with these color fragments, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:
















and a VERY special guest designer for this Blog Hop



As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies Stampendous is showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as over on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of five fantastic prize packs. Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments:












Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!! You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th.
Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address.

Have a great weekend!

~Kathryn :D

92 comments:

  1. Kathryn it is gorgeous....you really should do more cards....every time I see what you have created, it makes me want to do more cards!...you are an inspiration....know I cannot win, being in Canada, but just had to tell you how lovely this was and thanks for the idea of how to us the fragments....

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    1. Thank you so much, June-Marie! I am so happy to have inspired you with my card! I do plan to do more cards this year, now that I am getting better at it & less fearful of the process. :D

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  2. I think you need to frame that - what a beautiful project

    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner
    bjhouse2004 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Oh.My.Gosh.....you CUT OUT the bird's nest? You are my new hero!! This card is stunning - the bird shells are absolute perfection! So glad you could hop with us today!

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    1. How crazy was that!? I don't know what I was thinking! It took me two episodes of "Murder, She Wrote" to get them done, but I am so happy with how they turned out. Thanks you so much for stopping by!

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  4. This card is beautiful. It reminds me of spring and the robin that make nests in our trees each year. Thank you for sharing

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  5. The broken egg with the fragments is super cool! Love it!

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  6. Your art is wonderful - love what the blue chips did for the nest as well as the crazy beautiful nest. I need this stamp! Mary Werner

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    1. You're right ~ you DO need it! ;D It's a wonderful stamp. The two sets of eggs (the solid and the speckled) are simply GENIUS!

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  7. this is so pretty! love the nest with the eggs, I can believe it took a while to cut! looks fabulous, though! :)

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  8. Kathryn, This card is so pretty! The eggs and shells look so real. Great job! Shari (cricutrookie) cricutrookie at aol dot com

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  9. A beautiful card and you always have amazing projects to show us. I miss you on YouTube.

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    1. I'll be back on YouTube one day once things settle down around here. In the meantime there's USTREAM & the blog. :D

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  10. I love what you did with the eggs. That nest looks so realistic! Beautiful!

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  11. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on being a guest designer for Stampendous!
    Kenna Taylor

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  12. Beautiful card! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  13. Beautiful Card, kathryn! Love all the new stamps from Stampendous. Thanks for the chance. Hugs!

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  14. I love your design,Kathryn,it is just beautiful, thanks for the chance to win something. my e-mail address is lindawilliamson19@hotmail.com

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  15. This is a very pretty card Kathryn! Love what you did with the nest and eggs. Glad to have you with us for this hop and thanks for having us on Superbowl ustream video.

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  16. this is an amazing card the detail on the nest! The eggs look real thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  17. Fantastic work. Love the eggs. Want to try that. Congrats on being part of the blog hop, Kathryn.
    Vicki Lee

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  18. The details on the nest are gorgeous with the fragments. The paper is perfect with the stamps. Beautiful card!

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  19. Oh, Kathryn! I love the way you did that hatched egg in the nest!! This is so gorgeous!!

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  20. Your card is so adorable! And the details with the fragments are just amazing! I cannot wait to try this. Thank you so much for sharing! lindagk23ataoldotcom

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  21. Kathryn, love the card! Those color fragments are totally cool!
    Trisha H

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  22. We also love the way you cut the one egg apart... just fantastic! Love this card, it's so gorgeous! Your nest cutting was worth the effort. This nest stamp was made using (and altering) a photograph of an actual nest found in our Sample Artist's backyard. We love how it came out so real looking. Terrific job, Kathryn, and thanks for partnering with us!

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    1. Thanks for the invitation! The nest is very realistic ~ as are the eggs and the fathers in the set. I loved working with the nest and the eggs in the set & brainstorming how to use the stamps and the color fragments to show the eggs in various life stages.

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  23. The blue fragments are perfect for the broken eggshells, aren't they? Love this card...have to ask, is the sentiment your own writing? Awesome! Thanks for playing with us for the hop!

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    1. The sentiment is not my writing ~ I wish! That is the Jellyka Western Princess font by Jellyka Nerevan. She has designed some very lovely vintage handwriting fonts.

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  24. How perfect these fragments are for the egg shells. This card is so pretty!

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  25. What a great job using the fragments for the egg shells. I love the color scheme.

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  26. Love the egg stamp you used. Very creative use of the Fragments.Really great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. What an amazing card--love the robin eggs.

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  28. very inspiring
    i have a 17 year old and this makes a great card for starting college later this year
    thanks
    lilfeather@sti.net

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    1. Best wishes for a wonderful freshman year for your daughter! I love your idea of using this card for major milestones or life changes. Thank you!

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  29. I love your card. The new stamps are awesome!
    bridgesmlathotmaildotcom

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  30. Great deatail love the hatched egg look.TFSDebbie
    htt://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  31. I love it Kathryn...those eggs are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us. Ella aka cmella04

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  32. Beautiful card, the shells look real and broken!
    Great job as always!
    Can't wait to try this product!
    Thanks for sharing and chance to win!

    LoriM :")
    Lnails300@columbus.rr.com

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    1. You can make a card without breaking a few eggs, I guess! ;D Thanks so much for your super sweet comment ~ so glad you enjoyed the project.

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  33. Great idea to make them broken eggshells!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  34. cute card using the fragments. i love how you popped the eggs out!

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  35. So pretty, Kathryn, and such a great use for the texture fragments!!

    :)

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

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  36. Kathryn, this is absoslutely beautiful. Love the colors, actually love it all. TFS.

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  37. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing and the inspiration. Love the use of the fragments to look like the egg shells are shattered pieces! Can't wait to get these new products!

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  38. Beautiful!!! What patience you must have, but well worth it.

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    1. I find intricate cutting very relaxing. I'm quite handy with scissors and a craft knife & I put on some nice music or a movie and just snip away. SO happy with how the nest turned out & so glad you enjoyed it, too!

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  39. OMG! You did save the best for last! This card is my favorite!! And those eggs. So clever.

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    1. You are so kind! Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop and leaving me some love! :D

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  40. So glad you're joining us on the Hop!!! GORGEOUS card, Kathryn!! Great use of the Fragments!

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  41. Love it! The egg shells are so creative. Can't wait to try the fragments.

    dladystampsalot@gmail.com

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  42. Kathryn what a beautiful card. Love the eggs! The whole card is so inspiring.
    rykersgma
    camrycar at netzero dot net

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  43. Wow, your card is stunning! I can't believe you fussy-cut the nest not once but twice. That was a huge amount of work but I'm so glad you did...it's fabulous! Thanks for joining us today and for sharing your art.

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    1. All hand cramps are totally worth it when the project turns out this nice! :D Thank you so much for having me on the blog hop & for your support!

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  44. Oh Kathryn, this is fantastic. The eggs are the greatest.

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  45. Gorgeous card! It was fun dropping in at the scrappy bowl last weekend and I'm so happy you joined us this weekend for our hop!

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  46. Love your card. aidensmom2005 at aol dot com

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  47. awesome job on the nest and eggs. using the fragments as broken egg was a good idea which I may have to case. bconst@roadrunner.com

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    1. I hope you have fun making your own version! It's so nice to read that I have been inspiring ~ thank you so much!

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  48. Very clever with the nest and eggs! My favorite new fragment color is the blue! Yum!

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  49. Kathryn...So honored that you joined us for the hop!! FABULOUS use of my fav clear Stampendous set!!! Great job and I hope you have a great weekend!

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  50. I love this card and your patience to the project made it a knock out, it really pops off the page! Love it! Did you by any chance video making this card? I SO hope you did!

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    1. I didn't make a video of this card coming together, unfortunately. I am sure we will use this stamp set again in the future, though, on USTREAM or on YouTube. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and support!

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  51. OMGosh!!! This is gorgeous!!! Not a bad job for our teacher that hates birds. LOL Who would have thought fragments could inspire you in a direction like this. LOL You did a great job!!!

    Good Luck to all you posters!!!

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    1. LOL! And no birds were harmed in the making of this card, either!

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  52. Wow! Your card is beautiful! I love how you used the fragments as eggshells!

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  53. The eggshells with fragments are amazing!

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  54. I love the way you used the fragments to make eggshells and to make them more realistic by having a broken egg! You are too clever Kathryn! I learn something from you every time I read your blog or watch you on UStream!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  55. Your attention to detail - amazing!!!! TFS.
    Inspiring!
    Halloranpx at aol dot com

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  56. Wow this is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  57. GORGEOUS!!!
    Blessings Bernie
    Berniescraftcloset at gmail dot com

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  58. Wow... great card!! Love how you used the blue fragments as little eggshell bits in the nest... very creative. cduncan1310@surry.net

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  59. I love birds and eggs, and you did a fantastic job with the color fragments.

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  60. Beautiful! Love how you did the hatched egg and little pieces of "eggshell." Great creation!

    Lea Kimmel
    leadonna24@aol.com

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  61. Those eggshells, Kathryn ... oh my goodness this card is abolutely LOVELY!

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  62. WOW, you are a very talented lady. Love the card.
    Lynne_ab

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  63. I love your nest, eggs and tree look so real and 3 dimential. You have such a nack for detail. Love the way you spell out your techniques. You really had fun. Can't wait to try this. You make it look so easy. Thank you Kathryn and Stampendous.
    Margaret Ann

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  64. Lovely card! What a clever and creative use of the product!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. Love this stunning card, Kathryn! BEAUTIFUL!
    cardsbyhelen@gmail.com

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  66. Love your beautiful card. Lots of fussy cutting on the nest!!!

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  67. Fabulous! I love the color of the eggs!
    DeniseB

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  68. Hi Kathryn! I love nests and eggs and you did a beautiful job with this. Love the new stamps and fragments and this card totally makes me WANT THEM! Love your work and look forward to seeing you make more cards this year!

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  69. I can't believe you cut out the nest but what a result. Fabulous!!!

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  70. I love any crafts that showcases birds. You did excellent, how beautiful is that nest and the eggs. Love It!!!

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