Friday, August 10, 2012

ScrapbookSteals.com blog hop, blog candy, Friends With Flair and more!

I've been looking forward to this for a long time now!  When Kristy of Scrapbook Steals gave me the opportunity to participate in the August blog hop, I was thrilled. Scrapbook Steals  is one of my favorite places to get great scrapbooking goodies.  I check their deal twice a day, just to see what great things are available.  Then, when I found out I'd be playing with Mr Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico, I was thrilled. Spray inks make me feel so artsy.  I know you've seen lots of great techniques along this hop and seen some great colors of mists.  My color is pinstripe, and as you might expect, it is a shade of gray.

I have 4 projects to share with you, but first, I want to tell you about the blog candy I have for you.  Please follow this blog and leave a comment with a way to contact you.  I'll be choosing a winner of some great stuff on Monday, August 13, using random.org.  I'm very close to getting 100 followers, so if I reach that number, I'll choose another winner to receive some more scrappy goodness.  Here's the package up for grabs for this hop:


My dog, Sammy, is checking out the spread.  He likes the ribbon the best.  Hopefully, whoever wins it will agree with my boy.


Now, to the projects I made with Mr Huey's Color Mists by Studio Calico http://scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com/archive_products.php?id=3002636.  I played with these mists a lot on this 2-page layout.

I flicked the Mr Huey on both background papers (My Mind's Eye Nostalgia paper used throughout the layout).

On this piece of birch bark, I used the Mr Huey Pinstripe sprayed on, then dabbed with a paper towel.  I let that dry, stamped with Stazon and a Unity SMAK kit stamp (01-12) to get the arrows.  The words are stickers.  I then sealed the whole piece with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Clear Distress Paint.  The ribbon is dyed with Mr. Huey's Pinstripe.


Here's a look at just page 1.  And, a better look at page 2.


Yes, that really is a stick at the top of the page.  My husband thought I was crazy when I was out in the yard, searching for the perfect 10 inch stick and piece of birch bark.  But, I like the finished look.

Now, on to some more misting techniques that I used on some cards. This first card, I used several more Mr. Huey colors -- Water Cooler and Sunshine.  I used a Crafter's Workshop template and sprayed the inks heavily on white cardstock for the background paper, then placed the background paper on a Kraft card stock base.  The sentiment is from Close To My Heart, as is the ribbon.

One of my favorite ways to use spray inks is to remove the spraying mechanism from the bottle and just flick it on the paper.  I seem to have better control with it that way.  The next 2 cards use that technique.  I call it the "flick" method.  The next card uses Washi tape from Target and a great stamp from Unity Stamp Company. I love the simple lines of this girl, and the sentiment is priceless.


And, finally, one more card, if you are still hanging with me!  This last card uses the flick method again, and another Unity stamp that I colored with Copic markers. Plus, more Washi tape and some Kraft paper.

PHEW!  That was a lot to put you through.  If you are still reading, you are loyal, my friend.  Remember, leave me some love and you'll be eligible for some blog candy.  Just let me know how to reach you.  Now, hop on to the talented Patricia.  You'll love her contribution to this hop.





111 comments:

  1. I love your projects! Great job!! :) Thanks for all the ideas. Just in case I win, my email is karey2005 at sbcglobal.net :)

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  2. Love what you have done with the mist!

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  3. Your cards & layouts are awesome. and best of all the flick tip! That's what I was trying to figure out and now I know how to get a little but not a lot!!

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  4. Great technique, love the flip flop card!

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  5. Awesome 2-pager! I love how you used the stick! Fabulous job on the card. Thanks for all the inspiration! =)

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  6. I am totally convinced I need to get some mists (so I just stole 3 of them)...love the birch bark!

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  7. That's a lot of projects!! Great ideas! I love the blotchy look - you do it so well! Thanks for participating in our blog hop!

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  8. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  9. Definitely loving' the flick method! Lovely work and I love that sentiment too!

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  10. All your projects are amazing! I li e the misted birch bark and the card with the flower masking!

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  11. I love the flip flop card. I am now a follower and look forward to seeing more projects from you.

    contact is girliemish at yahoo dot com.

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  12. I LOVE that you used a twig on your layout! It reminds me of another talented scrappy friend I know. Beautiful project!!

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  13. Wow! Awesome projects! I love the washi tape card the most but I have to say that mist-colored bark is awesome and I'm always adding pieces of things like branches to my projects, too. I'm #96 follower...here's to getting (at least) 4 more!!! Congrats!

    You can reach me at my blog: http://notbusyenuf.blogspot.com/

    or at my The Art Studio instructor's email: hmyers@scrapbooknewsandreview.com

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  14. Love the mists and the washi together !!

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  15. Great projects! I especially love that card where you used the stencil. stunning!

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  16. Great projects! I love the flip flop card!

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  17. Birchbark! I can't believe it! I've got some from up north. Let me at the spray!
    plaeding@gmail.com

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  18. I was wondering how people got the splatter look from spray mists. Who knew I just had to take off the top? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I loved all the great projects! I am now a follower!
    momostamper@yahoo.com

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  20. Oh and I can be reached at sestock at gmail dot com

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  21. love that you used birch bark on your L/O.
    Find me at wolefant@hotmail.com

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  22. Love that you called the 'flick' method as is because the name totally is how you do it. My Mr. Hueys wasn't working properly one day so I just started shaking it and behold the beauty I found!! LOL. Love the card like that. Also congrats on hitting 100 followers... I'll also be following!

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  23. I especially love that little girl card. She's so cute!

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  24. I love that flower card! Is the dog part of the candy;) I signed up to follow your blog.

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  25. I am loving the splatter look on your cards. I signed up to follow you, too!
    (slcspagirl@gmail.com)

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  26. I LOVE the stick on the LO! And I love the washi and Unity stamps! 2 of my faves!!!

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  27. Wow You have had a busy week. Love the flip flop card. Thanks for all the other projects to look at.

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  28. I like your flick method. Find me at sewgoodalp@cs.com. Thanks!

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  29. Great projects - you can reach me through my blog, Playing With Paper

    http://plywthpper.blogspot.com/

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  30. Sweet dogs! Looks like they lead a wonderful life and it's good to know that your ribbon has the canine pawprint of approval! Love the card! Very pretty combo of colors and mask! TFS!

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  31. The flower stencil card is great and the tips on your "flicking" method is something I must try.

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  32. Your Sammy looks just like my Zoey!!!!! I enjoy meeting other crafters pets :). Your projects are so much fun. That gray pinstripe is a beautiful color. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
    I am now a follower and you can contact me at cat_scrap_creations04@hotmail.com or catscrapcreations.blogspot.ca

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  33. Enjoyed seeing all your cards and your flick method of using the sprays. I'll have to try that!! Love the card with the droplets. little girl, and the gray, yellow and blue washi tapes.

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  34. Super cute cards, I love those little Clever and Handmade girl and those flip flops are super cute.

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  35. Beautiful cards! I'll have to give the flick method a try.

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  36. Wow! So much to take in! Great projects! I love those flip flops!

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  37. The flick method has been my favorite way to "mist,"but I'm gonna have to branch out because you ladies have done some crazy beautiful work.

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  38. Thanks for the ideas, cute cards.

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  39. those little flip flops like very cute. and great colors too.

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  40. Love that "flick" method. Your projects are great! Thank you..and I love dogs too!!

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  41. So many fun projects! I need to try the flick method more.

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  42. Love your projects! The different techniques are pretty cool!

    -Ashley
    amnoland@yahoo.com

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  43. love it, all the great ideas and help with a new tool!

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  44. Love all your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. love all your projects, especially the stick and bark, very creative!

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  46. Loving that misting technique! Thanks for sharing your work! I'm a follower!

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  47. WOW! I love everything!! You have been busy!!

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  48. Beautiful projects!!! I really love that you used a stick on your LO... so creative!!!

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  49. Lovely! Ive looked for some strange things for my pages too.

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  50. Congrats. Looks like you just got 100+ followers!

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  51. Great projects! And I love that you used a stick on your LO! I'm now a follower, too, and can't wait to see more great projects from you! glo_owens@msn.com

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  52. Great projects, I love seeing all the different ways you can use mists!

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  53. The mists are really fascinating. I love your layouts, as well as your cards. Beautiful colors and elements!

    Mary Anne
    ma54k@comcast.net

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  54. Very cool! I love the splatter effect. I became a follower too. You made it over 100 yay!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    mishi464@gmail.com

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  55. Great cards, I also do the splatter with the sprays.

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  56. I love the idea of using birch bark as paper. Cool!

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  57. Yay Julie! Congrats on having 100 followers! Love your lo! The flip flop card is very cute! I am Haf2scrap on cropchocolate :)

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  58. Just got back from taking my dog swimming, so naturally I love your layout. You gave me a good idea for a L/O I'm working on. I think maybe flicking some paint would be just what I need.Thanks! Your cards are so cute too!
    (4myk9s)

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  59. Read all the way through! :) Great job, Julie!! Congrats on reaching 100 followers, too!

    Great stuff & great variety!! Love how you did the layering on the LO!

    IF (ha!) I were to win, you can find me easily on CC!! ;)

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  60. Cute layout, love the cards! Super fun!!

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  61. Such cute projects. Thank you for the chance to win! You can find me on crop chocolate

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  62. What can I say? . . . but "WOW"!!! Love all your projects . . . I especially love the LO and how you incorporated a stick on it and having pics hanging from it. Definitely a some scraplifting will be happening in my scraproom. :) GREAT job, again!!!

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  63. Beautiful projects!!!! I know I need to get to posting again! ;D (And you know how to contact me if I happen to win some candy!)

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  64. Now following your blog, fun projects, I especially like the card with the flower background!
    duffyma_1999 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Fantastic projects - thanks for the inspiration!!

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  66. I like your "Flick" method and the way it decorates the cards differently then normal misting. Thanks for sharing!

    Loriann
    www.funtimescrapping.com

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  67. Love the 2-pager and the cards! Great work with the mists. Target sells awhile tape?? I've looked there when someone mentioned it, but perhaps I need to look further.
    Thanks for sharing your fun projects with us!

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  68. I really like how the mister ended up looking like drops of water on your layout. And I like your technique for the cards too. I don't know if Sammy's going to want to part w all of that loot!

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  69. Fabulous projects! That Mr. Huey spray looks like it could be a ton of fun!!!

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  70. Great projects! Love the different techniques you used for misting!! I'm a new follower.

    Gemiel
    tgemtj@cox.net

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  71. Love your projects! I especially love the masked card - so pretty!

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  72. Your projects are very inspiring!

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  73. love the masking! thanks for sharing.

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  74. Love those flip flops with the tape!

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  75. I just became a follower of your blog. Love your cards and layouts. Thanks for sharing them.

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  76. Once again, thanks for the ideas. I was a follower from CC and now from Scrapbook Steals.

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  77. Love your projects! They all turned out so wonderful. Good luck to all that entered for the goodies!

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  78. I've been following you, my CC friend; I love the masking on the cards - I'll have to try these mists - they look like such vibrant colors!

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  79. Wonderful card and layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. LOVE your dogs!! Great layout and cards!

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  81. Love your projects and the creativity. The stick is awesome in the layout. I am going to start following your blog and would love to be eligible for the scrap goodies. I am new to scrapping so can use the supplies and ideas! My email is thebakertrio@gmail.com.

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  82. WOW! I love your layouts and how you used the mists! Awesome job! Your cards are adorable too! You have given me so much inspiration - I really struggle with mists, so your ideas have helped me LOADS! Thank you so much for the inspiration. I'm a new follower too - can't wait to see what you create next :-)
    kerys(dot)sharrock(at)me(dot)com
    http://scrappinnhappy.blogspot.com

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  83. Great job on adding the washi tape !! Very creative THanks!

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  84. Great layouts and cards! I'm already a flollower! Thanks for the chance to win your candy!, I think you know where to find me if I am your lucky winner :)!

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  85. I am now an enthusiastic follower. mmsuth01@gmail.com

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  86. Love the flicking idea and use of washi tape.

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  87. Your cards are amazing!!!! Im a follower now!!!!

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  88. love your washi and misting combos, thanks for the inspiration!

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  89. Love the use of washi tape!!!!

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  90. Love washi and the flicking method is how I often use mists. Very nice LO and I am now a follower, and way past 100, so congrats!

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  91. I like the flicking method the best! Great job!

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  92. Wonderful layouts and cards, Julie! I love mists, too, and my favourite of all these projects is the one where you used the Crafter's Workshop template. I think I need to get some of those!

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  93. Great work! I love it all!

    I'm now following your blog also!

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  94. Great projects! I love the misted flower background card.

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  95. Wow! You used so many techniques & supplies I have been dying to see (before I went 2 by them, of course!) 1. Rock Candy: always admired & drooled at it in the store but didnt know what to u use it for. Thanks! 2. Dying with inks/mists: always made me nervous, but yours turned out great & I love the tone on tone effect of the paper behind it. Made evening pop, even with gray. BTW: love the stick & bark...worth the hunt ;) 3. I MUST HAVE THE CRAFTERS WORKSHOP MISTING TEMPLATE! CRAZY GORGEOUS! 4. I have learned Unity Stamps are a must have! & 5. The "flick" : I think that just takes alot of practice, skills, & a nice misting box set up :) Thanks for alll the inspiration & instructional craftiness :)

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