Saturday, June 1, 2013

The First Ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Woohoo!

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Welcome to Get Inky! Stamps "Repeat" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever Get Inky! Stamps Blog Hop! Our theme for this hop is REPEAT, in celebration of National Repeat Day, which is this Monday, June 3rd! It is a day to repeat anything...such as eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner! Or, for repeating things you've said...are you ready for some blog candy blog candy blog candy? Yes? Well...great, we have some! Among the prizes, one lucky person will be winning a 3 set sample of our BRAND NEW, NOT YET RELEASED STAMPS!!! How fun is that!?! 

Along your blog hopping journey you will see some brilliant hand crafted works of art brought to you by designers from Get Inky! Stamps, and we know you're going to love each one of them! The first stop on the hop is Thia from Blue Moon Creation, so be sure to start there! We are THRILLED you could hop along with us! Have fun!

Since this is a National Repeat Day Hop, I made two projects, both with a common theme.
I used the Get Inky Stamps Buzzing Bees set on both these cards.

My husband thinks the bee looks like he's coming out of the clouds.  One of my favorite techniques for making a stamp look like it has movement is to this technique -- stamping repeatedly.  Since it's a repeat hop, I had to use this technique.  I used alcohol inks and an air can to create the background on glossy cardstock.
This second card also uses the same stamp set, alcohol inks, and stamping technique:

Again, with repeated stamping, the bee looks like it's flying across the page.  I blotted different alcohol inks on this background.  They were softer colors and the blotting made for a different effect.  The chipboard is from my friend DeeDee.  You can find it here at UmWow Studio.  You want this stuff!  It is so much fun! I also used another of my favorite products, Trendy Twine.

And of course we have blog candy! To be eligible to win, you must:

  • Become a follower (if you aren't already) of the Get Inky! Stamps blog
  • Become a follower of each design team member's blog (if you aren't already)
1 Winner will receive the Joyful Jar stamp set:

1 Winner will receive a bundle of our 3 new stamp sets:


And THREE design team members have hidden gift certificates valued at $5, $10, and $15. Remember that commenting on every stop of the hop increases your chances of winning!

Winners will be announced on Wednesday June 5th 

Your next stop is Sue's blog.  You're gonna love what she has for you!
Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Happy Hopping!


  1. Love the repeated look - especially on the card! Very creative. :)


  2. Love that bee flying across the card! Well done, Julie!

  3. LOVE those cards! Love the motion! WOW! That bee is cute! Off to hop!

  4. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your technique, too.
    (new Google follower)

  5. Neat cards. Love the stamping technique.

    Tonya DT

  6. Just Hooping by to say Hi!!!! Both of the designs are very creative and the technique is inspiring. I am your newest follower.

  7. Congrats, Julie! I love these alcohol inked cards! The backgrounds are beautiful and the repeat bees are brilliant! I hope that your leg is healing well. I have been meaning to send you a card, but I am still waiting for my increase in thyroid meds to kick in, so my mojo is off. Plus, my mil fell and was in the hospital this week. She is home now, but has broken wrist, badly bruised shin, stitches on her forehead and she doesn't remember why. I know you understand what we are dealing with because of where you work.
    So happy for you and your new DT's :)

  8. These alcohol inked cards are so neat, I like both colors but the bright one makes me happy! I also like how you did the repeat technique. Love these cards, Julie!


  9. The bee is coming out of the clouds at sunset! DH is right! Love, love, love - the cards and YOU! Of course, you KNOW I'm a-followin!

  10. Love the way you wrapped the twine on the arrows! Way to go making TWO projects!!

    Can you please update my link in the lineup. It was put in everyone's wrong and I didn't catch it in time. Here is my blog post link. Thanks! ~La-Vie

  11. Great job of creating motion on these Julie. The second one is my fav. - blue

  12. Once again, you did a GREAT job, Julie! Love the background you created for the first card . . . I agree with your dh that it does look that the bee is coming out of the clouds. And love the movement on the 2nd card youc created with restamping. I am already a follower. :)

  13. What a cool technique! I am going to have to give that a try! Nice job!
    Jessi DT

  14. I love both of your cards Julie, but that 1st one is just marvelous!! You are so creative, I love stopping by your blog to see what you've been up to! I love how you used D2's chipboard. I can't wait to get mine - it should be here this week!! I've seen so many cute bees on this blog hop, yet each has been uniquely used! I just have to get that set - so many cute ideas on how to use it!! Thanks for sharing your work!!

  15. Julie, ur first bee looks so happy to have finally escaped from the mass of colorful clouds he got lost in! I think he believed they were a huge flower patch until he got in there... Poor guy! Here's to happy hunting for him. Ur right, I DO want that stuff!!! I like those wooden looking chipboard pieces! And I have never tried the aircan thing with my alcohol inks. (Sigh) I have so much to learn...TFS!

  16. Very cute. I love the bright colors of your card. I haven't used alcohol inks but hope to try. Thank you for the inspiration!

  17. WOW!This is awesome!!!Love it so colorful!!!

  18. Once again you have done a great job love it

  19. Two cute cards! Love the backgrounds! Thanks for the inspiration! I became a follower, thanks for the chance to win!

  20. I love making my own backgrounds, as well. Yours turned out fabulous. Love how the bees look like they're moving! Thanks for sharing

  21. You all are definitely getting me interested in alcohol inks :) I love the effect of the bees flying. Absolutely ingenious. So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Sue B

  22. Cute cards I bet you got pretty inky making them!

  23. Great job as usual Julie! Love seeing your designs! :0)