Friday, March 9, 2012

Welcome to the Hop!

Today we are celebrating the Stampin' Companion CD Tutorials. We wanted to show you that the CD is for everyone -- you will find many inspiring techniques on the CD using ANY stamps and materials!

If this is your first stop, take a moment to start at the beginning at the Design Team Blog. Starting there, you will see Judy's gorgeous art, and continue on with Six other people until you are back here. If you arrived from Lisa's blog, you have arrived in the right place!

Today I chose to do the Swing Out Card, one of the 70 tutorials on the Stampin' Companion CD. I used stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs -- I think this is a great "girlfriend card"! As you can see from the photo below, the front panel swings out (um, hence the name...).  It is a cool 3D effect that allows it to sit on a table for display. This is also my card for Blogger's Challenge this week - Going 3D.

Although the Stampin' Companion CD was made with all Stampin' Up! products, I hope our blog has shown that the tutorials are perfectly paired with other companies, too. The CD is $17.95 ($19.95 for overseas) and has 70 pdf, step-by-step tutorials. How can you go wrong with that?

Since you spent some time with us today,  it's time for the reward! Simply leave comments on the blogs, and here, and on Tuesday morning (March 13) I will pick one lucky winner randomly who will have their choice of ANY two TJ CDs. You can choose the Stampin' Companion, 3D and Fun Folds, Stampbooking, Emboss or Die, Fancy Folds and Motion, OR ANY of the 9 annual CDs. It is your choice! (NOTE: The Specialty CDs in any combination can be ordered from the TJ Home Page.

Thanks for stopping by today -- hope you were inspired! Make sure to leave a comment here to enter the CD giveaway.


50 comments:

Hetty said...

Wonderful card, Pat. Great colors and lovely stamp. I enjoyed hopping around.

Claudine C. said...

Just amazing!! Beautiful with the flowers, colors and lady. One of my favorites!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, I love the fold out and the papers are gorgeous too. Thanks for the opportunity to win, awesome prize!

stampqueen said...

Awesome card - love the fancy folds on this one :)

Lucky Charm Crafts by Lynn Barwald said...

Pat, this was a fabulous Blog Hop! I have so enjoyed reading everyone's blog and getting inspired. I can't wait to go off and play now! Thanks! LOVE your card, by the way! Lynn B

stamping sue said...

That swing out card looks fabulous!
and I like the lady on it.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Judy McKay said...

Love the Blog Hop Pat. Great design.

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love your coloring.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Pat! Thanks for sharing :) Hmmm....somehow, I got to be an un-follower of your blog. Fixed that! Have a great day - thanks for a wonderful hop :)

Niki said...

Pat, Beautiful card, as always. I really like the color combo. It was wonderful to see everyone's projects on the hop, great idea.

BarbaraW said...

Your card is fabulous Pat. I love the design and the colors and image you chose. Great blog hop.

Phyllis Freese said...

Love the swing out card. The stamps you used are perfect for this technique.

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy a good "hop"! Thank you to all the designers for making such inspired gifts! Thank goodness it's the weekend so I can try all the new ideas on the SU Companion CD.

Sue McNeill
ssmcneill@hotmail.com

Karen R. said...

Pat! What fun hopping around! Your card is gorgeous! Love the colors, style & 3-D look! If I truly had to pick a favorite technique on this "hop"?? I guess, it would be a toss up between Jane and Hetty.. I love the batik-look that the Reinker Spread Technique gives on Jane's cards! Hetty's 3D Shadow Technique and Cosmo Box really caught my eye, too! Oh... I guess I will go with Jane's technique as my favorite. I love that she showed how easy this technique can be accomplished by including her granddaughters in her creative designs! Thank you for the opportunity to win! I have all the CDs up until a few years ago. I have been going through family/personal health issues and my stamping has been on back burner. I really want to get back into my stamp room and play with TJ!! -- many hugs -- Karen R.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card Pat! Love the colors you used. I was procrastinating on this cd as I thought it was more exclusive to SU products. Guess I have to put it on my jobless budget list to purchase in the near future. Thanks for a great newsletter and inspiring hop.

Shelley said...

Your card is beautiful. Love specialty cards. This blog hop was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it.

celweb said...

The hop was so much fun! Thanks for setting it up! Hope I win!!!

Gayle said...

I think this is my favorite of the day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us. I want to take the time to say how much I love the Technique Junkie newsletters, too. I go back and read over them all the time. I don't have this new CD but I have all the rest. There is nothing more fun than to pop those CD's in and see what kind of talent can rub off on me! Thank you for such a quality newsletter and for the great easy to understand CD's.

Gayle
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

Lisa Stewart said...

Oh wow, I love your card. I'm a big fan of vintage, and using black and white coloring. Love those stamps too. This is a great technique that I will have to try, and I do have the CD and love it! Thanks for such an inspiring blog hop with beautiful creations from everyone!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love your swing card. I can see lots of possibilities with this layout. Really fun hop. I had my Stampin Companion CD open as I hopped along. That way I could pop over and look at the instructions for each of the techniques the designers used. I think it was double the fun that way!! LOL. Thanks for sharing!

KarenBeavers said...

Pat again I am amazed at the amont of creativity you gather from all over for things like this blog hop and the CDs. Have a great weekend. Whoop Whoop I am #21 on the blog hop

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the swing fold! Fun girlfriends card!

Barbara "Bo" Trommer said...

Thanks for all the ideas from this blog hop. I for one am not a big SU girl so I don't normall by things that are made for SU stamps and such, so I love the way you've showcased the ideas using other (non-SU) stamps and papers.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this card- the colors are so pretty! Love the images too- and perfect for the technique. Great Hop!

Mary Strauser said...

What a great card Pat. I love it.
This Hop is giving me alot of ideas to use my CD.
Thanks for sharing

Kari said...

Love the color combination of the lady and the flowers. And the background is simply fabulous!

Shirl said...

Very neat card, Pat. This is a wonderful way to share more ideas for using the CD.

Gill said...

I have really enjoyed this blog hop, i don't have any of the CD's so I will be checking them out, the only blog I was unable to leave a comment on was Chrissy D, not sure why, but let her know I loved the little mischief girl

Else49 said...

Love the colouring in this card. Thank you for sharing.

Beth Norman said...

Your card is gorgeous. Love the black and white theme.

Ali Manning said...

Great card, Pat - this looks like a fun technique!

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
brilliant as usual Pat!
Sandra ltb

inkedx2 said...

This is one I have not tried yet! Love your card - beautiful! Great coloring also! :)

teepee said...

What a great card...love the 3-D effect with the woman's face. Would love to win the cds thanks for the opportunity.

Sue D said...

Great card and I like how it swings out.

Carla said...

Hello Pat,

Wow your card is wonderful toooo.
Real swinging fourthies look.
I liked the blog-hop very much.

Vickie Kertz said...

Oh My I just love this fold. I bought the CD and haven't had to time to sit down with it. I will definitely make the time now. Thanks to all for the wonderful ideas.

itzamitzi said...

Loved this blog hop! Your card is great! I like girly cards and red. I'm always at a loss on what to do with wide ribbon and I like the way you used it.
Mitzi

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Pat, as usual, you don't disappoint. Love this fancy fold and everything else about the card. thanks so much for sharing.

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Pat, as usual, you don't disappoint. Love this fancy fold and everything else about the card. thanks so much for sharing.

carolyn s

ceashark at aol dot com

Kaye said...

Love vintage ladies, and this card design highlights her perfectly. Love it.

Michelle Bentrum said...

What a great blog hop with some fantastic inspiration! Can't wait to have my craft day tomorrow!

marilync said...

Hi! I'm a big fan. Love this card with the added feature of movement.

Holly said...

Love the swing card. I've never made one but I'm sure I will after seeing yours!!

Catherine Kraft said...

Pat, love the swing card. The colors, patterned papers and embellishments really work together. Makes a very striking card. I've been Zen Stamping and have really enjoyed it as I find it very relaxing. Blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Chrissy D said...

VERY cool combination of details and techniques! Hope you are having a great weekend, Pat!

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

Pat, love hopping around and love how you did the folding. Would really love to learn those and win an awesome prize from you. It was absolutely a wonderful & inspirational hop.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card. I tried to leave a comment on Chris' and Lisa's blogs, but it wouldn't allow me to do it. I don't have a Google Account or OpenID, so I guess I don't quality for the prize. As I recall once before I tried to enter and Chris' blog wouldn't allow my comment without a Google Account or Open ID

Patty

pkellogg42 at yahoo.com

lilscrappers said...

I have to say this was a fabulous hop. I had reservations about this CD, but likely will end up buying it :) Pat, my thanks to you and your team...my stamping and scrapping has improved tenfold since I discovered the technique junkies and I continue to evolve thanks to seeing what you all do. Keep it up, Love all that you are doing!

sandy said...

I would absolutely LOVE winning and trying out one of your CD's. I'm debating if I can afford to buy some or just stay with the free technique online....

I love your creative work.