Saturday, April 1, 2017

April New Release Blog Hop


Today is April 1st and this is the last stop on the TJ Design Team Blog Hop. Today we introduced 15 new stamps for you with some ideas to inspire your creative muse. If you are STARTING here, you might want to restart the hop from the beginning, on the TJ Design Team Blog. Here is the order, in case you missed it:
Design Team Blog: http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com
Lanette Erickson: http://stacksofscraps.blogspot.com 
Cheri Weston: http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com
Kathy Stacy: https://craftynurse4u.wordpress.com
Jeanne Streiff: http://inkypaws.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
Ro Donner: http://rodonner.blogspot.com/
Beth Norman: http://www.sunflowers-dragonflies.ca
Judy Jackson: http://judysstampart.blogspot.com
Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blogspot.com

Today was also the first Blog Hop that our new Design Team Co-ordinator, Jeanne Streiff, managed. I feel so lucky to have her on our team! Wasn't her work just spectacular?
As usual, you will receive 15% off any April 2017 New Release Stamps through April 8, 2017. Just place any of the new stamps in your shopping cart and they will be discounted at checkout.

Ready for a couple more pieces?
 I love this little gem of a stamp, called Flower Square. I stamped it with London Gray Memento Ink, then did some simple coloring with Pastel Pencils (I LOVE those things -- they blend like a dream!). Out of all of the April stamps, this one was my lovely surprise - it turned out exactly as I would want!

Next, I used the Row of Birds stamp. I stamped them with Timber Brown StazOn ink and colored the birds with Pastel Pencils. The birds are layered over a maroon panel stamped lightly with the Vintage Music Stamp (previously released) and paired with the Always Find a Song (also previously released) sentiment. I love the way my birds turned out, but did you see Jeanne's? Divine!


Finally, I used the Mom Anchor stamp. This stamp tends toward the masculine, so to feminize it, I stamped it with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink. I sponged both Warm Lipstick and Wilted Violet around the edges (my lord these things blend like a dream!). The background is Fresh Chevron (previously released) that has been swiped with the same two colors of the Oxide Inks and sprayed with Art Anthology Gilded Gold Fairy Dust. This has AMAZING gold sparkle!
I hope you have enjoyed our hop this month. Go shop! Remember, the 15% off the new stamps ends April 8th, and if you picked up a discount code from one of the Designer's Blogs, you can use that for 10% off the other stamps, too.

Thanks for joining us today!
Pat Huntoon



8 comments:

Lanette said...

Such pretty cards!! I love the verse that you picked for the birds its perfect!

Lori said...

these are really pretty. thanks for inspiring

StampingJudy said...

great cards! Love them!

Cheri said...

Your cards are all fabulous, Pat. I absolutely LOVE the "Flower Square" card. Your coloring on this is stunning and the image just pops right off the layer. Great release!!!

Beth Norman said...

Fabulous cards, Pat. I'm really drawn to your pretty anchor card. The colours are not what I would have thought to use, but I absolutely love it.

Helen Budz said...

Pat, thanks for sharing these three cards. They are each so unique but I love what you did with the images and sentiments in each one. Each is a joy to view. Thanks for sharing them.

Sharon Roselli said...

Love this new release! Wish they were at the show in Allentown yesterday. I already spent my budget for this month. lol so next month I know where it will be spent. Thank you the great demos you do at the shows I learn so much. You need to share videos. I often forget the steps to what we do

Ro Donner said...

Such a great bunch of new stamps! Your cards are always so inspirational. Can't wait to see you the end of the month!