Friday, October 4, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop.
Did you just come from Sara - Lily's Ink Pad, didn't she do a great job with the Festival Flurries Bundle.  I love that Bundle and have done cards, tags and ornaments with it. Though the product I have chosen has changed my life. Well not really my life but maybe my crafting life.

I have chosen the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit (132697).  Well at first I made the Spooky Banner with the Halloween Banner Kit (132698) and the build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507) and found out I loved doing it.  So I bought two more Halloween Banners and bought 3 Christmas Banner I have a few of the refill Banner Simply Created Kit (132699).  I really hope they sell well at my craft fairs, as I now have 6 banners.
Yes I love how they look but I also love making them.  I love making the rosettes, the sponging them, experimenting with different ink coloring and just the fun of putting them together.

For this blog hop I have done 2 banners. The First was inspired by the banner in the Holiday Catalog.

I loved doing the rosettes.  Here is a close up of one.

Here is a close up of how the pennant looks just with ink.  I inked it with the sponge dauber I think it looks better with the sponge dauber.

The second banner was an off the cuff one. Here in Wyoming the first snow usually happens in October. Sure enough guess what is in the forecast for Friday here up to 6 inches of snow. Usually this early it doesn't stay long, at least I can hope.  So my next banner is a snow banner.

I really enjoyed making these and had a lot of fun.

Hop you have enjoyed this stop on the hop.

 The Next Blog is Debra with Wonderful Wreath.

If you want to do the hop backward you can Visit Sara here.

I hope you have enjoyed the hop and hope you come back to visit.

For a list of all participants check out my linky/blog hop page here
Happy Stamping


  1. Great banners! So fun that you found something new that you love to make! That snow banner is really lovely. I'll hope for your sake that today's snow doesn't stick!

  2. So very pretty, you did a beautiful job! I am gonna have to get this now!

  3. Both are so pretty! I really like the dipped/striped effect on the snow banner. Stay warm!!

  4. Lovely work, and so glad you have found a new crafting love!

  5. Beautiful rosettes and great to know the sponge dauber is the way to go. I'm having a banner class next week (and I haven't gotten my order yet to make one - eek!). Love your ombre effect on the snow banner - very neat!

  6. Both banners are pretty. Fun to look at the different rosettes. Love the sparkly letters on the snow banner. Thanks for the tip on the daubers.

  7. These are so lovely! Such a wonderful showcase of these products!

  8. Great banners! These are so fun and easy to make!

  9. Love the banners. Thanks for sharing and the hop

  10. Mary, what beautiful banners, thanks for the tip using the daubers, as I have yet to make a banner. I think the JOY is my favorite.

  11. Great banners! I love the snow one especially.....such cute a cute dip dyed look!!

  12. beautiful banner - love the the details on these

  13. The dip dye banner is a wonderful idea for winter. You did a beautiful job showcasing this kit.

  14. Thank you all for your comments. I had a fun making these banners.