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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Artists on the Block & 100 Proof Press

This November the design teams of 100 Proof Press and The Artists on Block are teaming up to inspire you to "explore YOUR creative style in 3-D."  We are doing a month-long block hop filled with fanstascitly crafty ideas.  There are several wonderful artists with their own unique style involved with this hop so you're sure to find something that strikes a creative chord. Be sure to like both 100 Proof Press and The Artists on the Block to keep up with our month-long dose of stamped 3 dimensional creativity.  

To start things off I'm going to share with you a block tower made by Joy Holder Northrop.  Joy works her whimsical creations up in Michigan, and has an Etsy shop, autumnsensation, where she sells her artwork.  I have always enjoyed Joy's playful sense of humor that shines through in her artwork.  So, let's take a look at Joy's brilliant tower…

 Artist Trading Blocks were new to me. I didn’t have the first idea about how to design them but a quick Pinterest search saved the day. I saw what other people had done with them and many were eye-popping incredible! 

Since I had four different sizes I decided to stack them.  Each of my blocks are different but I gave them a cohesive look by sticking with a neutral palette of sepia, white and black.

I used layers of vintage paper, metal embellishments, lace, crocheted flowers, washi tape and more. I also used a little modeling paste for texture in a few spots as well as tiny gold gems for added interest.

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Friday, November 01, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day One

Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!  The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop.  Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways.  We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list.  Each day from November 1through November 3, 2013, we'll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to.  Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop!  We're ready to inspire, share, and create- are you ready to hop?

Right now you if you are visiting the 100 Proof Press Blog for the first time, I welcome you and hope you enjoy this marvelous set of cards by Teresa Abajo. Teresa has made a detailed tutorial for you to follow along:

A set of cards makes a wonderful gift for someone who appreciates the word involved, but is time-poor themselves.  This set of cards requires a couple different double-sided papers, Winter Snowglobe Girl Stamp, some dies, and minimal coloring skills.

Step 1: Cut four card fronts from the patterned paper.  I have used papers from KaiserCrafts Gingerbread range.  Score and fold four white card bases.


Step 2: Cut a scalloped oval from the center of each patterned paper piece.  This hole will be covered up in the final card.  I have used Spellbinders dies.


Step 3: Cut some decorative ovals from white cardstock.


Step 4: Adhere the card fronts to the card bases, then layer the ovals over the hole.


Step 5: Stamp Winter Snowglobe Girl in water proof black ink.  Cut with an oval die and sponge with brown ink before removing the die.  This will leave an even white border around the die cut.


Step 6: Color the image with our preferred medium (I have used Distress Markers here).  Add tiny blobs of Liquid Pearls to the snow and silver Stickles to the snowflakes above her head.


I think the cards Teresa designed are festive and lovely, and I have created three different prize packs, and one of them includes the Snowglobe Girl image.  All you need to do to enter the 100 Proof Press giveway is leave a comment on our blog, and I will choose one winner from each day of the hop.  Now, to be entered into the GRAND PRIZE giveaway, you need to use the Rafflecopter widget you'll find at the bottom of this post.

There's so much more crafty holiday goodness headed your way, just hop on over to Graphic45  to see what wonderful things they have going on over there.  And be sure to check back tomorrow to see what 100 Proof Press has cooked up! 

Here's the entire list for today's hop:

100 Proof Press (you are here)
Donna Salazar Designs - Mistra Hoolahan
100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger 
ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer 
Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag 
Clearsnap – Debbie Cole 
Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell 
100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo
Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman
ICE Resin – Jo DeSerio Jones
Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer 


a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Hopping With Hydrangea Hippo

It's a blog hopping kind of month for us here at 100 Proof Press - this time we have joined creative forces with the Hydrangea Hippo Design Team.  We have a dozen crafty ladies bringing it to you 100 Proof Press and Hydrangea Hippo Style

Here's the line up:

We're all very excited to share our creations with you, and we'd like to invite you to hop along and see what we've crafted up.  Be sure to leave a comment:  we are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to the online shop, and Hydrangea Hippo is giving away one of their fabulous kits.  So let's have some fun and get hippo - hopping


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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bog Hop!

Welcome to the first-ever 100 Proof Press Blog Hop.  That's right blog-hoppin' 100 Proof Press style.  I've been waiting for this ever since we got the new website up and running, really running.  And I'm so pleased with how the design team has shared their support, creativity, and enthusiasm for this blog hop.

Everyone wins inspiration from our talented team, but one lucky commenter will win a $30.00 gift certificate, as well as a package of postage paper, and some postage parts.  What's postage paper you say?  It's paper that's been designed to look like postage stamps, and postage parts are rubber stamp images created precisely for the size of each faux stamp on the postage paper.  So hop, skip, and jump from blog to blog, but make sure you remember to leave a comment on each one in order to be entered into the contest.  The winner will be announced right here on Monday September 17th.

This is the order you should follow (remember to visit and comment on each blog):

Have Fun!
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