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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day Three

It's the final day of the third annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.  If you have been following along I'm sure you've been amazed with tutorials of all the thoughtful handmade gifts deisngers have made for you to use and a springboard to start you holiday crafting. Hop along each blog in the list and leave a comment, share the fun ideas you come across, and enter to win a grand prize at the bottom of each blog post.  So, let's continue along on the hop 100 Proof Press style; with a vintage tag set by Elise Durenburger.  

Here's what Elise had to say: "I was so pleased to be invited to play with these fantastic stamps from 100 Proof Press - aren't they wonderful! 100 Proof Press boasts a mind-blowing assortment of images - the kind of classic, timeless, hilarious, and heart-warming stamps that pulled me into my stamping obsession early on... I'm SMITTEN!  So, when I pursued the darling, beautifully rendered ladies of 100 Proof Press, I had to play!  I had to ink, stamp, festoon, and embellish like a stamping mad-woman.... And it was fun!  So, for the purpose of celebrating this wonderful company, I thought: tags!  An excellent platform and medium to express some of the cheeky, old Hollywood glamor of these beauties..."

Nothing like the tiniest application of a color to bring out the true beauty of these lovely ladies.  I simply swoon for the look of lightly applied color, reminiscent of old print ad and school books, but I have not invested in expensive markers, nor do I carry a full assortment of watercolor materials when I am creating "on the road." Last weekend, I was at a creative retreat, without a lot of my regular supplies, when I realized that a hint of color was what I needed to bring these girls to life.  Lucky for me, I was armed with a healthy collection of Clearsnap cat eye collections, Dye Ink, Colorbox, Archival Queue.  With a small water-loaded brush in hand, all the magic needed was already on my desktop. Here is a small list of instructions to quickly add custom color to detailed images, such as much of the inventory from 100 Proof Press:

1) Stamp Clearsnap, die ink direct to an extra acrylic stamping block.

2)Prepare stamped image to be inked.  For the girl talk going on in this image, I used a circular die-cut to trace a circle to be hand cut, preserving detailed elements to bleed beyond the circle.

3)Custom colors are easily blended right on the acrylic block and then painted onto the stamped image, as desired.

4.)The end result with make you giddy.  Be patient and give yourself a practice image (or two!).  The end result will be worth it!

Materials Used: Cardstock - Wplus9 Design Studio, Designer Paper - Graphic 45, Stamps- 100 Proof Press, Ink - Clearsnap, Self Stick Pearl Embellishments - Want2Scrap, Eyelets - Making Memories, Charms-7 Gypsies; Karen Foster;Michael's, Misc Metal/Bling - Close to my Heart, Bakers Twine- Timeless  Twine,  Sticker Letters -Tim Holtz

So yeah, those are some pretty cool tags, huh?  And a great technique that yields marvelous results.  I have created three different prize packs for The Handmade Holiday Blog Hop, and one of them will include the Gossip Ladies from Elise's "Wonderful" tag.  Just let me know which one of these lovely lady images is your favorite with comment on this blog and you will be entered to win.  But don't forget to enter with the Rafflecopter on the bottom of this post to be entered to win the GRAND PRIZE! 

On with the hop! Your next stop is Graphic45.

November 3:
Clearsnap http://blog.clearsnap.com
Craft Attitude  http://www.jonathanfongstyle.com/blog/
Smoothfoam http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/
Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/
Walnut Hollow http://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/
100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog
Graphic45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/
ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/icequeen/
Stampendous http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/


 


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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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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Blog Hop Winner - Challenge Reminder

Over the weekend we had a wonderful blog hop with Genuinely Jane Studios.  And if you participated you know there are several prizes to be awarded.  I'm here to announce the winner of the $30.00 Gift Certificate to the 100 Proof Press online shop!  (other winners will be contacted by the design team member's blog on which they won)

Congratulations to... Dana Tatar!  

Now, if you're bummed you didn't win, I'd like to remind you that we do have our "BLOOM" facebook challenge going on.  You still have until April 21st to enter, you can find more details here.

If you're thinking you want to enter the challenge, but you don't have any "bloomish" type stamps, you can always add a little something to your card, layout, or project for it to fit the theme.  Here are two samples that do just that.  Design team members Teresa and Christine both embellished the fence book with stamps and some flowers.  

(stamps used: mushrooms in grass, group of mushrooms, and red riding hood - shop here)

(stamps used: verbena flower head, accounting script, and music lines- shop here)

So if you have some time, stamp it up and share with us on Facebook!

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Tag You're It! A Rubber Stamp Contest


We're having a little contest:



* Create a Tag using 100 Proof Press Images

*Post it on our Facebook Page


*Boom - you're entered to win $20 worth of 100 Proof Press goodies!

The tag can be any shape or size, any theme, as long as you use 100 Proof Press rubber stamps and post by December 31st, 2012 you're entered to win.  Have fun!
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

To a successful blog hop! Here here!

Happy Monday Everyone!  Our blog hop was great fun and it seemed to be very well-received.  I got great feedback from the design team, and we look forward to more hopping in the future.  We appreciate everyone who participated and I'm excited to announce the winner!

The winner of the prize is Nancy Wethington  Congrats, Nancy!

So the spooky time is upon us and I always enjoy seeing stamp art from customers, so if you have stamped up something spooktacular with our stamps, I would love it see it.  Please feel free to share your artwork on of Facebook page.  In the meantime, here's some delicious inspiration for the spooky season!

These cookies have been stamped with poison!  For directions click here.

What would you stamp-up with POISON?

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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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