Friday, April 5, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop!


You have arrived at the last stop for the Scrapbook Steals blog hop. You should have come from 
Sue Kithcart's blog if not make sure you've commented on every blog for the chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to the Scrapbook Steals store!
 

 I was super excited when I found out that I would be working with American Crafts Wood Veneer Pieces for the Scrapbook Steals blog hop this weekend. I just love all of the different shapes available these days. I have several packs already and I find them to be very versatile. This particular pack just made me think either travel or boy. I wanted to show at least two ways to use the little guys. On the above card I decided to leave the wood naked to show the texture in all it's glory. I backed them with little black hearts to make the shapes pop. The squares are white cardstock with washi tape on top.

My second card I thought I'd show the pieces with a little color. I first put a layer of white acrylic paint and let it dry for a few minutes. Then I spritzed with Mr Hueys in primary colors for a bold bright colors. I did the layer of white acrylic to make the color really bright. Otherwise it had a tendency to look a bit darker as it sinks into the wood.  The background of the card is  a bunch of different washi tapes I have on hand that went with the little boy look I was going for.

Thanks for stopping by there are so many great scrapbooking ideas at the Scrapbook Steals blog and I love shopping there for all of the great deals. Make sure you get your hands on some of these awesome wood veneer pieces so you can try some of the great ideas featured on the blog hop.

Like I said make sure you've commented at each of the blogs. Here is the blog hop order:

1. Scrapbook Steals - http://scrapbook.steals.com/wp/
2. Scrapbooking Is Cheaper Than Therapy - Staci Jones (http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/)
3. Michelle Phiippi.com - Michelle Philippi (http://www.michellephilippi.com/)
4. Spacey Stacey's Scrappy Goodness - Stacey Mentor (http://spaceystaceyscrappygoodness.blogspot.com/)
5. Paper Memories by Brenshevia - Brenshevia Baker (http://brensheviapapermemories.blogspot.com/)
6. Scrappin' Mama! - Stacia Brandt (http://happyandscrappytoo.blogspot.com/)
7. So Many Scraps - Sue Kithcart (http://www.somanyscraps.blogspot.com/)
8. Stamping Starlette - Erica Bass (http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com/)

43 comments:

Kerys said...

OMGosh! These are just adorable! I love them natural or colored! You are SO good at making cards - thanks for the inspiration :-)

carrie said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

Oh I LOVE what you did with the cards! The black hearts really make the natural wood shapes pop and the white paint is genius for the bright colors to shine through! Thanks for the great inspiration! :)

Michele said...

Both cards are sweet, but I have to say I think the first one is AMAZING! I just love how the veneer pieces pop in those little squares. Great job, Erica!!

Lanette said...

Great cards! They are beautiful, great use of the veneers, you rocked this HOP!

ericarose said...

Your cards are super cute!! love all the colors!!

Stacia Brandt said...

I am just crazy about your cards!!! What a great way to make use of those veneer pieces!! I need to get some :)

Susie said...

Kh my those cards are adorable!!!

Marisa T. said...

awesome job! love the car card

wendipooh13 said...

super cute cute cards and love how you used the veener!!!!

Mistylynn said...

They're just so darling miss E! I love it.

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute cards! I think I like that first one best, love the different quadrants!

Mer said...

I loved the cute use of these on your cards :)

Dee said...

love the cars

Giddy Michelle said...

OMG, how freakin' adorable are those cards?! You made such beautiful pieces :)

Cathy said...

Love!!!! These cards are adorable. Great use of color too. Thanks for inspiring me :)

vanessa said...

I love your cards!

Gail said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie U said...

These cards are just amazing Erica! Great job with them. The veneers make the cards for sure!

Brittany M. said...

Seriously brilliant, Erica! I love both of these cards! I never thought of "priming" the veneers to get the color to pop...that will be a new favorite technique for me now. SO lovely.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Way neat cards. I love how you used the veneer shapes. Great job and ideas.

Leslie Walker said...

Hi! I am new to your site and already I see so many amazing layouts I want to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Krissy Kat said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable! Love!

Kathy M. said...

Cute cards. I just started using wood veneer, and I love them.

Staci said...

Those cards are to die for! I am always in awe at your cards. absolutely gorgeous Erica!

Abbey said...

The car card is so cute!

LisaM said...

Those cards are super cute!

Pam said...

Love the cards. And the helpful tip to paint the wood with white acrylic first.

Cynthia B. said...

I'm sad I missed out on these transportation wood veneers - they're sold out, understandably so - they're adorable!
Love how you've used them on your cards. The one with the four squares is wonderful! Perfect for the sentiment you used. TFS!

Darlene Whalley said...

GORGEOUS cards!!

Candace said...

great job with these!!!! my favorite is the first one!!!

candace
www.scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

butterfly843 said...

Beautiful cards!

Sherri P said...

That is cute. Love that quote

Cyndee K. said...

Awesome cards!

Amber S said...

Erica! These are ridiculously cute. No, not even cute. Just perfectly perfect. Love them both.

Carla said...

Both cards are so
delightful! Thanks
for sharing the
ideas.
Carla frlm Utah

Melissa D. said...

You never disappoint Erica! What great ideas! I'd love to see that first one made into a wall hanging! It is adorable and I love the phrase!

Teresa Jaye said...

oh WOW - your cards are fabulous and they perfectly showcase the wood icons - awesome job!

Mindy said...

I love the second card. Great job!

Mindy said...

Such cute cards! Thanks

Karen Weingartner said...

Cute cards!

OlesyaK said...

ooh love the hearts squares = perfect boys room decor piece!

Kelly M said...

LOVE your cards Erica!!