Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hawaii Theme Blog Hop Day 1

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to the Hawaii Themed Blog Hop. What a great way to spend the last few weeks of summer with a Tropical theme hop. Lots of wonderful ladies in the hop!!

Tropical Theme Card. I love how this card turned out. My favorite part of the card is the flowers. I used this new stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is called Fabulous Florets. I'm going to also post how I made the flowers. I used the technique called Heat Emboss Resist.

Heat Emboss Resist-

1. Use embossing buddy over cardstock. Stampin' Up' sells this. It is great for embossing.

2. Stamp Image with versamarker

3. Emboss as desired/ usually using clear or white embossing powder

4. Pour off excess powder

5. Heat using heat tool

6. Sponge or Brayer color over image

BLOG CANDY- Please help me reach 700 followers. My goal is to reach 700 followers by the middle of September or before. When I reach 700 followers I will give away a special blog candy. Please leave a comment and become a follower. I will be giving away Disney Stamps. Please check back on Tuesday August 23 to see if you are the lucky winner!!

Here is the entire line for the hop. Stop by and check out what they made!!

Next stop on the hop is Dawnica- She has a wonderful project to share with you.

Thanks so much for stopping by the hop.

Have a great weekend.



Jamie said...

im a follower. love your card its so bright and colorful!! best of luck reaching 700 followers.. im sure you'll do it :)

Pammejo said...

Your card is just lovely, TFS, I am already a follower.

shersl84bed said...

Fun card. I love to heat emboss but its so messy, I haven't tried doing a resist yet.

Smiles Sher

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Good morning, Nicolette! What beautiful flowers! Love the card. Amazingly, I found I wasn't a follower or maybe I'm just showing as new since I'm on a new hard-drive? Anyway, I've loved your blog like FOREVER! Good luck on hitting 700 and beyond.

Thank you for organizing this hop. GREAT JOB!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Gill McCall said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The colours are so soft and subtle. love the composition. Thanks for having me on this hop - love it !

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Have been a follower for awhile. Your card reminds me of the Maui Hawaii vacation I enjoyed a couple yrs ago. Thanks for sharing the resist heat emboss technique.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anita said...

I love this-----I am already a follower but I am going to make sure---crazy blogger sometimes moves us around.Thanks for ALL you do to inspire us.
Hugs, Anita

Theresa said...

I'm a follower, and love your pretty card. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Your card is sooo pretty.

Vicki said...

I immediately had the Hawaiian feel when I looked at your card..Great job!

Vivalda said...

Great the emobssing, the great finishing touch.

Vicki said...

Beautiful card. Good luck on reaching 700 this weekend. TFS

vwilson577 at

Martha galvez said...

Love the flowers, great job. already a follower.

Cathie w said...

very pretty it...TFS!!!!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Some blogs were not up & when I got up this morn & started the hop. Just went back & finished visiting the remaining 4. Have an expression to share that I learned when I visited Maui Hawaii couple yrs ago:
Here Today,
Gone to Maui!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dawnica said...

Very sweet card! I love the colors!

jennyplace2 said...

Aloha! beautiful card! Great ideal for a hop, here in Canada we have had the worst summer ever, rain rain and more rain, so jsut a couple of day ago I booked for Hawaii! Looking forward to getting many great ideals for my scrapbook of my upcoming vacaction.

Kris Dietz said...

I've been a follower for a little while now. I love your card -- it is so beautiful! Congrats on your 700 followers (so close now).

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Edwina said...

I love your card! It is beautiful. Thanks for telling how you made it. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown

VinDeeLoo said...

I am going to have to go get some clear embossing powder and try this. I am sure I won't succeed though. My embossing never turns out. :(

vindlewis at rocketmail dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

Good luck on reaching your goal. I'm already a follower. Love your colorful card. TFS


Judy said...

Really beautiful card -- I have so much to learn:-) Your instructions were definitely helpful! I am a follower...

Jess B. said...

ooooo pretty. Thanks for having me in this blog hop. Helped me to realize that I need to start planning trips more often.

Creative Diva said...

This is a really cute card. Love the colors. Already a follower.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Gina said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for organizing this hop! Following your blog!

scraphappyvic said...

Became a follower by email and on the blog. What a great card and a wonderfully-themed hop.

Bunnyfreak said...

Beautiful card.

Jo said...

Im a follower, I loved your card. I am hoping to find the time tomorrow to work on some of the same medium myself. Good luck on collecting 700 followers :)

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Nicolette,
Thanks for putting on this fun hop! I love this theme and was so excited to make my first layout from our Maui trip back in '09! Thanks for the motivation! You are really moving up. I'm still trying to get 500 followers and this hop has helped me gain several new ones so far. Yay!

Have a great day sweet friend,

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway if you haven't yet. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Duh, totally forgot to mention your lovely creation! I've never tried embossing like that before and now I really must give it a shot! Your flowers turned out beautifully. Such soft, pretty colors. They look like the real thing for sure. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo

Anniebee said...

Hi, Nicolette! Love this card and I enjoyed reading your tutorial on the technique you used to create it. I'm already a follower. I hope you reach your goal.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

Hi, Nicolette! Love this card and I enjoyed reading your tutorial on the technique you used to create it. I'm already a follower. I hope you reach your goal.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

WAM Family said...

This is a beautiful Card!!! TFS and having me in you hop.


Christine America Real said...

I just love this flower! I have to find a Stampin Up dealer near me and save this tutorial. This is amazing!