Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! You should have hopped over from Sarah's Blog

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!


One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here is a trio of projects I created with the Tropical theme.

First I played with my Distress Oxides.  I used a splatter blot technique on this image.  Then I went back in with some color touch ups on the cherry, pineapple and umbrella.  I die cut the image and layered it on coordinating Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers.  Finishing touches include raffia and a button.

Here's a close up of the Oxide play.  For the final touch I added glossy accents to the glass.

On card number 2, I used a couple of green Oxides to color the margarita.  This is the first time I used this sentiment stamp from DRS Designs.  I picked it up at Stampaway last year. I am working in the Judikins booth today, an annual tradition.  So it has taken a whole year, but it is perfect with my brand new Tim Holtz Cocktail Blueprint stamps.

This die may be old, but it is new to me...I picked this up on Craig's List for $5.  I am thrilled, this die was always on my wish list.  I plan on making many more petite purses.

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue papers Hibiscus Heaven and Island Jewel
Stampin Up Sizzix Petite Purse die
Quick Quotes Mango Mai Tai  and Midnight Confessions Chalking inks
Tim Holtz Cocktail Blueprint stamps
Colorbox Black ink
Judikins black detail embossing powder
Frantic Stamper Cut Corner Rectangle die
Our Daily Bread Designs Stitched dies
Spellbinders circle die
DRS designs 5 o'clock somewhere stamp
Distress Oxide inks: Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple Red
sequins, buttons (SU) and raffia
shimmer paper, card stock, papers
glossy accents

Be sure to head over to our great sponsor Angela's blog!

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


  1. I love the paper you used on all 3 projects!

  2. What a lovely collection of tropical projects. Love the effect of the splatter/blot technique.


  3. Thank you for sharing such cute ideas with a tropical theme! Especially love the card! Rebeccahh

  4. WOW you were sure busy! Your creations are GORGEOUS! Your cards crack me up! And that little purse is absolutely adorable!! It would sure be cute as a gift card holder!

  5. Great projects! Love that little tropical purse! Super cute on the 5 o'clock somewhere Card and great oxide effects on the other. Thanks so much for fab inspiration.

  6. Such a great trio!! I am loving those cards though!! WOW! Stunning!! Thanks so much for joining us!

  7. Such cute cards and love the little purse

  8. Cute cards. I really liked the little purse. TFS

  9. Really cute projects. Love those Tim Holtz drink stamps :-)

  10. this is fantastic! thanks for sharing :)

  11. Fantastic the splattered blot technique you used on the first card, and the other just as pretty with the floral background for the focal point. The purse is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing your projects with us at Double Trouble and hope that you return next Monday to see what our next challenge Trouble Maker has up her sleeve, along with Twisted Sister and Double Dare pairing.

  12. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble...your projects are great...I'm thinking a tropical drink is just what the doctor ordered. I hope you'll join us again...we have a new challenge up on Monday that you won't want to miss.

  13. LOVE the fun spot technique!! that turned out super cute on your card!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!!

  14. Lovely card! I love the background paper and the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  15. Fabulous card! I love the entire trio - beautifully created. Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge.