Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Gorgeous Grunge
It's the third Monday of the month and that means it's time for another The Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop.  Love hopping along with these talented stampers.  Today we are featuring the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  Haven't all the projects been just amazing?  This is another set that I got to work with for the Convention Display Boards so I already had some projects to show you today.

This set was a little out of comfort zone at first.  Layering stamp images on cards doesn't come naturally to me.  But after playing with this a little bit, I think I might be starting to get the hang of it.  I didn't actually make this first card for the display boards, but I did make it for a convention swap and then never got around to sharing it on my blog:

Colors: Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Pool Party.  Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge and Really Good Greetings.  Big Shot: Chalk Talk and Oval Framelits.  Accessories: Gumball Green Core'dinations Cardstock, Mini Silver Brads.
This inspiration for that card actually came from this scrapbook page. I did make it for the convention display boards but it didn't end up on the boards. That's my oldest boy there, A.J.
Colors: Crumb Cake, Coral Calypso, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Basic Gray, and Pool Party.  Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge.  Big Shot: Deco Labels Framelits and Typeset Alphabet Bigz.  Punch: Hexagon.  Accessories: Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper. 
And last but certainly not least, the Tag a Bag Gift Box.  Here I took the striped stamp and stamped a border all around the bottom of the box.  Inside the box are a couple of pairs of baby booties.  So cute, right?
Color: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse and Pumpkin Pie.  Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, and Zoo Babies.  Big Shot: Oval Framelits.  Punch: Modern Label and Word Window.  Accessories: Tag a Box Bundle, Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on this fun stamp set.  If you like what you see, please follow my blog here or on Facebook.  Don't miss out on any of the other great stops on this hop today.  Click the boxes below to go through the hop forward or backward or check out all the links at the bottom of this post.  Happy hopping!
Rita Wright
Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray

Blog roll
  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Cindy Beach
  3. Beth Beard
  4. Adriana Benitez
  5. Tanya Boser
  6. Debra Burgin
  7. Jill Coleman
  8. Deb Currier
  9. Mike Funke
  10. Shana Gaff
  11. Holly Krautkremer
  12. Mary Rindal
  13. Martha Stewart
  14. Dawn Tidd
  15. Lisa Young 
  16. Kerry Willard Bray
  17. Paula Wright
  18. Rita Wright
  19. Betty Traciak
  20. Nancy Smith


Beth Beard said...

Wonderful projects Paula! Love the layout and AJ is quite handsome!

Shana Gaff said...

Great projects! I really love the colors you used and what a handsome young man you have!

Nancy Smith said...

Love your projects - Gorgeous Grunge is a great touch on your scrapbook page (and your son is a cutie).

Dawn Tidd said...

Great projects! Those stripes were the perfect touch on the box! Great chapbook page too.

Betty said...

Yup, I think you definitely have "gotten the hang of it"! Super projects!!

Mike said...

Amazing job using this set. Love the way you almost created a ribbon effect on the card. And the speckled background worked beautifully on the scrap book page!

Tanya Boser said...

I think you have the hang of it, lady! These are wonderful. And watch out, AJ is gonna be trouble when he is a teenager ;)

Kerry Willard Bray said...

A beautiful collection of projects, Paula! Love them all!

Martha Stewart said...

Great projects, Paula. Great idea to turn a scrapbook page layout into a card layout!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome projects!! I love your card you did a great job with the layering! AJ page is too cute!Clever idea stamping around the box too.

Heidi Baks said...

Cute, cute! The "slash" image is perfect for some trimming, like you did with the box.

Lisa Young said...

Card, scrapbook page, 3D - you really were able to show how this stamp set works for all 3. And you created awesome projects to boot!

WebDeb said...

Gulp! I haven't used the diagonal stripe stamp yet -- but I am inspired by that terrific box!

Cindy Beach said...

Love the colors and layered elements on your pretty card, Paula! But the page is my favorite - beautifully done!

Deb said...

Fantastic creations! Love scrapbook page! Such a creative way to use this set!

Jill Coleman said...

Paula your card is fun and funky - great for boys! And you have one handsome AJ! Great page!

Adriana Benitez said...

Love the page with AJ! Great colors and layout plus he looks so handsome in the hat :)

Rita Wright said...

Great projects, Paula. I love the border on the box! The scrapbook page is too, too cute!