Saturday, March 12, 2011

Up The Street Blog Hop!

Good morning everyone and welcome to the first Up the Street Blog Hop! I've been wanting to hold one for a little while now, and thought that it would be a great way to kick off the March Break.
February marked the one year anniversary of Up The Street kits and has made me a little nostalgic as I look back through the galleries from past months. For a few of the months, I didn't seem to get many projects completed ... especially after the store opened. December was one of those months. I completed one lonely little layout. But I must say, it's one of my favorites from the year.
It includes many of my favorite techniques, fussy cutting, and several of my favorite products to work with ... the Tim Holtz tattered florals die, Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Melissa Frances Glass Glitter. But my favorite go-to product right now is the Ranger Glossy Accents. It was one of those bottles of "stuff" that sat in my stash for a very long time neglected. Now, I'm grabbing it constantly for different effects and as a terrific adhesive.
I typically like the look of a dimensional alpha, so when I use regular letter stickers now, I will generally give them a quick layer of the Glossy Accents.
Such a quick and easy thing to do, but really makes a difference.
We're going to give one of the My Shabby Valentine kits away on Monday. Be sure to leave a comment on this post for your shot at it. And for extra chances, leave comments at the other stops on the blog hop. The winner will be announced on Monday. The other stops are ...
Have a great weekend :)

23 comments:

  1. My first time checking out what you do. Your kits are amazing. On to check out the rest of the blog hop.mapperlmutter@hotmail.com

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  2. Love that picture of Will! JW

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  3. What a fun page and nice kit! Thanks for a chance to win it!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I don't think I've ever worked with a kit before, but this page is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us and congrats on the first blog hop!

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  5. Congrats on a year of kits! Beautiful kit :)

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  6. This is a beautiful kit! Also, this month I discovered about glossy accents! Thanks for the great tip! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  7. Wow what BEAUTIFUL kits! The talent on this hop is AMAZING! LOVE love LOVE your stuff!

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  8. What a gorgeous kit and such a fun hop! Loved checking out the other blogs and always love stopping by to see what you've been up to :O)

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  9. Just found this blog searching for sume stuff in google.
    I am totally in love. Great project. Love it too.
    xoxo
    Natascha

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  10. Beautiful layout. I can see why it's one of your favorites.

    I have to laugh about your experience with Ranger Glossy Accents because my love for Glossy Accents developed the same way!

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  11. My first time viewing your kits. They are awesome. I love Julia and that is how I found you. Thanks for the great project ideas.

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  12. love your page and what a gorgeous kit

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  13. Beautiful page! Congrats on a year of kits!

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  14. Beautiful layout. That picture is a hoot. That sounds like us grandmas, getting clothes for the grandkids when they would rather have toys.
    Your kits are awesome. Love the Feb. kit and sure would love to win it. I enjoyed the hop and seeing all the lovely creations.

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  15. I really love your layout! Fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques to do! and your Tim Holtz flower and glass glitter looks gorgeous!

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  16. Just found this fabulous site! I am RSS feeding!! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing and for the fun hop! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  17. Your layout is gorgeous, Tara. So full of fun details! and I am loving hot air balloon motifs right now. The kit is beautiful and packed full of the best vintage yummies.

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  18. That's such a cute kit! And blog hopping, off I go....

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  19. Amazing hop.. so much talent. love what all your designers did for the first hop.. very inspiring.. and the kits look amazing.. thanks for a chance.

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  20. I agree--that LO is amazing!!! I will have to try adding glossy accents to my flat letters--I love how yours look! Congrats on the year! Your kits are awesome!

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  21. I am just discovering the wonderful effects you can get with glossy accents! Fun!

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