Sunday, November 6, 2011

Erica's Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop


I wanted to show you a technique today. I took Bright colored paper and made it match a more rustic looking collection. I still have been unser the weather. But this week on Ustream Wednesday 9pm EST I will show you how to take ten minutes and make any paper match your collection.... an economic way to get your own 'fancy' papers!


Just a sneak peek of how to do it!


I started with Jillibean Soup paper which is BRIGHT colored,
sorta of something my daughter would pick out.


You can see how this does NOT match the muted beige colors in the paper on the right and left.


I took SmoochSpritz it looks brown but it is actually a soft gold

You can see with the Paper towels the overspray of the SmoochSpritz.
 

After I prayed it I quickly took paper towels and rubbed it in and made it evenly dispursed over the paper.



This was what it looked like right after I sprayed it, you have to quickly take your paper towel and spread it all over the paper, y wiping it quickly.


After I achieved the color I wanted. I used the Shimmer spray to give the paper a finishing touch of shimmer to match the shimmer on the paper I was trying to MATCH.


On the left is the original paper and on the right is my modified paper. I will show you the rest of this project on Wednesday!



Please forgive me that I do not have a finished project. I am still adjusting to this new medication and I am struggling with it..... I am hiring a few people to help me with the webstore. So hopefully I can get back to crafting VERY soon! Happy Hopping.... Next is my Blog Candy to sign up for the giveaways!



Next you should go to my BLOG CANDY

If you got lost along the way here is the entire line up...


1. Lisa www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com - 
2. Lezlye http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/ -

3. Karey http://www.creativecraftcorner.com/ -

4. Amanda http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com/ -

5. Gayle http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/ -

6. Patricia http://micraftygal.blogspot.com/ -

7. Lucinda http://thegrowinggibson.blogspot.com/ -

8. Connie http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com/ -

9. Jen L http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com/ -

10. Tammy A. http://crazycardcreator.blogspot.com/ -

11. Jen R. http://memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/ -

12. Kat http://katscrapfever.blogspot.com/ -

13. Rosa http://kleymanr.blogspot.com/ -

14. Tina http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/ - -

15. Erica’s Project- http://ericascraftroom.blogspot.com/

16. Blog Candy- http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com/   -----NEXT-----

67 comments:

  1. Cant wait to see the final results of the project. I love how you aged the paper.

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  2. thanks for the tip. very useful for me, especially being color blind i have to set my papers side by side in the bright daylite. forget matching papers at nite. it just doesn't work for me. love this idea and i have some smooch too. thanks erica!

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  3. Okay, now another item I have to purchase! LOL. Thanks so much for all your creativity and inspiration!

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  4. Great idea! Thanks sooooo much for sharing! And I hope you feel better soon!

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial about toning down the colors on a page with other products! I would love to try this sometime!
    Tracy

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  6. I cant wait to see the final results!!! Feel better soon!!!!! TFS!!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  7. What a great technique. Now I have to buy something else! lol Can't wait to see what you do with the papers!

    Glad you are feeling a little better.

    Michelle
    mcoleman9641@wideopenwest.com

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  8. liking the technique!! thanks for sharing! feel better soon!

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  9. I love this. It is always fun changing things up:) Looking forward to Wednesday and seeing what you made. TFS!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks for a great tip! I hope you get to feeling better soon! Christina

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  11. Thanks for sharing your Tip.
    abbraddock@msn.com
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  12. Love Jillibean Soup papers! TFS :)
    Hope you're feeling better. :)

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  13. Awesome tip Erica, hope you show us more like this.....I am terrible at paper choices and all these tips really help!

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  14. Hoping you feel better soon! Looking forward to The next Ustream u teach us so much!!! Thanks for sharing an amazing ideas! Hugs iblingit@yahoo.com

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  15. Thx for tip, I will try that!
    Get better soon, gal.

    Judy
    jashmore1944@att.net

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  16. Thanks for the great tip...love it. Hope you feel better soon :)

    Jenny
    jennykingham at att dot net

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  17. Thanks for the tip Erica! I have this stuff and never have used it!!
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the idea!! I use the same thing with gently rubbing chalk in across my paper and smudging it. Hope you get to feeling better with the new meds..I know how that can be!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

    rynmich92 at gmail dot com

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  19. thanks for the quick and informative little tutorial

    upnurse at aol dot com

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  20. Thanks..thats really cool! i love the antique, rustic look!
    Cant wait for finished project!

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  21. thanks for the quick tip. I really want to try this now. TFS

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  22. I actually have some of this but havent used it yet... Thanks for showing this!!

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  23. Never tried spritz sprays, something I'm adding to my wish list! Thanks!

    Lisa
    www.allmadebylisa.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks for showing us an altered paper technique. Feel better soon!
    http://blog.neatthings-boutique.com

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  25. I love your lil tip! Where do I find some to buy?

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  26. thanks for sharing this technique. always on the lookout for new things to try.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  27. Thank you for sharing all your ideas to help us get more out of the items we already have and the money saving tips to help us have money to buy other things we would like to have. Erica your in my prayers.

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  28. Thanks for the tip and for hosting this hop!!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  29. tyvm for sharing that little trick...im new to scrapping and sooooooo much to learn :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  30. I want to learn MUCH MORE about these awesome sprays - I wonder (does it make the paper curl any??) I guess not if you are doing it - but does it at all?? can't wait till Wednesday! LOVE this blog hop!! Doris
    parkernana5@ cox. net

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  31. Erica...
    You have the best hops... Thank you for all that you do and for all that you share... This technique is amazing and very affordable...

    Karen
    http://www.facebook.com/karen.bahit

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  32. Great way to use product you have on hand!

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  33. What a great idea!

    Holly

    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

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  34. Thanks Erica for sharing that technique.

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  35. What a great technique! I've never tried smooches before, I'll have to check them out along with your u-stream on Wednesday. I'm sorry that you aren't feeling well. :(

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  36. I have some Smooch that I bought because I thought they looked fun but, I have never used them because I didn't know what to do with them. Thank you for one idea how to use them. I can't wait till Wed to see the finished project.

    sharon
    sharonlittrell@frontier.com

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  37. Neat technique, i have never tried smooch products, I'm going to have to give it a try!


    scrappindilly at gmail dot com
    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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  38. very cool tut on paper toning...thanks. I hope you feel better soon.
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com

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  39. I love this idea! You always come up with some great ideas! Thanks for sharing and feel better soon! :)

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  40. I love changing papers to look different :)

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  41. a super cool idea! please take care of yourself too! tfs callyann(follow)

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  42. Hey your ida was awesome! Glad that I could see it in prson had a blast this weekend !!

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  43. This is just a great idea, thank you so much for sharing this with us!

    Liz Seubert
    17eroses@gmail.com

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  44. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Hope you get adjusted to your med properly.

    I'm enjoying the hop.
    Hugz,
    Robyn
    injoy_stampin (at) me (dot) com

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  45. Great technique...thanks for the tip! I hope you start feeling better soon!

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  46. Great way to get me started...love the technique

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  47. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for showing us how to do this technique! Very cool way to make the paper completely different!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Great technique! I'll definitely have to try this out!

    jlieungh23@gmail.com
    www.jamiek711designs.blogspot.com

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  49. Cool technique!! Time for me to experiment!
    http://scrapinexpecttheunexpected.blogspot.com/

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  50. Thanks for sharing this great technique! You can really change the look of the paper by doing this.

    terilawson88 at yahoo dot com

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  51. Thanks for the tip. Now I need some smooch !!!! Can't wait for the upstream ... Feel better

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  52. Thanks for sharing this technique...i haven't used smooch but I will try it soon....i hope you get to feel better soon:)

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  53. Thanks for sharing this awesome technique! I have some shimmers but just keep forgetting to use them!

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  54. Great idea, i am going to have to try this one.
    Thanks
    alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
    http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

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  55. Thanks for the great tip! I always wondered what smooch was used for in paper crafting. I hope you feel better and I look forward to your tips!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  56. Great idea. I really am looking forward to more tips and techniques too. Hope you start feeling better very soon. TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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  57. Great tip. Never would have thought of that. Hope you feel better soon!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

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  58. What a great idea! Thanks for all the pictures!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  59. I'd love to see what you make with this!-I hope you feel better! -Raquel @ Raquelsdesigns.blogspot.com (new follower)

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  60. Thanks 4 the tip! I'm 4 sure gonna try it! Loyal follower of both blogs & FB fan/liker! Thanx~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. Great tip, thank you for the idea.

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