Friday, August 5, 2011

CropChocolate Blog Hop!!

Welcome to my (D² - DeeDee) stop on the CropChocolate hop!!

(if you are looking for the Polka Dot Door blog hop please scroll down to the next post!)


I am SOOO pumped to be part of this team!! I love everything that CC has to offer.. from the ability to share our projects to the wonderful conversations that are shared in sweetTALK. Not to mention the fabulous Employees of CC and the SUPERSWEET deals they have to offer!



Here is a list of the hop in order, in case you feel you've gotten lost or you arrived here by some other way!!

CropChocolate

Beth Dewalt

Corrie Ettinger Wagner

Michele Barnott McKay

Paula Irvine (you came from here!)

DeeDee Catron (you are here!)

Karen Hanson (go here next!)


Jenn Koss

Paula McClane

Alissa Wells

Amber and Jamie (Double Header!!)


As part of the DT I want to provide all of you with whatever it is you want! If you'd like to see a special technique, maybe how something is put together, or how I'd interpret an idea.. whatever.. please do not hesitate to ask!!

That being said... for my stop on the Hop I've opted to show you all the Distress STAIN in use --- You saw on Wednesday one of the more simple ways to use the ink... and I know that there were even more questions about the stain - so now you'll have seen both!!

here is my project:



I've entered this tag into the Summer contest at Spotted Canary (Find them on Facebook) and would love your votes!! Voting starts the 9th!

And here is a short video about applying stain:



Enjoy!! -DeeDee

Don't forget that next you're going to Karen Hanson's Blog --- and be sure to leave comments EVERYwhere you visit - there's a HUGE prize involved! (including a slice.. some slice cards and much more!)

84 comments:

  1. Great Job with the Tim Holtz Stuff!

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  2. Thanks for the info! I'm going to be trying the flicking!

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  3. Congrats on making the CC design team! Love your project and look forward to learning your techniques!!!!

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  4. Love love love love the clouds!!! I'm going to file that idea away in my memory bank :) I shall also try to find that group and vote for your tag!

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  5. great tutorial and awesome tag! so happy to have you on this team. :)

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  6. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for doing this video...even if it does make me look bad! Love it DeeDee, and you will get my vote!

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  7. Contratulations on making the design team Dee dee. I love your tag, and the use of inking. Take care

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  8. I love your inking that you do. It's always so pretty and so well done! If you could just teach me how to ink that well, I'd be happy. :) Congrats on making the DT!

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  9. Congrats on being on the design team. I love the technique - now I will have to try those distress Stains. I have been trying to get the distress inks and keep missing out on them.

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  10. I'm encouraged now to try these distress Stains!

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  11. I love your tag. Great inking technique! :)

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  12. super wonderful awesomely delicious :-) Glad you're on the DT with me

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  13. Congrats on making the CC DT Dee! Love the Stains myself, huge fan of them!

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  14. thank yuo for the tutorial. Always looking for new ideas. susie

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  15. Great tutorial. Congrats on making the DT.

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  16. Love Tim Holtz stuff! Thanks for the video and ideas, and the tag is gorgeous! Congrats on being chosen for the DT!

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  17. You are so awesome DeeDee! I wish I had a 1/4 of your talent.

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  18. You're ugly and your Mommy dresses you funny ;-)

    Great tag!

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  19. Congrats on making the CC design team! Awesome tag too!

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  20. DeeDee, I am just starting to play with the stain, so thanks for the tips! it is a really beautiful tag.

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  21. DeeDee,
    I have not used the stain yet. Cant wait to get started. Thank you for the video. Congrats on the design team.

    Laurie

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  22. Wonderful. Love it! Thanks for the video.

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  23. Thanks for the tpis on the stain. I have some in my cart right and now I'll now how to use it! :0)

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  24. Hi DeeDee I love you work I wish I can be like u =)

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  25. Thanks for showing the stain. Can't wait to try them.

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  26. DeeDee, you are the Distress Queen! Love this tag. Congrats on making the DT at Crop Chocolate. Can't wait to see what else you have to show us

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  27. My stain arrived yesterday with my order, I will try it on some tags as well. Looks beautiful!

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  28. Fantastic tag! I like TH products and have some, but so far have been intimated. Hoping to get past that with your videos and blog posts. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on being selected for the CC DT!

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  29. congratulations on your DT selection. I love your tag!! Will definitely vote. Thank you for the video (are your fingers still blue?) - can't wait to get my th stains and distress ink!!

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  30. LOVE it!! Thanks for doing the video! I was wondering how the stains worked!! Congrats on being chosen for the DT!

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  31. Love all the projects I will be able to use for inspiration going forward -- This has been great fun!

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  32. Awesome tag! Contests on making the DT!

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  33. Love the colors!!! So psyched to be on the DT with you!!!

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  34. Congrats on making the DT! Thanks for sharing how to use the TH Stains, DeeDee, I can't wait to get mine.

    Brit K.

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  35. Thanks DeeDee. I think I am still a little intimidated by Glimmer Mist and Stain....I just don't like a mess. Too OCD. I might try it though.
    I was already a follower and love your stuff!
    Congratulations

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  36. Good use of distress stains. I just got some of these yesterday, so hope to find some time to "play" with them these weekend!Scrap Happy

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  37. Thanks for the demo! Really needed ideas how to use that new stain I got!

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  38. DeeDee - I just love all your awesome projects and tutorials! Congratulations on the CC design team!
    Stop by my blog if you have time:
    www.teresajaye.blogspot.com

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  39. Oh wow! Now I want to buy a ton of distress stains. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  40. Very neat! Congrats on becoming a DT member!

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  41. love it and thanks for the video

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  42. Your tag is amazing..love the helpful video so much too. Looking forward to seeing more. TFS!

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  43. Congratulations on making the CC design team. Love the tag. Black and red.

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  44. Need someone like you around to show me stuff Thanks Ydixon57@verizon.net

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  45. DeeDee, thanks for the video. I have been wanting to try my hand at destressing beyond just doing the edges. You are a great choice for the new Design Team. I look forward to seeing more of your videos and work. Thanks for being willing to be part of the team.

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  46. I love distressing...it seems to destress me.

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  47. I LOVE this project! I haven't tried many Tim Holtz products yet, because they scare me... But your stuff is all so amazing that I might have to get over my fear! Congrats on making the DT!

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  48. Awesome tag DeeDee, I had to pass up on those distress stains cuz I wont have room for them on the boat. Darn! ~ Alaska

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  49. You are so talented - your project is gorgeous! I haven't tried the stains yet... maybe that can be my next obsession! Thanks for sharing!
    -Julie

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  50. Love your tag. I have yet to try the stain though. Crop Chocolate is a long time favourite. TFS!

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  51. This is awesome! I love the colors!

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  52. Oooohhh . . . you've inspired me to try the stain now :) This is a fabulous project. And I loved looking through your past projects as well. You do amazing work :)

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  53. Thanks so much for the video... love to see things in use!! Glad I have a bottle of this on it's way to me now.

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  54. Very nicely done. The video is a great learning tool :)

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  55. I just love your stuff DeeDee....grunge is what I like too! Love TH and the stains and pads are great to work with. Thanks for the great video. Also, really liked the one with your little jar that you always use...so neat to finally see it :) Congrats on making the DT also~

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  56. I love your video! I have never really thought that I needed Distress stains for anything since I'm not into stamping, but now, you've shown me a whole new world! Thanks DeeDee.

    And, congratulations on making the Design Team!

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  57. Congrats on making the design team and thanks so much for sharing on the video.

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  58. Congrats on making the DT! I have a bunch of these tags and this makes me want to do something with them now. :)

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  59. I love your colorful tag! Thanks for sharing, and congrats on making the CC design team!!! "TeaScrap"

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  60. thanks for the video! so helpful and congrats on the DT

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  61. Thanks for sharing some tips on using Distress Stain! I have my first bottle in my la carte and I look forward to being able to play with it now.

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  62. Gorgeous tag! Thanks for the video on stain too - I think I'm going to have to get some to play with now! Congrats on making the DT!

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  63. Love to learn about new products and techniques.

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  64. Congrats on making the DT! Gorgeous tag!

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  65. I have to try these stains now! Love this! Jamie

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  66. So glad I put a stain in my la carte! :) It's a hoot to watch you just go-go-go with those distress stains & inks. :) I DO LOVE how the color turns out so nice! :) Nice tag, too, DeeDee! :)

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  67. Congrats on the DT and love your distressed stained tag! Great job!

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  68. that was really cool
    you are always fantastic

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