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Saturday, May 29, 2010

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BLOGHOP for OPERATION WRITE HOME




Winner of the Memorial Day Blog hop Candy is jackielwatson said...
where do I begin gorgeous card and the best tutorial I have seen so far. I will try this because it looks fun, messy and cool. Thanks for sharing your artwork and ideas.
  Congratulations Jackie, please email me your address so I can get your prize out to you.  Thank you Jackie and everyone else who stopped by for the hop, hope to see you all again next year!
Memorial Day is a special day to honor and thank all the men and women serving and who have served to protect our freedom.  Thank you for your sacrifices and for the sacrifices your family's make every day. 
If you are just starting here, go to the beginning of the hop  Operation Write Home.  That way you won't miss anything, there are lots of freebies and blog candy along the way.  Be sure to see what you can do to help also, Operation Write Home needs card donations all year long.
I made this card using some of my bubble dp, the sentiment is Just Rite,  frame Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangles Nestabilities and the cute sailor image is Seth can Swim, a digital stamp from Kahwinkedink.   I found the unusual lay out at Crazy 4 Challenges. 
I thought it would be fun to share an old  tutorial post on how to make designer paper out of food coloring, sugar and bubbles.  This is lots of fun to share with the kids, preferably outdoors!
Bubble Card Stock Recipe
Plastic tablecloth or protective cover for your table, plates to catch the bubble drips, small bowls, water and 1 teaspoon of sugar per small bowl. 1 bottle of bubbles- I only used 1/4 of this small bottle for all 5 dishes. Straws, food coloring (I used Neon Bright's I found at $store)
Sorry my recipe did not give a measurement for anything but the sugar. I did approximately 1 part bubbles to 2 parts water (free pour) and I added more food coloring as needed.
Card stock, I cut 8 1/2 x 11 sheets in 1/2 to make them a little easier to manage. I also try different colors because you never know what combination will look best. Rubber gloves are a good idea and old clothes for the little ones.
Now let the fun begin! Mix your water, bubbles, sugar and food coloring with your straw and start blowing bubbles! This was so much fun, and the bubbles were such beautiful colors too! Put a plate or old pie tin underneath to catch the mess, I figured that out a little late.
Notice the difference in the 2 bowls of bubbles? You want your bubbles to look like the top picture BIG, not the little bubbles near the straw in the second picture. Small bubbles make a large dark spot on your card stock.
Hold your card stock over the top of the bowl and let the card stock smash or break your bubbles. Pick up the card stock and move it around to fresh bubbles and keep doing this till you fill the page with bubbles (you may have to blow more bubbles to finish the page).
This was messy ,1/2 way through I added a plate underneath.
Above the card stock drying out on the table,
below you can see it brightens up after it dry's for 24 hours.
I do hope you decide to give this a try, it will definitely release the inner child in you. So now that you have your very own designer bubble card stock what will you create with it?
TO ENTER for the blog candy just leave me a comment, if you want to follow me I would be honored, but it's not necessary to win.  I will post the winner on Thursday, please contact me by e mail, (you can find my email by clicking on MY PROFILE)  if I don't hear from you within 10 days I will pick another winner.  Thanks for looking, enjoy the hop! ~Diane 

 NEXT STOP ON THE HOP  Lisa at http://mldesignworks.blogspot.com/

67 comments:

  1. Adorable image! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. oh, how fun!!! I love the result of that bubble making paper. I know my daughter would be making paper for days if I showed her that technique. :) thanks for sharing. BTW, my favorite color is yellow, so I loved that card. :)

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  3. Your card is adorable.. love that Navy Sailor! Too cute. I really enjoyed the tutorial on how to make the bubble paper. What a neat idea!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial!

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  5. Adorable sailor! Great tutorial too! We're going to use it for our next project (I homeschool). Love your blog!

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  6. omgosh, i love that tutorial & will def try it with my girls while they're out of school for summer, they will LOVE it & i LOVE the finished effect. :)

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  7. Love your bright, cheerful card and your bubble technique is great. When my granddaughters come over we'll have to do this (she is a budding stamper).

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  8. Love your tutorial, Diane. I got some of this paper that you made for me, and it is SO neat. Thank you for using Seth for your card... he looks great on your hand crafted paper. I love it.
    This blog hop is so fun! I have been hopping all through, and it is so exciting to see everyone's stuff. HAve a blessed and wonderful Memorial Weekend!


    Luv and Hugz, Kristen

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  9. Diane,
    Thanks for the bubble paper tip.
    I have never seen a sailor stamp I really like this card.

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  10. I have never tried this before, but I think I will now. Great card, love that little guy.

    Thank you for supporting owh.

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  11. Great card! What a neat idea for background papers. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

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  12. Thanks so much for the bubble paper tutorial! I have a little nephew that would LOVE to "help" with that project!

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  13. Awesome card....awesome tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!!!;)

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  14. Love tha sailor card...cute...
    And OMG I remember doing that to paper many years ago....I had forgot thank you so much for reminding me :0)

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  15. Wow, your card is great. I love your paper. Thanks for the tutorial, I might have to try that with the kids over the summer.

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  16. Great card for a great cause!!
    I love how you work with paper and the different techniques you use!

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  17. Diane...This tutorial is awesome and your bubble paper looks great on your card!

    Thanks
    ~Courtney~

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  18. Diane, I forgot about this technique. I'm doing a fun scrapbook project with the kids. I think this would be a fun way for them to decorate a cover page (no photos to worry about) so they can really experience the fun side of papercrafting. The five of them LOVE bubbles...even Anna and she'll be 15 on Monday. Thanks for the tutorial. It came at such a perfect time.

    Smiles friend!
    Gwen

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  19. Diane, this is such a darling little card with the sailor featured. Leave me out of the draw on the drawing, just wanted to tell you how much I like your card.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  20. loving the card background technique, just used the shaving cream technique on a fahter's day card and thought that was so fuN!

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  21. I can't wait to try the bubbles... now where in my house can I make that big a mess???

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  22. GREAT card - and the bubbles technique looks so fun! Can I do it without kids???? LOL!!!

    Thanks and happy hopping!!!

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  23. I think I see some bubble paper in our future as my son would love it...

    Love the card!

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  24. Great card and awesome tutorial!
    wonderful candy also, thanks for the opportunity.

    Fellow OWHomer,
    Susan

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  25. My boys will love to make the bubble paper! Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  26. I love the idea of the bubble paper thanks for the great idea.
    God Bless,
    Jeanine

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  27. Your card is adorable,l thank you for sharing. Thanks for the tutorial, will have to give it a try. Also, thanks for the chance at the blog candy.

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  28. Hi Diane!

    Really nice card. I love the technique. Thanks for sharing; I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for Hopping!

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  29. Cute card! Loved the toot on making DP! :O)

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  30. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing! And, as a military wife, let me say thank you for sharing your creativity to help bring families closer who are separated by duty.

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  31. What a cool idea! This is totally new to me and I always loved blowing bubbles (ok i admit it I still do). Looks like lots of fun, thanks for sharing. Oh and that little sailor is a cutie too!

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  32. Diane, great card, fun technique. Hugs

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  33. Great card and love that bubble paper- thank you for the tutorial!!!

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  34. oh my goodness, your layout, that watery bubble technique, the rope embellie--all just perfect for your nautical card! Love it!

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  35. Cute card! What a fun tutorial! I can see why you might want to do that outside!

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  36. where do I begin gorgeous card and the best tutorial I have seen so far. I will try this because it looks fun, messy and cool. Thanks for sharing your artwork and ideas.

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  37. That looks way cooler that the paper I made once, I think I'll let the kids try this {outside;}

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  38. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. That sounds super fun. I will have to give it a try.

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  39. Ohhhh I bet the kids love to help make that paper!!! Fun stuff. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
    Jennifer

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  40. Don't enter me in the candy. Just wanted to say thanks for supporting our Heroes and OWH. Also LOVE your bubble paper!

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  41. This is such a great summer idea! Got to get me some bubbles!

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  42. Okay this is one to share with friends. I love your custom bubble paper! Your card is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Loved your card and the bubble technique was really neat thing to do with my son and schools almost out too!

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  44. Great card! And thanks for the super tutorial too. Need to try it quickly so I can have some 'water' looking paper.
    DianeL
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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  45. Oh my gosh! That DOES look like so much fun! Can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Cute card! Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to give it a try.

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  47. Awesome tutorial and card! Thanks! I'm going to try the bubbles!

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  48. Thanks for the bubble recipe. I tried this in the past with powdered tempra paints but didn't like the results. I will be sure to give this recipe a try.

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  49. What a FANTASTIC tutorial! Thank you! I'll definitely be trying (and likely sharing) this one soon! And I really like the sailor card you made with it- cute!

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  50. I am so excited to give this bubble paper a try. What a neat idea.... I love to try new techniques.

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  51. Your card is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I love the bubble background.

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  52. Happy Memorial Day! Cute sailor card :)

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  53. I've never seen the bubble technique before. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  54. Very cute card and the bubble tutorial is fantastic! Thanks for sharing a very cool technique...now where did I put that bubble wand - lol!

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  55. I've been making cards for OWH since I discovered them during the blog hop last year! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  56. Thanks for posting the tutorial! Cute technique!

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  57. great little sailor... i will have to got find them.
    thanks for the tutorial, that look cool - will have to give it a try
    thanks for offering candy :o)

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  58. I am so going to make some BUBBLE paper!! Love it!

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  59. Awesome technique! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I'll be making some bubble paper!! Thanks for the tutorial - my grand kids are coming this week to stay with us so this will be a good project for them.

    Hugs and thanks for what you do for the troops!

    Carmen
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  61. Great card and thanks for sharing the bubble technique--my granddaughter would love to do this with me.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  62. Great card and the bubble design paper looks oh so fun!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

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  63. I love your sailor card. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I will be trying this one for sure.

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  64. Very cute card. Thanks for sharing the bubble technique that I didn't know. I want to try it. Thanks.

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  65. Thank you so much for sharing that tutorial!!! It sounds like too much fun. I think I will do this outside. My fur babies (3 cats) would have too much fun 'helping.' HA!

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