Blog hop with Ann Butler and ETI

Kristi Parker Van Doren's photo.

Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop!  Please visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. YES, a comment on EACH blog gets you an entry for the BLOG CANDY shown below! Share the fun with your friends!

We will pick the winner on Saturday the 20th and announce it on the Ann Butler Blog and ETI blogs! Again, make sure and visit all the links below and leave a comment.

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For my project, I altered a wood frame for a new Mom. 


First I created a variety of molds.


Using the resin as directed, its important that you mix for 2 minutes then again for another minute or two to reduce the possibility of bubbles.   I mixed some black opaque pigment into a cup of  resin and blue opaque pigment into another cup of resin.  I also mixed some Sunshine ColorBox Crafter's   Reinker into another cup of resin. 

Using Ann Butlers stamps from KellyCraft and ColorBox Crafter's Ink for Ann Butler in Blueberry, I stamped around the frame.

Turning the stamp a variety of ways created a fun pattern on the frame.

Once the frame was stamped, I poured some resin over the entire frame and spread it around so the entire frame was covered.

While waiting for it to dry, I continued with my project.

I wanted a subtle background so I used the Ann Butler's Stars Art Screen and Blueberry Crafter's Ink with an art dauber.

I die cut letters and added in my resin pieces for the apostrophe and the "o".

Once the resin dried, I inked around the frame with Blueberry Crafter's Ink.  I also added some resin pieces in the lower right corner.  All ready to give to a new Mom.

And, since we are so close to Christmas, I also created a card.  I found one of my resin elements made a great belt buckle.

Using Ann Butler's 2" Spots and Dots stamps from Unity Stamp Co., I repeatedly stamped across the card front using ColorBox Crafter's Ink for Ann Butler in Canyon on red cardstock. 


I added a strip of black to simulate Santa's belt.


Then I added a belt buckle made of resin.


Thanks for stopping by today and remember, every comment enters you for a chance to win an amazing prize package.  Here is the hop list.

Have a wonderful day.


  1. Thanks for being part of the hop Steph...I love how you created the buckle on the Santa card...

  2. Beautiful frame.


  3. The frame is great - but that belt buckle - genius!

  4. What a clever idea for the buckle on Santa

  5. Love both projects Steph! And I agree, the buckle is very creative!

  6. Fantastic frame Steph! Love the card too!

  7. Love how the buckle happened! Great colours, Steph!

  8. Love both projects. The Santa buckle.

  9. great timing... my nephew just added a little baby boy to his family. I will make this project as a gift ... nobody else will think of anything so unique and pretty. Thank you.