Join our Combined Blog Hop!

Hello Crafters! We're excited to welcome you to the very first joint blog hop with EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps!

Erin Sparler of EyeConnect Crafts (USA) and Bibi Lindahl of Rubber Dance Stamps (Norway) met online in the fall of 2015. They quickly hit it off and discovered that they had a LOT in common, or as Erin so eloquently put it: There is no word for old friends who have just met!  
The Design Teams have been generously supplied with chipboards from EyeConnect Crafts and rubber stamps from Rubber Dance Stamps and we are all thrilled to show you the results with this joint Blog Hop. 

What's in it for you?
Glad you asked!
One lucky winner will receive a Gift Certificate worth $25 from BOTH EyeConnect Crafts AND Rubber Dance to spend on their websites!
Another lucky winner will receive a surprise gift from BOTH 
Erin and Bibi, with $25 worth of products from their two companies!

What do you have to do?
Not much!
1) Visit all the blog posts in the hop and leave a comment.
2) Become a follower of the EyeConnect Crafts and Rubber Dance Stamps blogs. 
That's it! And who knows... maybe YOU will tie new bonds of friendships across the globe, too! :-) 

You have until Valentine's Day, Sunday the 14th at midnight EST (New York time), which is 6 am Monday 15th for those of you on Central European Time (Amsterdam, Berlin, Oslo),  and 5 am if you live in the UK. You can find a time converter here.
Winners will be announced 18th February

Enjoy the hop and good luck!

For my project, I've used EyeConnect Craft's Totem Peacock.  Because the male is more colorful than the female, I chose to create a male peacock.

I first painted the chipboard pieces with Gesso.   Gessoing first really allows the colors you use to pop.  Once dry, I used assorted colors of ColorBox Chalk Inks then assembled the peacock with Assorted Browns Mini Brads also from EyeConnect Crafts.

And this peacock really thinks he's sexy, hence the sentiment from Rubber Dance Art Stamps - Sarcastic Superpower - which is a fun and somewhat snarky collection of red rubber stamps.

The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then lightly inked for definition.  My peacock was mounted on two large ovals of white and kraft and the sentiment was slipped between the feathers.

Isn't he just adorable!

Please stop by everyone's blog to see what they've created today.

1. Erin, owner of EyeConnect Crafts
2. Susan
3. Lilian
4. Anita
5. Irit
5. Steph   you are here
6. Majo
7. Kim
8. Kristiina
9. Gail
10. Susanne
11. Bibi, owner of Rubber Dance Stamps
You may have noticed that the blog hop projects all use the colours from this months Rubber Dance Challenge, Kraft, White and Red. Play along for another chance to win Rubber Dance Stamps, this is the post you need to read (link opens in a new tab).

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you will leave a comment and follow me! 



  1. LOL! Great combination of stamp and Totem! Of course he knows it, with all his colourful feathers. Love it!!! Thank you, Steph!

  2. Very fun. That sentiment works perfectly with your colourful peacock. Hugz

  3. So funny, love it, dear Steph!


  4. The peacock is wonderful.
    I love these wood pieces.
    Several pieces fit together to make one piece - rather than being just a flat piece with all design cut together.
    the colors are great.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. The Peacock shape is fantastic, detailed but stylised. Teaming the bird it with the fun Sarcastic sentiment made me smile!

  6. Fabulous card! Love the texture and colors!~kim

  7. Hihi, so fun and loverly!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Hugs <3

  8. ROFL as I read the sentiment - that's peacocks for you!

  9. I'm with Squiddy! Too funny! Cute card thanks Steph!

  10. This card brought a smile to my face and the receiver will think so too.

  11. Your card made me smile, so funny sentiment with the mail peacock. Loving the tones of his tail, fab.

  12. Oh yes, he is absolutly adorable! He makes me smile ☺
    Hugs, Anita

  13. I stumbled upon your blog via Pinterest... and am so glad that I did! I love blog hops. And your card is so fun! Love the unusual color scheme for a peacock and the sentiment is a perfect fit!

  14. Very sexy Peacock indeed!! great fun Steph!!

  15. Hi Steph,
    What a wonderful and self confident peacock.
    Hugs Susan

  16. Makes me wonder who is worth getting such a cool card :) Love the colours, and the sentiment is just perfect!

  17. It looks so funny.
    What an interesting combination.


  18. You card is fabulous! The sentiment is so perfect. Hugs, Susanne.

  19. Oh my gracious Steph... this is just the cutest peacock - ehheheheeheh!! SEXY for sure!!!!!!!!!!! Love the way the lovely tail feathers go down behind!!! I am smiling sooo big. Heheheheh. SUPER FUN!!! j.

  20. Great peacock! Love the colours.

  21. That's funny! Love the colorful feathers!