Sunday, 13 August 2017

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Birthday

Happy 7th Birthday to Simon Says Stamps!!!
If you'd like to join the Monday Stamp Challenge, you can find all the guidelines HERE.
Here is my Z-fold birthday card with lovely Robin's Nest paper.
 
 

This week Simon Says Stamps is challenging you to join them for their 7th Birthday celebrations. Create something to help them celebrate! It could be a card, a tag to attach to a gift, a gift or maybe a birthday banner or cake topper! Since it is their birthday, they will be giving away 2 X $50 vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.


How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sin City Stamps "Quick Ideas" - Brick Background


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This is my first "Quick Ideas" to share with you.  I made a background with ink, spray mist, and one stamp.  The background was so quick to do.  Splattering gold mist really worked well to create that grunge look. Micro beads were a fun addition that gave the card some much needed texture.

Other Supplies:  blue distress ink pad, gold spray mist, black ink pad, flower stamp, embossing powder, heat gun, gold micro beads, liquid adhesive, 6x6" cardbase

You can find out all about my project HERE.


Sin City Stamps:                    
Brick Wall Section Art Rubber Stamp
Dare to be Different Word Phrase Stamp


To purchase these stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join the Sin City Fan Group.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

CardMaker Magazine (Fall 2017)

Look out for my card called "Fall Tree Woodgrain Card."
http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/
Get inspired for fall with 50+ sensational designs and techniques guaranteed to fuel your creativity! Cards for every style and skill level are included so you will be sure to expand your card-making skill set and create some fresh and fun cards.

Shhhhhhh...It's a Sneak Peek.
My card design was created completely with rubber stamps, inks, & embossing powder. The bare tree stamp is very versatile because you can customize it for any season by varying the colors and thus, use the same design for numerous occasions all year long. 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Sympathy Card - Sin City Stamps

Hi Ladies & Gents,
To add dimension and depth to the flowers, I used primarily a white colored pencil to color the petals. Then I used a bit of purple to add contrast and make the flowers pop. It is a simple yet sophisticated sympathy card. I hope you give this technique using white colored pencil a try and stamp on colored card stock rather than white. Don't forget to share your creations on the Sin City Fan Page.
You can find my complete tutorial HERE.

Supplies:


1. Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set
2. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set
3. watermark ink pad & gold ink pad
4. white embossing powder
5. heat gun
6. colored pencils
7. white card base 6x6"
8. yellow & lavendar cardstock
9. chalk


To purchase these fabulous stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook too. Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - Ready Set Stamp - September 2017

Hooray!!! My card was selected for the Ready Set Stamp section of Craft Stamper Magazine. Look for it in shops beginning today August 4th. 


Here is the color palette we were to use for inspiration. I just loved using the different shades of pinks.

My card is called "Eat Cherries" and here is a little peek.
Subscriptions for Craft Stamper Magazine can be found HERE.
Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food

For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge include food or drink on your creation!
Cherries and polka dots are the best combination ever!

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include and link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You have until Monday, August 7th to enter your creation.

For the complete list of rules to participate go HERE.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017

Be sure to check out this months free magazine from Creative Inspiration - Issue 18. It is a collaboration of ladies world wide who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others. Our focus this month was Vacations, Summer, & Celebrations or to use the monochromatic color palette shown below.

Here is a little sneak peek of some of my contributions!
Creative Inspiration Magazine  (Issue 18)  HERE
My layouts can be seen at 22 seconds and my cards at 5:02 seconds.  Please stop by the Creative Inspiration Blog anytime to recharge your creative battery.  Prepare to be inspired and amazed by all the lady's skill & talent.

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017
A very BIG thank you to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Just Us 2 Congratulations Card - Sin City Stamps

Come along as I show you how to use a lovely lacy background stamp and a stencil to create an original embellishment.  You can find all the directions on the Sin City Blog HERE.
http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/07/just-us-2-card.html

Supplies:

1. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. 5x7" card base
3. clear acrylic mounting block
4. black & pink ink pads
5. stencil
6. white, pink. & black cardstock
7. bracket frame die & die cutting machine
8. small heart & number two
9.  1" circle punch
10. pink glitter glue
11. pink heart gems
12. black mini gems


http://sincitystamps.com/art-journaling-2-rubber-stamp-set/
To purchase the stamp set for this project, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.  Hey... if you would
like to share your creations with us, then join the Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Dare to Be DIFFERENT - Sin City Stamps


Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is a sneak peek of my project over on the Sin City Blog today. I created a quick card background with minimal supplies which can easily be embellished for either a masculine or feminine card. Stamping onto pattern paper creates extra texture with little effort. Let me show you how I stamped onto faux distressed paper.
Take a look HERE.
http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.com/2017/05/create-quick-backgrounds-dare-to-be.html
Supplies: Inhale Exhale Stamp Set, Art Journaling 2 Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps), Burgundy & White Cardstock, Black Pigment Ink, Clear Acrylic Mounting Block, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Grey & Tan Ink, Ink Applicator, Butterfly Embellishment, Black Rhinestones

To purchase the stamps for this project, please visit www.sincitystamps.com
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.  Also, share your creations with us and join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.


Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Live Carefree & Fearless Vintage Card - Sin City Stamps

Hello,
For those who love shabby chic & vintage, then my card has everything you could want. Incorporating sewing items, lace, pearls, flowers, & birds make this card rustic yet so feminine.
Please visit the Sin City Blog to see the complete tutorial. You will find it HERE.

Supplies:
1. Inhale Exhale Art Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
3. Flower & Bird Sketches Art Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
4. watermark ink pad / brown & black ink pad
5. embossing powder (white, black, & magenta)
6. heat gun
7. pattern paper scrap
8. paper edge distressing tool
9. acetate & permanent black ink pad
10. pearl domes
11. lace & trim

To purchase the inspiring sentiment & wonderful dressform image, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Timeless Card - The Robin's Nest

Hello,
Just to let you know this is my last project for The Robin's Nest Design Team.  It has been a fantastic experience to work with such wonderful & diverse range of products.  I just adore Dew Drops and can rarely complete a project without including them somewhere.  Here is a little peek of my layered vintage card.
To purchase the supplies for this project please visit The Robin's Nest.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
The Chattering Robin's Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Steampunk & Lace Card - Sin City Stamps

Ok...Here is my confession.  This card is one of my first real attempts at the style known as Steampunk.   I especially enjoyed all the embellishing and had lots of fun making it.  Here is my super feminine Steampunk card full of lace, gems, candles, & gears. You can find the complete set of directions on the Sin City Blog HERE.


Supplies:
1. Dress Forms Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set (Sin City Stamps)
2. black cardstock
3. watermark ink pad
4. purple ink & permanent purple pen
5. silver embossing powder & heat gun
6. gear embellishments
7. acetate & permanent black ink pad
8. chipboard frame
9. silver acrylic paint & silver gel pen
10. black & silver rhinestones
11. black lace, black tulle, & silver cord
12. orange glitter glue

To purchase this wonderful dress form image, visit  www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at
the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.
Join our Sin City Stamps Fan Page HERE.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - Ready Set Stamp - July 2017

My card was selected for the Ready Set Stamp section of Craft Stamper Magazine. Look for it in shops beginning June 2nd.

Here is the color palette we were to use for inspiration. 
Sneak Peek...
 Destination: Amazing Day!
To get a copy of the magazine visit, www.craftstamper.com.
To buy subscriptions visit, www.mags-uk.com
To buy digital copies visit, www.pocketmags.co.uk

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Fabulous Feminine Layout - The Robin's Nest

Hi Ladies,
If you love pink & grey with lots of polka dots, roses, and scalloped doillies then I know you will adore this layout. I had so much fun trying to figure out how I would fit all the embellishments I wanted on the page. I also got to try a new chipboard product from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.   The beautifully intricate frame clearly stole the show.
 
(You can see the white crackled chipboard frame peeking out along the bottom edge.)
To see the complete tutorial for this layout please visit The Robin's Nest blog HERE.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Rosy Chevron Cardstock, Black Herringbone Cardstock, Black & White Clock Cardstock, Lodge CutOuts Cardstock, Silver Glitter Cardstock, Valentine Hearts (reverse side), Aristocratic Blues Cards, Rosy Cards, Doillie Die Cuts, Dew Dew Glue, Rosy Straw, Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds, Rosy Flowers Die Cuts, Alpha Glitter Stickers, Pink Punch Dew Drops, Metallic Silver Dew Drops

Other Supplies:
scallop circle die, die cutting machine, doillie, chipboard word, silver acrylic paint,
Chipboard Flourish Frame -Sienna (Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts), Watermark Ink (Tsukineko), Black Glitter Embossing Powder (Stampendous), heat gun, White Crackle Paint (BoBunny), scallop edge 12" cardstock, dimensional foam tape


To purchase the supplies for this layout, please visit The Robin's Nest
and for fabulous chipboard shapes visit Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, 29 May 2017

Lindy's Stamp Gang - May Color Challenge

https://blog.lindysgang.com/color-challenge-info/
Lindy's Stamp Gang Supplies: 
TiffanyLou Blue Spray, Tea Pot Purple Spray, Aurora Amethyst Embossing Powder

Other Supplies:  Celestial Dancer #3 Stamp (Rubber Dance), Flourish Stencil (Joggles), Black Archival Ink (Tsukineko), Distress Ink- Milled Lavender & Broken China (Ranger), sentiment stamp, white cardstock, flowers, gems, hole punch, ribbon

How to enter Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge:
1. Share the Color Challenge graphic for this month’s challenge.
2. Link the color challenge graphic to our blog.
3. Use a minimum of two Lindy’s Stamp Gang products.
4. Link all Lindy's products used to the online store.
5. Deadline is May 31st.
The complete set of rules to enter can be found HERE.
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More Than Words Mini Challenge:
The More Than Words Mini Challenge runs on the last week of each month and is for cards, tags and ATCs only. This challenge requires you to use a specific word on your project. This month the word is "SHE". The winner will receive a $25 voucher from Dusty Attic.  The deadline is May 31st. The complete set of rules to enter can be found HERE.
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Rubber Dance May Stamp Challenge:
I am also entering the Rubber Dance Theme Challenge.  The May theme challenge is to use a trio. Our theme is called "Rule of Three". You must use or make three of something.  Stamping must be obvious on your project but you do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.  Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). Max 3 entries per person. You may combine with other challenges. The complete set of rules to enter can be found HERE.

I used Celestial Dancer #3 to feature on my card.
http://www.rubberdance.com/celestial-dancer-3

Saturday, 27 May 2017

a2z Scrapbooking Store - May Challenge


The new challenge this month at a2z Scrapbooking is “Sentiment Focus”
All you have to do is use any Hero Arts product on your project and create a card
where the sentiment is the main focus of the card.

Here is my birthday card with a super cute sentiment cloud by Hero Arts. I really love scalloped edges which worked perfectly with this stamp. I love how girly it is.

Make sure your project contains at least one main HERO ART product as the focal element. You have the entire month to create a new project and enter it into Mr. Linky. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  The lucky winner will be announced on the 7th of June! 
All the rules to participate can be found HERE.
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Mod Squad Challenge Blog Birthday Bash Challenge
Must be a NEW card/project as of the challenge start date.  You may use any vendors products to be eligible to win but you must follow the challenge theme and include a link back to this challenge page.  You may enter our challenge 3 times and enter as many other challenges as you like.
All the rules to participate in the challenge can be found HERE.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sympathy Card - Challenge

Take a look at the Simon Says Monday Rubber Stamp Challenge.  This weeks theme is Little Critters.  I stamped & embossed dragonflies onto aqua vellum which created lovely delicate wings. After I cut them out, I attached some Dew Drop gems to form the bodies. You have until Monday May 29th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in. More information about participating in the challenge can be found HERE.

I am also entering the Rubber Dance Theme Challenge.  The May theme challenge is to use a trio. Our theme is called "Rule of Three". You must use or make three of something,
Stamping must be obvious on your project. You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. Your projects must match the theme. Max 3 entries per person. Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). No back-linking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge. You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.  More information about participating in the challenge can be found HERE. The deadline is May 31st.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Cherry Blossom - Embossed Foil Card - Rinea

Hi Crafty Friends...Rinea Double Sided Foiled Paper makes a beautiful background especially when you add texture to it by embossing.  Now, here is where I make a bit of a confession. This technique only came about by accident; as I wasn't expecting this result. Instead of a disaster, I was pleasantly surprised with what serendipity revealed (aka: happy coincidence). So let's see what happens when... you apply Alcohol Blending Solution to embossed Rinea foil.

Cherry Blossom Thank You Card: 

Directions:
1. Place a piece of blush foil into the embossing folder and send it through the die cutting machine.

2.  Apply Blending Solution to a felt pad and gently rub over the embossed design. When Alcohol Blending Solution comes into contact with the raised areas of the embossing, that area will lose its color and reveal the silver core color. This photo shows the embossed image after Blending Solution has been applied.

3.  Use black ink to stamp the Fuji Goddess Face onto white cardstock. Color the image with chalks and cut out. Matte the image with silver and pink fibrous paper.
 

4.  Attach the embossed cherry blossom foil to the cardbase. Adhere the stamped face. Next, stamp bamboo stalks with green ink and use a 3" paper punch to cut a circle. Layer it to the left side of the stamped face.

5. Attach a pink fiber along the bottom edge of the stamped face image.

6.  Finally, embellish the card with a dragonfly, gems, and a sentiment.


A Closer Look:
Rinea Supplies: Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15cm x 25cm (Blush)

Other Supplies:  Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger), felt applicator tool, Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder, white cardstock, black ink pad, Fuji Goddess stamp (Stampington & Co), chalk (Inkadinkado), mini gems, dragonfly, fiber, sentiment, 3" circle punch, cardbase 5x7"
To purchase the lovely Blush Foiled Paper, visit Rinea.

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the
Rinea Blog and follow us on FacebookYouTubePinterest, Instagram, & Twitter
Thanks for visiting!