Wednesday, April 7, 2021

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Blog Hop and Linky Party

 

Good morning and welcome!
We are celebrating once again all things with wings
over at STAMPlorations! Leave comments and link up
your winged thing projects for a chance at winning
one of several prizes. Here is what I came up with:
 
(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the
STAMPlorations links below and place an order, I will
receive a small commission at no cost to you.)

The background panel was die cut using the
Circles All Over Texture Cover Plate. Using a light teal card stock,
I die cut the Flutter Zen 1 Layering die. I sponged Mermaid Lagoon DI
around the outer edge of the top layer, and sponged the center of the bottom
layer. When you glue them together, it creates this really fun look!
 

The sentiment is from the Balloons and Banners stamp set,
heat embossed in white onto black card stock.
Once everything was assembled, I decided to carefully go
over the top layer of the butterfly with Wink of Stella, but of course, 
with my crack photography skills, you can't see the shimmer. LOL!

I hope you'll join the STAMPgirls and link up your project
 
We'd love to see what you create!
Oh, and don't forget:
 

Thanks for visiting!


Supplies:
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Balloons and Banners
Ink: Versamark; Ranger DI - Mermaid Lagoon
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: GC; CUTplorations - Circles all over texture cover plate, Zen Butterfly 1 layering dies; Stampendous - white EP; heat gun; MISTI; WOS pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, April 3, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #182 - D is for Distress

 

 


 Good morning and welcome, snarky peeps!
It's time once again for the next challenge at the
This time around, we are getting all distressed!
Whether that be using Distress Inks/Oxides, distressing your
your paper, or just being anxious about the world at large,
it's all up to you how you want to interpret that.
 
For me? I've used Distress inks and I've also distressed the papers
 I've used on my card:
 
 

I used the technique where you add ink directly from your ink pad
to the stencil, spritz with water, then flip the stencil over onto card stock.
(and soaking up excess ink with a paper towel) I've used the same
inks on both panels but used different stencils on each. 
(of course, I covered up most of the smaller panel, and you can
hardly see the dots on it. LOL!)

The inside has a simple sentiment to finish:


Because I had fun with my DI's, I made a second card:


I hope that you'll play along in our Distress challenge over at the
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! For more great ideas, do check out
what my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen, Tristan, have created
for your viewing pleasure! 
Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!


I'd like to enter this at Inspire.Create. Challenge #87
 

 


Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Really High Five
Ink: Ranger DI: (guy) Hickory Smoke, Rustic Wilderness, Walnut Stain (gal) Festive Berries, Crackling Campfire, Mustard Seed, (both) Vintage Photo; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: STAMPlorations - Dots and Dashes, Dots All Over, Dream Flower, & Delicate Links stencils; water mister; Tim Holtz - Paper Dolls, Big & Small Talk Snarky stickers, distressing tool; MISTI
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; TE- foam sticky strips

Thursday, April 1, 2021

STAMPlorations April Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

 

Hello crafty friends, and welcome. Wow, it's already April! 
I love this time of year, with all the flowers blooming and the
trees leafing out. Love this warmer weather!
Since it's the first of the month, it's time for the new
I used the photo as inspiration and used the
colors on my card: 
 
(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the STAMPlorations
store links below and place an order, I will receive a small commission
at no cost to you.)


For the background panel, I blended a few Distress inks over the
Burst Slimline Stencil. Using one of the stickers in the
Birthday Word Art clear stickers, I stuck it onto a piece of white
card stock, then used a few coordinating Spectrum Noir markers
to color it. (Yes! You can color the stickers!) I trimmed it up and added
a black matte under it before adhering to the card base.
Super fun and easy!
 
 I hope that you'll link up a project at 
to seeing how you interpret them!

If you have an urge to purchase anything at the STAMPlorations store,
feel free to use my discount code for an extra 20% off and
a free item of your choice!


Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a lovely day!


Supplies:
CS: Neenah; TE
Accessories: ARTplorations - Burst Slimline Stencil; PFS - blending brushes; CRAFTplorations - Birthday Word Art Clear Stickers; Spectrum Noir markers - AG3, TB5, BP6; 
Ink: Ranger DI - Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch, Mowed Lawn
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

SHOPPING OUR STASH #442 - Here Comes Peter Cottontail

 

Hello and welcome crafty friends!

It's time for the new challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH!

This fortnight, we want to see projects with a bunny(s), or

a Passover or Easter theme.

Here's what I made:

I love this image of a bunny eating a chocolate bunny! LOL!

Something simple finishes the inside:

You know how bunnies are, they keep multiplying...

...and multiplying!


I hope that you find some time to play along in our Peter Cottontail challenge

at Shopping Our Stash! For more inspiration, do check out what my

teammies created to wow you!

Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!


Supplies:

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Chubby Bunny, A Good Egg; Simon Says Stamp - Oh Bunny

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Teal Zeal, Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies; Ranger DI - Peacock Feathers

CS: Spectrum Noir; Cardstock Warehouse; scraps

DP: Lawn Fawn; Doodlebug Designs; Sandylion; freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine

Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; MISTI; GC; SB - std oval die; MFT - stitched oval frame die;  PFS - blending brush; Sakura - white Gelly Roll marker

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Saturday, March 20, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #181 - L is for Layers

 

Welcome and happy first day of Spring!!!

This fortnight at the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS,

we are looking for projects with lots of layers on them. Of course,

some of my Sistahs thought outside the box on this one, which

is so brilliant! Here's what I came up with:


 
 Lots of layers here, especially that cake die. Each piece is a die cut!
You'd think this was a very fancy, swanky card, with the elegant
black and white theme and that white glitter paper behind the cake....


 ...but then there's the inside:

I hope that you'll find some time to join us in our Layers challenge over

at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. For more ideas, please do 

visit the blogs of my Sistahs, and our reigning Queen (and forever Sistah), Jane,

to see the genius things they came up with!

Thanks for visiting!


I'd like to enter this at Color Hues #14


 Supplies:

Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments; Paper Issues - Aah Real Birthday Sentiments

Ink: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black

CS: Neenah; Taylored Expressions; Nicole

DP: Pebbles Garden Party; mystery white glitter paper

Accessories: GC; SB - Oval Bliss die; Love Nicole - layer cake die; Stampendous - white EP; Heat gun; MISTI; Ranger - Diamond Stickles

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares: Ranger - MMM

Monday, March 15, 2021

It's Sticker Monday at STAMPlorations!

 

Good morning crafty friends!

Guess what? I'm doing my first Sticker Monday post over at STAMPlorations! 

Each month we randomly draw a lucky commenter's name to win a $15 prize code

when they leave a comment on both the Sticker Monday posts and also 

on the designer's blog. 

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the STAMPlorations 

store links below and place an order, I will receive a small commission at

no additional cost to you.)

 I'm showcasing the Coffee Feel Good stickers for my projects.

I decided to use the same color combo for all my projects.

First up is a shaker card:


The great thing about using these stickers, is that you can cut them apart when

needed, as I've done on my shaker card. Along with the stickers, I've also used

the Dots 'n Beans stencil, Zen Coffee Cup Layering dies, and the

Mocha Swirl ShakerBlends.

*****

Here's my second card:


I created a frame around the sticker using the coffee cup-to-go image

from the Gone Postal stamp set. (You can also get this image in

digital format here.) On the card base, I stamped around the edges with one

of the images from the Mixed Media Grunge set.

*****

My third card:


Along with the same stencil and cup image already used, the background panel is

cut using a Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die. The green

strip was cut with one of the Art Edges dies.

 These are just a few ways to incorporate stickers into your projects. So, what do you think? 

I'd love to hear, and look forward to reading your comments!

Thanks so much for visiting!



Other supplies used:

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa

CS: Thunderbolt; Nicole; Spectrum Noir

DP: Recollections(?) - gold mirror

Accessories: GC; PFS - blending brush; Grafix - acetate; Spectrum Noir markers; Prismacolor pencils; MISTI; Tim Holtz - distressing tool; Hero Art - wood frame die

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares: DecoArt Media - liquid glass; Scotch foam tape

Have you joined in yet at



 Good morning and welcome!
 
Just popping in to remind you all about this month's
 
 
 For my card, I heat embossed images from the
 
Brave One stamp set onto watercolor paper. Using a water brush
 
and various Distress Inks, I painted the images. Once dry, I fussy cut
 
them and arranged them into a frame on my card base.
 
I stamped a sentiment from the
 
Balloons and Banners stamp set, and added the 30 Thickers,

(This post contains affiliate links. When you click on any of the
STAMPlorations store links and place an order, I'll receive a 
small commission at no additional cost to you.)

 

 

On the inside, I used a sentiment from the

Celebrate Big stamp set.


There's still plenty of time to link up your project at

STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge!

If you feel a shopping spree is in order at the

STAMPlorations store, feel free to use my discount code for

an extra 20% off:


 Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!


Supplies:

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Brave One, Balloons and Banners, Celebrate Big

Ink: Versamark; Ranger DI: Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Rustic Wilderness; Memento - Tuxedo Black

CS: Strathmore watercolor paper; Neenah; scraps

Accessories: MISTI; water brush; Inkadinkado - black EP; heat gun; Thickeres - number stickers; Fiskars - corner rounder

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - MMM

Monday, March 8, 2021

Women's Day Insta Hop, Blog Hop & Linky Party

 

Hello and welcome crafty friends!

I'm thrilled to be joining in the

International Women's Day Insta and Blog Hop & Linky Party!

STAMPlorations is one of the many amazing

sponsors joining in this fun hop & linky party.

Just look at all of these fabulous companies

who are contributing! WOW!



Today we celebrate all women, all around the globe, in all their diversity!

It's a beautiful thing!

For my card, I started by die cutting water color paper using the largest die from the

Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies.

Once I heat embossed in gold the images and sentiment from the

Shine Bright stamp set, I set about

 coloring the light bulbs using Derwent

Inktense blocks. After the panel dried, I drew

some 'cords' to have them hanging off the top edge:



So shiny!


For all the details about the hop and linky party, do visit

the Women.beyoutifully,you blog.

Today, and everyday, is all about lifting women up!

Come join the celebration!!

Hugs,



Supplies:

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Shine Bright

Ink: Versamark

CS: Strathmore water color paper; Neenah

Accessories: Derwent Inktense Blocks; paintbrush; MISTI; CUTplorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting die; MISTI; Stampendous - Champagne EP; heat gun; GC; Faber Castell - black artist PITT pen and ruler; WOS pen

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner



Saturday, March 6, 2021

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS #180 Z is for Zoom Meeting

 


 Good morning snarky peeps!

It's time for our next challenge at the

SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!

This fortnight is all about ZOOM MEETINGS!

I've never been in one, but seeing all the funny mishaps

about them that make it onto the news and memes 

gave me so much inspiration: 

 


 Here are some close ups:



...and we can't forget about the inside of my card:

This was a collaboration with my hubby, as we both came up with various

phrases to use. Also, the day after I printed out all the phrases, that

viral zoom meeting with the lawyer-as-cat made it on the news.

Andy said it would be funny if I added a cat to my card.

Challenge accepted! A little fancy masking made this two kitty

stamp a solo one. Of course, he needed googly eyes.

I hope that you can join in our Zoom Meeting challenge at the

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. If you need more ideas,

simply check out what my Sistahs and our reigning Queen

Beverly have created for this challenge.

Thanks for visiting!


Spectrum Noir markers used on the cat:

BG1, BG3, PP3, MG4, TB1

Supplies:

Stamps: Sunny Studio - Meow and Furever

Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black

DP: Carta Bella - Family Night

CS: Spectrum Noir; Cardstock Warehouse; scraps

Accessories: MISTI; Spectrum Noir markers; computer and printer; Nicole - googly eyes

Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner; Score Tape

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