Friday, August 23, 2019

Mojo Monday and Rolled Roses

Oh my, you should be so proud of me....Not only did I create a clean-and-simple card, but I actually followed a sketch to the "t" and didn't stretch it like I usually do!

I taught a friend how to create rolled roses with a circle punch this week, and I wanted to try making a super-sized one. I traced around the bottom of one of my jar candles to create a larger circle, and just look at how cool it turned out!

 Here's a little picture tutorial for anyone who doesn't know how to make 
Rolled Paper Roses:

Step 1: Cut a circle (any size)
Step 2: Cut a spirals into the center
Step 3: Roll up from the outside edge and glue
(a quilling tool makes it quicker, but you don't have to use one)

Supplies and Tools:
  • Hymn Word Art (Sweet n Sassy Stamps)
  • Crochet Thinlits (Sizzix -Tim Holtz)
  • Garden Greens Thinlits (Sizzix -Tim Holtz)
  • Labels Eight Nestabilties (Spellbinders)
  • Roses Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz) 
  • Large Pearl
  • Black Soot Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger):
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Cracked Pistachio

This post linked to:
Mojo Monday Sketch #521
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple
The Cat's Pajamas - Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Let's Do It Again

The current challenge over on the Funkie Junkie Blog is "Let's do it again" ---- in other words re-do one of your old projects with a twist.  (Click here to see the card I'm re-doing.)

For my second go-round I went with earth tones and created some fun DIY rolled roses with a circle punch and quilling tool. 

Supplies and Tools:

  • Gilded Birds Die Set (Memory Box)
  • Meadowbird Branch Die Set (Memory Box)
  • Frond Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Victoria Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
  • Bitty Regards (Unity Stamp Company) 
  • Mini Pearls
  • Burlap String
  • Distress Oxide (Ranger) in these colors:
    • Walnut Stain
    • Black Soot

This post linked to:
Funkie Junkie - Let's Do It Again
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Mood Board (inspired by greens, browns, and the hanging lantern)
Double D Challenge - Pearls, Gems, or Rhinestones

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wishing you Beautiful Days

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both! I was inspired by the both the flowers and the colors --- though mainly the flowers.

 Supplies and tools:
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps:
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Burlap String 
  • Versamark Watermark Ink 
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Feather Lace Oval Dies (Gina Marie)
  •  Lattice Panel Background Plate (Gina Marie)
  • These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger)
    • Dusty Concord, Broken China, Fossilized Amber
For my blog readers:

  • Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store  by using the code: rr10ea
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month

Check out what the other design team members created:
Donna ~ Heather ~ Joy ~ Laurie ~ Patti ~ Shirley 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

With Love & Gratitude

Today's card features a gorgeous new digital stamp set from Graciellie Design with a distinctive fall flavor! I decided to keep my card clean-and-simple this time to showcase that gorgeous floral arrangement around the candle.

Quick Tip: If you don't have stencils in the theme you need, cut images from card stock using paper punches or dies and use the negative space as your I did with the leaves on this card!

Supplies and Tools:

  • With Love & Gratitude Digital stamp set (Graciellie Design)
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Mini Leaf Punches
  • Fired Brick and Candied Apple Distress Oxide (Ranger)

This post linked to:
The Cat's Pajamas - Clean and Simple
Mix It Up - Anything goes + optional triple time stamping
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Something Seasonal (Fall)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything hand-colored