Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cheesy Love


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week the theme is --- ANYTHING GOES! Since Valentine's Day is coming up soon, I decided to create a "Cheesy Love" card with one of Repeat Impressions mouse stamps.


I used my circle nestabilities to create the holes for my cheese and inked around their edges with distress ink to make them stand out a bit more.

Supplies and tools:
  • Labels 10 Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Circle Nestabilties (Spellbinders) 
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento)
  • Distress Ink (Ranger) in these colors
    • Scattered Straw
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Spiced Marmalade
  • Baker's Twine
  • Sequins
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps:



  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • 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: 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Let It Snow!


Today I have a fun snow themed card for you in pinks and browns. When I was gluing my sentiment on,  I accidentally smudged some brown ink on the embossed background. Since I didn't feel like starting over, I diluted some distress oxides and created a spatter effect. Fun fix for my whoopsie!

Supplies and Tools:
These colors of Distress Oxide (Ranger) - Worn Lipstick/ Walnut Stain
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink (Ranger)
Sponge Daubers
Pearls
Alphabet Punches

This post linked to:
The Paper Players - CAS Snowy Days
City Crafter - CAS

Friday, January 18, 2019

Mojo Monday Love


One of my friends came over to make cards this week and we decided to experiment with using strips of paper to create a "quilt like" panel. I then incorporated mine into another card for the Mojo Monday Sketch this week!

Supplies and tools:
  • Paper Scraps
  • Dictionary Page
  • Lace Hearts Dies (Spellbinders) 
  • Love This Die (Echo Park) 
  • Baker's Twine
  • Petite Striplet - Jubilee Die (Sue Wilson)


This post linked to:
Mojo Monday #507
Dies R Us - Anything New (New Spellbinders Die)
Simon Says Recycle Something (and old dictionary)
Shopping Our Stash - Hearts on Fire
Mix it Up - Sentiment as Main Focus

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Coffee and Roses


Today's card was created "just for fun" and inspired by several of my favorite challenges. It features the beautiful "Coffee and Roses" digi from Stamplorations (currently a FREE download - click here).


Supplies and Tools:


This post linked to:
Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Caffeinated Inspiration (inspired by coffee and colors)
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge
Stamplorations Cutplorations (inspired by colors)
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing 
Stamping Sensations - Fabulously Feminine






Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A Happy Hello



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 don't know for sure why, but my mind kept drawing a blank when I looked at this board. In the end, I incorporated both the stars and the color scheme into my card.

Supplies and Tools:
  • Lace Hearts Dies (Spellbinders) 
  • Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Flowers and Leaves Slim Punch (EK Success)
  • Large Pearl
  • Seam Binding (for the crinkle ribbon)
  • Distress Ink (Ranger) in these colors:
    • Antique Linen
    • Brushed Corduroy
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps:


  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • 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: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Love, Love, Love


Today I have a clean-and-simple Valentine card to share with you featuring one Graciellie's new digital stamp sets --- Love, Love, Love.  I love all the different tree ring stamps out there, but I think this one is extra fun because it's in a heart shape!


Supplies and Tools:


This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing
Shopping Our Stash - Hearts on Fire
City Crafter - CAS
Time Out - Loving




Monday, January 14, 2019

Gelli Printing - Giveaway!


It's my turn to share a project for "Pick of the Week" over on the Repeat Impressions blog. I decided to make a fun Valentine card using my new Gelli Printing Plate on the background.  For step by step instructions - visit today's post on The House that Stamps Built.



Supplies and Tools:

All five of the Repeat Impressions stamps I used will be 20% off this week only. (For the coupon code see: The House That Stamps Built blog.)

GIVEAWAY: If you would like a chance to win this cute little puppy dog stamp  - visit my Instagram page and click on this card for all the details!

This post linked to:
Use Your Stuff - Furry Friends
Time Out - Loving
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Word art Wednesday - Anything goes





He Heals the Broken


Hello Friends, today's card features one of my favorite stamps to use on sympathy cards. I did it up in neutral tones, adding just a touch of light blue and lavender to match the ombre ribbon from Cropstop.

Supplies and tools:
Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Distress Ink in these colors: Salty Ocean/ Shaded Lilac/Hickory Smoke

Saturday, January 12, 2019

True North



Today's card uses three new purchases/presents that I recently received - a new stamp set, a new die set, and a new color of oxide!  It was inspire by Krafty Chicks "beachy theme" this week (for all those of you who aren't fond of cold weather!) Since clean-and-simple cards are hard for me, I'm especially happy that this one actually turned out!

Supplies and tools:
  • True North Stamp Set (Stamplorations)
  • Blossom Stencil (Tim Holtz)
  • Salty Ocean Distress Oxide (Ranger)
  • Prismacolor Pencils
  • Versamarker
  • Sandpaper
  • Small Shell Set Dies (Impression Obsession)
 


This post linked to:
Krafty Chicks - Beachy
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blues (use blues)
Stamplorations CAS - Optional burgandy
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge (use Stamplorations products)
Simon Says - Use Something new (new stamp set/die set/oxide color)
Dies R Us - Anything goes (Impression Obsession)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Black and White Fun Fold


It's time for a Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built.  You know the drill...Choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) to include on your creation, then come by the blog and link it up! I chose the first row down - Glitter, Black/White, and Fun Fold



Black and white cards can be so elegant - and I had so much fun creating this one with it's stamped flower and cut-away card front.



Supplies and Tools:
  • 3D Botanical Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Hotlz)
  • Circle & Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Tattered Florals Die (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Hello Sentiment Die (Momenta)
  • Button
  • Baker's Twine
  • Glitter
  • Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Brilliance Moonlight White Ink (Tsukineko)
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps



  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • 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: 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Special Delivery


Today I have a fun card that uses a super cute little mouse stamp set called "Special Delivery" from Unity Stamp Company.  As soon as I saw the sweet projects that featured this cutie, I knew I wanted it. It was one of the first things in my basket during their after Christmas sale.

Supplies and tools:
 

This post linked to:
The Paper Players - Crazy about Critters
Simon Says - Use Something New (new stamp!)
Stamping Sensations - Fabulously Feminine
Stamplorations Theme and Sketch - Stamps + Animals

Monday, January 7, 2019

Graciellie Designs Blog Hop


Hello blog friends - Welcome to my first Graciellie Design post of 2019!

If you follow Gracie you know that she closed her Etsy shop the end of last year and moved her digital stamps, digital papers, and cut files to a new site -- CLICK HERE  to browse her beautiful collection in her brand new store. We're celebrating this new venue with a BLOG HOP! Scroll down for all the details and prize information.....

Now on to my cards.... I have two to share with you featuring the new Love and Friends Digital Stamp Set that's part of the Heart Bundle deal ON SALE TODAY!


For the first card, I created a background using one of the sentiments from this set. Then, using the "scatter" tool in my photo editing program I added some soft, pink hearts over top.

Supplies and Tools:
Love and Friends Digital Stamp Set (Graciellie Designs)
Heart Template
Paper Crimper (Fiskars)
Sequins
Glitter
Seam Binding
Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide (Ranger)



My second card features the beautiful heart wreath on a white wood embossed background. I colored my digi with prismacolor pencils and added highlights with markers and glitter. I fussy cut the image and popped it up over my wood background with mounting tape.

Supplies and Tools:
Love and Friends Digital Stamp Set (Graciellie Designs)
Prismacolor Pencils
Touchfive Markers
Glitter
3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix -Tim Holtz)
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Blog Hop Info
  • Graciellie is giving away a $15 gift card to her new digital store
  • To enter the drawing simply leave a comment on my blog and each of the participating blogs linked below
  • The winner will be announced on January 14th on Graciellie's Facebook Page


Winter Wishes --- Changes


Here we are at the start of a new year, and with it comes some changes. I have decided to step down from my Cropstop position, so this month will be my last with that company. Haylie-Jo (Cropstop owner) has consequently decided to give the blog a break so this will be the FINAL CHALLENGE.
For today's card I created a fun neutral colored snowflake card - hence the optional twist for this month's link party -- Create a project in neutral tones and I'll enter your name twice in this final random draw.

Supplies and Tools:
Winter Wonders Stamp Set (All Night Media)

This post linked to:
Dies R Us - Anything Goes (Spellbinders)
Craft Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Creative Inspiration - Anything goes
Love to Scrap - Anything goes

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Snow Globes


It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's a Designer's Choice challenge over on The House that Stamps Built. This week it was my turn to pick the theme, and I chose "Snow Globes." Repeat Impressions has some great snow globe stamps you could use -- or you could make a shape card (like I did) using a free template!

Supplies and Tools
  •  free snow globe template
  • Dies:  
    • Tree Line Die (Sizzix -Tim Holtz)
    • Holiday Greens Dies (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Embossing: 
    • 3D Lumber Embossing Folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
    • White Embossing Powder
  • Ink:
    • Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger)
    • White Gel Pen
    • Distress Ink (Ranger)
      • Ground Espresso
      • Walnut Stain
      • Broken China
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • Pine Needles
  • Misc.
    • Baker's Twine 
    • White Glitter
    • Sponge Daubers
  • Repeat Impressions Stamps



  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • 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: 

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Winter Sparkles
Little Red Wagon - Hey Newbie (my first time to use my new tree die!)
Dies R Us - Anything goes with die brands carried in the store (Sizzix, Tim Holtz)
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Simon Says - Something New (new Tim Hotlz tree die)