Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Witching you ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Great Impressions Blog today featuring the F589 Witching You Sentiment.


Halloween is fast approaching so I created a CAS card to celebrate the occasion using the awesome F589 Witching You Sentiment. After stamping the sentiment I layered a couple of different decorative washi tapes along the bottom and bling around the sentiment.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!!

I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges enter ...
 - AAA Cards Game #49 ~ Word Play
 - Fashionable Stamping Challenge #103 ~ Words
 - Creatalicious Challenge #79 ~ Halloween
 - Tuesday Throwdown #264 ~ Clean and Simple

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Ink: Papertry Ink White, Memento Tuxedo Black, Queen & Co. Halloween Washi Tape & Bling

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Life, One Cup at a Time ...



Good afternoon and Happy Saturday. I made another magnet for my fridge with another sweet image I received this week from Paola (the artist) over at My Whimsical Little World's FB Page.


This image is called Coffee Cup Stack Digi Stamp "One Cup at a Time". Copic Markers were used to color the image, and I applied 3 different distress inks around the edge and then layered it on some French Roast cardstock. As stated above, I turned it into a magnet for my fridge by adding strips of Xyron Magnet Tape to the back.


I'm not a coffee drinker, but I know several family members who do drink coffee ALL of the time. I'll probably make some more magnets and send them off for their fridge.

Challenges entered ...
 - 2015 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 
Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Other: AMS French Roast DP, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tea Dye & Wild Honey Distress Ink

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I am with you always ...











Good Morning. I'm here to share the Stamp Set being released by MHK Designs Digital Stamps today.


My card features a collection of beautiful mum's and one of the sentiments that come in Mum's the Word Stamp Set. Mum's were my mother's favorite flowers so I put a lot of love into this card, and wish she was still here with me so I could give it to her.


Copic Markers were used to color the portion of the image I used, and distress ink was applied around the image.

Here's a look at the entire Mum's the Word Stamp Set ...



Now, we can't have a Release without a Giveaway!



The Giveaway starts Monday, September 22nd and goes thru Saturday, September 26th. This represents the days we are showcasing each of the sets being released.

There are a total of 5 Stamp Sets being released, one for each day.

How do I WIN this amazing set you ask?

Head on over to On A Stampage for all of the details.



If you are on Facebook, we'd love to have you join our MHK Designers & Friends Facebook Page. For every 50 Members who join the group, there will be a Giveaway. Make sure you join in the FUN to find out all of the details.

Challenges entered ...
 - Dream Valley Challenge #115 ~ Autumn Colours
 - Make My Monday Challenge ~ Nature
 - Deep Ocean Challenge #113 ~ Autumn
 - Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #104 ~ Colour Me Autumn
 - Through The Craft Room Door Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Papertry Ink White
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

Altered Candle ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Great Impressions Blog today featuring the Savored & Treasured (G82) sentiment and the Elegant Butterflies (J119).

Size: 5-1/2" H x 2-13/16" in Diameter

I enjoy Altering Candles with stamped images so I created a candle for my friend to be given with the card I created for last months Challenge.


Details about the above card can be found here.


I stamped the Savored & Treasured (G82) sentiment and the Elegant Butterflies (J119) onto tissue paper, and cut around each image. Using wax paper and my heat gun I adhered the images to my candle.


Once all of the stamps were attaached I applied Petal Pink Liquid Pearls to the antennas of the butterflies and then around the top edge of the candle.


These make amazing gifts and they really are easy to make. There is an awesome Tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers for Stamping on Candles, which includes a video showing you how it's done.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!!

I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges enter ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #164 ~ Anything but a Card

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Papertry Ink Hibiscus Burst Dye Ink

Monday, September 21, 2015

Halloween Treat Box ...


Good morning. Today I'm sharing an All-in-One Halloween Treat Box featuring some beautiful Fall Colors, along with dies and ribbon from my stash over at CutCardStock


I love checking out all of the different Tutorials they have over at Splitcoaststampers, and found a Tutorial and Template on how to make an All-in-One Box. These boxes are very easy to make, and with Halloween fast approaching I decorated my All-in-One Box for Halloween.

  
I pulled out my cardstock and chose those pictured above for creating my Halloween Treat Box. First up is the actual box which I created with Flavours Gourmet Toasted Nutmeg (Clay).


The Template shown above is provided with the All-in-One Box Tutorial. After printing the Template I adhered it to Flavours Gourmet Toasted Nutmeg (Clay) with Removable Glue Dots, and followed the instructions for cutting out and putting together the All-in-One Box.


The next step is to decorate the box.


I used the Stardream Metallic Bronze (Brown) to wrap around the base of the box, and used an EKS Punch to create the zig-zag for the top of the box. The pumpkins were cut out from Stardream Metallic Flame (Orange), and the fence was cut out from Esse Pearl Smooth White.

The box, bottom pumpkin, fence and pumpkin, and zig-zag border were adhered with Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. The other 2-pumpkins were attached with Tombow 3D Double Sided Foam Tab Adhesive for a stacked look.

I used a die and sentiment from my stash to create the Halloween Tag, and then tied it on with some sheer ribbon.


Since this post is all about Halloween, I filled my box with some Hershey Kisses. YUM!

This was the first time I used CutCardStock products with my dies. I have to say that the crisp clear quality of each die cut was a nice surprise!

The Stardream Metallic Bronze (Brown) and Stardream Metallic Flame (Orange) cardstock are 10% off as part of the Fall into Saving Sale going on right now.

Challenges entered ...
 - Brown Sugar Challenge #164 ~ Anything but a Card 

Until next time ... Enjoy!







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Friday, September 18, 2015

Sending Sunny Thoughts ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's Release Week at Sami Stamps today, and this week Sami is Re-Releasing her Butterflies Collection!


Today's card features Butterfly 3. To start my card I brought 2 butterflies into my word document, flipped one of them and then added the sentiment from Create with TLC between them, and hit print. I then printed extra copies of each butterfly so that I could paper-piece it back together. 

Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils were used to color the image. Once colored I cut out a full butterfly of each, and the bottom wing only from another image. I layered these images on vellum, colored the back of the vellum yellow, and then pieced them back together on my card. Once all the layers were together I applied Daffodil Liquid Pearls to the butterfly wings, and added several enamel dots.

Here is a closer look at one of the butterflies ...


Now lets look at all of the Re-Released images for this week!


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created with the Re-Release. You still have time to join our current Sami Stamps Challenge so make sure you head on over to the store to grab some of these adorable images for yourself!

I appreciate your stopping by today, and enjoy reading your lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing weekend.

Challenges entered ...
Scrap & Craft Challenge #13 ~ Butterflies 
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #37 ~ Anything Goes 
Inspiration Destination Challenge #51 ~ Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #201 ~ Anything Goes 
Crafty Sentiments Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!
Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, Bazzill Breaker Bay, MFT Lemon Drop, Paper Studio Vellum
 - Other: YNS Blueberry Gumdrops, Daffodil Liquid Pearls, Tombow Mono Multi-Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Some times all you can do ...

Good evening. I've been really busy this month with my DT work, so I took a little time tonight to just play. I made a magnet for my fridge with a sweet image I received earlier in the month from Paola (the artist) over at My Whimsical Little World's FB Page.


The image is called Tea/Coffee Cup Bird Teabag Digi Stamp Pocket Card. Paola even provided a tutorial on coloring this lovely.

Copic Markers were used to color the image, and I applied 3 different distress inks around the edge and then layered it on some French Roast cardstock. As stated above, I turned it into a magnet for my fridge by adding strips of Xyron Magnet Tape to the back. Really love this stuff!

Challenges entered ...
Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Other: AMS French Roast DP, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tea Dye & Wild Honey Distress Ink

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shaker Birthday Card ...

Good morning! I'm hosting the Great Impressions Blog today featuring the Mason Jar (F616) and Happy Birthday (C340) Sentiment.


When I saw the Mason Jar (F616) from this months release the first thing I thought of was a Shaker Card.  To get the window for the Mason Jar, I stamped the image and used my knife to cut the image out. I went very slow and just a hair away from the exterior edge of the stamp.  I adhered clear cardstock behind the Mason Jar opening with 1/4" Scor-Tape, and then added 3D foam tape around the jar opening.

I then stamped the decorative part of the Mason Jar several times, colored each section with my Copic Markers, fussy cut them out and layered them back together. Next up was to stamp the Mason Jar on my cardbase. Once that was done I put some tiny beads in the center of the Mason Jar and adhered the cover with more 3D Foam Tape around the entire cover.

The colors on the cover were created with a variety of Distress Inks and a dauber. Now I did this a little backward ... I added the Distress Inks after I adhered the cover to my cardbase vs. before.

The Happy Birthday (C340) Sentiment was stamped on my Nestabilities Ribbon Banner Die, where I cut small slits on both ends to weave in some Toffee Twine which was used to tie it on my card. The final step was to add Enamel Dots, and Liquid Pearls were applied, around the cover.

Here's a closer look of the Mason Jar (F616) laying down ...


If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!!

I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges enter ...
 - Crafty Cats Challenge #292 ~ Autumn Colors
 - Crafting with Friends Challenge #6 ~ Anything Goes
 - Pile it On Challenge #86 ~ Birthday

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink White & Clear Cardstock
 - Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Antique Linen - Wild Honey - Tea Dye & Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink 
 - Other: Studio Calico & Simple Stories Enamel Dots, Nestabilities Ribbon Banner Die (S4-324), Buttercup & Orchid Liquid Pearls, 3D Foam Squares, Xyron Sticker Maker

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wishing you a ...

Good evening! Popping in to share a card I created for the Make It Monday Challenge #223 ~ Camouflaged Pocket Inserts


The only stamp set that I have that would work with this challenge is the Vintage Linens Stamp Set. I don't have the coordinating dies, so I fussy cut each of the pieces out.


I used Dark Chocolate to stamp the outline of the flowers, Harvest Gold and Orange Zest for the flowers, and New Leaf for the leaves. Once the flowers were done, I pulled out my Mood Mix Papers and chose the black and white stripes for my pocket to lay against Harvest Gold Papers. The tag insert was made with Vintage Cream cardstock and a corner round punch.

Here's a closer look at the flowers/sentiment ...


I had fun creating the pocket and camouflaging it with the flowers.

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Other: Tombow Mono Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Tape, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Witching you a ...



Good morning! Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for the next fortnight.


  Challenge #140 is Anything with a Sentiment

I used the awesome Witching You (F589) sentiment as the focus of my card today. I stamped the sentiment on Vellum paper with Stazon Black ink, layered it on some orange DP and added some bling to cover the glue used to adhere the vellum. Next up I pulled out a couple of dies which were cut out in black cardstock, layered that on my DP and then added the sentiment and the swirls from the black kettle.

Here's a closer look at Witching You (F589) sentiment ...


If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Make sure you head on over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog for all of the details and be inspired by their designers.

Challenges entered ...
 - Addicted to Stamps Challenge #161 ~ Anything Goes
 - Simon Wednesday Challenge ~ Use a Stamp
 - Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #261 ~ Anything Goes
 - Word Art Wednesday Challenge #200 ~ Let's Celebrate

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Paper Studio Heavy Weight Black and Vellum
 - Other: Memory Box Sketchy Rings & Grim Cauldron Die(s), Queen & Co. Halloween Bling, Want2Scrap Brown Swirls Bling, Glossy Accents, Tombow Mono Liquid Glue

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

2015 Holiday Planner ...



Good morning. Today I'm sharing my first post as a Designer for CutCardStock. Fall is fast approaching, and before you know it the Holiday Season will be upon us. To get a head start on my Holiday plans I created a 2015 Holiday Planner featuring some beautiful Fall Colors, along with some holiday papers from my stash.


Size: 6" x 8-1/2"

I recently watched a video on creating a Daily Planner (calendar), and decided to make a 2015 Holiday Planner for myself using the same technique. I'm a bit old fashion and still love to write everything down vs. using my computer. It's a lot easier to pull out for updating.

  

I pulled out 2- sheets of Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock and cut them down to 6" x 8-1/2"; one for the cover and one for the back. I then pulled out 1-sheet of each the Flavours Gourmet Moroccan Cocoa (Brown)Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, and Flavours Gourmet Tangelo (Orange) and cut each of them down to 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".


Once all of the pieces where cut, I used my WeRMemory Keeper Cinch Binding Machine and proceeded to punch the holes in each piece. I also punched the planner pages I printed, some holiday journal cards and a place holder I made. As you can see in the left picture I cut the holes for the journal cards and place holder so that I can move them around in my planner.


Note: You can use any type of binding system or 
rings to create your own Holiday Planner, Calendar, journal, etc.

After putting the 2015 Holiday Planner together it was time to do some decorating. I used the other half of the Flavours Gourmet Moroccan Cocoa (Brown)Stardream Metallic AquamarineFlavours Gourmet Tangelo (Orange), and the Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock for the cover along with some holiday DP and number stickers.

All of the pages and decorative pieces throughout the Holiday Planner were adhered using the Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.


I used the 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" pieces of the Flavours Gourmet Moroccan Cocoa (Brown)Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, and Flavours Gourmet Tangelo (Orange) to create my dividers. I decorated them with holiday DP and stickers. I also picked up some 1" self-adhesive tabs, at my local paper store, for labeling the dividers.

The first section of my Holiday Planner contains pages for Holiday Preparations, Cooking Plans, Holiday Menu Planner, and a page with things to do - places to go - don't forget - items to purchase.



The first divider (bottom left) is all about Cards, and contains pages for Greeting Card List and Greeting Card Address List. The second divider (center) is all bout Gift Giving and contains pages for Gift Ideas, Wish List, and a Gift Tracker page. The last divider (bottom right) is titled Notes. I wanted a section to write notes about the holidays (i.e. Christmas Memories, changes that can be made to make the holiday's run smoother, etc.).



For the second divider (center above) I added a Stardream Metallic Aquamarine A-7 Envelope in front of the Gift Tracker pages for storing receipts.



This project may seem like there is a lot of work involved, but it was truly easy to make. The only thing that took the most time was gluing the pages together so that they were back to back.

The CutCardStock products are amazing to work with. The quality is truly outstanding!

The Flavours Gourmet Moroccan Cocoa (Brown)Flavours Gourmet Tangelo (Orange), and Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock are 10% OFF as part of the Fall into Saving Sale going on right now.

I hope you enjoyed the Tutorial on how I created my 2015 Holiday Planner.

Until next time ... Enjoy!








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