Sunday, March 31, 2013

Is It Spring Yet?


Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Addicted to CAS post, please scroll down one.

This week's CCEE challenge is to use and oldie but goodie stamp - one that you just had to have but have only used once or twice.  Well I went with - have yet to ink up for the challenge and pulled out a set from The Cat's Pajamas I just had to have a year ago, but never used so far.  With the weather from the middle of the country to the East Coast being so messed up, this card is totally appropriate.

I started out by stamping my main image from Warm Fuzzies in memento tuxedo black ink and colored with prismacolor markers.  Once all of the my coloring was finished, I stamped one of the snowflakes from the retired Deck The Hall set in Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink before stippling the tumbled glass and broken china distress inks around the edges of the main image panels.  Then I created my own background by stamping the larger snowflake from Deck The Hall in Stampin Up! brocade blue and Tim Holtz chipped sapphire distress ink then sponging the same ink around the edges.

My final touches were to die cut a lace floral doily in scrap navy card stock before popping up the main image panels over it using pop up glue dots and adding some of the punched out mini flowers that looked like snowflakes in the corners.  The saying is stamped in memento black onto scrap white card stock then punched out using a 1 inch circle punch before being popped up with the same pop up glue dots.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: TCP Warm Fuzzies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Brocade Blue, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Night of Navy, Brocade Blue
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Pop Up Glue Dots, TCP Floral Lace Doily Die, Big Shot, 1 Inch Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen

Faith, Hope, Love


Hello and welcome.  I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  Today I am sharing a card I made using a digital image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called Beautiful Blocks - Faith.  Since I was making this card while still dealing with a migraine, I made sure to keep it clean and simple for this last week's Addicted to CAS - Spring challenge.  I had also planned on entering it into this week's CAS-ology Hope challenge, however, I missed the deadline thanks to my migraine.

Once my image was downloaded and printed out onto white card stock, I colored only parts of it using prismacolor markers before stippling tumbled glass distress ink over and around the image then layering onto a pretty in pink 3x3 card

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.


Stamps: Bugaboo Digital Stamps Beautiful Blocks Faith
Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Printer, Computer, Stipple Brush

Friday, March 29, 2013

Vintage Thinking Of You


Hello and welcome to the weekend.  I am finally getting a chance to share a card I made for this last week's Splitcoaststampers WT419 Girls Rule challenge using an image I found on the Digital Two For Tuesday blog some time back.  I absolutely love this image too!!

After printing it off onto white card stock, I then colored it with Rose Art colored pencils before lightly stippling Tim Holtz old paper distress ink over and around the image then layering and adding some faux brads.  To keep with the vintage theme, I then added some GinaK Designs Wings Of Hope digital paper layered onto Stampin Up! card stock before stamping my saying in memento black to finish the card off.  Finally, I lightly stippled Tim Holtz tattered rose distress ink around the edges of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Digital Two For Tuesday Digital Image, Stampin Up! Sincere Salutations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper, Tattered Rose
Card Stock: White, GinaK Digital Wings Of Hope, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Rose Art Pencils, Stipple Brushes, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Computer, Printer

Stamping Your Own Backgrounds Tutorial


Today I am the featured designer over on SpeedyTV and the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog.  Sorry for the late post, my migraines kicked into high gear again.

Stamping Your Own Background


Supplies:
Stamps: Welcome Poppies, Love Script, Oh Happy Day
Card Stock: White, Black, SU Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Scraps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass & Antique Linen Distress Inks, Stampin Up! Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Brads, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Ice Stickles

1) Start by folding your card, then stamping the small poppy image in garden green ink directly onto the card for a tone on tone look.
When you are finished, it should look like this.
2) Next, stamp the pumpkin pie panel in the same ink for another tone on tone layer.
3) When finished with your tone on tone stamping, trim down the pumpkin pie panel so it is just slightly smaller than your card base.
4) Adhere the two panels together.
5) Now take your main image stamp and ink it in memento tuxedo black ink, and stamp it onto white card stock.
6) Color with prismacolor markers, copics or preferred coloring medium then over stamp love script in antique linen ink before stippling tumbled glass ink around the edges.
7) Once coloring is finished, layer as desired
8) Add brads, adhere layered image to card, add saying and then finish embellishing as desired.

Making your own background is easy and really fun.  I hope you also give it a try.  Here are a few more examples of cards where I've made my own backgrounds.



Thursday, March 28, 2013

California Poppies

Second post for me today.  If you are looking for my Craft A Scene post, please scroll down one.


Last weekend I found a new challenge blog called Addicted to CAS.  Since one of my goals for 2013 is to try working on my clean and simple cards (CAS), which is hard for me since I love to layer and add dimension, I decided to jump right in and join in this week's Spring challenge even though I was still dealing with a nasty migraine.

I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets called Welcome Poppies by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company.  After stamping my image in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and colored the poppies after California's state flower that grows wild on the hills 1/2hr from my home.  After my poppies were colored, I lightly stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink before layering onto black card stock then an orange card.  The only embellishment I added was a scrap of gingham ribbon tied into a knot at the base of the poppies stem.

Challenges entered:
Addicted to CAS #9 - Spring
Splitcoaststampers WT420 - Gingham

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Welcome Poppies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Black, Only Orange
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Gingham Ribbon Scrap, Glue Dot, Stipple Brush

Seagull, Palms and Seashore


Hello and welcome.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this months Craft A Scene challenge - Tropical Shores.

I started out by stamping my images from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company sets Vacation Messages Mini and Gullible Mini in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers then stippling Tim Holtz distress inks around the edges and to create the water before layering and adding brads.  For my background, I stamped only part of the palm trees in Adirondack caramel ink directly onto the card, added some Michael's $1 bin clearance ribbon and then popped up the layered panel over the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Vacation Messages Mini, Gullible Mini
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Forest Moss, Adirondak Caramel 
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Caramel, Garden Green, Summer Sun
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Ribbon, Brads, Pop Dots

Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy Days Jukebox



Hello and welcome to the weekend.  Today I am sharing a card I made for this week's CASology blog challenge - Song.  I decided to go with a song that was currently going through my head at the time I saw the challenge - the TV show Happy Days.  I'm sure I'm dating myself here but oh well. lol

After stamping my image and saying from Unity's Jukebox Jive in memento black then coloring with prismacolor markers, I then layered it onto some scrap Stampin Up! card stock before then layering it onto an embossed Tim Holtz retro circles panel.  My final touches were some faux brads along  with diamond ice stickles to highlight the old jukebox.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.



Stamps: Unity Itty Bitty Jukebox
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: Stampin Up! Turquoise, Only Orange, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ice Stickles, 2-Way Glue Pen, Tim Holtz Retro Circles Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Small Hole Punch

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Seed Packets - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4




March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 Garden Bunny
Featured March 20  Spring Things
  Featured March 21  Glad Glads
  Featured March 22 Seed Packets

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 22,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"
Pam 
Toni 
My project today is my version of clean and simple thanks to a month long migraine, that features Seed Packets and the new free mini, Corn Ears.  After stamping the seed packet in memento tuxedo black onto corn husk card stock and coloring with prismacolor markers, I then stamped the corn twice so one could be popped up on mini pop dots.  I then stamped the background on the card before adding my layered image and saying along with primas highlighted with bling centers.

I'm pretty pleased with the way this turned out since it was made on no sleep along with a pounding head.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Seed Packets, Corn Ears
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Garden Green
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Stampin Up! Garden Green, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Mini Pop Dots, Primas, Bling, Glue Dots

Fan Of Hope

Hello and welcome.  Second post for me today.  If you're looking for my Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company blog hop post, please scroll down one.

Today I am sharing a card I've had in my head for some time, but just never made until now due to my migraines and inspiration of a couple of challenges.

I started out by stamping the cherry blossom images from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's set Asian Delights in memento tuxedo black onto a Stampendous die cut fan card before coloring them with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  Once my coloring was finished, I lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink over and around the edges of the fan card.

Once my card base was finished, I stamped one of the Asian ladies along with the hope saying onto some scrap  card stock, then colored with prismacolor markers before stippling the tumbled glass ink around the edges and layering onto scrap Stampin Up! card stock.  My final touches was adding some white baby brads and then weaving some Michael's $1 bin pink organdy ribbon with gold trim through the slots of the die cut fan then tying a small bow.

Challenges entered:
SpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge #3
Splitcoaststampers WT419 - Girls Rule
Splitcoaststampers March Fan Club - Just Hatched DINSP0313

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Asian Delights
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: Stampendous Die Cut Fan Card, MFP Scrap White, Stampin Up! Scraps
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Stipple Brush, Ribbon

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Glad Glads - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3




March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 Garden Bunny
Featured March 20  Spring Things
  Featured March 21  Glad Glads
   Featured March 22 Seed Packets

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 22,2013.



 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"
 
Pam 
Toni 
 
 
Today's featured set is another beautiful, and versatile, floral for your collection, so I have two samples for you.
 
My first sample uses the large gladiola stem, butterfly and saying stamped in memento black onto MFP white card stock and colored with prismacolor markers with Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink stippled around them then layered onto scrap Stampin Up! card stock.  My background is stamped in regal rose ink directly onto the card itself using the same large gladiola stem.  The only embellishments added are some moss brads I've had in my stash for years and diamond ice stickles to keep the card clean and simple.
 
For my second card, I wanted to continue using as much of the scrap card stock on my stamp desk as possible, so I continued with a similar color combination.  After stamping the bold block image in memento black and coloring with prismacolor markers, I layered the image onto more scrap card stock before adding some Making Memories white baby brads.  The background of the card is again stamped using the large gladiola stem stamped directly onto the card, however this time in blushing bride ink, then with the sentiment over stamped directly onto the background before adding a small ribbon knot and ice stickles.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs for a chance to win today's featured set.
 
Stamps: MFP Glad Glads, Daffodil Greetings, Sayings Galore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Regal Rose, Blushing Bride, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ice Stickles, Stipple Brush, Ribbon, Glue Dots, Brads

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Things - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2




March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 Garden Bunny
Featured March 20  Spring Things
  Featured March 21  Glad Glads
  Featured March 22 Seed Packets

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 22,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"
 

Pam 
Toni 
 
For my project today, I stamped all of my the images I was using from Spring Things in memento tuxedo black onto MFP white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once all my coloring was finished, I cut out both sets of tulips, bunnies, and butterflies to pop up later and then stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before layering onto scarlett and black linen card stock.  After I was finished layering, I popped up the first layer of cut out images before popping up the second layer on top of those for some added dimension.
 
Here's a close up of the card from the side.  The final touches was adding a few birds from Scenic Selections and then highlighting the tulips and butterfly with diamond ice stickles.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
 
 
Stamps: MFP Spring Things, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Card Stock: MFP White, Scarlett Linen, Black Linen
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Stipple Brush, Ice Stickles
 


Monday, March 18, 2013

Garden Bunny - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1




March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March 19 Garden Bunny
Featured March 20  Spring Things
Featured March 21 Glad Glads
Featured March 22 Seed Packets

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 23,2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 22,2013.




 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"News From The Woods"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

                                                         "Corn Ears"
 
Pam 
Toni 
 
 
Today's project features some Webster's Pages Country Estate designer paper along with our featured stamp set Garden Bunny.  After stamping all of my images in memento tuxedo black onto corn husk paper and coloring with prismacolor markers, I cut out the veggies so they could be adhered along the center border.  Once the bunny was colored and layered, I popped him up using some pop dots before adding faux brads and some olive organdy ribbon from my stash.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
 
Stamps: MFP Garden Bunny
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Deep Olive, Black Linen, Webster's Pages Country Estate Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Ribbon, Small Hole Punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Pop Dots

Saturday, March 16, 2013

St. Patty's Day Clovers


Second post for me today. If you're looking for my Hero Arts post, please scroll down one. Thanks

I'm trying to get back into the swing of stamping and participating in challenges since my latest migraine flare up had me down for over 3 weeks and I was unable to literally do nothing since it sat right behind my eyes. The head and eyes are still sore, however, not pounding so they're tolerable at the moment.

I decided to make a quick and easy St. Patty's Day card for a few challenges and use up some scrap card stock at the same time. After stamping my clover image from the Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company set called Lots of Luck in memento tuxedo black, I pulled out my prismacolor markers and colored them with using the emerald marker. Once the coloring was finished, I just stamped my saying in upper left hand corner and the card was finished. For the envelope, I stamped the clover just once and colored it using koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker for a slightly different look.

Challenges entered:

CardzTV - Erin Go Braugh
Speedy Fox and Friends - Green Challenge
Friends of SpeedyTV #63 - St. Patty's Day
4Crafty Chicks #133 - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Lots of Luck
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Card Stock: White
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Koh-i-noor Pencils, Envie



Spring Bird

Hello and welcome to the weekend.  Today I am sharing a card I made for a couple of challenges using a Hero Arts cling stamp that has been collecting dust.  I love this type of collage stamp because they are so easy to work with.

After stamping the image in memento tuxedo black onto white card, I colored only the flowers, bird and circle before lightly stippling some Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink.  Once I was done with all of my coloring and stippling, I layered the image onto some Stampin Up! scrap card stock before adding some faux brads, punched butterflies, and ice stickles.

Challenges entered:
A Blog Named Hero - Anything Goes
Hero Arts Blog - Spring Color Contest

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Hero Arts Bird In Circle
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brush, Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio, Glue Dots, Ice Stickles

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hello Little Racoon

Hello and happy hump day!  Today I am sharing a sneak peek of a new set being released next week by Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company called News From The Woods. I am going to love using this set!  One it's easy for masculine cards and for quick cards as well.

I stamped the birch trees in memento black then over stamped the peeking raccoon onto one of the birch trees before stamping it again onto a piece of white scrap paper then coloring.  Then I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges before layering and adding black baby brads.  For the card background, I repeatedly stamped the birch trees in Stampin Up! basic grey directly onto the same color card stock then stippled the ink around the edges of the card.  Once that was done, I added my cut out raccoon, popped up on a dimensional, and a layered saying so it would stand out a bit.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget the blog hop next week for Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company next week starting on Tuesday.

Stamps: MFP News From The Woods
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Basic Grey
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Basic Gray, Going Grey, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Stipple Brush, Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Hole Punch, Brads, Dimensionals