November 29, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #108

Hey!  Another Tuesday has rolled around and you know what that means.  It's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!!  I can't believe November is almost over!!  Christmas is looming so close now.  So, we've got some great cards to share today.  Yes, I've got another Christmas card to share. What else?!  😀  Take a look....



So, for this card, I masked of my middle section and stamped with a variety of stamps. Most are from Christmas Bell Medley set except for the mittens (Warm Hands Warm Hearts set), the snowflakes (Vignette: Christmas Block set), and the small dark green foliage (Frames and Flowers set). I stamped in a variety of ink colours (Memento: Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Bamboo Leaves, Teal Zeal.  SU!: Rich Razzleberry.  SSS: Sea Glass.).  I stamped the sentiment first then stamped the others around it. Lastly, I added some gold glitter enamel dots (Happy Litlle Stampers).

I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday!


November 22, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #107

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means?  Yep!  Another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  Today we've got a post jammed packed with inspiration.  I've got another Christmas card to share. Take a look....


I stamped my stocking (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) several times and embossed in silver. I coloured in some with a black marker. I masked off the bottom edge and sponged on black ink to create a narrow border. I stamped my snowflake (Framed Christmas: Believe in the Magic set) several times in black then added a strip of silver glitter tape. I stamped the sentiment (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) in black.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!



November 19, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Prompt Word - Chill

Happy Saturday everyone!  It's time again for another Inkspirational challenge.  This time it's a word prompt.  And that word is, Chill.


There are a few ways you could interpret this word and I decided to go with a rather obvious one. I thought of the weather and how it's getting colder and colder. Winter is coming and its "chilly".  ⛄️  So, why not a lovely little winter scene?  Take a look....


First, I created a circle mask for my sun.  Then I created a mask for my snow hills by tearing some cardstock. I sponged from dark to light blue for my mounds of snow then lightly sponged blue, pink, orange and yellow for the sky. I then stamped my birds and branches (Penny Black) in black. I splattered white paint over top everything.  Once, the paint was dry, I removed the mask for the sun and then stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts) in black.  I think it's a wonderful little scene. Love that Penny Black stamp!

I hope you'll take a trip on over to the Ink blog and check out the other fantastic cards by the rest of the team and our fabulous Guest Designer. They knocked it out of the park, once again.  :-)

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for Wish
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - stamping + masking + sponging, splatters


November 16, 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  There is a fun blog hop going on over at STAMPlorations today!  It's our 2nd Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop!  A lot of us STAMPloration girls have made some thanks/thankful cards.  We also have a whole bunch of amazing Guest Designers joining us this year!  This year there's all kinds of prizes to win and all kinds of ways to get your chance at winning them.
All the prize info is at the end of the post and over at the main blog.


We are also introducing three awesome new stamp sets, matching dies and stencils.
Check them out....







Amazing aren't they?!  I used the Be Thankful set for my card.  Take a look...


First, I stamped my basket of apples in black and then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I shaded the ground with my markers too.  I then die cut the word Thankful from olive green cardstock. The faux stitching details didn't show very well on the dark paper so I went over them with a white gel pen. I attached it to my card and then stamped the For You in black Versafine ink.  I think it turned out quite well.  I really love how my apples turned out.  😀

I totally recommend checking out all the other fabulous cards the other designers made. Here's a handy link to get you there.  😊



I do hope you'll you come on over and hop along with us.    Have a lovely day!

Prize Info

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Commenting ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific


Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
[Players have until November 30 to link up their projects to the linky party.]


Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 20 to claim their prize.

Check this out too!

November 15, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #106

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means?  Yep!  Another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  No Christmas card to share this week. I know!  Shocking! 😀  Anyway, here's my card....

I placed my flower stencil (Fall Floral Trio) on my white card base and sponged on the following Distress inks: Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed.  Then I cut a banner from kraft cardstock and stamped the sentiment (Bloom Happy set) on it in black.  I attached it to my card along with a piece of copper glitter tape.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!



November 11, 2016

CUTplorations Mini Release Hop

Hello!  We've got a fun little hop going on over at STAMPlorations right now.  We've got some new CUTplorations dies to showcase and so we're doing a little mini release hop.  Take a look at these fantastic new dies...


Awesome, right?!  I just love the edge dies.  The atc/tag dies are great and so versatile with all the fancy edges you can use.  Today I've made a card and a couple of tags. Check them out...

(Using Art Edges Die)

For my cards, I used the film strip edge die. I die cut a narrow strip of white card stock on both sides and then stamped my reindeer (Reindeer Games set) where I wanted them. I then masked off rectangular areas and sponged on black ink to create my film strip.  I removed the masks and then coloured in my reindeer with my Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiment (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells set) in the middle section and stamped a small snowflake (Vignette: Christmas Block set) in silver. I took a piece of patterned paper and attached it to my card base and then attached my film strip.  Lastly, I added a couple of pieces of red glitter tape.

For my first tag, I used one of the fancy edge pieces to die cut the top and bottom of my tag. I also used one of the hole dies. I stamped my mittens (Warm Hands Warm Hearts set) and then created masks to cover them. Then I stamped my heart (Funny Kinda Love set) and removed the masks. I coloured everything in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiment in black then added some very narrow strips of silver glitter tape. Lastly I added some ribbon.

For this tag, I used two different edge pieces to die cut my tag also using one of the hole dies. I stamped my poinsettia (Christmas Bell Medley set) and embossed in white. I sponged on Hero Art Pool ink over top fading it as I went up.  Then I stamped my pine bough (Christmas Bell Medley set) using the Pool ink. I stamped the sentiment (Christmas Bell Medley set) in Dove Gray StazOn ink and added some ribbon.

So, I hope you'll pop on by the main blog and see what everyone has made with these fabulous dies. Plus, by commenting there and the DT blogs you have a chance to win a prize!

Here's all the details:
  • Commenting closes on Tuesday, November 15
  • Prizes: ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift certificate and ONE (1) winner of her choice of either Art Edges or ATC Tag Builder dies
  • Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs
We'll announce the winners in the November Challenges and Blog Hops winners post on December 9 so make sure you are a follow STAMPlorations so you can find out if you're a winner!

Thanks for visiting with me.  Have a great day!

November 08, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #105

Hey everyone!  Welcome to another edition of inspiration over at STAMPlorations!  We've got a wonderful line up of projects to share today.  My card is once again, a Christmas card. At this point it's pretty hard not to make one!  Take a look....




So, for this card I started out by sponging Delicata Silver ink using the Christmas Reindeer stencil on a white panel.  Then using my stencil as a mask, I stamped my snowflakes (Framed Christmas: Believe in the Magic and Peace Love Joy sets) over top with Hero Arts Pool ink.  I removed the stencil and attached my panel to a die cut (Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting dies) piece of patterned paper.  I attached this to my Aqua card base. I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes Phrase die) from white card stock and sponge HA Pool ink over top which I then attached to my card.  Hard to believe I made a layered card and used patterned paper!  Shocking!  LOL.

I encourage you all to pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made. You won't be sorry!  Plus, if you leave a comment there you are entered in to win a prize!

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today. Have an awesome Tuesday!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it Make it challenge - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for vertical
CAS Mix Up Challenge - stamping + masking + sponging, die cuts


November 05, 2016

CUTploration November Challenge

Hey there!  Over at STAMPlorations we've got a new CUTplorations challenge starting for November.  It's time to pull your dies out again and wow us!  We have an inspiration photo to inspire you and all you have to do is make something using a die cut and link up.  It's not necessary to use STAMPlorations dies but we love it when you do!  Check out this months inspiration photo....


Isn't it such an interesting image?  Such lovely colours.  The colour scheme and leaves were my inspiration.  Here's my card....




First, I masked off a section of my card and sponged on Antique Linen Distress ink.  Then I stamped my leaves (Trendy Leaves set) and embossed them in clear.  I then took Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and sponged over top.  I added some water droplets afterward.  I removed the mask and then stamped my sentiment (Sentiment Builders: Happy set) and die cut the word, amazing (Amazing Word Die), out of gold metallic cardstock.  I really love how this turned out.

I hope you'll all join us for this months challenge.  As always there is a prize to be won if you link up! All the prize details can be found at the main blog.

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

CAS-Mix Up Challenge - Stamping + Masking + Sponging, embossing, die cuts


Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it, Make it Challenge - Anything Goes

Inkspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend.  Well, it's time for another challenge over at Inkspirational!  We've got a fun photo inspiration for you this time.  Check it out...

Cool, isn't it?  I was inspired by the pink on black and the heart.  This is what I came up with....

First I masked off an area of my card and then sponged Picked Raspberry Distress ink.  I let it dry and then stamped my snowflakes (Hero Arts) and hearts (STAMPlorations) in clear Versamark and embossed in clear.  Then I sponged black ink over top.  I removed the mask and added a narrow strip of silver glitter tape and some rhinestones.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations) in black.  It's a fun non-traditional coloured Christmas card, don't you think?

So, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and see what outpr fantastic Guest Designer created as well as the rest of the DT.  So much inspiration!

Thanks for visiting and have an awesome day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Holiday
CAS(E) This Sketch -

November 01, 2016

Halloween Pumpkins

Ooo, a rare double post day!  LOL. Just popping in again to share a card I made and link up to a couple of challenges before its to late.  Check it out....




Not a Christmas card!?  Well, yesterday was Halloween and our son (who dressed up as Harry Potter) had a great time. So, I figure why not a Halloween card?  😀  Anyway, I used a dark grey card base and stamped and masked my pumpkins (So Thankful set by Lawn Fawn) and embossed them in gold.  Then I coloured them in with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I stamped the sentiment (Inkadinkado) and embossed it in gold as well.  I'm just loving those little pumpkins!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed your visit and I've inspired you along the way. Have a great day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Halloween

STAMPlorations Inspiration #104

Hey!  Another Tuesday has rolled around and you know what that means.  It's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!!  I can't believe we are in November already!  The year sure did fly by!  So, we've got some great cards to share today. I've made another Christmas card because it's looming closer and closer.  Gotta get those cards done!  Take a look....


For this card, I stamped my pine bow (Christmas Bell Medley set) and embossed in white. Then I sponged New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves Memento ink over top. I stamped my pine bough in the same green inks. I added some pine boughs in Cottage Ivy Memento ink. I wiped off the white embossing of any excess green ink.  I die cut my sentiment (Season's Greetings Phrase Die) in white and attached to my card!

I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge :

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes