Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 3 Debby

This card was inspired by Debby Hughes at the Stretch Your Stamps card class. Mine is on a different scale then hers but this is what worked with the stuff I have. 

The yellow cardstock is by Bazzill and the white by Recollections. The bee stamp is old by Stampin Up and I had to mask off the trail of words that followed him. The letter stamps are by Lawn Fawn and I stamped them with Memento Ink. The die cuts are by Stampin Up and I inked them with distress inks. The stems are also a die cut by Stampin Up, the cloud punch by Marvy and the "Enjoy" die cut came from my Cricut. The stencil in the background is by The Crafter's Workshop with Squeezed lemon distress ink. The buttons and blue cording are from my stash.

Thanks for looking

http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes with a button
http://sailingpineapple.blogspot.com/ Summer
http://tuesdaytaggers.blogspot.com/ Use your stash
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/ Wings
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes square or rectangle

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 2 Kathy

Today's new card was inspired by the Stretch Your Stamps 2 card class tutorial by the fabulous Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker. She used her Faber Cassell gelatos to color in her background stamp. I only have one gelato in the blue but I do have and used a yellow and green pens by Faber Castell to use which is something new for me to work/play with. I tell you that because she opened my mind to break outside the box (for this technique I would have used my Distress Markers) and use something different. Yeah! Love that about this class.

I loved this background so much and I wasn't sure if I would follow her card example so I took a picture of it once I got some color down. The stamp is by Hero arts and I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. At first I had a little trouble seeing the pattern I needed to color because I never looked at that image that way before. I figured it out but it was an eye opening experience. 

Come to find out the Faber Cassell markers mix well with water. To apply the color to the paper I scribbled some out on my craft sheet and picked it up with my water pen by Ranger.

There were some squares in the pattern that I left white but I couldn't leave it like that. I added sparkle to each square with a clear Wink of Stella pen. 

I ended up following her squares for my card design but didn't do the window card. This actually a heavy card because there are so many layers of cardstock. I personally love it that way and the color combo is a favorite of mine. The sentiment is a Just rite stamp that I stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with blue embossing powder by Stamp N Plus.

Thanks for looking.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 3 Julie

I made this card using an alphabet stamp set by Lawn Fawn for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. It was kind of a lot of work with the letters and if I did it again I would mass produce with a more generic sentiment. The water color affect is pretty cool though. I can see myself doing that again.

Thanks for looking.

http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes Stash item the animal print rhinestone
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes {Tip: see above}

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 9 Julie

Day 9 we worked with floral builder stamps. Although I didn't have the set they were working with I had a close alternative. I made this beautiful wreath with a set from Paper Smooches. I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Loves to Scrap-Manly Monday

Today's Manly Monday will be toward the bottom of this post because I am Guest Designer at 

with my card today. The challenge is anything goes and the sponsor is

I made this card using a Stamp N Plus lighthouse stamp that I colored in with distress inks onto watercolor paper by Tim Holtz. Then I inked the edges of the image and the card base with distress ink and matted the image onto green and brown cardstock by Coredinations. The patterned paper is by DCWV and the banner die cut and sentiment stamp are by Stampin Up. 

Here are the Manly Monday cards for this week. Be sure to stop by and give them some love.


Adventures of a Stamping Writer

Jenfa Cards

Jenfa Cards

J Atterbury Creations

Gilby's Corner

Easily Amused

Thanks for joining me this week and I hope to see your creations at Love to Scrap.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 9 Yana

Here's another card I made for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. I used a sentiment stamp by Gina Marie that can be found at HERE. Her online store is Wholesalecraftingsupplies.com.

Thanks for looking. I will have more to share as the day goes on. 

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 5 Jennifer

Hi all! I have a bunch of cards to share today for the Stretch Your Stamps class. This one is based on Jennifer McGuire's lesson using different colored embossing powders on one image. This stamp is the only king I have that resembles what they are using. The inside powder is purple but it didn't photograph well but I think it is quite pretty in person. 

The stamp is by Inkadinkado and I used Versa Mark ink with embossing powders by Stamp N Plus and Stampendous. The sentiment is by Just Rite Stamps and it is also heat embossed. The patterned paper is by Papertrey Ink and the cardstock base is by Recollections. The strip on the side matches the gold embossing powder in the center of the flower and the sentiment. 

Thanks for looking.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 ombré

I have another Stretch Your Stamps card. This one is inspired by the young and fabulous Laura Sterzk. The blue ombré is so pleasing to the eyes. The center is a Jolee's mason jar sticker that I cut the back out of and filled it with sequins. Then I had the sequins falling out of the jar and into a pile. 

The rest of the card is made up of; a background stamp by Hero Arts, die cuts by Spellbinders and Studio G, ink by Versa Mark and Ranger distress inks, and embossing powder by stamp n Plus.

I keep falling asleep while I'm writing this post so I'm going to call it a night.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 4 Marion

Taking a break from creating to bring you another new card using the Stretch Your Stamps 2 card class. I took a few things from Marion and made it a lot different. 

I started out with the chevron stamped background by Hero Arts by heat embossing it in white with Versa Mark ink, watercolor paper by Strathmore, and white Stamp N Plus embossing powder. Then I colored it with three colors but I ended up covering one of those colors because I couldn't make it work everything else I had. I colored the cardstock with powdered chalk mixed with paint both by Stamp N Plus and painted it on with a regular paint brush. I believe the top powdered chalk color is the what they call Flesh and the bottom is yellow color is Sunshine. To make the white embossing show up against the colored background I wiped it off with a wet cloth. That was my starting point to the card and then I layered and layered some more until I was happy with the results.

There's two patterned papers and they are both by Stampin Up. The yellow paper, not really cardstock, is by Color Aid. An artist friend of mine had to have them for art school but then once graduated and ready to move across the state she was trying to downsize and gave them to me. I love that there are so many colors. If you look around my blog you will see I use this paper a lot. Then there is the shimmer paper in the middle and I'm not sure of the manufacturer (it's old-I've been hoarding it for some time now) but the flower is by Stamping Scrapping and the gem in the center is by Forever in Time.

To finish my card I used Marion's suggestion of rounding the sentiments to follow the shape of my wood veneers by Maya Road. The stamps and black ink are by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking. Keep coming back because I have more homework from the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class to share with you.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 3 Stephanie

I have another Stretch Your Stamps 2 card to share today. This one comes from Day 3 Stephanie's idea. I however do not have the scene stencils that they have so I made my own stencils. The 4 and 5 are negative cut outs from my Cricut. I stamped the words in the numbers and then added ink to the stencil to define the edges. I have another example of this technique in progress to show later today or tomorrow. 

The stamps are by Lawn Fawn, sequins by Craft Medley, pearls and rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap, cardstock by Studio G (teal), Stampin Up (gray), and Recollections (black), and the ink is by Stampin Up and Ranger. 

Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 3 Jennifer

So.......As you know I'm taking Stretch Your Stamps 2 which is an online course taught by Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and Debby Hughes. Big fan of three ladies and the talent, techniques and ideas that they bring to the papercrafting scene just awesome for lack of a better word. Well I meet a new name that I fell in love with her videos and style. Her name is Jennifer Rzasa and she was so fun to listen to and watch on her videos for the class. I think she will be an upcoming name to look out for with lots to show us. 

My card today is loosely based on her card. I was completely inspired to use stars after I saw them on her card. I have this new die cut set with little stars, hearts, pennants, and arrows I think that I pulled out and used. The lighter blue stars were white cardstock that I rubbed Broken China distress ink on {ink pad directly to paper} to get those couple to stand out and make the person look at the wave of stars. 

Otherwise my card is pretty easy. The card base is by Coredinations, the die cut scallop circle is by Spellbinders, the stamp with circle sentiment is by Stampin Up, and the patterned paper is unknown. 

Check back this whole weekend as I go through the class and make examples. I have five more cards on deck waiting to be photo edited and then posted here for you fine people. 

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Day 7 Laura

I have another card for you based on the Stretch Your Stamps 2 card class I am taking. This one is about graphic stamps and how to use them to create other shapes. Well that's what I got out of it. Now I just sya I'm not a fan of rainbows in my stuff. I think it looks great on other people but I don't particular care for them. With that being said I stepped outside my box/comfort zone and went with rainbow for this card. I think it turned out kind of cute.

I used THIS stamp set by Sweet Stamps Shop. The image I used for the rainbows is the diamond and I stamped it in a circle with 5 different colors. After I finished the rainbow didn't really look complete without some sort of purple. So I added the little circle with a circle in it {Looks like a sequin!!} to the center of each shape and a couple outside. Then I cut my sentiment stamp and stamped it in black on the bottom. The purple cardstock is by Bazzill. 

So have a great weekend and stop back in often this weekend because I am getting through the rest of the class and will be posting more examples. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stretch your Stamps Day 2 Jennifer

 I made this card using the technique from Jennifer using the Perfect Pearls onto my background stamp by Deep Red Stamps. I don't have the stamps or die cuts that she used in her card so I'm improvising with what I have.

The tree bark background stamp can be found at 

I inked it with Versa Mark ink and used the Perfect Pearls by Ranger to create the color. Then I heat embossed the background with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. 

The leaf center is cut out with a Spellbinders leaf die cut and the birthday die cut is by Papertrey Ink. I inked the edges of the sentiment with distress ink and the watercolor used for the background stamp is by Ranger. The background cardstock is by Bazzill and the card base is by Recollections. The "Wish for you" stickers are by K and Co with pearls by Want 2 Scrap.

Thanks for looking

Stretch Yours Stamps Day 2 Joy

I'm posting some more cards for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class that I am taking. This technique is from Day 2 with Joy. I don't have the stamps they are using so I used THIS background stamp by Just Rite. My paint is by Ranger and then I inked the background with purple distress ink.

The sentiment stamp is a new one by Gina Marie from her Birthday Words Stamp Set and can be found at her discount website at Wholesalecraftingsupplies.com. I stamped the sentiment with brown ink by Stampin Up.

The patterned paper is old by Paper Adventure and the purple cardstock is by Bazzill. The flowers are by Oriental Trading Co {brown polka dot}, Creative Memories {big purple flower}, Making Memories {brown flower}, and Prima {small purple flower}. The center of the flowers is by Recollections. I cut the hole out with my cutting system by Creative Memories.

For this card I used brown cardstock from Hobby Lobby, a tag by Studio 112, and a sentiment stamp by Stampendous.

Thanks for looking.
http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes square or rectangle
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ Spots and Dots {1st card flower}
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/ Happy Birthday {1st card}
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes w die cuts {2nd card}