Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stamp N Plus Blog Hop

Welcome to Stamp N Plus stamp of the month blog hop. We will have a monthly blog hop showcasing a stamp from Stamp N Plus

A little bit about me. I'm married with one dog in West Michigan. I work at a local hospital and create cards and scrapbooks every other waking moment. I have been on this Design Team since November 2011 where I am the coordinator of the company's powdered chalk blog, Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe. We have a challenge on this blog every other week using powdered chalk. If you are interested in joining in on the challenge at the chalk blog you must use SNP chalk. *The owner of Stamp N Plus is offering a special to get more participants on the chalk blog. You can get two free powdered chalks for the price of shipping and handling. Check it out HERE and then join us at the Cafe for your chance to win more powdered chalk.*

Enough about me.....

This month we have a fun frog stamp that I just adore. He is a very versatile stamp for many different occasions. I made an encouragement card using patterned papers by Making Memories, cardstock by Recollections and Scrap Works, ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries, sentiment by Cricut cartridge Wild Card and a die cut by Spellbinders.

I am giving away two powdered chalks and this frog stamp to one person that leaves me a comment by Saturday night. You must be a follower of my blog so I can get a hold of you. I will announce the winner on Sunday with the new Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge.

Next you should hop on over to 

Here is the blog line up:

Melissa (DTC)

Thank you for stopping by.

USA card

This week I am showing my patriotic colors by using the star stamp S880 and letter stamps both by Stamp N Plus. Another great stamp for 4th of July would be J1141 and flag stamps are on THIS page. Be sure to check them out. 
For my card I used the Cricut cartridge Independence Day to make my banner. Patterned paper by Scenic Route and Sweet Water scrapbook. Brads are by American Crafts and ink is by Stampin Up and Close to my Heart.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 
Join us for our Black and White challenge here at Stamp N Plus 
and our Red, White and Blue chalk challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Praying for you card

Clean and simple card today. I made this card using a card base from Michael's. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and the cardstock is by Recollections. The stamp is by Clear Dollar Stamps with ink by Ranger Industries. The die cut is by Martha Stewart and the brad by Imaginisce.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

I made two variations using mostly the same supplies. They turned out beautifully. The patterned paper is by MME, cardstock by Hobby Lobby, brad local scrapbook store, stamp Hero Arts, ink Ranger Industries and the lace is vintage. 
Thanks for looking. I've been moved to the basement and it is taking up all my free time lately. A lot of organizing, weeding threw things and pitching/donating stuff. It is all very time consuming. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge 12

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge 12 continues with the theme 
Red, White and Blue

**You must use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus.**
We have a special for two free chalks for the price of Shipping and Handling. Check the site HERE.

For my card today I mixed Mod Podge by Plaid and Stardust chalk together and painted it over the Cricut die cut from the Independence Day cartridge. Stardust chalk can be added with water in a spray bottle to give your project a bit of sparkle.
The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus, rhinestones by Bo Bunny, ribbon by Stampin Up, patterned paper by Sweet Designs and Scenic Route, ink by Stampin Up, embossing folder by Cuttlebug and cardstock by Recollections and Provo Craft.  

Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Golden thank you

I made this fun and sparkly card using the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge by Cricut for the border. The flower and button are by Stamping Scrapping, stamp by Inkadinkado, patterned paper by We R Memory Keepers and gold powdered chalk by Chalk-Ah-Lot.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Stamp N Plus Thank you card

Welcome to my Thursday post here at Stamp N Plus. I used a sentiment stamp from the Stamp N Plus store. My die cuts are by Spellbinders and embossing folder by Sizzix and Tim Holtz. Patterned paper by Scenic Route and Creative Memories and flower sticker by Martha Stewart. Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. 
Don't forget the Black and White challenge going on her at the Stamp N Plus blog 
and the Red, White and Blue challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dream Big

I made this fun and bright graduation card for a teacher at my husbands school. She was a doll and bought five grad cards from me. This was one of my favorites of the bunch. 
The patterned paper is by Sunborn, embossing folder and machine by Provo Craft (Cuttlebug), die cuts by Spellbinders, ribbon and twine by Jillibean Soup, epoxy sticker sentiment by Studio G (Michael's) and cardstock from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Merci card

I really like this Thank You card. It is so simple yet looks so nice. The patterned paper is by The Paper studio. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug. I used Smooch ink by Clearsnap to sort of paint the word "Merci". It makes it pop out a bit. The tag is by Basic Grey. I didn't like the pattern on the front so I flipped it over and used the white back. The rub on is by American Crafts. Cardstock by Sunborn and Hobby Lobby. Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Manly Monday

This weeks Manly Monday card is another graduation card. I have sold so many of those this season. I like this cards metal congrats for a guys card. A lady at a crop I went to gave them to me and I didn't take note as to who made them. The big sentiment is a sticker from Sandy Lion, cardstock by Recollections and brad by The Paper Studio. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #12

This week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe our challenge is Red, White and Blue. 

*You must use powdered chalks by Stamp N Plus*

For my card I used a combination of red chalks and paint to create the colored background on my label that my sentiment is on. 
If you take a bit (the size of a pinky nail) and mix it with paint or Elmer's glue or Mod Podge or Glossy Accents or Liquid Pearls you get a medium in which you can paint onto your paper. It makes for a great background and once it dries you can easily stamp on it. I use Stampin Up, Close to my Heart and Memento Inks ink pads when stamping on a chalked surface.

For other tips on how to use powdered chalk check out the website HERE

My star stamps are by Stamp N Plus (S973 and S880)
star brads by Eyelet Outlet
Ink by Close to my Heart and Stampin Up
label by Martha Stewart
die cut by Spellbinders
card base by Michael's

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

UR Sweet as Honey

For my Sisters birthday because she is as sweet as honey and is the sticky stuff that keeps us together. Thanks Sister-Love you!
(Sorry your card is late as usual.)
Die cut by Spellbinders, letter stickers by Making Memories, oct punch by Creative Memories, sentiment by Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 15, 2012

You are my Sunshine

I made this card as a summery thank you card. I thought the sentiment from Cricut's Just Because cards cartridge was perfect with this Unity Stamp Co sun stamp. It's hard to see but the sentiment word sunshine is blessed with Stickles. The die cuts are by Spellbinders. Love me some Spellbinders:)
Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stamp N Plus Graduation Card

I made this card using patterned paper by Fancy Pants and Best Creations. There is some no name cardstock and a sticker by Sandy Lion in the center of the circle.
The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus. I heat embossed it to give a fun look.
Thanks for looking. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

To My Teacher

A card for the teacher you are saying good by to for the summer. Flower stamp by Unity Stamp Co and sentiment by Stamp N Plus
Check out Stamp N Plus great selection of not your everyday images. It's fun to play with stamps that my be out of you comfort zone.
The crayon die cut is an oldie by Creative Memories. The flower has been paper pieced with paper by Bazzill. The label die cut is by Martha Stewart and the yellow and white circles were cut out using the Cricut (Storybook cartridge)

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Congratulations card

My graduation card today could be used for a male that is graduating. Patterned paper by Best Creations and cardstock by various unknown for sure companies.
Thanks for looking.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Manly Monday

My Manly Monday card this week features patterned paper from October Afternoon, truck stamp by Tim Holtz, sentiment stamp by Hero Arts, cardstock by Recollections, die cut by Spellbinders, and ink by Ranger Industries and Memento Ink.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: for your dad or boy card that special guy #174-Let's hear it for the boy

Sunday, June 10, 2012

One Stitch at a time challenge #117-Father's Day Card

This week at One Stitch at a Time our challenge is to create something for the man. I made this fun Father's Day card by using a digital stamp from Gingerloft

I used Ranger's distressing inks, water and a paint brush to color my image in. The patterned paper is by DCWV, water color paper by Strathmore (HL), embossing folder by Cuttlebug, sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus and ink is by Close to my Heart.

Thanks so much for looking.

Chalk Ah Lot Cafe challenge #11

Welcome back to another week of Powdered chalk Get well cards. I am featuring two stamps by Stamp N Plus:
I heat embossed the image using Stamp Affair embossing powder and then colored the image in using powdered chalk and paint.
The die cut is by Spellbinders and the embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.

Join us at Chalk Ah Lot Cafe for our Get Well challenge using powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Star Graduation card

I made this card using paper by Karen Foster, MME and Creative Memories. The star shapes were cut out using the Cricut and a Quickutz die. The gold star in the center has been dazzled with gold metallic powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. The star border was made using my Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge (border 1"x11" at size 1 1/2). I then cut it into two pieces to fit my card. The twine covers the seam giving it a seamless look. lol The sentiment is a tag sticker from way back in my stash using a stamp from The Paper Co, ink by Memento Inks and a brad by The Paper Studio. 
Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday-Let's Party

I have a birthday card to share today. This one came together with a background stamp by Stampendous, which I heat embossed and then put Perfect pearls within the design. The ink I used is by Tsukineko/Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampendous. The patterned paper is by Recollections and the flower sticker is by Sassafras. Sentiment sticker is by EK Success and brad is by The Paper Studio. I hope your day is as beautiful as it is here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Owl Grad card

Here is my card for today's post at the Stamp N Plus blog. I used the Owl (L2267) and the alphabet stamps from Stamp N Plus to make my card. I also used powdered chalk mized with paint to color in my owl  and to make my own yellow paper. The tree branch was cut out using my Cricut and the labels are by K & Co. Thanks for taking a look.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stamp N Plus challenge-Owl Graduation Card

Our new monthly stamp challenge can be found at the 
starting today and ending at the end of the month. 

The challenge this month is to use black and white only on your creation. {The red in my card is my watermark}. 

You are only allowed four entries for this month long challenge. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month.  

For my card my owl stamp I stamped it on black by using white craft ink. It takes a full over night for it to dry but well worth it. I then used a circle punch to give it shape. The sentiment are simply letters that I put in the circle. I eyeballed the whole thing. I like the way it turned out. Perfect for graduation season.

You can find the Owl stamp M970 & the alphabet letters at the given links. These rubber stamps are of fabulous quality producing a beautiful image every time.

Other Supplies:
Patterned paper by GCD, circles by Creative Memories Cutting System or punch, border punch by Fiskars and black ink by Tsukineko.

Be sure to visit the other DT members blogs for their wonderful black and white inspiration.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Manly Monday

I'm very late today. I have been super busy making cards for the ladies at school. I like to give them options. Here is one I made for a BIL's birthday. The request for a bottle cap card for any Bud. I like this one with the crown for a guy. Patterned paper by Me and My Big Ideas, cardstock by CGull, Stampin Up and my stash, stamp by Hero Arts and ink by Memento inks.
Thanks for looking at what I think is a manly card.

Challenges: Bottle cap gives texture {traveling using the map on the patterned paper and drinking a bud. That sounds like summer for a lot of people.}

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #11

For challenge #11 at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe we would like you to make a Get well card project using
powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus
Only those projects using the Stamp N Plus powdered chalk will be eligible for the prize-2 powdered chalks.

My card this week features a Rosebud stamp L486 which I painted in with yellow powdered chalk and paint. The sentiment is also from Stamp N Plus. 

I made this card from scraps of paper I had in my stash. The only paper I know of for sure is die cut patterned paper behind the stamped flower is by Bella Blvd. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug, stickers by Cloud 9, ink by Colorbox.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Caring Thoughts card

I made this card for a lady that has just had surgery. I don't have any recover fast from surgery stamps so I thought this would work for the occasion. Flowers by Stamping Scrapping and Prima. Patterned paper by Making Memories and Stampin Up. Cardstock by Hobby Lobby. Brad by Close to my Heart and button by Making Memories. 
Thanks for looking. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Christmas Cards All Year Round June Challenge

This month our at Christmas Cards All Year Round our challenge is:

TWINKLE-TWINKLE Lights - mulit-colored or clear, embossed or bling, strings or singles, vintage or new, bright or dull, broken or whole ...inspriation is limitless! Make it electric and fun. How about those BOLD colors of card stock we rarely use?

I used a stamp from a set of small stamps a student got me for Christmas many years back. I think from Michael's. My line of lights is a little bit off. It takes careful stamping to get rubber stamps to meet up. I colored them in with Copic Markers. The green patterned paper is by Echo Park. The edgibilities and label die cuts are by Spellbinders. Ink by Memento and Stampin Up. The sentiment stamp is by Elle's Studio. Brads are by Close to my Heart.

Be sure to join us for this month long challenge making Christmas cards. I am sponsoring the challenge this month with the prize below.

Prize for this month:

Challenges: two of something (two brads) goes with sentiment stamped on the front

Thanks for stopping by.