Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Task ahead of us

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have an encouragement card for today. The sentiment stamp is by TPC Studio and leaves by Studio G (Michael's). I stamped and then fussy cut the leaves. The patterned paper is by Stampin Up, label by K and Co, ink by Stampin Up and brad by Creative Imaginations. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Manly Monday

I made this manly card using the Rock star stamp set by Stampibilities. The patterned paper is by Imaginisce and cardstock by Hobby Lobby. The guitar image is heat embossed using Versa Mark ink and embossing powder by Ranger Industries.
The tag at the bottom is a die cut from Sizzix. I heat embossed a Hero Arts sheet music background stamp using white pigment ink by Stampin Up and clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I then stamp the word Rock over the embossed area using Memento Ink Tuxedo black. The eyelet is by Making Memories. 
Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #15

At Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge #15 is a birthday card.

**Remember you must use chalk by Stamp N Plus**

For my card today I used powdered chalk and paint together to paint the background of the Martha Stewart label. I then used THIS birthday sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus with brown ink by Stampin Up. The die cut is by Sizzix and is made out of fabric from an upholstery sample. I do love to recycle. The flower sticker is also by Martha Stewart. Patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and card base by Michael's

Thanks for taking a look.

http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/#82-Brilliant Birthdays

Saturday, July 28, 2012

With Sympathy card

A new sympathy card for you today. I love this Basic Grey 6x6 pad of paper for making cards. It's got a lot of variety and goes well with the Bazzill cardstock. The die cuts are by Spellbinders, stamp by Fiskars, ink for the sentiment by Memento inks and distressing ink around the edge of the card and on the die cut by Ranger Industries. The fabric brad is also by Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking.

Thank you card

I'm here to share a thank you card today with fun patterned papers by Basic Grey. I covered the 4x5.5 card base with the darker patterned paper as my base. I had left over pieces of paper from the same pad and made this middle panel by layering them on top of each other. Before I adhered it to my base I wrapped organza ribbon around it and made a bow. After assembling my card I wasn't really sure what else to do with it. It sat for a day or so until I came across this journal box by Jillibean  Soup. I felt the greens matched perfectly so I stamped my sentiment on it by Hero Arts using ink by Stampin Up. I tucked the journal box under my panel of patterned paper  and there we go. It's very clean and simple but sometimes it looks better that way.
Thanks for looking. 


Thursday, July 26, 2012

SNP Blog Hop

Each month at Stamp N Plus we hold a blog hop showcasing one stamp used by all our design team. If you hop along to each blog and leave a comment you may win 2 Stamp N Plus stamps of your choice. You should have arrived here from Jackie's blog and if not start back at the Stamp N Plus Blog to hop along.

This months stamp comes with a sentiment on it but I decided to cut the words out and go with a generic sentiment using an alphabet stamp set. That way I could use this card for a birthday card or anniversary or anything where wishes play a part.  
So here's my card:

I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder and then painted it with powdered chalk (stardust) and paint. The powdered chalk gives it a nice shimmery. The patterned paper is by DCWV and the silver paper is by Creative Memories. I used an EK Success border punch and layered vintage lace on top of it. I have these rows of pearls from an old corsage that I tucked into the lace. To adhere the lace I used Mod Podge which the pearls stuck to as well. The label is by Spellbinders, brads by Making Memories and inks by Versa Mark and Memento Inks.

Here is a close up of the lace and pearls. Mod Podge is the best way I can figure out to layer the lace and have it stay adhered to the card.

So next you should be off to Julie's blog to check out what she created with this fun image. 
Be sure to become a follower of the Stamp N Plus Blog and the Chalk Ah Lot blog to be eligible to win the free stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a list of the blogs in case you need it.
Tina Keller (Crafty and Green)-http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com

Stamp N Plus card

Today on the Stamp N Plus blog I am showing a get well card featuring stamps by Stamp N Plus. I used SNP powdered chalk mixed with paint to color in my image to make it match my patterned paper. I used Spellbinders Edgabilities to create the scallop border. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and red cardstock by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pear TY

This pear is a stamp by Stamp N Plus. I used powdered chalk mixed with paint to create the "ink" for the stamp. The sentiment stamp is also by Stamp N Plus and the border stamp and green ink are by Close to My Heart. Die cuts are by Spellbinders and eyelets by Making Memories. 
Thanks for looking. 

http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.com/-Spots and dots (polka dots on the DP)
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/-Two or more dies (2 on the main image and another for the sentiment)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Great Pair

I made this card using border stamps by Close to my Heart. I cut the pear out using my Cricut and then used the negative of the die cut as my stencil while I stamped the border. I then covered the pear up with the die cut and inked the edges with my TH blending tool and distress ink. The paper is by Imaginisce and the border punch is by Spellbinders. The ink is by Stampin Up and Close to my Heart.
Thanks for looking. 
Another pear tomorrow.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Manly Monday

This weeks Manly Monday card is a little bit busier then my husband would want it but I think it has to do with the background paper (by Me and My Big Ideas). I really liked the mountains on it so I said I'm doing it. The image is a digital stamp from a company that went out of business. I colored it in with Copic markers (still learning) and the cloud is filled in with Liquid Pearls. The sentiment stamps are by American Crafts and die cut by Spellbinders.
Thanks for looking.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

One Stitch at a time #123

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is Olympic colors or sports theme. I chose to use the Olympic colors for my card with this hot air balloon image by Reece's Scrap Pieces found at the store Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps


Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge #14

At Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe we are continuing on with our Christmas in July challenge.

**Remember you must use chalk by Stamp N Plus**
& please mention in your post what color and where you used the chalk. This will help me a TON. TY:)

For my card today I used powdered chalk stardust and paint together to create a medium to stamp with.
I love this silhouette stamp by Stamp N Plus.
The sentiment sticker is by Me and My Big Ideas.
The die cut is by Spellbinders and leaf by Prima.
Patterned paper by Recollections and K and Co.
The lace is vintage. 

Thanks for taking a look.

http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.com/-Christmas in July (with a die cut-mine is behind the stamped image)
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/-T for two of something (two layers to my stamped image)
http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.com/-Layers (many on this card)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Stretch your stamps

Day 3 card for Stretch your stamps class using alphabet stamps. I used another technique I learned from a Jennifer McGuire video where you use acrylic paint for stamping and then distressing inks to resist it. Alphabet stamps by Inkadinkado, paint by Making Memories, Distressing ink by Ranger Industries, patterned paper by Basic Grey and Recollections, cardstock by Recollections and brad and ribbon unknown.

http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/-Anything goes with summer colors

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Stretch your stamps-Day 1

I made these cards using the class information from Day 1 at Stretch you Stamps. Such a great class with so many awesome techniques.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Manly Monday

Welcome to another Manly Monday card where I feature a masculine card. Guy cards can be difficult to make. Men really like things plain and simple. It's hard for me to do that and still be happy with the results. 

If you need help with guy cards you can follow my Pinterest board titled Guy Cards.
There are lots of ideas there. 

Very plain and simple card today. Patterned paper by DCWV, cardstock by Pioneer, label by K and Co, brads by The paper Studio and rub on is unknown. I won it somewhere.

I'd love to see what you are creating for the guys in your life. Leave me a link in the comments. Lets inspire each other:)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge

Welcome back to another week of Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe. This weeks challenge is Christmas in July. 

**Remember you must use chalks by Stamp N Plus**

I made this card using the bells stamp J1955 by Stamp N Plus, sentiment stickers by Cloud 9, patterned paper by American Crafts, Little Yellow Bicycle and Making Memories. I heat embossed the image with silver embossing powder and then mixed chalk and paint together to color the image in. The fun thing about chalk is the ability to give the image depth by shading. 

Thanks for looking.

Mid Month Christmas Cards all year Round

We are now half way through July and I wanted to post a Christmas card to remind you of the flowers challenge going on at Christmas Cards all year Round.

The background stamp is by Stampabilities. I used Versa Mark ink to heat embossed the image with red embossing powder by Ranger Industries and then smeared distress ink over top. The sentiment stamp is by Unity Stamp Co.
The die cuts are by Spellbinders and the border punch by Stampin Up. I sprayed the flowers with Perfect Pearls and water. 

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Thank you card

Just a quick post today with a thank you card. I stamped the bottom of the card with a background stamp by Fiskars with Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves. The felt ribbon is by Oriental Trading Co. The flower is by Martha Stewart. Patterned paper by DCWV, die cut by Spellbinders and ink on die cut is distress ink by Ranger.
Thanks for looking.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Flower sympathy card

This weeks Stamp N Plus blog card is featuring flower stamp X 311 that I painted in with powdered chalk and paint. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as well as the sentiment. The sentiment stamp is also by Stamp N Plus and I stamped off one time (with the black ink) to get it the lighter shade. 

Die cut by Spellbinders, patterned paper by MME and distressing ink by Ranger.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Take a seat

I love this chair stamp by Stamp N Plus. I colored the image in using powder chalk and paint both by Stamp N Plus. I had to do this in layers. I painted the flowers red first and let it draw. Then I colored the cream color going around the flowers. It turned out so cute. Embossing folder by Spellbinders, cardstock by CGull and patterned paper by DCWV. The border punch is by Fiskars and brad by Close to my Heart.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stretch UR Stamps

I'm taking an online class called Stretch UR Stamps and I learned how to make my own multicolored ink pad. I used it with a background stamp by Anna Griffin. The flower stamp is by SEI and the sentiment by Stamp N Plus.

The tag is a recycled back to your checks that I die cut into a tag and the chipboard under the tag to give it dimension is also recycled from a friends work place. 

The polka dot paper is by DCWV and the orange is by Sunborn. The ink is by Memento and Ranger distressing inks. punch by EK Success and rope by Stampin Up. Everything else is from my stash. I'm trying to be better about using what I have.

Thanks for looking.

At least one circle (check)
2 patterned papers (check) 
and one embellishment-ribbon (check)
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/-Distressing (inks on my circles)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Manly Monday

Welcome to another Manly Monday card. I made this one for my husband to thank him for all the time and  hard work he put into making my new studio. He really got things moving for me and I wanted him to know I appreciated it. 

Patterned paper from DCWV and Joann's, cardstock by Sunborn and Pioneer, stamp by Stamp N Plus, ink by Memento Inks and sticker by EK Success.

I used the negative of the die cut label made by Spellbinders and matted it with a darker color cardstock then what is in the center. It gives the card some depth.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

One Stitch at a time

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge theme is think "sun". This could be a summer card, a round card or even a yellow card. On my card this week I decided to use yellow with this cute image by Stitchy. I used my powdered chalks to color the image in and on the sentiment die cut while it was still in the die. Die cuts by Spellbinders, ribbon by Stampin Up and a sentiment stamp by Lawn Fawn. Thanks for looking.

Chalk-ah-Lot challenge #13

Theme Summer
You must use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus
Two cards with the same products.
Patterned paper by Anna Griffin, cardstock by Recollections, Sunborn and Stampin Up, stamps by Stamp N Plus, ink by Stampin Up and Memento Inks, Floss by Karen Foster, die cuts by Spellbinders and brads by Joann's. I used powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus colors flesh, stardust and dusty. I mixed the chalk with paint and painted the image in. I used Inkadinkado masking paper to overlap my shells.
Stamps can be found HERE

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happy Birthday

I've got a couple of  Clean and Simple birthday cards for you today. I really love the color of this first one and have used it on a ton lately. The patterned paper is by We R Memory Keepers, stamp is by Fiskars, ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industires, the flower by Sassafras and the die cuts by Spellbinders. 

This second card uses a banner stamp by Unity Stamp Co and the stamp letters are by Lawn Fawn. The present border is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Shaped card

I made this shaped card by using a Spellbinders die (label 8) and my Cuttlebug. Fold the paper in half and place the die past the edge of the crease. This card opens top to bottom. I used Basic Grey and Studio Calico patterned papers. The tag is made of old furniture samples. I heat embossed the butterfly stamp by Anna Griffin using off white embossing powder by The powder keg. The sentiment was cut out using my Cricut and Wild Card cartridge. That paper is by CGull and the stamped paper is by Recollections. 
I did use my Distressing tool and ink for the inside of the die cut. Leaving the paper in the die after its been cut you can ink it up as little or as much as you want. What you get is a contrasting look between the actual edge of the die cut and the embossed area. I love the way it looks and use this technique often. If you don't have a distressing tool, get one. They are worth it-plus you can use a coupon at a big store. 
Thanks for stopping by. I would love to see a shaped card you've made. Leave me a link in the comments. Let's inspire one another:)

Papercraft Star-Embossing (heat embossing)
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/-Anything Goes
http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.com/-Butterflies (In the stamp)
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/-Anything Goes

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Butterfly special day with cool eyelet crisscross

I made today's Stamp N Plus blog card using this butterfly stamp and this sentiment from Stamp N Plus. I used powdered chalk combined with paint to create a medium to stamp my butterfly. This is a great way to use powdered chalks. My patterned papers are by DCWV and Bella Blvd, die cuts by Spellbinders, eyelets by Making Memories and twine by We R Memory Keepers.
Thanks for looking.
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com/-Anything goes with yellow
(old product from my stash is vthe grey patterned paper)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Freedom isn't free July Calendar Layout

Happy Fourth of July! 

This layout is the calendar month of July for my mom's calendar. That's my husband and me last summer. 

The banner was made using Cricut cartridge Country Life (or is it Living? not sure) 
The chipboard pieces are by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby and the peace sign sticker by EK Success. 
Cardstock by Coredinations and patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. The stamps in the background are by Stampin up with ink by Close to my Heart. 

Thanks for looking.

Thank you to all of the men and women in the armed forces especially our nephew Aaron who is in active duty and away from his young family for 180 days. God Bless you!

Here's a little history lesson for you. Did you know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both dies on July 4, 1826? They did. It was exactly 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. I find history very interesting. My reading is usually of the historical nature. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stamp N Plus Monthly challenge

Welcome to this months Stamp N Plus challenge. Last months' black and white challenge was a huge success and we are hoping you will join us on our new challenge.
This months challenge is Anything Goes.

For my card I used this Cozy Chair Stamp by Stamp N Plus. I then used powdered chalk and paint to color in my chair. I added extra layers of chalk to add dimension. The patterned papers is by DCWV, carstock by Recollections and CGull, border punch by Fiskars, embossing folder by Cuttlebug, label by K and Co and a sticker for the sentiment. 

If you are interested in purchasing powdered chalk now is the time to act. The owner of Stamp N Plus is giving away two chalks for the price of shipping and handling. Check out the details HERE

Once you have your chalks from Stamp N Plus be sure to join the Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe bi-weekly challenge where you can win more chalk.

http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/-Something new (chair stamp)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Blog hop winner

The winner of my blog candy was #5
cute card & great sentiment!!TFS..:)

*I just emailed you
Thanks to all the new followers and participants in the blog hop.
There is a new chalk challenge this past Sunday and it goes for 2 weeks. The theme is Summer. You must use chalks by Stamp N Plus
And on Tuesday will be the new month long challenge for everyone to join in at the Stamp N Plus blog

Thanks for stopping by.

Manly Monday

This week for Manly Monday I have a thank you card to share. My office was uprooted and moved to the basement. My BIL and husband put in cabinets, a counter top and peg board for my new studio. They did a fabulous job. Now I need to get settled in so I can create new stuff to post and submit. Yeah!

Patterned papers by DCWV, green paper by Scrap Works, label by Spellbinders, brads by Eyelet Outlet, stamp by Stamp N Plus, ink by Memento inks and sticker embellishments by EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I have the next 3 Manly Monday cards made and ready to post. Be sure to stop back next week for a new masculine card.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chalk-ah-Lot cafe challenge #13

The new challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe, challenge #13, will run from today until noon EST on July 14th.

The theme SUMMER.

Remember you must use powdered chalk from Stamp N Plus and I have a small request for your blog posts. Could you please mention where you used the powdered chalk and what color you used under your creation? That would help me to determine if the project follows our 1st rule of using chalks by Stamp N Plus and would be in the running for a prize. Thank you.

Quick reminder that the owner of Stamp N Plus is offering a chalk challenge special. You would receive two free chalks for the price of shipping and handling. Check out the details HERE.

For my card today I choose the sunshine stamp from the Rain or Shine stamp set. I combined Dandy powdered chalk with paint by Stamp N Plus and used it as my ink to stamp the image. I used a paint brush to lightly spread the mixture onto the stamp. After the paint was dry I used a Spellbinders die cut to cut it out and also to distress and add color to the sun. 

I cut the sentiment out using my Cricut and the cartridge Just Because Cards. I applied yellow Stickles to the word Sunshine. Patterned paper and ribbon by Stampin Up with die cuts by Spellbinders.

I used the following sketch from Pagemaps as my guide to making this card. I find using a sketch every now and then keeps me sane. I get all worried that my cards are lacking creativity.


Christmas cards all year Round

This month at Christmas cards all year Round our challenge is to use flowers on your Christmas card. I made this Peace on Earth card using stamps and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. I combined the a mixture of red chalks together with paint to paint the image in. After it was slightly dry I went over it again in areas to give it depth. Same thing with the leaves except I used two different color greens. The centers of the flowers are some beads I won. Glossy accents helped them stick to the flowers so beautifully.
The ribbon is by Offray, cardstock by Recollections, patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, in k by Memento Inks and lace is vintage.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. I hope you will join us for July's challenge, using flowers on your Christmas cards. You only need to make one to be in the running for the prize and Christmas is only 6 months away. You better get started now.