Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stamp N Plus Blog hop

Welcome to the August Stamp N Plus stamp of the month blog hop. If you are here from Jackie's blog you are on the right path. If you are just joining in please go to the Stamp N Plus blog to get started. 

For this month's Stamp N Plus blog hop we were given two Sarah's Scribbles stamps to play with. 

I used stardust powdered chalk and distressing ink to color in my images. You can see the tutorial on it HERE.

If you get a chance, you should stop by the sister blog Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe and check out one more project using one of these stamps and the new tutorial posted on Wednesday. 

Stamp N Plus sunflower card

Our sunflowers are so pretty right about now. We start them from seeds and water them every, ok most, days. It is such a joy to watch something so small grow to be so big. 
So with that I have this sunflower card to share today. I painted the image in using paint and powdered chalk from Stamp N Plus.
I used a bunch of left over pieces of paper to make this card. I love to use up my scraps. 

Thanks for stopping by.

(painting in the image using powdered chalk and paint)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Metallic Powdered chalk tutorial

I'm doing the tutorial early this week because we have a blog hop on Friday.

I made a fun little card using a cereal board die cut painted with Crackle Paint by Ranger Industries and applying Metallic chalk to it. 

Thanks for looking. 

Other supplies-Spellbinders die cuts, Prima lace, Sizzix tag, CTMH cardstockand Recollections patterned paper.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

To My teacher

I made a small series of teacher cards for the start of the new year. The apple is a die cut from Cricut and the other die cuts are by Spellbinders. The edge of the yellow is by Tim Holtz and the brads are by Joann's. Sentiment stamps are by Stamp N Plus. The background stamp is by Hero Arts and the white pigment ink is by Stampin Up. I brushed the edges of the white cardstock with distressing ink by Ranger Industries.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: to School, Die, or shapes of any kind

Monday, August 27, 2012

Manly Monday

This week's Manly Monday I'm using stamps by Stamp N Plus. The die cut is by Spellbinders which I used distressing ink on while it was still in the die. The brown paper is old by Scrapworks. The water has been embellished with Glossy Accents by Ranger. The border punch is by Stampin Up. 
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #17

Challenge #17 is something to do with Baby

**You must use Powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus**

This cute little border stamp by Stamp N Plus is perfect for a baby card. I combined powdered chalk with paint by Stamp N Plus for a perfect coloring medium. It gives that soft look like stuffed animals. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus also and the striped patterned paper by MME. Ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries. Die cuts by Spellbinders. 

Thanks for looking.

One Stitch at a time

This week at One Stitch at a Time our theme is Use a Digi. My image comes from the Stitchy Bear store by creator Hope Jacare. I went with a clean and simple card to show off this beautiful image. I used rub-ons from Melissa Frances and patterned paper by Making Memories. The die cut is by Spellbinders and the distressing ink by Ranger. 

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Just a note

I just adore this card and I think it's because I used old supplies. It makes me feel good to discover and use up what I already have. The music note is an old die cut by Creative Memories that I found it in my stash and thought how perfect it would be with this sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus

The background stamp is by Hero Arts and I used Stampin Up ink. The shimmery cardstock is by Creative Memories, the label die cuts are by Spellbinders and the swirl sticker is by Me and My Big Ideas. 

Thanks for stopping by. 


Friday, August 24, 2012

Stardust chalk tutorial

This week I am demonstrating how you can use Stardust chalk by Stamp N Plus with distressing ink to create color, texture, and shadowing. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

SNP Flower card

A quick post for today. I made an any occasion card. I could add a sentiment on the bottom if I decided this card would work for a certain event.  
I colored it in using powdered chalk and paint.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 


Feel Better soon

I made this get well card using the embossing folder of the week, well at least it seems like I've used it a lot this week. It is by Fiskars. The flower is by Imaginisce. The die cut is from Cricut's Lacy Labels cartridge. I used a Stampin Up wheel for the background of the die cut. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: your own background (on the die cut)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hang in There card

When my studio area moved from upstairs to the basement I found some Fiskars embossing plates. I figured out how they work in my Cuttlebug and couldn't be happier that I found these long lost items. Love the hexagon shape of this one with the yellow paper. 
The stamps are by Unity Stamp Co with ink by Stampin Up. The label die cut is from Cricut's Art Philosophy cartridge. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Challenges:, white and 1 other (yellow)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

With Sympathy

I just love these papers by Basic Grey. They have such a soft feel to them. The stamps are oldies by Fiskars. Ink by Ranger Industries and Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #16

Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe Challenge #16 continues with Flowers

My stamps are by Stamp N Plus

I used powdered chalk mixed with glue on the square and then stamped over it with a pigment ink. The patterned paper is by MME (glitter) and Melissa Frances (striped). The sticker sentiment is by Echo Park, die cuts by Spellbinders and Cricut. The rest is from my stash.

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Powdered chalk flower card

Hi all. I wanted to share another card I made using powdered chalks and paint for our 16th challenge is flowers.

I used the paint and powdered chalk combined together to paint over an dry embossed image by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug. You can see a tutorial of this technique HERE.

The sticker sentiment is by EK Success.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Stamp N Plus card

This week on the Stamp N Plus Blog I have a Thinking of You card to share. The sentiment stamp is one I use a lot. The patterned paper is by Imaginisce, die cuts by Cricut's Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge. The leaves I embossed using a Fiskars embossing template and then inked using Ranger Distressing Inks. In the center I wrapped ribbon around the bottom die cut and tied it in a bow. Then I popped the top one up on foam adhesive. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the flowers challenge at Stamp N Plus.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mid Month Christmas cards all Year Round

This month we are sponsored by Tracey and she provided this digital stamp for our Christmas card for a kid challenge throughout August. 
Be sure to check out the challenge HERE

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Floral TY

Using up some older products today. The patterned paper is by DCWV and I think Jillibean Soup. Flower stamp and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. 
I painted the cardstock with Dandy powdered chalk and paint mixed together. Then I stamped the flower image on top of that and painted/colored it in with different colored powdered chalks. It turned out so pretty. 
The sentiment stamp is by Michael's (very old) and the eyelets are by Making Memories (even older). Die cuts by Spellbinders.
Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Manly Monday

I think I've had a similar card to this one today in the past. I believe it was a thank you card. The patterned paper is by K and Co, stamps by Tim Holtz (vehicle) and Inkadinkado (sentiment), ink by Memento Inks and Ranger Industries and brads by Eyelet Outlet.
Thanks for taking a look.

Challenges: Toys (this vehicle would be a toy for fix er up guys)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Season's Greetings Digital stamp of a girl holding ice skates Card

This was for a challenge at One Stitch at a time. They are no longer. Here is the card that I made, seeing how I was a design team member I kept it on the blog. The stuff below the card is the information about the challenge and a store that are no longer around.

My image is by creator Reece's Scrap Pieces. I used powdered chalk and paint to color my image in The patterned paper are scraps from my stash. I put pearls within the design. The paper at the bottom has been cut with decorative scissors. The sentiment is by Fiskars and the ribbon is by Martha Stewart.
Thanks for looking.


This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is Anything Goes. My card is using a digital stamp from the Stitchy Bear store 

When you spend $7.00 in the store you will receive this collaboration of images for FREE. This offer is only good until August 19th. Check out the BLOG for examples from the other DT members using all these digi stamps.

Chalk-ah-Lot challenge #16

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Challenge #16 

Theme: Flowers

My stamp by Stamp N Plus is a background stamp that I stamped continuously. 
I love the yellow and purple colors together. The yellow chalk with paint is a combination of the colors Dandy and Sunshine
For the sentiment die cut I painted it with a combination of greens to match the leaves of the flowers.

All the powdered chalk colors can be found here --> Powdered Chalk 

Other products-Sticker by SRM, twine by We R Memory Keepers, die cut by Spellbinders, patterned paper by DCWV, Pearls by Want2Scrap, Ink by Stampin Up

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Best Wishes card

This best wishes card was made using a technique from Jennifer McGuire. Love that lady and all her stamping ideas. I stamped and heat embossed in silver a word background stamp. After that I heat embossed with white embossing powder a floral background stamp. Then I used a Spellbinders die cut to cut out a window. Using my Cricut I cut out two hearts one for the inside of the card and one a bit smaller for the window. Using vellum, I heat embossed the sentiment  and adhered it to the window. The white heart is adhered to the vellum. It looks like it's freestanding. Love that. 
Thanks for stopping by.

Products- patterned paper by DCWV, stamps by Hero Arts (words), Anna Griffin (flowers) and Fiskars (sentiment), pearls by Martha Stewart, die cuts by Spellbinders and Cricut.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Powdered chalk idea

Idea for using powdered chalk

I did a very fun and simple thing with a metallic chalk this week. 
I simply added it to a spray mister of water and then sprayed it on a watercolor piece of cardstock for the first card and regular cardstock for the others. I used a Mini Mister by Ranger Industries to combine the two. I was generous with the amount of chalk I added to make the color brighter and more vivid. You could always use less for a fainter look. Check out my examples below.

*Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTERS Set of 3 Spray Bottle Ink
Then after it dried I stamped these shell stamps, using a masking technique over the sprayed chalk area. The spray reminds me of sand. 

Here is a close up of the chalk spray mist. It gives a great sparkle.

Products-Stamps by Stamp N Plus, ink  by Tsukineko and Stampin Up, border punch by Martha Stewart, masking paper by Inkadinkado, ribbon by Stampin Up, circle punch EK Success, watercolor paper by Hobby Lobby, cardstock by Bazzill

Here is another example using the chalk spray mist.

Products-Stamps by Stamp N Plus, ink  by Tsukineko and Stampin Up, border punch by EK Success, ribbon by Stampin Up, die cut by Spellbinders, cardstock by Oriental Trading Co, Bazzill and Pioneer

I found that if you hold the mister back so the spray was lightly hitting the paper the more even of a look I got. The closer the mister was to the paper the bigger the drops of chalk would be. See example below. 

Products-Cardstock by Hobby Lobby and Bazzill, die cuts by Cricut and Spellbinders, flowers by Oriental Trading Co and Bazzill with leaf by Prima

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the different way to use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus.