Sunday, September 30, 2012

Partial dry embossing Thinking of You card

The Chalk a lot and Stamp N Plus are no longer in business but I kept the information here for my own personal timeline.
Join me over at 
Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe for
Challenge #19. The theme is Thinking of You and you must use chalk on your project. Check the sidebar for challenge details.  For my card, my stamps are by Stamp N Plus sentiment stamp flower stamp. I used my finger to spread Stardust chalk on the flower over the stamped flower. It gives it a great sparkle and shine.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: something (I altered the flower by stamping another flower on to it.)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet birthday card

Today is one of my brothers birthday. I won't be sending him this card but it is for a birthday and follows my theme for this week. 
Background stamp by Hero Arts, clock stamp by Tim Holtz, ink by Stampin Up and Versa Mark, embossing powder by Stampendous, patterned paper by MME and Making Memories, border punch by Fiskars, floss and sticker by Karen Foster, die cut by Spellbinders and circle die cut from Creative Memories.
Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: (background is heat embossed) two of your favorites (border punch and background stamp) two different punches or dies (border punch and spellbinders label die cut)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday card

I thought I would post another birthday card.
Stamps by Unity Stamp Co and Inkadinkado.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Stamp N Plus Rocking Horse cards

Today I am showing three different cards using the same stamp. The rocking horse stamp can be found HERE. I've used it for a girls baby shower, an unknown sex baby card and baby card for a boy.

Border punch by EK Success, die cut by Spellbinders, ink by Staz-on and Colorbox, glitter from my stash, pearls and patterned paper by Recollections and letter stickers by Creative Memories.

Embossed paper by K and Co and striped paper by DCWV, label by Martha Stewart, rub-on by Pebbles, die cuts by Spellbinders and ink by Colorbox.

Patterned paper by MME and K and Co, frame by MME, lace by American Crafts, rub-on by Pebbles, ink by Stampin Up and cardstock by Halcraft.

I used the mommy sentiment in the first card from this sheet of rubber stamps sold by Stamp N Plus. 

If you are interested in purchasing these sentiments please call Luann at 715-271-1873.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birthday card

I have a Birthday card to share today. I know of a few people having birthdays this week.
Patterned paper by K and Co and Daisy D's
Cardstock by Coredinations
Die cut by Cricut
Stamp by Maya Road
Ink by Stampin Up
Button and floss from my stash

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Get well soon card

I made this Get well soon card using the following products:
Patterned paper by Provo Craft (circa 2004)
Tag by Studio 112
Brad by Joann Fabrics
Stamps by Tim Holtz (flourish and postmark), TPC Studio (border) and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Ink by Ranger Industries and Tsukineko
Clear Embossing powder by Stamp N Plus 
(call Luann at 715-271-1873 to order yours)
Twine is unknown.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Manly Monday

I used this on a card last week too. I wanted to show you how you can use it for both male and females. 
Stamp by SEI, patterned paper by GCD, die cut by Spellbinders, ink is Versa Mark and Bamboo Leaves by Tsukineko, cardstock by Recollections and embossing powder by Ranger Industries.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Always and Forever

Hopefully, right? It seems to be the second wedding season this fall. I made this wedding card out of patterned paper by Making Memories, silver paper by Creative Memories, die cut by Spellbinders, cardstock by Coredinations, lace by Prima, ribbon by Queen and Co, cake sticker by K and Co. 

Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Chalk tutorial

Welcome back to another powdered chalk tutorial. The Ginger chalk I use on my card is not on the Powder chalk website but you can order it by calling 715-271-1873. It's a fun red with a hint of yellow. 

I'm creating a fun background using powdered chalk, a cotton ball and a plastic overlay. You could simply use another piece of paper instead of the overlay but it's nice to see through the overlay to know where your next line goes.

I started by lining up the overlay in the corner. On the cotton ball I rubbed chalk against the seam in circular motion.

Then I moved the overlay in a counter clockwise fashion creating more lines giving my paper a starburst look.

Here's what I ended up with. Definitely not perfect but creative placement in my card covers up the imperfections. 

Here is my card using THIS flower stamp. I used the cotton ball around the edges of the image. The sentiment sticker is by Sticko/EK Success, cardstock by Provo Craft, patterned paper by Recollections and die cut by Spellbinders.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Calendar layout Sam and Paul color their Layout

I have a calendar that hangs at work. Every month I add a new layout to it. For September I used stamps by SNP. The cloud can be found HERE however if you would like to purchase the wheel stamp you will need to call to order it from Luann at 715-271-1873.

Fun thing about this layout is the fake tatoos my sister and husband are wearing. They wanted to add color to them and used my Copic markers to do so. They are so goofy sometimes.

The patterned paper is by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby, lace and thread are vintage, The die cuts are cut from the Cricut, cardstock is by Coredinations and Recollections and ink by Tsukineko and Stampin Up. Thank you. 

Challenges: to summer (Labor Day Weekend photos) (lace and stitching)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Safe landing

Love this sentiment for so many different cards. I made this card using the following products:

patterned paper by Making Memories, cardstock by Coredinations, stamp by TPC Studio, ink Versa Mark and embossing powder by Ranger Industries, border punch by Stampin Up, ribbon by American Crafts, flowers by Prima and brad by Imaginisce.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

For You flower card

This lovely any occasion card came together so quickly. The stamped image is from Stampin Up and I used distress inks and water to color it in. The ribbon is by Offray (smaller) and Stampin Up (wider). The die cut is by Spellbinders on watercolor paper. The for you stamp is by Fiskars, with ink by Tsukineko and brad by Imaginisce. The embossing folder is by Darice with purple cardstock by Bazzill.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: - Emboss it. The stamp is from 2003

Monday, September 17, 2012

Manly Monday

Quick Manly Monday post today. I'm super tired and need to get to bed. The camo paper is by Making Memories, the tag cut out from Cricut's CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, eyelet is vintage from my moms craft supplies, stamps by SEI (leaves) and TPC Studio (sentiment), ink by Versa Mark and Tsukineko, embossing powder by Stampendous and the cardstock is by Stampin Up and Coredinations.
Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Autumn Splendor card with Handmade background card

Blog Post UPDATED 10-18-21.
I made the background of this card using a scroll stamp and added a wheat stamp to a scalloped circle. The patterned paper is from a fall tablet by Recollection and the other patterned paper is by Scribble Scrabble (old from my stash). I used a Martha Stewart border punch, Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge for the die cuts. 

This company (Stamp N Plus) is no longer around to credit for the supplies. But I'm keeping the challenge information just for my own memory.
Challenge #18 continues Anything Goes. 
**You must use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus.**

Saturday, September 15, 2012

CCAYR mid month

Please come check out Christmas cards All Year Round's monthly challenge to use presents in your cards with optional ribbon and bow.
I used some old supplies for this card. The Joy stamp is by Hero Arts with Stampin Up ink. The rub on is by K and Co as well as the aqua colored patterned paper. The die cut is by Spellbinders and the rhinestones are by Want2Scrap.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Tutorial

Did you know that some of the powdered chalks available at Stamp N Plus have the ability to streak another color? Mystic Blue for example is a unique chalk that looks green in the container. However when you add this chalk to your project, the more you press the more blue pigment comes forward. You end up with a deep blue/green color. 

For today's tutorial I'm going to use the color Crimson to show you a way to use the streaking property of Stamp N Plus's powdered chalks with some dry embossing. 

Note: Not all the powdered chalks streak. As the weeks roll out with new tutorials, you will see which ones do. 

Powdered chalk can be purchased HERE
FYI: Powdered chalk, Buzz Magic, Stamp Affair, Chalk-Ah-Lot and Stamp N Plus Scrap N, are all the same company. To save people from getting confused, I refer to all the above as Stamp N Plus.

Crimson chalk appears reddish in the container and streaks red too. 
(If you are interested in purchasing Crimson powdered chalk please call Luann at 715-271-1873)

I combined the chalk with Stamp N Plus paint but any acrylic paint would do.

This is the amount of chalk I used, which ended up being way too much. As always when using powdered chalks, a little bit goes a long way. 

The tool I use to mix the chalk and paint is by Creative Memories but you could use anything. I just like the flat surface to smooth out the bumps.

After combining the two the color looks more orange but don't worry that red will appear later. 

I painted my embossing folder using a wide tip paint brush.

I was very generous with my chalk mixture. Tip: If you find it dries out before you emboss it, give it a spritz of water and it comes back to life. And if you use a lot of water you get a whole different look.

Going through the Cuttlebug. I made two passes with it. One going forward and then cranking it backwards.

Once it's been embossed there maybe spots that didn't get coverage. Lift the embossing folder up a little and squish it down again to move the mixture to different areas. 

In this picture you can see the majority of the paper is the orange color. Only in spots with lots of mixture can you see the color red.

Here comes the streaking. 
I wanted to use the streaking effect to make the bigger leaves of the embossed image stand out. While it was still wet I used the paint on the leaves and swirled it around with a paint brush. I didn't use any new paint when painting those leaves. The added pressure to my brush in those areas made the streaking property of the powdered chalk color the leaves red. (Basically swipe your brush over the areas you want to be the different color. I can't seem to word it well :) 

Here is my final embossed area with the larger leaves exhibiting the streaked red color.

I made my card simple to show off the embossed area. I used the lace to cover up a little spot that didn't get chalked. Creative placement is what I like to call that :)

Here is a second card I made using the same chalk (As I said earlier, I made way too much of the mixture and didn't want it to go to waste). 
I think the Crimson is perfect for fall cards but would also compliment summer themes as well.

The sentiment stamps are by Stamp N Plus. These stamps are not on the website but I took a picture of the set they come in and you can call Luann to order this versatile sentiment stamp set at 715-271-1873.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Easel card

Quick post today. I wanted to share a small easel card using the bicycle stamp by Unity Stamp Co. The stickers are so old I don't know the manufacturer. Love to use up old supplies:)

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: a regular size card (I think this is 3 1/2)

Stamp N Plus Dance card

For all the dancing students pouring back into the dance studios after being off over the summer may your leaps be high and your toes pointed. The ballerina stamp can be found HERE. I used patterned paper by My Mind's Eye and a rub-on by Melissa Frances. The image was heat embossed using silver embossing powder. Ink used on this card by Versa Mark and Ranger Distressing ink on the die cut. The die cuts are by Spellbinders and the border punch by Stampin Up. The star sticker is by Me and My Big Ideas. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall card

Welcome to Wednesday. Work week is half way done. Yeah!

My card today has lots of manufacturers. Pumpkin stamp by Studio 112, background stamp by Hero Arts, fall stamp by TPC Studio and ink is by Stampin Up, Colorbox and Ranger Industries.

The patterned paper is by Recollections and the border stickers and brad are by The Paper Studio. The tag is a Sizzix die cut.

The stamping technique I used is called velveteen stamping. You can see it on the Hero Arts blog

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a look. goes-the border stickers are over 6 months old

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To My Teacher

Showing a little Red, White and Blue on this September 11th. Crazy to think it was 11 years ago today. It still makes me cringe. 
Thank you to the men and women that fight for our freedom in the good old USA. I appreciate all you do.

Today's card is featuring some more sentiment stamps from Stamp N Plus. The sentiment sheet is not on the website, so I took a picture of the sentiments that are included. If you interested in this sheet of sentiments call Luann at 715-271-1873

My card has an upcylced item on it. The yellow frame is chipboard that a large square came out of. I painted it yellow (Pebbles) to match my back to school theme. The apple is a Cricut die cut and the blue and red are die cuts by Spellbinders. I used black Memento Ink for the sentiment and distressing ink for the edges. The lined paper is by Recollections. 

Thanks for taking a look. it yourself embellishment

Monday, September 10, 2012

Manly Monday

My Manly Monday card this week is dedicated to my dad who turns 66 today. Happy Birthday Dad!! 

All the scene stamps are by Close to my Heart and the sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus. I used Ranger Industries distress inks and some Recollections patterned paper for the background. 

Thanks for taking a look.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Younger Ballerina going to class Card

One Stitch at a Time #130

This weeks challenge at One Stitch at a Time is to make a card for someone under 18. I chose this ballerina image by Lil Diva from the Stitchy Bear store. Since school is starting back up so is dancing school. 

The cardbase is by Recollections, shaped paper is by K and Co, pink ribbon by Stampin Up and blue by My Mind's Eye. The brads are by Fancy Pants (old from my stash), die cut by Spellbinders, inks to color in the image are distress inks by Ranger and the sentiment sticker is by K and Co. 

Thanks for looking.

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #18

Welcome to a new challenge for Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe 

Challenge #18 is Anything goes 
**with Powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus**

I made this cute get well type card for a scrapbooking lady that was in a car accident this summer. I hope she liked it and it lifted her spirits. I used THIS stamp by Stamp N Plus and combined powdered chalk with paint to color in my image. 

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Miss You card

Another quick post today as I am working hard to cross of some chores on my never ending list. I made this card using borders from Making Memories. I got the design idea from Cards magazine by Northridge Publishing. The die cut is by Spellbinders, brad by Making Memories, stamps by Fiskars, ink by Memento nks and CTMH, embossing folder by Provo Craft and paper by Recollections and GCD Studios. 
Thanks for looking.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Quick post. I wanted to share with you this anniversary card that I made using up some old products. The stamp is one I found in the move and decided to heat emboss the image. Then I colored it in with distressing inks and water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The die cuts are by Spellbinders, sentiment stamp by Hero Arts and the fabric sticker is by Mrs Grossman's. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Challenges: fall (with my colors)