Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thanks Card

I love the colors in this card. So bright and fun for a cold winter day in January.

The patterned paper is by Bo Bunny, cardstock by Bo Bunny and Recollections. The leaf stamp is by SEI and sentiment by Hero Arts. The inks are by Hero Arts, flowers by Prima, brad by Making Memories, border die cut by Spellbinders, and embossing folder by Provo Craft Cuttlebug.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Butterfly's Celebrate

I made this fun birthday card by cutting out a butterfly using my Cricut machine. I layered the butterfly onto patterned paper by Three Bugs in  a Rug which has been dry embossed using an embossing folder by Darice. The stamp is by Hampton Arts and the ink by Hero Arts. The ribbon is by Martha Stewart.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot challenge

The new challenge over at Chalk Ah Lot for the next two weeks is

Valentine's with chalk

For my card I used THIS rose corner stamp by Stamp N Plus. I painted the image in using powdered chalk and bubbles mixed together. After painting it I cut it out and adhered it to my card base.  I used Hero Arts ink and Strathmore watercolor paper.The large heart is from a Quickutz die and the small heart is chipboard from Making Memories. Ribbon by Offray and the love sentiment sticker is by Sticko.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stamp N Plus card

Now that Valentine's Day is less then three weeks away I figured I better post some of the beautiful love cards I made using Stamp N Plus stamps. This heart stamp is one of my favorites. It is X2046 and can be found HERE. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and then used my distress inks to make it the pink color. Using a blending tool I was able to make the inside of the heart lighter while the outside is darker. Then I sprayed it with water and the metallic powder chalk "Stardust" to give it a beautiful shimmer. Distress inks react with water and it give it a water colored look. 

The patterned paper and cardstock is by Michael's, the flowers are by Stampin and Scrappin and the glittery centers are by Recollections.The label die cut is by Papertrey Ink, sentiment stickers by K and Co with the brad by The Paper Studio.

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Sending my love to you

I made this fun card by cutting out a heart using my Cricut and running it through the Xyron to make it sticky. Then I adhered the buttons around the edge and put those small beads in the center. The patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye, ribbon by Heidi Swapp, stamp by Papertrey Ink and ink by Stampin Up.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sympathy card

I made this card using some fun vintage ribbon given to me by a friend (down the center in off white and red). The cardstock is by Stampin Up, Cryogen and Creative Memories with the patterned paper by My Mind's Eye. The die cuts are by Spellbinders, brad by The Paper Studio, border punch Fiskars, stamps by Stampers Anonymous and Pink by Design with ink by Hero Arts and Stampin Up.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Be My Valentine

Valentine card. Supplies include die cuts by Spellbinders, stamp by Autumn Leaves, rhinestones from my stash, ink by Stampin Up, sentiment sticker by Sticko, patterned paper by Echo Park and embossing folder is a borrowed item from a friend-in other words unknown.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thank You Card

A quick post today. I am catching up on some scrapbooking this week. I'm hoping that taking a break from cards will help my mojo. This one I made a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with you. 

I scored the checked pattern on the cream cardstock using my Fiskars trimmer. The stamp is by Stamper's Anonymous, rub-on by Kaisercraft, dies by Spellbinders, brad by American Crafts. 

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Challenges: goes with kraft

Monday, January 21, 2013

Manly Monday

I went plain and simple for Manly Monday this week. The patterned paper and cardstock are by Recollections, stamp by Stamp N Plus, rub-on by Kaisercrafts, and ink by Hero Arts.

Here are links to some male cards I found this week:

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Chalk ah lot shaped card

I wasn't expecting anything to post this morning. Sorry about that. 
I made this card for the challenge over at Chalk ah Lot Cafe. The theme is shaped cards with chalk. 

For my card, the card base is from Michael's and I then die cut some scalloped circles with my Spellbinders dies and Cuttlebug. The stamp is F2286 by Stamp N plus. I colored it in with a combination of powdered chalk and paint. 

This picture isn't the best but in the center of the heart it says "I heart U". I used letter stickers some hearts from my stash. Lots of times when I go to crops I will borrow someone's punch and punch out a ton of that shape to use them later. I think the hearts are an example of that. Patterned paper by K and Co.

Another thing, when I combine my powdered chalk with paint I will stamp out a bunch of images and use up the mixture of that particular color on each image. So I will have partially painted images in my box and pull them out when I mix up a new color. I find using this technique I don't waste as much chalk. Although the powdered chalk lasts a long time. I have been using it since Jan of 2012 and have not had to reorder any. Just saying it's a good investment at a cheap price. Here is a link to the website where you can see all the colors available.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Golf lovers card

I made this card for the Stamp N Plus blog. When making this card I was thinking about the golf lovers and how much they must love this mild winter weather we are having here in Michigan. A co-worker of mine took his motorcycle out one day last week and I'm sure some die hard golfers were out on the course that same day.

The golf stamp is L1773 and can be found HERE on the Stamp N Plus website. The clouds cardstock is by Recollections and Provo Craft. On the smaller cloud I dabbed a cosmetic wedge with paint and powdered chalk and smeared it onto the die cut. It gives it a fun fluffy feel. I cut the clouds out using my Cricut and Creative Memories cartridge. 

The grass is a die cut that I've had for years so no idea where it came from or who it is by. The birthday stamp is from a SNP set that I have posted a picture below this card. If you are interested in this set of sentiments and fabulous labels for scrapbooking call Luann at 715-271-1873. I use this set all the time and love it. 

The ink used in this card is by Tsukineko (green) and Hero Arts (black). Love this Hero Arts ink. It is so vibrant-even for black. It creates a sharp, clean and crisp stamp every time.

The cardboard is from some packaging my husband thought I could use. I love that it resembles the hole for golfing-well it does to me:)
Have a great weekend.

To order call Luann 715-271-1873

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Burlap card

Playing with some burlap a friend gave me. I made the background of the paper using that tiny little stamp by ....actually I can't find where that small stamp came from. If I find it I'll update this post. Odd for me to draw such a blank when it comes to stamps. Anyway the cardstock in this card is by Recollections and Creative Memories. The sentiment stamp is heat embossed on vellum. That stamp is by Stampendous, ink Versa Mark and embossing powder also by Stampendous. Brown ink on the card is by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking.
(That is going to totally bug me...where is that stamp?!?)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crowned Love

I made this love card using stamps by Hero Arts (background) and Stampers Anonymous (Love and crown). The die cut is sprayed with a mixture of water and gold metallic powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus to give it some sparkle. The flowers are by Petaloo, centers by K and Co with glitter ribbon by Michael's. I used patterned paper by DCWV, cardstock by Michael's and Recollections. The ink I used on the stamps is by Ranger Industries and Stampin Up. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's time to celebrate Card

Time to celebrate card today. I heat embossed this background stamp by Hero Arts and then used my distressing inks to make it blue. Then I sprayed the card base with Perfect Pearls and water to give it a water color effect. The sentiment stamp is also by Hero Arts. The patterned paper is by Recollections and the sticker and eyelet are from my stash. The ink I used is by Versa Mark and Stampin Up with embossing powder by Stampendous.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Manly Monday

I found some guy cards in my search this week and wanted to share the links with you. Guy cards can be so hard sometimes and when I see a good one I want to share.

My Manly Monday card I'm featuring stamps and die cut by Papertrey Ink. I was lucky enough to get a gift certificate there for Christmas. I loved these circle stamps and the sentiment set that I was able to get. The circles work well with the punches (Creative Memories and EK Success) I already had at home. The yellow cardstock is from my stash and the blue-ish is from Scenic Route. The inks are by Stampin Up, Hero Arts and Ranger. The embossing folder is by Sizzix. 

Thanks for stopping in to take a look.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chalk ah lot Valentine's Day challenge

The challenge at Chalk Ah Lot this two weeks is a shaped card with chalk
For my shaped card I used the Rose Heart Wreath stamp (F2047) by Stamp n Plus and then colored it in with powdered chalk also by Stamp N Plus mixed together with bubbles. The colors turned out so vibrant. I then heat embossed the sentiment (L1490) on vellum with red embossing powder. I made the heart shaped card using the Creative Memories cutting system heart shape. I love the way it turned out.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Love card

Stop by the Stamp N Plus blog to see all the creations made with their stamps. 

I made this love card for either a Valentine's Day card, anniversary or maybe a wedding. The patterned paper is by Michael's, ink by Versa Mark and Stampin Up, embossing powder by Stampendous. Cardstock by Recollections. The heart stamp by Stamp N Plus (X2046) can be found HERE.

After I heat embossed the heart stamp and cut it out, I used distressing inks for an ink resist technique. I then sprayed it with water to give the heart a water color effect.
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Friday, January 11, 2013

You+Me=Bliss card

I love this fun little people stamps by Autumn Leaves. The heart stamp is by Stampin Up and the sentiment is by Unity Stamp Company. The patterned paper is by Recollection as is some of the cardstock. The red cardstock is by Stampin up. The ink is by Stampin Up (red) and HeroArts (aqua). To finish off the card is a border die cut by Spellbinders.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

You're sew lovely Card

I just love this set of stamps by Lawn Fawn. It's a great stamp to paper piece with. The patterned paper on this card is by Recollections and the floss by Karen Foster. Everything else is from my stash.

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Challenges: goes using favorite colors (Pink and Purple)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas Cards All year Round

There's a new challenge for Christmas Cards all Year Round. I know Christmas just ended but why not get started on your cards for next year. This is a great challenge to inspire you for the other 11 months of the year. Join us!

This month our theme is Anything Goes as long as it's a Christmas card. I have two samples for today.

I used a Hero Arts tree stamp using a masking technique. The inks are distress inks by Ranger and the masking paper is by Inkadinkado. For the first card I used a sentiment sticker by Cloud 9 and for the second card I used a rub-on by Fancy Pants.

Check out the other design team ladies cards. We have a few new gals starting this month.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thank you card

Thank you card today features ribbon by Prima, patterned paper by My Mind's Eye, carstock by Creative Memories, border punch by Stampin Up, die cut by Spellbinders, ink by Ranger, brads by The Paper Studio and sentiment rub on by Kaisercrafts.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Manly Monday card

My Manly Monday post this week features more circle stamps and a die cut by Papertrey Ink. I used ink by Stampin Up, patterned paper by Making Memories, cardstock by Recollections, embossing folder by Sizzix and Happy Birthday stamp by  Inkadinkado.

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Challenges: (patterned paper) and New (Circle stamps)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot challenge

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge New with chalk continues. 

Link up HERE

I choose to do a new baby card by using this clothesline border stamp. I colored in the image using powder chalk and bubbles. It gives a great look. I also inked the edges with chalk ink. The background is also a Stamp N Plus stamp that I stamped multiple times turning it create this fun whimsical look. The pink chalk by Stamp N Plus is called Cotton Candy.  
The pink and purple ink I used is a chalk ink by Colorbox. The black is by Hero Arts. The ribbon is by Offray. It's hard to tell but there is a piece of pink ribbon with purple on top of it. The buckle is by Making Memories. The patterned paper is by Daisy D's.

The sentiment would be fabulous for baby announcements. Below is a picture of all the sentiments that come with this one. They are not posted on the Stamp N Plus website but you can order them by calling Luann at 715-271-1873

Challenges: goes with ribbon

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Berry Best Wishes

Quick post today.
I made this card using a strawberry stamp by Stamp N Plus. You can find it HERE.
To make the stamp two toned, I stamped the red and then took a small paint brush with water to pull the red out of the leaves. Then I used a tear drop ink pad in green to carefully placed the green ink on the stamp. A small breath on the stamp and onto the paper it goes.
The strawberry pattern is fabric I found at a quilt store. Cardstock by Stampin Up, Frances Meyer and Making Memories. The die cut is by Spellbinders and the border punch by EK Success. The sentiment stamp is Joy's Life (Yummy pun stamps) with ink by Stampin Up and Tsukineko. The hemp is by The Beadery Craft Products and the buttons are from my stash.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just Married Red-White-black card

Quick post today.
Supplies-background stamp-Anna Griffin
sentiment stamp-American Crafts
ink-Ranger Industries, Colorbox, and Versa Mark
embossing powder-Personal Stamp Exchange
patterned paper-DCWV
cardstock-Stampin Up and Recollections
flowers-Recollections and Petaloo

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

John 3:16

On this new day of a new year we must remember to thank the Lord for allowing us to live in this world for another day and may the year be filled with beautiful memories of family and friends sharing hope, love and kindness to all men. 

I used patterned paper from Provo Craft and Deja Views for this card. The cardstock is from my stash with the gold paper by Creative Memories. I cut the cross out using my Cricut and the cartridge Indie Art. The patterned paper behind the cross is stamped with a Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous stamp and heat embossed using embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I then used a blending tool and distressing ink to resist the embossed area and also to enhance the the orangish-red patterned paper. The tag is a Sizzix die used in my Cuttlebug with a stamp by Studio 112 and ink by Stampin Up. The brad is from my stash.

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