Saturday, August 31, 2013

By the Sea with SNP

Today's card is also being posted onto the Stamp N Plus blog

The two shell stamps on my card are from the Stamp N Plus store

I stamped the circular shell in Sahara Sand SU ink and the tubular shell with SU's Night of Navy ink. Then I took an Ranger ink blender and distress ink to the edges of each shell. The die cut that the shells are sitting on is from Quickutz, paper is Neenah Solar White and the burlap is from my stash. The blue fabric looking circle is a brad by Fancy pants. I liked the blue color because it reminds me of the ocean and I really thought the card needed a third element to balance it out. You're going to find this hard to believe but here it is, I don't have a beach theme brad in my stash. I know, right. What's the matter with me:)

The sentiment is an epoxy sticker by Cloud 9. It is normally translucent but I decided to place some vellum behind it because I feared the fibers from the burlap would stick to it or that sentiment would be hard to read/make out. Therefore I mounted the sticker on some The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby vellum and cut it the same size/shape. 

The blue cardstock strip and third background paper is by Stampin Up, the sand colored cardstock is by {or should I say was by} Creative Memories and the patterned paper on top is by DCWV. I thought this card was fitting since it's the last weekend before school starts. 

You can find the shell stamps HERE

Thank you to Stamp N Plus for letting me post on your blog today. 

Stop back tomorrow for the Chalk Ah Lot card also using Stamp N Plus stamps.

Because I can get a box of Michael's pre-made cards and envelopes cheaply about twice a year when they are on sale for 3 for $5 which each package carries 25. Use a stamp {Sea shells} O Scrap {blue cs in the center} Something old {Brad} Something new {Die cut}

Friday, August 30, 2013

Reflections tag

Something different for you today-a tag. My tag is by Ranger Industries and I used distress ink by Ranger as well. I also used a Deep Red Stamp, which are the buttons at the bottom. 

But lets start at the top of the tag and work our way down. I dry embossed the top half with a Quickutz embossing folder and then rubbed my distress ink pad over it. The butterfly is a wood veneer that I painted with Crackle paint by Ranger. The flourish is by Tim Holtz and is painted with a green Crackle paint. I covered the two halves of the tag with Washi tape by Darice. 

Next we have the die cut which is by Studio 112 with two leaves which is a Sizzix die cut and I used patterned paper by Making Memories. The sentiment is a sticker by Sticko/EK Success and I didn't tell you earlier that the flourish is made from grungeboard. I inked the bottom half  edges with distress ink and an ink blender to give it a vintage look. Last thing I did was stamp the button stamps with Distress ink Forest Moss. The button stamp is from the Sewing Kit Rubber stamp set by Deep Red Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by

Challenges: Die cuts, Sentiment and Buttons Ribbons, Die cut and Tag Wings and things {Butterfly wood veneer}
{Leaves have polka dots on them} Polka dots {In the leaves) Anything goes with die cuts
{Old item-the leaf die and the PP-I've had both for more than two years) Things that fly {Butterfly}

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thinking of you

I'm thinking of you today with a background stamp by Deep Red Stamps
It's a fun design called Burlwood
I inked the stamp with Versa Color Bronze pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. I then matted it onto brown cardstock by Bazzill and onto a card base made from cardstock by Oriental Trading Co. 

I made the sentiment on my computer using a font from Font Space. Love to download free fonts.This one is called Waking up. I inked the edges with Ranger Distress Ink and matted it onto the came brown cardstock. 

The flowers are stickers by Martha Stewart. I matted the larger one onto a few Spellbinders dies. The paper for the smaller scallop circle is by Hot Off the Press. The larger circle is cardstock by Recollections. I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and also some Clearsnap Smooch spray. 

That's it for today. Come back tomorrow when I post another card using Deep Red Stamps.

Challenges: Create your own background Things that start with B {Bazzill, Bronze ink, Burlwood} Bling{centers of flowers are glitter}, die cuts {behind the big flower} and Flowers Glitter {In the center of the flower} Something old {flowers} and something new {stamp} Anything goes die cuts Embossing {old item the flowers} Initials {C-cardstock and Clearsnap and G-glitter and Glimmer Mist} Make the cut {Die cuts}

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Plucking a Peacock

My card today features another Deep Red stamp. This one can be found HERE. I love how this came together using distress inks from Ranger. I had to Google a peacock feather to get the color pattern down but I think I could have used any color combo and it would look cool with this stamp.

The patterned paper and ribbon are by My Mind's Eye the cardstock is by Coredinations and Colorbok. The watercolor paper that I stamped on is by Royal and Langnickel. I heat embossed the peacock image with Versa Mark ink and Stampin Up embossing powder. For the image, I used a blending tool in mostly green and then put some blues in down the center. The darkest blue Faded Jeans is in the center of the eye. After I die cut the image and a matte cardstock, which the second I inked while it was still in the die, I sprayed them with water to get that watercolor look.

The decorative edge is also a Spellbinders die that I embossed and placed rhinestones in the center hole. The sentiment is a rub-on by Kaiser Crafts and the butterfly is a Recollections brad.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Be sure to visit Deep Red Stamps eBay for 400 different stamps made by Deep Red Stamps.

Challenges: Something new {Stamp and Paper} Anything goes with die cuts Heat Embossed {butterfly brad has been in my stash for 2 years at least} Sparkle and Shine {Rhinestones}
{Bling-Embossing-Ribbon} Animals {Butterfly & Peacock} Starts with a B {Brad-Butterfly-Bling} Animals {Peacock & butterfly} Use a border {Spellbinders die cut-figured that wasn't a punch}

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Easel card with a twist

Today I have an easel card with a twist to share. As promised I used a Deep Red stamp on my card today. The corner flourish stamp that can be found HERE, has been heat embossed with silver embossing powder by Stampin Up and ink by Versa Mark. I love the way the silver looks on the kraft cardstock. And I also love what a great impression I get when stamping with these Deep Red stamps. Little tid-bit at this stamp company-their stamps are made in the USA. Gotta love that for all you stateside peeps.

I received the card base and kraft cardstock at a class I took and therefore don't have the manufacturer of them. For the rest of my card I used vellum by The Paper Studio, vellum die cut by Spellbinders, cake and flower stickers from Jolee's/EK Success and the metal sentiment is by Scrapbooks Pro.

Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for another project using my new stamps by Deep Red.

Challenges: Easel card with a twist Anything goes with die cuts Embossing {I've had the card base and cardstock since May 2012}

Back to School

With all the talk of going back to school I was inspired to create this card. The background stamp is by Deep Red. You can find this stamp HERE. I stamped the background stamp onto Crate Paper patterned paper and mounted that piece onto a brown cardstock.

I then embellished my card with a die cut and twine by Jillibean Soup. I tied a Karen Foster pencil charm onto the twine. On the die cut is a light bulb brad from Eyelet Outlet. The sentiment is a vellum sticker from OScrap which I've placed on piece of lined patterned paper by Recollections. The diamond patterned is by Imagination Project Gin X Artistix Cotton Art tape. That's a very old one from my stash. I'm still trying to use up some old stuff before I go out and buy the new products that are coming out or out from CHA. 

Be sure to check back tomorrow for another creation using Deep Red stamps.

Challenges: Use a piece of metal {Brad and charm} PP, Die cut and Twine Create your own background {stamped it}

Monday, August 26, 2013

Manly Monday Card has A Tree, Clocks, Jute and Thinking of you

You are in for a treat today. Grab your cup of coffee or tea and have an awesome time clicking to 8 different blogs. What an astounding amount of return emails I got from last weeks hunt for masculine cards. I am so pumped for you to see what these ladies have created for you.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom to check out my thinking of you card.

Sandy's Creations

Crafty Fox Cards

Pia's Papir og Perler

9 Hawks and a dragonfly

Little Bits of Craft

Todd House

Todd House #2

BeeBeeBabs Creations

I also wanted to share a few guy card Pinterest boards for you to check out:

For my card today I used an embossing folder by Darice that I inked with distress ink and an ink blender by Ranger Industries. Then I sprayed it with water to add little splotches all over the embossed background. The tree stamp is by Stampin Up and I heat embossed it with ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder from Ranger Industries. I die cut the tree stamp out with a Spellbinders die that I inked while it was still in the die and then matted it onto a scalloped edge die cut. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus. I used Hero Arts black ink and then Ranger distress ink for the edges. 
All the cardstock used on my card is by Recollections. The slightly patterned paper that the tree is stamped on is by Basic Grey. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you spot or make a masculine card that can be linked to a blog, give me a shout-out at grohcm at Gmail dot com. I'm always on the prowl for these sometimes hard-to-make guy cards.

Challenges: Anything with a B {Basic Grey} Create your own Background Anything goes Anything that flies {Time flies hence the clocks} Shabby/Vintage {I think it looks vintage}

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chalk Ah Lot

There's a new challenge on the Chalk Ah Lot challenge blog. This one is nice and easy; Anything goes with chalk. It will run for 2 weeks. Visit the challenge blog HERE and visit the sponsor Stamp N Plus for their powdered chalks and stamps.

I used the lime green powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus as ink to stamp my pear on watercolor paper by Strathmore. The pear stamp can be found HERE.Then I mounted it onto black cardstock by Recollections. The patterned paper is by Colorbok and the card base is a dollar bin item from Michael's. I die cut a scrap of watercolor paper for the sentiment. The die cut is by Sizzix. The sentiment is by Scrapbook Pros and the brad is by CTMH. The lace is by Prima and the flowers are by Recollections and Creative Memories. I used some epoxy fots on the left side. These are also by Creative Memories.

Challenges: Anything with a B {Brads in the white flowers} Use a piece of metal {Sentiment and brads} Die cut {sentiment is on a Sizzix die cut}

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Snowflake Christmas

Hi everyone. I'm posting a card over at the Stamp N Plus blog this morning and wanted to share it here. First, I cut my window out with the Cricut. I stamped a variety of snowflake stamps that you can find HERE and HERE onto the blackout cut of the window. I stamped them with distress ink by Ranger and then sprayed the paper with water and Perfect Pearls mixed together. 

For the rest of my card: patterned paper by DCWV and MME; cardstock by Hobby Lobby and Recollections; ribbon by MME; sequins by Craft Medley; rhinestones by Want 2 Scrap; snowflake sticker by Hobby Lobby; sentiment sticker by Cloud 9; label by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Always a friend

I always want to start every post with "Soooooo...." but I think that would probably get old after like one or two posts. But in my head that is how I start posts:)

I made this card for the CASE challenge at Kenny K. I was inspired by Karin's card because it is square in shape {Square is not normal for me} and with the round borders she has around her image. I only did the borders on two sides but her card was my inspiration. There are a couple other things that I found and used as inspiration like the pointy flower and the three embellishments. 

I colored my image in with Copic markers on Cryogen cardstock from Stamping Scrapping. The patterned paper that I matted the image to is by Provo Craft-it's older. The card base is by The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby and the circled borders by Studio 112. The circle punch is by Creative Memories and the pointy flower on top of it is from the Tim Holtz rosette die. The stamped flower is by My Stamp Box which is stamped with Stampin Up ink and fussy cut. The heart shaped purple rhinestones are very old and I no longer have the packaging for them. The sentiment stamp is by Simon Says Stamp and stamped with Staz-On ink. All the cardstock used in my project were scraps that I found in my stash.

I Think that's about it. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: Use your scraps (all cardstock)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sew Much Joy

I'm featuring a new to me stamp company called Deep Red. They make all kinds of images for an flavor of  stamping taste you have. 

For my card I used THIS stamp set that I heat embossed using Ranger embossing powder and Versa Mark ink. I used a blending tool and distress ink by Ranger around the edges and then mounted it onto some Recollections cardstock. The image is raised up with foam adhesive.

The background paper is by My Mind's Eye and the sewn cardstock is by Oriental Trading Co. All the other cardstock is by Recollections. The lace for my card is by Prima and the silhouette embellishment is by Recollections. I used a Studio 112 label die cut for my sentiment and the letter stickers are by Miss Elizabeth's.

Thanks for checking out my card. 

Challenges: 3D {Silhouette embellishment} Embossing, Sentiment and lace Anything goes with optional stitching

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Today's card is using a "new to me" stamp set by Hampton Arts. I stamped the houses on the watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink. Then I masked them off and stamped the trees. I colored the scene in with distress markers and water. The sun stamp was stamped with distress ink and then I used a paint brush and water to make the lines not so perfect. After all of the image was dry I circle cut it out using the Creative Memories cutting system. Then I put Glossy Accents in the windows of the houses.

The patterned paper is by Prima and My Mind's Eye and watercolor paper by Strathmore. Smaller circles are Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is by Fiskars with ink by Hero Arts. Distress Markers and ink by Ranger.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Manly Monday

Welcome back to good old Monday morning. I usually don't mind Monday's because I'm at a different building then the hospital which is nice because it's way less of a drive. Can't beat that. Anyway, enough about me we have Manly Monday to get to. I have a few cards from bloggers to share and then scroll down to the bottom for my card.

A Little Bit o' Paper

Lindyloo's Place

Thanks ladies for letting me post links to your cards. Always a treat to spot masculine/boy cards in blogland.

For my card I have another fun iris fold card which I'm just so into right now. I know you're probably thinking its old fashion but I really like the way it looks and I think its relatively easy to do. It spices up my guy cards. Did you see last weeks tent card? Click HERE to see an awesome camping scene with an iris folding image. 

Both this week and last weeks stamps are by Stamp N Plus on page 26 is where they keep this and last weeks stamps. They have an array of stamps and 32 pages of iris folding stamps. You should check out SNP stamps main page right HERE.

I stamped the sail boat on Neenah solar white cardstock in black Hero Arts ink. The slightly patterned paper I used for the folding is by American Traditional Designs and the card base is patterned paper by Recollections. I matted the image onto Bazzill blue cardstock after I was done folding and inked the sky with Stormy Sky distress ink and the water with Broken China. I used the Picket fence white Distress marker around the bottom of the boat and the surrounding waters. Distress inks, blending tools and markers are all by Ranger Industries.

For the sentiment I heat embossed onto vellum using blue embossing powder and this Imagine stamp both by Stamp N Plus. The ink is by Versa Mark and the die cut shape is by Sizzix. After I made the label I didn't quite like the vellum so I die cut the same shape in grey to go behind it. In retrospect I should have redone the whole sentiment because it's hard to make out what it says. I think if I heat embossed it on regular cardstock it would have been clearer to read. Oh well-Live and Learn-It still turned out nice and I don't think a guy would inspect it in as much detail as I do:)

Thanks for joining us today on Manly Monday. Come back next week.

Challenges: Anything but birthday Summer Vacation Anything goes For the boys Cool colors COlors of the sea Anything goes Embossing {Sentiment} Anything goes Anything goes Embossing {Sentiment} Aperture Die cuts/punches Anything goes Fancy Folds Anything goes

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A berry special Smile

Here we are for week 2 for the Chalk Ah Lot challenge Food with chalk and I have a summery card to share.

I showed a tutorial on using powdered as your ink HERE, which is the same technique I used on this strawberry stamp which can be found HERE. Powdered chalks and paint by Stamp N Plus can be found HERE.

The patterned paper I used in my card is by Doodlebug Designs for both background pieces and My Mind's Eye for the circle in the center. My Mind's Eye is also the maker of the ribbon I used. The circle die cuts are cut out using the Cricut and the scallop decorative circle is a Spellbinders Die. I hand cut the strawberry and then stamped the sentiment in the center with Hero Arts ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: Used 3 different patterned papers Use your stash {The patterned paper was given to me by the lovely Jennifer McGuire just recently}

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Birthday wishes with SNP

I have a Stamp N Plus birthday card to share today. The girl stamp can by found HERE. I heat embossed her with silver embossing powder and then colored her in with Stardust powdered chalk and paint also from Stamp N Plus. After hand cutting her out I adhered her to a die cut that I used Ranger distress ink on. The die cut is by Spellbinders. 

I used Prima patterned paper for the background. The blue paper is watercolor paper by Royal Brush Mfg. I had leftover Sky blue powdered chalk mixed with paint for a different project and decided not to waste it. Using a wide paint brush....ugh I can't type for crap today-annoying.....I painted the mixture onto the paper and let it dry. The rhinestones are by Want 2 Scrap and Basic Grey. The border stick between the watercolor paper and patterned paper is by Mrs Grossman's and the sentiment sticker is by K and Co.

Hopefully this isn't a jumbled mess of a post. I really just want to get back to creating. I have a nice day to myself and don't want to waste anytime.