Friday, August 18, 2017

Summer Fun with Simply Stamps

Today, I am bringing you a card made using Simply Stamps


I created lots of layers on this card. 


I have a process video showing how I made the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a comment and share your project with me.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fun-Day Friday Challenge #201

Another fun and wonderful challenge on Jo's Scrap Shack.  It's an Anything Goes Challenge!

Our Sponsor this week is:
Bugaboo Stamps

The winner will win 4 digital
 images of their choice from the
  Bugaboo online store!
 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, August 11th  12:00AM

 Ends: Friday, August 18th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Here is my card for this challenge.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky tool at Jo's Scrap Shack Blog. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Aug. 18th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Aug.21st

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sunsational Campgrounds

This month the Sunsational Stamps Design team is creating projects based on Camping and Nature. We're having a Camping/Nature Challenge on our Facebook Group - Sunsational Stamps ChallengesThe other Design Team members have made some really amazing projects. 

I too wanted to bring you a fun project. I made a gate fold card that opens up to a wonderful camping scene. I truly wanted to bring you to the campground. I used several stamp sets to create all the components for my card. I enjoy mixing and matching my stamp sets and these really lend themselves well for this.

I used the following sets - which all can be purchased at the Sunsational Stamps Store:
Camp out                                Camp More            Woodsy Critters              Canada Day

        


Here is my card - Front I drew & fussy cut out the tree post for my sign. The letter I used are a font on my computer. I used pattern paper(small trees- Paper Studio - Hobby Lobby) for the background. I then colored the paper with TH Distress Oxide Inks. to make the sky and ground.

When you open the card you see the camping scene all with a loving couple toasting marshmallow by the fire, sipping on cocoa and a night sky, woodland critters peaking in on them.
I used again Distress Oxide ink to create the sky and ground. All critters, bears, trees, mountains and camping equipment were colored with PrismaColor Colored pencils. Foil paper was used for the moon and some Zig Wink of Stella was used on the fire and love hearts. The sentiment was placed just over the tree reads: Like campfires and marshmallows, we're better together!

I hope I inspired you to want to create your own camping/nature scene card and join us over at the Facebook group - Sunsational Stamps Challenges - where you can enter your wonderful project. You can find all of the sets I used and more at the Sunsational Stamps Store 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017


This week on Crafty Gals Corner we're playing Bingo! We're using the bingo card below to inspire us to create a card. Come along and play Bingo with us! 

This week the challenge is Bingo #4!


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Our sponsors this week are:


Get your Wink Wink Blinkie!

Prize: $15 Gift Certificate

Lemon Shortbread

Prize: 3 Digital Images


This is the card I created using the Bingo card as my inspiration. 

Bingo: 2 Designer papers, Free space & Flowers

Be sure to stop by Crafty Gals Corner Blog for all the details and rule for entering. You have until 12:00 pm CST on August 15, 2017 to enter!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pirate Challenge - Craftaholics R Us - Guest Design Team Member



I am honored to be a Guest Design Team Member for Crafaholics R Us Blog this week.  I was asked to create a project or two by sweet Janis. She gave me a theme to and I off and SAILing!?...

The theme for this Challenge is Pirates!! Aaarrrggghhh!! Matey! 
I know how fun is that?!?

I created this little treasure chest card.


When you open it up - it reveals a wonderful scene and sentiment. It's full fun layers and dimension.


 I used the Lawn Fawn - Ahoy, Matey stamp set, along with another stamp set  & dies from my stash. I created the sky & sand background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I made sure to use Florida in my made paper behind the sentiment.

Here is another fun Pirate theme creation.

It's a layout of my son pretending to be a pirate - well a pirate that doesn't do anything. It's from a children's show & song.


For this layout - I drew the skull and crossbones. Created a stencil by cutting the card stock with a craft knife. Laid it on my layout card stock and painted over it. I then distressed the edges of my page to give it a treasure map feel. I backed the torn areas with pattern paper for a pop of color. Stamped part of my title and cut it into tile letters. Outlined, the pictures with a white chalk pen adding pirate phrases along the way. 

Now, Over on the Craftaholics R Us Blog - You will find more Pirate themed projects. As well as a Challenge. Please be sure to stop by & SEA - Look at  all the fantastic & Booty-ful creations by the Design Team. While you are there - join the challenge you Scallywag! 

The rules are pretty simple:
*Weekly Wednesday Challenges
*Follow the weekly theme
*Link directly to your project post
*No backlinking to older projects
*Top Picks posted with next challenge

We cannot always comment on every entry, but we try.
We'd love you to be a Follower of our blog.
Have fun! Can't wait to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Leave me comment - tell me what you do think about ME- TREASURE!
Okay, I done! AAARRRGGGHHH!

Sunday, July 30, 2017



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I am excited to be starting a new adventure with Mama Makes as part of the design team.  Mama Makes is a stamp company started by Loti Fuster - Bradley. Mama Makes Stamp Co. will be featured on Hochanda TV- Craft Channel - Home of Crafts Hobbies and Art.(Like our HSN or QVC)

What does that mean for me? Well, the projects I create for Mama Makes may be featured by Loti Fuster-Bradley when she is on Hochanda TV-Craft Channel. 






Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hello Friends - This week on the Crafty Gals Corner Blog we have another fun challenge. I hope you join us and create a card and enter for a chance to win!

This week's challenge is: Anything Goes!

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $20 gift Certificate


Prize: 3 digital images

Here is the card I created for this challenge.


Hello Sunny Friends - Annie Collins here bringing you my last post for Christmas in July!

I used the  Owl I Want for Christmas is You  digital stamp which you can get here.  I embossed the stars and the sentiment in silver. I added  some poinsettias for nice pop if red. I hope you have been enjoying the Christmas in July projects by the Design Team. I know we have enjoyed creating them for you. Be sure to stop by the Sunsational Stamps shop for more wonderful photo-polymer and digital stamps.




Are you feel festive yet?  Join the Christmas in July Challenge !

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hello Friends - Today is Fun-Day Friday Challenge on Jo's Scrap Shack.

WITH A TWIST!
USE SOME VELLUM ON YOUR PROJECTS!

Our Sponsor this week
  The winner will win 4 digital images from the LBBS online store!

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, July 28th   12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, Aug. 04th     6:00PM
(Eastern time)


This is my card for this challenge.


What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, using the linky at Jo's Scrap Shack.
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until Aug. 04th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Aug. 07th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!





Friday, July 21, 2017

Today, I am bringing you 2 fun cards using a Donut stamp from Simply Stamps. One is a simple card and the other is a shaker.


The Simple Donut Card:




Supply list for this card are:

1 - 4" X 5"Piece of Cream colored card stock
1 - 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" Piece of Kraft colored card stock
1 -  8-1/2" X 11" Piece of  Heavy weight (110 lb) White colored card stock for card base.
1 - 4-1/2" X 4-1/2" Piece of cream colored card stock - For your extra donut & banners
Ink - I used Colorbox Pigment ink in Brown - Which can be purchased at Simply Stamps
coloring materials - watercolors, Copic Markers, color pencils, Distress Markers Etc.
Adhesive - tape runner & dimensional foam tape
Trimmer
Scissors
Bone Folder
Cleaning Pad
Sentiment stamp or Letter stickers.

Optional Supplies:
White Gel Pen
Colored Fine Tip Markers - I used Sharpie
Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Instructions:

1.  On the 4" X 5" & 4-1/2" X 4-1/2" - Cream card stock - stamp the donut using the brown ink. Making sure to cover the entire paper. Stamping some of the donut just off the paper so that you have a continuous pattern. Then using your coloring materials color in all the donuts. I enjoy coloring the glaze and sprinkles area in different colors. Optional - I also colored over some of the sprinkles with different colored markers and a white gel pen.  

2. The donut of the 4-1/2 X 4-1/2 card stock cut it out after you colored it. Optional - I used Zig Wink of Stella Glitter pen to give it a sugar sparkle. Reserve the rest of the card stock for the banners.

3. Now, create your card base by cutting your 8-1/2" X 11" Piece of  Heavy weight (110 lb) White colored card stock in half - I cut mine long way so I have a top folding card measuring 4-1/4" X 11"
Fold in half, using the bone folder to get a crisp crease. Then, adhere the 4-1/4" X 5-1/2" Piece of Kraft colored card stock to the base. Next, adhere your 4" X 5"Piece of Cream colored card stock with colored donut images centered on top of the Kraft card stock.

4. On the back of the small donut - put foam adhesive and place on top of one of the donuts. I chose the top left.  Next, I stamped my sentiment on the remaining cream card stock and cut it into 2 banners which I fishtailed the ends. I adhere the banners underneath the popped up donut.





Now for the Shaker Donut Card:


Supply list for this card are:


1 - 4" X 5" Piece of Kraft colored card stock
1 - 2-1/4" X 2-1/4" Piece of Kraft colored card stock- for your extra donut.
1 - 5" X 5" Piece of  White color card stock
1 -  8-1/2" X 11" Piece of  Heavy weight (110 lb) White colored card stock for card base.
1 - 1" X 6" Piece of cream colored card stock - For your banner
Ink-I used Colorbox Pigment ink in Brown & Various color ink Which can be purchased at Simply Stamps
Coloring materials - watercolors, Copic Markers, color pencils, Distress Markers Etc.
Sequins - Various colors & sizes
Acetate Plastic for shaker front. I used a recycled adhesive packaging,  
Adhesive - tape runner, liquid & dimensional foam tape
Trimmer
Scissors
Bone Folder
Craft knife
Sentiment stamp or Letter stickers.
Cleaning pad 

Optional Supplies:
White Gel Pen
Colored Fine Tip Markers - I used Sharpie
Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Pen
Donut stickers





Instructions:
1. On the 4" X 5" Kraft card stock - stamp the donut using the brown ink. Making sure to cover the entire paper. Stamping some of the donut just off the paper so that you have a continuous pattern. Then, Using your various color ink repeat the steps above.


Note: I stamped more than I needed. I was making more card.

Then using your coloring materials color in all the donuts. I enjoy coloring the glaze and sprinkles area in different colors. Optional - I also colored over some of the sprinkles with different colored markers and a white gel pen.  Then cut out only the glaze part of the donuts set aside.



2. The stamp donut on the 2-1/4" X 2-1/4"  Kraft card stock cut it out after you colored it. Optional - I used Zig Wink of Stella Glitter pen to give it a sugar sparkle.




3. Now, create your card base by cutting your 8-1/2" X 11" Piece of  Heavy weight (110 lb) White colored card stock in half - i cut mine so it measures  5-1/2" X 8-1/2" Fold in half, using the bone folder to get a crisp crease. Set a side.

4. On the now donut covered and colored Kraft card stock I traced the plastic adhesive packaging. Note: if you are creating this with acetate - then you would cut the shape you desire and then follow the next step.  I then use my craft knife to cut out the circle.


Then, I turned over my Kraft card stock with the circle cut out and put adhesive on the back all along the edge of the opening. I then put the plastic into the opening from the back. This way I have a nice clean look. Keep the center that you just cut out. You will be using it.



Next, I adhere the colored glaze piece to the donut bases. Note: I should have adhered them first and then cut my circle but, I didn't. Would have been much easier.  



 5. Now,  on the card base center the cut it piece (from before) adhere one of the glaze to the donut and then adhere to base.  Then, place the sequins on top of it.




Optional: I used some cute donut stickers for the shaker inside. I place the stickers on a piece of white card stock the cut them out. You don't have to do this part. I just wanted to show you where the little donuts came from.



Next, adhere the card front to the base - making sure that you have plenty of adhesive foam around the back of the plastic piece so that the sequins do not fall out.  On the back of the small donut - put foam adhesive and place on top of one of the donuts. I chose the bottom right.  Next, I stamped my sentiment on the 1" X 6" Piece of cream colored card stock  and cut it into a banner which I fishtailed the ends. I adhere the banner underneath the shaker donut. 


Now your cards are complete! Give them to someone special.

Be sure to visit Simply Stamp for more stamps and supplies.






Saturday, July 15, 2017


This week is FFC#197 - Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this week are:

  The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the Bugaboo Store!


AND
Little Blue Button Stamps
The winner will win 4 digital images of their choice from the LBBS online shop!
 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, July 14th    12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, July 21st    6:00PM
(Eastern time)

Here is my card for this challenge. I used Little Blue Button's Miss Lilly Hawaiian digital stamp. I created a action wobble/easel card. Touch the hula girl and she dances for you.


I created the background with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I even stamped the Palm tree. I colored my hula girl with Prismacolor Color Pencils. 

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your
challenge entry project, 
using the linky tool below. 
2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until July 21st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of July 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!