Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Just Buzzin' By My favorite little bees!

Hello my fellow stampers.  Today I'm sharing a card made from my favorite bees.  Stampin' Up's Just Buzzin' By.   The bees are so adorable, I can't believe they were in the catalog for only a year.

No special technique here... I just masked the stamped images and sponged the background with multiple shades of green and blue. I used my copics to color my images.
I didn't add a sentiment.  The card was completed and a sentiment would look out of place on the card front.  If you have posted cards made from this set leave me a comment.  Id love to see what you made with my favorite set.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Count on me

Hi stampers.  I recently scored this Stampabilities stamp at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section for a $1.20.  
I immediately thought of my numbers stencil from The Crafter's Companion and thought they would pair nicely.  So I taped my stencil down and went to work.  I did multiple backgrounds in one sitting because it can be paired with lots of sayings.

The inks used are Tim Holtz Distress inks, Picked Raspberries, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord and Mowed Lawn.  I love the glimmer paper.  I used my paper trimmer to cut out the rectangle, I just wanted to frame the background and the piece I cut out can be used later rather than it hiding underneath another piece of paper. Regular paper I don't mind so much but glimmer paper at 2 bucks a sheet... Waste not want not. 


 Phone Numbers!!!  So the Studio G Phone makes another appearance. I mentioned before it has a hello under the phone but I omitted it.  I felt like "call me" was a better fit. Call me was written with a Versa Mark Pen and embossed.  Hope you liked them.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

I'll Laugh at You...

Hello stampers!  Today we are featuring a Memory Box stencil Radio Waves and a phone stamp by Studio G.  I was browsing Joann's stamps online again... And I came across one that reminded me of my best friend so much I just had to buy it.  Laugh at yourself by Creative Vision.

This stencil is a bit tricky because the waves move freely so it's easy for your blending tool to slide underneath the plastic putting ink where you don't want it.  I have some repositionable adhesive spray from my old slice machine.  Spraying a little on the back of the stencil did the trick to keep it in place.  I used masking tape for crisp color lines.

Here's the inside.  I didn't want it to be to plain but multiple colors and taping it off is a little time consuming so I kept the pattern but just used one color.

Here's another version with the kaleidoscope stencil by TCW - The Crafters Workshop.  

Monday, April 28, 2014

Stampendous Cat's Pajamas

I love when Joann's runs a free shipping promo.  They have a lot of online only product so there's a much bigger selection to shop.  Pair it up with a 30 or 40 percent discount and you get a great deal.  There are so many great stamping companies online that don't have physical store fronts that I would like to purchase from but I just can't justify spending 7-8 dollars for shipping for a 15-20 dollar stamp set or a really awesome die so I just have to skip them. 

So this stamp is by Stampendous entitled Cat's Pajamas.  This is what happens when you don't have a plan.  I started coloring the cake slices first.  As I evolve as a stamper I try not to have to much white in the background so I was looking for a way to fill it. The image itself is pretty big. So I decided to bring out the color of  the cake and extend it to the background.  I really like the stamp but would not make the same card again.  Till next time have a great day.

Hello Foxy. Imaginisce Twitterpated Dollar Stamp.

I can spend all day in my craft room.  My son could spend all day on his playstation and laptop.
Sometimes I miss him even though we are in the same house.  So occasionally I will break out a folding table and set up a temp craft station in the living room so I can still hang out with my kid.

Today I'm sharing a foxy hello.  It started by me playing with a new "hello" die.  I really love that it has an outline.  The stamp is so adorable and this was my first time stamping it even though it's been in the stash for a couple of years.  The Woodgrain piece started as white cardstock.  I blended some browns onto the cardstock and then stamped the woodgrain image.  Foxy is colored with copics.  I totally forgot I embossed the image first but luckily it was black pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  Normally a copic marker would disintegrate the embossing powder and it would smear it all over the paper.  I don't know if the clear doesn't have same effect or if I can't tell because its clear.  So there we have it a quick cute card.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Stampin Bella's Flynn's Berry Happy Day

 Hello fellow stampers.  This is a quick post.  I love this stamp by Stampin Bella.   I was rummaging through my pattern paper for a different project when I thought this paper would be perfect to pair with  this really cute stamp.  Well I said it would be quick. Thanks for stopping and have a great day.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Rainy Day Mouse Hero Arts 1988

Hero Arts D398  1988

This little mouse is from 1988.  Wow, I didn't realize how old it was till I looked to see who made this stamp. It's at least 25 years old and the rubber still feels soft and pliable.  
She's so cute.
I picked it up at a garage sale 
for fifty cents if I remember correctly.  


So I was practicing a sponged background and I stamped the mouse a few times.  Colored with copics.  Although you can not see it in the picture I did a very thin coverage of Twinkling H20's over the sky, grass and the flower.  I had thin scraps of the green paper and made use of them as trim on the purple card.  Continued to make use of the scraps making the little flowers with hole punches. The greeting is embossed with Ranger Eggplant it's at least 10 years old. Good thing embossing powder does not expire.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Elephant Birthday. ColorQ #181

This below is the inside.

There were so many challenges this week and I just wanted to play all of them.  This card was inspired by the ColorQ #181 challenge.  You can see other great cards inspired by this great color combo at   ColorQ #181


My Daffodil Delight ink pad and marker is ugly it's like a dirty yellow but the paper is pretty so I wonder if there was a bad batch of ink.  Anyways I ended up using my copic markers Garden yellow y17 and lemon yellow y13.  The Elephant image had  to be separated from the background.  It  just didn't flow right laying right on top . 



The stamp set is from Michael's brand Recollections "Elephant Flower".  I adjusted the image a little, omitting the umbrella the elephant was holding. The elephant alone is big enough and keeping the umbrella what have made it harder to fit on the card.  The birthday medallion is from Stampin' Up's Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Peep Easter Bunnies

Once again I get to play along with The Paper Players Challenge #137.

The colors were pretty much chosen for me since these are the colors of the marshmallow candy.  I had to dress the tag up a bit it just looked to white.  I know it's a bit simple but this is a Clean and Simple challenge.

And Here is a look at the Challenge 
and a
link to all the other entries.

Thanks for visiting.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hoppy Easter with Lili of the Valley

Hello all!  I feel like I've been away for so long but really it's only been 2 weeks.   And Although I haven't posted in those two weeks I have been playing in the craft room. 

 I never order anything from other countries but someone posted their card on SplitcoastStampers and I immediately feel in love with the stamp. 

So today we have a couple of cards using a Lili of the Valley stamp entitled Hoppy Easter.  I just love the image and you should visit their site for other great stamps.  Since I only used a part of the image I wanted to make sure you knew what the whole image was.  

I love the honey comb embossing folders and now have four different sizes. I used Cuttlebug's bonus strip for the top in white and the bling bling is little circles of Glimmer paper I punched and glued in. The pink is  Stampin' Up's Argyle Textured Embossing Folder. 

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

OK so now on to the next.  I used the same part of the image here too. 

The above was taken with out a flash so you can't really notice the shimmer of the card.

I really wanted the wrapper to look like a real foil wrapper so after coloring the egg I went over it with a Sakura Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen and for the rest of the card I sprayed on some homemade shimmer mist.  Oh, I should mention the pink paper is shimmer paper. 

Well thanks for visiting!