Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014-August!


Hello! I have been meaning to play the Tim Holz Tag challenge...but I never seem to have the right idea or supplies. Well, today is the day to share my creation with you. 
The latest August Tag Challenge is asking the participant to follow your own inner creative muse! 

muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction

Here is my simple take on this challenge.
love you
Supplies: Woodgrain  (Tim Holtz Stencil), Butterfly Friends by Simon Says Stamp Exclusive, Wendy Vecchie Embossing Paste, Vintage Photo (TH Distress Ink), twines and ribbons (American Craft), sequins and Perfect Pearl droplets, silver thread (Michael's)

For the woodgrain, I actually applied the Vintage Photo Distress Ink after the white embossing paste dried. I thought I would enter it into this month's Mixed Media Challenge (stencil with modeling paste).

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

StampNation Sneak Peek!

This my 2nd post for the day, You can click here for Simon Say Stamp or scroll down.
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A beautiful sample of all the design team's projects.

Here is a sneak peek of my DT project for StampNation.
Other than my DT assignments, I have a feature called Virginia's Stamp Clinic. This is where I explore the possibilities of using stamps. Last time, I made 15 cards with one border stamps and it was so well-received by the members. I hope to continue with the series this fall.

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #277


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Summer Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)
This week the challenge is...

Back to School

We are showcasing My Favorite Things this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)

For my project, I used Pure Innocence (It's a Sign). The girl image is so sweet... I am not really into doll images, but Pur innocence image is the rare exception for me.
Hello School
I decorate the card with MFT Mini wavy Pennants  with some pattern paper. I hand-stitched the little pennant in pink and white. I used the drak grey paper Basic Grey's Fresh Cut for  "chalkboard". It was easy to emboss the sentiment in white, cut out the image and then paper-piece it. Voila! I also added some tiny random sequins (Pretty Pink Posh). They really make the design more enchanting and magical... It's been a while since I did serious copic-coloring. I am not great at it, but I think it's a PASS! LOL
I hope you like it!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!
There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog , if you haven't subscribed by email you may want to so you don't miss out 
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You have until Wed  8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks for stopping by! Your comments always make me smile!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Blog Feature


Hello! It's my day over CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today!
 Here is a sneak peek of one of my THREE cards (yes, 3!!!) ...
If you like to see how I used text background stamp, you must stop by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps here
 By the way, there is a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team call, do apply here if you want to work with these awesome stamps!

http://cas-ualfridaysstamps.blogspot.ca/2014/08/design-team-call.html

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

A VERY Bright Card with STAMPlorations

Once I started playing with this stamp set

I knew that I can't just stop at making just one card.
I am entering this card to the challenge.

 STAMPlorations

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Supplies: Neon Inks ( Electric Pink, Coral, Yellow, Blue & Green by Imagine Crafts), Delicate Wings (Penny Black), Celebrate Artsy by STAMPlorations

Recently I have the good fortune to get a hold of the Neon Inks from Image Crafts--all 7 of them! So that makes it super fun to create this 100% stamped card.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Another Clicking Cameras Challenge Card

I am sharing another card that I made for Moxie Fab World's Clicking Cameras Challenge.

Here is my first one, if you missed seeing it.
I used the same stamp Looks Good  (Hero Arts).  The sentiment is from I Heart Art ( Paper Smooches)
You add color to my life
This card was prompted by my new acquisition of new Neon Inks (Imagine Crafts). I've got all 7 of them! I thought it would be fun to use all the colors with the Polaroid image. I did some masking and then swiped all the ink pads to create the colorful background. The clips are from Fancy Pants.

Well, that's all folks! 
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Friday, August 15, 2014

AE IHeartU Challenge

The latest  Avery Elle Challenge is calling for kraft
I always love kraft card stock, but I rarely use it as the main theme. This truly was a challenge. With my limited AE stamps, I chose the lighter kraft card stock and Write It 
 and just "went with it"....

After embossing the entire kraft card stock in white, I found it really neat but a bit lacking in color...What can I say? I am truly a colorful person.
you make the world a better place
I resorted to my new Gelatos (Metallic Mint and Guava) and applied the inks with masked lines-- one line at a time.  It is basically an Emboss Resist with Gelatos.
I also used Avery Elle's Custom Panels  to make all 3 small circles (colored with Gelatos on vellum) as part of the embellishments with the silver strings and sequins .

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clicking Cameras Challenge!

Are you camera shy? If you are, this may be the challenge for YOU!
Moxie Fab World has a new one called Clicking Cameras Challenge

Cameras are a big deal in my family. Dr. John loves photography and so it is not surprising that it also became a passion for my daughter Stephanie. I am not good at photography, but at least I can make a card with a camera with ease (insert a smile)!

Somehow I was quite inspired by the challenge. I used the stamp set Looks Good  (Hero Arts). The sentiment is from Friendly Flowers (Simon Says Stamp)

This one is all about watercolors!
I love using stencils and embossing paste to create embellishments. The circles are lovely with a bit of Martha Stewart glitter.The camera image was stamped in black and then clear-embossed. Since I am still crazy about watercolors, I decided to get my new toy out to play. It's the Peerless Watercolors.  If you are thinking of getting watercolors, you should definitely consider these ones. The colors blend beautifully and the price is right! I cut my color swatches and put them on a piece of card board with double-sided tapes and added a color sample on the side. Pretty low-tech, but it sure works splendidly!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

StampNation Sneak Peek

This is my 2nd post for the day. You can click here for Simon Says Stamp or scroll down.
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Here is a sneak peek of all the DT's project for StampNation.
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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #276


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Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! Thank you for joining us for the Make It Sparkle Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too :-)
This week the challenge is...

Summer

We are showcasing Simon's Exclusives this week. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used :-)

For my project, I used Ice Cream Dream...
This set has so many fun summer treat images. I decided to use the ice cream stamp to create a Cheer-up/encouragement card.  With some masking and water-coloring, this truly is a fun card to create. For the water-coloring, I recently got the Peerless Watercolors (see here) from Simon Says Stamp. If you are considering getting watercolors, I think Peerless is a great choice. It blends well, is easy to use and the price is very reasonable. I cut out all the color swatches and attached them to the card board with double sided tape. It's very low tech, but it totally works!
all you need is ice cream
I also added the fun dotty paper for the background.
For the sentiment, I first did the shades of blue with some water-coloring. After it dried, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Black and then clear-embossed over it.
 
I hope you like it! 
As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store!
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So now it's YOUR turn ! Happy Crafting !!

There are fabulous Give Aways and inspiration from fabulous designers on a daily basis over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog . If you haven't subscribed by email, you may want to do so you don't miss out.
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You have until Wed. 8am Eastern Time to join in :-)
I hope you check out the DT's work!  I can't wait to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Shape Card

Have you tried making shape cards yet? Virginia's View Challenge is still going on. I decided to make one more shape card for the challenge. I simply took out my dies and created a shape card...

When you put a half hexagon and a half circle together, what do you get?
A Cupcake! 

I used this Craft-A-Board (Ellen Hutson) to make the shape of a cupcake with my Hexagon dies (LifeStyle Craft) and circle dies (Spellbinders). The color mediums are Gelatos
happy birthday
For the "icing", I used Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste with Martha Stewart glitter
 The "cherry" on top? It's a large moonshine sequin (from Simon Says Stamp) with the bright red copic marker. I added a ribbon and Perfect Pearl Liquid for the dotty details. I used Ice Cream Dream for the sentiment and polka dot stamp.

I thought I could enter this in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (stencil and pastes)

You can check out the fabulous entries over Virginia's View Challenge here!
AND....there is a Design Team call going on over CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

This is the first time...for a DT call.  If you are passionate about stamping, a fan of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps....and love being on a team, don't delay, apply now!
 
  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 11, 2014

A New Moxie Fab World Challenge

The other day, I was just thinking about how much I miss playing Tuesday Trigger....then Teri started a new challenge over MF World on Friday. It's called Fabulous Friday Challenge.
So here's the challenge: Make a paper crafted project inspired by this.
I thought that I would give it a try....
It's a special time
 I cut out the clock circle and started stamping with the small solid triangle from Winnie and Walter's Rectangle and Triangle set.  The  clock and sentiment are from Hero Arts "Special Time" stamp. I found Grand Bazaar from Basic Grey seems to go well with my stamping.

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