Beach cards with The Robin's Nest

The Robin's Nest is looking for a new design team.  I have worked with the Robin's Nest for the past six months and have loved every minute of it.  The papers are gorgeous and the dew drop are so much fun to work with.  I would love to remain for another term.

These cards were created from the Beach collection which is an absolute favorite of mine. 

I used the  Glitter Starfish Cardstock for the base of my card, cutting a second layer and inking it with brown ink for more dimension.  I fussy cut the starfish, inked the edges and added them to the card with foam adhesives.

The tag sticker is from the Beach Sticker set  and was matted with brown cardstock before adding it to the card front.  A shell sticker from this set was punched and matted with the green cardstock before adding it to the edge of the tag.  Rub-ons were placed on the tag to finish it.

I used  the Seashore Glittered Cardstock for the card base.  Then I tore a second layer and added it on top for more depth.   Rub-ons were added to a scraps of cardstock and added to the upper corner of the card.

Love this Aquamarine Sorbet Cardstock.  The starfish were fussy cut from the Glitter Starfish Cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives.  The sticker is from the Water Sticker collection and it was inked and matted with white cardstock before adding to the card front
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Mix'd Media Cards with Gelli Plate and Art Anthology

Hi everyone, this is my final post as the guest designed for Eclectic Paperie  for this month.  I want to thank Kim and Bonnie for inviting me.

Today I've got some cards to share.

Have you played with the Gelli Plate yet?  Well, if you haven't, you should. It is so much fun.  I love mix'd media and I know so many people are using the Gelli Plate for mix'd media projects such as canvas and journals, but how about we switch it up a bit and create some mix'd media cards?  Oh so much fun!!!!

I began by placing Art Anthology paints on the Gelli Plate.  I used Art Anthology paint in Kenyon Copper Sorbet, for the first print, then placed The Crafter's Workshop Gathered Flowers stencil in the paint and placed a sheet of white paper on top.  For the second generation print, I added the Mini Chicken Wire Reverse Stencil.

To create the card, I first needed to add some color to the print, so I realigned the stencil back over the print. 

I then inked it with VersaMark watermark ink and poured Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder on top and heat set it.  I wasn't sure what the outcome would be, but hey, that's what creating with mix'd media is all about.  I love it!

I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed it with Seafoam Embossing Powder.  And the final card looks amazing!

Since I was having so much fun, I created another Gelli print using Kenyon Copper Sorbet with Velvet Aloha, and Honolulu Blue Sorbet.

I placed the Garden Flowers stencil on the painted Gelli Plate and placed white cardstock on top.

The result isn't really very pretty at this stage, is it?

But tear it up, mat it with some cardstock and a wonderful couple of cards are created.

Use the Scor-Pal to create the scored lines above and below the Gelli print.

Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and emboss with Seafoam White Embossing Powder.

Don't they look amazing!  Why not pull out your Gelli Plate and get creating today!

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Gear Up for a Great Birthday

Hi everyone.  It's Wednesday and that means its time for a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps.  

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge # 99 is to use only cardstock when creating your card.

I used the Gears stamps on cream cardstock, inking with black and embossing with clear embossing powder.

I heavily inked the stamp and the cardstock with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo inks.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to enter  your card here for a chance to win some stamps.


Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

Viva Las Vegas is having a DT call.  How exciting is that!.  You can see all the details and requirements here. 

We are asked to share 3 favorite stamped projects.  Here are my favorites:

Flowering Canvas
I stamped the flowers on the canvas with crafter's ink then fussy cut a second set, adding them on top
I added torn book paper to the right side with gesso then spritzed color
Inked around entire canvas with distress inks
Stamped and fussy cut my Prima Doll stamp
I loved creating this project!



Happy Birthday tag
Created a large tag which was then inked and embossed
Assorted colors of dye inks added to highlight the background
A flower die cut was used between the tag layers
The Prima Doll was stamped, fussy cut and inked
Die cut were added for more dimension
This would love lovely on the handle of a gift bag or on the front of a card

Love Card
I used a reverse stencil technique on this card by using the "wet" stencil on a second sheet of cardstock and applying pressure so the "wet" stencil inked the cardstock
Colored the image with Copic Markers
Added additional bling to the title


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Thank You

Hey everyone.  Ever had a stamp that you just love and use it all the time?  I have quite a few, but this HeroArts floral stamp is my all time favorite! 

I inked it using a Clearsnap art dauber and Ann Butler's Crafter's Ink from Clearsnap.  I love the rich colors and quality of the inks, and the names - Limelight, Berry, Sunshine, and Tangerine are perfect names for the colors of ink!

Using an art dauber, I applied color directly to the stamp.  Once it was colored as I liked it, I stamped the image on light blue cardstock.

I tore the top edge and applied it to dark blue cardstock.  Queen & Co. brads were added to the flowers, giving them  a little more life.  A sentiment was stamped in Berry Ink, then added to the upper right.

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Happy Anniversary

Good morning everyone.

Who doesn't like getting flowers for their anniversary? This Cornish Heritage Farms  Floral 11 digital image is so pretty, right down to the tin can the flowers are sitting in.

I colored the image with Zig Markers and added a sentiment from Script Essential Expressions.

For a little more dimension, I added a Spellbinders die cut behind the image.

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Spring blog hop with Ann Butler and Walnut Hollow

Hi everyone I am so thrilled to be participating in the Ann Butler and Walnut Hollow blog hop today.

The Walnut Hollow product I am working with is the 11" x 11" Rustic Pallet.  It has so many possibilities!!!

I lightly white washed the pallet with yellow paint.  Since I really wanted a white washed appearance, I spritzed it with a lot of water as I painted.  Once dry, I added some Earth Safe Finishes - Iridiscents to the top three panels, applying it with my fingers.  Spritzing with water allowed it to be a little more fluid.

Using burlap from DCWV, I die cut the 2 banner layers using Sizzix dies and added brads to hold the banners together.  The Kellycraft 2" Flourish ABCs were stamped with ColorBox Berry Ink and then heat set with Clearsnap Opalescent Embossing Powder.  Once the letters cooled, they were fussy cut and added to the banner.

Along the bottom panel, I painted some ColorBox Limelight Ink which I mixed with water.  When dry, a striped stamp from Ann Butler's acrylic stamps from Kellycraft was stamped along the bottom twice to give the illusion of grass.

Using another Sizzix die, I cut the tree trunk in brown cardstock and then fussy cut the tree top from burlap.  I then used a stamp from Ann Butler's 2" Doily Picnic stamp set from Unity, stamping it on the tree top in Limelight and Tangerine Inks to give the tree some dimension.

The fence was cut with my Cricut Expression.   Before adhering, I held it in place and stamped the leaves from Ann Butler's 1" Leaves All Over stamp set on and about the fence.  The fence was then added with foam adhesives for dimension.

The birds were stamped in Sunshine Ink and once they were die cut, they were inked with Tangerine Ink.  The flowers were added to the fence after being stamped in Tangerine Ink and Berry Ink and then fussy cut.

I had so much fun working on this pallet and it looks amazing hanging in my room.

Now what is a blog hop without prizes!!!!!   To Enter for the giveaway please leave a comment.  For each blog you leave a comment on your name will be entered into the giveaway drawing, so be sure to check out the entire Blog Hop for more chances to win!  Thanks for stopping by today.

The Prize:

  Download Ann Butler Designs - Walnut Hollow Blog Hop - Giveaway.JPG (116.2 KB)

Blog hop order:
Beth Watson
Connie Hall
Irit Shalom
Kristi Parker 
Larissa Pitman
Lisa Rojas
Paula DeReamer  
Roberta Birnbaum
Steph Ackerman         HERE
Vishu Reberholt
Judi Kauffman
Sara Shirman
Chris Wallace



Summer Getaway

Hi everyone, I've got this card on the Basically Bare blog today.

It's got a chipboard element from  the Paparazzi chipboard set and sprays from Art Anthology..

Hop on over to check it out.



A traveling we will go

I am thrilled to be guest designing for Eclectic Paperie this month.   This is my third post and I'm using papers from October Afternoon in conjunction with a Stamping Bella Stamp.  I wanted to create a travel wall hanging and found this panel board at my local store.


Using Art Anthology's Velvet Dimensional Paint in Aloha, I lightly painted the background.   Since I wanted a hint of color, I spritzed the panel with water which allowed the paint to flow easily.   Then I added in Art Anthology's Sorbet in Honolulu Blue for a bit more color.

I also painted  Art Anthology's Sorbet in Honolulu Blue  on the edges.
The papers I used are from October Afternoon's Travel Girl collection, which I thought would be perfect for what I had in mind.  I cut the papers to fit the inside area on this board, inking the edges with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and matting with cardstock before adhering.  Love the map paper.

I cut and tore some wordy travel paper from this collection, matted with some cardstock and placed it so it was falling off the right edge.  I added a large die cut oval from brown cardstock on top.  Using a Stamping Bella stamp, I colored her with assorted Copic Markers and then fussy cut her, placing her atop the oval with pop dots for dimension.

Since my stamped image appears to be thinking about where she'd love to travel next, I fussy cut assorted words from this pattern paper collection and adhered them around her.

Along the bottom panel, I added a sweet sentiment.

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I miss you

Hi everyone.  It's Wednesday and that means its time for a new challenge at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps.  

This week's Simple Salutations Challenge #98 is to use die cuts or punches on your card.

The stamps are from the Friends stamp set and were colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut. I placed them atop a die cut oval and added the sentiment below.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to enter  your card here for a chance to win some stamps.


Just a Note

Good morning everyone, it's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms and Frances has asked us to create a card based on this sketch.

Sketch Challenge for challenge 20th May hosted by Frances
This is a perfect card to create with left overs, so I pulled out my bin and created this card.

I used the Cat in a Flower Pot digital image, coloring it with Tombow Markers.  The sentiment is from  Script Essential Expressions.

Brads were added before the card was adhered to the base.
Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs:

Thanks for stopping by today.


Kaisercraft Design Team 2014 Entry

Good morning.  

Kaisercraft has a new design team call and I'd love to be a part of the new team. 

Summer Lovin' layout using Fine and Sunny Collection

Nothing screams summer like this collection

Cut apart elements from this collection to add to the page.  Die cut letters using a Cricut (or other die cut machine) and ink the top layer of letters with Clearsnap ink.  One focal photos says it all.

Camp Kit using Tiny Woods Collection

This portfolio is perfect to give the kids heading off to camp.  Fill it with cards, envelopes and stamps (so they can write home) as well as popcorn or candy treats.

Create a portfolio from cardstock using a template from Green Sneakers.com.  Score with Scor-Pal, cut and fold.  Add pattern papers to finish, both inside and out.  Die cut elements for the front.

Birthday Card using Hip Hip and Decorative Tape Pieces clear stamp sets

Stamp birthday sentiment on a tag and ink with assorted Tim Holtz inks.  Create a background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ink.  Create faux washi tape from assorted Decorative Tape Pieces and various colors of ink.  Add to card, slightly under the tag which was added with foam adhesives for dimension.

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A Tag for all Seasons

Hi everyone, this is my second post as the guest designed for Eclectic Paperie this month. 

I created tags for all seasons.  I used the same products for each tag, just changed up the colors for each season.

I used the new Prima Marketing stamp - Warn Wishes as the focal image.  She is dressed for winter, but change the colors and you can get away with using her for any season.  Each image was colored with assorted Copic Markers in keeping with the season.

To begin, I stamped each tag with an older Hero Arts stamp set I've had forever.  Using VersaMark Ink, I stamped one season repeatedly on each tag, then added Clear Embossing Powder and heat set each tag. 

Here are the details of each tag:
Spring Tag

I used Faber Castell Gelatos in Yellows, mixing the colors with water until I had the look I wanted. 

I added some Gold Metallic Gelatos around the edges and used a paper towel to remove some of the color.


Summer Tag
I used Faber Castell Gelatos in Reds, mixing the colors then removing some of the color.


Fall Tag

I used Faber Castell Gelatos in Neutrals and Metallics.  Loving the earthy feel of this tag.

Winter Tag

I used Faber Castell Gelatos in Blues and Metallics.  I love the included purples and how the metallic colors make the tag shine.


Once the tags dried, assorted twine from The Twinery - Charcoal, Gunmetal, Blossom, Strawberry, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Buttercream, and Cappucchino was tied around each tag and through the hole.

Using assorted papers from 7 Dots Studio's Nature Walk - wonderful earth toned papers with imbedded images - I cut them into 3" x 6" panels.  Each panel was inked with the same Gelatos that were used on it's coordinating tag, then matted with black cardstock.

Using additional papers from Nature Walk, I die cut 2 sizes of ovals and placed them on the panels.    Glue Dots were placed behind the panels for dimension, allowing them to pop.

Each stamped image was fussy cut and added to the oval with Glue Dots for a little dimension.

Please stop by the eP Store and pick up all the wonderful products I used in this week's project.

Thanks for stopping by this week.