1/27/16

Wish Big Altered Jar

Hi everyone, have you altered any jars lately?  There are so many ways you can alter jars and so many different products you can use.  Today,  I'm using clay, stamps and inks to create a wishing jar. 

 
I formed white clay around the jar.  You don't need to be perfect, a few lumps and bumps add character to the jar.
 
 
While still wet, use several stamps and randomly stamp on the clay without ink.  You get a nice impression in the clay.


Use another stamp with ink and randomly stamp into the clay, transferring color.

 
Use Izink with a baby wipe to add more color around the jar.  The liquid works it's way into the impressions and the baby wipe helps move the color around the jar.
 


To finish, tie twine around the jar and attach a stamped tag.


Supplies:
Clay:  Makin's Clay
Stamps:  ColorBox Background Basics by Ann Butler; Wood Block Stamp
Inks:  ColorBox Crafter's by Ann Butler; ColorBox Dye Ink - Kettle,
Izink Pigment Ink - Citronella


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

1/24/16

Flea Market Journal

Hi everyone, this year is all about journals.  What will you use yours for?  What will you create your journal with?  This time, I've created a very different journal.

 
 
Check out my snapguide.

I painted the journal with Pixie Sorbet then randomly painted Minx on top.  I left some of the red journal visible.

 
Next I used a stencil with molding paste.


A metal embellishment from Melissa Frances  was used to decorate the front cover.  Then I fussy cut the packaging and added the pieces to decorate the front cover.  


Finally I added ribbon to the spirals.
 
What types of journals are you creating this year?
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

1/22/16

Love Tree with Joy Clair

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be designing for another terms with  Joy Clair Stamps.  Have you check out the store yet?  Their stamps are amazing.

I'm using Love Tree.  This stamp set contains 24 stamps and I've used quite a few of them on my card. 

 
I created a card from kraft cardstock and stamped hearts all over the background.  The Love Tree was stamped on white cardstock and the trunk was fussy cut before being die cut.  It was placed on coordinating pink cardstock and centered on the card.

 
Hearts and little birds were added amongst the branches and the sentiment was added with pop dots for dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the Joy Clair store.
 

Steph

1/20/16

JoyClair Hedgehogs

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to be designing for another terms with  Joy Clair Stamps.  Did you participate in the blog hop?  Their stamps are amazing.

Today I'm using the Hedgehog stamps from the Hedgehogtastic stamp set - they are simply adorable!!!!

 
I stamped 2 of them on a panel of white cardstock stock and add the sentiment above with pop dots.

 
I used striped paper for the background and placed it on a 4" x 6" card.
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the JoyClair Store.
 
Steph
 
 


1/19/16

Joy Clair January Release Blog Hop




 
Welcome to the Joy Clair January Release Blog Hop! The design team has been working hard creating a variety of projects that are sure to spark your creativity juices! You should be arriving from the talented Alicia’s blog. If you happened to join the hop in the middle, please start at the Joy Clair blog!

Joy Clair’s January release contains four everyday stamp sets and four stamp sets from their new bible journaling line, Color by Faith! All stamp sets will be on sale 25% off starting at 10:00am EST on January 19th. The entire bundle will be available for $80.00!

I am excited to be sharing my projects from the new sets:

Hedge Hogtastic


God’s Love


Love Quotes


You &Me

Designer Labels


Now let’s talk about prizes! There will be THREE winners from the blog hop. Each winner will receive a stamp set of their choice from the new release! All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs throughout the hop! You have until January 22, 2016 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced by Monday, January 25th.

Thank you for stopping my blog! Your next stop will be the talented Monica’s blog!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the order for the Joy Clair’s Blog Hop:

Joy Clair Blog- http://joyclair.typepad.com/blog/
Crystal T.-  http://www.crystalthompson.net/ 
Martha- http://stampartpapel.com/
Jessica- http://www.kissinkrafts.blogspot.com/
Dawn- http://dipndotscreations.blogspot.com/ 
Cornelia- http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/ 
Alicia- http://sassycardsbyalicia.blogspot.com/ 
Steph- http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE
Monica- http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/ 
Donna- http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/ 
Crystal R.- http://snapcolorpaste.com/  
LeeAnn- http://mimiscraftyabyss.blogspot.com/ 
 

Enjoy and remember to leave a comment for your chance to win.

Steph


 

Make Yourself Happy

Hi everyone.    Did you know that the design teams of Cornish Heritage Farms and Riley & Co. have combined?   Be sure to check out this post that explains all the fun new changes as well as the knew blog name - The Ink Spot.  Here you will find 6 stamp lines!!!  I am so excited to be continuing on the newly combined  Ink Spot design team.

This week's challenge is Animal Antics so I paired Bouncy Ball Riley with Make your parents proud.




Remember bouncing on those balls when you were a kid?  Didn't they make you happy?  They still make me happy thinking about them so the sentiment is a perfect pairing.


Riley was colored with Copic Markers and then die cut and added to the card on a pink mat.  I was in a pink frame of mind, so everything is pink!

Please visit the Ink Spot Design Team's cards on their blogs: 

Thanks for stopping by today

Steph





1/15/16

I Heart You with Proxxon

Today is my day to post on the Tiny Tools blog and I've used the Proxxon Hotwire Cutter to create hearts.

 
I love playing with the Hot Wire Cutter - it cuts Smoothfoam like butter.
 
Stop by the blog to see how I've used these Smoothfoam Hearts.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

1/13/16

A Year in Review

My newest post on the Earth Safe Finishes blog.  I've used a painter's tray with Earth Safe Finishes and elements created from Makin's Clay.


Please check my post on the Earth Safe Finishes blog for full details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

1/7/16

Journal for 2016

My newest post on the Ann Butler Designs blog

Colobox Crafter's Ink work amazing on this canvas resist album.

 
 
 
  
The flowers were inked with Berry Ink, then I went over them with Sheer Pearl Iridescents to give them sheen.
 
 
 
The pages were inked, torn, matted.  Art screens were used with molding paste as well as inks throughout.
 
 
 
 
 
Please stop by the blog for full details.
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 
 
 

1/5/16

Life holds special magic

Hi everyone.    Did you know that the design teams of Cornish Heritage Farms and Riley & Co. have combined?   Be sure to check out this post that explains all the fun new changes as well as the knew blog name - The Ink Spot.  Here you will find 6 stamp lines!!!  I am so excited to be continuing on the newly combined  Ink Spot design team.

I've use a Cornish Heritage Farms Backgrounders  -  Butterflies.  I love creating 5" x 6 1/2" cards and the backgrounders fits the front of my cards perfectly.

 
I added color with Faber Castell Gelatos and blended them with a baby wipe. 

 
Then I paired the butterflies with a Riley & Co. stamp - Life Holds Special Magic.
 
What do you think?
 
 
Please visit the Ink Spot Design Team's cards on their blogs: 


Thanks for stopping by today

Steph


1/3/16

Bottles of Hope with Makin's Clay

Morning everyone.   Have you seen the  Makin's Clay's Pinterest board lately?  It's full of a wide variety of amazing projects.  This month we were tasked to create  Bottles of Hope.


I used some flat faced glasses and altered them with Makin's Clay. 



Please stop by the Makin's Clay blog for details.

Steph




  

1/1/16

Journaling in 2016

I am so excited to be working with the Proxxon Tiny Tools team.  Today is my day to post on the Tiny Tools blog and I've used the Detail Sander to create this journal.


Please check out my post on the Proxxon blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph