Hello Card

Today's post on the Ann Butler blog.

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Baby Bundle of Joy

Are you having a baby shower?  Do you want to give a little personalized gift to your friends?  Let me show you how easy it is to create quick and beautiful party elements using multiple colors of foil.

You can use any glass jar of your choice, even votives work well.  Just be sure the surface is smooth so you get complete foil coverage.

Using Sweet Pea Design Adhesives, place the "Little Wonder" foil around the jar and rub it so the entire pattern sticks to the jar.  Carefully pull around the release paper to reveal the design.  Using Designer Foils in Goldmine, carefully rub the foil onto the design avoiding "Little Wonder".   

Using Designer Foils in Lagoon, cover "Little Wonder" for a nice contrasting effect.  Create tags using another element from the Sweet Pea Design Adhesives and Lagoon Designer Foils.  Ink the edges of the tags with       before matting and tying the tags to the jars.

What do you think?  So easy to create and your friends will love them.

Check out what the Clearsnap designers have created. 
Tami Sanders
Steph Ackerman
Sabrina Alery
Jennifer Priest



My Box of Dreams

I've got a post today on the Art Anthology blog

I began by gessoing the entire box and creating dimension with the gesso before adding chipboard elements and colors with a stencil.

I added color to the box with my fingers, adding Ash around the edges to create a distressed effect.
Stop by the Art Anthology blog for the details and supplies I used.
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Super Bowl Party Ensemble

Getting ready for the Super Bowl - check out my post on the Clearsnap blog today. 

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It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and I'd love to see you create a card using no pattern paper.  Just use your stamps and see what you can create.

I used the Brick Wall stamp, stamping it with black ink on Kraft cardstock.  I used the Buttercups digital image, coloring it with Copic Markers and then fussy cutting it.  The orange cardstock is a nice contrast to the Brick Wall background.
Remember is from the Ornamental Beauty stamp set.
Be sure to stop by the design team blogs and see their creations.
Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs:

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Hi everyone, my post today on the So Suzy Stamp blog is  this Congratulations card.

I just love this stamp - Two Cats in a Tree.  It can be used in so many ways - think Valentine's Day, Wedding, Anniversary and more.  I chose to pair it with a large Congratulations stamp.

I stamped the Two Cats directly on my card panel in black ink, then lightly painted some red paint around the panel before matting it with red cardstock. 

Congratulations was also stamped in black and red paint was added around the edges.  I then matted it with red cardstock and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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have a fabulous day

I've got a post on the Papertemptress blog using some lovely Papertemptress' papers and Ann Butler stamps and inks from Clearsnap.


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Life is Good

Hi everyone.  I'm at CHA this week and I'm so excited to see several of my projects in the Art Anthology booth!!!!!

I've had all kinds of things sitting around my studio waiting to be used so before the show, I finally decided to do something with them.

My supplies included a wood plaque, a die cut bicycle, a clothes pin and a sentiment.

I lightly painted the plaque with Art Anthology Velvet paints in Aloha and Shamrock, letting some of the wood show through.

Next I used Ann Butler's stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and inks from Clearsnap, randomly stamping some Limelight stems and some Tangelo leaves on top of the green paint.

The bicycle was die cut and inked before adding to the plaque with the Best Glue Ever.  The clothes pin was painted with Aloha Velvet Paint so that it coordinated with the plaque and the sentiment was added to the clothes pin.

I'm thinking this is going to look good on my desk.

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Mini Book of Quotes

Hi everyone, check out my mini book of quotes which is posted on the Basically Bare blog today.

I started with 3" x 4" pieces of acrylic, watercolor paper, corrugated paper and chipboard.  Then I used an assortment of paints, inks, stencils and embellishments to finish.


Stop by the Basically Bare blog to see how I completed this little gem.


Beautiful Cupcakes Gift Bag

Hi everyone, my post today on the So Suzy Stamp blog is  a gift bag to using some amazing stamps from So Suzy Stamps.  Be sure to check out the store for some fun and funky stamps.

I used this lovely stamp - Skinny Cupcake Swirl - repeatedly stamping it on white cardstock.

I added some color with Clearsnap Smooch Glitz and inked the panel and gift bag with purple to match the cardstock I wanted to use.

The sentiment, called Beautiful Cupcake, is fun and funky and I know my receiver will love this bag as much as the gift inside!

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You Touch My Heart

Good morning everyone, Sin City Stamps is having a design team call and this is my submission.

The background was stamped with Ann Butler Designs stamps from KellyCraft with ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Berry.  The heart panel was then lightly inked with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone before matting it with gray cardstock.

Across the center of the card, I added a striped strip that was stamped with Ann Butler Designs stamps from KellyCraft with ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Berry.  Again, this strip was lightly inked with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone before matting it with gray cardstock.

The Magnolia image was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  It was then added to 2 Spellbinders oval die cuts with foam adhesives.  For a little more definition, I inked the edges of the dies with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone.

The sentiment was inked with Stone Ink and then die cut and matted with gray.  It was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

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Friends Album

I've got a post on the Art Anthology blog today using some amazing paints and stencils from Art Anthology.

I used a wood album I've had forever and covered it in Gesso before painting and stenciling.

Check out the Art Anthology blog for all the details.
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It's Cold Outside

Hi everyone.  I think winter is finally hitting New York.  Today has seen the weather change from overcast to rain to snow showers.

Today's card uses some new stamps from the Rubber Dance.  This Winter Wonderland stamp set includes snowflake stamps and many winter sentiments.

The chipboard snowman was painted with Art Anthology's rough paste.  After inking his gloves and hat with red ink, I stamped snowflakes on his hat.

And I believe the sentiment says it all.  It was stamped in blue ink and matted with red cardstock before adding to the card.

Pop over to the store to see these stamps as well as all the fun stamps available.

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Artsy canvas

Hey everyone, today I'm sharing a fun mixed media project that was on the Art Anthology blog last month. 

I'm using an assortment of left overs - letters, trinket, metals and more.  This is one of those pieces that you can just play with and see what happens.

I began by gessoing some paper strips onto a canvas.

Next, I added random words to the canvas using gesso as the adhesive.   To really anchor them down, I added gesso on the entire canvas once I like my word placement.  As you can see I used all different letters in assorted sizes and styles.

Next, was the fun part - adding color.  I used Art Anthology paints in Honolulu Blue, Kenyon Copper, Mia Bella, and Mia Bella, painting each letter haphazardly .  I didn't care if some color got on the canvas.

Once everything was covered, I spritzed Art Anthology Colorations in Waimea Bay, Glorious and Timeless about the canvas.  I love how the Colorations interacted with the colors I had already painted on the letters.

To finish, I used modeling paste with a Crafter's Workshop stencil randomly about the canvas.  It added just a little bit more dimension to the canvas.

Lastly, I added some metal embellishments I found in my stash.

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Thinking of You Butterflies

Hi everyone, now that Christmas is over, it's time to time to think of New Year's and all the possibilities that the New Year brings.  

Butterflies symbolize new beginnings so I just wanted to share a card I created using tons of  Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks, with a Memory Box stencil and my Scor-Pal.

This Memory Box stencil is so pretty and delicate.   Using art daubers with Ann Butler's Crafter's Inks, I inked the butterflies with Berry, Sunshine, and Tangerine.  Once they were "painted",  I used Limelight to ink around the butterflies, creating the background.

Once I had the colors as I liked them, I die cut the design with a Spellbinders die, fussy cutting the butterflies so they would be free.

I inked around the oval with ColorBox Pigment ink in Espresso, die cut a larger mat and also inked that.  I inked some metal butterflies with Berry, Limelight and Sunshine, then heat set them so the ink would stay put.  Note to self, heated metal is hot - don't pick it up right away!!

I created a 5" x 10" card from orange cardstock and scored vertically every 1/4" using my Scor-Pal.  I also inked around the card with brown ink before mounting the design with foam adhesives.  The sentiment was stamped with Tangerine Ink and embossed with Top Boss embossing powder and added to the card.

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You & Me

Hi everyone, it's release time at So Suzy Stamps.  Check out all the fabulous stamps now available.  You are going to love them.

I've used Two Cats in a Tree and paired it with  Oh la la.

I stamped the cats on a scrap of starry night paper in black and embossed them. 

I wanted to keep the card front simple, so I die cut "you & me" and adhered it to the lower right.

Inside, I added Oh la la.

These stamps are lovely and you are in for some fun designs from the design team.
Thanks for stopping by and pop on over to the blog and check out the new monthly challenge.