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Monday, September 30, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps – Boo to you!

Hello and Happy Monday!  I have a new card using Ghostly Stamps (F413) and Frightfully Fun (C405) from Great Impressions Stamps.

Look at these cute little ghosties.  I thought they looked like they were hamming it up for a photo so I added a fame that looks like a polaroid picture.

 

2013-09-29 GI Ghosts WM

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Ghostly Stamps (F413) and Frightfully Fun (C405) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up Whisper White
  • Papers:  Papertrey Kraft CS, Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Paperstudios Black CS, Cosmo Cricket Matilda 6x6 mini deck
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Heat tool, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Ranger clear embossing powder, The Twinery baker’s twine, Paperstudio gemstones, misc. button

Challenges:

Friday, September 27, 2013

I’m a Guest Designer and a Give-Away!

 
My Craft Spot

 

Hello and Happy Friday!   I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for My Craft Spot.    I purchased some of my favorite crinkle ribbon and baker’s twine from My Craft Spot so I jumped at the opportunity to play with some stamps.   Not only that, but Kimberly has generously offered 1 stamp set (of the winner’s choice) to one of my blog readers.  Now how fun is that?

I decided to try my hand at some Christmas cards using the Christmas-themed sentiment set, Mistletoe.  I paired the stamp set up with some of my favorite Christmas papers, some paint and a Starbucks coffee sleeve to make a set of 4 Christmas cards.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a look at all the cards together.  I created a triangle template to use to cut the triangles.  Each tree is 3 layered triangles all stitched together.   I love the dimension created by the trees and the texture from the star border cut from the coffee sleeve.  I was also able to use up plenty of paper scraps.

 

 

Give away information!

Now for the fun part,  one lucky winner will win 1 stamp set of their choice from My Craft Spot.   So what do you have to do?    Simple!  Stop by My Craft Spot and take a look at all the clear stamps. Leave your contact information in the linky tool below including the name of your favorite My Craft Spot stamp set by Monday, October 1st .   (For example:  Cheryl – Mistletoe or Crafter Jane – Happy Fall)   I will use Random.org to pick the winner and post it on my blog on Tuesday, October 2nd.    Kimberly from My Craft Spot will send the stamp set to the winner.  Of course I would love it if you followed my blog and the My Craft Spot blog in your favorite reader, but that is not necessary to win.

 

So what are you waiting for?   Go check out all the great stamps at My Craft Spot.

 

Thank you for stopping by!    Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Mistletoe clear stamp set from My Craft Spot
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Olive & Cranberry inks
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Holiday Style 8x8 DP pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey canvas impression plate, Papertrey Super Star die, Fiskars edge die, Sewing machine
  • Embellishments:  Baker’s twine, buttons, gemstones, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber

Challenges:

 

Link up below for your chance to win!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps –Oh Christmas Tree!

Hello!  Happy Monday!  I have a new Christmas card using Great Impressions Stamps to share with you. 

There are only 92 days left until Christmas!   I know it is only September but when I think of how cards I need to make, I get a little sense of panic.    Does any one else feel like that?  At least I am one closer to being finished.   

 

2013-09-22 GI Christmas tree WM

 

Here is a closer look at the image.  I love this little mouse.  This sweet image is Oh Christmas Tree (E402) from Great Impressions Stamps.

 

2013-09-22 GI Christmas tree closeup WM

 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous week!

 

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Oh Christmas Tree (E402) and Season’s Greetings (C427) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Close To My Heart Olive, Distress Ink tea dye & antique linen
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Echo Park Season’s Greetings 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Copic markers, Stampin’ Up Photo Corner punch
  • Embellishments:  Timeless twine Cherry & Olive twist,  Diamond Stickles, misc. button, Paper Studio pearls

 

Challenges:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps –Vintage Santa

I have another Christmas card to share with you today.  I love this Vintage Santa (G351) stamp from Great Impression Stamps.   

2013-09-16 GI Vintage Santa WM

 

I wanted to give the entire card a bit of a vintage-y feel so I decided to stamp him on kraft paper and leave him uncolored.  I distressed the edges of the all the papers with my scissors and used some ink and paint to grunge them up a bit.  I broke out one of my favorite crafting items, a coffee sleeve from Starbucks, to add a bit of texture.  I hit a major score when I found some felt in one of my odds and ends drawers that coordinated with the papers so I cut out some holly leaves as an embellishment.

I like the way this card turned out.  I’m always nervous about leaving an image uncolored.   I’m worried about things looking unfinished.  But, in this case, I think it works.   

If you are thinking about getting started on your Christmas and Holiday projects, stop by the Great Impressions Stamps on-line store to check out their great variety. 

 

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Vintage Santa (G351), Season’s Greetings (C427), and Warmth & Love (E250) (Inside sentiment) by Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Close To My Heart Vineyard Berry, Distress Inks Tea Dye
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, misc. wine CS, Simple Stories Handmade Holiday 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific CS (inside)
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Victorian Lace Border die, Papertrey Holly Jolly die, Sewing machine, Close To My Heart edge distressing tool
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. buttons & felt, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber

 

Challenges:

Monday, September 9, 2013

100 Days of Tombow

 

I was honored to be asked to participate in the “100 Days of Tombow” program.   To celebrate their 100th anniversary, Tombow kicked off a program to work with 100 bloggers across America to celebrate creativity and to showcase how “Tombow time” is enjoyed across the nation.  For each blogger that participates, Tombow will give a $100 product donation to the Council for Art Education.   You can find more information on the “100 Days of Tombow” here.

 

For my project, I paired up my Tombow products with one of my favorite stamps, Harvest Mouse (F169) from Great Impressions Stamps to make a wine bottle tag.  I like having some of these tags in my stash because the look so nice when giving a bottle of wine as a hostess gift.

 

2013-09-09  harvest mouse tag bottle wm

 

I put down my usual adhesive to give Tombow’s  Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern adhesive a try.   I really liked using this Stamp runner.  You can use it as a tape runner and apply a strip of adhesive or more as a stamp to apply just a small spot of adhesive.    I love that it is initially repositionable but sets to a permanent bond.  For more details, click on the photo below to be taken to Tombow’s website.

 

Adhesive Stamp Runner

 

Tombow also has a broad line of markers and colored pencils to use in your crafts.   You can see their entire product line at https://tombowusa.com/.

 

 

2013-09-09  harvest mouse tag wm

 

 

You still have time to enter the Fall Colors challenge at Great Impressions.  Stop by the Great Impressions Stamps blog to see the challenge details and link up your project.

 

Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Harvest Mouse (F169) from Great Impressions Stamps and Tiny Tags from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black & Rich Cocoa
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Bo Bunny Apple Cider 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey wine bottle tag die, Spellbinders Nestabilities dies, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  Hug Snug Tangerine seam binding, May Arts burlap twine, Tattered Angels Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist, button
  • Adhesive: 

 

Challenges:

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Catered Crop–Sentiment-al Birthday

Hello!  I have another quick card to share with you for the Catered Crop’s Sentiment-al challenge.

 

2013-09-05 CC sentimental bday WM

I made the birthday card for a friend and really loved it.    Then I decided to add some liquid pearls.  Hmmmm….. Not sure what I think.   What do you think?  What do you do if you added just a bit too much?

 

Don’t forget to join the Catered Crop’s Sentiment-al recipe swap.  You can see the swap details and link up your paper project here.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Communiqué Sentiments Mini Stamp Set & Signature Greetings (inside of card) by Papertrey Ink
  • Ink:  Close To My Heart Cranberry
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Sidewalks 8x8 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey edge die
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, Cotton Candy Stickles, Close To My Heart Glitz, Viva White Pearl Pen, October Afternoon Sidewalks Chip N’Stick

Challenges:

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Catered Crop–Listen To Your Heart

The new recipe challenge at the Catered Crop is Sentiment-al.   For the challenge, I broke out some goodies from Papertrey and my stash of washi tape.

 

2013-09-04 CC Sentiment heart WM

 

I love making cards with a sentiment as the focal point but my mojo was a bit lacking this weekend.   Good thing Linda has curated a board on Pinterest to give you plenty more inspiration.  Click on the image below to view Linda’s Sentiment-al pinterest board.

 

 

Stop by the Catered Crop and link up your Sentiment-al creation.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  Handwritten Notes from Papertrey Ink
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Cranberry
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey Love Live Here die, Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies
  • Embellishments:  Washi tape, Cloud 9 rain dots

 

Challenges:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Great Impressions–Fall Garden

Hello!  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!  

I have a new autumn-themed card to share with you today using Fall Garden (H230) from Great Impressions Stamps.  This is such a pretty image.  I had fun coloring it this weekend.

 

2013-09-03 GI Harvest WM

 

This card also fits the theme of the new challenge on the Great Impressions Stamps blog – FALL COLORS.    The challenge ends on September 30th so you have plenty of times to link up your fall color creation.   Stop by the Great Impressions Stamps blog for the challenge details.

 

My card design was inspired by this card by the talented Michele Kovack.

 

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:   Fall Garden (H230) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Close To My Heart Autumn Terracotta
  • Papers:  Neenah Classic Crest solar white CS, Papertrey kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Saltillo CS, Authentique Thankful 6x6 paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Die-Namics Designer Labels 3, Copic markers
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, burlap, misc buttons

 

Challenges:

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