Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lawn Fawn card

Sorry about that last post. It's really hard to write posts on my phone and I haven't had much of a chance to get on my computer lately. I went away last weekend to a crop for the whole weekend! So I have lots of stuff to share in the near future.

First, I made this card for the latest Lawn Fawn lawnscaping challenge

The challenge this week was to use your favorites. I'm loving these echo park papers and especially the cork adhesive backed paper from DCWV that I used for the log. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

eyelet outlet back to school card

I made this card for eyelet outlet using their bling strips along with some Unity stamps from their stamp of the month club

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Joy's life nature card

This week the Joy's Life team is working on cards inspired by nature! I chose this little eyelet outlet owl brad as inspiration. 

The sentiment is from the Wild Life Puns set. The washi tape is also from eyelet outlet.
the ink and mist are from clearsnap. The die is from memory box and the paper is doodlebug.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Great Impressions Guest Designer

I am so excited to be guest designing for Great Impressions this month!

I made two cards with these adorable stamps! I definitely could have kept going because I had so much fun! For this first card, I used watercolor pencils to color the image. For the sand, I masked the penguin feet and then blended a couple colors of ink to create variation. Next I used a mask and a slightly darker ink to add the dots, which I then embossed with opalescent clear embossing powder to create a little bit of glimmer, which doesn't show up very well in this photo. Additionally, I added glossy accents to the inner tube, sunglasses and bow, which also doesn't show up well in this photo.

Faber Castell watercolor pencils
Clearsnap inks and embossing powders
Ranger Glossy accents
Crafter's Workshop stencil
SRM stickers sentiment
Studio G brad

For this card, I wanted to make the image stand out from the rest of the card, so I fussy cut it. I colored this one with watercolor pencils and alcohol ink markers. The double frame really sets off the image.

Bazzill Cardstock
SRM sticker sentiment
Faber Castell watercolor pencils
Prismacolor and Copic markers
Spellbinders dies
Glitz and Carta Bella papers
Clearsnap ink

Sunday, August 4, 2013

joy's life back to school project

Today I have a Joy's Life Back to school project to share with you! I thought this would be fun to put in a lunch box filled with treats or fruit snacks or whatever. I used several stamps because I thought my daughter would get a kick out of the puns.

I used four sayings from the Punny Animals stamp set. 

The papers and Washi tape are from Doodlebug. The brads are Eyelet Outlet. The ink is clearsnap. I started with an explosion box that some perfume came in. I recovered it in blue cardstock then added the details.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Joy's Life Summer in 3D blog hop

Welcome to the joy's life summer in 3D blog hop!

I made a 3D flower for my project! I used a punch to create this gorgeous flower.

Here is a close-up on the stamp

I stamped on a Maya Road transparency with some Clearsnap Chox ink using this fabulous Joy's Life stamp from the new My Hero set!

Supplies: Wooden leaves: Prima, paper: My Mind's Eye and Lily Bee, Sticker stitches: SRM, flair:Studio Calico, Cardstock: Bazzill, Ink: Clearsnap, Transparency: Maya Road, Stamp: Joy's Life

If you didn't start at the beginning, you might want to hop on back there and check out all the inspiration and prizes to be had along the way. If you did start at the beginning, then HOORAY! you've made it to the end! now hop on back over to Joy's Life and tell her what a great time you had! 

Last but not least, I have blog candy!!  I honestly don't know what it is yet, but I will find something wonderful. So to be entered to win a surprise pack of blog candy, become a follower (or already  be one) and leave a comment below. I will pick a winner randomly next week.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Unity Coloring Contest Card

I was inspired by this free Unity digi stamp!! Yes!! I am getting my mojo back!!!

Anyway, I resized the image and moved the sentiment a little bit. I printed it out twice and used foam tape for dimension. This gorgeous image is colored with faber castell pastels.  The paper is Carta Bella So Noted

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Eyelet Outlet July

Today I have a couple of Eyelet Outlet Cards to share! For this first card I used a bunch of the Stippled Brads in hot pink and purple. They fit perfectly inside the circles of my stamp!

Bazzill Cardstock
Clearsnap Ink and Embossing Powder
CAS-ual Fridays stamp

This card I created using a wine bottle as a stamp! I used the bottom of the bottle for the large circle and the cork for the small circles. The margarita brad fits right in!

Clearsnap ink
Bazzill Cardstock
Joy's Life stamp

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Joy's Life Love Card

This week the Joy's Life Design team is having a FREE FOR ALL!

I love combining my Joy's Life stamp sets, so I grabbed the Mother Daughter set and the Joyful Hearts set to create this fun card!

I stamped the heart from the Joyful Hearts set using a multicolor Clearsnap ink pad. The sentiment, from the Mother and Daughter set, is stamped in black Clearsnap ink.

The patterned paper, die cut and washi tape are all from Glitz. I applied the washi tape to the sides of the patterned paper, so that it was half on and half off, then I trimmed the half that was hanging off.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Eyelet Outlet Cards

Today I have a couple of Eyelet Outlet cards for you!

This first card makes me think of relaxing on the porch with friends and an ice cold margarita! I stamped the clocks twice without reinking to create the shadow effect.

Ink: Clearsnap
Stamp: Joy's Life (Sentiment) and Stampers Anonymous
Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill

This card is bright and fun like playing on the beach. I used kraft to evoke thoughts of sand!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Simple Stories (yellow dot) and Jillibean Soup
Die cut: My Mind's Eye
Sticker: Jillibean Soup
Ink: Clearsnap
Stamp: Joy's Life
Twine: Canvas Corp

Monday, June 24, 2013

Runway Inspired Card

I created this card for a friend who likes pink and sparkle. The Runway Inspiration was pretty much perfect for this! I happened to have scraps of this tiffany blue and silver swirl paper laying on my desk and I just took it from there.

Here is the inspiration

and here is my take

The cardstock is Coredinations. The sentiment sticker is SRM. The silver swirl paper is Recollections. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Joy's life watermelon card!

This week the Joy's Life team is using WATERMELON as inspiration for our projects! I have to admit, I was a little intimidated with this assignment. I had no idea where to begin! Then I decided to make a watermelon slice. Now, I just adore this card!

I used the 'Seeds the day' stamp from the That Tastes Punny set. I created the watermelon by hand, using a rain drop punch for the seeds. The papers are Doodlebug. I put glossy accents on the seeds to make them pop. I also used some foam tape under the watermelon to make it stand out. The ink is clearsnap. The cardstock is Bazzill.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cased card

I know I've been gone for a while. I got laid off and just didn't feel like being creative, but I'm back! I've been playing a little, which is something that I don't often get time to do. So, I'm happy to share this card that I made for the CASE study challenge.

here is the card that I 'cased'

I used SRM stickers, My Mind's Eye papers and chipboard and May Arts ribbon. I added the SRM stickers to the tag as well as the bottom left corner of the card. You can't see the 'happy' in this photo, but it's there behind the ribbon.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Joy's Life Great Catch Card

This week at Joy's Life, we are focusing on cards that relate to the great outdoors. Of course I had to get out my Wild Life Puns set

I used the 'You're a GREAT CATCH' stamp on this masculine fishing card. The papers are a combination of My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories. The brad is from Eyelet Outlet. The ink is Clearsnap.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eyelet Outlet and Art Impressions blog swap!

Today is the beginning of the Eyelet Outlet blog team-up with Art Impressions stamps! I am up today with this fun birthday card!

I had so much fun working with this Art Impressions stamp! I chose this fun Birthday cake stamp with lots of room for color and variety. I paired it with some bright Orange Jewel Bling strips to make it even more festive.

Eyelet Outlet Jewel Bling strips - orange
Eyelet Outlet mini round brads - green mix
Art Impression Birthday Cake stamp
SRM sentiment sticker
Doodlebug paper
American Crafts Cardstock
Prismacolor markers
Clearsnap ink

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Viva Las VegaStamps! DT Tryout

I loved working with Viva Las Vegas stamps so much when the Clearsnap team did a swap with them, that I decided I had to give the design team call a go.

So, here is the project that I created with the Viva Las Vegas stamps from the Clearsnap\VLVS swap. This altered mini canvas (my first) is kind of out of the norm for me, but the stamps just inspired me so much to create this dr. who / sort of steampunk themed piece. It didn't turn out quite how I had it in my head, so I plan to give it, or something similar another go when I get a chance.

Lots of clearsnap products here - sprays, inks, smooch, etc. Even the phone booth is painted with clearsnap ink. All the stamps are Viva Las vegas.

This card uses one of my favorite Hero arts stamps; it's so versatile! Of course the inks are Clearsnap.

This one is a personal favorite of mine. The stripes remind me of gum drops! Impression Obsession butterfly stamp and Clearsnap inks, glitter and smooch accent ink. The sentiment is Hero Arts.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Joy's life Hero Blog Hop

Welcome to the Super and Everyday hero blog hop, featuring stamps from the Joy's Life My Hero stamp set. If you didn't come from Maria's blog, you might want to go back to the beginning because there are lots of prizes and inspiration.

I created this card with some Bazzill cardstock, some Clearsnap embossing powder and ink, my Joy's life stamp (of course) and ... drinking straws!

I glued the straws in a pattern on a scrap piece of paper then snipped the ends to create a straight line.

Here is the blog lineup:

Joy: http://joyslife.com    

 I don't know what I am giving away yet, but if you want to win a surprise gift from me, become a follower (or already be one) and leave a comment. I will randomly choose one winner to get a surprise!

Now you are on to Stacey's blog!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clearsnap stephanie barnard card

I made this card for the Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard product spotlight. 

I used some Stephanie Barnard dye inks to stamp the branch, first in the lighter ink, then in the darker for the details. 

For the background, I stamped and embossed the design in clear, and then misted over it with the Stephanie Barnard dye ink spray in blueberry.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill

Other: Stamps of life by stephani barnard stamps
Hero arts stamps

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Clearsnap Misted Starburst Card

Today I want to share this fun card that I created for Clearsnap using their Smooch Spritz mists and Crafter's Mini accent inks. I used a Crafter's Workshop mask for the background. The Crafter's ink minis are great because the color is opaque and covered the mist perfectly. I was glad that I didn't need to mask!

On this card, I started out by laying down the template and misting over it with gold Smooch spritz. Next, I stamped with Chalk ink, using the Impression Obsession and Hero arts stamps. Finally, I used the Crafter's Accent ink mini's to color in the stamped image. The Crafter's inks require heat to give them a permanent set, so I heated in between each color, to avoid smearing. I think I also heated after a couple of petals on the flower.


Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bo Bunny Clearsnap Layout

I took one look at the bright colors in the Bo Bunny double dot 6x6 pack and decided that it would go great with some Stephanie Barnard dye ink sprays. I had a little bit of altering to do, to get my title and flowers to all match, but the sprays and some crafter's ink did the trick!

I misted the flowers with the dye ink sprays to make them bright and fun!

For the title, I inked the back of the acrylic letters in 'chilling' with crafter's ink and then heat set it. That caused the acrylic to bend a little, but I like the funky look it gives.

I also misted the background cardstock with a combo of bubblegum and some splashes of guava.

Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard dye ink sprays in Bubblegum, Guava, Banana, and Tangerine.
Clearsnap Colorbox Crafter's Ink in Sweet Pea and spiced plum

Bazzill Cardstock

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Joy's life dimension card

Today I have a super easy card for you with fun dimensional elements!

I used the sentiment from the My Hero set. The paperclips were already colored, I just bent them into triangles and glued them onto the card with some glossy accents (or maybe it was fabritac). It's simple, but I love how the paper clips look a little like the chevron/arrow trend, and bring in primary colors relating to a kid (or a superhero). Of course, the ink is Clearsnap.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Molding Mat and Modeling Pasted

For this card, I used my new favorite mixed media product, modeling paste. I applied it in a strip with a palette knife after masking off the rest of the card to create nice crisp edges. Then I inked the molding mat and pressed it into the modeling paste. 

The inks and molding mat are all Clearsnap. The striped stamps are hero arts and the sentiment is Stamps of Life.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Clearsnap Ombre Sprinkles card

I just love this card! (If I do say so myself) To make this card, I cut strips of cardstock and inked them with various Clearsnap inks into a sort of ombre look. After the strips were dry, I covered them in Sprinkles chunky glitter. The butterfly is from Impression Obsession and I colored it in using Smooch Accent inks. 

Clearsnap Product:
Other Supplies:
  • Stamps: Impression Obsession (butterfly) and Hero Arts (Sentiment)
  • Circle Punch

Monday, May 13, 2013

Reindeer Chox card

Today I have a fun Christmas card to share with you. This card was created with the Clearsnap Mix'd Media Chox inks, some hero arts stamps, may arts ribbon and Bazzill cardstock. It's simple, but clean and classic.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Joy's Life Honey Pot card

These new Joy's Life stamps are so much fun! I am having a great time pairing them up with my Cricut library! 

This time I used the 'I love you, honey' stamp from the That Tastes Punny set. I paired it with a honey jar shaped card! 

This shape is actually a cookie jar from the Savory cartridge. I used Bazzill cardstock, Clearsnap ink, Eyelet Outlet brads, and Twinery twine.