Saturday, 19 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Hello,
There is still time to enter this weeks fun challenge from Simon Says Stamps.  Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and create something following a nautical theme relating to sailors, ships, navigation, boating/sailing, etc.  This is my cool cat taking a little siesta.

You can learn more about the Monday Challenge HERE.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
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The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)
Come back soon!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps


This weeks fun challenge from Simon Says Stamps is super easy to join. Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and create something inspired by a nautical theme relating to ships, ocean, sailing, etc.  When I noticed this striped paper in my scrap drawer, I knew it would be a perfect fit.  I find it extremely helpful to select the pattern paper first and then color the stamped image using coordinating colors.  Then I did a quick bit of water coloring and cut it into a tag shape.  It didn't seem finished until I added the row of red brads and laced them with jute.  Aren't Penny Black hedge hogs stamps simply the cutest?

You can learn about the Monday Challenge guidelines... HERE.
Check back with me tomorrow when I share one more nautical inspired card.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21th (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Nautical Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Come join the Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge.  It is super easy to join in.  This weeks challenge is to follow a nautical theme relating to sailors, ships, or navigation.  Cruise along with Simon Says Stamps and join them on an adventurous voyage.  Keep in mind the many possibilities: a cruise ship vacation, boating on the lake, or sailing across one of the seven seas.  Those are just a few ideas to get you thinking.  Here is my card: Mesmerizing Mermaid of the Deep.  Also, I am joining the Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge "Anything Goes."  To join in all you have to do is, make a piece of artwork, making sure to include some rubber stamping.


I had never tried heat embossing onto silver twinkle mirror card. I love all the shimmer and there was none of the mess and headache caused from the mess of regular loose glitter. Then I took my circle punches to create all the various bubbles.  The watery background was created with alcohol inks which were perfect for creating more bubbly texture.  I am so very pleased with it. 

You can find out the guidelines about how to enter Simon Says Challenge HERE.

 http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  You have until Monday, August 21st (8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.)

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - Birthday

Happy 7th Birthday to Simon Says Stamps!!!
If you'd like to join the Monday Stamp Challenge, you can find all the guidelines HERE.
Here is my Z-fold birthday card with lovely Robin's Nest paper.
 
 

This week Simon Says Stamps is challenging you to join them for their 7th Birthday celebrations. Create something to help them celebrate! It could be a card, a tag to attach to a gift, a gift or maybe a birthday banner or cake topper! Since it is their birthday, they will be giving away 2 X $50 vouchers to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.


How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include a link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sin City Stamps "Quick Ideas" - Brick Background


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This is my first "Quick Ideas" to share with you.  I made a background with ink, spray mist, and one stamp.  The background was so quick to do.  Splattering gold mist really worked well to create that grunge look. Micro beads were a fun addition that gave the card some much needed texture.

Other Supplies:  blue distress ink pad, gold spray mist, black ink pad, flower stamp, embossing powder, heat gun, gold micro beads, liquid adhesive, 6x6" cardbase

You can find out all about my project HERE.


Sin City Stamps:                    
Brick Wall Section Art Rubber Stamp
Dare to be Different Word Phrase Stamp


To purchase these stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook.

Join the Sin City Fan Group.

Sunday, 6 August 2017

CardMaker Magazine (Fall 2017)

Look out for my card called "Fall Tree Woodgrain Card."
http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/
Get inspired for fall with 50+ sensational designs and techniques guaranteed to fuel your creativity! Cards for every style and skill level are included so you will be sure to expand your card-making skill set and create some fresh and fun cards.

Shhhhhhh...It's a Sneak Peek.
My card design was created completely with rubber stamps, inks, & embossing powder. The bare tree stamp is very versatile because you can customize it for any season by varying the colors and thus, use the same design for numerous occasions all year long. 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Sympathy Card - Sin City Stamps

Hi Ladies & Gents,
To add dimension and depth to the flowers, I used primarily a white colored pencil to color the petals. Then I used a bit of purple to add contrast and make the flowers pop. It is a simple yet sophisticated sympathy card. I hope you give this technique using white colored pencil a try and stamp on colored card stock rather than white. Don't forget to share your creations on the Sin City Fan Page.
You can find my complete tutorial HERE.

Supplies:


1. Flower Bird Sketches Rubber Stamp Set
2. Art Journaling #2 Rubber Stamp Set
3. watermark ink pad & gold ink pad
4. white embossing powder
5. heat gun
6. colored pencils
7. white card base 6x6"
8. yellow & lavendar cardstock
9. chalk


To purchase these fabulous stamps, please visit www.sincitystamps.com

For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us at the Sin City Blog and follow us on Facebook too. Join the Sin City Fan Group. HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Craft Stamper Magazine - Ready Set Stamp - September 2017

Hooray!!! My card was selected for the Ready Set Stamp section of Craft Stamper Magazine. Look for it in shops beginning today August 4th. 


Here is the color palette we were to use for inspiration. I just loved using the different shades of pinks.

My card is called "Eat Cherries" and here is a little peek.
Subscriptions for Craft Stamper Magazine can be found HERE.
Thanks!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Food

For the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge include food or drink on your creation!
Cherries and polka dots are the best combination ever!  I'm also submitting to The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge "Anything Goes." You can find out more info HERE.  The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from The Artistic Stamper.

How to Join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:
The project must be inspired in some way by the challenge but there are no rules as to what you may create – whether you are a card maker, mixed media artist, or scrapbooker. You may enter up to 5 times.  Make sure your link is a direct link to your project posting, not a general link to your blog.  Use of products purchased at Simon Says Stamp is not a requirement. Please remember to include and link to the challenge on your blog/website to be eligible to win the prize.  As always, Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store. You have until Monday, August 7th to enter your creation.

For the complete list of Simon Says rules go HERE.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017

Be sure to check out this months free magazine from Creative Inspiration - Issue 18. It is a collaboration of ladies world wide who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others. Our focus this month was Vacations, Summer, & Celebrations or to use the monochromatic color palette shown below.

Here is a little sneak peek of some of my contributions!
Creative Inspiration Magazine  (Issue 18)  HERE
My layouts can be seen at 22 seconds and my cards at 5:02 seconds.  Please stop by the Creative Inspiration Blog anytime to recharge your creative battery.  Prepare to be inspired and amazed by all the lady's skill & talent.

Creative Inspiration Magazine - August 2017
A very BIG thank you to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code.