Monday, 29 August 2016

Rubber Dance - August Stamp Color Challenge

Rubber Dance - August Stamp Color Challenge
The Challenge: use black & white, plus one color of your choice. You absolutely must include stamping on your project. Don't worry, you do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. You might win a fabulous prize of Rubber Dance Stamps.

Here is my friendship card featuring two red daisies and stamped newsprint background with a torn edge.  The perfect finishing touch was the addition of white Dew Drop jewels to accentuate the center of the daisies.  I rarely if ever design on long narrow cards 4x8" but I should definitely do more of them.

For card #2, I stamped the background with Joggles Grunge Star Border Cling Stamp and then stamped dictionary definitions over the movie reel die cut from BoBunny.  I stamped small stars and heat embossed with black glitter.  Finally, I embellished the card with gems, Dew Drop Jewels, & mini silver star stickers.

Rubber Dance is still accepting submissions.  (deadline - August 31)
For all the specifics to enter the challenge, please visit Rubber Dance Stamps Blog.
The winners will be announced on September 5.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Lindy's Stamp Gang - August Challenge

Check out Lindy's Stamp Gang Challenge for August.  There is still time to enter and win a great prize. ($50 Gift Certificate!!!)  To be eligible to win, create a project inspired from the August inspiration board above using a minimum of two Lindy’s products.  Then make a blog post sharing your project.  Make sure to include links to Lindy's Challenge page and also links to the specific products you used.  You can find all the rules HERE.
Here is my card: Mother Bird with Nest.  I trimmed the corners to create a large tag shape from a a 4x8" card base.  I embossed the card with a beautiful flourish pattern and then applied Lindy's Starburst Ink Spray.  These three colors are part of the Prairie Wildflower Shimmer Set.
A Closer Look:
After I colored the bird, I used a paper punch to cut it into a circle.  Next, I added Peeled Paint Distress Ink lightly to the edge.  Then, I applied VersaMark Ink to the edge of the circle and heat embossed it with Lindy's Magic Moon Pearls Two-Toned Embossing Powder.  I also added embossing powder to the eggs to give them a luminous sheen.  Finally, I added yellow flowers that I stamped, heat embossed, & colored and then I embellished the centers with Dew Drops jewels from The Robin's Nest and gold micro beads.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Creative Embellishments - August Challenge

Calling all challenge lovers! 
There is a new challenge this month at Creative Embellishments and there is a really cool prize to be won.  As usual, you must use at least one element from their picture prompt to be inspired and with an additional twist to also use something circular on your project.  Create a NEW project: layout, mini album, tag, or card as of August 1, 2016.  Next, make a blog post sharing your project and then visit the CE Blog to add your entry to the InLinkz box to be eligible for the prize. So get going...there is still time to enter.
                                                 The deadline to enter is August 30.

                                                     Window Kitty Spider Web Card
I was inspired by the starry sky in the picture prompt to create my stamped Halloween card featuring a kitty, his jack-o-lantern, and some friendly spiders.  The luminous moon (my circular element) overhangs the edge of the card and was stamped with a humorous sentiment. The starry sky was stamped and heat embossed with silver. Next, various blue alcohol inks were applied over the stars.  All the elements were stamped except the spider web which is a svg digital cut file.  Finally, the little spiders were stamped onto transparency and black gems added for their bodies & heads.  The top spider dangles from a sparkly fiber and adds a fun kinetic element to the card.

 Hot Air Balloon Card
I still had more inspiration and wanted to do a card with a hot air balloon and luckily my friend lent me her stamp as it had a circular balloon. I used many beautiful shades of hot pink which complimented the breast cancer awareness theme.
where you will find all the details and the picture prompt.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Craft Ideas Magazine - Fall 2016

Starting today, Craft Ideas Magazine (Fall 2016) is in stores.
Visit for How To's & Giveaways

Now, for a little sneak peek...
Check out page 66 to see my Halloween card.

& visit page 70 to see my friendship card.
The full set of directions can be found online at
Craft Ideas

Sunday, 21 August 2016

One Fine Day Layout - The Robin's Nest

Today is my turn to share a project for The Robin's Nest.  Drop by to see my girly layout where I celebrate my sister's marriage and her blossoming family. My layout features photos that were taken 10 years apart; first, as they began their life together and also as they welcome the arrival of their first child. The delicate pinks and vintage embellishments were the perfect compliment to celebrate the joys of womanhood.

Here is sneak peek...
                        To see the complete tutorial go to...The Chattering Robin's Blog.


The Robin's Nest Supplies: Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock, Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side pink spots), Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper, Lodge CutOuts Cardstock, Doillie Die Cuts, Rosy Cards, Rosy Die-Cut Flowers, Dew Dew Glue, Heart Dew Drops, Pearl White Diamond Dew Drops, Aquamarine Diamond Dew Drops, Pink Punch Dew Drops, Metallic Gold Dew Drops, Pink Glitter Journaling Blocks

Other Supplies: tree die cut, lace rubber stamp, silver ink, heart embellishments, Rosa Embossing Folder (Cricut Cuttlebug), pink pearlescent cardstock, transparency, Versamark Watermark Ink Pad (Tsukineko), woodgrain stamp (Recollections), gold embossing powder (Stampendous), Heat Gun (Ranger), dimensional foam tape

                  To purchase these pretty pink papers and embellishments, visit The Robin's Nest.

                                 For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team,
                                      be sure to visit us often at The Chattering Robin's Blog
                                                           and follow us on Facebook.
                                                                Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Captured Layout - The Robin's Nest

I just love baby pink & black together and when the Design Team was told our focus this month is on all things Girly, I was thrilled. I had the perfect Robin's Nest papers & embellishments in mind to make a layout about myself. If you love the color scheme as much as I do, then head over to The Chattering Robin's Blog today to see my post and complete tutorial.     

Shhhhhhhhh...It's a Sneak Peek!

Robin's Nest Supplies: Rosy Diamond Cardstock (reverse side pink spots), Obsidian Diamond Dew Drops, Coral Diamond Dew Drops, Black Dew Drops, Neon Pink Mini Dew Drops, Dew Dew Glue, Rosy Stripe Cardstock, Girl Crown Glittered (reverse side stripe), Black Glitter Cardstock, Black Daisy Glitter Stripe Specialty Paper, Pink Glitter Journaling Blocks, Rosy Straw, Princess Glitter Word Titles, Doilie Die Cuts
To purchase the supplies to make your own layout, visit The Robin's Nest.
For more inspiring paper-craft projects from the Design Team, be sure to visit us often at
The Chattering Robin's Blog
and follow us on Facebook.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Creative Magazine - August 2016 (Issue 12)

You've got to check out this free magazine from Turtle Soup. It is a collaboration of world wide creatives who share their projects freely in hopes of inspiring others.
Prepare to be amazed by all their talent. Enjoy the slideshow HERE.

                Creative Magazine - August 2016 (Issue 12)
This months challenge was to use the mood board "white plus one" or follow the theme of summer, fun, vacation, seaside, & sports.  I submitted four layouts which can be seen at 1min 27sec, as well as, two cards at 2min 57sec.

Once again, a huge thanks to our dedicated magazine coordinator, Bev Code and the Turtle Soup Design Team. Stop by Turtle Soup for more inspiration.