Saturday, 1 December 2018

Christmas Blog Hop - Blank Page Muse

Hi Gals,
Thanks for stopping by to see my project for the BPM Christmas Blog Hop.  You will find loads of inspiration along the way from Christmas gift giving ideas to ornaments to decorate your home. Make sure to visit all the participating blogs and then leave a comments about your favorite idea/s on the BPM post. You could win a fabulous grab bag of assorted stamps. (Last day to comment is December 8th.)  Grab some hot chocolate and come along for a spectacular trip!  You can find the Blog Hop HERE.
Here is a fun and frugal idea done by mixing and matching stamp sets.  Try looking at your non-holiday stamp supplies in a new light and get thinking "outside the gift box."

I created a galaxy sky background with texture stamps.  Even the sentiment originally came from a beach themed stamp set.  A dress form is not usually a Christmas image but I designed the second card for a crafty friend who enjoys sewing.   I also made tiny spools near the doll's hands to accentuate the seamstress theme.  I hope my cards inspire you to stretch your supplies and your creativity and look at your stamp sets with new eyes.

A Closer Look:

This card is submitted in the Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.
You can find all the rules to participate HERE. Deadline Dec. 5th.

BPM Supplies:
Santa on Sled with Reindeer Silhouette Rubber Stamp
Moon Small Round Line Art Face
Hearty Doodles Art Rubber Stamp Set
Sequin Waste Light Art Rubber Stamp by Terri Sproul
Santa Face Art Stamp

This card is entered into the following challenges:
 
Don't forget to leave your comments about the BPM Christmas Blog Hop
HERE for a chance to win a grab bag of BPM Stamps. (Deadline: Dec. 8th)

BPM Supplies:
Mannequin Dress Form Dancer Fleur Art Rubber Stamps
Soulful Dolls Art Rubber Stamps Sheet by Cathy Frailey
Santa Face Art Rubber Stamp
Woodgrain Background Rubber Stamp

Other Supplies:
  • ink pad (blue, green, brown, black) 
  • white acrylic paint
  • red marker
  • mini red gems
  • thread

Vintage Plum Romance Card - Dusty Attic Challenge

Take a look at this beautiful mood board by Dusty Attic for the November Challenge.  They have the most beautiful laser cut chipboard embellishments.
 
This is my card for the November Challenge called Vintage Plum Romance.
You can find out more about the Dusty Attic Challenge HERE.
product used - Mini Vintage Keys (Dusty Attic)

This card is also submitted into the following Challenges:
A Closer Look:

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Naughty or Nice Layout - FotoBella

Today I'm sharing my scrapbook layout on the FotoBella Blog using the Simple Stories collection called Sub Zero. I created an accordion fold mini album that holds five photos and adds a kinetic element to the layout. You can find the step by step tutorial HERE.

Confession Corner:  The final design of this layout was not my original plan. My first idea was to incorporate five small photos under the main photo. I wanted the photos lined up like little Christmas gifts with bows on top. However, the colors in the photos resisted my idea and just didn't look too good with the background papers. Therefore, I had to go to "plan B" an accordion fold mini album.

FotoBella Supplies:
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
Simple Stories Sub Zero 6x12 Chipboard
Simple Stories Sub Zero Bits & Pieces
Simple Stories Sub Zero 4x6 Stickers
Simple Stories Sub Zero Feelin Frosty Washi Tape
Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit

Other Supplies:

  • scoring board and scoring tool
  • red and green cardstock
  • 3D foam tape
  • alphabet stickers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The Beauty of Fall Card

Hello Crafty Friends,
My card is up on the Blank Page Muse Blog today which features a nature theme. As a frugal crafter, I just love it when a single stamp can achieve so many variations.  I think you'll agree trees are just so versatile!  Visit the BPM Blog to learn more HERE.
This card is entered into the following challenges.

BPM Stamps:  Silhouette Style Bare Tree Art Rubber Stamp
    Other Supplies:
    • brown ink pad
    • watermark pen and heat tool
    • embossing powder (yellow & orange)
    • orange cardstock
    • 2.5" circle punch 
    • corner rounder punch
    • card base (5x7")
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    Thursday, 15 November 2018

    Snowmen Cards - FotoBella

    Here is a sneak peek at my second project of the month for FotoBella featuring the Simple Stories Collection (Sub Zero). Snowmen are my absolute favorite and I have a huge collection of snow people that I display in my house during December and January. So I just couldn't wait to create some adorable cards with the wonderful snowmen papers & embellishments.  Come over and see my cards at the Fotobella Blog HERE.
     

    FotoBella Supplies:
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collection Kit
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 6x12 Chipboard
    Simple Stories Sub Zero Bits & Pieces
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 4x6 Stickers
    Simple Stories Sub Zero Feelin Frosty Washi Tape
    Simple Stories Sub Zero 12x12 Collectors Essential Kit

    Other Supplies:

    • card bases (5x7")
    • 3D foam tape
    • card stock (green / white)

    Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    CAS Tree Card - Quick Idea

    This is the perfect card to make ahead of time and keep in your stash of cards. By leaving space along the lower edge, you can add the appropriate sentiment as required.  When you need a last minute card, you can simply convert it to a "Thank You" card, "Get Well Soon" card, or "Happy Birthday" card.  I find this design to be especially useful as a "With Sympathy" card. Check it out HERE on the Blank Page Muse Blog. 

    This card is entered into the following challenges...
    This bare tree stamp is especially versatile and by simply changing the color scheme
    you can achieve a more feminine appeal. The possibilities are limitless! 

    BPM Rubber Stamps: Silhouette Style Bare Tree Art Rubber Stamp

    Other Supplies:
    • black ink pad
    • watermark pen
    • embossing powder (yellow & orange)
    • heat tool
    • black card stock
    • copper ribbon
    • leaf embellishment
    • gold card base (5x7")

    Wednesday, 7 November 2018

    Winter Cards - FotoBella

    My first project of the month features the Simple Stories collection called Sub Zero. It is the perfect combination of bright colors that celebrates the fun activities done during the Winter months.  The 4x6" designs from the scrapbook paper pack were used as the starting point for my cards. Cheerful large messages formed the focal point and then quirky Winter animals and snowflake embellishments were added to finish them off perfectly. You can see my fun cards HERE.
    Pop on over to FotoBella's Blog to see my Winter cards using this lovely kit.







    Monday, 5 November 2018

    Celebrate Family Card

    Hello Crafty Friends,
    Today's project is a Fall/Autumn themed card appropriate for Thanksgiving or as a pick me up card for someone special who may be having a difficult time.   You will find the complete tutorial HERE on the Blank Page Muse Blog.  Celebrate Family!

    This card is submitted into the following CHALLENGES...
    Stamps:  www.blankpagemuse.com

    Other Supplies:
    • brown ink pad
    • orange cardstock
    • pattern paper (plaid & woodgrain)
    • sentiment stickers
    • clear stamp block
    • card base (5x7")
    Thanks for visiting!

    Tuesday, 30 October 2018

    FotoBella - Happy Halloween Card

    Here is a moderately spooky Halloween card with a slightly vintage feel which is super easy to make. I used lots of patterned papers that perfectly compliment each other and tie the card together because they are all from the Graphic 45 kit - Off to the Races.  Even kits that are heavily themed have loads of smaller patterns that can be used in other projects.  Don't be afraid to stretch your supplies!
    This card is entered into the following challenges:

     www.fotobella.com
    Visit the FotoBella blog HERE to see more of my Halloween cards.

    Graphic 45 Supplies:
    Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
    Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock

    Other Supplies:

    Monday, 29 October 2018

    Accordion Fold Tag Card - FotoBella

    There is so much yummy loveliness in this Graphic 45 kit (Off to the Races).  I wanted to use every part of it so I made a tri-fold accordion card.  Therefore, it was like decorating three card fronts for one grand project.  Be prepared to be overloaded with roses, lace, and vintage feminine flare. You can find the complete tutorial HERE.

    Supplies: (
    Graphic 45)
    Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
    Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock
    Off to the Races Ephemera Cards
    Off to the Races Stickers
    Off to the Races Banners
    Off to the Races Tags and Pockets
    Off to the Races Chipboard
    Off to the Races Charms

    Other Supplies:
    • scoring tool and scoring board
    • 3D foam tape
    • ribbon / lace
    • baker's twine
    • roses / pearls



      Thanks for visiting today!

    Tuesday, 23 October 2018

    Happy Haunting Card - Blank Page Muse


    Here is quick background done using a simple masking technique and blending distress inks.  It is a useful technique that allows you layer your stamping and avoid having to fussy cut a intricate and delicate image like this witch silhouette.  I love those little Halloween buttons that finish off my sexy witch perfectly.  Embellishing really is the best part of any project.  You can find the complete tutorial at the Blank Page Muse Blog.

    This card is submitted into the following CHALLENGES...
    A Closer Look:
     

    BPM Stamps:
    Grunge Cobwebs Halloween Background by Pam Bray Designs
    Witch Silhouette Halloween Rubber Stamp

    Other Supplies:

    • black ink pad
    • silver mirror cardstock
    • orange, green, purple ink pads
    • ink blending tool
    • silver glitter embossing powder
    • heat gun
    • decorative buttons
    • clear mounting block
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    Thursday, 18 October 2018

    Easel Cards - FotoBella

    Hello Crafty Friends,
    Here are my second projects of the month featuring the glorious Graphic 45 kit "Off to the Races." I hope you enjoy my two easel cards. I did one super feminine card with a touch of lace and the second one was more masculine by avoiding the rose designs. So it is good to note that with what may appear to be a feminine kit, it is possible to make manly projects from this kit as well.
    Find out all the details HERE on the FotoBella Blog.

    Supplies: Graphic 45

    Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
    Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock
    Off to the Races Ephemera Cards
    Off to the Races Stickers
    Off to the Races Banners
    Off to the Races Tags & Pockets
    Off to the Races Chipboard

    Other Supplies:

    • card base (5x7")
    • 3D foam tape
    • scoring board & tool
    • hot glue gun
    • lace / feather
    • craft knife
    • brads
    • baker's twine

    Thursday, 11 October 2018

    Maculine Cards - FotoBella

    Hey There,
    If you know someone who is crazy for horses then this is the kit for you. This equestrian theme kit is cram packed with horses racing & jumping.  For the true equestrian lover, there are unlimited possibilities. I began by selecting a card from the ephemera pack. Everything coordinates so easily, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when selecting background papers and mattes. I added small embellishments by selecting ornate metal charms and coordinating chipboard accents.  Truly amazing! Let's go "Off to the Races!"  Find out all about my cards HERE.
     

    If you prefer, you can downplay the horse theme a bit if you focus on the abundance of roses and the stunning woman adorned with incredible hats & attire.  Beautiful intricate patterns and elegantly dressed people intermix to the perfect proportion to create a luxurious feast for the eyes as only Graphic 45 can achieve. Stay tuned, later this month I'll be back to share my very feminine cards created from the Graphic 45 - Off to the Races kit.

    A Closer Look:

    • thread
    • 3D foam tape
    • bracket die
    • die cutting machine
    • card base (5x7")

      Thanks for visiting today!

    Monday, 8 October 2018

    If the Broom Fits - Quick Ideas

    I wanted to make a non-scary & non-creepy Halloween card. The "Witch Silhouette" image was the perfect answer.  I layer multiple stamps and then colored just the hat and broom as prominent features.  I hope you notice that my cute little gem covered spider dangles from a sparkly thread in the lower right corner.  So it can swing freely when the card is handled for an extra surprise.
    This card is entered into the following CHALLENGES...
    A Closer Look:


    Blank Page Muse Stamps:

    Creative Inspiration Online Magazine Issue #26

    If you need some Autumn inspiration, take a trip over to see the latest Creative Inspiration Online Magazine. The October issue is full of talented ladies from all over the world.   Participants were to be inspired the following mood board and include themes like family, friends, fall, thankful, & school related images.  Be on the lookout for my 2 scrapbook pages (1min 18secs) and 3 cards (3min 51secs).  Thanks again to Bev for putting together another wonderful issue.


    Sunday, 7 October 2018

    World Card Making Day - FotoBella

    Happy WORLD Card Making Day!!!
    These cards are simply for any occasion and can be used for a friend who needs a pick-me-up. When you wish you could be there in person to give your friend a much needed hug but can't...send a beautiful handmade card. These papers are super feminine and the subtle colors work perfectly together.  Visit the Fotobella Blog to see my 2 cards as well as a bunch more beautiful cards from the Design Team.



    Friday, 5 October 2018

    Design Team Call

    Hey Friends,
    I am excited to announce that Blank Page Muse are looking to add to their design team for a 6 month term!  If you love rubber stamping and enjoy creating cards, scrapbook pages, tags, jewelry, home decor, party favors, altered items, and mixed media projects- They are looking for you!  The deadline to apply is October 26th.  Find out all the info HERE.

    https://blankpagemuse.blogspot.com/2018/10/blank-page-muse-stamps-inspiration-team.html
    About Blank Page Muse:
    Blank Page Muse is a manufacturer of deeply etched red rubber stamps. They are a small family owned and operated company.  The eclectic range of rubber stamps are pressed, cut and packaged in Southern California.  BPM offer so many themes of stamps from Steampunk to Vintage and from Holidays to Whimsical.  So you see, they have what it takes to break the blank page!

    Thursday, 4 October 2018

    Witch Moon Card - Blank Page Muse

    I just love silhouette forms and this witch is simply perfect!  I masked the moon, layered images, and created the sky by blending distress inks.  I think a mildly creepy moonlit night background was just what the sexy silhouette needed.  You will find the complete tutorial over on the Blank Page Muse Blog.
    This card is entered into the following challenges...
    A Closer Look:

    Blank Page Muse Stamps:
    Other Supplies:
    • black ink pad
    • clear mounting block
    • patterned paper
    • chalk
    • blue ink
    • ink blending tool
    • 2.5" circle punch
    • white dome gem
    • pumpkin embellishment
    • ribbon
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