Monday, April 29, 2019

PIP Challenge #1917

This week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies our sponsor is Newton's Nook which is one of my favorite stamp companies.  I'm sure you see a lot of their stamps on my blog.  We are also going with a Clean and Simple theme this week.
For my card I decided to use Newton's Birdbath as my stamp for my creation.  I started by stamping the image in the corner of my card and colored it with my copic markers.  I then stamped the image on masking paper and cut it out and placed it over the image.  I then taped off about 3/4" on the right side and bottom.  I then used distress oxide and sponged over the masked image.  I pulled the mask off and this beautiful image came out.  The sentiment was part of the stamp set.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Challenge Your Stash

Time again for another challenge from our group in Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge this month came from Jen and what a fun challenge it was.  We were to use two of her favorite things which were orange and buttons.  Well I think my card covers both.
I started by adhered the orange plaid paper to the front of my card and then cut out the heart in the center.  I cut another heart out using just plain white cardstock to use as a stencil for the inside of my card.  I stenciled the heart using Distress Oxide.  I then used glue dots to adhere all the buttons to the inside of the card.  I added the sentiment to the front and the 2 buttons at the bottom.

Thanks Jen for a great challenge.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Project Bin

Today I am posting another card that I made using the Spencer's Stamp Set.  In honor of autism month The Project Bin is offering this stamp set free for orders over $60 or if you want to purchase it, it is only $5 this month.
I loved making this card.  I started out by sponging a sky background on the inside of the card using a cloud stencil.  I then adhered the green background to the front of the card and cut a circle out.  I also cut a scalloped circle out of the red cardstock and used the same circle die to cut the center out to match the circle on the card.  I stamped the heart from Spencer's Stamp set and colored it with my copic markers.  I then used the heart die from "In My Heart" stamp set to cut the hearts out.  I then took some fishing line and taped it to the center of the cut out circle.  I glued a heart on each side.  I also used the sentiment from Spencer's Stamp set.

Before putting the card in the envelope, you twist the heart all around several times.  That way when someone opens the card, the heart will spin and you have beautiful hearts on both sides.





Thursday, April 18, 2019

SCS 43rd Round UIS Swap

Today is the due date for the 43rd Round of the UIS Swap hosted by Lela.
The image I used was "Say Cheese" by Taylored Expressions.  I colored the image with my copic markers and then cut the image out.  I love this paper line (Simple Stories "Say Cheese III") which fit perfectly in to the card. 

Thanks Lela for a great challenge.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Project Bin

Since Easter is quickly approaching, I decided to make an Easter card for a dear friend of mine using the "Spring Zen" stamp set from The Project Bin.
I started by sponging a bit in the center of the card with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide.  I then used a sun ray stencil with sponging with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide.  I colored the cross with my copic markers.  I just love how the sun rays highlight the beautiful colors in the cross.

Remember that is you order over $60 at The Project Bin you will receive Spencer's Set free which is a $10 value.  What a deal.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Dueling Darlings

Today I actually have 2 posts.  This one is for our group on Splitcoaststampers called the Dueling Darlings.  This month Terry S. and LJ were our hostesses. They decided on an Outer Space theme.
This image is from My Favorite Things called Space Explorer.  I colored the images with my copic markers and then placed them on the paper.  The cute little explorer has a Hampton art action wobble so he is wobbly.  I also cut a circle out and used a circle embossing folder for the moon.

I had so much fun with this adorable stamp set.  Thanks to Terry for a great challenge.

PIP Challenge #1915

Well it has been a busy week and to start the week off I actually have 2 posts.  The second post will come in a few hours.

First up we have Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1915.   The challenge this week is sponsored by Di's Digital Images.  We could use any image this week so I decided to share an Easter Project I had made.
For my project I used the Lawn Fawn Milk Carton Die.  The designer paper is Spring Fling by Echo Park.  I stamped the image from Newton's Nook "Woodland Spring" stamp set on Watercolor paper and then used my Altenew watercolors to color up the image.  The Happy Easter is a die from the Newton's Nook Spring Pile Up set.

 Be sure and check out Di's Digital Images.  She has adorable images in her store.  I go there when I need a stamp right away.  You have to love digital images.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and link up your project at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge

I have to say that Newton's Nook is one of my favorite stamp companies because of their adorable stamps.  You get such a great image every time you use these quality stamps.  I am also excited because our local scrapbooking store (Vintage in KC) now carries them.  Lucky me.

For the Inky Paws Challenge this week they are using a sketch challenge.
For my card I used the stamp set Garden Mice which is one of my latest finds.
One of my favorite die sets from Newton's Nook is the Frames and Flags Die set and I use it a lot for my cards.  I colored the image with my colored pencils and added a stenciled cloud background on the flag and added the pennant and sun at the top.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure and check back tomorrow because I will actually have 2 posts.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Project Bin

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I am continuing with my support of Autism Awareness this week since April is Autism Awareness month.      

For my card this week for The Project Bin  I am using Spencer's Stamp Set and the Heart Die from In My Heart Stamp Set.
I stamped the heart all over a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock.  I also colored a separate heart and colored it using my copic markers.  I then used the Heart Die to cut the heart out.  I pop dotted it over one of the hearts on the card base.  I used vintage photo distress ink to go around the edges of the card base and the sentiment and heart.  

Remember that The Project Bin is offering a special this month for the stamp set "Spencer's Set".  You can purchase the stamp set for $5 or it is free with a $60 order.  


Monday, April 8, 2019

Crafters of Faith



Well I am a little late in posting my card for our Crafters of Faith Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers but better late than not at all.

Dawn is our hostess this month and she chose Romans 8:17-18 as her scripture for the month.  "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us".  Dawn challenged us to make a card that reveals an image or sentiment.

Here is my card.  The butterfly slips through the slot and reveals on the inside of the card also.  A simple card but still beautiful with the butterfly.  I sponged the butterfly base with distress oxide inks.  I then glued the black outline of the butterfly over the sponged part.  The sentiment was a matching stamp and die set from Hero Arts.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Project Bin


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Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.
For my card I decided to use the colors that are in the Autism Ribbon above.  I stamped the heart twice and cut apart one and left the other one as it was stamped.  I colored both with my copic markers and then used the heart die from the stamp set "In My Heart" to cut out the heart.  I stenciled the white background piece with yellow ink to give it a soft look.  

The Project Bin is offering a special this month for the stamp set "Spencer's Set".  You can purchase the stamp set for $5 or it is free with a $60 order.

Thanks for stopping by.  You will be seeing the stamp set being used several times this month.  Be sure and check back for more inspiration using this adorable stamp set.



Monday, April 1, 2019

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #1913

Today is Challenge #1913 over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.  Our sponsor this weeks is Morgan's Art World.  The image I am using is Ted 2.
I colored this adorable image with my copic markers after printing it in my printer.  I just love these digital images because you can size them any way you want and just so fun to color.

Be sure and join us over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies with your project because the theme is "anything goes".