Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Newtons Nook Inky Paws Challenge #120

Since I have plenty of time at home, I am going to some of my favorite stamp sets and making a few cards.  I noticed that the Inky Paws Challenge #120 is a sketch challenge which I always love.
I decided to start with my all time favorite Newtons Nook stamp set which is called Woodland Spring.  The images on this stamp set are all just adorable.

For my card I stamped off the deer image and colored it with my copic markers.  I then used the matching die to cut the image out.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug Design called Hello Spring.  I used a circle punch on the sentiment and added a few flowers on the card.

Monday, March 30, 2020

PIP Challenge #2013

Today over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge Blog you will notice a new challenge today.  Since this is the last challenge of the month we are having a twist to our Anything Goes Challenge which is to use ribbon.  This week is sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps.  So I thought for my project I would post a picture of a project I made for our local store called Vintage in KC.
Loaded envelopes or loaded pockets have always intrigued me so I decided to give it a try.  You will notice that I used lots of ribbon in my project.  Below is a picture of everything I put in my project.  I made 2 full size cards, 2 smaller cards, tags and embellishments.  I used the Farmhouse Market designer paper.  I just love this line.
Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out Di's Digital Stamps for their wonderful stamps.  Now is the time to really take advantage of digital images.  So easy to print off and make as many as you want.  And storage is so easy....

Also we need to support our small businesses.  Check out Vintage in KC facebook page or website.  They are trying to do online sales and we all want to do what we can to help out.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Challenge Your Stash Group

Today is reveal day for our "Challenge Your Stash Group" on Splitcoaststampers.  Barbara was our hostess this month and her challenge was that March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.  Well I really didn't have any lion images so I went with this adorable easter card that does have a lamb in it.
I started my card by stamping the images on Neenah Class Crest Solar White paper.  The images are from the Doodlebug Hoppy Easter stamp set.  I colored the images with my copic markers and cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut which is getting to be my favorite tool these days.  I used the MFT cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink.  I then used Your Next Stamp grass die and highlighter the edges with a darker green ink.  The could is a stiched cloud die from Memory Box and the Stitched Sun is from Lil inker. 

What a pretty spring card this made.  Thanks Barbara for a great challenge.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Project Bin

Today is my scheduled day to post for The Project Bin.  2 Weeks ago I posted cards that I had made with napkins.  Today I have several more to show along with a short tutorial on how I made these cards.

Supplies Needed:

Pretty Napkin, Cling Wrap, CardStock for base, Assorted Die, Scrap cardstock

1    Separate printed layer of napkin from white part.  Some napkins are 2 ply and some are 3 ply.  Take it down to the top layer.

      Assemble piece of white cardstock, plastic wrap and then top layer of napkin.  I then took a piece of inexpensive 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock and folded it in half to form an envelope.  I then slipped the sandwich of layers from above into it.  This is to make sure you don’t get any of the cling wrap on your iron.

3    With your iron on the highest non-steam setting, begin ironing the sandwich, going over it evenly for a few minutes, making sure you iron the entire area.   Let cool.

While holding the napkin down with one hand, carefully pull back the top part of the folded envelope you created.  . Check to be sure the napkin is fused to the cardstock everywhere - especially at the corners. If it's not, simply put the sandwich back down and continue ironing. You can do this as often as necessary.  Trim to fit cardstock

5    Using your dies cut out your pieces using your diecut machine.  I was able to die cut the images below using just one square of my napkin.

6     Assemble your card.   For the first card below I used the stamp set “Simply Sayin” and the next card I used “bff” both from The Project Bin.


7.       Here is an example of another card I made using a different napkin and used it as the background.  The sentiment is from The Project Bin called Birthday Girl.  
I hope you give this technique a try.  I guarantee you won't look at a napkin the same way.  

Monday, March 16, 2020

Challenge #2011 for PIP Challenges

Happy Monday to everyone.  Today over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies we have a new challenge which is being sponsored by the adorable stamp company Polkadoodles.  I had a hard time trying to decide which digital image to use for my card today but I finally decided on Happy Woof Day.
I downloaded the image and then colored it with my copic markers.  I used my brother scan n cut to cut out the image.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and join us over at PIP Challenges.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Crafty Animals - Anything goes plus an animal
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes


Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dueling Darlings

Today is reveal day for our Dueling Darlings group in Splitcoaststampers.  Tami and Terry were our hostesses this month.  The theme was around March 20 which is the International Day of Happiness.  They decided that coffee makes a lot of people happy so that is the theme.  I know it makes me happy every morning.

I was actually able to make 2 card with the kit that Terry sent me.  The background is Concord & 9th's Coffee Blend Turnabout Stamp using the following colors:  Dark chocolate, warm cocoa warm glow amalgam and chocolate truffle amalgram.

The embossed part of the card uses Stampin Up close to cocoa with the Sizzix Alterations embossing Folder.  The large cup is concord and 9th coffee blend dies.  The sentiments are from Hero Arts.
The second card uses the same stamp set but includes Tomato soup and Turquoise ink.

Thanks to Terry and Tami for a great challenge.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Crafters of Faith

I woke up to a beautiful morning today hearing the birds singing.  It is going to be in the 60's today.  I almost feel guilt going to a crop where we will be inside all day.

Today is reveal day for our Crafters of Faith group on Splitcoaststampers.  Sue is our hostess this month and she chose the following scripture for our challenge.

1 Thessalonians 5:5-8  For you are all sons of light and sons of day.  We are not of night nor of darkness;  so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.  For those who sleep do their sleeping at night, and those who get drunk get drunk at night.  But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation.

Sue challenged us to make a card that illustrates how you shine the light of Christ to others.   I love making cards with sunshine on them so I made the card below.
For my card I used the Stamp set "Spring Zen" from The Project Bin.  I stamped the cross in the center of a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch paper.  I colored the image using my copic markers.  I then placed the card in my Scan n cut and traced around the heart.  Before I cut the cross out and put the outside card base on the mat and cut out a cross.  I then used Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxides in the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiment in the lower right side of card front.
For the inside of the card I used an oval die to cut the colored cross and yellow cardstock with a scalloped oval die  I stamped the Happy Easter at the top of the image.

Thanks to Sue for a great challenge. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The Project Bin

I recently attended a fun crop with several of my friends.  We were able to learn a new technique using paper napkins and cling wrap.

For my 2 cards today I wanted to highlight The Project Bin sentiment stamps.

For both cards I used a leaf embossing folder with green cardstock.  The bird image is actually from a napkin I used.  The first card sentiment is from the stamp set Wise Women and the second sentiment is from #bff

I will be posting a couple more cards I made using this napkin technique on March 18 where I will actually do a tutorial on the technique.  I love finding new techniques where I am able to do something different and such a fun way to highlight The Project Bin stamps.

Be sure a check back.

Monday, March 2, 2020

PIP Challenge #2009

Welcome to Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2009.  I am so excited because it is actually warming up here in Kansas and I am getting the feeling of spring.

This week PIP is offering a $5 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge to Mo's Digital Pencil.  I decided to check out Mo's Digital Pencil and found some adorable images.  I decided since I feel spring is right around the corner I would use one of their digital images.  The image I chose to use is called April.
I printed the image off on my computer and then colored it with my copic markers.  I tried to match up the colors in the papers from Garden Party by Pebbles and then went to coloring this adorable image.  I then use a Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Eyelet Oval die to cut out the image.  The sentiment is from Circle of Spring by Stampin Up.  

I just love these spring colors in the paper.  I hope to join us over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies for this fun challenge.  Remember Anything Goes for this challenge.

PIP Challenge #2407

 This weeks challenge over at Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges is sponsored by Varada Sharma .                                              ...