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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hey, hey, it is What If Wednesday :)

I love Repeat Impressions What If Wednesday's!

This week we have another fabulous sketch from Wendy (owner of RI).  This sketch was a piece of cake to work with and you will be amazed at what each of the Repeat Rock Stars has created this week.  


I followed the sketch just as it was and I love how this card turned out.

I have recently fallen back in love with my basic die cut shapes and love the simplicity of the scallops with the pretty RI Sunflower #4313-K.  Each of the panels is adhered flat to the card.  The added button and dew drops are the only dimension on this one. The sunflower is colored with several shades of golden yellow markers with a touch of brown for the center.  A little Diamond glitter glue just to add some sparkle.

Here is the sketch for this week:


As always, I would love it if you stopped by each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out their amazing cards.  Once you have visited their blogs, be sure to stop by The House That Stamps Built blog and check out the challenge, we love it when you play along!  Wendy even gives out an awesome prize to one of our creative stamping friends!  

Here is a listing of my Rock Star Sister's blogs:




Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sweet as Roses

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope your weekend was a good one and now that Monday is behind us, we will head into the week smiling :)


I have been having a ton of fun making shaker cards lately and decided to share another shaker today.  Aren't these little mice so cute?

Here is the Crafter's Companion product used for this card:

CC Moonbeam Meadow Hugs and Kisses, CC Sentimentals-Verses
SN Markers:  CG3, CG4, DG3, DG4, EB1, DR2, DR5, DR7, EB2, IB1, TB1, TB4, TB8, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN7
SN: Premium White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black 

Don't forget!  Today is the last day for the Crafter's Companion Birthday Week Sale.  Be sure to check out the great deals!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrate with us and Win!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my other post

The contest is now closed and the winner is:

Sadly, the original winner did not contact me, so I picked a new winner and that is:

Denise Bryant

Congratulations!  Please e-mail me with your name and address and we will get your stamp set out to you :)




 "It's Birthday Week at Crafter's Companion UK and we are celebrating in the US too!  Along with all of the party fun this week, I have a giveaway!  


With every Crafter's Companion US order of $100.00 or more, you will receive this adorable Bebunni Floral set for FREE!  

Here are the Crafter's Companion products used on this card:

SN Pencils: 014, 029, 034, 035, 045,057, 064,085, 088, 090, 104, 114
SN Marker: GB4 (used to color white paper flowers to match card perfectly)
SN: Premium White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black
Stickles Glitter Glue

Now, I bet you want to know what my GIVEAWAY is?

Leave a comment here on my blog between NOW and  Sunday, October 26th at 11pm (ET).for a chance to win this adorable Bebunni Celebration set. I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments on this post :)


Thanks for stopping by!

Come and hop with Tombow and Lindsay Weirich

Happy Friday stampers!  Today Tombow is hopping with Lindsay Weirich aka The Frugal Crafter.  You should have arrived at my blog from Debbie's awesome blog, but if you didn't you can go back to Tombow's blog and start from the beginning.

This week we our focus is on the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Muted Color set.

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Chickadee at Rest #211-P onto some cream cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I used the Muted Color set for all of my coloring on this card.  I also used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and Tombow Foam Tabs to hold everything nice and snug!

Be sure to hop on over to each of the blogs along the way, you will find the lineup below:



Look at this great prize you could win:



In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects.

Tombow will announce a winner on their blog on Monday 10/27/14

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shake It Up!

Good Morning!

Fall is finally here and before you know it Christmas will be knocking on our doors.

Today, I am sharing a fun shaker card created with stamps and supplies from Crafters Companion


I forgot how much I love shaker cards, I hadn't made one in a long time.  I will be making a few more soon, as it is a fun way to use that glitter and sequin supply that I seem to have an overload of :)

Here are the Crafters Companion products used:

Stamp:  Moonbeam Meadow Christmas Kisses
SN Markers:  BGR1, BGR3, CG2, DG3, DG4, DR1, DR7, EB1, GB8, IB1, TN7, TN8, Blender
Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Die'sire Essential Dies Circles and Scallop Circles
Memento Tuxedo Black

Additional Elements Used:

Sequins, Loose Glitter, Leaf punchies and die cuts, button and some iridescent cording

Have you made a shaker card lately?  



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RI WIW-Joy's Leftovers Challenge


Hey, hey....it is time for another What If Wednesday on The House That Stamps Built blog.  This week our talented Rock Star, Joy has challenged us to use our "leftovers" to create our cards.

Well, that was an easy one for me, I always have a pile of scraps laying somewhere on my desk.  


This card came together quickly because everything was out and ready to use!  I stamped the RI Snowmen fall #4601-H in red ink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with an oval die.  I stamped the RI Snowflakes 8805-K in light blue ink over the sentiment (they are hard to see in the picture) and then popped up the sentiment panel.

Be sure to stop by each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and see what they have created using "leftovers"



After you have check out all of their awesome designs, be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built blog and check out all of the details to play along with the "leftovers" challenge and have a chance and winning some fabulous stamps.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Hi there!  This week the Tombow team has been sharing cards/projects with a pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of the Warrior women who have had  breast cancer.

I think if you ask anyone, they will say that they have either battled breast cancer or held the hand of someone who has.

The card I am sharing today is for all of them.  This card has a bit of a vintage feel, yet soft and powerful with pink tones.


The technique I used for this card is one that I call Glazed Watercolor Technique. It is simple, fun and quick!

I started this card by pulling out the Noble stamp from Penny Black and applying Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly to the rubber.  The colors I used are:

Leaves:  126 and 098
Flowers:  772, 723 and 761
Shading:  N95 

After coloring directly to the rubber, I gave the stamp a few spritz with some homemade shimmer spray (recipe below) and then I stamped it onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and held it there for a count of 10.  Carefully lift the stamp and allow image to dry. 

 Now here comes the fun....glazing part...okay it isn't really glaze, but it looks that way when finished.  I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and overstamped the watercolor image (be sure your image is dry) a little to one side or the other as this gives a bit of a shadow. Emboss with clear embossing powder.   Use the Tombow N95 marker to add some light shading to the side of the image that is not covered by clear embossing.  See, I told you the technique was easy.  

I would love for you to give my technique a try, if you do please come back and leave me a message so that I can check it out and show you some love!

Now, here is the recipe for the homemade shimmer spray:

In a fine mist spray bottle add a little bit of Ranger Perfect Pearls in whatever color you prefer and then fill with water.  Give the bottle a shakey shake and you are ready to go.  If you like a little sparkle, just add a little powder.  If you like a lot of sparkle, add a little more.  I always start with a little and adjust as needed.

I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive and Foam Tabs to hold everything together.  This is a great combo when you are using heavier paper like watercolor paper.


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