Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Paper Pumpkin Thing May 2017 Blog Hop

Hello!  Can you believe this is my third post this week!  When that happens it's either a miracle or a blog hop.. and yes it is a blog hop!  

This is A Paper Pumpkin Thing  Blog Hop and we're all about alternative ideas for the May 2017 Sprinkled with Love Paper Pumpkin Kit!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from Carolynn Sander's blog and thank you so much for continuing!  If you started with me please click the next button at the end of the post to continue on for all types of awesome inspiration!

So I have to be honest.... this month was a struggle.   I honestly loved all of the projects in the kit and thought they were perfect as designed.   I finally decided that the blue round cardbase looked like a wreath but wasn't cut like one so I took my circle framelits and cut a whole in the front.  I added a white circle on the inside and heat embossed the "you make me oh so very happy" sentiment in gold.  I stamped centers in four of the flowers.  I added three flowers on the left side of my wreath with dimensionals.  I tied a piece of the gold twine into a knot around the left side of the wreath and tied a messy layered bow onto the knotted twine.  I added three of the included confetti dots to the front.  For my treat bag I stamped the "for you" sentiment on one included blue banners.  I cut the top edge straight and added a twine bow like the one on the wreath.  I added one of the flowers and three more of the confetti dots.  I attached the banner with a small wooden clothespin.  

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PCC245 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge with Concord & 9th Flourish Stamp Set

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  I'm not going to lie to you.  This week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge was a challenge for me!  It is an awesome Tic-Tac-Toe but for some reason everything wasn't coming together for me. Does that ever happen to you?  It is so frustrating!  Here's the Tic - Tac-Toe..

For some reason I think I was overthinking this one.  I finally went straight down the middle with Enamel Embellishments, Favorite Stamp Set and Flowers!

Now I'll confess again.. I love this Concord & 9th Flourish Stamp Set but when I started stamping I realized I had no clue what I was doing.  I've seen some awesome cards made with it but I was at a loss how it all comes together.  So... I stamped off the side so I could put parts of it together. lol  As soon as I finished my card I went to the Concord and 9th YouTube Channel and watched this video!  And it turns out I didn't make any of my flowers right!  lol    So what did I do?? I altered the flowers!  Here is my new card.. Which do you prefer?

I love the texture that the stamps have when layering them so my pick is definitely the 2nd one!  Well there you go.. learn from my mistakes!  

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SIP #100 Card Maker's Choice with Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope today is wonderful and brings you many smiles!  I'm super excited about Stamp, Ink, Paper's #100th Challenge!  It's my favorite type of challenge.. Card Maker's Choice.  Make whatever you want and post it!  How cool is that!

The other part of the challenge I'm super excited about is using my new Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut .  I love the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits and this was one of the Add-ons for the month of May!  It is such an stamp set!  The Hero Arts Reef Border Frame is another of the Add-ons.  It is currently sold out and I'm so happy that I got it before it did!

For the card base I used an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My next layer is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Fun Stamper's Journey Huckleberry Fusion Cardstock that was dry embossed with We R Memory Keepers Next Level Wave Embossing Folder.  I cut the Hero Arts Reef out of more of the 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  I used the outer oval ring to also cut some Window Sheet for my shaker.  I attached the reef to the window sheet with FSJ Craft Glue.  I then added some Stampin' Up! Foam Adhesive Strips around the outside edge of the window sheet.  For my shaker background I heat embossed in white the sentiment onto some of the fancy ice blue paper that was in my Hero Arts kit.  I added the sequins inside the shaker window and attached tghe ice blue embossed paper to the back.  I stamped my Manatee and fish with Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Once the ink was set, I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color the images in.  I attached the fish with mini glue dots and the Manatee with Foam Tape.  Lastly I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparking Confetti.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  That Manatee is my new favorite!

Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Just For Fun.. Beautiful Happiness FSJ

Random Post.. lol  I have been playing around with the Fun Stamper's Journey Beautiful Happiness Stamp set.  It is super fun with lots of great sentiments.  Here's a card and small shadowbox framed art I made.  I know it's a little wild.. but I like it. lol  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for all of my coloring and ink blending.  The Cardstock is Bristol Smooth Cardstock since it handles the water well.  The sentiments were stamped in Versafine Tuxedo Black ink and then clear embossed.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PCC244 Sketch Challenge - FSJ Beautiful Happiness

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  Is it Summer where you live yet?  Today it was in the high 80's and it seemed even hotter!  I have the feeling it is going to be a long hot summer.   Well since today is Wednesday it is time for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  This week's sketch is super fun!

Isn't this one awesome??  So since I am all about some watermelon during the hot summer I decided to use the Fun Stamper's Journey Beautiful Happiness stamp set for this one.  I decided to turn the sketch upside down for my card!

I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" FSJ River Stone cardstock base that was scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I did a little messy watercolor wash with Tim Holtz Fired Brick Distress Ink.  I added a few splatters of FSJ Cranberry Silk and then dried it with my heat tool.  I added some Silver Journey Thread.  I stamped my Watermelon and Leaves with Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto more of the Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint Distress Ink and my Aqua Painter to color my watermelon and leaves. I used a Black medium tip marker to color in the seeds and then added a little Glossy Accents to them.  I added a bit of Garden Green SU Ink to the leaves to distinguish them from the watermelon a bit.  I fussy cut out the melon and leaves and attached with foam tape over the thread.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black onto more of the FSJ River Stone cardstock.  I clear embossed it and then cut it into three strips.  That was all for this wild and crazy creation.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SIP #99 - Packaging K-Cup Holder

Hello and Happy Tuesday.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you are a Mom, I hope you had an awesome Mother's Day!  We have a wonderful weekend and as always, they are too short!  Today I'm back with a Design Team Project for Stamp, Ink, Paper for a Packaging Theme Challenge!

I finally found directions for a project I've wanted to make for a while now....a K-Cup Holder! 

I had searched Pinterest for a K-Cup Holder for a while and finally found one.  Instead of giving you directions myself, I'll send you to the blog of Ruth Norton at Ruth's Stamping Corner.    For directions from Ruth Norton's Blog click here!  On mine I used Fun Stamper's Journey Watermelon Fusion Cardstock and Doodlebug Cream and Sugar Patterned Paper.  The circle was cut from Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape Framelits.  I added some Doodlebug Latte Love Sprinkles Shapes to my stitched circle.  The ribbon was from my endless stash.  I think it turned out super cute!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, May 11, 2017

OSAT May Clean and Simple Blog Hop

 Hello friends!  Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time May Clean and Simple Blog Hop!  If you've already been hopping you should have landed here from the amazing Anna Smith's blog!  If you started with me, you'll want to make sure you hop all the way through and check out all of the fabulous cards and projects!  

Is Clean and Simple your style?  Well it honestly is not mine but I'm beginning to love it more and more.  Of course I always love everyone else's CAS cards... just not always my own!  

I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My next layer was 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" SU Basic Black Cardstock and the Top Layer was Neenah Crest Solar White 80# cardstock.  The Doily is from the May Fun Stamper's Journey Bloom Box.  The stamp set is called Decorative Doily.  I stamped it in Versamark on Neenah Crest Solar White #80 cardstock and heat embossed it in White.  I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feather Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool to color in the image starting in the middle and working my way out so that it was darker in the center and lighter on the outside edges.  I used the coordinated dies to cut it out and and added it to my white layer and cut off part of the right side.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams.  It was heat embossed in white onto a thin strip of  SU Basic Black cardstock and adhered onto the doily with a thin strip of foam tape.  I finished it off with three Pretty Pink Posh Onyx Black Sequins.  I really love the simplicity of this one.  

For my gift card holder I used the Little B Gift Card Holder Die set to cut out a piece of 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock.  I folded the score lines and used FSJ White Liner Tape to adhere the sides.  My Doily was the smallest from the FSJ Decorative Doily Stamp Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Versamark  on more of the 80# Neenah Crest Solar White Cardstock and Heat embossed it in White.  I used Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and an Ink Blender to color in the doily and then cut out with the coordinating dies.  I layered it onto a SU Black Stitched Circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and then a piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock cut with the Circle Layering Framelits.  The small banner was dry embossed with "For You" and was part of the Little B's Gift Card Die set. I know it's a little card to see the embossed letters.  They did not photograph very well.. Sorry.

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