Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Home Sweet Home Step Card

This week the Stampendous team is focusing on the awesome Family Home Set that is perfect for so many occasions. 

Friends or family moving? Check. Parents Day? Check. Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? Check. Oh, it’s endless!

I had fun creating this side step card with my Sizzix Step Up Card Die and the Family Home Set.


To make this card:
  1. Create a step card out of blue cardstock using the Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card die
  2. Adhere patterned paper to the card
  3. Die cut clouds and sun with the Spellbinders Sunny Days Dies and adhere to card base
  4. Stamp houses on white cardstock and color with pencils
  5. Cut houses out and adhere to the card
  6. Stamp sentiment on a white oval panel with black ink
  7. Back panel with purple die cut oval panel and adhere to card
 
From Stampendous:
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
American Craft Patterned Paper
Sizzix Basic Step-Ups Card die
Spellbinders Sunny Days dies
Prisma Color Pencils


Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

High Hopes Happy Spring

This months High Hopes Blog Challenge is 
Anything Goes!

I had so much fun with my paper piecing adventures last week that I thought I would try it again for this weeks High Hopes card!

This cutie is Bubble Love.
The sentiment is from Sign Post.


I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored her with Copic Markers.
Her dress is paper pieced.  
You can find my paper piecing tutorial HERE.
The flowers are from Prima Mktg.


We'd love you to enter this months High Hopes challenge!
Don't have a High Hopes stamp?  Well, why not?!?!
Hee hee...just kidding...you can use this free digi to join the challenge!

I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello


Did you see the fun new Bicycle2stamp set that was released yesterday from The Stamps of Life?

I made another card with it today.
The die cut "hello" is from the matching die set that you can only get now if you are a die club member.
If you aren't you'll have to wait until later this month to get it!


The inside sentiment is a stamp from the new set.

The card was cut with the Sizzix Royal Stand Up Card Die.

This is how it looks when it's all closed up and ready to mail.

The Stamps of Life Gallery is full of the Design Team samples for Bicycle2stamp so go check it out for lots of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Bicycle2Stamp

The first of the month means that it's time for The Stamps of Life Stamp Club release!

This months set is perfect for Spring which I am sure is right around the corner...even though it's raining her in California today.

This is Bicycle2stamp and the matching die set!


I used a Sizzix Royal Stand Up Die for this card.
The clouds, sun and Hello, come with the die set!

If you are a Die Hard club member the die set is one it's way to you!
If you aren't, you'll have to wait until later this month to get it!


Make sure you check out the gallery for lots more amazing samples of this set and all the rest of the fun TSOL stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sharing more ATC's


Artist and Designer Eileen Hull has been crafting her whole life, and for the last decade has focused on designing products for crafters. Her signature line of ScoreBoards dies for Sizzix have created some fantastic tools that have gone far beyond what even she envisioned when designing them. 

One of these has given birth to the Artist Trading Block.

Sizzix was kind enough to share some of these ATC's with the Stampendous team so that we could play with them and this week Eileen's team and the Stampendous team has been sharing what they came up with all week.

Here one I made using The Look and Lovely Garden from Stampendous.
To Create my ATC:


Drop acrylic pain on Creative Palette and spread with roller
Lay die cut matboard and scrap matboard on palette and press to cover with paint
Set aside to dry
When dry use masks that come with The Look set to sponge paint on die cut box
Stamp image with black ink
color image with colored pencils
Stamp and cut out feathers, butterflies, and flowers out of matboard scraps.
Glue them to box
Glue buttons to bottom of box 

We know this form of crafting will spark your interest and give your mojo a serious boost! That’s why we have prizes!!!  

We’ll choose three winners at random from the comments on all blogs in the hop. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps, just like the ones I used on my ATC! 
They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes!

Here are a couple more fabulous projects to check out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frou Frou Fun with Dreamweaver

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagĂ©products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! 

A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice!

Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.


Here is a card that I made for this months challenge.



When I sat down to write this post I went searching for this stencil at Stencils with Style and couldn't find it!  Oops...it might be retired.  No time to make something else.
But if you want to recreate this card there are a lot of amazing stencils that you could use for the background and get similar results.  Some of the ones I would suggest are:
Hibiscus Pattern
Flower Lace and
Mission Roses would all work great!

For my background I stenciled my Tulip stencil on white cardstock with white embossing paste.
When it dried I put the stencil back in place and brushed on Metallic FX powders on to color.



The lacy ribbon is from May Arts.
The lovely Butterflies are from the Cling Lovely Garden stamp set from Stampendous.
I used the matching die set to cut out the Butterflies.




For more frilly fun, visit the "B" team: 


Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Let's go fly a.....dragonfly?

FRIENDS!

I thought this fun Dragonfly Kite image would be perfect for the challenge.



I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and then colored it with Copic Markers.

I sprinkled a little Spoonful of Silver on the dragonflies and heated from underneath to melt to create the fun shimmer.


Make sure you go check out the challenge!
There are a ton of great prizes being offered for the winners of the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine