Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sunset Sailing

It's Dreamweaver Thursday and I am continuing this weeks Stampendous theme of  "By the Sea".

Here is my card that I made with Sailboat Stencil.

I started with a panel of watercolor paper.
I colored it with Spectrum Aqua Markers and an aqua brush to spread the colors.

When the paper dried I stenciled the Sailboat Stencil with Matte Black Embossing Paste using a Paste Spreader.

I removed the stencil and set it aside to dry.

Once it dried, I trimmed it down and created the card.

Some of the other ladies on the Stampendous team have some stenciled inspiration for you too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

One in a Melon!

The First of the Month means that it is time for the newest release from The Stamps of Life.

This fun Watermelon2stamp set is perfect for all your summertime stamping.

I have two cards to share with you today that I made with this new set and the matching dies.

The first one was made with the Regal Stand Up Card Die.
Here it is closed up and ready to mail.

The patterned paper is The Stamps of Life Happy Collection.

For my second card I used a Basic Step Up Die.

If you are a Club Member your Watermelon2stamp stamps are on their way...if you're should be!
As always, there are great samples of this new set and all the others in the Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Hero!

July 4th will be here before you know it so I thought I would make a patriotic inspired card today.

I used some patriotic double sided paper by Best Creation Inc. from my Local Scrapbook Store.

I cut the card base out with the Sizzix Square Stand Up Card Die.

I colored the image with Copic Markers 

The Ribbon is May Arts.
The front sentiment is from Sentiment Set #3.
The inside sentiment is from Sentiment Set #4.

This release is now available for purchase!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:

Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Sunday, June 28, 2015

By The Sea

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend!
I got to spend a lot of time in my craft room since Hubby went to the races on Saturday and golfed on Sunday!

It's summer time and we are hopping with some fabulous companies in the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Spellbinders.

Stampendous Stamps is hopping all three days with som fabulous summer imspiration from the design team and on Wednesay two of our designers will be featured a tutorial with some new Spellbinders products!  How fun is that?!?!

Today I am sharing an easel card that is not my usual style but I was challenged with combining Stampendous "By the Sea", Spellbinders, and May Arts.

I am pretty happy with the results!

I used Spellbinders Labels 39 die for the main panel of the card.

The ribbon and pearls are May Arts.
The sentiment is Relax Enjoy.

This is how the card looks when it is closed up and ready to be mailed.

All that beautiful golden "sand" is Spoonful of Gold Dust embossing elements.

Stampendous is a partner company with Spellbinders and we are hopping Today thru July 1st.

....check out more amazing inspiration on these Blogs!!!

Celebration Shaker Card

I have beenplaying with the June Creative Cafe Kit of the Month from The Rubber Cafe' again!

This month's kit is called Home of the Red, White, and Blue and it is full of fun, festive, Patriotic images, papers, and embellishments.  Today's card is my final one that I have to share with you this month!

Here is my latest creation...a fun Shaker card!

To make this card I started by creating an A2 card base by folding an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of red cardstock in half.

Then I adhered a light blue panel (5 1/4" x 4") to the front of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

I added the patterned paper panel to the left side of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

Then I added a panel of checkered paper to the front of the card with Scrap Happy Glue.

Then I added a strip of star paper to the card front.

The final strip is the Ant paper panel.

For the shaker panel I stamped the girl on a white die cut circle with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.
I adhered the image panel to a blue scallop edge circle panel.
Then I glued a few sequins to the panel.

I cut a blue scallop edge circle the same size as the image panel one.
I die cut the center out of the panel.
I cut a larger circle panel out of plastic bag (that came in the kit) and adhered it to the panel.
I added 3D tape around the circle as shown.

I added some loose sequins on the image panel and then stuck the window panel over the top.

THen I added a few additional embellishments to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's Creative Cafe' Kit card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: "Let's Celebrate"
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodle Bug "Patriotic Picnic" and Bazzill Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Tools: Scor-Buddy, Spellbinder's Dies

Friday, June 26, 2015

Perfect Pansies

I have pretty Pansy Card to share with you today!

Stampendous released lots of lovely new flower Stamps in April.
You can check them out HERE.

I colored the Pansies with my Faber-Castell Art Grip watercolor pencils.

The Ribbon is May Arts Ribbon.

The beautiful Scroll die is from the Spellbinders Card Creator Curved Borders 2.

I just love how this all came together.

I hope you enjoyed today's floral inspiration!
See who else is sharing their Fairies and Flowers today by hopping over to the Stampendous Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

It needs glitter!

My card is full of glitter today and my desk is full of it too!!!

It's Dreamweaver Thursday so I thought I would share this sparkly floral inspiration with you.

When I first started stamping I would finish a card and it never quite looked done to me so I would show it to my daughter and ask her what it needed.  

Her answer was almost always....GLITTER!

Well....she was a little girl who loved sparkle!  But I have to say that whenever I added glitter the card always looked better!

There are more DT members sharing today too.
Stop by the Stampendous blog for the list so you can check out more Dreamweaver inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!