Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dancing to the Beat

Happy Tuesday!

I hope that all my U.S. Friends had a safe and happy long weekend.
I stayed close to home and tried to get caught up on my Design Team work!

I have another fun image from the latest High Hopes release to share with you today!

This is Miss Katie.



I colored her with Prisma Colored Pencils.

The sentiment is Different Drummer.


The paper is more of the fun paper from my big 12 x 12 pad by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
It is going to take me years to get through it all!



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Kristine

Monday, May 30, 2016

At the Beach

We are heading to the beach this week!

The Stampendous team will be sharing projects that we made using the Beach 5-jar embossing kit.
This embossing kit is perect for creating all your fun summer cards!

Here is my first one that I made using the Painting with Powder technique that you can find on page 92 of Fran's amazing book


What Did I use?


Plus:
My Colors Cardstock by My Minds Eye® (Sandy Beach, Sky, Poolside)
Adirondack®  Aqua Ink
Recollections®  Gold Brads
Heat Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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 Fold an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Sandy Beach cardstock in half
- Adhere a 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Poolside cardstock on to the left side of the card.
- Cut a 3 3/4" x 5" panel of white cardstock.
- Apply VersaMark directly to the panel and heat emboss the various embossing powders to create the ocean scene.

-Stencil the Sandcastle stencil over the scene with regular embossing paste and then cover with Golden Sand embossing powder from the kit and heat emboss to melt



 Remove stencil



Using the Picasso Shield, sponge the Aqua ink on the top portion of the panel to create clouds


Stamp the sentiment, color the flags and complete the card!


Check out the Stampendous Blog for links to more projects and to see a fabulous video that demonstrates this fun technique!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kristine

Friday, May 27, 2016

A Million Little Things

Today I have the perfect card to start off the three day weekend.
I am sure that many of us will be spending some time at the beach like this adorable Mouse!

Stampendous has a bunch of terrific summer House Mouse Design images available for your summer stamping fun!

This is 


What Did I Use?



How Did I Make it?
Directions:
1. Fold an 11" x 5 1/2" panel of Caribbean Sea Cardstock in half to create a 5 1/2" square card
2. Adhere a 5 1/4" square panel of white cardstock to the card
3. Adhere a 5 1/4" x 3" panel of patterned paper to the card
4. Stamp image on a white die cut panel and color with pencils
5. Back image panel with a slightly larger die cut panel of colored cork and adhere to card
6. Stamp sentiment on a white die cut panel and then back with a larger die cut panel before adhering to card
7. Install brads



For more links to more "Mice" cards check out these blogs:
Kristine Reynolds (your are here!!!)
Lea Fritts (Thursday Post)

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Vroom, Vroom, Vroom

Did you see the cool new die from The Stamps of Life?
It's called Penny Slider Die.


I know you are thinking...What the heck is that?
It's a super cool die to help you make fun slider and spinner cards!

I used it to make this fun card with allows the truck to slide back and forth!

The truck starts on the right and then when you tilt it...


It slides forward!


For this card I also used the Hello Sunshine dies and the Sizzix Cars Stamps and Dies set

You can see more great ideas for this new Penny Slider Die

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sandcastle Fun

These little mice look like they are having so much fun building this sandcastle!
I just love this adorable image by House Mouse Designs.

It's called Castle Construction and is available from Stampendous!



What did I use?


How did I make it?


You can see more summer fun with the mice on the 

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Have a Ball!

Tuesday is  my day to post on the High Hopes Blog and today I have a cute card to share that uses one of the new images,


I colored this adorable image with colored pencils.
The paper is from Michael's.

I used my Spellbinders classic oval and classic Scallop oval dies.



This image is perfect for a thank you for a coach, a birthday card, or a congrats for your favorite soccer player.




Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post and you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.



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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thanks for checking out my project!

Kristine

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Little Things in Life

Memorial Day weekend is coming up this weekend and that usually signals the beginning of summer so the Stampendous team thought we'd share our fun Summer House Mouse projects.

Here is a fun one that I made for the last Catalog.

I want to be this mouse!



I colored the image with colored pencils.



The background was created by stenciling the waves stencil with regular embossing paste.


Check out these great projects!

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