Sunday, February 1, 2015

Kitty Time


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

This month Stephanie has created an adorable set called, Cat2stamp.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I made with this new set.




This one would be perfect for a friend who needs a little encouragement.


You can see many more samples in the Gallery.

You can learn more about all of the amazing Stamps of Life Clubs HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Timeless Rose

Today is the end of the week long focus on Flowers at Stampendous.

Today I have a beautiful card to share that I made with Timeless Rose from Stampendous.



Instructions:

  1. Adhere paper layers on to a pink card.
  2. Adhere lace to card.
  3. Stamp sentiment on the bottom right corner of the card.
  4. Stamp image on white cardstock and color with markers.
  5. Cut image out 
  6. Randomly sprinkle embossing enamel on the image and heat from underneath to melt.
  7. Adhere to card with 3D foam squares

Timeless Rose 
Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
FREG027 Shabby White Embossing Enamel
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH34 Medium Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Plus:Copic® Markers (R81, R83, R85, G20, G21, G24)
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Patterned Paper by Authentique™ Paper
Lace Trim by May Arts
Heat Tool
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

More eye candy for you.....
Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Butterfly Birthday

The first month of the new year is nearly over! 

In honor of the birth of 2015, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here is my bright birthday card using LL591 Three Butterflies.


I didn't really intend to create this bright of a card but it kind of took on a direction of it's own.  

I started by stenciling the three butterflies on blue cardstock with white embossing paste.  

When it dried I colored the image with colored pencils.


The sentiment is from Stampendous.
It's Delightful Day.

The ribbon is May Arts.


Check out what the rest of the team created for you today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Lilac Bear

I have another card for the Stampendous week of 
"Stop and smell the roses" focus.

I used Lilace Bear for this pretty Spring Time card.


INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Adhere paper panels to a pink card base.
  • Stamp image on a white panel with black ink and color with markers.
  • Back image with teal cardstock and then adhere to card.
  • Sprinkle Aged Rose Embossing Enamel on the image panel and heat from underneath to melt.
  • Adhere panel to card.
  • Stamp sentiment on a die cut white circle panel with black ink.
  • Adhere panel to a teal die cut panel an
  • d then to a pink die cut panel.
  • Adhere to card.

  • I love how this card turned out!
    The Authentique patterned paper is so pretty and the image matches perfectly.


    Supplies:
    From Stampendous:
    HGRW01 Lilac Bear
    SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
    FREG031 Aged Rose Embossing Enamel
    MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
    SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
    Plus:Copic® Markers (W7, W5, W3, W1, E50, E51, E93, BG11,, BG13, BG15, R81, R83, R85)
    Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
    Patterned Paper by Authentique™ PAper
    Nestabilities® Circle & Scallop Circle Dies by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts
    Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kristine

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    High Hopes Stripes


    Tuesday means it's time for another High Hopes Stamps Blog Challenge!

    This week the team is challenging everyone to add stripes to your card.

    Here is my challenge card using Berry Nice.


    I used the Sizzix Mover's and Shakers Square Stand up card die.

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


    For the inside sentiment, I used an older High Hopes sentiment.


    There are a bunch of super cute samples on the High Hopes Stamps Blog that the design team made so be sure you go check them out!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Kristine

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Thank You for being my Friend

    I hope you had a terrific weekend!
    Spent mind hanging with good friends which I just don't do enough of!

    Reminds me that we need to take time from the hustle and bustle of life to stop and enjoy life...stop and smell the roses!

    In the spirit of that, the Stampendous team are sharing cards with roses...well...at least with flowers!

    Today I have another fun card that is more amazing when you open it because I used the new Pop up Die from Stampendous.

    I kept the front simple with some pretty patterned paper and a sentiment from Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps.



    When you open the card you are greeted by this beautiful bouquet of flowers!  To create this I used Build a Bouquet Die Set and Build a Bouquet Stamp set.

    I colored the flowers with Copic Markers.


    The inside sentiment is from the same set, Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear Stamps.


    I am having so much fun playing with these new Stampdous dies!

    You can see many more lovely flower creations on some of my buddies blogs:

    Stampendous Blog

    Kristine Reynolds(URHere)

    Jennifer Dove

    Rhea Weigand

    Jamie Martin

    Sunday, January 25, 2015

    TRC: Shoe Shaker Card

    Happy Sunday !


    Today I have another shaker card that I made with this months amazing Rubber Cafe' January Cafe Kit!  This kit comes with a great stamp set called "One Day at a Time".  The patterned paper is a 6 x 6 pad, True Friend by Fancy Pants and Melissa included acetate sheets and matching sequins which just screamed out SHAKER CARD to me!!!  I also used the add on stamp set "Believe" for today's card!



    Today's card was inspired by a workout buddy of mine.  She started a group of us local women trying to get focused on our health.  Eating better and moving everyday.  The goal wasn't any big amount of weight loss but just to move everyday...not to get hung up on long term eating plans but to just take it one day at a time.  It's so over whelming to think about how much you want to loose or how long it might take so I love this idea of just taking it one day at a time.  Everyday try to eat well, drink your water, and MOVE!  Take it one day at a time and you will reach your goal!I lost 40 pounds this past year by doing just that...One Day at a Time!



    I started with a 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" panel of patterned paper from the True Friends Fancy Pants paper pack that comes with this months kit.


    Adhere a 5" x 3 3/4" panel of patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.



    Adhere a slightly smaller panel of patterned paper with Scrap Happy Glue.


    Adhere three pieces of tape to  the panel.  Then adhere large white sequins with Scrap Happy Glue.


    Adhere panel to a top folding A2 card with Scrap Happy Glue.
    Sprinkle some sequins in the center portion of the panel.



    Die cut a panel of patterned paper using the A2 matting dies from Spellbinders.


    This is what the die cut panel will look like after cuttting....no idea why it looks green in the picture.


    Cut a piece of Acetate from the kit slightly smaller that this panel and adhere to the back with Scrap Happy Glue.


    Adhere foam tape to the back of the panel.


    Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere to the card front covering the sequins.


    Complete the card by stamping the scale, shoes, and sentiment  on white cardstock with Scrap Happy Glue and coloring with markers.  Cut out and adhere to card front as shown with Scrap Happy Glue.


    Here's one last look at the completed card.


    Thanks for stopping by!







    Supplies:

    Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
    "One Day at a Time" and the add on set "Believe"

    Paper:  Fancy Pants True Friends paper pad and Bazzil Cardstock, and acetate from the Creative Cafe' Kit-It's a New Year
    Ink:   c  Copic Marker 
    Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Scotch Foam Tape
    Embellishments:  Fancy Pants Designs Sequins and Pinking edge chalk tape from the'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: It's a New Year
    Other: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B