Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stampendous! Ranuculus Field

Today I want to share this little sweetie for a dear friend of mine Debbie!!
This card started out with me wanting to use my Tombow Markers. I am so jealous of my fellow Stampendous Design Team's coloring skills. They are awesome!! If you want to check out their work, check out Stampendous Inspiration!!

I simply outlined all the flowers with Tombow Markers and colored in the leaves. Used a bit of seam binding treatment and TAH-Duhhhhh!! I used the fabulous Ranuculus Field stamp.

Here is my card....

I used this fantastic sentiment....

Thanks for stopping by today. Check out what the other Stampendous Design Teamers are up too...There are links to all their blogs to the right of this post!!

Have a great day!

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Skipping Stones Design Tips & Tricks...

Check out my tutorial on Skipping Stones Design website today!

Scroll down for my Dreamweaver Dream Scheme post!!


Dreamweaver Dream Scheme FREE Theme!!

This week I took the "FREE" theme to the extreme. In addition to my Dreamweaver creation this week, I followed two challenges that I haven't followed before.

and finally my Dreamweaver Creation...

Here added a few seemed a bit bare in the right side...

I used a stencil that was new to me. Hot Air Balloon (LL3003) with the Double Glitter Technique.
First I soaped yummy smelling natural coconut soap over the back of the stencil, I did this so the stencil would not stick to the sticky paper I was about to lay it on. Once the stencil was secure to the Double Sided Sticky Paper, I started placing my glitter colors. Once I had all of the opaque colors where I wanted them, I removed the stencil and sprinkled translucent glitter over the rest of the paper. I cut out my Hot Air Balloon, to see more of that pretty new Spellbinder die!

Here are some other supplies that I used on my card...

Card Stock: Pear Pizazz, Marina Blue, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Uplifting (Skipping Stones Design)
Glitter: Glitter Ritz (Elizabeth Crafts Design)
Ink: Versafine (Tsukineko), Pear Pizazz (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Butterfly Punch (MS Crafts), Parisian Motifs (Spellbinders)
Jewels: Creative Impressions

AND one more thing....I have a winner from my Happy Easter stencil give away from last week...

Congrats Sue!!!

Check out what the other Dream Team members are up to today!! You can see the list of members to the right of the screen!!!

Have a super day!!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday with CR84FN....

Good morning!!! I hope every one's week is off to a FABULOUS start!! This week's sketch challenge is our last by Heidi Blankenship! So give her the proper send off, but making a card or scrapbook page with her sketch....It is a great one!!!

I recently got Margarita Birthday from Skipping Stones Design!! Oh my goodness, I this is my favorite set of the week!! I had so much fun putting together this card. I just chuckled the whole time!

Here is the inside....
Love Margaritas!!!

I also chose to play along with CR84FN with their fabulous color challenge as well!! I was a bit concerned that my card would turn out Christmasy, but, I made sure it didn't ....hehehehe!! your turn. Make a card with Heidi's wonderful sketch and link it up to the Skipping Stones Design blog!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Check out what the other Stamp Tramps are up to day....

and our Guest DT ....

Have a great day!!! See you on Friday with Skipping Stones Design, Featured Friday Set!!!
Have a great week!!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Wanna win one....

Who wants to win a Spellbinders Grand Calibur? I would!
Check out FAVECRAFTS to see how you can!!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Do You Remember...Bra's Volume One????

Welcome to a special addition of a Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop. Today we are bringing out some of the older sets to show everyone all the cute and FUNNY stamps that are available from Skipping Stones Design.
If you've just happened upon my blog today, make sure to start from the beginning at Skipping Stones Design. You should have arrived here from Kandi's blog.

Today I chose to use Bras Volume #1...

Skipping Stones Design has a super sale right now. Buy three sets, get one FREE. Your coupon code at checkout is 31FREE.
Enjoy hopping around to the Stamp Tramps blogs and seeing some SSD older sets used a new and fresh way!!!

Here is your hop order...
Now shoot off to the wonderfully talented, Jingle's Blog and see what kind of eye candy she has for you today!

The inspiration for this card was fueled by a few other challenges. The colors are compliments of The Color Throwdown...

and the Sketch compliments of CardPatterns ...

Thank you so much for hopping along today. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the sets you may not see us using all the time. This will kick off an every Friday post at the Skipping Stones Design blog. A different designer each week will showcase a different set and maybe even combine two sets that you normally wouldn't see together.

Have a super day!!! See you again soon!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Stampee Crafts Review...

Please take a few moments and read my Craft Critique article today...


Dream Scheme Sketch Time & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Good morning everyone!!

Today I am sharing a card made with a sketch in mind from Louise Healy.
This card was made with the Faux Cross Stitching Technique. This is the first time I have tried the technique, and I can definitely see room for improvement, but none the less, I like the result!

First I taped my stencil, Daisies (LL548) to the card stock and I ran it through my brand new Tim Holtz Vagabond (☺Thank you so much MOM). The stencil was then dry embossed. Using Brilliance Inks, I lightly stenciled ink through the stencil. Once I got the coverage I was looking to achieve, I taped my screen over the stencil. Then, once again, I inked the darker colors of pigment ink through the screen and the stencil. You can see in some areas where the colors got under the screen. This happened for two reasons, I had to much ink on the stencil brush and I didn't have my screen close enough to the paper. I should have been holding it down better with my fingers.

On the two openings of the card, I used Vertical Butterflies (LL518). I pasted embossed the openings and then sprinkled them with Multi-Crystal Ultra Fine Glitter.

Inside the card, I stenciled Butterfly Duo (LJ887) on the inside with Platinum Brilliance Inks...

Here is Louise's instructions and sketch....

Sketch 4, March 24, by Louise
Not only was my card today fueled by this challenging sketch, but I also used the fabulous colors of CR84FN Color Challenge...

Now on to something even more fun....I am having a giveaway this week.....leave a comment on this post and next Wednesday, I will draw a winner from and that lucky person will win....

LM234 Happy Easter Stencil.
I can mail it to you just in time for you to make some lovely creations for Easter!!!
Please take the time to see what the other Dream Teamers are up to today and how they perceived Louise's sketch. You can see the line up of team members on the right of this post.
Make a creation this week and link up to Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver Stencils. Hope to see your creation there.

Have a good day!!
Hope to see you tomorrow for the Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Stampendous YUMMIES!!!!!

Good morning!! I wish I had a real cupcake to go with my coffee about now.... I have been in a real need for some birthday cards lately and this DARLING Stampendous Jumbo XL Cupcake fit the bill.

Both of these Stampendous Jumbo XL Cupcakes were colored with various markers. The frosting is actually Puffy Paint, that I sprinkled with Stampendous Pink Ultra Fine Glitter while the paint was still wet. The first cupcake is "sprinkled" with Stickles Glitter Glue and the second cupcake is "sprinkled" with metallic colored brads.
Here is a list of other supplies that I used on these cards...
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Card Stock: Cupcake Criss Cross, Classic White (Bazzill Basics), Pacific Point (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Grandma's Feather Bed (Bazzill Basics)
Glitter: Pink & Multi Crystal Ultra Fine (Stampendous)
Stickles (Ranger)
Brads: Craft Supply

Thanks for taking a looksky today!!! I am loving all the Stampendous should check it out tooo!!!

Please check back in the next few days for some more FUUNN stuff.....Thursday, Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Sketch and Friday, a fun impromptu Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop. I would hop you could stop by again!!!
Have a great night!!!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gray Hares? Got Them?? Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!!

Happy Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!! Our March Sketch artist Heidi Blankenship, has really out done herself this week!!! Here is my rendition...

The sketch....
This week we are featuring two fabulous sets Gray Hares and Chick Chat!! While visiting all the Stamp Tramps and guests, you will see we are all making projects with these darling sets. I used Gray Hares. This set is versatile. See how I used a set that would be Spring like and made it into a birthday card. Fun, fun...

Take a few moments to visit all the Stamp Tramps and see what set they are using this week...

and our Guest Tramps

I am also playing along with The Play Date Cafe and their fabulous color challenge....

This Friday, please join us again for a Skipping Stones Designs Stamp Tramp Blog Hop. We are digging in the archives this week to make projects with an older SSD set. Heather is always making such fabulous new sets, we wanted to showcase some of the fabulousness you may have missed from the past!! Hope to see you!!!
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Stampendous Candles!!

I wanted to pop in this fine Monday morning and tell you all HI!! and share a candle jar that I made! I used the fabulous Stampendous Jumbo Cling Water Lily.

This was a fun little project, I picked up an inexpensive candle jar and I used a transparent glitter sheet and alcohol inks to ink up the sheet. Once I colored them up, I stamped Stampendous Cling Jumbo Water Lily with Stazon onto the Glitter Sheet. The Glitter Sheets are sticky backed, so I cut out the exact size I needed and adhered it to the jar. Easy, peasy huh?? I used Stampendous Rhinestone Butterfly Class A' Peel stickers to adhere to acetate. I then cut them out and adhered them to the jar.

Thanks for taking a peek into my world!! I hope you have a great day!! Leave me a comment and tell me about a fabulous project that you have made with Stampendous products lately??

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Stampendous! Just Dandy!!!!

A scrapbook page isn't something that normally gets posted on my blog, but with this ADORABLE Stampendous Perfectly Clear Dandy Stems set, I needed to spread my stamping out, I wanted to use all the stamps....If I could have made that sentiment work for this page, I would of!!

I used Stampendous! Razzleberry Embossing Kit!! EVERY AWESOME color in this kit got used!!!

This page was so much fun to make with the pleats that I made and sewn on my machine (FUN!)

If you haven't tried stamping on a layout background lately, Stampendous has 1000's of great sets to get you motivated....

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my layout.
Have a great weekend!!!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day with Dreamweaver Dream Schemes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

It's Dreamweaver Dream Scheme Thursday and it is a "free theme" this naturally, I had to make St. Patty's Day card!!

I used a Clover stencil (LS58) and Glossy Green embossing paste. It is very simple, but it gets the St. Patties Day love across!!

Check out what the other members of the Dream Team have made today...

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cards with Stampendous! Jumbo Cling Stamps!!!

Hello there!!!
Today I have a two simple cards made with some of Stampendous! NEW Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps!!!

This card was super simple, yet I love how it turned out!!
A few days ago, I was messing around with Memory Mists and sprayed this background. I left it to dry and somewhat forgot about it. Today I found it peaking out from under my Cricut and I thought...hmmm, STAMPENDOUS!!!
I stamped the Dahlia image with Stazon on the prepared background. I then stamped the Dahlia again on black card stock with white pigment ink and embossed with Stampendous! Crystal Sparkly Embossing Powder. I cut out the first Dahlia I stamped and adhered it with dimensionals.
Very simple, yet the design is soo pretty!!!

Here is another super simple card made with the Jumbo Cling Happy Birthday set...

I stamped the flourish image on ivory card stock with Versamark and embossed it with Stampendous Clear Detail Embossing Powder. I mixed some Cranberry and Eggplant Adirondack Color Wash ink in some Mini Misters with water and Perfect Pearls. I spritzed all over the embossed image. When I was done, I blotted off the excess mist with a damp paper towel. I let the paper dry completely and then I stamped Happy Birthday over the entire embossed image. In person, this card is beautifully shimmery!!!

This little flower was made using a five pedal flower punch. I punched three times and cut a few pedals out of each one. I folded them up and adhered them into each other. I glued and sprinkled Multi Crystal Medium Glitter on the pedals of each flower. It was hard to get a good photo of this shimmery flower.

I almost forgot to tell you that I stamped all of these images with the new Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
This handle is FABULOUS!!! I love it!!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and checking out some more Stampendous! goodies!!
I hope to see you again soon!!!

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