Friday, April 11, 2014

Challenge #227

I'm back with another card
challenge...big shocker!
Today it is at DP2. Where we are to use an 
image of Mo's. I have selected "On the Pot".
If you have n't been to Mo's store...go, check 
out her cool stuff! I love it!
The challenge is ' Perfectly Pinkalicious'.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a great weekend!

Products used:
PTI- Mat Stack #4 with Layerz
PTI- Everyday Classics stamps
PTI- Filigree and heart border dies
Vellum; versamark & Hero Arts White 
embossing  powder
WPlus9-Borders & Backgrounds 3 stamps
Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Hair E44/47/49
Skin-E00/11/13/15 R20/22

Friday, April 4, 2014

MIM #158

Hello! Happy Friday! 
Over on Nichole's blog, is another 
Make It Monday challenge.
Heather is showing how to stamp
with watercolor mediums.

This is what I came up with...
Thanks for coming by! 
Hope you have a great weekend!

Products used:
PTI-Up Up & Away cloud dies
Happy Trails stamps & dies
vellum; vellum tape; Uni ball gel pen
versamark & Hero Arts white 
embossing powder
Tim Holtz Spritzer; copic B41
Gelatos-Gold Champagne; Banana;
Red Cherry; Metallic Melon & 

SSS Wednesday challenge

Hi! It's been a while! 
How are you? Well I hope!
I wanted to join in the fun over at 
to celebrate 5 years!!!
How awesome is that!

We are to make a birthday
card using SSS products.
Here's to another 5 years!! Congrats!
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great weekend!

Products used:
SSS-Love This & Thinking of You stamps
SSS-Black and Green Leaf ink
Lawn Fawn-Flutter By stamps
Water color paint
Versamark and Hero Arts white
embossing powder with a touch
of Wink of Stella clear

Friday, March 21, 2014

CAS Day 11

So this is it....the class is coming to an end.
I am so glad I joined up!! There are a couple
of techniques I want to go back and revisit 
if I have time. Been kinda slacking on 
some things around here! =]

The four instructors today:
all used the same set of stamps to create 
4 very different cards!
I don't own the one they used so I picked 
through my stash and selected this one:
Simon Says Stamp:
Thinking of You-February 2014 card kit

Card 1: Layered Stamping
Use white pigment ink behind dye ink.
Can you see the polka dots?
Card 2: Masking
Card 3: Bokeh Effect
I struggled with 'dots' 
were lined. I also used the 'm' on 
'missed' to create the whirly gigs!
Card 4: Stamping with markers
Hopefully I will have some time to go back,
and do a few more! Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used on all 4 cards:
PTI Ink-Pure Poppy/New Leaf/ Orange Zest/ Harvest Gold/ 
Blueberry Sky/ True Black/ Fresh Snow/ Dark Chocolate/Kraft/ 
Fine Linen/Terracotta Tile/ Simply Chartreuse/ Summer Sunrise/ 
Hawaiian Shore/ Berry Sorbet

Distressed Ink-Broken China/Tumbled Glass/ 
Seedless Preserves/ Shaded Lilac/ Peeled Paint

 Hero Arts Ink- Green Fields
Memento- Tuxedo Black
 Versamark/Blending tool
WOW Sierra Sunrise embossing powder
Recollections clear embossing powder/
Ultra Fine Prisma glitter
Scortape 1/8 inch

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CAS Day 9

 Today's lesson: Textural Effects
Oh boy! Did I have fun with this one!

First up:
Julie Ebersole does dry embossing
I hate my silver embossing powder...
so much so, I threw it away. 
Luckily my Hero Arts silver
will be here tomorrow!
Products used:
Darice: star embossing folder
TH Diffusers
MFT-Bold Sentiments
Craft Essentials-Silver powder
SSS-Holiday shapes die
Uniball Gel Impact silver
Glossy Accents

Next in line: Debby Hughes (love her!) 
does embossing paste!
I tinted my embossing paste like 
Jennifer did on her blog! I used 
PTI Kraft ink refill.
Products used:
Hero Arts-Cup O' Joe ink &
White embossing powder
PTI- Kraft ink refill & Heart 2 
Heart #1 stamp and die
Wendy V's embossing paste
TH-Splatter stencil
Copics-W00 W1 W3 
G40 G43 G46

Finally Stephanie Klauk gets us playing 
with embossing powders and glitter.
This is easier if you actually have the stamp!
I did not, so I relied on masking!!
Products used:
PTI-Sweet As Can Be die and Hibiscus
Burst ink; Signature Greetings stamp set
Hero Arts-Cup O Joe and Green Hills ink
Distress inks-Peacock Feather & Gathered Twigs
Distress marker-Vintage Photo
SU Heat and Stick powder
WPlus9-Borders and Backgrounds #3 stamps
Versamark; glitter and blending tool
LOTS of post its!

I had so much fun!
What a giant mess I made!
It was totally worth it!
Have a good one!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

OCC-CAS 3 Day 7

Check out the classes
you won't be disappointing!
Today's lesson is Creative Coloring!
'Simply Copic Coloring'.
I left the sentiment off the front 
because of the wood grain paper. 

Products  used:
SSS-White wood grain card stock
SSS- Feather dies

Tasnim Ahmed did 'Tracing Images'.
I didn't have any cool background stamps to do this technique.
I liked it a lot and want to buy some now! ;)
Products used:
Uniball in Gold
CTMH- Romantic background stamps
PTI ink-Fine linen and Dark Chocolate
PTI- Think Big #3 stamps
Copics- YG 61/YG63

And finally, Jennifer Rzasa did
 'Water Color Made Easy'.
I used the dies to cut out a mask to trace 
the general shape of the balloons...
the stamps used were the strings.

Products used:
PTI- Balloon Bash stamps 
and True Black ink
Angora watercolors
Mama Elephant- Up and Away stamps
Wink Of Stella-Clear
Fine tipped sharpie

That's it for me today...
thanks for poppin' in! 
I appreciate it!
Hope your Monday was a good one!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

CAS 3 day 5

Check out the classes!
Today's lesson: backgrounds into
the foreground!  So, there was 2
lessons I didn't do...
1. Jennifer shows how to iron
off embossing powder...yeah, I'm
so NOT gonna even try this one.
I know that it would be BAD. 
Probably burn the house down!!
2. Laura shows a beautiful masked
background...and I tried this one...
really I did. I CAN.NOT
make a straight line...ever!
You know I made it if it is 
a bit off center! =]

So I moved on to technique #3.
Shari Carroll showed graffiti stamping...
I heard angels sing....I swear I did!
 I made 2..since I was inking up anyways!
Products used:
PTI-Birthday trio dies
Ink-Hibiscus Burst/True Black
PTI Stamps-Live Love Life/Simple
Sentiments/Bountiful Banners/Garden
Grace/Flower Fusion #9/Boy Basics-
Game On/Keep It Simple-Happy Birthday
Hero Arts ink-Soft Granite
SU ink-Tempting Turquoise
SSS stamps-Cupcake Party/Naughty Nautical

Then I decided to try a card from a
different class. I signed up long
after the Stenciled was done live,
but have been creating as time allows.

Kristina did a stamping + stencils
card on Day 2. I gave it a whirl!
 Products used:
PTI ink- Limeade Ice/Winter
Wisteria/Summer Sunrise
Distress Inks-Spun Sugar/Squeezed
Lemon/Tumbled Glass
Distressed Marker-Bundled Sage
TH stencil-Splatters
Lawn Fawn stamp-Happy Easter
Stamps of Life - eggs 4 Easter
versamark/wink of stella: clear
Hero Arts-white embossing powder

Thanks for popping in today, 
its a beautiful spring type day here in Kansas.
Me and the hubs are going out and enjoying
some of it today!! Happy crafting!