Friday, August 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 5


It's Christmas release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the new Christmas dies coming to the store. 

Ready for my projects? Be sure to check out the other gals' projects here.

First using the fabulous Layering Baubles #1 and Merry Christmas Word Art, CAS and pretty easy to mass produce if you're good at glueing stacked die cuts! I spent the most time fiddling with the bow!


Double stacked the die cut sentiment. Swiped Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks across glossy cardstock to create the solid ornament backing. So easy and what a great effect! Just be sure to let it dry.


A snippet of silver string to attach the ornament to the die cut sentiment and voila!

My next card using one of the Christmas Icons uses the classics of dark blue, silver and gold. I white heat embossed a tiny sentiment from Homespun Christmas too.


Using the angel from Christmas Icons, I felt the need to create a shaker.


I die cut the angel from the white panel and a panel of fun foam to create the shaker area. Filled it with seed beads and backed it with PP. Heat embossed a sentiment from Homespun Christmas onto a snippet of the same PP.

I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. Remember there are prizes for comments. You can start the hop here if you'd like.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 4


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp sets designed by our fearless leader, Shery

Here's what I did. Extreme CAS again, but come back by my blog next week to see more creations - not so extreme - with the new products.


This card was Pinterest inspired. Used the log cabin image from Homespun Christmas and masked and stamped up top. Keeping with my non-traditional-colors-for-Christmas approach to this release, I repeat stamped the sentiment along the bottom with neon pink pigment ink and added a couple birdies from Fowl Play too. The tiny little seeds they're pecking on were created using the end of a paint brush tapped onto the ink pad!

So off you go to leave comments for your chance to win. You can start the hop here if you'd like. Thanks for stopping by today. Tomorrow it's all about the new dies in the release. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 3


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Here's what I did. (You've probably noticed that all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations using the new products. I created a card inspired by a Pinterest photo that you should also see.)


I used the secondary images in the set for this platinum embossed CAS card. I love the starry sky!

I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. You can see the other gals' creations here if you'd like.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 2


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp set designed by Dee, Yuletide Deer.

Here's what I did. I should mention all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations - not so extreme - with the new products.



This one's pretty self-explanatory I think! Just added a red heat embossed nose with a small circle stamp and the fun sentiment from Joyful.


Thanks for coming by today. You can start the hop here if you'd like.

Monday, August 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Release - Christmas in August Day 1


It's Christmas stamp release time at STAMPlorations! Every day this week, the STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new products. Be sure to hop along!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the comments on the blogs will win a gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store or one of the new products. And there are prizes on Facebook and Instagram too! You have until the end of the day August 21 to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on August 24.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on the stamp set designed by Becca. 

Here's what I did. I should mention all my creations this week are extreme CAS. Come back by my blog next week to see more creations using these new products. Might help you decide which sets need to go onto your wish list ;)

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with Christmas cookies?!? Better yet, ones decorated with pink frosting (translates to Copic colored and topped with Glossy Accents)?!?


Couldn't resist heat embossing my sentiment onto a cookie sheet fussy cut from an old envelope with a metallic liner. I just love how it crinkled a little bit with the heat. Reminds me of well-worn cookie sheets.


I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by today. You can start the hop here if you'd like.


Friday, August 11, 2017

extreme cas baby card again

Ready for another extreme CAS baby card? This time it's one for the boys.


Went with the trendy, block of letters style and used a fantastic alpha stamp, Emmett from Studio Calico. Neon pigment ink. And a rubber ducky from Klartext Karten.

See ya next week for lots of fun with the STAMPlorations Christmas release. Hope you're ready for some Christmas in August ;)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

extreme cas baby card

Ready for an extreme CAS baby card? Don't blink or you might miss it.


Went with the trendy, block of letters style and used a fantastic alpha stamp, Emmett from Studio Calico. Neon pigment ink. And a rubber ducky from Klartext Karten.

See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

simply graphic on distress ink smoosh again

Yep, that's what today's post brings - another twofer with one of the smooshed Distress Ink backgrounds I created.

You met my new Simply Graphic crocodile yesterday. Is that what he is? Don't really know but he's lean and lank and I like him!

Today's card used the negatives (yesterday's leftovers) from Rectangles and Doudous from Simply Graphic, some stamp surgery on Papertrey Belated Birthday Mini and a word from Tim Holtz Holiday Words Block (which obviously isn't just for the holidays!)


I couldn't resisit using that negative of "wishes" to go with the negative of the croc, whom I decided to back with some zebra striped PP. I love all the B/W on this. So playful, don't you think?

Have a great one! I'm enjoying some vacay with my Dad in MI as you read this... CU again next week.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

simply graphic on distress ink smoosh

Yep, that's what today's post brings.

I had a go at another of the smooshed backgrounds I created. Picked the faint blue/green one that you can barely see in the upper right corner of the IG photo. (Actually... notice the grid pattern on it? That's cuz I used my lined acrylic block and used the lined side to smoosh with. Oops. It leaves a line where the ink pools on the block. Well for this session it didn't really matter :)

Of course I had to reach for my new Simply Graphic dies again - I like the twofer effect, like in this post. Today I used Rectangles and Doudous.


To finish it off I did some stamp surgery on Papertrey Belated Birthday Mini. A strip of B/W PP along the bottom and voila! (When you see tomorrow's card, you'll know where I got the inclination to use a pop of B/W!)

Have a great one!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

zig clean color and bristol smooth again

Did you see yesterday's post?

I've been wanting to make the Zig clean color brush pen to paper watercolor thing work, ya know?

This Bristol paper is the answer. Its smooth nature makes moving and blending the color with a water brush pretty darn easy. FYI, the color of the paper is quite creamy. Since I kept my panel nearly full-size, that's why I chose to use a colored cardbase.

Yesterday's card was pretty in-your-face as far as the colors go. Here's my second example. I pulled out light purple and ochre (yeah, whatever) to color this STAMPlorations In Bloom Plumeria.


Added a  sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Tags Everyday and voila!

Next up, more Simply Graphic die fun. Have a good day!
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