Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You’ve Got This for Stamping and Blogging

Good Morning Everyone!
Hope you’re having a great week. I have been able to play with some of my new stampin’ stuff lately which makes me so happy. I hope you like my creation today. I had tons of fun making it.
Here is the sketch:SB111
…and my interpretation of the sketch.
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Oh I wish the picture could capture the shine of the Gold Embossing…it’s really cool!
So let me tell you what I did here. Of course I stamped the flower, colored and cut out from “You’ve Got This” Stamp Set.
Next I grabbed a piece of Designer Paper from the Farmers Market Pack. It’s Black and Vanilla and on the other side it’s cool dots in shades of Cobbler. Anyway I placed it on a black mat and liked it. I then laid it on top of The Vanilla Card Base…it just want’s cutting it. So I took that Vanilla Mat and stamped the lined image in Gorgeous Grunge down the right side of it. I liked it but it could still use something. I then went back in and added the same image stamped in Versamark and Gold Embossed it. I so wish you could see this!!! I ended up doing the other side as well. Kind of reminds me of Grasscloth. Then I decided to stamp across the Designer Paper as well. Oh Yeah….that made it pop even more. sb111 card 2
Not sure you can see but I dipped the edges in Versamark and then dipped into the gold Embossing Powder already in my tray. Really finished it off nicely. I just needed to stamp the “Thanks” and add the little Black strip to the card and pop up the flower. Oh, oh, oh!!! Wait I also stamped the littlest dots onto the flower in Versamark and added some gold dew drops to tie in the gold theme. Hope you like it.
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Would you like to have all the supplies in one place? Here you go.

I hope you will visit the other Design Team Members this week. They always have such incredible art work. You’ll not want to miss it. You might want to even play along ….we’d love it!

Just go to…www.sketchandstamp.com to play along.

Now for the Talented Design Team:

Sandi MacIver– USA – Sandi MacIver- Canada

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Thanks for stopping in. Hope to see you next time!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Be the Star for WWYS

 

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Here we are again with another challenge from What Will You Stamp!!! This week we get to play with “Be the Star” !!! This one was a bit of a challenge for me. Just sayin’! lol
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So for my care I decided to go full blown stars all the way! Well prior to that I was actually going to stamp the “Rock Star” and put it near the rock!! haha
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So for my Rock Star Card I embossed the center with the Rock Star image in Versarmark and added some Gold Embossing Powder and heat set. I then cut the next size star on my Big Shot using my Stars Framelits. Next layer came the Gold Glimmer Paper and then two (2) layers of the Black to make the card. I dropped down a size to add the vanilla insert for the card.
Want to know how I put it together? I scored the top point down about 1/2” in the top of the biggest Black Star (just one) and attached the front star with a few glue dots to keep it together. Worked like a charm!
Hope  you liked my little share today and will come back….first please make sure to visit the WWYS Blog and see what the rest of the design team created with this set. That’s where I’m going!!
Happy Stamping and see you next time!!!


Would you like to create this card? Here are the items I used.
 
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kind Koala with Stamping and Blogging

Hi Everyone!

Time for another Sketch Challenge from Stamping and Blogging.

Here is the sketch:

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…and my interpretation using the Kind Koala Set from Stampin’ Up! Isn’t this guy just as sweet as can be? I’ve had him awhile but this is the first time I’ve used him. He just happened to fit right into the image area on the sketch!

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If he’s not cute enough…how about pairing him with some of the Go Wild Designer Paper Stack? I love-love-love this paper. Right at the top of the list for my fav’s!!!

Directions:

  • Cut a piece of the Designer Paper to fit the front of the card base. In this case 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and attach to card with adhesive.
  • Stamp image onto image piece cut to 2 3/8 x 4. I stamped with Black Stazon as I didn’t want it to bleed.
  • Color that cute little guy in with an aqua painter and your Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad. Hint: while your pad is closed squeeze your pad together in the center and it will deposit ink on the inside lid. Us that ink to color with. You may want to squeeze a few small drops of water to dilute to achieve the color you want. Then color.
  • I did the flower using a Calypso Coral Marker and added a yellow candy dot to the center.
  • Cut a Calypso Coral piece of Cardstock to 2 3/8 x 4 1/4 and attach your image piece to it.
  • Using Linen Thread I wrapped it around the image piece four times and attached the ends to the back using glue dots.
  • make four loops of linen thread and tie in the center with a piece of linen thread you have slipped under the linen thread on the card..trim the ends.
  • I used a scrap of Designer Paper left over for the inside of the card to finish it off. It’s 1” x 4 1/4

That’s it! How easy was that?

Please make sure to visit the Design Team this week. You just know they have some super fantastic designs for you! That’s where I’m headed right now.

Here they are….the Stamping and Blogging Design Team!

Sandi MacIver– USA – Sandi MacIver- Canada

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

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Thanks for stopping in. Hope to see you back here really soon.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Silhouettes for WWYS

Hi Everyone!

Summer Silhouettes is the perfect light and fun set to use this week. This set has been around for awhile but I still love the ease in making a sweet and easy card in no time.

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…and here is my take on Summer Silhouettes

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My card is done using Whisper White Card Stock for the base cut to 4 1/4 x 11 ns folded in half. The mat is Basic Black and cut to 4 x 5 1/4. I created my own background on Whisper White cut to 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 and using the lattice look stamp in the set for a fun and airy feel. You know what? Stamp your first image with it at the bottom of the mat…..then use the edge of your clear block and line it up to the top of the points of the lattice and stamp your second row and repeat until done. It helps you get perfect spacing. Then the smaller black mat cut to 2 5/8 x 3 7/8 and image piece of Whisper White to 2 1/2 x 3 3/4.

Stamp the leaves in Old Olive and then stamp the tiny blossoms in Tangerine Tango but lining up to the top of the flower stems. Comes out just perfect!!!

I added the Birthday Wishes from the Build a Birthday set for my sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed my little share today. Please let me know if I can assist you with any of your stamping need. That’s why I’m here!!lol

Please make sure to visit the other Design Team Members at:

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If you sign up before June 30th…..you get to select two free stamp sets in addition to the kit!! It’s an awesome deal. Just hit the contact me button at the top if you have any questions. I’m here to help.

Happy Stamping!!!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gift from the Garden for Stamping & Blogging

Hi Everyone,

Great to be back in the swing of things. Been busy, busy with travel and then playing catch up with clubs and my Charity Event we did this past Saturday…..so it feels good to just breathe and do a simple little card for the Stamping and Blogging Sketch.

Here is the sketch:

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…and my card

Gift from the Garden

Just a clean and simple card featuring the new Gifts from the Garden Set. I love this little set. It was one of the first I ordered.

I got to use the new Heavy #100 Whisper White Card Stock for the Base. OMG! I’m in love with this new weight for White Cards….you just know I am. So sturdy and reliable to not bend or fall when displaying. To die for!!!

I wanted to play with my markers today so decided to turn the sketch. Hope you don’t mind Sandi.

I cut a piece of Whisper White 80# to 2 1/4 x 3 7/8. I then inked up the stamp with my markers. I used Bermuda Bay,Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for the pots. The greenery on the two end pots is done using Old Olive. The one in the center is done with Wild Wasabi. Oh and the tiny little flowers are done with a Pumpkin Pie Marker. So you just color right onto the stamp and add the color where you want it. Of course the ink will dry….so you huff on it (heavy breathing required) to remoisten and then stamp. Comes out perfect if you huff enough and stamp quickly. I added just a touch of basic gray using my aqua painter to the bottom area under the pots. Didn’t want to have them seem suspended in air. haha the Bermuda Bay Strip is cut to 1/2” x 5 !/2 “. I added a glue dot to the back of each side and wrapped a bit of Bakers Twine around it to give a bit of a rustic feel to this all white card. Then I attached it to the card with glue dots. The image piece is popped up with Dimensionals. I stamped the little shovel to match using my Basic Gray Marker & Crushed Curry Marker for the handle and the slate marker for the little shovel part. I then cut out and attached with glue dots.

That’s it!!! I hope you like it.

Supplies needed:

Hope you’ll visit the rest of the Design Team….. and don’t forget to play along if you can.

Sandi MacIver– USA – Sandi MacIver- Canada

Patrice Halliday-Larsen NZ

Amy Koenders – USA

Michelle Last – UK

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Lee Conrey – USA (that’s me)

Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Have you seen the weekly deals this week? Oh my!! Some really great things in the mix below. Let me know if I can help you with anything.

As always thanks for stopping in. See you next time!

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