Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December Stencil Challenge STAMPlorations


Happy December. 
What I used for my project this month:

I made a fun fold card for my project. It is called a triple pocket twist card. I think the term "fun"- fold is more for the recipient than for the maker. I struggled with this card design. Several attempts ended up in the trash before I figured out the fold. 
But I do like how it turned out. First I am going to show you the little cards that go inside the pockets. I watercolored and stamped the leaves and used the leaf stencil to add gilding flakes. 

This is how the back side of the card looks. 

This is the front side of the card unfolded.

This photo shows where the pockets are when the card is folded up.
 You can see the little cards peeking out.

This is how it looks all folded up with the little cards tucked away into the pockets.

Come join us for this month challenge at

  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

  • $20 prize code to winner ($25 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)
  • $10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if STAMPlorations/ARTplorations stencil was used)

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Giving Thanks STAMPlorations

Join us for the Giving Thanks Hop

prize info:

*hop prizes
- FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.

*giveaway/linky prizes - randomly drawn from the linky
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
- ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code

*extra/surprise prizes randomly drawn

hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.

I made 2 cards with a thankful theme. I used: 

Outside of first card:

Inside of first card:

Second card


Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Hop- STAMPlorations

For this ATC (Artist Trading Card)

I made a "Waterfall" card using: 

For this "Waterfall" card I used:
I liked being able to coordinate the images to the paper that I had in my stash.

Play along by creating any coffee-themed project. Post it on your blog and then link it up at the linky found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. The linky is open until Friday, November 19. Winners of sponsor prizes will be randomly drawn!


Monday, November 1, 2021

October STAMPloration stencil challenge- Envelope card with waterfall bookmark

Welcome to a new season... Autumn. It is time for the October STAMPlorations stencil challenge. 

I made an envelope card with a waterfall bookmark inside the envelope card. It made me pull out my paper crimper tool. I have had it for years and it had been awhile since I had used it. For this project i used: 
STAMPlorations: Lotus Love Stamp Set                     
ARTplorations: Autumn Falling Stencil                      


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Autumn Blessings


I made a waterfall card with little water colored pumpkins. What I have learned with practice is how to layer the paint to get texture. I have a lot still left to learn but I am excited to share how my painting is at this time. I hope you enjoy the video. 

The sentiment on the waterfall card is from STAMPlorations Holiday Expressions- Thankful for Autumn. I believe it may be a retired set. But there are lot of other wonderful stamp sets at STAMPlorations. 

You can use my discount code to get 20% off your order with STAMPlorations. 

Hope you have a blessed day.