Tuesday, October 20, 2020

STAMPlorations Happy Birthday


I made my card using a monoprint I made using my gel press. I used STAMPlorations Circle Flexi Templates.  I also used ARTplorations Burst Slimline Stencil I used STAMPlorations Blossom like a butterfly and STAMPlorations Bloom Happy. 




 


Prizes:

- one (1) winner of $50 gift code randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations stash link-up found here
- three (3) winners of $10 gift code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- two (2) winners of $20 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party
- one (1) winner of $40 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party


Commenting and linking up to the birthday linky party close on November 8
Linking up to the STAMPlorations stash $50 gift code giveaway closes on October 31.


Sales/Promotions

All products in the store are 10% off instantly throughout October. 

You can use my  20% off DT code when ordering -- when you do, your order will include this not-yet-released stencil, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil):





Monday, October 19, 2020

ATC with butterflies Happy Birthday STAMPlorations

 



To make my ATCs I made several prints on my gel press. I used ARTPlorations Tribal Triangles.
I then used ARTplorations Leaf Prints 4 Slimline Stencil . with glue and gilding flakes. I stamped and cut out butterflies from STAMPlorations Blossom like a Butterfly.  (which is currently out of stock but you can get the digital butterfly  for only $2.) The sentiments are from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy Stamp Set.  








Prizes:

- one (1) winner of $50 gift code randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations stash link-up found here
- three (3) winners of $10 gift code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- two (2) winners of $20 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party
- one (1) winner of $40 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party


Commenting and linking up to the birthday linky party close on November 8
Linking up to the STAMPlorations stash $50 gift code giveaway closes on October 31.


Sales/Promotions

All products in the store are 10% off instantly throughout October. 

You can use my  20% off DT code when ordering -- when you do, your order will include this not-yet-released stencil, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil):




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fall Watercolor


For Watercolor Wednesday on SCS I decided to play along this week. So I pulled out my watercolors and painted with Fall as my inspiration. I then put my two paintings into my Proverbs junk journal. Still practicing my lettering. One thing I learned today when journaling and painting don't do it when you are super tired. I fell asleep painting the leaves on the top one and had to add leaves where I didn't plan because when I fell asleep the paint brush landed on the paper. I also fell asleep while lettering. So that is why my lettering on a couple of words looks a bit off. 








 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Butterflies down a dirt road in Sedona

Butterflies down a dirt road in Sedona.  This card was not a quick card so I felt it needed a good title.  The butterflies part is pretty obvious. I added dirt road because I didn't know how this would turn out. I just kept playing and tweaking it to how I wanted. When I came to a crafting "dirt road" I went down it.  The Sedona part was added because these colors with the teal and orange and yellows reminds me of falls in Sedona when I was growing up. In Arizona there are not a lot of trees that have leaves that change color. I remember the cottonwood trees turning yellow and that yellow against the red rocks of Sedona with a turquoise colored sky.   So Butterflies down a dirt road in Sedona.... Here is the rest of the story. 

This morning my friend Pam and I facetime crafted together. We saw the 

That challenge was to make a triple cube box card. I like fun folds so of course I had to play along. But I also do things my own way.  The tutorial showed using designer paper. I hardly have any designer paper because it is so much more fun to make my own. I took a piece of typing paper and made two monoprint using my gel press.  I layered the prints several times. Using fall colors.  This first print is the one I cut up for the inside of my card. 

This print is the one that I cut up to make the front of my card. 




The tutorial also didn't have a cover, 'like a regular card". I added one just because I wanted to. 
I added a STAMPlorations Butterfly from  Blossom Like a Butterfly. 


On the inside of my card is the triple cube box pop out. I also added two little pop out butterflies from STAMPlorations  Butterfly Row





It is a little thick but I still think it will mail well. 



 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

STAMPlorations October Stencil Challenge.

 



After a short break STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge is Back

  • You can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as you use a stencil  -- 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,you must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)


My inspiration project this month is a pop and twist card. I used two monoprints that I made using my gel press. and my ARTplorations stencils. 





and  Armaranth

The little circles you see were from the bottom of my blood pressure medicine bottle. I thought they added a fun design element. 

after I pulled that print I used Leaf prints 4



I used Aleene's tacky glue through the leaf prints stencil and added gilding flakes. 


The panels on the pop and twist were a second print that I cut into smaller panels. 



The Birthday sentiment is from STAMPlorations Stamp set called Groovy Shoes




I hope that you were inspired by this card. 

If use my discount code when shopping at STAMPlorations 
you will get 20% off your order.  




Friday, September 25, 2020

Happy Birthday Nancy

 Today one of my STAMPlorations sisters is having a birthday. Today Nancy is 75. Loll is having a linky party on her blog to honor Nancy. When I heard I knew I wanted to make a card with gold and roses. 

The little roses are a peek at a new STAMPlorations set called Bloomfully Faith.  The medallion was made with a Gel Press and one of STAMPlorations new slimline stencils called Burst  The gilding was done with Nuvo Gilding flakes, Aleene's tacky glue and  Ragrug stencil


Happy Birthday Nancy. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Get well soon

The outside of my get well card has some gilding and I also took glue and glitter and doodled around the edges. I made this get well card for a friend who has been very sick with covid. 


For the inside of the card I made a pop up tissue box. and a little get well card. 



So that the back of the card isn't just a boring plain kraft behind the tissue box,  I sprayed distress ink spray through ARTplorations 

Beyond the Trees Stencil.