Thursday, May 21, 2020

Pearls and Lace - Junk Journal

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday, is Pearls and Lace. Last post, I showed the creation of one of the  digital journals available from our sponsor, Vectoria Designs!






Here is a double page spread with this weeks twist:
I used several elements from one of the sets that I printed out, and I also added some things from my stash, stencils, and Distress ink borders to tone down the brightness a bit. The butterfly has a jeweled body just for fun too!

As I said in my last post, I am so in love with these reasonably priced journal sets that I had to purchase several of them!

And, remember, there are loads of helpful videos on how to construct your own journals on YouTube!


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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

You're a Doll

#57 for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog is all about our favorite childhood toy/s. Well, for me it was dolls. I had/have many! Never really took to the Raggedy Ann kind, but that's the image I had from Dee Dees Digis, which doesn't seem to be selling any longer. The sentiment is from Tiddly Inks.
Part of the challenge was to use Kraft, which I just love using. I used some Copics, Prismacolor pencils, and gel pens.

An option includes sharing with Crafting Happiness who has an "kids" theme going on!

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Vintage Junk Journal

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday, is Vintage. I am just loving the digital journals available from our sponsor, Vectoria Designs!
Cover
From Top

Using elements from the set, I created the covers and pages. On the right page, the circle can be lifted to place a "hidden" message.

Adding a lot of Distress inks and subtle pencil coloring adds to the vintage look of any page. 



On the left of this double page spread, you can see a pocket and two other pages.


I am so in love with these reasonably priced journal sets that I had to purchase several of them!

There are loads of helpful videos on how to construct your journals on YouTube!


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Shared with: Mini Album Makers Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2020

Birthday Butterfly

Double Trouble Challenge Blog # 56!

A birthday card or scrapbook page, a tic tac toe ( Birthday, Things that Fly, Sponging) from the Joy of SetsTic Tac Toe Challenge , and some sponging, would go together to make for a nice presentation.

A bit of coloring on parchment, some embossing, and fun die cutting, then all placed on the top of a sponged stencil background!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stamplorations Spring Blooms

Our sponsor is Sherry Russ Designs with Stamplorations. The prompt for Twisted Thursday is to use an image from our sponsor
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I used the digital set, Spring Blooms and Mugs, colored with Copics and colored pencils, edged with Distress inks, layered on to matching Copic air sprayed frame, and finished with some Nuvo Drop.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Rain or Shine

Double Trouble Challenge Blog #55 is all about spring. Do look at all the fun things you can do to participate!

I have been having so much fun with my new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, Follow the Rainbow (colored with Copics), and the fun clouds stencil, Clouds for Days (using Distress Inks).  I stamped then masked the image to add the background. Using the inspirational photo, I selected clouds, an umbrella, a puddle with clear Nuvo drops with matching raindrops, and the color lavender, one of my favorites!

As an additional challenge, we can share with Artsystamper Digitals Challenge #14, also about spring.

Also shared with Simon Says Stamps Blog Monday Challenge to create a scene. Mine is a rainy day scene!

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Coffee First

Our sponsor is Sherry Russ Designs with Stamplorations. The prompt for Twisted Thursday is Map or Sign.
I used the digital set, Spring Blooms and Mugs, for the individual mug, colored with Copics, and then popped. The other mug is a stamp, Framed Coffee Cup, stamped with a sentiment from Coffeeology. and highlighted with Distress Inks and some colored pencils. I used a map from my stash, added a strip of Kraft with stamped coffee beans, and finished with some Nuvo Drop.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Hello Friend

Double Trouble Challenge Blog, #53, is an anything goes, use your stuff/scraps, and share with a previous challenge partner. Not everything is necessary, so do check out all the details. I created a tag for this challenge.
I pulled out my newest stamps set, Stronger Together, from Simon Says Stamps, and heat embossed on some scraps of paper I had on my desk. I colored with metallic colored pencils and added some white gel pen details. The little hearts are popped and a few Nuvo drops were added for a bit more texture.

Shared with Crafting Happiness Challenges.

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Edited to add: National Goof Off Day and National Chip and Dip Day as an added fun play from our friends at Double Trouble as requested by my friend, Sue! I can't eat chips, so I played with some sugar free chocolate dip and nuts to make this silly face!


Friday, March 27, 2020

Coffee Date with Lisa and Jean

I am so pleased to share the coffee date card I made with my dear friend Lisa Bzibziak for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. We share the same love of collecting stamps and dies so it was hard to narrow down what we would select to use in common. We finally decided to go with one of our favorite stamp companies, Art Impression Stamps (I used Art Impressions Hot Java Mama), and a Stamps of Life Coffee Cup A2 Fold-it Card stand up card). Lisa is a great "date", and we had so much fun doing this for you!



I cut the card itself from Kraft and colored with Copic Markers, Prismacolor colored pencils, and a white gel pen. A wrap with some red heavy string finished up the card.
Please be sure to get over to Lisa's blog to see what she created for our "date"!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you'll join in on the hop!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Goldilocks and the Two Umbrellas

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is Fairy Tail! Well, my "fairy tale" is Goldilocks and the Two Umbrellas.

This lovely paper and image comes from our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, and I added more coloring, with colored pencils and Distress inks. The little girl is fussy cut to go on top and an embossing folder went behind the fussy cut out circle of the paper.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

You Are My Cup of Tea

New to me challenge, CASology, for week 364 is all about tea. I have a cup going at the moment, so I thought I'd play. Clean and simple is hard for me, so I must admit that I struggled, LOL!
 I used a Brutus Monroe set called Stamp Fanci (does not seem to be available any longer) that I colored with Copics and colored pencils.

Also shared with the Coffee Loving Papercrafters.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Above the Forest

I have recently discovered Lavinia Stamps, and even better for me, a US distributor with much lower shipping fees and speedy delivery! I find these beautiful stamps mesmerizing and delightful stories just pop into my imagination. Both sites are wonderful with loads of inspiration and purchased can be made from either.
This one, Moon Fairy, was stamped on to a card base with many layers of watery smooshed Distress Oxides. The rest of the stamping, using the little castle and trees, were stamped with a variety of inks. The bubbles and moon have just a touch of glitter.

Shared with Lavinia Stamps Creative Challenge

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Welcome to Spring

Double Trouble Challenge #52 = One spring item using a punch or die or fussy cut, optional to add a bee or honeycomb, and finally you can share with Bitten by the Bug (no fussy cutting for them though).
My die cut is Paper Cut Bird from Sizzix. I had to use two different die cutting machines. First, I used my Big Shot and even with the Precision Base and many pass throughs, it wasn't cut all the way. So, off to my Gemini Jr. and with the added metal shim it went through. The little bee is from an Inkadoo set called Patterned Birds & Bugs. I added a bit of twine, a ribbon, and some Nuvo drops to say welcome to spring!

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

A Friendly Hello

I was watching a video on stamp kissing and thought these cute little guys should have a bit of a chat!
I used some Prima Watercolor Pencils with the Splash set from Paper Smooches and mounted it on a background that I had made a while ago, so I don't remember exactly how I did it, LOL!

Shared with Paper Smooches 

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Happy Rain Day

The optional twist for Twisted Thursday is make your own holiday card! Well, my "holiday" is Rain Day. In the Phoenix area of Arizona, everyone loves this special day! So, Happy Rain Day everyone!
This lovely paper and image comes from our sponsor, The Paper Shelter, and I added more coloring, with colored pencils. A hand written banner and a few flowers from my stash finished up this card.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Mandatory Daily Cups of Coffee

I saw this stamp set and was smitten, so I had to rush to get the Coffee Planner Set from Sweet Sentiments Stamps. Perfect to use for The Daily Marker's 30 day coloring challenge!
I created a long card, stamped with Momento Ink, colored with Copics and colored pencils, added some Gina K Inks through a Paper Smooches stencil, before adding the final touch of some clear glaze pen on the glasses.

I know this will stay in my list of top favorites of stamp sets! Thanks for the visit!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Lucky is a State of Mind

The Challenge #51 for the Double Trouble Challenge Blog requests green, gold, and a share with Heart2Heart. You don't have to do it all, but are eligible for more chances to win if you do.
I started off with an SVG 4 Leaf Clover easel card from My Scrap Chick and cut all the parts with my Scan n Cut. I used lots of different greens, and gold of course.

The stamps, embossed with Wow Metallic Rich, come from two sets from Close to My Heart. The bird and sunburst come from S1304, My Sunshine, and the heart comes from S1409, Family is Forever.

I made extra shamrocks and did some layering then added some triangular dots.

The sentiment came from a Tim Holtz Small Talk set.

Also shared with A Bit More Time to Craft

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Hoodie-Hoo

Hoodie-Hoo is the optional twist for Twisted Thursday. Our sponsor is Bugaboo and I selected Girls Happy Trio!
So what does Hoodie-Hoo represent? It is a copyrighted holiday by Wellcat.com as a day, on Feb. 20, when people go out at noon and wave their hands over their heads yelling "Hoodie-Hoo"! It's meant to chase away the winter and hurry the spring in!

The image was colored with Copics and Prismacolor colored pencils. The frame was created on watercolor paper using a stamp frame from Unity Stamp, Charm. I covered it with watercolor brush pens then sprayed the paper and the stamp with Dylusions Shimmer Spray, Pure Sunshine. Then, I cut all layers, including the card with Creative Basics Dies by Rhea. I made the sentiment on the computer, added some flowers and twine from my stash.





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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Happy Birthday in the Round on Parchment

Made this special card for my future daughter-in-law.
Worked on parchment using a Groovi Plate, embossed and colored from the back.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Dinosaur Stacker

#50, over at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog, asks us to do a tall and skinny card. A stacker would be a nice touch, and an optional layout from Try Stampin' On Tuesday would make it extra fun. I selected to do all three:

I adore anything from Paper Smooches, so I decided to stack up some whimsical dinosaurs from the Cuteasaurus set. I colored using Copics and colored pencils and added the "sketch" as a highlight with a mask and Distress Inks. The sweet little hearts, from the same set (and the sentiment), were dotted with white gel pen for some added texture, and I created some grass with markers and pencils.

Also shared with the Paper Smooches challenge.

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Edited to add that I was one of the top three on Try Stampin on Tuesdays and on Double Trouble:


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Craft-A_Long with Barbara Gray

Enjoyed a Craft-a-Long on Hochanda with Barbara Gray, Clarity Stamps, this morning. Here are a few of my finished projects using the Forget Me Not Heart Collection Stamp, Die & Stencil Bundle:

Stencil & Distress Inks
Watercolor Stencil































Then, the following are done with the stamp and different techniques show.
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