Thursday, April 28, 2016

Creating with Little Darling Rubber Stamps and Gilded Dies

 Hello lovelies.  Today, I'm guest designing with Little Darling Rubber Stamps for their week long creative event, and featuring the  new Gilded Oval Die set and Wishing You stamp set.  Nine amazing stamps in this set for a variety of occasions.  You MUST see! 



If you would, hop on over to the LDRS Blog and leave comments on each day's post.  That will get you entered to win one of two $25.00 vouchers to their online store.  With an amazing selection of custom embossing folders, dies and stamps, there's a plethora of products to choose from.  And yes, I just said plethora.  See, I'm using big words for a big hop.  


But first, take a look at my project today.....



I wanted to create a pretty scene for my sentiment, so, I sliced the front panel in a criss-cross and rolled up the corners to reveal a hint of what's inside.  Open the window, which is held closed with burlap string looped onto a metal key, for the full reveal.  I plan on gifting this as a wedding card for a dear relative getting married in  few months.



However, this would also make a lovely card for Mother's Day with one of the other sentiments that are included in this 9 sentiment stamp set from LDRS.




These LDRS products paired so beautifully with my papers from the DCWV Garden Charm collection.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks to LDRS for letting me share their lovely products with you!  

Stop by and visit any of their social media links and tell them Waving My Wand sent you!



Additional supplies:
DCWV Garden Charm paper
Xyron adhesive runner
ribbon
foam squares
Ranger ink
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
October Afternoon Sprinklers
Spellbinders Shimmer Mist
Graphic45 metal key
Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink

Linking to these Challenges:




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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Dream Big with Two Paper Divas and Webster's Pages

I'm feeling the gold today, with a little sparkly project for Two Paper Divas Stamps, featuring the new release, "Dream Big"; one of several stamp sets that are part of the April release.





This card is a little smaller, at 4"x4" but packs a whole lot of punch!  I wanted to add just a little hint of red to pop out with all the gold.  My sentiment was inked, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, onto Webster's Pages cardstock, "These Are The Days" collection, designed by Megan Hoeppner, who was kind enough to send me a set.  It's actually designed for planners but I love to put my planner goodies to use for cardmaking as well.



To finish, I've added glitter ribbon, sequins and DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments.  I think this would be perfect as a graduation card, encouragement, birthday or even celebrating a job promotion.  There are lots of possibilities and uses for the Dream Big sentiment.  Get yours today!





Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new April release right here:









Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories.


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Friday, April 22, 2016

Beach Candle for So Suzy Stamps SAMClub

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TGIF!  So happy that Friday is here.  We've got family coming to visit and are planning on a movie this weekend so we'll be busy, but good busy, you know what I mean?  And since it's Friday, I've got another fun project for the So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month Club.  Have you ever done this technique before?  Stick with me for a couple minutes and I'll show you how.  It's super easy!  All you need is:

3x3 pillar candle or larger
wax paper
coloring pens/markers (I'm using Kuretake Zig Clean Colors)
white tissue paper
heat embossing gun (found in scrapbook section of hobby stores)
tape
Stamps from So Suzy Stamps!



The first thing you want to do is tape the ends of a section of white tissue paper to your craft mat.  Stamp your image onto the tissue paper.  I chose to ink my stamp directly by swiping the desired colors of my markers onto the stamp. 




Next, color in your image.  If the tissue gets too wet with ink, it can tear so be careful.  I've also used a fine tipped black 0.5 mm pen and white gel pen to embellish my images.




Next, tear off a strip of wax paper, large enough to completely cover your image.  It's best to have this wrap around to the back of your candle, and you'll see why.





Heat with your heat gun while holding the wax paper tightly.   Be careful not to burn your fingers as the heat gun gets extremely hot and your image will completely melt into the candle quickly, less than a minute.  You'll be able to tell it's melting the tissue as it will start to "sweat".  When completely melted, slowly peel off wax paper.  You don't have to wait on it to cool.  Use your heat tool to melt any bumpy spots along top and bottom edge of your candle, if necessary.




Lastly, here's my little mermaid tail that I hand drew and added to my scene.  When I was finished with melting my scene onto the candle, I added a touch of Stickles Firefly glitter glue to my mermaid.  Also, the sentiment can be found in Suzy's online store.  It's called "Cherish the Moment".  I love how this turned out!



Have fun giving this technique a try.  It's so easy, you'll want to give these as gifts! 




 

 I hope you enjoyed my project and handy tips.  Check out Suzy's website and maybe do some shopping while you're at it.   Then take a look at the SAM club.  Exclusive membership gets you special stamps each month, plus membership into a private Facebook group, fun giveaways and more! 

The next quarter starts this month so there's still time for you to sign up.  You can choose a 3 month membership or longer if you'd like.  Membership packages are available to USA, Canada and drum roll..... International!  I've already had a sneak peek at future releases and they are soooo fun!  You won't be disappointed!  If you love coastal, beachy, nautical fun..... sign up!  Membership can sell out quick so don't wait.





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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Feel Better with Two Paper Divas Stamps

Here's another new release from Two Paper Divas Stamps, called, "Feel Better".  It's the cutest little bird with such sad droopy eyes....I just want to give him a hug!



I colored this little guy with my Tombow Dual brush marker, then blotted water with my Tim Holtz waterbrush, to dilute the color in the middle.  The pretty chevron card was from a set that I picked up at Hobby Lobby, from their Spring collection.  Some fun washi tape, burlap string and a doily complete this festive ensemble.   I think I'd perk right up if I received a fun card like this!  In fact, I know just the person to send this to.....





Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new April release right here:




Don't forget to enter the Monthly Challenge!  April 24th is the last day to enter:


Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories.


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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sharks! Fun with So Suzy Stamps SAMClub

Hop on over to the So Suzy Stamps Blog today, and check out my project that features the new Stamp of the Month Club release.   I pulled a magic trick and truly waved my wand but you'll have to get all the details over at Suzy's!   So, go.  Leave some love if you'd like and look around Suzy's store while you're there.  She's got lot's of goodies.  Not that I would try to be an enabler....... 


The next quarter starts in April.  Membership is available in 3 month packages or for an entire year and is available worldwide!  An entire year of coastal stamps!




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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Birthday Flowers with Two Paper Divas and DCWV

 I'm back with another project featuring another one of the new releases from Two Paper Divas called, "Birthday Flowers".

I thought it would be fun to match my coloring with my designer paper of choice, which, today, is from the new DCWV collection "Garden Charm". 



I selected some Tombow Dual brush markers that closely matched my DCWV papers, to do some no-line coloring.  Although I could have gone in a number of directions with those sweet stamped flowers, I chose to keep it simple.


To finish off my card, I added some pretty ribbons from May Arts Ribbon and enamel dots.




Visit the Two Paper Divas Blog for daily project inspiration and on Wednesdays for the Design Team Roundup.  Check out the new April release right here:




Don't forget to enter the Monthly Challenge!  April 24th is the last day to enter:





Sharing with these challenges:





Shop Two Paper Divas for a wide selection of clear stamps, digital stamps and accessories.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Upcycled Wall Art with May Arts Ribbon

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I've got a project up on the May Arts Ribbon Blog today, upcycling this picture frame.   Grab some ribbon and let's make some fun Wall Art!  Head on over to see all the photos and step by step instructions.  Scroll down for the affiliate links, if you'd like to purchase this silky satin ribbon from their online retail store, The Ribbon Resource. 

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Double Faced Satin Ribbon – Parrot Green


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Butterflies and Love With So Suzy Stamps

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Here's a project that I made especially for my crafting bestie's wedding Anniversary.  It was a big shindig, celebrating 25 blissful years.  Well, we all know.... not every year is blissful!  She finally got her card, so now, I can share it with you all.  I'm so in love with this butterfly from So Suzy Stamps.  It's been awhile since I last broke it out.  I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pair it with a newer sentiment that I've also had in my supply; a fabulous quote from the famous actress, Audrey Hepburn which aptly, is the name of the sentiment stamp.



 
 

For the butterflies, I stamped with my Hero Arts ombre green ink, then sprinkled clear embossing powder and heated with my heat embossing tool.  Both were stamped onto Kaisercraft Heirloom patterned paper and I fussy cut one of the butterflies for dimension.   This butterfly stamp is the most intricate that I've ever seen and is simply stunning.   Click on any of the highlighted affiliate links, if you'd like to purchase one for yourself.  Or, two or three!  They make lovely gifts for your crafty friends.




Doesn't it look like it will simply fly off the page?  To be able to slide this into an envelope, I simply scored both sides where the wings connect and simply folded one wing.   It's adhered with a thin strip of Thermoweb glue lines.   My friend will be able to unfold and open both wings for display.  Magic!

 



  Visit So Suzy Stamps today!   It's a one-stop shop where you can find many of your crafting supplies; adhesives, stencils, embellishments and more. 

Be sure and bookmark the store once you get there.  I promise it will soon become one of your favorite stops!  Don't forget to stop by the blog for daily inspiration, fun giveaways and random craziness!  Join Suzy's Flaunt it Group on Facebook to share your projects as well and hang out with the rest of the cool crowd! 


P.S.  Happy Anniversary Nancy and Larry!



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Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Release at So Suzy Stamps SAMClub

 It's time for the So Suzy Stamps April Release for the Stamp of the Month Club!  I love this month's stamp - it's an entire scene which is nothing but FUN to color.  Ya'll know I love to watercolor, so I pulled out my So Suzy Stamps Ink Bites, using the Coastal Breeze ink colors.


The only other ink color I used was for the sentiment and I ran my black Tombow Marker across the wording.  To give this scene a softer look, I stamped the entire image (not including the sentiment) in the Egyptian Sand color from the Coastal Breeze Ink Bites.  Then I colored in my scene, using my ink, stamped onto an acrylic block, then spritzed with water.  I add more ink or less water to enhance the colors.  I also added some Stickles glitter glue to my palm tree leaves and one side of the setting sun.  Suzy also carries those in her shop as well. 

To make the fringe on the sides, you can use burlap string but I used a trimmed piece of May Arts Ribbon open weave burlap ribbon.  It's quicker and easier than cutting a bunch of string.  I used some glue lines from Thermoweb to adhere to my Graphic 45 cardstock, to finish.





 

 I hope you enjoyed my project and handy tips.  Check out Suzy's website and maybe do some shopping while you're at it.   Then take a look at the SAM club.  Exclusive membership gets you special stamps each month, plus membership into a private Facebook group, fun giveaways and more! 

The next quarter starts this month so there's still time for you to sign up.  You can choose a 3 month membership or longer if you'd like.  Membership packages are available to USA, Canada and drum roll..... International!  I've already had a sneak peek at future releases and they are soooo fun!  You won't be disappointed!  If you love coastal, beachy, nautical fun..... sign up!  Membership can sell out quick so don't wait.





#sosuzystamps #sosuzysamclub #sam #samclub #stampamonth #cardmaking #scrapbooking #diy #cre8time #poolside #beach #flipflops #beachy #ocean #waves #tropical #paint #watercolor #thermoweb #inkbites #coastalbreeze #Ranger #stickles #glitter #xyron #graphic45 #g45


Friday, April 8, 2016

Elegant Mixed Media with So Suzy Stamps SAMClub

This week, I thought I'd play around a bit with the February Stamp of the Month from So Suzy Stamps.  I knew I wanted a black backdrop but other than that, I really didn't know which direction to take.  One thing led to another and I ended up with what I like to call, Elegant Mixed Media.  I was seriously hoping I could coin that phrase but alas, after a Google search, I discovered numerous others beat me to the punch, doggone it!  And before I forget,check out the link at the end of this post, for the 2 year anniversary celebrations going on all month at So Suzy Stamps.  





I threw a lot at this project; Graphic 45 papers, Bo Bunny Pearlescent with TCW stenciling, several May Arts Ribbons, buttons, gems and more.  I particularly love the Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.  So many words to mix and match in either black or white which is perfect for just about everything, including the emphasis on my stamp called, "Sailor's Desk".  This card is all about traveling and even better, traveling and exploring with someone by your side, someone who can be a witness to your adventure.  Then when days have gone by, remembering those wonderful adventures together.  Yeah, I know....I'm kind of sappy and sentimental.  Plus, my child is in Orlando with the high school marching band without me, so any minute now, I may have a breakdown and weep all over my computer.  Ok, maybe not, but you get the picture.




I hope you'll stop by and check out all the offerings at So Suzy Stamps.  It's a one-stop shop with so much good stuff!  And if you love this stamp, you can join the Stamp of the Month Club and receive coastal stamps all year long.  The next quarter just started so you have time to join the April-June membership or go ahead and sign up for the entire year.  Membership is also available to Canada and International!  Check back on Sunday when the new April stamp of the month is released.  I'll be sharing another project then.  I think you will love it!





Visit this link for the 2 year Anniversary celebration going on through the month of April at So Suzy Stamps:  http://www.sosuzystampsblog.com/2016/04/we-are-turning-2.html


There are so many amazing projects and ideas to be found on Suzy's blog so be sure and scroll through and maybe do some shopping while you're at it.   Then take a look at the SAM club.  Exclusive membership gets you special stamps each month, plus membership into a private Facebook group, fun giveaways and more!  Suzy has already opened up membership for the next quarter which begins April 10th.  If you're even thinking about joining, don't wait.  Membership can sell out quick and then you'll be kicking yourself for waiting!








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