Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

I've been guest designing this month for coffeelovingcardmakers.com and today is my final project.   Stop by their blog and get all the details on this gift set that I made; a stamped mug and coordinating card, featuring the Pink and Main stamp set, "Latte Love".   I've got close-up photos, tips and techniques on how you can make these too!  Click, here

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Coloring Multiple Cards With TPD Stamps

Do you ever create cards in multiples?  I'm doing this increasingly more and more, particularly as I find it quicker and easier to stamp several cards and quickly color them, whether it be to have extras on hand for various occasions, for custom orders or gift giving.  I knocked out this 5 card set in less than 30 minutes, including stamping the inside and stamping the back with my personal logo.  Truth be told, it was probably closer to 20 minutes because  when I get in the zone, things come together quickly!

This project features a sentiment from the new release "Stuck on You" from Two Paper Divas Stamps, and "Tulip Bucket", from their May release.  I love that the sentiment will go with so many of my TPD images.  Each set of tulips has a different color, using my Tombow dual brush markers.  The flowers were watercolored, however the bucket was directly colored with the additional use of my Tombow blender brush. 

I know I've probably mentioned it a bazillion times but you never know who's seeing this for the first time.... to quickly and easily watercolor with Tombows or any water based marker, swipe your marker across an acrylic block or craft mat and spritz with a tiny bit of water.  Use a small paintbrush to transfer your color onto your image or use a water brush.  I use the Tim Holtz detailed NIB water brush to transfer my color.  It's quick and easy and you can vary your color intensity by not spritzing your swiped marker color, but just picking up the direct color with your waterbrush.

To finish off my flowers, I added Stickles glitter glue for some pretty sparkle and a white gel pen for added dimension.

Purchase Tulip Bucket here.

Purchase Stuck on You here.

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

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

Also linking to these challenges:

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Coloring Summer Note Cards With TPD Stamps

Can I just say how much I love this new stamp set from Two Paper Divas Stamps?  It's called, "Stuck on You" and is one of the fun, new stamp sets in the July release.

  Make a set of colored note cards, and have them on hand when you want to quickly drop a note to a friend.  This card was so quick and easy to color.  Switch out the sentiments and make a bunch or give some as gift sets to friends.

You don't even need to use an ink pad for this project.  Swipe your black marker across your stamp instead, then stamp on your cardstock, starting in the center and space out additional images on each side.  I simply eyeball it.  I used a strip of washi tape across the bottom to line up the bottom edge of the pottery though, so my images would all stamp evenly.   A quick tip for getting varied shades on the leaves?  Swipe your marker down once on your leaf, leaving a little white space along one side.  Color in with a lighter shade.  I love to use the fine tip of my Tombow Dual brush markers to just add another thin line of dark shade along just one edge of each leaf.  When I finished coloring, I swiped the blender brush down each leaf to blend more light.

Use a plain colored brown pencil or watercolor pencil and shade a little around the bottom of the pottery for added definition and a little eye pleasing pop.  A white gel pen adds some additional embellishment, and turns this into more of an aloe or snake plant, don't you think.  I'd like to say I have a green thumb but the closest I come to keeping plants alive is on paper!

Purchase Stuck on You here.

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

Also linking to these challenges:

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Craft Lightning - Emergency Camping Snack Kit - Family Crafts in 15 Minutes!

I'm thrilled to be joining a fun group of crafty bloggers for Craft Lightning, an event held several times a year that promotes family friendly craft projects that can be done in 15 minutes or less.   From July 17-21, you can find daily projects that are quick and easy.  

The theme for this event is "Scout Crafts" and I've got a quick project for you today that won't leave you hungry on your next camping trip; an Emergency Camping Snack Kit.

Grab these ingredients:

- one 12x12 sheet designer paper (as pictured below)
-lightweight paper or Press n Seal plastic wrap
-adhesive runner
-snacks such as beef jerky, gummy worms, Raisinets, and sunflower seeds

1.  Cut a 12" x 5" strip of designer paper. 

2. Run adhesive around all edges of the backside of your paper, and leave four 3" squares.  
Make sure your adhesive goes all the way to the edges, so that you have at least 
1/2"-3/4" adhered coverage on all sides and between snack sections.

3.  Place your snacks in the middle of each section.

4.  Cut a 12" x 6" piece of lightweight paper or Press n Seal plastic 
wrap and lay on top of your snacks.  Starting with the middle section, 
press your top layer down and rub into your adhesive.  
Do this for each section and all edges.

5.  Trim any excess paper/plastic from edges.

6. Cut a small slit on the lower edges of each "pouch", on the adhesive line.  
This allows for easy tearing later.

7.  Trim a few pieces of decorative paper or card stock and label each snack.  
Be creative and name them something fun, if you like.  
"Bark" for beef jerky, "worms" for gummy worms, "Bugs" for Raisinets 
and "Bird Seed for sunflower seeds.
Add adhesive and stick onto the front of your snack section.

Toss into your backpack and go!

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Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers - The Power of Three!

It's Tuesday and time for another guest design project for Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  Be sure and stop by the CLCM site to get all the details and additional photos on this project.  Find out.... what is the power of three??!  Click here.

Leave a little love while you're there and let me know what you think!

If you're new to coffeelovingcardmakers.com be sure and follow them on social media for daily inspiration, fun blog hops, craft sales and more!

And of you course, if you're not already, I'd love if you followed me on my social media links!

Additional supplies: Neenah Cardstock, Kaisercraft cardstock, Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Rectangle dies, foam mounting tape. Xyron adhesive, Ranger Black archival ink, So Suzy Stamps, Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Kaisercraft gel pens, cup from Christmas to Color book by Mary Tanana

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Art/Devotion Journaling with TPD Stamps

I've got another fun project for you that features the newest release from Two Paper Divas Stamps.   This project is a page that I created from my devotion journal, using the Journal It! 1 stamp set as well as those pretty flowers from the Sunshine and Smiles stamp set.

I began by using a measured piece of designer scrapbook paper and applying some white gesso, to make a nice surface for my stamped images.  All of my coloring is with Tombow Dual Brush markers.

I also added a little hand lettered word, "Mercy" to tie into my devotion theme. 

The sparkly flowers were hard to capture so here's a blurred photo that I took to show some of the Stickles glitter glue that I added to my flowers.

Finally, here's my scrap paper that I ran through my Xyron Creative Station for edge to edge coverage on my page.  With the leftover sticker backing, I laid a strip of washi tape and cut it in half, to use as a nice edging for the bottom of my page.  I save all my sticker paper backings and you should to.  They come in handy for so many things.

Purchase Journal It!1 here.

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

Additional supplies: Dina Wakley white gesso,  DCWV Vintage Essentials Tissue Paper Stack, Tombow Dual Brush Markers, Ranger black archival ink, Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue, Queen & Co washi tape, Hobby Lobby washi tape, Westcott fine tip titanium scissors, Xyron Creative Station

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Coffee Canvas

Hello coffee, tea and cocoa lovers!  Stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today, where I'm guest designing again with another fun project.  Check out all the pictures and details on how I made this yummy canvas, featuring Stamplorations stencils and stamps, here.  I'll also be entering this into the Stamplorations Mixed Media Challenge.  Click here for my post over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.


Leave a little love while you're there and let me know what you think!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Altered Art Journal and New Release at TPD Stamps

It's day two of the new stamp release from Two Paper Divas and I've got a pretty altered art journal for you today that features 3 of the new stamp sets; those sweet birds from "Stuck on You", Doodle Alphabet and Journal It!1.  I'm super excited that TPD is introducing fun journaling stamps, also perfect for Bible Journaling!  Be sure and visit the TPD site to check out all of the journaling stamps as I'm only featuring one today.

I'll have a full supply list at the end of this post but primarily I'm including a few key "ingredients" in making this art journal; DecoArt Multi-Surface Satin Paint, 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kit, DCWV papers, Bo Bunny shimmer spray.

First, I painted my journal in 2 layers of white paint.  When dry, I added my DCWV tissue paper, covering both sides with Mod Podge and sped up the drying process with my heat embossing tool.  Next, I used my Tim Holtz Crackle stencil and painted another layer of white over my stencil.  Cover with Mod Podge and dry.

To make the gold, shimmery birds, I took my Bo Bunny shimmer spray and added a few droplets on my craft mat, spritzed with a little water and stamped my birds into the mix, then stamped onto my journal.  Blot with paper towel as needed.  Leaves a gorgeous shine!

My sentiments were stamped with Colorbox archival ink and I touched up my birds and the word, "Joy" with my mix of white and neon blue paint.  I hot glued all my embellishments, including the ribbon, and embellishments from 28 Lilac Lane which included those buttons and sequins.  I carefully sealed my birds and sentiments with one last swipe of Mod Podge to make them waterproof.

I'm so happy with how this turned out!  I plan on using this as a devotion journal.  I hope this inspires you!  If you've been thinking about creating your own art/devotion journal, it takes a bit of time but it's so worth it.

Purchase Stuck on You here.

Purchase Journal It!1 here.

Purchase Doodle Alphabet here.

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

Additional supplies: DecoArt Multi-surface Satin paint in Cottonball and Neon Blue, DCWV Vintage Essentials Tissue Paper Stack, 28 Lilac Lane Autumn Afternoon embellishment kit; Bo Bunny Bronze Shimmer Spray, May Arts Ribbons, Mod Podge, Colorbox Saddle archival ink, Prima flower, hot glue and glue gun, Tim Holtz Crackle stencil

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guest Designer at Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Today, I'm guest designing over at one of my favorite hangouts, Coffee Loving Cardmakers.   If you stopped by from Two Paper Divas and their new release today, then click the link above to see my featured projects at Coffee Loving Cardmakers.  

I've been a huge fan of Amy and the gang over at the Coffee Lover's site since it's inception several years ago.  If you're not a member of their secret Facebook group, you are missing out!  It's for coffee, tea and cocoa loving cardmakers but you've got to be approved to join:  Coffee Loving Papercrafters on Facebook

Here's a little sneak at what you can expect to see on my guest post today, starting with the first card that features the new "Stuck on You" set that's being released today, July 5th.  All my projects below feature coffee themed and new stamp sets from Two Paper Divas Stamps.

Stamp sets, Coffee To Go and Keep Calm and Drink 

Thanks for popping in and I hope you'll stop by the Coffee Lovers blog and leave a little love for me.  If you're a lover of all things coffee, tea, cocoa and cardmaking, be sure to also follow these other Coffee Lovers social media sites.

And of you course, if you're not already, I'd love if you followed me on my social media links!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Devotion Journaling for Your Planner

(FTC disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links so, if you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I only participate in affiliate programs that feature products that I use and love. Your purchase price is not affected in any way, by using my links)
Have you been thinking about diving into Bible journaling?  I've been leaning in that direction and I think it's a beautiful art form, but I still haven't decided on which one to use.   I also thought about starting a devotion art journal, going so far as to scope out different journals here and there, locally.  I finally decided to use what I have on hand.  My planner.  I have a lot of great pages that are currently not being used; pages other than the 31 squares on a 2 page spread.  So why not just do some devotion journaling in my planner? 

I use the Adornit Coloring Planner which is a 3 ring binder and perfect for adding extra pages, if I need to.  I'm also discovering some really good benefits to devotion journaling in my planner.  Number one, I love to color and guess what?  There are pages to color.  Number two, I have a lot going on in my life, between church, work, my son's school activities and Band..... I need to be organized.  And number three?  It's good to keep your spiritual life in check, if you are of that mind set, which I am.  It seems like the obvious choice, for me now, is devotion journaling in my planner.  I'm using the Adornit Art Play image "Be Brave" designed by Lindsay Ostrom, Adornit Documented Faith planner stamps and Adornit Documented Faith stickers on my project.  Goodness, you can even get coordinating washi tape!

I have always had trouble remembering scripture.  As I get older, it does NOT get any better!  However, I've noticed with the devotion journaling, I'm remembering scripture better, making better connections and it's great to have these references in my planner that I can look back on.  You know, one day, when I'm long gone from this world, I hope my son will find these pages and have a better understanding of me.  I hope it fills him with joy and that he'll share these pages with his own children.  This devotion today focuses on Matthew 6:26 and is all about leaving your worries behind. 

I tend to be the big worry wart in our family.  Constantly thinking of things down the road, like college for the kid, retirement, a leaky roof!  What I know, and what I need to constantly be reminded of is this; I will never have control over these things.  In fact, God is in control and my job is to let him take care of all of it.  Pray more, worry less! 

Although I'm using an Adornit coloring planner, you can use the same products that I'm using today in your own planner.  Just customize them to your own needs on your planner pages, as I've done on mine.  Or, grab yourself one of the fabulous Adornit Coloring Planners; there are four to choose from.  I'm using the Be Happy Planner.  The differences in the four planners are this - a different cover and different dashboards inside to color for each month.  All of the actual loose leaf papers inside are the same for all four planners.  They are also not dated, allowing you to customize and start using your planner the day you receive it.

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Additional supplies used:
American Crafts Glitter adhesive ribbon
Maggie Holmes Crate Paper Bloom papers
Xyron adhesive
Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Tim Holtz Water Brush

Also linking to these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Shimmer
Craft your Passion #318 Anything Goes

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