Friday, February 5, 2016

New Release at Two Paper Divas featuring "For Peeps Sake"

 I am so excited about this brand new release from Two Paper Divas!  It is chock full of some super amazing stamps and some super adorable stamps!  Today, I'm sharing my take on the new set,
"For Peeps Sake".  When you finish here, be sure you head over to the blog because TPD is having a giveaway as well.  Can we say bonus?!  One lucky commenter is going to to win a free set of stamps!




I made some super cute decorative treat tags and each one is just a little different. 



I started out by watercoloring my die-cut tags, masking one of the circles and watercoloring my little chick.  Next, I used the Two Paper Divas Background Stamps (a must have!) and stamped with my distress inks onto the carstock, then stamping my egg shell.  This is the base for my speckled eggs.


I even used my watercolor brush and distress ink to turn my sentiment into matching speckled word phrases, which I cut and staggered on my tags.



Aren't these too fun??!!  I love them!  Here's a little collage so you can see the differences.  I really added to my speckled eggs by running them through a spotted embossing folder, then adding more watercolor to the embossed spots and finishing off with stamping one last time with my background stamp in white pigment ink.  I didn't trim them out until I had them all good and speckled!


Some of my little egg shells appear to be popped out.  Just use a small strip of glue line or score-tape on the inside bottom edge of your shell to get this effect.  I know you are going to love these stamps as much as I do!



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





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


Additional Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbon/Ribbon Resource Turquoise twill chevron ribbon
and green net ribbon
Spellbinders Celebration Tag die
Tim Holtz distress inks
Tim Holtz Waterbrush
Ranger Black archival ink
American Crafts textured cardstock
white gel pen
Basic Grey enamel dots
DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments
mini sequins
Cuttlebug
Scor-tape
Xyron Adhesive runner


#twopaperdivas  #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #xyron #americancrafts #timholtz #ranger #basicgrey #doubleclickskittles #cuttlebug #spellbinders #easter #holiday #party #celebration #treats #treatbags #partydecor #cre8time #forpeepssake #peeps

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sympathy Card with Stamplorations

 I've been down and out for what seems like FOREVER, although, it's only been a week, due to pneumonia.  Today, I finally dragged myself back to work.  It was the first day of not wheezing and actually beginning to feel slightly better, so I thought I'd take it easy, go in late and try and get back into the swing of things.



Unfortunately, I had the need to make a sympathy card for the family of friend, and  put this stamp set that I'd had for awhile, to use.  I'd been meaning to ink it up, but as a busy crafter, sometimes other projects take precedence, however, today I'm remedying the situation.
 

The set is from Stamplorations and called "Lotus Love" from Dee's Artsy Impressions line.  I also used the Stamplorations Honeycomb Delight stencil as well.  The lotus was colored with Tombow dual brush markers, highlighted with a white gel pen.  I used various distress inks for the lily pad, pond, and stenciling.

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share for Kathy Racoosin's #thedailymarker30day challenge that began Feb. 1st as well, over at The Daily Marker.  Color a little something every day, just 5 minutes.  I hope to find the time to participate daily.

Also linking to:





Additional supplies:
Coredinations A2 card
Bristol Strathmore Watercolor paper
Hero Arts Green Ombre ink
Ranger Distress Ink
Ranger black archival ink
Basic Grey enamel dots
May Arts Ribbon
Popsicle stick
Thermoweb glue lines
Xyron adhesive runner
Basic Grey cardstock

#stamplorations #lotuslove #thedailymarker #sympathy #card #stencil #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource


Friday, January 29, 2016

Blog Hop with Ribbon Resource and Stampendous

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Yes!  You made it to Friday!  All week long, the Prima Ribbonista's from The Ribbon Resource, (the online retail store for May Arts Ribbon) and the design team from Stampendous, are having a super fun blog hop.  Today is the last day and obviously, they saved the best for last, right?  Haha!  Be sure and scroll to the end for prize details.......





I thought I would create two different projects with the same stamp set.  I was sent the Animal Mobile stamp set which includes 11 different stamps and is one of their newer releases.



Now, I could have gone for the obvious and made a colorful rainbow-ish card, as pictured in the stamp set above, but I like to showcase the not so obvious on occasion, and went with a Noah's Ark kind of Zoo-like theme, for my first card.




Yes, I know, there are no sock monkeys on Noah's Ark, haha, but I did it anyway.  Who doesn't love sock monkeys?  I took the mobile "umbrella" stamp and turned it upside down, colored it with the same earth tones that I used for the animals and folded the panels so it would pop out on the card.  I used my Champagne Two-tone Paper Raffia to make an embellishment that resembles a lion's mane, which fits with my theme.




The next product I received was the Summer Shine Embossing Powder.  Oh my.  I love, love, love embossing powders. 



This card is very CAS.  I actually don't do a lot of CAS cards so I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit, which is always good to do.





I used a paint dabber and swiped some white distress paint onto my card, sprinkling the powder and heating it, one color and one swipe at a time, so the colors wouldn't mix.  I masked the star stamp to get a shorter length and have them dangle at different levels.  

Now for the ribbon, I used the wired Pom Poms.  Just trim a 3" section, twist your pom poms together, then pull and stretch out the pom poms to "fluff" it up and hot glue it to make clouds.  
So easy!




The Ribbon Resource is giving away three $25.00 gift cards, plus Stampendous is giving away a prize pack as well.  Be sure you comment on all the stops Monday through Friday of this week.  If you missed the previous days, here are some links to help you out:


Ribbon Resource Blog
Stampendous Blog (no post on Tuesday)
Additional supplies used:
Lil Inker Designs Flag Banner die
American Crafts Dot embossed Kraft Cards
Zig Clean Color brushes
White gel pen
Ranger Picket Fence Distress Paint Dabber
Ranger Archival Ink Black
DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments
Xyron adhesives
DCWV White A2 card
Marvy Le Pen Ultra Fine Point Black

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Chilly Snowman for Two Paper Divas

Here in the South, we rarely get snow.  By now, you've heard of the Blizzard of 2016.  I have family in Baltimore and New York that have really been hit hard.  As a child growing up in upstate New York, I used to love sledding, making snowmen and snow angels..... I have wonderful memories of snowy winters.  The adults who have to deal with it?  Not so much!   So when the Blizzard of 2016 touched our little corner of the South, and we didn't get much, I had to break in this new stamp from Two Paper Divas, called "Chill of Winter".



As you can see, I paper pieced my snowman.  I achieved this by stamping him 3 times; once on white textured cardstock, once on my background of choice and once on patterned paper for the scarf.

I trimmed the white cardstock so I could just lay it on top of my stamped background, then trimmed my scarf and ran both items through my Xyron sticker machine which gives full edge to edge coverage and also made my scarf super sticky so I could add some "fringe" to my scarf.


Here are some close-ups, including the silver bell included in the stamp set.   There are 7 stamps included in this set and one sentiment.
Got to have this stamp set for yourself?  Of course you do!  Visit the link below and check out other project ideas for this stamp.  There are some amazing creations.



Lastly, I added a snowy landscape which is hand-pierced and stamped with the accompanying sentiment.   



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





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

Additional supplies:
May Arts Ribbon Ivory Burlap String
Echo Park Paper Hello Winter paper
Tombow dual brush pens
Stickles glitter glue
Ranger Black archival ink
American Crafts white textured cardstock
Memento London Fog archival ink
Xyron 2.5" sticker machine
Foam squares, adhesive dots
Spellbinders Celebrations Sunny Days die (clouds)
October Afternoon Carbon Copy Misting Spray


#twopaperdivas #chillofwinter #stamp #stamping #cardmaking #winter #snowman #primitive #jinglebells #pinecone #birdhouse #stars #echoparkpaper #hellowinter #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #tombow #xyron

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge with DoubleClick Skittles

Welcome to the newest challenge at DoubleClick Skittles!  

Challenge #31- Anything Goes (Week 2)

Jan 20 - Feb 2

My project today features the Watermelon Skittles paired with this Adornit Art Play image that I traced and colored onto vellum.  The image almost appears to float on the page, don't you think?  That's because the foam squares holding up my vellum are hidden by my Skittles.  Hey, they're decorative and functional!



For my background, I lined my card with washi tape,  Next, I taped a piece of die cut vellum to my Adornit image and began tracing the entire design onto my vellum.


To finish, I colored the image with my Tombow Dual Brush pens and added touches of glitter glue and topped off my project with some pretty May Arts Ribbon.



If you don't already have these lovely bubblicious gems, what are you waiting for?  

A 3 pk is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and products made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.

Shop for the colors I used today and more, right here:


Don't forget, the 2015 Dual Holiday Release, Frosty Kisses and Holiday Traditions are still available.




Join the "Anything Goes" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri



Additional supplies:
May Arts Ribbon pink diagonal ribbon and pink rosettes
Adornit Art Play Paintables
Foam Squares
Tombow Dual Brush pens
Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue
Bazzill vellum


#doubleclickskittles #dewdrops #cleardroplets #colordroplets #skittles 
#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #frostykisses 
#christmas #frosty #mayartsribbon #ribbonersource #watermelon #card #adornit #artplay paintables #vellum #bazzill #tombow #pink #love #anythinggoes #heart #valentine



Friday, January 22, 2016

Planner and Coffee with So Suzy Stamps

Today is my last day as the January Guest Designer at So Suzy Stamps.  
Head on over to Suzy's blog today and check out my Planner project that features some of her amazing coffee stamps and leave a little love while you're there.  

Scroll on down for some of Suzy's social media links because you'll want to be in the know.  Thanks for stopping by!





Suzy's Social Media:




You can find me on these social media sites:



 Supplies:
So Suzy Stamps Tall Coffee Cup Stamp 
and Lot of Coffee Sentiment
Anna Griffin Pretty Papers
Ranger Archival Black Ink
Mambi Create 365 planner and stickers
Xyron 2.5" Sticker maker
Tombow Dual Brush Marker

#sosuzystamps #coffee #coffeestamps #coffeelovers #ranger #annagriffin #mambi #xyron #xyroninc #tombow #tombowusa #cre8time #cardmaking #scrapbooking #planner #plannerlove

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Vintage Truck for Two Paper Divas

This week, I'm featuring an amazing stamp from Two Paper Divas.  Back in the day, my dad used to work for Chrysler in New York City.  He was a company man his entire life and an avid race car fan as well, working in a pit crew at one point and racing stock cars as well.  He loved to drive and drive fast!  Of course, I had to put some ink to this cool, vintage stamp called "Truck".  





I used one marker only; Kuretake Zig Clean Colors in Oatmeal.  I did use a white gel pen on the headlights but nothing else.  The papers from the Heartfelt Creations "Every Day Heroes" collection paired absolutely perfectly, don't you think?



Got to have this stamp for yourself?  Of course you do!  Visit the link below and check out other project ideas for this stamp.  There are some amazing creations.




My father passed away many years ago, but my Step-father, who is also an amazing dad, used to own an old red pick-up truck.  I think I'm going to give this to him for Father's Day.  I know he will absolutely love it.



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





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


Additional Supplies Used:
May Arts Ribbon/Ribbon Resource black chevron ribbon
UmWow Studio Sequin Confetti Chipboard
Basic Grey Button
Xyron Adhesive

#twopaperdivas #truck #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #xyron #umwow #chipboard #heroes #heartfeltcreations #vintage #fathersday

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Anything Goes Challenge at DoubleClick Skittles

Welcome to the newest challenge at DoubleClick Skittles!

Challenge #31- Anything Goes

Jan 20 - Feb 2


As a papercrafter, I will admit; I hoard paper.  I love paper in all shapes and forms.  Each collection is kept together in it's entirety, including scraps.  Ok, so I'm obsessed!  I'll admit it.  One of my favorite collections is from DCWV, Prism Play.  Did you know rainbow colors are making a comeback?  Yup, that is the thing for 2016, I kid you not.  Rainbow colors are going to be everywhere which is a pretty good thing for DoubleClick Skittles, since they come in every color of the rainbow!



I wanted to feature multiple colors of Skittles on my pretty card.  To begin, I used my paper piercer to poke holes on both sides of each hot air balloon basket, to tie bows with my May Arts Ribbon.



Once I tied all my bows, I used my hot glue gun to firmly secure my Skittles.  The colors I'm featuring today are Watermelon, Purple Twilight, Lettuce, Stream and Sunset Orange.  Aren't they just gorgeous?!


If you don't already have these lovely bubblicious gems, what are you waiting for?  

A 3 pk is typically under $4.00 (75 skittles) and this includes FREE USA SHIPPING, plus, Paypal is accepted.  You're supporting small business and products made in the USA, when you purchase Skittles.  Each batch is handmade, by Carri.

Shop for the colors I used today and more, right here:


Don't forget, the 2015 Dual Holiday Release, Frosty Kisses and Holiday Traditions are still available.




Join the "Anything Goes" challenge and be entered for a fun prize that includes free Skittles, but be sure and read the rules, as backlinking is not allowed.  Skittles are not required to play so come on... link up and come and play with us!


Thanks for stopping by!

Terri



Additional supplies:
May Arts Ribbon lace and ivory burlap string
Xyron adhesive
DCWV Prism Play cardstock
hot glue gun, glue sticks
paper piercer


#doubleclickskittles #dewdrops #cleardroplets #colordroplets #skittles 
#diy #homedecor #craft #cardmaking #scrapbook #papercrafters
#cre8time #madeintheusa #supportsmallbusinesses #frostykisses #xyron
#christmas #frosty #mayartsribbon #ribbonersource dcwv #dcwvinc #watermelon #stream #lettuce #sunsetorange #sunset #orange #purpletwilight #purple #twilight #rainbow #hotairballoon #card #beautifulday #prismplay #lace

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Shoe Shack at the Beach with So Suzy Stamps

I've got another SAM Design Team project featured on the So Suzy Stamps Blog.  Hop on over and get all the details on how I made this amazing Beachy Love Shack of Shoes!  Hey, we all need different flip flops to go with our bathing suits... am I right, ladies?  


So check out the blog, leave a little love 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!









Additional supplies:
My Mind's Eye 6x6 Unforgettable Paper pad
foam squares
Xyron Adhesive runner
TH Mini distress cubes (Cracked Pistachio, Abandoned Coral,
Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon)
May Arts Ribbons
DoubleClick Skittles
sequins
Lil Inker Designs mini flag banner die
We R Memory Keepers Fuse
Queen & Co Kraft Straws
Thermoweb Glue lines
adhesive dots


#sosuzystamps #sosuzysamclub #sam #samclub #stampamonth #cardmaking #scrapbooking #diy #cre8time #poolside #beach #flipflops #beachy #ocean #waves #tropical #wrmk #wermemorykeepers #Fuse #timholtz #xyron #mayartsribbon #ribbonresource #queenandcompany #doubleclickskittles #thermoweb #lilinkerdesigns #mymindseye