Monday, May 30, 2016

Celebrate the USA with TPD Stamps + Sale on Select Stamps! Today Only!

Since today is Memorial Day, I thought I'd create another patriotic project featuring the USA stamp from TPD Stamps.  This stamp is on sale right now, along with select stamps, good only through today, Memorial Day!   The prices have already been discounted for you at 20% off .  View those stamps on sale right here:


I love the size of this stamp and it's perfect for so many patriotic events, cardmaking, party decor, scrapbooking, diy, etc.


Wouldn't this be a fun stamp to use as a party invite to your patriotic parties?  I've used the "smooshing" technique on my card today, pressing my cardstock into diluted distress ink.  


For added embellishment, I've added some paint splatters, distressed my paper by tearing some edges, added some torn washi tape, along with Nuvo Silver Glitter drops. 

Get yours today!  These sales don't come around too often so don't wait.





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



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


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Additional supplies: Bazzill Marbled Red Cardstock, American Crafts textured cardstock, Hobby Lobby Valentine washi tape, TCW Stencils, October Afternoon Sprinkler Inks, DecoArt Satin Mixed Media paint, Ranger embossing powder, Versamark, Bo Bunny Pearlescent, 

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Guest Designer at Miss Kate Cuttables


I'm so happy to be one of the 2016 Guest Designers for Miss Kate Cuttablesa premiere site for svg cutting files.  You all know I love my Cricut Explore and I love that Miss Kate Cuttables svg files work perfectly with my Explore and design space program.

Stop by the MKC Blog and check out my project in it's entirety and get all the juicy details.  It would make my day if you left a comment while you were there.   Thanks so much!

Terri







Supplies: 
Carta Bella Ahoy There cardstock, Cricut Explore, Neenah white cardstock, Lil Inker Designs oval stitched mat die, Xyron adhesives, foam squares, ribbon, buttons

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Scrapbooking Universal Studios and Harry Potter World

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Recently, I shared some products that I found at Scrapbook.com that were perfect for creating layouts and making cards for Harry Potter fans.  Today, I'm sharing a couple layouts that I created using some of these products.

For the first time, I've veered from the traditional 12x12 scrapbook layout and am trying the 8.5x11.  Let me say, I love it!  It feels more intimate, with less ground to cover than a larger page.  I plan on sticking with this format for awhile.



The first page features this stamp from Scrapbook Customs, called Wizard Words.  This stamp set will make some adorable cards as well.  Notice on my first page, I've cut the word "Harry Potter" with my Cricut Explore and used those fun papers that I previously told you about.  Scroll down for more information on the papers.  I've also added some memorabilia, such as the Universal Studios ticket that my child brought home. 


from: Scrapbook.com








These are the most perfect papers from Reminisce.  This kit also includes papers for Minion lovers, The Mummy and Jurassic Park, another fun feature at Universal Studios.  That was my son's favorite ride of the entire park.



I wasn't able to tag along on the Band trip but luckily, my son brought home a few souvenirs, including a gift sack with the name Ollivander's, which I cut and adhered to my page, along with a trading card from a Chocolate Frog box that features Salazar Slytherin.








I also used these fun cardstock stickers on my 2nd page, which includes a photo of my son and his 2 friends after the Blue Man Show.  They make fine wizards too, don't you think?



Happy shopping!  I hope you enjoyed my layouts today and enjoy shopping these affiliate links.  I love sharing my favorite finds with my crafty friends! 
Terri from Waving My Wand

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sparklers and Glitter with TPD Stamps

How fun is this new Sparkler stamp from TPD Stamps?  The 4th of July was always HUGE with our family when I was growing up.  As kids, our parents would light those sparklers and we would hesitate to grab them for fear of a spark burning our hand.  But, once we got past that initial fear, the fun began... drawing swirly circles in the air until that last spark petered out, then starting all over again with a newly lit sparkler and haggling for the colored ones.  Remember that?  Of course, all the men would be up on the hill, lighting the most massive fireworks you ever did see. 



This card came together quickly and was pretty easily done.  I wanted black cardstock, to bring out that sparkly, glittery goodness, and I thought my WRMK acetate would be great to pair with it to bring out the bits of blue glitter glue on my cardstock, yet still allowing the black to come through, between those blue stripes.




It's a bit difficult to capture glitter in all it's shiny glory.   To get the effects that you see, I heat embossed my sparklers with Versamark and white embossing powder, then filled in the space on the stick with clear glue and dusted with DecoArt Glamour Dust extra fine glitter.



The sparks were enhanced with Stickles glitter glue with more shades of glitter glue on the background.  The sentiment is from another TPD Stamp Set called "Mason Jar Accessories #1", which I thought was the perfect quote to accompany my sparklers.  I sponged the edges of  the torn white cardstock with my Powder Puff chalk ink and wrapped some pretty red wired beads around  the ends, hot glued on the backside.




Just draw on some extra fireworks and tap little dots all over your background with the glitter glue to finish it off.  This is such a pretty card in person with all that sparkle and perfect not only to celebrate summer and Independence Day, but to share with someone special that lights up your life; a teacher, friend, or that special girl or guy in your life.  Have fun with it!



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



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

Additional supplies: Coredinations black cardstock, Stickles Glitter Glue Mercury, Christmas Red and Lagoon, Tombow mono aqua glue, foam squares, Score-tape, Neenah white cardstock 

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Patriotic Party Favors/Decor and Video for Two Paper Divas Stamp

Here's another fun project featuring one of the brand new stamps from Two Paper Divas called, "USA".   Just think of all the fun things you can do with this stamp; party invites, cards and even party favors, as I've done today. 


Check out my 30 second Flipagram video, showing how I put these together.  So fun! 





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

Supplies:
TPD USA Stamp, Thermoweb glue lines, ribbon, twine, Spellbinders Celebrations Build a Tag 1 dies by Richard Garay, Doodlebug Designs Sugar Coating Glitter in Lily White, red/blue extra fine glitter from the Scrapbook Expo, Tombow mono aqua glue, soda bottles, DCWV basic dark blue cardstock, Valentine straws, Recollections white pigment ink


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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

So Suzy Stamps New SAMClub release..... Old World, Vintage Ship!

I'm up on the blog over at So Suzy Stamps today, with the newest release for the Stamp of the Month ClubHop on over and check out my last project for the SAMClub design team, that pairs that amazing vintage ship with papers from Heartfelt Creations, and take a peek at some up close photos.  If you'd like, leave a little love while you're there.  Thanks so much......it's been a blast being on this team!  I'll miss everyone, but I'll still be around....hugs!












Start your membership today and choose a 3 month package or an entire year.  Membership packages are available to USA, Canada and drum roll..... International! 
If you love coastal, beachy, nautical fun..... sign up!  Membership can sell out quick so don't wait.








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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Making Time to Color With the Adornit Coloring Planner #ad

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Finding time to color has been difficult recently.  I love to color, but my super busy life has made little time for it.  So, I decided to bring a few supplies to work and squeeze in some coloring on my breaks and my lunch time.   I've also got some affiliate shopping links below because right now, through May 15th, you can get 20%-30% off planners and planner supplies!  The discount will show on the product page.  Sweet!


I'm coloring the May dashboard for my Adornit coloring planner.  It's got an amazing bee hive and I decided I would keep it low key with just 3 colors, starting with my Ranger Fossilized Amber distress ink.  That was my focal color.  I colored my flowers with it as well.  I threw in a couple of Tombow dual brush markers and watercolored by swiping on an acrylic block and picking up the color with my Tim Holtz water brush pen.



So how long did this take?  Less than one hour.  I can't tell you how fun it was to squeeze in some time even on a busy work day, and end up having a little relaxation and fun.  It's so worthwhile.  Plan the night before and toss your supplies into a tote bag.  The next day, grab 'em and go!




Since we're talking about coloring and planners, I thought I'd show you a peek at my May Calendar.  This was just the start but I wanted you to see how fun it is to take scrapbook paper and use it as a base for those planner squares.  I designed a cut file to make it super easy, using my Cricut Explore and designing a rounded corner 1.5" square.   I'm also using Adornit scrapbook paper on my May spread, featuring the Bumble papers and Adornit blender papers which has lots of fun designs, including the chevron pictured below. You can get single sheets of blender paper at Scrapbook.com or purchase the entire pack directly from adornit.com.  I love that the planner pages are blank so you can customize your own dates, too.

You can grab that free cut file for the Cricut Explore Design Space and get more planner inspiration right here.


To make the adhesive process quick, I like to run my squares through my Xyron Creative Station but a smaller sticker maker works too, or you can simply use an adhesive tape runner.  

from: Scrapbook.com

This is my planner, the Be Happy Planner, although there are 4 to choose from, as well as planner stamps and stickers, here.



If you love to color, and love planners, then the Adornit Coloring Planner is for you.  Already have a planner?  Didn't you know?  Planner lovers are using multiple planners these days.  Yup.  One for work, one for school organization, one for crafty stuff.....and on and on.  You won't find many coloring planners though, so get crafty and organized with Adornit today!  

If you need more planner inspiration, follow me on Pinterest and check out my PLANNER/FREEBIE board, as well as my ADORNIT ART PLAY Board.  


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Sail Away with TPD Stamps

It's time for the new release at Two Paper Divas.   I'm featuring another one of the brand spankin' new stamp sets, "Sail Away".  Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with this set!  It's super versatile and has so many amazing sentiments, perfect for just about any occasion; celebrations, missing you, encouragement and love and friendship which is the theme I'm going with today.  You Float My Boat.  Isn't it great? 

Plus, be sure and scroll down for details on the new sketch challenge that started this week .  Someone will win a fabulous prize!



Let me touch on some of the highlights of this card.  The image itself was stamped, then watercolored with my Tombow dual brush pens.  The easiest way to achieve this is swipe your ink or marker on an acrylic block then use a waterbrush pen or paintbrush dipped in water.  You can also spritz water onto your ink to dilute the color for varying shades.





The papers that I'm using today are from the DCWV "Hey Sailor" collection.  I love the knotted rope backdrop for my sailboat.  It's just perfect!  Also, I broke in my brand new stitched circle dies from La La Land.  For added interest, I trimmed the edge of one side to line up evenly with my paper's edge.  Doilies, string and sequins round out this fun, nautical project.




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



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

Be sure and join the Two Paper Divas Sketch Challenge that begins on March 9th and will run for 2 weeks.   Here's a preview of the sketch so you can get started:






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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Release at So Suzy Stamps SAMClub + Flat Shaker Card


 It's time for the So Suzy Stamps May Release for the Stamp of the Month Club!  To kick things off this month, I thought it would be fun to create a flat shaker card with a "porthole".  I have a fabulous circle die from Pinkfresh Studio that fit the bill perfectly, along with my WRMK Fuse.  And, I love the stamp this month.  Isn't it amazing?



To start, I inked my image with TH Brushed Corduroy distress ink and distressed my Authentique papers from the Anchored Collection with my TH distress tool.  I heat embossed my sentiment on vellum with white pigment ink and clear embossing powder, than swiped a brown Tombow marker across each embossed line.  You can grab that sentiment in Suzy's store, here.














Now it's time to FUSE!  Just line up your ruler as close to the edge of your cardstock as you can.  Don't forget to toss your sequins in before you fuse your last side. 





When you're all done..... shake, shake, shake!  It's fun to do and fun to give to your friends and family.  Kids of all ages love shaker cards.  This can even be displayed on a little wooden easel.  It's the perfect card for the traveler, adventurer or lover of all things nautical.  The sentiment that I used turns this into an encouragement card, as well.  Have fun with the new Stamp of the Month! 








I hope you enjoyed my project and handy tips.  Check out Suzy's website and 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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Friday, May 6, 2016

New Release at Two Paper Divas

It's time for the new release at Two Paper Divas.   The May release is one of my favorites so far.  We've got you covered from Nautical to Patriotic to Flowers and more.  Today, I'm featuring the brand new "Tulip Bucket Bouquet" for this lovely Mother's Day card which also features beautiful papers from Graphic 45.  Before you leave, be sure and scroll down for details on the upcoming challenge.  Someone will win a fabulous prize!


I was recently gifted with some real-life gorgeous, two-toned tulips, which inspired me for coloring up my stamped image below.


I used my Tombow Dual brush markers to color up my image and added some Stickles glitter glue.  I wanted to have my lovely tulips coordinate with my papers, so I chose to stick with lavender and orange colors.  I fussy cut my stamped image and popped it out with foam squares.



I just love how colorful and cheery it turned out and my Mom will love it too; it's her Mother's Day card this year.  The Tulip Bucket Bouquet is perfect for special occasion cards, encouragement, get well, birthdays and just because.  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 May release right here:



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

Be sure and join the Two Paper Divas Sketch Challenge that begins on March 9th and will run for 2 weeks.   You can find the link at twopaperdivas.com.  Here's a preview of the sketch so you can get started:



Also linking to these challenges:




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