Friday, August 26, 2016

Watercolor and Stenciled Encouragement Card

I have a friend currently going through chemotherapy and battling a disease that I'm all too familiar with, one that my mother and sister both fought.  I wanted to send her an encouraging card so when Stamplorations came out with their new stamp set, "Butterflies and Buttercups", I knew it would be perfect for my friend.

I also wanted to enter it into a few challenges, so for the technical aspect, this card was stenciled with the Stamplorations "Just Squares" stencil.  To achieve this affect, I taped my stencil down across my card, then took my distress markers and swiped them on an acrylic block.  I used my waterbrush to transfer the colors onto my stencil to achieve a watercolored apperarance.  I varied the colors and shading with less or more water, and also used some DecoArt Americana Multi-surface white paint for splatters and splotches.



My flowers and sentiment were heat embossed and I colored my flowers with the same watercolor technique.  My background papers are from Crate Paper and Maggie Holmes and I really didn't want to cover up any of the wording with additional layers, as it was so appropriate for this card.  Sequins and ribbon/twine embellishments round out this beauty, along with gold Stickles glitter glue in the center of my flowers.

I'm also entering my card into a few challenges:
















Additional supplies:
Tim Holtz distress markers, Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Elizabeth Craft Designs scallop pierced dies
canvas ribbon, burlap string
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Ranger black archival ink
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
Spellbinders Celebrations Silk Luster
WRMK Sticky Thumb adhesive
foam mounting tape



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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pocket Style Cards with Two Paper Divas and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! *recipe

Did you know that September 22 is the first day of Autumn?  Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and with the heat that we've experienced this summer, it can't get here soon enough.  Cooler weather, changing leaves and pumpkins popping up on the neighbor's porch can only mean one thing.  Fall is here.  Of course, with the arrival of Fall, comes seasonal coffees - another added bonus to the season, if you're a coffee lover, which I undoubtedly am.

With that in mind, I've made a set of pocket style cards featuring the stamp set, Coffee on the Go, by Two Paper Divas Stamps.


These 3"x 4" cards are perfectly sized for Project Life style scrapbooking or using as a base for a larger card.  I've turned my coffee stamp into a Pumpkin Spice Latte, my favorite seasonal drink, pairing this with the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice paper collection.  

My cup is paper pieced and I've colored the coffee with a Zig Clean Color pen in Oatmeal and topped my whipped cream with Mod Podge glitter dimensional glue and copper colored extra fine glitter that I purchased from the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo.
So delicious!


Now, as an added bonus, I'm sharing the Pinterest link to my favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.  I've made this many times, even making batches of it at work, to share with my co-workers, and they all love it.  Enjoy!



Purchase Coffee on the Go, here.


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



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

Also linking to these challenges:








Additional Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Scalloped Pierced dies
28 Lilac Lane embellishment kit, Autumn Afternoon
foam mounting tape
hot glue
burlap string
Xyron adhesive runner




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Monday, August 22, 2016

Do More Than Planning With Your Planner Pages and Adornit

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I know there are a lot of planner girls out there, so, today I'm sharing one of the ways that I like to expand the use of my planner; devotionals or scripture journaling.  I have an Adornit coloring planner and I like to use those "extra" pages" for weekly devotions.  It's nice to flip through now and then and be reminded of things that I need to work on.  Loving those who are hard to love is one of those things that I need to work on.  Can I get an Amen?!




I love incorporating the Adornit Art Play Paintables into my devotions.  It's a total no-brainer, for me.  For this project, I colored up the floral bouquet from the Sweet Blossoms collection, designed by owner/artist at Adornit, Carolee McMullins.

You can find many of the Adornit products at Scrapbook.com but some of the newest products can only be found at Adornit, such as the Sweet Blossoms collection and the new patriotic and summer
Art Play Paintables:






I also used the Adornit blender paper in this fun gray striped design, not only as a backdrop on my page, but also as a little edging to the right of my scripture.   In addition, I've used some of the Adornit planner stamps, stickers and even trimmed some elements from the Adornit "Family Path" scrapbook paper collection, the "blessings" sentiment and the yellow chevron arrows.  Adornit even has a fun selection of washi tape or decorative tape.  You can find that, here.




Here's a close-up of my coloring which was done with my Faber Castell watercolor pencils.  Did you know Adornit has now come out with a line of their own watercolor pencils that will be available soon in stores?  I can't wait to get my hands on them! 




This photo just doesn't capture all the sparkle and glitter from my Kaisercraft glitter pens.  All my writing was done with my black glitter pen and all those tiny dots you see, as well.  I use these fun glitter and gel pens on almost all my coloring projects for added sparkle.


from: Scrapbook.com


Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy adding new life to your planner!


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Saturday, August 20, 2016

My Pick of the Week! New from Hero Arts - Christmas, Coffee, Fall, Halloween & Planner Stamps!

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I was perusing the new products available this week at Scrapbook.com and stumbled across these brand new items from Hero Arts.  Not one to sit on this good news, I immediately hopped onto my blog to show you my favorite picks (you're going to love them!).

First, is the Coffee Cup Tag set with 15 individual stamps.  Bonus factor being being holiday themed!
Isn't it fabulous?  Do you give coffee gifts at Christmas? Coffee gift cards, bags of coffee, coffee mugs....how about making your cute little tags to go with your gifts?  Yes!

You can grab this fabulous set here:


or the coordinating set with matching dies here:

Did you know that Hero Arts has come out with color layering stamps?  It's magical!
Check out this Hero Arts sample in the Scrapbook.com gallery....


Wow!  You can grab the Color Layering Cardinals stamp set with 18 clear stamps here:



I know, there are a few holiday events before Christmas.  Can you imagine using the Grateful Leaves color layering stamps for your Fall and Thanksgiving projects?  How about colorful leaf place cards for your Thanksgiving dinner table?  Beautiful!

Get the details on that stamp set here:



Here's a sample from Hero Arts and the Scrapbook.com Gallery:



There is so much more, including new Halloween stamp sets and new Fall and Winter Planner stamp sets as well, for all the planner girls and guys!

You can view all the newest products from Hero Arts right here:




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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Thinking Of You Card With DCWV

Hello crafters. Today, I'm sharing a lovely card that I'm sending a friend who suffered an unexpected loss in her life.  I recently received the Color & Create stack, Butterflies and Birds, from DCWV and thought it was timely to create something pretty and delicate for my friend.  Life is a precious gift and in the blink of an eye, it can be taken from us.  Much like the butterfly, who flutters for a little while and then is gone; beautiful to behold for a season.      



 I'd like to share a few techniques on how I created this card, which I'm also sharing for the DCWV August Stackaholic Challenge, in particular, the sketch challenge.  

Below is trio of frames for this blossom, colored with my Tombow brown dual brush marker. 

-I started with choosing one part of each flower petal, keeping it uniform as I go.  

-Next, on the upper right frame, I colored with the same marker with only one swipe, for a lighter shade.  It's ok to leave a little white space.  It's all about saving time as you'll see in the next frame.  

-For the lower right frame, I grabbed my Tim Holtz waterbrush and distributed all the color.  What you don't see here, is that I also grabbed my Kaisercraft brown glitter pen and colored all the dark brown swirls for added sparkle.




Here's a close-up of one of the butterflies that I colored and fussy cut.  I used only two colors an orange and brown Tombow marker, and blotted with a wet paper towel to lighten the color in places.  Then, I added some white dots for added embellishment, using a white Gelly roll pen.


BONUS TIP!  Slightly wet paper towels are great for dabbing on your entire colored project for bringing a little light and added focus to your project.  Works best with watercolor pencils or water based markers.




The sentiment was part of the Color and Create stack, so I chopped it up a bit and added DCWV Kraft polka dot paper as a border, from the DCWV Garden Charm paper collection.  Sequins and button pearls from 28 Lilac Lane and Buttons Galore round out this pretty card.



If you'd like to join the challenge, get the details here.  There's also a layout sketch on the DCWV blog post.   The stack I'm using today can be found at Jo-Ann Craft & Hobby stores or online, here.


Thanks for popping in and letting me share with you today.  God Bless! 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Spell on Me With Two Paper Divas

Here's another card, featuring the brand new release from Two Paper Divas,
"Spell On Me".  This set is not only perfect for Halloween projects, but for Valentine's Day or other romantic events with the fun sentiments pictured at the end of this post.

For this A2 sized card, I watercolored my image with Tombow dual brush markers and my Tim Holtz waterbrush, coloring the background as well.



There are lots of bubbles "brewing", which I added with my Kaisercraft gel and glitter pens.




My sentiment was heat embossed using black ink and clear embossing powder, one of my favorite techniques.  It really makes the wording pop.  Notice the spacing between the words?  I LOVE that there's a little spacing which is great for chopping up a sentiment and spreading it out on a project for a change of pace. 

Once I finished heat embossing my sentiment, I trimmed it and ran it through my Xyron sticker machine, then simply cut it into pieces.  Fun!  Plus, if you don't like where you placed your words, they're easily removable to switch around.


The papers that I'm using are from Doodlebug Design's October 31st collection and I've finished off my card with burlap string, DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments and tiny sequins.




Purchase Spell On Me, here.


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



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


Additional supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Scalloped Pierced dies
Foam mounting tape
Tombow mono aqua glue
Xyron adhesives
Hero Arts clear embossing powder
Ranger black archival ink
Stickles glitter glue




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Friday, August 12, 2016

Guest Designer for Pink & Main

Hey everyone, I'm up on the Pink & Main blog today,  sharing several projects featuring the brand new "Sweet Halloween" collection, including the stamps and dies.  Be sure and hop on over to their blog and get all the details on how these were made, including that yummy "nut" covered caramel apple!  I'd love if you would leave a comment when you stop by.  Thanks!





















  










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Monday, August 8, 2016

Graphic 45's Halloween in Wonderland......Get the Deluxe Collector's Edition today!

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Graphic 45 is one of my absolute favorite paper companies.  Having the pleasure of meeting the G45 family personally, and spending time interviewing them for a Craft and Hobby Association trade show a few years back, only deepened my love and respect for this amazing company.   The history of how Graphic 45 came to be is even more fascinating, considering owner Diane Schultz started her life over at the age of 45 to go back to school and learn the graphic design trade, hence the name, "Graphic 45".  

Every paper collection is a hit.  Every one.  Many of the collections have color schemes that can be interchangeable with previous sets, adding extra mileage and versatility.

Now, just in time for your Autumn and Halloween crafting comes the 
"Halloween in Wonderland collection", available now at Scrapbook.com.  This has been one of the most requested collections, by fans, to become a re-release.  The Deluxe Collector's Edition is one of those sets that you don't want to miss out on.  It's Alice in Wonderland, meets Halloween.  Originally released in 2010, fans have been clambering for its return ever since.





Graphic 45 - Halloween in Wonderland Collection - 12 x 12 Papercrafting Set

from: Scrapbook.com

Have you ever waited to buy an item because you couldn't make up your mind, then later when you finally did decide to click "purchase", it was sold out?  For good!  Haha, yes, we've all been there.  Don't let this be one of those times!  Some of the items in this collection have just gone out of stock.....so if you see something you really want, don't wait.  


Graphic 45 - Halloween in Wonderland Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Wonderland Classifieds - $1.15

from: Scrapbook.com

These papers are perfect for so many of your Halloween and Fall crafting projects and cut beautifully with your die cut machines.  I'll share a couple of my favorite projects that I've made with G45 papers, at the end of this post, some made with my Cricut Explore die cutting machine.  Each 12x12 inch sheet is double sided which offers you additional choices in your creative uses.


Graphic 45 - Halloween in Wonderland Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Through the Looking Glass - $1.15

from: Scrapbook.com


Grab the Deluxe Collector's Set before it's gone, then come back to check on the availability of anything else that you have to have, here.  Click and bookmark that link if you like or bookmark this blog post for reference.


Now, here's a few of my favorite projects that I've made with Graphic 45 papers.......










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Banana Split Watercolor for TPD Stamps


  The new release is in full swing at Two Paper Divas Stamps and today, I'm featuring "Banana Split".  This yummy concoction is perfect for birthdays, just because or a romantic gesture for your significant other.  I've paired a sentiment from the "Sail Away" stamp set, but TPD has a number of stamp sets that pair nicely with Banana Split, such as "Here's the Scoop", the new release "Junk Food Alley" or "You Make Life Sweet".



I took some liberties with my water colored image, adding hot fudge without the sprinkles, as pictured in the graphic at the end of my post.  Here's a close-up.





I also added Stickles Glitter Glue in Frosted Lace for my whipped cream, and outlined the edge of my fudge with a Kaisercraft glitter pen, for a little added definition.   This looks good enough to eat!  And, zero calories!










I used my Tim Holtz waterbrush to do most of the coloring with my Tombow dual brush markers, although, I didn't have the right shade of red for my cherries, so I used a Carmine Red Zig clean color brush.  I added some white from a gel pen, then blotted with water from my Tim Holtz waterbrush, to get the highlight on the cherries.




To finish, I added polka dots with my waterbrush and ink from my Tombow (swiped on an acrylic block) that match the colors of my Banana Split boat.  Perfection!  This is a nice sized stamp at just over 3" and is great for coloring.  The dimension was perfect for my large, 6"x6" card.


Purchase Banana Split, here.

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



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

Additional supplies: Ranger black archival ink, Neenah cardstock



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Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Release at TPD Stamps Day 2 + Sale

It's day 2 of the August release at Two Paper Divas Stamps and today I'm sharing a card that features, "Anchors The Soul".  I make a lot of sympathy and encouragement cards as a ministry of our church and I am so happy to own this new stamp set, particularly as the sentiment that I'm using is a line from a favorite song, not to mention that there is so much truth in that statement.  Grab this and any of the other new release stamp sets, discounted at 20% off today only.








I have already mailed this card and in spite of the difficult health news that one of our members received recently, I hope this will cheer him up.  If you are a believer in the power of prayer, I'm sure Robert would appreciate you lifting him up. 







As for the details on this card, my anchor image was colored with Zig clean color brushes and the papers that I'm using today are from the DCWV Hey Sailor collection, as well as DCWV Bella Armoire.  I've also embellished with metallic gold ribbon trim and DoubleClick Skittles bubble embellishments.

Purchase Anchors the Soul, here.




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



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

Also linking to these challenges:



Additional supplies:  Elizabeth Craft Designs Pierced Scallop dies, LaLa Land Crafts stitched circle dies, Cuttlebug, mounted foam tape, hot glue, doily, A2 Ivory card from Coredinations.


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