Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank You

Operation Write Home needed 2 more cards to reach their goal of at least 50 for their July "Our Daily Bread Designs challenge."  The challenge for July is to make Thank You cards.

Here is my submission.  I'm number 49! 

For this card, I used a sketch from My Favorite Things, and the Stampin' Up! hostess set "Best Thoughts" colored with Copic Markers and edged with Encore Gold ink. The little white strips are also edged with Encore Gold.  The patterned papers are from Lost and Found Two "Rosy" 6x6 Paper Pad and American Crafts "Haunted Hollow" 6x6 Paper Pad.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Published: Scraps Galore = Scraps No More!

Scrap & Stamp Arts
Aug/Sept 2015
Pages 23-25
Page 34
Page 46

Wow!  I was featured with a 3-page spread with some cards I submitted a couple of years ago!   I knew they were doing something when they asked me for a short bio, but I wasn't sure what.  I'm still chasing the cover....

A couple of single cards made it into the "Simple Stampin'" and "Who Let the Dogs Out?!" sections.


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Miss You

Operation Write Home needed 2 more cards to reach their goal of at least 50 for their June "Our Daily Bread Designs challenge."  The challenge for June is to make Missing You cards.

Here is my submission.  I'm number 50!  Goal reached!  Whooohoooo!

For this card, I used one of the Faux Tile techniques.  I used a 3 x 3 piece of white card stock, scored at every 1/2 inched in both directions, stamp your image, brayer Versamark over the entire square, then add clear embossing powder over the entire square and heat it up - and it looks like ceramic tiles when you are done :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Groucho Punch Card

This is a follow up to my original Groucho cards posted here, only I switched it up just a bit and included a tutorial for you :)

It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Sponge nose parts (I used Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride ink).
2. Glue all parts together as pictured (there will be 2 pieces - eyes and nose).
3. Accent with white gel pen.

Supplies used:
2 - 1 1/2 inch circle punches (black)
1 - partial 1 1/2 inch circle punch for nose bridge (black)
2 - 1 3/4 scallop circle punch (black)
2 - 3/8 inch circle punches (black
1 - 3/4 inch circle punch (pink)
2 - 1/2 inch circle punch (pink)
2 - 1/2 inch circle punch (eye color of your choice)
2 - 1 1/4 inch circle punches (white)
2 - 3/8 inch circle punches (white)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Published: Just Popping By

Just Cards!, Summer 2015
Page 24
Just Because Cards!

These were fun cards to make using the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions.  Cute stamp set is called "Popcorn" from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  Also used were Spellbinders Wonky Squares and patterned paper by Die Cuts With a View.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patriotic Cards

Scrap & Stamp Arts
July 2015
Pages 45-47

This month's issues has a section honoring our country with patriotic designs.  These are my submissions.

Two Flags in a Jar: Stamps from Papertrey Ink; Punches from Fiskars, Marvy, and Stampin' Up!
 Made in the USA: Sentiment stamp from Raisin Boat; Die template from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from Authentique.

 Glitter Stars July 4th: Sentiment from Papertey Ink; Die template and embossing folder from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Christmas Cards Stamp Camp

Our first Christmas Card Stamp Camp hosted by Sandi of Sandi Loves Stamping!

Love the lamp post technique!  Plus I seem to be into punch art lately :)

So, to make the top of the lamp post, you use the Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Punch.  The outside is the larger pennant, and the inside light is the smaller pennant.  So, punch the smaller pennant in white card stock and sponge it with Crushed Curry.  Then you take a piece of velum (larger than the punch size);  cover it with VersaMark and heat emboss the entire piece with Iridescent Ice embossing powder; then punch it with the smaller pennant.  When you place the punched velum over the sponged card stock, it looks like the light is shining through.  The top of the lamp post is the Curly Label Punch cut in half.  Genius I tell you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nuts About You

I CASEd this great manly punch art card from this card I found on Pinterest.  I used the orange and black color scheme for my Harley Dude :)

Supplies used:
Hexagon Punch (Stampin' Up!)
1/2" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Diamond Plate Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Silver Card Stock
Orange Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
"Nuts About You" stamp set (Stampin' Up!)
Silver metal dimensional stickers
Black ink

 Then I made some more variations.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Groucho Punch Card

How fun is this card?!  It's totally CASEd from this card I found on Pinterest.  I am missing one of the circle punch sizes used on the original, so I improvised with a couple different sizes.


Update:  See tutorial posted here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fun Folds & Techniques Class

Check out these awesome cards we made at a recent Fun Folds & Techniques Class held by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi Hartka (Sandi Loves Stamping).

I would have never thought to color the white embossing (flower) with alcohol markers!

Just beautiful!