Sunday, September 21, 2014

Guest Designing with Blessing Ink and A Muse Studios

Hello Everyone,
Welcome!  Today's post is the third post for my Guest Designing spot on Chris' blog: Blessings Ink.

Chris is an A Muse Studios Demonstrator and hosts weekly challenges with  weekly winners and top picks.  The weekly winners are eligible for the monthly prize.   I will be posting projects for each of the weekly challenges all during the month of September.

The Theme of the current challenge is:

Fall Foliage

****Just a few Guidelines for entering  the Challenges:
 2 entry limit and no digis please!
Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave Chris a reminder in the comments please)


I used a non-fall stamp to make my Fall Foliage.  I just used fall colors instead!! I made three cards using the same stamp set.  Take a look.


Materials List:
Cardinal Versa Color
Distress Ink: Dried Marigold
Clear Embossing Powder
CS: cream, kraft, brown, rust, dark red
Buttons: A Muse Studios
Ribbon: Orange and Papaya from A Muse Studio; sheer brown; sheer white

 Instructions:

  • Make a card from brown CS
  • On Kraft CS, stamp the large flower several time with Nutmeg pigment ink and heat emboss
  • Add this background piece to the card base

  • On cream CS, stamp the large and the small flower with Nutmeg and Cardinal inks; heat emboss
  • Cut out the two flowers and add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add a button to center of the flower



  • Tie sheer brown ribbon in bow and add to card


The second card is made in the same manner:

  • On Cream CS, stamp the large flower with Poppy, Nutmeg, Papaya, and Orange inks
  • Heat emboss
  • Stamp a large  and small flower on another piece of cream CS using Orange and Cardinal pigment inks
  • Heat emboss the two flowers and cut out
  • Add to the card
  • Wrap Papaya ribbon around card and tie bow in Orange ribbon
  • Place  buttons in the center of the flower and under the bow


The third card has a distressed background and uses the same ink colors.

Three cards from one stamp set..now that is really using your stamps potential.  LOL  Now, I have three nice cards to send out to someone this fall.

************A few fun Challenges for my Fall Floral cards:
Bloggers: fall colors 
Card making mamas: vintage or shabby chic
Simply create too: fall or autumn
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes
Alphabet: P is for pretty petals

Is it feeling like Fall in your little corner of the world?  Cooling off a bit here but I like the cool!!  So, I am happy!  Thanks for stopping by!!  See you next time.
Karen

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sweet Little Bird in Jewel Tonesgoo

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Friday!   Did not feel like cooking tonight.  So, I am blogging instead.  A cup of yogurt sounds good anyway.  I have a sweet card to share today.  I made this card for an order.  The image is colored with Copic markers.


 Materials List:
Stamps: Bird - A Day For Daisies digi; on inside- My Sentiments Exactly
Copic Markers
CS: bright pink and white
Pink Ribbon
Spellbinders Rectangle die cut

 Instructions:

  • Print the digi and let the ink dry
  • Color with Copic Markers
  • Die cut the image
  • Wrap ribbon around card and tie in bow
  • Add the image



  • On the inside, stamp this fun sentiment in bright pink ink

************A Few Fun Challenges:
A Day For Daisies: anything goes
Brown Sugar: colors
Sister Act: anything goes
Stamplorations: stamps and markers


I hope you have a great weekend!  Stop back on Sunday for my third post as Guest Designer on Blessings Ink!  See you then!  Love ya
Karen

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Biking with Lost Coast Designs

Hi Dreamers!
How is your week going?  Everything is just dandy here.  Working on some cards---looking towards fall and the holidays.   Today, I have a fun bike riding bird from Lost Coast Designs to share.  The background was made with a Gelli Plate.  Take a look.



Materials List:
Stamps: Bird on Bike and Party Words from Lost Coast Designs
CS: white, More Mustard (Stampin' UP); green
Ink: Black Archival
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Bundled Sage
Gelli Plate
Acrylic paints- yellow and white
Empty ribbon reel
Green ribbon



Instructions:

  • Make the background with a Gelli Plate--cover the plate with yellow paint and press the empty ribbon reel into the paint to make an impression.  Press the mustard colored CS into the paint.  Let the paint dry and cut a piece for the background
  • Make a card from White CS and layer with green
  • Tie a knot in the end of two pieces of ribbon
  • Tuck the untied ends under the background piece and secure with glue
  • Add the background piece to card front


  • Stamp "Bird on Bike" on White CS with black ink
  • Tear out the image
  • Distress with Distress inks
  • Add to card
  • Stamp sentiment on mustard CS and tear out
  • Add to card


How about a few fun challenges for my bike riding bird??!!
Paula Holifields: distress it
Artistic Stamper: fall colors
Cardz for Guys: no pattern paper

Oh, I guess that is it for me tonight.  I think I will put my feet up for a few minutes.  Had a busy day running errands today.   Tomorrow, I can get in the studio and work on a project.  I hope you have a great evening.  Love ya.
Karen

Monday, September 15, 2014

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog # 38 --Anything Goes


Hello Everyone!!  
Time for a new challenge on The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!!!  And, what is the new theme?? Everyone's favorite!!


ANYTHING GOES


Could not be easier than that!  And check out our lovely sponsor and the awesome prize for this challenge:



Prize: $10 gift certificate to winner






For my Design Team project, I used a toadly cute image from DRS Designs!!!  

I die cut strips of DP to simulate lily pads.  LOL.  Well, I think it looks like lily pads









Materials List:
Stamps: Frog on Log and Unfrogettable Birthday Sentiment from DRS Designs 
CS: White and Bright Green
Copic Markers
DP: Sweet Nectar Pad from K & Company
Large Octagon Dies - Spellbinders
Scallop Border Die - A Muse Studios
Velvet Ribbon
Clear Dot embellishments
Dimensional Adhesive





Instructions:
  • Make a square card from the bright green CS
  • Cut a Layer of the polka dot DP and wrap the ribbon around it
  • Add DP to card base
  • Die cut five strips with the Scallop edge die and glue to card front to make lily pads





  • Stamp the frog and color with Copic Markers
  • Die cut frog and a layer of bright green
  • Add to card with dimensional adhesive
  • Add the clear dot embellishments





  • Add papers to the inside 
  • Stamp the sentiment on white CS with black ink






Toadly giving this to my nephew for his birthday in November.  

*********Challenge for my Unfrogettable Birthday Card:

Simon's Wednesday: make your own background
Sister Act: anything goes
Aud Sentiment: masculine card and masculine sentiment
My Craft Creations: anything goes



See you next time for more fun projects!!  Love ya.
Karen

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Guest Designing -- Blessings Ink new Challenge--Tags

Hello Everyone,
Welcome!  Today's post is the second post for my Guest Designing spot on Chris' blog: Blessings Ink.

Chris is an A Muse Studios Demonstrator and hosts weekly challenges with  weekly winners and top picks.  The weekly winners are eligible for the monthly prize.   I will be posting projects for each of the weekly challenges all during the month of September.

The Theme of the current challenge is:

TAGS


****Just a few Guidelines for entering  the Challenges:
 2 entry limit and no digis please!
Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave Chris a reminder in the comments please)



I stamped up a bunch of tags in a blue color scheme then added lots of trims and ribbons.  The tags are perfect to attach to a gift bag or a wrapped present.  Would be really pretty with pale blue wrapping paper!





Materials List:
Dye ink: black Memento
CS: white - cut into tags
Ribbons and Laces
Hole punch





Instructions:

  • Cut four tags from the white CS
  • Stamp all the images onto the tags with the different ink colors
  • Use the darker inks to distress the edges of each tag
  • Use Black dye ink to stamp the sentiment
























































  • Stamp a couple hearts; fussy cut one and add to tag
  • Punch holes in to tops of the tags
  • Add the ribbons
  • Add the laces





  • Stamp "All For Love" repeatedly to cover the background in the lightest ink































































  • Stamp the rose on the background in the lightest ink
































***************
********Challenges For my Tag set:
Vintage Stamping: anything goes
613 Avenue: anything goes
Polkadoodles: tags
Stamping Sensations: things with wings
That Craft Place: sentimental
A Little Bit Crafty: distress it



Head over to Blessings Ink and check out the other DT projects and link up your TAG project!!  Glad you stopped by!!  See you tomorrow for more  card making fun here in Dreamland!!  Love ya.
Karen

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cute Birthday Card For Boys

Hello Dreamers!

Stopping in today to post this cute birthday card I made for a sweet little boy's first birthday.   I used a digi image from Baby Buds---love these images.  I also have one for a little girl too.  I will share that one in a few days.




Materials:
Stamps: Baby Bud digi; Birthday tag- Stampin' Up; Birthday hat - My Sentiments Exactly; Sweet Birthday - Sweet N Sassy Stamps
CS: white, blue; navy blue
DP: Blue gingham
Spellbinders die
Tag punch
Edge punch
Rick Rack
Blue Twine
Number stickers





Instructions:

  • Make an A2 card from white CS
  • Cover with gingham DP
  • Punch the edge of a strip of blue CS and add to card front
  • Color the digi image with Copic Markers and die cut
  • Layer with navy CS







  • Stamp the hat and cut out
  • Stamp the birthday tag; punch or cut out
  • Add twine and rick rack to tag and side edge of card
  • Add the number sticker to the tag
  • Decorate the inside too!



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Challenges for my Little Boy Birthday Card:
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers:one (monochromatic)
Brown Sugar: celebrations
Sister Act: anything goes
Sweet 7 Designs: anything goes with a color twist

Cute Card Thursday: too cute
Crafter's Cafe: card for a child
***********
Coming up in Dreamland!   Second post as Guest Designer on Stamped Blessings blog; New challenge on the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog; Birthday card for a little girl......and maybe a few other things too!  See you then!!  Love ya.
Karen

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Floral Stamped Background

Hi Dreamers!
I thought I would share a few more of the cards I sent to Operation Write Home. The cards feature a floral stamped background in shades of yellow, orange, and taupe.




Materials:
Stamps: Petal Parade from Stampin' Up
Inks: Adirondack inks
CS: white, brown, yellow, orange, Sahara Sand
Edge punch
Dots embossing folder
Ribbon





Instructions:

  • Stamp the floral stamps with 3 different inks staring with the larger images.  Fill in the blank spaces with the smaller images.  
  • Dry emboss the yellow CS with the dots folder
  • Edge punch a strip of brown CS
  • tie ribbon around card
  • Add sentiments






A few fun challenges for my Floral Background cards:
Stars and Stamps : ODB/Make your own background
Craft-Dee Bow: anything goes with a bow
Craft Creations: anything goes



See you next time for some cute birthday cards!!  Just right for the little darling in your life!  Love ya
Karen