Sunday, September 28, 2014

Butterflies:Guest Designing at Blessings, Inc and A Muse Studios

Hello Everyone,
Welcome!  Today's post is the fourth 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 have been  posting projects for each of the weekly challenges all during the month of September.  This is my last post.  It has been fun...a big thank you to Chris!!

The Theme of the current challenge is:

Anything Goes

****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 wanted to use the butterfly set called Papillon and thought it might be fun to create a background with the butterfly stamp.  Take a look at what I came up with.



Materials List:
Stamps: Papillon and Sunny Side of Life (sentiment on inside of card) both from A Muse Studios
CS: White; Cream; Dark and Medium Lavender
Ink: Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black Memento
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Copic Markers
Page from a dictionary
White pearls- A Muse Studios  (colored with Copics)
Crystal Stickles



Instructions:

  • Make a card from the dark lavender CS and add a layer of the medium lavender CS
  • Tear a page from an old dictionary.  I found the page with the word butterfly and used that one.



  • Stamp the butterfly with Gray Flannel ink on the dictionary page
  • Distress page with Antique Linen DI
  • Add page to card front



  • Stamp another butterfly on white CS and color with Copic Markers
  • Cut out butterfly and add to card front with dimensional adhesive
  • Add some glitter glue to the butterfly wings
  • Color five white pearls with a purple Copic Marker and add the the left side of the card
  • Cover each of the pearls with the glitter glue


  • On the inside tear a piece of cream CS to fit
  • Distress with the distress ink
  • Stamp the butterfly and the sentiment with black ink
  • Add to the inside

Love the way this turned out.  Now, I am going through my old dictionary and pulling out pages with other words...like bird, building, etc.....   Words that go with stamps that I have.  Very Fun!!   

***Head over to Blessings, Inc and link up your Anything Goes Project--you don't have to use A Muse Studios products and Chris has a nice prize at the end of the month.  

Thanks again to Chris for inviting to hang out all month with her at Blessings Inc!!!  



************Challenges for my Butterflies********
Sparkles Forum: things with wings
The Sisters of Craft: anything goes
613 Avenue:anything goes
That Craft Place: shabby chic
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
Crafty Creations: vintage
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I am in Niagara Falls, Canada right now.  I will be back on Monday and have something fun for you.  I think it will be something for Operation Write Home. Okay, so see you then.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Love ya.
Karen

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday Linky Party

Hello Everyone,
My blogging friend, Bibiana at Stamping with Bibiana, has started a Throwback Thursday Linky Party.  I thought it sounded really fun!!
See all the details here.



The idea is to revive an older project on a new post.  And then link up on Bibiana's blog.
I decided to revive an altered CD paper case that I made a while ago. January 2013 to be exact.  Original post here.  This was one of my favorite projects at the time and was really fun to make.  I used the Ophelia stamp from The Stampsmith.








I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Thursday.  Check out Stamping with Bibiana' blog and join the linky party.

I will be taking a weekend vacation in Niagara Falls, Canada.  My husband's cousin is getting married.  So, we thought we would make a weekend of it and do a little site-seeing too.  I will schedule a post for Sunday.  My Fourth post as guest designer on Blessings Ink.  Then I will be back on Monday with more card making fun.  See you then.  Have a great weekend!!  Love ya.
Karen

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:
Sisterhood of Snarky stampers: distress
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
































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********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