Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Praying for a Friend

On the 7th of each month, the SCS Crafters of Faith group shares cards made with a common theme, chosen by one of the members. These challenges are inspired by Scripture, though the cards themselves do not have to have a religious theme. 

Barb chose our Scripture inspiration and theme this month.

Scripture - Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Challenge - Make a card or project to pass on to a friend.

I have a friend who has been dealing with some tough things of late. I'm going to send this card to her with a note of encouragement written inside.

I hope Barb and the other Crafters of Faith like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Gina K You Make Me Smile stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and colored with watercolors and My Sentiments Exactly Floral Encouragement Cards stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Papers: Carson White Coldpress Watercolor Paper, SU Highland Heather CS and Hammermill 110# White CS on the inside

Dies: Gina K Master Layouts 2

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Monday, February 6, 2023

CAS728 Snow White

It's Monday, which means there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's going to be fun to see what others create this week.

The theme is... 

Snow White

Lee's hosting and she wants to see white on white cards.

Here's my card:

The photo really is disappointing because it doesn't show the white glitter of the paper on the right side of the card.

I hope you'll check out the challenge - HERE - and play along, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Papers: Crystal Diamond Print, Fiskars Parchment, and Hammermill 110# White 

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles and Poppy Stamps Luscious Script Hello

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor

Saturday, February 4, 2023

My Scrap File - Altered Papers

You might notice that I often use designer papers from what I call my scrap file. What is my scrap file, you might ask. Well, it's actually drawers - 12 of them to be exact. I have my bits and pieces of papers organized by color or theme, one of which is called Altered Papers. Those are papers that I've created but not ended up using... so I save them just in case I decide to use them in the future.

I do purge my scraps every year or so, at whatever point the drawer starts to fill too much to open/close easily.

For today's card I pulled a piece of altered paper from my scrap file. It was actually a piece that I made using a piece of old corrugated cardboard and some acrylic paint. 

Yes, paint. Because it was acrylic paint the image didn't stamp the best, which I expected going into it. I thought it would give it a more artsy feel, which it does. It also meant it didn't dry well... and I was afraid to put any heat to it since I didn't know how the acrylic paint would handle that so I just set it aside and let it dry overnight.

In hindsight, I wish I'd put the sentiment a little higher because I think the silhouette needs some grounding, but it is what it is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Altenew Pen Sketched Silhouette stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Papers: Hammermill 110# White, Recollections Black, and SU Lemon Lime Twist CS and Altered Paper from my scrap file

Dies: Gina K Master Layout 2

Embellishments: Cloud 9 Rain Drops

Friday, February 3, 2023

BK - Row Boat In Nature

NOTE: This is my second blog post today. If you're looking for my ONE to See in '23 card, keep scrolling or go HERE.

Fridays are special days - who doesn't love TGIF, right? But here on my blog Fridays are also special because they are the day I get to post as a design team member for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

For today's card I used the Row Boat in Nature stamp today.

You can check out the stamp set in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.

Card #1

I colored the image with Copic Markers for this card.

After cutting the colored image with a Deckle die (Waffle Flower Deckled Frame) I had a bit of a white border round the edge as the die was larger than the image. I considered my options.

Option 1 - I could extend my coloring - but I didn't want to do that.

Option 2 - I could use a straight edge (in my case a metal ruler) and the chisel tip of a black Copic Marker to create an edge.

Option 3 - I could just leave the white edge as a border. That's what I decided to do.

Card #2

For this card I stamped the image onto Kraft cardstock and colored with Sivo Vivid Colored Pencils.

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You can find each of today's featured stamps HERE, at the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps web store.

And... don't forget to join us at the Fan Group and YouTube Channel:
Fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (Facebook group) is HERE
and the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps YouTube Channel is HERE

Jeanette Cloyd, Design Team Member

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ONE to See in '23 - February

The 3rd of each month is a special day here on my blog - it's the day that Kelly (the founder of this series), Barb, and I share our One Plus Twelve cards. The idea is to use the same ONE stamp (not a set) each month to create a card. Sentiments can be used, too, if we choose. 

My ONE stamp this year is a small stamp - a paintbrush from the Waffle Flower Little Painter stamp set.

I started with a piece of white CS and the Paper Roses Brush Strokes stencil, using blending brushes and Taylored Expressions Oyster ink to create the gray paintbrushes. The ONE image is the colored paint brush which I die-cut (3 layers, actually) and used it to cover up one of the stenciled brushes. 

It was a fun card to create.

I hope you'll keep an eye out on the 3rd of each month this year to see how I do with this ONE stamp - and also will check out Kelly's and Barb's ONE stamp cards, too. Speaking of which, let's head over to their blogs now to see this month's cards.



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die: Waffle Flower Little Painter stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and Spellbinders Paint Your World Sentiments stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Papers: Hammermill 110# White and SU Blueberry Bushel CS and DP from my scrap file

Stencil/Ink: Paper Roses Brush Strokes Stencil and Taylored Expressionss Oyster Ink

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Enamel Dots from unknown vendors

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Crafting Happiness 02.2023

Welcome to a new month (and a day). A new month full of possibilities. To get things started, why not check out the new challenge at Crafting Happiness Challenges

This month's Card theme is...


The challenge lasts a month, so you have plenty of time to make a card/project and post the link. You even have time to post more than one, as there's no limit to the number of times you can participate.

Here's the card I made:

Now it's your turn. I'd love to see YOUR links on the Crafting Happiness Challenges blog this month. --> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Set: Technique Junkies Puppy Love and Dog Is a Small Word stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Hammermill 110# White and SU Basic Black CS and Vellum from my scrap file

Dies: Firefly Nested Hearts, MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Stitched Tag-Corner Square, and Spellbinders Heart Frame

Embellishments: Heart Brad and Washi Tape from unknown vendors

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

SCS Sketch #SC943

I find that having a sketch to use can get my creative ideas flowing, so I love being part of the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge team. There is a new sketch to work with every Wednesday. I encourage you to check them out.

I'm the host this week, which means I created the sketch. 

Here's this week's sketch - SC943:

My card:

I hope you'll use the sketch to make a card, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Gina K Vibrant Blooms stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers and Penny Black Sweet Wishes stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturn

Papers: Hammermill 110# White and SU Granite Gray CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Paper Roses Stitched Circles and Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics

Punches: EK Success 1" Corner Rounder and SU Banners Pick a Punch

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones