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.


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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.

Kelly

Barb

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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...

Love

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Catch Up Club - January 2023

In a text conversation amongst friends in the fall of 2022, we agreed that we were all falling behind in creating with items from virtual events, kits, even groups we are in. From that conversation the idea of the Catch Up Club took formation. We decided it was time to work on those cardmaking projects that were waiting for our attention. 

On the last day of each month we've committed to sharing card/cards we have made from something we need to "catch up" on. 

You can view my original Catch Up Club post - HERE - for more details.

For this month's Catch Up Club post, I chose to use complete the cards from the March 2022 Let's Stamp Together.

Becky Moore designed the kit and created a video showing how to make three cards with the stamps, dies, and stencil included in the kit. Becky is the Art Director at Photoplay Paper and the creator of Say it With Stamps.

The first card was a fun design. It included a peek-through with the image on the inside. There was supposed to be a stamped and embossed piece of acetate over the opening - but I cheated. That just seemed way too challenging for me.


I also messed up my measurements a bit... so I just went with my card, tweaks and all.


I did add some Stickles Glitter Glue to add a bit of sparkle to the dots on the cupcake.

The second card was a gate fold card.


The third card was s slimline with stenciled balloons. 



The class was fun and I learned some things along the way, too. That always makes me happy.

It should be noted that while most cards posted on my blog are my own designs (albeit sometimes inspired by others), these Catch Up Club cards are not my designs. I've completed cards designed by the class instructor, so while I've made the card, it is not original to me.

Please check out the blogs of my Catch Up Club friends, too...

Barb

Darlene

Terry

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Monday, January 30, 2023

CAS727 Bubbles

It's Monday, which means there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. I've been on the CAS team since the beginning of this month, but this is my first time hosting one of the challenges. I'm a bit nervous about that,but also really excited to see the cards created this week.

In celebration of Celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day which apparently occurs on January 30th each year (who even knew there was such a day, right?) the theme is... 

Bubbles


I have three different kinds of bubbles on my card.

1. A conversation bubble

2. Bubbles from a stencil

3. Glass bubbles embellishments




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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Your Next Stamp Whatnot Sentiment 3 stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink

Papers: Hammermill 110# White and SU Marina Mist CS and DP from my scrap file

Stencil/Ink: Stamp Anniething Bubble Stencil and Taylored Expressions Banana Cream Pie Ink

Dies: Impression Obsession Stitched Speech Border and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Kat Scrappiness Blue Glass Bubble Mix

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Happily Ever After

One of my favorite challenge groups is the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS, under the capable and organized leadership of my friend Barb. The idea is we can't shop for anything when making our monthly challenge card (which we post on the 28th of each month).

We take turns choosing the theme. This month it was Barb's turn. Here's her challenge: Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary for 6 years of this group. Make a celebration card that has metallic on it.


I hope Barb and the other Challenge Your Stash gals like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Background stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

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

Stencil/Ink: LDRS Waffle Cone Stencil and Taylored Expressions Macaron Ink

Dies: Hero Arts Love You and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishment: Crafty Meraki Gold Pearls

Friday, January 27, 2023

BK - Bare Tree with Stream

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 Bare Tree with Stream stamp set today.

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

Card #1


I used the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Cloud Stencil to create the sky on my first card. I also used the "leaves" stamp to add leaves to the tree.


Card #2



On this second card I used paper piecing, which was such fun!


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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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!