Friday, May 24, 2024

BK - Silhouette Barn Rooftop

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.

This week the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Silhouette Barn Rooftop stamp. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.


Card #1

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Night Designer Paper


Card #2

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Cloud Stencil

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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!

Thursday, May 23, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1011

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.



Here's this week's sketch - SC1011:

My card:

I used the Gina K Lace Flowers stamp/die set. It was part of the swag bag I received at Barb's No Foolin' Retreat in April... so I'd like to give a huge shout out to Gina K for her generosity!

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Gina K Lace Flowers stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Pumpkin Pie CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Double Duty 2024 - Newton's Nook

In January of 2021, my stamping comrades Barb and Kelly and I debuted a new series/challenge. Double Duty was Barb's idea... and it is a GREAT idea! I've had so much fun with this series. Thanks for inviting me to play along, Barb!

This is Barb's description of the Double Duty concept...

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  Post both cards on your blog on the same day—the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  Have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

Over the past year, things have changed a bit in who's participating, but not in the instructions. This year's Double Duty crafters are Barb, Carol, Darlene, and me.

This month's company is Newton's Nook.


Card #1



Card #2



The thing/s that are the same on both cards (as per the challenge specifications) are: the Brick DP cut to same shape, the embellishments, and the use of Gina K's Master Layouts 2 and 13 on both cards.

Let's check out the other Double Duty cards, too...

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: Newton's Nook Sunflower Days stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Gina K Master Layouts 2, Gina K Master Layouts 13, Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, and MFT Stitched Rectangles 

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

House Mouse Water Fun

I am honored - beyond measure - to be guest designing for Spellbinders. And not just any Spellbinders products (though I do love so many Spellbinders products). I'm guest designing using some of their newer House Mouse stamps. Sweet sweet stamps!

Today I have two cards to share, both of them featuring the House Mouse Water Fun stamp set.






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Spellbinders House Mouse Water Fun stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo and Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black and Crushed Curry CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Gina K Sentiment Strips and Spellbinders Precision Layer A2

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots and Glitter Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor

Monday, May 20, 2024

CAS795 Sweet

Each Monday there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's always fun to see what others create using the CAS theme.


This week's theme is...

Sweet

Here's my card:


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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: scrapbook.com Sweet Scoops stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink

Stencil/Ink: Picket Fence Geo Squares blended with Taylored Expressions Cupcake Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Bubble Bath, Crumb Cake, and Real Red CS

Dies: Unity Scallops and Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Sunday, May 19, 2024

3M Friends In Any Weather

Kelly, Barb, and I have been creating together as the Three Musketeers every month since November 2014. We all three create a card using the same image. I always enjoy seeing how different our cards are, even though we use the same image. This is one of my favorite posts of the month. 

We take turns choosing what stamp will be used. This month it was Kelly's turn. She chose the Newton's Nook Rainy Day Trio set. Oh my goodness... it is soooo cute!

And I must give a HUG thanks to Kelly. She sent the goodies well in advance of posting day. Then we waited and waited. The postal system certainly didn't get any award for speed. In fact, that envelope still hasn't arrived. So Kelly sent a second set and it took its sweet time getting here but finally arrived. Not only did Kelly go above and beyond by sending the items a second time, she also paused sharing her own card so we could post on the same day.

Thank you, Kelly!

I had so much fun coloring this image!!!


Be sure to check out Barb's and Kelly's cards, too...

Barb

Kelly

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Image/Sentiment
 (provided by Kelly): Newton's Nook Rainy Day Trio - I colored it with a combination of Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Recollections White (inside) and SU Poppy Parade CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishment: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Saturday, May 18, 2024

House Mouse Pop!

I am honored - beyond measure - to be guest designing for Spellbinders. And not just any Spellbinders products (though I do love so many Spellbinders products). I'm guest designing using some of their newer House Mouse stamps. Sweet sweet stamps!

Today I have two cards to share, both of them featuring the House Mouse Pop! stamp set.






Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Spellbinders House Mouse Pop! stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo and Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black and Daffodil Delight CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Gina K Sentiment Strips and Spellbinders Precision Layer A2

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones


Friday, May 17, 2024

BK - Queen Anne's Lace and Barn

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.

This week the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Queen Anne's Lace and Barn stamp set. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE.



Card #1

Other Blue Knight Rubber Stamps item used:

Blessing One Line Sentiments stamp set


Card #2


* * * * * 

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!

Thursday, May 16, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1010

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.



Here's this week's sketch - SC1010:


My card:


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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Unity What the Cluck stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Boho Blue and Pecan Pie CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Sizzix Layered Ovals

Embellishments: Clear Enamel Dots from an unknown vendor

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Creative Crew 2024 - May

It's posting day for the Creative Crew. What exactly is the Creative Crew? We are a group of 7 card-making friends from various US locations who have a fun monthly creative adventure with a secretive twist. 

One of the group's members hosts each month. As host, she chooses a theme and then sends each of the group members a theme-appropriate image and some designer paper. The host can also include a sentiment and/or special item if she chooses to do so. The group members all receive the same items, but there is to be no conversation about what was received or the cards we're making. Then, on the 15th of the month, we all reveal our cards.

It's always fun to see how each person uses the image/papers.  

This month it was Tracie's turn to host. She chose the theme...

It's All About the Flowers

Tracie sent us the Penny Black Tulips for You image, DP from the Paper Source "Foiled Floral" collections, and Taylored Expressions Flutter-Bys Butterflies.

THANK YOU, Tracie!

Here's my card:



Be sure to check out all of the Creative Crew cards:

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Jeanette - that's me

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry

Tracie

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

I used the following things from my own stash (in addition to the items Tracie sent)...

Cardstock: Recollections White CS (on the inside) and SU Perfect Plum CS (for the card base)

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and scrapbook.com Nested A2 Arches

Ink (for butterfly): Ink on 3 Shark Tooth White

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Glitter and Nail Art Rhinestones

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

CAS794 Splatters

Each Monday there is a new CAS Challenge on SCS. It's always fun to see what others create using the CAS theme.

This week's theme is...

Splatters



Here's my card:


I tend to stress over the randomness of splatters - after all, there's little control of where those splatters land. I always fear I'll ruin a carefully colored image so I shy away from them. AND in the past when I have used splatters, I've chosen white splatters. This time I stepped out of my comfort zone and used Dr. Martin's Black Star Matte India Ink. EEK! 

What do you think?

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Katzelkraft Sunflower stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and watercolored

Papers: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper and Recollections Black and White (inside) and SU Crushed Curry CS

Splatters: Dr. Martin's Black Star Matte India Ink

Dies: Spellbinders Precision Layering A2

Embellishments: Ribbon from an unknown vendor