Friday, June 21, 2024

BK - Night Sky 3 with Silhouette Horse and Deer

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 (in fact, this entire month) the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Day Sky 3 and/or Night Sky 3 designer papers. You can check these out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE and HERE. My two cards today used the Night Sky designer papers as well as Blue Knight Rubber Stamp's Silhouette Grazing Horse and Silhouette Deer By the River stamp sets. 



Card #1


Card #2



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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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Thursday, June 20, 2024

BK - Day Sky 3 and Born to Die

As I mentioned earlier this month, I made "too many" cards for the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps posts this month, so I have some "Extra" posts. This is one of them.

In addition to using a piece of the Day Sky 3 designer paper, I used the Born to Die stamp set.




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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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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1015

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 - SC1015:


My card:



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

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Stamp Set: Stampin' UP! Spotlight on Nature stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Ink (for blending): Taylored Expressions Lime Zest

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and Amazon 110# Black CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Simon Says Sentiment Labels

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

From a Kit Series (PP) - June 2024

I started a new series on my blog in July of 2021. The idea was born from the fact that I have a lot of unused card/stamping kits just waiting to have some attention. Sheesh! Seems as though I buy them and they just sit. That just shouldn't be so I'm going to commit to using a kit once a month for this "From a Kit" series.

As I mentioned in my May 2023 blog posts, the only "kits" I have left (after completing the first 21) are SEVERAL Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kits. I also mentioned that I've discovered I'm not really very fond of the card designs found in the Paper Pumpkin kits... so I decided IF I'm going to use those Paper Pumpkin kits that I've invested in, I'll need to veer away from the designs as they appear in the kits. 

This month I made 3 cards using the February 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit - Lovely Day.




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In addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit I used the following items...

CS - Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Blush Blossom

Dies - Honey Bee Sentiment Banners, Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, and Sizzix Squares

Ink - Hero Arts Intense Black ink and Olo markers

Monday, June 17, 2024

CAS799 Don't Forget Your Veggies

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...

Don't Forget Your Veggies

I'll admit, I struggled to find a "Veggie" stamp in my vast collection. Then, as soon as I'd made my card I had a DUH moment. I realized potatoes are veggies - and I do have some burger and fries types of stamps. Oh well. This gave me an opportunity to use a stamp set I'd never used before. (I'm not even sure when/how I got it - as I'm certain I didn't order it from Stampin' UP!)

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: Stampin' UP! Market Fresh stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink 

Ink (for blending): Taylored Expressions Kiwi

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

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles andMFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Love from Lizzy Adhesive Strip and Pearls from an unknown vendor

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Create It 3 Ways - June 2024

I participated in the Create It 3 Ways Instagram Hop yesterday. It is a monthly hop (on the 3rd Saturday of every month) and each month there is a new theme. The idea is to make 3 cards based on the theme, hence the name Create It 3 Ways. There needs to be some commonality between all three cards, but the participants can decide what that common thing is.

This month's theme is Summer

For me, summer means going to little local ice cream shops for ice cream treats.





There were several things alike on these cards, even though each one featured a different stamp (ice cream cone in hand).

Things that were alike: I used the same colors of Copic and Olo markers, the same color card base and other papers, the same sentiment cut with the same die, the same two embellishments on each card, and the same two sets of dies to cut all of the papers (other than the sentiment).

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Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: CC Designs Ice Scream, MFT Make Mine a Double, and Whipper Snapper Emery stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, FSJ Lemon Drop and SU Tahitian Tide CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and Pink & Main Extra Large Sentiment Strips

Embellishments:  Amazon Diamond Dots

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Creative Crew 2024 - June

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. 

Each round lasts 9 months. The first and last month of the round Barb and I come up with a theme and everyone uses their own supplies. The other months one of the group's members hosts. 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.

This is the last month of this round. Barb and I decided to have a color/sketch challenge. Barb randomly selected a color card from her Color Cube.

When I first saw the colors my mind immediately went BEACH! That was a month ago. By the time I got around to making my card, I went a totally different direction. LOL!

I drew up a sketch.


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

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Stamps/Dies: Unity Spring Coffee and Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Coffee stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Cardstock: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Crumb Cake and Early Espresso CS and DP from my scrapfile

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Friday, June 14, 2024

BK - Night Sky and Silhouettes

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 (in fact, this entire month) the design team's cards are featuring the newly released Day Sky 3 and/or Night Sky 3 designer papers. You can check these out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE and HERE. My two cards today used the Night Sky designer papers as well as Blue Knight Rubber Stamp's Silhouette Palm Trees and Silhouette Tree and Eagles stamp sets. 



Card #1



Card #2



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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!

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Hot Mess - June 2024

It's the 12th of January, time to get messy. (insert deer-in-the-headlight look) As you likely recall from previous 12ths, I am not one who likes messes. Not one bit. BUT a challenge is only a challenge if it stretches you, and I'm up for the Hot Mess Success Challenge. 

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Terry, and I create cards for the Hot Mess Success challenge each month and share them on the 12th. 

It's Anything Goes - as long as there is something messy involved.

For this month's card I started with an altered piece of paper in my scrap file. It's actually a piece of watercolor paper with some fun hearts stamped/embossed on it. I can not remember where it came from or what stamp it is. 


I sprinkled some Ken Oliver powders on it and gave it a good spritz of water.


After doing this a couple of times to get the color mixture I wanted, I placed a piece of heavy cardstock on top of it to remove some of the excess water and color.


Then I designed my card.



The good news is I have this altered paper to use later (who knows; maybe it will show up in another Hot Mess Success card).


Be sure to check out the other Hot Mess gals blogs, too, to see their cards (you'll be WOW'd!)... 



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Stamp/Die
: Avery Elle Simple Sentiments stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Lovely Lipstick CS 

Messy Medium: Ken Oliver Powders (Lemon Yellow, Marigold, and Peony)

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and scrapbook.com I Love You

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones and Maker Forte Crystal Heart

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

CAS798 Wood

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...

Wood



Here's my card:


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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps: Whimsy Wonky Donkey and a sentiment from Art Impression Barnyard Animal Cubbies stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black CS 

Embossing Folder/Ink for Blending: Paper Roses Wood Panels Embossing Folder and Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and Pink & Main Extra Large Sentiment Strips

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Monday, June 10, 2024

Technique Junkies Heading to the Beach

I hope you found your way to my blog on the 1st of the month to see Technique Junkies' New Release of stamps. I used two of this month's newly released stamps on the card I shared on the 1st - Hippie Flower Border and Beauty in Simplicity. Today I'll share three more cards I've made this month featuring stamps from the new release.


Technique Junkies Sand Saltwater and Sun:


I created the sandy background by placing a baby wipe on areas of a piece of Kraft-colored cardstock and then gently rubbing it to remove areas from the top of the cardstock.



Technique Junkies Flip Flops Background and The Glass Slipper:



Technique Junkies Hang Ten and Good Vibes:



If you like saving money - and who doesn't - please use the code TJ10JEANETTE when checking out at Technique Junkies to receive a 10% discount.

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In addition to the Technique Junkies stamps listed in this blog post, I also used the following items when making these cards.

Inks: Hero Arts Intense Black, Taylored Expressions Oat Milk, and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight and  Dapper Denim CS

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, Simon Says Sentiment Labels, Sizzix Squares, and Spellbinders Precision Layering A2

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots and Flip Flops Brad and Flower Brad from unknown vendors