Wednesday, July 24, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1020

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 - SC1020:


My card:


It's always acceptable to tweak the sketch a wee bit and make it your own (there are no SCS police), so that's what I did.

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps/Dies: My Favorite Things Yuzu Playful Pupsstamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Real Red, Sahara Sand, and Tahitian Tide CS 

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

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Resin Hearts

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

CAS804 Cowboy and Cowgirls

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...

Cowboy & Cowgirls



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: Nellie Snellen Jippie Yeah and There She Goes Giddy Up stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Blueberry Bushel and Real Red CS 

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Monday, July 22, 2024

Technique Junkies July 15 Release

I hope you found your way to my blog on the 15th to see Technique Junkies' New Release of stamps. There are some great new stamps this month. 


There is still time to get the new release discount, too. Barely. The 15% off ends on July 23rd.





Today I'll share two more cards I've made featuring two stamps from the new release as well as two of their previously released stamps.


Technique Junkies Adventure and their previously released Horse Linograph stamp:



Technique Junkies Definition of Family and their previously released Old Man stamp:



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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, FSJ Oatmeal Cookie, Recollections Black, and SU Soft Suede CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles, MFT Stitched Tag-Corner Square, and Rabbit Hole You've Been Framed

Embellishments: Faceted Dots from an unknown vendor

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Double Duty 2024 - Christmas

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.

Instead of having a company this month, we were to choose a Christmas stamp from any company and use it on both cards. I chose one of the images from the WPlus9 Poinsettia Bouquets stamp set.


Card #1



Card #2


The thing/s that are the same on both cards (as per the challenge specifications) are: the embellishments.

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

Barb

Carol

Darlene

Keep in mind, I am a day early posting this month, since tomorrow will be busy here on my blog, so my comrades won't have their cards posted until tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Set: stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Amazon 120# Black, Recollections Black and SU Real Red CS

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Friday, July 19, 2024

BK - Rural Mailbox Die

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 Rural Mailbox Die Set. You can check it out in the Blue Knight Rubber Stamps store - HERE. I also used the coordinating BKRS Rural Mailbox Stamp on these cards.


Card #1


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, July 18, 2024

Circle of Friends - July Anything Goes

Earlier this month (on the 8th) I mentioned that I'd joined the Circle of Friends swap group on Facebook. I shared the card I made for one of two of the card swaps they posted this month. Today I'm sharing the other one.

Theme: Anything Goes

I used the Altenew Seasonal Blooms set that I recently purchased because I loved the card my friend Terry made with it at the No Foolin' Retreat in April. Terry is such an enabler!


I hope my swap partner likes my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Stencil: Altenew Seasonal Blooms stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink, colored (ink blending) with Taylored Expressions Inks (Cinnamon, Granny Smith, Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Lollipop, Mango, and Strawberry Milkshake), and softly outlined using an Olo Marker

Papers: Hamilco 120# White and a card base left over from a SU Paper Pumpkin Kit

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles and Whimsy Quick Strips

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

SCS Sketch #SC1019

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 - SC1019:


My card:


It's always acceptable to tweak the sketch a wee bit and make it your own (there are no SCS police), so that's what I did.

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

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamps/Dies: Pink Fresh Wonderful Sentiments and Simon Says Geo Flower Building stamped with Taylored Expressions Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, and Mango Inks

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black, and SU Cucumber Crush CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: Gina K Master Layouts 13, Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips

Embellishments: Amazon Diamond Dots

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

CAS803 Summer Bugs

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...

Summer Bugs


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: Ink Blot Winging It stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and SU Pineapple Punch CS and Paper Studio Cosmic Sky DP 

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

Embellishments: Studio Katia Pineapple Delight Crystals

Monday, July 15, 2024

What's New at Technique Junkies 07.15.2024

Take note: This is my second blog post of the day. If you're here to see my Creative Crew card either keep scrolling (it's the next blog post) or go HERE.

What's New this month? Twelve NEW stamps at Technique Junkies. I'm squealing! Just look at all of these amazing new stamps...


Check out the New Release - HERE.

Don't you just love them all? If you do, check out the Gotta Have It All bundle- HERE.

And the GREAT news is that all of the Technique Junkies new release stamps are 15% off until July 23rd.

Not only that, you can take 10% off of anything else ordered from Technique Junkies all month long simply by using this special code: TJ10JEANETTE. 

I have two cards to share with you today, each one featuring sentiments from the new release along with previously released images.



Contemporary Inspiration and previously released Sexy Profile



Life On Fire and previously released African Dancers



I'll be posting more cards I've made from stamps in the Technique Junkies new release between now and the next release (September 1st). In the meantime, please check out these blogs for more inspiration...

TJ Blog

Shalana

Debra

Michael

Pam

Christine

Darlene

Pat

Patti


Don't Forget

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.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

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

Inks: Hero Art Intense Black and Ranger Barn Door, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White, Recollections Black and SU Polished Pink and Poppy Parade CS 

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

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestones, Gina Marie Glitter Enamel Dots, and Love from Lizzy Adhesive Strips

Creative Crew 2024 - July

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. 

Other than the first and last months of each round, one of the group's members is the hostess. 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.  

On the first and last month of each round - we shake things up a bit and have a theme and/or challenge with nothing mailed. We each use our own supplies.

This is the first month of this round. You might not know this, but July 15th is also National Get Out of the Doghouse Day. Is that something to celebrate? Of course it is! So we are each making a card that includes a dog (or any pet).



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!

Stamp/Die: MFT Hot Dog stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic and Olo Markers

Cardstock: Accent Opaque 120# White, FSJ Limeade Splash, SU Garden Green, Granny Apple Green & Pool Party, and a scrap of Brown CS

Stencil/Ink (for blending): MFT Square Extraordinaire Stencil and Concord & 9 Aqua Sky Ink

Dies: Honey Bee Sweet Stack Rectangles and MFT Two Trees

Embellishments: Amazon Nail Art Rhinestone