Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mother Goose Blog Hop June 27th

Welcome to the

Today's hop is sponsored by

You should have arrived here from Holli's blog. 

This is the last stop on the hop.
If you missed any of the stops along the way there is a full hop line-up at the bottom of this post.

I hope you've enjoyed this hop so far. I've created two cards for you today.

This first one is a get well card featuring Humpty Dumpty.

I found this image online and resized it to fit my card and printed it using 
my inkjet printer and colored it with my Copic markers.

The image for this second card was also found on the internet 
and was colored with my Copic markers.

Thanks for hopping with us today.
I'm also participating in the Bug Outside Hop today.  You can access that HERE.

Happy Crafting

Now on to the blog candy for this blog hop. Lisa will be giving one lucky winner a $20.00 gift certificate from Stampin' UpAll you have to do is be a follower of her blog and leave a comment telling her your favorite nursery rhyme. Lisa would like it if you would become followers of all the wonderful other blogs participating in today's hop!

 Here's the hop line-up in cased you missed a stop:

A Bug Outside Blog Hop June 27th

Welcome to 

Our hop today is sponsored by

They are giving away 

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is comment on the blogs in today's hop.
We always appreciate you becoming a follower of the blogs as well.

Here are my projects for today's hop:

I used VersaFine Black Onyx Ink to stamp the flowers and bugs and then used WOW clear embossing powder over it.
I used Ranger Distress Ink markers and a paint brush and water to color the piece.

I used VersaFine Black Onyx Ink to stamp the flowers and bugs and then used WOW clear embossing powder over it.
I then colored the butterflies with my Copic markers and used a stencil and Ranger Distress Inks for the background.
I then used a green color mist on top.  After all was dry, I applied Mod Podge's version of glossy accents to the butterflies.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.
Your next stop on the hop is Sandy

As always thanks for stopping by and don't forget to comment to be entered into the prize drawing.
A HUGE THANKS to our sponsors today.

I'm also participating in the Mother Goose Blog Hop. You can find that post HERE.

Happy Crafting

Here is the line-up for today's hop in case you get lost along the way:
Card A Day Challenge Blog Design Team ~

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect Challenge

I love to play along with different crafty challenges and I particularly like Paper Smooches SPARKS challenges.  They are always fun!

This weeks  challenge is to make a card based on the photo above (click on the photo to be taken to the Paper Smooches SPARKS Blog).

Here is my entry:

I was inspired by the white space, the windows and the colors as well as the chevron pattern on the ottoman.  I used Paper Smooches Geo Graphic Stamp Set with Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon Ink and the Paper Smooches Incognito Stamp Set for the sentiment and mustache.   
The mustache is stamped in MFT Black Hybrid Ink and then I thought it was to light so I went over it with a black Ranger Distress Ink Marker.  The top panel is popped up using fun foam. 

Stop by the Paper Smooches blog and get involved with their challenges. You'll have a great time!

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

True Stamp Classes ON SALE

True Stamp Individual Classes are NOW ON SALE!

• The classes include both the project-only video (around 30 minutes)
and the full, "Like You Were There" video (around 60 minutes).

• We're running a kick-off sale from 6/15 through midnight on Monday, June 22nd

making these inspiring video classes  ONLY $9.95 

AND if people are really in love with the event, they can get
all six for only $39 (that's $6.50 each) with the code "SUMMER" at checkout through 6/22.

 ***After 6/22, the price will increase to the regular $14.95 per class. 

Click any one the photos to get to the started 
with more stamping inspiration that you've seen in a long time. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hero Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the It's Time to Hero Up Blog Hop

Anyone can be a SUPER HERO!
This group of MIGHTY Super Heroes has banded together to SAVE THE DAY and bring you the most AMAZING Super Hero inspiration we can. We hope your SPIDEY SENSES are tingling as we pull out every SUPERPOWER we've got!

You should have arrived from Haidee's blog
If you need to start at the beginning Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this AMAZING Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these INCREDIBLE Super Heroes who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Michelle with Cuttin and Stampin is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her online store!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page and be sure to like her on Facebook!!
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

For my super hero inspired projects today, I've created a Super Teacher card and a Super Dad card for you.   All the images on the cards were found by searching FREE super hero coloring pages online. 

I re-sized them to fit on cards and then printed and colored using my Copic Markers.
I added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the teacher cape.  I found the inside saying for the dad card online and printed as is and then based my Copic coloring on it. The Super Dad emblem on the dad's chest was printed and fussy cut and is popped up on foam tape. 


Inside of card.

Have a Super Hero day and thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting 

Up next is Shawnee

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
16. Miranda -

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A few cards that I've created lately

Thought I'd post a few of the cards that I've created lately for different things.

That's it for today. Hope it's a great one.

Happy Crafting

Monday, June 8, 2015

StampNation Challenge #171

Today I created a card for the Less is More challenge on StampNation

This is the photo inspiration for the Less is More challenge.

The challenge was to make a one or two layer card.

Here is the card that I created:

I stenciled the hearts onto the card base using Ranger Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry.  The stencil is from Clear Scraps.
The teddy was a stamped image I received in an image swap so I don't know the mfg.
I colored him with Copics and Wink of Stella and fussy cut him out.
He is popped up with foam tape.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Thanks for being my friend set
and is stamped in Quick Quotes Brown Chalk Ink.

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Mask-erade Class Day 5

Day 5 of the Mask-erade Class by Online Card Classes was all about using embossing powder as a masking agent.

Here is my homework for the class:

I used a Vintologic by Hampton Art Stamp Set.  I stamped the falling feathers with Versa Mark and heat embossed
with WOW clear embossing powder then used Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass to color the background.  In the picture, you can't see the clouds outlines as well, but I used a cloud stencil that I created.  

Inside of the card is stamped with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink and heat embossed with WOW clear embossing powder.

I had a great time creating cards and learning from the wonderful teachers in the Mask-erade class.
If you would like to take this class, it is still available at Online Card Classes.

Happy Crafting

Mask-erade Class Day 4

Day 4 of Mask-erade Class by Online Card Classes was all about using freezer paper as a mask. That's right good old freezer paper from the grocery store.

For these three cards I used the Sizzix You & Me die set.

Card 1 Ingredients: Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper, Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio, Heidi Swapp Color Shine White, Dylusions Ink Spry London Blue and Tattered Angel Chalkboard Glimmer Mist  Canary, Versa Fine  Black Onyx Ink, Hero Arts Thank You for Being My Friend Stamp Set

Card 2 Ingredients: Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper, Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio, Versa Fine  Black Onyx Ink, Hero Arts Thank You for Being My Friend Stamp Set

Card 3 Ingredients: Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper, Ranger Distress Inks Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine  Black Onyx Ink, Wplus9 Spring Post Stamp Set
I had a great time playing with ink and making these cards. I see lots of freezer paper masked cards in my future.

Happy Crafting

And the winner is...

Time to announce the winner of Saturday's 

drum roll please.......
and the winner is   

Sorry about your mojo. We all have dry spells. Thanks for the video, and the flowers are beautiful!

Shelley's comment was from the Jessica's blog

Here is the prize package that she won courtesy of Card A Day Challenge Blog:

Shelley you have 48 hours to claim your prize.  Please email scrapsbygracie at with your mailing address. Please make the subject of your email WINNER Blooming Flowers Blog Hop.


Happy Crafting