Friday, 18 January 2019

STAMPlorations January Reminder Post

Over at STAMPlorations, there are multiple challenges for January, 2019 in progress. For the CAS challenge, the inspiration is

Here's my card

I started by stamping the framed image using STAMPlorations' Faith Expressions stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Memento ink because I knew that I would be adding color with Copic markers and I find the Memento ink doesn't bleed with Copic markers. I added color with Copics R59, C2, W3, B60. I trimmed the framed image and double matted it with burgundy and black cardstock. For the sentiment from the same stamp set, I didn't have an ink in a burgundy color (WHAT???), so I improvised. I stamped the sentiment with both Hero Arts Wet Cement and Raspberry Jam and got a burgundy-ish color. I think it works.

We'd love for you to join us this month at STAMPlorations

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Monday, 14 January 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #299

Happy Monday! It's time for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here is this week's sketch.

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Here's my card

Honestly, I have difficult when things are not horizontal/vertical. My brain struggles when things are askew, on purpose!

I started by selecting this gorgeous patterned paper - My Minds Eye Memorable Journey Adventure Paper. I chose some papers, some patterned and some regular cardstock in colors that went with the "askew" paper. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Salutations stamp set. The flower is die cut using MFT's Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics. 

Would love to see what you create with this week's sketch.

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Friday, 11 January 2019

This Magical Moment Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
This Magical Moment Blog Hop!

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Who doesn't love Disney? We sure do!!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Disney Characters or the Mouse himself! 

You should have arrived from Narelle but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!
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M.A.H. Stamp Set 4x4


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Frame Punch Board and Embellishments

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. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/16/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Here's my project (believe it or not, it's a scrapbook page). If you check out my blog, there are very few, if any other scrapbook pages. Maybe, I'm starting to diversify!

This was such an easy "hop" to join as I had just visited the Happiest Place on Earth - Disneyland and California Adventure in October with a friend. She indulged my "need" to collect autographs and was my photographer, especially valuable when "official" photographers were not around. I'm in the process of completing an 8"x8" album with a double page spread for each character whose autograph I collected. I used photos taken of me with the characters to complement the autograph. 

I attended last year's Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Puyallup, WA. There, I purchased the "Mousy 2018 Blue" die cut which I am using for the cover page of my album. I printed 1.5"x1.5" photos of me with various characters to add to the cover page. When I laid the photos out, they seemed bland. So, I added a colorful background with yellow and red strips of cardstock and a blue square for the centre. I think that it helps to make the photos stand out more.

Be sure to hop over to Nicole who is next.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Addicted to Stamps and More #323

Happy New Year friends!

I have NEWS! I've joined the design team at Addicted to Stamps and More. I am excited to work on new techniques and designs, work with new products (and some not so new but unused products in my stash) and to continue to work at my craft. 

Here is this week's challenge

Here's my card

Well, although I realize that Christmas season 2018 is over, I spent Christmas in Hawaii and it just didn't feel the same. I mean, how could it be Christmas when I'm walking around in a tank top, shorts and wearing flip flops - especially being Canadian, eh?

I inked up an acrylic block with some blue distress marker (broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass, faded jeans) scribbles and lighty spritzed with water before applying it to a 96lb bristol card panel. I stamped the tree from Stampin' Up's Lovely As A Tree offset to the left. I added Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter drops on some of the branches of the tree for a bit of sparkle. Here's a close-up.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed with silver embossing powder using Paper Smooches' Blessed Christmas stamp set. I trimmed the panel and matted on teal cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by. We'd love for you to join our "Holiday" challenge this week.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

STAMPlorations CAS ~ January Challenge

Happy New Year friends! We're getting this new year off to a roaring start with a new challenge at STAMPlorations CAS

Here's my card

The color burgundy was my mom's favorite. Every time I see something that color, I'm reminded of her and remember her. It makes me smile.

I started by stamping STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #3 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I applied color with Copic markers R59, R22, W3. I trimmed the panel down to 3.5" x 3.25" and matted it with burgundy cardstock. I adhered it to a white cardbase and added the sentiment from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 stamp set.

We'd love for you to join us this month.

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Monday, 31 December 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #297

Well, it's the last day of 2018. Hope it was a good year for you. I was a great year for me - I retired and took advantage of all the "extra" time to get some travel in and to spend some time with dear friends. 

Here's the last sketch of 2018 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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Here's my card

I stamped the "joy" using Hero Arts Joy Stamp and Cut with Hero Arts strawberry ink and the "to the world" using the same stamp set with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink. I trimmed the panel to 3" x 2.75" and matted it with green cardstock. The background patterned paper is by American Crafts. I used a scrap of bright green cardstock to complee the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you and yours a happy and properous 2019.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #296

Happy Christmas Eve Day! Are you ready for Christmas? It's almost here - the big guy in the red suit is probably already delivering gifts to boys and girls somewhere in the world. Here's this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

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Here's my card

For this card, I started with Hero Arts Color Layering Joy Message stamp set. Using my MISTI, I stamped the JOY with Hero Arts Strawberry ink (several times to get a good impression). I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Hero Arts Soft Granite ink. The panel seemed a bit plain, so I added some holly and berries from Hero Arts Joy Stamp & Cut set using Hero Arts Strawberry and Emerald Green inks. I looked through my collection of Christmas paper for a patterned paper for the background. I used Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Blitzen patterned paper. I added some red strips to complete the card.

Hoping you have some time to craft this holiday season. Sending Merry Christmas greetings to you.

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