Thursday, November 7, 2019

2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Blog Hop


You have until November 8th to play along in the Coffee Blog Hop!

I had fun playing with my STAMPlorations free Coffee themed Digi Image!

I printed  the STAMPlorations Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee Delight Digi Stamp on
bond copy paper and colored with Zig Markers then fussy cut and set aside.

Next stamped STAMPlorations "Winter Mug" onto a stenciled scrap from my stash and
fussy cut.  Then glued digi image to mug.

Then popped up mug onto the die cut background,  which was a piece of retired 
SU DSP.  Stamped and heat embossed STAMPlorations "Coffee for
All Seasons" sentiment. and Done!

Thank you STAMPlorations for being a Super Sponsor again this year:-) Hugs..

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Adding to STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes



Monday, November 4, 2019

CAS Stencil Challenge: Monoprint

The CAS Stencil Challenge: Monoprint is being hosted by the very talent, Linda.


Stencil Monoprinting is one of my very favorite techniques!

Here is my CAS Monoprint Card.


I placed ARTplorations "Leaf Prints Stencil" over Strathmore Mixed Media and
secured with masking tape.  Then sprinkled Brushos Brilliant Red and Orange
pigment powders thru the stencil.  Generously spritzed with water.

Next removed the stencil carefully by lifting the edges of the masking tape.
Then flipped over onto A2 mixed media paper and placed paper towel
over the stencil and rubbed the ink gently around with my hands and
lifted off stencil.

Important Tip: Carefully blot the excess ink off the 1st Positive image
layer and the Monoprint layer. Then let Both images dry.

I should have taken photos of both backgrounds before I blotted them and let them dry.
Next time...promise...if I remember!

I die cut part of the monoprint background using my new to me Reverse Confetti,
Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts Die.

Next stamped and heat embossed in MISTI the Altenew "Leaf Canopy" sentiment.
Popped up the main image with white craft foam
and attached to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base and Done!

I loved the artsy look of the leaves and the framing.
Hope you can join us at CAS Stencil.  You have until the 24th to play along!  Hugs..

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Sharing at STAMPlorations Anything Goes       



Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Leaf Canopy..sentiment
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, SU Whisper White 100#.
Inks: Brushos: Brilliant Red and Orange.  Versafine Black ink.
Accessories: ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil.  Reverse Confetti Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts Die.  MISTI. Masking Tape. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: STAMPlorations Super Sponsor


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A fun hop with Many Prizes donated by STAMPlorations and artsy, creative
Coffee themed projects by the STAMPGirls DT to inspire you!

We would love to have you play along!


First I die cut the "Coffee Cup Silhouette Die" from a scrap piece of
Alcohol Ink Pearl on Yupo paper. The shimmer is so pretty.
I attached to SU Whisper White 100# CS and popped up with White Craft Foam.

Next I had so much fun using the new CUTplorations "A2 Panels Nesting Dies"!
I used the A2 size die for my card front,  which gives a clean crisp beveled edge to the layer.
Also used the next size for the die cut patterned paper.  There are "9" dies in the set! 

Then I stamped the "Coffee for All Seasons" sentiment onto the paper and heat embossed.

You have until Nov 8 to join the fun!  Happy Stamping...Hugs.

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If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)

***BLOG CANDY ALERT!***

Guess what? Aside from the prizes we're offering on the Coffee Lovers Hop event itself, we're throwing in a few more prizes to THREE (3) coffee- (or tea- or chocolate-) loving crafters who leave a comment on this post: two will each win a $15 gift code to the store and one will win her choice of in-stock coffee-themed 4x6 stamp set. Comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 8. Easy peasy! Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 10, so make sure to follow our blog so you don't miss that post.

In addition to all the prizes, we have a free gift for all of you as a thank you for supporting our company and the blog hop - a brand new free digi over in the STAMPlorations Digi store. We can't wait to see what you create with it (don't forget to link up with our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge if you create something using this digi!).


When you get to the product page, click on the Add to Cart button and proceed to checkout. This digital stamp is FREE so you will not be charged.)
If you download and use the above image in your projects, please give credit to STAMPlorations (Designed by Shery Russ) with a link back to this page or this page. Terms of use: Our free digi stamps are for your personal use only. You may not redistribute it or claim it as your own. Please respect the artist's intellectual property and copyright.


And finally, we're having a sale for coffee lovers throughout the month. Stamps, stencils, and dies in the Coffee/Tea Lovers section are 15% off instantly -- no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied when you place qualifying items in your cart. However, you can get an extra 20% off when you use a STAMPgirls code. (Hint: you'll find their codes when you visit their blogs!)

STAMPlorations November 1, 2019 Stencil Challenge Anything Goes

Be sure and check out the creative Artsy projects by our Design Team!


I was inspired by Fall colors!  The monoprint technique is one of my favorites.


I secured the ARTplorations "Roses" Stencil over Strathmore Mixed Media paper 
securing with masking tape.  Then sprayed with Distress Oxide Ink Sprays: 
Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Fossilized Amber.

I made This card with the positive image and then because I had so much DOX
ink left on the stencil,  I sprayed with water then turned it over onto another piece of 
MM paper,  covering with paper towel and pressed down with my hands.

Lifted stencil off carefully placing a clean paper towel over image lightly to
dab off excess inks and LOVED the monoprint!!  
I liked it much better than the positive image.  The colors really glowed.

I then washed stencil and placed over dry image and traced over stencil using
Black Fine Tip Sharpie pen.

Next die cut background with CUTplorations "Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle 
Nesting Die".  Outlined die cut border with Sharpie  for a more grunge look.

Stamped "Fond Expressions 2" sentiment with Archival black ink
and attached to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base and Done!

I was so pleased with the results.
We would love to have you join our Stencil Challenge.  You have until
the end of the month to play along!  Hugs...

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  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by November 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Prizes:
  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate

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If you use my discount code STAMPGIRLNANCY when you check out at the 
STAMPlorations Store you can get a 20% discount:-)






Friday, October 18, 2019

CAS Stencil Card Challenge Reminder: Patterned Paper

Already time for the CAS Stencil Card Challenge: Patterned Paper Reminder
hosted by Loll.  Loving your challenge Loll:-) So many creative
CAS card designs by our talented DT and GD Gundi (papierelle).


I would never have thought to stencil over Patterned Paper without your challenge:-)


Here is my Christmas holly stenciled card!

I used a retired SU Designer Series Paper that had a very light grey circle pattern 
to stencil the ARTplorations "Holly Background Mini" image using
Zig markers.  

I actually die cut the square from the SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames Dies"
and then stenciled the holly.

When dry I glued to die cut White Craft Foam using Connect Glue.
Then die cut a piece of the patterned paper and glued to foam.

Stamped Penny Black "Holiday Snippets" sentiment and
attached to layers to SU Whisper White 100# Card Base and Done!

A Quick CAS Christmas card design:-)  Enjoy and Hugs..


Adding to STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.



Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black Holiday Snippets sentiment
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Retired Designer Series Paper.
Inks: Zigs.
Accessories: ARTplorations "Holly Background Mini".  SSS "Postage Stamp Edge Frames" Dies. White Craft Foam. Connect Glue Gina K.







Tuesday, October 15, 2019

STAMPlorations October 15, 2019 Stencil Anything Goes Reminder Challenge

Lots of amazing Reminder Stencil projects by the STAMPlorations DT Girls.




I found a mixed media card front with Blue Brushos watercoloring in my stash.

I secured ARTplorations "Bloom Boldly Stencil" with masking tape.
Then sponged  Distress Oxide Inks Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover thru the stencil.

Let dry and placed stenciled background in MISTI.  Stamped sentiment and paint brush from 
"Life in Full Color" and 
tulip image from "Mixed Media Grunge" using Archival Black Ink.  

Die cut main image with CUTplorations "Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die".
Then popped up using White Craft Foam onto textured cardstock and Done! 
 I was very pleased with the depth from the stenciling.

We would love to have you join the fun at STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.
You have until the end of the month to play along.  Enjoy and Hugs...

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  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

Prizes:
  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate

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