Tuesday, December 15, 2020

STAMPlorations December Stencil Reminder

Welcome to STAMPlorations December 2020 Stencil Reminder Challenge.
Our last Stencil Challenge for 2020.

We are all looking forward to New Stencils and many more new STAMPlorations products in 2021.  You will be inspired by Shery and her very talented 
Design Team Girls!


You still have until the end of December to play along.
Wishing you a safe and Blessed Merry Christmas,  dear friends!

Shirley The Bee's Knees STAMPlorations Christmas Reindeer (sentiment)
Sanna Lippert Designs ARTplorations Christmas Wreaths Stencil

I used another alcohol ink background from my stash.  I am so happy that I made a bunch of alcohol ink backgrounds using what I thought would work for possible Christmas cards.  It sure makes for easy card designs:-)

I die cut the panel with one of the Basic A2 Stencils Nesting Dies.  Then attached my Sanna Christmas Wreaths Stencil over the panel and secured with masking tape. This was my 1st time to outline only 1/2 of the stencil and include the small wreath.  Then outlined the leaves and berries thru the stencil with an 03 Black Art Pen.

Removed stencil and used Derwent watercolor pencils to color in the red berries and then colored berries with Prismacolor pencils for richer dark red berries.

I then used Staedler black pen to outline all the leaves and berries.  
I popped up the panel using craft foam and attached to die cut red cardfront that I had die cut with the Basic A2 Stencils Nesting Dies.  Love this set.  There are 10 dies in the set.  I then nested 2 of the nesting dies to make a thin black CS frame for the panel.  

Stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set onto white cardstock,  trimmed and popped up with craft foam,  attached to cardbase and Done!

Enjoy and Happy Holidays,  dear friends.  May 2021 bring control of the pandemic through out the world and Peace.  Love and Hugs..


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Christmas Wreaths Stencil
  Christmas Reindeer (sentiment)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge

Time for STAMPlorations December Stencil Challenge: Anything Goes as long as you use at least one Stencil by any company,  but we love when you use one or more STAMPloration stencils:-)



Clear Stickers Joy to the World
Monika Skinner Designs Circle Flexi-Templates
ARTplorations Sanna Lippert Designs Christmas Tree 1

I chose an Ranger Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper background from my stash.  Next die cut the background with "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies" using the 2nd to largest die from the set.

Then placed the "Christmas Tree 1" Stencil over 100# white cardstock and secured with masking tape.  Used sponge dauber to apply Versamark thru the stencil.
Removed stencil and heat embossed with Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze (Cracked Pistacchio).  

Next placed "Circle Flexi-Template" over part of the trees.  Then used makeup brushes to blend Distress Oxide blue shades.  Added a larger Circle Flexi-Template and added green Distress Oxide inks.  I loved Monika's Flexi-Templates.  So easy to add the blended circle colors.

Used a stitched circle die to cut down the circle to fit on the background.
Added the Clear Sticker: "Joy to the World" and popped up the circle image with craft foam and attached to alcohol ink background,  which I had attached to the 100# cardbase and Done!

Wishing you all a safe and Merry Holiday Season.
We would love to have you play in our Stencil Challenge.

The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries

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                                                 December Holiday Sale

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving USA Friends

Wishing all my USA crafting friends a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

My sincere wish is that 2021 is a year of Love and Healing World-Wide!
There is much to be Thankful for,  but it will take working together.

Happy Thanksgiving,  my dear friends...

I used ARTplorations  Slimline "Leaf Prints 4 Stencil" for my Happy Thanksgiving card for a special friend,  which I am sharing today with many more special friends:-)

I used my new I-Crafter I-brush Ink Applicators blender brushes that I ordered from Simon Says Stamp to blend all the Distress Oxide Inks. The blender brushes are like finger daubers,  but with a fine brush.  They work like the makeup brushes we are all using and great for control in small areas.  There are 10 daubers.  Spendy,  but should last a life time and are color coded and stackable.

After blending all the colors I used some of the colors on a piece of mixed media paper and die cut CUTplorations  stitched Thankful from the "Be Thankful" die set and again in black cs.  Then stamped and cut out the sentiments from the matching stamp set.  Adding all sentiments with dimensionals and Done!

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How about another Thanksgiving Card?  This card is for Denny!
We are thankful our husband's support our hobbies and we support theirs!

I found this beautiful old designer paper in my stash.  I grounded the trees using the back of the paper.  I die cut the PB "Windy" Die leaves (gifted by a friend)  from an alcohol ink background from my stash.  I loved the Fall colors.  Next die cut the tree trunks from SU Chocolate Chip CS.  Attached with Connect Glue and set aside.

Next die cut the designer paper with Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles die and attached to Chocolate Chip CS.  Added the trees and strip of designer paper to ground the trees.  Stamped the STAMPlorations "Bloomfully-Thankful" Sentiment and attached to card base and Done!

I am so Thankful for the friendship of all my blogger friends world wide and wishing you all a special and safe Thanksgiving and Holiday Season.  Love and Hugs...

I am sharing my 1st card with STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.


I am sharing my 2nd card with Color Hues #6 Pink and Brown Challenge.


Sharing both cards with NBUS #20 Challenge.
1st card using Never Before Used I Brush Ink Applicator's (Love them).
2nd card using NBUS Designer paper and Die Cut Trees.



Saturday, November 21, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge: Non-Traditional Colors

I am playing in the Christmas Card Challenge: Non-Traditional Colors hosted
by the very talented Trina and the amazing Guest Designer Vicky.

You still have until the 24th to play along.
Be sure and check out the very creative Christmas Cards by all the designers


My Non-Traditional Colored Christmas Card:-)

I found this Gorgeous Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper background in my stash.

I attached a piece of the background behind the Memory Box
"Watching Deer Circle Die" that I die cut using Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Then die cut the frame with Spellbinder "Hemstitch Rectangles Die".

Die cut the CUTplorations "Christmas Sentiments Dies" Joyful using more
of the Alcohol Ink background and die cut a 2nd time with 100# cardstock and
 attached to Joyful using Connect Glue to pop up the sentiment.

Popped up card front with White craft foam,  attached to SU 100# cardbase and Done!
Loved the results of my Quick Clean and Simple card.

Thank you Trina for a fun and easy Christmas Card Challenge. Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: None
Paper: Yupo,  Strathmore Mixed Media and SU Whisper White 100# cardstock.
Inks: Ranger Alcohol Inks.
Accessories: Memory Box Watching Deer Circle Die.  Spellbinder Hemstitch Rectangles Die.  CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Die.  White Craft Foam. Connect Glue.  Scotch Tape to attach background.

Friday, November 20, 2020

STAMPlorations 6th Giving Thanks Hop and Giveaway

STAMPlorations 6th Giving Thanks Hop and Giveaway­čśŐ


ARTplorations Peeking Chrysanthemums (unavailable) Slimline Stencil.

A quick CAS "Peeking Chrysanthemums" Slimline Stencil card design using the New Bloomfully: Thankful stamp set for the sentiment.

I used makeup brushes to apply the Distress Oxide Fall colors inks.  Removed stencil and stamped sentiments.  I love how the new stencils are designed to leave a nice clean frame.  I used Strathmore MM paper for my stenciled card front and 100# Whisper White card base and Done!

We would love to have you hop along with the STAMPgirls and leave comments.  We are all so thankful for your thoughtful comments.  I am also so thankful for the honor of being on STAMPlorations Design Team!

STAMPlorations (Shery) so appreciates your support and every Fall shows her appreciation with her Giving Thanks Hop and Giveaway:-)

Love and Hugs..Nancy



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There are 2 parts to this event:
  1. a blog hop with 12 stops (including this blog) where you can leave a little word of encouragement and thanks to the designers; and
  2. a giveaway where you can complete one, a few, or all of the tasks for a shot at the prizes.
The hop and giveaway are open until December 8 so you can take your time hopping and linking up :o)

Blog Hop Prizes
- 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs
giveaway prizes:
- 2 winners of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25
- 1 winner of her choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50
extra prizes:
- a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products
hop and giveaway are open until December 8. winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post.
thanks!!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

CAS Mix Up November Reminder

 November CAS Mix Up Watercolour Challenge: Off The Edge, Reminder.

Hosted by the wonderfully talented Bonnie! You have until the 24th to play.

Be sure to check out all the creative and beautiful CAS Reminder cards by our DT.  This is our last 2020 CAS Mix Up Challenge,  but we will be back in January 2021 with more awesome and creative challenges.

Happy Holidays dear friends and thank you for your comments and playing along with us this year.   


Grateful for you!

This SSS "Tumbling Leaves Stencil" is one of my favorites gifted to me by a very special friend.  I attached to Strathmore Mixed Media paper with 3M masking tape.  Much of the stencil is Off the Edge.

I used a Makeup Brush to blend the colors with Distress Oxide Inks then realizing .... Whoops I did not use watercolors..no problem easy fix.

I replaced stencil and used Derwent Watercolor Pencils to color the leaves.

I loved the results.  Next I stamped the T.H. Wildflowers silhouette image using Versamark ink and heat embossed with my new T.H. Distress EB Glaze: Cracked Campfire and heat embossed. Another gift:-)

I then used Spellbinders "Rectangle Hemstitch Die" to die cut the A2 border.  Used MISTI to stamp the STAMPlorations "Bloomfully Thankful" sentiment.  Attached cardfront to SU 100# cardbase and Done!

We would love to have you join our challenge.  Love and Hugs..


Supplies:
Stamps: T.H. Wildflower Silhouette Stamps.  STAMPlorations Bloomfully: Thankful sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# CS.  Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Derwent Watercolor Pencils.  Archival Black.  Versamark
Accessories: SSS "Tumbling Leaves Stencil".  T.H. Distress Glaze: Crackled Campfire.  Spellbinders Rectangle Hemstitch Die. #4 paintbrush.  3M masking Tape. 


STAMPlorations November Reminder

STAMPlorations November Stencil Reminder Challenge.

You still have until the end of the month to play along!


Be Sure and check out the awesome projects by the Design Team!


STAMPlorations Holiday Mocha Feels sentiment

A fun project using Distress Oxide inks on Mixed Media paper for the background,
along with a die cut frame in my stash. 
 I attached the Tropical Leaves Stencil with masking tape to the background.

Next used make up brushes to blend the inks.  then removed stencil and
traced the leaves with a Staedler black pen to make the leaves pop.

Popped up image with craft foam and attached to 100# white cardbase.
 
Set card aside and used makeup brush to blend  Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and
Evergreen Bough Distress Inks over the new material Craftplorations Tropical Leaf.
Stamped "Holiday Mocha Feels" sentiment with Archival Black Ink.
Attached leaf to card image with Connect Glue and Done!

Loved how well the Tropical Leaf, which was cut from the new material blended the Distress Oxide inks.

You Still have until the end of the month to play along. Love and Hugs.



The Rules:
  • Players can link up a maximum of 3 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as a stencil is used -- but each project must be in its own blog post.
  • Use of stencil (any brand) is a requirement.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • No sneak peek project entries; full project photo must be displayed on blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link to the challenge post (blogs only)

Prizes: $20 prize code to winner / $7 prize code to 3 randomly picked entries


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Christmas in the Air November Projects

My STAMPlorations teamie,  Monika and I are happy to share our
September Christmas in the Air Feature Projects.

The Christmas in the Air feature also is a mini blog hop.  Shery will randomly draw one
winner of a $15 gift code from all the comments left on the Christmas in the Air posts
on the the STAMPlorations Blog, and on Monika's blog and my blog.

We hope our projects will inspire you to add to your Christmas Stash.


I used CRAFTplorations Raw Shapes and Bases CRAFT Products for all Three of my Christmas Tags!

Instead of showing photos of the step by step process,  I am sharing photos of the finished tags with the main supplies that I used.

 1st CRAFT Tag: "Coffee Mug" 3mm MDF Large 3" Tall
STAMPlorations "FA-LA-LA-LA-Latte" Clear Stamp set. 

I covered the 3" Tall Large 3mm MDF mug with Versamark and sprinkled with Distress Embossing Glaze: Vintage Photo and heat embossed for a beautiful shiny 
dark brown tone.

Then stamped "Fa-La-La-La-Latte" poinsettia tag onto Strathmore MM paper and heat
embossed with clear EB Powder.  Colored with Kuretake Gansi Tambi W/C paints and trimmed to fit mug.

Stamped and heat embossed sentiment from same stamp set.  Attached poinsettias image and sentiment with Connect Glue to tag.  Added ribbons and Done!

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2nd Craft Tag: Christmas Bauble #1 3mm Baltic Birch.
STAMPlorations Holiday Mocha Feels Clear Stamp Set.

I stamped the "Holiday Mocha Feels" coffee cup image, which includes the coffee beans and beautiful poinsettia Winter flowers with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear eb powder onto Strathmore MM paper.

Next watercolored with the Kuretake paints.  Stamped sentiment from same set, then fussy cut cup, saucer and flowers and attached to baltic wood bauble with Connect Glue.  Added ribbon and Done!

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3rd Craft Tag: Christmas Bauble #1 3mm Baltic Birch 3".
Clear Stickers: Just Caffeinate.

I covered "Christmas Bauble #1" with White Gesso.  Let dry then Watercolored with Kuretake Gansi Tambi Metallic Gold paint the entire wood bauble.  When dry stamped the poinsettia cup image using archival jet black ink using MISTI.

Watercolored with paints and when dry added Clear Sticker and Done!

I was very pleased with all 3 of my tags,  which will be added to trays of cookies and could be used as ornaments for friends or family:-)
The new Christmas coffee sets images were the perfect size for all the tags.

Enjoy and we would love if you hopped along with us and added your comments.

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The STAMPloration Products.

CRAFTPlorations Products: 

Clear Stamp Sets: 


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Friday, November 6, 2020

Stamplorations joining Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop




STAMPlorations is Featuring 2 New Christmas Coffee Stamp Sets for the 
Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop. 5% off instantly plus 20% off when you add my STAMPGIRLNANCY code.



The new stamp sets.

Holiday Mocha Feels

Monika and I are sharing projects using the new Christmas stamp sets.

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Close Up of Heat Embossed and Metallic Paint Shine.

I stamped the mocha image with Versafine black ink onto mixed media paper and heat embossed with clear EB powder.  Then painted the floral arrangement, coffee beans and mocha with Gamsi Tambi W/C paints.  I used the metallic gold and silver W/C paints also,  which adds shine along with the heat embossing.

Then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Distress Ink and heat embossed with clear EB powder.  Stamped the Joy from the same set and outlined with a black art pen.

Die cut the border, then attached to card base and Done!
Every sentiment in the set fits inside the coffee cup..so cool!

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I do Love making tags for my trays of cookies,  that I share with family and friends.  The cookies are delicious with tea or coffee:-)

I used CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies to die cut all the tags from Strathmore Tan and White Mixed Media papers.

Stamped the tag images and mug cup image from the stamp set and heat embossed.
Watercolored the poinsettias and mug cup with Gansai Tambi paints.  I used the gold metallic paint on the images for a pretty shine.
 
Fussy cut the poinsettia that is off the edge of the cup...the poinsettia and cup are one piece.  Next attached to die cut Tag.
Watercolored the poinsettia tags,  fussy cut and popped up with craft foam.
Added stamped and heat embossed sentiments then attached layers and added the SU ribbons (ret) and Done!

In the future I will be making more of these fun colorful Christmas tags:-)
I loved all the choices of sentiments in the set and images.

Thank you Shery for the two new awesome Christmas Stamp Sets.
We hope you join the Coffee Lovers Hop for a chance at amazing prizes and inspiring project designs.  Love and Hugs..