Monday, October 16, 2017

poppy card using The Ton stamp set

When I participated in the Coffee Lover's Fall blog hop, I won a stamp set from The Ton. This is the set that I picked: Fresh cut Poppies Outline

I used it  to make a Pastor appreciation card.

I added some texture to the card with lace, twine, and ribbon. I also added a tag and a little wooden key. The flowers were cut out and popped up with paper springs. I used burned glue technique for the centers of the flowers.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stencil Sunday- October 2107 You are Special

October Stencil Sunday for STAMPlorations
I made this mini canvas with an Autumn vintage feel. I used:
ARTplorations Floral Flutes Stencil
STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves 2 stamps
CUTplorations Trendy Leaves 2 coordinating dies
CUTplorations Tag O Coffee dies
STAMPlorations Pocket Blooms stamps and coordinating die

Since sometimes photographs don't do justice to the project I am sharing this photo to show how the stenciled gold looked on the designer paper which is the base of my little canvas.

You still have time to join the Mixed Media Challenge to make a non card project using stencils.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

STAMPlorations Mixed Media Project 10-1-17

After taking a summer break, STAMPlorations mixed media challenge is back.
The designers are all excited to share what we have been creating.

We would love to have you create a project for our challenge.
Just create and link up a non-card mixed media project. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. Linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes:- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils

STAMPlorations Blossom like a Butterfly

I made this wall hanging as a memorial / thinking of you project for the wife of my friend from college who died unexpectedly last month.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers o Blog Hop Card

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I made this card for the fall coffee lovers blog hop. I used 3 STAMPlorations sets:
If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Antique Rock

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Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hard to believe it is time for another coffee lovers bloghop
I decided to decorate and make a coffee themed rock for this hop.

I chose this rock because of the flat surface. I liked the colors of gray and brown in the rock. It made me think of vintage images. I cleaned the rock with water and dried it off.

I chose some designer paper that had a vintage look. I stamped
I cut some of the frame off so it would fit the rock.
I could have just added it like this and it would have been pretty, but I wanted to make it just a little bit MORE interesting.

I stamped the cups onto various designer papers.

 I then cut out the individual cups.

I glued the cups to the original stamped image.
See ... don't the additional patterns on the cups make it just a little MORE interesting?

I stamped the sentiment using

I then used Mod Podge to adhere them to the rock. I also added several layers of Mod Podge to seal the rock. I added gold metallic rub to enhance the rocks texture.

If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop- Blue rock

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Time for another Coffee Lovers Bloghop
I decided to decorate a rock.
I painted a rock with light blue acrylic paint. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon ink. I cut a little coffee cup out of designer paper and used mod podge to adhere it to the rock. I also stamped COFFEE from one of the stamps onto the same designer paper and cut it out for the other side with a cut out image of coffee beans. I covered the whole rock with more mod podge to seal it.  I then added some gold metallic rub to add some bling. Not to find a place to hide my rock for someone to find.
Have you decorated a rock yet? If you have let me know in the comments.

If you liked any of the stamps I used you can get them HERE.
 Use my discount code for a 20%  discount.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

STAMPlorationsTYPOGRAPHIA in Faith blog hop

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but a move and other circumstances have made the past few months a bit stressful and crafting took a back seat to life. Hopefully now that I am settling in I will have more time to craft and share. I am so excited that STAMPlorations has  new series of scripture stamps called "TYPOGRAFIA in faith"
I am sharing a couple of projects that I made using these new stamps.
The first project used:
I painted a board with light blue paint and used Hidden Hearts stencil
 and added dark blue and green paint. I stamped the butterfly and painted it. I stamped the  scripture to the side. I really like how this wall hanging looks. I am so thankful that God gives me a chance to start each day with a fresh new start. The failures of yesterday are gone.
My second project is a bookmark. I used the following:
I used the light and dark blue paints along with green and painted the bookmark. Then I stamped the scripture
This last project I wanted to share with you didn't use one of the new scripture  stamps but used STAMPlorations Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds stamp. I used the paints from the other two projects on a rock. I then stamped the music notes randomly on the rock. I added some gold with some metallic gold rub. I then painted the rock with mod podge. I had a dear friend from college, who passed away last week. He was a fabulous musician and teacher. I wanted a way to honor his
life. I plan to place this rock at  local park in memory of him.
I hope you will join us at the TYPOGRAPHIA in faith hop this Wednesday.
Commenting closes on Monday, September 18.

Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 19.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

4 years for STAMPlorations... blog hop day 4

As we celebrate our 4th birthday, all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store are 15% off -- just add products to your cart and the discount is automatically applied. And if you have a coupon (either a returning customer coupon, a coupon from one of the STAMP girls, or a stamp club coupon, you can use it to get an even better deal. Plus all orders of at least $49 ship worldwide for a flat $3 until July 7. (Stamp club subscribers, use your personal discount coupon code to get free shipping on orders of at least $15.)
I used CUTplorations
for both of my projects.
The first one  I cut the tag out of polka dotted designer paper.
I used the new
I hand cut a heart and added a butterfly, bunny and sentiment stickers from my stash. I added some ribbon to finish it off.

I used CUPCAKE BUILDER # 2 for the second tag.
The bottom of the cupcake was done on a toilet paper roll
that I painted with silver paint. I added pink stickles to the

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mustard Seed Faith Challenges the missing piece

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This week for the Mustard seed faith challenge  the theme  joy.
I made this miniature canvas to celebrate God' story for my friends Ryan and Katie. With  4 boys the thought their family was complete. but there was a missing piece that they didn't even know was missing until God introduced Gabriella.
my friend made a video that went viral a few years ago.
but it can't compare to this new video Io know that she is going to add joy not only to my friends's family but she is already bringing joy to our church family.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday- Father's day tag

Last week I shared a project and said that I used an unusual product for my project. I said I would share more of them and then reveal what it was. Well, migraines side tracked my original idea. So I am sharing another project, using the same unusual product. I had one guess that it was a toilet paper roll, and that was correct. I opened an empty toilet paper roll. I used curve play stencil and blue spray on the tp roll opened up. Then I die cut it using tag die. Then I embossed it. I then added some silver fingernail polish. I stamped the ship 5 times and I did paper tole on the sails.
Happy Father's Day to my Grandpa, Dad, Father in law, Husband and Son in Law. Thank you for being amazing Dads.
Curve Play Stencil

It is not too late for  you to join us at STAMPlorations for this month's Mixed Media Challenge. All you need to do is make a project using a Stencil and it can't be a card.

Monday, June 12, 2017

PIP 1724 flag day

 PIP 1724, wow, this year is just flying by. Can't believe that it is almost flag day again. 
Our sponsor this week is MHK designs.

I used their fabulous flag image to make a card that could be used for a variety of occasions, Flag day, Memorial day, Fourth of July, Veteran's day.... since I don't know which I will use it for, I left a blank spot on the bottom of the easel part of my card. I used something on my card, that most card makers don't use.. Do you know what it is? I am going to try and post cards all this week using the same product. I will reveal on Friday what is was.

Come Join us at PIP

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Mustard Seed Faith Challenges - His eye is on the Sparrow

Join us at MUSTARD SEED FAITH CHALLENGES. The devotion this week is about not worrying.

His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me. I think there is a direct link between faith and not worrying. If our faith is strong, our worries are small or aren't even there. But if we let worries come into our minds, our faith is weak. When Peter was walking on the water to Jesus, his faith was strong and he didn't even notice the storm. He was actually walking on the water towards Jesus. However,  Peter started worrying about the what if's... what if I stop being able to walk on this water... what will happen if the storm and the water overtakes me.... what if I drown... what if Jesus can't save me in time... what if... what if... what if, and then his faith faltered because of the worries. Thing is none of the "what ifs" that might have come from him walking on the water actually happened. That seems to happen to me a lot. The things that worry me seldom happen. So why do I still have worries? I like the acrostic that says fear is FALSE EVIDIENCE APPEARING REAL. Worries and fears are opportunities to test my faith and make it stronger. Every time I take a worry and give it over to God to let Him handle, I see how faithful He is. I see how He takes care of me. Someday I hope I reach a place where my faith is strong enough to say that I never worry about anything. I am a work in progress and I believe that I will get there.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mixed Media Butterflies and painted florals

Another Mojo Monday 500 sketch card. It is also for Frilly and Funky challenge blog

The Frilly and Funky challenge was to share inspiration of our project. I was inspired by a tag  by ARTFUL EVIDENCE. You can see that tag HERE

What inspired me with the tag was the teal color and the gold and white paint splatters as well as the butterfly.

MOJO 500 butterflies

Another card for Mojo 500 sketch challenge.

Monday, June 5, 2017

mojo 500 sketch

Wow, 500 Mojo Monday Sketches. I wish I could say I was there at the very beginning, but I was pretty close to it. I have enjoyed looking at the sketch each Monday. If I ever had a creative block, I would go and look at old sketches to inspire my creativity. I am going to miss these challenges but I will Julee the very best. I know the decision to quit must have been hard but putting her family first is always the RIGHT decision. Thanks Julee for all you have done and thanks to your amazing designers for their weekly inspiration.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June Mixed Media "Shine" mini canvas

It is June. Time for a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge We would love to have you join us The theme is anything goes as long as you use a stencil on your mixed media project and that you make anything but a card.

- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils

I used the following ARTploration Stencils:

I used STAMPlorations Stamp set:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mustard seed faith challenge. Friends

I have spent the week in bed with the flu so I am going to keep this short. This is the card I made for the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge Blog. I hope you join us

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May STENCIL SUNDAY butterfly tag


You still have time to join us for this month's Mixed Media Challenge.
Anything goes theme, but you must use a stencil on your project, and you must make something other than a card.

 Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks


Monday, May 15, 2017

PIP challenge 1720

Challenge 1720 - Team A
Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Baby tag -Mother's Day - Mustard Seed Faith Challenge

Join us for the Mustard Seed Faith Challenge this week, which is babies.
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I made this rather eclectic mixed media baby tag. One of the ladies at my church who shares a love of paper crafting, and music, just had a little baby girl. This is a tag for her.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom Lois and to my mother in law Cris. And to my daughter Johanna who is a new mom. Honor to the mothers who came before, and to the ones to come in the future. And blessings to the women who are moms right now.  And prayers of peace and comfort to those who have either lost a mom or a child or the women that are unable to be a mom