NOTED

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I am so excited to share the news that I was this week's winner for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Love is in the Air! Now to share my project for this week's SSS Monday Challenge:Take Note. I started this project by making several backgrounds with my new Ken Oliver Colorbursts- I just received the Brutus Monroe colors! I used layering stencils atop the colorful background- using some Distress Black Soot Ink and also Picket Fence Distress spray stain.  Added a bit of Tim Holtz design tape too. For the "note" on the card I used the Torn Paper/Notebook On the Edge Die to create the piece of torn notebook paper from Distress Heavystock aged…

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CUPID’S ARROW

Happy Saturday all! Wanted to get a quick post off before heading out to work today.  Today's project features another background created with Ken Oliver Colorburst, this time combined with Tim Holtz layering stencils. Overtop of this gorgeous Colorburst background, I used the Tim Holtz Heartstruck layering stencil with Picket Fence Distress Spray stain. The cupid silhouette was cut from Simon Says Stamp Black card stock and stamped with the Tim Holtz Ledger stamp in Hero Arts Unicorn White pigment ink for some added interest. The heart was cut from corrugated card  and colored with Distress Spray stain -love the texture here! I also splattered a bit of the Picket Fence Distress Stain onto the heart ! Both…

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It Must Be Love

Hello fellow crafters! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Thursday!  Yesterday I spent the day in the studio, first making some fun backgrounds with Ken Oliver Colorburst and then I tried out the new Tim Holtz  Ranger Distress Resist Spray!  This product is so addictive.  From these backgrounds I created a card for the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: It Must Be Love! For the background I sprayed the Distress Resist Spray through a My Favorite Things stencil (Graduated Hearts) and then sprayed several colors of Distress Spray Stain over top.  To add additional dimension I used a few more stencils with Distress Ink to add layers to the background. The additional layers, though subtle, really make this background…

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Love is in the Air

Happy Wednesday fellow crafters! I have received so many new products over the past few days I need an entire week in the studio to play! Today I decided to use my new (new to me) Ken Oliver Colorbust to create some fun backgrounds to use later in other cards.  I did end up using one of the backgrounds for the card I am sharing today for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Love is in the Air. First here's a peek at some of the backgrounds I made using Ken's Spritz and Sprinkle technique.  I added my own flair to the technique by using some of the water reactive properties of the Colorburst to create some interesting…

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Tag It- Using Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze Resist

  Morning all! I was playing in the studio this weekend using Tim Holtz's Distress Micro Glaze Resist technique (from Creative Chemistry 103).  I love working with stencils, inks and tags so this is right up my alley! Also this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Tag It so I decided to join in there also! I also challenged myself to use my new Side Orders from Tim and Sizzix along with my Side Kick Machine. Love this little guy! The backgrounds are  layered using Tim's stencils and micro glaze along with Distress Ink Sprays. I also added an additional layer with stencils and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Then I added some of the cute shapes from…

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More from My Favorite Things…

Still playing with all my new My Favorite Things new releases-making Valentine's Day cards.  Here's another card using the fun Monster Sized stamp and die set. I may be addicted to these critters.  I have them peeking out of the MFT Peek A BooStriped Heart die.   For the next card I used the MFTValentine Wishes Stamp set- heat embossed onto a watercolor background created with Tim Holtz  Ranger Distress Crayons. I also used some Ranger Distress ink and stencils (MFT Full of Heart and Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts) to layer atop the watercolor to add some interest and dimension.   It was so much fun making these card- I mass produced a bunch of the Valentine Wishes…

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layering

Hello all! It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog, but I am excited to get back into the swing of things.  Now that we are officially settled here in South Carolina and my studio is rebuilt I am ready to share some fun projects, inspiration and tutorials with y'all. For today's post I am featuring a Valentine's Day card that I made for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Layering.  It features My Favorite Things stamp Monster Sized-love these cute monsters! I stamped the background using two of the little monsters from the set and then colored them with Copic markers.  I layered the one "red" monster atop one of the stamped…

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Technique Junkies March Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating  MARCH with our monthly blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month. If you are following the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, you have arrived here from  Beth Norman's blog.  Isn't her work incredible? If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at techniquejunkies.blogspot.com so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!  You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The March release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 8th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale! For today's project I used the Coffee Beans Background Stamp along with the March release Coffee Barcode.  This is such…

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Happy New Year TJ January 2017 Blog Hop

The  Technique Junkie Design Team is celebrating the New Year with a January 2017 blog hop showcasing all of the new designs for this month. If you are following the Technique Junkies Blog Hop, you have arrived here from  Beth Norman's blog.  Isn't her work incredible? If THIS is your first stop, please take a moment to start at the Design Team’s blog at techniquejunkies.blogspot.com so that you don’t miss any of the great artwork!  You can SAVE during these celebration days as well.  The January release stamps will be on SALE (15% OFF) until the 9th!  Be sure to check them out and take advantage of the sale! With Valentine's Day just around the corner I decided to feature 2 of the love themed stamps…

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Unconditional Love! Technique Junkies Showcase

Happy Thursday all! Today I am not only showcasing Technique Junkies here on my blog, but I have another post on the TJ Design team blog as part of the 30 Days of Christmas celebration- be sure to check it out.  As many of you know I have 3 dogs that are very near and dear to my heart so I made this card using one of the fantastic Dog stamp sets from TJ: Dog Quotes.  I used one of my favorite quotes from the set in a repeating pattern for the background of this fun and simple card for any dog lover!  A large paw print, cut with a thin die (Paper Smooches) from textured black card…

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