Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful Floral with The Project Bin

In case no one told you today, you're beautiful!!!  I love this sentiment from the #BFF stamp set by The Project Bin.

 I used this week's SC650 sketch from SCS as inspiration for my card this week. 

 For the larch circle I used vellum and for the spiral at the top I layered Picot Edge Circles die for an interesting look. I changed up the sketch just a bit since my sentiment is vertical and for the finishing touch added banners from vellum and patterned paper.

This week I am also playing along with Simon Says Wedneday Challenge to use Patterned Paper

 I absolutely love this floral paper so the Simon Says challenge was the perfect excuse to feature it along with the beautiful sentiment from The Project Bin.

Announcing some upcoming news!  In just a few weeks The Project Bin will be having a Christmas in July Blog Hop so mark your calendars and join us for holiday inspiration! 

I hope you have a fabulous day and remember, just in case no one told you today, you're beautiful!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patterned Paper

Splitcoaststampers SC650

Card Inspiration: 
Splitcoaststampers FS542
AJ Bodine - Blooming Vines

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Squeeze the Day!

Squeeze the Day!  Hello, all!  I hope you are having a great day and squeezing as much fun out of the day as you can!!!  

Today I am featuring the lovely Yello! stamp set from The Project Bin.

I combined a couple of Splitcoaststampers challenges for my inspiration this week. For the MIX229 challenge, Polly asked us to step outside our usual routine when using a stencil.  I tend to use either the monoprint technique or simple sponging so for this challenge, I used texture paste and mixed in a color spray and Brushos Crystal Colour Lemon to color my paste.  The colored paste made lovely textured sun rays!!!

For the F4A382 challenge, Robin asked us to either create a male card or a mail card (create a card with a matching envie).   I went with the mail card option and added a sun to the envie by scraping the last little bit of texture paste through the stencil onto an envelope.

I just love the lemon slices included in the Yello! stamp set!  I used the whole slice and cut a slit in it then placed it on the sentiment layer.  Three more lemon wedges layered on the lower portion of the sentiment finish off the look!

Here's a look at the fun  Yello! stamp set.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Be Fabulous

Hello there!  Today I am featuring the Be Fabulous stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.   I love how my card turned out and I hope you will enjoy viewing it over on the Red Rubber Designs Blog!!!

I hope you have had a chance to shop in the newly remodeled Red Rubber Stamps online store!  You can find the Be Fabulous  set in the store along with many more collage style stamps and flower stamps.  


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Smile with The Project Bin

Happy weekend to you!  Today I am featuring a sweet sentiment from the #bff stamp set by The Project Bin.  

This is such a great sentiment for the person that cheers us on those extra hard days!   My sister always makes me laugh as well as quite a few friends that help me find my smile when it's the last thing I want to do.  I imagine you have special friends like that too!

My layout today was inspired by the Mojo500 sketch.  Mojo Monday has brought card sketches to us for 10 years.  What an amazing accomplishment!  Mojo Monday has been an incredible source of inspiration and it will be deeply missed as this is the final sketch.  Julee will still be blogging at Poetic Artistry and she will still be running the Verve store so that is happy news.

That's all for me today!
I hope you have a crafty but also restful weekend!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Pink and Yello!


Yello!!!  Happy weekend to you!
 This week I chose the cheerful Yello! stamp from The Project Bin for my project.

This sentiment tickles me and I love the font!

For the design, I followed CTS #224

Here is a closer look at the Yello! stamp and die set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Grad Cards and Red Rubber Designs New Website!

Hello!!!  First off, Red Rubber Designs new store website is open for business!!   The store is clean, crisp and easy to use! I think you are going to love it!  You can check it out HERE!

Today on Red Rubber Designs blog I am featuring the Every Road stamp set.  I hope you will hop on over and take a look at my projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!! I hope you are inspired to check out the new Red Rubber Designs store!  :)


Saturday, May 27, 2017

For the Teacher with The Project Bin

Hello!!  Happy weekend and happy summer for all those who graduated this week!  Here in our county, another school year has come to a close!  It's a little odd this year, doesn't seem quite real yet.  I am having all sorts of "end of school year" flashbacks.  Trips to the library,  summer playdates, free children's movies and even tutoring filled our summer days.  So different from this year as our oldest finished his first year of college and now has two summer jobs and our baby will fill her summer days with dancing and singing rehearsals for a summer play!  This time of year always makes me a little teary eyed! We made it!  We finished well!  Gulp, time is racing by!

One of the things that remain constant is a need for teacher appreciation gifts!  For the drama teacher, I pulled out the super fun stamp set, Wise Men from The Project Bin.

  I thought the sentiment was so appropriate for someone teaching students to play different roles. Whatever you are doing, give it your all, be a good one!

I can't help it, I love this cute little bow tie!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, you make my day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

MISTI and Unity Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hello! I am so excited because today Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia (the maker of the MISTI) are teaming up for a fun hop!  

The MISTI is a necessity in my art room!  I simply do not stamp without it!  I love it for basic stamping, creating multiples, overstamping and much more.  It has eliminated crooked sentiments and inky smudges on artwork made by accidentally letting the acrylic block touch the paper (cannot tell you how many times that happened to me).   I love using the MISTI to get solid coverage stamping on mixed media backgrounds by overstamping several times precisely in the same place.  I love the MISTI so much, I have two!  

I am a big fan of Unity's high-quality red rubber images & sentiments and have begun quite a collection!  I follow Unity Stamp Co. regularly on their social media sites so I was delighted to be able to create for this hop!  

Today I am featuring projects using Unity's May Sentiment Kit, Happy Snail Mail.  This is such a fun kit!!! I will get tons of use out of the belated greetings as I am always late!   For today's projects, I placed the adorable mushroom stamp in one of my MISTIs and used my other MISTI to change out sentiments.  

On the following projects, I stamped the image and watercolored with distress inks (along with an Elegant Writer pen on the first two). After they were dry I overstamped them again in precisely the same place with the MISTI to bring back the crisp lines on the image.

The dots on the mushroom are the perfect fit for translucent sequins!

It was so fun to create a magical world with distress inks and water for this happy snail!

For this last project:
1) I stamped with distress ink.
Spritzed with water to allow the ink to move then heat dried
2) Stamped over the top with black ink

Now that you have checked out samples using the amazing products from Unity Stamp Co and My Sweet Petunia, let's talk prizes!!!

Leave a comment at each blog on the hop for your chance of winning 1 of 3 prize packs from Unity and winner's choice of an Original or Mini MISTI!  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog before May 30th at noon Central Time.  

Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

Good luck!!!!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Limited Edition with The Project Bin

 Happy Weekend to you all!  
Today I have a fun card to share with you featuring Jukebox Birthday from The Project Bin!

I enjoy stamping backgrounds when I create with the cute Jukebox Birthday stamps so for this card, I stamped the atomic star randomly in pink.   After coloring the Jukebox and boomerang I added a bit of sparkle with Wink of Stella. 

The Jukebox die adds fun dimension, check out the raised buttons!

I checked out the Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers this week and saw that Brenda gave us a wonderful destination for our cards. The recipient likes Elvis but since I don't have any Elvis stamps I thought the next best thing might be a Jukebox card.

I used MOJO497 sketch for my design.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge asks us to add a bit of sparkle so I did that by adding a glitter paper layer plus Wink of Stella to the die cut images.
Here's another look at Jukebox Birthday!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ColorBox Petal Point Celebration

Hello!  Over the past month, I have been creating projects with Clearsnap ColorBox Petal Point Pigment inks!  New for summer is two Petal Point inkpads, "Boardwalk" and "Sunset".  I have had so much fun experimenting and creating with the new ink colors!

Because the inks don't immediately absorb into the paper they are ideal for heat embossed projects but that's not all!!!  Our review team has been happily creating with the ColorBox Petal Point inks and we are sharing our tips and techniques on the Splitcoaststampers Product Review page.  I hope you will stop on by and check out this cool product!

The Deer Trio die was a gift from my sweet friend Janine when she visited us in early April!  


Here is a look at the fun summer colors!

 Here are just a few of the projects I created while reviewing the new ColorBox pigment inks.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Beautiful Floral with The Project Bin

In case no one told you today, you're beautiful!!!  I love this sentiment from the #BFF stamp set by The Project Bin .  I us...