Friday, March 6, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas #10

It's time for another CASE over at the CASE-ing Christmas blog.  This week we are CASE-ing a card by the ever-talented Mynn!

Here's my take on Mynn's card.

Crafty Colonel, Stamping Up, Bow Punch, Christmas Collectibles 2013, Christmas Card

This was a great chance for me to try out the Stampin'Up bow punch.
So drop by at CASE-ing Christmas and play!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Inspired By Stamping Kids Card

G'Day to you!  Today I am over at the Inspired by Stamping Blog showing a CAS kid's card.  I am still in love with those Australian Bird Stamps.  And what could be funnier to a kid (especially boys) than a bird named "Kookaburro"?  So here's my idea for a boy's birthday.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Australian Birds, Boy Birthday
Of course the Kookaburro had to be saying G'day from the Teeny Tiny Greetings Stamp set.  The Birthday Boy sentiment is from the Big Hello Stamp set.
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Inspired by Stamping Australian Birds stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Big Hello Stamp Set

Monday, March 2, 2015

House of Cards - Enamel Dots

Good Morning everyone and welcome to the House of Cards March Challenge - Enamel Dots.  There are some wonderful tutorials on the House of Cards blog on ways of making enamel dots rather than purchasing them.

Don't you hate it when you can't find something in your craft room?  I was totally frustrated because I purchased some enamel dots just for this challenge.  I know they made it to my craft room.  When it was time to make the card do you think I could find them?  I didn't want to make any enamel dots since I rarely use them.  They are too thick for Operation Write Home cards (or for any mailing in a regular envelope).  So I used my candy dots instead.  Here's my card - just pretend those are enamel dots on it (LOL)!

With all the snow we are having here in Colorado I needed something bright and cheery!  
Come join us at the House of Cards for some fun with enamel dots.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Club Scrap London Calling Blog Hop

Good morning my bloggy friends!  Welcome to the Club Scrap London Calling bloghop.  
If you arrived here from the Club Scrap Blog you are in the right place.  If you arrived here from somewhere else and would like to start at the beginning of the bloghop, go HERE to the Club Scrap blog

 I normally subscribe to the Club Scrap Digital Kit, the Art Nouveau StampClub Stamp Kit,  Unmounted Borders and Backgrounds Stamp, and the Embellishment Pack. 

 I get my digital kit on the first day of the month.  Here's a page I did with one of the Quick Drop Digital Layouts (QDDLs).  It just so happened I have photos from my trip to Europe in the summer of 1972 that had never been scrapbooked!  Here's my visit to the Tower of London. I had to scan my photos and touch them up as they were fading badly.  I used Panstoria's Historian program to edit them. 

 I have so few pictures of that trip compared to how many pictures I would take now with my digital camera.  When we were using film we took pictures sparingly.  I did keep a journal during that summer so the memories are still there in my writings and the pictures are in my mind.

Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, London Calling Digital Kit, 12x12Page

When my Club Stamp kit came I had fun creating this card. 

Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, London Calling, Masculine Card

The bowler hat and mustache were just too cute.  The Union Jack print ribbon really brightened it up!

And then I made this card.

Club Scrap, Crafty Colonel, London Calling, Journey Card

Next up is Debbie Hernandez on her Masculine Inspirations blog.  
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

Here's a masculine card for your Sunday enjoyment.  I used the 
Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tags II for a this fun Birthday card.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Masculine Tags II, Masculine Birthday Card
I love the silhouette look to the stamp.  Perfect for the fisherman in your life!

Happy Crafting!

Inspired by Stamping Masculine Tags II Stamp Set

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newsprint Pansy

Today I tried a little different technique.  It's called newsprint stamping.  The results give your card a vintage look.  I used an old paperback book that was falling apart.  I stamped the Flower of the Month Pansy onto the page.  The pages are thin like newsprint.  You could also use your local newspaper for some interesting backgrounds. (Crossword puzzel anyone?)   I colored my pansies with Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils.

Inspired by Stampin, Crafty Colonel, Flower of the Month Pansy, Birthday Card

When gluing your newsprint down use Beacon 3 in 1 glue.  It dries clear.  Other glues might soak through the newsprint and ruin your stamping.  Hope you give this a try. Be sure to post it in our customer gallery.  
Happy Crafting!

Inspired by Stamping Flower Of The Month Pansy Stamp Set

Friday, February 20, 2015

Inspired by Stamping 3D Project

Today I am over on the Inspired by Stamping Blog with a 3D Project.  This project could be for a woman or a man.  It is a Screen Divider Card.  I though it would be pefect to showcase our Australian Birds.  

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Australian Birds, 3D Project.
It makes a beautiful display piece!  I love how all the birds face to the center!

Here it is flat so you can see the details of the birds a little better.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Australian Birds, 3D project
The tutorial is over at Splitcoast Stampers with all the measurements.  The best part is that this folds up and can be mailed in an A2 envelope!  
Happy Crafting!

Inspired by Stamping Australian Birds stamp set

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #8

Today at CASE-ing Christmas we are CASE-ing Design Team member Cohenna. 

Here's my card for the CASE.

I stayed with the car design but switched out the colors and the theme.  It's fun to do non-traditional Christmas Colors such as pink and blue.  The image is from Cricut Celebrate with a Flourish.  I cut it out of blue, pink, silver and white shimmer cardstock.  The sentiment on the tag is Hero Arts.

Come on over to CASE-ing Christmas and play with us!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge

My blogger friend Leslie Hannah over the The Crooked Stamper has initiated her first sketch challenge.  If you haven't been to Leslie's blog you are missing some great cards and some fun blogging.   Here's my take on the sketch (inspired by a pin from Pinterest).  This is 2014's Sale-A-Bration You're Lovely Stamp set and Sweet Sorbet DP.  I am happy to use up some more of my schtuff!

So join Leslie over at The Crooked Stamper and help here celebrate her first sketch!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Inspired by Stamping Valentine

Today I am over on the Inspired by Stamping blog with a Valentine.  As I was digging through some of my embellishments I came across this tall skinny card, a cute envelope, and some blank tickets.  Here's what I put together.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Vintage Tickets, Big Hello, Valentine's Card

When the envelope is opened some cute tickets come out!

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Vintage Tickets, Valentine's Card

Here's the cute tickets out of the envelope.  
I used masking to stamp the big tickets in two colors (red & black).  
You could write a special message on the back of each ticket.
This card will be going to my daughter for Valentine's Day.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Vintage Tickets, Teeny Tiny Greetings, Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea, Valentine's Card.

I used several different stamp sets to make this card.  The large tickets are from the Vintage Tickets.
The tan tickets are stamped on with sentiments from Teeny Tiny Greetings as well as the tiny hearts.
The Red & White ticket is stamped on with a sentiment from the Flower of the Month: Sweet Pea.
The "Sweetie" on the front of the card is from the new Big Hello  (the FREE stamp of the month).
Happy Crafting!