Monday, March 30, 2015

Club Scrap March Technique Challenge

The technique challenge over at Club Scrap this month highlighted three different stamping techniques.  Roni Johnson had some great ideas to achieve faux watercolor techniques.  I chose to try the Stamping with Gelatos.


I used the Club Scrap Bold Bloom set from August 2012 to stamp these gorgeous poppies!  Stamping on watercolor paper with the Gelatos seems to work very if you use a very fine spray of water on the stamp. There are two other techniques highlighted at Club Scrap (with videos) for you to check out.  

Happy Crafting
Donna

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Inspiration

Good Morning!  Here is some Sunday inspiration from Inspired by Stamping.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Easter Lily Stamp set, Easter Card

This beautiful Easter Lily stamp set  is perfect for Easter Cards.  
Hope your Sunday is a good one!
Happy Crafting!
Donna


Inspired by Stamping Easter Lily stamp set

Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Die

Friday, March 27, 2015

Inspired By Stamping Paris Love

Welcome to the last day of the Inspired By Stamping March Release.  Today I have a card made with the Paris Love Stamp set.  This set has my absolute favorite love sentiment!  Here's my card.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Paris Love Stamp set, Love card

With your $50 order during March and April from Inspired By Stamping you get this free Stamp of the Month.

 

Check out the other great Design Team creations on the Inspired By Stamping blog and all the new stamp sets at the Inspired By Stamping store.

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome to day four of the Inspired by Stamping March Release.  Today stamp is the Tulip Bouquet.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Tulip Bouquet Stamp set, Birthday card

I stamped the bouquet on watercolor paper and colored with distress inks.  I cut out the bouquet and mounted it on white cardstock and stamped the sentiment.  

Check out the Inspired by Stamping blog for other Design Team member ideas.
Happy Crafting!
Donna




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Club Scrap 50s Kitchen BlogHop

Good morning blog buddies!  Welcome to the Club Scrap 50s Kitchen 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

 This month I subscribed to the Club Scrap Digital Kit, the Art Nouveau StampClub Stamp Kit,  Unmounted Borders and Backgrounds Stamp, Unmounted Greetings and the Embellishment Pack. 

 I get my digital kit on the first day of the month.  Here's a page I did using one of the Quick Drop Digital Layouts as an example but changing it up a little.  

Yes, that's adorable me back in 1953.  Perfect picture for this kit.  I am so happy I sorted all my Dad's slides and paid to have a company digitize them for me.  We only did the slides with family members in them.  Dad took a lot of scenery slides too but we didn't do those.  

After that page I played with my digital kit again and made some "twinchies" (2"x 2" mini cards) out of a 12x12 page.

After I had them printed I was not happy with the print.  It cut of some of the top, bottom, and sides of my 12 x 12 print so that some of the "Twinchies" were not 2" x 2"!  I cut them out and trimmed them a little and mounted them on some of the HPOP (Half Pound of Paper) in my order.  Here's what they look like finished.

I blingged this one up with stickles!

Don't you love the coffee pot in the digital package!

I tried for a chalk board effect on the My Kitchen twinchie.  

Since I only received my Club Stamp Kit yesterday I didn't have time to make more than this one quick card.  Thank goodness I had those "twinchies" to help me out.  


I used my Stampin'Up! dress and mannequin die to cut out the dress and apron.  The little red ribbon is in the embellishment kit.  

Next up is Debbie Hernandez on her Masculine Inspirations blog. 

 Happy Crafting!

Donna




Inspired by Stamping Easter Lily

Welcome to day three of the Inspired By Stamping March release.  This beautiful Easter Lily stamp set  is perfect as a Birthday Card for my dear sister (who has an April birthday).  I used this technique on YouTube from Sandy Allnock (founder of Operation Write Home) to make this card.

Inspired By Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Easter Lily Stamp Set, Birthday Card

Hop on over to the Inspired By Stamping blog to see more cards by Joanna and other Design Team member.  Then hop on over to the Inspired by Stamping store to check out all the new March Release.

Happy Crafting!
Donna




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inspired By Stamping Release Week - Honey Bee!

Welcome to Day 2 of the Inspired By Stamping March Release!  I am so excited to share my card I made with the adorable Honey Bee Stamp Set.  This set is so versatile with all of its "Bee" sentiments.  I used the just the sweet honey bee stamp and the sentiment.
Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Honey Bees Stamp Set, Just for You Card


I sponged thru a stencil to get the  honeycomb background.  I popped the little bees up and added some yellow Stickles for sparkle.  Take a closer look at those sweet little bees!

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Honey Bees Stamp Set, Just for You Card


Check out some amazing designs from other DT member with this "sweet" stamp set on the Inspired by Stamping blog.
Happy Crafting!
Donna



Monday, March 23, 2015

Inspired By Stamping March Release Butterflies

Welcome to Day 1 of the Inspired By Stamping March release.  Today's stamp set is called Butterflies.  Today's card uses the Viva la Verve Sketch for March 13th and I CASEd some of my ideas from THIS CARD on my friend Ellen's blog.

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Butterflies stamp set, General Card

I love this color combo of Tattered Rose and Bundled Sage.  I really like how Ellen splattered her sentiment so I had some fun splattering mine.  Want to see more? Head on over to the Inspired by Stamping Blog to see what our talented  Joanna Munster and some of my DT buddies did with this gorgeous stamp set.

I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS #4 Challenge
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Happy Crafting!
Donna



Inspired by Stamping Fancy Labels 3 Die




Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Inspiration from Inspired By Stamping

Good Morning!  Here is some Sunday inspiration from Inspired by Stamping

Inspired by Stamping, Crafty Colonel, Big Hello, Love Card

I was inspired by this pin.  The Big Hello sentiment look great embossed in white on vellum.  I used Vintage Floral Designer Paper for the background and the decorative side strip.  Come back tomorrow for the start of the Inspired By Stamping March release week.  Six new stamp sets!
Hope your Sunday is a good one!

Happy Crafting!
Donna


Inspired by Stamping Big Hello Stamp Set

Inspired by Stamping Vintage Floral Paper Pad

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Friday, March 20, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas Challenge

There's another challenge at CASE-ing Christmas.  What exactly is this challenge about?  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:
  1. Look at the CASE card photo.
  2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
  3. Make a card based on that inspiration.
See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year!   Are you ready for the next CASE card?!  This card is by DT member Pat.



Here's my CASE of Pat's cute card.  
I was inspired by her large gold snowflake and the combination of blue/red (which I changed to blue/pink).  I used the StampingUp! Festive Flurry stamp and die set.  

So come and join us at CASE-ing Christmas.  One LAST thing--PLEASE make sure to check out our RULES before linking up.  There aren't many, but we do like those who follow them!

Happy Crafting!
Donna