Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bear Splash!

April Showers is the theme this week for the Stampendous Design Team. I am so lucky to be on this Design Team, we receive lots of free products to create wonderful samples for you! Today I am sharing an oldie but goodie, the adorable Bear Splash (Q221).  Check with your local retailer for him and all the great Stampendous products!

"Bear Splash!"
Stampendous
CRQ221 Cling Bear Splash
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments Set
EK20 Spring Sparkle Embossing Kit
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®Acrylic Handle

Dreamweaver

DWLJ905 Rain Stencil
DWGHB-6  1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus

Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Copic Sketch Markers - YR15, YR16, YR21, YG93, YG95, YG97, RV13, E33, E37, E53, B0000, B41, B60, C1
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Heat tool
Double-sided tape
Foam tape
Removable tape

Instructions


Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of orange cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card


Step 2:  Tape the Rain stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, use a 1/4" brush to ink with VersaMark Ink, remove stencil and sprinkle the wet ink with Blue Sparkle Embossing Powder, tap off extra, heat set, place the stencil back on the unembossed area, lining it back up as close as possible, repeat the inking and embossing to complete the piece, adhere to the front of the card


Step 3:   Stamp the Bear Splash on a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers


Step 4:  Adhere the Bear to a 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" orange mat


Step 5:  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, cut apart and mat on small orange mats


Step 6: Adhere the Bear to the left side of the Rain at an angle


Step 7:   Use foam tape to add the sayings


Go to the Stampendous Blog for the complete list of today's designers.

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mice Wishes!


Our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop has been so much fun!  This week the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



 My creation today features the adorable Painted Wishes 

Mice Wishes!
Stampendous
SSCM5002 Painted Wishes House Mouse
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B
Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver
DWLS1010 Happy Birthday Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus
Patterned Cardstock  - Green, Black
Copic Markers - E51, E33, E37, R00, YG01, YG03, YG06, T0, T2, YG93, B37, B34, 100
Foam tape
May Arts Ribbon
Fabri-Tac
Removable Tape
Acrylic Paint - Spanish Olive, Bright yellow
Die Cut Machine

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 12" piece of Green patterned cardstock in half to form an square card
Step 2:  Stamp the Painting Mouse image on a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Mixed Media paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers, edge with the YG93 marker
Step 3: Stamp the Mice Wishes sentiment on a 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of white, edge with the YG93 marker
Step 4:  Cut a 2 5/8" x 3 5/8" and a 5/8" x 3 3/8" pieces of white, color in along each edge about 1/4" with the YG93 marker, use as mats for the mouse and sentiment
Step 5:  Cut a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of the black patterned paper, edge with black marker
Step 6:  Cut two 7" pieces of matching ribbon, adhere to two sides of the black paper adhering in the back, adhere the black paper to the card front
Step 7:  Tape the Happy Birthday stencil to a piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 8:  Use a palette knife to place about a tablespoon of Regular Embossing Paste on a craft mat, add a few drops of each of the acrylic paint colors, mix well, apply across the stencil, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let pasted image dry well
Step 9:  Use the fitted frames to cut out the Happy Birthday, and a matching mat from white cardstock, color the edge of the mat with the YG93 marker, adhere them together
Step 10:  Use foam tape to apply the mouse image to the lower left of the card front, adhere the Happy Birthday to the upper right, use foam tape to add the sentiment
Step 11:  Tie a small matching bow, adhere to the card with Fabri-Tac

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for our list of designer's today.
Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Simple Elegance


Welcome to our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop!  This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



Today my card features several stencils, some glitter, and, of course, a beautiful ribbon. I think it would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary card.

Simple Elegance

Supplies:

Stampendous:
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM2000 Heart Swans Stencil
DWLM288 Border Flourish Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWETMD Embossing Tool Medium

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Sky
Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Removable Tape
Creative Impressions 3/4" White Crepe Ribbon 70132
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7 1/2" x 11" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form a top fold card
Step 2: Cut a 5" x 7" piece of white cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Border Flourish to the bottome right corner of a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, use the stencil brush to add blue ink through the stencil, clean and dry the stencil, turn it over to reverse the design and tape it to the bottom left corner and ink a second flourish
Step 4: Use the brush and blue ink with the Picasso stencil to add some "clouds" above the flourish area and in the background of the flourish area, keep it light where the swans will be pasted
Step 5: Tape the Heart Swans stencil above the flourishes with removable tape
Step 6:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 7: When the paste is dry, use the Picasso and Embossing Tool to dry emboss the clouds to give them more dimension
Step 8: Adhere the swans to the white mat on the card front
Step 9:  Wrap a white ribbon around the card front and tie a bow

Today's list of designer's can be found on the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, April 17, 2017

Signs of Spring!


Welcome to our Stampendous and Creative Impressions Blog Hop!  This week the Stampendous Design Team will be sharing our creations that feature some of the wonderful ribbons and embellishments that Creative Impressions has generously provided us. They are the perfect finishing touches to our designs. And what's a Blog Hop without some PRIZES!



Today I am sharing a card showing the beautiful Dreamweaver Scallop Butterfly (DWLM255) and the lushious Lavender Velvet Shimmer ribbon from Creative Impressions.


Supplies:

Stampendous:

Dreamweaver:
DWLM255 Scallop Butterfly Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MetallicFX Mica Powders - DWFX05, DWFX10, DWFX14

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Plum, Spanish Moss
Cream Cardstock
Graphic45 March Flourish 4501034
Creative Impressions Lavender Velvet Shimmer 70978
Copic Marker BV02, BV04
Soft Paint Brush
Beacon Adhesive FabriTac
Removable Tape
Foam Tape
Swiffer cloth

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of Plum cardstock in half to form an A76 card
Step 2: Tape the Scallop Butterfly stencil to a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of  cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 3: Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let paste dry about 8 - 10 minutes
Step 4:  Use a soft paint brush to gently brush the MetallicFX powders on the paste, do not try to brush off extra powders now, let paste dry completely
Step 5:  Use a small piece of Swiffer cloth to brush away any extra powder from the image and background, use the Copic markers to add a little shading
Step 6: Adhere a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic 45 paper to the card front
Step 7:  Adhere a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of Plum cardstock to a 2 3/4" x  3/4" piece of Spanish Moss cardstock, adhere both to the upper right side of the card
Step 8:  Use foam tape to apply the Scallop Butterfly to the double mat
Step 9:  Use FabriTac to add the purple glittered ribbon near the bottom edge of the card

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a complete list of today's designers.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 14, 2017

A New Baby to Love!

What a fun week it's been for the Stampendous Design Team!  We've been sharing "Oh, Baby!" themed cards using the great stamps and stencils from Stampendous! I always try to keep a couple of baby cards on hand.

Today I used the adorable Rubber Duckies PCS (SSC1258). Did I mention it is ADORABLE!!



girl version
boy version
See what I mean!  The set contains the perfect combination of these adorable little ducks, some accessories for them, and two great sentiments!
SSC1258 Rubber Duckies PCS
Supplies:

Stampendous:
SSC1258 Rubber Duckies PCS
MPW811 Multi Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLL332 Picasso
DWNHB-12 ½” Natural Handled Brush

Plus: 
My Color Cardstock – Pink Carnation
Copic Sketch Markers - Y02, Y06, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, RV11, RV14, BG01, B02, B04, E35, 100
Memento Ink Bahama Blue
Sakura Stardust Pen
Scotch Dot Roller
Foam Tape

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pink Carnation cardstock in half to form an A2 card
  2. Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the waves along the bottom part of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock, stamp the saying towards the upper left, stamp the duck and hearts on a small piece of white
  3. Color the stamped images with Copic Markers, cut out the duck and hearts, edge the cut out pieces with the black marker
  4. Use the Picasso Tool, 1/2" stencil brush and Bahama Blue ink to create "clouds" in the sky area of the card
  5. Adhere the background layer to the card front
  6. Use foam tape behind the head of the duck and the dot roller at the bottom of the duck, adhere on the waves
  7. Use a dot roller to add the hearts
  8. Highlight around the card with the Stardust Pen

For more "Oh, Baby!" samples, head over to the 


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Welcome Baby!

We recently moved in to a new neighborhood that we just love. It's a wonderful combination of young families and older people (like us!), and everyone makes a point of meeting each other because it's a new development. Of course, with young families come babies! We have two brand new babies right across the street, so this week's theme of "Oh, Baby!" was perfect timing for me! I got to make sweet baby cards and get my blog written!

Here's my first creation, perfect for either a boy or girl just by changing the colors you use.


Welcome Baby!
Stampendous:
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLS95 Baby Feet Stencil
DWLJ882 Diamond Grid Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sky, Mint Julep
Memento Inks - Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves
Ribbon
FabriTac
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2:  Tape the Baby Feet stencil to a 1 5/8" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3: Use a 1/2" stencil brush to add color to the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 4: Tape the Diamond Grid stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape, making sure to have the pattern the correct direction and lined up right at the left edge of the paper, use two more long pieces of removable tape to tape off one angled row
Step 5:  Use the blue 1/2" stencil brush first and color the whole row, move the tape over to the next row you want to be blue (skip a row), and tape off that row, color, repeat, move the stencil over as needed, carefully lining it up each time to fill the paper
Step 6: Clean the stencil, line it back over the design and add the second color, edge the piece with the blue ink pad
Step 7: Adhere the background to the card front
Step 8: Use FabriTac to add some ribbon and a little bow
Step 9: Adhere the Baby Feet to a small mat of Sky, then Mint Julep, then White, and to the right side of the card

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more sweet baby ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Fun!

Spring is definatly in the air! We've been enjoying the warmer weather that's come our way by having our morning coffee on the porch again!  LOVE SPRING!
The Stampendous Design Team is sharing desgins that "Contains: Spring!" this week. That means we'll be showing you some of the wonderful designs that have containers full of spring goodness. Today I stretched the rules a little and am sharing this darling Springtime mirror I created for my granddaughters using the adorable Backyard Bunnies set! I think this "contains" a LOT of SPRING!

Happy Easter!

Supplies
Stampendous
CRS5085 Cling Backyard Bunnies
DCS5085 Backyard Bunnies Die Cut Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Frantage Color Fragments - Hot Lime, Taupe
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus
IKEA Natural Mirror
White Acrylic Paint
Spring Green striped paper
Copic Sketch Markers - Y15, Y17, YR09, YR68, E35, E37, E51, E53, R29, RV11, RV14, BV00, BV02, BV04, B0000, B02, B04, B32, T0, T2, T4, T6, G12, G14, G17, YG93, YG95, YG97, 100
ZipDry Adhesive
Memento Bahama Blue
Glue
Foam tape
Jute string

Instructions

Step 1:  Paint the mirror white

Step 2:  Stamp the images from the Backyard Bunnies set on Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers, stamp several bunnies, eggs, grass and carrots depending on your design

Step 3:  Die Cut all the images with the matching die set, or cut by hand

Step 4:  Use a liquid adhesive to add a piece of springy green paper under the mirror along the bottom part of the mirror to be your "yard" area

Step 5:  Use the Picasso tool and 1/2" stencil brush to add some "clouds" to the sky area (use the Bahama Blue ink)

Step 6:  Lay out your design around the mirror




Step 7:   Use ZipDry and foam tape to place the various pieces where you want them (you can stamp, color and cut out more images if you need them)
I tied the little cluster of carrots with a piece of jute string and used foam tape to pop them up a little

Step 8: 
  Crumble up a combination of Hot Lime and Taupe Color Fragments and glue along the bottom of the grassy area to finish off the bottom edge


Step 9:   I wanted a little more color so I added the partial carrots around the mirror area and a fun polka dotted bow near the top




Head over to the Stampendous Blog for today's list of participating designers.


Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Welcome Spring!

Spring is definitely in the air! We've been enjoying the warmer weather that's come our way by having our morning coffee on the porch again!  LOVE SPRING!
The Stampendous Design Team is sharing designs that "Contains: Spring!" this week. That means we'll be showing you some of the wonderful designs that have containers full of spring goodness, like this wonderful stamp called Birch Bouquet (W167). The birch log container with the pussy willow handle are the perfect basket for these spring blossoms.  Color them up, mount them on some spring colored papers and in no time you have a fabulous "Welcome Spring!" card for family and friends.

"Welcome Spring!"

Supplies
Stampendous
W167 Birch Bouquet
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
FRC06 Frantage Color Fragments Ochre
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus
Bazzill Basics cardstock - yellow, pink
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Epic Black 80# 08126
Copic Sketch Markers - R32, R35, R39, R08, R27, R59, Y00, Y13, Y17, Y21, YR68, YG03, YG63, W0, W1, W6, W4, E51, E53, B0000, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, 0
May Arts Ribbon
Beacon Adhesive FabriTac
Double-sided tape
Foam tape

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 10" piece of yellow cardstock in half to form a square card

Step 2:  Stamp the Birch Bouquet image on a 4 1/8" x 4 1/8" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers

Step 3:  Tape the image to a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" black mat

Step 4:  Tape a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of pink cardstock to a 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" black mat and adhere to the front of the card

Step 5:  Use foam tape to adhere the flower layer to the card

Step 6:  Use a Glue Pen to add glue around the base of the bouquet and add Ochre Color Fragments

Step 7:   Knot together two small pieces of ribbon and use FabriTac to attach to the handle of the Birch basket

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for today's list of participating designers.

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise