Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Paper Secrets Sketch Challenge

The current challenge at Paper Secrets is to use this sketch with twine.

 I created this layout using Basic Grey PB&J. I swirled twine onto round foam adhesive for the centers of the flowers.

Simon Says Stamp: Stars Challenge

The Simon Says Stamp blog has a challenge to use stars. I got out my mists and ink again and created the background for this card. I then adhered some Heidi Swap sequin stars with a button hanging from one on baker's twine. I finished the cards with a sentiment from myStampBOX.

Monday, January 28, 2013

myStampBOX Canvas Corp. Projects

The design team at myStampBOX is sharing projects they created using myStampBOX stamps and products from Canvas Corp.

I created this coffee bag using Canvas Corp. Gourmet collection and Enjoy Your Latte stamp set.
Be sure to stop by the blog to see the other designers' projects.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my dad's birthday and I am sharing the card that is on the way to him in the mail.

I've been watching the videos in Nathalie Kalbach's Creative Jumpstart Summit and have been inspired to play more with my mists, inks and stamps. All of the stamps on this card are from myStampBOX. I adhered (with repositionable adhesive) some punched hexagon shapes randomly on heavy white cardstock. I sprayed the cardstock with Mr. Huey Color Mist (Real Red)  then removed the hexagons. Using the hexagon border from the Decorative Strips stamp set, I randomly stamped  on the cardstock using Colorbox Yellow Ochre chalk ink. To bring a little contrast to the card, I stamped one of the images from the Ornamental Flowers stamp set on the card, stamping off the stamp a couple times to get different depths of black. I finished the card with a sentiment from the Color Me - Sentiments stamp set and colored it in with Prismacolor pencils.
 Happy Birthday Daddy....hope you have a great day.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wishing You Sunshine

I received my spring issue of Paper Creations magazine yesterday and was excited to see this two page spread of my cards using the Wishing You Sunshine stamp set from myStampBOX. It's always exciting to see your work in print.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Matchy Matchy

Visit the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today to see my tips on how to match your papers to your photos.

Monday, January 21, 2013

myStampBOX Round Sketch

Today the design team at myStampBOX is sharing creations using this sketch from Becky Fleck at Page Maps.

I created this layout using Crate Paper Acorn Avenue, and Road Trip (arrows), Just Add Notes and Floating Leaves stamp sets.

I colored in the leaves with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I was suckered into buying convinced I needed these pencils after watching Jenn McGuire's video about her favorite inks and coloring tools.

Stop by the myStampBOX blog to see the creations by the other design team members.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sketch Inspiration

I created this card using this month's card sketch challenge at Scrapbook {Express}ions blog. We'd love to have you join in our might win a $25 gift certificate from the store.

myStampBOX Road Trip layout

In September, we went on a road trip to Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. I created this layout with a photo showing the miles we had traveled on the odometer on my car. I used the arrows from the Road Trip set and words and cars from the Passport to Adventure set around the edge of the blue mat of my photo. I also stamped "Road Trip" on the blue arrow from the Road Trip set. I thought the Bo Bunny Detour Collection worked perfectly with the subject of the layout.
Road Trip

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Top 12 Layouts of 2012

I've seen some people post their favorites from 2012 and I always like to look through my projects to see my favorites. I'm a little late getting to this because we were in France over the holidays. In no particular order, here are my top 12 layouts of 2012.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Flower Tutorial

Head over to the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog for a tutorial for making this flower.

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