Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bonjour, Guten tag, Hello!

I adore the Chase Your Dreams set. We are an increasingly global community, and I love having images and sentiments that have a more global focus. This set surely does, and it will be staying in my stash for future use even though it is retiring 😔

A couple months ago, I was playing with some watercolor techniques and made a couple of these panels. I used Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Mint Macaron to watercolor the circles, and was trying for an ombre effect in each circle. Then the panels just sat in my incomplete projects dish on my desk.... until I decided to add these fun images in Archival Black. I did some really crude masking with sticky notes the try to keep the images just inside the circles, and it worked pretty well.

I think I should play with this set some more before it retires! Because after it retired, I am not likely to share creations with it on my blog 😐

Alrighty then! Time to go check out my online store, just click on the links below to get any of the supplies I used, or anything else that strikes your fancy 😀


If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Copper and Kraft Succulents

Still loving those Succulents? I sure am!! When I had 2 assignments with this stamp set, I cranked out a bunch of projects. There are so many ways to use these stamps! And here is another way to use them 😁


I slapped a bunch of images from the stamp set onto a large clear block and stamped them in Versamark all over a panel of Kraft cardstock. Then I Copper heat embossed them.
Added a snippet of Succulent Garden ribbon, a piece of Lace Doily, and a sentiment from So in Love stamped in Archival black then Clear embossed. And stitched around the edges. 
I also Copper embossed one of the tiny succulent flowers on Copper Foil, then die cut it. ANd popped it up on a bit of dimensional.

Inside, I stamped some succulents in stamped-off Sahara Sand, and more sentiment from So in Love. 
All done!

Now, what should I do with the other 3 panels of Copper embossed Kraft? Share some ideas in the comments!

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Display Stamper-Spinner Mermaid

I have so many more samples from being a Display stamper that I still need to share! I can't keep up with daily postings though, so bear with me as I work writing these posts up. I promise, it will be worth it 😉

OK, who doesn't love a spinner card?! They are so fun! And the Sliding Star framelits are retiring, so get them quick. They really make this card easy to create.
Since the sentiments are photopolymer, I was able to curve them on the acrylic block to stamp them in the spinner channel.
To line up the words in the channel, I die cut the spinner circle, then laid the outer part down on the card base and traced with a pencil, then laid the center part on the card base and traced that also. To help with placement, you can take the negative from the spinner channel and lay that down lined up with the traced mark and trace inside that.
Then just stamp the sentiment inside the channel.
The watercolored background pieces are all adhered to the card front with the Foam Adhesive strips so there is enough room for the spinner action.

This video show how I create this kind of watercolored background. And another adorable mermaid 😁

The Foam Adhesive Strips make a nice deep channel for a smooth spinner card. Love them, so glad they are staying!
I use the smallest circle die from the Layering Circles framelits, and the ½" circle punch to create the sandwich behind the mermaid image and cut the 2 framelit circles out of coaster board, and the punch out of Thick Whisper White (4 little circles glued together)

And how about that sweet little mermaid? Have you seen enough of her yet? No? Me either! I hope to see loads of mermaid projects after everybody else gets their hands on these stamps.

Now, only some of the supplies I used are available right now. But, you can still go shopping with me :)

If you have seen something you need for your crafting life, just click the image in the supply list below and it will take you to my store! If you order less than $150, please use this month's Host Code, which can be found at the top of the sidebar on the right.

And be sure to check the box allowing me to contact you when you check out. I can't send you a thank you card if I don't know your address! And I promise to only send you happy mail, no junk mail :)

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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$7.00
Watercolor Paper
$5.00
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
$7.00
Stamping Sponges
$3.50
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Heat Tool
$30.00
Big Shot
$110.00
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
$40.00
Sliding Star Framelits Dies
$27.00
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
$35.00
Aqua Painters
$17.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Foam Adhesive Strips
$8.00
1/2" Circle Punch
$6.00

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