Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Giving Thanks Blog Hop

 
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You are really going to be thankful because STAMPlorations is having a sale.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Scrap of this and that

 
I started the project by trying to clean off my desk of scraps.
I randomly glued the scraps down to a larger piece of scrap paper.
I then die cut out two tags.
 
 
With a little bit of this and that I created these two coordinating tags.
 
 







Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog today. I hope you have a blessed day.

Viva la Verve sketch November 2017

Sadly I needed some sympathy cards this month. I usually think of sympathy cards just for when a death has occurred, but this week got me thinking that there are lots of times that we need to give and receive sympathy. Just because life is hard.
For the Viva la Verve sketch I used
 
 
 
As it is with me and sketches, I try to make them like the sketch, but my crafting sometimes tweaks it a bit. I hope you can see the sketch's inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope you have a blessed day.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Novermber Mixed Media STAMPlorations


Hello it is time for the STAMPlorations November current mixed media challenge. We would love to have you join us. We would love to have you create a project and link up  The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in their project. Linky closes at the end of the month.


Prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils
 
 
 
 
ARTplorations:Doily Squares
STAMPlorations: Trendy Butterflies
STAMPlorations: Sweet Spring Wishes
 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

ColoriQue projects

 
I die cut a Pepsi can in the shape of a star.  I then ran it through my cuttlebug in an embossing folder
 
 
I then poured out some  Clearsnap ColoriQue paint. Because it was kinda "watery" I wasn't sure how it was going to go onto metal that didn't need to have any primer. I was surprised at how well it went on.


I added light colors first




After I had all the colors on I added just a little bit of black to give it an antiqued look. I then used a heat gun to heat set the paint.



I wanted to see how much coverage the paint would do because it was thin. I painted the ""Pepsi"
side of the can. You can that none of the original colors show through.





I also used the paint on some rocks that I found in my yard. I wire wrapped them when I was done.
Just a hint... when heat setting rocks, they hold the heat a lot longer than the metal does... don't ask how I came up with this hint.




You can find out more about ColoriQue paints HERE.

Monday, October 30, 2017

GIU winners of comments.

Winner winner chicken dinner. Announcing the winners for commenting on my blog last week while I was Growing In Unity. I gave each comment a  number and used a random number generator. It picked comment #15 A VA and # 1 Stamping Sue. Ladies, give me your mailing addresses so I can pass them on to Unity Stamp Co. so they can send you your prize. Congratulations winners, and thank you everyone who left such encouraging comments last week. You made me smile. Have a blessed day.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Growing in Unity day 5

This week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners
 
 
I stamped the dragonfly using
Unity set called
 
I watercolored the wings and fussy cut it out. I glued the body down leaving the
wings loose. I embellished the tag with a single sequin.
 
I have enjoyed sharing these tags using Unity stamps.
I hope that my projects will inspire to get creative.
 
Good luck to the winners of those who have left comments  on my
blog this week. I will share the winners in a future post.
 
 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Growing in Unity day 4

This week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners

 
My tag for today used two different Unity sets:
and
 
I stamped the typewriter twice. Once on white and once on cream.
I cut the white paper part out and layered on top of the cream. I stamped the
sentiment on white too and cut it out and glued on top. I stamped two of the
little hearts onto green and fussy cut them out and glued them down. The typewriter
is dimensional because I glued paper springs underneath it to pop it up.
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Growing in Unity day 3

This week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners

 
I made this tag using Unity set called: Harmony Girl
 I stamped her with black ink and watercolored her.
I wanted to add some interest to her
dress so I paper pieced it and
stamped it with the flowers from Unity set called Let Love Grow

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Growing in Unity day 2

This week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners
 
 Today I am sharing a tag that I made using:

Unity set called: Let Love Grow
I used Crayola markers on the flowers
and I sprayed with a fine mist of water before stamping.

 

I was inspired by this photograph by my good friend Pam Stang.

 
 
 I have a Unity background stamp that I don't remember the name, I think it
might be a discontinued one. It looks like a crackle background.
I stamped it with blue and fussy cut it look like the vase.
I also stamped in blue the squiggle from Unity set called Beautiful Elements
 
I added texture to the card by
embossing it and I added some tulle under the sentiment
The sentiment is one I received from a Unity grab bag so I don't know
which set it is from
 
 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Growing in Unity day one- dragonfly tag

I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday.
 I am in a good mood today because this week I am the  Growing In Unity Girl! 
 I get to share a new Unity Stamp Co. project every day this week and you will have a chance to win  a prize package of twenty-five stamps from Unity!  All you have to do to be eligible is stop by every day and leave a comment.  At the end of the week I get to randomly select two winners
 
 
Today I am going to share a tag that used the following Unity Set:
 
I used the dragonfly from that set.
 
 
 
I also used the squiggle stamp from
 
 
I also used part of an arrow and a birthday sentiment that came from a Unity grab bag so I don't know what set they were with.
The dragonfly was stamped on white cardstock, I watercolored him and fussy cut him out. I added glue and glitter to his wings then added him to the tag by gluing the body down but leaving the wings loose.
 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mixed Media Challenge -alcohol backgrounds

It is my turn to be the mixed media challenge hostess on SCS.
 My challenge is to do alcohol ink background.
You put water into a disposable container.
Drop alcohol ink on top of water.
Lay white cardstock on top of ink and water and lift. The alcohol
ink will go onto the paper in interesting designs.
I did this on Monday and these are the 8 unique pieces that I got.
I decided to make them into tags
 
 
 
 
 
 













I had a blast making the tags but my friend Pam Challenged me to make a train card.
So I did  a couple of more sample of the alcohol background technique.

 
This one I stamped a newspaper image using black stazon


Here is the card I made.

 
It is an easel card

 

 



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Typographia in Faith blog hop

Typographia in Faith Blog Hop




 
With October being Pastor appreciation month, what could be better than making a scripture card to show appreciation and to encourage?
The first card I made was for the Senior pastor at our church and his wife. I wanted to make it look vintage. I used:
STAMPlorations Typografia in Faith set called Strong Tower
I also used STAMPlorations set called Trendy Butterflies



My second card I made for the youth pastor and his wife. I used:
STAMPlorations Typografia in Faith set called  God is a Rewarder
It is an easel card that can stand up for display. On the base of the card I used
STAMPlorations stamp set called Trendy Butterflies



 
 
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Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Commenting closes on Monday, October 23
Winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 24.

Check out
All of the  Typografia In Faith stamps
 
 

You can use my discount code to save 20%  when ordering the Typografia in Faith stamps.