Category Archives: Friday Mash-up

Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge!  Today, our sketch was contributed by Sarah of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Go Sarah!  All entries should be posted by Monday, March 9th. As usual, all you have to do is start out with a sketch and add your own special touches.

Here’s our sketch this week:

Sketch 49-001

For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to take a trip to Paris!  I used the Tim Holtz stamp and die set called, “French Flight”.  I stamped the tower onto paper from Echo Park’s “Getaway” 6 x 6 pack using Hero Arts shadow ink.  I used the Lawn Fawn Journaling die as the center focal to hold my image and fussy cut the map element from the paper pack.  I finished off the card with some gold enamel dots and distressed ink.  Makes me say Oooh La La!

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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Designers Team Showcase

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Brown Sugar Challenges: ATG

House of Cards: Use Enamel Dots

Friday Mash-up: Vintage

Cupcake Inspiration: Sparkle (gold enamel)


Sketch Saturday Challenge #345 – Sami Stamps

It’s Saturday morning and that means it’s time for a new Sketch Saturday challenge.  This week we are being sponsored by the talented Sami Stamps who is offering a generous $12.00 gift certificate to the random winner of the challenge.

Here’s the Sketch:



How about a little inspiration?  This adorable image from Sami is called, “Sweet Girl”.  I colored her with Copic Markers and used an impression obsession background stamp in versamark.  The stars, circle, and label dies are all My Favorite Things and the scallop die is Lifestyle Crafts.  The sentiment is WPlus 9 “Hand Lettered Hello”.  I finished her off with a few sequins and called her a sketch!

Won’t you join us this week?

Sami Stamps 345-wmEntered in:

Friday Mash-up – Baby Theme

Sentimental Sunday – New Beginnings

Love to Scrap Challenge: ATG

Our Daily Bread: inspiration challenge

Inspiration Destination: ATG

Art By Miran: ATG


Simon Says Stamp January Kit

I’m still working on my January Card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  Today I made a card that is based on Retro Sketch  #147.



Thanks - wonderful you-wm

I made this card yesterday, also with the January Simon Says Stamp kit. The label die is My Favorite Things and banners are Simon Says Stamp die.

Thinking of U

I also made this card yesterday using Case This Sketch #104


Last, this card is based on The Paper Craft Crew 104.  I used the perfect pearls mixed with water for this card then inked the edges to bring out the design.

Paper Craft Crew 1-3-15

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Retro Sketch: 147

Shopping our Stash: Thrice as Nice

House of Cards

Friday Mashup – Bring on the Snow

Simon Says Stamp September Kit: Card #7






I’m continuing to work through my Simon Says Stamp September kit because starting September 1st, I’m going to be taking another one of Christine Urias’ Art Journaling Classes.  They are the best – check it out here.  In fact, if you purchase Class 4 by tomorrow, you get a discount on her other classes.  This is the first time she’s put her courses on sale, so don’t miss out.

This card uses the Paper Smooches Sparks Sketch and the Hooties stamp set.  I paper pieced both the trunk and the owl.  I used one of the stickers from the kit for the sentiment.  It’s busy, but I think it works, what do you think?

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Paper Smooches: Sparks

Crafty Sentiments: Animals

The Friday Mash-up: Animal

Brown Sugar Challenge: ATG

Clear it out: Favorite color combos & ATG

Cute Card Thursday: ATG

Top Tip Tuesday: ATG (tip: when using stickers that you want to raise with foam tape, “de-stick” them using baby powder).


Bokeh Technique

Bokah Card


Bokah examples

Happy Saturday!  I saw this cool video from WPlus 9 that teaches how to do the Bokeh technique easily.  You can find it here.  I used liquid acrylics from Liquitex for this project and Colorbox pigment ink in “Frost White”.  The sentiments are from WPlus9  and the sequence are from my stash. The cool thing is I made my own stencil from Tim Holtz masking sheets and circle dies from My Favorite Things. Check it out:

Bokah Stencil

Making your own stencils allow you to make whatever size you want and you don’t have to worry about the medium used on it or if it gets ruined. These come in 6  by 12 sheets so you can make your own 6 x 6 stencils.  Very fun. I will warn you that you do need to run the dies through a few times and make sure you put in a shim.

Just love a fun creative Saturday.  Please stop by and let me know what you are doing in your craft room today.

Entered in:

Friday Mash-UP: Bokeh or Die Cut or Both

Artbymiran Challenge: ATG

Pinspirational Challenge: 121


French Pastry Inspiration


Todays card was inspired both by the Fusion Sketch and the French Pastry theme offered on the Fusion Card Challenge.  I began by embossing watercolor paper with white powder, getting it really wet with plain wanter, than applying some of the new FW Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic  mixed with water on my craft sheet to make a nice background wash.  The stamp is from My Favorite Things, called “Romantic”.  The other stamps are from Alte New “Henna Elements”, stamped with black versafine and clear embossing powder. The scallop border is Lawn Fawn.

Entered in:

Fusion Card Challenge 

Simon Says Stamp: Emboss It

Love to Scrap: Pink & Green Dual


Herringbone Washi


This background is made from washi tape in a Herringbone Pattern as learned at Technique Junkies, an excellent subscription technique site that provides hundreds and hundreds of techniques for cards.  The base was run through a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder “Swiss Dots” and the sentiment is from Club Scrap and embossed with Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Powder.

Entered in:

Bloggers Challenge: Lisa Somersville: Quotes

Friday Mash-up: Backgrounds

VCMP Challenge: Backgrounds



The technique for this card was to make your own background.  I used the Sketchbook Saturday Sketch as a base, then used one of my favorite techniques taught by Julie Ebersole using Dylusions Ink Spray and Water.  It’s really easy and looks great.  All you do is emboss your image with white and then spray it down (really well) with water.  Take a paint brush and apply ink by blotting in the puddles.  It initially doesn’t look great but when it dries, it lightens.  Sentiment is WPlus9 “Hand Lettered Hello”.

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Sketchbook Saturday Challenge: 125

Friday Mash-up: Watercolor

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