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Technique Junkies Blog Hop!

We are ringing in the New Year with a Blog Hop for the January Technique Junkies  new release.  The fabulous Technique Junkie Design Team  will provide an amazing  selection of inspiration for your perusal.

Pat is again offering 15% off all January Release Stamps for one week!  In addition to new stamps, Technique Junkies has great art supplies like stencils, art anthology colorations, velvets, and sorbets – which are great dimensional mediums perfect for those who like to play with ink.

My first card uses the “Distressed Stain Dip” from the Simple & Easy Inking CD for the background.  The stains used were Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed. The focal image is “Happy Valentines Day #SD651” which I embossed in white and fussy cut.  I created a small shaker and used a Simon Says Stamp stitched die for the background panel.

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My second card uses the ““Stained Embossing Technique from the Simple & Easy Inking Techniques CD” using Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass and put through the We R Memory Keepers embossing folder. For my focal image I used “Marilyn SD #655” which I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers and added “Vegas Gold Sorbet” for her hair.  My sentiment is “Better Things SDX063” white heat embossed.

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My next card features the hip new stamp called, “Blue Jeans #S643.”  I created the texture using “Frosted Distress Stencil from the Sensational Stencil CD” with the “Cracked Stencil by Art Anthology” and Hero Arts Stone Wash and Wet Cement inks.  The “frosted” element was silver perfect pearls mixed with water and stamped through the stencil.  I used the “Better Things SDX063” sentiment which was white heat embossed.

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My final project uses the “Bookworms #SS054” stamp to create a corner bookmark perfect for a handmade gift.  I also used “Faint Scratches #S518” and “Here We Go In Circles #SS030.”

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Now, that I’ve shown you what I have to offer, I don’t want you to miss any of the other design teams creativity so I encourage you to start hopping at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog.

If you are arriving from Marilyn’s Blog, you in the right place!  Gorgeous project Marilyn!

The next stop is the wildly creative Jane Bosi.

Here is a list of the Design Team lineup:

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Judy Jackson

Karen McAlpine 

Pam DeChellis

Marilyn Hughes

Kathy Stacy – That’s Me!

Jane Bosi

Tonya Davidson

Beth Norman 

Pat Huntoon 

I sure hope you enjoy the Technique Junkies January Release Hop! Don’t forget – 15% off January Stamps for the next week only!

The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes challenge.  This doesn’t come around too often, but it’s your time to do anything you wish.  You have until Tuesday, January 5th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

For my card today I wanted to showcase a quiet winter scene. I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions “Home For The Holidays 304-N” with Versafine Black Onyx Ink, watercolored the image with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and added the “Love Much 3110-F” sentiment.  To finish the card I added some ink splatter and cut out the panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die!

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Come join us at The House That Stamps Built.  If you use a Repeat Impressions Stamp in your design, you’ll get an extra entry!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

A Blog Named Hero -Announcement!!!

Pinch me now.  I am so thrilled to have been chosen as a Design Team member at A Blog Named Hero for 2016.  I have long been a huge fan of Hero Arts and am beyond excited to work on this talented team.

I’d love it if you checked out the announcement over at the blog and join up as a member so you can come and play with us.  This blog has fantastic sponsors offering great prizes.

Starting in 2016, I’ll also be using inlinkz for the supplies used on my cards and would really appreciate it if you use the links to make your purchases to support the team.

For the announcement, I prepared a Hello card for you using Wreath of Leaves, Tree Bird n’ Message, Thinking of You, and Everyday Sayings, all Hero Arts Stamps. I finished off with sequins, white enamel, and stickles. I colored my bird with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

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Thanks for your support!!

kathy

A Day For Daisies

It’s Friday and time for more stamp goodness at A Day For Daisies! We are still accepting entries for our “Modern Christmas” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by Thursday, December 17th to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my card I colored up  Christmas Tree Time  with Copics and water colored the background.  The dies are My Favorite Things and the texture is an Embossing Folder that I sanded.

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

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From The Heart Stamps Sketch #127 – Twist: Lots of White-use embellishments for color

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with sketch #127 at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image and the sketch.  The rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to use a mostly white card and add embellishments for color.

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I used only the sketch this week.  My image is a happy snowman called, “Catching Flakes” which I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  I created the background using the My Favorite Things “Candy Stripe” builder background.  I finished off with the button embellishments and some diamond stickles for sparkle.

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Sure hope you’ll join us for Sketch #127 at From The Heart Stamps this week.  Also, don’t forget to stop by and join the FTHS Facebook group.  Happy Monday!!

 

The House That Stamps Built: Sketch Challenge

It’s the fourth Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built sketch challenge.  You have until Tuesday, November 3rd to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.

Here’s the Sketch:

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For my card today I stamped Repeat Impressions “Large Arched Window 621-K” with Versamark Ink and white head embossed. The color is created by using Zig’s Clean Clear Real Brush Markers.  The circle dies are My Favorite Things die.  The sentiment from Repeat Impressions ““Happy Hello 9717-C” is in Sepia Archival Ink.

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I hope you’ll join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner!

Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

 

A Day For Daisies: Pumpkin Head Showcase 10-16-15

It’s Friday and today at A Day For Daisies we are showcasing the Pumpkin Head collection!  I know those of you who follow me regularly know I love fall and particularly love to color pumpkins.  I was thrilled to see these stamps showcased so I could give coloring them a whirl.  In fact, I loved them so much I made two cards for you today!

I’d like to remind you we are still running the Black Lace Challenge that ends on October  22nd at Noon so come on by and enter while you can.

My first card features Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on “Pumpkin Head Girl.”  The sentiment is My Favorite things.

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My second card also features “Pumpkin Head Girl,” but this time I used Copic Markers.  I’d love to hear which one of these cards you prefer and why.

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We look forward to seeing you at both A Day For Daisies Blog and Facebook Community Page!

Sketch Saturday Challenge #382

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is offering a very generous $25.00 gift certificate to their store for our random winner.  You have until Friday, October 16th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose the featured stamp set from the July Simon Says Stamp Card Kit stamp called, “Sailing.”  I can’t take full credit for this idea, but found the idea on “DIYCraftyScraps” blog.  I love finding cool ways to use a stamp that is different from how it was intended.  The “flowers” are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush after they were white heat embossed.

The paper pack and border stamp are also from the July Simon Says Stamp Kit. The stitched dies are My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, and Lawn Fawn.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge!   You have until Tuesday, September 8th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.

Here are this weeks colors:

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For my card this week, I chose to use the center only of the Repeat Impressions stamp, “Autumn Frame 3408-K .”  I heat embossed the image and colored it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

The paper is from Carta Bella called, Fall Blessings which I cut out using My Favorite Things and Simon Says Stamp dies.  The sentiment is part of the paper pack which I fussy cut, distressed and popped up around my image.  I finished off with some thin twine and called it fall!

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

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The House That Stamps Built: Color Challenge

It’s the first Wednesday of the Month and time for The House That Stamps Built color challenge!   You have until Tuesday, August 11th to enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate at Repeat Impressions.  Also, if you use a Repeat Impressions stamps, you will receive an additional entry for a better chance to win.

Here are this weeks colors:

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For my card this week, I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do some watercoloring.  I began by stamping Repeat Impressions “Jar 9705-M” using black Archival ink, masked that and then stamped “Flowers” 9706-U.”

To create the sentiment I colored the background and then stamped Repeat Impressions “Thank you 2524-F” again with black Archival Ink and cut out a flag on each side. I cut out the panel using a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die and finished off by splattering black india ink using a fine liner brush.

Come join us at The House That Stamps Built, you may be our next winner! Oh, and don’t forget to get your discount code from my blogs sidebar when you shop at Repeat Impressions Stamps.

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