Personalize Your Craft Supplies With Craft Fantastic

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Craft Fantastic blog today showing how to use Craft Fantastic glass trays on cards.

Take a look:

craft fantastic trays

To see more photos and to get the tutorial and supply list, please stop on by the Craft Fantastic blog!  I would love to hear from you about what you think!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Rubber Dance Stamp June 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Rubber Dance Stamp June 2017 Theme Challenge!!

Take a look at the theme for this challenge:

rubber dance stamp theme challenge

Check out what I created to inspire you:

rubber dance stamp butterflies

Summer reading is so much fun!! I love sitting under a tree, escaping to another word.  So I created this bookmark for those summer books.

I brayed bright summer colors to create the fabulous back ground colors. Then I stamped Rubber Dance Stamp Butterfly Trio stamp set on top the dry background.

For the ribbon, I added paint to the ribbon using my finger.  Then I rounded the corners to finish the bookmark off.

What do you think?  Please let me know below.  I would love to hear from you.

Guess what!!!  If you like this stamp set or any other stamp set from Rubber Dance Stamp, use coupon code: KTFreeShip for free shipping!!  YES, Free Shipping.

Now onto the challenge prizes!

The winner will win five fabulous stamps fromRubber Dance Stamp!! Wait, if the winner used stamps from Rubber Dance Stamp, they will winner another five stamps! That’s a total of 10 stamps!! Wow!!!

You have until June 3, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, June 30, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in NY, we are 6 hours behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 

Paper Artsy Fresco Finish CHERRY RED Chalk Acrylic Paint 1.69oz FF86
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Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be here today.  This is my first Altenew Blog Hop as a design team member!!  Today we are showcasing all of the new stencils that are being released.  If you’ve arrived here from fabulous Lydia Evans, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my layout:

altenew layered kaleidoscope stencil b

For my layout I used Altenew Layered Kaleidoscope B Stencil  paired with some of the supplies from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection Kit and some Ink Sprays to add interest to my page.

Altenew scrapbook layout

I used the Layered Kaleidoscope B stencil to add texture behind my photo using embossing paste. I took my time to only get the embossing past in the center design of the stencil only.

Note: for those of you who are new to this technique, I would suggest you mask of the areas that you do not want the past to go as to not make a mistake.

applying embossing paste

I did this twice so that the design would peak out from behind the photo.

Note: you could color the embossing paste using Altenew’s inks and/or sprays to really enhance the texture.  Like this:

coloring embossing paste with Altenew ink spray

I choose not to use it the color paste because it was to much yellow on the page but know that this is an option as well.

Let’s take a closer look:

layered scrapbook page using Altenew Reflection Scrapbook kit

For this page, I matted the photo on top of a piece of pattern paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit. Then I used the stickers and other embellishments from the kit to add the title and cute saying to the layout.  To finish the layout off, I used Altenew Ink Spray and a paintbrush to add ink splatters throughout the page.

So what do you think?  Will you use stencils on your layouts now?  I would love to hear what you think below!

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!

Prizes

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the talented:

Debby Hughes

You do not want to miss out on her beautiful creations!!  It is sure to please, trust me!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sveta Fotinia

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Erum Tasneem

Laura Bassen

Enza Gudor

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Kymona Tracey ← You are here!

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Terhi Koskinen

Svitlana Shayevich

Virginia Lu

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckles

 

Supplies used:

       

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy hopping along!!

{Clean and Simple} – Cloth

Hello everyone!!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Take a look at my card:

city girls retail therapy

Super fun right?  The cue card this week is fun and playful.  Clothes we need them don’t we.  They come in all different colors and styles to fit everyones needs.

The Ton’s City Girls: Retail Therapy is the perfect stamp set for the challenge this week.  All I did was stamp the young lady three times and then the sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.  Then I used Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers to watercolor the dresses.

Since the space is so small and these markers are so vibrant I use the tip to tip technique with my the marker and paint brush.  I touch the tip of the marker with the paintbrush to color the top and midline of the dress with no dilution.  Then I dipped the tip of the paint brush in water and pulled the color down to the bottom of the dress.

I used a number 1 brush as to not go out of the lines.  Easy Breezy!!

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer

Amy

Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

 

Layered – Where Creativity Meets C9

Second post for today
If your looking for the Altenew Design Team announcement post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Layered!

Take a look at my card:

turnabout stamp set

To create this card, I used Concord & 9th Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set paired with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Die Inks.

  1. I followed the directions on the back of the stamp set packaging as to ensure that I stamped correctly on my card panel.
  2. I used 3 different color inks from Clearsnap to stamp each turnaround.
  3. When using this stamp set, once you stamp the first set, you turn the cardstock not the stamp to make the right stamp marks.
  4. Once card panel was completed,  I die cut a piece of vellum using a circle die.
  5. Then I stamped the main sentiment using Versamark and added white embossing powder. Heat set.
  6. Adhere the vellum to the card front using foam dots.

Super quite and easy.  I love this stamp set for the sentiments included.  They are so powerful and encouraging.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.

c9-banner

Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored. ) 

Oh, Hello Turnabout Stamp Set

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Altenew Scrapbook Design Team Member

Hello everyone!!  I have some amazing news to share with you!! I’ve been ask to join Altenew Scrapbook Design Team and I’m so over the top excited!!!

My creative journey started with scrapbooking so its so nice to come full circle.  I can’t wait to share some of my pages with you on the new Scrapbook Blog!

Stop on by Altenew Scrapbook Blog for more information about me and take a look at a two layouts that I created.

Plus, a giveaway that Altenew is currently running!!  You don’t want to miss out!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

How to Display Fatherly Love with Deflecto Display Blocks

Hello, everyone!!! I’m here today to show you a how to display fatherly love with Deflecto’s Acrylic Display Blocks and Square Risers.

Father’s Day is around the corner and Dad’s are pretty easy going when it comes to gifts. At least my dad.  He is older now and just wants some peace and quit.  All of his children are all grown so its his time to rest!!  Or so he thinks, LOL!!
This year I decided to give him a gift that matches my mom’s gift.  Pictures of his grown children displayed differently.
Let’s take a look:
deflecto blocks and risers

This display will set on his desk in his room.  I can’t wait for him to see it.  He sits there to read his paper and write out his lotto numbers.  Now he will see his children there to as well.

Let’s take a look at these cute Deflecto projects closer:

First up are the Acrylic Display Blocks.

deflecto blocks and risers
  • They come in two sizes: 4 x4 and 3 x 3.
  • They are highly polished, clear solid blocks.
  • They can be used as a paper weight, a display tray or a turned into a shadow box like display (which is what I did above).

I simple adhered the photo to the back of the block and added stickers to decorate it.

Second up are the Acrylic Display Risers.

  • They come in a set of three.
  • They differ in size so that they fit right underneath each other for storage.
  • The sizes are 9″ x 5.75″, 8.50″ x 5″ and 8″ x 4″.
  • Made of heavy duty clear polished acrylic.
  • Great for displaying anything in your home or office.

I decorated them with a sticker that wasn’t to overbearing that my father would appreciate.  The display blocks fight right on top nicely.

I know my dad will be surprised by his fathers day gift.  Something different that will make him smile.

Both projects are nice clean and simple!!

So what do you think? Will you use the blocks or the risers to display items in your home or office? I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today.