Topflight Stamps Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!!! It is Topflight Stamps 2nd birthday!  To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with up some of our favorite crafters to bring you a blog hop showcasing some of the fabulous products available from Topflight Stamps.   Please hop along with us all and show all of the crafters some love!

If you arrived here from the talented Annette Allen blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Topflight Stamp blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my mixed media bookmark and mini notebook:

Let’s take a look at my tags:

Create It Grunge

I created two tags that are similar but not quite. I used AALL & Create Create it Grunge stamp set to create both tags.

Let’s take a closer look:

For tag number one, I used a stencil and a baby wipe to create the grid look. I also used the dark paint more.

Create It Grunge

For tag number two, before adding gesso to the tag, I placed a couple of pieces of chicken wire like tape and painted right over it. The tape creates a different texture that looks fabulous.

Create It Grunge

Oversized tags are fun to make and I love grunge look of the stamp set.

Let’s take a look at my mini mixed media notebook:

Create It Grunge

I love this little notebook. It was so much fun painting with my fingers.  It’s not just the front that is decorated. Check out the back too.

Create It Grunge

For the cover I added a couple of glass beads and metal pieces to add character.

Create it Grunge

I even decorated the inside a bit.

Letters

I created a monoprint using Carabella Studio Letters stamp set. Then cut it out using my Cricut Maker.

Let’s take another look:

So what do you think?

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

Prizes:

Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes!  Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate, and each stop on the hop has an additional $15 Gift Certificate up for grabs.  To be in with a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by April 8th.

Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on April 9th.  Good Luck!

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Ashlea Cornell

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

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:

Topflight Stamps Blog

Sandy Allnock

Jenny Colacicco

Justine Hovey

Toni M Maddox

Kelly Martin

Annette Allen

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Ashlea Cornell

Josefine Fouarge

Lisa Hoel

Laurel Beard

Ericka Strange

Ingrid Blackburn

Dana Joy

Amy Tsuruta

Lindsay Weirich

Discount:

The discount will be 20% off all orders over $20 through the end of the month Sunday 31 March.   

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  The Topflight Stamps products were given to me for this blog hop.  The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Create It GrungeLetters           Prima - Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Melange   Ranger Ink - Dylusions Paint - Bubblegum PinkRanger Ink - Dylusions Paints - Rose QuartzRanger Ink - Dylusions Paints - Laidback Lilac

Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Dylusions Ink Spray - Rose Quartz

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Guest Designing for StencilGirl + Giveaways

Hello everyone!!! I’m super doper excited to be here with all of you today: I’m Guest Designing for StencilGirl today.

stencil girl blog

Why is this so exciting because I’ve always been a clean and simple artist but since Creativation this year I’ve been so intrigued with mixed media and stencils.  I met Mary Beth Shaw while at the show and was amazed at what she shared with me.

So I bought my first stencil and my life hasn’t been the same since!!

Here’s a sneak peek:

Maria McGuire Stencil Stencilgirl

 

To see all 4 of my creations and to get the complete tutorial, head on over to StencilGirl blog!!  I’m also doing a giveaway of 4 projects!!  You don’t want to miss this!

I can’t wait to hear what you think of my clean and simple mixed media projects, LOL!!!!! I know it sounds pretty funny but it can be done!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Art Journaling Page + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with another Art Journaling Page plus a Giveaway to share with all of you!!

My good friend Josefine and I decided to get together and do a mini Instagram hop using Gel Press Petite Plates.

Both of us love using Gel Press Plates on our art journaling pages.  So when we saw the petite plates we had to give them a try and share what we love with all of you!!

This petite set comes with 3 gel press plates:

  • 3″ Hexagon
  • 3″ Oval
  • 3″ Rectangle

We wanted to show how we used it to get everyone excited about them.

Take a look at my page:

gel press petite plates

I wanted to show how you could create different impressions using all three of the plates. My design is very random and I love it that way.  Not much thought goes into my pages. I used StencilGirl Stencils for each of my impressions.

So for each impression I use the same process:

  • This what the plates looks like once you take them out of the packaging.

Gel Press Plate

  • Once I decided on the plate that I wanted to use, I placed the stencil right on top of the plate.

Gel Press Plate

  • Then I added some paint on top of the stencil and used a brayer to even the paint onto the plate.

Gel Press Plate

  • This is what the plate looks like after the paint is evened out.

Gel Press Plate

  • Take the stencil off of the plate to see the pattern transferred onto the plate.

Gel Press Plate

  • Press the plate onto the paper to create the design your looking for.

gel press petite plates

Totally fun and no two impressions will ever look the same.

So what do you think?  Aren’t these petite plates fun to use.

Giveaway time:

You have three chances to win:

  1. Leave a comment here.
  2. Leave a comment on my Instagram page
  3. Leave a comment on Josefine’s Instagram page.

Here’s what you have to do, leave a comment on this blog post, letting me know what you will create with this press plates.  Leave your comment by Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 by 11:59pm est to win.

A random winner will be chosen and announced Thursday, July 27th.

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. )

 ATC stencil loopy ladders 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Rubber Dance Stamp July 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp for the last time as a design team member!!  I had so much fun being on this team.  I’ve learned so much from the talented ladies on this team.  Their creativity is endless and beautiful and for that I’m grateful for the opportunity to work along side of them.

So Bibi, Susanne and the entire team – Thank You from the bottom of my heart!  I have a love for mixed media and can’t wait to play along with your challenges as a participant.

Now onto today, July 2017 Theme Challenge!

rubber dance stamps

Take a look at my tag:

Rubber Dance Stamps Beautiful Bugs

I had so much creating this tag.  I recently took an online class that taught me about the color wheel and how to use colors.  I created a postcard size switch using three colors next to each other.  I used blue, green and yellow green.

When I saw the theme for this challenge I knew I wanted to use this postcard.

Using Neat and Tangled Scalloped Die set cut out the tag.

Using the Mini Misti, stamp the Dragonfly and the sentiment from Rubber Dance Stamps Beautiful Bugs and Something Wonderful stamp set using black ink.

Rubber Dance Stamps Something Wonderful

Then use We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Power Punch to punch a hole in the tag.

Now it time to get the ribbon colored.  Using Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, cut three pieces.

Spray them with Altenew Ink Spray Ocean Wave, Frayed Leaf, and Warm Sunshine. Crinkle in your hand and then dry it with a heat tool.

Add them to the tag and your done.

Crinkled Ribbon

I love how this turned out and I love that is is my last project as a member of this team.

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 July 31, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, July 31, 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. ) 

rubber dance stampsrubber dance stamps something wonderful We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Power Punch - 1/4 InchMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool InventedNeat and Tangled SCALLOPED Die Set Tim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020 ink spray

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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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Rubber Dance Stamp May 2017 Color Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Rubber Dance Stamp March 2017 Color Challenge!

Take a look at the colors for this challenge:

Now, these colors are amazing.  They remind me of spring and summer time, which are both my seasons.

Check out my card:

To create this card:

Super easy and fun.

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 May 14, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, May 14, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in NY, we are 6 hours behind Norway! 

Supplies used:


Paper Artsy Fresco Finish BUBBLE GUM Chalk Acrylic Paint 1.69oz FF116Paper Artsy Fresco Finish TANGO Chalk Acrylic Paint 1.69oz FF72Paper Artsy Fresco Finish CHERRY RED Chalk Acrylic Paint 1.69oz FF86 Tsukineko Stazon JET BLACK INK PAD SZ-31

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Rubber Dance Stamp April 2017 Color Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with Rubber Dance Stamp March 2017 Color Challenge!

Take a look at the colors for this challenge:

They are so pretty!!  I would not have thought to put these colors together but I’m so glad I did.

Check out my card:

To create this card:

Lets take a closer look at that texture:

I love the textured on this card and the colors are so pretty!!

Nice and easy!!

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 April 14, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, April 14, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in NY, we are 6 hours behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

Thank you so much!!