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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Half Dome Memories

What can I say, I love this stamp so much!  With Yosemite National Park nearly in my back yard, it is easy to see why I love this image so much.  

You can find this image and a few other Yosemite images at Crafter's Companion.

I so wished you could see the sparkle on the trees from the green glitter glue.  This card is so pretty, I just love the way it turned out.  I used this sentiment because I thought it was perfect with the majestic image of Half Dome.

You could easily add a Christmas or Winter sentiment and a little snow here and there too and get a completely different look.

Here are the Crafter's Companion products used:

Crafter's Companion Art Kure-Half Dome
Crafter's Companion Sentimentals-Verses
Spectrum Noir Premium White Cardstock
Memento Olive Grove Ink
Embossilicious Lattice 6 x 6 Folder
Lime Green Stickles

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Wonderland hop with Tombow and Stampendous

“Welcome to the TombowUSA and Stampendous! Winter Wonderland hop!
If you have come from Pam Hornschu's awesome blog then you are on the right track, if not- you can start the hop over at the Stampendous Blog!

This hop will be a 3-day hop beginning today!

Hope you are ready to see some winter-ful projects using both TombowUSA and Stampendous products.”

First up, I created a card using these adorable penguins from Stampendous.

I stamped the Stampendous Bundled Penguins #RS-Q206 in black ink and watercolored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens  in a variety of aquas and grays with a touch of orange :)  To add some shimmer to the card, I added some Clear Wink of Stella over the penguins and their hats/scarves.  I used Stampendous Shaved Ice for the snow at the penguins feet and around the sentiment.  I used Tombow Xtreme, Foam Tabs and Mono Multi to adhere the layers and embellies.

For my next card, I used some of the fun Stampendous embossing powder and a sentiment stamp.

I stamped the Retro Script Merry Christmas #RS-G093 in black ink onto die cut label and edged it with some Stampendous Spoonful of Snow embossing powder.  I also edged the blue print panel of the card with the same embossing powder.  I used Tombow Xtreme, Foam Tabs and Mono Multi to adhere the layers of the card together.  I finished off this card with a beautiful bow.

How about a prize pack?

The Prize includes:


“In order to be entered to win this amazing prize, please comment on all the design team projects (be sure we have a way to contact you) as well as like BOTH TombowUSA & Stampendous! on Facebook!  If you don't have Facebook, be sure to let us know in the comments :)
We will be announcing our winner on Monday November 24th at 3:30 PM EST.”

Here is a list of all of the blogs on the hop today, be sure to check them out!

Stampendous Blog
Tenia Nelson
Kristine Reynolds
Debbie Fisher
Amy Hurley-Purdie
Pam Hornschu
Melissa Cash
Tombow Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Now, I am going to send you back to the Tombow blog :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

RI Designers Choice Challenge Photo Inspiration

Hey Y'all! 

It is What If Wednesday on The House That Stamps Built blog and this week Repeat Rockstar, Geri has challenged the team to create a card based on the inspiration photo below:

I was immediately drawn to the green in the photo as green is my favorite color, next my eye went to the glitter on the ornament (who doesn't love a little glitter?)

I chose to create a fun card that could be used for either a Winter or Christmas themed card.  

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Large Pine #2719-K several times using the following inks:  Memento Northern Pine, Olive Grove and Pistachio.  I started with the darkest green and stamped the image at different heights using first and second generation stamping.  I repeated this process with the other two green inks.  I embossed the top portion of the image panel with a snowfall embossing folder and then added the panel to a gold panel and then a white card base.  I added a gold star to the sky, some Crystal glitter glue to the front of the focal tree and some gold cording with a bow to finish off the card.  I love this and will be adding the Repeat Impressions Here's to the Blessings #430-J sentiment to the inside and this will be my Christmas card for this year.  

Be sure to stop by each of the Rock Star's blogs to check out their take on Geri's awesome photo inspiration challenge.

We would love to have you play along with us this week.  You could win a fabulous prize!  You can find all of the details on The House That Stamps Built blog.

Need these stamps?

Be sure to use this coupon code to save 10% off of your Repeat Impressions purchase.

Monday, November 17, 2014

RI Project of the Week: Christmas Gift Bags

Hi there!  It's Melissa and this week I am going to share some quick and easy Christmas gift bags with you.

First up, you will want to gather your supplies:

I have pulled lots of Winter/Christmas paper scraps, some assorted ribbon, jingle bells, Action Wobblers, some of my favorite Repeat Impressions holiday stamps and a couple of Tootsie Rolls...a girl always needs a little sugar to help her when she is crafting :)

Stamp and color your images (do several at once):

Once your images are stamped, colored and cut out, set aside and work on some decorative panels for your bags, here is a close up of one of the bags:

I used the Repeat Impressions Holly Santa #302-K and the Merry Christmas #1141-F to create my gift bags.  I stamped Santa in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers.  The sentiment was stamped in the same ink and then I inked up the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.  I cut the decorative panels with dies and also edged them with the Brushed Corduroy ink.  Mr. Santa is on an Action Wobbler as he likes to dance :)

Now, here are all of the gift bags that I made:

I hope I have inspired you to decorate some gift bags, if so be sure to come on back and share them with us by leaving a link in the comments.

Have a great day,

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tombow's hopping with Jen Goode

Hi there!  Today, the Tombow team is hopping with Jen Goode from and we are glad you have joined us.

You should have arrived at my blog from Debbie's awesome blog, but if you didn't you can go back to the Tombow blog and start from the beginning.

Just yesterday, I saw a video on Splitcoaststampers that had the instructions for this cool
Screen Divider card and I had to give it a try.

I cut the main panel according to the instructions in the tutorial and then punched the top with a Martha Stewart punch and die cut the bottom with a Spellbinders die to create the "legs" of the screen.  I stamped the mistletoe image from the Inky Antics Christmas Greenery set in Rich Cocoa ink and colored it with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive to adhere each of the layers together and to the main panel.  To finish off the card, I added some Stickles to the leaves, Wink of Stella to the ribbons and Enamel Accents to the berries.

Now, how about a giveaway?

In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects.
We will announce a winner Monday 10/17.

Now, I am going to send you to Jennie's awesome blog for some more crafty goodness.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Anything Goes" Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!  

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner for a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have arrived here from Mary's blog.  
If you didn't, and you'd like to start at the beginning, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.  
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.

I die cut the Die-Versions Whispers Delicate Snowflake several times out of white cardstock and layered them together using a liquid adhesive.  Once all of the layers were dry, I inked the snowflake stack with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder.  I repeated the silver embossing two more times in order to create a faux metal look on the snowflake.

For the sentiment panel, I stamped the Repeat Impressions Happy Memories #2209-I in Eggplant ink onto a white panel and layered it to a light purple and faux metal silver edged panel.

We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is Irit's blog! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Wishes

Happy Monday!  I hope this finds you getting off to good start for the week.

Today I am sharing a fun card that could be used for Christmas or Winter depending on the sentiment you might choose to use on the inside.

Below is a list of all of the Crafter's Companion products used:
CC Mulberry Wood Christmas Wishes set
SN Premium White Cardstock
SN Markers:  BG1, BG4, BG6, CG1, CG2, CG4, CR8, CR11, GB4, GB7, GB9, GB10, IG1, IG4
Embossalicious Christmas Elegance 6 x 6 Folder
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Have a great day!

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