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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RI WIW Sketch Challenge-Blue Birdy

Hey there and happy Wednesday.  This week Wendy (owner of Repeat Impressions) has challenged the team to use another one of her great sketches as the inspiration for card. You can check out each of the Rock Stars cards on The House That Stamps Built blog.

I am hoping and praying for some fall weather (and rain) and so I pulled some fall colors with just a little touch of cool blue for my card.

I stamped the RI Bird and Blossoms #1321-M in black ink and colored with markers.  I used an oval die to cut out the image and then added it to a black scallop oval panel and popped that up with foam tape onto the card.  

Here is Wendy's sketch:

Be sure to head on over to each of my Rock Star teamies blogs and check out their awesome creations using Wendy's sketch.

We would love it if you would play along with our sketch challenge, you could win a fabulous prize if you do. 

Head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and check out the details

Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Tombow Challenge Time-Birthday

Happy, happy Monday everyone!  

This month it is my turn to host the challenge on the Tombow blog and since it is my birthday month (yes, I am celebrating ALL month) I am challenging each and every one of you to create a "BIRTHDAY" themed card/project.

I stamped the RI Gumball Machine #9702 in black ink and colored it in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens Jellybean Set.  Next I added the RI Gumballs #9710-I and colored them in.  I added some Glossy Accents and Microfine Warm Diamond Glitter to a few of the gumballs.  They look yummy! I added the gumball machine to the card using Tombow Foam Tabs.  Tombow Xtreme Adhesive was used to adhere each of the layers together.

I stamped the RI Have A Ball #9703-F onto a scrap of white cardstock and added it to the side of the gumball machine.  Next, I tied a twine bow around the machine and added some Stardust pen to the silver parts of the gumball machine.

Now, I challenge you to play along, you could win this awesome prize pack if you do!

Head on over to the Tombow Blog where you will find an INLINKZ to upload your BIRTHDAY themed card or project.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Come and hop with Tombow and Walnut Hollow

Hello and happy Friday to each and everyone of you!  This weekend the Tombow team is hopping with the awesome team at Walnut Hollow.

I chose to get creative with the Walnut Hollow Boutique Tissue Box.  I started by applying a base layer of black acrylic paint to the entire surface of the box.

Next, I added some black print paper to each side of the box using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, this adhesive worked perfectly for this application!  

I cut several flowers using a Silhouette cut file and added some Tea Dye Distress ink to the edges and layered them together using Tombow Mono Multi.  I die cut some leaves out of green print paper using the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die.  I added the foliage to the tissue box using Tombow Mono Multi and then added the flowers using some Tombow Foam Tabs.  I added buttons to the flowers and sequins using a bit more Tombow Mono Multi.

Want to win a fabulous prize?  

Be sure to hop on over Chris and Debbie's blogs today, check out their awesome projects and leave a comment.  

Don't forget, this hop goes on all weekend and be sure to check out the following blogs on Saturday and Sunday.



Thanks for hopping with us today!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RI WIW Designers Choice Challenge-Blues

Hey, hey,'s What If Wednesday pm The House That Stamps Built blog and this week is a Designers Choice Challenge and Joyce has challenged the Rock Stars to create using the color Blue.

The first thing that came to mind was snowflakes.  I love, love snowflakes and this card was easy peasy to put together.  Gotta love that!

I started with a light gray card base and then added a silver shimmer panel and a blue snowflake embossed panel.  I rubbed some white pigment ink lightly over the embossed blue panel to add some interest.  Next, I stamped the RI Snowflake Outline #8917-I and #8916-E in dark blue ink and the RI Snowflake Solid #8912-I in light blue ink and cut them out and added them on top of some banner strips.  I stamped the Merry Christmas from the RI May Your Heart #2203-H in dark blue ink and added it to a silver shimmer panel.  I added some Stardust Stickles and large rhinestones to the snowflakes to finish them off.

Be sure to head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and play along with Joyce's challenge.  You could have a chance and winning a fabulous prize.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Back to School Hop with Tombow and Lily Criswell

Hey there!  Today, the Tombow team is hopping with a fantastic young crafter named Lily Criswell.  You should have arrived at my blog from Debbie's blog, but if you didn't you can go back to Tombow's blog and start from the beginning.

Lily will be heading back to school soon, so the theme of this hop is just that: 

 Back To School

I was stumped for a project as I don't have anyone in school at this time so I went through some of my old files and came up with this adorable pencil card.

I cut a piece of tan cardstock 7" x 8 1/2" and scored it at 3 1/2" to create a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" card.  Next, I cut the right edge to a point and colored the end with a Black Tombow Dual Brush Pen to create the "pencil lead".  Next I die cut a piece of yellow print cardstock with a wavy edged die and adhered it to the card using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.  I added a scrap of pink cardstock for the eraser using Xtreme and then some Core'dinations Onyx Gemstone cardstock to create the ferrule of the pencil.  The pencil on my desk had a little green strip in the middle of the ferrule so I added a tiny strip of cardstock using Tombow Mono Multi to make it look the same.  I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches and the tiny apple from Gina K. Designs and added a bit of twine as a finishing touch.

Be sure to visit each of the blogs along the way and leave a comment for a chance to win the following:

If you should get lost along the way, here is a list of each of the blogs along the hop:

In order to enter to win the prize, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week as well as “Like” TombowUSA Facebook!  Don't have a Facebook page, don't worry, just let us know when you leave your comment.  You still have a great chance to win :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RI WIW Sketch Challenge A614

Hey, hey it's Wednesday and that means it is time for another awesome sketch challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog.  This week, Wendy has provided us with an awesome sketch.  Be sure to head on over to each of the Rock Star's blogs and check out their cards.  Lots of good stuff going on this week!

August is full of birthdays (mine included) so I thought I would share a fun birthday card to get "Birthday" month started :)

I started by stamping the Repeat Impressions Vertical Party Negative #5910-M in Versamark ink and then embossed the image with white detail powder.  I sponged on some orange and blue inks and trimmed and matted the image.  I stamped the RI Vertical Birthday #6401-J in black ink onto the left edge of the print panel.  

I finished off the card with some skinny rick rack ribbon and a few shimmer circle stickers.

This would be a great card for anyone in the family.  Go ahead, get the stamps and make a few for your stash....:)

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch:

Be sure to head on over to each of my Rock Star teamies blogs and check out their awesome cards.

Once you have checked out each of the Rock Star's amazing projects, why not jump in and play along with the challenge, you could win a fabulous prize.

Head on over to The House That Stamps Built and check out all of the details.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

You're Special

Hi there and happy Friday to you all.  Today I am going to share a fun technique using Tombow Dual Brush markers and stencils to create a fun watercolor background.

For this card, I started by taping a stencil onto a large piece of watercolor paper and then going over the entire stencil with embossing ink and then I removed the stencil and embossed it with black powder.   Next, I spritzed the paper with a fine mist of water and scribbled some pink, yellow and orange Tombow Dual Brush pens onto the paper and then rubbed the colors around with my finger.  If your paper has dried a bit, just give it another spritz and continue moving the color around.  

Next, I trimmed down the piece to the size that I wanted for my card and added a black and white mat.  I used Tombow Xtreme to hold the watercolor piece to the black cardstock and then some Tombow Foam Tabs to adhere the white panel to the orange embossed card.  

I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto a white scrap and popped it up with some foam tabs.  I added some die cut butterflies and sequins as a finishing touch.

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