Friday, April 29, 2016

Woohoo!! Play Time!!!

School is over, well at least this challenging and stressful  class is over. I handed in my final research paper last night.

To celebrate, I binged on the new online card class "Clean and Sheer". Kristina  and Jennifer and others were sharing tips and techniques for working with vellum or acetate.

Jennifer's videos on embossing with vellum and acetate was way cool, so that is what I tried my hand at.

I did many of the elements she shared with us, but on the inside I die cut and embossed the balloon with the same Cuttlebug happy birthday folder and attached it inside so it matched up with the outside. Jennifer showed us how to add color to the embossed vellum/acetate images, but I decided to color the embossed balloon and let it show through subtlety.

There were some very cool techniques other than these that you must check out.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Male Room Challenge #34 Shakespeare

Today's challenge at The Male Room is "Shakespeare". Get your thinking caps on.

I am not saying anything about my card accept that I had to go and buy this adorable stamp set to make it.

I hope you get my tongue in cheek play on Shakespeare! Please join us at the Male Room and Shakespeare with us!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Laurels at Laura's Loft

Hey everyone! Try saying Laurel's at Laura's Loft five times fast!! Today's card features an oldie but goodie set from Laura's Loft. Avery Elle's Laurels is a real versatile stamp set. It can be used for all seasons and holidays. This version is my "April showers bring May flowers" version.


For a quick and easy card, just CASE my design and you can have a ton of fun with this awesome stamp set.

So hurry over to Laura's Loft and snag this great stamp set for 30% off. See Laura's big sale!
Everything is 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fairy Friends at Laura's Loft

Hi everyone! So glad to be doing some creating. I have spent the last 4 days working on a HUGE research project for school. It makes me crazy. So I have to take some time for myself and stamp.

I made this cute card using Lawn Fawn's "Fairy Friends"that I got at Laura's Loft. I used this technique that I call "all over stamping". If you know what it is really called, let me know.

 I do know is that Yoonsun Hur is the queen of this type of stamping.

Be sure to head over Laura's Loft and pick up Fairy Friends for 30% off.  Laura is having a store wide sale! 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Chirpy Chirp Chirp at Laura's Loft

This time "chirpy chirp chirp translates to meet me at Laura's Loft! You want to head over there as fast as your wings will fly! Laura is having a store wide sale! 30% off everything until May 7 at MN.

You can get such cute sets as the Lawn Fawn set Chirpy Chirp chirp that I used today on this quick OL CAS card.  don't even think this set is just for Easter. There is so much you can do with it!

Stay tune for more inspiration from the inspirational compadres at Laura's Loft!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Male Room Challenge # 33 Triple Stamping

Happy Sunday everyone. I am looking at a bright sunny day after a very weird day of fat snow yesterday. It snowed all day long and it just coated the ground. we had thick fat snow that looked like feathers floating.

Last weekend I spent in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania with a few girlfriends. We went for the Allentown Heirloom Rubber Stamp Convention but it really was just to spend quality time together stamping.

The weekend was the perfect opportunity for me to catch up on challenges. Today at the Male Room the new challenge is "triple stamping" I have to admit, I had no idea what this was until I googled it and saw it and thought "oh yeah I've seen that." You can google it and see a million videos or tutorials. Here is one from Split Coast.

So since I was in the road trip mood from traveling to the "No's", I went for a travel theme card.

The only problem with this card is the don't carry too much baggage. We are talking bringing stamping supplies- between 2 of us, the whole trunk was filled, leaving the back seat for clothes and food. Needless to say we pretty much spend the weekend in our jamis.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with this cool technique challenge at The Male Room!

Friday, April 1, 2016

House of Cards April Challenge: Color/ Script

I was trying to think of a funny April Fool's story but couldn't come up with anything. Last year, I pulled a fast one on all you readers, but things like that only work once.  
Anywho, I am up in the Poconos with all bestie and other stamping buddies to go to the Heirloom Rubber Stamp Convention. The convention gets smaller every year but it is fun to get away with the girls for a weekend of stamping. The weather is suppose to be cold and rainy but it won't matter to us crafty gals!

This month's challnege at the House of Cards is either a colors, use script or both.

My first card while it isn't exactly script, I really liked it. I used to rather old but well loved stamps from PTI and Hero Arts.

My second card is more in keeping with the whole script thing and colors. It's just OK. Again I used all old stuff. The tulips is actually a wood stamp!!! I betcha there are new stampers out there who even wonder why you would use a wood stamp. They have become so old school.

Please play along with us this month at House of Cards and show us how our challenge inspires you!