Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #23

Hey Y'all! 

The challenge over at SBC is being sponsored by A Day for Daisies. Head on over to their website and check out their digi images, so many talented artists. I felt as though I had to really stretch to live up to artwork that is these digi stamps! 

This was a fun challenge because I had an image that to me was extremely artistic, soft, and elegant. I was also focusing on my coloring and learning how to bring out the romantic feeling that I get when I look at the image I colored. I hope I did it justice! 

I wanted to really feature this image and didn't want it to get lost on the card, so the rest of the card is very simple and clean as to not detract from the image itself. 

A Day for Daisies has so many images to choose from! Don't tell my hubby but I think I spent a couple of hours trying to make my mind up on the image I wanted I still couldn't pick just one ha ha! 

Join us in our challenge, remember anything goes but feel free to try something new either way we want to see what you've been up to or what you came up with for these images. The best part is you may even win a prize and who doesn't love that!!! 

Keep on Crafting,

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Challenge #22 at Scrapbook Blessings Club

Hi Everybody! Thanks for stopping by, it's time for our next challenge over at SBC and this tutorial was awesome! I love learning new things and this challenge allows you the chance to give a cute card and a little something extra that the recipient can take with them everywhere.

The image that I used is from the Stamping Chef and these images make me want to color and craft all day! It was so hard to decide which one to use and then once I finally made my choice I just couldn't stop playing with it.

Anything goes over at the SBC challenge but if you are looking for something to try you should definitely check this tutorial out. Either way we would love to see what you have been inspired to create so come on over and join in the fun!

Keep on Crafting,

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Challenge 21 Anything Goes

Have you seen the stamps by Sherri Baldy? They are so super cute! This is one of my favorite images  because not only is it super cute but it also gives you room to color. I chose to color this image with Letraset Promarkers. I picked the image out well before I received the card kit for the month of May which fortuitously had in it a stamp that says "Just flying by to say hi".

It doesn't really matter what you color with markers, colored pencils, watercolor etc. just have fun and play! Come on over to Scrapbook Blessings Club and show us what you've been up to... and enter to win...right here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Challenge 20- Anything Goes (feature tutorial: Emboss Resist)

Hi friends!
Kimmy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you what I came up with for Challenge 20 featuring the tutorial: Emboss Resist.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pinque Peacock!

First, I have a quick tip for you.... Think of taking something that you have created that you ended up just loving the way it turned out and displaying it in your space and then when you are either ready to look at something else or something new and wonderful takes its place (as tends to happen with us crafters) then use it as you had originally intended i.e. as a card or layout. 

To my delight this emboss resist technique turned out so cute that I just cannot yet part with it, I just love looking at it and so I am going to let it "live" in my room until that inspiration runs out.

This challenge totally took me out of my comfort zone, I watched the tutorial video, oh about 5 times before I took the plunge! :) I am excited for Summer and I was itching to use the La La Land Stamp that I had just gotten my hands on! Squee!

 This is going to be a first, I made this project fully intending on this to be a card which is why it is 6x6 but I did not do the inside and actually have not adhered it to any card stock but as I kept looking at it and realized just how much I enjoy looking at it, it dawned on me that I don't want to part with it so it is becoming decoration in my room to inspire me and remind me to try new things! 

Here is what you need:
  • white card stock 
  • an image that you want to use (chunky images do tend to show up best but don't hesitate if it's an image you really want to use, you can always choose a different image if you end up not liking how it turns out)
  • 2-3 different color inks 
  • a blending tool of some sort (the video shows daubers I used a mini blending tool
  • Versamark to stamp the image in
  • white or clear embossing powder
  • heat tool
  • card stock of your choosing that goes with your design
Below I have added the video that I watched to understand how to create the technique. 
Emboss Resist Technique

Don't forget that for Challenge 20 Anything Goes over at ScrapBook Blessings Club, however, you can earn an extra entry for giving the tutorial a try. I encourage to do so and hope you have as much fun with it as I did. Either way head on over and share with us what you've been up to here

Keep on Crafting,

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Challenge #19 Pop Up Box Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by! 

This is my first ever pop up box card, I was super excited to give it a try. Our sponsor is DRS Designs and I love, love, love their stamps! The stamps I used on this card are both from DRS Designs and my sentiment was great but my main image was a bit bigger than what I really needed for the size of my card.

One of the really great things about this card is that it fits in a regular envelope, so I was determined to use the stamps I had chosen and finagled with it enough until I found a way to get that sassy little cat to work! 

It turned out very cute and I will be working on another one that I will be adding more elements to so check back in and see how I progress along. Try it for yourself it was a fun project and has a great wow factor for the recipient. 

If you are interested in giving it a go here is the tutorial that I followed, you can enter our challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club here with anything that you have created recently. 

Thanks again for stopping by and keep on crafting! 


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Make A Picture

Make a Picture Challenge #18

Hi Everybody! 

Today I bring you a cute little girl from Bugaboo Stamps who is our sponsor this week for Scrapbook Blessings Club. 7 wonderful digital stamps goes to the winner of this new challenge. The challenge that the team took on was to make a picture for your background. This is something I had never done with inks before and it was so much fun (love the chance to get a little messy!)! 

I also got to play with my Spectrum Noir markers. I have heard how wonderful they are and when I ran out of ink in my skin tones for my promarkers I decided to make the switch. One of the selling points for me is that the Spectrum Noir markers are refillable and you can now get a brush tip end if you choose to and you can replace whichever end you wish (I plan to replace the chisel tip end since I don't ever use that side). 

Alrighta roony onto the card...and heeere she is!

So here is the tutorial that I watched for the technique if you would like to check it out, I have since watched several more of her videos and I think I might be hooked now.


  • white card stock paper ( Georgia Pacific, I made a card front in case the inking had to be redone.)
  • inks and sponge (I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in China Blue for the sky and Tea Dye for the ground)  one thing I would note is make sure you do your ground dyeing before you stick anything down, I was so focused on making sure that she was actually sitting on the bench that I missed a whole step!) 
  • cut out the clouds from white cards stock paper using my Slice machine and the Zootopia card
  •  the bench is a die cut from La La Land Crafts which I cut out using my Big Kick
  • the image is from Bugaboo Stamps colored with Letraset Promarkers and Spectum Noir markers
  • I used my Xyron adhesive machine (I have the small purple one) to run the image through and make a sticker out of it
  • once I had stuck the image to the bench I used Mono multi adhesive from Tombow to glue the bench down
  • used ATG Gun to adhere the card front to the base of the card
  • not sure where the Hello sentiment stamp came from it was in my stash and I acquired it back before I was in the habit of trying to put down what I used...sorry 
So let us see what you've been up to and if you are looking for a little inspiration check out the tutorial video I for one will making a few more in the future! If you are looking for a new digi stamp head on over to Bugaboo Stamps they are having a 25% SALE off all of their EASTER STAMPS!!!

We would love for you to enter the contest and be our winner for this challenge you can do that right here.

Happy Easter! Hope it is a beautiful day for you and your family no matter the weather! 

Keep on Crafting,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Challenge #17 DIY Flowers

Hi There! Come join us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club for Challenge #17. Making our own flowers is something that each design team member has taken on and they are showing exactly what they did. So you can share with us a method you already know or pick up a few methods that you may want to give a try. 
I want to share with you a way to make your own flowers out of paper. The flower design that I used on this card I started making last year. I remember being at a crop with some of my girlfriends and playing with the paper and the idea. 

What I did to create the flower was to take a patterned paper that I really liked and cut into half inch strips that are about 4 inches long. This can be shrunk down or cut larger depending on how big of a flower you want. I then took my paper piercer and pierced through the end of the strip on both sides. I folded the strips over but make sure that you don't crease it because these will create the petals of your flower. 

When I was making this I wanted to use the pink button for the center of the flower but needed something to hold it all together rather than trying to glue it all down which I'm sure would work also but I'm not that patient! So I used a large brad to secure all the strips and it also created a flat back that made it easier to attach once it was made. I also used a glue dot to adhere the button center and glued it to the brad. 

The rest of the card is pretty basic, I am in the middle of moving my room around and most of my items are displaced. I did however have access to my Bic markers so that is what I used. I drew the stem and leaves with a pencil then went over them with markers did some light blending but nothing really precise and them used my Sakura gel pens to add some glitter to the flower and the stem itself. 

The sentiment is a sticker that I had in my stash and I thought it worked well with keeping the card clean and simple. At first I wasn't sure if I was happy with it but the more time has passed I think it turned out cute albeit simple. 

Some come on and give it a try I'm sure that will be at least one or two that will give you the flower power to whip something creative up. You can also enter to win here, we would love to see what you make! 

Keep on Crafting,