Saturday, November 18, 2017

Simon Says Stamp - Wild Beauty Birthday


Happy Saturday!

Last weekend, I taught a class for a women's event 
through church.  It was a fun get together to share our
hobbies and talents.  

This is one of 2 cards I made
for the event and the ladies had the opportunity to 
make one of each card.

This card uses a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, 
called Wild Beauty and the sentiment is from a set called 'Happy'.


Step 1 - Stamp the sentiment and flower outlines in black.


Step 2 - Stamp the flowers in Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice
and Spring Rain.


Step 3 - The 3 stems were drawn with a black multi-liner pen 
and white centers were added to the left and middle flower 
with white gel pen.

Step 4 - Sequin detail was added to the base of the flowers.


It turned out to be a fun card to introduce the ladies
to 2-step stamping, especially since some had never stamped before.  
The clear stamps really made it easy for beginners.  
It was a fun project and night of crafts and learning.

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp Sets: Wild Beauty and Happy

Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Spring Rain and True Black
PaperTrey Ink Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, White
Lil Inkers Design Die: Stitched rectangles
Copic .8 mm Black multiliner pen
White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Blue Skies Sequin mix from Fun Stampers Journey
Clear drying glue
Pop dots

Thanks for Stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, September 9, 2017

2 Cute Ink - Birthday Turtle

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a card using one of the new images for August
at 2 Cute Ink.  This is Birthday Turtle.

Close Up: 
Copic Colors:
Turtle - YG91, YG93, YG95, 
Shell - E31, E33, E35, E37, 
Hat - BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75
Balloon - R20, R22, R24, R27

Thanks for Stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Sunday, August 27, 2017

2 Cute Ink - Honey Bear

Happy Sunday!

I thought I would post today, rather than next Saturday,
because this sweet image is a freebie in August!

So there is still time to get this freebie - Heidi is offering it 
on her Facebook fan page.  Heidi contacted me a couple weeks ago
asking if I would make a couple cards for her.  

She sent me 2 new images, Honey Bear and Turtle Birthday.
I will have the second card posted in a couple weeks.

Close Up: 

Copic Colors:
Bear - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R02, R20
Honey Pot - BG11, BG70, BG72, BG75
Y32, Y35, Y38, W9
Ground Shading - W1, W2

Thanks for Stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Little Miss Muffet - Sally

 Happy Saturday!

This week I have another birthday card.  This one is for a little girl 
who is turning 3 years old.  I've had this image for several years
and I'm so happy I was able to color her.  The image is 
from Little Miss Muffet - Sally.

Image: Little Miss Muffet - Sally

Copic Colors...
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R02
Hair: E30, E31, YR23
Clothes: R24, R30, R32, R35, R59,
Y15, Y17, Y21, Y38, N1
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise
Papers:  Recollections Bold Basics

Challenge: Little Miss Muffet

  Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Little Miss Muffet - Chloe

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a birthday card for a friend's daughter who 
will be 10 this Fall.  It is hard to believe.  

This image is from Little Miss Muffet - Chloe.
The sentiment is PTI Signature Greetings II

Image: Little Miss Muffet - Chloe

Copic Colors...
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R02
Hair: E30, E31, YR23
Clothes: R30, R32, R35, BG10, BG11, BG70, BG72
N1, N2, N3
Cardstock: PTI Berry Sorbet and Bazzill Whirlpool
Papers:  Recollections Bold Basics

Challenge: Little Miss Muffet

  Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2 Cute Ink - Flower Girl

Happy Saturday!

I needed a girl card for an August birthday this week.  I went through my 
digital stamps and found this cute one from 2CuteInk - Sunflower Girl.

Close Up: 

I haven't colored in so long I wasn't sure I remembered how,
but I think it turned out OK.  I haven't used the sewing machine 
in some time either.  It was dusty!

Copic Colors...
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R02
Hair: E30, E31, YR23
Clothes: R30, R32, R35, Y35, E55, E57
Grass & Sky: YG05, YG06, YG09, B000
Flower: R32, R35, YG05, YG09, Y21, Y35, YR23
Cardstock: PTI Pink Peony and Harvest Gold
Papers:  Recollections Bold Basics

  Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, August 5, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Road Signed 2

Happy Saturday!

I used PaperTrey Ink Road Signed Stamp Set today to make a
birthday card for my niece's little boy who turned 3 this week.

I thought this was a fun and colorful layout for a little boy.

Inks: PTI Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, New Leaf, 
Enchanted Evening, Orange Zest and True Black
Cardstock: PTI Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, White
and True Black

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Damask Anniversary


Happy Saturday!

I've been making a lot of anniversary cards this month.
I chose the colors for each couple based on the 
colors of the bridesmaids dresses from the wedding.

The Damask is from Just Rite and the detailed die cut is 
Spellbinders 'A2 Tranquil Moments'.  

I certainly have been getting my use 
out of this stamp set and die!

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, July 22, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Guiding Lights 2

Happy Saturday!

I have another card using the set Guiding Lights from PaperTrey Ink.

This card uses a mirror of the layout I posted a couple weeks ago, 
using a different lighthouse stamp.  
I really like how this one came out.  This card went to a
friend who had surgery and loves lighthouses.

I made a second card with a greeting for 
the next time I need a card.
All the hills are different, I used a die from
Taylored Expressions - Rolling Hills.

Inks: PTI Black, Americana, Soft Stone
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, White

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Taylor Expessions - Thankful


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a Thank You card using a graphic greeting 
from Taylored Expressions - Thankful.

The Cloud border is also from Taylored Expressions.

Close Up:

Inks: Memento Black
Copic:  Y32, Y36, Y26, YR24
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain, White, Harvest Gold

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, July 8, 2017

PaperTrey Ink - Guiding Lights

Happy Saturday!

I have another new set from PaperTrey Ink - Guiding Lights.

This is another layered stamp set and my
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press really came in handy
lining the 3 parts of the light house up.

The sentiment on the first card is from PTI Signature Greetings II.

My second card uses the Happy Birthday 
from Guiding Lights.
 

To create the hill I used a die from Taylored Expressions - Rolling Hills.

Inks: PTI Black, Americana, Soft Stone
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, New Leaf, White

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, July 1, 2017

King of the Grill - Week 2


Happy Saturday!

I have a couple more cards this week using
 King of the Grill from PaperTrey Ink.


This is such a fun set.  I used my We R Memory Keepers 
Precision Press, which really made it easy
to get all the layers lined up and assure a well stamped image too. 
I stamped each layer 2-3 times to get the deep and even color.

Here is the second layout:

Inks: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, 
New Leaf, Amethyst Allure, Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy and Dark Chocolate
Polka dot patterned paper
Die: Pierced Rectangle and Square 

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, June 24, 2017

King of the Grill - Week 1


Happy Saturday!

I have a fun new set to show this week.
This is King of the Grill from PaperTrey Ink.

The woodgrain is from Just Rite.

I made 2 layouts with this picnic table theme.

Here is the second layout:


This is a super fun layered stamp set.  I used my 
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press, which really made it easy
to get all the layers lined up and assure a well stamped 
image too. I stamped each layer 2-3 times to get the deep 
and even color.

Inks: PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, 
New Leaf, Amethyst Allure, Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Dark Chocolate
Red Gingham patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Graduation Zone


Happy Saturday!

I have another graduation card today.  I have a couple friends 
with kids graduating this year.  This is a new set I got from 
PaperTrey Ink Road Signed Stamp Set.

I thought this was a fun layout.

Inks: PTI Black
Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, Green Leaf, Harvest Gold
Die: Grass
Chalk Pen and ruler

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Damask Graduation Card


Happy Saturday!

Today is my niece's high school graduation party and this is the
card I made for her.  Her high school colors are black and gold
as well as the colors for her college.

The Damask is from Just Rite and the detailed die cut is 
Spellbinders 'A2 Tranquil Moments'

Inside I stamped a train - which is one of the logo/mascots 
for Purdue University.  The train stamp is from On the Railroad.

Inks: Memento Black, Gold
Cardstock: PTI White, PTI Black and Metallic Gold

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Damask Birthday

Happy Saturday,

Today, I have a really simple 'Happy Birthday' card 
using Just Rite Sentimental Damask in a couple different colors
Plum Pudding and Enchanted Evening.


Inks: Enchanted Evening and Plum Pudding
Cardstock: PTI White, Plum Pudding, Enchanted Evening
Cotton Lace, Jute cord and pearls

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Monday, May 29, 2017

Cards with burlap

 Happy Memorial Day!

Today, I have a couple of cards made with painted burlap cardstock.
I've had this book of burlap cardstock for a couple years.  
I've finally used a piece to create a couple of cards.


Inks: PTI True Black
Painted burlap cardstock
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, True Black, Americana
Cotton Lace, Jute ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Handwritten border

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sketched Ranunculus


Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a couple cards using the Simon Says Stamp 
set Sketched Ranunculus.  I stamped a background of images on
watercolor paper, then painted with watercolors.
Lastly, I misted the image with water to blend.

Close Up:

Second card:

Inks: Memento Black
Watercolor paper and paints
Cardstock: PTI Plum Pudding, True Black, green leaf

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 22, 2017

On the Railroad

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a masculine card using Tim Holtz set - On the Railroad.

I showed a tutorial using a cling mount 
rubber stamp a couple weeks ago, 
using the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press.

In case you missed it...


Since this stamp comes indexed with the image,  
I placed my cardstock on the base, then positioned the stamp on the paper.


Closed the acrylic cover...


now your stamp is ready for ink...


ink it up...

 Close the cover and press evenly.
So easy.


Now, here is the card I made.  I colored it with chalks and 
added some jute cord and a metal gear embellishment.

Cardstock: PTI Americana, True Black and Kraft

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb

Saturday, April 8, 2017

We R Precision Press Tutorial

Happy Saturday!

Today, I have a really simple 'Thinking of you' card 
using Just Rite Sentimental Damask.

I used this set last week, however since then I got a new tool !! 
So, I thought I would show 
the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press in use.

Background stamps are hard when you have short fingers.
I've always had trouble with larger stamps 
that requires gripping an acrylic block 5" or larger.


Where has this tool been all my life?!?


We R Memory Keepers Precision Press 
Inks: PTI Enchanted Evening, True Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Just Rite Sentimental Damask


I positioned the 4.25" x 5.5" white cardstock, so the center of the width 
is on the 3" mark and the top edge against the straight edge.  
Then, secured it with low-tack painters tape.

The acrylic cover has a nice 1/8" square grid - so helpful.  
I positioned the upper stamp center on the 3" mark, 
down 1 square from the top.
The second stamp I positioned with a .25" gap for the sentiment.


I checked the position of the stamp on the cardstock.
Nicely centered.


Ink the stamp side.


Close the cover and press evenly, then open.
I have to say one of the nicest thing is being able to close
 the cover again if a spot didn't ink properly.  
The repeat-ability is perfect. Love that!

Make one or a stack of images. 


Then I picked out a sentiment.


Aligned the sentiment stamp in the stamped image.
Close the acrylic cover...


...and the sentiment sticks to the cover. 
Ink the sentiment.  I used black.


Close the cover and press evenly.


Finished stamped image.


Simple card - so easy.

There are several stamp presses out there, 
varying sizes, styles and cost $10-50.  
The expensive ones use magnets to hold the paper.  
I love magnets, but I chose this one because it was half the cost.

After some research, I liked the design of this one best.
One piece and the size is good for storage.  
The stamp area is 6x6", which is large enough for me 
and open on 2 sides in case I want to use a larger sheet of cardstock. 
I'm really happy with it.

I know your wondering...
It works with clear stamps, but does it work for thicker 
rubber mounted cling stamps too?

YES!  

The hinge is slotted vertically to handle thicker stamps too.

Here is my 1st try with a cling mount rubber stamp.
This is a Tim Holtz set - On the Railroad


Since this stamp comes indexed with the image,  
I placed my cardstock on the base, then positioned the stamp on the paper.


Closed the acrylic cover...


now your stamp is ready for ink...


ink it up...

 Close the cover and press evenly.
So easy.

Now, to make a card with this image.

Thanks for stopping by...
Blessings,
Deb