12/18/14

A little birdie told me.......

Hi everyone, a little birdie told me something special.

I've used on of the birds from the  Vintage Birds stamp set along with I Love Leaves, a fun collection of assorted leaves in assorted shapes and sizes.


The background is the full plate of leaves stamped on white cardstock in shades of orange and brown.  The bird was stamped in orange then fussy cut and placed atop 2 die cut labels and the sentiment placed just beneath.

 
 
To see more of the stamps available, visit the Rubber Dance store.
 
For more inspiration, please visit the Rubber Dance blog.

Supplies:
Stamps:  Rubber Dance
Ink:  Clearsnap
Embossing:  Cuttlebug
Dies:  Spellbinders
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Quick and Easy Christmas Projects - Day 5

Hey everyone and welcome to day 5 of my 10 days of quick and easy Christmas projects.

I found these cute paint cans in my local store and thought they'd be cute for holiday gift giving.


How easy is this  -  just add a handful of kisses in the can.  Stamp the sentiment and tie it to the handle!


Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by daily as I show you more quick and easy Christmas projects you can make in less than 30 minutes.
 
 
Merry Christmas.
 

Steph
 

 

12/17/14

Quick and Easy Christmas Projects - Day 4

Hey everyone and welcome to day 4 of my 10 days of quick and easy Christmas projects.

Snowman soup is one of my favorite projects to put together for the holidays.  The kids love it.


Into a cellophane bag add a package of hot chocolate mix, some marshmallows, kisses and peppermints.  Tie it closed.


 
Add a decorated die cut a snowman and tie it to the ribbon.  Print out the snowman soup saying and add it to the snowman's tummy.
 
 
Was old you've been really good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather so near
You'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little snowman soup
Complete with peppermints.
Add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by daily as I show you more quick and easy Christmas projects you can make in less than 30 minutes.
 
 
Merry Christmas.
 

Steph
 

 

12/16/14

Birthday Wishes

It's a new challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms, and Frances has asked us to use a Thomas Kinkade stamp.

I've used the Golfer's Paradise, Living Waters.  I wanted to create a sunrise effect, so  I spritzed the areas with water and colored for a water color effect.





The sentiment is from Script Essential Expressions.





Don't forget to check the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team's cards on their blogs:




Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Quick and Easy Christmas Projects - Day 3

Hey everyone and welcome to day 3 of my 10 days of quick and easy Christmas projects.

I posted these Snowman Poop pouches recently on the Clearsnap blog - they are so cute and fun to give the little ones (or even some big ones) in your life.




I stamped the plastic bags with snowflakes using ColorBox Caribbean Surfacez Ink - it's the perfect ink for stamping on non paper surfaces.   It dries instantly so you can continue completing your project.

I printed out the Snowman Poop saying and stamped a snowman in black to the left of the saying to create the toppers.  Just put some marshmallows in the bag and staple the topper in place.
 
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by daily as I show you more quick and easy Christmas projects you can make in less than 30 minutes.
 
 
Merry Christmas.
 

Steph
 

 

 

12/15/14

Quick and Easy Christmas Projects - Day 2

Hey everyone and welcome to day 2 of my 10 days of quick and easy Christmas projects.

Make Christmas ornaments with etchall etching crème.





I found some heart shaped glass ornaments in my local store and placed assorted stencils on top. 



To be sure the etchall crème stayed on the stencil, I added masking tape around the stencils.


Place a liberal amount of etchall on each ornament and allow them to sit for 15 minutes.


After 15 minutes, remove the crème and place it back in the bottle.  Etchall etching crème is reusable so nothing goes to waste!  Rinse the ornaments to remove the stencils and tape.


 
 Dry them and hang them on the tree.  Enjoy.



Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by daily as I show you more quick and easy Christmas projects you can make in less than 30 minutes.
 
 
Merry Christmas.
 

Steph

12/14/14

Quick and Easy Christmas Projects - Day 1

Hi everyone.  The Christmas count down has begun.  Can you feel the excitement in the air!  Everyone is busy shopping and preparing for the big day. 

If you need to create something quick for the holidays, stop by my blog over the next 10 days and  I will show you some fun, quick and easy projects.

Today, I'm going to show you some purses.  They may be small, but they can hold so many items.  Just perfect for make up, gift cards and or even jewelry.
 


You can get 4 purses from 1 sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock.  Cut cardstock into 4 pieces, each 6" x 6".   Double sided cardstock works best because it's sturdier and the print is then seen inside and out.


Score at 1" and 5" for the sides. 
Rotate and score at 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" to create the bottom. 
Fold the sides along the score lines, then fold up the bottom.
Add Scor-tape along the top edges and add a 1" strip of black cardstock across the top of the purses.
 



Cut cardstock handles 3/4" x 10" and adhere them with brads.



 
 
There you go.  Perfect for a gift card or whatever you want to put inside.   Quick and easy and so much fun to make in less than 30 minutes.
 
Don't forget to stop by daily as I will have new projects to share.
 
Merry Christmas.
 

Steph
 

12/13/14

Blog hop with Ann Butler and ETI


Kristi Parker Van Doren's photo.

Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop!  Please visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. YES, a comment on EACH blog gets you an entry for the BLOG CANDY shown below! Share the fun with your friends!

We will pick the winner on Saturday the 20th and announce it on the Ann Butler Blog and ETI blogs! Again, make sure and visit all the links below and leave a comment.



Graphic for Blog Hop


 


 
For my project, I altered a wood frame for a new Mom. 


 

First I created a variety of molds.


 


Using the resin as directed, its important that you mix for 2 minutes then again for another minute or two to reduce the possibility of bubbles.   I mixed some black opaque pigment into a cup of  resin and blue opaque pigment into another cup of resin.  I also mixed some Sunshine ColorBox Crafter's   Reinker into another cup of resin. 

Using Ann Butlers stamps from KellyCraft and ColorBox Crafter's Ink for Ann Butler in Blueberry, I stamped around the frame.


Turning the stamp a variety of ways created a fun pattern on the frame.


Once the frame was stamped, I poured some resin over the entire frame and spread it around so the entire frame was covered.


While waiting for it to dry, I continued with my project.
  


I wanted a subtle background so I used the Ann Butler's Stars Art Screen and Blueberry Crafter's Ink with an art dauber.


I die cut letters and added in my resin pieces for the apostrophe and the "o".


Once the resin dried, I inked around the frame with Blueberry Crafter's Ink.  I also added some resin pieces in the lower right corner.  All ready to give to a new Mom.


And, since we are so close to Christmas, I also created a card.  I found one of my resin elements made a great belt buckle.



Using Ann Butler's 2" Spots and Dots stamps from Unity Stamp Co., I repeatedly stamped across the card front using ColorBox Crafter's Ink for Ann Butler in Canyon on red cardstock. 

 


 
I added a strip of black to simulate Santa's belt.


 

Then I added a belt buckle made of resin.

  

 
Thanks for stopping by today and remember, every comment enters you for a chance to win an amazing prize package.  Here is the hop list.



 
 
 
Have a wonderful day.
 
Steph
 

12/12/14

Confidence is sexy

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be fun of a fun new design team for So Suzy stamps.  Check out the site for some wonderful stamps.

My post is up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today:



 
Nothing screams confidence more than a sexy black dress.   
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 

12/10/14

Today was a Good Day

Hi everyone.  It's Wednesday and I've been thinking of you.
 
My mother loved roses and would spend hours getting her roses "just right".  She would have loved this stamp!  I found this striped card in my stash, so I added some polka dot paper across the card backed with brown cardstock.  Pink and brown is such a wonderful combination.

 
 
I  added the sentiment and die cuts which would hold my rose.  The rose was stamped, colored with Tombow Markers and fussy cut before adding to the die cuts with foam adhesives for dimension.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph


12/5/14

Open Me......

Hi everyone, this past week was Bibi's birthday.  Bibi is the owner of Rubber Dance Art Stamps and she makes amazing stamps.  She also loves purple.  So, this card is for you Bibi.


 
 
I used Happy Birthday sentiments, a selection of 9 stamps.  I kept the rubber intact and stamped it completely on purple cardstock.  I matted it several times and then placed it on a sheet of purple dotted paper.




Design Adhesives and Foils spelled Open Me, which was placed atop the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


12/4/14

Happy Birthday Gary

It's my husband's 59th birthday today.  Wow, how did we get so old!!!!!

I had to make him a birthday card, so I used Ann Butler's Flourish stamps from KellyCraft and the new inks and art screens from Clearsnap to create this quick and easy card masculine card.



I used the new Stars Art Screen with  the new Crafter's Ink in Deep Woods.   After inking brown cardstock with the art screen, I tore the right corner and matted it with an almost perfect shade of coordinating cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with Deep Woods, then inked and matted before adding it to the card front with foam adhesives for dimension.

Needing a little "something" to finish my card, I stamped HB in Deep Woods and then fussy cut them.  With foam adhesives for dimension, the letters look great.

Now, I hope he likes it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph