5/27/15

For You Canvas Pouches

Earth Safe Finishes has some wonderful products and today I want to show you just how easy it is to add color to canvas images.  These canvas bags were already imprinted with the floral images, but I felt they need some color.

I selected Earth Safe Finishes Chalk It Up products in Plum Preserves and Cherry Jubilee.  Using a paint brush, I added the colors to the flowers. 






I think these canvas bags will make great treat bags, especially as we come to the end of the school year and we look for sweet gifts for those who help our children daily.


 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

5/26/15

It's So Suzy time

Hi everyone it's time for more cards using stamps from  So Suzy Stamps

I've paired the Chatter stamp with the Happy Mother's Day stamp


 
I've mixed and matching background papers and stamped Chatter on a green panel.

 
 
I also created 3" x 4" cards for simple Miss You cards.  The small sentiment worked out well on this sized card.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 

5/22/15

Baby Shower Party Favors

Hi everyone, I've created some new party favors today using etchall dip 'n etch and Ribbons Unlimited Inc. ribbons.

These glass jars were perfect for baby shower party favors.  I placed the jars in etchall dip 'n etch for 15 minutes, then rinsed them off.  I love the frosted appearance you get from dip 'n etch!


I tied some Sky Blue Ombre Ribbon around the jars and tied the labels to the ribbon with twine.   Around the lid, I used Helmar's Fabric Glue to adhere Cream Nylvalour Velvet Ribbon.

 
I tied a stamped sentiment to the ribbon with some twine.  These party favors were so much fun to create and would be perfect for a baby shower don't you thnk?
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

5/20/15

Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, my first post is up on the Earth Safe Finishes blog.


 

 
 
 
Please stop by the Earth Safe Finishes blog for the details on how I created this canvas.

Steph

 



 




5/19/15

Happy Mother's Day Wallet

Hi everyone,  I love to play with pretty papers and create unusual projects, how about you?

This wallet and coordinating card panels are not only fun to make, but quite easy.  The wallets easily hold cards but think about adding a  gift card or a piece of jewelry.

 

 
 
Cut cardstock 6” x 9 ¾”
With the long edge at the top of the Scor-pal, score at 3 ½” and 7”
Fold on the scored lines




To create the panels for each flap:

Cut 2nd piece of cardstock – 4 pieces each 5 ¾” x 3 ¼”; 2 pieces each 5 ¾” x 2 ½”
Cut pattern paper - 4 pieces each 5 ½” x 3”; 2 pieces each 5 ½” x 2 ¼”
Corner round 2 edges of the smaller panels
Ink all edges  
Adhere the pattern papers to the cardstock panels then adhere them to the wallet base
 
 
 
 
To create the accordion panels:
Cut 2 pieces of cardstock 3” x 4 1/8”
With the 4 1/8” width across the Scor-pal, score every 3/8” as follows:
3/8”, ¾”, 1 1/8”, 1 ½”, 1 7/8”, 2 ¼”, 2 5/8”, 3”, 3 3/8”, 3 ¾”
Mountain and valley fold along the scored lines

 



Use Scor-tape to adhere the accordion panels to the wallet
 
 
 
Punch a slot in the front panel wide enough to slip the flap through



 
To create the flap:
Cut a strip of cardstock 1 ½” x 6”
Cut a strip of cardstock 1 ¼” x 6”
Cut a strip of pattern paper 1” x 6”
Corner round one end
Ink each layer and assemble
Score at 3 ½” and fold
Use Scor-tape to adhere the flap to the back of the wallet
Add embellishments to the flap
 
 
Be sure to stop by the Scor-Pal blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

 

Congratulations

Hi everyone, have you see the awesome Thomas Kinkade stamps at Cornish Heritage Farms?

I know I'll never be able to color them as effectively as he did, but one can always try!!!

I used the Clocktower Cottage, opting to stamp it in black ink and just color in portions of the image.  I love this effect.  It lets you just focus on elements that you feel are important.  Like the flowers surrounding the house and the stream flowing almost to the sky.



The sentiment is from Script Essential Expressions.



So next time you have a detailed stamp, why not just add a little color and see if you like the result!

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


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

5/18/15

Traveling Trinket Envelopes

Clearsnap makes a number of Souvenir stamps.   If you are planning on traveling this year, why not use the Souvenir stamps to decorate envelopes that will hold trinkets from your travels.

I've used the London and San Francisco Souvenir stamps to decorate these envelopes.

Each Souvenir stamp set comes with 4 stamps and 1 black dye ink pad.  So you have everything you need in one container.  

 
Each envelope was stamped with an assortment of images from the appropriate set and then portions of each were colored with Smooch Accent Ink.



To keep the envelopes together, I punched a hole and added a ring with ribbon.  These envelopes are small enough to put in your purse, but large enough to hold the assorted items you pick up on your travels.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 







5/15/15

Fun with Clearsnap Artscreens and inks

Hi everyone, it's time to create your own backgrounds with an assortment of Artscreens from Clearsnap.   Just take some white cardstock, assorted colors of Clearsnap Spritzers and assorted Artscreens and just have fun.  You don't know what you'll create unless you play around.  Check out the assorted prints I've made.
 
 
 
I had some chunky wood letters I wanted to decorate so I traced the letters onto brown cardstock and cut them out.  Using Helmar's Decoupage and Craft Paste, I adhered the cardstock to the letters.
 
 
 
Once the spritzed cardstock dried (and it didn't take very long), I started cutting and tearing the cardstock to fit the letters.  The edges were inked with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink and then also adhered with Helmar's Decoupage and Craft Paste.
 
 
 
Assorted chipboard pieces were inked and embossed with embossing powders then placed on the letters.
 




Wrap some twine, add some bling, a little stamping and you are done.  You don't need to add too much to the letters - the papers make their own statement, don't you think?



Supplies:

Clearsnap Art Screens - Mandala, Chevrons, Tropical, Rounded Bloom
Clearsnap Spritzers -  Fireberry, Putty, Moody Blue, Frosted Plum, Lemondrop, Pumpkin Pie, Pinkolicious
Clearsnap Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Flowery Refrigerator Magnet

 Hi everyone, it's a beautiful day.  The flowers are starting to appear as are the birds and bees.  This 4" x 4" frame has been begging to be used.    So I had a lot of fun with etchall, Makin's Clay and Earth Safe Finishes.

Using Clearsnap Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder, I stamped a floral image onto glasss. 


 

 
I stamped and embossed the flowers on the glass then used dip 'n etch to frost the glass.   After waiting 15 minutes, I cleaned the glass, and poured the dip 'n etch back into the jar.  Removing the embossing powder, these flowers are the result. 

 

Using Makin's Clay and Push Molds, I created the flowers and leaves.  I also die cut the butterfly and nestled it amongst the flowers.



To add some shimmer to the flowers, I used Earth Safe Finishes Mica Powders and painted them on the wet clay. 

 
 
So what do you think?
 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph
 

5/12/15

Happy Father's Day

Do you need to create Father's Day Cards?  Well, if you do, check out the stamps from SoSuzy Stamps.  So many ideas.


My first card is pretty simple.  It uses the new Happy Father's Day sentiment in conjunction with some "older" pattern paper I've had hanging around.  Some times you just need a nice sentiment to tie in with pattern papers.





My next Father's Day card using the same sentiment in conjunction with the Band Saw Stamp.  Since I wanted to focus on the tool, I crumbled the cardstock background and lightly inked it.



 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

5/8/15

KellyCraft Design Team


I am just so excited to be joining this wonderful team of designers at Kellycraft for the new year.





Stop by the blog and see the newest creations.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

5/5/15

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone, this week's challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms is to create a Mother's Day card.


 
 
I used the Large Dots Backgrounder Stamp to create the light pattern on the cardstock.  I wanted a subtle pattern and this stamp was perfect.  Beautiful sparkling ribbon was tied around the panel before adhering it to the card.
 
 
The Sunflower digital image was colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.




Be sure to stop by the team's blog to see what they've been creating.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph