Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the July SOTM Blog Hop. This blog hop is a big circle. So if you have come from Sheila Bennett's blog you are on the right track. When you're done, keep hopping to see lots of beautiful artwork!

Today we are showcasing Life is Wonderful! This is a set of 8 stamps. 

Here is what I made:

I used the Seaside paper pack to match the colors for the Nacho Average Challenge. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches. My centerpiece is the large word "Wonderful" from the July stamp set. I thought it was perfect just by itself, therefore making the card good for any occasion. I spiced it up with a few sequins from the Coral Reef assortment. I used the custom cutting system from CM to cut the oval - it is one of my favorite craft products (sorry, not CTMH). And I used my signature style for this card - matted pieces. I just love the clean, layered look. I'm entering this into the challenge at Clear it Out.

If you would like this stamp set, you can get it for only $5 when you order $50 from my website. Or you can get it free with a $25 stamp purchase in July!

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer's blog to see her beautiful creation!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Slate, Sorbet, Champagne
B&Ts: Seaside
Stamps: Life is Wonderful
Ink: Lagoon
Other: Coral Reef Sequin Assortment

Friday, June 19, 2015

Color Dare 147

This week we have a super fun challenge at Color My Heart. You get to choose your own colors, but they have to be monochromatic. I used Thistle for my card. I CASED a card I found on Pinterest.

Come play along this week!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Thistle
Stamps: Card Chatter - Birthday
Ink: Thistle
Other: Black Baker's Twine

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Color Dare 146 - Jackson

Well, I'm a bit late, but better late than never, right? I made a card for this week's Color Dare at Color My Heart which is calling for Jackson colors: Juniper, Glacier, Barn Red, Cocoa, and Colonial White. I used the sketch from Pals Paper Arts and I'm entering this into the Man oh Man challenge at Heart 2 Heart.


Tomorrow we'll start a brand new challenge for the week. Come join us!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White
B&Ts: Jackson
Stamps: Year Round Cheer
Ink: Barn Red
Other:Natural Hemp

Friday, June 5, 2015

Color Dare 145

Hi everybody! I love it when we have a whole rainbow of colors to play with at Color My Heart. This week our colors are Sunset, Honey, Topiary, Pacifica, Gypsy, Desert Sand, & White Daisy. I thought the Desert Sand would be perfect for an ice cream cone, so I made this ice cream card with our June SOTM based on one I found on Pinterest.

I'm still working on perfecting my technique with our Shin Han markers, but I did the best I could. I used Clay to fill in the cones, but I had to tone it down a lot because it's not quite the same as Desert Sand. Almost, but not quite. I used a bit of Barely Beige and a lot of the colorless blender.

Come play along with us this week. I'm curious to see what you all will come up with, with so many colors!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Ice Cream Dream, Stars Shine Bright, Illuminate, Always Grateful, Classmate Alphabet
Ink: Sunset, Honey, Topiary, Pacifica, Gypsy, Desert Sand, Black
Markers: Marigold, Golden Yellow, Vivid Green, Cerulean Blue Light, Lavender, Clay, Barely Beige, Colorless Blender