Monday, October 31, 2011

October’s Technique Tuesday Stamping Tech Blog Hop!

Welcome to October’s Technique Tuesday Stamping Tech Blog Hop!

It’s the time of year to give thanks to the important people in our lives. So this month, the Stamping Techs want to share with you some fabulous thank you cards.

I made a set of Thank You cards:

I have a few  Distressed Inks that I have not used.  And I also just got the Technique Tuesday Two Steppin' Mini.  (Only $2.99!!!)  So these cards started by just inking these flowers to see how they looked and to try the ink.  That is how I decided on the color scheme.  I found papers to match from the older Basic Grey line called Mellow.  Lots of fussy cutting...  but I'm weird and love doing that!  :)  Flowers were finished off with some brown pearl paint in the centers.  

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop!!

Kris  ***You Are Here***

We want to give thanks to one of YOU for taking part in the blog hop today!!

From the comments received on all the blogs, we will pick one lucky person to win one the I Pick You stamp set. This is one of TT’s newest stamp sets!

You don’t need to comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win. But the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!

Comments must be posted by midnight on Nov. 2nd. The winner will be announced on Nov. 3rd sometime on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paper Smooches


The talented team at Paper Smooches is hopping today and sharing peeks of the November releases!  Check it out here:  OCTOBER PAPER SMOOCHES DT BLOG HOP!

And I thought I would share a card that I made using the Birthday Buddies set from Paper Smooches:

This card was made for Lisa Lara's HOPE YOU CAN CLING TO CHALLENGE - PICKLED TINK on SCS.   Check it out!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Aged To Perfection

Hello!  I had a crafty weekend...  and am sharing another card!  I played along (for the first time!) in the Play Date Cafe Challenge!

I used the new Vino set from Technique Tuesday.  Love this set, and I'm not even a wine drinker!!  The frame is from Swanky Sentiments.

The Play Date Cafe Challenge is to be inspired by the colors in this picture:

Thanks for visiting today!

Celebrate the Season

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS.  Congrats to DeborahLynneS.  I chose THIS beautiful card to CASE.

The beautiful sentiment is from the Ali Edward's set called Good Cheer by Technique Tuesday. Love it!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Bark-day

Hello!  Playing along in the Clean and Simple CAS141 challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  It is  based on THIS sketch from PH in VA.   What a fun sketch!!  Love it!

I used the adorable Birthday Buddies stamp set from Paper Smooches.  LOVE.   The tag stamp and die are from Papertrey Ink.  The fun papers are from My Mind's Eye Everyday Flair collection, and were a gift from my BSF Lisa Lara.  Love them so much!!  Thanks, Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays

Hello!  I am playing along for MY FIRST TIME in the CAS-ual Fridays clean and simple challenge!!  The challenge is to add COLOR to our stamped image.

Here is my card:

I used Paper Smooches Halloweenies stamp set.  Such fun images...  I just LOOOVE this monster!!  I stamped him on watercolor cardstock with Stazon Ink.  I used ink from my inkpads with a blender pen to color him.  I embossed the yellow background with an embossing folder from Sizzix, then inked the raised image with craft white ink from SU.  Patterned paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  It is a leftover scrap I had from a layout I did last year.  Yay, I'm glad I saved it!  :)  I cut the scallop border with a QuicKuts die.

Thanks for stopping in today!!

IC307 Thinking of You

Hello!  I am sharing a card that I made for today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

My inspiration was THIS PLATE from Liberty.  I made a stencil from one of my nestie dies, then sponged the ink on the center of my white cardstock.  I used the stamp sets Growing Wild and Dream Big from Technique Tuesday.  I bent the flower stems on my acrylic block, because I wanted the flowers flowing toward the right.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hey Cute Ghoul

Hi There!

I combined the CC344 Color Challenge and the SC344 Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers to make this card:

I won this adorable stamp set Halloweenies from Paper Smooches during their blog hop last month!  So exciting!  The fence was punched with the Modern Label punch from SU.  The house was made using the Cricut Hoot and Holler cartridge and the door was a tag punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Dry Embossing With Watercolor Crayons

Hello!  This technique is featured on the Technique Tuesday Blog today!

The Stamping Techs at Technique Tuesday are busy sharing all kinds of different techniques with you during the month of September (and into October!).  I am excited to share a project with you today!

The technique that I am doing is using the Technique Tuesday Watercolor Crayons on your embossing folder.

Step 1:  Color on the inside front of your embossing folder:

Step 2:  Spray with water:

After spraying, your folder with be pretty wet!

Step 3:  Run cardstock through your Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc and allow paper to dry thoroughly:

Finished card

Close up

Thanks for visiting here today, and be sure to check out all the great techniques from the other Stamping Techs throughout the month of September and into October!  Visit the Technique Tuesday Blog!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SC353 Sketch Challenge

Hello!  Wow, two challenges two days in a row!  Go me!  :)

I made this card for the SC353 Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

I heat embossed 4 layers of gold embossing powder on a square Technique Tile from Technique Tuesday.  While the embossing was still hot, I stamped the car image using black StazOn ink, making sure to press hard into the heated embossing powder.  I did the same for the measurement border along the bottom of the tile.  Technique Tuesday stamp sets used:  All Aboard, Measure Up, and Vino.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CC343 Color Challenge

Hello!  I decided to make a quick card for today's CC343 Color Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, and Soft Suede

I stamped and heat embossed the image from Technique Tuesday's I Pick You set onto one of Technique Tuesday's Technique Tiles.  (kinda like chipboard...  but better!)  Then I did the emboss resist technique, by sponging the colors around the image.  Added patterned paper with sentiment on bottom of tile, and finished it off with a simple ribbon.  Quick!!