Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back To School

Hi all,  I’m so happy to be back to share another card with you today featuring two of PaperCraftingWorld’s digital stamps.  The two files I’ve chosen to work with today are Bear-School-Desk-Sitting-DSb and Bookworm-Girl-DS.

School starts next week (for some of you it may have already started) and I was officially back to work yesterday after 4 weeks of enjoyable, relaxing time off.  Kind of bittersweet.  I love summer but I also love my job and I’m looking forward to the hustle and bustle of a new school year.

I kept things pretty simple this week and I’m happy with the outcome.


Back To School Desk Bear


Back To School Bookworm


Please do go over to the shop and check out the gorgeous cards and other cutting files available from Paper Crafting World. Don't forget about PCW’s every day 50% off code too!


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That’s it for me today.  Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 19, 2016

It’s A Diva’s Kind Of Day

Hey Crafty Friends, I just wanted to stop by quick and tell you about a Facebook Event that’s happening right now because it’s too exciting not to share with you all.  From now until August 23rd, Craftin Desert Divas is sharing sneak peeks of the new August release which includes some amazing stamps and dies. 

And to add to the fun, CDD is also giving away all 4 new stamps and 4 new dies during their sneak peeks as well as sequins, planner stickers, and more!  You can read more about it HERE and then head over to the August Release Facebook Event because you aren’t going to want to miss it!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bear On Lounger

Hi Crafty Friends, I’m so happy to share another card with you today using files from Paper Crafting World.  I can’t believe summer is almost coming to an end.  I’ve had such an enjoyable summer this year. It’s the first year that I’ve ever taken four weeks in a row off (the month of August).  I have just over one week left to go and then I’m back to the same ole’, same ‘ole.  But I’ve had lots of time to lounge in the sun and, with that in mind, the Bear On Lounger Digital Stamp is one of the files I’ve chosen to work with today.

This card was so much fun to make.  I just came home from the States (I live in Canada) and had some brand new papers in my haul so I enjoyed looking through them to decide which ones to use.  I used the colored digi and cut it using my Cricut Explore (no more fussy cutting for me!).  I cut the sentiment out with my Cricut as well.  I thought it was perfect for this card!  Getting the stenciled “sun” on the card was a little tricky because the pieces were not all attached but I came up with a solution that worked for me (see pic below the card).


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sun transfer

…washi tape doubles for transfer tap when you have none, lol.


I also used the Bear With Popsicle digital file to create another fun, summer card.  I colored this cute little guy with some Promarkers and used washi tape to make the banner.


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Please do go over to the shop and check out the gorgeous cards and other cutting files available from Paper Crafting World. Don't forget about our every day 50% off code too!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

August Technique Blog Hop–Baby Wipes & Reinkers

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It's month eight of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.  We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It's not too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing. 

If you missed any of the previous months, you can click on the month below to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop.


This month we are playing with baby wipes and reinkers and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today.  We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop. Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Blitsy.com or Stampin' Up gift certificate (Winner's Choice).  Now on with the projects.

I found this technique rather challenging.  It’s not that it’s a hard technique to achieve because it’s really not.  I just had a hard time getting my mojo on but once I did, I went crazy.



I kept it simple for my first card.  The first thing I did was grab a couple of wipes and laid one on top of the other. Then I folded it into thirds.  Once folded, I added different colors of reinkers in dots across the top of the folded baby wipe and ran that down my page to make vertical stripes.  I did the same thing to a smaller piece of cardstock but this time I ran the wipes across horizontally.  I used my heat gun to dry it up so that I could stamp my butterfly and sentiment directly to the smaller piece of cardstock.   I adhered both the vertical and horizontal pieces of cardstock on top of a light blue piece of cardstock.  I added a piece of ribbon across the middle and adhered this to my card base to complete this card. 


The next two cards were created much the same way by running the baby wipe horizontally across the cardstock.  I used some of my new Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to create these little cuties.

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This technique for the next card was created by dropping some different colors of reinkers onto a folded baby wipe in random fashion to create a unique stamp pad.  I dabbed a solid floral stamp onto the “pad” and randomly stamped all over my cardstock to create a unique background. Each time I stamped a flower, I would make sure to wipe the stamp off before dabbing it back onto the baby wipe ink pad so that it didn’t become muddy.


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My last card was created by stamping a flower and stem onto a piece of watercolor paper with embossed ink.  Once it was heat set, I diluted my reinkers slightly with water and used a paintbrush to achieve this watercolor effect.  I love how it created such a soft effect.  I added some ribbon and a sentiment to finish it off.


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That’s it for me.  Don’t forget to visit the rest of my friends to see what fun they had with this technque. Don’t forget to comment and show them some love.  Here’s today’s line up in case you get lost along the way: