Monday, May 2, 2016

Joy Clair May Blog Hop - Dad's Day!



Hello everyone,

I am here with Joy Clair for our monthly blog hop!  Joy Clair has released four new stamp sets this month, so you definitely want to hop along and see all the new sets.  I am here featuring the "Dad's Day" set, perfect stamp set for Father's Day.  You may want to hurry and get this set, because father's day is next month.  Are you excited and want to buy all four sets of May's Release? Buy it today!  Receive a 15% of Discount and all SVG Files for these. Order your Bundle today!   Limited Time Offer!

There will be THREE winners from the blog hop!!! Each winner will receive a $25 Joy Clair gift certificate. To be a winner you must comment on Joy Clair's blog and each Design Team's blog (list is below). You have until Wednesday, May 4th at midnight. Increase chances of winning by sharing the blog post with your friends!




Here is a closer look at the image on my card.  I stamped the sentiment and then added some glossy accent to give the popscile a shiny look.  


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Thank you for stopping by and please come back again soon!

Here is the list to join the blog hop. Good Luck everyone.
                    Donna - YOU ARE HERE





Sunday, May 1, 2016

a2z Scrapbooking - April Challenge Clean and Simple

Hello everyone,

It's May and a2z Scrapbooking has a new challenge, which is Clean and Simple (CAS).  Please be sure that your project contains at least ONE main HERO ART stamp, stencil, digital stamp or die cut as the focal element!  Come on over to a2z Scrapbooking blog and see the lovely designs from the design team and don't forget to join in on the fun!

Here is how I made my card:

Card is an A2 (4 1/4 X 5 1/2)
The stencil is Hero Arts Pedals Pair
Four distress inks
Hero Arts India Black Ink
White layering paper

I cut my paper to an A2 size, I layed the stencil on my paper and then used painters tape around the stencil so the paper or stencil would not move.  I sponged the inks randomly on the open images.  I added my sentiment and wala it's all done clean and simple.




Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to join the a2z Scrapbooking challenge this month. For more details on the challenge, you can find it here.  If you are in need any of the items I used or any Hero Arts products please visit the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use coupon code "Donna15" at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more before tax and shipping). There are lots of sale items in the store, please hop on over and check it out.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Hello Friend - Gina K designs

Hello everyone,

I don't know if you noticed the store has been closed all week, because Gina K Designs is moving to a new location but the store will be open tomorrow!  I don't know about you, but I cannot wait.  I have been going through withdrawals.


I'm stopping in to share a card I created with Gina K. Stamps "Hello Friend". This is a brand new incentive stamp set that was release with the StampTV kit Sending Love kit.   The stamp set ships free with any $75.00 order! This set will ship automatically without adding to your cart. 



Here is the card I created.  I embossed the two flowers and leaves randomly on vellum with white embossing powder.  The vellum is thick and it's great for heat embossing.  I colored the flowers and leaves with copic markers on the back side of the vellum.  I love the way the colors peak out of the white embossed flowers and leaves.  I then adhered the vellum piece on the Gina K's Pure Luxury cardstock Turquoise Sea.  I finished my card with adding dew drops that match perfect with the cardstock.


If you missed the StampTV release party for the "Sending Love Kit" here are some of the cards I created using the kit.  Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!










Thursday, April 28, 2016

CottageCutz - Happy Mother's Day

Hello everyone,

I am here with CottageCutz Scrapping Cottage blog to share with you a beautiful card made with the CottageCutz.  For details on how I put my card together please stop over at the Scrapping Cottage blog.  Also browse around the blog and see all the beautiful creations made by the design team.


The Scrapping Cottage has a challenge going on, which is anything goes, you can find details here. Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

List of dies used:







Wednesday, April 27, 2016

World's Best Mother!

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in to play along with the Fab Friday Challenge, which is a sketch and CASology challenge which the theme is "Sprinkle".  I have a sprinkle of hearts all over my card to show my mom how much I love her!

I am using the stamp set "A Nice Cuppa".  The base of my card is Bermuda Bay and the first layer is Melon Mambo.  I used the DSP stack "Have a Cuppa".





Here is how I put my card together....

  • stamped the solid tea cup from the set and fuzzy cut it
  • added the sentiment from the same set
  • stamped a few of the small hearts with the Melon Mambo ink by Stampin Up and punched them out with the small heart punch from the Stampin Up itty bitty accent punch pack
  • finished my card by using the white tea lace paper dollie

This was a very easy card, loved the sketch.  Thanks Fab Friday for having a great sketch challenge and CASology for the inspiration of sprinkles.

Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Supplies used:


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge #37 - Sketch

Hello everyone,

I am back again with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a sketch challenge for you.  I hope you will join the fun and play along with us.  Here is the sketch and my take on it.

I love the bright colors of my birthday card.  You can never have enough birthday cards in your stash. The balloon and sentiment is from the Stampin Up set "Celebrate Today" and it was released in December of 2014.  The "happy birthday" sentiment is from the Hero Arts "Year Round Sentiments" which is one of my favorite sets from 2012.

How I created my card:  I stamped the balloon with SU Hello Honey and stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy.  I die cut the balloon out and added some twine and popped it up on my card.  I added some DSP at the bottom of my card for color and stamped my sentiment.  I added some enamal dots to finish off my card.


I hope you have been inspired by my card to join the challenge. You have until May 6 to hop on over to Retro Rubber to join the challenge. Remember to use a stamp over a year old and make sure you tell us how old it is. I cannot wait to see your creation! For more inspiration, please stop over at Retro Rubber to see what the design team members have created!

Also stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. Leave me a comment to tell me how you liked my card, I love to read them. Thanks for stopping by, come back again soon!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Brighter Days

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in to play along with Addicted to CAS "Rain" challenge and Fusions "April Showers" challenge.  I just love umbrella and rain type stamps and dies.  This stamp is called "Bear Splash" by Stampendous is just adorable and I just had to ink her up!




I used a stencil by Dreamweaver to make the rain in the background.  I die cut the clouds from Memory Box and inked them up to give them dimension.  I stamped the image and colored her with copics and fuzzy cut her out and popped her up with dimensions.  To finish off the card I added the sentiment by Pretty Posh.


Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!