Crackerbox & Suzy with Imagine Blog Hop!

Thursday, October 18, 2018



Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and we are collaborating with Imagine Crafts this week! You should be coming here from Elina Stromberg, next you will be going to Iris Rodriguez blog. For the complete list of bloggers hop on over to Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps. We are so happy you joined us for this fun collaboration blog hop. The design team has created some wonderful designs that will hopefully inspire you along the way.

What is a blog hop without some blog candy! Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and Imagine will be offering a $25 Gift Certificate for ONE lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog, if you participate in the hop both days, you will double your opportunity to win a gift certificate.

Here is my card:



I love using imagine products.  The Kaleidacolor ink pads are to die for, if you have never used them, you have to get one!  I am using two of the ink pads to create my autumn background.  I stamped the leaf from Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps called Skeleton Beach Leaf with the Kaleidacolor Cappuccino and Desert Heat.  I then stamped the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps Happy Birthday Script Small sentiment with Stazon Spiced Chai ink.  I added some of my favorite Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spray from Imagine.  I finished the card off by adding some sequins with Imagines On Point Glue.  

Here is a closer look at the card:


Thank you so much for stopping by, please be sure to play along with the blog hop for a whole lot of inspiration!  

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


Supplies:



Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.




Joy Clair Stamps and Thermoweb!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Joy Clair Stamps collaboration with Thermoweb!  All week long the Joy Clair design team and Thermoweb team will be inspiring you with projects made with the beautiful foiling products that Thermoweb makes!  Be sure to go over to the Joy Clair blog to see all the wonderful projects.  All the items I used on my cards are listed below.

What's a celebration without gifts!  Joy Clair Stamps and Thermoweb will be giving TWO lucky winners a $25 gift card to their store.  All you have to do is keep coming back all week long and comment on each post.

Here are my cards for your inspiration:


Here is how I created my card:



1.  My card is a top folding A2 card,
2.  I cut the next layer at 4 x 5 1/4, the black layer is 3 7/8 x 5 and the embossed layer is 3 1/2 x 4 7/8,
3.  I embossed the top layer,
4.  The side layer measures 2 x 4 1/2 the top layer is Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds -Bountiful Flourish, and I foiled it with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Glittering Green,
5.  I then stamped the images from the Joy Clair Stamp "Fruit of the Spirit" which is from the Color by Faith line, with Thermoweb's Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen and use the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Wild Dandelion and the fruit with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Red Velvet,  
6.  I colored the fruit with Copics,
7.  I die cut the image using Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Nested double and single Rectangle dies and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

My next card, is using the negative pieces of the foil I used in my first card.  I used Gina K. Designs connect glue to adhere the foil to the white card stock.



My last card I am using the newly released "Pearl of Great Price" stamp set.  



1.  The card is a side folding A2 card, I used the extra pieces from the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds -Bountiful Flourish, and Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Grass Green.  The sheet goes a long way, no need to throw any pieces away, you can always find a use for them.  I save all of my pieces.
2.  I stamp the sentiment from the Joy Clair Stamps "Pearl of Great Price",  onto the Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Foil-Mates Label Border frame with  Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb Fancy Foils™ - Gold Sequins and then die cut it with Gina K. Designs/Thermoweb nested label dies.
3.  I adhered the side foiled pieces, the sentiment frame, and used foam tape to pop the shell onto the card.
4.  I finished the card off by adding some clear wink of stella and glossy accents onto the pearl.

Closer look at the card.  



Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES:

Joy Clair Stamps - Fall in Love

Saturday, October 13, 2018




Hello everyone!

Welcome to Joy Clair Stamps Fall in Love event!  The design team are featuring a few of the newly released Autumn/Fall stamps sets.  My card is featuring the "Thankful and Blessed" Stamp set which is part of the Bible Journaling Line.  I love this set it has several floral images and many sentiments to help you with your bible journaling or card making.

Please be sure to visit Joy Clair Stamps blog for more inspiration for your fall/autumn creativity!


Here is my card:


Here is how I put it together:

1.  My card is a square 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
2.  I used distress inks to create the background, 
3.  I stamped the image from the "Thankful and Blessed" and colored it with copics, I used my scan and cut to cut the image out,
4.  I stamped the sentiment from the "Thankful and Blessed" set,
5.  I used foam tape to pop the image onto my card,
6.  I finished my card off by adding some dew drops.

Closer look


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES:

Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps - Keeping You in Prayer

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps with a card I created using Dandelion & Fluff Set of 2, and Keeping You Close, sympathy.  If you have not had a chance to check out the Snarktoberfest, please go over to the Crackerbox & Suzy stamps blog to see all the snarky cards!

My card is an A2 card, that I used distressed inks for the background (these colors are my favorite distress inks to do blending backgrounds).  I masked off the sun/moon so that the dandelions look like they are flying pass.  I stamped the images and sentiment with black ink.  I cut out the frame and attached the panel to it and adhered it to my card, another clean and simple card. 



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

Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.






Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

CAS-UAL FRIDAY CHALLENGE #210 - Color Inspiration

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hello everyone!

I'm here with CAS-ual Fridays with a new challenge!  We have a color scheme inspirational photo for you.  I hope you will join in on the fun.  I also want to mention CAS-ual Fridays is retiring a bunch of sets which are marked down, if you are interested click here to see them all.  Once the set has sold out, they will not be reordering.



Here is my take on the challenge. I am using the Serendipi-Tea Stamp Set. I stamped and cut the images. I then colored them with copics, and added clear wink of stella on the hearts and then added glossy accents to give the hearts some shine.



Here is a closer look at the wink of stella and glossy accents on the images.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along!  Please stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!  Good luck and have fun.





Joy Clair Stamps - Christmas Lights and Vintage Ornaments

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps featuring two of their newly released stamp sets.  The background Christmas tree lights are called "Christmas Tree Lights" and the ornaments are from "Vintage Ornaments".  I love the versatility of the "Vintage Ornaments" stamp set, the sentiments and images can be used separately if you wanted. 






I hope you enjoyed the fun challenges from this weekend celebrating World Card Making Day!  Don't forget to check back on October 31st to see if you were a winner if you joined in any of the challenges.

Here are the cards I am sharing with you today:


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  I started with an A2 top folding card,
2.  To create my background I stamped the background stamp Christmas Lights with versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder,
3.  The layered silver piece I cut at 4 x 5 1/4, I inked the edges with versamark ink and then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I love that the embossed areas match!
4.  I colored each light with white colored pencil and then colored them with metallic colored pencils,
5.  I stamped the ornament and sentiment with deco foil adhesive pen and used two colors of foil and ran it through the laminator (I love all the sparkle with foiling!)
6.  I cut the ornament out using my Scan and Cut, used foam tape to pop the ornament on the card,
7.  I finished off the card by adding a bow. 

  Here is a closer look at the fancy foiling, see all the glimmer and shine!


I just couldn't stop at one card, I love the sentiment "Jesus is the reason for the season", this card is clean and simple.  I used the same process for the foiling on the ornament.  I love how it turned out.  


Closer look at the foiling on the ornament. 


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

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

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

SUPPLIES:


Snarktoberfest with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018



Hello everyone!


I am here with Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps and we are celebrating Snarktoberfest which was created by a former design team member Josefine Fouarge who is the host of this event. The best part of celebrating Snarktoberfest is all the snarky stamps in the store are on sale!  You can find all the snarky stamps in the store here.  Be sure to hop over to Josefine's blog and see some snarky inspiration!  Also stop over at the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps blog to see all the snarky projects made by the current design team.


Here is my snarky card for your inspiration:


I started with an A2 card, I cut a layer at 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it.  I then created the poptart and added my sentiment, clean and simple.

In celebration there is a chance for one lucky winner to win $15.  All you have to do is leave a comment on Josefine Fouarge blog.  

Don't forget about the current promotions going on at Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps.



Thank you so much for stopping by, enjoy visiting all the design team blogs to see all the snarky stamps!


Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Tic Tac Toe Challenge #97

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is a fun tic tac toe created by design team member Jan Clothier! I hope you have been enjoying her tic tac toe games, because I have!

The stamp set I used is from My Favorite Things "Written in Watercolor" which was release in June 2, 2015.  If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. Here is the sketch for you to use. I cannot wait to see you take on it.



My tic tac toe card is neutrals, birthday and circles.  My card is an A2 card, I used creamed color cardstock for the layer, the balloons are round and the card is a birthday card.  I cut my layer 4 x 5 1/4, I then used a balloon stencil, using  distressed inks I blended the colors on the balloons, I kept the stencil on the layer and added some versamark ink, clear embossing powder and heat set it to give the balloon some dimension.  I added the sentiment from the My Favorite Thing stamp set "Written in Watercolor".  I completed my card by adding some sequins. 



Closer look at the distressed balloons that I added versamark.


Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration! Thank you for stopping by, you have until October 19th to join the fun!

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!




Celebrating World Cardmaking Day with Joy Clair Stamps

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hello everyone!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I'm so exited to be joining Joy Clair Stamps to celebrate this special day with the design team and special guest, who are card makers from around the world.  We havea  lot of events going on today and I hope you will join in on the fun.  If you missed the first event, the design team are showcasing their craft space.  If you would like to show us, please join the challenge here.

To celebrate this challenge, all you have to do is comment on all the design teams blog post, and if you would like to link up a card, you can do it here.   Joy Clair will be giving one prize randomly selected from all the comments from the WCMD 2018 posts.  All the challenges for today will be open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to give you time to create. 

Here is a schedule of all the events today (10/6/2018):

7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Joy Clair wants to reward those who enter multiple challenges. The crafter who enters a different card for at least FOUR (4) challenges, there are at total of SIX (6),  AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example "Donna Ildet JCGP") will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask?  Joy Clair Stamps is giving away 6 Stamps Sets from the Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

Whew, I hope you will join us! Good luck and have fun!

Here is my card I am showcasing today, it is the "Blessed Harvest" which is part of the Color by Faith line of Joy Clair's.  My card is an A2, I created a sky and grass with stencils, I stamped the corn in the background, colored them with copics.  I then stamped and cut the two images out, colored them with copics too.  I finished by card off by adding the sentiment.


BLOGHOP

The Joy Clair Design Team members are collaborating with Guest Designers for this Around The World Blog Hop. Here's the full list of the participants:

Joy Clair - World Cardmaking Celebration My Space Challenge

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps and the design team has a full day of celebration for you. There are six challenges and we would like you to participate, the more you participate the more chances you have to win prizes!

Today the design team is showcasing their craft room, or where they create their projects. I have a variety of pictures to share with you and I have a little write up under the picture. If you want to join the team and show us where you create, go over to the Joy Clair blog here and enter the challenge.

Here is a schedule of all the events:

7:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 My Space
9:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Rainbow Colors
12:00 a.m. EST WCMD-18 Make & Mail
1:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Around the World Blog Hop with Joy Clair Friends
3:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Smooshing
6:00 p.m. EST WCMD-18 Letters & Die Cuts

NOTE: Winners of all the challenges will be announced as usual on a Joy Clair Blog post on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


All the challenges for today will be open until next Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. EST to let you create a little more, because celebrations should never be limited to a single day, right?
If you are unable to participate in the challenges, simply comment on the posts. We will be giving one prize to a randomly drawn commenter compiled from all WCMD 2018 posts.

The crafters who enters at least FOUR (4) of the challenges there are at total of SIX (6) AND add JCGP to the name of their link (for example "Lisa Lane JCGP") will be entered into a special pool to receive the Grand Prize. Entering to the WCMD -18 My Space Challenge below will qualify as 1 of those 4 challenges.

What is the Grand Prize you ask?  Joy Clair Stamps is giving away 6 Stamps Sets from the Joy Clair Store (just in time for our upcoming next Release)!

Whew, I hope you will join us! Good luck and have fun!

Joy Clair Stamps - September 2018 New Release Blog Hop

Thursday, October 4, 2018



Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair Stamps showcasing the new stamp sets called "Falling Leaves"  and "New Year New Me" .  You should be coming from Monica Maier blog and your next stop will be Nicole Winslow.  Joy Clair stamps has a huge release this month, be sure to hop along with the design team to see all the creations.  What is a blog hop without a prize?  There is a $25.00 gift card up for grabs for one lucky winner for commenting on each designers blog. 







Here is my project:


Here is how I created my card:

1.  I started with an A2 top folding card,
2.  To create my background I used a couple of Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper.
3.  Once it was dry, I stamped the Joy Clair Falling Leaves background stamp using Tim Holtz Alcohol Lift Ink. This ink lifts the ink away. I immediately stamped the ink off on a piece of white cardstock, leaving the ink behind.
4.  I then gently rubbed away the excess ink from the alcohol inked surface with a dry paper towel. I now can create two projects, but right now I am just showing this one.  I will use the other stamped image later.

Just remember there is a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! Just leave a comment on the Joy Clair Blog and ALL the Designers Blog (listed below)  by Sunday, October 7th, for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog on October 31st. Our new products are now available in the Joy Clair Store! We hope you find something you like!

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy the hop.  I hope you are inspired by the design teams projects! 

Joy Clair Blog
Martha Lucia Gomez
Angie Cimbalo
Lindsay Adreon
Andrea Bjork
Jenny Fruchey
Ceal Pritchett
Monica Maier
Donna Idlet YOU ARE HERE
Nicole Winslow
Hellen Gullett
Kerry Urbatch


Be sure to come back on October 6, Joy Clair Stamps will be celebrating World Card Making Day!  There will be lots of prizes and lots of inspiration.  See you again soon.







Rinea - Halloween Card "Boo"

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hello everyone, 

I am here with Rinea with a Halloween card.  Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner.  I am using the Foiled Paper Haunted Variety Pack.  The foils in this set are so nice. 

My card is an A2 card, I cut the black layer at 4 x 5 1/4, and the orange foiled paper 3 7/8n x 5.  I embossed the foiled paper with an embossing folder and those cute monsters, I die cut them out adhered them to my card with liquid glue, and lastly I added googly eyes to the monster to give them so character!


Another look at the card.


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