Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - #81 Sketch

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Hello everyone!


I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge, which is a sketch!  I don't know about you, I love sketches.  I pulled out a stamp set I have had a long time and have been wanting to use it, so I was very happy to see the sketch, because I knew I was going to use this set.  The set I am using is a Reverse Confetti Stamp Set called "Butterfly Dreams", which was released March 8, 2016. The sentiment is also by Reverse Confetti called "Fancy Word Coordinates" which was released on April 8, 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 my take on the sketch......



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I cut a panel for my card, stamped the butterfly with Kaleidacolor ink and die cut it out, I cut a piece of vellum and then added the circle wreath and and adhered it to my card.  I popped the butterfly up with foam tape.  I finished the card off by adding some dew drops.



closer look at my card.....

Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations! Thank you for stopping by, you have until March 9th to join the fun!

Joy Clair - Everyday Stamps

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hello everyone,

I am back again with Joy Clair stamps featuring a couple of newly released stamp sets called "Best Buds" and "Gnome Is Where the Heart Is".  These two sets are so adorable, the design team has created some really cute projects with them, please be sure to stop by Joy Clair's blog and check them out.

Here is my first card, which is Joy Clair "Best Buds", this may be my favorite of the whole release.

Here is how I put my card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. The die cut the heart layer and adhered it to the base of the card,
3. I stamped the cute cats and heart from the Joy Clair "Best Buds" stamp set with
Black Memento then colored them with copics,
4. I then stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair set "Love Languages" and die cut the
sentiment and layered it with black card stock,
5. I die cut a circle out of vellum and then added all the elements to my card.


My next card is the stamp set from Joy Clair called "Gnome Is Where the Heart Is".  This is a very versatle set, again the design team has created some wonderful projects with it.  

1.  For my card, I found the background paper in my stash, I cut it at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 
2 . I then stamped all the images with Memento black ink, and colored them with copics,
3.  I stamped the sentiment from the Joy Clair "Gnome Is Where the Heart Is" and die cut it
out and added it to the card,
4. I then added them to my card and finished it off with some Dew Drops.


I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here.  Two lucky winners will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog,facebook pageJoy Clair Stamp ProjectsColor By Faith Facebook GroupInstagram and TwitterPinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

Gina K. Designs February Release Blog Hop!

Friday, February 23, 2018


Hello everyone!

Welcome to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Mini Kit, Stippled Flowers stamp set by Alicia Krupsky and a new incentive stamp set called Doodle Sayings that you can get free with a $75 order.   If you don't want the whole kit, you can just the stamp set and stencl.  The links to purchase the stamp sets are below.


 Stippled Flowers stamp set by Alicia Krupsky


Doodle Sayings

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My first card is from the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Mini Kit.  I love this stamp set it is so versitle and everytime you use it, you can get a different design!


This card is created with the Stippled Flowers stamp set by Alicia Krupsky.  I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves, I colored them with copics.  The orange flower I used copic Y17, 38 and YR68, the purple flower I used copic V12, 15 and 17, the leaves I used copic YG93, 95 and YG97.  The design paper is from Gina K. Designs pattern papers.


This card the sentiment is from the Incentive set Doodle Sayings, you can get this set free with a $75 order.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired! For more inspiration, below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment. Don't forget there is a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Store....Good Luck!

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Supplies used:


If you missed the release party last night here are the cards I showed.  The list of supplies I used are at the bottom.

I love this card created with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Mini Kit.


This card is also made with the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Mini Kit.


This card is made with the Stippled Flowers stamp set by Alicia Krupsky.  I colored the flowers with copics R81, 83 and 85, the leaves are YG03, 17 and 67.


I used some distress inks on the side of the card, this card also is from the Stippled Flowers stamp set by Alicia Krupsky.


This card is CAS the sentiment is from the Incentive set Doodle Sayings, you can get this set free with a $75 order.

This card the sentiment is from the Incentive set Doodle Sayings and I used the Wreath Builder Mini Kit.



I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've 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 used:

Gina K. Designs - MMC22018

Monday, February 19, 2018

http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mmc22018-and-the-envelope-please


Hello everyone!

I am here playing along with the Gina K. Designs February Monthly Mix Challenge over at StampTV. Cathy Tidwell is this month's hostess and her challenge is called, "And the Envelope Please!". If you want to play along the challenge will run the whole month of February you can find all the details  HERE.

Here is my take on the challenge. I am using the newly released stamp set created by Gina K. daughter Alicia Krupsky. The stamp set is called Frisky Felines. I stamped and die cut the cute kitten on Kraft paper, I then colored him with Chameleon Color Tones pencils.  

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

I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've 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 used:



Celebrating Mardi Gras with Joy Clair!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Mardi Gras! I am using the stamp set called Mardi Gras.  This is one of my favorite stamp sets of Joy Clair Stamps!  Be sure to stop over on Joy Clair Blog to see all the Mardi Gras inspired cards!
Here is my card:

 
Here is how I put my card together:


I started out with an A2 card and cut out a piece of cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 and embossed it with an embossing folder. 

I used my Silhouette to cut the SVG file for my masks that I wanted to use on my card.  Did you know with every stamp set you purchase from Joy Clair you get the SVG file free?  I then used my Misti and trimmed down the piece of paper that was cut with my Silhouette, I took a piece of post-it note and laid the cut file on top.  I centered the stamp over the negative cut and stamped it.  If the stamp was not centered you can always move the paper around.



Once I got the stamp where I wanted it, I stamped the image. 




I placed the positive cut into the negative template, and re-stamped the stamped image.  Whalla, I have a perfect stamped image!  You can repeat stamping as many of these images as you want.  I like to have a few on hand just incase I wanted to use them on another project.  You can also keep the negative piece of paper if you want.



For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog, facebook page, Joy Clair Stamp Projects, Color By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #80

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge, which is use circles on your card!  Who doesn't love circles?  I know I do, so I pulled out one of my oldies but goodies stamp set by My Favorite Things called "Party Patterns" which was released sometime in 2014.  The sentiment is also by My Favorite Things called "Written in Watercolor" which was released in June of 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.


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Are you ready to play along?  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!  Thank you for stopping by, you have until February 23rd to join the fun!

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Joy Clair - Color by Faith

Monday, February 12, 2018

Hello everyone,

I'm here with Joy Clair sharing a couple of cards from the Color by Faith line.  The first one is Chair Breaker and my second card is Washed by the Blood.  If you are a bible journaler you have to browse around the Joy Clair blog and see what the design team has created with these sets!  

Here is how I put the card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. The black layer is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, and the white card stock is 4 x 5 1/4,
3. I stamped the chains from the Joy Clair Stamp set "Chain Breaker"with
4. I used some silver embossing powder and heat set it with a heating tool,
5. I colored the chains with Spectrum Noir metallic colored pencils and 
used gamsol to get a smooth look,
6. To finish the card off, I added the sentiments from the the Joy Clair Stamp set "Chain Breaker"
using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.


Closer look of the card


Here is my second card which is from the Joy Clair stamp set "Washed by the Blood".  I think this is a very versatle set!  You can go all kinds of directions, I chose to use the Joy Clair stamp set "Oh Baby" with this set too.  

Here is how I put my card together:

1. I started with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),
2. I die cut the back panel and adhered it to my card,
3. I stamped the images from the stamp set "Washed by the Blood" and
colored them with copics.  I also stamped the baby with the umbrella from the stamp set "Oh Baby"

and fuzzy cut him out and colored him with copics, 
4. I used foam tap and popped the images on my card,
5. I then stamped the image with Black Memento ink and die cut it out and adhered it to my card.


Closer look of the card


I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here.  Two lucky winners will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

For more inspiration make sure to follow Joy Clair on their social media platforms: Joy Clair blog, facebook page, Joy Clair Stamp Projects, Color By Faith Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter, Pinterest and Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

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

Gina K. Designs - Furry Friends Blog Hop

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Gina K.'s  Design Team Furry Friends blog hop featuring the newly released stamp sets illustrated by her daughter Alicia!  They are the cutest stamp sets, the dog set is called Playful Pups and the cat set is called Frisky Felines!  Please hop along with the design team (the list is below), there is a $50.00 gift certificate up for grabs!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Playful Pups

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Playful Pups


I couldn't decide which puppy I wanted to use because I think they are all so cute, but I decided on this one.  I decided to use the heart cut out which I thought went perfect with the sentiment!  I cut a circle with the Gina K. Designs Circle single stitched die and adhered it into the frame of the heart.  I colored the puppy with copics, die cut him out and popped him up in the center of the circle.  I added the sentiment and finished the card off with some sequins.

Frisky Felines

Bundle Stamps and Dies- Frisky Felines


Isn't this kitty the cutest, he looks like he has been into something he was not suppose to.  I stamped the base of my card with Gina K. Designs Kraft ink, I added the two layers, colored the kitty and yarn with copics, added my sentiment and added some Gina K. Designs Crystalline Drops on my card. 

And lastly here is my playful pup, he is our family dog and he is about 7 years old!  He is a friendly dog and loves to be with family.  If I had to tell you one thing about him, is he NEVER goes to bed without his treat, he will come and nudge you and tell you "I'm ready to go to bed and I need my treat".  


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired! For more inspiration, below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment.  Don't forget there is a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Store....Good Luck!

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!
Lisa Hetrick

I've listed the products I used for both cards below.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I've 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 used:

Share the Love with Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Thursday, February 1, 2018




Hello everyone!

I am here with Gina K. Designs featuring the newly released "Share the Love" Foil-Mates™ and the new Bubblegum Fancy Foil that has been added to the Foil-Mates-™ Thermoweb Collection.  I love the Foil-Mates™ Collection, if you have not tried them, you really should! With the new Foil-Mates™ release, I am feeling the love!

Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Bubblegum Pink

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Blooming Hearts
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds • Love and Kisses

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Lovely Tags

Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Sweet Expressions

Now onto the hop, enjoy the gorgeous inspiration from the design team, comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Gina K. Designs store (list is below). To see who won, check the Big News Forum over at StampTV a few days after the hop.

My card has lots of layers, I foiled this card with Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" Bubblegum Pink, the Foil-Mates I used are Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Backgrounds - Love and Kisses and
Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments - Lovely Tags.


Here is a closer look of the card.


I thought these new Foil-Mates™ would look great on gifts for a teacher, school-mate or anyone that you wanted to give a Valentine gift to.  I got this idea by looking at Pinterest.  Did you know Gina K. has Acetate Card Boxes in the Gina K. Designs Store?  They come in a pack of 10 for just $6.00 (the link is below).  

Here is how I made the candy boxes:  I took one acetate box and cut it in half (cut at 3", one side my be a little smaller than one side, but it is not noticeable) with my paper cutter.  I foiled the papers I wanted to use and cut it at 4 1/2 x 5 1/2, on the 5 1/2 inch side, scored it at 3" and 4".  I bought some Ghiradelli Chocolates and covered them with my scraps of foil.  


Here is a side view, when you insert the foiled paper, tuck it into the acetate box flap on the bottom no adhesive is necessary to attach it anywhere! 


 I used magnets to keep the flap closed, but you could use Velcro or just put a glue dot to keep it closed.



Closer pick....don't you love the foiling - this is foiled with the Bubblegum.


Closer look - this is foiled with the  Red Velvet.




Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have been inspired! For more inspiration, below is the blog hop list, please stop by and leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Store.  

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE!

Entered my card in the following challenge:
Simon Says: Anything Goes


I'm listing the products I used for this card.  Click on the link to go directly to the product.  Where available I use 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.



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