Retro Rubber Challenge #91 - Sketch

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is a sketch! Thank you Claire for such a cute sketch! I love it.

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.
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Here is my take on the challenge. My card is an A2 card, it's clean and simple. The sentiment I used on my card is an oldie but goody stamp set that I love from Hero Arts called Year Round Sentiments. This stamp set was released sometime in December 2014.  This set is so versatile, it has many sentiments for anytime of the year.


Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations! Thank you for stopping by, you have until July 27th to join the fun!


Gina K. Designs 2018 Hot Summer Release - Part 2

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to day two of the Gina K. Designs Hot Summer 2018 Release Part One blog hop! I hope you were able to join us yesterday, if not, here is the link to day 1!  The release is available now and can be found over at Gina K. Designs.

Tropical Tidings
(Illustrated by Theresa Momber)
http://shrsl.com/11awa


My first card I am using the Tropical Tidings stamp set illustrated by Theresa Momber. I kept this card pretty clean and simple, I stamped the leaves in the background from the Layered Daisies Stamp Set set and then stamped the butterflies and finished the card off with the sentiment from the same set. Links to the Gina K. Designs supplies are below.



Inspiring Poppies Incentive Set
(FREE with any $75 order)
http://shrsl.com/11awa

My second card I am using the NEW Inspiring Poppies stamp set from Part 1 of the Gina K. Designs Summer Release. It is the newest incentive set and is FREE with any $75.00 order. I love this set! I stamped and masked the set three times, I colored the flowers with copics, in the center I used black wink of stella to give it some shine. I finished the card off by stamping the sentiment from the Inspiring Poppies set.



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!

Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after this hop concludes.

Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Tropical Tidings
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

Gina K. Designs 2018 Hot Summer Release - Part 1

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hello everyone!

Today the Gina K. Design team are showcasing the new 2018 Summer Release! We are having a blog hop today and tomorrow. Today we are featuring This Girl Is illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Unicorn Wishes Illustrated by Beth Silaika.  


This Girl Is
(Illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger)



I am in love with this stamp set, there are so many possibilities!  This is a wonderful set for bible journaling and of course making cards for almost any occasion.  I have created the girl in water being baptized.  She is holding the worked "blessed" which I used from Melanie Muenchinger stamp set called Women of Faith.  This is another stamp set that you can use together with this set and great for bible journaling.  All the Gina K. design supplies I used are below.


Unicorn Wishes
(Illustrated by Beth Silaika) 

My next card is using this cute set called Unicorn Wishes, I love this set, I love how you can use several colors on the unicorn and rainbow to brighten any card.  There are so many sentiments that can also be used for many occasions.  I colored the unicorn, sun and rainbow with copics.  I created some clouds for my background and added the elements on the card. All the Gina K. design supplies I used are below.


Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

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!


Joy Clair - Inspirational Arrows

Friday, July 6, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and the whole month of June we are collaborating with Leisure Arts!  I was so excited to be collaborating with them and have the opportunity to work with their products! 

Today,  I am here with Joy Clair featuring the newly released stamp set from the Bible Journaling line called  "Inspirational Arrow". The design team has made some wonderful cards and bible journaling pages, please be sure to check them out over on the Joy Clair blog.

Here is my card I created:


Another view of the card:


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  My card is an A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,
2.  I cut another layer using watercolor paper 4 x 5 1/4,
3.  I picked out the watercolor pencils I wanted to use to create a background,


4.  I colored the background using the colors I choose, 


5.  I took a water brush and activated the colors on my layer,


6.  After I got the effect that I wanted I cut my piece of paper at an angle using my paper cutter. and adhered it to my card,

7.  I stamped and cut out the word "sending" from the Joy Clair stamp set "Hello Sentiments" using the scan and cut,

8.  I then used black ink to stamp the arrows I wanted to use from the Joy Clair Stamp Set Inspirational Arrows,

9.  I finished my card off by adding some black enamel dots.

If you have not joined the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes but 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.  One lucky winner will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it!  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!

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CAS-ual Friday Challenge #203 - Heat Embossing

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with CAS-ual Fridays challenge and it's all about heat embossing! This is my first post with CAS-ual Friday and I am so happy and honored to be on the challenge team.


If you have not played along with the challenges before it is very simple, there are no restrictions, just link your clean and simple card here. You can find all the stamps and fri-dies I used on my card here. There will be 10 lucky winners and you will be highlighted on the CAS-ual Friday's blog. Also, one lucky winner can win a $25 gift certificate and if you used CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dieson your card, you will win a $50 gift certificate. Sounds like fun!

Here is my card for the challenge. Please stop over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog and see all the wonderful projects from the design team!

My card is clean and simple, I did a little watercoloring in the background, I cut three stars from the CAS-ual Fri-dies Stars. I stamped them with versamark and added clear embossing powder to give the stars some dimension and shine. I stamped the sentiment from the Shenanigans Stamp set with red ink, then stamped it again with veramark and added some red embossing powder and heat embossed it.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you decide to play along! You have until July 17th to join. Good luck and have fun!

Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release Party!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Hello everyone!

If you missed the release party tonight, here are the cards that I showed.  Come back Monday and Tuesday for a two day blog hop to get more inspiration on the new summer release!

Tropical Tidings - Illustrator Teresa Momber





This Girl Is - Illustrator Melanie Muenchinger




Unicorn Wishes - Illustrator Beth Silaika




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

Supplies Used:


Rinea - Celebrate

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th America!

I am here with Rinea, I am featuring the Patriotic Variety Pack today!  It is perfect because today is the 4th of July.  What are you all doing today to celebrate America's independence?  We are cooking out and having some folks over.  We will be eating well today!

Here is my card I am sharing with you today, my card is an A2 card, I cut a piece of red from the Patriotic Variety Pack the measures 4 x 5 1/2, then I cut out a silver layer measuring 3 7/8 x 5 1/4, I then die cut a punch of stars and added them to my card, I cut a piece of blue foiled paper and added it to the corner, I wanted my card to look like a flag.  I die cut the celebrate from some black foil, I stamped the sentiment and cut it out and used foam tape to pop it up.



Closer Look

Another look to see the die cut celebrate and stamped sentiment

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Please make sure to stop over on the Rinea blog to see all the wonderful designs from the team.  

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

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Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #90 - Red, White and Blue

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is an inspirational photo.  With tomorrow being Independence Day in the USA, this is the perfect inspirational photo to show off your red, white and blue cards!  I love these colors together, stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog for more inspiration. 

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.



Here is my take on the challenge.  My card is an A2 card, I embossed the background.  The stamp is from Taylored Expressions called You've Got Mail - Patriotic, it was released in April 2015, the sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions stars & stripes stamp & die combo  and was released in May 2013.  I colored the image with copics, added some nuvo glitter gloss to give the card some sparkle.  I added some mini rhinestones and some nuvo drops to give my card some dimension.  



Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations! Thank you for stopping by, you have until June 29th to join the fun!

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Happy Fourth with Joy Clair!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hello everyone!

Wow, the summer is just flying by, can you believe we are already in July! I am here with Joy Clair with a new challenge, which is always anything goes, but we always have an inspirational photo if you would like to use it! I hope you will join, the challenge runs all month and one person has the opportunity to win a $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store.

Also, the whole month of July we will be collaborating with Leisure Arts, so please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see all the lovely projects from the design team!

Here is the inspirational photo:


Here is my take on the challenge:


Another view of the card:


Here is how I put my card together:

1. My card is an A2 size,
2. I stamped the background with Joy Clair background stamp called Grungy Flag,
3. I then stamped the sentiment and fireworks from the Joy Clair stamp set Happy Fourth and die cut it with a stitched circle, I adhered it to the card,
4. I then stamped and cut out the image from the Joy Clair Light House stamp set, colored it with the Leisure Art colored pencils, I used foam tape and popped it up on my card,
5. I finished the card off by adding a few red stars and added some clear wink of stella to the fireworks on the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, 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, Pinterestand Youtube channel to be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways!

Thank you for stopping by and please join the challenge!

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