My stamping adventures

Saturday, July 26, 2014

more journal fun

I finally decorated the front of my vacation journal I started back in June.  well, we are going on a weekend trip this weekend .....actually will be away when this is posted...isn't technology something!  we are at a BIG flea market that is on 30 acres.  from the website there is a lot outside and some inside so it should be fun.  will tell more when we get home and show the pages I do while away.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

just for you

actually just for my S-I-L and niece who I will be seeing today.  we are all  meeting half way from our homes for a weekend away.  I went through all my cards and projects I have made over the past six months and packed up a box of fun to give to them.  my S-I-L is a crafty woman and she will share her craftiness with her daughter and I'm sure they will have fun with this box of fun!  now for the mermaid hanging....I went to a class with a couple of friends this past weekend and this is what we created in class.  well, almost when I got home and looked at it .... it looked a bit undone and when I showed it to my hubby he said, "o.k. but big".  he thought big because normally I make cards and this is probably 8 x 10 which is big for me.  I added some glitter, ribbon and the word...could use some more but decided to stop because need to pack it up if it's going to make it in the box of fun for my S-I-L because she likes mermaids.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Here's looking at you

I think this is just a fun fish to be staring into a port hole of a ship.  couldn't resist making a gel card with this fish.  Here are instructions I wrote for Speedy TV I wrote a while back.  It's really an easy card to create just takes a little patience and if you know me in person you know I'm not a patient person but I have made several of this type of card. There is a lot going on in this card besides the cheap hair gel in a mini baggie....I made this card look like the fish, who I colored with prisma color pencils, was looking into a ship's port hole....he looks a little surprised at what he is looking at....what do you think he sees?  As you can see this is a wood ship because I used a wood grain embossing folder for the texture and since ships or boats only go out on the water in the summer I thought this is a good summer card.

entering in the following challenges:
1.  Frilly and Funkie challenge - cool water
2.  Simon Monday Challenge blog - mid-summer's challenge
3.  Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge - who's the boss?
4.  The House that Stamps Built challenge - summer fun
card details:
stamps - Repeat Impressions Contain yourself stamp set
cheap hair gel
mini ziplock baggies
paper punches and spellbinders circle dies
mini brads
sizzix wood grain embossing folder

Saturday, July 19, 2014

day dream

this is a simple card for me but the more I look at it the more I like it.  sometimes simple is good.  masked off the strip with post-notes then blended distress inks with blending tool.  stamped a dandelion flower image or what my father used to call wish flowers when we were kids.  blow on the flower that went to seed, make a wish and watch your wishes fly off into the sky.  don't know if you can see it in photo but I added stickles to the flowers for some shimmer.  stamp and emboss saying on vellum that I cut into a flag/banner and attach it to card.

enter in the following challenge:
1.  Unity stamp co. challenge - wish with your heart
2.  SweetStamps blog challenge - parchment and anything goes
3.  Love to Scrap! challenge - anything goes
4.  Fashionable stamping challenge - dreaming of summer

card details:
stamps - Unity Stamp co.
inks - Ranger distress
vellum
black self sticking gems
post-it notes


Friday, July 18, 2014

MFP July blog hop Sun and Moon/Heavenly Harmony

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
July Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out
Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses
 Featured July 17
Snowflakes
Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony


Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
July19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday July 18, 2014


Hello it's time for this month's blog hop at MFP and you won't want
to miss any of it because if I do say so myself all the stamp sets are terrific! 
This month my theme is telescoping image cards and bookmarks.  You ask why also do bookmarks this month, well I'll tell you.....my S-I-L is visiting from North Carolina and she is staying at my other S-I-L house for a month and they both like to read....BUT....they don't like electronic readers of any kind so they read the old fashion way with good old books....hard cover and paperback....and they need bookmarks so that's the reason.  aren't you glad you asked?  lol!  I hope you enjoyed our hop this month and good luck in the drawing.

Here's the Design Team:
Pat 
  Pam M

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MFP July blog hop Snowflakes

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
July Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  July 15
Chinese Take Out
Featured July 16
Coneflowers & Roses
 Featured July 17
Snowflakes

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon & Heavenly Harmony

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All six winners will be announced on 
July19, 2014 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday July 18, 2014

Hello it's time for this month's blog hop at MFP and you won't want to miss any of it because if I do say so myself all the stamp sets are terrific! 
This month my theme is telescoping image cards and bookmarks.  You ask why also do bookmarks this month, well I'll tell you.....my S-I-L is visiting from North Carolina and she is staying at my other S-I-L house for a month and they both like to read....BUT....they don't like electronic readers of any kind so they read the old fashion way with good old books....hard cover and paperback....and they need bookmarks so that's the reason.  aren't you glad you asked?  lol!  enjoy the hop!

Here's the Design Team:
Pat 
  Pam M
Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.