Friday, September 27, 2013
Hello and welcome to my Friday Favorite post. My favorite item right now seems to be my Heat Tool. I know you are thinking but it has been around forever, which is true but I have been using like crazy for all my embossing projects and techniques that seem to be ever so popular right now. Today's card uses the Stain Glass Technique which I taught this month in my Tech Time Class. I think the Harvest Blessings Stamp Set is just perfect for this technique and with the cooler temps I can't help but think about harvesting. To tractor is heat embossed with the Heat Tool and Black Embossing Powder on Vellum and then you use the Stampin' Write Markers on the back to color in the image. I used the Labels Collection Framelits to cut out both the Vellum, the Whisper White Card Stock that goes behind and the frame. I also used the Big Shot to add texture to the background card stock which consists of the Cajun Craze that I used the Square Lattice Embossing folder on and the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock that I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on before I sanded it. The sentiment is also from the set and is stamped with the Cajun Craze on Crumb Cake and I added just a bit of Linen Thread..
I also have a card to share with you on Monday that uses the Heat Tool and our Heat and Stick Powder. I hope you enjoyed today's card and please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks and have a great day, Tonya
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Today's post is my individual post for our SS INKspiration Blog today and I have shared all the details on the blog there. Please head on over and take a look at our great blog but in the mean time I will give you just a bit of info here. The projects use the Best of Halloween Stamp Set and the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper. On the card I used the Circle Thinlits Set and the colors are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie.
The box was inspired by the Stampin'Up! design team and uses the Black and Orange Stampin' Glitter in addition to the Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper. I used the Tombow Multipurpose glue to adhere the glitter.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Stampin'UP! has released a brand new Photopolymer Stamp Set that is perfect for all the Halloween fans. It is called Bite Me and features a cool spider web, a couple of spiders, a hat and some sentiments. I have added the picture below and if you click on it it will enlarge it for you. Contact me if you are interested in purchase this stamp set. Thanks, Tonya
It's all about Christmas on our SS INKspiration Blog today and I have a card to share with you that also is a Gift Card Holder. I received the Tag It stamp set at convention and have been wanted to ink it up and make a Christmas Card with it. I used colors from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. The base is Cherry Cobbler, with a background of Chocolate Chip and then the envelope for your gift card is Crumb Cake. The envelope is made with the new Envelope punch board and I must tell you that I have enjoyed playing with it to far. I used the Chalk Talk Framelits Set to cut out the stamped image which is inked with our Stampin' Write Markers. I used a bit of our Season of Style Designer Washi Tape on the envelope and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder on the Chocolate Chip background. I am considering adding something above the Designer paper the more I look at it and if I do I will be sure and update the photo. Please be sure and stop by the main blog and check out all the other great Christmas Cards. Thursday I will be the feature designer on the blog and I will have a couple of Halloween Projects for you using the Best of Halloween Stamp Set. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tonya
Friday, September 20, 2013
Good morning and welcome back. Sorry for the missed days this week but I will get back on schedule and I have a lot to share with you, starting with this card that I made for our Washi Tape challenge on the SS INKspiration Blog. Please take a moment and go check out everyone's projects. You won't be disappointed. Today's card is congrats card of sorts. I wanted something that would be encouraging but not to over the top and the Yippee-skipppee from the Yippee-Skippee Stamp Set was just perfect. I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score a line around the edge of the Whisper White Card Stock then added the sentiment in Night of Navy. I then added a plaid like element with the Gingham Garden Washi Tape. I only used two of the three designs but I think it adds just a perfect touch to this simple card. I finished off the card with a flower I made and colored with the Aquapainter and Melon Mambo Ink. I added just a touch of Dazzling Diamonds and adhered it over the knot of the Island Indigo Baker's Twine. The base of the card is Daffodil Delight. I hope you enjoyed today's card and I hope to have other cards featuring our Washi tape for you in the future. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Hello and welcome to our Undefined Blog post. When Stampin'UP! announced at Convention that we were going to have a new way to carve our own Stamps I was excited to start. I had great ideas on what I wanted to carve but thus far I have only done this one stamp which is for my kids Cross Country Team. They are going with a Superman inspired tshirt theme this year and I wanted to have a stamp that I could make them cards with. I thought I would make this one to give to my son who will be running on Thursday. I needed it to be simple yet get the superman point across. I made the Pacific Point Cape like piece to go behind the XC emblem which is Real Red Ink stamped on Daffodil Delight Card Stock and then I added just a bit of Silver Glimmer Paper. I added 1/8" Mini Brads to the top corners of the Pacific Point and paper pierced around the bottom edges for just a bit more detail. I used the Argyle Embossing Folder on the Real Red Background and my daughter pointed out that the argyle look like flying people. Maybe that is a stretch but if my son wants to fly around the course that is great. I need to make a pair of running shoes next but that will have to wait for another day. Let me know what you would carve and maybe I will do that stamp next. I am always looking for a new idea. Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't check out the other cards be sure and head over to our SS INKspiration Blog. The ladies have done a great job. Tonya
Monday, September 16, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
Hello and welcome to Framelit Friday. I love our framelits and the Magnetic Platform which is available again to purchase is a must have with the Framelits. For this card I used the Oval Collection Framelits and made an owl birthday card for my niece. Her birthday is today but don't tell her about the card quite yet please. I started with a Strawberry Slush base and then added the Quaterfancy Specialty Designer Paper window sheet for extra fun on the card. The plus side to the window sheet is that it is whatever color you put it on. I used the Oval Framelit for the body of the Owl and then punched off just a bit of the top to make the ears on the owl. The rest of the owl is made with the following punches: Large Oval, 7/8" Scallop Oval, 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle, 3/4" Circle, Petite Pennants Builder Punch. The colors are Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie and whisper white. The birthday greeting is from the Label Love Stamp Set and was punched out with the Artisan label Punch. The branch was hand cut from the Early Espresso Core'Dinations Card Stock (it is one the clearance rack) which I texturized with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then sanded to give it a more distressed look.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and that you stopped by the SS Inkspiration Blog to see all the projects that the other ladies shared. Have a great day, Tonya
Thursday, September 12, 2013
You should have just left stop number 2 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Pam S. Blog Stampin' in the Sun! If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
I have one tool that I just can't do without in my stamping and that is the Big Shot. Of course I need ink, card stock and stamps but the Big Shot is never far from me when I am crafting and I use it for almost every project. Today I wanted to share a couple of Bigz Dies with you that are fun and great to have in your crafting area. My first project is a card that would work for an Anniversary or just to tell that special someone you are thinking of them. I love the Crazy, Mixed-Up Love Stamp Set and the retro look of the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack just seemed to go with the Lava Lamp. I kept the layout simple and the four smaller circles are all cut from the Circles #2 Originals Die. You can cut all four at the same time and make for a quick card. I added texture to the Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo Circles with the Big Shot and the Chevron and Argyle Embossing Folders. The Smoky Slate background has been texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The Lava Lamp and sentiment are inked up with the Smoky Slate, Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Markers. Since this might be used as an anniversary card I added some bling behind the lava lamp circle with the Silver Glimmer Paper. It adds just the right amount of sparkle to this card.
For my second project I wanted to make a gift box that you could put a little something in. We have a couple of birthday's this month and what a great way to give the gift than in our Decorative Window Gift Box. For this one I added a bow that was made with our new Gift Bow Bigz L Die and the Big Shot. I made the bow out of our Quarterfancy Specialty Designer Series Paper and used Sticky Strip to adhere it together and to the box. The Gift Box Die makes is quick and easy to add bows to your packages as well as cards. I was lucky and won it at Convention. While I had the die out an decided to make another items with it which is project number 3.
|CIRCLES #2 ORIGINALS DIE|
|BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE|
I hope you enjoyed today's projects and that you will continue on along the hop to Dawn's Creative Chalet. I can't wait to see what everyone else has made and I hope you stop by tomorrow when I will have a new card for you that uses the Oval Framelits. Thanks for stopping by, Tonya
Blog Hop Participants:
- Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
- Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
- Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
- Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
- Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Justin K. of JK Cards
- Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin'
- Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
- Bree R. of Craft-somnia
- Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
- Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
- Jamie H. of Unique Ink
- Kristina M. of Mama's Sanity
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Monday, September 2, 2013
Hello and welcome to our Color Challenge. I am thrilled to be able to participate and hope you will too. You can link your color challenge cards to our Blog also just check out the main blog to find out more about it. The colors for today are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Basic Gray. I have just recently received the new Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set and decided to try it out for a quick and fun Thank you card. I also thought I would add the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and the Bitty Butterfly Punch which are on special this month. I stamped the thank you in Crushed Curry and then added Two Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds for some sparkle and shine. Then the butterflies were added I did add the Elegant Butterfly Punch to the mix too so if you order the special this month you should add that punch to your list also. The smaller butterfly on the upper part of the card needed just a bit more so I used the Paper Piercing Tool and adding a flight trail. Other than that the card is pretty simple and easy to make a lot off if you need Thank you Notes to give out. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day! Tonya