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Standing in the Clouds with ADfD

Hello! I have a new card with a lovely image from A Day for Daisies to share with you today. The digi is called Standing in the Clouds.

I colored this beauty with Zig Clean Color Markers and a water brush. Here's a close up.

My background was created with the Piasso Stencil from Dreamweaver (available from Stampendous), White VersaColor Ink (from Imagine), a sponge dauber, and Detail White Embossing Enamel. Then I sprayed the background with Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Frost. You'll see that better in the photo below. The entire background looks frosty. My sentiment is from the Soaring Sentiments set. I edged it and my card base with Bahama Blue and Danube Blue Memento Ink, which really matched her jacket perfectly.

See the pretty shimmer? I love the Sheer Shimmer Spritzes, and I encourage you to give them a try. I'll have another project for A Day for Daises soon, and our February challenge will be posted on Friday. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Sympathy Card

Hello! Card makers love to make joyous cards, commemorating wonderful life events. Birthdays, weddings, graduations, etc. Unfortunately, we also need to make cards for sad things such as the passing of a loved one. It's always good to have a few of these on hand, because I know that for me, when I lose someone, I do not want to make a card. So it's best to have these done ahead of time. Below is a simple card that can be done in any color range you like. I went with this month's color choice from Imagine, which is Wintergreen.

Supplies:
Imagine:
VersaColor- Seafoam, Mint, Celadon, Evergreen
Embossing Powder- Clear
Delicata Ink: Silvery Shimmer

Other:
Stampendous: Those We Love stampMixed Media Paper

For this card, I started off with Stampendous' Mixed Media Paper, which is nice and smooth, and I cut it to 5 1/4" x 3 3/4." I rubbed the Seafoam across the top and covered about 1/3 of the paper. Next I used the Mint Versacolor and covered another third of the paper…

Stufftainer Tags

I, probably like you, have a lot of stamps. I need them when I have so many awesome inks and sprays from Imagine! I use a few different ways to organize them depending on the brand, size, and how often I need to access them. I need to get to my Stampendous Cling Stamps frequently, so I keep them near my desk in Stampendous' Stufftainers, and they then sit in a magazing holder. But, it's kind of tough to see which stamp is in which Stufftainer without pulling several out. So I decided to make tags to label them, and of course I used lots of wonderful Imagine products to make them. 

Supplies:
Imagine:
Fireworks! Spray: Danube Blue, Desert Sand, New Sprout, Rose Bud, Bahama Blue
Kaleidacolor: Calypso, Creole Spice
VersaMagic: Pretty Petunia, Sahara Sand, Red Brick
irRESISTables: Silver Pico Embellisher
Memento Ink: Grape Jelly
Embossing Powder: Black, White

Other:
Stampendous: Stufftainers, Assorted Stamps from Andy Skinner, Nathalie Kalback, Laurel Burch, and Fran. All cling stamps
Sizzi…

Every Morning is a New Beginning

Hello! For the month of January, the Imagine team has been working with the theme "New Beginnings." For me, a new beginning happens each and every day, and I like to start the day off with breakfast. I'm going to sound like a public service announcement, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day...so why not start it off with a smile? I was inspired by Law Fawn's Love 'N Breakfast stamps, and I thought that Radiant Neon Amplify! would make some fun egg accents on a card.

Supplies:
Imagine:
VersaFine: Onyx Black
Memento Markers: Dandelion, Rhubarb Stalk, Desert Sand, Summer Sky, New Sprout, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum, Tangelo, Love Bug
Radiant Neon Amplify!: Electric Yellow, White
Encore Ultimate Metallic: Blue

Other:
Lawn Fawn: Love 'N Breakfast stamp set
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Cardstock: Wedgewood Blue, Powder Blue, White
Adhesive
Heat Tool

Directions:

1. Cut a 3" x 3" square of Canson Mixed Media Paper. Stamp the…

DICC #9 with Kenny K

Hello! Today, I have a new Desert Islands Crafters Challenge for you. For this challenge, we are sponsored by Kenny K, and I got to use an image I have loved since it's debut.... Elf Queen. Here is the itinerary. Remember, you need to use at least 3 items on the itinerary to play along.

1. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry 2. Something New 3. Ribbon or Trim 4. Add Sparkle 5. Add Metal 6. Use a Die or Punch 7. No Patterned Paper 8. Feel the Love 9. Use Geometric Shapes 10. Anything but a Card
I used numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 10. Seriously, how cool is this image???

I hope you can see the sparkle on my tag. I colored this Tim Holtz die cut tag with Distress Inks, then I sprayed it with Imagine's Sheer Shimmer Spray in Frost. My sentiment and the stars are from the Dreams are Made stamp set from Hero Arts and were stamped with VersaFine. The Elf Queen was colored with Zig Clean Color Markers.

You have a full month to play along with us, so you've got plenty of time. Please be sure to…

Pink Your Life Finale!

Welcome! Today is the final day for the Stampendous and Pink Your Life Blog Hop. I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects shared this week. Be sure to visit the Stampendous Blog to get all of the info on the hops for today, as well as the awesome prizes that are up for grabs.

Today, I have a card that uses a couple of sets, but features Whisper Princess.

I decided to color the Princess with Copics. Something I don't use very often, because I only have literally 35 colors, and about half are dried out. But, I had enough colors that coordinated to get her colored in. I then fussy cut her out.

My background was done directly on the card base, which, looking back I shouldn't have done. The card base is too flimsy, and it warped. I stamped all of the images out with VersaFine from Imagine. Then I colored all of the elements in with Faber-Castell's Art Grip Aquarelle pencils. Since they're watercolor pencils, the water warped the card. I was really just playing with the c…

Bartles

Hello! The Imagine Artist in Residence is sharing projects with dogs this month. So I decided to do a scrapbook page featuring my dog Bartles.

Isn't he adorable???
Supplies:
Imagine:
Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa
Sheer Shimmer in Sparkle and Frost
Fireworks! in Pear Tart
Sponge Dauber

Other:
Stampendous: Crusade Stencil
Xyron: Creative Station and Tape Runner
Quik Kutz: Diesel Alpha Dies
May Arts: Twill
Heidi Swapp: Heart Stamp
Prism: Cardstock

Directions:

1. Start by cropping your photos. Choose your background paper by pulling out a color from the photos. I went with an olive green to match Bartles' color. Then choose 2 coordinating additional cardstocks. I went with 2 shades of brown. Tear 1 sheet to a width of about 5." Tear the second color to the width of about 3 1/2."

2. Die cut the name of your furry friend, or a cute sentiment. Then, spritz the letters with Frost Shimmer Spritz. Let the letters dry.

3. Tape down a background stencil starting in the corner. Only tape a pi…

Whisper Friend- Pink Your Life Blog Hop

Welcome welcome! This week, the Stampendous team is hopping along with designers of Pink Your Life, and we are so excited about it!

You have so many ways to win prizes! For our hop this week we are opening up to our larger community online with chances to win some new Pink Your Life stamps! Just check in with each drawing below for a chance to win! See Official Contest Rules. US winners only. Deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2017, at midnight Pacific Time. • Add a comment on the Stampendous blog posts throughout this week. Each comment is an entry to win SSCP109 Whisper World Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
• Find our pinned post on the Stampendous Facebook Pagehere. Tell us in what area you live along with your comment to win an SSCP108 Whisper Happy Wagon Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
• Pin your favorite of the new Pink Your Life products from the January catalog on Pinterest to win PLCR01 Cling Whisper Birthday and PLCP06 Cling Whisper Friendship stamps. You can find the new products on our we…

Cute & Cuddly with Wicked Wednesday

Hello! After a bit of a break, the Wicked Wednesday team is back with new ATC challenges! We will be cutting back to only 2 challenges per month, so that means more time for you to play along. For the next 2 weeks, your challenge is "Cute & Cuddly" and we are sponsored by Knitty Kitty.


For my ATC, I used Hanging Around for You. I colored the image with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I added 3 sequins to add some sparkle....using some super-special-secret glue that I am LOVING, and I can't wait to tell you about!!! Soon...soon....


My sentiment is from Stampendous' Cat Sayings set and I stamped it with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. Please be sure to join us for this latest challenge. And be sure to stop by the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of the team has created. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Furry Friends

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing projects that are "Snow Wonderful." That is, they've got some snow elements on them. My card features Furry Friends, which is a very sweet image. Here's how to make it. 
Instructions:I stamped out and then colored the Furry Friends image with the Chameleon Pens listed in the supplies. Next, she fussy cut the image out, but left a thin white border around the image so as to not lose the fuzziness of the animals. The card base was cut to 5 1/2" x 8." The color is called Tropical.I then used 2 Spellbinders Card Creator dies to cut the mats. She used 2 Scoops in Cookies & Cream (the pre-textured cardstock), and Kachina. On the Kachina piece of cardstock, I took Pearlescent Embossing Paste and applied it to look like snow around all 4 edges with her palette knife, doing 2 sides at a time. She then sprinkled Crystal Embossing Powder on the first 2 sides, and heat set it. She next repeated this on the 2 oth…

Curvy Balloons

Welcome back! I have a 3rd A Day for Daisies project to share with you this week. Today, I have a card using Curvy Balloons. This chick has such a cool vibe. Take a look.

I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Markers. I added a fun sentiment from Stampendous' Wild Sayings set using VersaFine ink.

My background was created by using Imagine's Kaleidacolor Inks in Berry Blaze with Ink Potion No. 9 (to help the ink move across my paper better) and a Brayer. Then I used a lovely Elegant Border stamp with more VersaFine. I added a little washi tape to the bottom of my card, and I inked the edges of the card with Turquoise Gem VersaMagic to bring out the color of her hair.

Don't forget to play along with the newest A Day for Daisies challenge. Learn how over on the ADfD Blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!